It's funny how even when the week got derailed on Day 2, just having goals means you can stay roughly on track.
Here was the night-before for Day 5:
Day 5 plan (done the next day, didn't do before sleep):
Once awake, focus on creative writing until it's complete.
Do some general clearup maintenance.
Review weekly goals, assess what needs to be done Mon/Tues (Day 6/7) to meet all metrics.
5:30PM: Took a long sleep, interspersed with waking up and doing a little writing, a little reading, a little maintenance / answering emails, etc. Didn't track, can't even really guess at the passing time… though got some good writing in.
9:30PM: A variety of cleanup / clearup (60 general-life, 60 maintenance, 60 reading, 60 distraction)
10:10PM: (20 semi-productive, 20 distraction)
Ok, I'd like to gear down on writing and do a great piece. This cafe open until 2AM, great ambiance here, feeling very strong mentally. First, pick which piece to finish.
1AM: Cafe actually closes now… did a lot of writing, couldn't get the affect and pace correct for the piece, but good writing anyways. (20 general-life, 150 writing)
8AM: (60 relaxing, 60 walking, 120 maintenance, 60 planning, 60 general-life, 120 distraction)
And then I sat and figured out how to make sure on-track with everything for the rest of the week. Here, I'm posting Day Six's night before review as well so you can see how it fits together --
I did all the tasks set forth… the writing didn't come out good enough for publishing yet (normally I'd say screw it and publish anyways, but there's a great piece in here somewhere if I can get the affect and pace right), did a lot of maintenance, email, bills, things like that. And general planning.
Physical Fitness: A very solid week. Have another lift on Monday, and this one's going well.
*Sales process built out quite a lot, and iterating now.
*Need to run a campaign Monday or Tuesday to meet this objective.
*Target: 100 sales calls. So far: 32. Needed over Mon/Tues to achieve: 68 total.
*Added two clients, which is ahead of pace.
*Cash isn't in bank yet, but on-track.
*Launch GiveGetWin by early July -- mostly on pace. Could push a little more.
*Average $50/day from GGW until stable early, then reach $200/day -- mostly on pace.
*Do a complete roadmap for CPNC -- no advancement, but isn't a top priority this week.
*Contact 10 top nonprofit officials to get guidance on everything a solid nonprofit needs -- no advancement, and probably should do some this week.
*Use this to create a "Nonprofit Roadmap" covering all the bases -- no advancement, but isn't a top priority this week.
*Get back on to time tracking every single day -- yes.
*Plan the next day the night before -- yes.
*Come out of this cycle not burned out, but rather healthy and vibrant -- seemingly so.
*Document this daily with observations, share with the world -- yes.
*Write one excellent piece (by my standards) each week -- wasn't able to complete an excellent piece over Sat/Sun. Take another crack at it.
*Massively increase humility -- a few things, can do some more.
*Get constant feedback from talented people -- no advancement, and should be.
*Set up two weekly discussions -- sales, and efficiency -- no advancement, but isn't a top priority this week.
This creates five must-focus areas for Mon/Tues to close out this week's goals:
*Run a lead campaign Mon or Tues
*68 sales calls between Mon/Tues
*Contact a number of relevant officials Mon or Tues
*Take a crack at writing a piece (I might miss on this one, realistically -- I don't see where the high quality time to do it will come from)
*Solicit some feedback.
This is vaguely doable.
PLAN FOR DAY SIX:
*Wake 1:20PM for 1:30PM call.
*Have a good call, get reqs for that project
*Immediately after call,
--Bring laptop with to gym
*Post-gym: Flow state, solicit some feedback and take a crack at writing (my best shot… maybe write a "pretty damn solid" piece if a great one isn't happening)
*Lead-gen from 8PM to 11PM, work very fast on it
*11PM: Hit the phones immediately. I've never tried Pomodoro's before, but maybe that's the answer here.
Leaving for Day7…
*Whatever last sales calls to do
*Contact nonprofit officials
…and somehow, despite the week being off-track quite badly, the core stuff all seems to be happening.
I've had some other running around to do that's built into my notes as "general-life" or whatever, and some errands and maintenance. I've been meaning to answer the most common questions, give feedback, etc, but haven't gotten around to it. The next two days are a crunch, but then I'll look to do it.
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