For the first time in a few weeks I am not going to work all day Saturday and Sunday!
Instead I am going to turn my computer off and have some time to relax and spend time with friends. The last couple of weeks have been particularly stressful and busy with lots of client projects to get through and lots of small (and sometimes large bumps) in the road.
Having your own business is always a challenge especially when things get busy and you have to start working 12 hour days seven days a week just to do the stuff you were supposed to have done a month ago.
When you finish one thing off of your to do list you always know there is more to do, and invariably you end up prioritising the priorities themselves.
I tend to try and group things into client deliverables that need to be done first, then the tactical stuff that needs to be done and then when I have time the more strategic stuff.
The problem is though that if you have lofty goals you have to consistently work on the strategic stuff and make sure your tactics are moving you forward to achieve these goals.
But there is a catch, the more day to day client work you have the less time you actually have to be strategic and so you end up being reactive in business rather than proactive.
One of the biggest thing I have learned from starting a small business from scratch is that it always takes three times as much money, effort and time!
Anyway enough of my thoughts on business and off the computer will go!
The sun is shining and the puppy is barking at the boy for some attention.