Here’s an important lesson for freelancers from this book called Company of One.
So in the book, he references some research into what makes a successful business, what is it that enables some entrepreneurs to succeed while others fail?
And what’s interesting is it’s not education, it’s not connections, it’s not any of these other things that we typically think of.
What was it?
It was this one word called resilient.
Entrepreneurs who succeed are resilient. So the question then becomes, what does it mean to be resilient?
Number one, you have to be willing to face the reality. You have to be willing to face the truth, even if that goes against what you believe or even that goes against what you hope to be true.
Number two is you have to be adaptable. You have to be willing to change. What you’re going to do based on the reality that you face.
And the third ingredient of a resilient person is a sense of purpose. They have to have something bigger than just themselves that drives them, that pushes them to keep going, even when things are difficult.