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It’s not really a crisis

Posted by Ilise Benun on

Hi, I'm Deidre. In my posts, I talk about my voyage down the road of self-employment as a website copywriter, my achievements and roadblocks along the way, and what I’m learning as I go (with Marketing Mentor as my guide).

This is one of my favorite seasons. I add a little nutmeg or cinnamon into my French press along with my coffee, and voila, it’s instant holiday cheer in a cup.

But sometimes, during this time of year, I get a little overwhelmed.

There are lots of things to do, think about, and finish up. It seems everyone is pushing to get things done before the holiday rush/new year. In addition to that, there are holiday plans, gifts to buy, etc.

I was talking to Ilise today, and she could relate too. With 2011 around the bend, she is working hard to spread the word about the Marketing Plan + Calendar.

With a hint of overwhelm in our voices, we were talking about all the marketing methods out there. I asked her, “But what will you put on Twitter today?” with the conviction of “But how will you rescue the world today?” and we both cracked up hysterically.

We decided that as self-employed people, we should check-in and remember our blessings.

It’s a crazy employment world out there. There are so many people dealing with actual crisis in their jobs each day. For example, the leader of Ireland just put through a budget that raises taxes, cuts education funding and reduces social welfare. That’s a crisis for an entire county, and it falls on his shoulders.

I realize: there are no protestors outside my door.

What to put on Twitter is never a crisis.  And in the grand scheme of things, it’s not something to be stressed over.

Sometimes, a little perspective helps me to stay in check. 
How ‘bout you?

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