Designing your own lifestyle is possible by creating work that works for you as Josh Hoffman will tell you.
He’s a digital marketing strategist and a digital nomad. He was working from Thailand when I spoke to him for this interview. He’s been working for himself for almost 5 years now.
At the time of our interview, he owned Epic Freelancing, teaching you how to make a 6-figure income as a freelancer by mastering the business of freelancing.
Honestly, this guy is a great example of what it means to be a lifestyle entrepreneur, designing a business that works for your lifestyle.
A few listen that pop out in this episode include:
- Build confidence through small wins. Reverse engineer your goals from the “why” and the “what” and then figure out the “how” based on those.
- How Josh quit his job with no plan and how he cobbled together some freelancing gigs based on his existing skillset.
- Transitioning to working for yourself is a bumpy process, so Josh advises to wear your seatbelt because growth comes from getting through those bumps on your journey.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Managing your energy.
- Embrace discomfort.
- Practicing self-awareness.
- Build community.
How Josh Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 10:30 – 11:00am
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Proactive marketing through content creation. 2) Personal branding by interweaving personal and professional aspects. 3) Be as time-efficient as possible.
- 90-day goal: Continue to build out different offerings on Epic Freelancing.
“Confidence is simply knowing that you can do something and then doing it. I don’t see why we have to complicate the definition.”
“Embrace the bumpy road, but wear your seatbelt.”
“The idea is by creating this value and staying relevant, when they come to you…you now control the terms.”
“Happiness is not about money, it’s about doing things that are at the intersection of your strengths and your passions.”
When thinking about striking out as a freelancer, consultant, etc., Josh recommended these actions to help with the transition:
1) Immerse yourself. Understand all the roles that feed into the work you want to do.
2) Learn how to sell yourself. Don’t get so wrapped up in your services that you lose sight of how to market the ways you can help clients to save money and/or make money.
For those interesting in pursuing a big adventure and being able to work from anywhere, Josh provided the following advice:
1) Reverse Engineer your goals. Figuring out things as simple as where you want to travel or what you want to do is key. Then you can fill in the holes of how to get there.