What I did today
I am so tired it’s unreal. I was pushing through a busy day today at the office and made some progress on some big pieces of work. That’s exciting as all hell, helps the company grow, and I couldn’t be more proud of where I work and what I do.
I’m also completely gassed though, because I just got home and still have so much left to do for the night that’s it’s pretty unreal. I think it’s probably going to end up being a 1–2am night.
I’m starting to think I need to stop accepting any project that’s not >$1,000. I have a bunch of those currently underway, but those projects absolutely kill me. They’re a time suck, and I can’t do them in an efficient manner.
That being said, sometimes they’re really easy. I’ve done some $300 projects that took me 5 minutes. That values my time at $6,000/hour, and that’s huge.
I’ve also had some $300 clients who ended up being needier than clients who are paying me several thousand.
The reason this matter is that I accepted a new project this evening for $2,750. I think it’s going to be a good price tag, but a needy as hell client. So let’s hope things don’t get too crazy.
Because man, I need to sleep.
I also want to push myself to be the best I can be. It’s conflicting trade-offs. I’ve written in the past that I’ve sacrificed sleep for work, and I’m doing that now too.
And I will for the next couple of years. It’ll be worth it. I just need to keep grinding and not quit.
What I made today
Interview Coaching: $0
Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly expenses
My plan for tomorrow
Tomorrow is going to be nuts too. I really hope not, but TBD I guess. I have a lot of shit to do.
I’d love to finish up, get a ton of sleep, then not have much to do tomorrow. That’s not going to happen, but I’ll keep grinding.
About the Author & The $0-$10K/Day Case Study
Dean’s goal is to create $1,000/day in passive income through entrepreneurship. Too many people write “success porn” that skates over the struggles many face in entrepreneurship
The reason he writes brief posts here every day on Medium is to share his progress and his struggles. You get the unvarnished truth: what worked, what didn’t, and how much farther is there to go.
The hope is that this series of posts will inspire someone else out there to make their entrepreneurship dreams happen.
Dean Woods is currently a VC-backed startup executive by day and a bootstrapped micro-startup CEO by night. Prior to working in startups, Dean was at Boston Consulting Group. Dean graduated with honors from The Wharton School.