Mechelle Carpio is a full-time freelancer. She offers her Shopify development expertise to foreign E-commerce store owners and helps them boost their sale conversions.
When she asked me to help her fix her workaholism, we were able to get to the heart of why she was doing it in the first place. We brought the core problem into light and she was able to learn how to decrease her working hours without having to lose income and sacrifice her health. We decided to focus on reducing her time doing client work.
We were able to reduce her work hours by 62.20% within 7 days, without having to make sudden changes in her habits. Oh and she got enough time to become a Tribe Leader, helping other freelancers who are just starting out by providing her support and guidance.
"I have a tendency to be a perfectionist, and I want to work long hours because I want to hit my income goal, but I work more than 10 hours every day, including weekends."
She is a newbie in the freelancing industry, with less than 1 year of experience. Nevertheless, she consistently books clients and has already hit her first 6-figure month. However, she has a tendency to overwork, and she was prioritizing work over everything else, including sleep and healthy eating habits. She was starting to burn out.
She says, "I know I work too much but I don't understand why, either. So I don't know how to stop."
Mechelle wasn't sure how to even start. So when she was referred to get on a call with me by a previous client, she booked a call to try and find out what she can do about her problem.
"I want to be a successful freelancer."
During the call we were able to uncover what was making her overwork so much, but at the same time, she didn't know how to possibly stop it because it's been ingrained in her system for so long.
I decided to give her a simple goal and way to understand exactly how much time she spends doing client work and a simple goal she needs to hit each day. This set-up was intended to set-up an easy, doable way of tracking her progress and at the same time, give her clear, easily achievable goals in the fastest time possible.
"Hindi na patagalan per client"
After only 7 days, we've reduced her working hours by 62.20% and she's become much more well-rested.
Mechelle has also become a Tribe Leader because of the additional time this has given her, and she now gives herself enough time to rest without sacrificing the quality of her work.