Hello, Iâ€™m Matthew Knight - and Iâ€™ve been freelancing for just over two years.
In that time, Iâ€™ve spoken to hundreds of other freelancers, the self-employed, part-time, portfolio, remote and full-time modern workers, as part of the Leapers project - weâ€™re a community which supports the mental health of anyone who works differently.
Choosing to work for yourself is a remarkable endeavour - but letâ€™s not pretend itâ€™s all four-hour-work-weeks, and having 100% control over how you work and where you work - the reality of self-employment is more complex - so we wanted to capture the real stories of going it alone, talking their work, their mental health, and what it takes to work well.
Each week weâ€™ll be asking the simple question â€œhow are you?â€ and taking the time to listen and explore the answer.
Weâ€™d love to hear from anyone who is willing to be open and honest, to share their frank experiences of working for themselves, the highs, the lows, and lots of middle bits. If youâ€™d like to be a guest on the show, nominate someone else, or just keen to listen to the experience of others, find out more at www.leapers.co/podcastÂ - or just subscribe, and youâ€™ll get the first episode when itâ€™s dropped.
Until then, work well.