Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Always Add Value

So what does a day in the life of an out of work CEO look like? Up late but still at the gym well before 7 and ran 5 miles. Then a very full day of over 100 emails and lots of calls. Thanks to all for checking in. And one meeting to work on my plans.

I am developing what my success habits will be for this period of interspection. Some things I will do for sure is:

1 - Increase my workouts a bit. I have registered to run the New York Marathon on Nov 1 so need to be in shape for that. And I am still sore from one of my personal trainer friends who visited on the weekend (50 chinups in one day). So have to up my game a bit.

2 - evaluate my strengths, weaknesses, assets and liabilities to help figure out where my best value can be added. One thing I always look at in life is adding value. I even think about it when I post a blog entry.

3 - I am going to limit my reading to one book per day as I think I could fall into the trap of just reading all the time. I am going to limit my blogging to a few times per week. Limiting how much time is spent on something can be a success habit.

4 - get up early and "work" my usual hours.

5 - Lots of mights. I might try to pick up a new skill. I might paint the house. I might keep a journal. I might write articles or a book.

6 - Organize. My recent move left me with some disorganized files.

7 - and yes, relax a bit. And I know myself well enough to know this one will be tough. I like action.

I used my time tracking sheets today to keep on top of how I am spending my time.

Lots of press about my departure from Nu Horizons. Most of it just repeats the press release.

RTT News

and way too many more to list. It was on 94 sites last time I checked.

It shows the power of the internet and how easily and fast things propagate.


At 3:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jim,
What can you share with us about your departure? I hope everything is alright. I don't presume to know anything about the details of this, but I'm confident Nu Horizons have lost an excellent CEO.
Good luck!

At 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

spell check is a great tool for an author and blogger

At 10:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jim, keep blogging. It's been a long while, hope to catch up with you someday. Having said that, I don't think I can catch up with you. Ruth from your Hitachi-EMJ period.

At 6:11 AM, Blogger Jim Estill said...

I guess thats a hint that I need to spell check things :-)

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Brandon Allen said...

I especially like the "work the same hours" point. It's always good to stay in a routine. Enjoyed the list. Good luck.

At 4:22 AM, Blogger MH's Journal said...

I have always wonder how could you do book reviews in frequent manner on your blog post. Your point on limiting yourself a book a day really amaze me. Meaning you could finish more than one now?

At 4:46 AM, Anonymous Brenda | Trade Marks said...

Hi Jim
Wow limiting to one book a day, that is impressive I can normally get through a book in the quickest for me a 3 days, to my new thing this year is actually to read more, something that I haven't really been doing that much of late, I hope you going to get to the mights on your list but at the end of the day these will come and get done in all food time.


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