Best Of Replay – Why You Should Take Calculated Risks in Freelancing (and in Life)
In today’s episode, I talk with Giselle Field. Giselle is a one-woman branding and design company. She loves to travel, and uses her travels as inspiration for her work.
Giselle started college as an art major, but realized it wasn’t for her. She quickly stumbled upon a graphic design class and has never looked back.
After college, she had a hard time finding full-time design work, and this pushed her to pursue freelancing and build her skills as an entrepreneur.
Overcoming fear and getting out of her comfort zone were crucial in getting Giselle to where she is today. Diving into freelancing full-time can be a scary scenario, especially if it’s not something you’re choosing. But Giselle realized she had to find ways to move out of her comfort zone in order to move forward personally and professionally.
Along the way, her now husband introduced her to rock climbing, which was helped her carry her confidence into the business world. The sport has taught her a lot about fear and perseverance, and has helped her overcome similar challenges in her career.
“You just have to put yourself out there, get out of your comfort zone, and think, what’s the worst that can happen?”
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In this episode Giselle talks about:
- Her journey to freelancing and entrepreneurship
- The fears she faced along the way and what strategies she used to overcome them
- Advice and tips for freelancers who are starting out and what they can do to be successful
- How calculated risk is important for getting ahead in the freelancing world and how to get comfortable with taking risks
- Calculated risk is the best way to expose yourself to different things and grow as a freelancer.
- Fear is holding you back from moving to the next level, but you can overcome it.
- You won’t get to where you want to be if you keep waiting for everything to be perfect, or if you stop learning about your industry.