What I’m doing

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What I’m reading

  • Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

What I’m working on

  • Two WooCommerce installs
  • One website redesign
  • Three future contracts

What I’m eating

  • Coffee
  • Junk food leftover from the Superbowl

What I’m putting off

  • Washing the dishes
  • Cleaning the house

What I wish I was doing

  • Sleeping

What I’ll be doing this weekend

  • Ignoring emails
  • Netflixing
  • Sleeping
  • Reading
  • Maybe cleaning

As you can possibly tell, I was a bit too lazy to really write anything today. It’s been a very busy week, and I’m getting pretty sick of WooCommerce. It’s a very tedious install and setup, and working on two WooCommerce projects at the same time makes my head hurt. The amount of emails I’ve been answering lately has also gotten ridiculous, so I’ve got to get away from them for a while and come up with a better system that doesn’t interrupt my workday.

Last weekend was busy as well-Anthony and I went out to eat some fantastic sushi, then to see Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, who were hilarious. I didn’t take photos because I’m a bad blogger, and also because sometimes I like to enjoy doing things instead of documenting them.

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  1. Ashley says

    TWO installs?! Oh man. You must be going batty by now! I’ve heard bloggers rave about both of these books, but have yet to read. I just finished The Power of Habit, which was really great.

    This weekend, we’re having a few friend hangouts, hoping to go on a dog walk with Oliver’s BFF (and our BFFs :P), going for a brunch date on Sunday, and I’m going to develop a work sample page in the interim while I wait for my site to get up and running :)

    • says

      Yeah, I’m making checklists like crazy to make sure I get everything set up properly on both. One is nearly complete, the other is just starting, so that helps.

      I’m only maybe 1/3 of the way through the 4-Hour Workweek, and have only skimmed the other so far, but will report back when I finish!

      Sounds like a fun weekend! I’m looking forward to doing mostly nothing. hahaha

  2. says

    I’d love to hear what you think of The 4-Hour Work Week. So many people rave about it, but I’ve also heard other reviews. For what it’s worth, I’ve relegated email to a few set times during the day. I try not to check it first thing, since that’s when I’m most alert and can focus on more important tasks, and to instead view it as a daily maintenance procedure that should take place 3-4 times in blasts throughout the day.

    • says

      So far, I like it, but am having trouble seeing how I’d apply it to my life/business. I LOVE working on websites, so I’d have to give that up, obviously… I’m not really willing to do that, at least not now (maybe when I have kids), but perhaps there are other things I can get started on that would allow me to transition to a more passive income and more freedom in the future. I’ll report back when I’ve finished the book!

      For emails, I’ve started, at suggestions from the 4-Hour Workweek, to check less often and schedule responses so that I’m no longer using email like a chat service. So far so good, though I tend to NEED to check emails first thing in the morning since I’m often needing responses from clients in order to get to work on their projects… but of course I do get derailed with unimportant emails.

      • says

        Hmm, good to hear! I love scheduling emails so that if I do get in a frenzy checking them late at night, I can schedule them to go out at 8am so people don’t realize that I occasionally work at all hours. I do that at my FT job too–I somehow am always wildly productive on a Friday, but knowing that Friday emails often get lost or ignored, I schedule them to go out the following Monday or Tuesday.

  3. says

    You’ll have to let me know if The 4 Hour Workweek is any good. It’s on my to-read list and I’ve heard good things about it. Have a nice weekend!

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