The Journey Day 68 02.17.20

Day 68. Day 65 of #75HARD. Lock and load. Let’s finish strong.

GRATITUDE.
“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”
– Brian Tracy

NUGGETS. 
From Lewis Howes’ podcast.

Happy Habits That Successful People Do Differently

Habit 1: Have a vision and life-fulfilling goals

Habit 2: Create healthy relationships with boundaries

Habit 3: Express gratitude and appreciation

Habit 4: Have a positive attitude when things go bad

Habit 5: Volunteer your time, give back, mentor and help others

Habit 6: Work out and be healthy with nutrition and mental health

Habit 7: Take responsibility for your actions, thoughts, and life

Habit 8: Don’t take things personally

Habit 9: Learn to cope with tragedy and let go of regret, anger, and resentment

Habit 10: Do things that make you happy and eliminate things that don’t make you happy

MENTAL TOUGHNESS. 
75Hard day 65 today.

  • Diet. Zero cheat meals. Zero alcohol. WIN.
    Today’s weight: 190.0
  • 8 bottles of water (gallon) WIN.
    Running total: 8,775 ounces
  • 45-minute AM Workout. WIN.
    45-minute PM Workout Outside. WIN.
    775.9 miles biked | 146.26 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:
Learn to play the game. Know the rules. Dominate the game as skillfully as possible. Understand the rules backwards and forwards. Bend the rules. Breaks the rules. Change the game.

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

#2: Ironman disciplines for the next 45 days: WIN.
02.16.20: 15.8 miles biking | 2.1 miles running
02.17.20: 4.43 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 23 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 12. WIN.

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

Daily, write. Write on the current book. (Current word count: 11,077). WIN.

Designed the cover. Dropped in the marketing copy. Created the marketing copy for Amazon. Uploaded the text and cover. Waiting for approval…

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: 1,759 days until my journey is complete. Will I make it?

Here we go…

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