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The Freelance Podclass

81 EpisodesProduced by Craig CanningsWebsite

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 Staying Motivated Class

How do you stay motivated to keep doing what you’re doing in your business every day? This topic is one of the most important factors to your long-term success in your virtual assistant or freelance business. So, today we’ll unpack seven practical strategies to help you stay motivated, even in the midst of adversity. They’ll give you the courage to continue striving for success and giving your clients your absolute best!


Podcast Outline:

[0:00] Introduction to the topic of staying motivated in your freelance or virtual assistant business - the importance of continuing even in the midst of adversity or waning motivation.

[2:19] An example of motivation and the courage to continue - how Craig’s daughters achieved success during adversity.


The Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

[4:30] Intrinsic motivation - its definition, importance, and examples of how it’s characterized by the three Ps (Purpose, Passion, and Personal Fulfillment). 

[9:55] Extrinsic motivation - its definition, importance, and examples of how it’s characterized by the three Rs (Relationships, Revenues, and Rewards).


7 Practical Strategies to Help You Stay Motivated in Your Business

[13:55] #1 Know Your Big Why - how to create business and personal purpose statements to anchor you during the challenges in your business.

[15:14] #2 Embrace the Freelance Lifestyle - how to embrace the many freedoms you can enjoy as a freelancer.

[16:25] #3 Assess Your Niche - how to make sure you’re doing what you love so you receive personal fulfillment.

[17:06] #4 Mix Up the Environment - how to switch up work locations to keep yourself motivated and on track.

[17:30] #5 Celebrate Your Little and Big Wins - how to be aware of the good things happening in your business so progress can breed motivation.

[18:18] #6 Update Your Skills and Keep Learning - how gaining mastery over a skill set breeds motivation and enjoyment of the work.

[19:03] #7 Join a Community - how aligning yourself with people who are extrinsic motivators will lift you up.

[19:37] How to learn more about Freelance University’s supportive community, small group masterminds, and mentorship designed to provide a support circle around your business

[20:04] Recap of the 7 practical strategies and the characteristics of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation


Resources and tools discussed in this episode:

Freelance University 


Facebook Groups 



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