Email

Well actually my information diet is going quiet nice. My outlook is performing so badly at the moment I could read email if I want to. Recentley I installed Xobni, which I like very much, but since that point it has gotten worse. With pain in my hart I am uninstalling xobni today…

I am finding it very hard to simply give up on email. The habit of replying and sending attachements by mail is so strong! Sometimes there is hardly a suitable alternative that is safe and accesible for the other side. But I guess it is simply a alternative for the long run changing your habits and ultimately making everybodies live better but using less and less email.

running

Yesterday I had a great run, 15,5 kilometers! That is my farest run in like one year. Today my legs are actually feeling good. This is all in training for running a half marathon in oktober in Amsterdam. My goal is to complete it in 1 hour 45. So I have some work to do but also a lot of time to get it done.

It is great to see nowadays that you can get trainingprograms online everywhere to make your own. I am using a scheme to have a easy long distance run, a very fast short run and then a medium distance run. It is a great scheme because you have variation in training. Every few weeks I upgrade the number of kilometers to get stronger!

information diet

I am trying hard to stay on the information diet. Today I worked like crazy to work through a couple of MB of data to give a good representation of sitevisits for a client. Whole day long I only checked email two times and stayed away from internet all together! Missing out on email, news and twitter surely made working more efficient. Got to keep this up at home, by trying to stay away from TV. Now busy cleening up my bookshelve and needing a solution for my magazines…

The 4-Hour Workweek

A few weeks ago I bought The 4 Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss. This week I read it in three nights and was very excited. Apart from the fact that everybody likes the idea of a four hour work week and doing whatever you want, tim gives a lot of input about how to do this and change your life! The DEAL concept is a great way to look at your life and change it. The first two are about setting your goals in life (business and personal) and eliminating all distracting elements to work more effective. The second two are about automating your cashflow, where you own a business and it can run without you, and living it large by doing what you want to do.