One of the big problems with this job is staying "plugged in". By "plugged in", I mean alert. Active. Keeping my head up.
Sometimes, it's hard.
I mean, I stare at a parking lot all day, 6 days a week. My income depends on people coming into the area in which I can convince them to spend money on a product that they may or may not need. Whether the need is perceived or actual, it's my job to fill that need.
But sometimes, it can be hard to maintain that focus. I can stay "on" for a few hours at a stretch. Then, after a while, an idea for a blog post will hit me. Or, I will feel the need to listen to music. Or something else. I don't know.....oooh, a customer!