It’s been a bit hard this week. I haven’t had work fall into my lap as it has for the past 4 months and I have my first slow to pay client.
It’s also been good. It’s been an existentialist week where I’ve had the space to ask; what am I doing, is it what I want to be doing, what do I like doing and what do I need to do to do more of the stuff I like?
I thought today was going to be more of that, with a bit of an assessment I’m finishing and then organising a roast dinner for my friday night crowd. But I got a phone call from an old client who was nice enough to spend some time talking about the impact I had in dealing with them and the strengths that I brought to the projects we worked on. Things like;
- I’m good at Green Star, I really “know my stuff”
- I’m really confident in talking to people and communicate well
- I’m good at teaching people
- I have a really broad general knowledge about buildings and their systems
He also made some good suggestions about marketing these skills and the work that would be a good way to develop the relationships I need to do more of the work I want to do and am good at.
Yeah, the past 6 months have been a good way to dip my toe in the water, but I think I need to enunciate what I want to do more clearly, and then I need to remind myself of it regularly and not get sidetracked into doing things just for the money – it needs to build on my vision too.
I’ve stepped I’m stepping up to the next level of self actualisation?