My buddy, Emily, is amazing. We had our call and at the end we were discussing things to do, how to be in action and support one another. I declared out of no where that I was going to calculate the value of all the inventory I had on hand both in my retail store and in my storage (the office upstairs) before I went home from work that day. This was an important piece of my puzzle to help figure out my profit or loss numbers.
I did not know how long this declaration would actually take me to complete. Why? Because I had never actually tried to do this. This was one of the things I was avoiding like the plague ugh counting T-shirts and protein bags…..I would come into work and do anything I mean anything except this. Sure a few times I even attempted to start this project but I would always find a reason to go home or work on something else. I had built this inventory calculation process into a monster when in fact it was just a small bug.
What was amazing was that after my declaration to my buddy I had the first part done within the hour and the second part done before I went home that evening. This was something I had on my to do list for at least 4 months and throughout one full PSP cycle yet had never completed. The process was not that bad and I even discovered a new excel formula to speed up my manual one by one entries. The stories I was making up was that this information was not important enough or it would take up too much time etc.
What are the prices I was paying? I was paying the price of feeling incomplete, in the dark, behind and unorganized. Now, I feel a new energy or dare I say excitement of getting to turn this retail show around. I am doing good with wrapping up my numbers and I am declaring that going forward next week I will be done looking at the past and making moves in the future.
Cheers to by when and the support of an amazing buddy and group!