July 2018: What's Ahead, 3 New Mini-Experiments & My Goal For The Month
The Goal For July 2018
Sandboxing My Life
There is a tool called Trim that negotiates better rates on recurring personal bills. I signed up, but need to explore it further.
One of the service offerings I provide to my small business clients is growing teams. While working with numerous companies over the past few years, I've tapped into some great talent, but they're also limited in how much they can contribute. I can't bring them all to every customer! As a result, I've now been experimenting with an Upwork alternative called Freeeup. What's great about them is they filter the freelancers and much of their process and expectations is similar to my Path Of The Freelancer approach to freelancing. My experience so far has been positive and I'm now an affiliate of their company.
Last year, I traded my services to go through the Leader Lyceum leadership program. It was a terrific anticipated experience. This year, I'm experimenting with compensation on a new project where I get paid half my hourly rate ($45 instead of $90/hour) but when we complete our objectives, I'll get paid $180/hour for the time I've accumulated in the process. There is a pool of shared risk between myself and my client (should we fail), but there's also a compelling reward for finishing the mission. The risk married with an expectation of some compensation allows me to benefit without the risk of walking away empty handed.
Existing Experiment Updates
Tags: Monthly Reflection Point