How many hours I work per week ?

1% better every day at 11:11am - newsletter #042

I'll start by giving you some context. I was lucky enough to sell my startup at the age of 31 to Europe's largest television group for a substantial number. After 3 years of transition, I am finally free to leave for new entrepreneurial adventures.

I didn't expect to launch a new project so quickly, but you have to know how to interpret the signs of life. 6 months later, I'm back at the wheel of a project and I'm back to the way it was before... And that's not what I wanted at all!

I started my first company when I was 18 years old and from that day on, I thought that life = work. That you had to work hard to get there, that if it didn't pay off, you had to work even harder. I worked 80 hours a week, I didn't like holidays and I didn't understand the principle of "weekends".

Yeah, I was such a cliché.

It's easy to say after success that I was going in the wrong direction. But you have to "fail" to understand your mistakes. My mistake was this: My life was fitting in with my work. It was up to my life (social, sentimental or family) to adapt to my work and not the other way around.

At 35, I realized I was dead wrong. It's your job to adapt to your life, not the other way around. Since I travel around the world and meet many nomad entrepreneurs, I realize that you don't have to work 100 hours a week to be successful. Maybe if you want to be the next Elon Musk, but you really have to be sure you want to, don't you?

My partner and I have agreed to work every day from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

We're not on Tim Ferriss's famous "4-hour week", but we're a long way from my old life! Yes, this might change over time. Yes, it's viable for now because I don't have any financial pressure. Yes, the project may be moving forward slower than we would like, but I'm keeping my personal life with all the ingredients that make it fucking beautiful!

Not agree ! I want to talk about it


ONE QUOTE TO SHARE

  • “If I can learn to understand this language that happens without words, I can understand the world.” - Paulo Coelho


ONE INTERVIEW TO WATCH

  • We tried to seriously interview the creator of Chatroulette...

Chatroulette is an online chat website that pairs random users for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio, and video) with another visitor. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.

But did you know that!

  • The Chatroulette website was created by Andrey Ternovskiy, a 17-year-old high-school student in Moscow, Russia

  • Ternovskiy chose the name "Chatroulette" after watching The Deer Hunter, a 1978 film set in the Vietnam War in which prisoners of war are forced to play Russian roulette.

  • In early November 2009, shortly after the site launched, it had 500 visitors per day. One month later there were 50,000. In February 2010, about 35,000 people were on Chatroulette at any given time. Around the beginning of March, Ternovskiy estimated the site to have around 1.5 million users, around 33% of them from the United States and 5% from Germany.

This interview is crazy.


ONE PERSON TO FOLLOW

Tatsuya Tanaka is an ultra-creative artist followed by 2.5 million people! He produces a drawing on his instagram every day. The Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka is known for his "miniature calendar", a calendar composed of photographs of small characters set in settings composed of everyday objects.

The artist was inspired by the pandemic to release a new series of photographs dedicated to the protective mask.


ONE QUESTION TO ASK YOURSELF

  • Imagine each day is only 12 hours long. What would you cut out?


ONE WORKOUT TO DO

  • 8km + 2km / 40min + 10min

4km easy running
4km at 85% MHR (max heart rate) + 3min easy running
2km easy running

The heart rate (HR) is the number of beats the heart makes in a minute and is expressed in bpm.

You can calculate it in the following way >HR max = 207 - 0.7 x age
or with Haskell and Fox's formula > FC max = 220 - your age.

Avoid doing it in 30 degrees in the shade like I did this morning...


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