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
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…
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