My bias is always towards technology. It’s what I do pretty much every day, I noodle around with lots of high-end technology and tell people how it can make their businesses perform better. I help people build strategies to take them from where they are today to the nice, shiny new SkyNet style future that things like Cloud and Data Centre Automation can deliver when implemented correctly.
For the last few weeks, I’d been looking forward to yesterday and today because I’d planned to take the two days off my regular job, give myself a four day weekend and get stuck into some project or another in the business and bang it out during that time.
Some days it is like the heavens open up and deliver me a bounty of topics to write about and today was one of those days. In fact, one particular thing I saw was so strange that it probably give me a couple days worth of topics to go over – it was like cracking an egg into a frypan and getting a double yolk.
Today I was walking down the street in Sydney at lunchtime. It’s a big city and on Valentine’s Day, it can be pretty hectic with married men who’ve forgotten to organize anything for their wives rushing around trying to buy flowers or whatever to avoid looking like muppets when they get home.
When you decide to setup your own business whether it’s a full-time thing, a side hustle or just a hobby, you’ve made the decision to take on some risk.
One thing that always irritates me is when someone asks to “pick my brain”. The reality is that people who are smart or successful that I know rarely do this – they usually just ask if they can buy some of my time to run some ideas past me.
This week I’ve been having a lot of trouble getting to sleep. Every night over the past few days, 11pm rolls around and I’m just not tired. I go to bed and just lay there or I stay up until like 2am reading and watching TV.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve been engaged in various conversations with people about how people revert to form when under pressure and that you have to put in a concerted effort to really change who you are.
At the moment, I’m listening to the new book by Inc writer Jeff Haden entitled, “The Motivation Myth”. The premise of the book is that it will show you that external motivation isn’t something you need to inspire you or motivate you to act and be successful.
People who get to know me through Casual Marketer are very excited to talk to me about business and ask me questions.