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How to be Successful in a Freelance Career Using a Loser’s Advice

Can I tell you a secret, this is the way my life was before starting my freelance career?


I’m going to tell you my worst nightmare…


I open my eyes and realize I’m lying in a hospital bed but where I’m not really sure until I notice a plaque on the wall, I’m in a nursing home.


Then I start gasping for air and it all comes back to me, I’m sick and dying knowing that my time has come and any minute now I’ll be taking a journey into the great unknown.


My life will have passed…


Fear suddenly grips me, and I’m scared, really, really, really, scared because I find myself all alone in this moment of uncertainty, and oh my God, it really hurts…


Then the pain goes away. I wonder what’s happening as my entire body goes limp, I’m not gasping for air matter of fact I’m not breathing at all, the monitors beside my bed flatlined, telling the world the great and mighty Gregory L Henderson is gone.


A nurse walks into the room grabs my wrist and checks my pulse, looks at her watch and scribbles the time of my death on a form and pulls the sheet over my head and walks out.



As she gets back to her station she picks up the phone and calls the morgue.


A person from the morgue arrives a few days later to pick my body up, where I’m taken to the crematorium and cremated along with two other passed souls.


Who like me were so unimportant we don’t even get our own urn.


Here’s the worst part?


The next morning when the sun comes up individuals will be eating breakfast listing to the birds sing, going to work, holding meetings, enjoying life, and not one person notices I’m gone.


The great wheel of life goes on without a hitch, and for better or worse, Gregory L Henderson is forgotten in all the hustle and bustle. Goodbye cruel world, no one gave a crap about me after all.


Scary, isn’t it?


Just writing this down here gives me goosebumps and the willies.


It’s not just the creepy thought of dying, even though that’s a horrible life image. It’s the thought of being forgotten because nothing I did was eventful enough to catch someone’s eye and stick in their mind to remember me by.


That’s our primal instinct at work, reminding us of the need to be remembered. Our brain’s two main functions are 1) to reproduce and 2) make sure our DNA survives so we will not be forgotten, and something will be left behind for future generations.


We all want to put a dent in the world and leave a mark on the universe, that’s just how we’re wired. We want to say, “Look I was here.”


You know if we’re honest with ourselves that’s probably one of the biggest reasons so many individuals are going the freelance career path. Not just to make money and have more free time but because we’ve become robots in our careers and work. We’ve lost our true identity and we want it back.


We want to be known and remembered!


There’s nothing more gratifying and comforting than being recognized for the accomplishments we’ve made in our lives that have also made an impact on family, friends, and the world around us.



You could keel over tomorrow and die in your tracks, but your accomplishments made in a freelance career especially if you’re a writer will live forever inspiring generations to come.


Or that’s the general idea on the matter.


The only issue is most people don’t give a hoot about you, they’re too caught up in their own lives to pay much attention to your accomplishments and what you write about.


That’s why you need to be unforgettable in whatever freelance career you venture into and the only way to do that is trigger emotions in people’s lives, then you’ll become unforgettable.


Whether it’s in your writing or in a work environment, you must stir the emotions in others.


People must feel what you write if they don’t you’re writing to a fantasy audience that is only in your own mind. But if someone reads your words and can feel the pain, suffering, joy, happiness in what you write you’ll become unforgettable.


The same is true if your freelance career is in a workplace environment with other individuals you still must trigger emotions to be unforgettable.


For example; my own freelance career (nuclear technician contractor) was catapulted to new highs, more gigs, more money, and more meaningful relationships after years of working my butt off with little recognition.


Not because of what I was continually doing but because I discovered the keys to unlocking the invisible code everything in our world operates by.



There is an invisible set of rules and laws that govern all that you know and understand about the world you live in today: how you work and create an income, how you love and make love, how you raise your children, how you should spend your money, and even how you should define happiness and success in your life.


By re-evaluating my present beliefs concerning success and happiness I discovered the formula was backward. Success doesn’t create happiness, but it’s happiness that creates your success.


So, to test and prove this new theory of my belief I began my quest to learn the lost art of happiness.


After learning the art of happiness and applying the techniques from cutting-edge neuroscience and ancient wisdom practices for only a few short months I began to see amazing results.


Which has led to as I said before, doubling my gigs and income plus building more meaningful relationships in the workplace.


There are individuals on every gig I go on now, who I have never met, that come up to me and say, “Yea You’re Happi Pappi, I’ve Heard of You.”


I may not be unforgettable yet, but I definitely know for a fact now that I am making a positive impact on the people and the world around me.



How bout you, are you making an impact? You can be…


I See a Happiness Revolution on the Horizon…

Infographic- Ways to be Happy and Stop Negative Thoughts from Getting You Down

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Dumbledore/Lord of the Rings


Finding ways to be happy first begins with learning how to negotiate through all the negative thoughts slowing you down and running a 100 miles per hour in your mind disrupting your positive thinking and life.


And now that you’ve decided to take on the arduous task of setting up and taking action on that new venture of a freelancer side hustle you’ve just compounded worry, doubt, and fear that will need to be resolved.


Relax, you’ve got what it takes!!!


One of the big elements of the power of positive thinking and the law of attraction is to eliminate all the negatives forcing their way into your mindset.


Good luck with that!


Plus, it’s not a real good idea to eliminate them all because some help you to create a growth mindset that’ll boost creativity, resilience, problem-solving, productivity not to mention the health benefits.


Over the last decade, cutting-edge neuroscience research results and ancient wisdom practices, that have been used for some 2500 years by Stoic, Greek, and Religious Philosophers, are now proven to be the key to unlocking the mysteries of mind, body, and spirit.


Actually opening the door to the happy life that everyone seeks without accomplishing some external task.


It’s been proven that the only ways to be happy are through your own mind. It’s a Mind Game Plain and Simple.


Like any other game to be successful and become the CHAMPION, you must first know the rules and secondly, you have to know and use the winning strategies.


The only issue here is there are countless winning strategies and techniques one can use. So, which ones are best for you?


Well, to be honest, I really don’t know and you don’t know until you give them a shot but trying to gather all that information would take you months if not years.


But you need relief now, with all the compounding frustrations and anxiety over which direction to take in a side hustle. It’s never easy when making a decision, especially one as a freelancer. If you take the wrong path you could waste precious time and energy, not to mention money.


Here’s the good news you don’t have to worry about all that because finding proven methods, exercises, and practices to ease the issues getting you down and learning to be happier in the process have already been done for you in this fantastic infographic put out by Happify.


Look it over and try the different techniques and hang on to the ones that work and can the others. How sweet life can be!


A Mighty Useful Tool This Is!

InfoGraphic – How To Slow Down The Negative Thoughts & Be Happy



I would suggest printing this infographic and keeping it close by so that when you get stuck or one of those ugly negatives sticks its head up and tells you-you’re not good enough you can quickly pull out your ace in the hole and find a rebuttal to put it down.


I especially like the “The NEGATIVE KNOCKOUT GAME” where I write down on a piece of paper what’s causing the issue, look at it and say NO WAY, then wad it up and throw it in the can. BAMM! the issue is taken care of or most of the time that is.


If it’s still lingering around and is being a little pesky just ask it for the proof. To give you examples that proves the thought to be correct. It will come back with several but here you want to take each into consideration and analyze logically.


Example: If the thought is you’re not good enough, then ask why and if the comeback is you’re not educated enough, fine, think about it and you can come up with hundreds of logical arguments that education has nothing to do with it. Albert Einstein quit his formal education after the 3rd grade and he’s considered to have been a  genius, duh! Get my drift?


So go change your world and the world around you – you have the power…


Hope you liked what you found? I know I really did!


By adding these practices to your life you’ll find more happiness I’m sure but if you have any questions or comments or just want to chat let me know because they’re not the only ways to be happy for sure.




Happiness & Success Are In Your Hands!

Smile Be Happy.


Happiness Is a Mind Game

Like Any Other Game You Must Learn Rules & Strategies to Win Consistently


Are you an Online Gamer? Well, you just may want to try it out …


The other day while doing research for an online project I came across the #1 Online Play, the League of Legends.


What really caught my eye was how many people are playing online games like this.


The stats showed hundreds of millions of people play online, that the average age of the online gamer is 35+, and percent breakdown was men 50% to women 48% which leaves what 2% for all others.


As I continued to dig deeper into the subject I started sensing a correlation between these highly technical no doubt popular online fantasy games and the reality Mind Game to Happiness.


We all know everyone is seeking happiness in their lives and apparently, millions are finding it in these online games even though it may be for a fleeting moment when they destroy the enemy’s NEXUS and claim Victory.


But why would you spend so much time playing a game?


Statistics show:
• It’s a form of happiness and excitement no denying that
63% of parents say video games are a positive part of their child’s life.
• 59% of parents whose children are gamers play computer and video games with their children at least weekly
• Plus, the challenge of matching your wits to overcome your enemy and WIN


There it is the two biggest reasons for playing, the desire to be happy and the desire to be a winner.


The very elements we struggle to find in our real world can be manifested in our fantasy land.


What positives should you take from these online fantasy games you’re playing?


The intro to the game says it best, “Get ready for a fast-paced competitive online game that will test both your skill and mind.


Become a powerful Summoner and call forth brave Champions to fight on your behalf on the Fields of Justice.”


These fantasy games have rules and strategies you must learn and practice to be a winner and that’s where the similarities lye.


In your Mind Game to Happiness amazing enough has basically the same principles for winning.


Learn the laws, rules, strategies, and practice, practice, practice using them.


But that brings up a puzzling question, “Why don’t you use this knowledge you’ve learned to win fantasy games into your real life and win at being happy?”


You will say, “that’s fantasy you’re talking about reality, there’s a difference.”


I beg your pardon, there is no difference in your fantasy world and the real world except for how your mind perceives them to be.


You have proven without a doubt you have what it take to create continuous happiness in your life by showcasing your skills and mindset in these online fantasy games.


All that you need to do now is have the confidence and courage to break out of the comfort zone you now reside in and set yourself free of all the worry, doubt, and fear you have been living with up until now.


You have already entered the portal to happiness by reading this.


So, now you have a choice.


Either turn and run back to your comfort zone locking the door behind you or press forward and learn the laws, principles, strategies, and rules of happiness that will set you free forever.


Awaken the Champion within you and join me in the Portal to Happiness NOW!
Keep On Smiling,