Made my first sale on eBay. I’m glad it was just one sale, because everything that could go wrong did. In response, I reacted with elevated anxiety. But Eureka! I realized all this “going wrong” is just the norm. Like Gary Vee says, entrepreneurship is fire fighting. And so what if it all crashes and burns? I shouldn’t push emotions into it. It’s not life or death. This is a stoic exercise. Being calm in the face of blunders. Executing. It’s a game! Or even meditation.
4:13-5:00am: woke too early tried to sleep
5:00-5:50: up in bed, reviewed sleep scores, posted about sleep on twitter
5:50-6:50: dancing cardio
6:50-8:01: make and eat breakfast while listening to Ben Greenfield podcast
8:01-9:22: frantically contact eBay buyers because I don’t know what I’m doing
9:22-9:47: made breakfast for mom and sister and did some steps while it was cooking
8:01-9:11: Communicated with buyers from my items on eBay.
9:47-9:49: checked twitter and linked in
9:49-10:28: Blogged and posted on twitter
10:28-11:04: packaged sold cans for eBay.
11:04-11:13: Snack/ black cocoa/ twitter break
11:18-11:57: tried to convince my sister to work out with me. Worked out alone to a dance video
11:57-12:22: Buyer didn’t pay yet on eBay, researched what to do about that. Asked some eBay friends whether I should wait to send the package.
Found the answer: “It’s not recommended to ship an item, before it’s paid for, under any circumstances.” Source
Sent the buyer a reminder to complete payment.
I want to make lunch but the cleaning lady is in the kitchen. But I’m starving! I think I’ll go there anyway and cook
12:22-1:25: made lunch and ate with family
1:25-1:49: Sitting and thinking. Getting really tired. But I got to clean out my parents basement.
Coded some of my weight watchers calculator app.
Starving and exhausted.
1:50-2:13: had black cocoa to try to wake up
2:13-3:30: moved boxes from storage
3:30-3:42: eBay message
posted to eBay forum
make and eat dinner with Shlomo
5:15- 5:30: journal/blog
5:30?-9:45?: escape room with family, grocery store, code app for sister, bed