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10-01-2013, 12:13 PM
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(09-30-2013 05:52 PM)Quote Wrote:  Your carvings look amazing!

I was wondering about the time management system you are using
Before BAMM, how did you manage your time/tasks?
Did you follow GTD to a T or did you change it to suit you?

Hi Quote! Thank you, I am about to do my biggest and most intricate carving yet and will be sure to post it as I go.

I took the GTD system and customized it to my needs. I am also a bit limited because Wunderlist is not fully integrated, so I still use a separate calendar app for appointments. It is also limited in how it handles subtasks. I would not recommend it for anyone that is a project manager of any sort. I only have several hundred to-do's on my list but would have to switch apps and use the GTD method to the "T" if I had thousands of to-do's to manage. Wunderlist was definitely a compromise and only one I was able to make because I don't quite have so many demands as some.

Before GTD/Wunderlists I was using Gtasks (google tasks) and google calendar. Basically I had a running to-do list of what I wanted to accomplish in that day, grocery lists, and sometimes week or month goals. Completely ineffective, although better than anyone I personally know.

What kind of system are you using?

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10-01-2013, 03:32 PM (This post was last modified: 10-01-2013 03:32 PM by Quote.)
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RE: Andrew's BAMM Journal
I am using pen and paper. I never got around to using GTD. Undecided

It's very backward, but it helps me get things done Smile

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10-01-2013, 04:26 PM (This post was last modified: 10-01-2013 04:30 PM by Andrew.)
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(10-01-2013 03:32 PM)Quote Wrote:  I am using pen and paper. I never got around to using GTD. Undecided

It's very backward, but it helps me get things done Smile

If you get the chance I'd strongly recommend giving it another chance. There's also a couple other professional-level systems you might like better-blanking on the names of them atm.

My head is so much clearer and I'm so much more effective than when using lists. 300 to-do's sounds daunting but it's really not, during the day I only have around a dozen to-do's and I really only need to finish a few of them. Then I figure out my "next actions" from my bigger projects and go from there. Most of my 300-ish are possible "next actions" and are there for storage whenever I have insights of how to get from a to b. I store everything in there from big goals to snippets of stuff I might need. Whenever I have moments of "OH, I should remember this-this might come in handy" I then break out wunderlist on my phone or computer and put it where it needs to go. In the past I would most likely not record it at all, or put it on a list with un-like items and was always re-writing them to "consolidate"...it was a jumbled mess. I lost out on capturing a huge amount of fresh insights, lost time on errands/shopping I could have done on one trip, and I'd force my mind to re-hash things and use its resources on straining to remember if I forgot my list.

I also store all my most-used notes in there, like my "staples" grocery list (must-have kitchen ingredients), entry codes, the address/amount of where to send rent, etc. It can be used for a whole lot of things other than to-do's Smile

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11-08-2013, 05:28 PM (This post was last modified: 11-08-2013 05:35 PM by Andrew.)
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Well, Nov 8. I suppose you want to know how stage 10 went. To answer your question, I do not know. My life was turned upside down for a while. Here are a couple major changes that I do know:

-Time Management got squeaky clean, and when it wasn't effective it was for reasons that would soon pass, or my priorities were out of place

-Money Management is now down to somewhere around 1% waste. I've put my money on lockdown and old spending habits have died. My budget projections show me being able to save huge every month, every year.

What happened in october? Well the lady and I split apart. I am not going to go into detail, and unfortunately was out of my control. Neither of us did anything terrible, so we are currently remaining friends. It really doesn't matter though. I deserve much, much more. I deserve (if you've been following my journal) what I originally thought I was getting with her. I can't wish her or force her to be more mature than she is. What she originally showed me she was, did not hold.

Anyway, I was quite upset. I carved her this plate for 14 hours straight without really stopping. At 20 inches wide this was the biggest carving I've ever carved. I lost a lot of sleep. You can see from the un-even ness of the diamond border just how broken down I was, but I knew if I did not finish this carving for her then I would never ever carve her anything. I also did it for me. It re-affirmed just who I am and what I did and what I believe in. I know I did not hold back in this relationship, I gave it everything and I have nothing to regret. The pain was sharp, but I am content with my actions, I have no regrets. I don't believe she will be in the long run. I hope she succeeds in overcoming herself so she can eventually have a happy relationship, life, and family.


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11-09-2013, 03:33 PM
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12-04-2013, 11:27 AM
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I don't have much I want to say. How was stage 10? How was stage 11? I don't know. I listened to them, but I don't know. My world was turned upside down for a good month and a half. Was this related to BAMM? I don't know. I don't know anything about what the subliminal has done the last two months with any sort of certainty.

I'll tell you what I do know. I've survived, barely. I've become much stronger but grim, darker... not happy or sad, but at peace with being at war. Things that used to bother me pass through me. I have no more time for mediocre people or mediocre things. Have I become more extreme, or is my ambition more focused? I suppose extreme might imply that I would experience anger often or take measures that would question my integrity. But I don't.

I know my destination and I know what I must do to get there.

Quote:“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
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03-14-2014, 01:05 PM
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I am posting a follow-up so as to clear up any confusion that might be out there on why I am no longer posting.

There's really only one reason. I no longer feel any need, want, or other motive for wanting to post in my journal anymore. I am perfectly happy going about my journey and have no more desire to tell or relate to anyone about it any more. I'd rather focus on the tasks at hand.

Other than that, BAMM is doing its job. I suspect I will probably not post any more until some big event happens financially.

I still read other BAMM users' journals occasionally but not for BAMM related reasons but because I care about them as people.

Anyway, I think I'm done posting in this journal until I have news that equates into finances. I've made lots of personal development over last year (bit of an understatement) and continue to make personal developments.

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01-06-2016, 11:47 AM
Post: #128
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Well, I'm posting an update here since it's the only journal I have. It's BAMM related, but not the kind of post I was hoping to be making ~2 years after the last one.

I've had a rather serious medical issue, compounded with two surgeries last year, emergency hospitalizations, etc. I had the unfortunate privilege of finding out what true chronic fatigue and pain really means, and basically lost the last year of my life.

About $7000 of blood tests later, 6 doctors & specialists, I'm finally where I think we might be finding a cure.

I got severely hypothyroid due to Reverse T-3 pooling and low free T3, at my lowest having 1/4 of the active thyroid hormone of a standard unhealthy american male (I still manage to force myself to the gym and eat healthy, about all I can do every day). All the females in my family have hashimoto's disease although it appears so far that even though I don't have antibodies I somehow have less thyroid than they do even before they started medication.

I've resisted all year going on Cytomel/T3 since I don't have any identifiable disease that would justify that. It finally looks like the RT3 pooling may be due to blocks in various methylation cycles that can be treated/managed. So fingers crossed. Worst case, I can take the hormones for life.

I would rather have this post be about all the success I'm having, but all my extra focus last year went into research to try and get myself back to life. If I can get my mind and body back, that is worth more than any millions will ever be. I promised myself when I get out of this, I would never take having time and energy for granted again.

At this point, I can only imagine how well I would do just having a "average" person's energy let alone a healthy one. From having been at rock bottom, it's hard for me to even watch other people spending their energy working away in the slowlane, partying their health away, or spending a single minute away from their passions or family. One thing's for sure... when I'm back, I'm going to feel unstoppable.

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