Monday, July 06, 2009

July 6, 2009

Ran just short of 3 miles I think this morning. I ran with a friend on a track, so we did not keep up with how many laps, but it was about the right amount. I am constantly reminded that we have to live like no one else, so we can live like no one else. Dream Big...Do Big.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

July 5, 2009

Well, that was an awesome weekend. On Thursday morning I did not run. This was in preparation for Friday. On Friday I had a day off work because of the fourth, so six of us from church went up to a mountain called Old Rag. It is about a 8.5 mile mountain excursion. I would call it a hike, except that there are several parts where we had to jump over crevices and climb up short distances of rock face. We have climbed this mountain a couple of times, but it is still very fun. One of the guys had his Father-In-Law with him, and that was pretty cool. I got a chance to talk to him most of the way up to the mountain and learned a lot about what he does and what he would do if lack of time and money were not a deterrent. I was impressed with how clear his definition of what he would do is. I mean even down to the city and he described the beaches and what he would do everyday. Of course, He did not explain how he was going to make that dream a reality, so I am looking forward to his next trip out here so I can help him with that. Who knows, might even get a chance sooner then that. Also, we had a good friend of ours from France with us. He is a missionary in France that our church supports and he was able to take the day and spend it with us climbing part of God's creation. It was a beautiful day, with just enough cloud cover to keep the sun off our backs. I had more then a few opportunities to talk to him about information I have been digesting lately. At one point I was discussing things I was learning about Capitalism and Socialism in America and he went ahead and actually completed the thought of the speaker I was referencing. You know you have something right when a misisonary from another culture says the same thing you just heard on a CD the week before. On Saturday I got up and was able to get a 3 mile run in. Followed by mowing the lawn and some reading. Julie worked on her herb garden. In the afternoon we went to a church picnic and had a great time with friends. Then around 8:30 we went to my parents house and shot some fireworks. It was a little funny to me, because my dad was really bothered by the fact that the laws say we can't even have sprinklers(of the firework kind, not the water kind) in our own backyard. The firework laws here have been around for a while, but recently got ridiculously tight. My dad was going on about the government should not be able to tell a man what he can and can't do in his backyard. If he makes to much noise and the neighbors complain, there are laws for that. If he burns someones house down or sets their lawn on fire, there are laws for that also. He just seemed frustrated about the way the government was headed. I told him it was going to be OK. I know a group of people that are going to raise up a generation of leaders and set America on a new path of awesomness. So, this morning(sunday) it was raining and I did not get my run in. Blargh. It is ok though, because tomorrow I am going to go running with a friend. I gave him some important information to listen to this morning at church and when I saw him this evening he had already listened to it and was haveing his wife listen to it next. I am pretty sure that when I see him in the morning I will have some more information for him to listen to. I might even have some "snake oil" for him to drink as well. :) As a new week begins I've defaced the mirror in our main living room with dry erase marker. Can't get away from not accomplishing my goals if the whole household can keep my accountable. Dream Big...Do Big.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

July 1, 2009

Figured I would just drop both day's runs into one post. The 30th was 3miles. Ran 10min, walk 1min, and so forth to finish it out. This morning, same distance, but I ran 1.5miles and then walked for about 1.5min, then ran out the other 1.5miles. Working my way back to a decent showing. Also still posting some pretty slow times, but those will pick up.
Work has been meh lately. I've been avoiding some of the more difficult customers. I know I'm suppose to be closing out these calls, but I haven't been performing properly. Well, all that ends tomorrow. I tried to close out some of the calls today, but tomorrow is the day I really get my butt in gear. With a three day weekend coming up I need to get these customers off the table and clean up things. Also, we have a VERY big project that we are going to start on in the next 2-3 weeks, so I need to have made some major strides before then.
I got no-showed on my follow thru. Oh well, it happens. I'll try and meet up with him this weekend, but I'm not sure how that will turn out. Between now and then I really need to apply the things I'm ready and hearing and get to steppin. I'm ready to make a big 'ol mess, I just need to get out there and do it. Dream Big...Do Big.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 29, 2009

Missed out on posting my details from yesterday. So, I will post them this morning. I ended up running 3 miles. It was grueling. It took way longer then it should have and at the end I felt like I was barely going to be able to finish it. But I did. As long as I keep moving forward I always get through the pain and discomfort. The finish line is there. If I start the run it is there, if I sleep in it is there. The finish line is not going anywhere. All I have to do is not quit the run. All I have to do is keep moving forward, left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot. If I don't get up to take that run, that distance is still there. It does not go away just because I did not start my run. It does not go away because I quit half-way through. My run ends when I reach that goal. Dream Big, Do Big.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

June 28, 2009

This morning I ran about 4 miles. Took me 48 minutes. So, that is 12 minute miles. I really have to cut down my time on those and up my distance. I think the big slow down is the walking I'm doing. I'll have to start cutting that out so I can just get straight runs in. I'm pretty sure that will drop my times back down to 10min miles. Then I just have to up my speed training and I'll be set. I didn't talk to any prospects today, but I did get some reading in on the handbook. Wow, I'd read most of it once before, but now that I'm actually going to use the information in there it makes more sense. Hoping I can get some face time with some couple tomorrow night. Julie works so I'll be flying solo again. Hopefully once her part-time kicks in we can start working together on this. Until then...Dream Big, Do Big.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

June 27, 2009

Today was a good day. This morning I got up late, but I still put in my run for the day. I'm pretty sure I did more then 4 miles, but less the 4.5 miles. I'm not really sure because I was pretty delusional there at the end and I just remember ending up at home. It is nice living down in The Fan, there is plenty of tree cover so I can run in the shade a good bit and the roads are vacant enough that running in the road is not to dangerous. This evening I met a new friend. I'm pretty sure he has the stuff to become a millionaire, if he wants to. I don't think he understands the goals we have in mind for our future yet, but if he hangs out with us long enough he just might catch on. Its pretty amazing when a person can go from being scared of picking up the phone and thinking no one really likes him to sitting in a McD's and talking about someones future. Tomorrow I plan on running 4 miles in the morning(a new route down some different streets) and following through with a prospect I talked to on Wednesday night. I'm also looking forward to confronting a couple that has been on our "worried to talk to" list. We're going to make this happen and we are going to take as many people along with us to their goals as we can. Dream Big, Do Big.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ok, here we go... In 2008 I was able to get a couple things done from my Resolution list.

3. Run a Marathon.
8. Change the way I think.
9. Read books that will change the way I look at the world.
10. Learn to remember people's names.

I did not get to go shark fishing, nor did I manage to make some of the bigger goals. That is ok, because now it is time for 2009. The plan this year is to shorten my list and to get it all done. Also, this list is no longer a set of resolutions, this is my 2009 To Do List. On top of that these are going to be in the present tense, as if I'm completing them.

1. I am crossing the finish line of my second marathon. I made it in under 5 hours.
2. I'm playing the guitar for my wife, in a park.
3. My biblical knowledge has grown because I spend time everyday reading my bible.
4. On top of my daily bible reading, I have also improved my knowledge in the area of finances, relatioships and personal growth by reading books that cause me to change the way I think about life.
5. I have become confident in my skills as a buisness owner, and have helped many people achieve their personal goals and dreams.

There, not to many things to get done in 2009. I'll keep these in the forefront on my mind so I can get my To Do List completed in 2009.