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30 Days of Action: Day 4

November 4th, 2017 | Life

Today I finished all the lecture material for my new course. All the lectures are now exported as MP3s and I have encoded the final video, too. Just need to make the course and the video trailer now.

I’ve also done quite a bit of work on my new book. I have four chapters to finish off and then the writing is done.

ITCMC: The Book

November 4th, 2017 | Books, News

My course, the IT Contracting Master Class, is now available in book form. Should you buy it? Probably not. It’s slightly cheaper than the course. Except that Udemy is usually discounting the course, making the book more expensive.

But, if you really hate the idea of getting the video lectures (which includes the eBook version of this book), you can buy the book stand alone on Amazon.

30 Days of Action: Day 3

November 3rd, 2017 | Life

So, I made it to day three before I started to think that this is a terrible idea. University studying mounts, I had to take a break this afternoon because I felt ill (it lasted exactly the length of a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, what a coincidence) and it was health visitor day.

Still, no excuses.

Today I fixed the audio on the introductory lecture of my Get More Restaurant Customers course. I also recorded a new trailer for it and both of those videos are now live on Udemy.

One of the lectures I recorded yesterday was unusable so today I re-wrote it as a slide deck and also recorded the presentation so that video should be ready to go now.

I scheduled the release of week 6 of my Running For Anxiety course.

30 Days of Action: Day 2

November 2nd, 2017 | Life

Today I:

Recorded all of the audio for my new course Mindfulness for Social Anxiety. I’ve also edited together all of the videos for these, though there is still some work to do done in the editing.

Went up to Calverley and filmed all the video segments for the course by the canal. Unfortunately, the sun came out towards the end and ruined my exposure settings for one of the videos. But the rest are usable.

I’ve finished the book version of the IT Contracting Master Class, both the eBook and the paperback edition, and submitted them for publication.

I’ve done some writing and editing work on my new book, and produced a list of sections that need work.

I’ve outlined the article structure for a new guest post.

30 Days of Action: Day 1

November 2nd, 2017 | Life

Yesterday marked the start of NaNoWirMo, the annual challenge to write a novel in a month. Which got me thinking: what else you could achieve in 30 days?

I took part in 2015 and knocked out this. And I thought about participating this year. But I have more pressing issues to attend to, like my business. And it feels like that hasn’t been making enough progress recently.

The heart has been there. And stuff is getting done. Worfolk Anxiety recently added two new tests and a bunch of other features, for example. But a lot of it feels like it isn’t that focused or is being slowed down by a lack of actionable tasks.

So, in November, I’m taking 30 days of action. And I’ll be using my blog for accountability, reporting back on everything I have done.

Day 1 report

Yesterday I wrote all of the scripts for the exercises and video sections in my new course Mindfulness for Social Anxiety.

I met with my course director to discuss how I could use my dissertation as a prototype for a future business venture.

I pitched guest posts to The Mighty, Maven Circle and Families.media.

I cancelled my membership to one of the business communities I belong to. I’m withholding it from myself until I use it more and take action on what I learn.

I completed my article on metacognitive therapy and scheduled it for publication.

How to interpret Facebook event responses

October 30th, 2017 | Life

Ever wondered what people mean when they RSVP to your event? Here is a guide:

Night photography course

October 29th, 2017 | Photos

Earlier this month, I went on a night photography course around Leeds.

I didn’t really learn anything because I knew all the techniques, but having an experienced photography tutor there to remind you all the stuff you have forgotten and who has an eye for the perfect angle, is invaluable in getting great shots. And it was a lot of fun.

Wedding anniversary II

October 28th, 2017 | Family & Parenting

Earlier this month, Elina and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary. By my calculations, we will probably get in another two after this, before the divorce year. So, it’s important we make the most of them.

Storm Ophelia was sweeping in. However, given the very limited amount of baby-free time we get, we decided to brave it and cycle up to Appley Bridge for a pub lunch.

The food at the Stansfield Arms was okay. They put onion in Elina’s salad, despite us requesting it to be onion-free. When they returned from the kitchen with a new one, it still stank of onion, so we had to give that a wide berth.

On the ride home, we were treated to a beautiful sky.

Venla’s first birthday

October 27th, 2017 | Family & Parenting

Venla is now a year old. How time flies, etc. Grandma and Grandad were kind enough to host her birthday party, which was attended by friends and family alike. Of course, it’s quite easy to get most of your friends there when you’re only 12 months old and have two friends.

She received so many presents that we had to bring them back to our flat in two journies. Ah to be a child again.

Ice cream helper

October 26th, 2017 | Photos

I tried to order three scoops of ice cream at Kaspas. Instead, they brought me three separate ice creams. It was very lucky that my ice cream helper was on hand to get the job finished.