The Journey Day 77 02.26.20

Day 77. Day 74 of #75HARD. And then there were 2… SHOW TIME…

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
–Jacques Maritain


We are here to live out loud.
— Emile Zola

The inward battle–against our mind, our wounds, and the residues of the past–is more terrible than outward battle.
–Swami Sivananda

“Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”
–Oprah Winfrey

What you want won’t always come easy, but if you work hard and don’t give up you will get there.

If you want something, work for it. If you don’t get it, work harder.

75Hard day 74 today.

  • Diet. Zero cheat meals. Zero alcohol. WIN.
    Today’s weight: 189.2
  • 8 bottles of water (gallon) WIN.
    Running total: 9,980 ounces
  • 45-minute AM Workout. WIN.
    45-minute PM Workout Outside. WIN.
    855.0 miles biked | 171.96 miles walked/jogged/ran | 24,506 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:
Therapy night. Last therapy night before #75HARD is a wrap and we take a two-week hiatus that will allow for alcohol. The therapist is nervous about it. I’m nervous about it. But what I keep going back to is all that’s been accomplished mentally over the past two and a half months. I’m not the same person coming out of this exercise that I was going in. I’m ready to rock steady. I’m ready to rock hard. I’m ready to rock and roll into a new life full of adventure, excitement, and success. I’m not going to sacrifice all that by going on a two-week bender.

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: is the marketing machine that drives the $100M publishing company.  WIN.

#2: Ironman disciplines for the next 45 days: WIN.
02.23.20: 25 miles biking | 2.1 miles running
02.24.20: 4.3 miles running
02.25.20: 11.2 miles biking | 2.1 miles running
02.26.20: 4.2 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 14 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. Read: John 13. WIN.

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

Daily, write. Write on the current book. (Word Count: 544). 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 YOU. 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: 1,750 days until my journey is complete. Will I make it?

Here we go…

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