After a hectic week last week with technology malfunctions, Tuesday appeared to be continuing the trend. While our eldest is on a school residential trip, my mum popped to take our youngest so I could have a couple of productive hours sat at my little office. That’s completely glorified…it’s a corner of our living room that I’ve commandeered with office based equipment! So I had all good intentions of being a productive whizz yesterday, safe to say it was more of a flop.
So my priority jobs list involved banking, contracts, forms and invoicing…was basically a non starter from the off. After a couple of lengthy customer service calls/ techno lingo lessons it was apparent the two programmes I have been running aren’t compatible….course they aren’t! Marvellous. Safer to say after two hours work I officially felt two months worth of steps backwards, with no quick fix in site. After restarting the ball rolling in the banking direction I concentrated on the other admin jobs I had. Fuelled with copious amounts of tea and some music I managed to blitz the remaining easier jobs…so all was not lost.
I then had the afternoon with my Tuesday herd and there’s nothing like some peace and quiet, poo-picking therapy can’t solve!
Although this was a minor fail in everyday life &/or business related it reminded me of a quote I’d seen at the end of last year;
“Appreciate the journey, even if it’s not where you want to be. Every season serves a purpose”
Last year I took on a promotion in my nursing career that promised high earnings and benefits, however it meant working away for the best part of 6 weeks. Not to mention the daily commute and long hours. When I looked back at the end of last year after a spell of poor health I really questioned my motives of even taking that position; I wasn’t happier or less stressed. I missed my family-especially the kids. Needless to say the role wasn’t for me and I took the leap to pursue my brand, full time.
Now looking back and remembering that quote, prompted by yesterday’s minor blunders only reinforced that message. I can now look back and realise although I didn’t want that career path along with the negatives that came with it, it served me by giving me time to grow personally and refocus my future plans for the business.
So no matter where you are in personal or business life, keep going and have faith that all is working it’s way out, exactly as you need it too.