Don’t know where to start with your letter of reference?
I wrote one today for Lisa, who will be finishing her internship at LA Preuss Consulting tomorrow. And since we worked together for 4 weeks straight, it was my pleasure to put into words how dedicated and hardworking she’s been!
Yesterday, I had the best chocolate cake ever! We went to an amazing little café (Kafi Franz), sat down with two cups of coffee and when I saw the cake, I simply couldn’t resist. Flourless chocolate cake <3. It was like chocolate mousse in the form of a cake. Let me tell you, I could talk about this chocolate cake for hours. But no worries, many other exciting things happened this week besides the super delicious chocolate cake!
First of all, it’s great to see our projects progress. Friday is normally our business call day when we take clients through the current status quo of their project and define next steps. This is super helpful to keep everybody updated and able to quickly respond to changes.
Next, we started with a website design project this week. It’s amazing how quickly you can create something from scratch with the help of a template! And it’s exciting to find out what you can change and how you can shuffle things around until you have found the perfect solution. Here, you can be truly creative and present different solutions to your clients and let them pick which one they like best.
Finally, I look forward to next week! As it’s the start of a new month, we’ll need to prepare bills and reports in order to deliver insights and help further optimize our customers’ online presence.
Working with Lisa on so many different projects from various locations over the past 2 weeks has made me feel especially grateful for the following 5 of her many traits:
Having a positive attitude.
Sure, one could argue that these are “small” things that don’t require special skills or talent but believe me – they make a BIG difference and continue to have a positive impact on how we work together!
It’s like there’s one thing in life that makes everything better. Chocolate! Haha-the words of a true chocoholic, huh? Sill, I’m convinced that everybody has their own favorite treat that makes them a little bit happier. And is there anything better than starting a day, precisely a Monday, with a treat you love?Continue reading “Chocolate Strategy”→
The weather was absolutely perfect over the weekend – really warm and super sunny! And it felt great to be able to take it all in one ray of sunshine at a time. YAY! Plus, now I feel so energized about starting into the new week with so many exciting projects awaiting…
Did you know that coffee breaks and small talk at the coffee machine can be highly effective!? Go ahead, grab a coffee, a tea or whatever you like and talk to someone!
On one hand, discussing problems from a field not related to work can be the source of analogies that help you with your issue. On the other hand, exchanging ideas and playing around with them can be extremely helpful as you get a new perspective on things, especially when someone unfamiliar with the topic takes a neutral, uninformed look at it.
In conclusion, it can be very helpful to do something to distract yourself and get back to business later. In between, your subconsciousness does the work for you and with the help of new perspectives you can suddenly come up with new ideas out of the blue.
When was the last time you had a coffee break? Did it have any benefits beyond the caffeine? We look forward to reading your comments!
After heading home from Mikey’s handball game (it was the first of the new season) last night, we decided to watch a movie and pigged out on some sandwiches and chocolate ice cream. This morning, we slept in and I’m just about to finish some e-banking, preparing e-mails and my “TO DO” list for tomorrow before heading out for a run. Although it’s pretty dark and gloomy outside, being inside all day makes me super sleepy so I look forward to a bit of outdoor sports.
Hope you have a relaxing day too & can’t wait to start into the new week with a BANG!!!
Founding your own business and being the boss is a big thing and let’s admit it- it can be scary. However, you don’t have to do it all on your own! There are many official organizations that offer help, counseling and support.