Reason #25,790,864 to go freelance is team-building exercises.
[collective groan] One of my poor readers* was telling me about having to undergo this extreme indignity. Something about Mexican food and bachelorette parties, it’s all very confusing, but excruciating any way that you look at it.
The freelancer could do with a little team-building now and again. But team-building doesn’t have to involve karaoke (true story), group hugs (fictional), or binge drinking (true story). Maybe you can take your tax accountant out to coffee to discuss this year’s deductions. Maybe you can send a friendly email to one of your clients in a blatant attempt for more work.
Find some other freelancers and spend an hour over beers grousing about your jobs and lack thereof. Read your blogs. Walk the dog, he’s the closest thing you have to a colleague, well according to him anyway.
What do you (or will you) miss the least about the cube?
*Reader, feel free to report on the horrors.