Bhí mé faoi strus ag an saol an tseachtain seo caite agus mar sin, bheartaigh mé cuid de mo chomhairle féin a chur i bhfeidhm i mo shaol féin agus thóg mé an tseachtain saor ón mblag! Thosaigh mé post nua ag tabhairt aire do pháiste agus thosaigh mé mo chéad chúrsa Relax Kids ar líne ar aon lá amháin! Bhí cara le teacht ar chuairt chugam ar an Aoine agus bhí liosta fada de rudaí go raibh orm a dhéanamh gan trácht ar an mblag agus mar sin bhí an sos uaim! Agus tá mé bródúil asam féin as ucht an tseachtain a thógáil saor! Chuaigh mo shaol ó gan a bheith ag déanamh mórán go bheith ag déanamh cúig rud ag aon am amháin taobh istigh de cúpla lá!
I felt like I went from zero to three hundred in the space of a few days last week so I decided to take my own advice for once and take a week off the blog. I started a new job minding children and on the same day I also started my first online Relax Kids family class. On Friday I had a list as long as my arm of things to get done, even without the blog and I had a friend coming over to visit so something had to give. Usually when I decided I’m doing something I have to do it no matter what! At one point last Friday I had a little bit of freetime so I thought that I would write a post but I had to remind myself that I had committed to not doing it and therefore I couldn’t do it! Sometimes not doing what we thought we would or said we would is better for us. I think it’s a balance, one that I struggle with but am clearly getting better at.
Fiú an tseachtain seo tá mé spíonta ach tá níos mó tuisceana agam ar rudaí sílim...b’fhéidir, sure cá bhfios! Ach an tseachtain seo d’éirigh liom an blag seo a scríobh, maith mé! Tá mé ag díriú isteach ar ranganna a chur ar siúl ar líne faoi láthair agus leis sin a dhéanamh caithfidh mé an-chuid poiblíochta a dhéanamh dóibh agus ag an am céanna tá cúpla grúpa i ndiaidh teacht i dteagmháil liom ag iarraidh orm ranganna a dhéanamh leo, rud atá mé an-bhuíoch dó ach tá an-chuid i gceist leis ar fad!
I am still a little bit wreaked this week! But I think I’m getting a handle on things...maybe...bhuel...sure who knows! But I have managed to write this week’s blog so that’s a good sign! I am starting to run online classes at the minute, which means that I have to advertise classes and just as I’ve decided to do that (finally!) I have had a few organisations contact me about running classes with them, which I am delighted about but it means there is a lot of work to do!
Ó thús an dianghlasáil bhí mé ag smaoineamh go raibh sé de cheart agam mo ghnó a chur ar líne ach níor éirigh liom sin a dhéanamh go dtí le déanaí. Le ceathair nó cúig bhliain anois is múinteoir aireachais mé agus ‘sé an príomh-teacht isteach atá agam ná na ranganna ach níor rith sé liom, go dtí anois gur fiontraí mé. B’fhéidir go bhfuil mé beagán mall nó b’fhéidir go bhfuil m’aird iomlán ar na ranganna a mhúineadh agus ní ar an ngnó é féin.
Since the beginning of lockdown I have been thinking that I should be running online classes and that I should put my business online and I finally have done it! For the past four or five years I have been teaching Relax Kids and mindfulness classes but it only occurred to me recently enough that I am a business person and an entrepreneur....maybe I’m a bit slow or maybe it’s just that I was completely taken with what I was teaching and not how I was doing it.
Creidim go hiomlán sna cúrsaí, sna ranganna agus sna scileanna a bhíonn á mhúineadh agam ach bíonn sé deacair dom uaireanta glacadh leis go bhfuil daoine ag iarraidh freastail ar ranganna nó teacht go ceardlanna. Ach tá a fhios agam nach liom féin atá mé! Dúirt cara liom nach bhfuil suim dá laghad aici féin sa chuid margaíochta den a gnó féin ach an oiread! Tá sí ag iarraidh oibre a dhéanamh le daoine, tacú leo agus a saol a fheabhsú ach suim dá laghad aici dul amach ansin ag iarraidh a seirbhísí a dhíol...ach muna ndéanann sí an cuid sin dó ní bheidh gnó aici. Caithfimid teacht ar bhealach leis an dá thrá a fhreastal agus leis an domhain ag athrú chomh sciobtha seo na laethanta seo beidh orainn dul i dtaithí ar na hathraithe seo. Muna athraíonn muid ní mhairfimid!
I completely believe in the courses, techniques and skills that I teach. I really believe that they help people in every aspect of their lives but sometimes I find it difficult to accept that people actually want to come to my classes. But I know that I am not alone! I have gotten to know a lot of other female entrepreneur’s online over the last few months and it is definitely something a good few of us struggle with! A friend told me this week that she was really excited to work with a new client who came to her recently but she has no interest in the marketing side of her business! But if we don’t market our businesses we won’t have a business at all so we have to find some kind of balance! With the world changing so quickly these days you would think we would be used to change by now but I’m definitely not, yet anyway!
Katie McGreal, bunaitheoir Solas Relaxation/the founder of Solas Relaxation