In line with my previous resolution that I should really, really try to keep weekends completely off – no matter the pressure – I tried just that today. And I was close to blowing it.
I had decided I wanted to promote the live-talk about Robinson, which I’m still confident I can have ready in January as announced on that website.… Read more
Dentist-visits and business-meetings and a generally mixed day with no particular highlights – the ones you are afraid will come to make up a majority of your life. And yet … I was calm, about this and other such matters.
Since I decided to stress down and be my best self and use the lessons of the past – again – I’ve felt decidedly better and calmer and more at peace.… Read more
I believe that one of the major problems we have today, at least in the so called ‘rich’ part of the world, is that we don’t allow ourselves any really daring dreams.
Sure we may have them in bits and pieces here and there … but to really delve on our dreams?… Read more
After my recent stress-episode I wrote Big Photographer client about what limits I would impose on my email-time and pro bono work for him in the future. After which he promptly fired me.
After all the times I’ve had to swallow my pride to get that money and change myself, not the situation, because I felt it was necessary – and wait until I could afford to quit … he does it for me.… Read more
Today I was supposed for the first time to go back to my own office space and rake in more customers to my web consultant business. I was supposed to start, after 3 weeks of leave due to the birth of Jay, to plug the whole in my credit account.
But instead I went to my office space and did a lot of thinking.… Read more
… being sent home from hospital a day too early (in my reckoning). My brother, who is a paramedic, came by today with his wife and gave me reason to think so.
He said: “Sometimes you have to insist of a certain treatment in the medical system, not just bow to authority.… Read more
I worked for 7 hours trying to fix somebody’s webshop and failed at a lot of the technical stuff, which I thought I knew, but didn’t. So I only billed them 3.
I feel bad about that, but okay about having delivered fair service. And having the courage to explain to them that my abilities fell short, instead of trying to excuse myself or even bill them for all of it.… Read more
Had a rather trying day with Difficult-Again-Photographer-Client, CN, and wondered as I went home with the metropolitan train how to kill.
The problems, not CN. Although the two are related.
Basically he overloads me with tasks which I can’t possibly keep up with in the 14 hours a week he has hired me.… Read more
So I went to a client today to teach him how to do a webshop in WooCommerce/WordPress, and for a moment I got distracted by the fact that his apartment is so much bigger, nicer and better than ours. Dumb, but true.
It’s there, by the harbor, in one of the new apartment projects that shot up in the City these last decades or so.… Read more
Operation Cupboard continued today. So did much of the Mess. Char got ill. I got a whiny mail from Difficult Client. I doubted if I had the courage to go through with this whole father-thing for the nth time.
But then I remembered … someone once said that making a quick decision even if it turns out to be in need of adjustment later, is good.… Read more
What would my ideal work-scenario look like for my photographer-client?
That I worked only at his office, 3 days a week and got full compensation for it. 8 hours a day, did as much as I could, pushed the rest.
What does it look like for him, perhaps? Or if I should interpret the signs so far?… Read more