Feels like it's been a very long week tacked on to the end of a very long year...
Had a birthday. My kids have been away. My kids are now home.
I've had tons of energy and also been extremely tired.
Hanukah, Christmas, end of year renewals at work, looking back on goals and plans I made, making goals and plans for next year, gift giving, card writing, stressing, relaxing...It's all there at the end of the year.
Strange times we're in for sure.
Do you take stock of your year?
Do you look back?
Even though we're not going that way, I still think it's important to reflect, be accountable and use the past to help us improve for the future.
Here's what I wrote down on 1/1/2020 - This has lived at the top of my Evernote for the entire year.
Meditate, Practice gratitude, breathe
Do the hard things first.
Revisit your endgame/goals daily
Don’t fuck with things that don’t move the needle
Ask questions: How can I serve you? Who do you know that can help me?
I am forced to look at it every day when I open the app and start my day.
Have I done these 7 things every day for the entire year? Hell no.
But...I've done my best and I find myself revisiting this list often when I feel "Off" and it helps pull me back on track.
Here's what's listed right underneath it. My goals for the year.
Write 200k + NB revenue/retain 90+% current clients thru:
Grow my book of business by 20%
Stay in Presidents Club
Systematically grow The Midlife Male:
Produce two 15 episode seasons of Podcasts
Publish weekly Newsletter
Use brand to develop business/networking opportunities
Pay off all debt (cc's, cars)
Focus on QUALITY clients/relationships over quantity
Pre-Pay All Taxes
Stay on monthly budget!
Plan trips for weekends and year
Value experiences over things!
Develop a uniform! Streamline wardrobe to reduce shopping / anxiety
Upgrade Furniture - Dining Table, Master Bedroom, Patio, Garage Gym (This was a "covid" late entry and YES I realize I also set a goal of experiences over things)
Have Quarterly “goals” meeting with boys and Kate to help figure out our priorities and what’s important - camp, sports, education, travel, money... so that we can be better as a family
Train to live, perform and think better - Movement, Yoga, Boxing, XPT, D10, Recovery
Practice functional, flexible, longevity based fitness surrounded by like minded people
Limit/minimize distractions and negativity
Read and listen more
Choose Day over night
Get the band back together and play a gig
Have sex 2-3x per week
Say NO to anything that does not contribute to achieving the above goals!
Maybe this seems like a lot.
Perhaps it doesn't seem like much.
Doesn't matter. It's mine.
Did I accomplish everything on it? Not quite.
Did I blow some area's out of the water? Yes.
Did I miss the mark on others? Yup.
Is it personal to actually put it all out there. Sure.
By putting it out there it actually relieves a ton of pressure because it becomes pretty obvious why I do what I do, what I'm doing it for and eliminates any excuses or need for explanations.
I haven't made 2021's list yet.
I plan to do that while sitting on the beach in Cabo celebrating the end of 2020 and my anniversary with Kate (And no kids with us!).
You'll see it when I'm done.
Until then, get started on your own.
Want help? Reach out.
In Health -