Redesigning activities

Every few months or so, I take a break from my normal working week. In this break, I sit down with a pad and paper and try to make sense of all of the projects that I am currently working on. I also ask someone who gives me valuable advice what they think of my portfolio of jobs.

In December 2012, I was beginning to feel as if I had a lot of offers of work but not much structure or focus in my work.

That in mind, it was suggested to me that it was probably time to organise my jobs and contracts into five separate columns and then only accept work if it fits into one of those five columns.

Following his advice, I did that. Now I will only be accepting work in one of the following five columns of activity:

  • Consumer Publishing
  • Customer Publishing
  • Education and Teaching
  • Consultancy
  • Writing & Designing