Here was my self-induced schedule for today:
Armed with my blank book, I’m hoping I won’t forget what I was working on 10 minutes ago. I don’t have any appointments until after lunch which is unusual. I am working on this newsletter, and somewhat caught up with my team and emails.
I’ve gone luddite and I’ve created a giant spreadsheet that has everything I need. I don’t have to search all my files as much. I can find out my project status, how do get to the help desk, my conference line number, Zoom, what the biz dev people are working on, and lead follow-up from one old school Excel sheet.
The meetings start at noon, 30 – 45 minutes with projects, password glitches, customer meetings, multitasking follow-up, accidentally irritating a customer with my casualness and a quick dash to Kroger for my one-hour segment to pick up groceries.
I’m competing (not well) for being as cool at backgrounds during Zoom or Microsoft Team meetings as Matt Wren, our Sales Manager. I’m using a tool from the UK called Powtoon that let’s you create cartoon characters. It’s unique and not an easy thing to learn. You’ll see an example on my Emotional Intelligence cartoon above.
In about 15 minutes, I’ll be doing remote Turbo Kick in my dining room live. Thanks to our YMCA instructor Tiffany. I hope they are paying her.
Take our survey about the home isolation.
SURVEY: What percentage of things that you do ‘at work’ now are still the same?
SURVEY: Share one guilty snack that you MUST have during quarantine.
Mine is ice cream cups. I’m hiding them from my husband. Shhhh.