2 years later…

It’s been two years since my last post.

Lots has changed, yet at the same time it feels like many things haven’t. Building my business, which is the series of blogs I left off here with, has consumed most of my time over the past two years.

When I set out on this journey of launching my own social media service, I wanted to be a lot further than where I currently find myself. That’s down to my own naive ambition though.

19 clients later, 4 who I know longer work with, leaving me with 15 clients currently, a costly crap car and a relationship later… here I am. It’s been an interesting journey and I’ll do my best to make this initial return to my blog a quick recap of the past two years.

2017 ended with a trip to Canada and getting into a relationship.

2018 was basically trying to strike the balance of being in a relationship and starting a business. It was stressful at times and I wasn’t growing as fast as I wanted to. The 70mile round trip to Leeds twice a week wasn’t doing me any favours either, but we live and learn.

As cliche as it might sound 2019 really did see a fresh start. It presented the opportunity to fully immerse myself in my business and focus entirely on that. I’ve blinked and it’s already mid-June with my 25th birthday looming.

I would like to reach my ‘full capacity’ of somewhere between 18-20 clients by the end of June. Then new problems present them self, the growing pains start and we look ahead to the next step. Do I employ? Growing the conventional way, more clients, more hiring, office space, etc etc. Or do I reinvest into myself and first, improve my own service, to my existing clients. I would have trapped myself in the idea of growing the hiring and taking on more clients, if it wasn’t for the book ‘A Company of One’ by Paul Jarvis. It has opened my eyes to the opportunities I have as a company of one. There is still so much I can do to improve my service and my skills before I think about hiring.

I’ve failed to mention any real details or substance of what I’ve actually been doing over this blogs down time. Like who my clients are, how I’ve manage to grow my business into not only a justified service and line of work, but a potentially very rewarding and enjoyable ‘job’.

I love working for myself and I look at the challenges ahead with excitement. I’m sure it’s going to be stressful and suck at times, but I really do love what I do and have a vision of something much bigger than my essentially freelancing work I do at the moment.

I’ve been fortunate enough to pick up some awesome new clients that I genuinely enjoy visiting each week. Naturally, the ones I didn’t enjoy visiting so much, they’re the ones which I no longer work with.

I’ll be aiming to update my blog at least once a month now. Mainly about my business and the obstacles ahead, occasionally I might delve into my non-existent personal life, travel, and I might even ramble on about Mars and all the crazy things which are going on in space travel.

If you want to see what I get up to on a daily basis follow me on Twitter at Lyfe Social Ltd and my businesses Instagram & Facebook page – both Lyfe Social.

Finally, a quote a client share with me which I liked.

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” ― Miles Kington.

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