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Update #2


So it turns out that I really hate running.  That lasted for a week.  I was doing fine until the day it snowed, and hat’s the day I stopped.  I hated every step and it made my knee hurt.  I like running with a group, but myself, I always feel like there is something else I could be doing.  You know how runners talk about that “runners high”? I think I have a better chance of finding the Loch Ness monster than I do that euphoric running feeling. I’m not in any worry of falling out of shape.  I still work out 4-5 times per week and eat fairly healthy.


I finished “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins. I highly recommend it.

I also finished “High Performance Habits” by Brendon Burchard.  It was OK.

I’m currently most of the way done with “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, a classic by Dale Carnegie. This book should be a must read.


I had one day that I didn’t leave the house, so I took a picture of my wine rack.  Yeah, I know I phoned that one in.  But most days I have trouble picking a favorite of the few I’ve taken.

The start of my 26 day challenges

Where did this idea come from? Well several years back, a gentleman by the name of Matt Cutts (formerly the SEO guru of Google, now the Administrator at U.S. Digital Service (USDS)) did a Ted Talk called “Try Something New For 30 Days“. He states that 30 days was just enough time to add something or remove something from your life. And small changes are sustainable so they have a better chance of sticking after the challenge. He finished his talk with by mentioning that the next 30 days will pass whether you like it or not, so why not try something you’ve always wanted to do…for the next 30 days.

So why 26 days as opposed to 30? Do I have a fear that those last 4 days are going to be too much for me? No, it’s nothing like that. Well I have had this domain sitting around for a decade or so. I used to use it for a promotion I ran while doing real estate. So that’s where 26 days comes from. But, mathematically 26 days works great. It turns out that 26 goes into 365 fourteen times (14x) with a one extra day, or better yet 28 goes into 365 13 time with three days left over. This will allow me to wrap up the previous 26 day challenge and prep for the next.

So that’s the goal…13 iterations of 26 day goals. Thoughts? Ideas? Want to join me?