The Journey Day 62 02.11.20

Day 62. Day 59 of #75HARD. I’ve got 17 days of #75HARD left and my sphincter is tightening up a little more every day. So much shit is out of our control. All I can do is hope to wake up. All I can do is pray that I’ll make it through the day. All I can do is what’s in front of me. All I can do is pray for no injuries, no sickness, no personal life mayhem. And if all that falls in place, I’ve GOT TO GET SHIT DONE. Can anyone relate?

GRATITUDE.
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
– Thornton Wilder

NUGGETS. 
Don’t overcomplicate matters or confuse yourself with fearful beliefs.

Be aware when little changes begin so that you will be prepared for big changes when they come.

Adapt fast. Or do not adapt at all. Someone else has designs on your parking spot.

I think I could turn and live with animals. They do not sweat and whine about their condition. Not one is dissatisfied. 
–Walt Whitman

MENTAL TOUGHNESS. 
75Hard day 59 today.

  • Diet. Zero cheat meals. Zero alcohol. WIN.
    Today’s weight: 189.8
  • 8 bottles of water (gallon) WIN.
    Running total: 7,965 ounces
  • 45-minute AM Workout. WIN.
    45-minute PM Workout Outside. WIN.
    726.1 miles biked | 130.05 miles walked/jogged/ran | 22,966 weight reps
  • Read 10 pages of a non-fiction entrepreneur or improvement book. WIN.
    High Trust Selling by Todd Duncan
  • Progress picture every day. WIN.
    Here ya go…

Listening to and reporting on the talk inside of my head:
I’m stronger today than I’ve been in a long time. I feel more resilient. The Bob Seger song, Like a Rock comes to mind. I haven’t felt this way–10 feet tall and bulletproof–since I was in high school. I’m ready to take on the world again, and this time I’m not a snot-nosed kid without a clue. I’m a bad-ass motherfucker with a shit-ton of world experience ready to take territory and stick a flag in it for as long as the good Lord will let me stay on planet earth. Let’s go!

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. 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 help drive the company I work for to $100M. 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
02.11.20: 10.6 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. WIN.

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

Full ENM Mission Statement. emptynestman.com 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.

NEWLY FORMED DAILY HABITS TO PRACTICE:

Daily, listen to or read the Bible. Listened: Malachi 1-4. Read: Matthew 13-20. WIN.

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

Daily, write. Write on the current book. (Current word count: 3,045). 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: 1,765 days until my journey is complete. Will I make it?

Here we go…

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