Archive - November 9, 2009

No boss factor…

When it comes to productivity self-discipline is everything. I found this out several years ago when I quit work as a full-time¬†Veterinary surgeon and began to work part-time so I could concentrate on my art. What I uncovered is what I would call the “no boss” factor.

I actually didn’t “have” to get up in the morning and there was no specific person that I had to answer to. I could sit back and watch Sky Sport all afternoon if I wanted too. It is true that for the first 3 months of my “new employment” I learnt more about NFL than any other New Zealand alive… I did very little writing.

It took me a long time to learn to be my own boss and in many¬†ways I am still learning, in tomorrows blog I will give you 7 things that have helped me…

Back in the game…

So half-time is over and I am back in the game. Tomorrow I hop back on the plane and travel back to LA. The second time you visit a place is nearly always better that the first; familiarity makes the game easier, friends make it a whole lot simpler.

It’s nice to be going back to LA knowing that I have a number of friends and contacts in the city. The break has done me the world of good and I feel recharged and ready. If there is one thing I’ve learnt in NZ that I am going to back to LA it’s this.

In business don’t let people waste your time, listen to the colour of their money not the sound of their words, call them early, make them decide early… if they are not interested then move on.