Day 35 was the last day in Beijing before going to Mongolia. A variety of running around before finally leaving --
Awake: 1:30PM. (9.5 hours)
5PM: Got passport, walk, return. (30 transit, 180 walking)
7:30PM: (30 social, 60 semi-productive, 60 distraction)
Solid work into the night, got another sale, etc.
Day 36 --
Awake: Didn't sleep.
Transit day. Beijing / Erlian / Zamyn Uud / Ulaanbaatar. No real objectives beyond that.
Transit indeed -- flight was delayed on the runway, so we had to move FAST for the border, barely got across at 5PM. Missed the train to UB, so stayed a night in a little hotel in Zamyn Uud. Didn't plan the next day, crashed out around 9:30PM?
Day 37 --
Awake: 6:40AM (9 hours)
8AM: Walked to the station, got tickets to Ulanbaatar. Walked back.
Now what? I should review my projects and goals.
9:50AM: Eating very strong meal, quick outlining, writing and work into important stuff.
11:05AM: Very good work session. No internet really helps. (75 productive)
11:35AM: Short conversation, nice shower.
12:35PM: (20 social, 10 daydreaming, 30 productive)
5:10PM: Heading for train. Got about 3 hours of really good productive work on sales/marketing done. Some socializing, some eating, some moving around (from hotel to train station) mixed in.
6:10PM: On train, settled in.
10PM: (50 social, 180 sales/marketing/product creating)
Very good days. D35 was somewhat off-track, one of those spacey pre-travel days. D36 was all transit, and the plane got delayed. Barely got across the border, missed the train. Turned out great though, D37 was an amazing day. No internet at all in the little town, and then got a lot done before the train and on the train. Nice set of days. In Ulaanbaatar now.
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)
For reasons you'll soon understand, I'm barely coherent enough to think, let alone write. I had a few ideas for posts to write, but since I don't currently have the wherewithal to do them justice, a summary of the past 24 hours of my life will hopefully give you a bit of entertainment.
It's the day before the cruise, which means that I have a bunch of stuff that needs to get done before I leave the states for a month. As I slide out of REM sleep I miraculously remember that today is the last day I can ship my failing RV batteries back for warranty service. Each one weighs 70 pounds.