“It’s a GREAT DAY to be ali…..”I woke up to my alarm this morning at 4:30am as planned, however, just as I was reaching over to turn off my phone I heard a voice. “Just a few more minutes, just a few more minutes…..” We’ve all heard this voice before trying to lure us to the “dark side.” What was I to do? As much as I detest snoozing the voice was quickly affirmed by a self-serving justification: “I can sleep 10 more minutes and still make it to bootcamp on time.” Sold! I rolled back over in the comfortable mess of pillows and blankets (which can be a double edge sword some mornings) and took 10 more minutes to charge the battery!
After 10 minutes of bonus time, I popped out of bed at 4:40am with a renewed sense of urgency to get my a$$ to bootcamp! Go! Go! Go!
I hopped out of bed, did an abbreviated version of push ups, crunches, and affirmations, and raced downstairs to find a plate of freshly sliced melon and a PBJ sandwich ready on the counter (prepared by my wonderful mother). Poured myself a quick cup of freshly brewed coffee and headed out the door to bootcamp amidst the darkness. Time 4:56am.
As I pulled into the empty parking lot at 5:11am, it dawned on me, snoozing an extra 10 minutes actually put me into hyperdrive getting ready, which turned out to be a good thing! Turned a N to a P! As I listened to my “morning motivation” cd sitting in the empty, still, dark parking lot, the headlights of the other cars pulled in one by one. Game time!!
We had an astounding THIRTY SEVEN BOOTCAMPERS this morning for the 5:30am class!!! WOW!! THANK YOU to all the 5:30 bootcampers for the inspiring turnout this morning!! Now, perhaps some of you 5:30′ers deserve to sleep in and come to the 6:15am class next time and balance out the #s a bit….ha ha ha, I’m just saying
Let’s look back at the morning…..This is proof that even though we’re not always “high on life” and don’t always start the day on the right foot (as evidenced by my double dose of snoozing this morning), exposing ourselves to positive stimuli can get us back on track in a hurry! The only question is how long it takes you to turn an N to a P.
The blog is almost a month old now and like any time I set out on something new, I think it’s important to look back and reflect about what’s happened and where to go from here.
- Readers have commented on the blog (THANK YOU – feedback is the breakfast of champions)
- This blog was shared on multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Digg)
- Good feedback from people I’ve seen face-to-face and I’ve even heard the words in this blog have inspired and motivated people which makes me smile
- Over 2,000 people have read this blog
- I remembered to write every Tuesday- ha ha
“Room for improvement”
- Blog could be shorter and more concise (THANK YOU – noted!!)
- Blog could be released at the same time every Tuesday (working on this one).
- Build a greater sense of community (this is a work in progress)
- Provide more value – let’s try and address this one RIGHT NOW!
My good friend Dustin encouraged all his blog readers to do something that makes them a little nervous, so I’m excited and slightly nervous to see where this goes….
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
If you’re bold enough to leave a comment with details of how I can help you, I’m bold enough to support any worth cause you leave in the comment section to the best of my ability. Since I’m not sure where this is going to go and how many requests I’ll get (this is the part that makes me a little nervous) if you want to “volunteer” to be a “helper” (in the event I get hundreds of requests) please leave that in the comment section here as well.
“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “what’s in it for me?” [Brian Tracy]
Have a wonderful week, looking forward to helping those of you who post in the comment section!
Book of the week: Check out “Crush It” by Gary Vaynerchuk It’s an entrepreneur’s dream – how to use technology to moentize your passions! My goal is to read 52 books this year and this was book #20 so I need to shift into overdrive on my book reading the last three months of the year to accomplish my goal.
Motivational Quotes of the Week: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important that any one thing” Abraham Lincoln
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