Entrepreneurship

  • 198. Mental Martial Arts

    June 21, 2017

    I like to see every hour I have to spend working for this client as a training program making me a black belt and beyond. In mental martial arts.
  • 189. Life Has Sped Up With A Baby in the House

    June 12, 2017

    Baby Jay might - just might - end up helping me getting more goals achieved, because I become more efficient. I tend not to be efficient when time is not precious.
  • 185. These Past Days Have Been A Fucking Nightmare

    June 8, 2017

    I'm just angry. And some days it is okay to be. As long as it is only some days, and not all days.
  • 182. I Tried to Figure Out Which Customers I Cared About Today

    June 5, 2017

    I knew it would not be so easy, just go back to the office and come home with Big Strategy. And Big Results. I knew it would be messy. And yet I dared to think for some hours that it would be fixable, easily, just like that. That I would think about things then come up with Perfect Solution For All Time. I guess I should be angry with myself for being so naive still, but I prefer to give myself a compliment for nurturing hope that things can be better.
  • 180. So Today I Had An Argument with my Girlfriend About Our Finances

    June 3, 2017

    I could've sent out quite a few customer pitches in the hours I spent arguing with Char, about whether or not she distrusted my ability to make sound financial choices and/or family choices.
  • 170. Choices Become a Lot Simpler With A Baby in the House

    May 24, 2017

    So time limits are a great incentive to focus, as always. What can we do then to set these limits in ways that work to motivate us to be more efficient on tasks for our most valued projects - aside from having a baby every year?
  • 122. Principles

    April 6, 2017

    It's one of those days where you just have to believe that the right principles will get you to the right place.
  • 115. But the Car Is Paid

    March 30, 2017

    I suppose that's an interesting thought: What if the key is here to learn to tolerate more of my clients' complaints? And do things in a pace that will keep me sane and then see if he actually puts his money where his mouth is? And that place would be with someone who is cheaper, better, more reliable than me, about whom he has to complain so much to get an honest day's work done, right? Interesting thought. And perhaps a worthwhile thought for an entrepreneur. Especially worthwhile if I can honestly say that I am doing my best and that 75 percent of the delays and problems come from my clients' bad habits, bad planning, lack of knowledge, and lack of will to pay a realistic number of hours. Maybe the truth is only 50 percent. But why should I take those 50 percent on my shoulders and stress to do better and better, more and more, for less and less pay? I think I can afford to err a little bit on the other side here.
  • 108. Eight Considerations that Will Help You Set the Right Price for Your Services

    March 23, 2017

    This is one of my list posts - with actionable advice on a given topic.
  • 101. You Buy Me Things

    March 15, 2017

    I'll experiment with my prices and some things I won't do, some things I will. Other things I will regret doing for that price, and still other things I would like to repeat - like my historical talks:350 bucks for 2 hours of enjoyable work - let me have more of that! But aside from food and shelter for ourselves and our son, I bloody won't be constrained by having to chase a certain kind of client with a certain size of wallet, not because I'm more interested in them or a better match with my skills. But because they are able to pay my rent for an apartment with three extra rooms I don't use.
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