I get asked a lot, “Is it worth working for yourself?” It usually comes from drafters and engineers who have either been offered a contracting role or want to go out on their own as a contractor, but I do get asked by quite a few people in other fields also. Given the frequency I have been asked lately and the fact there is a distinct upward trend in contract work availability of late I thought it may be worth sharing my thoughts for anyone out there thinking of forging their own path. So here are my top 5 things to think about before chucking in your job and doing your own thing. Continue reading “Working for Yourself, is it Worth it?”
Because I don’t like to focus on the negative stuff too much, I thought I would have a bit of a light-hearted look at the down sides of working for yourself. This is all meant to be a bit of fun and meant for a laugh. That said it is actually based loosely on some of the things I have experienced (particularly the travel bit) as well as things I have heard, read and spoken to others about experiencing. So here’s a bit of a lighthearted look at the not so fun parts of working for yourself. Continue reading “5 Things I Hate About Working for Myself”
This is the first of 5 articles I have written as part of celebrating 5 years of working for myself. It has been a long hard slog, but it seems to have flown by at the same time. So stay tuned and please join the conversation by adding a comment if anything you read strikes a cord with your own journey.
This one was harder to write then you might think. Not because Continue reading “5 Things I Love About Working for Myself”
I came to the conclusion in my early 20’s that there is no such thing as common sense and that everything we know we were taught or learned at some point. The misconception of “common sense” comes, I think, mainly from the fact that we learn so much and so quickly that often times we are not aware that we have learned something new. Our brain takes in a new experience of some form through our senses and stores it as a new bit of information with very little conscious effort on our part in a lot of cases. After a period of time with that information rattling around in our head we think it is just natural or “common sense” that everyone should know that.
Let’s take for example the Continue reading “There is no such thing as common sense.”
I know it looks great and all but please for the love of all things good and pure stop getting your whole facility remodelled off 3D scan data! I know this sounds counter intuitive coming from someone who provides 3D scanning as a service, but we also do 3D modelling and drafting. Wait a minute, that makes it sound worse, not better. So join me on a little journey while I explain why it is a bad idea to get your whole facility remodelled off scan data not to mention a complete waste of money.
It’s time to dish out some hard truths and reality checks about 3D modelling and scan data so strap yourself in, this ride might get a little rough for some.
I Feel I need to put a warning in here for anyone that wants to Continue reading “7 Reasons to NOT Get Your Whole Facility Remodelled.”
So there has been a lot of talk around the Autodesk Software Licence changes lately and as the end of financial year is here, it is getting to the pointy end of the decision time for a lot of license holders out there.
Recently I have been getting asked by a lot of Continue reading “Autodesk License Debacle – What Should You Do?”
We just wanted to take a minute to let all our clients know that although we are based “in” Jimboomba (just south) we were one of the lucky ones that managed to stay high and dry.
So last week I posted an article about how “I wanted to break up with Autodesk” over their recent proposed licensing and software delivery changes.
Since then I have been trying to work out the reality of what this change means for my business, my business model, how I am going to handle that change and what that ultimately means to my clients. (do I hand the cost of this change over to them?)
There are quite a few things that have been bugging me though and tonight while trying to write another article about this change and reading more about it, it finally hit me, the biggest thing that has been bothering me that I just couldn’t put my finger on. Continue reading “Autodesk Share Holders You Are Being Lied To!”
I know we have only been in a direct committed relationship for the last 4 years, so it probably doesn’t mean much to you. However I was working for other companies that were in committed relationships with you for about 6 or 7 years prior to that. So really we have been in the same circle of friends for at least 10 years. Even when Continue reading “Autodesk, I think we need to talk…”
My parents are the two people I have to thank most for my attitude and outlook on life. They were excellent role models growing up and even now as an adult they always give me something to look up to. I know this is a very cliché kind of thing to say, but in my case it is 100% the truth.
From a very young age (about 6 if memory serves) my father gave up Continue reading “Never too old to be an Inspiration.”