Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Embrace your inner honey badger

The following video is 100% utterly not safe for work (NSFW), so don't say I didn't warn ya. But amongst the rough language and ewww-disgusting imagery...well, there are a few lessons for freelancers, just as there were in the analogy of "I am MacGyver." I say, embrace your inner honey badger!

Freelancing isn't risk free — it's some pretty rough terrain on which to stake your livelihood. So what's the takeaway from the wacky antics of this lovable little creature?
  • Sometimes, you've got to be a bad***, whether it's chasing away jackals or digging into a bee's nest.
  • Once in a while, you're going to do all the digging, and some other creature will benefit unfairly from the fruits of your labors. "Thanks for the web content, Stupid!"
  • You need to have broad shoulders, and thick skin helps, too.
  • Don't give a s*** about being bitten by the occasional cobra. Take a nap and get back to work.


  1. Haha. Honey badger is the perfect role model for freelancers.

  2. LOVE the nastyass honey badger! LOL

    Great parallel, Jake. I'll be hearing your advice in Richard's voice all day. :) "Honey badger don't give a shit - it just takes what it wants." LOL!!

  3. Glad you enjoyed it, Lori. Someday maybe Randall could do a video on freelancerus Americanus!

  4. Besides, if it's too easy, it's probably not worth it. At least after the bee stings and the cobra bites and all the rest, you know you've accomplished something! ;)