Weeknotes 28-29/22

✅ With a grand total of two working days over the past two weeks my focus has been on the absolute essentials; planning activities for my next group coaching sessions, creating worksheets for said activities and preparing to launch my next group programme. ⚽ We took a trip to London to see Germany v …

Weeknote 27/22

🗓️ I’ve been feeling slightly apprehensive about the amount of work I have on and the limited days I have available in July. So I was pleased to hear a content migration job I’ve been waiting to get scheduled has been pushed back again. It gives me a bit of breathing room. 📑 Had a good meeting with …

Weeknote 26/22

It’s Sunday afternoon and by some small miracle I’m here posting my weeknote! 🪞 On Monday I had a great conversation with Kerry Bertram of Brilliant Thing via LinkedIn Live on the broad theme of reflection. We talked about the power of pausing, creative ways to reflect and the importance …

Weeknote 25/22

🙋🏼 Ran the second session of my group coaching programme on the theme of identity. I also got a head start on planning activities and creating materials for the remaining sessions. 🤔 Spent a good chunk of time thinking about how I position my business and talk about what I do. 💡 I’ve been thinking …

Weeknote 24/22

🏆 My Pod co-host and I have been shortlisted in the Freelance Impact category at YunoJuno’s Freelancer Awards. Voting is now open! 🖐 Finalised materials for next week’s group coaching session on identity to send out to participants. 📅 Added details of the regular events I run to my homepage (a job …

Weeknote 23/22

🌟 The first session of my group coaching pilot was on Tuesday and it couldn’t have gone better. We started with a benchmarking activity which we’ll review at the end of the programme to help judge what progress has been made. The theme of the week was values, so the rest of the time we explored how …

Weeknote 22/22

📆 It’s been a funny old week. Through travel and Bank Holidays I worked three days (two full, two half). It was quiet as we’re between Pods and many people are away for the school holidays. Without my usual standing commitments I had the opportunity to zoom out a little and think about longer term …

Weeknote 21/22

🗓️ Monday brought another monthly plan with me session. It was the largest group so far this year with a good mix of first timers and regulars. 🍷 We experimented with adding a social hour to the Pod. Not everyone was able to make it this time, but it went down very well with those who came. 📋 I had …

Weeknote 20/22

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it in a weeknote before but I start each week with two regular Monday morning commitments: hosting a half-hour mindfulness/journaling session joining the intention setting call with the accountability group I co-run Having these two sessions to draw my focus in helps …

Weeknote 19/22

Late again but I’m happy with my reasons… Last week I attended a 2-day conference (Friday/Saturday). It was my first in person experience for around 3 years and I’ve needed a faffing day and a full day off to recover. So I’m just starting my working week proper today (Wednesday). ☎️ Had a …

Weeknote 18/22

Here’s my first attempt at getting back into the habit of posting my weeknote on a Sunday evening… 🌳 There was a Bank Holiday in the UK on Monday so we packed up our lunch and headed out into Northumberland for a walk. After a pretty meh weekend it was just what we needed. 🌟 When back to …

Weeknote 17/22

How late is too late to post a weeknote? Here’s last week’s… 🚆 I started my working week taking my first three calls sitting at my Dad’s desk, then caught the train home. I usually try to postpone work if I’m traveling but this worked out OK. ⚖️ On Tuesday I attended a webinar about the legal …

Weeknote 16/22

I’m a little out of the habit writing these weeknotes having been on holiday and then seemingly incapable of dedicating time to them in the week before or after. I’ll summarise the lost weeks here instead: Week 13 — All focus on getting everything tied up with a neat bow before going away. Overall …

Weeknote 12/22

📋 We’re running an open week for our accountability group in the last week of March, so I spent some time setting up and planning sessions for that. We’ve doubled the number of participants, and added a couple of bonus sessions, so it requires a little more logistical effort than usual. ❓ I attended …

Weeknote 11/22

⚡ I spent a good chunk of my working time this week preparing for an event series I’m trialling. The first session is next week and I’m just ironing out the details ahead of that. ✉️ I delayed sending my newsletter and decided to switch to a new schedule of two emails per month. As work is getting …

Weeknote 10/22

🏃 Started the week running a sub 35-minute 5k. This is an achievement on two fronts 1) I’ve not run this far all year 2) I rarely run faster than 7 minutes per km (on average). 💻 Monday to Wednesday afternoons I attended virtual co-working sessions (one of which I hosted). I find these really …

Weeknote 09/22

🤹 This week I’ve been working on four main projects and felt like I took significant steps forward in each of them. I generally find that having more to do makes me more efficient, plus there’s the benefit of being able to switch project when I’m bored/stuck/need some variety. 📆 I shared the details …

Weeknote 08/22

Rounding off the month with what was for me a really good week both personally and professionally. 🗓️ I ran the Feb/March monthly planning session on Monday. Each time I’m gradually refining my process and I’ve got an idea how to adapt my Notion setup to better link daily-weekly-monthly reviews …

Weeknote 07/22

Let’s try this again. I drafted most of my weeknote yesterday but committed the cardinal error of doing so directly in the browser and then accidentally closed the tab before I was done! I’m trying on a different structure inspired by maique’s ThingsThisWeek. ⏸️ I finished reading Do Pause by Robert …

Weeknote 06/22

Home — I’ve been home alone the majority of this week. I survived pretty well without reverting to student / bachelor behaviour. Mostly because I planned my meals and did a big shop at the start of the week (that’s usual, but I tend to let it slip when I’m on my own) and I allowed …

Weeknote 05/22

Let’s get right to it… Home – Cleaned the flat on Monday evening and what a difference it makes to the experience living and working at home during the week! I’m really going to make a concerted effort to do this regularly so doesn’t become a “big thing”. Keeping …

Weeknote 04/22

Every weekend when I catch up with my parents they ask how the week has been. Mostly I can’t recall what’s happened… perhaps I should start writing my weeknote before I speak to them? Friends and family – There are some weeks where Izzy and I are ships that pass in the night, or …

Weeknote 03/22

Well here I am back for another overdue weeknote. Maybe I just need to accept that Monday is my weeknote publishing day? Although I didn’t think I’d get to it at all today but then my 5PM discovery call was a no show, so here we are…. Friends and family – Two good friends came to …

Weeknote 02/22

Here we are again. I’m happy to report I’m on schedule for writing my second weeknote of the year. I’ve even done some prep for this one pats myself on the back. So here goes… Friends and family – I enjoyed some serendipitous meetings this week. First I bumped into a former …

Weeknote 01/22

Among many other things, one of the habits I want to build this year is writing up my weekly review as a weeknote. Last week I shared some intentions for the year under five categories: family and friends work health and wellbeing hobbies personal development I’m going to use these …