Daily Habits Checklist (December 25 – January 21): “A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have” – Tim Ferriss

New year new ‘tude!! Ok not really. Pretty much the same ‘tude. But — hopefully the new year brings better and stronger habits :)

I traveled a lot this month, hence the days where I finished zero habits. On days like those, I might actually meditate, or do pushups, but I don’t fill in the chart for some reason…

From a scores perspective, it was a poor month. Winter probably has a negative impact (eg, I want to exercise less and sleep more, I have poorer eating habits when traveling and when seeing family who stuff me with rice and fatty meats).

But it was a happy month, so I can’t complain. Sometimes the big picture, the overall feel, the intangibles matter more than the numbers and the check marks.

The new year looks to be a very exciting one. I will renew focus on writing music and stories that can be turned into screenplays/films. I’ve been publishing excerpts of Accidental Billionaire here.

A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have – Tim Ferriss

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Daily Habits Checklist (November 27 – December 24): “Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past” – Lily Tomlin

The good: waking up early, exercise and pushups, writing (in stretches)

The bad: meditation, doing some work in the evenings (although this is often because I’m out with friends)

For the new year, I didn’t set any resolutions of the typical sort (eg, lose X pounds, run Y miles) but I did set a few “habit resolutions”, daily habits, small practices I’d like to build or increase in my life, among them:

-Spend more time on music
-Wake up even earlier (though this is a life long process)

Happy 2018 everyone! May your days be fruitful and fulfilling, and your year be wonderful :)

Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past – Lily Tomlin

Here’s why and how I track my daily habits.

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Daily Habits Checklist (October 30th – November 26): “Write in a trance, act in a trance”

If you look only at the scores – an average of 58% – it may not seem like the past 4 weeks were good. But they were.

One reason for the lower scores is a lot of travel (a long weekend in Hualien, 5 days in Osaka). Another reason is the winter weather that has hit Taipei: wet and cold and I got sick. But on healthy days, and on days I’m here in the city, my energy and focus are good and there is always room to improve but I’m counting my blessings.

Hope everyone’s doing well and having a good holiday season. Here’s to a strong end for 2017 and a great beginning to 2018!

Write in a trance, act in a trance – Mike Birbiglia

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Daily Habits Checklist (October 2nd – October 29th): “Savor the time you have”

A few changes for this month’s habits checklist: I removed the music habit (where I commit to singing or playing an instrument for one hour a day). Simply wasn’t getting it done, my focus had moved elsewhere, and I didn’t have any clear goals within view. A lack of focus and motivation, I think. But who knows, music might make a re-appearance, it’s still in the general milieu and I still take singing lessons.

In place of the music habit, I’ve brought back an oldie but goodie: the writing habit! Where I commit to writing – in a meaningful form, emails do not count – for at least 2 hours a day. This could be my public journal, or it could be short stories. Stuff that matters, that moves the goalposts.

Relentlessly prune bullshit, don’t wait to do the things that matter, and savor the time you have – Paul Graham

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Daily Habits Checklist (September 4th – October 1st): “Pain + Reflection = Progress”

Pretty poor 4 weeks. Main culprits are the usual ones: visiting friends, short fun trips, and alcohol. Also, perhaps a changing of priorities away from writing & music to videos (10 East) & crypto.

Hopefully the next 4 weeks will be better, or maybe I will need to change my checklist again to reflect new priorities.

Pain + Reflection = Progress – Ray Dalio

Here’s why and how I track my daily habits.

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