Yesterday was crazy. We’re in the middle of our largest Detailed Image sale of the summer, 25% off everything for three days. I was in the middle of moving LockerPulse to a new server (subject of a future post). We put some new warehouse processes into place. Mike is back this week. Oh, and a pigeon got loose in the warehouse. Luckily we trapped it quickly and released it with relative ease…a diseased rat flying around pooping all over our products would not have been good. Anyway, my to-do list piled up faster than I could even think about getting to it.
In general, the past few months have been more stressful than usual. I’ve constantly been trying to get back into a more balanced routine, but to no avail. Seemingly though, the rest of the year is shaping up to be pretty good with Mike coming back and the server chaos with LockerPulse behind us. We’ve got a lot of awesome stuff planned for both LP and DI, but nothing that is pressing enough to have an absolute due date.
Instead of diving into something new, I decided to take today and get my “momentum” back. *Most* of the time when you run a company, you can control most days with relative predictability. Sure, things always pop up here and there, but not enough to throw your day off track. Lately though, every day has been thrown off track. I know that’s not going to be the norm, so as quickly as possible I want to get that feeling of control back.
I had several left over tasks from yesterday to get to. I ripped through those in the morning, took care of a few other small things that I have been putting off, caught up with all of my emails, and then, late in the afternoon when I could dive back into work, I simply laid out my plans for tomorrow, caught up with my Google Reader, and started writing this post. After this I’m heading out to dinner and don’t plan on working the rest of the night.
Could I have gotten more done today? Of course. However, for my long term benefit, sometimes it’s more important to get my positive momentum back and end the day on a good note instead of with my head spinning. Tomorrow I’ll be excited to dive in to my work, instead of worn out. Later this week I can really get going on some projects I’ve been wanting to get to for a while now. All it takes for me is one positive, calm day to regain the momentum.
Update – and 15 minutes after hitting submit on this post, just as I went to close my email, a customer alerted me to a bug on Detailed Image. Something I probably should just address now. Sometimes you just can’t win…