What Does “Hustle” Look Like?

Come on, you know you’ve googled that before.

I have.

I’ve got a great personal example for you from the last two weeks. Adding it all up, I’m guessing I spent 50+ hours working on rebuilding and relaunching my wife’s photography website from scratch. I mean COMPLETE redesign. Continue reading What Does “Hustle” Look Like?

When Gary V. Talks, You Listen

This week I was able to attend the inaugural Entrepreneur Simplified Entrecon at Utah Valley University. For a first run, it was pretty well put together, and I thoroughly enjoyed most of it.

Better than that, there were two HUGE opportunites. First, Alan (my business partner) and I got awarded scholarships to ES’s retreat next week, a $3500 value. We get to go for free, so that’s pretty exciting. I know a number of people that have gone through it and said it was lifechanging, so I’m excited to see how it goes.

The other one? You guessed it: I got to meet one of my favorite people that I’ve followed over the last few years, Gary Vaynerchuk. Continue reading When Gary V. Talks, You Listen

Morning Routine

After two months away from the gym I finally started up a new 12 week program again today. 

As soon as I hit the gym at 5:30 I quickly remembered how much I miss the regimen of getting up and starting the day that way. There’s something awesome about getting up when it’s still dark outside and hitting a half empty gym. 

You’re part of the 1%. The few that have enough discipline to get up and get out the door. Something about it just makes you feel awesome. 

There’s a night and day difference between how your day goes when you start off with a routine, one that ultimately turns your mornings into habit so you can get on with your day easily. It’s huge to not have to fight with yourself to get up and get started, it’s like you reserve that energy for later on when you need it. 

Do you have a morning routine? What are the things you can’t do without in the mornings?

Consume / Create

I go back to this thought often: am I consuming too much?

Consumption can come in many forms – information (books, Ted talks, etc.), content (netflix, youtube), social media.

Life feels out of balance if we do too much consumption in relation to the amount of creating.

I tend to go back and forth in larger-than-necessary swings between consumption and creation. I wish I had a more consistent balance but it seems to be that I constantly push against the boundary of “too much” on either side.

If you find yourself blocked or stunted, take a step back and see if you’re out of balance, and need some recalibration.