So, this is pretty cool.
At Ultraworking, we developed a "Work Cycles Generator" to automatically create fresh templates of our work cycles spreadsheets -- a little useful if you're doing Cycles solo, incredibly useful if you're doing Cycles with friends.
Well, Gordon Yoon was a participant on Ultraworking Pentathlon IV, and he started using Work Cycles for coding work at Google. He said, "I'm getting tons of mileage out of the Work Cycles on the daily! Using work cycles at work, for coding… it's been awesome. It's such a powerful tool."
Gordon then coded up automatic graphing into a new cycles template that displays how your energy and morale changes throughout a work session.
Gordon was very kind to share his template, and it's really cool and useful. If you click this link, you can get a copy of Gordon's energy/morale-graphing version of the spreadsheet. Instead of entering high/medium/low as before, you enter how you're feeling on both of those from 1-100, and on the second tab, you'll get a graph of how your energy and morale change over a work session.
Very useful and cool stuff. Huge thanks and respect to Gordon for making that, and for making it available for us all.
Click here to check out Gordon's auto-graphing energy/morale version of the Work Cycles Template. (It'll automatically copy it to your Google Drive. If for some reason you don't have a Google account and don't want to create one, feel free to email and I'll send you an attached copy.)
Whilst on the topic, I'd also like to congratulate the winners of Ultraworking Pentathlon IV, you can now seeing the winning team with their reflections here --
The next Pentathlon is scheduled for Saturday October 7th to Sunday October 22nd. Kai and I would of course love to have you there if you'd like to end the year strongly with some of your Most Important Work, great team dynamics, and perfect habits and peak performance across a couple weeks.
Okay, gigantic thanks and immense respect to Gordon, congrats and gratitude to everyone who participated in the most recent Pentathlon, and hope to see you on Pentathlon V if the timing works for some peak performance for you.
Hi, Sebastian how do you understand "Discovered work" in presented template?
Go here -- https://ultraworking.gitbooks.io/pentathlon-guidance/content/4-work-cycles.html -- and control+f "Discovered Work" -- it's when you missed something in planning and realize it's a prerequisite. It's demoralizing to most people, but a natural part of work to be navigated.
Boom! It's 2017. Oh my goodness, 2016 was the best year of my life by far. Knock on wood, everything is working. It's working marvelously, even.
One of my very few regrets is that I'm doing less ad hoc writing. I published 52 essays at The Strategic Review in 2016, the first half of which got edited into the book Progression; the second half will be in the upcoming Machina (rough guess on ETA: February).
TSR roughly doubled in size, all through word of mouth. (Thank you.) But I didn't blog as much as I used to, and I used to have a lot of fun doing this.
I've also learned a lot about making things happen in the last year, that I think might be useful to you. I'm going to be blogging a little more in 2017.
So without further ado, here's two things that have been huge for me.
I'm thrilled that Tynan is coming to you with two things -- first, he's offering a breakthrough session through GiveGetWin. It's geared around doing more of the kind of excellent work you want to do, becoming more internally focused with your emotions, having a more enjoyable life, building great habits, and producing a lot of value in the process. There's five spots, so check it out now.
Second, we have this wonderful tour-de-force interview: it starts by covering how Tynan made the shift from unfocused to focused, how to derive internal enjoyment from things, useful actionable exercises you can do right now, Tynan's method and mindset for producing creative work consistently, how to set up great habits and an excellent mental and physical work environment, and how to make blogging work and similar endeavors work for you.
Total Focus; Total Enjoyment by Tynan, as told to Sebastian Marshall
When I turned 30 and I had a minor freak out… I thought, "I'll be 40 in not long, and then 50… there's things I want to do in my life, and they're not happening at this pace."
Before that, I had a general idea of things I wanted to do and have in my life, but I went about in an unstructured way. It was good in a lot of ways. It made be a broad process, but not much depth.