Living the dream means hard work.
A big hello to you all after 2 weeks of a steep learning curve.
Four years ago I actively committed to the long hours of hard work. With many false starts left behind, perseverance is paying off.
3 weeks down the track little did I know how much xtra work was needed. I think it has all been worth while.
I have spent long hours at the coal face, tweaking visions and applying a satisfying layout on the new website. This has been hard but rewarding work applying myself to creating this dream I have had all my life. My body has had its fair share of complaints about not enough exercise and being sleep deprived. I have discovered, poor management of time, means living your dreams equates to harder work to get the success you want.
Bloopers come in a new learning curve.
I had uploaded heaps of products and then realised we need to add product code for inventory and had to almost start over again. Bah!!! A quick reconciliation with my alter ego, humble pie, dig deep and plow on. Good learning curve and much the wiser now.
In hind sight, many questions were not asked and so the wisdom to manage and plan wisely cost double the time to produce. Thanx Linda for the pointers.
To all dreamers, take time to learn to ask the right questions and exercise patience in finding the right people to ask. This might seem laborious in our instant coffee world. Rest assured, patience and diligence because the treasure discovered will be worth it.
Populating the website with product in WordPress added to the long hours. Now having a reasonable handle on it I will look at teaching someone else to employ for their skills.
This is a common function in fulfilling all dreams. You must learn to choose and trust others who will be part of your team. They will improve your life in the products and services offered. This will give you more freedom to work on your core skills. In my case, it is to create.
My reason for time management.
I want to get back into the studio to finish 2 paintings. The plan is to then head off to Tiritiri Matangi Island and finish the final stage of my second book. I am creating a visual story about the islands unique flora, fauna and ecology.
Of interest is a couple of night shoots of Penguins, Kiwi and Weta’s and whatever else sparks my imagination. I think the night sky and lighthouse might spark some creativity for two or three night images in the book. What do you think?
A final word.
This new journey is adding a lot of personal fulfilment to my life and I, unashamedly thank God.