The Journey Day 67 02.16.20

Day 67. Day 64 of #75HARD. The last full week of #75HARD. Let’s get this party started…

GRATITUDE.
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”
– Aesop

NUGGETS. 
When was the last time you danced?

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is a daily admission of one’s weakness… And so, it is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
–Gandhi

Discernment is a process of letting go of what we are not.
–Father Thomas Keating

In exchange for the promise of security, many people put a barrier between themselves and the adventures in consciousness that could put a whole new light on their personal lives.
–June Singer

MENTAL TOUGHNESS. 
75Hard day 64 today.

  • Diet. Zero cheat meals. Zero alcohol. WIN.
    Today’s weight: 190.0
  • 8 bottles of water (gallon) WIN.
    Running total: 8,640 ounces
  • 45-minute AM Workout. WIN.
    45-minute PM Workout Outside. WIN.
    775.9 miles biked | 141.83 miles walked/jogged/ran | 23,861 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:
Rather than scream, and rant, and rave to keep the negative thoughts out, I’m going to invite them in today, ask them to sit down, offer them a cup of coffee. Let’s visit a little while. Discuss the situation. Are you real? Are you relevant? Do you carry any weight? If so, let’s consider your situation. I’ll hear you out today–but just today. Then, I’m moving on. I’ve got shit to do. I’ve got a tribe to foster. I’ve got an enterprise to build. I know you’ll be back, negative thoughts, and I’ll be waiting… to show you what I’ve done while you were away…

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 am a world-class athlete. WIN.

#2: Ironman disciplines for the next 45 days: WIN.
02.16.20: 15.8 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. Today is the weekend. I pray for success for these projects and exercises. 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 24 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. Read: Mark 11. WIN.

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

Daily, write. Write on the current book. (Current word count: 5,213). WIN.

First round of editing is done. A second is going to be necessary before the magic PUBLISH button is hit. I’m liking where this episode is going.

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: 1,760 days until my journey is complete. Will I make it?

Here we go…

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