Fruit

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

by Silumesii Maboshe

I have immense admiration for people who make their livelihood from their environment be it land or water. Subsistence farmers and fishermen understand, intimately, what it means to reap and to sow in season. Their lives depend on that delicate balance. Overzealousness on either end of that balance could cost them their lives in the immediate but also have repercussions to those who would come after them. They understand “enough”.

Does enough apply to freelancers and small business owners? I sure hope so.

This post marks the beginning of a series of posts on fruit. I am taking inspiration from Galatians 5:22-23 and the kind advice of Sameer Vasta. Sameer is a fantastic writer and challenged me to put who I am in to what I write. It is going to be hard that is for sure but I do hope you’ll stick around for the discovery.

How do freelancers and small business owners bear fruit? Can we do so and be profitable while at the same time being mindful of enough?