I want to ask you to be kind to yourself. Being your own boss is a wonderful marvelous experience, and I’d say 99% of people I meet would never want to go back to being fully employed, but we don’t always do ourselves any favours.
I made a shock announcement on Tuesday – I said goodbye to the network I had been running for the past 3 years and 2 months.
If you don’t know what First Tuesday is I’ll give you a little run down, and after I’ll explain why in business it is sometimes important to let one door close, knowing that another will open.
Before I started out as a woman in business running debbiedooodah, I was first and foremost a friend, mother and lover and I had no idea about the amazing business networks that Nottingham has to offer.
I learnt about the value of networks and friendships the hard way, as all good lessons are generally learnt!
So as a digital marketing expert, I’m always looking at how others do things and how I could improve how I do things. Things I can pick up, lessons learnt, ideas sought.
Being freelance and learning about social media in an ever-changing landscape can be exhilarating and fraught. Where once words and a well-placed image was enough to capture someone’s interest, now we have live streaming, blogs, webinars, tutorials, vlogs and more. So as much as I am supporting my clients to understand the rich capabilities of the new marketing landscape, I’m also learning as I go, reading blogs, watching webinars and adding to my knowledge.
I’ve recently become involved in a new business in Nottingham, with 3 other wonderful women in business that I’ve worked with on various different projects.
What we all have in common (apart from being women!) is that we believe business can and should do good. That profit doesn’t have to equal bad practice, that business can make a difference, and have a positive effect on society.