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Journal, ISO date 2018-06-13


Another "interesting" looking property for sale.

Time Today

Getting a bit of a theme - a late start due jointly to me and need to give antibiotics to a reluctant four year old.

Once started though, got through a bit of email clearing (total of about 1.5 hours across the day!).

Had a good call with an existing consultancy client who's looking for some help with a new project (about 1 hour for call and follow-up actions).

20 minutes investigating an issue for another consultancy client.

Then 20 minutes sorting out car insurance! Only a renewal but took a while to find all my details and then wait in their queue. On the plus side though, it was cheaper than last year - with the same provider!

Lots of things in 20 minute slices today.

Responding to another plea for help from a Park 25 resident (I'm the admin for the Park 25 community site), unfortunately all I could do was point them towards the management company. Took 20 minutes trying (and failing) to find some of the information they asked for though.

A kind soul noticed that my blog comment form (reCaptcha) was broken - so I spent 20 minutes fixing it.

One short item that didn't take 20 minutes (only 5 in fact) was adding the next Redhill Micropreneurs social to the website as Wendy had booked it with The Junction.

The bulk of the day (about 4 hours) was spent putting together an advert (see below) that will be printed in the school summer fayre programme.

Time for the Month

Writing an update for a mastermind group I'm part of, I've worked out a quick snapshot of how my work time has ended up being used so far this month (8 working days for me):

  • 25% All Secure Domains (marketing, development and server work)
  • 25% PaTMa (almost all marketing)
  • 25% Reading, replying to and generally dealing with email (I need to start splitting this up a bit)
  • 20% Consultancy client work (including some pre-sales, meetings and quotes)
  • 5% Property management and Redhill Micropreneurs

Compared to my general plan (not specific to the last 8 days):

  • 60% PaTMa (40% marketing, 20% dev)
  • 20% All Secure Domains
  • 20% Consultancy

Perhaps my plan is just too simple - not allowing at all for where I spent 30% of my time. Or perhaps I'm just spending too much time dealing with emails! I'm definitely going to start tracking my "email" work in more detail.

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PaTMa and All Secure Domains print advert

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