This is more of a personal diary that I really just wanted to give a shot. I use this as a structure in my business and wanted it as a structure in my personal life as a way to look. I’m hoping this gives me something I can look back on and learn from where I once was.
// Asks //
What is the one habit that has made the biggest impact on your health/productivity?
// KPI //
I’m trying to come up with a good set of “Life” KPI’s. If you have any ideas – I’m all ears. My thoughts are that they should be something around my health, wealth, love, and happiness. Ideas I’ve had are around tracking networth, a subjective happiness & love index, or body weight or fitness activity.
// Highs //
Demo Day – Techstars ended with a 4 minute presentation in front of 1,200 of my peers at the Boulder Theatre in Colorado. Here’s a video.
Leasing a new apartment – After dating 6 months, working together, and 5 different domestic and 1 international trip, Stacie & I pulled the trigger to move in together.
Backpack Trip Booked – In October, Stacie and I are taking a vacation to visit Japan, Bali, and Beijing. Although I’m sure I’ll be working a bit, it will be the first real vacation I’ve taken over the last 5 years.
// Lows //
My aunt has cancer – After the sudden death of my Uncle in January, my Aunt who was just starting to feel better had just been diagnosed with Peritoneal-carcinosis last week and will begin chemo therapy this week. Keep us in your thoughts!
// Current Experiments //
Running a monthly personal log for the next 12 months will help me be accountable to keeping track of my personal/business experiments and ultimately will help me become happier, healthier, smarter and wealthier.
By tracking the number of days I go to the gym, I’ll increase the numbers of days I go to the gym from 2 to 4 per week.
// Random Thoughts //
I’m the least productive and waste the most time when I don’t know either 1) what to do first or 2) what the steps are
Premium or Luxury brands work for brands that other people see, not necessarily use.
There should be a reddit style website where the most thought provoking articles/blogs rise to the top.
Apple makes insanely great products. The iPhone X and AirPods have made noticeable impacts on my life. Particularly using FaceID to unlock passwords and no cords getting in my way at the gym.
I’m really excited to do quite a few outdoor “Colorado” activities this summer such as white water rafting, mountain biking, and camping.
I’ve switched to hiring for experience instead of mindset and culture. That’s wrong. I need to hire for hustle. Everything else is learnable. Even engineers.
// Random Questions //
How do I measure progress in my life like I do in business?
What are the dynamics at play that enable a startup such as LimeBikes to scale so quickly (47 markets in 9 months) whereas other marketplaces cannot?
UBiome – This is a free health test (covered by your insurance) that gives you a lot of information about how healthy your gut is. I’m still awaiting my results.
Customized Branding Iron For Food – Just came across this from a friend and now have this as my go-to wedding gift for a few of my friends.
// Happenings //
I spend about 4-6 hours a month learning, improving and thinking about crypto currencies. Here is my roommate Joe and I putting all of our Ethereum mining rigs in a grow tent in order to lock in the heat and properly ventilate it out.
Here are the last few days of myself and some of the Techstars class grabbing a bite to eat after presenting at Demo Day.