My System

Habits are immensely powerful. You know that already. My own system continuously changes as my world and I continuously evolves. Actions express priorities.

Many have asked what my system looks like so here is a snapshot. Hope it helps you in creating your own system:

Last Update: 2019-08

Healthy

  • Powerlifting/strength training (4x/week heavy training for 2-3 hours + 2x/week for mobility for 20-40mins) in afternoons.

  • Time restricted eating (Daily). 10 hour black coffee window and 8 hour feeding window for foods

  • Blu-ray glasses at night (Daily). Allows melatonin build up for better sleep

  • Nutrition Generals: No pop, no smoking, rarely alcohol (1-2 beer per month on a non-lifting day), 4-5L of water, black coffee only, no juice, protein + fat focused meals

  • Nutrition Daily: Brunch is light(i.e. almonds, smoothie, clean-complex-low carbs) for focus. Dinner is heavy (i.e. comfort, Italian) for sleep & recovery.

  • Drug of choice: I love pastries, waffles, pancakes. Sugar is the enemy. A battle I lose here and there.

  • Cold showers (Daily at 2min+).

  • Sauna (2-4x/week at 20mins after heavy training).

  • Facetime with parents (Weekly). Maintain Korean fluency.

  • Phone: Airplane mode in mornings. No social media. No notifications.

  • Quarterly 2-week retreat. Review + Strategy.

Wealthy

  • Batching Operations for OMD Ventures: Sunday

  • Owning Time

    • 3 Hour morning deep work (daily)

    • Video calls 1 day/week

    • Podcast recordings 2 days/week

    • Outgoing meetings afternoon timeslots 4 days/week

    • Incoming meetings moved to emails interaction.

  • Finance Budgeting (Weekly).

  • Investing (Touch it as little as possible). Long-only public equities. <10 holdings. Intelligent investing a-la Charlie Munger style.

  • Spending: Amex cobalt credit card Canada. 5% back on 80% of my spending (i.e. dining/groceries). Convert points for free hotels when I travel. EQ bank for 2.3% savings on cash for bond-like returns.

  • Shopping: Books. Don’t need most things. Own 8 identical t-shirts and 4 identical sweaters I rotate through.

Wise

  • Journal (Daily: Morning + Night + 10 ideas). Prep myself for the morning and night. Also keep track of all random thoughts. Reviewed monthly.

  • Morning pages. Per the Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. 750 words digitally (equates to 3 pages).

  • Write (Daily, 1-hour). Writing is thinking.

  • Reading (Daily, min. 10pgs per day for 2 books/month). I ask myself: “Did I read enough today?”

  • Daily Learning. Listening, watching, reading, or conversing on something that will make me healthy, wealthy or wise for the weekly newsletter

  • No social media on phone (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter, Snapchat)