How do you manage to do everything on a typical day?
Hi Jef, just wondering - what's your usual day like? I can imagine that you are a busy guy. Can you share with me how you manage your time, tackle projects, reach goals, etc. Do you get burn out too? Do you still do hip hop and cooking on top of all your projects/daily tasks? Thanks!
Jef Lippiatt Owner at Startup Chucktown
I'm usually awake for 18 to 20 hours a day. I still have a regular day job (9-5) on top of all my entrepreneurial efforts. When I first wake up in the morning I walk the dog (for exercise and time to think while out in nature).
During lunch at my day job, I will write down tasks in either a notebook or in my smart phones reminders or note section. I try to only work on 1 project an evening (I have several concurrent ventures that I'm working on launching). Focus is key. Find a way to track tasks that works for you (whether analog or digital). I also check in with my co-founder on his progress and he checks in on my mine.
I do experience burnout once in a while, but I've found that the best way for me to avoid burnout is to take a breather once in a while. I will take 1 week night every week and just come home and relax. This takes off the pressure of coming up with the next breakthrough idea.
On my commute home from work I do still freestyle to hip-hop (either directly over tracks on the radio, or to some instrumental hip-hop CDs I have). It really helps your brain think quickly and make connections between the seemingly unconnected.
I do still cook several nights a week (not as elaborate as my show) but cooking is relaxing for me and very creative. All my old shows are available online still. If you search for my username NogginFuel or just my name, you'll more than likely find them. If not, contact me directly for the link.
I really like to push myself, and honestly a lot of evenings I'm weighing in on ideas friends have or that colleagues have. I not only want to push myself to great heights but bring others along for the ride.
I used to think getting to $1 million was the ticket. I've changed that philosophy to, if I can help others become millionaires, I'm probably not doing so badly myself.
Thanks for asking