WELCOME TO THE FREELANCER DAD
DAD ON A MISSION
When I become a dad I still couldn’t believe it (after 11 months It still feels surreal) because it happened so fast. My wife and I were in an 8-month consultation with her pediatrician thinking it will be like any other previous consult checkup, only to hear from the doctor that she is 3cm dilated and could be giving birth in the next few hours. WHAT!? I had a tennis match scheduled in an hour but instead of being on the court, I found myself in the hospital labor ward.
I had to learn really fast (thanks Google and YouTube) and I promised myself and my wife that I will the best dad I know how to be and support our family without fear of being short on finances.
Although self-employment is what I’m familiar with, being a dad is completely new to me. This is why Freelancer Dad was born, not just to give out advice, but to seek and understand it myself through daily practice (while making many mistakes along the way).
I know exactly how you feel As a Self Employed Dad Working From Home…
You're frustrated with working long hours to meet deadlines and fix problems or queries.
You're frustrated with a lack of focus and constant interruptions.
You're frustrated with constantly having to question your own decisions as a family man.
You're frustrated with your day always looking the same and its making you bored.
You're frustrated with having to figure out everything yourself.
You're frustrated with unpredictable finances but cost of living stays the same.
You're frustrated with what can happen in the future and might fear losing it all.
You're frustrated with feelings of loneliness and negative thinking.
Inspired by the greatest wisdom and lessons from history, science, literature and ordinary parents, we’re going to give you real advice and insight for being a great dad. Whether you’re still expecting, knee deep in the terrible twos, grinding through the teenage years or a successful grandparent, we have something you can read every day. That can make you better every day.
WHO I AM
Dad, Husband, and self employed freelance web designer
Chad Prinsloo is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying; The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy;Conspiracy and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into over 30 languages and has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as multiplatinum musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world.
He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two sons.
A DAD IS A DAD
A dad is a dad is a dad whether your kid is two days or twenty years old, whether they become a professional athlete or develop dyslexia, whether they have kids of their own, whether you’re rich or poor, married or single, a birth-, adopted- or step-parent, gay or straight, American or Afghani. Sure, trends shift and cultures evolve, but what it means to be a father at the very core of things is immutable. Just as motherhood does for women, fatherhood connects us to our distant past and to every generation that will come after us.