Borrowing from Tim Ferriss – Some Productivity Resolutions

“The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.”
– Neil Gaiman

I Use the Evernote web clipper a lot. So much in fact that I often don’t read articles until much later. I was looking through a backlog of my clipped articles and just browsing through. One of the articles/posts that stood out to me was fromTim Ferriss’s blog; where he used the same quote.

As any of you who have been following me know, I have been working since May on building Coeval, Inc. I have been writing our first course on the COLREGS and building the website – working on what our real vision is for the future of maritime training and how I want us to fit in that future. To make training for mariners not only functional but entertaining and fun.

In the time spent working on it – I have had a back and forth with myself as how much time spent is too much – sometimes I would work from when I woke up till late in the night, Trying to build the best product I can.

I know working that much is not sustainable, not for my sanity nor for my health (I haven’t been running on a schedule for months).

I have resolved to:

  • try and schedule myself to workout at least four mornings a week
  • Keep to my paleo/slow carb diet.
  • Create my morning ritual, stretch, meditate, journal, lay out my thoughts and goals.
  • Set a good 4 hour period to doing THE ONE Thing that most needs to be done each day.
  • Spend time at the end of each week to reflect on the week past and the week to come.

Because while I can have hyper-productive days – a lot of the time I feel like I am aimlessly doing tasks that might not be as important.

I am also resolute to be open and honest with myself, as well as others. I am trying to find my way to grow Coeval, Inc. and serve to the modern mariner, to give them the knowledge and tools to keep them safe on the modern seas.

I want to be me and be able to accomplish my dreams while helping to make the seas safer – and not in the “lets set corporate safety procedures” kind of way – but teaching new seamen to really watch their own back and that of their colleges – because Safety is personal; just like all of the accents at sea happen to people; because of people (whether designers, or operators).  Life is personal, work is personal – I feel that has been lost in the Maritime industry, as well as the oil and gas industry.

Article by Jaquie

CEO of Coeval, Inc. and a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2008 with a degree in Maritime Operations and Technology. Currently USCG Approved Instructor. She has worked primarily on Liquefied Natural Gas Vessels completing, conventional loads and discharges, Ship to Ship transfers, commissionings, and Regasification through APL Systems and HP Manifolds. She has also worked aboard, Pure-Car Carriers, Product Tankers, General Cargo, and Bulk Grain Vessels. She currently holds an Unlimited Chief Mates Licence issued by the United States Coast Guard. With the following endorsements: Certified Person in Charge (PIC) for the transfer of Dangerous Liquids and Liquified Gas, Certified Person in Charge of Medical Care aboard ship, Lifeboatman-Fast Rescue Boats, GMDSS, Vessel Security Officer, Crowd Control and Crisis Management, Qualified Member of the Engineering Department and Jr. Engineer.