At 8am eastern my work partner will walk into my client's CFO and present our best and final offer. At 11am the number two person at my company will walk into my client's CIO and ask him to buy our solution to promote the partnership between our two companies.
From 7am until approximately noon, I will be in the closest bathroom losing my breakfast, tonight's dinner and potentially the sushi from yesterday's lunch.
If we get this deal, I paid for it with my summer. If we get it, it will have been worth it - this once. If we don't get it, I will have learned the type of lesson you hope never to learn - namely that life is too short to pay for money with time.
There is nothing further I can do, yet it's 1:11am and I cannot sleep - even though I need to be awake in less than 6 hours.
So I'm here, blogging, to ask you to please, PLEASE close your eyes on Friday morning between 8am and 11am and think joyous thoughts for me.