Wondering if you have what it takes to become a freelancer or consultant? Harvard Business Review says it takes three qualities to successfully navigate an independent work life.

  • Proactivity. When working alone, you must rely heavily on self-motivation and accountability to manage your networks, peers and external contacts. These critical relationship builders are your pipeline to new business. Planning and connecting with others require dedication. 
  • Psychological resilience.  Good consultants and freelancers possess the ability to bounce back from adversity, cope with uncertainty and the inevitable disruptions.  
  • Mental agility.  Being open to many different perspectives, and thinking flexibly about the work.  To succeed, it also helps to be adaptable and willing to keep up on industry trends. 

If these attributes align with your strengths, this career choice may work for you.  

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