My day typically starts between 7 and 8 a.m. (which I admit, isn’t all that bad); however, work often doesn’t end until eight or nine at night. Pair this with caring for a four-year-old, and you’ve got a pretty work-filled day.
Management is Key
Gold miners must know where to dig, how to dig, what equipment to use, where to focus their time and efforts to make the most money, and in a larger operation, understand employee management and how best to utilize those employees.
While I don’t have any employees to worry about, the rest of these aforementioned aspects of gold mining do apply to my work as a freelancer. I have to be able to know where to look for work, how to do the work, what equipment and applications I’ll need to accomplish my work, and where and in what amounts to focus my attentions and efforts in an attempt to make most efficient use of my time.
It’s a Constant Hunt for the Mother Load
In gold mining, it’s often a constant hunt for the big score, the “mother load” if you will. And there can be a lot of “grunt” work in the search for that discovery.
I Might Strike it Rich, I Might Strike Out, but Either Way, the Chance is There