As the title suggests, this week has been one of my most productive week in months,
Not only was I able to swiftly cut through all my daily habits, but I made some progress with the music mashup edit too.
However, it wasn’t as much as I expected because I got a few freelance gigs which I didn’t feel like refusing 🤐
But still, all I did was work, so I will consider this week under the productive label.
I finished pajama profit on Tuesday
Pyjama Profit: The Millennial’s Guide to a Sustainable Freelance Career by Varun Mayya
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you don’t already know the authors then its a v nice book but if you do then chances are you have already consumed the ideas presented in the bok
And then started with Secret of nagas on Wednesday.
I did read that on Thursday too, but on Friday, I wasn’t feeling like reading that book,
so I switched to a new book called Make time and despite it being sort of a self-help book, I enjoyed reading it, so I read that for the next two days.
Meditated almost every day,
Mostly used default timer but I did try a new app too called waking up
I need to use it for a few more days to give my final review on it.
I like sam harris but the guy on the calm app had a better voice
Talking about “voice” I got reminded of an old audio recording that I sent camera boyz months ago for his course on editing but he didn’t use it there and instead decided to upload it on youtube 🥶
I will link the video somewhere below and hope that you don’t find it out XD
Increased workout duration and tracked it everyday using my band, the reading’s might not be accurate but atleast the timing gets recorded.
Btw I use an app called 30 days fitness challenge,
The reason why I use that app is because I have been using it on and off for the last 2-3 years and I find it familiar however the ads are very annoying and so I use an adblocker on my phone called blockoda
So this week I started with a new habit and which was to dedicate some amount of time every day to learning, and so I started with something that I wanted to learn for a long time, and that is HTML & CSS
I did not want to go the watching tutorial route with learning it because for something simple like html watching a yt video and then doing it would cost me too much of time and so I started learning HTML from codecademy, it allows you to practice and learn without the need of watching some tutorial but yes you do have to read a bitext on the screen.
Codecademy is free for learning basics but if you want to take quizzes or do assignment then you will have to pay however there is an alternative to codecademy which is freecodecamp but I liked the interface of codecademy more and so decided to go with it 😌
However css will take a long time to finish so Idk if I will still be interested in learning it but anyway I will try and maintain this habit of dedicating a portion of my day to learning something everyday from now on.
Thoughts from the past week
I am kinda frustrated with the Indian freelancing scene as editors here don’t get paid well and most of them are fine with it and honestly, I would have been fine with it too, had I not gotten the exposure of people working with international clients and stuff.
Knowing the fact that people less skilled than me are making a ton of money is sometimes frustrating esp when people on the internet rub it on your face 😣
This is also why I am considering not working with Indians anymore, especially individuals and new businesses, as they have a very less risk-taking mindset or don’t value their editors.
kinda wanted to give up on video editing and start with some other skill but then I listed to Prakhar appreciating it in one of his videos
Video linked in the podcast section below
But yes I am somewhat confused with the editing thingy and I once I am done with this masup edit I will focus on building better international connections and clients and reach out to more people via email.
If you want to give your opinion on the internet guilt-free then you better have a phd 😉
Becoming a doctor allows you to give opinion ‘dil khol k’ 😌 SMH
I am not one tho, but this is like my observation XD
Social Media updates
Underrated Indian newsletter wale 👨💻https://t.co/uoIvi0nZuU by @pradologue https://t.co/0UevADg3Xq by @thethinkingbat https://t.co/ASnFzGESwA by @hipreetam93— TRB🧐 (@teeaarbee) May 19, 2021
Best in the game:
Warikoo wandering / james clear 123 / FSBlog / Ali Abdaal SS / Thomas Frank tips / forte labs
Personal Project Updates
Finally, I made some progress with the music mashup video, Not sure if I should promise an upload date, but if I don’t get any other work in the next week, I will be dedicating all my time to it and just working on it and nothing else.
Also, I am unsure if I should go overkill with it and add effects or just keep it simple like the last two volumes.
How I improved my blogs
I fixed almost all my old blogs, as you might know previously my blogs used a different framework and so my markdown files were made for that and despite being similar to the last one this framework has a lot of differences and so I had to manually fix a lot of the old blogs.
I also replaced youtube embeds [from week 15-30] to text link format like how they are now.
The reason being they used to get auto embedded in the last framework but now they don’t.
However I wasn’t able to fix the memes section as a lot of the memes that I shared the links of have been deleted by the uploader or their pages are missing maybe sometime in the future again I will dedicate a chunk of my day into fixing those but for now almost all the old blogs have been fixed and alighned to this new format and you can read them anytime 😌
My Favourites from the Week
From Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky
- Divorce is a Great Way to Get Rich Quick – Jake Tran
- DONATING 25% Of My TRADING PROFITS! #PRSInspires E05 – P R Sundar
- Why Do @Salman Khan Movies ALWAYS Earn Money? 🤔💪🏻 – Vedant R
- How Darks Patterns Trick You 👻 | Don’t Fall for this ❌ - Jay Kapoor
- Talking Tech and AI with Google CEO Sundar Pichai! - MKBHD
- 11 Best Chrome Extensions 🙌 – Jay Kapoor
- Many Mistakes || INVINCIBLE - Chirag
- VFXcool: Flight of the Navigator – Cpt Disillusion
- I WAS WRONG - The Real Secret of Productivity – Ali Abdaal
I watched an animated movie over the course of 6 days
I liked the animation style of all but the story was a bit boring throughtout only at the very end it got interesting and I somewhat liked it.
I wouldn’t recommend it if you haven’t played the mortal kombat games tho
Didn’t watch anything this week 😌 Like I said full productivity 😤
Discovered this new app after someone mentioned it in a Instagram DM mentioning that he uses it for audio journaling and this is exactly the type of app that I had been looking for.
And the reason I say that is because this app makes a transcript of the spoken words and not only that it is stored in their server so it can be accessed even from the web. Plus they allow us to export it too.
Transcription is such a game changer for me because now I can easily store it in some place and search through my spoken words easily in the future.
I know of services which does transcription but they are mostly paid and this app is free with a time barrier though but that is more than enough for me.
Now the intended usecase of this app is entirely different from what I use it for, it was made to record conversations in a meeting thus has a 600min timer which is like 20 mins everyday but I use it for personal use and for me 5-10mins per day is more than enough.
I found another app which was specifically designed for audio journaling but it allowed only 5 entries per month and beyond that it was paid also getting transcription on that app was paid too…
Let me know if you know of any similar app which does the job of this job but for better or cheaper and I would love to give that a try but for now I am going to use this regularly to record my journal.
Podcast(s) 🎙This is an year old podcast but still I liked it a lot
Its always a pleasure to listen to the three of them talk 😌
This is the podcast where he says the video editing thingy plus there’s a bruh moment in this at around 45mins 🤭 [watch it from 35min mark to get the full context]
Beautiful podcast on neuroscience of learning ft. super mario effect Ekdum 100% sudh scientific gyaan no added preservative 🧠😋
Memes/Edits from the last week 🐒
Goal(s) for the next week 🥅
- Finish HTML
- Finish the music mashup at least a basic version of it.
- Keep sharing habit update to social media even tho its kinda boring now since I hit all targets early on and don’t even rely on it for accountability 😌
But still its kinda nice as a brand to keep followers update 😈
Oh no TRB turning corporate 😨
Quote(s) from the week📃
Overthinking = Write ✍️— Prado (@pradologue) May 18, 2021
Underthinking = Read 📚
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