7. When large opportunities hit, switch to exploit mode maximally — go hard and take advantage of the gains. Minimize leisure within reason during those periods, and fill up the remaining leisure with maximal recharging and motivation.
5. Seriously think through what would maximally benefit you from your exploration time — keep in mind Carlos Miceli who, from Argentina with no connections to start, was able to build hundreds of connections and master fluency in the English language with a simple daily Skype call with someone around the world he found interesting.