Over the next 30 days I have set myself a couple of goals.
I want to speak at local high-schools and get feedback from pupils that I can use as proof of market research. I’m also going to have a bag and a phone case printed for myself with my favourite designs on them for a little bit of free advertising! (I always have a bag and I always have my phone)
I have three meetings arranged and I’m mega excited about those too. I’m hoping to gain enough knowledge from others that I will feel confident in pushing forward.
I’m back to work on Thursday this week and before then I would like to have learned a bit about website design and finished reading The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber. I have a million books in my ‘to-read’ pile, a mixture of business books and fiction. I’ve started keeping a book journal with the name of the book, the author and a rating out of five stars. I think it’ll encourage me to read more and then I have a record of the books I have read so I can recommend them to people!
I just remembered a quote too which basically said, when you see somebody reading a book you enjoyed that’s a book recommending a person. I liked that.
A side note- I just went to make coffee and it turns out our milk is four days out of date (how delightful) so I’m going to have to drag myself away from the computer to go and get some more. 😦
My aim for the week after next (week beginning the 10th of March) is to have a clear vision of the steps I will need to take in order to achieve my dream of having Sense Of Self running before September!
Cheers guys! Have an awesome week.
I’m currently in the process of creating a three or four question survey to use as market research. Once I’m done I plan to take it around local schools and give a small presentation along with it. I was also hoping I could get some online interaction too? Would anybody be willing to fill one in or even to send one to people you think might be interested in what I am doing?
Please give me a shout or send me some feedback at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Anything you are happy for me to use as market research!
I do apologise for not posting for so long, it’s been hectic trying to get back into a routine after the new year, but I seem to have managed…
I have spent this afternoon writing letters because I plan to make 2014 the year I start a business. I have applied for University and think that if I choose to go, it would be easier to run a business than to start one. Just a thought?
This picture was inspired by a book I read about doing business the feminine way, so in the petals on the flower I wrote words to correspond with how I want others to feel when they hear about Sense Of Self and also how I feel when I think about it.
My thought for today is that time is valuable. I have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyoncé so what can I achieve with them? I’m going to be really conscious of that throughout the year and (hopefully) STOP FAFFING ABOUT!
I have a meeting in two weeks and a list of things to have done by then.
Here I go…
The world voted number one fear is public speaking, however I find it comes rather naturally to me. I used this to my advantage after the Young Entrepreneur competition as I was asked to speak at the local primary schools to tell them of my success. It was funny because a lot of my teachers from primary school now work at other schools, so I managed to get in touch with some of them and go out to speak. I have to admit though, I still find it exciting to know their REAL names, and to be in the staff room!
I found that yes the children would be polite and sit quiet and listen to me but I wanted to inspire them, not bore them to tears. I had taken my sketch book along to one primary school and had all the classes draw things that made them happy (lots of ice creams, sweeties and weirdest of all, a bum??) I felt really good after that day because it really felt like I might have inspired them to work a little harder or be a little nicer to their teachers. They loved hearing about their teacher being my teacher too and what I noticed was the complete joy when I revealed to them that you can actually do a job that you really love.
To be honest I feel comfortable talking in front of big groups, small groups, adults and children but the most terrifying was speaking in front of my year group at school. Any year below me was absolutely fine, but my year group was much more daunting. I think it was just because I knew them properly and if I had made a mistake (which would have been fine) then I had to still spend time around them in classes.
There are a few more schools I plan to get in touch with after the summer and then when Sense Of Self takes off I hope to go round all the schools again and tell everybody how it’s going.