The Journey Day 59 02.08.20

Day 59. Day 56 of #75HARD. Just put one foot in front of the other and WIN THE DAY.

“Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.” – Larissa Gomez

If you can’t see what you’re looking for, see what’s there.

…before there can be a true relationship, there must be two separate beings who can relate… unless we work to be ourselves, we can never truly know others or the numinous world we live in.

Though it is the hardest going, the way is clear.

75Hard day 56 today.

  • Diet. Zero cheat meals. Zero alcohol. WIN.
    Today’s weight: 190.8
  • 8 bottles of water (gallon) WIN.
    Running total: 7,560 ounces
  • 45-minute AM Workout. WIN.
    45-minute PM Workout Outside. WIN.
    647.8 miles biked | 120.72 miles walked/jogged/ran | 20,608 weight reps
  • Read 10 pages of a non-fiction entrepreneur or improvement book. WIN.
    Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D..
  • Progress picture every day. WIN.
    Here ya go…

Listening to and reporting on the talk inside of my head:
Yesterday I was angry. A lot. A whole lot of foulness came out of my mouth to the point that those on my team were at first concerned, then they just backed away. There’s still a lot of anger in me–over my situation, over my inability to keep status quo. I’ve got to laugh at that today. NONE of us have the ability to keep status quo. The best I can hope for moving forward is to stay in the best physical, mental, and spiritual shape I can and be ready for ANYTHING.

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. 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. GET USED TO DISCOMFORT and learn to thrive there: 

#1: Take a few moments and visualize what you will look like when you arrive where you’re going. Today: I am a man after God’s own heart. WIN.

#2: Ironman disciplines for the next 45 days: WIN.
02.02.20: 0.9 miles rowing | 14.3 miles biking | 3.1 miles running
02.03.20: 11.0 miles biking | 2.1 miles running
02.04.20: 3.66 miles running
02.05.20: 11.6 miles biking | 2.33 miles running
02.06.20: 4.2 miles running
02.07.20: 4.2 miles running
02.08.20: 11.0 miles biking |2.1 miles running

#3: Research new ways to market our writing projects. WIN.

#4: Every workday, focus on the Top 5 projects or exercises in place to take us to $100M. It’s the weekend. Pray about these things. WIN.

#5: Memorize the short version of the mission statement for WIN.

Full ENM Mission Statement. exists to:

#6: Over the next 32 days continue to pray for the children and grandchildren. Also continue to pray for the savings funds. Update the Funds for the children and grandchildren and also on the paying off the house at the end of the month. WIN.

#7: Continue to work toward bad-ass. Daily podcasts include Andy Frisella’s MFCEO and REAL AF. Lewis Howes and his School of Greatness. Shawn Stevenson and his The Model Health Show. WIN.


Daily, listen to or read the Bible. Read: Nahum 1-3. Read: Matthew 12. WIN.

Daily, workout twice. two-a-day #75HARD workouts. WIN.

Daily, write. Write on the current book. (Current word count: 2,213). WIN.

Continue the fifth serial installment today.

The infrastructure and notes are in place to write the next 8 serials in the EAT. DRINK. F*CK. Series. That will be my focus until it’s done–about 40K words.

Daily, pray. Pray for the success of the concepts and programs implemented to take the primary company to $100M. Pray for the success of the concepts and programs implemented that affect every one of our primary goals. WIN.

Daily, publish the cultivated articles and continue to cultivate Twitter followers. Remember: This is a social exercise. Engage. Add to the conversation. Create value. Create Value. CREATE VALUE. WIN.

Daily, pray. 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. Listen to my heart. Lean into the Spirit’s leading. WIN.

Daily, pray. Pray to God that I will be bad-ass. Listen 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. THE DAILY HABITS TO SUCCESS were completed today. Today is a WIN.

THIS IS THE REALITY: 1,768 days until my journey is complete. Will I make it?

Here we go…

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