It’s been said before, but we’ll say it again: Art imitates life. Here are some famous TV and movie quotes that seem to capture freelance-life perfectly. So make some popcorn, turn off the lights and hit play!
“A liger… it’s pretty much my favorite animal. It’s like a lion and a tiger mixed – bred for its skills in magic.” – Napoleon Dynamite
Freelancers are a rare breed. They can switch seamlessly between different clients and adjust to any corporate environment. They’re also bred for magic. It’s a fact.
“Take car. Go to Mum’s. Kill Phil. (Sorry). Grab Liz. Go to the Winchester. Have a nice cold pint. Wait for all this to blow over.” – Shaun of the Dead.
Freelancers are superheroes when it comes to scheduling. While most days don’t include killing Phil, a nice cold pint at the end of the week sounds like a great plan!
“Is that everything? It seemed like he said quite a bit more than that.” – Lost in Translation
We’ve all been there; You receive a four-word email at 9pm on a Friday night from a client’s iPhone and you’re left wondering what on earth they meant by, ‘Great – send over eft ponne, saturday’…
“Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.” – Ron Swanson
Wise words, Ron. It’s important to take on just the right amount of work as a freelancer and not stretch yourself too thin. Quality is better than quantity. Listen to Ron, he can whittle a toothpick into a canoe.
“I hate disappointing even one person, and I really hate disappointing everyone, but I love Burlington Coat Factory.” – Michael Scott, The Office
After you’ve spent all that time trying to please your clients and make those deadlines, it’s important to spend some time on yourself. It might not be at the Burlington Coat Factory, but wherever it is, splurge!
“Suit Up” – Barney, How I Met Your Mother
Simple and timeless. Whether you’re throwing on some nice slacks and heading to the local Coffee Bean, or slipping on a tailored three-piece suit before strutting into a high-rise, freelancers know how to SUIT UP!
“Powerpoint. Powerpoint. Powerpoint.” – Michael Scott, The Office
Whether you’re PowerPointing or power-pointing, a freelancer does it with class and conviction.