Friday, June 12, 2009
Starting at 5pm tonight, right before I head out for my last sparring session of the week, I will be cutting the cord on all media and going on a "low-info diet." The rules, based mostly on Tim Ferris's recommendations, are as follows:
No newspapers, magazines, audiobooks, or non-music radio.
Music is permitted at all times
No News websites whatsoever.
No Television at all.
No reading books, except for the challenges in the "4 Hour Workweek."
No Web surfing at the desk unless it is necessary to complete a work task for that day. Necessary means necessary, not nice to have. For any written essays or blogs that need to be published, I will copy and paste them from a Word document to the website, publish them, and exit the Web browser without checking on comments or emails.
To fill up the time, I plan on writing with more concentration, calling some clients that I have been putting off, focusing on the tasks from the "4HWW," such as the 80/20 rule and others, and getting ready for my next fight (tentatively June 20th). I will concentrate on being "effective" over merely "efficient." Throughout the day, I will ask myself if I am being productive, or just active.
This very well may suck. See you in a week.
Posted by Martin at 11:37 AM