Sunday 11th April 2021
I have often moaned on the podcast that I no longer enjoy being a freelance software developer. On reflection recently, I felt this was unfair. I enjoy 80% of what I do, it was just the 20% of my work that was making me unhappy.
I decided that I was going to keep the freelancing clients that made me happy - keeping the clients that I liked working with and where I enjoyed the coding side of their projects. I decided I would stop working for any clients that either added stress, made me unhappy or the coding side just didn't bring me joy.
This resulted in me dropping around 20% of my current client base.
You wouldn't believe what happened. My productivity went through the roof, I started getting up earlier to start work and working later. I wasn't tired anymore and any ill feeling about Monday's went away very quickly. Because I was working more efficiently and turning around solutions for my existing clients, they sent me more work. Even though I had less clients, I was now busier than before.
Let's head over to the numbers for March:
|Portfolio Summary (as at 31st March 2021)|
|Portfolio Capital Gain + Income||€3,611.70|
|Monthly Portfolio Growth Report|
|Capital Gain + Dividend Income from Equities||€3,116.71|
|Real Estate Income||€76.34|
|Peer to Peer Lending Income||€4.99|
|Cryptocurrency Capital Gain||€413.66|
The table below shows the breakdown of my portfolio into the various asset classes:
|Portfolio Asset Breakdown (as at 31st March 2021)|
|Peer to Peer Lending||€1,280.30||0.89%|