Here is what my typical weekday look like:
8AM-3:30PM: School. :-)
3:30PM: On my way home, I will clear as many emails as I can (side-note: I love emails!). If there are 2 negative ones and 2 positive ones, I always make sure I see the good after the bad. So I can maintain a good mood for the remainder of the day.
4:00PM: Arrive home, look at my to-do list on Flow. It is never a good feeling. 1. If the list is full of tasks, this comes up: how can I do all these in 4 hours? I am not superman… 2. If the list is completely empty, this comes up: what am I going to do? Just sit here and waste my time on Twitter?
4:10PM: Time for some marketing. It is never as excited as development, but I can’t make something unbelievably incredibly awesome but nobody knows about it, right? Nevertheless, finding the right people is really hard!
4:20PM: I usually start off by firing some emails to potential customers & bloggers.
4:40PM: Wow, they respond rather quickly. But nevermind, it is a rejection email. They don’t even use Google Chrome. I guess it’s my fault for not knowing what browser they use.
5:10PM: Wala, a guy I never heard of purchase OhBoard and email me saying he is going to recommend OhBoard to his 12 co-workers. Well, that form of marketing is unbeatable.
5:50PM: Let’s start writing something. Sometimes my brain get stuck, and can’t crank out a paragraph on marketing site copy in 20 minutes. Yet sometimes, I can write a whole blog post about getting things done in 20 minutes.
6:30PM: Time to plan for evening’s mini coding session. What am I going to do? Am I going to add a new feature or refine the current feature set? How can I fix the bug I’ve been trying to figure out for days?
7:00PM: Eat dinner and watch Jeopardy. So I can get *smarter*.
7:40PM: Shower time. I think this is best period for creativity. Seriously, 75% of my ideas come straight out of shower. More than half of the development & marketing strategies come straight out of my shower as well, and they usually work better than the ones that are not. Hot water works like magic.
8:00PM: Here comes the fun part: coding. I am embarrassed if I can’t fix that annoying bug, but that’s rarely the case. Usually, I am pretty motivated and crank out few hundred lines of code in 2 hours.
10:00PM: Time to procrastinate a little. Sometimes on Hacker News, where I will click on something entitled “How did I generate $4000 recurring revenue in less than 3 months“; or sometimes on Forrst, where I will some beautifully-made icons and carefully-crafted code.
10:40PM: Get a good night sleep, and always hope I dream about generating $4000 recurring revenue in 3 months.
Do you have this kind of constant-changing feeling too? Let me know!