Make time for the things that are important to you, but don’t let the less-fun important things slip away. Schedule wisely to find a balance.
Practice talking about what you do so that you can be more confident in networking situations.
Make sure your portfolio reflects the kind of work you want to attract. Expand your network both locally and internationally in order to get more clients eyes across your site, and have a clearly defined niche so that they’ll know you’re the right person for the job.
Publishing content like videos or blog posts regularly is great not only for building your audience and reputation in order to be invited to speak at events, but also for play! You can use content creation as an excuse to do something a little different to what you normally do in your regular work.