Working alone

I might not have colleagues, but at least I have coffee.

I might not have colleagues, but at least I have coffee.

Being a freelancer or consultant can from time to time be challenging. Not only do you have to find new clients and create your own plans and deadlines, but you're also working completely alone most of the time. For some people, this can be perfect as they don't enjoy being bossed around or constantly interrupted by colleagues. But for many, it's a lonely road to success, or failure. 

I've had my fair share of lonely days being a freelancer, and now a startup entrepreneur. I've recently started asking myself if I should look for a colleague or co-founder. Because I'm not sure I can carry the weight of Upleafting Company on my own shoulders. 

Nowadays I go to a startup incubator here in Malmö called Minc. I'm usually there 2-3 days per week. It makes me more creative, and definitely more productive, to leave home and work in a different space now and then. Some days I talk to other entrepreneurs in the open work space, and some days I just sit and work intensively on my own. I don't go to cafés that often, but maybe I should start? I'm just scared that the coffee bills will add up quite fast...

Freelancers and consultants, do you ever feel like you're on your own too much? What do you do to escape that feeling? Do you have experience with bringing someone in to your startup?