This page is focused on what I’m doing right now. It’s all about what I’ve got in the works at this moment in time.
Originally inspired by Derek Sivers, this Now page is dedicated to my present focus. And because so much of what I think about, write about, and create is based on goal success, that’s what I share here.
The goals that I’m currently working on.
My goals right now (in no particular order)
Last updated: 1/28/22
Spend three+ hours landing speaking gigs, five days a week
To help me land speaking gigs. Why do speaking gigs? They’re fun. They give me a break from writing. They help me help others. And, honestly, they’re lucrative.
Complete at least two books a month
Reading helps me learn, and I love to learn.
Take my daughter on a date once a month
To foster a strong relationship with her.
Go on a date with my wife once a month
To reinforce our bond.
Go to the beach at least twice a month
I’m happy when I’m there.
Do three 24-hour fasts a week
I feel good when I have less food in my system. Long-term, there may be body fat loss and anti-aging benefits as well.
Four nights a week, go to sleep (ie. close my eyes) with eight hours and 40 minutes until my alarm will go off
To ensure I get a full night’s sleep and am well-rested for the following day.
*From tracking my sleep over the years, I know that in order to get eight hours of sleep, I need to close my eyes with eight hours and 40 minutes until my alarm will go off.
Do something physically active each day
To burn excess energy so that I may operate at my best.
Spend five+ minutes thinking of things I’m grateful for, five days a week
To appreciate all the good in my life; to see more of the positive and less of the negative.
Go on a full-day adventure once a week
It fosters the explorer in me, adds variety to my week, and is fun.
Say “Hara hachi bu” before every meal. (Fill your stomach to 80%)
To help me be mindful of how much I eat.
At least once a week, complete Byron Katie’s Judge Your Neighbor worksheet
To see situations clearly and to make better decisions because of it. To practice acceptance and non-judgment.
*This practice doesn’t need to be formal. I don’t need to complete the entire worksheet or even write anything down. So long as I consciously practice doing the work, it counts.
Do a modified One-Punch Man workout four days a week
For full-body strength and fitness.
*I will start easy and add difficulty each week. Eventually, I will do 100 squats, pushups, crunches, and body rows, plus a six-mile run with each workout.
Abstain from refined carbohydrates each day
It’s time to end my addiction to them.
*As of today, I am 25 days RC-sober.