November Discipline Challenge: Put It All Together

It’s November. I’m up 5 pounds which puts me officially at 35 pounds away from my goal and that’s not cool. So the next challenge is real simple. Go into lifestyle mode. That means do the following.

  • Weight train all 4 weeks minimum 5 days a week
  • Limit our heavy carbs and starches to 1 day a week max
  • Maximize green vegetable consumption
  • Intermittent fasting, because I like psychological nature of it
  • Really hit that gallon of water or more per day

This isn’t a “diet plan” or “something to do” this month as a conversation piece. I’m really about this life and I’m becoming addicted to the results. It’s a good addiction. There’s is clarity and new found mental strength in good health. As I approach 40 I want to be better than I ever been. It’s an inside and out job and the biggest part of health and life evolution is not being who you were at 16, 18, 21, 25 and 30.

November is the month we set the tone for 2020! Let’s FAWKING GOOOOO!!!!!

Plan Filled Thoughts

I just want to change and make changes. I want to accomplish all the small things as well as the major things that route my mind. I want to be active with purpose. I want to be intentional with my time.

Today is a day to make plans a reality. Why occupy reality without an executed plan?

Just Do It…Ok Done!

My mind is in an odd space and has been for quite a while. I’m needing that hack and change in routine on a new level. I need less opinion, commentary, but more focus and execution. I need to draw out a plan and do some positive forward moving things for me.

So, I deleted some of my Social Media Apps again. Something about October that makes me feel like I should do it. This may start becoming an annual thing. Last time I left and stayed gone for 30 days. This time, I’m not giving myself a time limit. I’m just going to leave and come back when I feel like it. I got so much on my mind and I got to process it and get it out. It’s so important to take care of yourself mentally and understand your thoughts feelings and emotions.

YouTube and WordPress for me until…Information and an outlet is all I need. Talk soon!

My Birthday Gift To Me

My birthday and birthday weekend have a definite routine. That routine involves a trip to the outlet mall and me picking up 2 pair of Levi’s. This year is the first time in a long time where that doesn’t seem to be the greatest idea short or long term. In fact for the last week I have been milling over in my mind, what will I get myself for my birthday?

Today, I woke up with my final answer and decision on what to gift myself for my birthday. That gift will be, upgrading this wordpress account and officially get my .com and monetize this site! The self investment is much more valuable to me right now. I really want to make writing a job and well, who’s going to take that seriously if I don’t even take the steps to attempt to monetize the place where I write the most?

One of the upgrades cost what 2 pairs of jeans cost at the outlet. What’s the point of buying new jeans when you really got nowhere to go? What’s the point on wearing new jeans if you’re not going to places you want to be?

My goal to monetize my blog can lead me to buying 10 pairs of jeans. I like that possibility better. I don’t need new jeans. I need to turn my goals into reality.

So Happy Birthday to me! I doubt I even wait for my actual birthday to make this happen. Know what you want and go after it immediately! Let’s live a dream!

Shaking My Workers Mentality

I’ve been waking up the last couple weeks with soul stirring, but mind calming revelations. I woke up this morning with a revelation that I hope will help steer me right through the rest of 2019 and life. The revelation? I mostly think and operate like a worker. On the surface there is nothing wrong with that, but here’s the issue. I won’t be an effective leader, brand builder or business owner with a workers mentality or operation.

Somewhere on this blog I said I gave up pursing being an Entrepreneur. After I said that, I started looking for work and was writing for other sites and doing interviews for other brands and happy to accept positions alongside others who are in control. Externally, there is nothing wrong with that at all. It’s nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about. The internal problem with that is I still felt the empty voids. The lack of notoriety for my work. The lack of needed compensation to take care of home. The unfulfilled career path and my pursuit of happiness. I’m working, but I feel empty. That empty feeling let me know it’s time for me to adopt a new mentality and take control.

I don’t like that I’m not 100% in control of my destiny. I don’t like that I have to depend on payment from someone vs getting my own and making sure it’s more than enough. If I don’t like it, I have to do something about it. So, today, I am officially making it a point to shake my “worker mentality”. It’s time to be a boss. It’s time to cultivate, lead, take control and take charge of the the path to the life that I desire. It’s time to hustle and not depend on anyone to give me what they feel I’m worth. It’s also time for me to focus 100% on everything I created. I should be spending 100% of my time building my dreams, not spending 50% or more of my time, building someone else’s.

A new challenge. A new chance at discipline and growth. I’m here for that.