Day 15 : Best business model – automation

I was blind for over 3 years

I am an IT Project Manager in company, which is specializing in Process Automation.

I really like my work, but some times ago I decided that I want something more from my life….

I want to be independent, work when I want, and where I want…

To achieve that, I have to be Entrepreneur…

I am working in Automation, and whole my life I was studying new stuff (programming languages, and systems), to have more knowledge, and do more…

One problem… I have only 24 hours a day, so most of my Projects, and dreams just disappear after while of fighting.

Why?

Because I did not have time, and motivation enough to work on the same thing for enough time…

Solution?

Create a Product, or service, which could Automate whole process…

I can create a Platform, which is giving the tool for the problem, but not solving the problem…

Example?

amazon.com – ebay.com. Why? Because They are just connecting the clients with sellers…

I can do same thing, but connecting the clients with services in specific niche.

Why such an Idea?

I was today reading some blog posts about entrepreneurship…

And it just cam for me…

I don’t have enough time, to actually study everything on my own…

I can outsource the work…

I can always outsource the work, and only be a broker of situation, or service…

I can help bought sides to click for 20% of the income…

Reasonable?

Only have to find the best service, which I can offer.

Today I have oversleep

I have two phones…

Samsung, and iPhone…

I always turn my alarm clock on Samsung…

Always it was a good idea, but…

Today my battery was dead durning the night, and my alarm clock didn’t work…

I wake up 20 minutes before going to work…

And just eat something, and drive…

But did go swimming for 30 minutes after work, so the day wasn’t a total sport disaster.

Day 14 : Back to the routine after 3 days away

My morning routine

When I am at home I am simple having my routine all set…

Waking up, going brushing my teeth, next the water…

And some time for reading, or doing something for my company…

Eating, and at 6 AM driving for the swimming pool… I have 30 minutes to do all the stuff there (so that’s 20 for swimming).

Meditation needs improvement

I need really calm space, to meditate…

Probably it’s crazy that I can’t organize myself to do meditation for 5 minutes each morning…

The problem for me is that I am not focus too much after waking up, and have too less time to prepare myself…

Best time for meditation for me will be probably after swimming (maybe at swimming pool I could just go for toilet for 5 minutes and meditate).

Plans for tomorrow

For the first time I will have free afternoon (after 6 PM).

I do need improve my website…

And I do need get a logo for one of my clients, so there will be some work…

Also…

I need to plan my weekend, and take some steps to actually spend more time in the next week working for myself…

The whole idea of my own business is to work on the beginning, and next automate the whole thing…

So I do need to find a way, how can I automate my business idea…

Day 13 : 18 hours in work, and no time for blogging

9-5 can become 6 AM – 12 PM

I have been all day at work today… Literally, because I have started at 6 AM, finished at 8 PM, and next drive for 4 hours back home…

Yes, I know this is unhealthy… But this is the cost, for better living some day…

Don’t understand me wrong…

I need money for living… So I do have a limited time for other things (like my little projects), but…

The whole internal calm is all about to become more productive in limited time, which I have…

I was at Gym!

I made a simple decision…

I am to tired to think after 12 hours of work… So instead of doing nothing… I want to actually become more thin, and loose some weight…

So that is why I have started my journey with Gym…

Also, because I have free ticket from work every day… So…

You understand me.

Day 12 : Morning posts are much more effective than night ones

Meditation start kicking

I was meditating today (without any other exercises). It took me about 5 minutes…

Because I have decided to actually learn meditation from scratch (don’t know if it is possible to learn meditation).

I took just one post from Zenhabits, and it was worth the deal!

Only 5 minutes focusing on my breathe, and I am much calmer today after that…

Is it coincidence? Maybe… Maybe I just slept well…

But I prefer to think, that meditation really is making the deal…

Plan for today is simple

Go to the Gym for the first time in my life!

Seriously, I am not Gym fan… I prefer team sports like Football, or volleyball…

But, when none from the team wants to participate, I have to be on my own…

And Gym is perfect for that.

After work Gym could make a blast for me…

Probably much better would be, when I kick of in the morning, but unfortunately all of Gyms near place, where I am stationing are closed…

Too much in short time?

Maybe I want to change too much in my life in short period…

I am thinking about my own business, and losing some weight, become much more feet, not wasting time in the mornings…

Most important!

If some of those things is just not kicking out yet… I have to be patient, and work some more…

I have to do as much I can to do all of those routines each morning, and live in the spirit with them all day…

But, if something goes wrong… Or I just simply forget about something, or did not do something…

It doesn’t mean that my routine is over!

This is like, when I was on diet…

It was going well until I just eat the first unhealthy meal…

And all of stuff just went down from this moment…

Because when I eat something wrong once, it means that I have to start from scratch… And I need much more motivation for that, rather than just keep going…

Now it is different.

If I couldn’t just wake up on the time, when I have decided day before… It shouldn’t be the reason for making a failure from it!

It is mistake, because I should be consistent, but I am just simply thinking what goes wrong…

Fix it, and try again the next day!

I am talking about this, because this situation actually have took place today…

I really wanted to wake up at 6 AM, but I just couldn’t and lied on bed till 7…

On 8 I was on my way to work, and actually done nothing on this additional hour….

What can I do better tomorrow.

Go to sleep earlier (maybe 10.30 AM)…

And try to wake up at 5 AM by simple giving my phone out of bed…

I did that couple of times, and it was working…

Day 11 : Yes I am Traveling, but still having habit of writing

Writing everyday 300 words

Thanks to this blog I am able to write every day at least 300 words about my thoughts…

Maybe not all of them are useful for You, but some of them are important to me…

As I am ftraveling today in my Day job I actually made it and, take some time, and went on swimming pool. Maybe I was swimming only or 15 minutes, but I have to say…

After long day of work I feel better after swimming, than when I skip the swimming.

Tomorrow I actually want to go to Gym…

Making decisions

In my work I have to make some decisions related to my team, and tasks, which they should do…

I read today about making decisions in one second.

Who knows better than a guy, who have to know what to do, when a torpedo is going right into his face…

Quick decisions making is something, what I thing I have, and what I want to develop, having more important tasks to deal with in work basis…

Today I write really short… But I acctually did write before the end of the day…

Propably better would be if I write on the beginning, when I am on the making plans stage…

Day 10 : Developing a meditation skill, and habit of swimming

Working 100 hours a week

I read a while ago about that Elon Musk works up to 100 hours a week. Someone could say this is crazy… This is about 14,5 hours a day (including Saturday, and Sunday).

If I think about how much time I am working (not only spending time in the day job), it could be similar.

The key is to work smart, not work more hours…

When I think about My business… I definitely spend too less time to improve stuff in it…

Reason?

I need money… I am still not in position, when I can just left my daily job, and focus on Private Ventures…

How to actually save some time

What are my methods to save time, and be super productive on those short times, when I can actually work on my own?

Avoid micro pauses

What is micro pause for me?

For example, when I am going shopping, next go home, take a 15 minutes break, and next go wash my car…

This is a micro pause, when I can’t actually focus on anything productive… And not only I waste those 15 minutes…

I am also wasting time, when I am driving twice around the city.

How to avoid this? Simple planning… I can firstly go wash my car, next go shopping , and next get back home…

This is only a example, but those micro pauses, where I would have 3 at day… It makes me 10 hours a week… 10 hours, which I could use much more productive…

Do home related stuff when I am tired

When I am super tired, and actually can’t focus on anything productive I just turn on my tv, and start cleaning my apartment…

Actually I have to do this eventually, so better to do that actually, when it is 9 PM, and definitely my eyes can’t focus on monitor, rather than next day morning, when I will, be much more focused, and have energy, which could be used on something creative… This way I am saving my time on the second day.

Avoid watching TV during focus sessions

When I want to do anything creative, like planning, or doing some work for my clients I have to be fully focus…

Music is great, but not TV, which could attract my eyesight once a while…

Rest on the end of the day, when is rest time

Everyone of us probably have their own system, when We are most productive…

When I was at colleague I prefer staying long in the night, and doing some stuff…

Now I want to be sharp on the morning at work, so I am trying to actually wake up a little bit earlier, do my work, and rest since 10 PM…

Watch some movie, or read a book…

I am waiting all day for those relax time, so I am more focus to actually do my work, because I am waiting for my reward.

What i did today?

I am a little bit frustrated about my meditation sessions… I am trying, but I am not achieving as much, as I expected…

Don’t know yet if the issue is about focusing…

What I have to do is to read some more about this… Maybe I am doing something wrong?

Maybe I am doing it to short (10 minutes a day), or maybe just too much stuff Is fluffing over my head?

My go to person number one is Leo Babauta. Also I have bought a book recently on iBooks Meditation for beginners.

Read about 80 pages, and now I don’t actually know much more than before… Have to be patient and probably read it all…

I was at swimming pool, and did drink 2 liters of water probably (with some lemons).

Day 9 : The Perfect Day

First day of the weekend can be productive

Saturday started not bad… Only minus was that, I was not sleeping very well, so in the time, when I was waking up, I was a little bit disappointed about the time when I go to sleep, and the time, when I have actually fall in sleep.

But, when I started my Saturday meeting all settle down, and I started having lot of energy (surprisingly).

I was at the swimming pool, and done some 30 minutes of decent swim.

Today was no reading day

As I have to finish a website for my client, and go with it public I didn’t have much time for self development…

Of course I am writing on this blog, which is a part of my journey, but this post will be really short.

I have a lot of work today with the website, and hopefully enough energy to actually go to sleep at the midnight.

Probably i shouldn’t change my habit of time, when I go to sleep, and wake up, but there have to be exceptions.

Why this day was perfect

Because I am having really lot of energy!

Also I was eating really healthy (and drink a bit of wine).

Also my new haircut was done the job to make me more relax, and feel more accepted.

One thing, I wish today, is that to save some energy for tomorrow!

Day 8 : Everyday have it own lesson

We are learning something each day

I just realized that… I have been reading couple of pages of really good book What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Do You have sometimes this feeling, when something obvious just pop to Your brain, and You are really crazy happy because of it.

Today I have learned that really important thing is to plan Your rest time!

Our brain is much more efficient, when He knows that for about 3 hours he will be doing X, which is fun, so he could just be more focused for those 3 additional hours of work.

What I did today is satisfying

And I should probably stop there.

I did swim, and did meditation, which is great (especially that I skipped last 2 sessions).

As today is Friday I will have some more time, and less related with work stress I can just do more things, which are related with my development.

And…

Much more work, because I have to finish website for one of my clients (Yes I have first clients).

Most important in Projects which I am running parallel to my 9 – 5 job (or sometimes 6 AM – 8 PM), is that I have to move each thing week by week. Sometimes I don’t need to spend any time on a project…

Only meet a client, talk to him, and make him sure that everything is under control, and will be just like we were spoken.

Tomorrow I have meeting with one of my clients, and I have to finish changes, which we booth agreed to do week ago.

Boost of energy after work

I have great recipe to boost an energy after work…

But it remains few steps (summary about 40 minutes, when you add additional 20 minutes for eating dinner, it is really great, because after one hour after work You are ready to do Your projects):

  1. Get a 15 minute nap.
  2. Wake up from bed and do some home related stuff, like filling the dishwasher.
  3. Play Football as fastest I can in home for about 5 minutes (and I am talking about shots, dribbling, and other fun stuff).
  4. Do 20 push-ups.
  5. Drink coffee
  6. You are ready to do Your work

This is really a boost of energy! I am much faster after that (just same as when I am morning swimming).

The goal of the recipe is pretty simple…

To not waste time on preparing to doing something…

And after this… You are doing something much less effective than in Your best day hours!

BTW. I am using one of those balls to play in home, and I am super satisfied…

 

 

Day 7 : Is this entire week?

I have made it!

Yes this is a big deal for me to actually develop a habit day by day…

What I have noticed during this week?

That this is very difficult to actually make more that one routine in the same time to become a habit!

I want to drink water, wake up earlier, wake up just after clicl rings, meditate, excesses, and have some time for my own company…

This is really hard to do, and could be frustrating…

So I decided that I will try to do all of those things, but I have do a priority list

Prioritizing habits

What do I mean by that?

Simple I want some of the things, which I am doing each morning (or trying to do) to become habits more than others…

Ok in the bigger picture my dream is t actually make them all a routine without hesitation, but…

I can develop them separately day by day…

Now I am focusing on exercises, drinking water, and swimming pool, when I am at home (just before driving work).

The next on the list is standing in both feet in the same time, when clock rings…

The next thing is Meditation…

And the last one will be reading (hardest one, because I need most time for that)

Habit of reading?

Like I mention yesterday (or today) I like reading inspiring books. But now I don’t plan a time for reading each day… I simple read, when I have time, which isn’t as much effective as it could be…

Reading every day 500 pages like Warren does it is incredible, but I bet that he didn’t started from there! So am I…

My plan is to actually read something from my shelf… Every single day…

It don’t have to be 100 pages (probably i should make a boundary)… It just have to become a every day thing… When? Maybe morning between my routines?

I don’t know if I get more time for that each morning…

But it also could be just before going to bed… 30 pages a day makes 210 pages a week, which makes it one book!

Hope I wake up tomorrow, and feel a big desire for reading!

Day 6 : One Day issue

Two posts in single day? Is that legal?

Sorry… First time I break my golden rule to post every day! Actually I skip yesterday…

My excuse is that… I didn’t have an Internet connection in my hotel last night!

But to be fair… I have opened my Word, and type my thoughts (beside this paragraph).

How is my progress out of home?

To be honest I am not fully satisfied wirh my progress… It was cold today, and I couldln’t motivate myself to get from bed… So I started reading…

This is my new tactic… Always, when I just can’t do what I had planned to do… I am starting reading….

I just read today that Warren Buffet reads 500 pages every single day.

I really like inspiring books, biography about famous people, which actually did some change on the field of their interest, and Warren is one of them!

I have the Snowball on my shelf, but it is waiting now for better times (probably more focused ones).

So… I did reading, I did drinking water, did washing teeth, and did the push-ups, but unfortunately did not meditate!

And this is a little bit exhausting… Because I promise myself that I will be doing this 10 minute sessions every single day.

Solution is to make a progress day by day. I can’t just say to myself that I want to capitulate, and never meditate again… i just have to do everything to go the best path for me in the next day…