I woke up this morning thinking about inventory. As a former president and business owner once a year we used to plan and manage a full inventory.
Come in early. Get assigned instructions and a partner. Go to the warehouse and start counting. And counting. Socks. Underwear. Bottles of cleaner. Hundreds. Thousands. "Oops we forgot to count the balaclavas!"
Then we would wait around for a computer verification. Then, "oh boy", back out for recounts.
We would find problems, and count again.
I know how important this is. Banks, auditors, investors all wanted to know that my biggest asset is "correct" and "clean". It took many hours. The results were stressful.
Too much inventory, not enough cash, you might to bankrupt. (we did that once and survived). Too little inventory and customers are pissed. Inventory sucks.
All I could think of was that maybe I could find a way to blow it all up. A little gunpowder. Fuse. Boom!
This is always the mental challenge. Repetitive mundane work vs creative work. Old vs. New.
How do I deal with it? I do have a few pieces in "inventory". And I keep gunpowder and fuses on hand. The best part, I get to blow up my inventory!
Creativity wins! Boom!