203. Overwhelmed with starting? Don’t let these three things hold you back!

203. Overwhelmed with starting? Don’t let these three things hold you back!


EPISODE 203 SHOW NOTES: Getting Started with Freelance Business


Are you feeling overwhelmed with starting your freelance business? Today I am going to be taking about the three things that might be holding you back and what you can do about them! 

First of all before we dive into these, look at your day-to-day life and responsibilities. Is there something that is not a priority right now? Can you shift responsibilities or delegate certain tasks to someone else in order to focus on your freelancing business right now? What are those things that you can take off of your plate – even just short-term – in order to build your business?

The three common scenarios that I see and help the students in the Live Free Academy with are:

1. There is so much to do. I will never get it all done!

Don’t worry about what is coming up later. Focus on the here and now. Focus on what needs to get done today. If you are in the Live Free Academy, focus on one step in the course at a time. Don’t worry about the next until you get through the step you are on. 

2. I need to do this, and this, and this AKA Shiny Object Syndrome

You may be feeling like you need to do it all in order to have a successful business. You may hear that you need this tool or this social media strategy and it may feel overwhelming. Focus on getting your foundation and landing clients – that’s it. You can find all of this information in the Live Free Academy. I break this down into a step-by-step and include so many resources that can help you get that foundation and land those clients!

3. I can’t do anything until I get it just right AKA Imposter and Perfectionist Syndrome

It may feel like you have to have everything perfect in order to start but that is not true. You will pivot and change things as you build your business and that’s ok. Pick one service that you want to focus on right now. Whether that’s Virtual Assistant, Social Media manager, Podcast Manager, or something else – pick one and start! The only way that you will know what you like or not is to start.

I hope today’s episode was helpful with helping you with that overwhelm. Let me know what you thought of this episode on Instagram: @micala.quinn! Can’t wait to hear from you!



In this episode, we cover:

  • The three common scenarios I see causing overwhelm when first starting out freelancing which include:
    • So much to do. I can’t get it all done!
    • Shiny Object Syndrome
    • Imposter and Perfectionist Syndrome
    • & The tips to help you with all of these scenarios!

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

  • Sign up for the Live Free Academy!
  • Check out episode 199 on reframing the way you think about your current experiences

  • Connect with me on Instagram! @micala.quinn

  • New to the idea of freelancing? Learn more HERE.

  • Loving the show? It would be so helpful if you could write a review HERE! Thank you!

More about the Live Free Podcast with Micala Quinn:

How do I get started? What if I fail? Who will hire me? Is it really possible to create a consistent, full-time income from home?

Welcome to the Live Free Podcast with Micala Quinn where we will be answering these questions PLUS many more! Whether you’re just starting your freelance business (heck even if you don’t know what freelancing is yet) or you’re looking to scale, this podcast will give you tangible business advice along with inspiring interviews to help you create a life and career that works for YOU and YOUR family.

Your host, Micala Quinn, started out teaching high-school English, but when her first child was born, she immediately began searching for something more. She wanted a way to stay-at-home with her daughter (and future babies), but still needed to bring in a full-time income to help support her family. Micala started freelancing, quickly replaced her full-time income, and now helps other moms (like you) get started and grow their freelance business from scratch to 5K and beyond! She believes that being a working mom or a stay-at-home mom no longer needs to be a black and white decision. You CAN have both. On your terms!

Our motto is Mom Strong, Work Smart, and Live Free. Are you in? We’d love for you to join us each Monday, as well as in our Live Free Podcast Facebook community!


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