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The idea of letting go of your thoughts, dreams, visions, and individualism to fit someone else’s standards or ideas isn’t fair or right.

Being a distinctive individual can be frightening, especially since everyone else around you may fit the status quo, the mold or box presented to them.

Are you finding it difficult to fit the mold? You know that mold where everybody is supposed to do everything the same way — something like working in a factory, for instance. No originality needed. Just show up and step into your box. Well, many people are frustrated by their current full-time jobs but hesitate to take that first step toward independence out of fear. Their thoughts, dreams, and visions still haunting them.

Not fitting the mold for Merrymen Magazine Volume 5

There are many ways to be happy working for yourself, but this one fact may surprise you. Your employer could be your ticket to a successful freelance business. Here are a few steps to help you transition.

Step 1

Make sure you’re on good terms with your employer.

Step 2

Learn all you can about the processes of your employer. Your knowledge alone can be a great asset. For, you are already familiar with your company, its clients, and services.

Step 3

Negotiate a win-win contract. Maybe an arrangement where you may work half a day in the office for the same pay and the other half at home.

It can be a win-win situation. Many creative people have used this logic in approaching their bosses to negotiate their first contract and go out on their own.

© 2021 Merrymen.

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