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In the hopes of reading more, I have given myself the challenge to read more books this year. The goal is to read 12 books throughout 2022. I'm already 2 books down!

I finished reading The Million Dollar Freelancer today. If you can get past the click bait title Dan does have some good tips for freelancers who are starting out or looking to improve their freelance career.

The main take away from this book is how important feedback and reviews are for freelancers. If you don't have any reviews how can potential clients know if you reliable and good at what you do? The best way to get reviews is to start out on websites such as UpWork or Fiverr. You can always refer your potential clients to these reviews when needed.

There are some good tips amongst all the boasting about money and success. I do feel like it can paint an unrealistic picture for freelancers starting out though. It takes a lot of work and dedication to build up a 6 figure freelance career. Dan also mentions that it is normal to work long hours, evenings and weekends most of the time. I would not recommend that. It's not good for your body or your mental health and you will quickly burnout and start to hate what you are doing.

This book was good overall. I did take some good tips away from it.
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📘 Will

If you decide you want this one, please get the audiobook. It is simply the definitive way to experience this incredible memoir of Will Smith. His journey from the beginning to now is a fascinating one. All the emotional highs lows are laid bare. It's equal parts insightful and funny. I have always believed African American voices to be one of the most powerful and impactful and this one is narrated by Will himself.

Besides this key point the other advantage the audiobook brings is that it sprinkled throughout with music and songs that were such a big part of his life. As an added bonus, Will Smith does the most awesome impressions of other people that are part of the book

Will by Will Smith | Goodreads