Archive for the ‘Work/Life Balance’ Category
Yeah, I’m a dollar late and a two days short. Six weeks in, already missed my Tuesday post this week. Why?
Well that’s the subject of this post. (and it’s not these guys, Pendulum the band. Although they are completely awesome!)
My life’s been pretty nutty last few weeks. Like as in probably most I’ve worked. Ever. Except growing up on the farm. Especially a dairy farm. That’s 7 days a week. 365. If you ever want to know real work, all you/us entrepreneurs out there? Go live/work on a farm for a year. Then you’ll look at startups like the cake walk that they are.
Anyway, you only have so many hours in the day. Until we can bioengineer
If you’re like me, you’ve seen a bunch of research in the past 2 years about how horrible sitting all day is for your health.
Most of them talk about a level of activity to shoot for is 10,000 steps per day.
In April of 2011, after seeing some of this, I bought one of the first generation FitBits. I wore it for a week. It tacks your steps, and daily, shows a chart like this (mine from day 1 of FitBit Sunday April 24, 2011):
I walked 6,593 steps that day.
I’m on a flight returning from a business trip to London this last week. The week prior, I spent 5 days off the grid in Montana. When I got back on the grid and only had 1.5 days with the family before jetting off to London, I realized it’d been pretty nice to not use social media for those 5 days. So I decided to continue a self imposed social media ban on my biz trip.
Outside of a couple of tweets for LaunchUp, and logging into FaceBook to promote our event page, I have been completely off of social media for nearly two weeks. Haven’t read any tweets, read any FB updates: zilch, nada, zero.
And you know what? My
Last year Kaitlin announced out of the blue, “I want to go to South Dakota.” We still don’t know where it came from, although we have a suspicion that an episode of the Wonder Pets or Little Einsteins might have had something to do with it.
A few months ago, an Op-Ed in the New York Times proclaimed Goodbye to the Great American Road Trip. Hogwash. I think too many Americans are loosing touch with our country. And keeping touch with our country and our history sure becomes much more possible and intimate if you just get out there and drive through it instead of fly above it.
So this year, we decided to plan our own Great American Road
As I was getting back from Japan on Friday (more on that trip hopefully later this week), my friend Chris emailed to tell me that Randy Pausch had passed away. Back in February, I posted a video about Randy Pausch and his last lecture at Carnegie Mellon University that he gave called Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.
He gave that lecture after finding out he had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. Subsequently he took the material in his last lecture plus some new thoughts and wrote a book called The Last Lecture.
His lecture and the book are both great and are definitely worth your time. Here’s a guy that I don’t know other than these two
After this week, I’ll be gone for the next 2 weeks. Being an eCommerce Hippie.
Maybe I should explain. Back in February, I was looking at the schedule of conferences for the next several months, and noticed that Internet Retailer was in Chicago at McCormick Place June 9-11. I attended this conference last year in San Jose and we were in the midst of making plans for Doba to exhibit for the first time since it’s the worlds largest e-retailing show. I then noticed that eBay Live was just over a week later June 19-21, again at McCormick Place in Chicago, and again, we were making plans for Doba to exhibit–for the 5th time at eBay Live.
That very day, I
Next week is a whirlwind.
I head to California Monday morning with Blaine for some Doba meetings Monday and Tuesday. I get back to SLC at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday night and drive directly to Logan. Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. I’m presenting on Adventures in Entrepreneurship for Partners in Business as part of the business school there. It’s the 24th Annual Information Technology Seminar part of the Partners in Business series. (BTW, since I converted to an Apple Fan Boy a little over 3 years ago, I’ve never been more proud of my accomplishments. My time slot at the seminar is officially the “Apple Computer Company Distinguished Lecture.” Whoo-hoo!! )
I get done at 9:30 a.m. and jump in the Mini