I worked for 7 hours trying to fix somebody’s webshop and failed at a lot of the technical stuff, which I thought I knew, but didn’t. So I only billed them 3.
I feel bad about that, but okay about having delivered fair service. And having the courage to explain to them that my abilities fell short, instead of trying to excuse myself or even bill them for all of it.… Read more
Today is my 43rd birthday, and who would’ve thought I’d make it this far? Sure, I live in one of the safest, richest places in the world but the enemies haven’t come from without as much as within.
In 1999-2006 I was depressed on and off, culminating in rampant anxiety, obsessive thoughts and hospitalization in 2005.… Read more
Had a rather trying day with Difficult-Again-Photographer-Client, CN, and wondered as I went home with the metropolitan train how to kill.
The problems, not CN. Although the two are related.
Basically he overloads me with tasks which I can’t possibly keep up with in the 14 hours a week he has hired me.… Read more
This is the first list-post of mine, although I had sworn I’d rather die than ever make one. But I thought it would be a service to future readers who are looking for more direct advice from my experiences – how to use them to help themselves. So here goes!
This one is about how to set the prices when you are just starting out delivering services as en entrepreneur with your own company or freelance-act.… Read more
So I went to a client today to teach him how to do a webshop in Woocommerce/Wordpress, and for a moment I got distracted by the fact that his apartment is so much bigger, nicer and better than ours. Dumb, but true.
It’s there, by the harbor, in one of the new apartment projects that shot up in the City these last decades or so.… Read more
As you know, if you’ve been reading the past week’s entries or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about socalled passive income:
– How I want to create it
– How much I want of it
– and what it is.
And it suddenly occurred to me yesterday or the day before that, some time in the evening when I had turned off the Internet Noise and just lay on my bed:
– What if I don’t need passive income?… Read more
Today I went to the photographer client’s office an hour away only to discover that he had neglected to inform me that his plane was delayed from Norway, so I was alone there.
Not sure if I should be feeling pissed or not. I had some files there – no other computer – that I couldn’t have gotten to anyway, if I had not been in the office.… Read more
Today the feeling of stuck-ness almost got too much.
I’m waiting for my child, but still unemployed at 42.
I’m living in a 2-room apartment in a country where that is not so much and in any case I long for more space. It’s been two rooms for almost 20 years now.… Read more
On a train journey to visit my parents I tried to relax, but was still thinking about the company – my company and its fragile future.
In particular, I was thinking about what would motivate me to do what I needed to do to earn more money.
Strange as it sounds, I didn’t feel I had the ‘right’ motivation.… Read more