My birthday is on the 8th of January, so I’ll be posting my 40 Before 40 updates on the 8th of each month. Here’s the November update:
Only two months to go and a lot is happening. Some things are working out wonderfully, while others are falling apart. Life has thrown my family and I a few curveballs as well that we’re working through…but we are moving forward! Here’s the update:
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November 1st – Even at 65, Alice Cooper knows how to put on a show! It was my second time seeing him, at least the fourth for my wife…and a first for my daughter. We all had a blast, including my mother-in-law!
October 19th – I did the very wet and muddy 4.5 mile course in just under three hours (but I do the penalty burpees unlike others I saw). I am slow, but I don’t quit! Will write a more extensive blog post on the experience soon.
October 11th – Attended the NASCAR Nationwide Series in Charlotte, NC with my buddy Mark Burch. The corporate suite and pit passes made up for it not being the Cup race!
- 25) Ride a Century (100 mile single bike event)
- 3) Teach Ian to ride a bike
- 2) Father/Son Event
- 14) Publish first book
- 36) Wildcard #1: Attempt a Half Marathon
- 18) Finish office
- 13) Visit Congress or AL Legislature
- 26) Complete first 5K race
- 32) Complete a fast
September 21st – Victory! I rode 103 miles in a single day to complete my first Century ride! Full details at my JDRF Nashville Ride Report post. Thanks to all who supported and encouraged me throughout the event! And donations are still being accepted until 9/20 by clicking here.
September 8th – Finally! Today after several marathons of Minecraft, I got the boy to go outside and attempt once again to ride his bike. I pumped up his very flat tires, gave him my old helmet (he has a large cranium), and we set off for the grass field across from the house. After a successful first ride and spectacular crash–he jumped up and declared himself okay–we continued a few practice runs before getting on the street. It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t perfect, but he did manage to complete a loop around our cul-de-sac. He’ll need a lot of practice before we can cruise the neighborhood together, but at least he’s pedaling now!
July 5th – Our planned father-son trip to Missouri to visit my parents and grandparents fell through, so we had to find something else to do over the holiday weekend. Since the trip is re-scheduled for a few weeks from now, we decided keep it simple and go see Man of Steel and pig out on sushi (and we did, including some with Pop Rocks on it). It was a great guys-only day with my little buddy!
June 13th – That was the day I submitted the final version to the printer. What an amazing and strange moment…almost exactly three years since I first outlined the book, it was finished. Get your copy of Conquering the Entrepreneur’s Kryptonite: Simple Strategic Planning for You and Your Business today at Amazon.com and check out the book website, ConquerYourKryptonite.com.
May 19th – I really wanted to do a full blog post just about the half marathon (I probably will soon), but I let the book take priority. But lets focus on the goal, and the key word is “attempt” so I completed the goal at the start of the race. Then I conquered the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in just over two hours and forty minutes. I may not be fast, but I beat my 2:45:00 bonus goal!
May 12th – The office is done! In a frenzied weekend, I finished all of the painting, hanging blinds and curtains, and moved in the basic furniture (including some of the goodies I got at IKEA!). There are still some finishing touches to make in terms of decorating and organizing, but the office is functional and I love working in my own space. It was perfect for finishing up the book.
April 24th – It took a few months of rescheduling but I finally got to Montgomery! It was quite an experience seeing how government works (or doesn’t, depending on the day and the topic). Such an honor to represent my city and school system, as well as all of the public school systems in Alabama. Met with several legislators and was even recognized from the floor of the House!
March 9th – The Gator Hustle 5K in 33:36 minutes.
March 30th – No soft drinks for 40 days before Easter.
Making Meaningful Progress
- 1) Daddy/Daughter Getaway
- 4) Get gloves and play catch with Anna and Ian
- 7) Start recycling
- 11) Read the entire Bible
- 12) 12 Dates with My Wife
- 15) Produce 10 products (ebooks, audio programs, etc.)
- 16) Conduct group coaching course
- 17) Conduct first STRATOP
- 20) Start a podcast
- 21) Consistently wake up between 5-6 am
- 22) Teach a community class (other than FPU)
- 23) Join/Start Local Mastermind/Networking Group
- 24) Make 100 blog posts
- 27) Drive a race car
- 31) BMI 25 or less
- 33) Record 2M steps in 2013
- 34) Complete the Manitou Springs Incline
- 35) Ride over 1200 miles
- 38) Wildcard #3: Make My Military Shadowbox
Working to schedule a special date night with Anna.
A few rounds of driveway tennis has replaced playing catch, but we’ll still do some more and I’ll mark it accomplished next month.
Bins are full and ready to take to the recycling center!
UPDATE: I finally made it through the Old Testament which is a challenge. I’m firmly into Matthew, on page 1011 of the 1339 pages in my Bible. That’s 75.5% completed. If I average six pages per day I’ll finish just in time…no problem!
No Change: Still five dates to go…I’ve been on the road way too much the last month!
No Change: Writing a book was number one and still an amazing feat. The Kindle version was number two. (Both are available on Amazon.com). Now there is the third…the audiobook! It is available on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible! And I have to say, it’s really cool to see those pages with my name and book on them!
UPDATE: The Conquer 2014 Group Coaching Experience is taking applications through November 12th and will start up shortly after. Very excited to work will these folks on their plans.
UPDATE: As I type this update, I’m in Colorado getting ready to begin. It won’t be a full STRATOP, but an intensive 2-3 day strategic planning session with my friend Teri Miller. She has an amazing business starting up and I can’t wait to see it launch full force next year.
NEW: Had a phone call with a new friend and hope to record a few episodes before the year is over, perhaps launching in January!
UPDATE: Two days last month. Sad. But two days so far this month. That’s a better trend but still not where I want to be.
No Change: I’ve had initial discussions with two organizations about conducting a Conquer Your Kryptonite seminar designed around my book. I’m hopeful that I’ll conduct my first seminar in November or December!
No Change: A friend and I have had rough conversations about starting a local mastermind group. It’s too early to say if it will happen, but at least this one is starting to take shape.
UPDATE: This post makes 35 since the beginning of the year. Even a daily blog won’t get me to 100 now. I still have a few strategies to experiment with, but I also need to figure out the frequency that works for me. I know how important consistency is, but I tend to write when inspired. Time to schedule my inspiration.
No change. Still waiting for new dates to be scheduled at the local track.
UPDATE: Started the year at about 27, and I’m now at 25.4. May have to settle for that improvement on the year considering the holidays are approaching. I don’t care about radical diets to lose weight fast. It’s just a number.
UPDATE: I need to average 6633 steps per day for the rest of the year to make it. Through yesterday I’ve completed 1,641,836 steps. I’m 14 days behind and will have to push hard to hit 2M.
UPDATE: I’m in Colorado…air is thin…whew! Hope to squeeze it in during my trip.
UPDATE: Added another 21.3 miles in the past month, but it was a great ride with Steve Berkey. My total for the year is now 855.86. I have to average over 45 miles per week now, and the weather is getting cold for riding. Organized rides are less frequent, so this may be a challenge.
No change. I did find a box with a lot of my old stuff in it!
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- 5) Host a party
- 6) Have a getaway weekend with Heather
- 8) Have a family service project
- 10) Family Vacation
- 19) Establish LLC
- 30) Take a firearms safety class
- 37) Wildcard #2: Send Letter to My Address in England
- 39) Wildcard #4
- 40) Wildcard #5