I found my way to listen to podcasts: during my breakfast. In the evening, I'll prepare an episode of Rainmaker.fm about being a better blogger. I listen to it with my first cup. As I emerge to consciousness, I'm fully permeable to the lesson.
Very important is to acknowledge it. For me, it's often concomitant with back pain, or alike. I wind down immediately and arrange for 2 consecutive days with no computer, no cell, no Twitter and no Somewehere :), and ramp up wiser after the alert
Buddha's teaching on attachments applies to business as well.
It's only when you free yourself that you start pivoting.
Got my first customers on my new venture yesterday.
Got this gift this morning from my very last client of former one.
You want to be sure your first customers fit into your target niche segment. Better be diligent to search your first leads, pamper them and test your assumptions as you introduce them to your work. Good initial customers are a long term asset.
To stay authentic, I share occasionally personal details and mistakes I did. It scratches the varnish of the perfect robot, makes us reachable, adds transparency. Being authentic is to offer a 3D image compared to a flat, stereotyped picture.
Yes, as always, It's Sunday 2 AM and should be hurrying finishing my Saturday's post and here I am reading other's visual cv on @somewhere #procrastinators unite :)
Is procrastinate procrastination an option, ask her:
I started by study mechanical engineering in high school, followed by Mathematics in University. Graduated and started a post grad in Geometrical Topology, gave up due to lack of finance and limited perspectives to get a job.
16 y old, I got me a job with a winemaker in Germany. Cold calling, foreign language, no background in farming. Was a delicious summer in vineyards, lodging was free (important for me), earned 600 DM, my first pay totally earned from my initiative :)