You’ve heard of A-ha moments before, I am sure. Towards the end of last year, I had my biggest A-ha EVER! It didn’t involve any death-defying accident. I didn’t get some bad news from a doctor. For all I know, it’s all good in that department. The trigger was an inventory of my life. I felt like I was working all the time with nothing to show for it and I wanted to know why. The last several years have just been…off. There seems to be this perpetual cycle of struggle in business and finances, especially. It didn’t make sense to me. I am a born entrepreneur with some pretty good ideas for businesses. Some worked okay, others flopped. I am also deeply committed to personal development and spiritual connection, so I have been through MANY seminars, like Tony Robbins, PSI, Landmark, and Omega Vector. I’ve read lots of books-and I mean hundreds of them- on leadership, business, sales, marketing, science, meditation, habits, and more! On top of that, I am personable, smart, persistent, and creative. I am well-supported by friends and family, and nearly everyone believes in me when I launch another venture. According to these books I’ve read, I should have been the richest man in the world.
But it doesn’t work that way. The businesses fold, or worse, just kind of fade into non-existence. The waist sizes creep up. The relationships disappear, or grow distant. The connection to spirit gets lost, and the weight of the world seems to sit right here in my shoulders. Somewhere along the line I missed THE key ingredient to success and a true, number 10 life. That’s what hit me mid-November 2014. I knew the only thing I was consistent about was being inconsistent. I knew it, but didn’t get it. Not until then. I knew that I had to take action every single day in order to make things happen. I know, for some of you, this probably seems like a no-brainer. Hell, even for me, it was obvious. You want to get things done? Duh, do them. Well, what I’ve learned in the past 12 weeks is that it really isn’t that simple. And most people who think they get it, or pretend they do, don’t. If they did, this world would be a much different place, filled with much, much happier people.
So, as I read each book on habits and human behavior, routines, and morning rituals, I took notes. As I took notes, I started constructing a theory about how to start with a Bucketlist dream and reverse-engineer it down to the smallest task you could do every day, that would leave success inevitable. I thought I was being quite brilliant and original. Turns out, as I continued to read and research, there are some other gurus out there with a similar concept. Two of the main ones are Gary Vuynerchuck and Robin Sharma. Strangely enough, I follow both on Twitter and FB, and Love Gary’s book, “Crush it”. I don’t have to be original. I just have to prove the theory for myself.
That’s what this Habit Daddy journey is for me. A quest to achieve exactly what I said I wanted to achieve and leave no room for excuses. This is a challenge to give up whatever blocks I have about the monotony of a routine, embrace each day with enthusiasm to live my dream life, inspire others to dream big and live big, and be sure that when I leave this world, I will have done so maxed out, thrilled, & content, and not as a sad bag of unrealized potential.
To start, I chose THE number one dream that would make all the difference and change EVERYTHING, while also making nearly every other major dream I have even easier to obtain- Financial Independence. That’s a doozie. I am going to share my theory, my plan, and my action, and I hope it helps you conquer life too.