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 always amazed at just how much happens in a year. At the end of each year, grateful for a gimme topic to write about, I sit down to write this post. And each time my first thought is, "Yeah, but not that much happened this year." Then I go through my archive for the year and look at the titles of my posts, and I realize that the previous year's farewell post seems to have been forever ago, and that tons has happened since then.
Some quick highlights of the year:
1. I bought an island with nine great friends. I've already written about this ad naseum, but it's one of those ridiculous life goals that you hope might actually come true, worry that it might be too farfetched, and then is every bit as good as you had hoped when realized. I'm really grateful to all of the people bought in and trusted me to make it happen, and for the sellers who were great to work with. This upcoming year is going to be an exciting one for the island.
2. We made some huge progress on Sett. We opened it up to the public and now have over 4500 blogs hosted, growing at a steady 10% per week. We're still in our infancy, but I'm really proud of the platform we've built, and I'm humbled every day by the great blog posts people host with us. Even if your only interaction with Sett has been reading my blog, you've been a part of the process, and I'm grateful for that.