What are the things that really trouble you as a business person?
Are they like my challenges…sometimes it seems there’s not enough money, not enough time, boring work, or just not knowing where to go to find necessary resources. And I have a few odd-ball challenges as well:
- There’s no cat on my lap or in the basket next to me. You may consider that an odd challenge, but as a writer, I do a lot of work at home, and I am the first to admit, I get inspiration from the bundles of fur and purrrrrr that normally supervise my every move. If they’re not around, I feel bereft, lonely, and sometimes idea-less.
- My coffee cup moves. I don’t know how it happens, but one moment it can be right beside me, where it belongs, and the next…even though I have absolutely no recollection of putting it anywhere else…it’s gone. I get up, go to the kitchen, wander the house, and sometimes it won’t show up for days. If I ever catch the “coffee cup thief” I’ll have a word or two to say to them!
- The heat goes up and down. Yes, I have a thermostat. I leave it set at 68 degrees. Yet somehow, one minute I am freezing, and then 5 minutes later, I’m cooked. I tell myself that it’s because I get so excited about a new communication idea or topic for one of my clients that I get all heated up, and then as the excitement of the moment dies, my temperature drops. My doctor thinks I’m nuts. Oh, she doesn’t come right out and tell me that…but she has this “look.”
I know, these odd-ball things seem quite trivial. And sometimes they are. But sometimes they are absolutely THE most important thing there is, and I can’t possibly get to the real worrisome stuff until I resolve one of these little problems.
Then, of course, there is what I consider the big stuff. Like how to make more money when I want to. How to create time. And how to have fun while I’m working. I have to say, though, sometimes the big stuff seems easier. No, I haven’t found the perfect system yet, but I have discovered a few secrets to meeting some of these major challenges: Continue reading