We are all in the same mind frame at this time of the year. We are all taking stock of how we did in the year that was and how we shall do things differently. Here is what
we went through the year that was 2014.
Sending: proposals to everyone and anyone. In retrospect maybe vetting some of the companies I approached would have been the smart thing to do. Not every company is an ideal client.
Frustrated: over the silence that came after the proposals. Many times proposals were lost in organizations’ bureaucratic chain. The decision makers never got to see it. Plus, there was confusion on who to put pressure on and how much pressure you can actually put before you are labelled aggressive.
Learning: how to find a balance between working hard and smart. You do not need to necessarily work hard all the time.
Learning 1: Consistency pays off. After banging on a brick wall over and over and over again eventually it will give way.
Elated: that we were able to set up machines. The biggest accomplishment thus far.
Waiting: For the business to be finally able to pay me. I am getting really tired of been a starving entrepreneur. Something’s got to give next year.
Relieved: That we are almost at financial break even. Well…. Not almost but we are getting there.
Thrilled: at how women are responding to the service. Many have a “why was this never here in the first place” moment which I absolutely love
Humbled: by the genuine support of all the people who have directly and indirectly support Inteco.
Anxious: about how I will be able to implement all the ideas I have for this company.
Reading: Growth and diversification articles and papers. It is quite an interesting topic especially service growth and diversification.
Wishing: that it wasn’t always an uphill battle trying to convenience institutions that the business is viable. Is there something I’m missing?
Weighing: the pros and cons of not seeking employment. Can I do both or will I be a Jack of all trades but a master at none?
Struggling: with posting articles on time. I get overwhelmed or I honestly don’t have the writing mojo at that particular time.
Struggling 1: with basic accounting. Keeping books is so confusing if not done religiously.
Hitting: the ground running. New things always excite me and I can not wait to just start right away.
Feeling: very blessed at the opportunities that came this year and all the learning experiences.
Until next time