How to Ride 2014

The Year of the Horse. For you, this is bound to be a pleasant trot through the field of fancy, or a crazy-ass bronco ride in the rodeo of death.

Um, yeah.
So I would like to present you some tips on surviving this 2014 ride.

1. Travel light.
Oh, please. You're entering the new year with issues? That is so last year! Emotional baggage of 2013 stays in 2013. Start the new year fresh! Don't worry. You have plenty of time to make brand new issues. Haha!

2. Have a destination.
Resolutions are cool and all, but how about planning a mission for a change? Have that ultimate 2014 goal. Say, a huge personal project --like writing a book, putting up an exhibit. Because dieting as a goal is just so mainstream.

3. Carry a map.
Never travel blind. How about learning a new skill this year and see how this new know-how can help you maneuver better in the insane slopes of raket world? Because freelancers never stop learning. I can NOT be a broken record enough about this.

4. Choose the right road trip buddies.
Who wants to travel with slackers, moochers, ditchers, and backseat drivers? This year, choose business partners that can really make a difference in what you do. This includes getting out of your comfort zone partners and seeking new ones. Scary, huh? Oh, but it can be worth it.

5. Horsepower, on!
Work like a horse. Goes without saying. But I said it anyway. *facepalms*

6. Plan Stop overs.
I'm totally guilty here. I didn't have a single vacation planned for 2013. Not even the annual Christmas Snow World cheapster trip. Sad. Don't be like me. Diversion is important. Rewarding yourself is important. Otherwise, you're just seconds away from wrecking this train.

7. And do take the scenic route.
You know all those 'Be Positive' BS your friends post on FB? This is my version. Take on new challenges and be happy about them. Because that's what freelancing is all about --taking things on. If you think raket life is de shitz, then it will be. If you say, "I own you, 2014! Show me awesomeness!", then that will come into view.

This 2014 road trip can be smooth, and it can also be bumpy. But guess what --you're the one holding the reins, and you always will be.
Let's ride!


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