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Slacking is not an option

Posted by Deidre Rienzo on

Welcome to Week 32 of my adventure as a member of the Marketing Plan Group. 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 from my group experience.

I think Ilise may have written her latest article, The Lazy Creative’s Guide to Marketing, for me. Yes, when left to my own devices, I can be lazy. (Although it might not be all for the sake of laziness, it might also be getting too caught up in my head to produce actual action. Either way, I might not get a lot done if left to my own devices.)

Fortunately, I’m not left to my own devices.

Because of my group, and the support, accountability, and butt-kicking they provide, I got quite a bit accomplished this week (even though I would have preferred to change my name, fly away to a tropical island, or just stay under the covers and hide).

Now that I have goals, I really am more aware and more focused. Even if I don’t meet them all, it gives me something realistic to aim for. Somehow it makes the whole thing seem more “real” than it was before. Is that weird? I’ve never felt more “in business” than I do now, and that’s a really good thing.

Even though un-newsletter #2 (about losing the can opener) took way longer than a newsletter (about losing a can opener) should, I got it done with the input of my group. You’re welcome to read it here.

I’d also like to thank my group for:

• Helping me staying organized and on-top of my numbers
• Being a sounding board and giving me a “do it” or a “send it” when I need it
• Facilitating my updated estimate/proposal
• Keeping me moving towards my goal
• Listening to me whine on occasion

And a special thanks to my group buddy for keeping me as close to sane as possible while I try to grow my business.

How do you get the marketing done when you’re busy with other things? What forces you to avoid slacking on your efforts?

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