Posts Tagged Work
I’m not sure if anyone’s noticed, but I’ve been all but MIA from social media for, oh, a couple of months now. There have been a couple of posts littered here and there throughout Instagram or Twitter, but I’ve been mostly silent on both Facebook and this very blog. (If you follow my movie reviews, you probably noticed a major dry spell between Rings and the recently posted The Circle!)
This absence hasn’t been because I chose to step away from social media. I still check my stats and see what everyone else is up to on a daily basis, and if I feel compelled, comment on posts and what have you. In fact, I schedule posts for all of my social media channels each week. No, the real reason I haven’t been social lately is because of work. What Have I been Up To?
If you’ve been following me on my various social media platforms over the past year, you’re aware that I’ve been slowly building my new business, Phoenix Moirai, as well as attempting to build my fan base, generating as much interest in my writing and other artistic projects as a possibly can. This means, I’ve been spending a lot of time (which more often than not has taken a small bite out of my time — and energy — needed to finish my next novel) in finding ways to network, getting my name out there and building a solid reputation that will bring in new business while keeping my current clients happy. I will admit, it’s been hard to keep the motivation levels high sometimes, especially when I lose a client (for one reason or another), when my efforts bear absolutely no fruit whatsoever, or I watch my bank account trickle away. There’s an occasional job here and a possible connection there that have so far been able to sustain me just enough, but none of them, no matter how appreciative I am for them or what might happen with them in the future, have yet to scream SUCCESS! Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
Learning is one addiction that is always worthwhile, the one addiction that should always be encouraged, no matter what, simply because learning is what fuels a person’s growth and gives them the skills to move forward and rise up against failure, which in and of itself is another necessary teaching tool. As Ben Gates says in National Treasure — “You know, Thomas Edison tried and failed nearly two-thousand times to develop the carbonized cotton-thread filament for the incandescent light bulb… and when asked about it, he said, ‘I didn’t fail; I found out two-thousand ways how not to make a light bulb.’ But he only needed to find one way to make it work.”
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is shut your brain completely down, especially after spending almost every waking hour working (well, okay, that’s probably an exaggeration, but it’s felt like every waking hour). Your brain is just an organic computer system, after all, and after running it non-stop for days on high-speed, constantly using all of its available RAM, it’s bound to eventually crash or completely burn out; or in the least slow down to a laboring crawl. By stepping away and allowing the system to cool down and essentially reboot, things become a little more clear and manageable… and in some cases, less stressful. Which is always a good thing. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
It has come to my attention that the videos for the Lasting Memories video of Bridgette and Jared’s wedding that are posted on my website aren’t being very kind to a lot of people. So, I’ve made a correction and you can now view the video on YouTube!
If you were one of the unlucky viewers to have some issues with the previous video, here’s your chance to check it out. I hope you all enjoy and thanks for letting me know about the issues! Watch the Video
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been extremely busy building my first client’s new website (and learning quite a bit in the process), but that hasn’t stopped me from working on — and finishing up — my sister’s wedding video. And wouldn’t you know it, I finished it just in time for her 30th birthday! Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
Milestones, no matter how big or small they might seem, must always be appreciated. They are the rocks we use to travel across the river of life, and if we skip one, or fail to acknowledge its weight or size, we may very well trip and fall, leading to a much longer and heavier burden than we were meant to carry. Every achievement a person makes in life will lead to another, and though we may one day reach our ultimate goals, another road will always be waiting for us there to lead us down a new and even more exciting adventure that we never once thought we wanted until our final milestone had been completed. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
As many of you may have probably noticed (and then again, maybe not), I’ve been all but missing from my blog for the past couple of weeks (with the exception of an update or two on the progress of my new business, Phoenix Moirai, and my weekly movie mayhem review). But I have a good reason: I’ve been laser focused on meticulously building the website for Phoenix Moirai, not only to get it up and running (which I needed to do if I wanted to get any business whatsoever), but to avoid a healthcare.gov-style meltdown (of course, there was very little possibility that would ever happen, since my website is nowhere near as complicated as that; not by a long shot). But now that it is officially complete (and live — check it out: www.phoenixmoirai.com), I can take a breath and catch you all up on a few other things I’ve had on my brain. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More