A coaching student asked me: “How do I know when I’m working ‘too much?’”

Good question, actually. 

The answer is personal… based on what we want – and need – at that time.

However, this idea that we should all be “striving to achieve balance” is completely vague and, frankly, WRONG.

As a non-conforming, cubicle-shunning, INDEPENDENT, there SHOULD be times when you’re going super big on something.

The key is not to avoid those times, but to prepare your support system (friends, family, neighbors, therapist 😉 ) about it so they don’t think you’ve been kidnapped or gone completely mad. 

However, there are signs that you’re
working too much…

We’ve all been there. 

I remember a few too many evenings when I literally felt like I could not close the laptop. 

As if some kind of psychological octopus had wrapped its suction cup tentacles around my brain… just slow-humping my mind with its own dark, Psychopus agenda while I sat helplessly reacting to his commands.

Nothing important getting done. 
Nothing inspired being created.
No innovative ideas being nurtured.
Just relentlessly REACTING to stuff.

Have you ever had that feeling? 

If you’ve been an independent entrepreneur for more than a year, I bet you have. 

We all nod when we hear the refrain, “getting to the end of the day, exhausted, but with nothing to show…”  

We know we should be working less IN the business and more ON the business. 

But, isn’t that the MOST annoying advice you can hear? 

Thanks Mr. Productivity Guru…  so… I just whisper three things I’m grateful for and all those old habits just die?

Cool. That was easy. 

Buuuut, it’s not… actually… like that.  

So, here’s the thing…

Just like battling any other addictive habit…

The best advice in the world will not help you be more productive… 

… until you know WHY you want things
to be different
, and…

WHAT you should be doing with your
time to grow your business.

This is something we work hard in my coaching groups to solve. 

And, I’m happy to say, we are solving it. 

Now, I want to show you how.

On February 17th at 12:00 EST, I’m going to lay out the plan for exactly how to divide your time and energy… 

So you always know what you should be doing (and not wasting time on) to earn the maximum amount of money with every hour you spend in your business.

I’m calling it The Freelancing Profit Pie because… 

You’ll learn how to slice up your freelancing time and energy to earn more, grow faster and stress less by balancing the 3 critical growth factors of a successful freelance business.

I’d love to have you join me on the webinar…

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Click here to join Copy Chief before 12pm February 17th to register for this live workshop and Q&A session. (Yes, there will be a replay for members)


Remember, you got into freelancing so you could have more fun, freedom, and moolah than the average working stiff. 

If it isn’t feeling that way, this is how to flip the script.

I’ll look for you there…


TL;DR Most freelancers fail because they never learned a system for growing their business BEYOND delivering the work to clients. On Feb 17th I’m hosting a brand new Freelancing Masterclass to show you how super-successful freelancers split their time and energy to steadily grow their biz, month after month, year after year, without adding stress and hating life.

It’s called the Freelancing Profit Pie and it will change the game for you. Click here to learn how you can join me on this live Masterclass (or watch the replay) and finally own this essential freelancing skill.


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