The Journey Day 61 02.10.20

Day 61. Day 58 of #75HARD. Missed on the half-Ironman workout yesterday by 8 miles on the run. I was very simply out of gas. I thought it was just going to be the mental thing, you know? It wasn’t–at least not this time. My legs had no more go in them. Spent the rest of yesterday evening cramping and enduring the dehydration shits. You gotta love the Ironman thing if you’re going to do it. It’s kind of like the whole “Process” thing about being an entrepreneur. You gotta love her, even though she’s a terrible bitch most of the time.

I’m grateful that I got up this morning. Last night, it was pretty much 50-50. Die? OK. Get up? OK. Strap it back up. Strap it back on. Get after it. It’s my life right now, and I love it. And this morning I’m very grateful to have that opportunity to get after it again.

Keep life simple. Don’t overanalyze. Don’t overcomplicate. This is really simple shit.

Envision yourself–in realistic detail–finding something better. Much better.

Reflect on the mistakes you’ve made in the past and use them to plan for your future.

Keep things simple. Be flexible. Move quickly.

75Hard day 58 today.

  • Diet. Zero cheat meals. Zero alcohol. WIN.
    Today’s weight: 190.4
  • 8 bottles of water (gallon) WIN.
    Running total: 7,830 ounces
  • 45-minute AM Workout. WIN.
    45-minute PM Workout Outside. WIN.
    715.5 miles biked | 127.95 miles walked/jogged/ran | 22,526 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:
My cheese has been moved. What I had is gone. I’ve got to get going in the search for more cheese. But what cheese this time? Instead of looking for a partner, I need to look for a life. As George Bernard Shaw said, “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.” I’ve got to look for circumstances that I want and if I can’t find them, I’ve got to make them. That process continues today. The partner thing will either materialize or it won’t.

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 drive a world-class $100M publishing business. WIN.

#2: Ironman disciplines for the next 45 days: WIN.
02.09.20: 1.2 miles rowing | 56.0 miles biking | 4.9 miles running
02.10.20: 11.7 miles biking | 2.33 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. WIN.

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

Full ENM Mission Statement. exists to:

#6: Over the next 30 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. Listened: Zephaniah 1-Zechariah 14. Read: Matthew 13-?. WIN.

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

Daily, write. Write on the current book. (Current word count: 2,694). 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: 1,766 days until my journey is complete. Will I make it?

Here we go…

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