The Journey Day 114 04.03.20

Day 6 of the second #90DB.

Listening to and reporting on the talk inside of my head at the start of the day: And the Shelter in Place Order is put into effect starting tonight at 6 pm. That means restricted businesses are closed. That means limited movement. That means we’re in lock down to stop this fucking virus that’s hitting this civilization hard. Rather than bitch and moan, I choose to meet the challenge head on. I am allowed to go outside to exercise, and weather permitting, that’s what I’m going to do all this weekend. I am permitted to go to the grocery store, so I hope to do that as well. And big idea: I’m a week into this new shit, and I feel like I’ve had little or no movement or traction on working on the writing part of my life, on getting that kick-started, on getting that generating another $3K a month. So, that’s going to be a focal thing for me this weekend. If the #90DB means anything to me, it is a concentrated effort of Herculean proportion for a limited time to get shit done on one or two specific tasks that solidly propel you forward toward the big goals you want to accomplish. That’s got to be the center focus of this shit.

MY LIFE BHAGs

  1. I am a man after God’s own heart.
  2. I am a world-class athlete. 
  3. I drive a world-class $100M publishing business.
  4. I help drive the company I work for to $100M. 
  5. emptynestman.com is the marketing machine that drives the $100M publishing company. 
  6. I am the best man, father, and grandfather I can be.
  7. I am one bad-ass motherfucker.

My LADDER7s

#1 Memorize scripture. Psalm 100. L

#2 Develop the habit of running every morning and working out every evening. L

AM –workout 00 laps = 0.0 miles

PM workout 0 laps = 0.0 miles; 305 arm reps

#3 Write every day. L

#4 Do the elephant hunting and build the model for what an Internet Sales Manager looks like. W

#5 The Twitter Radio Rock Show. W

#6 I’ve got a house to TOTALLY rehab. Still can’t technically do anything until the mortgage changes hands. But I can continue cleaning today. W

#7 Build out the 90-Day Burn or #90DB. W

DAILY PUNCH LIST

Read scripture every day. L

Pray for the kids, the grandchildren, the EX, every day. W

Visualize myself being a man after God’s own heart. W

Visualize being a world-class athlete. W

Visualize owning and running a $100M publishing business. W

Visualize helping run the $100M company I work for. W

Visualize emptynestman.com is the marketing machine that drives the $100M publishing company.  W

Visualize I am the best man, father, and grandfather I can be. W

Visualize I am one bad-ass motherfucker. W

Stick to a diet plan. W

Avoid alcohol. L

Drink a gallon of water. 128 oz exactly. (16 oz) L

Weigh every day to know how far I still have to go. 198.2 W

Read 10 pages a day. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance L

Study the art and world of the author, publisher, and entrepreneur. L

Focus myself and my team on the Top 5 projects or exercises in place to take us to $100M. W

Help my team keep all the other plates spinning while I do my primary chores. W

Pray for the success of the concepts and programs implemented to take the primary company to $100M. W

Pray for the success of the concepts and programs implemented that affect every one of our primary goals. W

Recite the short version of the mission statement for emptynestman.com (Market ENXP. Document The Journey. Help others on their journey. Encourage sobriety, achievement, healing. Fuel conversations.) W

Daily, publish the cultivated articles. W

Continue to cultivate Twitter followers. W
1,450 Following | 1,369 Followers

Pray to God that I will rise up and be the best man, father, and grandfather I can be. Pray for my ongoing growth in these areas of life. W

Listen to YOU (God). Listen to my heart. Lean into the Spirit’s leading. W

House payoff of $164K. $3,116.07 set aside for house payoff at end of year. W

Provide as much as possible for the kids at the end of the year. $4,442.26 set aside for kids at end of year. W

Pray to God that I will be bad-ass. W

Listen to REAL AF when new episodes are available. Listen to MFCEO this morning for my bad-ass education today. Listen to Lewis Howes and his School of Greatness. Listen to Shawn Stevenson and his The Model Health Show. There is a Side Hustle On Lewis Howes that I need to listen to. W

The LADDER7s were 4 for 7 today. Daily Punch List Habits were 23 for 28. Today is a BHAG WIN.

THIS IS THE REALITY: 1,713 days until my journey is complete. Will I make it?

The Lists:

ADULTING CHORES

Stain step

Clean house–sweep stairs and foyer; sweep office

Begin remodel

Lunch meeting with potential client for Dreammakers and Heartbreakers

Contact home camera company after divorce goes through

Fill out O.U. Rasscalle author page

Get How To Sell Books and read it

Enroll in Erotica Academy

Look at Scrivner. I need a better formatting software. Google docs isn’t cutting it.

THE WRAP-UP:

This was a tough win. Lots of losing involved in this win. Lots of winning in the losing, if that makes sense. I’m on the verge of starting over and I’m on the verge of plowing on. I don’t know which is better. So I’ve put it before my Mentor for direction. He will show me the way. That said, looking back on my past six days, I’d say we’ve won the week. But its been a shallow victory at best. One of the things I’m wrestling with are my BHAGs… are they a gift from God or not? I am mindful of John the Baptist who KNEW who Jesus was… until he didn’t. In prison, away from his followers, away from his ministry, John the Baptist doubted. “Are you the ONE?” He wanted to know. And Jesus very clearly explained that, YES, he was the ONE. It’s at this point in the game where I look to my Mentor and ask the same question, only slightly modified: “Is THIS the ONE for me?” I believe my Mentor will clearly explain the truth.

–OU

WHERE ELSE CAN YOU FIND ENM?

Instagram: hastags: #enm #emptynestman #ogceo #lislih #90DB #LADDER7

Twitter.

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