Let’s be honest…you can only spend so much time each day Tapping, even during a major update! As many of us have discovered, even in the most frantic of update periods (when one first hits) the real secret to “Getting It All” runs in fairly obvious 4-Hour Cycles. This has been the case for the last 4 major updates, and in some ways have made it possible to “Get It All” without having to “Tap It All the Time.”
We have been able to maximize our ROT (Return On Tapping) by doing the math of the calendar events, and then be able to divide out the Tapping Time for the best ROT. Tapping every four hours leaves a lot of time for doing other things outside of the Padular World of TSTO.
With a NEW UPDATE Rumored to hit very soon, it begs the question, What Do YOU Do Outside of Your TSTOTapping Time (TTT)?
I have written about this before, but the fact is, there is never a better time than right now to start “Living Wide” as it pertains to your daily Tapping Rituals.
Here are some of the things I do, when I am not tapping (and no…please no double-entendres on the word “tapping”).
First-let’s establish that I am old. And because of this fact, one of the mitigating aspects of many people’s lives that keeps them busy outside of the tapping world is no longer in play…namely, KIDS!
But, as a father of 5 daughters, and 4 grandkids, they still play a major part in my “down-time,” mostly by having to answer emails, phone-calls, and texts from them almost 24/7. But, I have no complaints. I no longer have to do daily battle over the “TV Clicker” and for the most part, can watch whatever my wife lets me watch.
I have pretty much got my daily schedule wired around TSTO, without actually having to play more than every 4 hours.
I Wake Up at 5:30 AM…a good two hours before my wife wakes up. This allows me to Tap without having to answer the question, “Hey…I thought you gave up blogging about the game? Why are you still playing it??” I then answer emails from clients…moderate comments (on this blog…because I promised to kill the other blog), and answer phone calls. They call this “multitasking.” I call it survival.
For the next 3.5 hours, I can work with clients, answer more emails and comments, and check my game to do any of the 1-hour tasks that may have been required in the update (or the Monorail). And…check to see if I can get a tee time at 2PM.
At 9:30 I run my TSTO Cycle for the update, do more emails, and start any blogging for the day. For the next 4 hours, I repeat the above functions, while folding in replies to my daughters, who know not to bug me until after 10A.
That’s cool. I know that if they break the rule, it is an emergency. Something like, “Dad!! Did you see the Facebook post that she posted of me?? It makes me look awful!!” Yes. My daughters are too old for this stuff…but they think I have some magic connection to the “Interwebs” that can cure any insult or ill that may fall upon them. They are only part right about that.
At 1:30 PM- I do my TSTO Update Cycles…and button up my computer so I can head to the golf course. I tee off at 2:22 most weekdays (they call it Miller Time at the club), and finish just in time to do the next Cycle of TSTO, head home, and start dinner. Yes…I am cooking a lot of the meals these days. My wife is a teacher, with just 5 more years before she can retire. She needs a break…plus it buys me Relief Of Grief (ROG) when she catches me Tapping again right after dinner.
Are you staring to get an idea of the Flow?
It works. And the fact is…I don’t golf nearly as much as I want. But this gives me more time to work on things that “Widen My Life.” Because even with a nice, EAsy to manage Tapper’s Life, you need to do some things that are “outside of the box,” (or the padular device) and might even go so far as to do something for someone else, without being rewarded.
But…then again…If You Can Do Something Nice for Someone Else, AND BE REWARDED…it may be one of those times that makes you yell, “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!”
Of course…I’m not sure any of you yell, “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner” when something good comes your way…but old habits are hard to break. And this for me, is a very old habit.
This Next Part Is Only For Those of You Who Want to “LIVE WIDE” by Doing Something Nice for Someone Else…AND GETTING REWARDED.
Here’s the deal.
In very first “Introducing Myself” Post, I mentioned Two Facts.
1. In the Early Days of TSTO Blogging, I wrote a TSTO Book with my fellow blogger and friend, Ryan Kagy.
2. Two Years Ago, because my daughter Maddy, who was doing an internship in Uganda asked for help for the local rural school there, we started doing projects for the school there, through the TSTO Community. Alissa and Joe(Wookie) have both been a part of this effort.
NOW…the two things are coming together!!!
It is time for the next round of school books, supplies and teaching aids for the Buyijja Village School. It is also time for me to finish winding down TSTOFriends (final day, Sept. 9th). This makes a perfect time to offer this AMAZING, ALMOST FREE OFFER, for The Book We Wrote…for a small donation.
So. Here’s the DEAL…
BUT…if you donate at least $10 to our latest round of fundraising for this round of Books, Supplies and Teaching aides for the school… I will EMAIL you a copy that you can read on your padular device (with a Kindle, or .pdf reader) or even PRINT off, if you so choose (but be aware, it is close to 250 pages).
So…call it a donation with a “premium,” if you want to be technical…but, the book part is free, and does something important that the game, or reading about it never could.
GO HERE TO DONATE— and in the comments section, simply say, “I want the book”…make sure to use a valid Email Address!
LIVING WIDE…Gettiig It ALL…It’s the way to a Happy Tapper’s Life!
How Do YOU Spend Your Non-Tapping Time? What do you do to Live Wide?? We want to know!