The Journey Day 73 02.22.20

Day 73. Day 70 of #75HARD. And then there were 6…

GRATITUDE.
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
– William Arthur Ward

NUGGETS. 
Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.
–Nicole Reed

When under, remember the surface. When on the surface, remember the deep.

“If you work hard, stay focused and never give up, you will eventually get what you want in life.”
–Donald Miller

“If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.”
–Kevin Ngo

MENTAL TOUGHNESS. 
75Hard day 70 today.

  • Diet. Zero cheat meals. Zero alcohol. WIN.
    Today’s weight: 189.6
  • 8 bottles of water (gallon) WIN.
    Running total: 9,450 ounces
  • 45-minute AM Workout. WIN.
    45-minute PM Workout Outside. WIN.
    818.8 miles biked | 159.2 miles walked/jogged/ran | 24,086 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:
Got to go ADULTING today… Get a refi started on the house in my name only… that sounds SO appealing… get my license reinstated from a DUI… wrapping up that chapter for good I hope… it really feels like a nasty chapter in this life is closing–or at least close to closing. Here’s to some damn happier chapters moving forward.

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 man after God’s own heart. 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
02.18.20: 10.2 miles biking | 2.52 miles running
02.19.20: 10.0 miles biking | 1.93 miles running
02.20.20: 10.8 miles biking | 1.89 miles running
02.21.20: 11.9 miles biking | 2.14 miles running
02.22.20: 4.41 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. Time to pray about ’em. 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 18 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: Luke 23.-24. WIN.

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

Daily, write. Write on the current book. (Marketing work today through weekend). WIN.

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: 1,754 days until my journey is complete. Will I make it?

Here we go…

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