Oh boy, I’ve almost reached double-digit weeks. Time seems to both crawl and race by. One minute you wish it would slow down, the next you wish it would speed up–sometimes it feels like it will remain as it is with no end in sight.
More on that later.
Tomorrow marks 2 months with Lessonbee! (Absolutely wild).
My highlights so far:
1) Learning the different levels in the platform
2) Continuing to become acquainted with the
3) Gaining new understanding for HubSpot’s services (crafting emails, optimizing blog posts, researching sequences and workflows, learning about lead nurturing, etc.)
4) Solving customer problems
5) Filming tutorial
6) Figuring out a plan for customer onboarding (So excited to implement my ideas and gather feedback!)
7) Getting to collaborate on a lesson for the first time (I adore character development)
8) Researching marketing and customer support methods (delivery options, tactics, pros and cons, examples, webinars, guides)
9) Following a lead and bringing them through to be the first teacher to use our material in a consistent structure through the end of the semester (fingers crossed for good and constructive feedback!)
Right now, we’re in the middle of shifting our onboarding automation, and I didn’t have a template to file our new sign-ups into yet.
Pressed for time and unable to use the still-in-development email sequence or the out of date templates, I decided to film a quick video to say hi, introduce myself to each lead, and offer my meeting link to schedule a welcome call. One quick Loom video and some editing later, and I was able to send out multiple responses in half the time it would have taken to think through typed responses to each.
That approach led to a meeting and the promise of platform use!
I’m excited to see what the next few months will look like. Getting that full-class use is a win for Lessonbee, and it will be interesting to see how it goes.
Now, about the whole “time” thing. I’ve been thinking a lot about the past. About how things were, how life used to look, how much has changed. Covid-19 aside, life would still be unrecognizable.
It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, I was trying to come out of depression–and a few other burdens I’ve seldom spoken about and scarcely ever will–deflated, unmotivated, and uncertain. Life had lost its spark. I was unenthused with the idea of the future and wasn’t taking solid action towards my goals. That is dangerous for someone like me; to not create? To neglect dreams, to push away challenges? I look at that time now and I see a half-life I was forcing myself to live.
It seemed helpless. I thought I would never feel the pure energy for life again.
That girl would never have believed what was to come. She never would have trusted that life could be more then what it was. She had no idea.
We can’t always see how things will get better; we can’t always tell if they will.
But they do, in one measure or another, they do.
Faith kept me here on earth. Hope tended the flame in my heart. Passion drove me forward. Courage made me stand when all I wanted to do was hide. Each of those cornerstones comes from He who knows me best.
No matter how uncertain or painful the present seems, we have the means to go on. Everyone has that somewhere inside of them. It can be hard to choose to take hold of it.
The appearance, the feeling, that all will never be as bright as it was, and we won’t recover, has no real clairvoyance over the future.
Those are where my thoughts have been this week. Next to, of course, a strangely intense craving for chocolate chip waffles and the excellent discovery of Nutmeg Café and Bakery. It’s right around the corner. They sell heavenly chicken pot pies, pastries, and COFFEE! (Bless).
Here’s to being surprised by life’s pleasures and remembering that nothing is permanent, be that joyful or dismal. The only constant is change.
Thank you for reading and have a great weekend!