Recently I have been doing a challenge with one of my Spark Teams. The San Antonio Team to be specific.
Uhmmm … for those of you that know me, and know I am NOT from the San Antonio area, and are wondering why I am part of that team … errr … I have no idea. They are nice. Or I tricked them into accepting me in as their mascot. Take your pick.
Nevertheless, I am part of one of their team challenges.
Now, in this challenge we do things during the week that earns us points. Exercise … nutrition … interacting with other team members … they all win you points.
Now, lest you think I am point obsessed or uber competitive … I’m not. I don’t care about winning. I don’t care about racking up the most points. Heck, I don’t even care about racking up any points. But what I do like? I like joining in. Participating. Having someone read my inane writings on the team forums haha.
But another thing I like?
As in, tracking the points. Who cares if it’s 1 point or 2 points or ZERO points! I want to track it!!!
So I set up my trusty Excel Spreadsheet. I made formulas. I summed things up. I made the cells on one of the sheet tab reference the cell tabs on another sheet. I was in spreadsheet heaven!
I don’t know why, but I really, Really, REALLY love using spreadsheets.
(Digression – when wifey and I makes “To Do” lists, I rank them.
Rank them in terms of importance.
And … I assign “efficiency points” to them.
What are “efficiency points” you ask? Well …
There’s a lot of theoretical hocus pocus involved, but basically, there are limits to efficiency. There is also something called “theoretical efficiency.” In reality, we can’t even get to 100% total theoretical efficiency… sooo … in my spreadsheet I have these awesomely complex formulas to adjust for this. I color code things. I use pivot tables. I take into account things like the earth’s gravitational pull and scenario’s only the most elitist of minds can appreciate. (Like me, Stephen Hawking, and perhaps that goofy science teacher in the Simpsons.) Heck, I might have even coded in something about crystals or magnets…who knows!
What I do know is that my spreadsheet is a thing of pure magnificence. It is soooo awesome and complicated that even I don’t understand it!
Wifey once wanted to check it to see why it was that the efficiency points on her tasks seemed sooo much more stringent than mine. I just looked at her and said hey, if she didn’t want to believe the math and science behind it then it was not my fault. Go take her flat earth theories somewhere else!
The point is …
Anyway, I had better end this digression … so … End Digression)
I do want to end this rambly blog post by saying, …
It’s not whether you win or lose …
It’s how you play the game.
Play on team members … play on.
Go teams Armani and Chanel!