Umbrella, Future of Freelancers
Creating these 5 rules and putting them in a wage porting guide has been a way for us to develop a state of mind. Being an independent consultant is first and foremost a state of mind or, as the Americans say, a "lifestyle" that consists of each beginning of the day acting as if it were the last and setting goals, developing a plan to achieve them and to take action to achieve its goals.
This mechanics oscillates between the global strategy of the life we want to lead (the destination) and the tasks to be performed on a daily basis. These tasks can sometimes seem long and tedious but take on their full meaning when delivered as part of the fulfilment of one's vision. The equally balanced relationship with its customers breaks the traditional bond of subordination to make room for a relationship of mutual listening and successful accomplishment of common goals.
This is intended to change the relationship to work and see it as a mechanics less experienced than built around personal goals and common goals. After all, Confucius told us : "Do what you love at work, and you will not have to work a single day of your life."