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The Freelance Podclass

86 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 Work From Home Wellness Class with Toni Frana

How do you avoid burnout and minimize stress while growing a freelance business from home? Whether you feel fully burnt out, are recovering from burnout, or are on the verge of burning out, it’s important to recognize the signs so you can stay healthy and productive in your career and life. Join us as Toni Frana from FlexJobs shares simple strategies that alert you to potential signs of burnout so you can prevent it from happening in your business!


Podcast Outline:

[0:56] Introduction to Toni Frana and the topic of avoiding burnout and minimizing stress while growing your business from home - Toni describes her journey and how she got involved in the remote workspace.

[4:46] How FlexJobs champions the remote work movement - the rise of remote job listings and people wanting to work remotely.

[8:05] Warning signs that a freelancer or remote work employee may be experiencing burnout - how it’s important to recognize the signs so you can continue to be productive and healthy in your career and life.


How to Avoid Burnout

[14:48] #1 Mindset: Think positively and know your WHY - how you can return to those reasons when things become off balance.

[16:05] #2 Structure: Provide direction and focus - how it allows you to be productive, minimizing stress and therefore burnout.

[18:05] #3 Disconnect: Turn off notifications, close computers - how disconnecting and taking breaks helps prevent burnout.

[21:14] Examples of breaktime activities - how they allow you to escape completely and engage in something totally different.


Action Steps for People Who Have Experience Burnout

[23:35] #1 Incorporate personal activities - how to come up with a system and step back.

[24:49] #2 Change the environment - how this can rejuvenate you.

[29:22] Final points on dealing with stress in general - how communication is key. 

[31:59] How to connect with FlexJobs


Resources and tools discussed in this episode:

How to connect with FlexJobs: 

Freelance sites for freelance workers 

Top categories for finding freelance work 

Job Search Resources 


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