We're back with another Do What You Love interview, this time with the fantastic Susannah Conway! Susannah is a photographer, writer and teacher- you may know her from her gorgeous photography, from reading her insightful blog or perhaps taking her popular Unravelling e-course. She's gracious and kind and inspiring in so many ways, I'm so pleased to have her here to share her insight on life as a successfully self-employed (and single!) woman. Let's meet her!
How long have you been self-employed? What made you decide to take the leap?
Do you have a partner or assistant, or are you going it solo?
There is only me in my business, but I would love to be able to employ a PA, even for just one day a week. My administrative tasks seem to be growing daily and I find they really drain my creativity; obviously they must be done but to able to share the load with someone would be so amazing. I’m hoping to be able to take on someone part-time in the autumn.
How do you organize your days? At what part of the day are you most productive?
How do you keep procrastination and distraction in check, and stay motivated to get things done?
How many hours do you put in per day? Do you work on the weekends?
How do you handle a non-steady income?
What do you think is the most difficult part about being your own boss?
And the best part?
How do you reward yourself for a job well done and keep yourself from getting too burnt out?
Would you say you're making a living doing what you love?
What is one nugget of wisdom you can pass on to someone who is desperately seeking to get out of the 9-5 grind and follow in your footsteps?
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