The Human Freelancer

Happy and honest self-employment for conscientious newcomers

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Yes, I just quoted myself. My wry insight was for someone expressing concern at being thrown in at the deep end of their new job. This just came out and, whether right or wrong, it’s true.

Is this an appropriate way to behave? Nope. The honourable way is to actually learn how to do things properly, organise and plan ahead. Sadly, due to the unpredictable nature of the universe, when you can’t – just plug the gaps with hot, fresh bullshit.

Only as a last resort. Not most of the time, as far too many arseholes do – usually the type who can bury their mistakes beneath nebulous layers of complexity in large organisations. Responsible human freelancers don’t do that, we’re accountable to ourselves and our conscience.

More on ethical bullshitting in the ‘Portfolio paradox‘ chapter of The Human Freelancer book.

The Human Freelancer book

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Self-help business books perpetuate the myth that success is relentless growth and more of everything means progress. They preach about bookkeeping and market research: things you might need to do of course. But let’s face it they’re fucking boring.

The Human Freelancer book is your antidote: stuffed full of emotional support and insightful advice for vulnerable newbies to self-employment like you.

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