|Sunrise over the Alps enroute to Munich|
Resonates with my soul
An old friend, Asingaporeanson recommended Steve Pavlina's website to me and I came across the following paragraphs which resonate with me.
"When I had a job, I didn’t care so much about optimizing my startup routine for each day. There was a disconnect between my productivity and my results. As an employee I sometimes prided myself on how little real work I got done each day. I didn’t like my boss, especially due to his bad temper and his use of fear tactics to manage people, so perhaps being unproductive was my way of punishing him for being such a jerk.
|Sunrise in Stuttgart, Germany|
The early bird catches the worm
Now, I try to wake up at 8am every morning and be out of the house at 9am by sending my baby boy Gerald to infant care. After that, I head straight to my serviced office and start reading and writing.
The alternative was to rent an Uber car in the morning and drive for a few hours exploring Singapore while earning some money. But the downside is that it will rob me of much energy for my other endeavours for the rest of the day.
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In all honesty, I think trying to make a living via Uber in Singapore is not workable. The income is only slightly better than that of working at Starbucks. I salute those who drive Uber for a living. It is a tough job and pays too little for the amount of risk and work. If you want to drive for a living, being a taxi driver would the main taxi companies in Singapore would be more practical.
I truly hope that Uber would stop promoting its drive for new drivers and concentrate on retaining its existing drivers by giving them their fair dues in proper fares. The fares are simply too low. A passenger gave me a SGD$0.50 fare for a ride the other day. Half the price of taking a public bus.
For several times, I had wanted to throw in the towel but boredom got the better of me and I was back at the helm of a Mitsubishi Attrage in the morning. And hey, due to the stress and fatigue of Uber driving, I lost my appetite. With that, I actually lost 3 kg. Well, guess that is a kind of perk. I guess.
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Time for to go running again
Starting from next week or even tomorrow. I will put an running regime in my daily schedule. I have not ran much in 2017 because of a long bout of flu which bogged me in the first two months of 2017, which also contributed to my resignation of my day job. Mileage for this year is very low. I will reverse that trend and depend on running instead of Uber to maintain my weight.
Yes, it is necessary to put exercise as an appointment in the schedule. If not, it will be relegated to one of those things that we will do one day.
Let's do it!