Monthly Experiments

Now that we are PTD (Post Tech Day), it’s time to get back into a routine. That means adding some structure, changing some things up, and trying new things in both my personal life and in business. Change for the sake of change is a waste — it should be focused on improving or learning. That’s why it’s time to start experimenting.

These experiments are going to cover a wide range: some things I’m just curious about, other things I want to try or experience. I don’t have a full list yet of what these experiments are going to be, but I have a few ideas and will be sharing this growing list very soon.

The structure of these experiments is simple — try something new or different for an entire month. The ultimate goal is improvement. Hopefully some of these experiments produce positive results, and hopefully some of them stick with me after the month is over. That said, I am well aware that these are experiments and some of them just aren’t going to work out long term. Regardless, it’s going to be a fun test of will power and determination.

Now, onto the good stuff…

My first experiment actually started a week ago, and it wasn’t a result of any big plan or intended to be part of an experiment. It just worked out that way :)

For the month of May, I’ll be stepping up my work attire — business casual for this guy.

I know it doesn’t sound like much, and many of the future experiments are going to be quite different. When you’ve been wearing jeans, startup t-shirts, hoodies, backwards hats and sandals for the last year, it’s actually a lot tougher than you think.

We’re one week into the first experiment, and the results are quite interesting thus far. I’ll be writing a detailed post about the results of each experiment as well as what the future experiments are going to be. In the mean time, it’s time to dust off the old wardrobe from my financial life.