Its weird knowing how many opportunities there are out there. I feel in a rush, no, pressured to achieve them all. You need to be organised though. Realising and obtaining are two different things. I mean, what's better? Contacting 20 people quickly and getting 1 deal or contacting 10 in a personal matter and getting 5? Sure, you may lose out on the 10 you didn't reach in time, but you gained more from the ones you did.
I also love talking to everyone I work with as we all have one big thing in common (poker) and usually others. They are such an interesting bunch of people.
During my working day I feel a huge amount of stress, but that's only because I want to succeed so, so much. The main part of my job comes easy, but its the extra bits I want to do well in. I need to learn to relax more whilst working. Practice and patience.
My results are good though. I am competing against huge companies who have 20 people doing every aspect of my job, or others who hire in big marketing companies to assist. Yet right now its little old me, securing partnerships and contacting people no others have been able too. I feel very proud of myself.
Today is a happy day; I purchased a new Macbook Pro with my first paycheck. I've had this one for nearly 3 years and its life is coming to an end. It still has OSX Tiger which is a big drawback. Every day I dread its going to crash and all my work will be lost forever (I do backup, probably more than most, but still not enough).
I am going to completely remodel my working environment. Gone will be the budget student set up and in its place will be a slick, custom designed space. I look forward to having it finished.
I met with my accountant for the fist time last night. Being self employed is hard work! What's great is I've known her for quite a while now. She used to rent office space at my old studio and I even did sound at her weddings, so we go way back.
The weekend was fun, my first enjoyable and social one for weeks. Its a great feeling to 'need' a night out as you must of been working like mad. Not sure what's in store this coming weekend yet, it will need to be a little lean after my MBP purchase but no doubt one or two beers will be consumed.
Right now I need a lie down.