Jumping in the Deep End

As we begin a new year, many of us are striving to do something new, do something better, do something different. At OnFrontiers, we’re embracing that same spirit of possibility and growth by launching a series of new expert-focused features in the coming months, including these professional development blog posts. 

Some posts will be helpful to your knowledge work success, others may not, but we appreciate your feedback all the same.


Do you remember when you first jumped into a deep swimming pool (or large body of water) without assistance? If you were anything like me, you faced a conflicted mix of trepidation – heart palpitations, shaky knees, dizziness – and simultaneous excitement. It was terrifying because it was possible.

Often, starting a freelance venture or an individual consulting shop can feel like a giant plunge into the unknown. As an entrepreneur myself, I have experienced that same unpleasant feeling time and time again. Our journey at OnFrontiers has been filled with dozens of these small leaps of faith, and we’ve been fortunate to engage with thousands of global subject matter experts, many of whom are seeking the opportunity to share their experience and knowledge independently.

That first step towards entrepreneurship can be one of the most exasperating, particularly if we don’t have a clear idea of where to go next. I recently listened to an episode of Brené Brown’s Unlocking Us Podcast, and her guest, Priya Parker, mentioned a refreshingly simple pair of prompts that can help figure out how to build momentum towards your business endeavors.

  • Where is the need?
  • How can I help?

Each one of our experts has amassed years of experience in their respective fields, and simply by registering with OnFrontiers, you have shown a willingness to share those insights with others. Focusing on who needs to hear them, and what specifically you can contribute will only strengthen your foundation.

Whether you’re simply seeking the occasional freelance opportunity, or are looking to build your own brand, taking that first step can be challenging. At OnFrontiers, we’re ready to jump in the deep end with you.