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What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?

What are your goals, dreams, aspirations or targets you want to meet and achieve as a freelancer?

We all need goals and targets, just like we all need dreams and aspirations. Having a goal or a target in life keeps you motivated and inspired to get out of bed in the morning!

The same can be said for your dreams and aspirations as well. They are what keep us going, pushing forward to make those dreams become a living reality.

And they could be for anything! Maybe you dream of owning your own hotel or restaurant. Or perhaps you want to open some other business like an Internet cafe or beach side bar or something.

Maybe you just want to save up enough money to go on a nice holiday with your partner or friends or save up enough money for that new car or gadget you want.

One thing I like to do is cut out pictures or print them off from the Internet and stick them to my wall next to my PC. So if I want a car, I'll put a picture of that car up. If I want to go to a certain place, I'll find a picture of it and put it next to my PC on the wall. If I want the Xbox One Slim, I'll stick that up too. Basically, I'll put pictures of the things that I want around me so that I am always seeing them and then I am reminded about what I'm doing all my work for and it drives me to crack on and get that thing. Then when I've got it, I can remove the picture and replace it with something else.

What about you?

How do you motivate yourself to meet your goals and targets?

What inspires you to push on and make your dreams a reality?

Do you just mentally image what you want or do you do something else?

What is your ultimate goal as a freelancer?

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TommyCarey

When I was growing up my family didn't have much money. I remember getting a hand me down bike, roller blades, etc. I didn't get hand me down clothes because I had 3 older sisters haha What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?

My motivation is to push myself so I don't have to raise my kid in the same conditions. I want to give her the world and if I'm not busting my ass trying to do so, it will never happen. I'm on the right path, just not there yet. Now I'm not poor, I'm just not wealthy and I want to be. I want to own a huge house with a ferrari in the driveway and I won't stop until I have that. I mean I'll settle for a nice chevy silverado, but I'm a truck guy lol What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?

I've been in situations where I didn't know if I should pay my rent or put food on the table. Luckily I have a great landlord and he understands that people have hard times. Right now everything is fine, I'm making plenty of money and can pay for whatever we need. But with online marketing and sales, you never know if the rug is going to be pulled out from under you What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer? I was making money hand over fist by advertising through adwords and getting a 2,000% return at one point. And I wish I would have saved up all my money and not pushed most of it into new ventures because when I got to a point where I wanted to increase my daily spend to $100 a day, I was banned. I guess I went into a manual review and they didn't like my services, so I was banned.

I now have an adwords account again and I won't be making the same mistakes I did in the past. Slowly but surely I'm getting back to my former glory. And my little girl helps me every day What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?




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MusicMoguls

you know and that is great Razzy it really is, i like that my man said a ferrari that is really good taste and that is a great aspiration long term goal you know what you are looking for and exoecting for your life, and you also mention it is your kids that help inspire you to keep going and striving and pushing for the best possible out comes in life, big house nice car, and i feel that man cause i know for a fact as a father i want the same for my girls i just want the best to be able to give the world




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idealmike

Yeah or a Porsche or a Bugatti Veyron! What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer? It's very true what you say, most people want to have a big house, nice car, large bank account etc. But more than this security. That is what it all comes down to at the end of the day isn't it? Being able to provide security for yourself and your family. Something to fall back on. Not having to worry about how you're going to pay your rent or the bills or if you can put some nice food on the table and clothes on your back and shoes on your feet. That's what everyone is aiming for really. Well most people. Some people don't want to live in a big house or own a fast car. They just want to live a humble life in a small cottage or bungalow or flat and live a simple life that isn't filled up with all the things the world says you must have otherwise you are seen as somehow, inferior or as though there is something wrong with you or like you wasn't able to to achieve as well or something and I don't agree with or see it that way but that is the world for you. It comes down on you when you do too well (like when you get really rich and become a billionaire) and it also comes down on you when you're poor as well. But that is the world for you and you have to do what YOU want to do regardless to anyone's opinion of train of thought. IMHO anyway. What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?




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EliteWriter

I wish you the best of luck Razzy. Like you, my main motivation are my kids. I believe when you become a parent you naturally take on a whole new vision to your endeavors, and you work harder but at the same time you feel happy that you are doing so because you want to give your kids the best of the best. My family was also a low income family so when I was a kid they could not afford to dine out, or pay for the music lessons I so wished to attend. It hurt, but it made me more determined to give those 'treats' or opportunities to my kids by working for it.




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idealmike

That sounds awesome Raz. Hey, even some of the most successful businessmen of today come from the most humblest of backgrounds. There is nothing to be ashamed about growing up poor and getting hand-me-downs. It's only the young kids who are a bit better off than you that give that a bad name, point and laugh and mock you for it. But that's on them. Because that's an even uglier trait and growing up poor builds character and means you go on to learn to appreciate the finer things in life a lot more compared to those that take it for granted you know?

But I completely get where you are coming from and that is something I and many other people can relate to. That you don't want your kids to have to rely on hand me downs and want them to have a better life and it's good to hear how you're working hard towards that goal so for that I salute you, respect you and wish you the best good sir!




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EliteWriter

Having a goal is the best way to keep being motivated at what you do. Personally I focus on the earnings, so as to make sure that the family has a suitable income, and since I am very passionate about home decor I tend to come up with a project or something I would like to buy when I have enough savings. I would also love to go for a vacation as it has been a long while since we went for a trip abroad. I truly love your idea of putting up pictures of things you want to buy What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?




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MusicMoguls

elite writer i like your comment it seems you are well prioritized and you know and understand what exactly it is you want out of life it self, and that is too make sure that your family is well taken care of and as i said in an earlier comment i really can take too that cause i have 3 littles girls that i love with all my heart and as a father i have to make sure my kids are taken cared of, so i always make sure my responsibility are taken cared of i can agree it is a part of what keeps me going




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EliteWriter

Thank you jkeyz. Yes to me family comes first. When I manage to earn something extra I like to use it to give them a treat, so as to make them happy. Sometimes times are tough, but as long as you keep working hard there are always going to be better times that will make you stronger. That was how my freelancing career advanced over the years, and now I feel that I made a great decision to keep working hard and never gave up, even though there were times were I felt discouraged. But my family's needs always motivated me to keep going strong.




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MusicMoguls

yea most definitely man i under stand trust me i know family comes first i would not be the man i am today if it were not for my wife and three little daughters , i go hard for my family all that time they are why i wake up in the morning , and you are right times do get rough but it depends on the person at the end of the day to make sure to work through those problems as you said and over all just accomplish there goals and knock things out the way scratch things off the list things of that nature lol




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idealmike

Yeah it works! I started doing it after I saw a girl I used to work with in an office doing it. She wanted a car and some other things and she used to cut them out of magazines or print them off from the Internet and stick them next to her PC or on her wall next to her desk. That was her motivation for working in such a horrible job! It's what she'd look at to remember why it is she was working there! LOL. You could do the same thing for a holiday as well of course! Print out some pictures of some nice place you'd like to go and stay at such as the resort itself, a beach or a picture of the hotel pool or something. Put them next to your PC Elite and it will make you better, faster, more determined worker I bet you of that! What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?




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MusicMoguls

id have to say my over all goal is too reach full success , get to the point in my life that i can sleep and still make enough money to pay all my bills and then some in one nights rest , to make sure my family is stable and every body all my loved ones are taken cared of , i would have to say it is my kids that keep me going all the time , and if i have anything image wise that keeps me going is the mental images of my past and what i never plan on going back too




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Lynne

My main motivation is my family, my children. The shift of my focus when I had kids was absolutely mind blowing. My interests have competely changed and I have tunnel vision, my sight is on my kids only.

My goals are firstly to buy a plot of land. I know which one I want and I have spoken to the owner of it. I hope to purchase it in a few months. It is just 3 plots away from where I live right now!

I then want to build a house on it, I know who I want to build it. It is the owner of the plot. I have seen the houses he builds and that is MY home.

I want to then buy a nice big jungle gym and swings with a slide.

Then I want to buy all the great quality furniture and things I need to make my home comfortable for us as a family.

To sum it up, I am a woman and I want to "nest". LOL

After that I want to slow down with my work and work less. I want to have enough money to pay the bills, travel a bit and take my kids on nice holidays and I want to put all the extra money away so when I die my kids have something.




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idealmike

Awesome Lynne! That sounds perfectly fair, reasonable and very understandable! You are a woman with a plan and I respect you for that. But more than that, you're not doing it just for yourself, you're doing it for your family and it's clear to see that is what inspires and motivates you the most to work hard and get those things! I really like the sound of a Jungle Gym! Hopefully one day when SEOClerks has a big meet up, some time in the future, after you have got all of that, (fingers crossed). We can all come and play on it and dibs on the slide!! LOL What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?




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TommyCarey

That sounds pretty awesome to me What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?

I want to get a plot of land and build my own house as well. The only problem is that my little girl loves her school and there are no plots around us. Well, there is one plot, but it's pretty far from the school and the guy wants double what it's worth What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer? Soooo I'll probably buy a house and once she's out of high school we can move somewhere more ideal. And by "Ideal" I mean into the woods where no one is around and I can walk around naked if I want What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?

I've been looking at those bladder houses and each time I look at them I get more interested What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer? If you've never seen them, you're probably thinking of a house shaped as a bladder lol.

Here's what they look like...
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The back:
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This is obviously a much more advanced one than normal, but you get the idea What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?

You would inflate a bladder/balloon to the shape of how you want your house.
Construct a rebar system over it to the shape of the bladder.
Pour the concrete and wait for it to set.
BOOM! HOUSE!!!

Supposedly it's about 1/2 the price of a house in a similar size and half the price to heat and cool, so that's pretty awesome What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?

I think I would use something like this in the woods or if I were to get a lake house. Putting one of these bad boys right no the water would be pretty awesome What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?




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idealmike

OMG that reminds me of Teletubbies Raz! LOL

They live in similar houses.
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What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?

Yours looks a lot cooler though and I'd definitely love to live in a house like that! What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?

How did you get me talking Teletubbies!? What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?

At the end of the day, that is the sort of thing I'm talking about. That is a plan of life to have and work towards. It all starts with a vision which turns into a dream that hopefully turns into a reality!

Something similar I have on my wall that is on my wish list.
What Motivates you to meet your Goals, Targets, Dreams and Aspirations as a Freelancer?

One day my son. One day.




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ajlancer

Hi idealmike thanks for your nice question. I believe nothing set a plan goal never like try. And if you cannot achieved the goal, never feel like that I am so happy now. Goal may for short term and long term. Okay what things motivate to me for achieving goal? Is it? I am growing in village and my most of the relatives very wealth and they had many proprity, car etc and they live in capital city. I felt if I be a such a rich guy, my mom said you need to study properly, than you can come this position. And from that time I dream to be a rich guy. But, I never know how it will possible. By the way I got some opportunity to make true my dream. I know this is not easy. But, I believe I am on the way.
My wife and my son motivate me to achieving dream. Overall my family responsibility motivate me always.

Regards by Ajlancer




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Barida

The future is my source of motivation. One thing I vowed is that I will have the best of life and to have the best of life, there is need to make lots of money and that's the reason I joined freelancing. I would have been writing offline just for passion, but becoming a freelancer is making both dreams come true.




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Corzhens

At present, I consider my freelancing as a training for my long term plan of going full time freelancing when I retire from my office job. That thought is enough to inspire me to go on despite the hardships and the heartaches in freelancing. Another motivating factor is in meeting new friends which strengthens my network.




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augusta

I always pep up myself, I tell myself no food for a lazy one and of course, no gain from being lazy or fooling around. I learned so much from my mum, she always encourages us not to begged or borrow from anyone that is a bad way of living and I have adopted that spirit, if we don't work we die with our goal, dreams, and aspiration.Nobody owes us anything.So to achieve anything, we must work for it.




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