The Journey Day 43 01.23.20

Day 43. Day 40 of #75HARD. Yesterday had enough fireworks. Hopefully, today is just a day of grinding it out. Another day where you think nothing is getting done, but on the inside, down deep, progress is getting made and moving outward.

GRATITUDE.
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
– Gilbert C. Chesterton

NUGGETS. 
Misery is a moment of suffering allowed to become everything. So, when feeling miserable, we must look wider than what hurts.

The glassblower knows:
While in the heat of beginning,
Any shape is possible.
Once hardened, the only way
To change is to break.

We survive… and then we die.
–Ojibway Elder

MENTAL TOUGHNESS. 
75Hard day 40 today.

  • Diet. Zero cheat meals. Zero alcohol. WIN.
    Today’s weight: 192.6
  • 8 bottles of water (gallon) WIN.
  • Running total: 5,400 ounces
  • 45-minute AM Workout. WIN.
    45-minute PM Workout Outside. WIN.
    509.9 miles biked | 77.7 miles walked/jogged/ran | 13,152 weight reps
  • Read 10 pages of a non-fiction entrepreneur or improvement book. WIN.
    The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo.
  • Progress picture every day. WIN.
    Here ya go…

Listening to and reporting on the talk inside of my head:
FUCK therapy. It hurts. Can’t I just auto-cannibalize myself and be done with this shit?

SELF-SUGGESTION: THIS IS WHERE I’M GOING. WHERE IS THE PROOF OF PROGRESS TOWARD THAT GOAL TODAY? This is where the rubber hits the road, team. This is the good stuff. These are the end goals. This is what it’s all about.

  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.

The LADDER TO THE TOP 7 to complete TODAY. Get out of the comfort zone: 

  1. Continue listening to Jeremiah during the morning workout. Pick up at Jeremiah 48. Made it to Lamentations 1. Will pick up there in the morning. Did both workouts outside this evening so read instead of listened to audio. WIN.
  2. Work my ass off with both the AM and the PM workout. WIN.
  3. Write on the current book. (Current word count: 576). WIN.
    The infrastructure and notes are in place to write the next 9 serials in the EAT. DRINK. F*CK. Series. That will be my focus until it’s done–about 45K words.

    Eat, Drink, F*ck. And What Happens Next on the Hierarchy of Need. #3 How I Became A Lothario is set to release on Thursday, January 23, 2020. We will support that release by making issues #1 and #2 FREE on reddit.com. #1 and #2 will run FREE on Amazon from 01.23-01.27.20. Worked on these ads today and tonight.
    Write in Real Time: This serial episode will be written here on the site. You can follow the progress at Writing Exercise.
    What happened during this campaign:
    184 Pages read | 0 Sales | 49 Copies given away | 0 New subscribers to ENM.
  4. Pray to God that the concepts and programs we’re implementing this year will work. WIN.
  5. Publish the curated articles. Continue to cultivate Twitter followers. WIN.
  6. Pray to God that I will rise up and be the best man, father, and grandfather I can be. WIN.
  7. Pray to God that I will be bad-ass. Back to MFCEO this morning for my bad-ass education today. Return to REAL AF when new episodes are available. WIN.

The LADDER TO THE TOP 7 was completed today. Today is a WIN.

THIS IS THE REALITY: 1,784 days until my journey is complete. Will I make it?

Here we go…

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