Note: This post was drafted on 3/15 and finalized today.
Today is the beginning of two new eras.
The first era is the “Second Year of Pandemic”. Today marks the first day that I started staying in my house. Not all the time. But a whole lot more than I have ever wanted.
But now I’ve received my first shot of the vaccine, the pandemic numbers are going down quickly, and my world is looking much much better to me. I’m feeling very optimistic about this year.
The second era is the new Eureka Room era. The Portland calendar I make is not happening again this year due to changes at Costco. Without those sales, there’s no way to make even the smallest profit on it. It’s sad, but it was going to be a tremendous amount of work because a lot has changed since we did the 2020 version.
The silver lining in this loss is that this gives far more time to make The Eureka Room a success. And since I’ve lost a good portion of my income I have a financial imperative as well. The solution is simple: make more awesome experiences and get awesome customers.
Which brings me to The Resistance.
The Resistance is the force that keeps you from doing what you most want to do. You must be on alert for it. You must fight it. Or it will destroy you.
The Resistance is outlined in “Do The Work” by Steven Pressfield. It’s a short book and I’ve written about it on this blog.
And some days I think it’s the only book you need.
I can open it up to any page and be slapped in the face with the singular realization that I just need to sit down and do the freaking work.
No amount of research, waiting for the right time/tool/moment/person/etc, thinking about it , taking a break from it, or other BS is going to get it done. The only thing that gets it done is doing it.
This week I will schedule times to do it and I will do the work.
Like right now.