Monday I filmed my newest YouTube video… Goal-Setting vs. Living in the Now. I liked the video more than some of my other ones because it wasn’t too scripted, but it wasn’t too extemporaneous.
Tuesday I walked down some darkly lit alleys in search of the Elephant Boutique Hotel. Some of these alleys led to beautiful mansions while others led to a pack of stray dogs. As I searched in the dark for the hotel sign I would see into people’s homes where often times the man would be without a shirt.
Thursday it was one of the guy’s from Angkor Hub (co-working space) last nights so we celebrated on “Pub Street”. At the YOLO bar they played a lot of 90s music and I impressed myself with my ability to recall the lyrics of Nelly's Hot in Herre.
Friday I gave a talk about “How to Achieve More”. I was hesitant at first because I don’t see myself as successful (yet), but I agreed to do it since I know a lot on the subject of goal-setting and habit development from my years building Live to Challenge. I started the talk by discussing my personal self-improvement & entrepreneurial journey and then I asked people in the group, “What's a goal you have?”.
One person's goal was to "Write a Book". The group and I offered suggestions on how he could increase his chances of success, such as by having a daily word count goal, or creating a habit loop, or reducing the amount of his daily decisions to reserve his willpower.
Saturday I went out with Mao (can’t pronounce his real name) to the Hangout Bar. It was one of the weirdest party I’ve ever been to. There were nerdy people dressed in costumes and dancing, i.e. flailing their arms, to 80s music. They were so socially awkward and free that I thought they had to be on drugs. It was a diverse group of age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and nationality. In some ways I like when being "normal" is "weird".
Overall I partied hard and worked hard. A new feature I added to Live to Challenge is “optimization” where you'll now be guided in optimizing your habits so you can have the greatest possible chance of success.
Moving forward I'll be writing a monthly letter instead of a weekly one so that I can free up more of my time to focus on building quality content on Live to Challenge, YouTube, and Medium.