One aspect of managing my own firm that I find to be challenging is the dreaded "all-nighter" that is sometimes neccessary ahead of a pitch or a tight deadline. Lately, I've been having an unusually hard time working through one. Additionally, I'm afraid that the work that I do while I'm exhausted is not of the same quality as the work I do after a full nights sleep, and this fear of making a mistake inhibits me and seems to make the exhaustion worse.
So I thought I'd ask if anyone has any suggestions regarding:
-staying awake, alert and focused during an "all-nighter"
-how avoid being irritable while dealing with employees, clients et cetera while exhausted
-how to avoid the fear of screwing up as a result of fatigue
Any answers would be greatly appreciated.