These are the opening lines of Eminem’s song, Lose Yourself. You can watch the video of this song below. As you will see, I chose a version that includes the lyrics, so you can read along as he raps.
I don’t listen to a lot of rap, but when I like it, I like it a lot. For me, good rap is poetry turned up loud.
In this song, Eminem talks about how sometimes life hands you an opportunity that is within your grasp now…but will be gone tomorrow.
As a freelancer, you’ll experience these opportunities.
Maybe you’ll be asked to take on a last-minute project with a seemingly impossible deadline.
Or you’ll be asked to have lunch with a great prospect on a day when you had other things planned.
Or you’ll be asked to give a talk to a group, large or small …and you have never done any public speaking before…and you are terrified by the prospect.
Any one of these opportunities may not be enough to transform your life, but the culmination of saying yes to every opportunity can transform your freelance business.
I could just say, “Seize the moment”.
But Eminem says it better.
About the author: Nick Usborne is an online writer, copywriter, author and coach. Read more…