“It’s so nice to take your schedule into your own hands.” (My Freelance Life 002)

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Taking your schedule into your own hands can be magical. But it can also present a very unique set of challenges—which Andy is discovering now that he’s his own boss.

One of the biggest reasons Andy started freelancing was to manage his own schedule and build a life that doesn’t revolve around the standard American 9-5 desk job.

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But in today’s episode you’ll learn why it can be a bit more of a challenge than you might expect managing your own schedule all the time.

Plus, we talk about Andy’s last day at the office and his first day working for himself.

He walks us through his last day in the office, prepping to leave, what happened when he got home, and how it’s been going the first few days and weeks as a full-time freelancer.

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  • Joakim Karud (http://youtube.com/joakimkarud)

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  1. I just took this leap myself (for a second time–long story!), so it’s really nice to hear from someone who is pretty much in the same boat with adjusting from a day job to full-time freelance. Sounds like Andy has it handled so far!

  2. That is so true!!

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