I rarely post on Facebook.
Last night after a remarkable day I felt I had a lot to share.
Some of the highlights include;
- Woke up at 5:30AM, made my bed and wrote my 5 Minute Journal (small wins)
- Ate a healthy breakfast and wrote two blog articles for current clients before noon.
- Quick 30-minute workout to boost my energy which fueled my crazy afternoon!
- A successful interview for a short-term contract project which I am excited about.
- Two hours later – phone call with an offer for the job =) woohoo!
- Strategy call with a Business Partner related to our prospective marketing agency
- Wrote 1,000 words on a potential business plan, 1,000 words of a book I’m working on.
- Saw Brandon Stanton, Author of “Humans of New York” speak at UNC-W about life lessons, personal development, and leadership. His story was remarkable to hear in person.
- Finished my day with a healthy dinner, wrote my “morning pages” at 10-11PM, and ran 2 miles with a friend to calm down my mind and prepare for bed.
- Time to reflect. I MADE time to reflect on my day, recall the memories, emotions, and experiences. I want to remember them as vividly as possible.
Today the momentum has continued nicely and productivity is at an all-time high. Momentum is critical to accomplishing major projects. A consistent effort towards specific goals is vital. Make sure you make progress every day.
I woke up at 6AM this morning again. Sure, I’m a little tired today, but you cannot rest in times of greatness. That’s when you need to be humble and remember what it took to get to where you are today. When you start seeing results and making progress, wonderful things will happen.
The seasons are a great analogy for life. Plant the seeds in the spring, water them in the summer and reap the harvest in the fall. Right now, I’m grateful for the seeds I’ve nurtured over the last six months, for all the blessings that continue to find me.
Point is – the fear I had of taking major risks to drastically change my life, was purely fear. I’m one day closer to a life that I desire to live and work which I want to do for the rest of my life than I ever have been. We all strive for self-awareness, and it is the most powerful asset you could ever possess or obtain.
Original Facebook post – 9/26/2017 around 10PM EST
I don’t share much on Facebook and am working on growing my blog as a place to share interesting content and experiences in my life. I was fortunate to learn about Brandon Stanton, Founder of Humans of New York this evening at UNC-W. I’m sure you’ve seen his images and read his stories at some point in the depths of the internet.
His stories are of the lives of strangers, but more importantly the power of listening to someone and allowing them to talk about things that are often uncomfortable to discuss.
The journey of his life as an artist is one I’ll never forget and I highly recommend his blog.
Today was an amazing day. One of those days where you feel a small sense of reward for the consistent hard work we put in each and every day. I just want to say no matter what you love to do, go 110% in on that ONE thing and pursue with all that you have.
On a completely unrelated note since I’m tired, today was the 2nd day in September that someone said, “You remind me of Tony Robbins”, or “you should be a motivational speaker”. I only enjoy helping people become better, and love the reference of course.
I love being able to think in someone else’s shoes and see things from their perspective. If I can help even in a small way, I feel a sense of accomplishment. I’ve been through and continue to go through my own problems.
The day I began listening to understand instead of respond, was the day I changed my entire belief system and put my life into perspective.
What a great day.