What do you do and how do you decide when your heart wants one thing but your head tells you the other?
New York, I think we need to add one more to our “go-together” list. Can we please go to coachella together one day?
Depressing = three projects at once + emailing after hours + two ongoing work group chats + early start tomorrow + exhaustion + social media accounts + meetings + coordinating schedules/interviews + planning publication production
The past couple of weeks have been really intense at work because we have some really big guests in town and I got roped in to lend a hand. While I am not handling anything major, I inadvertently got dragged to many meetings - which is not a bad thing both in terms of exposure and in understanding the overall sequence of events. I’ve learned a fair bit but honestly, nothing really new except maybe certain protocol and that my colleagues are really detail-oriented. Guess nothing really fazes you after you go through the baptism of fire.
I’m also juggling two other projects which are the usual, on top of the daily work I do, ie. hello social & media (social media and conventional media). While I don’t particularly have deadlines to meet (I get free reign of my work, really. So yay me!), I have probably been on a bit of a kick to want to get things done. So yes, I’ve been a little hound lately, hustling people slightly to give me what I want.
But here’s a tip/advice: It’s NEVER a bad thing to do so, if you do it for the right reasons and intentions. Do I feel bad for hassling people? Hell no, because I am clear on my objectives and I make my intentions clear when I communicate with them. Sometimes, certain issues are time-sensitive, and even if they’re not, if you put it the right way, no one gets offended.
Tried, tested and proven.
Also, people work best with set deadlines. Most of them at least. It also helps when you’re generally efficient and help them in return when they need your help.