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Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

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Wishing all of you folks a Happy Thanksgiving.

Reflect and be Thankful –

for the sunrise that greeted you

the wonderful potential within the day you can make use and learn from

most important …

All the people in your life who add meaning to it.

Happy Thanksgiving Boundryless Explorers!!

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How to Stay Motivated: Make it Awesome — The Bioneer

One of the questions I get from people in the comments most often is: how I can I be more motivated and disciplined to train? Or to work toward my goals? And this makes sense, because really, this is the key to unlocking everything else you want to achieve. How do you force yourself to […]

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The Batman Program – Batman Training for the Rest of Us — The Bioneer

Batman is perhaps the most well-known fictional portrait of a ‘peak human’. He is the ideal physical and mental specimen: he’s a master of martial arts who can chop down trees with his bare hands, he’s strong enough to bench 1000-405lbs depending on the writer, he has a genius-level intellect that he regularly uses to…

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How to Finish Your Work

How to Finish Your Work, One Bite at a Time

 

 

                     “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”

 

If you’ve ever ran more than a few miles, you probably understand why you need to pace yourself. Runners that sprint at the start of a race will be exhausted far before they cross the finish line. The same principle applies when trying to get work done. One solution for pacing my work that I’ve found incredibly effective is maintaining weekly/daily to-do lists.

Weekly and Daily To-Do Lists

The principle behind the WD To-Do List method is simple:

  • At the end of the week, write a list containing everything you want to accomplish.
  • At the end of the day, write a list containing what parts of that weekly list you want to be finished tomorrow.

After you finish your daily list … Stop.

Don’t work on more projects or tasks.

You have the rest of the day to relax. And …

After you finish the weekly list, you are DONE for the week.

This means if you finish by Friday afternoon, you don’t start work again until Monday morning.

Although this might sound a bit obvious (and it should) …

There are advantages using a WD system over the typical,

Getting Things Done approach of keeping Next Action or project lists.

Why the Weekly/Daily To-Do List System Rocks:

After using this method for a few months, here’s what I’ve discovered …

  1. A WD system manages your energy.

The problem isn’t running out of time, it’s running out of energy. You may have 24 hours in the day, but many of those are taken away eating, sleeping and relaxing after a few hours of exhausting work. Any productivity system that doesn’t take this into account is broken.

A Weekly/Daily system, instead, groups your work into manageable chunks. Instead of trying to complete everything each day, you just complete your daily list. The same is true for the entire week. With a WD system you get a maximum amount of work done … AND gives you Freedom time to enjoy what you like most.

 

2) A WD system stops procrastination in its tracks!

Procrastination can happen when you see the mountain of work in front of you, and can’t visualize an easy finish. By splitting up your to-do list into daily lists, your elephant-sized projects can become bite-sized tasks.

 

3) A WD system will make you proactive

My system for a few years prior to implementing this method was to use a daily to-do list. Unfortunately, I found that this method made me lose sight of bigger tasks that weren’t urgent. When you already have ten items on your to-do list, adding an eleventh for the day doesn’t seem appealing.

But when you’re writing the weekly list, you’re in a different frame of mind. With six days to finish everything (assuming you take a day off), it is easier to put in those important, but non-urgent tasks.

 

4) A WD system keeps you from burning out

Using the Weekly/Daily system kept me from burning out or feeling stressed, even though was dealing with 2-3x the workload. By automatically dividing my work into a weekly total and daily increments, I could focus on the next bite, instead of the entire elephant.

So how do you use a Weekly/Daily To-Do List?

Good Question… here’s how …

The heading for this section was most likely self-explanatory. Write out your weekly list and your daily lists, finish them, wash – rinse – repeat.

However, after you’ve used this approach for a few months, there are a few nuances you might want to consider.

 

Focus on the Daily List

 

The point of the weekly list is to serve as the starting point for writing daily lists. After you’ve broken off the chunk you want to handle tomorrow, the other tasks in the week shouldn’t be on your mind. You can pretend they don’t exist, as if the only tasks in the world were the ones tomorrow.

This approach is an incredible stress-reliever. It’s easy to worry about how you’re going to finish everything. But when “everything” becomes seven or eight tasks tomorrow, it becomes easier to manage.

 

Don’t Expand the Lists

If you finish your daily or weekly list earlier than you expected, you might be tempted to expand. Why not add a few extra activities, you have the time, right?

This is a bad idea because it stops you from focusing on the daily list. As soon as you create the possibility for expansion, your “everything” goes from being the tasks to finish tomorrow, back to your infinite to-do list. Stress and procrastination soon follow.

Obviously, there will be times when you have to make adjustments. Last-minute tasks that need to be appended to your lists. But try to avoid expanding your lists just because you have free time.

 

Take on a Monthly Review

 

 

 

One area that the WD system ignores is a monthly list. There are some projects, and activities, that may be too large or not urgent that can be skipped under the weekly list. Unfortunately, maintaining a monthly list is more effort than it is worth. It’s hard to predict all the small tasks you’ll need to accomplish a month ahead of time, so it stops becoming relevant to your weekly lists.

Instead, I like to do a regular monthly “review”. In that review, I’ll pick out a few larger projects I want to finish that month. Keeping this in mind when writing my weekly lists.

A Weekly/Daily To-Do List isn’t complicated. Life doesn’t have to be complicated to work. Try using a WD system for a month. You can set up your lists with pencil and paper or go with my favorite tool, todoist.

Would enjoy hearing your way of getting things done, or to do list, or what you’ve found works for you.

BE Boundaryless and accomplish your goals!!

Get Healthy AND Wealthy

Hey Everyone!

Hope all of you are prepping for summer and getting outdoors more.

Wanted to share something from my friend Rusty Moore.

Here’s Rusty –

Hey guys… I am not a big fan of most “positive mental attitude” gurus or manifestation/visualization training.

…or meditation.

Not that meditation is bad, I’m not the right personality type for that.

I value hard work & discipline.

The most disciplined person I have ever met (by a mile) is Craig Ballantyne.

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I’m not sure I’ve met anyone this disciplined.

I think he gets up at 4:30 AM each and every morning.

Craig started as a fitness writer, like me.

I met him when he launched a course called “Turbulence Training”.

I had a blog that went crazy viral because it was a fitness blog claiming that bodybuilding was cheesy.

Craig agreed to do an interview with me and I quickly became the #1 affiliate for his fitness course.

Between sales of Turbulence Training and “Eat Stop Eat” by Brad Pilon I was able to quit my job as a manager of a large suit store in 2009.

About 5-6 years ago Craig bought a big-time established blog called “Early to Rise”.

Since that time he has mainly focused on helping others achieve more.

If you want to learn discipline and mindset to take action, I highly recommend you follow his Twitter account.

https://twitter.com/craigballantyne

Here is a sample of some of his Tweets.

“Make the right decisions. Every meal, every morning, every meeting, every evening, every workout, every night out, and every moment matters.”

“Spend time this week with people who are healthier and wealthier than you. Find out what works for them, what motivates them, what you can learn from their habits, and what you can apply to your life to take your game up to their level.”

“Stop running. Quit escaping. This is your life. Your decisions got you here. No one is going to swoop in and save you. Your life is your responsibility. Deal with reality. Step up. Make the right decisions. Right now. For your right life.”

“Compare what you SAY you want vs. what you do. Where are you spending your time and energy? Do your daily habits match your dreams? If not, time to change, time to get aligned, and time to figure out what really matters and then put in place a plan to achieve it.”

Again…

I get motivated by seeing others who have crazy self-discipline.

Craig seriously has superpowers in this area.

His site is killer too:

https://www.earlytorise.com/

Early to Rise with CB

If you don’t have tons of time though, just follow him on Twitter.

I swear his mindset posts will move you in the right direction.

 

Personally follow Craig and have learned a lot from him about fitness, finance, life balance, and the dude is just so Inspiring as you read his stuff!!

Hope this helps get you closer to Living Boundrylessly!!

Podcast Listening for a Healthier Life

 

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Hey Folks,

Wow, it’s been a while since last chatted. Will be catching up with everyone over the next posts.

A friend, Simon Shawcross, has organized a great collection of easy listening podcasts to help you with your health.

They range from A Balanced Life: Managing Stress, Nutrition, & Exercise, to High-Intensity Exercise for Efficient Strength Training and so much more.

Almost forgot to share the link with you folks!

Just go here to enjoy – HITUNI

A Quick reminder for those busy folks is you can download one of these podcasts and listen to it later at your convenience. Or like me, find you sometimes take notes to use it later. 😉

For those wanted to know more about HITUNI you can check it out here – About: HITUNI

Please let me know your favorite or which podcast helped you.

Here’s to Being Boundryless!!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi folks,

Wishing all of our friends .. like you our readers …..near and far …                                      a Happy Thanksgiving!
We are thankful for our friends.
Especially Thankful for our loved ones.
During this holiday, reach out to those that are challenged, those with PTSD, our veterans, our servicemen, and women. Let that coffee server know a Thank you for their time in helping you.
That few seconds you take to express gratitude, thankfulness to another person…is priceless and may just be what they needed.

Heres to Bountiful Thankfulness to Living more Fully!!