I’ve been busy lately. Check that, we’ve been busy lately.
Here’s what’s been going through my head:
LockerPulse is coming along great. I used some of the advanced features quite a bit this weekend. Then today when I used my Google Reader I actually wished it did some of the things that LockerPulse does. In a lot of ways it felt like a step back. That’s a good sign.
That said, massive web development projects are difficult, especially when mixed with all of the other day to day responsibilities I have within the business. It makes it a little tougher to do things like find time to read at night or write a blog post. I’m not sure if we’ll hit our 5/1 launch date or not, but it really doesn’t matter. We don’t need the money. I just have an internal desire to put out a great product as soon as possible. If it’s not 5/1 it certainly will be soon after. We’re not too far off.
Also, Charlie is on vacation this week, John won’t be back until his semester ends, and Greg just had knee surgery last week and is on the Pure Adapt DL. So there’s been a little extra pressure to pick up the day-to-day slack. Mike will be heading to China for most of June on a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and that’s something we’ve begun planning for too.
Oh, and Detailed Image sales have been through the roof, meaning there has been an overall jump in the amount of warehouse work I’ve been doing anyway.
March will be our second biggest month ever, and I foresee us having our largest month as the Spring time heats up. It’s amazing how fast we’ve grown, and even more amazing considering that we closed down Tastefully Driven, got rid of Amazon, and stopped shipping internationally. Already those decisions are looking like no-brainers.
And that’s when I stop myself and tell myself to relax. Having a growing, profitable business doing something I love doing is pretty much all I’ve ever wanted from my professional career…and I’ve got it. How many people can say that? Sure, during times like these I don’t get quite as much personal time as I’d like, but I know that will change in a few months once our team is back at full strength and the LP development is done.
No sense in stressing myself out about it. Real stress would be working a 60 hour a week job that I hate with no end in sight.
It’s amazing how you can view the same situation in two totally different ways. I’m choosing to look at these next few months as a chance to do some amazing things with our business. I could just as easily look at it as a super stressful time, but that does me no good and sort of sucks all the fun out of it.