Day 46 was untracked. I set priorities in the morning, but then got into a good piece of writing, outlining more writing, and picked up an excellent book and read 150 pages of it. It was Saturday, so was just letting whatever happen.
Day 47 --
Awake: 12:40PM (9 hours)
1:10PM: At hotel with good internet to work. Didn't make a plan for the day.
I should look at…
*Core current campaigns
2PM: Good call about talk in Beijing.
1:30AM: Amazing near 12 hour work session. Long term plans, sales, marketing channels.
3:30AM: Little bit of planning people to meet, socializing.
Carl Shan left a piece of feedback -- that towards the middle of the 90 day campaign, it'd make sense to go back and get into the spirit of it and retrack things.
I'm with him -- it's a good call. I've got about 80-100 hours per week budgeted now between my projects and those hours are largely "pre-set"... when you have that, the advantages of tracking go down (which are much bigger when on solo tasks that require focus)... travel tends to throw off systems too.
But he's right and got a good point. I actually can't see time on my calendar that's open to re-track everything and go back through goals... for instance, I've got work until 4AM today, I'm up at 8AM tomorrow for some meetings and work until the afternoon, then will need a nap to make it the distance until the night for work again.
It's good. I'm meeting tons of people, advancing projects quickly, work's going well, I'm getting invites to tons of things (more than I can handle actually), and have a great flow going on. My health is suffering very slightly with my diet slipping and Red-Bulling up to keep in motion, but beyond that things are going pretty well, though it might not be obvious from the logs here.
Interesting problem, eh? Carl's dead right though, I should clear a five hour block at some point and go clean everything up and systematize a bit more.
Day Twenty-Six turned out to be incredible.
Lately, I've been working a practical process to get into "High Creative Mode" -- I think has a high hit-rate for getting into that Mode, but I'm not able to consistently execute it. D26, I did --
Strange opening to the day. Didn't sleep on the 15th to force-normalize my sleep schedule.
Woke up at 12:30AM after roughly 8 hours -- earlier than I expected, but I felt awake and refreshed.
First 90 minutes of day I spent reading, answered a couple emails, surfed the net, had water and coffee, was a little groggy. I'm waking up now.
I'm always amazed at just how much happens in a year. At the end of each year, grateful for a gimme topic to write about, I sit down to write this post. And each time my first thought is, "Yeah, but not that much happened this year." Then I go through my archive for the year and look at the titles of my posts, and I realize that the previous year's farewell post seems to have been forever ago, and that tons has happened since then.
Some quick highlights of the year:
1. I bought an island with nine great friends. I've already written about this ad naseum, but it's one of those ridiculous life goals that you hope might actually come true, worry that it might be too farfetched, and then is every bit as good as you had hoped when realized. I'm really grateful to all of the people bought in and trusted me to make it happen, and for the sellers who were great to work with. This upcoming year is going to be an exciting one for the island.
2. We made some huge progress on Sett. We opened it up to the public and now have over 4500 blogs hosted, growing at a steady 10% per week. We're still in our infancy, but I'm really proud of the platform we've built, and I'm humbled every day by the great blog posts people host with us. Even if your only interaction with Sett has been reading my blog, you've been a part of the process, and I'm grateful for that.