Ep 5: Fighting the Isolation Factor -- Freelance Foundations

Topic: Loneliness and isolation don't have to get us down.

As freelancers, isolation and the loneliness that can result pose a real threat to not only our mental health but also the longevity and success of our practices – as independents (and people), we need to connect, collaborate and educate. Interacting with other freelancers helps us keep a positive mindset and gives us an opportunity to help others in their practices. In this episode, we review some ways to do that (including sharing a bit about Niagara’s coworking community and how independents here collaborate, advocate for and support one another).
File Size: 
20.7 MB
Duration: 
0:43
CLEAN
Show Notes: 

Key Quotes: 
20:02 “Over time, you start to hear new ideas, new ways of doing things...You start to hear yourself in other people’s stories, and it’s amazing that once you do that, that’s where the connection happens.” - Trevor

Links:

Articles
How to Beat Isolation and Feeling Alone When You Freelance - Creative Boom
Freelance Isolation - Freelance Fact File

Coworking Communities
CoworkingVisa - The coworking wiki
Coworking Visa Map curated by The Network Hub

Business and Industry Communities
Drupal Community
Freelancers Union
Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Conferences
DrupalCon
GWEn Conference
Python
PodCamp
 

Miscellaneous
Mahtay Cafe in St. Catharines, Ontario
eventbrite.com
meetup.com