7:10AM: Awake. (9 hours sleep, sleep quality so-so on train)
7:40AM: Half-daydreaming, half-productive time
8:10AM: Cleared like 40 emails out rapidly, replied to a dozen or so. (30 productive)
Negotiated at WHH. Intense but good.
Drained after that, out in space a while.
Slept around 1AM.
Awoke: Roughly 7AM. (6 hours)
8AM: Start of day.
Mix of work and socializing.
3:50PM: The day's gone well, I did a variety of important things and good reading. All into major campaigns. I'm a little underslept and my short-term memory recall seems poor, but the day is definitely going well.
[[poorly tracked afterwards]]
Awake: 9:30AM (10 hours)
10:30AM: Got up, walked to near Sukhabaatar Square, food.
FOOD: 3x fried eggs + 4x boiled eggs (500 cal)
FOOD: Peanuts. (500 cal)
FOOD: Salad, goat cheese, little bit of fried chicken. (350 cal)
3:30PM: Good, solid productive work on sales/marketing, some good philosophical discussion mixed in.
[[poorly tracked afterwards]]
Getting a lot done, but nothing like a normal workflow. Lots of running around, lots of collaboration, minimal structure to my days, and working more from a rough series of objectives.
I have some observations and thoughts from Mongolia, though been active from early morning to late night lately. Will look to provide some interesting updates.
Great to see people some so many people I know mentioned/responding to this blogpost.
Greetings to Iran, ulaanbataar and Beijing or wherever you are in the world now :)
I like how you brake your day down into activities. I might start doing the same. Just that at the moment it mostly looks like this:
Getting up, Writing, Riding my bike to India, Lunch brake, Riding my bike to India, Dinner, find a place to camp. In between a long list of audiobooks and hours of meditation (if i am not threatened to get killed by crazy irani drivers =)).
I ll be in Teheran next week. Maybe we can chat for a bit. I wanted to follow up on your idea of the AppSumo model with philantrophy mixed in and see whether I can provide some value.
All the best from Zanjan, Iran
Last day of the week --
The day's agenda:
*Blog immediately *Work on sales process some *Then all sales calls *Review week if in high energy / creativity *Maintenance if not
Awake: 1:30AM (9 hours sleep)
I’m a big fan of consistent sleep patterns. It’s easier for me to wake up in the morning, and I feel much better when I’m going to sleep and waking up at the same time everyday.
With that being said I’ve also found that being excessively stubborn with maintaining your sleep schedule can cause you to miss lots of opportunities. Here are my rules for when abandoning your sleep schedule is appropriate.
You’ve made a promise. If you told someone you were going to do something do it. No excuses. In an ideal world you would have finished it earlier, but if you were busy or decided to procrastinate do it now.
You’re working against a deadline. If you’ve got an urgent project that needs to be done for tomorrow do it. Obviously you should have put more effort into last minute panic prevention, but I understand life does get in the way and make it necessary on occasion.
You’ve got a prime opportunity. If you’ve got a good opportunity that you’ll only be able to capitalize on by abandoning your sleep pattern, capitalize on it. For example, I was able to nab an SETT invitation by staying awake an extra hour earlier this year.