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 August update:
The days are ticking down and it seems the year is moving faster. And although fewer of my items are completed than I had hoped for at this point, it’s been an amazing year so far! The next five months are going to be busy, but awesome.
For the original list and more info about each item, go to WoosleyCoaching.com/40
- 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
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
- 9) Visit a museum or attend a symphony/play/opera
- 11) Read the entire Bible
- 12) 12 Dates with My Wife
- 15) Produce 10 products (ebooks, audio programs, etc.)
- 21) Consistently wake up between 5-6 am
- 24) Make 100 blog posts
- 25) Ride a Century (100 mile single bike event)
- 27) Drive a race car
- 28) Complete second Spartan race
- 31) BMI 25 or less
- 33) Record 2M steps in 2013
- 35) Ride over 1200 miles
- 38) Wildcard #3: Make My Military Shadowbox
- 39) Wildcard #4: Headline a Conference
Sadly with summer coming to a close, this item may have to be adapted. I travel a lot but do my best to spend time with the kids. This is about having specific time with my daughter (now a teenager…how did that happen?). Looking at a Saturday adventure of some kind.
This summer has been hot and busy. Autumn is a much more friendly time for baseball, right?
Good intentions gone bad. Need to clean up the overflowing bins in the garage and re-kickstart this one.
Two words: Alice Cooper. I’m going to call this a cultural event and let it count. Plus it makes my wife happy and will be a ton of fun! Just have to wait until November.
I finally finished Psalms, only to become utterly depressed reading Ecclesiastes. But I’m still reading everyday and that’s quite an accomplishment in and of itself. I’m near the beginning of Isaiah, on page 728 of the 1339 pages in my Bible. That’s 54.4% completed. I’m behind, but getting traction again.
I’ve been on the road for the last four weeks, and the weekends just didn’t work out. Still at 5 of 12 dates and I’m not happy about it.
Still at 2 of 10 with the physical book and the Kindle version (both are available on Amazon.com). The audiobook is a little behind schedule, but will be finished soon!
This night owl gave up on this item for the summer. But I’m back at it, getting up before 6 am (barely) the past three days. Is it a trend yet?
This post makes 22 since the beginning of the year…so this one is in jeopardy. But I have an idea for a new strategy, a series I want to write, and content I can leverage from the book. This is possible.
I’m scheduled to ride the JDRF Nashville charity ride in September (WoosleyCoaching.com/jdrf. Training is in full swing and going very well, except that I live and work in flat-lands and the ride is full of hills. Could be brutal…better train some more!
No change. Still waiting for new dates to be scheduled at the local track.
No change. Spartan Race still scheduled so I must be doing it.
Started the year at about 27, and I’m now at 25.5. A mere four pounds will get me there, and I haven’t been home so I can’t weigh in until tomorrow. I’m probably not there yet, but likely closer after all the cycling I’ve been doing this week.
July was not up to par, but it was better than June. August is off to a great start, which has helped me close the gap to just 14 days behind pace to hit two million steps. Through yesterday I’ve completed 1,156,726 steps.
In the past month I’ve logged 177.93 miles, my biggest month on record. My total for the year is now 493.05. That means I have to average a little over 140 miles per month to get to 1200. With training season in full swing, I ‘m feeling good about this one!
No change, but I did find a box with a lot of my old stuff in it!
I’ve attended a lot of conferences over the past few years. I’ve even spoken at a few. But now I have the opportunity to share the stage with some great friends at a place that is very special to me and my recent history. Mark your calendars for October 11th and plan to be in Franklin, TN. Details coming soon!
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- 3) Teach Ian to ride a bike
- 5) Host a party
- 6) Have a getaway weekend with Heather
- 8) Have a family service project
- 10) Family Vacation
- 16) Conduct group coaching course
- 17) Conduct first STRATOP
- 19) Establish LLC
- 20) Start a podcast
- 22) Teach a community class (other than FPU)
- 23) Join/Start Local Mastermind/Networking Group
- 29) Attend a NASCAR event
- 30) Take a firearms safety class
- 34) Complete the Manitou Springs Incline
- 37) Wildcard #2: Send Letter to My Address in England
- 40) Wildcard #5
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