This past 4th of July weekend, my girlfriend and I decided to take a get-a-way voyage to America’s Finest City, San Diego, California. We laughed, ate, run, slept relaxed and much more as the festivities and libations overcame the beach communities. When it came time for the fireworks to light up the sky, I realized I wasn’t just celebrating the national recognition of freedom, but the overcoming of personal hurdles and the decision to keep The Minimalist Path alive.
Where Ya Going? . . . Nowhere!
A month ago, I was stressed and not progressing like I had hoped on the entrepreneurial side of my life. To put it lightly, I was stagnant. That is when the Now or Never challenge came into play.
I made the declaration in Now or Never to the TMP fan base that if my progress, goals, and general personal success was not moving at the rate I wished due to lack of productivity and focus by the 4th of July, then I would shut down TMP.
I am happy to say a month later that my focus and productivity could not be any better and TMP lives on.
Peace, Tranquility, & Choke Outs
After the 5.5 hour jaunt from Phoenix to San Diego, my girlfriend and I headed to Pacific Beach to join the crowds of bar hoppers and fight watchers. We strolled into one of the many crowded bars showing the UFC fights as I was pumped to see Shane Carwin take down Big Bad Brock Lesnar (side note: unfortunately, Brock choked Carwin out).
As my girlfriend and I stood enjoying a few libations, I realized that even just a month ago, I couldn’t take a night out without thinking of what needed to be done business wise. My business ran my life instead of the other way around. However, now, I was able to enjoy life, be successful and improve my focus.
Needless to say, I was in peace…despite Carwin’s loss.
How I Did It?
I first must say, I was thoroughly surprised and encouraged by the overwhelming response to the article of Now or Never. The comments alone fueled a fire under my belly to get s*** done and improve the lifestyle I had foolishly let get out of hand.
With your support, I was able to do the following:
- Complete Version 1.0 of Simple. Minimalist. Life. : A major goal I set, but didn’t announce, when I took on this month long challenge was to finish another eBook. Well, I blew away my own expectations and wrote one of my most comprehensible eBooks yet. I launched it for a total of 48 hours for a reduced price as I want to eventually develop a Version 2.0 but needed some feedback first. TMP readers snatched up copies of Version 1.0 (which comes with the promise of all future updates for FREE) like crazy and with no poor feedback yet. I have already started working on Version 2.0. Because I want even more people to get in on the ground floor for cheaper, I am going to open sales to Simple. Minimalist. Life. for just another 36 hours. So, if you want a copy click here before I shut it down again until Version 2.0 comes out.
- Eliminated ALL News Related Internet and Television. This was a big deal for me. I love reading and try to stay up to date on world news constantly. Well, I realized that it was blowing a lot of my time and decided I wasn’t using it for any good use so it had to go. This change has brought about phenomenal productivity and a renewed positive outlook. I have been able to accomplish many more projects and remove the negative tone to my thoughts that comes with watching the back and forth of political parties in the States. I will definitely keep implementing this action going forward.
- Reduced My Email/Tweetdeck Checking. I wish I could say I have been the Ferris-worthy email checker, but I have gone back and forth and now sit at checking emails roughly 10 times per day. This isn’t ideal, but it is working better for me than every 5 minutes. Progress is all I can ask for and that’s what I am getting in this department.
Those were just a few of the accomplishments I have made that have led to the decision to keep TMP living strong.
Where Do We Go From Here?
With going back to my 9-5, I am actually going to be much more productive. I know this may sound crazy being that I will have less time to do as I wish, but I am a person of structure. With a more balanced and structured lifestyle, I will maintain focus and productivity. When I am sitting at home, I randomly leave the desk and do mundane things that end up leading to poorer habits.
I will be moving to a new apartment with my girlfriend which is an exciting experience. I love starting fresh as it opens a new chapter to success. Somewhat like a clean slate, the move will positively impact by future in more ways than just online business.
TMP is going to live on for a long time as I see it. I am working hard to get Version 2.0 out to you guys by the end of August and, hopefully, continue the growth of TMP. Thanks for your continued support and I promise much more to come soon….