As I went to the kitchen for another coffee, I told Grant I was almost done with my presentation. "I'm just writing my notes on balancing work and life...", I said and before I could finish my sentence I could tell by his quick glance that perhaps it wasn't the best topic to bring up while he made dinner for the 3rd night in a row. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind as I focussed on my workshop and I haven't spent as much time with my family as I'd have liked. Instead I have waking nightmares of forgetting my notes and flailing like a goldfish, gasping for air or that I'll forget how my camera works entirely. Last night I was getting a final dose of encouragement from my mum and today there is no avoiding the fact that I am finally hosting my very first workshop.
The unofficial theme of the workshop has become a variation on "Stop the glorification of busy". That there is a difference between being productive and being busy and quite often we chase our tails rather than walk along a path with purpose. That we don't need to celebrate being busy and recognise what is working in our business and what isn't.
It is my hope that these amazing 9 participants take away at least one thing that they can implement in their own business to allow their business to work for them. Just one thing that will allow them to spend less time in front of the computer and more time thinking of ways to thrill their clients or spending time with their families.