Days 3–6: Set up to celebrate along the way

Make sure to track small wins

P. Venkat Raman
3 min readSep 4, 2022


Photo by Ante Hamersmit on Unsplash

If you have followed this series of posts (especially my previous post) on my journey to getting set up for success on Gumroad, you would know why Day 3 is missing: I was traveling.

Some folks can churn out pieces well while in transit, or waiting at airports, but not me. I took the day off from posting.

But what about Day 4? And Day 5?

I find that travel, especially one that includes late nights, discombobulates my schedule even the following day. Add to it a day in which we planned specific activities, days 4 and 5 were gone too.

This doesn’t mean nothing happened on these days; just the reporting was the casualty. So, let me backfill here quickly.

Day 3 — Thinking

Very simply, writing and posting is not my cup of tea during travel, but thinking is great. In fact, getting lost in your thoughts is a great way to endure the inordinate wait times at airports.

I was thinking of all the thinking and over-thinking I have been doing for months now regarding my course of action.



P. Venkat Raman

A tortoise among internet marketing hares. Slowly inching toward the goal.