What’s one thing I should do to grow as a freelancer?

The one thing that propelled me from 5 to 6 figures?

Reading. 🚀⁠

Here’s some topics to explore that can really shape you from a frantic freelancer to a sytemized solopreneur⁠:

⁠Human Behaviour

🧠 Reading books on human behavior gave me priceless insights into understanding people…⁠

Understand your team, your clients, your audience, yourself.
When you understand how people tick and why they do what they do…

  • You’ll be able to sell things
  • You’ll be less aggravated by the silly things people do.
  • You’ll understand your own motivations and weaknesses.
  • You’ll get along with people better
  • You’ll be happier and more connected.


💼 Sales and business books became my mentors. ⁠

You don’t build a solo business by doing things the way everyone else does them.

The foundations don’t change much, but you have to think differently and figure out new ways to do things.

Luckily someone else has probably done it first.

Learn from the greats.


⁠💡 And then there’s philosophy.

The OG life coach in my opinion⁠.

Helps you deal with all the curveballs that get thrown your way,
AND helps you stay happy once you’ve made it.

In my opinion, Stoicism is something they should teach in school to help with…

  • resilience
  • happiness
  • realism
  • coping
  • ambition⁠


⁠Now, let’s talk about reading every day for 15 minutes. ⁠

If you can make time, in 6 months you won’t recognize yourself.

Your mind is your biggest weapon, train it and feed it. 💪⁠

Don’t know where to start?

These books helped me shortcut my journey from 5 to 6 figures in a couple of years.

Here’s my 6 figure reading list for solopreneurs

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Nicholas Robb

Founder, Design Hero
Author of Life by Design

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