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Slow to Flow

Looming Secrets

Freelancing is like a game of Mexican Train. Balance clients, avoid tunnel vision, prioritize self-care,

By Rebekah Radice

1 min read

As freelancers, we play a never-ending game of Mexican Train. We constantly add new dominoes to existing projects while starting new ones.

To keep all trains running smoothly, I carefully set schedules to ensure each client's priority got adequate time. But we all know, the best-laid plans often go awry.

Early on in my career, an exciting new client came on board. Thrilled with the work, I jumped in full steam ahead, forgetting about other looming tasks. Before I knew it, schedules were disrupted, inboxes filled with clients wondering why I’d gone MIA.

In my haste playing with new pips, I ended up utterly out-pipped, unable to deliver work on time. My smooth operation toppled over like dominos.

But hey, you live and learn, right?

When adding new prospects, never let one piece consume you, no matter how fun it may seem. Keep your sights on the whole board, or risk toppling your entire operation. Balance is key.

And here's a secret tip—don't forget to make time for yourself too. Self-care isn't just a buzzword, it's the hub that keeps your creative tiles moving along.

Rebekah Radice

About Rebekah Radice

Rebekah Radice, co-founder of BRIL.LA, has traded narcissism for purpose. When not driving growth, you'll find her tricking family into thinking she's Emeril Lagasse - likely covered in marinara. The spotlight was fun, but impact is better. These days she's using 20+ years of brand brilliance for good.