Women in Focus is a website and initiative by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. It is a place for women to be inspired, informed and connected with other women in business in Australia and around the world. Angela Vithoulkas, CEO of VIVO Cafe Group, radio broadcaster of Eagle Waves Radio, public speaker and Councillor of the City of Sydney, will be the Guru on the Business Beat section and will be providing weekly articles on all things small business.
If you haven’t heard any or all of these before from either you or others then I can only assume you have no human contact on a regular basis. I have no problem putting my hand up first here and saying that this type of internal and external conversation used to take place on very regular intervals for me. Until I became so busy that time no longer made sense. I know there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day. Oh, and I was very aware of the fact that there are seven days in a week. But none of that helped.
Let me paint a picture of what my “schedule” can be. I own several businesses including a café, a small business radio station which broadcasts live, I blog here for Women in Focus, I have speaking engagements AND I am an elected City of Sydney Councillor. So basically, I added a full time job to my three other full time jobs. Immediately, I was being asked “how are you going to do it?” Then it went into “how do you cope and get it all done?” And the final straw that broke and enlightened the camel’s back was “where do you find the time?”
That’s my all time favourite.