8 Lessons From 8 Months of Being Self-Employed
Life of a full-time Indian writer: how does it look like.
Hello dear friend,
May 2022 marks 8 months of being self-employed.
In September 2021, I quit my job as an Assistant Professor of civil engineering at NIT Silchar to become a full-time writer. I thought my life would be all fun and games as I turned my passion into my profession.
But turns out, I wasn't 100% right.
Here are 8 lessons I learned from 8 months of living a self-employed life:
Passion doesn't last. Discipline does. Don’t rely on motivation. Instead, have systems in place that help you stick through the bad days.
It's easy to get addicted to your work. Be strict with yourself and have a self-care routine.
Feeling envious of other creators is natural, but also supremely unproductive.
Looking back will only hurt. So, don't doubt your decision, but keep pushing ahead.
Have other passions and hobbies to fulfill you.
It's easy to go to either extreme: work too much or too little. Your discipline and the systems you build will help.
Periodic appraisals and salary raises are important
You won't know the good when you quit. You'll only realize it when you keep moving ahead.
I've talked about each of these points in detail in this video:
If you're considering quitting your job and becoming your own boss, then this video is filled with super valuable tips for you!
Do watch, and let me know your thoughts in the comments.
I’ll see you on the weekend.
Until then, stay awesome, and keep smiling.
Lots of love,