In the last few weeks I’ve heard myself saying that I’m in a rut – it’s a rut that’s been caused by TeachStreet’s continuing success. As we continue to grow and generate more revenue and get closer to profitability, I find myself working harder and longer, because I want to will it along with my efforts, energies (of the team) and striving for break-even and beyond. But in the process I’ve stopped exercising (since Jan 2010), gained 20+ pounds, have now been somewhat sick for 5 weeks, and have devolved into some truly unhealthy work habits. So, I’m writing this partially as a wake-up call to myself, to take some time for me, to exercise, sleep, and think deeply about our team, and where we’re going. Also to remind others who let themselves get into similar ruts. They happen. We need to drag ourselves out, for the sake of everything we’re striving for, and for the sanity of those around us.
(typos probable – written on iPhone while at dreadfully boring Landscape Architecture event with my wife)