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Feeling​ productive

The relative paucity of posts on the blog this week has been squarely down to the workload in my ‘day job’. Running your own business can be great, but it also has its downsides.

This week, my new business website went live. But this meant hours and hours of checking details, doing some content updating, selecting images, approving brochure copy and generally getting stuck into the detail.

And, as anyone who knows me in real life will tell you, detail often isn’t my thing.

So, in a word, this week has been exhausting. Because on top of the website launch, we had a new episode of the podcast go live, I had client meetings, planning for 2019, a ton of writing to do and two brand new workshops for a new client.

My one saving grace has been the absence of any business travel this week. Though I have started to book 2019’s various trips around the country and beyond.

Thankfully, everything went off without a hitch – both the new website and the workshops. But now that it’s Friday morning, I’m definitely feeling all the hard work and its impact.

Yesterday’s website launch was a great experience. Despite catching a couple of errors within minutes of go-live (which I updated immediately), I was really proud of the new ‘shop window’ of my business and have had nothing but positive feedback. There’s always a little hesitation on my part before sharing something like that – you wonder if it’s going to be a flop or even just a little bit underwhelming. There’s a certain vulnerability in saying ‘look what I made!’.

And this week’s podcast seems to have gone down well too, based on comments I’ve seen on social media. I think it touched a nerve with a lot of listeners, as it’s all about how to survive business travel!

Weirdly enough, I’ve been waking up naturally, even before my alarm this week. Sometimes before 5am. This morning, it was 5:30am and so I’ve ready managed to get several things off my task list completed.

I’m sort of taking a half-day today – to go and meet a colleague with whom I’m running a new postgraduate coaching course at University in 2019. I’m sure it’ll end in a couple of well-deserved pints. And then I have our ‘residents’ party’ in the pub next to our apartment building.

I think I’ll literally show my face at that, to buy a drink for one of the concierge team who is particularly friendly and helpful. I’m not feeling particularly well disposed to some of my neighbours, given their inability to follow simple pro-social rules we’ve all agreed to.

But with early starts comes early finishes, so it won’t be a late night.

At least, that’s the plan.

I have a sort of mental backlog of things I want to write about here, including my new iPad Mini (yes!) and what’s been going on with Tumblr this week. But it’ll have to wait for another time. I need to get moving…

(Photo by Courtney Corlew on Unsplash)

2 comments on “Feeling​ productive

  1. Well done on the launch of the website!

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    • Thanks Jonathan – still doing a bit of tidying up this morning, but I’m loving the improvements! Now to win more business for 2019 to recoup that investment…

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