Attached are the Appendix referenced in Chapter 4, regarding instruction on being filled with the Spirit, and my invitation to you to create community with me around taking action on the principles learned in the book. Enjoy!
This one is a little different. It focuses on the importance of having a like-minded community around you, holding you accountable to the progress you want to make in your growth. Looking forward to having you reach out to me and you walking this road with me!
This is a shorter chapter, but it’s where you put in the work of creating your daily sequence for changing your own confident expectation. You’ll mine out the gems from your work in the last chapter and create a simplified but more potent version you’ll use EVERY DAY for the rest of your life (with updates along the way, of course, as the fruit begins to materialize). Think of it like brushing your teeth. You don’t want to go a day or a night without it.
This chapter has multiple thinking, planning, and writing sections. It will not be as meaningful without you setting aside time to work on those sections, whether on the initial pass-through or 2nd. This is where you begin the action of creating your own Blueprint. You’ll want to set aside a couple hours to listen and an hour or more to do the work.
This is only take 1, because I messed up so many times, phone dying, tummy growling, etc. However, I posted anyway, because I don’t know about you, but there is no way I would want to wait a day to hear this, and I already missed posting yesterday because of having a guest in town and some work going on at the house. So, in case like me, you woke up super early in the morning thinking about this and eager to get to the next chapter, here is Take 1. I will re-record today when I get a few typos corrected, can find a quiet space and time without too much background noise, and have charged my phone. I don’t have words for this chapter. It may literally blow your mind! You might have to listen to it three times and pause 50 times, just so you can fully digest it. It’s that worth it.
Warning: This chapter is about twice as long as the previous chapter (so 2 hrs) and contains deep work. You will need privacy and time to fully complete it. If you can’t do it in one fell swoop, use a couple days or a couple times throughout the day when you can be alone.
Wanted to share my morning meal with any hungry brothers and sisters: I’m attaching UNCUT AUDIO FILES of myself reading through Bill Walton’s book, “Creating Your Best Life.”
I will do my best to maintain a one-a-day schedule. I pray it changes your life like it has, and is continuing to, mine. If it does, you’ll want to buy your own copy, so you can do the workbook pages, because that’s where the transformation begins to take shape.
5:45 a.m. Alarm goes off, but it’s Saturday, I stayed up a little too late, so I doze a little longer.
6:15ish I roll out of bed & get read for my workout & prepping the kitchen for the countertop man.
7:10 Hubs takes daughter to work, since I’m still working out.
8:19 a.m. Update the Granite Guy’s contact information in my phone with “countertop” at the end of his last name & his company name & address. Seems simple, but this is one of the best tips Brent Daniels ever gave me. When I add “Buyer,” “Seller,” “Lender,” at the end of the person’s name, it jogs my memory & allows me to have a much more personal conversation with the person calling me & makes them feel respected & valuable to me, because they are. It has been an immense blessing in staying organized.
What are the big rocks for the day? I still need to do my morning Creation Sequence.
8:30 a.m. Granite man shows up. Do my creation sequence quietly in the office while staying available. Having the Trello list of those cards on my phone’s home screen has been a Godsend. Thank you Son 1! And thank you Abagail & Emmylee for your “Trello for Business” course. 🙂
Catch up on any responses I didn’t get to yesterday afternoon.
Make sure I’m caught up on the next step for each of the Opportunities in the pipeline.
Spend time doing some of the thinking work for “Creating Your Best Life.”
How will I spend quality time with the family today?
How will I make today restful & rejuvenating?
8:52 a.m. Dude, what? Two weeks from template making to kitchen install – as in no kitchen sink for two more weeks! First world problems, right? Back to the creation sequence.
One of the most rejuvenating, restful and energizing things to me is to give myself the freedom and permission to be creative, to think of new ideas, to work on strategic planning. I am going to allow myself some time to do those things today.
11:21 a.m. Said goodbye to Granite Man, tried unsuccessfully to rig a temporary sink idea, caught up on my CRM Inbox & FB messages, said goodbye to a property I would have loved to flip but can’t get to the right price.
2 p.m. First son brought in the mail, and I received a wonderful surprise from a new friend in Texas. I encouraged her and gave her some guidance toward her first deal, and she showed her appreciation by sending me a sweet thank you card, a fall decoration, and some money for Hubs and me to go out for a fall latte date! 😀
7:33 p.m. Yay, hit all the big rocks! 🙂 Spent the early afternoon weeding the garden and being thankful all over again for the fun bounty that God provided with hardly any of our own labor this year. They were the seeds that kept on giving. Got to spend time with the family around the bonfire of our burning old nasty kitchen cabinets. The potatoes were a little “charred,” but there were still some edible bits, and the brats and hot dogs cooked just enough before the rain hit.
Spent the rest of the evening putting supplies away into the new upper cabinets and pantries and spending time relaxing with the family.