Cabinet guy here again to do upstairs…. He’s here now. Chill music on and I start the day.
He comes in and starts on the upstairs hallway doors. Unscrewing the latches or whatever they’re called. A little loud but not that bad. Not in love with the station I have on, so I switch it to something I know, something comfortable… Tycho. One appointment scheduled for day, at 10-something I believe with a Marin prospect then a meeting with Enterprise Sales Director at 1:30. Like a check-in, just to see how I’m doing, and such is being actuated with the other AE’s as well. One thing Sonic has emphasized and reminded me to not forget is writing to self. Self-assessment, not big long exhaustive paragraphs but notes. More notes.
Latte already done. Shit. Need more caffeine. Did they mess us on mine? Didn’t feel like 4 shots. What a minute, the wave of encouragement and that caffeine voltage tumble might be felt in a minute.
I open the blinds. Haven’t been up like this and moving this quickly so early in who knows. I want this to be addictive, I want this to be the only way for me. Up early and writing, prospecting new business, NOTES. Opened 1948 journal, starting scribbling…. Prospecting new business and not only that but new ideas already present in my head. Build on that and other sights and envisaged scenes and shapes.
Noise from cabinet guy getting a little disruptive, and I guess you could say annoying, but I need to not be a bunion. He’s doing his job, working, his craft, HIS business. I admire him, honestly. Setting his own appointments, working from a steady tell of referrals.
I must be caffeine deprived. There is NO way that was a 4-shot latte, and that’s what I paid for. Money sent away to some corporation for doing nothing. I spent enough money yesterday for Jackie’s birthday. No regrets, at all. Like I noted somewhere, the best money I’ve spent in years. What would I have spent it on otherwise, wine? I would any day or any other day far from the one I’m addressing have celebrated spending it the same way – baseball equipment for my son, little or not so little Jackie. But, still, I have to budget. Balance monies, log what I spent. Doing now…
Done. Making coffee, then I’ll start prospecting, looking for businesses. Starting here in Sonoma County, I’m thinking.. then go to Marin. Will back off Berkeley a bit, SF as well. Don’t want to commit to any one approach. Like an AE said last week, EVERYTHING. Had to laugh to myself ‘cause I’ve been using that word with regard to AE life for months.
Diving into it. Starting with this one law firm prospect I found, then moving around from there. Just sent a couple emails. One place I need to call, but don’t want to push. Maybe wait till tomorrow. Then another, then another… idea. Time to stop writing… STOP WRITING, I tell myself, and be the character you’re writing. Had that image of the office, the beach writing cottage.. and else much.