As we bid farewell to the first quarter of 2024, it’s time to reflect on our wins and learnings before diving into the next chapter. Emma Cossey, the host of the Freelancer’s Teabreak podcast, shares five thought-provoking questions to help freelancers review their progress and set goals for the upcoming quarter. From celebrating victories, finding the silver lining in setbacks, and tracking business statistics to reassessing expenses and clearing out unwanted tasks, Emma’s tips provide a refreshing perspective on how to start Quarter Two with renewed energy and focus. So grab a cuppa and get ready to conquer the freelance world!

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5 Things To Review Before Q2

Q1 is over, and it’s time to think about Q2. But wait! Before you set new goals, I’ve got five things for you to review from Q1 to get yourself in the best place. Follow me on Instagram – @EmmaCossey Email: hello@emmacossey.com Come join us in the free Freelance Lifestylers Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancelifestyle Want more support?

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Introduction:
As we bid farewell to the first quarter of 2024, it’s essential to take a moment to reflect on our accomplishments and learnings. The challenges of the past year have made it even more crucial for freelancers and self-employed individuals to review their progress and set goals for the upcoming quarter. In this blog post, we will explore five key questions that will help you review your performance in Quarter One and pave the way for a successful Quarter Two.

Summary of the Main Points:
1. Celebrate Your Wins: Take the time to acknowledge and celebrate your achievements from Quarter One, no matter how small they may seem. Whether it’s securing a new client, raising your prices, or achieving success on a social media platform, write them down and save them somewhere to reflect on later. Recognizing your wins boosts morale and provides motivation for future endeavours.

2. Embrace the Lessons: Instead of dwelling on what didn’t go right, focus on the lessons and gifts that Quarter One presented. Analyse any setbacks or challenges you faced and identify what you learned from them. This positive mindset allows you to use these experiences constructively and avoid carrying negativity into the next quarter.

3. Track Your Statistics: Regularly review the statistics and metrics that matter to your business. Whether it’s social media followers, email subscribers, or client bookings, monitoring these numbers provides valuable insights into your progress. Consider creating a system, such as a Notion board, to record and track your stats on a monthly or quarterly basis.

4. Assess Your Outgoings: Take a close look at your expenses and subscriptions to ensure they are still relevant and necessary. Evaluate services, insurance, and even your pension contributions. Adjusting your financial commitments can free up resources and allow for more flexibility in your business.

5. Refresh Your To-Do List: Before diving into Quarter Two, review your to-do list and identify any tasks that no longer serve a purpose or can be completed quickly. Clearing out irrelevant or lingering tasks provides a fresh start and sets the stage for setting new goals. Starting a new quarter with a clean slate enhances productivity and focus.

Call to Action:
As you embark on Quarter Two, take the time to reflect on your wins, embrace the lessons learned, track your statistics, assess your outgoings, and refresh your to-do list. By answering these five questions, you’ll gain valuable insights and set yourself up for success in the coming months. Share your thoughts and questions in the comments below or join the Freelance Lifestylers Facebook group to connect with like-minded individuals. Here’s to a fantastic Quarter Two!

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