Weekly check-in #5

This is the third time I’ve tried writing this post. It seems that I can’t produce reflection on demand, so to save confusion and embarrassment at all the late posts, the Friday Check-in will now be known as the Weekly Check-in.

The hard stuff

This post doesn’t want to be written

What is with that? Some times I can write fluidly and other times I’m just staring at the screen (or the paper) and the neurons just aren’t firing. *pauses to do some shiva nata*. Ok, I guess sometimes I just won’t be in the mood to write. I can deal with that.

The good stuff

The business idea is evolving!

So before my business idea was to help tiny businesses automate the non-fun parts of their business. That’s ok, but I came up with an idea that’s an even better match for my skills.

Project management

Project management sounds boring, so I definitely need a new name for this one. My aim is to help tiny businesses (the same guys as before) launch a project that’s bigger than anything they’ve done before. Awesome-big, but also scary-big. I’ve had some experience with project management at uni and my brain naturally likes to organise and plan such things. The big thing though is that I love working towards the completion of a grand vision, and if I can help ittybizzes towards theirs, all the better. :)

To start with, I’m offering free half-hour accountability meetings for business owners who are just starting their business. Great practice for me, and I’ll be providing a useful service at the same time.

If this is you (you’re starting a one or two-person business) and you’d like to take me up on the offer, shoot me an email and we’ll work out a time. We’ll have a weekly chat to reflect on the previous week, look at some ways to improve and plan some goals for the following week. If you’re just starting out and you’re not making as much progress as you’d like, this could be just what you need to stay on track and work through any problems that come up.

Quitting my job

I’m not sure whether this one belongs under ‘hard’ or ‘good’, so this might be a bit of a mish-mash. Here goes.

So I quit my job this week. In some ways this is a huge thing (seeing how stuck I was feeling in the job) but for some reason it feels small, like it was just another step I knew I would take. NEIS has made it a whole lot easier, and I’d be panicking right now if I didn’t have the income support as a safety net.

Money is still going to be a challenge though, until I start bringing in some income from the business. Until I do, I’ll be surviving on less than half my current income, backed up by the money I saved since I started the job last July.

This change, and what it will mean, is still settling in. I’m sure that I’ll write about it more as I go.

That’s all for now.

Hope you have a wonderful week! Feel free to tell us about your own week in the comments.

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