What I’m working on this week (May 20 – 24)

I’m kind of like a kid just days before Christmas — I can barely get through the day because of my level of anticipation: I’ve got a bunch of projects that I’m really eager to start. There are a couple of client projects, a couple of joint ventures, a couple of my own projects…

… but…

I’ve got a half dozen projects that are almost at the finish line but not quite there yet. And I have to finish those first. My tendency is to say “good enough, let’s move on” but I can’t do that. I need to wrap these other projects first and clear them off of my desk.

And what has raised my level of anticipation lately is that a couple of these nearly-done projects have taken slightly longer than expected (although that’s not out of the ordinary) so I’ve had to push the new stuff off for a bit. Can you image what your kids would be like if you told them Christmas had been moved back by a month? I’m that way now.

The other thing I’m working on this week isn’t really business related but it’s top of mind for me: I used to do a high intensity workout 3 days a week (usually Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). Last week I decided to challenge myself to push harder so I decided to workout daily. (Clarification: I’m now doing 2 different high intensity workouts — alternating them each day). And just to see if it was even possible, I decided to try daily workouts for 7 days. I ended up only doing 6 days because yesterday I spent part of the day in bed with a migraine.

Last week’s daily workout was hard but fun and very doable. I felt the effect of the daily workout but it wasn’t that. Now I want to take that 7 day challenge and do it every day from now on. I think it could be more challenging because I’m not fueled by the “I only need to push through for 7 days” mentality. That light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel is possibly something I’m going to need. Looking forward to this new challenge!

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