Monday Musings

By December 3, 2018 Mondays No Comments

Writing with my hurty arm still! It’s better than last week, to be sure – since I couldn’t even lift it above chest height at one point. Still painful though. May yet need to go and get it x-rayed to rule out a fracture.

Anyways, your weekly Musings.

  • Lisa Crispin’s post on The Need for Feedback generated a number of responses, including my blogpost on remote working here: Cunning Strategies for effective Remote Working
  • I realised as I write this, I forgot a tip that pays dividends for me… The ability to generate a calendar link and send it out to folk so they can schedule a meeting with me at their convenience. Obviously it relies on my being on top of my own calendar in the first instance, but it’s leaps and bounds better than playing calendar ping-pong trying to find a mutually convenient slot. I use CloudHQ for this purpose, but there are no-doubt other (and potentially better) alternatives out there.
  • I’m failing in a number of these areas currently… I do collect data, and I do sometimes sell the product, and I often act as the product owner. I also write a lot of the collateral. In my favour, I can say I enjoy doing most of those things. So, it’s not a problem. Right now at least…
  • I don’t have (too much of) an issue with doing those those things because I feel like the time is being spent well. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be doing it. That’s not to say that there aren’t higher value things I could be spending my time on. But if there are, haven’t actually identified what those things are, yet. When I do, I’ll re-evaluate. In my defence though, much like the manager in John Cutler’s post 15%, I track my time somewhat obsessively.
  • I’ve written about my note taking fetishes before. I’ll share my time recording strategies in a follow up post, born out of a number of years of freelancing across multiple clients – and a compulsion for ensuring my time is being spent as valuably as possible for each one, and myself!
Thanks for reading. Feel free to reach out via a comment or on the socials if anything resonates.


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