29. October 2010 22:39
Tournament of Wants - Physical
The purpose of this exercise is to look through all the wants, desires, and dreams I have listed related to Physical Development and find out “Which one is most important to me now?” That is the ONLY question I am to consider. Not “I have to do this first” or “I’ll want this in 10 years…” “Which one is most important to me now?” That’s it. Each round will take two wants and get a winner, and then those winners will face off, and so on until there is only one thing. Let’s see where this goes.
1. Be able to see my abdominal muscles (8/3/10)2. Be satisfied with my body composition. (Physical Development)Be satisfied with my body composition3. Build an obstacle course. (9/9/10)4. Build endurance without fatigue (Physical Development)Build endurance without fatigue5. Build flexi... [More]
27. October 2010 23:19
I've spent the last several weeks doing some research over some new avenues I'd like to explore with my company. Well travelled roads that I've travelled with some long term clients, that I have long believed have a place in "the market." I've been encouraged as I've done so, because not only have I heard "I think that idea would work" from every person I've spoken to, I've also seen the "buy in" in their eyes as they start dreaming along with me. Niches it could fit into. Opportunities it could create. Small changes here or there that would make a huge difference in it the value of the product we have to offer.
So today I sat down with a whiteboard and started compiling my notes. Started dreaming "on paper." It's both enjoyable and invigorating to see an idea beginning to develop, a plan beginning to emerge, and "the next step" beginning to make itself known.
I have much to owe to the men who have taken time over the last month to sit down with me and work through both details and... [More]
26. October 2010 23:36
One of my affirmations that I see every day is this: I am a success. I set goals that are important to me and do what is necessary to achieve them.
I am seeing more and more the value of goals. So many things that have got me "stuck" in the past could be attributed to the fact that I didn't have a true goal in mind. I might have thought that losing some weight was a good goal, for instance, but in fact, it's so vague and even quite meaningless to me in the long run that it has no motivational power. As I begin to find goals that are important to me, though, I see that losing 20 pounds, for instance, may be a necessary step to accomplishing something very meaningful to me. This heightens my resolve and helps me live life in light of things that are truly important to me, rather than bouncing back and forth between things that really don't matter much to me.
I'm starting to see this affect areas all over my life. From the goal I set with a friend to cut pop out of our lives and be co... [More]
25. October 2010 23:44
I've been on a search for some core values in my life lately, and also for my business. Priorities, Goals, and Values. They all seem similar, yet also different. Goals most certainly change over time, and Priorities seem to be my interpretation of what's most important in life. But Values? Those seem to be things that I don't determine as important. They're already there, it's my job to recognize them, identify them, and then align my goals and priorities with them. But what are those values?
I have a client who has their values clearly listed on about every piece of advertising they put out, and I like that. JDH Contracting's values are:
Honesty and Integrity
Do What Is Right For Our Customers
Treat each other with Kindness, Dignity and Respect
Never Compromise Safety in the Workplace
Support our Community
Protect our Environment
I like that. Very much. But I need my own. That's why I was stopped in my tracks during my Bible reading this morning from 2 Timothy 2:22 and t... [More]
24. October 2010 23:26
Today I had to take Jesus serious on His offer to give me rest by casting my cares on Him and taking His yoke upon myself. I seem to be in a phase of life where I've got a lot of things weighing down on me over the course of a week. You know the drill, probably:
People I wish I could change but I can't.
Circumstances I wish I could change but I can't.
People I know need change in their lives but refuse to pursue it.
Circumstances I know need to change but my time to act has not yet come.
Changes in my own life I know need to happen but are hard, slow, and painful.
Things about my own life I wish I could change but frankly... can't.
So that stuff builds up over time. It used to be over much longer periods of time... I've made a lot of progress in my life in this area, I think, but it still builds up; even if it's just over the course of a week, a few days, or even a few crazy hours.
So today I unloaded on my Savior. I took Peter seriously when he said we should "cast all o... [More]