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I am not an
entrepreneur
Tanja de Bie -van Leeuwen
reality?
Image: vanityfair.com
“…reality is the state of things
as they actually exist…”
reality?
I am not an
entrepreneur
Tanja de Bie -van Leeuwen
freelance
designer
freelance

designer
Working for clients and
they compensate me
for my time.
Working for clients and
they compensate me
for my time.
a trade
freelance

designer
Core business: 

selling time boxed units
of skills & knowledge.
freelance

designer
Core business: 

selling time boxed units
of skills & knowledge.
the only asset: me!
… ?
freelance

designer
A high paid, high quality,
flexible employee…
with a different 

legal status.
freelance

designer
…you never think it will
happen to you…
avoidance
overdue maintenance
limited perspective
now “someday”
limited

perspective
…you never think it will
happen to you…
yes, 2!
don’t rely on trading time
stop the madness
pauze and reflect
help others
my final

thoughts
I am not an
entrepreneur, yet!
daa.gs/LI-group
I am not an
entrepreneur, yet!
join me!
Thank you for listening,
you are awesome. I hope
know that!
Tanja de Bie - van Leeuwen
ihavesomanyideas.com
@tanjadebie
I'm not an entrepreneur (my view on the reality of freelancing)
I'm not an entrepreneur (my view on the reality of freelancing)
I'm not an entrepreneur (my view on the reality of freelancing)
I'm not an entrepreneur (my view on the reality of freelancing)
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I'm not an entrepreneur (my view on the reality of freelancing)

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For the Utrecht chapter of Creative Mornings I shared a personal story on how my perspective on reality limited me as a person and in my business by low-balling myself and not thinking about the long term effects of only doing client work by the hour.

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I'm not an entrepreneur (my view on the reality of freelancing)

  1. 1. I am not an entrepreneur Tanja de Bie -van Leeuwen
  2. 2. reality? Image: vanityfair.com
  3. 3. “…reality is the state of things as they actually exist…” reality?
  4. 4. I am not an entrepreneur Tanja de Bie -van Leeuwen
  5. 5. freelance designer
  6. 6. freelance
 designer Working for clients and they compensate me for my time.
  7. 7. Working for clients and they compensate me for my time. a trade freelance
 designer
  8. 8. Core business: 
 selling time boxed units of skills & knowledge. freelance
 designer
  9. 9. Core business: 
 selling time boxed units of skills & knowledge. the only asset: me! … ? freelance
 designer
  10. 10. A high paid, high quality, flexible employee… with a different 
 legal status. freelance
 designer
  11. 11. …you never think it will happen to you…
  12. 12. avoidance overdue maintenance limited perspective
  13. 13. now “someday” limited
 perspective
  14. 14. …you never think it will happen to you…
  15. 15. yes, 2!
  16. 16. don’t rely on trading time stop the madness pauze and reflect help others my final
 thoughts
  17. 17. I am not an entrepreneur, yet!
  18. 18. daa.gs/LI-group I am not an entrepreneur, yet! join me!
  19. 19. Thank you for listening, you are awesome. I hope know that! Tanja de Bie - van Leeuwen ihavesomanyideas.com @tanjadebie

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