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My Journey to Self-Employment: Find Your Focus

Michele Higgs Dec 2016
Posted: 05/12/2017 by | 317 Comments

Finding My Focus The theme of this section of the Work for Yourself@50+ Toolkit is “Find Your Focus.” We’re getting down to work now. . . . This is almost like asking yourself, “Who am I?” It is real and it is serious. The toolkit takes us through a series of exercises here to help […]

My Journey to Self-Employment: Is Self-Employment Right for Me?

Posted: 02/03/2017 by | 2 Comments

OK, let’s take a look at this “Work for Yourself@50+” Toolkit. . . . It’s going to be a quiet weekend. I may as well at least crack the spine on it. This first section, “Explore Your Options,” looks interesting. It will help me consider if self-employment is really the way I want to go. […]

My Journey to Self-Employment: Hustle While You Wait

Posted: 01/07/2017 by | 3 Comments

If I had to revise my resume one more time, I would throw my computer out the window! Certainly after 2,342 updates, it should be right by now . . .  I had given elevator speeches to strangers I’ll never see again, examined my weaknesses, passions and goals ad nauseam and all I knew for […]

Self-Employment: Taking the First Steps on the Journey to Self-Employment

Michele Higgs
Posted: 01/05/2017 by | No Comments

Laid off. Laid off?? Whatever do you mean? I had never even considered the concept — until, that is, the contract I was working on came to an abrupt end. From 2004 to 2011, I had worked for a government contractor. During those years, I developed writing, presentation and training skills that I thought would […]