I can classify the last four months as a roller coaster, and one of the best I have ever been on. Why? Because four months ago I left my job at John Lewis and set my own business up helping with social media, PR & content strategy. Here are a few things I’ve learned in the last few months…
People just want to help – especially those who have been through starting a business. I never fail to be amazed at how people are happy to put time aside to meet me and have a chat through their experiences. Thanks to everyone who has given me advice over the past few months.
You never know what might happen next – you can plan, and of course so you should, but being able to react and change plans quickly to be as flexible as you need is a must. I like the fact that your day can change on a whim but being super organised is key.
There are no boundaries – linked to the point above, because things change so quickly, being prepared for a scope to change or grow during the course of a project is a a huge opportunity.
Be prepared to learn, learn, learn – not a single day has gone by without me learning something new, and resolving a challenge is a great feeling.
And talk, talk, talk – people are happy to help, they are curious to hear your story and you have to set aside a lot of time to build relationships. Luckily I love meeting people and talking so no hardship here!
If you have any social media, PR or content queries please drop me a line Rachel.Kerr@rksocialcomms.co.uk
Picture credit: Cindy del Valle & Unspash.com