Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

am in control of my office air conditioning.


For 10 years, I’ve had to walk to the office down the hall and fool with the thermostat there that controls my office and a storage room (it’s an old building).

Yesterday, they moved the thermostat into my office.

Wow, what a difference!

I guess I had gotten used to walking over there several times a day, tweaking it up or down. I wasn’t aware how inconvenient (and hit or miss) it was until the change took place.

But you know what? In a month I’ll probably have forgotten how much better things are now.

Working solo is similar.

Once you’ve been out for a little while, you can forget how nice it is not to have a boss, a commute, clients and coworkers you may not like, mission statements that nobody understands (let alone cares about), etc.

Today I’m taking a few minutes to notice all the bad stuff that is no longer there. Feel free to join me!