Day 2! What happened today? Well let’s start with the news that nobody likes to hear…

 

Got to use my sunrise alarm clock again today. That’s what time the alarm went off… 4:55. Waking up at 5 is not something that I would say that I enjoy… but you do what you must right? It’s ok. I used to have to get up at 2am for my old job. That was crazy. No human should have to be awake at that time. Or at least have to be at work around that particular time. I’ve never seen the point of staying up until 2am. I don’t really drink. I’ve never been big on parties. I’d rather wake up early, get something done and keep that momentum going throughout the day. What? Am I the only one?…

 

 

Like I said yesterday, this is my combo. It’s been a standard for quite a few years now. Who knows? Maybe I’m the only one keeping these freakin’ companies afloat because of how much I buy! I’m only kind of kidding. And like I said, there’s vitamins! It even says it on the container! It must be true right? Who knows… maybe this stuff is horrible for me and I don’t even realize it. Why do all the things that are bad for you, taste so good? Can’t they make healthy foods taste good? I’m only kidding. I’ve been introduced to plenty of food that is much healthier for me through a great friend and I’m thankful for that. But I’m not planning on stopping my ingestion of these two powders quite yet!

 

 

Do you guys know about this stuff?! I was introduced to it not that long ago and my goodness, it’s great! Magnesium helps your body unwind and fall asleep at night like it’s supposed to and boy does it work. I’m writing this at about 8pm and I can already feel myself slowly getting more and more groggy. I need to hurry up and finish this blog… But not without the details! But really, if you’ve never tried this stuff, I highly recommend it. I’ve had better nights sleep since I’ve started taking one a day, than I did for the past few years. That’s got to count for something right?

 

 

Every morning I make it a priority to watch, read or listen to something that is motivational, educational and will help put me in the right mindset for my day. This guy (Gary Vaynerchuk) is great for that. I’ve been a Tony Robbins guy for quite some time, but I’ve made space in my consumption regimen for Gary and also Grant Cardone. If you’re into motivational, educational, business material, then these guys are great. Do yourself a favor and do something for yourself that makes you feel good and gets you in a great mindset. You’ll thank yourself later and you’ll also start to reap the rewards immediately.

 

 

For a long time, I searched for a cologne I liked on me. I tried quite a few and never really found one that stuck. A few years back, my coworker and great friend Abdul decided to buy me some “Light Blue” by Dolce and Gabbana. This stuff smelled SOOOO good in general. It smelled even better on me. Ya know, cause it’s me. And ever since then, that’s all I’ve bought. I hate to say it, but it may not smell as good on you. But if you ever meet me, or if you already know me, then you’ll know that’s what you’re smelling on me. And you’ll enjoy it. I promise. Sprayed some of this on, then headed to the kitchen…

 

 

What are the ingredients to the best sandwich ever? 1. Bread. 2. Peanut Butter. That’s it. This is my lunch (kinda). Every day I make myself a peanut butter sandwich for lunch because it’s filling enough for me and I’m a little bland with my tastes…. Ok, a LOT bland. But that’s not the point. You can’t go wrong with a peanut butter sandwich. That’s why I make one before I leave the house every day. It takes only a couple minutes to make and you can rest easy knowing that you have an excellent sandwich waiting for you when it’s lunch time. Finished making my sandwich and then I needed to put it in…

 

 

This bag! Right before I left the house this morning, I had to make sure I had my two new essentials: My peacock lunch bag and my Camera Lens mug. Both of these were a gift from the same person. Once again, thank you Rebekah ; ). The peacock bag was because I tend to have a big mouth and I walk around like I’m the hottest thing on earth. I don’t come across that way when you really get to know me, but to onlookers, I’m pretty cocky. So the peacock actually fits. And the Lens mug? I geeked out so much over that thing. It looks JUST like a real lens. Except you can drink tea out of it. I love both of these and am so thankful for them. Grabbed them and headed out the door…

 

 

After hopping in the car, I plugged my iPod in and searched for my morning audio experience. For at least 30 minutes during my commute, I like to put on something that will set me up for success during my day. Today, I decided to listen to a chapter from Grant Cardone’s 10X Rule. If you really want to learn about the effort it takes to achieve some massive success, then it’s imperative that you pick up his book (and mine!). I’ve read the book twice and listened to it numerous times. The best part about listening to books is that it doesn’t feel like it does when you read a book multiple times. It’s very passive so it tends to seep into the unconscious mind much better. Check it out next time you’re browsing online.

 

 

On my way to the office, I always throw back one of these. Now, I’ve heard a lot of people say a lot of things about these energy shots. I’ve been using them for quite a few years now and I’m ticking just fine. No heart attack. I haven’t died. It’s not drugs. It’s energy! And it works. It’s the only caffeine I get during the day and that’s really all I need. I drink decaf green tea and I have some Iced Tea about once a week. If you really want a boost, chug one of these. These came in real handy when I was recording my podcast on the go. You want to know what it’s like to take one of these? Go listen to one of my shows… ; )

 

 

I got to the office at 6:46! Normally traffic sucks and it takes at least an hour and 10 minutes to get there. I love holiday weeks. Everyone takes time off and nobody is on the road! I mean, what sucks more than traffic every day? The only thing that would be worse than sitting in traffic for an hour is if you hated where you were going on top of that. And if you do, then we need to talk. Traffic is the biggest time waster of your day. If you don’t enjoy your job, get out. But like me, if you do, then it’s a necessary occurrence that you need to find something to help pass the time. Like I said before, listen to an audiobook. But enjoy the drive time as much as you can!

 

So, after that, I went to work, did work things. Then I came home…

 

 

Nearly 12 hours later and I’m finally home. That’s a long day. I leave the house 2 hours before I want to start my day, and it takes me another hour and 10 minutes to get home usually. But there’s worse things in life. After I got home I went straight to the gym. It was leg day, and now I probably will be walking funny tomorrow. But it’s worth it. No matter how you feel, you must go to the gym. You’ll thank yourself later. You’ll feel better once you’re moving. After the gym, I had to eat…

 

 

I wrapped up the evening with a homemade waffle. Covered in powdered sugar. Eating this with a tall glass of milk was absolutely delicious. If you don’t like waffles, or french toast, you have a defect. There is nothing in the world wrong with those two foods. Everyone should eat more of them all the time. Why do you think IHOP is so popular! Syrup is one of the greatest toppings. Eat more waffles, your mouth (but definitely not your waste-line) will love you for it!

 

 

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