Tag: planning

  • Planning a camino for a busy guy and his 31kg dog

    Planning a camino for a busy guy and his 31kg dog

    This post was written by Maria J Bellido. Maria is an awesome Virtual Assistant who helped Mike plan his Camino. She is super organised and a great executioner of plans and a fountain of creative solutions to seemingly impossible problems. Maria speaks 5 languages and lives in Zaragoza, Spain. First of all, I need to thank […]

  • June 26 – Disheartened

    I’m sitting here not really wanting to do anything else but code. I know it’s wrong – I’ve built something I passionately believe is valuable but not getting to even talk to the people I believe it is valuable for is deeply disheartening. It doesn’t mean ServiceChat isn’t valuable (I honestly don’t have enough data […]

  • June 7 – Dizzy with pivots.

    Yesterday(and the previous 2 days) The last few days have been like driving in a tunnel, with occasional pauses to check the map. Sometimes where you want to is actually a bloody long way away! All this grind has yielded a bunch of exciting potential pivots – bizbuzz as a data visualisation tool for businesses […]

  • June 03 – Plod on dear boy, plod on.

      Yesterday I’m finally resigned to the realisation that I won’t be an overnight sensation ;-).  At this point, the core of my strategy is plodding on – persevere through the mud that lies between me and triumph (or at least the next mountain!) and have fun in all that squelchy goodness! So here is […]

  • May 31 – Talking to Customers is Hard

    Yesterday So I’m trying really hard to chat with some people about the problem I’m trying to solve. My approach is to talk to my prospective customers’ customers – the ones that have the enquiry/frustration/need they want addressing. It should be easy, right? It would appear not so. What could be easier – I know […]

  • May 30 – It's Been Emotional

    Yesterday Watching the data stream in and seeing the emotions and needs that generated it has itself been really emotional. On one hand, frustration that so many people who use certain businesses are dissatisfied and go unheard.  On the other, I am also glad that they choose to express that need (albeit with some angry […]

  • May 28 – Data is Fascinating

    Yesterday I think I’m back in my stride! Having got bizbuzz online, the data is flowing straight out of Twitter, of businesses that have the problem ServiceChat is designed to solve.  I’m getting the metrics to use in the conversation with these prospective customers. It is providing amazing clarity and insight into the problems and […]

  • May 27 – A Squeak of a Week

    Yesterday Last Week! It’s Monday, of a brand new week – that is as it always is.  However last week was notable for a few reasons: I didn’t write my blog – a serious breach of the commitment to my focus. It’s not that I was not focused, in fact I was too focused to […]

  • May 17 – Been Focused on Making Art

    The last three days No, I haven’t been abducted by aliens. I apologise for not posting to this blog over the last 3 days. It’s been a tough few days, spent mostly making art and exercising my passions. Glad I had invested 3 solid days in pushing to close off the outstanding tasks to get […]

  • May 14 – All Set!

    Yesterday What a day!  So many little things that combine to be pretty big.  But a very fulfilling day, tiring, but fulfilling. Glad I had a balanced day – language practice (i discovered duolingo and it is amazing. Still using Rosetta Stone as well.) Glad  the site is ready to go and I decided to […]