We all freak out about things from time to time. Ben becomes neurotic about feedback, but fellow Tuple team members have different triggers that put them into a tailspin. Fortunately, Ben has found ways to better handle stress.
In this episode, Ben and Derrick are joined by Sebastian Marshall, co-founder of Ultraworking. In previous episodes, Ben has mentioned Ultraworking and how he has benefitted from it.
Today’s Topics Include:
- Using what he learned about monthly planning from Ultraworking, Ben did March for Tuple
- Ben met meditation goal via Ultraworking’s Lights spreadsheet, accountability partners
- 10 to 10: Ben’s theme for March; wants to win the night and beginning of the day by going to bed at the right time and developing a morning routine to be more alert and energetic
- Ben’s doing Tuple demos and getting positive feedback; promising things are happening
- Derrick decided to move forward with notifications feature for Level; shipping it soon
- Note about Level’s performance improvement offers positive sentiment and sanity check
- How much do you trust your own emotional memory, if you feel like you’re making progress or not? Do a data-driven review of week to assess and analyze headway
- Track where your time is spent using start and end time; only track most important work
- Defining wasted vs. leisure time; aren’t they the same? Depends on how you feel afterwards? Good or bad?
- Two categories of “bad” time: Neurotic flow and regret agreeing to something
- Average day in the life of Sebastian at Ultraworking; what makes or breaks his week
- Building a company and keeping it alive; Ben’s “duh” moment about delegating
- Ultraworking’s Work Cycles: Doing work (creative, technical, etc.) in structured way
Links and resources:
Derrick Reimer Website
Derrick Reimer on Twitter
Ben Orenstein Website
Ben Orenstein on Twitter