First of all – many thanks to all of you who have emailed and called and IM’d and social media’d me about the fact that you miss the regular updates to Bob’s World! It’s nice to know that people actually read this thing.
And, I do apologize for being a total slacker for the last couple of weeks… BUT – since I’ve restarted Clickware I’ve been switching hats so often that I’m getting tennis elbow.
That’s one thing that I totally forgot about – when you’re (re)starting a venture YOU are where the buck stops. Literally. As in: “If you don’t do some work/promotion/billing/marketing/sales/support/follow up today – you won’t get paid tomorrow.”
I got spoiled when I was working for Servoy I had a terrific staff who all kicked-ass and were experts in their own fields. This allowed me the luxury of actually running the US Operations and update the social media, blogs, talk to analysts, write articles, do product plans, explore new concepts, make videos, etc.
Now, I still need to do all of those things – but I have to do all the other functions as well… and frankly, with that whole “there’s only 24 hours in a day” thing, it’s tough to do. If it were up to me – I would officially make each day at least 36 hours long – so at least I could get caught up in the span of a couple of weeks.
But, alas, I can’t alter the space/time continuum – so I started to take my own advice. You see, I wrote a white paper a while ago called “How To Get Stuff Done” (you can get it here) – and you know, it really does help!
There are so many things that “should” be done – but very few that “need” to be done. I’m finding if I just start with those things that need to be done (and not all the “fun” projects that tend to suck time like a 5 year old drinking chocolate milk) – and then also apply the appropriate “filter” – I can actually get things OFF my “to do” list.
This blog is one of the things that I “should” do – but also one I “need” to do as well. I’ll try to keep it updated a few times a week… so DO check back – and please DO keep those cards, letters, emails and comments coming!