Failing

Fail to prepare = prepare to fail

So the tech scene is really big on failing. By that I mean they really encourage you to experience failure, talk about failure and then ( and what is more than likely the most important reason for the importance placed on failure) is to learn from your failure. This works for me as one of my favourite sayings, and it really is something I try to adhere by everyday is

A mistake is only a mistake if you don’t learn from it, otherwise it’s a lesson!

With this in mind, I think it’s time for me to own up to some failures on my part. When I started working full-time I thought it would be really easy to continue running my business on the side. I mean, I read about how hard it can be, but in what I guess can only be called an amazing display of arrogance I genuinely believed I possessed the super-hero like Steve Jobs ability to seamlessly transition from full-time self-employment to both full-time self-employment + full-time employment. You can see from my blog updates (or rather lack of) that I have been unsuccessful in this. Furthermore, my lack of adequate planning has meant that not has Packed Munches suffered, but I’ve also been unable to fully get involved in the tech scene and entrepreneurial community in London.

This weekend I had to reevaluate my plans. Being the slightly controlling person that I am, this actually involved an A3 notepad, coloured pens and some white tack. After realising that I’ve been horrendous with my time-management skills I have re-prioritised everything I am currently doing, what it is I want to do and re-affirmed what my end goals are.

Public declarations of my lessons:

  1. Spend at least 20 minutes every morning setting up the daily social media for Packed Munches.
  2. Two nights a week should be spent on developing a customer base for Packed Munches.
  3. Spending two nights a week staying up to date with what’s happening within law.
  4. Whilst at work and not training, continue developing newly acquired coding skills. (I have now grasped HTML and CSS, continue to ‘master’ these and start on JavaScript sooo exciting!!!)
  5. Try to blog once a week!

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