Personal

  1. Complete Insanity Max: 30 – I’ve done pretty well staying active during the pandemic but miss being a regular at Orange Theory and the sore feeling that came along with classes. This program is the first time in ~6 months I’ve felt a comparable experience and exhaustion and want to have a program to follow. Here is my progress tracking spreadsheet.
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  2. Log everything I eat (or a proxy) using lessons learned from Eat this not that program including four day fast mimicking diet – Dieting and meal planning does not particularly appeal to me but it seems to be the only avenue to getting the progress I want. I want to find a happy medium between obsessively counting calories and macros and eating what I want. These meal planning notepads have been helpful in the past.
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  3. A streak of 20+ morning routines –  Staring at my phone before and after sleep is not taking ownership and an easy way to get distracted.  I want to start mornings on my terms and not a few minutes before an external obligation or meeting. A successful routine for me includes meditation via calm.com followed by light journaling (just picked up streakers journal) and some activity, like learning a skill or physical activity that does not involve reactively staring directly at a screen.
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  4. Complete Piano for Adult Beginners book and course
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Professional

  1. Complete remote communication course – Videoconferencing and remote communication is now more important than ever and have outsized impact on first and second meetings which I have been doing a fair number of as a job seeker. The wonderful folks at GK Training have made this program available to job seekers. Stretch goal of finishing Founder Hacker course as well but want to do things sequentially.  founderhacker.com as well.
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  2. Find a new job – I have a good handle of what I am looking for and exciting opportunities on the horizon so now it just becomes a game of building out a pipeline and managing the opportunities I pursue. With corona, the election, and the end of year approaching I would not be surprised if this spills over into Q1 2021 but only so much is in my control. I’d like to have a quantifiable goal but don’t think this is a volume game so as long as I am pursuing a larger set of opportunities than I was at the start of the quarter I will consider that a win.
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  3. Spin up Shopify store – Basic knowledge of Shopify store is becoming more and more important as ecommerce grows. I have an opportunity to build a store with a person I trust. At best case it makes some money at worst case it is a lesson learned.
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  4. Outreach to 25+ prospects for Fomo and/or Convertkit affiliate sales – Last goal was one sale which is kind of out of my control so # of prospects is an easy first hurdle to clear
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  5. Publish two blog posts -I publish a fair amount of content online but it is mostly short-form tweets or pictures and those don’t really let me express broader ideas or cornerstone content that drives how I operate. Why you should write online by David Perell truly resonated with the way I think about online brand and content. There is almost exclusively an upside to publishing my thinking more broadly. I want to publish one post about the things I think I know at 30 and one about decision making in the face of uncertainty.
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  6. Secure one additional LP
  7. Secure one Limited partner for Scrappy Capital –
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