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We are Everyday People

Why?

The big question, why would I invest my time and money? Here it is in a nutshell.


The purpose of Everyday People is to support Yorkshire-based freelancers and small businesses. I genuinely admire and want to help those with the tenacity to work for themselves so that together we can enjoy gratification and accomplishment in our careers while giving us the freedom to pursue joy and fulfilment in all aspects of our lives.


Where does the name Everyday People come from?

The essence behind Everyday People is my desire to work alongside good people, when I say, “Good People”, I don’t just mean those who are great at what they do, but those who actually care about you and your business.

After a glass of wine or two I came up with the working title “Good Peoples”, but in the end, I named it after the song. The meaning behind the lyrics resonate with me - intrinsically they are saying let’s be nice people, folks. I’ve always preferred the Sly and the Family Stone version, though I still play Arrested Development’s version now and then.


How do I do it?

  • ◊ Work with people with similar values and beliefs.
  • ◊ Instill trust.
  • ◊ Try to understand the viewpoint of others.
  • ◊ Learn from, and enjoy the company of everyone I have the pleasure of meeting.
  • ◊ Always do the right thing.

So what do I value?

  • ◊ People who truthfully tell you, you don’t need a service despite it losing them money.
  • ◊ Mastery. Fortunately, I get to witness this in many forms daily.
  • ◊ Hard work, determintaion & resilience. You know, the type of person you’d want to be with if stranded on a remote island.
  • ◊ Humility. Some of the best developers have the most unassuming websites.
  • ◊ People who enjoy to laugh as much as I do.

If only I knew back then what I know now

As far back as I can remember I’ve always admired those who ran their own business, but it didn’t enter my mind that I could actually start my own business. I fell into it in my thirties and despite often-long hours and the inevitable ups and downs not once have I regretted it. If I can contribute even in a tiny way to the lives of the amazing people with the courage, dedication and mastery it takes to be self-employed, that would make me happy!


If you’d like to know a little more about Everyday People, get in touch or read our How We Work page.

If you have any questions I’d be more than happy to give you a call or get a coffee.

 

Sam




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