The Journey Day 78 02.27.20

Day 78. Day 75 of #75HARD. And so it begins… the final day of this leg of the journey.

“What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.”
– Brene Brown

To see takes time.
— Georgia Okeeffe

Suffering makes an instrument of each of us, so that standing naked, holes and all, the unseen vitalities can be heard through our simplified lives. 

“If there’s anything you’re not happy with in your life, it can be changed. It might take time, patience and hard work, but it can be done.”
–Andrew Quo

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
–Theodore Roosevelt

Dreams don’t work unless you do.

75Hard day 75 today.

  • Diet. Zero cheat meals. Zero alcohol. WIN.
    Today’s weight: 190.6
  • 8 bottles of water (gallon) WIN.
    Running total: 10,115 ounces
  • 45-minute AM Workout. WIN.
    45-minute PM Workout Outside. WIN.
    865.9 miles biked | 173.64 miles walked/jogged/ran | 24,831 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:
The last day of #75HARD. It’s been 75 days in a row of enlightenment–revealing that I’m still capable; that my body, mind, and spirit are still vital and ready to rock and roll. Mr. #AndyFrisella, thank you, sir. I went in search of a program that would help keep me sober, and instead you gave me a program that very literally changed my life. I’ve stayed sober. I’ve expanded my mental toughness. I’ve hardened my body. I’ve strengthened my soul. All while walking through one of the toughest times in my life, including periods of homelessness and divorce from a 36-year marriage. I can’t wait to get started on writing the book that will chronicle this journey and I hope it becomes a road map for other seniors who retired to the bench or dropped out of the game too early. We’re still relevant, we’re still coherent, we still bring a helluva lot to the table. Andy reminded me of that and I hope I can be used as a catalyst to remind my fellow gray-haired brothers and sisters. Once again, Andy, thank you. Can’t wait to start the next chapter with the 90-Day Burn.

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: I am the best man, father, and grandfather I can be. 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
02.27.20: 10.9 miles biking | 1.68 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 13 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 14. WIN.

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

Daily, write. Write on the current book. (Word Count: 1,220). 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: 1,749 days until my journey is complete. Will I make it?

Here we go…

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