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Hustle centric to Value centric Design Entrepreneur
By the subject line you might have started wondering about your values. We get so busy with our freelancing, personal life commitments and self-time, that we never have time to think about it, right?
I never thought of defining my values when I started as a freelancer. I was very money & growth centric. Serving any and every client, getting paid handsomely. Everything was sorted. I even had a project that paid me well, but it wasn’t part of my values. The results were good, but I was not happy.
You would ask, what changed for you, Abhishek?
My single answer, “Introspection”
Introspection on what I desire
Introspection on what I love
Introspection on what I value
Introspection on what I want to achieve
While getting these answers, I got niched down more on my agency point. Now we’re just not scaling but are happy. And happiness is my most important value.
Do you also want to decide upon your values? Think about things you're passionate about, and what are your daily patterns. Write the keywords, let it flow.
It can be anything for you, for me my values are as follows:
3. Health & Happiness
It's important you keep revisiting your values for a period of next 6 months at least, and change it according to your patterns.
After working on this list for a certain time frame, you will find your set of values that you believe in.
Now this will help you in a lot of ways.
For me it was a realisation about why I am doing this in the first place. Team mattered to me. People around me mattered to me.
So, I only started working with a client, if our vibe matched. I feel I give a lot more to the projects that align with my values and hence they help me to serve my higher self.
Trust me, a slight shift in mindset and you’ll see the difference.
Identify values for your life, business and see yourself thriving. Take this as an activity and reply back to me with your values.
And thus every decision I take happens naturally around my values. It's just now I know am aware about them and there are no regrets with any move whatsoever.
That's how I shifted to being a Value centric Design Entrepreneur.
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