June 13, 2019

Fruits of your Labour


I awake this morning with a number of thoughts in my head and a worry as usual will I get accomplished all that I need to get done before I set off to the office to start my day off as a Social Worker.

I know I need some time to centre myself to write this blog.

I want this time to gather my thoughts and feelings about yesterday’s accomplishments and plan what I am going to do today.

I have vowed to myself to do ten minutes of Marie’s B school.

I am working on my Ideal Client Avatar and have collected information from one of my enrolled Clients to use but also need to do the other exercises.

I pledged myself to spend 10 minutes three times per week on B school and even have an Accountability partner to make sure I keep that promise.

The thing is those 10 minutes end up being 2 hours.

Marie Forleo asks you to go really deep and step into the shoes of your Ideal Client Avatar.

I have also pledged to myself that I will spend 10 minutes a day three times a week to draft my weekly email to my email list who subscribed to my very first online summit on Beat burn out. I have already drafted some of that email that I usually schedule to go out on a Friday and am so far pleased with the progress.

I look at the time now and see 15 minutes have passed since I started writing this blog.

All I know is that I cannot escape this niggling feeling that I did not do enough yesterday evening on the Ideal Client Avatar.

I wanted to transfer my scribbled notes to my notebook where I have all the B school exercise and felt so tired at 11pm, I decided to go to bed instead.

I walked my talk regarding beating burn out and at the same time realise I fight the internal battle every day of pushing myself too much so I feel burnt out.

I was kind to myself last night and that is why I wake up refreshed wanting to do things and feel motivated.

There are many mornings my brain is tangled in knots trying to figure out what to do as overwhelm sets in.

I am mindful though that I want to take part in another B schoolers summit and the deadline to email back my title and headshot is tomorrow.

I like to see things through and vow to myself to do that this evening.

The difference I am realising every day is deadlines you give to yourself in business are yours. You are your Manager.

I realise I am getting better to keeping to certain deadlines and sometimes, I overstretch myself.

I have to Manage myself as I am the boss and that means being tough with myself at times and also being kind.

I now am going to be tough and finish this blog to get on the next vowed task of Ideal Client Avatar.

I hope to check in here tomorrow.

This journey is a very interesting one.

I realise every day hard grafting is as ever the reality of an Entrepreneur.

You have to be in on it for the long haul to taste the fruits of your labour.

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Having qualified as a Social Worker in July 1991 from Coventry University, it has been over two decades that I have been on the front line working with children and young people who are traumatized and on the margins of society. Although I studied Psycho-dynamic counselling for two years at Goldsmiths College (1991-1993), I decided to integrate Psycho-dynamic theories and skills into my Social work practice and flirt with and immerse myself in studying Islam as well as interfaith dialogue and friendships. For the last 20 years, I have been working in a multi-disciplinary Youth Offending Team in South London, comprised of Professional colleagues from different faiths and cultural backgrounds trying to support young people in the criminal justice system. I am married and mother to three sons, and juggle Social Work and interfaith dialogue with my writing, studying and the needs of home and family.

1 Comment

  1. Aisha Memon

    You are your own manager! I agree with that! Don’t be too hard on yourself. We tend to be hardest on ourselves. And I am learning, to see myself as a human with my own ups, downs, moods, energy, etc. As I extend empathy to myself; I am able to extend empathy to others without building up any resentment.


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