….the reviews are in

June 25th, 2013

At the beginning of the year Ian and I made a pact to spend more time regularly reviewing the needs of our businesses, and setting goals that would hopefully help keep us on track. Anyone who’s self employed will know that it’s important to review what’s working and what isn’t….. although sometimes you can get so caught up with everything that things start to veer off track without you even noticing, and you get sidetracked by all the new shiny opportunities that keep popping up. That’s pretty much what has happened in the past few weeks! Our first review in January went well, and so did the second one in April, and although the next one is due on Monday, we decided to bring it forward to today as we both felt we had started to divert. Spinning plates, and lots of them springs to mind, but trying to focus on keeping them all in the air at the same time really wasn’t doing me any favours! Diverting doesn’t bother me, sometimes that can be good – but trying to multi-task so many things was making me feel scatty, unorganised and generally unfocused. There has been lots going on behind the scenes over the past month or so, we’ve been working on a lot of new projects together, and I’m really excited about the new services we’ll be launching over the coming months…..which is why today we felt the need to sit down and dissect everything. There are things that I reviewed in April, that just lately I’ve started to file under headings like, ‘what the hell was I thinking?’……

…..so after a good brainstorming session, lots of planning, talking and writing, I feel like I’m finally back on track. But I’m also looking forward to seeing where my next set of diversions lead me in 3 months time at my next business review….

Happy Tuesday! :)