Ubermensch Day #14: I’m a scholar
Polyphasic sleep: Slept for 8 hours a day. Feels good man. However, tonight I’m going to make progress again by setting up the alarm for my 3 hours core nap. Going to resume back to polyphasic sleep, even if it means initial fatigue.
Exercise: Tricep and shoulders day. Groan and make orgasmic faces in the gym.
Was about to “flirt” with a Korean girl in the gym, then I hestitated – is it worth it? I have 2 seperate dates this weekend, do I need a third one? Or should I go there with frame of mind of just talking? But why would I waste my time just “talking”? Thoughts like that run through my mind, I ended up leaving after the work out.
Reading: Read another 30 pages of Drive: the surprising truth about what drives us, by Daniel H. Pink. The information within the book does make sense, however the author is a bit repetitive. He “uncovers” (more like borrow) a few psychological findings, then hammers and nails it over and over again. He’s a baby boomer, so I’ll assume it’s a senile thing.
List of books I read so far this year, beginning back in April 2011:
1. Drive: the surprising truth about what drives us, by Daniel H. Pink
2. Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck– Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins
3. The Effortless Life, by Leo Babauta
4. The Time Management Masterclass By James Mankelow
5. Everyday Zen By Joko Beck
6. Zen and the Art of Poker By Larry K. Philips
7. The Narrow Road: short guide to getting rich by Dennis Felix
8. Play Poker As a Business: Rob Tucker
9. A Year of Living Generously: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Philanthropy by Lawrence Scanlan
10. Make Your Own Rules: A Renegade Guide To Unconventional Success By Josh Young
11. Nothing Special by Joko Beck
12. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
13. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
14. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
15. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
16. Racing Towards Excellence by Muzaffar A. Khan
17. A 450 page book on the history of Ancient civilizations, I forgot the name.
Upcoming books I’ll reading:
Emailing Marketing: An Hour A Day
It’s Not About The Bike: By Lance Armstrong
The Elegant Universe
Learning foreign language:
Nov 04 2011
Monday – Wha yo eel
Tuesday – que yo eel
Wednesday – sue yo eel
Thursday – mak gyo eel
Friday – kum yo eel
Saturday – tow yo eel
Sunday – ee yo eel
Word of the day: prehensible (adjective) – Able to be seized or grasped.
Business: Wrote 1 marketing email today. That’s 3/52 emails progress so far.
But even better, I highly optimalize the website so the visitors join my e-newsletter, which I spam, er, RECOMMEND them with stuff. Ha. The 6 page website gets a modest 35 visitors per day, I need to build the website from 6 pages to 60 pages (more content, more visitors) but first I have to complete my email campaign first.
Need to hustle HARD. But happy with today’s progress, I’m more concerned about developing a HABIT building the business, then making money. Sounds strange doesn’t it? But by building a habit, I defeat procastination, and 1 step closer to 10k per month.
Tommorow I will write 3 emails to add into the list.
The Internet has alot of information JUNK. Like junk food and junk music videos.
Maybe that’s why I avoid logging on Facebook and reading blogs, because most of it (including this) is just inane crap.
Investing in an e-reader ($139, kobo) is probably one of the best investment I ever made. Why? Because I have downloaded, ahem, pirate over 500 books and counting. I will never buy a book ever again, the hall mark of a true Jew.
This marks the 2nd week of Project Ubermensch, and time flies. It seems like yesterday. It seems that I’m jumping through a time warp of some sort, because I wake up every morning feeling GOOD. It’s like good sex, hours seem like minutes.
Evaluation of the 2nd week:
Going to the gym on schedule without skipping. I have kept this habit for a year now, and most likely, for the rest of my life.
Reading everyday on the e-reader. It has become very enjoyable. I hit the gym, come back to eat breakfast and read. It’s a habit now, been going on for 7 months now.
Language learning has become enjoyable – and more important, a habit.
Still need to develop a polyphasic sleeping schedule since I like sleeping so much. 8 Hours per day. However, I need to cut it down into 4. More time, more conscious waking time.
Business – I need to take it more seriously. Over the course of 3 years I have dicked around and made $20,000 USD doing online marketing. It’s time to stop trolling people on the Internet and take marketing more seriously. 10K per month from Internet Marketing is modest me think.
The day I give a homeless person $100 is the day I’m balling.