Running your own gig requires effort, determination, ambition, motivation and thick skin. It takes a while to understand that not everyone is going to buy into your idea, and in the beginning you are going to hear many more “No’s” than “Yes’s”.
Once you get over that, then you can start building your organization.
We’re in our third year. It’s been a wild ride, with that as many successes as setbacks. The economy and Charlotte small business environment will have that effect.
Since I run The Charlotte Agency‘s daily operations, as well as principal, I wanted to show you a snapshot of my typical day.
7:45am- 8:40am – Reading latest ad/world news and updates
8:45am- 10:00am- Writing for Beyond Madison Avenue (Lead Blogger)
10:00am-11:00am-Reading and responding to important email
11:00am-2pm- Working on accounts
2pm-2:15pm- Break, throw some darts to relax the mind, maybe watch something funny, or read something smart
3pm-4pm- Work on accounts/JDW housekeeping (project management, updates, etc.)
4pm-5pm- Wrapping up/Email/Meeting or call/proofing creative
5pm on- Networking/ volunteer meeting/ part-time gig/ nap/news
There you have it. A jam-packed day, but its enjoyable.