What I will remember about our conversations is how you feel about your work and whether your lifestyle satisfies you. I will remember what you said about how being a parent has shaped your outlook on the world. I will definitely remember whether you live close enough for us to see each other regularly.
Anxiety takes our breath away. It hammers at our heart. It pumps up our adrenals until our bodies rush with enough adrenaline to run from a bear or lift a car. But when there is no bear to run from or car to lift, what then?
Much of the advice out there about self-employment is very helpful. But it falls flat in these dark, lonely places, places that revel in taking a good-size bite out of your self-esteem. So, to go alongside the blogs about where to get the best deal on an office chair, here are five tips about maintaining a sense of self-worth as you walk your own less-traveled path.