Well it’s a happy blog post from me, because it looks like the Japanese deal is in the bag. I’m really pleased because I was very concerned about the language barrier and the effect it would have on getting a deal.
But I used a specialist online Japanese translation service and it’s really paid dividends. It took time but getting proper translations to send and receive has really helped to get things moving more quickly when it’s come to the important part of the negotiations.
So using a Japanese translator has transformed what could have become a real issue for me and maybe have made me really paranoid. I won’t hesitate to use a translation service again, and I’m going to recommend it to the other sales managers as well.
But the problem is that means I now have to confront something which been putting off for years. I’ve got to get my place painted and decorated. I never did it when I moved in and that was three years ago and it’s getting a bit tatty round the edges. So I have to deal with it now that I have time coming up. I think I’m just going to take a week off once I’ve sealed this Japanese deal and do it.
I think I’m going to start with the spare room and then the living room, I’m just going to move everything from one room is the next and get them knocked off one at a time.
I suppose am writing this blog post ready to commit myself to it, because just like a lot of people I find it incredibly boring and I don’t want to do it. I’m hoping that by writing this blog post I will get it into my head it has to be done and I can’t back out with it, otherwise I would just get annoyed with myself.
Anyway, that’s it for now. I probably won’t blog for a few days because I’ve got to get on with finishing this Japanese deal. I’ve got the contract at the Japanese translator at the moment, and hopefully that will be back tomorrow and I can get it sent off, as long as there are no issues then it should be signed sealed and delivered pretty soon. That’s great news and it means a big bonus for me.