Here is the post where I start to complain about how I have so much to do because the trade show in Vegas was so successful for me and then I realize that is horrible because there were lots of people there who would love to have my problem.
So I will make my apologies for whining about success, accept that the day will come at some point of this business where I am saying, “remember that time I was complaining that I had TOO much work to do? WOW, do I wish I had that problem now!!!” and move on to getting my life in order.
And realizing that the only way I am going to get through the day is to set out all my tasks and knock them out one by one. Personally I think it would better to just lie down on the couch in The Defeat of the Overwhelmed, heralded by moose track popcorn and a can of high fructose corn syrup-laced Pepsi. Because when you have your own business, you can just rely on your employees to be responsible and get things done. No, wait. You don’t HAVE any employees. Well, you have Susie Sunshine but she doesn’t count because she is at the end of the earth in Michigan so it’s not like she’s coming any time soon to screen print.
She can be bossy about business from afar though. She was back on her list rampage when I called to tell her that I wasn’t managing to get anything done at all. She reminded me that if I make a list and I just complete one task, I fill find energy and motivation I didn’t know I even had. Brilliant, right?
Sometimes finishing one little task on your list will energize you enough to cruise right through the rest of the list. If it does nothing else, the list gives you a sense of satisfaction when you can cross something off and gives you a sense of closure when you complete it. I think I’ll just be ignoring the fact that my list is two pages long. You can’t let it bring you down.