#320: The Resilient Mindset—What It Takes to Thrive in the Face of AI and Economic Uncertainty

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

–Maya Angelou

Worried about the threat of AI on your writing business? Anxious about a possible recession and its impact on your income?

You’re not alone. There’s enough happening in the world to keep everyone up at night. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 30-year career is that how you respond to the current and potential challenges will determine how well you come out on the other end.

In this episode, I discuss the four different scenarios you might be in right now, and what each of them asks of you. I then lay out three high-level strategies for shoring up your business and becoming stronger, better and more resilient.

The notes that follow are a very basic, unedited summary of the show. There’s a lot more detail in the audio version. You can listen to the show using the audio player below. Or you can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts.

[00:04:18] “Mastering Business Resilience: A Four-Quadrant Approach”

[00:06:46] “Thrive or Survive: The Bottom Right Quadrant”

[00:14:47] “Maximize Your Networking in Just 15 Minutes”

[00:17:17] “Expanding Your Client Base Beyond Higher Ed Market”

[00:22:36] “Investing in Your Team During Tough Times”

[00:30:36] “Shift from Freelancer to Consultant for Success”

[00:35:04] “Building Authority During Business Downturns: Tips”

[00:38:25] “Maximizing Revenue Potential Through Diversified Offerings”

[00:43:09] “Unlock Your Future Self’s Wisdom Today”

[00:50:16] “Overcoming Fear: A Story of Creative Triumph”



By the way… whenever you’re ready, here are 3 ways I can help you grow your freelance business:

  1. Grab a free copy of my book.

    It’s called Earn More in Less Time: The Proven Mindset, Strategies and Actions to Prosper as a Freelance Writer. The title says it all. 😉 — Click Here
  2. Join my implementation program and be a case study.

I’m putting together a new implementation group this month. If you’re earning $5k+/month (or the part-time equivalent) from your freelance business … and you’d like to grow your income quickly with better clients … just email me at [email protected]

  1. Work with me privately.

If you’re a 6-figure writer who’s trying to earn more in less time, with less stress, I might be able to help you get there faster than you think. Just email me at [email protected] and put “Breakthrough” in the subject line, and I’ll get back to you with more details.