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January 20, 2020

RMD plan, Jan 20-24th, 2020

Filed under: Robinson Dorion — Robinson Dorion @ 7:39 a.m.

1. Things my Master assigned me:

  1. (4h) Hawaii trip article. (AAC) Deadline: Tuesday, Jan 21st.
  2. (10h) Work through the fabled outlines article backlog. I think I can get 2.1 and 2.2 out by Friday. (Time Permitting)

2. Things I want feedback on/help with1

  1. Help uncovering areas of improvement in TMSR OS and JWRD management.
  2. Ask MP about implementation of his suggested JWRD pivot to making the operation as remote management/delivery as possible.

3. anything else that takes up a significant amount of your time.

  1. (10h) TMSR OS
    1. Continue on the list of dependencies of the implicit clients of TMSR OS, thinking to publish this as a page on my blog to be updated as the list is clarified.
    2. Continue reading/re-reading archives of The Tar Pit, BVT Trace, Krankendenken and Fixpoint, leave comments/questions.
  2. (15h) JWRD : 5h of management. 10h of relationship development.
  3. (5h) Conference planning. Two of our clients are hosting a conference in Panama February 13-14th and they've asked Jacob and me to present, which we've agreed to. This week I'm working on sending invites to my network.
  4. (15h) Following the forum and conversing when it's my time. I'm planning to block off 14:00-15:30 and 19:00-20:30 UTC to properly eat and engage the logs and blogs.
  5. (3h) Networking event Wednesday evening.
  6. (7h)2 Daily Review/Preview to start up, wind down day.
  7. (2h) Weekly review/preview.
  8. (5h 15m) 45 minutes of exercise each morning.
  9. (5h 50m) 20 min Spanish, 30 min French each morning.

Summary

Balancing TMSR OS, JWRD and giving life to my blog while using the plan as a roadmap rather than straight jacket and being more proactive in speaking up are skills I'm focused on this week. On the writing front, I'm making it a morning activity I do each day and see where that gets me.

  1. These two have been on the list for some time, but I've yet to actually ask, time to do that. I missed doing so last week, not this week. []
  2. 30 mins in morning, 30 mins before sleep []

2 Comments »

  1. How long does this Hawaii article end up eating anyway? I mean: do finish and publish it please, certainly. It's just confusing otherwise as it seems to keep stretching and it's not even all that clear why, not like it requires research or additional reading, does it?

    At 1, there should be some work toward a revised article. Moreover, you had that idea of a monthly plan as to what you are doing re tmsr-os - while yet another plan is perhaps not exactly what you need, a discussion of what you want to do on that front might still help you.

    With 3.1, it should all come out of the shadows really so at the very least make a page for it and update it, yes. I would still rather move this one way or another to 1 and keep it linked to some concrete output. Reading and re-reading is fine and useful but only to the extent that it does feed in the end to something concrete too.

    Do you find you have too many things you are required to focus on each week and or what's the core trouble? As far as I'm aware of, the big things would be JWRD and TMSR-OS only (related too!), with the rest (including writing and reporting and speaking up, yes!) simply supporting of both of those so not competing for your time and attention but helping to reinforce your main work. Apparently though you don't quite see it or implement it that way, do you?

    Maybe speak up in #o re the above if you could use some help to plan it all in a more coherent/integrated way, if you are still splitting them up without good reason.

    Comment by Diana Coman — January 20, 2020 @ 10:37 a.m.

  2. Apologies for the protracted delay here.

    How long does this Hawaii article end up eating anyway? I mean: do finish and publish it please, certainly. It's just confusing otherwise as it seems to keep stretching and it's not even all that clear why, not like it requires research or additional reading, does it?

    This stretched because not all the time allocated was effectively used the week prior, let butthurt ego get in way. That estimate also built in a buffer, which I used up.

    At 1, there should be some work toward a revised article.

    You got it.

    Moreover, you had that idea of a monthly plan as to what you are doing re tmsr-os - while yet another plan is perhaps not exactly what you need, a discussion of what you want to do on that front might still help you.

    Yes, I think Sunday, the 27th is a good deadline for that. I'll plan to do a high-level review since 11/25 and a plan for February. While maybe you're right about another plan not being what I need, the right thing for the project is for me to make plans, reflect and adjust, so I need to adapt to that need. I mentioned I'm reading Drucker's Effective Executive, right in the intro he confirms your high-level approach to planning, "(The plan) must not become a straightjacket... A written plan should anticipate the need for flexibility."

    With 3.1, it should all come out of the shadows really so at the very least make a page for it and update it, yes. I would still rather move this one way or another to 1 and keep it linked to some concrete output. Reading and re-reading is fine and useful but only to the extent that it does feed in the end to something concrete too.

    I'll publish what I have.

    Do you find you have too many things you are required to focus on each week and or what's the core trouble? As far as I'm aware of, the big things would be JWRD and TMSR-OS only (related too!), with the rest (including writing and reporting and speaking up, yes!) simply supporting of both of those so not competing for your time and attention but helping to reinforce your main work. Apparently though you don't quite see it or implement it that way, do you?

    Maybe speak up in #o re the above if you could use some help to plan it all in a more coherent/integrated way, if you are still splitting them up without good reason.

    As you said, everything is well related/connected. There is a lot, but they feed into each other. I think a problem is I wanted one or the other to move too fast, so I threw all weight behind $one and let the others fall. These last weeks you've helped me slow down and calm down and have a clearer view of the big picture. There is a lot, but I believe I am growing into the roles.

    When a prospect asks, "Why should I trust you/your software ?" What's better credibility for JWRD than our involvement with TMSR OS ?

    What's a better way to provide an path out of the saltmines for, e.g. spyked, than bring more business to JWRD than we can currently support ?

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — January 22, 2020 @ 11:46 p.m.

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