What should have been a productive week turned out to be a big waste of time.
I’m still struggling with adjusting to working on the go. I don’t know how people do it. Some people seem to have down to an art form. Working while commuting, in coffee shops or shared offices. I, on the other hand, have always had a desk and office environment. So I’m still trying to adapt to this nomadic lifestyle of a consultant.
Lend me your ears
This week has been solely focused on the problems of people around me. I do consider myself lucky that people feel comfortable enough to share their troubles with me. It’s only sad that I can’t help more. I am a big believer in talking things out even if it is with a friend. Not everyone can afford a shrink. I haven’t been feeling too cheery myself but, I will find a way to move past it, as I always do.
I got a good piece of advice this week on starting a business. “Persistence is key but not at the cost of losing your dignity”. Starting a business is an uphill battle. In most circumstances, persistence and patience are much needed qualities. So is humility and not taking things to heart. But, that doesn’t mean one should be shameless and sacrifice one’s dignity. You have to draw the line somewhere and realize that often it’s better to walk away from a bad client than suffer unnecessarily.
This hasn’t been a very positive post. But I hope to do better next week.