Greetings! I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant and frequent Saturday contributor of this blog.
Ever since I started my evaluation practice and became a consultant, my life has enormously change (I would say for good!) in comparison with the 10-year period when I used to work for organizations with a 9am-to-5pm office schedule.
Those whose are or have been in that type freelance professional schedule know that as much as you enjoy the advantages – such as the flexibility for organizing your time, eventually having time-off between contracts and not having a “boss” (but clients), there are other aspects that you have to structure if you don’t want to lose your sanity… or your family’s.
Hot Tips (+ Self-assessment): Initially I thought of giving tips of how I try to have a healthy and efficient consultant life, but as I am far from being perfect in what I was going to preach, I decided to make profit of it and do a self-assessment of my own advice:
As you can see, I’m still working on my own tips LOL…
How about you? How do you do it?
Maybe there is a forum for sharing, but in lack of one, please leave your comments below. Thanks 🙂 🙂 🙂
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