Day 11 started well. The routine of getting up early is now well established and I’m heading for bed when I get to the appropriate level of tiredness, so I’m sleeping well. I feel great in the morning and if I work on the right sort of stuff I can maintain momentum all day. If I stay really focussed on something, I feel a bit drained when I finally look up and move to something else, but it feels as if I’ve accomplished something. This makes it a lot easier to keep going and achieve more things.
Unfortunately, the situation at the day job has deteriorated further, and if you’ve been reading the IT section of the Australian in recent days, you’ll be well aware of what I mean. Yesterday was another day that started well only to have the afternoon’s revelations kill the buzz. I hope I can write about it in more detail at some point, but I’m very conscious of the confidentiality sections of my contract at the moment. I’ll be erring on the side of caution for now.
Once again, if you’re a manager, or think you’d like to be one, I urge you to read Peopleware by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister.