Turning Our Lives Into Art Museums

Yesterday I put a statement out on the internet that I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to back up.

The task?

Find non-negotiable metrics for qualifying each individual day as a “masterpiece” for the next 30 days.

Simple. Or is it? Shit.

Okay, maybe first consider the highest ROI activities available today that can help me become healthier, wealthier and wiser.

Healthier – While I lost more than 50 pounds in the last year and became much healthier overall, there are still days of low activity. Success here consists of greater than 10,000 steps and some form of strength training for each day. Easy to do, easy not to do.

Wealthier – I just got moved into a new sales territory at work that would be considered a good one. That also brings more visibility, attention and expectations. Nailing this opportunity would not only be more financially lucrative in the short term but may open up new paths later. Dickie Bush has written about 4 things that compound quickly being process, reputation, experience and relationships. Success here consists of moving the ball forward in each of these four areas.

Wiser – During my first month, I focused on establishing a rhythm of publishing every day and only leaned into the community aspect about halfway through the first voyage. By engaging with others, I learned more, became inspired more, and improved more as a writer. Success here consists of engaging with new people each day, then reading and thinking and commenting on their work.

Bonus – None of the rest of this matters if I am a crappy husband or father. Family presence is another thing I am going to work on. So, no phones or laptops when the kids are about. Leave that work in the basement where it belongs. Success here is most precious of all.

What say ye?

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