At the CIAT AGM meet in London on Saturday, I was pleased to meet up with a lot of od friends, and was particularly pleased to see Karl Grace take over the presidency for the next two years During al the speeches and presentations I blogged quite heavily, not direct to twitter, but via Facebook, although my Facebook pages are auto posted on twitter. I got one comment that I was being a little to open, I thought about this over the weekend and decided that I was not being to open, but perhaps I should have gone direct to Twitter to post comments, after all Facebook, I have always used just to stay in touch with family. I was using my iPad to post, so the small keyboard argument of the iPhone was not a problem, I usually only post to twitter from my phone and my fingers do not always match the key size.
So I move on, and look to the week ahead and what vI want to achieve, I try so hard to keep Sunday as a family day and limit my online time, so Monday is always my reflection day, who do I need to talk to, and what do I need to send out and when, the list is always long, and so often these days contain things rolling over from last week,
I have the usual Evernote archive of items to complete, including the CIAT nots sent to me, I so wish they would give the option to receive in digital format, but paper it was, so my notes in the side and the blogs I posted need putting into Evernote, and tagging,
Next comes the inevitable list of contacts I want to make, those phone calls and emails, that keep my business running, and talking about business, I need to take a little time at some place in the week to invoice, you know, some one once said to me, that running a home office business, is all about paperwork, the hidden amount of work that you need to do, just to remain in business, bank statements, invoices, collection of money, when I worked for some one, this was all hidden, as an almost sole trader, I have to do this, and it takes time,,, a lot of time. This excellent UK oriented site is a good start.
So there it is, my start to the week, and no CPD in sight yet, although as soon as I get round to my class notes to this week, it will start, it has been a long time since I used a total station, and I need to revise, plus a small project in Wales will need some research for piles and timber frame. My plan to get a CPD event in this month is being tried by other commitments, and a date I had set for the 28th Nov now need to be moved, so top priority is to make contact with the company to move it, if we can. The West Midlands CIAT region 5 want to hold a planning meeting and this, in my view is really important, so change I will.
So there it is, my week, and its not even started.