Asking a creative to do something for free or cheaper as “it would be great for your portfolio” really is an insult. Yet graphic designers, photographers, artists, and copywriters hear it all the time. There are many people who try to lowball or, even worse, don’t want to pay creators for their work at all. That’s rude.
Richard Branson wakes up early to exercise. Albert Einstein was reported to insist on ten hours sleep. When we question the key to success, often we imagine it as some secret magic bullet. It’s not. You need to take a good look at your habits. Who knows what can happen with a few meaningful tweaks?
When I recognised the habits that were holding me back and changed my approach, my business grew more profitable and life became less hectic. I learned that success in business is an inside job. Now, I feel and project confidence every day and in every interaction.