Thursday, September 15, 2011

Work Those Opportunities!

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

            -Thomas Edison

This is an amazing time for freelance writers. Opportunities abound! That’s the good news. The bad news (if you are a glass-half-empty kind of person) is that when an opportunity is seized one must do work before the rewards of the opportunity can be obtained.

Say for instance an opportunity has presented itself in the form of creating a newsletter for a local company. That is wonderful but there is much work involved before the final product is complete. Research, meetings, interviews, writing, formatting . . . the work list goes on. Don’t be afraid of the overalls (the work involved). Simply adjust the straps, lace up the boots and get dirty.

Don’t miss the opportunity because it looks like work. Instead, work the opportunity until it looks like an achievement.

Photo provided by Jodi Hughey. Copyright 2011.


  1. Hi Jodi,

    I, too, have noticed that in order to find work these days, I have to stretch outside my comfort zone. Luckily, I've always loved research and learning new things, so this really is a great time for me to be a freelancer!

  2. Hey Debra,

    You bring up a great point. The work load doesn't seem so daunting when you love doing research and learning new things. It's having this passion that makes all the difference! :-)