Alright, so I make these personal posts now and then. This post is probably relevant to no one but myself, but I do find a big pleasure in making this public. Just like I have all my personal goals in public, I also like to reflect on things in the public.

I started the year by making this post about my goals in 2018. This post is still relevant since my goals have not really changed.

2018 Has been crazy

My 2017 was shit, but 2018 has been absolutely fucking crazy.

Started the year by having the most amazing 6 weeks in Asia. Japan, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan… That was so good. Met some amazing girls whom I traveled with, I got to work and just saw amazing things.

After I arrived home, I’ve managed to be very disciplined. I’ve worked out 5-6 times a week and is in my absolute best shape ever. I finished a half-marathon in 1h52m, and hope to get it further down. My startup, Likvido, has not only been doing well, it has been completely nuts. We’re doing insanely considering we’ve been live for 3 months.

I’ve also taken a very serious look at longevity and what it takes to be healthy and live longer. I’ve started on a decade-long learning process with what it takes to obtain a life expectancy of at least 100 years.

I’ve also had a lot of fun. Amazing weekend trips with girls, a network trip in Barcelona and remembering to meet friends most weeks. So all in all, I can say that 2018 has been the best first 5 months of a year – ever.

Some patterns

The last month has worried me though.

Since Likvido has been growing so damn fast, I’ve started to work a lot. Again. That means I’ve seen myself prioritize friends, fun and learning new things much less.

I’m not sure what is the right way to go. On one hand, I love “no matter what it fucking takes” approach, and just get some things live. On the other hand, I do feel significantly more stupid when I don’t step back and take the time off. I read an extremely inspiring article which points out that intelligence is the most important thing we have, and if we don’t have time for learning, relationships and our basic human needs – we become stupid.

And I do agree. When you start to work from 9 am to 9 pm every day, you miss out on a lot of things. I don’t mean things like seeing friends or relax time. Fuck that. No, I mean time for learning new technologies, meet new cool business people, post on my blog or have that amazing weekend trip and meet some new inspiring people.

This is also why I made this post. To collect my thoughts and re-design 2018 a bit. In my goal page, I had my 3 month plan from February to May which was:

 

Business & Economy & Work:

  • MUST WIN: Launch my new startup and get +10 customers onboard as test clients. April 2017 (postponed from last 3-month goal block, because of license postpone and decided to make product better #nonMVPstyle)
    Status: Absolutely fucking done! 🙂
  • Solve my crypto taxation situation. May 2017 (started the process in December 2017, but not waiting for Danish authorities)
    Status: Well, pending still.. But have been doing what I possibly can.
  • Be social and meet a friend / a new person at least once per week. Whole period.
    Status: Been doing it most weeks (a few misses in May)

Health & mind & body:

  • MUST WIN: Do sports 5 times a week. Every. Fucking. Week. This includes when I’m traveling. (Was also a goal in last 3-month block – and I did it!)
    Status: Done it!
  • Keep bodybuilding 3 times a week whole period
    Status: Done it!

Lifestyle & Experiences:

  • Launch my react React.js app. Deadline April 2018
    Status: Done it!
  • Finish a full Udemy course (with practice sessions in real projects!) about React and Typescript. Deadline April 2018
    Status: Done it!
  • Release a public API people can use with documentation. Deadline May 2018
    Status: Nope

 

So no, I haven’t done all. But I’ve done more. And it has been awesome.

Looking ahead the next 3 months, however, I want to be more ambitious.

The next 3 months

Business & Economy & Work:

  • Continue the amazing hard-work at Likvido. The next 3 months will be very preparing our systems to handle at least 5.000+ active debt-collection cases and make integrations with partners that can deliver those cases
  • Make sure none of my bank accounts has above 750.000 DKK so I’m covered by the Danish state in case my bank goes bankrupt
  • Do another dollar-cost-averaging index-fund investment

Health & mind & body:

  • Keep doing sports at least 5 times a month, preferably 6.
  • Sign up for another marathon in 2018 and at least one more half-marathon
  • 2 More bodybuilding cycles (doing 5-week cycles), so I example should be at 50 kg bench press, squats, bend-over-curls and more (yeah, I’m still weak.. 😉 )
  • Get the last 1-2 kg off my body and stay at 78kg
  • Skip dinner on weekdays (a small snack like an apple or skyr)
  • Daily routine with meditation, going on the weighing scale and very low amount of carbs/animal protein
  • Sleep on average at least 7.5 hours per week, meaning no-phone and in bed at least 8 hours per night

Intelligence & “bio-hacking”:

  • Go to a doctor and get a full blood sample analysis
  • Try a blood-sugar measurement device despite being afraid of the pain, and add to a daily routine if it’s survivable
  • Have a plan for more supplements in addition to my daily omega 3, magnesium and Rhodiola

Lifestyle, learning & experiences:

  • Enjoy my amazing 2 week trip in Italy+France in July fully
  • Read 8 books, with subjects: deep work, microservices architecture, contindelivery/testingsting, culture, management and potentially some culture related books (like a book about Japanese culture)
  • Finish my 2 active Udemy courses on unit testing and productivity in Visual Studio
  • Finish 3 more courses: how to learn and two more I haven’t decided yet
  • Host at least 3 small parties/events at my home
  • Find at least 3 interesting people on LinkedIn and invite them out
  • Keep being social at least 1 times a week – either new people or existing friends