I lost track of time
Lets be honest, it has been a while since I wrote a blog post hasn’t it? – longer than the awkward silence following a spectacular joke fail but not quite long enough to forget that I am British and attempt comedy at least three times in ever sentence, so get ready I have a lot of pent up bad jokeishness to release on you.
If we were to measure the time I have been neglecting this blog in beard length, it might look a little something like this – I think you will agree, the visual helps. Ahh Jolie, theres a reason we are no longer together. NB – If you own the rights to this picture then please don’t sur me – theres a good man, or woman.
The UK is no more….
For me anyway, don’t worry, it hasn’t been destroyed or anything. As a quick update, I am now living in the US, (mainly because the English accent works so well over here) and have slightly reduced the jet-setting lifestyle – for how long, we shall see – probably until my mistermeaners around the world catch up with me.
The Reason For This Post
I find it fascinating to delve briefly into the lives and habits of different people during an average day to see how they tick, and it also satisfies my dark voyeuristic nature. I’m kidding of course, I don’t find it fascinating.
And so like all creative individuals of raw, unbridled talent before me, I have straight up gone and stolen other peoples ideas and will now shamelessly claim them as my own. Here is my third “A Day In The Life Of…” posts to followup the previous “A Day In The Life Of A Traveling Entrepreneur“ and “3 Months In The Life Of A Travelling Entrepreneur”, both of which were surprisingly popular you dark, voyeuristic readers you.
Granted, this might get me into trouble as some of the people I mention will no doubt read this as it gets posted on my Facebook wall. If you are one of these people, so sue me, and if you happen to be Mark Zuckerburg (founder of Facebook for anyone living under a rock) and are reading this (unlikely) then “damn you, you geeky self made genius, Facebook is killing me”
24 Hours In My Life ( Zero Convictions)
Here’s how my typical day looks at the moment. I pretty high on Red Bull right now so I may just throw in some outlandish lies into the mix, see if you can spot them.
10am: Wake up. Personally I believe it should be law that no one need rise before this time, anything beforehand is just unGodly.
10am-10.30: Protein Shake and breakfast while scanning “7 Life System“, check bank accounts, do Facebook (I only check this once a day – cue jaw drop but people, I choose life), check company profits for the last 24 hours, and watch a TED.com episode. I tried running early in the morning for a while, this lasted exactly one run and six near lorry collisions later to decided that any physical exercise before 12 is just suicidal.
10.30 – 12:00: Answer all emails, 15 minute Skype catchup with business partner, official business work and other such necessities. This is the only time I check email in a 24 hour period people, nothing is too important to wait 24 hours. The trick is to always either answer the mail or deleted it – never flag, it will not get done.
12.00 – 2.00: Food and workout. I found a great American store called Super Target which seems solely founded to ensure that I never have to cook again in my life. Bless you Super Target founder. Usual a salad and a ton of chicken or the odd DoDo, though just recently the slow carb meal thing aka Tim Ferris “4 Hour Workweek.” After lunch I usually head over the road to my cousins place to work out with what seems like the rest of the population in Kansas city but I am reliably informed is actually just the girls we hang out with on a regular basis and presumably like.
2.00 – 6.00: Business Development. This varies but I am usual out the house and either working on real estate deals, in meetings for new businesses or belting out ”Free Falling” (original version, none of that John Mayer crap) with the windows down in the Cadillac – (I am loved by the neighbourhood for this, I can tell). Currently launching a gym franchise and a magazine as well as a new property management business model so things are a little full – thankfully all my other partners are smarter than I am so things are going well.
This is cool, we are building a warehouse for EFS.
6.00 – 8.00: Food, try to get a run in, usually distracted by movies. Food in America is awesome.
8.00 – 12.00: Social. Varies significantly but usual involves me getting my ass kicked at basketball, getting my ass kicked in poker, getting my ass kicked for talking at the cinema, scrapping my ass off roading, getting my ass kicked for hitting on the waitress at dinner, getting my ass kicked for splashing in the pool, simply getting my ass kicked for trying to be funny or sometimes just getting my ass kicked and no one tells me the reason. Fortunately the fact that I am currently dating Anne Hathaway helps.
12.00-2.00: Focussed business. I am a bit of a night owl and unfortunately real business has to take place. Heres my week structure.
Mondays – Brand and Marketing for current companies – Analytics, advertising, development, split testing, market analysis, comeption analysis and other wonderfully geeky things.
Tuesdays – Staff Stuff – All the guys that are part of my teams update me on Tuesdays so I go through all that and make sure everyone is moving forward and no one has died, that kind of thing.
Wednesdays - System improvements on websites, business practices and all other manner of things that will make my life easier in the future. I also factor in some time to learn new jokes, the Americans love it.
Thursdays and Fridays – New ventures. Whatever ideas I am playing with this is the time I focus on testing or developing them.
Saturdays – Hell no. Ok, thats a lie, sometime as I am writing this on a Sat evening – sad isn’t it.
Sundays – Hell no. Sunday is my day off. Though I should stop saying hell, a seven year old kid told me so then other day – I am shamed.
1:50 – 2:00: I set the mission critical tasks for the next week and do a quick bit of very manly journaling (It’s manly you doubters, I use words like “Hence”, “Ego” and “Visa vie”)
2:00-10:00: Sleep. I have tried all the different sleep patterns including polyphasic and for me, without 8 hours core I am just not a happy bunny – don’t judge me, I love my bed, it is comfy and made of real puppies.
Just so I can one up everyone else writing a “Day in…” post I thought I would include some little quirks of mine that help me be productive.
1. I only check and answer email once a day and never receive it on my Iphone. Again, I choose life and not becoming some crazed message answering service. Sometimes you do have to answer the inevitable “Why the hell (there’s the hell again) don’t you answer your phone?” questions. Here you have two options, 1. kindly explain the reason with humility and compassion or 2. Get new friends. I generally rarely use the former.
2. I tend to rarely answer my phone or texts as soon as they come in. Almost always I wait until I have finished what I was doing before replying or calling the person back. It is never life or death.
5. I tend to wear a cape about 78% of the time. It just completes the outfit.
See you in 4,576 hours – possibly
And there you have it, you may hear again from me sometime soon or maybe not for another 6-8 months. Either way, after three days please just presume I have either been arrested for a super sexy crime, died or run away to join the circus – and not necessarily in that order.