I think the following 3 pictures describes my personality pretty good. I start out small and financially smart, but the quest for perfection takes over and I end up with a full blown extra everything outcome. It does not matter if its a garden, a jump, a car or a bag. It always needs to be perfect in my world for me to appreciate it! Sure I might not reach that gaol at all times, but I try to at least give myself the opportunity to reach there!
As you can see the place is a total mess right now, but I think its going to be amazing once its done!
Drove Janni to the airport this morning so now I am all alone down here. (Well besides Jannis family) So now its golf and Crossfit 24/7 on the calender. That is when my back deciders to get better, I think that the last weeks intense workouts was a bit tough on my body as I have been "chilling" with work outs like that for the past 5 months. But I had a great massage so I hope to be ready to go full speed tomorrow again!
Machine nr 1 that was brought in, perfect for the plans that we initially had.
But with the new plans a new machine was needed and they brought in machine nr 2.
But when I wanted to move more stuff around we had to go for the biggest one they could get up into my garden! haha
Below are some of the questions and answers that you guys posted. I tried to answer as much as possible and will keep trying to answer all comments as I guess that will make you guys comment more which is super fun for me!
It would be really interesting to read more about your business projects, how you are managing them, how you are handling the workload there and so on … so kind of work hard – play hard.
This is a bit of a hard one to explain as its a million little things that takes up most of my time. Douchebags is the biggest project that takes up most of my time. There I am in charge of marketing, brand strategy as well as product development together with my co founder Truls. So this takes a lot of time, but its also one of the things I enjoy the most in my life so I am not complaining at all!
JOI also take a lot of time as I always want to progress the event and make it better! There I am not really in charge of anything but I love to get involved in everything… But as I said its the small things that takes up a lot of time. sponsor contacts, blogs, random fan mails, car projects, new possible business ventures etc. I would say I get an average of 20 e mails per day now during the summer and about double to tripe during the winter. I try to have enough time planned everyday so that I can answer to all of them within 24 hours, but sometimes when I travel a ton or the internet is sucking I do fall behind.
Post some video from the golf course
We never ended up filming on the golf course as Crill was way to hooked on playing, but I do promise that the videos will be coming back soon, that is one of the things I am working on the most these days. (And it gives me some extra time to work on my swing! haha)
Tell us more about your next step as a skier. It’s hard to keep up with the younger skiers in Bigair as well as traditional racing. So what’s tt
he next goal for you – as a skier – when you go back in snow again?
I will be back on snow again in October as I want to give my ACL about 8 months before I get back on it., I think its better to give it an extra month or two and be 100% ready than to just get on snow asap and cruise around. So as soon as October 25th comes around I will be looking on the world map to see where I can find the best skiing for the moment and then get back on it in full speed! As for where I am going with me skiing I have a fully outlined plan that I am super excited about. Exactly what it is will be kept under the wraps for a few more months as I want it to be a bit of a surprise, but I can say its something that I have always wanted to do but never had the time for!
Give us more info on the Rebellion
Well, I think most of the info is out there on the web. But its a custom built car by Leif Tufvesson in Sweden, former chief engineer at Koenigsegg. Its a tubular chase with a carbon/glass fiber body. A V8 for street use and a V10 for track use. Its an amazing car but its also extremely tough to drive as its just like a super sized go cart! I dont have any acceleration numbers, but considering it has the same power as a R8 or a Gallardo but its 500kgs lighter I am sure its pretty fast! The next step on thet car is to get an AC in it and try it out properly on a race track. But for now I am going to let it sit and focus on some new concepts!
How about some food posts!?
That would be easy to add more into the blog, but I have to say that I am in no way a role model in this matter. I do try to maximize my protein intake but the times I eat varies way to much and I tend to eat a way to much junk food. Usually I get a lot better once I am back on snow again, but in the summer I kind of suck!
House is really coming together but you need to work on that entrance door. It really doesn’t do the rest of the house any justice.
I totally agree, huge changes will be made to the whole house, but I wanted to start with the garden to give myself more time to really figure out how I wanted the house. In 2 months the garden and outside areas will be 100% so its soon time to start looking to the interior! Fun but far from a cheap adventure! haha
Keep on blogging your day to day. It may seem like you are doing the same thing everyday but to the desk jockey that visits your blog daily its still inspiration to get out of this rat race. You have a great program dialed in!
Thats good to hear, easy to forget when I am alone in fornt of the computer thinking about my life!
Great job with the house. Still missing that trampoline from the roof tho..
I know, the only problem is the the poolis not deep enough so I think I would have to change that before I build the trampoline if I dont want to keep my friends alive! haha
Why dont you go to the Ascari Circuit with the Rebellion bring some friends in other awesome cars, attach a few GoPros to it and do a few laps.. Would be fun for you to drive and for us to watch..
I would love to, but I think it would be better to do a proper shake down in Sweden with Leif around so we could nail the wheel angles etc. But once that is made it would be sick. Have been up there and its a killer circuit!
For instance you could give us some information about the workouts you are currently doing.
The way I work now is that I do about 5-6 cross fit sessions a week and a bit of rehab and PWs on top of that. I find that Crossfit is great for my knee as its a lot of different movements and a lot of body weight stuff. I find that normal rehab is a bit too boring to me as it seems like I am not working out when I am just doing the little strict exercises. So having crossfit as a base and then adding the stuff I feel like I dont get in there is a perfect combo in my eyes. Have a strength test in 2 weeks so I guess we will see how it looks!
It would be even greater toget some new information about the Gumball Plans or about any new car-building ideas?
I always have a ton of new plans, but as always I like to keep it a bit secret until I have really set the plan for it! Have a few meetings in regards to this when I get to Sthlm so after that I should know more, but if all goes to plan, we are going to have one sick ride next year! (with a proper AC)
Jon, please be kind to your faithful follower from day one videoblog in Zürich and tell us soundtrack of the video from Gumball. At least the outro song is a real killer
I will ask Crill, what Gumball video are you talking about?
I would absolutely love it if you made a post on how you´ve build your brands like Douchebag and what you´ve learned over the years of doing so.
Well, to be honest I did not know anything 7 years ago when I started with things like this, but with time I have been in enough projects where I have crashed and burned to learn enough to finally start something that works well. I love to start up ideas in markets that I know and have the knowledge on what is missing. I think the key is to have great partners and work with people that compliment you. As well as being very realistic when it comes to sales etc. But in th along run its hard work and attention to details that really makes the difference!
Not going to New zealand This year?
Nope, no NZ this year as I am still recovering from the ACL surgery. Sucks to not go, but I will admit that I am not going to miss the 40 hour trip over there! Fells strange to have all this summer time on my hands, but I guess that in the past 15 years I have barley had any so I have some catching up to do! haha
See you guys tomorrow!