Host Josh Hoffman talks with Emily Leach, who founded the Texas Freelance Association in 2015 as the first statewide association of freelance workers in the USA. The inspiration for that project came out of the launch of The Freelance Conference in 2014, which is now coming up on its third year.
Josh and Emily cover a lot in this episode, including:
- A “new set of rules” for freelancers
- The third annual Freelance Conference
- The evolution of freelancing since the early 1990’s
- Shaking the negative stigmas associated with freelancing
- Her definition of success
Quotes From This Episode
- “Freelancing is becoming more and more accepted in society, which has made it so much more easier to plow forward and for people to really go after their dreams and create a life that is more symbiotic … instead of living two separate lives.”
- “Success is the ability to create what you truly believe you were brought into the world to create … to be able to do that successfully, and to reach your potential.”
- “It’s not that I don’t believe in employment. I just don’t believe that it’s the only way to do it.”
- “Focus on one thing.”
- “You can do this. And, if you’re still not sure that you can, reach out to me, reach out to your tribe. I guarantee, you can do this.”
About the Show
Hosted by Josh Hoffman, Epic Freelancing: The Podcast takes you inside the minds of epic freelancers from around the world.