Just time with the babies, my latte. May go for a run later, but legs are still sore from the workout Thursday. Headed to winery for sure, Katie’s, in a few hours. Thinking, what can I do for the agency, my P-O-Z project. Can I prospect today, at all? Thinking yes, in Kenwood, and…. Downtown a couple places, just stop in and say hi. That’s it. So not really prospecting, but building that community. Writing more this morning and telling self not to obsess over any to-do’s. Should have woke earlier. Can do tomorrow, I tell myself but then wonder if that’ll happen. Making today about wine, the world of wineries I’m from, having that part of the P-O-Z.
This past week actually writing and outline a definition for the Agency. Recruitment, conversation, creativity of course, blogging, a real estate/real estate agent approach (which also demands definition). This coming week, need follow up on appointment invitations. Have to call Berkeley prospect today at some point, may do from St. Francis. May do some POZ work there. No more hyphenating, I just decided. If you know me you know I hate punctuation. Punctuation is all about rules, and POZ is about whim and kindness and communicative impulse.
Kids asking me to bring them water, I do, and without any forecast or sight I have a business hot– Just get people what they want. Never say no, offer alternative. I’ve thought that before, so nothing terribly significant, but I had to write it. My AE story separates from the AE insinuation and progression, and even Sonic, and wheels a proliferation of sovereignty. I remember one day in the morning, 2008 at Sonoma State before one of my morning Composition. All stemming from my observations at Sonic which constitute a certain hegemony, steering my ideas and lens perceptively in the business world and beat of things.
Sonic instructs much more than wine’s flimsy industry ever did or could do, and instills an echoing reiteration of simplicity, spontaneity, to be a dumbsaint and constant scribbler, seer, poetic architecture and holy contour of business.. This AE act, which isn’t an act I use that word with literary purposing and intonation, shows me business is not business as people estimate and define. IT’s more connotative and deno’. Think about it, they hired a wine writer and blogger for a supervisory position. In Field Sales, no less. This not only edifies and adduces their business philosophy and welcoming consistencies with everything. Sonic teaches me about business, not the wine industry. And writing, how to write with more precision and moment-to-moment beat-like beat and likeness.
Was told ten years ago that I should blog about wine, and I have been since then on and off and then again loudly on, you could say. But now, I write and blog about work. About business, and how NO ONE should have to hold a job they don’t LOVE. Yes, love. There will be projects you are less excited about, but the character you are, and the story you’re in where you work was decided by you. SO, there should only be love.
9:15am, and the babies continue to enjoy a lazy Saturday morning of cartoons while I let the caffeine in these 4 shots of espresso type away. The contour of my AE spree, where is it taking me. To my own office, yes, but to more realizations of life and business, the desk I sit at everyday, the meetings like yesterday.
Making the Sonic calendar my master and only calendar. For everything. Putting winery visit and light canvassing on today’s square, for noon. Two other spots I want to visit, say hi. Palooza, maybe Ty Caton, and then …. OH, a couple breweries. One spot downtown. If anything else, more community assembly.
Why does one want their own business. Somewhat a question that answers itself, with the words THEIR OWN. It’s theirs. This morning, feeling’s though I’m at Sonic, at my desk, walking around my building and the other like yesterday saying hello to friends in other departments.
Kids’ cartoon starting to distract me. Can only write in short paragraph, quasi-HST form. With attention wandering. Caffeine starts to control and fly me like a barely-built vessel. In my office, like the office I’ve studied and seen online, with a tech/startup/chic library/wine bar feel. Will there be wine in the office, yes. No drinking during creating hours. Not “work” hours, crEATive. Hours are 7-5. For me of course much longer, as with my partners in the same suite as me. Not a “C suite”, or management cove. Just my fellow or other deciders. Like the coLAB downtown, I want colors and shine, encouragement to create, isolation rooms and studios. Everything to elevate moods and impetus to ink a story.
Message from my real estate friend of 20+ years, suggesting I use social media more. Funny, thought the same while driving to Danville yesterday, taking a picture of the cover of the Sonic folder I gave the IT consultant focusing on Sonic logo and font. Will post when done with this… this morning entry supplementing and augmenting, further facilitating my definition and defining of business.
All in the office should be not only kind and inviting, but tireless curious, suggestive and workshop-like. Share entries and ideas, blend them together. Have to snicker while typing this, recollecting moments years ago, right around ’08 when in my car jotting those musings on autonomy and sovereignty, where I wished for a great consolidation. And I don’t think I’ll have it considered an office, but a colony, a creative colony, island, like Sonic. Somewhere that values whim, privacy and openness, conversation, enjoyment and love of life like no other workplace. Where you’re told you’re a genius of your own genius and genus. You are the only you, this morning and all– Where you’re not excited to be at work but dreading leaving at day’s close even before you sit down and start typing to your coffee or latte, mocha or chai. My office, room, space will continue to explore business and define and redefine it—deconstruct and further construct agreeable and embracing edges of its drive. Of its Road.