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Weekly review: Week ending January 17, 2014

I’ve been really ramping up my delegation. =) (See the series of sketches regarding being my own client for the motivation.) Promising. One of my goals is to outsource practically all of the parts of my podcasting process so that all I have to do is suggest some names, prepare for the interview, show up, chat and take notes, and save the file somewhere. This will require me to actually trust someone else with my Google account, so we’ll see how well that works…

Funny, I thought I’d been drawing less because I was spending the time focusing on specifying delegated tasks instead, but when I looked at the list of sketches, I actually still drew quite a lot. Most of that was from Wednesday’s drawing sprint of thinking through some coaching-related questions before the session I have with Ramon Williamson in a couple of weeks.

Next week is my Canadian citizenship test. I think it will be all right.

Blog posts

Sketches

  1. 2014.01.12 Being my own client – part 1 of 4
  2. 2014.01.12 Being my own client part 2 – Projects
  3. 2014.01.12 Being my own client part 3 – Emacs, blog
  4. 2014.01.12 Being my own client part 4 – buying back time
  5. 2014.01.13 Stuff I’ve tracked
  6. 2014.01.13 What kind of a good life do I want
  7. 2014.01.14 Increasing my delta – part 2
  8. 2014.01.14 Reflecting on semi-retirement
  9. 2014.01.14 Ways to increase my delegation-fu
  10. 2014.01.15 General questions for coaches, role models, and mentors
  11. 2014.01.15 Getting started with professional sketchnoting
  12. 2014.01.15 Google Helpouts – Would I consider setting aside more time
  13. 2014.01.15 How I free up time
  14. 2014.01.15 How do I feel about interactive sketchnotes
  15. 2014.01.15 My current strategies for personal and professional growth
  16. 2014.01.15 My why, goals, and vision
  17. 2014.01.15 Paying myself first with time
  18. 2014.01.15 The balance that works for me
  19. 2014.01.15 Thoughts on getting paid vs giving things away
  20. 2014.01.15 What’s my 20 percent – Where are my moments of truth
  21. 2014.01.15 Where I am and where I want to be
  22. 2014.01.17 How can I assign 30 hours of work a week
  23. 2014.01.17 How can I hack podcasting
  24. 2014.01.17 Mapping a strategy for outsourcing podcast work
  25. 2014.01.17 Planning my post-podcast process
  26. 2014.01.17 Thinking about delegation goals

Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (58.3h – 34%)
    • [ ] Build: Document post-podcast process
    • [ ] Build: Fill pipeline with other delegatable tasks
    • [ ] Connect: Chat about writing
    • [ ] Connect: Get in touch with people regarding Helpouts
    • [ ] Connect: Go to Quantified Self meetup
    • [ ] Earn: E1: 2.5-3.5 days of consulting
    • Earn (19.3h – 33% of Business)
      • [X] Earn: E1: 2.5-3.5 days of consulting
    • Build (21.4h – 36% of Business)
      • [X] Build: Draw headers for my mailing lists
      • [X] Build: Switch Mailchimp mailing lists to use straight blog feeds instead
      • [X] Build: Switch website to use straight blog feeds
      • [X] Plan what I would do as my own client
      • [X] Reset the TF700
      • Quantified Awesome (1.7h)
      • Drawing (11.0h)
      • Paperwork (0.0h)
        • [X] File T4 for myself
        • [X] File payroll return
    • Connect (17.7h – 30% of Business)
      • [X] Connect: Confirm schedule with Jeff Bond
      • [X] Connect: Discuss Emacs chats
      • [X] Connect: Have lunch with Carsten
      • [X] Connect: Help Joel find computer
      • [X] Talk to Globe and Mail about Quantified Self
  • Relationships (6.4h – 3%)
    • [X] Chat with Eric about friendship
    • [X] Contact pptstar regarding copyright complaint from Papa
    • [X] Helped clean computer of viruses
  • Discretionary – Productive (8.5h – 5%)
    • [X] Look for Audacity way to automatically remove silence – truncate
    • [X] Study for citizenship exam
    • [ ] Prepare photocopies and documents needed for citizenship exam
    • [ ] Study for citizenship exam
    • [ ] Take citizenship exam
    • Writing (2.4h)
  • Discretionary – Play (0.0h – 0%)
  • Discretionary – Travel (0.0h – 0%)
  • Personal routines (19.9h – 11%)
  • Unpaid work (18.4h – 10%)
  • Sleep (59.4h – 35% – average of 8.5 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending January 10, 2014

I survived hosting a podcast, interviewing a guest, managing a Hangout on Air, and drawing notes, all at the same time! Boggle.

Also, my citizenship exam has been scheduled for January 21. I should be okay (I typically get 90% on practice tests), but it’s a good excuse to practise remembering trivia.

The next few weeks are probably going to be packed. That means I’ll need to be extra careful about having enough quiet time for myself!

Blog posts

Sketches

  1. 2014.01.05 Asking myself better questions
  2. 2014.01.05 How can I keep better track of experiments to try
  3. 2014.01.05 How can I learn to bring people together
  4. 2014.01.05 How can we improve our cooking
  5. 2014.01.05 How do I use my time
  6. 2014.01.06 Building a reputation as a speaker
  7. 2014.01.06 Canadian winter tips
  8. 2014.01.06 Extrapolating my futures
  9. 2014.01.06 Learn how you learn
  10. 2014.01.06 Learning how to think in sentences
  11. 2014.01.06 Time-tracking and multi-tasking
  12. 2014.01.06 Tracking time with Org mode
  13. 2014.01.06 Transforming timestamps and dates
  14. 2014.01.06 Why am I happier with selling my time at $5 for 15min vs 200+ per hour
  15. 2014.01.07 Map for learning Org Mode for Emacs
  16. 2014.01.08 Dealing with impostor syndrome
  17. 2014.01.08 Sharing what you’re learning
  18. 2014.01.09 Ambition
  19. 2014.01.09 Blog ideas
  20. 2014.01.09 Building a review habit
  21. 2014.01.09 Organizing my sketches into collections
  22. 2014.01.09 Tips for organizing your Org-mode files
  23. 2014.01.09 What do I find challenging with podcasting
  24. 2014.01.10 Helpers Help Out 05 – Make Your Listing Better
  25. 2014.01.10 Post-production notes – HHO5 Make Your Listing Better

Link round-up

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (54.8h – 32%)
    • Earn (20.8h – 37% of Business)
      • [X] Earn: E1: 2.5-3.5 days of consulting
      • [X] Follow up on cheque
      • [ ] Earn: E1: 2.5-3.5 days of consulting
    • Build (21.3h – 38% of Business)
      • [X] Reset the TF700
      • [ ] Plan what I would do as my own client
      • Quantified Awesome (0.0h)
      • Drawing (17.5h)
        • [ ] Make collection of 2013 sketchnotes
      • Paperwork (2.7h)
        • [X] File T4 for myself
        • [X] File payroll return
    • Connect (12.7h – 23% of Business)
      • [X] Connect: Discuss Emacs chats
      • [X] Connect: Have lunch with Carsten
      • [ ] Talk to Globe and Mail about Quantified Self
  • Relationships (5.0h – 2%)
    • [X] Chat with Eric about friendship
    • [X] Help clean computer of viruses
    • [X] Replace vacuum
  • Discretionary – Productive (0.7h – 0%)
    • [X] Check on PH implications and cross-border planning
    • [X] Follow up on citizenship test
    • [X] Look for Audacity way to automatically remove silence – truncate
    • [X] Pick up books from Runnymede
    • [X] Reflect on how to ask good questions
    • [X] Reflect on what I do with my time and what my balance will be like for the next two months
    • [ ] Study for citizenship exam
    • Writing (0.0h)
  • Discretionary – Play (0.8h – 0%)
  • Personal routines (23.6h – 14%)
  • Unpaid work (17.0h – 10%)
  • Sleep (66.7h – 39% – average of 9.5 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending January 3, 2014

We’re back in Toronto and settling into regular life. I’ll resume consulting next week, although I might keep it to 2.5 days a week instead of sliding up to 4 days a week. I really like these days for drawing and contemplation. Anyway, we’ll see how things work out!

Blog posts

Link roundup

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (14.3h – 8%)
    • Earn (0.0h – 0% of Business)
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Thursday
      • [ ] Earn: Consulting – E1 – Tuesday
    • Build (9.3h – 65% of Business)
      • [X] Set up test mailing list subscriptions
      • [ ] Reset the TF700
      • Quantified Awesome (1.1h)
      • Drawing (6.0h)
      • Paperwork (1.7h)
        • [ ] File T4 for myself
    • Connect (5.0h – 34% of Business)
      • [ ] Connect: Discuss Emacs chats
      • [ ] Connect: Have lunch with Carsten
      • [X] Connect: Draw notes for easy ways to track time
      • [X] Connect: Draw notes for staying on the time-tracking wagon
      • [X] Connect: Prepare plan for time-tracking workshop
  • Relationships (17.7h – 10%)
    • [X] Go on road trip: Banaue, Bontoc, Sagada, Vigan
    • [X] Pack for return trip
    • [X] Reset passwords for my mom
    • [X] Set up lock screen password for my mom
    • [X] Set up offline e-mail for my mom
    • [X] Replace vacuum
  • Discretionary – Productive (6.4h – 3%)
    • [ ] Reflect on how to ask good questions
    • [ ] Reflect on what I do with my time and what my balance will be like for the next two months
    • Writing (6.4h)
      • [X] Write annual review
  • Discretionary – Play (1.8h – 1%)
  • Discretionary – Travel (48.8h – 29%)
  • Personal routines (25.0h – 14%)
  • Unpaid work (9.6h – 5%)
  • Sleep (49.3h – 29% – average of 7.0 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending December 27, 2013

The last full week of our trip! Went on a road trip through Banaue, Bontoc, Sagada, and Vigan. Returned to Manila on December 30, just in time for last-minute packing and IT support.

Blog posts

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (2.8h – 1%)
    • [ ] File T4 for myself
    • Earn (0.0h – 0% of Business)
    • Build (2.8h – 100% of Business)
      • Quantified Awesome (0.0h)
      • Drawing (2.8h)
      • Paperwork (0.0h)
    • Connect (0.0h – 0% of Business)
  • Relationships (19.7h – 11%)
    • [X] Go on road trip: Banaue, Bontoc, Sagada, Vigan
    • [X] Reset passwords for my mom
    • [X] Set up lock screen password for my mom
    • [X] Set up offline e-mail for my mom
    • [X] Pack for return trip
  • Discretionary – Productive (0.4h – 0%)
    • Writing (0.0h)
  • Discretionary – Play (9.8h – 5%)
  • Discretionary – Travel (32.4h – 19%)
  • Personal routines (31.1h – 18%)
  • Unpaid work (11.7h – 6%)
  • Sleep (63.6h – 37% – average of 9.1 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending December 20, 2013

My friends came over for a visit. That was totally awesome! It was great to hang out. We played DC’s deckbuilding game. This week, we’ll be celebrating Sean and Hailyn’s wedding.

This week has been a blur of paperwork and parties. We spent almost sixteen hours stuck in traffic… Boggle!

My dad wants to go on a road trip next week. This should be interesting.

Blog posts

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (14.8h – 8%)
    • Earn (0.0h – 0% of Business)
    • Build (14.8h – 100% of Business)
      • Quantified Awesome (0.0h)
      • Drawing (3.2h)
      • Paperwork (11.3h)
    • Connect (0.0h – 0% of Business)
  • Relationships (46.3h – 27%)
    • [X] Check Internet connections for speed; set up better line?
    • [X] Check what the official connection speed should be
    • [X] Look into archiving photos for easier searchability – cdfinder?
    • [X] Set up Citibank ATM access again
    • mhbp
    • Started looking into paperwork… Gwah.
  • Discretionary – Productive (0.4h – 0%)
    • Writing (0.0h)
  • Discretionary – Play (11.9h – 7%)
  • Discretionary – Travel (15.7h – 9%)
  • Personal routines (17.5h – 10%)
  • Unpaid work (6.1h – 3%)
  • Sleep (57.5h – 34% – average of 8.2 per day)

Weekly review: Week ending December 13, 2013

I had a ton of fun hanging out with my friends. =)

Blog posts

No scanned sketches yet because I’m away from my scanner. =) No link round-up either. Maybe in January!

Focus areas and time review

  • Business (6.9h – 4%)
    • Earn (0.0h – 0% of Business)
    • Build (4.2h – 60% of Business)
      • Quantified Awesome (0.0h)
      • Drawing (3.6h)
      • Paperwork (0.5h)
    • Connect (2.7h – 39% of Business)
  • Relationships (31.1h – 18%)
    • [X] Check Internet connections for speed; set up better line?
    • [X] Check what the official connection speed should be
    • [X] Get mom’s printer working again
    • [X] Look into archiving photos for easier searchability – cdfinder?
    • [X] Set up logmein
    • [X] Speedtest each of the wireless networks
    • [X] Hang out with friends
  • Discretionary – Productive (2.1h – 1%)
    • Writing (2.1h)
  • Discretionary – Play (10.7h – 6%)
  • Discretionary – Travel (13.6h – 8%)
  • Personal routines (29.9h – 17%)
  • Unpaid work (9.7h – 5%)
  • Sleep (67.2h – 40% – average of 9.6 per day)