The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes

A client recently mentioned to me that her website (which I launched, um, well over six months ago) that she didn’t see her website on my portfolio. I laughed and gave her some line about “the cobbler’s children have no shoes” and then said I was going to work on updating my portfolio with my most recent work. That was over a month ago and I still haven’t updated my portfolio.

I recently wrote out my goals for 2014. The second goal is “Spending more time dedicated to A Mix of Pixels: blogging, updating my website, and continuing education, to name a few”. I’ve done some blogging and kept up with my tips of the week. But, updating my website and continuing education haven’t really gotten any attention.

Part of the “problem” is that I am very busy with client work. So busy, in fact, that when it comes time to working on my own website, I just don’t feel like it. My personal time is so limited. If I make some free time for myself, I’d rather be reading a book or watching a movie and giving my brain a break. Yet, even as I write this blog post, I’m reminded of my what my overall goal for 2014 is: “to run my business with intention and thoughtful planning“. Obviously, squeezing in AMoP time here and there isn’t really working. It works for tasks that require shorter amounts of time, like writing a blog post. But for the other things: major updates to my website and continuing education… well, if I’m being honest, that stuff just isn’t going to happen unless I get back to that running my business with intention goal.

My fifth goal – to set aside one day a month for AMoP time – would be the perfect time to work on these business tasks and was what I intended when I wrote my goals. Yet, it’s painfully obvious to me that I’m not sticking to that one. It’s March and I’ve only had one [half] day that I dedicated to my business. It seems that a realignment is already in order and I’ve just blocked off a date on my calendar next week for focused A Mix of Pixels time so I can spend some focused time working on the tasks I’ve written about in this post.

How do you find time to work on YOUR business? I’d love some suggestions on how to make this a priority.

Pssst – I updated my portfolio! Hop on over to check out some of my latest work.

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