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February 8, 2020

RMD plan, Feb 8-14th, 2020

Filed under: Robinson Dorion — Robinson Dorion @ 4:46 p.m.

I felt a bit overwhelmed at the onset of making this plan. The week is more compressed than normal with Thursday and Friday reserved for the conference and a backlog of important tasks that weren't completed last week. I shifted the frame of my mind to viewing the situation as an opportunity to strengthen my focus. There is a lot cut out for me below and I don't how at present how feasible it is. An adjustment I'm going to make this week is to comment on the plan each day with a progress report, essentially making the daily review public. While there's a lot cut out, I'm not going to kill myself by sacrificing sleep, exercise, etc. So, document progress and adjust the roadmap as progress is made.

1. Things my Master assigned me:

  1. (4h) Draft of TMSR OS dependencies page. Gales is a primary starting point for this. (AAC) Deadline Sunday, Feb 9th.
  2. Publish WoT ratings. Deadline Sunday, February 9th.
  3. (5h) Work through the fabled outlines article backlog. 2.3 is for sure feasible this week. 2.4 is going to be a big one. (Time Permitting)

2. Things I want feedback on/help with

  1. (8h)1 Draft presentation for Feb 13-14th conference, "There is nothing new in the world apart from the history you don't know" done Monday.

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

  1. (5h) TMSR OS
    1. At least one comment der day published upon reading/re-reading archives of The Tar Pit, BVT Trace, Krankendenken and Fixpoint.
  2. (10h) JWRD : 5h of management. 5h of relationship development.
  3. (4h) Junto Wednesday evening.
  4. (18h) The conference is 9am-4pm each day. I'm buffering an hour of socializing Thursday evening and planning to go out Friday night with the group.
  5. (10.5h) 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.
  6. (7h)2 Daily Review/Preview to start up, wind down day.
  7. (2h) Weekly review/preview. Deadline Friday February 14, 23:00 UTC3
  8. (5h 15m) 45 minutes of exercise each morning.
  9. (5h 50m) 20 min Spanish, 30 min French each morning.

Summary

Challenge myself, focus on one thing at a time, provide updates, ask questions, make adjustments, enjoy the process of finding my edge, Sed fugit interea fugit irreparabile tempus, singula dum captos circumvectamur amore..

  1. 3h to draft, 5h to complete. []
  2. 30 mins in morning, 30 mins before sleep []
  3. The daily updates will help and Wednesday the bulk should be done since it's day 5 of the week and Thursday and Friday are booked. []

6 Comments »

  1. There is a lot cut out for me below and I don't how at present how feasible it is. An adjustment I'm going to make this week is to comment on the plan each day with a progress report, essentially making the daily review public. While there's a lot cut out, I'm not going to kill myself by sacrificing sleep, exercise, etc. So, document progress and adjust the roadmap as progress is made.

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    Challenge myself, focus on one thing at a time, provide updates, ask questions, make adjustments, enjoy the process of finding my edge

    seem together exactly the right approach. The focus on one thing at a time is especially helpful if/when the whole thing seems overwhelming otherwise.

    The conference presentation and the draft tmsr os dependencies page seem to be the main things for this week anyway so I'd say take those one a time and make sure they get done early enough to leave plenty of buffer and no reason to stress. The 1.3 is nice and overdue, sure, but it still is lowest priority by far at the moment, nothing to do about it. On the other hand though, you might still find that focused work on the rest leaves you at the end with some unexpected extra time for this or other low priority items.

    Comment by Diana Coman — February 8, 2020 @ 7:21 p.m.

  2. seem together exactly the right approach. The focus on one thing at a time is especially helpful if/when the whole thing seems overwhelming otherwise.

    Thanks.

    The conference presentation and the draft tmsr os dependencies page seem to be the main things for this week anyway so I'd say take those one a time and make sure they get done early enough to leave plenty of buffer and no reason to stress. The 1.3 is nice and overdue, sure, but it still is lowest priority by far at the moment, nothing to do about it.

    Ok, will do.

    On the other hand though, you might still find that focused work on the rest leaves you at the end with some unexpected extra time for this or other low priority items.

    Yeah, I'm curious to find out.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — February 8, 2020 @ 7:28 p.m.

  3. I made progress today on gathering references to the history I'll be presenting.

    To help myself stay on task I'm trying out a couple tactics I've read about and tried before with success in bursts, but not consistently:

    1. I put a notepad and pen next to my computer. When ideas came to mind that weren't the task (both good ideas unrelated to the task and less resource distractions), I wrote them down but didn't act them out and returned to the task at hand. The theory here is to accept the thoughts, but stay on task.
    2. I set a timer for 50 minutes to work on the task at hand. I unload the thought in mind when it goes off and take a 15 minute break. Repeat.

    Tomorrow I'll continue with the presentation research with the goal of sharing a draft of the outline. I'll also be doing co-working at Jacob's for a few hours in the afternoon.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — February 9, 2020 @ 4:54 a.m.

  4. This update is a bit later than I'd like in that I'd like to get on an earlier sleep schedule, but my energy is good overall. As my grandfather used to say, "Make hay while the sun shines." The presentation is coming along, though slower than expected as a) I'm taking time to reflect in my journal about my overall process and being more aware of unexamined habits and b) making sure I'm saving/organizing my research to turn the presentation into an article.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — February 11, 2020 @ 5:59 a.m.

  5. Sounds all good really and b) is a relatively easy "bonus" too, for sure, so go for it.

    And certainly make hay while the sun shines. As an aside: while the saying clicked instantly, it also pinged some depths that took some time to come out with the reason in clear - it turns out I'm more used to "strike the iron while it's hot". Possibly the blacksmith great-grandfather's inheritance showing through.

    Comment by Diana Coman — February 11, 2020 @ 3:18 p.m.

  6. Tuesday's report: Made more progress on the presentation, there is a lot of history to cover! Part 1 covers 2009-2014, part 2 covers 2015-present.

    I went to a business networking event, where I made a few solid contacts including "sound money" asset managers, real estate developers and a Romanian fellow running a tech start up who has read a bit of trilema (guide to interacting with fiat institutions, in particular) and said he'd get in the WoT after I explained it to him.

    I got back around 23:00 and had in my mind that it'd do some work, including this report, but ended up passing out after saying I'd lay down for 10 minutes.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — February 12, 2020 @ 2:59 p.m.

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