The new normal

Up, I’m up. It’s early. I did my steps, boiled my water, turned off my alarms that didn’t go off because I woke up just before the appointed hour.

Started using this app called Wakie where a stranger can call you as an alarm that you set. I don’t feel in the mood to chat this early, but thinking about the conversation that I would have or have had with wife an kids and myself got me up. A decision made the night before, that has teeth.

What am I doing right now?

The plan is to go to bed at a reasonable time every night, get up at a unreasonable time each morning, work hard at the hourly job that pays the bills so that I can get home to spend time with my family and work on my dreams.

What are those dreams?

1. Learn to code.

2. Learn to play the guitar.

3. Start that website that I have wanted to build for the last 8 years. (It’s my startup idea that never had a business model, until now)

And kick my blog back into gear. The blog is not a dream, that’s the teeth to let me process my thoughts and get me off of facebook.

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Another service that you may like

Isn’t it funny how there seems to be a company falling over themselves to help you do anything these days?

Imagine a service that wants to help you manage tasks just by thinking about them and then they appear on a website for you to arrange and edit. We are almost there but Jott.com lets you call their toll free number and you just speak up to 15 seconds and they save it, transcribe it, email it (with the text at the subject line), and you can view and arrange new “jotts” on their site after logging in.

It is set up in true GTD fashion,  with new jotts going to the inbox, and you can sort them, set an alert to be sent by email or SMS, and process that inbox.

So if a to do pops into your head, just call jott, record the items one after another. Great for people on the road and away from a computer. No more notes that you lose.

Do what you can

In my head I have a super huge grand idea that can impact numerous lives and change the world as we know it. But of course I currently lack the skills time and money to make this project happen. So I have known that I need to start somewhere and just last week it hit me what I needed to do. Like any revolutionary idea these days it all starts with the domain name purchase. I finally decided on the TLD and ran it by multiple advisers, it passed and now I just need to buy it. But $15 bucks for the .org and .com is not in this check.

Well instead of building the killer app I will be setting up a blog and a wiki, to communicate and then to gather the relevant data. It really is not about me, its just what I would love to do. If someone gave me one million bucks I would quite my job and pursue this idea full time. So how do you bootstrap with no funds? I will let you know as I go.

It really is about how you make an idea come to life 20 minutes at a time. Life does not stop.