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March 14, 2020

RMD week 20 plan, Mar 14-20th, 2020

Filed under: Robinson Dorion — Robinson Dorion @ 7:09 p.m.

1. Things my Master assigned me:

  1. New directions for the OS. Right now I don't have a clear task apart from think, ask, converse write.
  2. (5h) Work through the fabled outlines article backlog. 2.3 has been on the list for months and an article on the centralization of the transaction clearing system. (Time Permitting)

2. Things I want feedback on/help with

  1. (2h) Draft of Bitcoin history 2009-2011 article Deadline : Thursday 19:00 UTC.
  2. (5h) JWRD sales article. Deadline : Tuesday 19:00 UTC
  3. Our approach to more general software consulting.

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

  1. (35h) JWRD
    1. Tuesday I have a call with a Financial Advisory that is transitioning its back office from a third party to in house. The say security is a priority, but what they deem practical for the business is not yet clear. My aim is for lifetime support.
    2. Deals have been delayed due to virus and market panics. Keep growing and pushing the pipeline.
    3. Improve Sales Materials : update sales presentation, publish a sales focused article for dorion-mode.
    4. Continue building out list of local private bankers and asset managers to contact.
    5. The local government that came to power last year is pushing a technology centered agenda. Work on inserting ourselves there.
  2. Dorion Mode
    1. (5h) There is nothing new in the world apart from the history you didn't know. Friday should be achievable for publishing Part 1.
  3. (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.
  4. (2.5h)1 Daily Review/Preview to start up, wind down day. Publish Review as Comment on Plan by 21:30 Panama time (UTC -5).
  5. (2h) Weekly review/preview. Deadline Friday March 20th, 23:00 UTC
  6. (5h 15m) 45 minutes of exercise each morning.
  7. (5h 50m) 20 min Spanish, 30 min French while I lunch.

Summary

With the OS taking several steps back, JWRD is the top priority. We have a couple deals in play we need to close. I also have to bring new deals to the table. The OS is important, my plan at present is to see what comes of the conversations this weekend and readjust. It felt good to write the Dorion Mode article yesterday, keep writing about my history.

  1. 15 mins in morning, 30 mins before sleep []

9 Comments »

  1. Given the change in blogs and logs, do the previous blocks/hours still work fine for you or do they need revision?

    The reason why the OS takes some steps back is mainly that there's first some proper review of the new situation to be done. And while I waited/will still wait this weekend for people to speak up as to where they are and what they want to do (or not), it's likely there won't be a whole lot more said than it has already been said. Nevertheless, the proper review is another thing and I'll probably end up having to do it anyway for my own needs, just not in emergency mode.

    Comment by Diana Coman — March 14, 2020 @ 7:28 p.m.

  2. Given the change in blogs and logs, do the previous blocks/hours still work fine for you or do they need revision?

    Good question. I think the morning can be safely limited to 30 minutes to check in.

    The reason why the OS takes some steps back is mainly that there's first some proper review of the new situation to be done. And while I waited/will still wait this weekend for people to speak up as to where they are and what they want to do (or not), it's likely there won't be a whole lot more said than it has already been said. Nevertheless, the proper review is another thing and I'll probably end up having to do it anyway for my own needs, just not in emergency mode.

    Ok, some deeper questions emerged from my chat with Jacob tonight as we started the process of reviewing our business. I want sleep on those and gather some links, but I'll have those ready by 2pm and ask in channel.

    1. What did I spend my time on?

    I slept until about 8am, had a call until 9:30, went for some exercise until about 11, got to actually starting on the plan at 12:00, got the plan published at 14:30, didn't engage #o too much, but followed along because it seemed the exchange between trinque and diana_coman was both long overdue and productive, read some drucker and went to meeting with client at 17:30 which went until 22:30. The latter was only supposed to be 3hrs. The training was kept to the ~90 minutes, but the discussion of our business went longer than normal in part because of extraordinary week and in part because we had some cervezas while we discussed.

    2. Where did I ask smart questions? Where could/should I have asked *more* questions?

    I didn't ask any questions in channel today, but Jacob and I took a high level view of our operation and asked some questions I'll raise in #o tomorrow.

    3. Where did I deliver on my word and where did I fail to deliver? What did I do to mitigate the fail and what do I need to do + who do I need to talk to tomorrow to sort the fail(s) out?

    A part from showing up and being available, I didn't have anything promised today. With #2 above I have something promised for tomorrow. So need to make sure that's delivered in addition to making progress so I deliver on my plan this week.

    4. What are the priorities for tomorrow?

    JWRD sales article draft.
    Asking my questions.
    Do a full review of these daily reviews and see to the extent I've followed through on my answers.
    My sister's birthday is the Ides of March, give her a call.

    5. How can I better use my available resources ?

    That review in #4 will go a long way.

    6. What should I do *differently* for better results tomorrow ?

    I can look for where I'm unconsciously using the passive voice.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — March 15, 2020 @ 7:56 a.m.

  3. meeting with client at 17:30 which went until 22:30. The latter was only supposed to be 3hrs. The training was kept to the ~90 minutes, but the discussion of our business went longer than normal in part because of extraordinary week and in part because we had some cervezas while we discussed.

    This is a quite confusing mix to try and follow - was this a client or a prospect, was this supposed to be a training sessions you delivered and how does discussion of your business go into it? In any case - what did you get out of those 5 hours and was it worth the additional 2 hours?

    Comment by Diana Coman — March 15, 2020 @ 8:19 a.m.

  4. This is a quite confusing mix to try and follow - was this a client or a prospect

    Client who is doing the training. The deal here though is he was our first client. He runs a business that teaches languages. He bought the hardware and we traded our training for his consulting on developing a curriculum and business management.

    We talked about a) the high level of what's going on, both with TMSR/Bitcoin and generally with the panic and re-evaluated our strategy (through this conversation is part of where my microblog came from) and b) he strongly recommends we break out 25 sessions into 3-4 modules and sell those so prospects don't have as big a commitment and we become stricter with enforcing levels, i.e. making them pay to repeat if they don't pass a level.

    I'm marking this one as extraordinary and focus on enforcing the timing moving forward.

    1. What did I spend my time on?

    I went to bed late and woke up late and focused on the mircroblog I pubilshed in #o.

    After that I got some exercise, then chatted with some friends about the panic happening here.

    I chatted with Jacob a bit, trying to help him with the review process.

    Then followed up in #o.

    2. Where did I ask smart questions? Where could/should I have asked *more* questions?

    I think I engaged trinque fairly well.

    3. Where did I deliver on my word and where did I fail to deliver? What did I do to mitigate the fail and what do I need to do + who do I need to talk to tomorrow to sort the fail(s) out?

    I'm a couple hours late here, but later schedule to start the day. Get up early tomorrow and go to bed early.

    4. What are the priorities for tomorrow?

    JWRD sales article draft.
    Do a full review of these daily reviews and see to the extent I've followed through on my answers.
    Start to outline the full review of TMSR.
    Be present in #o, ask any questions from the latest threads that weren't asked today.
    Talk with family in the evening.

    5. How can I better use my available resources ?

    The sales article is important now because the panic is a major pattern interrupt, in theory people have less distractions and more time to fill boredom with learning.

    6. What should I do *differently* for better results tomorrow ?

    Focus more on forward faster. Be mindful this is not an emergency, but a new situation.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — March 16, 2020 @ 4:42 a.m.

  5. a) the high level of what's going on, both with TMSR/Bitcoin and generally with the panic and re-evaluated our strategy (through this conversation is part of where my microblog came from)

    What knowledge & authority does he have on TMSR/Bitcoin?

    and b) he strongly recommends we break out 25 sessions into 3-4 modules and sell those so prospects don't have as big a commitment and we become stricter with enforcing levels, i.e. making them pay to repeat if they don't pass a level.

    There might be something in there indeed but it's possibly worth a proper talk and iirc you anyway had some questions on jwrd so add this to the discussion this evening or sometime soon.

    JWRD sales article draft.
    Do a full review of these daily reviews and see to the extent I've followed through on my answers.
    Start to outline the full review of TMSR.
    Be present in #o, ask any questions from the latest threads that weren't asked today.
    Talk with family in the evening.

    From those, the full review of TMSR has the lowest priority for you right now, it's more of a time permitting thing (in part because you are not in the ideal position to do that review either so it will eat up more time than you think to get to anything meaningful). The rest will deliver way more benefits/time for you right now, so focus first on them please, the tmsr review can still wait, there's no emergency.

    Comment by Diana Coman — March 16, 2020 @ 11:47 a.m.

  6. What knowledge & authority does he have on TMSR/Bitcoin?

    He has zero authority on Bitcoin or TMSR. He has some understanding of the situation and we've shared assorted knowledge with him over the years, he's learning slowly but clearly has other priorities. He had some input but the main value was Jacob and I processing the situation and our way forward through conversation.

    There might be something in there indeed but it's possibly worth a proper talk and iirc you anyway had some questions on jwrd so add this to the discussion this evening or sometime soon.

    Ok, will formulate and bring it.

    From those, the full review of TMSR has the lowest priority for you right now, it's more of a time permitting thing (in part because you are not in the ideal position to do that review either so it will eat up more time than you think to get to anything meaningful). The rest will deliver way more benefits/time for you right now, so focus first on them please, the tmsr review can still wait, there's no emergency.

    Ok, thanks.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — March 17, 2020 @ 6:56 a.m.

  7. Summary of answers to questions 5 and 6 of my daily reviews so far :

    Resources by Priority
    ----------------------
    1. Feedback on draft of JWRD sales article - Tuesday, March 17th deadline
    2. Security consulting for existing businesses.
    3. How to price consulting/support for existing businesses.

    Times I repeated myself
    -----------------------
    2 - Review what I wrote already.
    2 - Execute what I wrote already.
    5 - One thing at a time, focus.
    2 - Track time.

    Do differently
    --------------
    1. focus
    2. track time
    3. work on my evaluation capacity - be aware of my assumptions, ask if they're true, review evidence.
    4. think less, do more, ask sooner.

    Raw answers w/ some of the feedback noted :

    03/02
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    I can be more consistent using Jacob's clock tool to track my time.
    I can properly focus on one thing at a time and engage what I'm reading.

    I'm not going to pay the outer world mind until I process the logs and blogs at 9am. There's an underlying habit of checking on others and putting myself in a reactive state rather than checking in with myself and proactively handling my business. Start the day exercising and pound on the proposal for 90 minutes. Then see what's up.

    03/03
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    I can get my drafts out for feedback. This includes the articles promised and also the framework we developed for our more general consulting service.

    If I'm up at 4, just stay up and take a nap in the afternoon if needed/wanted. Keep on the discipline of one task at a time. Be better with the clock tool and also discrepancies in the moment to improve reporting quality and efficiency.

    03/04
    -----

    Check in on spyked and ave1.
    Ask about negotiating for software development/consulting.

    See where I can be more present and simply witness myself doing what I know I have to do.

    Diana Coman wrote :
    At 5, do check in with everyone in the project, don't make the mistake of checking in only when/where things are not clear or not going exactly as you'd wish. The situation when people working well don't hear *any* feedback sucks (I can tell you from that end, heh).

    I didn't check up with everyone.

    03/05
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    A big thing I could do is write a list of what my available resources are.

    Be positive, take small steps with the big picture in mind. Doing the unpleasant, necessary things are where growth happens.

    03/06
    -----

    JWRD could use some sales literature published to link people to. The business plan has good information, but wasn't intended for sales.
    DONE - A prospect asked about relatively large OTC trades, ask MP about that.

    Obey my schedule better. I let the novelty of the day encroach on my planned time for TMSR OS dependencies draft and deadline for this plan, sleep schedule.

    03/09
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    1. For starters, I can execute on the answers to this prompts from last week.
    2. I have a financial adviser from Vermont meat-wot that's going independent and is interested in our consulting to improve their security. I need to further clarify their requirements, but this could be big for us so will ask for feedback on our approach as it's clarified.
    3. How to price on consulting services. In the training the bulk of the fee is based on an hourly rate. How can we price our services based more on the value we deliver rather than the time it takes us to deliver it ?

    Actually listen to myself and my betters and calm down.

    03/10
    -----

    Excute on previous answers here, be more curious, ask for more help.

    Improve on preventing external from pulling me away from my goals.

    Diana Coman wrote :
    Certainly. To give it a fair chance of happening though, you'll need to state something quite concrete that you plan to try doing/not doing. Just the statement of the goal by itself is not likely to make much of a difference, not like it's new either.

    03/13
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    I can follow through on blocking off my morning to focus on my top priority for the day prior to paying the outside world mind.

    03/14
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    I can do a review of the questions I talked about asking in public, but didn't yet ask. That process will likely bring to mind other questions.
    Think about how to use the flu crisis to my advantage locally. Whether justified or not, people's patterns are being interrupted. How can that help JWRD ?

    Get back on the time tracking. By more methodical in blocking time. Don't let today's progress justify laziness tomorrow. Build on today.

    03/15
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    Do a full review of these daily reviews and see to the extent I've followed through on my answers.

    I can look for where I'm unconsciously using the passive voice.

    03/16
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    The sales article is important now because the panic is a major pattern interrupt, in theory people have less distractions and more time to fill boredom with learning.

    Focus more on forward faster. Be mindful this is not an emergency, but a new situation.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — March 17, 2020 @ 7:04 a.m.

  8. 1. What did I spend my time on?

    Bringing Jacob back from his nihilism took about 5 hours. We talked before and after the conversation in #o.
    1hr Exercise
    1.5hr cooking/eating
    30min meditate/breathing
    1.5hr reading Trilema comments/links
    25min comment on Trilema.
    1hr rereading the #o conversation
    45min update panic in Panama and US
    1.5hr talk with family
    1hr JWRD pipeline
    30min outlining JWRD sales article
    ----
    14.5 hr

    2. Where did I ask smart questions? Where could/should I have asked *more* questions?

    I asked a loaded question that was a big blocker in clarifying the way forward for JWRD.
    It also uncovered the weakness of my evaluation skills. I asked about what to read to improve those, but was instead gifted an example and encouraged to practice more.

    3. Where did I deliver on my word and where did I fail to deliver? What did I do to mitigate the fail and what do I need to do + who do I need to talk to tomorrow to sort the fail(s) out?

    I was prepared with the a question important to JWRD
    I thanked Mircea Popescu and notified him the scheduled visit to San Jose is delayed.
    I did the review of these daily reviews.

    I don't believe I failed on my word today.

    4. What are the priorities for tomorrow?

    JWRD sales article for tomorrow.

    5. How can I better use my available resources ?

    Bring new questions more often to #o.
    Work Dorion Mode and use the panic to our advantage.

    6. What should I do *differently* for better results tomorrow ?

    Focus kept coming up in the review, so focus on my focus everything will flow from presence ; do more and think less.

    Comment by Robinson Dorion — March 17, 2020 @ 7:29 a.m.

  9. Seems on the right track indeed.

    Comment by Diana Coman — March 17, 2020 @ 9:58 a.m.

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