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The Best and Worst Things About Making My Own Schedule

If you've never worked for yourself, I'm not sure it's possible to imagine what it's really like.

You probably overestimate some parts of it and underestimate others. It's not quite the same as when you're vacationing and your only prerogative is relax and see sights. You have responsibilities that need to get done, but no one's going to tell you when or how to do them.

Today I wanted to talk about my favorite and least favorite parts of this equation.

My favorite part, by far, is that I get to control the amount of craziness in my environment.

If I want people and noise and craziness, I can go shopping on a Saturday or out to a bar on a Friday night. If I want quiet time, I can go out when places are empty.

Days 33 and 34: Thriving

It's amazing how good best practices are, and it's sadly too easy to get away from them. I planned Day 33 the night before:

1. Plan Mongolia logistics 2. Shopify 3. Review goals 4. Do weekly review, set tasks for next M-F 5. Blog post 6. Gym 7. Reading

Note it was only 7 objectives, and only 3 of them were "hard" or otherwise not automatic. That works much better -- trying to go overboard on too many things often leads to none of them getting done. Here's how the day went --

Awake: 10:15AM (8 hours)

1:15PM: Set all travel plans for Mongolia, bought flights, figured out train timetables, etc. (180 travel-planning)

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