But despite being busy, the time has come that I cannot survive with a couple of 'nice little jobs'' any more. Business is tough right now. In fact I'd say that the past 6 weeks or so have been the toughest I've seen and I'm hearing that from everyone
So I have been quietly sourcing other work, and looking at how I can increase my income without increasing the hours I work too dramatically. No easy task. But I am delighted to have found a couple more good potential clients and this is spurring me on.
I am exceptionally proud of my other big achievement this week though - I have built, pretty much from the bottom up (although using a template....) a website for my consultancy. have a look here!
This is the second website I have done this year (the other one is here!) and there is huge satisfaction in it for me, even though I am not, by nature, a detail kind of person. Writing the content is my favourite bit - and working out how to get everything in the right place and correctly formatted is certainly my least favourite.
It's a good skill to have though I think, and another 'string to my bow'. I am carefully looking at each of my skills and working out how best I can utilise them. .
The biggest challenge for me is actually putting into practice the advice I give my own clients! I can happily tell others to plan, to be judicious, to evaluate, to take advice, to be impartial, to focus on the things that are the simplest - all that great advice! - but it is way way harder applying it to myself.
Perhaps I need a coach?