The day was poorly tracked --
Awake: 3PM (11 hours sleep)… a delivery guy came at 9:30AM and banged loudly on the door, I woke and then went back to sleep -- I'm guessing that's why I slept so long? I gave half a thought to getting up at 9:30, which would have been five hours of sleep, but didn't do it.
4:10PM: Slowly getting ready, a little thinking, doing lots of stretching out of my muscles, shower and cleaning up.
Today I've got scheduled calls at 7PM and 11PM. I can…
Did a mix of finances, thinking, planning, light writing, and had 7PM call. Did travel plans, logistics, costs, etc. Good client call at 11PM. Did 6 hours of planning, business finance, business asset development, etc. Solid day.
Had a bunch of random stuff to do; did it all. No major wins, but a lot of necessary stuff. One of those days that needs to be had every two months or so, with long-term planning, numbers, finance, travel plans, logistics, coordination, etc.
Well, this is embarrassing. Day Two of my "Most Productive 90 Days Ever" was off the rails. I'll share why it happened to the best of my understanding, along with some best practices on what to do during bad days (some of which I abided, some I broke).
Here was my "the night before" plan for yesterday --
Wake around noon Morning routine, modafinil, etc. Write observations from yesterday on blog
1PM: Prepare questions I'm trying to learn and things I want to understand about the nonprofit space. Go through my email, reply call or write to everyone who responded, call people who were out of Beijing when introduced. Ask questions and/or invite to lunch next week.
Last week I set out to see how many hours of programming work I could do in one week on CodeCombat, our multiplayer programming game for learning how to code. I clocked in at 120.75 hours. Here's the epic time-lapse video I generated from Telepath (watch in 1440p if you can):
So what did I learn from this experiment?
Adjustable height desks are amazing.
I bought one from Ergo Depot a few days before. I must have switched between sitting and standing fifty times last week. I would never have survived otherwise.