Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mojo

You know, it's getting to be about that time.

I've been spreading myself pretty thin lately. Working at the RV place full time, 7:30 - 6:00 nearly every day. Installing blinds. Finding "the" job. Even trying to also do Taxes for a while there. Putting energy into all these things.

Not being very successful at any of them.

So it's time to put some concentrated effort in. The blinds installing thing is done. Kaput. Finneeto. That got to be a $300 a week distraction that caused $1000 a week in stress. Maybe more. Some money, it turns out, is just not worth it.

I've spent hours - yes HOURS - every day for the past 4 months on Careerbuilder.com and TheLadders.com and Monster.com in search of that J.O.B. I've applied, applied and re-applied. All for nothing. I've got no interviews from all those hours in front of the computer, and I have to think that it too, was a distraction from things I should be doing. I still want to find "the JOB" - but I'm not sure that Carrerbuilder is the place to be looking. I'm sure its not.

May is "sell some RV's" month. I've been operating in crisis mode for months now. I'm no rookie salesperson. I know you can't sell effectively in crisis mode. So I'm putting all that other stuff aside and going to do one thing, one piece of work, well.

May is also "start looking good again" month. I've gained 30 lbs since June of last year. 30 lbs! I'm fat. I'm sick all the time. I'm sick of it. I've adjusted my days off schedule (day off - haven't had one in months!) to my old, healthy days of Tuesdays and Thursdays - facilitating a great bike workout week.

I need to join the YMCA again. ASAP - and get back into the pool a few times a week. I used to do it on my lunch break. Instead of just eating that Pizza or Cuban Sandwich.

Maybe if I can get to feeling good - or great - about myself again, that will translate into the other parts of my life. It's worked before - it worked when I first started training for triathlon, back when I was over 300 lbs, short of breath and tired all the time. We can't get back to that. I won't.

I know there are things out there that I've talked of doing or participating in - sales related, things friends have set up, things I'm trying to make fit or work out that really require some time and effort. Even something like the podcast. I'm sorry. I don't have the resources right now. I just need to get the "house" back in order. I need to get back to kicking ass instead of getting my ass kicked.

I'm preaching to the choir here, but training now is more important, with all this stress, than it ever was. The fitness, the energy, the self confidence - the STRESS RELIEF - Little helps me get there like hammering into the wind in a big gear with my head down and a line of scrawny roadies on my back tire.

The Bigun's gonna get his mojo back.

6 comments:

Jenny Davidson said...

Sounds like a plan - Marc, I have HUGE confidence that you can pull this one off - it will be good...

Spokane Al said...

As the late, great Mr. Morrison once reminded us, "the future's uncertain and the end is always near."

With that in mind I am glad to hear that you are beginning to once again rock - both mentally and physically.

And remember that Jimbo also told that, "no eternal reward can forgive us now for wasting the dawn!"

It is once again dawn for you buddy!

Wendy said...

MOJO!!! The Bigun's back!!

Calyx Meredith said...

Good luck on the mojo generating!

greyhound said...

Good choices. I concur.

21stCenturyMom said...

Training is great - it does wonder for the psyche.

As for job hunting - I'm an expert and I can assure you that it is ALL about networking. Get your LinkedIn profile beefed up and connect to everyone you know - everyone! Tell everyone you know what you want to do. Check out a website called Ask the Headhunter. He has a novel and effective approach to finding 'the job' that will serve you way better than lobbing your resume over the electronic wall. Doing that guarantees that it will land in a black hole on the other side.