Inspired by Tynan’s
„Love Work“ post I want to kick off a series of changes to my life to
drastically enhance my productivity. Its always a good thing to reflect your
days while doing these kind of projects so I was thinking to start a blog, but
then I realized SETT is quite perfect for that. So here I am, documenting my
progress! Im surprised Im the first doing this :)
So how am I? I’m a 23
year old German that just graduated from university. Although I had the best
GPA of my graduation year (Small group though, something like 80 people. Im
from a small University.) I decided not to look for a job like my fellow
students. While I was studying abroad in South America and working as an intern
in China, I fell in love with travelling and being fully in charge of my life.
So since 1 month Ive been working on writing a guide book in German for
students that would like to go abroad as well. After that Id like to start my
Unfortunately I have
troubles working hard at home. There are so many distractions, that I am barely
able to get more than 4 hours work done on a good day. Im not working on
weekends and because of that Im usually super unproductive on Mondays too. Damn
it!! So I have decided its time to do something about it.
When not working, Im
well aware of failing my goals. Ive noticed Im doing two things to deal with
the guilt: Watching TV shows/Surf on the web and eating fast food. Lowering my
consciousness like that helps in the short term to make me feel better, but of
course that’s not what I really want. To prevent falling in that trap, I want
to cut these things out for at least 3 months. I know this will be hard in the
beginning, but Im hoping that my preferences will have changed at the end so I
can easily maintain it. I already blocked all time wasting web sites with a
browser plugin and deleted all TV shows and movies from my HD. My fridge is
stocked with healthy veggies and fruits and my girlfriend agreed to cook vegan
for me the next few months. So far so good.
My goal is to work 60
hours a week. While that’s not remotely as extreme as Tynan suggests in his
post, its still a 300% increase of the 20 hours a week Im doing currently.
Since Im doing sports every day and am also living with my girlfriend, 60 hours
is as good as it can get for now. Im intending on working 10 hours on weekdays
and about 5 hours on Saturday/Sunday to maintain the daily habit.