• Monday, September 13th, 2010
Leading your own company can often be stressful and upsetting. I have learned to stand up again after all the downs and enjoy the ups.
Over the weekend I found this great sentance and put it on my wall:
“Grant me the strength to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”
I hope it will help somebody else to accept things and to keep moving forward.
• Friday, July 30th, 2010
Sorry everyone, I have been slacking on updates lately. There has been so much work over summer! I should have known that people try to complete everything over summer to launch software on September!
Good news is that we finally launched our new website for Agile. It took half year. It’s funny how companies own website is always at last place. But its finished now and I got a lot of good reviews.
Another news – I’m now on M50 Platform Program to launch our new framework. I will be posting more news about that later.
Event page is updated again. Click here to see all events for August & September and some for October. There isn’t much happening now, but still some interesting conferences upcoming in September.
• Friday, March 19th, 2010
Last week and this week I’m going through everybody I’m following and removing them. I already reduced people I follow from 600 to 300. I hope to reduce people I follow to 100-150 at least.
Don’t take any offense regarding it. I just want to follow people I know personally. And it hard to keep track of 600 people anyway.
But there is one good thing in all this. I’m creating lists that might benefit to you. So go to my profile and you can see following lists:
- Irish Enterpreneurs – people who setup their own business in Ireland
- Irish Web Creators – designers, developers, hosting providers in Ireland
- Training in Ireland – people who train and coach in Ireland
- Irish Online Businesses
- Financial Ireland – accountants, accounting companies and accounting software in Ireland
- Events Ireland – profiles that gives you updates on events in Ireland
- Marketers in Ireland
This is very nice list for anyone and I will keep it updated. Let me know if I add you in wrong list.
Update: It seems unfollowing people doesn’t really help much. I will be back to following everyone, but will be looking only at particular lists when opening twitter.
• Monday, January 04th, 2010
Being busy over the holiday season is probably a normal thing. So I don’t feel so bad about little updates on my blog. I was a bit amazed that people are ready to start new projects and ideas over this season. Well, if anyone out there still need web project to be done – just write a comment and I will contact you.
This year was amazing for me and our company. I would be lying if I say it was easy. Honestly – I have never worried about so much things than this year. Recession has made my life more stressful and uncertain. This is why I look forward to New Year with big hopes. This years promise is that I gonna spend more time on my family than our business. And usual those kind of things really work out when you put a thought in them.
Happy New Year! Let all our New Years resolutions come true!
***Note: If you are wandering about events posts I do monthly check out the new page dedicated just for that. I decided not to spam my blog monthly with events posts.
• Friday, November 06th, 2009
Photo is from our companies
2y anniversary newsletter –
I just love this cupcake
|Lately I haven’t been writing much into my blog as I was working on our company website. I know the basics around social media marketing, but its just coming all together now in my head. I’m writing new content for our new homepage (its not released yet), creating twitter account, facebook page for company. Filling that with content and contacts… and that’s just start of all it. I still have to write some blog posts (as we will have blog in new website) and create LinkedIn page (and I get error all the time and support doesn’t support me). I went through different web development companies websites, got some ideas of keywords, descriptions and titles of pages. And then this weekend I have meeting with designer, who has his unique ideas about our website (and he is best designer I know, no offense). This is why I’m sorry for slacking on my own blog. I know that it’s about time to release new event list and I will do that… just give me some time.
p.s. if anyone is free enough to help me with some English texts, I would really appreciate it!
• Monday, August 31st, 2009
Even thought I didn’t get to any presentations (and everyone said they were great) and even if I had to stay by my stand for whole day to tell about our company, I quite enjoyed epicenter. As everything that I haven’t tried before. I’m getting more and more better at all this “sales” thing.
Vodofone presented new application store in conference (similar to iPhone app store). And a very nice thing happened – I won phone with Vodofone app store. My current phone battery ends after 2h, I was just desperate to get new one (I’m so lucky!). I will be receiving it today and might as well take some photo and put it up on my blog.
I have been very busy whole last month, delivering projects, stressing and preparing marketing materials. And I missed summer sun this year too. Maybe I gonna go for vacation in winter?
Here is some photos from epicenter. I wanted to put up more, but all other were blurry (I should win new camera too).
• Thursday, July 02nd, 2009
I’m starting to meet more and more people in networking events that I have seen before on some other. And I have received quite a few questions like “how do I manage to do so much networking?” and “do I have my personal life as well?”.
So I decided to put on one post just to answer those few questions. Firstly – I don’t go to all events I advertise in my blog. Maximum I can make is 3 events per week and after that I’m really tired. I found that I better do 1 networking event per week properly than do more and feel sick after.
Secondly I’m actually introvert person when it comes to talking with new people. I don’t enjoy it, but I’m starting to like it. I meet 5-15 people over each networking event. And for each of them you have to understand what they are doing, tell them about your company and think of opportunities for both of you together.
It takes few hours per week to follow them up (do research, send e-mails, call them or setup meeting). Networking is part of my job, part of generating new leads and opportunities. It is as important as doing other things in my company.
How it overlies with my personal life? Not all of the events are happening on the evening. And if they are, my family don’t mind if I’m away for one day. And on few of the events I receive things like USB-cards, t-shirts, stickers and other fun things that I’m starting to collect.
• Thursday, May 28th, 2009
33 countries were presented today in Oatlands Primary School my daugher is attending. I find it very great way to learn more about different cultures and people. It was my first time participating in such event so my stand about Latvia was rather small.
• Tuesday, May 05th, 2009
Haven’t written in a while because have to get my project to the 1st milestone. Not an easy thing to do.
So as my blog won’t be updated often check out workout videos I enjoy (20min per day) – Free Workout Routines
I love this site, because it has everything from free videos, diets till where to buy gym mat or dumbbells.
• Monday, April 06th, 2009
This Sunday we went to visit chocolate warehouse to see Easter Bunny and get personalised egg. Warning – if you decide to go there, don’t forget to eat before. Decorations and chocolate all around made me feel very, very hungry. Event is free for adults, but you probably will buy a lot of chocolate eggs. I recommend this for all chocoholics (like me).