Around three years ago I couldn’t get out of bed. I had an auto-immune condition that made me look like a leper. My body couldn’t produce cortisol, so my joints ached. Moving hurt. Laying down hurt. I was in agony.
I was exhausted but couldn’t sleep. Unable to read, I would watch a lot of YouTube. I saw an episode with a guy who seemed cool and genuine. I thought to myself, “I’d like to meet him someday.”
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I managed to get out of bed. Today my life is different:
- I travel the world doing whatever I want whenever I want, and
- Ride motobikes down the coast of Vietnam, and
- Take day trips to temples in Thailand, and
- That guy I saw on YouTube and thought I’d like to meet…
Your life can be radically different, but change will not happen overnight. Change happens every day.
I could not have imagined my life would be like this, as I did not have any reference points. Sometimes you don’t know how great life truly can be until you are there.
You don’t improve overnight. You improve every day. You wake up and make a commitment to be just a little better today than you were yesterday.
I’m a natural introvert and meet-ups are a lot of work for me. I did my first meet-up a year ago, and it was the best decision I made for Danger & Play.
Work smarter and harder.
I don’t mess around. I work my ass off every day.
Too many guys are goofing off or more worried about being in a scene than putting work in.
I write 3,000 to 5,00 words every day. That means every day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. (OK, maybe I take a day off here and there, but those are the exception rather than the rule.)
Danger & Play is on my mind 24/7. It’s an obsession requiring intelligent work, but it’s not easy work.
Always keep learning.
Even when you know it all, you don’t.
Some books provide mindset shifts even when they are not books about mindset. For example: Write. Publish. Repeat. (Amzn) has changed how I view my writing. Dan Kennedy’s marketing book (Amzn) has also improved my mindset.
Start laying bricks.
How do you build a wall? You lay one perfect brick. How do you change your life?
You live one perfect day.