by Rachel Smith
11 October 2017
Hi Rachel. You’ve written on this blog about having several websites / businesses alongside your freelance work. How do you find time for everything? I constantly come up with ideas for things I want to do: articles I want to write, new things to offer to my clients, or separate businesses altogether I want to start. It’s exhausting and I end up feeling a completely failure because I forget to pitch something that’s topical, or I don’t have time to put a great idea into practice before someone else does it. I end up not doing anything effectively and just feel stretched to the limit all the time. Kerry
I hear you, Kerry. It kills me that there isn’t nearly enough time in the day / week / month / year / lifetime for all the ideas I have and want to action. I even had to slap a ban on myself from buying domain names. My husband was my enabler, and at one point we had about eight unused domain names gathering dust in my Plesk account (that all seemed like great ideas at the time)! Note to self: late night wine drinking and domain name shopping do not mix.
In terms of extra websites and businesses – yes, at one point I had five sites. These days I have my freelance work, and Rachel’s List. I have another site, LetterToMyEx.com, which I give some love to when I have time, but a lot of the other stuff I did before having a kid had to be shelved. Being a parent and a crazed workaholic doesn’t tend to mix either (funny that).
I still get a gazillion ideas though, and here’s my system for sorting the gold from the not-so-good:
Are you an ideas machine? How do you deal with choosing which ideas to action and which to let go of?
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