Sometimes I’m convinced that sales are random.
I don’t mean all sales are random, but yesterday I had one of those days. One of those days where you get a great referral, a random cold email that will likely convert, and a sales call or two that close.
All within a day.
Now these don’t happen all the time, and yes days or weeks can go by without closing a sale sometimes – especially over the holiday season.
But sometimes in a solopreneur business it feels like things, like sales, come in waves.
A super slow week where not much happens, followed by a crazy week that makes your whole month. And it makes you think:
“why couldn’t that week have been spread out over the full month?!”
But of course, that’s just the grind of business – it’s how it goes.
Ever feel the same?
And don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. It’s just funny how things go sometimes.
More importantly, is there a way to manage it or handle it better?
When things are busier, not really. But when things are quieter, I recommend doing 1 of 2 things:
1) spend the quieter time improving your operations, systems, automation, etc., so when things get busier, you’re better prepared. Or
2) take some extra time to relax. You probably had to overwork during the busy time, and if you know things will get busier in the near future, use this time to recharge so you’re ready for the grind when it returns
Or if you’ve experienced this before and have other suggestions, let me know!
Switching directions and doing a complete 180 here, but do you think there’s an afterlife?
It’s a discussion I had with a friend last week.
My guess is that there’s no afterlife – that when you die, the power just goes out and you’re gone for good.
When I really think about that, it’s kind of depressing. Part of the reason why I don’t think about it too often, and also use it as motivation to spend my time on things I’m excited about.
Like building innovative tech through Visto, sharing my journey with others, networking with cool people, that kind of stuff.
You only live once – so lame, yet so true.
Anyway, I bring this up because it’s not a topic I get into very often, especially on my business podcast.
One of the reasons I don’t is because it’s mostly focused on business and entrepreneurial journeys, but the other reason is because my podcasts aren’t usually long enough to get into topics that are that “deep”.
As many of you know, the SG Podcast episodes are usually 30-40min, and to be honest, you can’t get too deep in that amount of time.
It’s one of the reasons I enjoy listening to long form podcasts once in a while, the Joe Rogan-style shows that go for 2+ hours and allow for a wider and deeper range of topics.
Why am I mentioning all of this?
Last year, I had the opportunity to guest on a long form podcast. It was something I always wanted to try, and I’m really glad I did.
The host of the show – also named Josh – is a super interesting guy, and we ended up talking for over 2.5 hours about a wide, interesting and deep range of topics:
- content creation
- misinformation and how it happens in immigration
- immigration in general, in Canada and around the world, including timelines, processes, etc.
- remote work, climate change, the housing crisis
- the meaning of life
It was probably the highest quality conversation I’ve had in a long time, and it made me appreciate long form podcasting.
Anywho, if you’re interested in any of those topics or just want to experience a pretty cool long form podcast, you can give it a watch or listen here.
And if you do, let me know what you think!
Have a great day, make sure not to miss any of my solopreneur updates, and keep grinding.