Experiment here.

Promise:

By the end of today, I have reviewed this week, planned the next week, and written AC contacting emails

Result: Win!

Wouldn’t have done it unless I had promised myself. I feel good. And surprised at the speed at which I can make great work when I’m in a time crunch.

Experiment here.

Promise:

By the end of today, I have written the first draft of the Beta Multi-Account Newsletters, and completed my verbatim of “How To Write Better Copy, Faster”

Result: Win!

So I completed the goal, and then some. I did about as much as I usually do, but this time that amount was more than I’d planned instead of less, so I feel great about it.

I was only stressed once today, and that was while procrastinating. And, instead of wasting time in most of my procrastination, I spent a few hours today learning some side goal stuff  (creating a Habit & Skill Mastery Method).

Cool. I’ll try smaller goals for the rest of this week and see how it goes.

Experiment here.

Promise:

By the end of today, I have written the first drafts of the Alpha & Beta Multi-Account Newsletters, and made all the chapter notes for the Atlas China book.

Result:Failed

Right, this isn’t working. I”ve tried pushing myself to big daily promises for a week now, and my success rate is very low.

I’m going to try a different approach, picked up from IBM via Tim Ferriss: Small quotas. I’ll set a small goal for each day, something quite easy. If I can do just that, the day is a win. If I can do more, extra win.

Let’s see where that leads.

Experiment here.

Promise: 

 

Today, I will work for 9 hours and learn for 3. I will be 100% focused during work time. Today I will be perfect.

 

Scratch that. On advice from my friend Chris, I’ll be making these into actionable goals instead of timelines.

So the promise: By the end of today, I have written second drafts of the Mailbird PR & Emails, the first drafts of the Alpha & Beta Multi-Account Newsletters, and completed the first drafts of the Atlas China PRs.

Result: Failed

This is interesting. I’m consistently failing to reach my goals. Now, I know it’s not because they’re out of reach…I’ve done stuff like this before.

Consistently, the cause of failure is procrastination. Often high level procrastination like watching documentaries that feels productive.

Now the work isn’t that fun or inspiring. While, as far as I’ve seen, Mailbird is the most productivity boosting email app the world has yet seen…actually, reminding myself of that inspires me to work.

 

So does reminding myself that this is the next step leading towards world travel, creations in worlds of my passions (weed, nomadship, immortality, etc.). Hmm. I’ll keep thinking up a solution here.

Experiment here.

Promise:

By the end of Today, I will have written both the Mailbird Multi-Account Launch PR & the Altas China site MVP content.

Result: Trust Earned.

There, fucking did it. This week and next week are a LOT of writing….fuck. I love writing. I love having written. I really love when I get into a flow and leave a part of me on the paper.

But god does it suck when you can’t write anything that’s not shit. That blank page is hard.

Whatever, I made it through this one. Well done. Another X on the calendar. Another day where my promise to myself overcame my desire to stop working at least 5 times.

Tired. Bedtime.

Experiment here.

Promise:

I promise that, today, I will spend 9 hours in creation mode. Creating this experiment, reviewing last week, planning this week, and then acting upon those plans

Result: Trust Earned.

You know…it doesn’t feel any better or worse than video games when I’m in the middle of it. But it feels a lot better at the end of the day. And it’s harder to start.

I worked 9 hours today. Perhaps because I stagnated so much last week, I didn’t feel any desire to quit even at the 7 and 8th hours when I was feeling weak.