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The Freelance Podclass

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The Freelance Podclass is not your ordinary podcast! It features a series of actionable lessons designed to help you solve the biggest challenges you are facing in launching and growing a profitable Freelance Business. Join the founder of Freelance University, Craig Cannings, and an amazing faculty … read more


The Healthy Business Mindset Class with Amanda Kolbye

Today we're focusing on mindset — a topic that is critical to the success of your freelance business. Join us as Business Coach Amanda Kolbye shares key strategies and steps to cultivating a healthier mindset. These practices will help you navigate the highs and lows of entrepreneurship while maintaining day-to-day happiness and stability within your business!


Podcast Outline:

[0:40] Introduction to Amanda Kolbye and the topic of developing the right mindset to run a thriving business - Amanda tells her story and highlights how mindset comes into play in your business. 

[4:39] How COVID-19 has been a wake-up call urging people to do what they want to do - Amanda explains how you want what you want for a reason.

[6:18] The importance of mindset in any business - Amanda outlines two ways mindset contributes to your success.

[8:25] The three traits of a successful freelancer - how these traits relate to the idea of mindset, especially grit and unstoppability.

[10:16] Enemies to a healthy mindset that creep up and cause people to go back to self-doubt or self-deprecation - Amanda gives examples of how we assign meaning to certain situations and suggests how to recognize and combat it. 

[14:00] How freelancers sometimes feel like they don’t know enough when they launch a new service - Amanda and Craig give helpful tips to shift your perspective. 

Three Steps to Cultivating a Healthier Mindset

[18:11] #1 Take time to question things and uncover your core beliefs and what narratives are fueling your subconscious thinking - how you can’t shift things if you aren’t aware of why and what’s happening.

[20:00] #2 Make it a practice, not an end goal - how mindset needs to be a daily or weekly practice like exercise to fuel the thoughts and beliefs you want to be apparent in your life.

[20:40] #3 Do the uncomfortable work - how entrepreneurship is 20% business and 80% personal development or mindset.

[21:23] The cognitive triangle - how this applies to freelance business activities like charging what you’re worth.

[24:47] How Amanda handles setbacks and adversity - some helpful and effective strategies that tie into mindset.

[29:15] How community is at the heart of what Freelance University does and is one of the ingredients that make you unstoppable

[30:52] The importance of having highs and lows while maintaining consistency - how you must figure out how to maintain your day-to-day happiness and stability within your business.

[32:37] How to learn more about Amanda

[33:34] How to learn more about Freelance University to level up your skills and become part of a community that will lift you up and help you accomplish your goals.


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The Three Key Traits of Every Successful Freelancer



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