One of my (many) favorite lines from the movie Office Space is…
“It looks like somebody has a case of the Mondays”
But what are Mondays… other than the first day of the week?
For me, Mondays are a day to reflect on what I did last week. But not just what I did, what were my numbers & statistics… (in this context, I’m talking about SALES)
My numbers were horrible!
But horrible compared to what?
Compared to the week before.
Compared to my arbitrary weekly goal I have set.
They were not horrible compared to this week last year.
Year over year, the week before Easter is a slower than normal week for sales in my business.
So I know it’s not anything I did (or didn’t do).
It is simply a seasonal trend. One that is to be expected year after year.
So I can look at my numbers, see that I’m right on point, and move on with my tasks for the day.
Do you track your numbers? Why or why not?