Happy 6th Birthday to ACE Market Research
24 August 2021
24 August 2021
I celebrated my business birthday earlier this month. Just as I said last year, in some ways it feels like a lifetime ago and in others it feels like it was yesterday.
Last year I talked about the 5 lessons I’d learnt during my first 5 years.
Plans are good – I resisted this for a long time, but having a plan really does help you move forward
Find your support – get help with the tasks you don’t need (or don’t want) to do
Trust your instinct – if something feels “off” then it probably is
Embrace the freedom – freedom to say no, to say yes, to take an afternoon off, to book onto that course you’ve always wanted to do, to take a risk … the list goes on …
Done is better than perfect – it is so much better to get something done rather than holding back because it isn’t exactly how I’d pictured it.
This year I’m adding Be consistent – one of my goals for this year was to be more consistent with my LinkedIn posts, and so far I have posted at least once a week during 2021. And I’m definitely seeing an increase in engagement, connections and enquiries. I’ve also taken some time to tidy up the images I use on social media, the fabulous Jess from Joy Graphics has worked her magic and given everything a more uniform look and feel. There are a few more surprises coming later in the year too.
I took a day last week to celebrate my 6th birthday and to reflect on those 2190 days of being my own boss. Lunch with an old colleague, and then a fun filled afternoon looking back over what we’ve both achieved while making plans for the future at our favourite co-working spot, Perch in Bicester. Yay for birthdays.
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