Traits of Freelancers*
Show a great deal of
initiative - we need to make things happen for those who engage us, which in
turn makes things happen for us.
self-sufficient, and thereby can take hold of a project or assignment and
run with it, requiring little or no direct supervision.
continuously maximize and hone our talents in order to sell our individual
businesses - we're perpetual learners.
Know that we need
to perform at a high level in order to get the next project or assignment.
Have to develop a
business sense in order to survive.
Have to be flexible
to accommodate the varying styles, conditions and requirements of those who
motivated because we know that working in the best interest of those who
engage us is working in our own interest.
Are often more
committed to a project or assignment than full time traditional employees.
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Phyllis Weiss Haserot is the president
of Practice Development Counsel, a New York-based consulting, training and
coaching firm that helps law and other professional firms firms obtain and
build profitable and satisfying internal and client relationships, and its
AuthenticWorks division, focusing on Work/Life Excellence.. She is the
author of "The Rainmaking Machine" (West Group) and "The Marketer's Handbook
of Tips & Checklists" (Andrews Professional Books). She can be reached at
212-593-1549, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.