Or out of office. Indie AE, I’m thinking of myself being. Meeting a little over an hour ago, then back home to go for run. Suited in running visual, form, but was caught up in calls, emails. This makes it now even more known to self that I need wake at 4 and run. No wine last night, set alarm for 4. Woke, but no run. Right back to sleep. FUCK. So here I am in running shirt and shorts, even shoes on, eating a turkey and Monterey Jack sand’ in kitchen. Typing. Meeting at 3 with wine industry influencer friend.
Day began with trip to Office Depot for files, and small file cabinet. Brought far too much shit home with me—papers, even two fucking staplers. For my AE life… NO PAPER. Or, as little as possible. Threw what remained in the boxed I used to transport all the shit home, and put in dark corner of garage. Now in backpack, nearly nothing. Just some cords, pens, and this laptop if needed. To the event I’m attending tonight in Novato, after meeting with wine friend, I’ll only have phone. Telling self that I need operate from phone. And only one of them… the Sonic silver one. Sonic Silver, I’m calling it. That’s all I’ll bring. Need to charge it. What a day… frantic and moving and filing and organizing, de-cluttering and more organizing, calling and driving to Rohnert Park to meet with someone who won’t buy anytime soon. Wants our services, but I need to get more in the building to sign, elect us over the incumbents..
Received email from prospect. Meeting scheduled. That makes two appointments made for day, and another with a potential IT partner. For some reason I feel under-accomplished for day. More than likely from not making calls. Will be made up, tomorrow. In field the entire day with new AE. We’ll be in the East Bay, Berkeley and Albany. Will have lunch down there as well. Packing light, again. Only biz card and cell phones.
90 minutes till meeting, and quite a bit of time left in lunch. Would have gone for a run but found self thinking too much about it. Just got an email from someone requesting a quote. May end lunch sooner and not near the hour marker.
Quiet in the house. No music, just keys being pushed. Much better than the office I must say, with all the chatter and coughing, people walking by and other distractions. Day after tomorrow—
Just found a scheduling conflict. For Friday. Shit… our quarterly meeting, company-wide. Guess I’ll have to re-schedule. Will call tomorrow morning to do. Other AE is driving to East Bay. I offered to get lunch later in day for us. Need to work on calendar management… crucial, I’m finding, and potentially embarrassing. Schedule less, and appointments further distanced, rather than respective antitheses. Taking a breath. This is just Day 1. Learning curve, learning Road, all in learning to re-learn certain basic habits and basics in business practice.