As the end of the year comes hurtling towards us, work deadlines loom large, mall parking spaces become non-existent and all you want to do is lie on a beach with a cocktail.
As a freelancer or one-man/woman-show, you love the benefits that working for yourself provides, but there's always a flip side to this freedom. Daily challenges and obstacles can sometimes get us all down. But not today my friend! Today you are going to do a Monty-Python and “always look on the bright side of life.”
Time to forget your troubles and have a quick laugh at some concepts that only the entrepreneur / freelancer / consultant can truly relate to.
Here are my top 5 picks of memes to make you smile. Enjoy.
1. Let's Warm Up With a Bit of Lionel
Ok – very cheesy I know, but I did say I was warming you up. Shall we move on to number 2?
2. More Experience Please
We've all been here right? Maybe that's the reason you chose to escape the cubicle in the first place.
3. The Constant Battle
Aint that the truth! The constant battle of getting your potential client to realise that they get what they pay for; that what actually goes into building a functional, beautiful, optimised, safe and responsive website isn't just a matter of drop and drag, set and forget.
4. It's Time We All Said No To Spec
This one was doing the rounds a little while ago and I love it. Next time a potential client asks you to provide a spec for free, make sure you show them this video.
5. On A Bad-Client Day This Will Make You Feel Better
Sticking with the tattoo theme, when you're having a frustrating ‘scope-creep kind of day' and all you want to do is escape to that beach with your pina-colada, just be glad you don't have a client this bad (and if you do, it's time to fire them!)
You've just seen 5 of my favorites. I'd love to see a few of yours. Let's keep the laughs happening. Post one below and make me smile – keep it clean though; I don't want to get in trouble!
PS. Thanks to our Agency Mavericks members for some of these memes that I found in our Agency Mavericks FaceBook Group.