Category Archives: Goals

May 2019 Goals

Here’s the goals for May 2019:

Still in New York for the whole month.

Goal #1.) 20,000/200

 

Goal # 2.) Email Month
On KK I’ll be doing a theme of email. It’ll be all email, all the time.

 

Goal # 3.) 2 Writing Days
One of my prerogatives in life is to write a bunch of dumb articles and content and put them out to the world. For years I’ve reserved Wednesdays as a “Writing Day” where I schedule no serious appointments (such as consults) so I can write and let my mind casually think without a deadline.

But now I only get one Writing Day :-(
Monday: Team calls.
Tuesday: Consulting call day.
Wednesday: Writing Day
Thursday: Consulting call day.
Friday: General work followed by distracting weekend activities.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love these consults and calls, but they lower my output of writing. SO I raised all the prices by 25% to discourage bookings, and only allow them to be scheduled on Tuesday now (I love how easy Calendly makes that)!

Also I help so many people in the Members Area everyday that it feels like I’m doing consulting every single day anyway.

So this month I have made Wednesday AND Thursday full Writing Days!

The reason I like Kopywriting Kourse as a business is because it feeds my need to write crap…..and I get to be completely ridiculous on it.

I’d be pretty happy if the rest of my life looks like: Get obsessed with a topic –> research and write about it for a week –> get completely sick of it after a week or two –> post the article –> be done with it –> move onto the next topic.

 

Goal # 4.) 1,600 Net Calories 
I’ve been pretty good about keeping calories in check and working out (the gym is on the same floor as me so there’s little excuse).

April 2019 Goals

Here’s the monthly goals for April 2019:

1.) I wanna start up Amish Hour again, starting at roughly 10pm each night. Obviously this depends on what’s happening at 10pm, but if I’m home it means I need to put away all electronics.

Usually when I do Amish Hour it has a few cascading effects:

  • I won’t unnecessarily eat or snack.
  • I end up reading A LOT. The previous month I read ZERO BOOKS in their entirety because I was goofing off or watching TV at night.
  • Going to to sleep happens much faster. I love reading, but towards the end I’m pretty dang sleepy and fall asleep fast.
  • More “thinking time” at night. I get a helluvalot of good ideas at night if I’m doing Amish Hour. There’s something about night I’ve always loved more than the day for thinking and ideas.

2.) 1,600 calorie intake per day. I started at 185 lbs and lost 15 lbs in one month, but then plateaud there. Now I hover between 170 and 173 lbs on a daily basis. Aiming for 1,600 calories per day is a healthy goal for me.

It’s pretty simple usually if I just don’t eat all day (aka intermittent fasting). I’ve absolutely loved my time not eating during the day these last few months. It makes me sharper, there’s less decisions to make, and quite frankly it’s super easy.

I can make it till 2pm not eating super easy. 4pm is pretty easy also, but I start getting tempted for a snack. And if I don’t eat by then, I’ll often just go till 6pm or wait till dinner before consuming anything at all.

3.) NYC 200. I’ll be spending part of April and nearly all of May in NYC. Specifically Brooklyn.

4.) Oil the Machine. The Kopywriting Kourse Machine is working well, and it’s my job to make sure it’s oiled and remove any blockages.

February 2019 Goals

Here’s the goals for February 2019:

I’ve been slowly learning more and more CSS which is very helpful for fiddling with WordPress and other web systems. Taking Treehouse to learn a bit more.

Got several talks to give this month, some busy weekends, and two trips.

 

December 2018 Goals

Doing tons of updates on KK.

Doing a Dexascan body scan to check how much fat% I am. My estimate is 25% or 26% after the holidays!

Going to see if can get this slightly under under 20%.

September 2018 Goals

Goal: LASIK Enhancement
About a year ago I got LASIK eye surgery. Most of my adult life I’ve had a -6.75 power in each eye. This means without contacts or glasses I couldn’t even see the big “E” on the eye chart.

For this reason I used to wear my contacts to sleep every night. Every single doctor has told me that is a bad and dangerous practice, but a combination of laziness and scariness (imagine you wake up at night with such bad vision you can’t see a damn thing) kept me doing it for years.

So I finally got LASIK and now have 20/20 vision.

Within a year of your LASIK you can get an “enhancement” which is pretty common for someone with a -6.75 power. We did some “contact tests” where I wore different power contacts for a few days at a time, and the optimal eagle-eye vision is if I get a 0.25 power increase.

So this month that LASIK Enhancement is scheduled, and it theoretically should be a pretty quick ordeal (they don’t make a cut in the eye for this upgrade, just a slight contouring of the eyes).

 

Goal: CFB
Trying to get it done by October.

 

Goal: Books to read:
The amount of full books I’ve read lately is crazy low…..but it’s because nowadays I think there’s so many awesome-er mediums for knowledge.

I can listen to a machine learning podcast and take notes.
I can watch a YouTube interview about building companies and take notes.
I can learn about economics from listening to a podcast in the shower:

There’s just other ways of consuming information that’ve become extremely easy (and have tons of high quality content) that’ve popped up within the last few years, that reading books sometimes seems like a slower medium of knowledge absorption.

Also……most books are way longer than they need to be so publishers can charge more money for them. It’s easier to charge $25 for a 340 page book rather than a 60 page book.

Anywho, I’ll be finishing 2 books this month.

 

Back to ATX soon:
I’ve successfully skipped most of the hot Austin summer in San Francisco, and now it’s back to ATX soon!

Some observations about going back-n-forth to two places:

⇒ You appreciate aspects of both places much more.

For example: If you live in SF people in SF complain it’s “too cold” during the summer….as someone who’s trying to escape heat, the cold is welcome! But if you stay too long then you also get annoyed.

⇒ You tend to make the most of your time in a city because it seems finite.

Since there’s an end date to which you leave, you make the most of your time vs a permanent stay which seems like there’s no end date.