Jump to content
×
×
  • Create New...

Vlad

Members
  • Posts

    252
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Vlad

  1. Day 40 (Thursday)

    A competitor came over to try and claim territory, instead handed over the docs for 5 my new clients :DB|, very sweet. Busy on new docs drafting. Tomorrow we're moving the business segment from HQ to the new office I wrote about previously. It's going to be a little rough around the edges, as I haven't arranged the Internet and consequently IP telephony. We'll manage a few days with mobile router and call redirect no problem. The customers may come to the HQ, which is a little inconvenient, as I processing is now situated at the new location. I'll post a vacancy for my second minion at the new location. By the end of next week we'll be +1 employee.

    As long as there are not russian 90s business practices involved... :ph34r:

    I think the 90s best practice was actually better than what we have now, too much relies on authority support and nepotism. Vanilla gangster business environment was more clear cut and honest to be frank. I'm getting old and start praising the good old days xD.

  2. HIIT Workout? But seriously, it's good that you are finally gaining a foothold on your company, literally making them throw their profits at you, nice!

    No, just plain powerlifting and healthy diet.) Thanks, I'm doing my best.

  3. I'm learning more about myself in this process. I can't overdo everything. I need to learn to say no to others' suggestions, to say "good idea but what I'm doing works for me." I need to take someone's book recommendation as just that...a suggestion and not a command. This is just my OCD personality and I need to be aware of it.

    Awesome insight, Bob. I should learn from you.

  4. @Daniel There are members who went through the detox and reported they weren't feeling fine or their feelings of depression increased. There were others who almost immediately relapsed, and others relapsed way after, 6, 8, 11 months or more after quitting (Cam himself has told how he relapsed heavily 11 months after quitting). And of course there were people who realized they weren't addicted, only procrastinating a specific aspect of their lives which they addressed during the detox, such as exams or relationships, then moved on to play again in moderation. Each person is a world. 

    The common factor about relapsing after 90 days is overzealousness (that... is not really a word, right?) in the idea of the detox. The detox is a good example of a SMART goal, it settles smoothly in the mind. When people quit many find themselves doing new or delayed things almost by inertia and boredom, but this is not always the case. People who obsess over "reaching 90" rather than setting themselves up for success during those three months find themselves lost once they don't have the motivation of a deadline anymore.

    90 days is the rewiring process. Then you should want to start driving the car once it's fixed, right? It's a beginning. Same as a car, the brain requires to be watchful, and sometimes it will make a strange sound or you'll have to step aside and reflect but that shouldn't be a problem. Self-awareness is routine maintenance of a life well lived.

    Super wise comment!

  5. Sorry for missing posts, I'll recap and try to stay consistent with journal entries.

     

    Day 38 (Tuesday)

    All-nighter, and grind. Came home in the evening and passed out on the couch. So far, so good.)
     

    Day 39 (Wednesday)

    More leads and prospects turn into clients. Grind and hassle. Worked on my database - eventually got carried away, designed something way too fancy and overcomplicated to operate swiftly. I'll stick to the bare minimum and accept a risk of some mistakes on my employees' part, it's not the important and we'll check and edit if necessary.

     

    Day 40 (Thursday)

    A competitor came over to try and claim territory, instead handed over the docs for 5 my new clients :DB|, very sweet. Busy on new docs drafting. Tomorrow we're moving the business segment from HQ to the new office I wrote about previously. It's going to be a little rough around the edges, as I haven't arranged the Internet and consequently IP telephony. We'll manage a few days with mobile router and call redirect no problem. The customers may come to the HQ, which is a little inconvenient, as I processing is now situated at the new location. I'll post a vacancy for my second minion at the new location. By the end of next week we'll be +1 employee.

    Yeah, and I have officially reached my weight goal! I was at 219 lbs this morning. :)

  6. Because ruling in real life is boring and I am not competent enough to rule over anybody. What about you, would you start an empire in RL?

    I did and failed, and now doing it even better B| (knock on wood). I didn't mean it in a sense of pillaging neighbors and putting up statues of yourself xD. It's just people need vision, and if you have a pretty good one people are willing to help if you share with integrity.

    Today went by so fast, i didnt even nottice. Nothing of interest happened. :)

    Conciseness is the sister of talent ;)xD.

  7. Day 37

    Working round the clock. One of my new minions quit this Monday morning. She said she didn't enjoy the long travel to work. Well I think it's for the best - I haven't heavily invested in her training yet. The other one is doing A-ok. So, being understaffed and with new leads and clients piling up in the inbox I turned to automation opportunities. I consulted with a number of CRM-providers and while they don't suck entirely, they do not help me achieve my goals. I don't have issues with sales, I have a black hole in processing. I've tried looking at project managers, task managers and even ERP-systems. I don't remember how (sleep deficit ruins memory :/), but at late evening I struck gold with integrating basic Mycrosoft Office apps together and cloud storage (like Google Drive). I mean, I had to be good with Excel as an ibanker, but I was oblivious to automation capabilities of the other apps like MS Word, and MS Access is pretty much a fully-customizable CRM. The kicker - it all doesn't cost a penny in incremental spending. :D fucking awesome! I guess I'm lucky that my operations can be broken down into small and simple tasks, some of which can be automated. I still might be getting a CRM soon though, as I sure can't integrate MS Office with IP telephony my managers are using xD.

    The moral of this episode is that being tight-pressed for everything but will and a cause gives +N to your attributes. B|

  8. Packed lunches/meals are cool as hell. The last one I was given was 17 years ago and it was on an overseas trip in Ireland. Packed lunches are almost as neat as having a wife knit a uniquely-designed scarf for you. Her parents are nice.

  9. Have you noticed any differences in your brain chemistry so far, eshi?

    How much serotonin are you registering lately? xD Jokes aside, you will probably feel it in retrospect. It's much like pain - people usually suddenly realize that something stopped hurting some time ago.