Ten Ways to Develop a Free Agent Attitude
1.Develop a vision of your ideal life. Include all parts of your
life including your work/career, family, friends, lifestyle,
spiritual endeavors, personal growth, leisure etc. As you move
toward being a free agent let your vision draw you forward.
2.Know what your strengths, talents and skills are. These will
be the basis of the offer you make to your clients/customers or
employer. Develop a use for your talents that is unique and
exciting to you. Be able to articulate the value of your offer
clearly to others.
3.Have a learning plan to fill in the gaps and broaden your
offer. Watch the trends to ensure your skills remain relevant.
4.Volunteer to do projects that showcase your talents.
5.Find a mentor or coach to help you.
6.Make a list of EVERYONE you know and put his or her
information into a contact management program.
7.Make the effort to meet new people and add them to your
contact management program.
8.Stay in touch with your network of contacts continuously. Keep
them informed of what you are doing.
9.Begin by finding ways to create opportunities to do this work
at home or part time. If you work for someone else this may mean
moonlighting or freelancing.