"Is that your disapproval face?"
According to Alan, I have taken on too many side projects which do not directly contribute to the growth and success of VIVA. I knew that... but I tell him the side projects are necessary for my mental stability.
As I was saying to Hasmukh from Earth Hour this morning, "Do you read The Oatmeal?"
"Umm... no. What is it?"
"It's a web comic. They are the same people who did the game Exploding Kittens. I read one last week that talks about creativity like it is breathing. When you are creating something, it is exhaling. Once in a while, you have to inhale in order to survive."
Alan is right though - of the seven side projects I am running, only two of them directly contribute to VIVA - the others are taking time away from the most important few months in the life of VIVA so far. And even though the tasks relating to VIVA is becoming highly repetitive, we are getting better and better at doing those things.
It's time to focus.