Join Date: Nov 2011
Ubermensch Day #30: Le fini
Polyphasic sleep: I think I have mild case of seasonal affective disorder. Of course, it’s not professional to self diagnose yourself but god damn, I wake up and it’s dark, I stay up all night until morning and I sleep again, never to see the sun light. At one point I tried to sleep, but all I did was lay down in the bed staring at the wall. Very creepy.
Exercise: n/a – it’s Sunday. I dead lift so hard yesterday my back is sore. And aching.
Reading: Finished reading “It’s not about the bike” by Neil Armstrong. (310 pages in paperback version).
I will not read another autobiography, because it reeks of narcissism. Kudos to Neil for writing about testicular cancer, his inferility, and winning the tour de france but he should be frank and post embarassing moments – like the time when, in a drunken stupor, he beat up a European hooker and stole her dildo. (made this up – but you get the point. If Neil didn’t give a ♥♥♥♥, he should have post self deprecating stories instead of endless bravados)
Learning foreign language: I’m going to eat Korean poontang like a POKE SOON AH (peach)
Nov 21 2011
Strawberry – die-al ghi
Blue berry – beul loo beh lee
Black berry – Beul lek beh lee
Raspberry – ra jew beh lee
Peach – poke soong ah
Word of the day: mitigate / verb / – To lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
Business: Uploaded 2 videos on youtube. I had to rip off videos on youtube .flv format, convert .flv to .mpeg, then mount it into a video editor, format and edit it, export it, then upload it back on youtube. Jesus on a bus. I need to train hindu virtual workers to do this for me.
Beep beep! It has been 1 month since I started Project Ubermesnch. How does that Rick Roll song go? “Never going to give you up, never going to let you down”
I need to sit down and revise, Polyphasic sleep doesn’t seem too good anymore, need to work more on the business. It’s almost like a meditative experience.
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly …
Gym habit: Going to the gym 4 times a week was a success. But then again, I have been doing this for the past 13 months.
Learning a new language: SUCCCESS. I promised myself to learn Japanese … that was 3 years ago, and it still is horrible, because the learning is erratic at best. I have managed to learn Korean daily (except for the weekends) in the 30 days. While I’m far from speaking fluently, I can say “Hello, my name is Ubermensch, nice to meet you. You’re cute. I’m hungry. Wanna eat?!”
Building a e-business: Somewhat of a “failure” – by fail, I mean I should be putting in more time in. I did marketing late at night, when I’m drained and tired. Should be doing it at the middle of the day or something. However, building a business is a marathon, not a sprint so even if this month (November – December), I start a habit of working 1 hour a day into the business it will snow ball into something great.
Reading: Success. I read on the e-reader every single day, at least 30 pages. Past 30 days I plowed through 4 books or so, read “Good To Great” by Jim Collins, “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel H. Pink, “It’s not about the bike” by Neil Armstrong,“Oriental Philosophy” by Some old man with a Ph.D. Everyone should buy an e-reader now that it’s so cheap.
Polyphasic sleep: huge fail. It started off good, but as soon as I start working out intensively in the gym, my body needed the sleep. (Perhaps it’s a good thing?)
Documenting the whole 30 days was so intensive, because the whole progress was very introspective. You cannot lie to yourself – it’s like a fat chick on a diet and “eating this donut just one more time …”
I recommend everyone document their habits for 30 days, it’s eye opening, a true measure of character and discipline.
The “biggest secret” is doing small things today, now, as a habit. Because – “Do today what others won’t, so you can live tomorrow how others can’t”