Ahhh the sweet taste of satisfaction.
I finished 6 months of (at times) really hard and smart work on around 7 contracts today.
I worked with great clients who always want me to push the boundaries – and they push as well. They are all very very happy with the work I’ve delivered. So am I.
The work has included:
- Developing a learning & performance framework for a national organisation. There are some really interesting initiatives that I created and I’d love to see them implement including KIS (Knowledge Information Spaces – linking people and info tech).
- Creating a customised quality standards framework for a charity. It’s simple and realistic and looks great (I use a lot of design and colour to engage people).
- Wrote a training plan for the largest charity in Ireland.
- Developed a performing arts database (and filled it with all the Irish courses) for the Arts Council of Ireland.
- Chaired a major conference on high needs homeless women in Dublin – and – wrote the conference report.
- Was part of a team that researched the future of artists working with young people in residencies in Ireland. I developed some pretty cool conceptual models that reflect the continuum of practice for artists, young people and organisations.
- Wrote a tourism product strategy for a County Council that helped them attract about 1/2 million euro. That was fun as I had to structure a report that looked easy to read but was actually very complicated.
Very very satisfying to do work that interests me, engages my clients and gets put into practice.
I’m now taking some time away from work and playing even more than usual. I’ve asked/told the universe to send me an interesting client and contract in about 3 weeks.
I have a few parties and dinners to attend in the country and Dublin. My plants need some TLC and I want to plant bulbs in containers as presents. I’ll be filling up my natural building database. A dear friend from Boston will be visiting in 2 weeks. And …. I’ll loll and read and sleep in and just be open to serendipity.
Right now I’m comfy in bed with magazines, books (one on practical house building), chocolate, my computer and a G&T. Heaven on a stick.
I hope your week is going well. Slip in a few hours of holiday mood – even if you’re not on hols.