So, the "no sleep" thing is not a recipe for success. Day Eight's target:
Day considered started: 9:50AM (no sleep)
Slept around 8:20PM. Didn't track.
The day wasn't an entire waste, I had a bunch of errands, phonecalls, things like that. But none of the really high level stuff.
It's already the next day, but time to set some objectives:
1. The sales call first (already over right now, while I'm doing planning).
2. Weekly review
Then, wrote on blog / weekly update.
*Look at Gitomer Sales Course, do week 1
*GGW business plan
*PSB / new visa
*Do another planning session
Need to stop by the PSB, get materials together, and renew visa.
Late afternoon-ish meeting.
Today must's: client calls at 11:30PM and 3:30AM… going to be tired at 3:30AM, will sleep immediately after.
And results --
Awake: 5AM (8.5 hours)
5:20AM: Client asked to delay sales call. (20 general-life)
6:50AM: (90 sales)
8:20AM: (30 general-life, 30 relaxing, 30 distraction)
Starting to plan.
8:50AM: Starting good planning, got distracted. (15 planning, 15 distraction)
10:20AM: Good blogging, some maintenance, some planning. (30 planning, 30 blogging, 30 maintenance)
11AM: (20 distraction, 20 general-life)
Right now -- pack up computer, shower/shave, quick food, head to police station and PSB for new visa probably.
Registration, visa renewl, some client work mixed with sleep. Got to office at 8PM. Mixed with working and client calls, slept 3 hours, then 4 hours at various times, maybe two hours of client calls, and an hour or two of trying to improve quality while cutting time.
Verdict -- been doing a bunch of general runaround nonsense (registering, visa renewel, paying bills), had some client service time, and phonecalls/meetings. Day 10 goes similarly, which puts me a bit behind the 8-ball for this week. I'm going to rest up on Saturday a bit, and put a strong push in on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday... I guess weeks like this are necessary, there's a million moving pieces right now and I'm consolidating them, though it's a bit annoying to not be putting time into the top objectives.
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)
Someone (@philiplilly) asked me how I deal with jet lag. I fired off a quick answer ("adjust to the target time ASAP"), which I only later realized isn't what I actually do. It's what everyone else does. So here's what I really do:
I cut my sleep into two chunks, one corresponding to a normal sleep or wake time in the country I'm leaving from, and one corresponding to a normal wake up time in my destination.
So, for example, last week I came to Japan, which is eight hours off from California time. I slept only four hours, from 4:30am to 8:30am, which sounds like it must require intense discipline, but really it ends up being a necessity because I leave all of my travel preparation to the last minute.