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How can you bring your worth in all aspects of your entrepreneurial journey without sacrificing yourself?
Explore the world of freelancing, technology, and fatherhood with Damon Brown in the latest episode of The Talk Freelance To Me Podcast. A champion for side hustlers, solopreneurs, and non-traditional creatives, Damon has a knack for helping creative minds flourish.
The best-selling author and professional journalist is not just an expert in words but in business, too, having co-founded the platonic connection app, Cuddlr, which he led to acquisition in less than a year. Impressively, he achieved this monumental task while being the primary caregiver of his first son while he was still an infant.
As an influential voice in the entrepreneurial space, Damon regularly shares his wisdom through his Inc.com column, public speaking engagements, including platforms like TED, and his consulting services. He’s also the author of several books, with his latest being The Complete #BringYourWorth Collection that’s coming October 20th! This full volume includes the original Bite-Sized Entrepreneur series, the critically-acclaimed Bring Your Worth book, and the groundbreaking Build From Now book.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- Strategies for successfully pitching your work.
- How to leverage the power of a strong professional network.
- How to target your audience precisely and recognize timely market opportunities.
- How to embrace the capabilities of AI to elevate your freelance work.
- Ideas for balancing parental and professional roles.
- How to manage multiple roles in freelance.
- How to change your metrics of success during different seasons of your career.
00:03:09 How Damon Brown has fused his passions for storytelling, technology, and connection
00:10:47 How curiosity drives success
00:13:55 How taking action provides clarity
00:20:13 What it’s like to write 27 books
00:25:55 How connecting to your audience helps you anticipate what they will need next
00:27:23 You’re not always going to be for everyone
00:34:47 Get your ideas off the ground with what you have
00:40:32 How to use AI to work smarter
00:48:24 Why you need to change your metrics for success in different seasons
00:55:21 How to get stuff done with young kids
About Damon Brown
Damon Brown (damonbrown.net) helps side hustlers, solopreneurs, and other non-traditional creatives bloom. A best-selling author, 4-time TED Speaker, and a long-time freelance writer for Playboy, New York Post, and others, Damon co-founded the popular platonic connection app Cuddlr and led it to acquisition within a year, all while being the primary caretaker of his infant first son.
His new book, The Complete Bring Your Worth Collection, will be available on October 20th. Take his free creative resource quiz at: www.buildfromnowquiz.com
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Noteworthy Quote From This Episode
“You have to define what your metrics of success are. If I used somebody else’s metrics or the metrics of my old life, then I wouldn’t have made it this far. I would have gotten frustrated. Ambitious people with kids have to stretch their timelines.”Damon Brown
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