The world of freelance and virtual teams is here, and boy am I glad to have it. (more…)
As a lover of schedules, you may find it strange to hear that I have a sort of butterfly mind.
When a client comes to me with an amazing idea, I get swept up into it all and help them with all they need, and then realise my schedule is missed.
At least I used to.
Thanks to some productivity tips below, and some determination, I have helped to control my butterfly mind, while also remaining open and reactive so clients feel they can still get in touch with their ideas, while I still get everything done! (more…)
Working from home can be a torturous thing.
It can be full of distractions, loneliness, and long spouts of lack of motivation.
For me, I am now working 5 days a week from my own office. When I used to help my Father with roofing it was such a lovely way to shake up my working week, to get outside, move around and be with another human that wasn’t a computer or social media encounter (or telephone call!). Now it is a little different, and I have had to come up with some ways to prevent distraction and loss of motivation that comes from working at home, on my own. (more…)
I love a good plan, me. You may notice this when/if you start to work with Amethyst – we have a strategy behind all of what we do. Whether it’s our own management of our accounts, which I’ll admit usually get done at the end of the month – cobbler’s shoes come to mind – or that we send our weekly “in our diary” email to all clients who tend to enjoy working on an ad hoc basis. (more…)
You are allowed a holiday! Just because you run your own business does not mean you have to stick to your desk / products every darn day. Stop beating yourself up and ensure you are allowing yourself time away.
For me, it’s been a few long weekends here and there to help me get back into the zone, relax and well, just give myself some me time. There will be a longer holiday this year, thanks to having a better alarm system back in our new home. (more…)
Don’t worry! Coming back to the world of business, especially if you work on your own and from home, can be tough. (more…)