It was a relatively busy day, but it didn’t feel like that.
The reason why is I was bouncing between a bunch of different projects. For some reason, trying to drive ~5 projects forward on one day (my three consulting, redesigning $10K, and selling my sites) feels less busy than driving one thing forward.
All the research in the word shows that multitasking is a bad thing and it slows down your productivity.
But, it feels more “less busy”, which I think a lot of people conflate feeling “less busy” with productivity.
That is a difficulty and a problem. I don’t want to be “less busy” and shy away from that fear. I’d rather be busy on one thing than feel “productive” because I’m doing six different things.
With that in mind, I’m on the last little stretch of busy-ness. If I finalize the private equity project and the modeling project today as planned, then I’m much more freed up from bouncing around.
Which allows me to get “busy” again.
What I did yesterday to make $10K a day at 30
The current phase of the plan
I’m in Phase #1: The Job & Side Hustle Phase. You can read more about the phases and my plan to get to $10K/a day at 30 here.
Wake up & sleep:
I forgot to charge the Whoop so it was dead last night.
I walked 10,000 steps around the apartment while on calls, which is great. At the same time, no specific exercise and workout.
I’m going to hopefully do a legit workout today.
Diet was relatively good. I had some eggs and a huge smoothie.
My Day Job
It was a Tuesday, so I had a couple of calls for work and did a couple of documents, but it was only a few hours of work
Investment real estate
Waiting to hear from both property managers about all the issues from yesterday. Hoping to hear from both of them today, but we’ll see.
I did spend some time getting the Stessa dashboard together
I have three projects going, but two are almost done.
I finalized a draft powerpoint, which was great, and shared that with my client.
I’m did some final touch-ups on the deck and it’s hopefully in a good spot for my readout today with the team.
Let’s hope they’re happy. I think the output is pretty damn good.
I spent more time on calls than actually modeling. I’ll have to do some modeling tomorrow.
Sourcing new work
No new work right now!
I spent 31 minutes, according to Rescue Time, to publish yesterday’s post and work with my developer guy on the redesign.
My fiancee and I had breakfast and dinner together and did some walking around the apartment together.
Rescue Time Daily Screenshot
I invested in Rescue Time, to help me understand where I’m spending my time vs. not, but really for the purposes of the case study.
(I know all these photos are pixelated! Working on fixing it)
What I made today
Rental Income: $33
Affiliate: Not doing yet
Micro-SAAS’s: Not doing yet,
Hotels: Not doing yet
Dividend Income: Not doing yet
A new record, largely driven by selling the website
Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly expenses
Once I pay off my debt, I’ll break out expenses into a line by line as well.
My plan for tomorrow
Tomorrow is Wednesday and I have to:
- Private Equity readout
- Finish modeling
- $10K/day redesign
- A quick real estate related project
All in, I think about 4-5 hours or so
About the Author & The $0-$10K/Day Case Study
Dean’s goal is to create $10,000/day in passive income through entrepreneurship. Too many people write “success porn” that skates over the struggles many face in entrepreneurship. His goal is to create something real that highlights the lack of sleep, disappointment from family, and setbacks you really face in entrepreneurship.
To read more about how this case study is set up, check out the ground rules here.
The hope is that this series of posts will inspire someone else out there to make their entrepreneurship dreams happen.
Dean Woods is currently an executive by day and a bootstrapped micro-startup CEO by night. Prior to working in startups, Dean was a management consultant. Dean graduated with honors from The Wharton School.