At 2: Wake, pack up, straighten Loft up.
At 230: Loft ready.
At 3: Ron call.
Do review of yesterday, post on blog.
Check people in.
Go to gym.
Eat a lot.
GAP: What to do here?
*GGW biz plan… JUST OPEN IT AND RE-READ
Quick runthrough of all clients.
10PM: Marketing/lead sourcing until sleep.
Results (doesn't tell much of the story) --
Noon: Good start to the day. (40 blog)
Food: 3 eggs, peanuts, coconut oil, coffee.
2:50PM: Hmm, got slightly off-track. Mix of distraction, and necessary stuff. (60 semi-productive, 30 general-life, 60 distraction)
5:50PM: It's so easy to get caught in doing somewhat valuable things. (90 semi-productive, 120 social)
Rest of the day: Spent thinking about how to generate high creativity, followed by amazing conversation and figuring the stuff out on paper. Huge dividends coming henceforth, I think.
Slept around 6AM.
From 5:50PM to 6AM, I was broadly looking at the question, "What causes high creativity?" I came up some remarkable answers -- it's already the next day, and huge gains follow. I'll have more analysis later, but basically, I was looking at why things were difficult / not flowing, and tried to build something better around that. After 1 day, it looks very promising... updates to follow over the next few days.
After Day Two was off the rails entirely, I wanted to rest and recuperate a little, so I set my benchmarks low. Okay, I'd rather gear down and be Conan the Barbarian with a big ol' sword, but it didn't work out like that.
Here was my plan, emphasis added --
Wake 5:30PM (7 hours sleep… hmm). GGW call scheduled for 6PM.
GGW call concludes… 7PM?
I'm sitting by a crackling fire at my aunt and uncle's house in New Jersey and we're just a couple hours into the new year, which means that it's a perfect time to review the year and look forward.
If I were to title my year, I'd call it the year I got serious. Something interesting happened near the end of 2011-- I realized that I wasn't actually on track for a lot of my goals, that I was going to have to actually get serious about stuff, and that this seriousness had to come in the form of action, not talk. I ended 2011 with a few months of solid productivity under my belt, and a year-end post that optimistically predicted a productive year.
I'm happy to say that the productive year materialized, and that my focus on getting serious has intensified.
When I was young, maybe third grade or so, a psychologist did a study at my middle school. We answered some questions and were offered two choices: a small prize now or a large prize later. I took the small prize now. I think knew it was the wrong move at the time, but the pack of stickers on the table looked like a lot of fun. Later on the big prizes were given to the waiters in such a way that I was able to see what they got. Sure enough, their prizes were a lot better and my stickers were long gone.