Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Plugging Back In

Time to get back into the mix. It can be hard after vacation. Got to try and ease back in, still jetlagged, plus the month will be pretty bonkers, with approximately 30-40K in billings to be performed. This week will be the only opportunity for normality.

Managed to turn off work for the most part, I think I worked maybe a half hour or hour everyday. Not too bad. We had a lot of fun, most of which I documented on my personal blog. Highlight of the trip had to be meeting Wayne Newton after a very campy old school Vegas show.

Over the weekend, had a client get a sectional cover story in a major mid-west newspaper. It was pretty cool. Hopefully, more will come along.

So it’s back to building, pitching and promoting. One task this week is resolving completion of work for a client that I decided to part ways with at the end of the year. Lack of profitability, plus real teeth grinding work were the primary reasons. I have other less than profitable accounts, but they are fun, so in their own right they offer fulfillment. But without the fun factor… That’s the great thing about owning your own business: You can choose the types of accounts to keep, and which ones to pass on.

I look forward to rolling out a new version of this blog in the next couple of weeks. The journal will be rolled over to my website with a template to match current branding.

Also in the cards, scaling up and moving into offices, as well as the hiring of #2 (whomever that may be). These steps need to be taken, but on a measured pace so the company is not affected long term. At the same time, I don’t won’t to stymie the company with overly prudent behavior. A key meeting with the accountant next week will help things along.

OK, here’s Monday’s quotes, a day late due to the New Year:

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.”
-Anthony Robbins

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”

“There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.”
-Charles Caleb Colton


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