Ubermensch Day #33: I almost quit Exercise like a War God:
Have a cold? No sleep all night? No problem! Today was leg days, I squat 185 lbs for reps. I saw 2 Asian students loading up 275 lbs, they’re going to squat parallel! Much to my disappointment he merely bents his knee a few inches and does a quarter ROM.
Read a fascinating book:
Read 25 pages of Aaron SEO Book. (75/200 pages). He talks about on page optimizing, but the real “secret” is a website has to offer geniune value to the visitors. These websites usually stand through the test of time and generates money for years to come. Learn a foreign language:
I don’t think there is a “best method” for learning a foreign language. A daily habit of language acquisition is far, far more important then some “cutting edge” way to master a language. Casual, daily conversation only require around 1000 words. According to this study:
“Learning the first 1000 most frequently used words in the entire language will allow you to understand 76.0% of all non-fiction writing, 79.6% of all fiction writing, and an astounding 87.8% of all oral speech. |
Learning the top 2000 most frequently used words will get you to 84% for non-fiction, 86.1% for fiction, and 92.7% for oral speech.
And learning the top 3000 most frequently used words will get you to 88.2% for non-fiction, 89.6% for fiction, and 94.0% for oral speech.
Essentially, just learning the top 1000 words will, if you’re primarily interested in speaking to people as most language learners are, get you to the point where you can understand roughly 90% of the spoken language”
The key here is “high frequently words”. Stuff like greetings, numbers, dates, pronounces, etc – the basic phrases.
Let’s do some math here:
1000 – the number of high frequently words we need to learn for daily casual conversation:
5 – the number of words we learn per day
200 – the number of days it will take to reach 1000 words, at the pace of 5 words per day. Or 6.5 months.
400 – the number of days it will take to reach 2000 words, at the pace of 5 words per day. Or 13.2 months
So I’m thinking of learning 1 language per year. 7 languages in 7 years, baby! Going to learn how to speak Chinese and Hindi, so I can bargain with our future oriental overlords.
[note: Shin-korean and "pure" korean. Pure korean is used to tell a person's age and hours in a day, for the rest of the numbers it's the shino-korean]
1 = eel
2 = ee (sounds like english letter “E”)
3 = sahm (sam)
4 = sah
5 = oh
Word of the day: ex·tant [stuhnt, ik-stant] / adjective / “still in existance” / example – There are only three extant copies of the document.
Building an online business (Yeah!):
600 words, 1 page content for website in a niche market. Progress 13 pages out of 50.
My current project is building a big authority (50 to 100 pages of content) website in a health niche.
How I get teh monies? Revenue generation is from affiliate commissions, getting a cut from sales. Most commission will range from $15 to $30 dollars per sale.
How do I get teh visitors? From youtube marketing (going to make around 50 to 100 videos) and search engine optimization (need to build/outsource backlinks to the website) and email marketing (gotta follow up with visitors to get sales!)
I’ll be pretty pleased if it brings in a modest $1000 USD a month. $1000 per month in passive income for years to come? Yes please!
Sounds like a big project – and it is … but I’ll build one component at a time. Watch something inspiration:
watched 3 episodes of Honey And Clover (18/25 episodes). What I learned from Anime: Here’s what goes through a female’s mind when she’s infatuated: “I tried to say something but it would come off as weird or embarassing, so I did nothing but stared at his brown hair as it shine in the winter’s sun”. Honey and Clover deals with the universal theme every young adult goes through: “So, what should I do with my life?” 15 minutes audio while stretching:
Jeff Oslon, “Slight Edge”. Key points: continuous, life long learning and continuous self improvement, habitual action, AKA learning by doing, learning by reading. Both work in synergy. continuous course correction – aka, daily positive habits. Daily Conclusion – what Ubermensch thinks:
On day #25, I was contemplating quitting Project Ubermensch (making blog posts). Then I realize “Nooo, I’m going to be a quitter like those fat chicks who made blogs on losing weight but quitting 2 weeks later. The voice in my head told me: ” … you did 30 days, that’s decent. You should quit. It’s a waste of time”
I was taken back. Then I realize that since blogging has become a habit, I’m practically “forced” to complete the daily habits. This blog is like a splinter in my mind, a mental checklist that I must do, then write about.
The truth is, daily blogging can be intensive; it’s a meditative activity, where I’m held accountable for every hour I spend that day – spend the hours doing something good that builds a cool future, or spend the hours doing something hedonistic that leads to a life of mediocrity [or worse, being foreveralone and broke].
“Do today what others won’t, so you can live tomorrow how others can’t”