Wow…what a frustrating day. I had a pretty smooth morning – with some writing! But I knew that it would get interrupted a bit so I could take care of things at Affinity.

It was curtain rod installation day! We got some industrial pipe curtains rods installed, which I didn’t expect to take much longer than an hour or two, so I took my son with me to spend some quality time with him and give my wife a break from all three kids.

I was incorrect on the installation time. I was at the tattoo studio for 4 hours, which threw off the rest of my day entirely. By the time I made it home I was starving, so I ate some cold lunch, helped my wife around the house, then hiked to the cabin. Only to find that the internet was out because my daughter had unplugged the modem at the house.

Rather than hiking back and forth in the 90-degree weather, I decided to try getting some work done in the bedroom. This was an unsuccessful experiment. My frustrations got the better of me, so I powered through 30 minutes of sketching to get this:

Never again will I let my morning work block get interrupted. I was out of energy, patience, and willpower by this point in my day.

What was awesome?

Not breaking the chain.

Getting new headphones.

What needs work?

Getting a TON more rest. Protecting my deep work time.

What did I learn?

Be prepared for other people to be unprepared.

And don’t forget to check out CreateQuest – a project that I’m working on with Chris Beaven. It’s our mission to bring creatives together in an empowering community with a focus on improving the world, not just changing it.

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