Experiment here.

Haven’t posted in a few days. Kind of had a burnout after the intensity of last week, I only got two days so far this week xP. Today is the last day of the experiment. I’ll update you on results and lessons learned tomorrow.

Promise:

Today, I will write the AC Analytics

BONUS

  • Morning Ritual
  • Learn & Do
  1. Codacademy – [1]
  2. Try and set up mailbird site on new site for editing
  3. AC Ganalytics [2]
  4. Verbatim [1]
  5. AC
  • Nightly ritual

Result:

Experiment here.

Promise:

Today, I will write the AC Launch blog post

BONUS

1) Codacademy – [1]
2) Practice code [1]
3) Verbatim [1]
4) AC – Meeting [1]
5) AC – Write Launch Post [1]
6) AC – Write launch social media [.5]
7) Study The First 20 Hours

Result: Failed

Two lessons learned.

1) Do the most important thing earliest. AC is more important than coding, so do that first. Keeps you fresh for the stuff that has the most impact.

2) Do not allow yourself to become distracted at a transition point. I was about to transition to work, a transition that required willpower. At the same time, a friend showed up and invited me to hang out. I could have said no, or hung out for less time. Instead, I hung out for 3 hours, mostly wasting time.

Desenranco

Another awesome word we don’t have in English: Desenrascanco

Portuguese for “The improvisation of a haphazard but effective solution or plan at the last minute..

A MacGuyver is a master at the art of desenrascanco. He’s who I want on my team.

My dad was a master at desenrascanco (renovating his apartment and inventing 2 new types of desk with working prototypes in his house…from a wheelchair with one usable arm. I once remember walking in on him, good arm arched over his head, holding a broom handle attached to a live drill, screwing bolts for his desk into ceiling.

My friend Tom is an amazing desenrascanco, cobbling together code, hacking his OS, and making makeshift house repair and drug inhaler solutions.

This is a worthy trait.

Experiment here.

Promise:

Today, I will try to create a unified MB funnel chart in excel for both gross numbers & percentages. If I spend 3 solid hours on this and still haven’t managed to do it, I will call this a win.

Result: WIN

Go figure. I’ve been putting this off for days because I thought it would take hours. It’s already 1/3rd done, and it’s taken a half hour.

In total, it took about 2 hours. And I enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve never been this proud of a graph.

Yeah I made that…by writing stuff like:
=IF((COUNTIFS(A:A,AE22,E:E,”Purchase”)-COUNTIFS(A:A,AE22,E:E,”Return”))=0,””,(COUNTIFS(A:A,AE22,E:E,”Purchase”)-COUNTIFS(A:A,AE22,E:E,”Return”)))

Experiment here.

Promise:

Today, I will try to create a unified MB funnel chart in excel for both gross numbers & percentages. If I spend 3 solid hours on this and still haven’t managed to do it, I will call this a win.

note: interesting how such a boring sounding task is so exciting to me. Learning and doing new things is awesome.

Result: Failed

Next day, I found that not only did I enjoy doing it more than the procrastination I did yesterday…it was also easier. Go figure.