I Will Not…

1.       Hit the snooze button when waking up.
2.       Check email first thing in the morning.
3.       Answer every phone call that comes in at all hours of the day.
4.       Mindlessly surf the Internet.
5.       Waste time gossiping.
6.       Argue with colleagues about non-work-related topics.
7.       Consume food or drinks that make me tired or unwell.
8.       Wear a visor
9.       Sport the socks/sandals combo
10.    Have girl posters on my bedroom wall
11.    Drive a car with word graphics or a loud muffler
12.    Go to malls to “chill” or “hang out”
13.    Be reckless with my credit
14.    Dress in character to go to the movies
15.    Hit on my friends’ kid sisters
16.    Use smileys, internet acronyms, or jargon
17.     Waste my nights on non-productive activities
18.    Forget my right to vote, nor my responsibility of donating and volunteering
19.   Have my baseball cap pointing backward
20.   Take sports accessories to games
21.   Wear sleeveless shirts outside of my backyard
22.   Take on assets that do not pay dividends – such as sports cars
23.   Razz anyone at sports or entertainment events
24.   Look for girls that are more than two years younger, or five years older than me
25.   Pick Maxim over GQ
26.   Plant me on the couch to watch multiple hours of television
27.   Shoot “thug lean” while driving



Health Outcome Goals

  1. Think like a doctor
  2. Change my thinking
  3. Keep my memory sharp
  4. Groom properly
  5. Build better meals
  6. Trade belly for muscle
  7. Gain flexibility in glutes, hamstrings, and claves
  8. Reach my ideal weight
  9. Build an athletic body
  10. Train efficiently
  11. Have a heart rate of 40-60 bpm
  12. Get bigger biceps
  13. Run a 10K in less than 45 minutes
  14. Squat 125 lbs.
  15. Bench press 135 lbs.
  16. Deadlift 155 lbs.
  17. Do 45 pushups for a minute
  18. Do 35 sit-ups in a minute
  19. Do 30 burpees in a minute
  20. Lower my golf score

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To get the most out of my day, I must control my mornings, conquer my afternoons, and enjoy my evenings. That is why I go to bed at 08:00 PM and wake up at 03:45 AM. To make this happen, I avoid caffeine after 10:00 AM, and alcohol after 06:00 PM. I also end my overtime work by 05:00 PM, and turn off all my electronics at 07:00 PM.

I take care of business first thing in the morning. I work on research, writing and speaking presentations from 04:00 AM to 06:30 AM. And do consult and interviews from 08:00 AM to 10:30 AM. I do not deal with email or phone calls after 02:30 PM. At the end of my workday, I reflect on what I achieved while updating my gratitude and achievement journal. And I make a to-do list for the next day to close shop.




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