A Bodey in Motion

Building momentum, one step at a time

Do the Next Ten

Lately, when it comes to writing, my brain has gotten a bit…muddy.

I’m actually having trouble putting myself in front of the keyboard to write. Some external factors in my life have drastically changed recently, and adjusting has been difficult. I’m not reading as much as I usually do. When I consider writing, nothing I think about writing really inspires me enough to get off my butt and do it. And I’d rather not write something that I’m not going to take at least a little bit of effort to do well, right?

Yeah, it’s all a load of horse crap, and I know it.

No one ever gets talker’s block. No one wakes up in the morning, discovers he has nothing to say, and sits quietly, for days or weeks, until the muse hits, until the moment is right, until all the craziness in his life has died down.

– Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception

It’s easy to make excuses when you’re struggling, but that’s a trap. Everything you want to be will take a regular dose of hustle, even when you don’t think you have it in you. Focus on making the next ten phone calls, knocking on the next ten doors, or writing the next ten words. And then do the next ten. And again. Until you’re done.

June 11, 2013 Posted by | Past and Future | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Do the Next Ten

Quick Hits: What got you broke won’t get you free. Money management tips from 1939. Near space exploration.

  • In space, no one can see you post.It takes time, when you’ve first hit the point of being broke, to realize that you can’t keep doing the things you’ve always been doing. You go through much the same process as the five stages of grief. That opening stage of denial can be difficult to overcome, because the bad habits that got you into trouble are so hard to break. People think they only need to change one little thing, and all of their troubles will evaporate. That’s why it’s so important for me to make sure that the person who is asking me for financial coaching is actually open to being coached. I don’t want to be fighting their excuses every time we come together to have them try something new. What got you broke won’t get you free, you’ll have to change.
  • This is a great post covering the finer points of a money management pamphlet that was written in 1939. This was written before there were credit cards. And before the FICO score ruled over everything. And that was less than one hundred years ago. Now, the average American family has a negative net worth. Maybe we need to humbly go to our ancestors and ask for their advice?
  • 50 years of exploring near space, and we’ve barely just scratched the surface. I love that we’ve started reaching out further using unmanned missions, but I hope that we return to the moon in my lifetime.

April 26, 2013 Posted by | Quick Hits and Links | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Quick Hits: What got you broke won’t get you free. Money management tips from 1939. Near space exploration.