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Hello my friends,

Three things to remember when pursuing your freelancing or agency career:

1. Make it fun
2. Be smart about where your money goes
3. Be relentless in both learning and delivering

Until next time,

Matt Downey
@buildyourbridge

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The way we view free time is making us less happy

Some people try to make every hour of leisure perfect, while others hate taking time off altogether. Have we forgotten how to enjoy free time?

Don’t surround yourself with admirers

Befriend people who inspire awe in you.

How to be healthy in a dopamine-seeking culture

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Friday Finds #27

@buildyourbridge

Build Your Bridge is from Matt Downey — an entrepreneur creating content that helps you find better clients, productize your services, and cultivate a thriving creative business.

This week’s featured NFT project is from Lil Nouns DAO

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