Most people would do a weekly round-up on a Friday or Saturday, but I feel a desperate need to share, so Thursday it is.
- Writing an investor update is tough; whichever stage your business is at and however confident you are about your business model. At the start-up stage, you are desperately trying to justify your spends. At the growth stage, you are continuously fighting to determine your position in the market (No. 1 if I take these parameters, No. 3 if I take this region….it’s endless). For a mature company, it’s why you have stagnated while the start-ups are exploding. All my writing skill and energy has been going into this, and my poor blog has suffered. Sorry darling, I’ll make it up to you.
- Dressing up in the middle of the week for no reason, does get your spirits up. I read a lot of fashion blogs and was inspired to try something different yesterday. It felt so good when I remembered my planned outfit in the morning, plus I got compliments all day.
- Working mother’s guilt is especially strong if you are the only full-time working mom (read 12-14 hour work days) in the class. I signed up for 4 volunteer activities, which I have no time for. While the perfect SAHM moms, who spend all this quality time with their kids, gave me a smug smile (the superior ones) or an encouraging chin-up kind-of smile (the nice ones) and signed up for just one activity! What have I done! I can say no to a high powered investor, however, I can’t refuse a disapproving primary school teacher. I actually shot my arm up in the air and shouted “me, I’ll do it”, before realizing I had no competition and turning beet red. I hope V doesn’t grow-up to deny our relationship. She did give me a grin this time, hope it doesn’t turn into a “not cool mommy” soon.