When I grow up, I want to be like Kaleigh.
How couldn’t I want to get to a stage where I take on just enough work and have plenty time for walking my (future) dog?
Precious good boy alert! ? pic.twitter.com/AR5W4IdgN2
— Kaleigh Moore (@kaleighf) February 22, 2019
(Just to clarify, this is Kaleigh’s dog but he’s everything a good, good boy can be and more!)
There’s a long list of reasons that make Kaleigh a role model for so many freelancers and communication specialists. Here’s just one example.
Understand how you work so you can improve your flow
Before talking to Kaleigh, I’d already learned a bunch of practical things from her about how to be a better, more professional freelancer. Listening to the Creative Class podcast, which she does with my previous podcast guest, Paul Jarvis, was incredibly helpful in setting appropriate expectations about this new way of working.
And it’s not just the podcast. My friends who took the Creative Class course swear by this experience and highlight how truly helpful it was for levelling up their freelancing game.
That’s because on top of being a highly sought-after writer for SaaS and e-commerce, Kaleigh is also a great teacher. Her deep focus on structure, prioritization, and building self-awareness are the key ingredients that she uses to make her life more rewarding and enjoyable.
We talked in depth about her process and how she developed with intent, fine tuning it over the years. Kaleigh also shared her daily routine, what she does to manager her work effectively and how she made improving it a daily habit.
We discussed how she makes decisions now and how she moved from making impulsive choices to a more analytical and systematic approach (spoiler alert: it doesn’t come naturally). This echoed my own experience from the past years which got me excited to compare experiences and explore similarities and differences.
Kaleigh mentioned how important it is to have people around you who can nudge you to look at the big picture. Being a freelancer can get lonely, so having a few close friends who do the same work plays a huge beneficial role.
The entire conversation is packed with Kaleigh’s wisdom and her practical tips that come from personal experience.
I had a blast interviewing her about how she manages to achieve so much while keeping her business flexible and adapted to her needs. On top of that, the way she helps others shine and build a career and life they love is inspiring!
You can hear it in my voice and I suspect Kaleigh enjoyed doing it too. 🙂
Just podcast recorded with @AndraZaharia and she had some really thoughtful, interesting questions. Excited to share this! Always appreciate interviews where it’s clear the other person did some research beforehand.
— Kaleigh Moore (@kaleighf) January 29, 2019
I hope you’ll enjoy the episode and get a valuable perspective on how you can improve your work and build a more rewarding life no matter if you’re a freelancer or not. Kaleigh’s wisdom and personal examples work for anyone who wants to live more meaningfully.
Resources mentioned in the podcast:
- Kaleigh’s website
- Kaleigh’s Twitter profile
- Kaleigh’s newsletter
- Her year in review articles: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
- 15+ reusable ideas to find copywriting clients who pay well
- This approach to “empathy in marketing” makes your page 10x more effective
- 7 Novels That Changed the Way I Think, View Life, and Understand People
- Recap: Five Years Of Full-Time Freelance Writing
- How Can Freelancers Build Better Onboarding Processes?
- Building Confidence As A Freelancer & Beating Imposter Syndrome
- Her AMA on GrowthHackers
- More about her from Kaleigh herself
- The Creative Class podcast
- Why I’m co-hosting my first small retreat
- Paul Jarvis – Company of One
- Jason Fried – It doesn’t have to be crazy at work
- Michael Pollan – How to Change Your Mind