About Tips for Staying Motivated as a Contractor

Tips for Staying Motivated as a Contractor

  • Remember why you became a contractor in the first place. You have obviously looked at the options of pros and cons of contract.
  • Take some holidays and spend time with your family. As a well-motivated and driven contractor, it is really important that you take time off and enjoy your free time and this will help to start fresh.
  • Set some goals,

    • How much money you want to earn this year.
    • How many contract jobs you would like to apply per week/ month/ year.
    • How many interviews you going to attend this week/ month/ year.
    • How many offers you going to get this year. 
    • The number of new people you would like to meet.
    • How many different clients you would like to work for.
    • The different countries you would like to visit on holidays.
    • The number of long weekends you would like to take. 
    • How many recommendations and endorsements you going to earn/ achieve this year.
  • Write down your goals and keep them in a place where you will always see them. Revisit your goals regularly and keep them updated. 
  • Consider using a hot desk to meet new people.
  • Plan for the day by creating a hit list. 
  • Reward yourself once you completed a key deliverable and a major task. 
  • Don’t isolate yourself, network with many contractors as much as possible and LinkedIn is a great tool.
  • Go out with other contractors and be socialise. 
  • Start collecting endorsements and recommendations and these will remind you of key pieces of projects you have delivered. 
  • Start reading materials related to your expertise (polished skills mean, you have more confidence to face the next challenge).
  • Look for help from outside resources and have a mentor.

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