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.
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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)
My wife just went on a trip for a week and so now I am somewhat awake at 3:00am. I often wondered if I could sustain waking up at 3:00am every day and use that time for productive ventures, like learning to code. I do find that I am usually more focused early in the morning before other people are awake and distractions of the day take over. On the other hand though, I do enjoy sleep and am not sure that not getting enough of it would contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
We have a friend whose father is one of the most successful people in the area where we live, and probably top 5% in the world, financially speaking. He told us that two of his secrets are:
Perhaps doing my coding study in the mornings before work could setup a nice way to make sure I meet my goals. One challenge that I have is that I have to be at work at 7:30am, which means I literally would have to get up at 3:30am if the goal is to do 2 hours of study before going to work.
Anyone else tried this before? Were you able to sustain it?