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It’s January, so many of us will be feeling the New Year blues after winding down for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years. It takes a while to jump back into the work-life routine, especially for a Contractor, as this typically means that you’re required to be a self-motivator as you’re your own boss.

The beginning of 2018 is when seeking for motivation feels like an arduous task, for both the employed and the self-employed. We’ve gathered some inspirational quotes which we think every contractor and freelancer should live by – it’s the motivational fuel you need to ride through January.

Whilst scrolling through our newsfeed through our newly launched Instagram page, (follow – @gorillaaccounting), we stumbled upon some words of wisdom which will help get you through January.


Freelance Wisdom, better known as ‘Creative Lady Collective’ dishes out some notable inspiration, advice and encouragement for creative female freelancers. This is one to note which was said by Audrey Elise, a freelance independent designer.

“Everyone in every level of business, in every industry has things that don’t go as planned. As long as you accept it, roll with it and learn from it, you’re doing okay.”

The Freelancer Co Magazine uses their Instagram to share what powers the Gig Economy, ‘one sticky note at a time’. This one is one of our favourites because ittakes a back-to-basics approach – you learnt the skill, you learnt to sell the skill and you learnt to live off the skill.

“Give me a fish and I’ll eat it, but if you teach me how to use the boat and fishing net, I could feed myself and start a fishing business.”


This one is from Brian Chesky, Co-Founder and CEO of Airbnb, as posted by Entrepreneur. He began with a modest idea at his drawing room table with the intention to solve a problem, to becoming one of the largest participants in the sharing economy.

“Instead of solving high-profile problems, try to solve something that’s deeply personal to you. Ideally, if you’re an ordinary person and you’ve just solved your problem, you might have solved the problem for millions of people.”

As a gig economy worker, you typically ride alone which means setting your own routine, scheduling time off work according to your own calendar and picking and choosing contracts according to your appetite. As well as a self-starter, you’re a self-motivator which is a powerful tool in the working world.

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Gorilla Accounting is a specialist accountancy provider for Contractors and Freelancer across the UK, if you’re interested in what we have on offer, feel free to get in touch.