April 1, 2022

#230 — 🪞 week in review

#230 — 🪞 week in review
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It's this week in  review episode (here's the template I use). Discussing the wins and losses and all that jazz at Lunch Pail Labs this week (3/25/22 - 4/01/22)


Hey what's up everybody? This is Lola Ojabowale, founder of Lunch Pail Labs. Welcome back to Lunch Pail Daily, my personal audio diary on building and growing Lunch Pail Labs, which is a digital product studio based out of Atlanta, Georgia. It's Friday. So we'll go through our Week in Review, always starting with the goal and vision of Lunch Pail Labs, what am I trying to do here, it's a sustainable economic engine, trying to make at least $500,000 per year from products and services. So we're doubling through lunch pill labs, I've honed my craft in conceiving, designing, building, launching and growing products. And I also get to consult with really dope and cool companies. So it is my launchpad business and where I get to learn new things, work with cool people and continue iterating on my skill sets, that's kind of what I'm here for. 

Habits and sort of like my energy score, because I've been tracking how I feel after certain activities. For the past couple of weeks, with the idea of being getting some at least anecdotal data of like, what sucks my energy and those can be some good ideas for either stopping or maybe outsourcing, but did pretty alright, with sort of the things I kind of set out to do every day 92% on the weekly habit score, energy was a 4.1, out of five. So a couple things kind of got me annoyed. But overall, I'd say pretty good week from the doing and feeling side. 

Now on to the meat of the reflection. What went well, what went poorly and what I learned. So what went well, for those who don't know, or haven't listened to previous episodes. Currently, in the UK, I have been for a few weeks now. And I feel like I'm settling into the groove of sort of operating in this new environment, at least for the medium term. Granted, I have sort of 10 days left here before I piggy on back to Atlanta, and was really happy that this week I showed up even when I really didn't feel like it. Part of the reason why I'm in the UK is sort of caring for a sick family member. And let me tell you this week, I had a lot of times when I really didn't feel like it, but I still showed up. And so for that I am super proud of myself, give myself a other wins kind of a paid opportunity to learn something new that I've been really interested in for a while. So yeah, I don't really have much capacity for much more work. So I'm don't, currently not really taking on new engagements that come my way. But this is something a little different, not too much of my time and a cool opportunity to expand my skill set. So exploring it further, also transcribed more of these podcast episodes, my thoughts are that it's going to turn this into a higher sort of leverage asset, because I will have the I have a site daily.lunchpaillabs.com, where I do have a repository of all these podcast episodes. The idea being everyone also has a transcript gets more SEO juice and a little bit more searchable. The content that is in this podcast. So excited that I got to do a couple more this week, and trying to stay current with them. I probably have a backlog of like 180 episodes. So still a ton more to get super current. But it'll be interesting to see what this does over time, I think it's going to be a compounding benefit. Also this week, joined a community for videography, storytelling, one minute media, because I think getting really good at that skill make me just super dangerous, another just killer asset to have like if I can develop I could design I can storytel Like trying to be like a triple quadruple threat out here. So really excited to join. It's led by an entrepreneur called Antiprenuer and he's worked with all sorts of companies, major Fortune 500 companies on their video and storytelling. So yeah, really excited to sort of dive in there.

And last bit, it's also the end of the quarter. So little mini quarter in review, I'd say this quarter. It's been a lot of internal kind of work, being more consistent sort of building new habits and sort of shipping content more consistently. didn't really secure a lot of new revenue generating things, or relate or build sort of like new revenue generating exercises. And so this month, these this quarter was a lot of maintaining the state of things, making some early, making some internal changes. And I think it's gonna be important groundwork for q2. So we'll see how all of that manifests. 

What went poorly, I said this in an earlier episode, and I feel like I'm still towing this balance of like, trying to create content and not letting that get in the way of what I would say is the real work. Nobody wants to be the person who talks a lot but doesn't actually do. And I definitely don't want to be the person who just like, hey, oh, do this, do this. And then folks are just like, oh, like,  what do you do, obviously doing stuff for clients, but they don't always feel like things I can just like, share, like, hey, like, check out this widget I  built for client that pays me it's like, feels a little sticky,  there. And I do have this habit, it is the one habit on my habit list that I consistently do not do. And like of shipping, a daily GIF, or loom of something that I've built like literally showing the work. But I have been quite more consistent on the spending at least a good hour every day writing or prepping for this pod or content in some sort of way. So thinking of more ways specifically in q2, of how I can combine these, because there are things that if I just put a little more effort, I can transform them into a more shareable I think, asset that I'm already working on. And I'm just really just trying to figure it out. 

And then what I learned back to sort of like the transcription, SEO. Trends.VC shipped a really interesting newsletter article on programmatic, SEO, how people do that with tools, things like that. And I feel like in some ways, this daily Audio Diary is part of that. So I'm excited to see that it's a strategy, not necessarily in the audio diary piece, but that other kind of companies have sort of employed, and really interested to see how that all manifests for lunch, pail labs and some maybe traffic to the site, or, I don't know, new things. It's all very much experimental mode. 

So that's that what what went well, what went poorly what I learned in terms of next week's kind of plan and goals and what I'm looking at always, always big thing tactical client works, I got some things I definitely need to ship for clients. And yeah, so I will be doing that. And some, some ramping up to some like internal workspaces and things. And I think I'll be able to share portions of that, like, Oh, this is what I think of this is kind of like how I use like a go to market thing when I'm working with clients. And you know, when I have a sort of project that requires supporting their customers, this is kind of like the demo bubble thing that I use. And then really, really want to actually just sit down and carve some time I think I'm settling in a little bit more. So I just like and less kind of all over the place and distracted where I will be able to in the next few days, sit down carve in time and start turning some of this content into like higher fidelity assets that just live on lunchpaillabs.com/blog. So those are really the goals for next week. I hope everyone has a wonderful, wonderful Friday, and I will catch you all later.