Challenges of Parenting While Freelancing

DistractionCLast week’s blog post from my podcast/interview with Jim Krause focused on his simple work/life balance mantra.

In our interview, he also went into some detail about how to be a parent and a freelancer simultaneously, which brings up challenges of its own that many freelancers struggle with.

Jim started freelancing 25 years ago – the same year his son was born. And for 24 of those years, he was a single parent.

His advice to parents who are freelancing:  Keep things as simple as you can because it’s really intense. Accept the idea that you’ll do those 2 things as well as you can. Then choose one other thing for your life and that’s it!

Listen to the entire interview to find out what else he chose.

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