Yesterday my wife and three boys left for San Diego to house sit her sister’s house while they’re away (and to have a nice, southern California, lazy, beach summer vacation). I knew the trip was coming, but it wasn’t until earlier this week that I realized that they’d be gone for 16 days before I see them again.
The last few weeks have been quiet here on the olde blogg. Two weeks ago we had a big video project that spanned 3 days and about 35 interviews, on top of the conference that I attended which is what I last wrote about. Continue reading (Re)Building a Business
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.
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?
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.
At the beginning of this year, our company went through about a 2 month drought after a client bailed on a project that had already started. We were counting on another $30,000 coming into the company between December and February.