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GOALS
Wake up 8-9.30 AM DAILY

Woke up late on Monday and Tuesday (woke on 10AM+ those days)

Sleep around 11 PM-12.30 AM DAILY
Slept up late on Monday, Saturday, Sunday way beyond 12.30AM

Daily Copywriting practice
Missed on Sat and Sun

2X supplement intake a day
MET all days except Sat and Sun

Bible/prayer journal
Only did for Mon and Tues. Almost the entire week went null.

Books read
None

Networking
Null



TAKEAWAYS
INVASION OF THE CAPSTONE

-As expected, my college capstone business plan project invaded all my habits.

Normally for group assignments, consistent meetings and WhatsApp follow-ups, and a decent work attitude and working brains of the members would ensure business as usual.

But that just isn't the case.

Looking at the current essay parts my group members sent me, I just want to become an alcoholic looking at the amount of editing work I'll have to do.

I keep asking myself how much I could have done better, to set stricter guidelines and frameworks for my members to follow.
Then I remember I'm actually not the group leader (she seems to have fallen asleep).
And I realise that there's a fine line between prepping systems for efficient teamwork and spoon-feeding.

I kept remembering Dan Kennedy's 'No BS Ruthless Management of People and Profits' book as a possible treatise on that matter, but I dunno if I'll have time to grab and read it.


PROCRASTINATION
- On a brighter note, all this work hasn't let me slide back into wasteful course-binging mode.
Unfortunately, there's many days I fell into procrastination mode...where I jump onto a YouTube binge to avoid the work I hate.

Don't get me wrong. The capstone is a very interesting project.
But the people's attitudes and mediocrity are giving me toxic feelings whenever I open the Drive and either find no work done or pig faeces.

I have no choice but to finish the project as fast and well (plus the extra editing and research work) as I can to stop this nonsense...but if my group mates start wondering why their peer-reviewed grades for the project suck, they can come see me.

Until the project is completed on the 16th (next Monday), I'll be taking a break from this habits tracker...


 

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GOALS
Wake up 8-9.30 AM DAILY

Woke up late on Sunday (10.30am)

Sleep around 11 PM-12.30 AM DAILY
Slept up late on Sunday (12.50am)

Daily Copywriting practice
Met all days

1X supplement intake a day (I changed my brand of supplements, so I'll be dropping from 2X a day to only once a day)
MET all days

Bible/prayer journal
Did for all days except Thurs

Books read
1. Dan Kennedy's No BS Ruthless Management of People & Profits
Read until Chapter 7

2. Vince James The 12 Month Millionaire
Read until Chapter 3

Networking
Null



TAKEAWAYS
Was surprised my habits progress recovered significantly after finishing up with a bullcrap of a college capstone project.

Shitty group assignment members can be toxic demons.

Picked up Dan Kennedy's No BS Ruthless Management of People & Profits, and although it is a basic primer on dealing with employees, it outlined a few nuggets that I should have done to improve my group assignment experience:

1. Understanding that employees and employers (or leaders) will ALWAYS have different agendas.

In this case, the business owner will always care about the business, while the employees just worry about getting paid and having a decent working experience.

In my case, while I was always worried about perfecting the capstone business plan project, most of my group members just want to have good-enough peer feedback for a decent grade, so they just participated in stuff, even with their half-heartedness.

So I really should have some lower expectations, despite them being third-year students (shame)...and adjust accordingly.

2. Use a Personal Development Interview (PDI) approach by meeting with team members INDIVIDUALLY and REGULARLY to ask their opinions on ideas or problems they can solve.

What I didn't do that much was these individual sessions with the members.

The PDI approach could give them some leeway for growth and improvement that typical group meetings and reviews might stiffle, but then again, given their crappy work, I'd doubt if my college group members had decent attitudes for that.

There were times a few of the members refused to do even simple things like drawing charts on Google Docs, even though I showed them how to do it, claiming, ' It's so hard! I dunno!'


3.In regards to that, Dan also talked about not supporting complacency, such as continuous late and slackiness in the team.

Typically, you'd need to punish or fire recalcitrant asses, even though they may be 'decent' folks.

In my own case, when members just kept coming late, postponing or avoiding meetings, I should have put my foot down strictly. Maybe penalise them by stopping (valuable) work on my part or calling the professor directly to escalate.

But I wasn't the group leader, so that would result in clashes with her.
So I often wonder if we'd have a better scenario if I acted tougher.


There are more I read from the book, but I'm still reading the tome.
 

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ZF Lee

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Update from 23/11-29/11/2020 (Mon-Sun)
GOALS
Wake up 8-9.30 AM DAILY

Woke up real late around 10AM-ish on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

Sleep around 11 PM-12.30 AM DAILY
Slept late only once on Tuesday (12.40AM)

Daily Copywriting practice
Met all days except Saturday

1X supplement intake a day
MET all days

Bible/prayer journal
Did for all days except Sunday

Books read
None

Networking
New contacts: 1
Follow-ups: 1



TAKEAWAYS
-I had a string of mornings where I woke up real late, despite having alarms.
I think it's because I didn't have something exciting to wake up to...that whole week was consumed by prepping for a Derivatives online exam on Friday, the last of my Finance degree papers.

That's not to say I hate learning Finance. I just hated the general academic attitude with it...especially when I've had my lecturer rant the last study workshop on how college kids were asking for answers to his assignments and tests on Chegg.

But now the exam's done and over with, that got me thinking:
" Is there a positive habit I can chain or link waking-up with? A habit that even brings some happiness or traction to pep me up? Something I can just do right out of bed, and quickly?"

Some ideas that came to my head:

-Some push-ups. Good ol' exercise that can be done anywhere.

-Reading the financial news snippets, or checking on stock investments. I started buying some stocks recently, going the fundamentals route. The thing is there's always something to read or learn about how public companies earn their revenue or arrange for big deals...and such stories gets the brain going. Stock investing isn't always as direct as 'buy the hot tip!'

-Get a real good, but thick book to read a few pages of every morning. Probably my current reads of the Dan Kennedy book and Vince James might do for now.
 

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Update from 30/11-6/12/2020 (Mon-Sun)
GOALS
Wake up 8-9.30 AM DAILY

Woke up on time on all days but Sunday

Sleep around 11 PM-12.30 AM DAILY
Slept on time within the range

Daily Copywriting practice
Met all days

1X supplement intake a day
MET all days

Bible/prayer journal
Did for all days except Saturday

Books read
Rayner Teo's The Ultimate Guide to Price Action Trading

It's a quick read, and talks about how you can use supports/resistance levels and some fundamental candlestick chart reading to identify WHERE to enter and exit

The real story behind why I picked up this technical analysis tome...I might share on the Rants thread or my own progress thread, cause its a big one.

Networking
New contacts: 0
Follow-ups: 0



TAKEAWAYS
The full story is too long to write here...its related to the stock market.
Basically, I got into the buzz of the stock market after putting in some excess cash, after my dad talked one many evenings on some shares he got.

And I had to strike up a daily practice of waking up in time for the market open, watch the morning session chart, check news and reading for a stock shopping list with ideal prices to buy into...which helped me wake up in the morning.

I'll cut down the entire story (will write about it soon) into the following takeaways:
- Even if you are buying a company to ride a trend or paradigm (eg 5G tech, big data, vaccines), make sure it has decent financials, like decent profit margins, good debt health and dividends and so on.

-For the financials, some ratios matter more than the others. For example 'unsold inventory' matter more for property companies, as unsold houses can be very costly.

Also, pay attention to the cashflow statements...and if their operating cashflow is bad, check out why.

-Find local forums where FOR SURE you'll know where most of the investors congregate to read charts or discuss what to buy or sell. Not all the chatter will be A+ material, but some may have some hints to do due diligence on, or warning signs of a mass panic-sell or smart money move.

It's not too different from listening to the marketmind for entrepreneurship.

-Set price levels to take profit at. Even good stocks, due to market sentiment or fundamentals, do not go up forever. I personally set 10, 15, 20% profit benchmarks.

-Know how to read candlestick charts to know when buyers are actually pushing up the price , or if sellers are fighting them down...and to know when you can enter into a buy or exit. Even if you aren't a daytrader, this can be helpful for regular investing.

Rayner Teo has some good vids and free books on that.
 

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Update from 7-13/12/2020 (Mon-Sun)
GOALS
Wake up 8-9.30 AM DAILY

Woke up on time on all days but Friday (10.30AM)

Sleep around 11 PM-12.30 AM DAILY
Slept on time within the range except Sunday (1AM)

Daily Copywriting practice
Met all days except Mon and Sat

1X supplement intake a day
MET all days

Bible/prayer journal
Did for all days except Saturday

Books read
Invest like Koon Yew Yin book
Read until chapter on fundamental analysis

KYY is a founder of multiple companies in Malaysia like Gamuda...made a nice penny off the Hong Kong sellout when China took it back from the Brits, so he bought lots of wins on the cheap.

These days he's just writing blog articles arguing for Supermax's case when glove share prices are somehow slumping lol.

'Invest like Koon Yew Yin' is one of the few books I've found that covers both technical and fundamental broadly...I realise I hear most investors online only take to fundamental analysis, while technical analysis is left to day-traders. Oddly, he starts the book with technical analysis (e.g candlestick and MA) first, before fundamental, which may say something...

He also encourages 'concentrated investing', where you pick only 3 of the most high performing stocks in 3 different sectors to invest. Of course, that means you have to pick your companies to invest in VERY carefully.

However, he does recommend having up to a max of eight stocks in the portfolio

Found it for free on his blog.

Networking
New contacts: 0
Follow-ups: 0
 

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ZF Lee

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Update from 14-20/12/2020 (Mon-Sun)
GOALS
Wake up 8-9.30 AM DAILY

Woke up on time on all days but Sunday (9.55am)

Sleep around 11 PM-12.30 AM DAILY
Slept on time within the range

Daily Copywriting practice
Met all days except Friday

1X supplement intake a day
MET all days

Bible/prayer journal
Did for all days except Mon, Fri, Sat

Books read
Invest like Koon Yew Yin book
Finished the whole book as I realised I had to rush my stock planning...in this time of the year as folks take profit before year-end, stock prices get jumpy

Takeaways
-I realised I have been spending an awful amount of time doing stock research and price-watching.

If I were a swing or day-trader, that would have been normal.
But I'm veering off Fastlane by now.

So, here's what I'll have to do to re-correct my time to do stock research and trading:
1. For the stocks I currently have on my portfolio, I'll wrap up my research on them in a few days (e.g. follow KYY's recommended ratio and target price analysis, something I didn't do thoroughly in the start)

2. Cut down my portfolio to 5-6 stocks. I can sell out 2-3 of my current counters by Christma or Chinese New Year, provided they hit their highs. I entered most of my current positions are rather un-optimal prices, as I didn't read the candlestick properly back then.

3. Assemble a shopping list of stocks I may want to buy later on (I have a few in mind)

I'll see if I can open a separate progress thread on this, although the US stocks discussion is more relevant in this forum.


That being said, the Malaysian stock market is heavily cyclical, and the smart money even poaches stocks with great fundamentals, making hold-and-buy or dividend investing (that UNSCRIPTION paycheck pot approaches may subscribe to) difficult to maintain.

That means I'll have to set target buy/sell levels, watch technicals for warning signals on a regular, activist basis...something that is closer to trading than investing...which is expected, given MJ's opinion that the markets are a means to get a return on your capital, not for solely wealth-building.


-I'm also revising my Habits Tracker. Amongst the changes, I'm looking to drop my Copywriting Practice habit from the tracker in favor of my other habits or projects.
 

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OK...I'm back...

I'll start tracking the following habits:

(1) Waking up around 8-9AM daily
I realised that after I stopped tracking my wake-up hours, I started slumbering longer and waking up at 10 AM-
12 PM (GASP).

(2) Daily Reading/Learning: just read or watch something valuable every day
No action-faking, course-binging here. Just one bite a day.

I have added more than just some books and courses to my learning list...added some audio stuff like Nate Schmidt's Ecom Depository (pay $9 a week for access to his talks on ecom and business bits delivered to your email)

Also will be spending some significant time on polishing up my technical analysis by reading and watching Rayner's stuff. The stock market's currently on steroids, but I can't exactly dismiss chart-reading for investing.

(3) Bible Reading -to be done daily
Got hold of Bible Study Fellowship notes to give my readings some structure, but I realised I left out my earlier readings of the Paulian books...something I do need to go back to now and then.

(4) Daily Exercise
Also realised I did not track exercise for some time, which could have contributed to my feelings of lethargy in the day and late mornings.

Will be starting out with daily push-ups, but will ramp it up as time goes on.

Started with 15X push-ups last Saturday, and today, I increased it slightly to 20X.

Had to take some time to correct my posture after reading this article:

(5) Daily Supplements 2X a day

Self-explanatory. Just some vitamins.
I'm testing out a few times in the morning and evening for the most optimal time to take supplements without me somehow running to the toilet.


These habits aren't too sexy, but they are probably the ones I've struggled with greatly (even in the past!)...and almost everyone I know struggles with.

I started tracking these habits since last Saturday (13 Feb 2021):
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Update for 15-21/2/2021

(1) Waking up around 8-9AM daily

Only woke up late 10.30AM on Tuesday, the other days woke up to latest 9.40AM

From Wednesday onwards, I noticed I could start waking up at 8AM+ without the alarm ringing, but unfortunately, I'm still wasting time lounging around in bed catching catnaps and phone.

Since the daily exercises must have been helping my body to wake up, maybe increasing my routines should help.

(2) Daily Reading/Learning: just read or watch something valuable every day
Successfully managed to watch/read something every day, mostly finishing up Rayner Teo's Price Action Trading Secrets and Nate Schmidt's weekly Ecom Depository drops

I do my best to keep the readings/watching small...just 15-20 mins so that I don't end up action faking and having the stuff take up more time than work.


(3) Bible Reading -to be done daily
Done

(4) Daily Exercise
From Mon to Thurs, I started with 20X push-ups daily.
From Friday onwards, I raised it slightly to 25X push-ups

I didn't jump into multiple exercise routines so that I could keep some consistency.
I was surprised how difficult it was to even do 10X pushups at first (after a chronic absence of physical exercising for a looong time)...so I needed to do it more, bit by bit.
In the coming days I might add some sit-ups or more based on WallStreet Playboys' Efficiency book.


(5) Daily Supplements 2X a day
Easily achieved. Seemed to have struck a habit of taking supplements an hour or so after waking-up and in the afternoon (12PM- 2PM-ish)
 

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