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April 12 – Hitting the Stride

Wake Up – 4:45 am


  • For Time: 400 m run, 30 bench press (135#), 800 m run, 20 bench press (135#), 1 mile run, 10 bench press (135#) = 20:04
  • 21 – 15 – 9 of: OHS (75#) & Situps = 4:40


  • Eggs & Oats w/ cacoa nibs, cinnamon, honey
  • PB & Banana (have to eat them up before they go bad); FitAid
  • Ground Turkey, sweet potato w/ KG butter, veggies, 1/2 avocado
  • Ground turkey, veggies, 1/2 avocado
  • d Tuna, Apple & PB

Daily Devotion

  • Bible in 1 Year Series
    • No Blessing Goes Uncontested
      1. Psalm 41:1-6. Blessings contested by trouble, sickness and slander
        • Blessings on those who care for the poor – If you care for the poor, God promises to deliver you in times of trouble, to protect you, to preserve your life and to bless you
        • Contested by trouble, sickness and slander – God promises his blessing and that he will not surrender you
      2. Luke 9:57-10:24. Blessings contested by Satan and demonic powers
        • Blessing of following Jesus – the blessing are so great they far outweigh the cost; at times you may have to say farewell to comfort, compromise and even company
        • Contested by Satan and demonic powers – ultimate enemy is spiritual, not flesh and blood; Jesus has the authority and gave it to us to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome the power of the enemy
      3. Deuteronomy 1:1-2:33. Blessings contested by problems, burdens and disputes
        • Blessings in the wilderness years – during these times your faith is tested; learn to trust God, seek his presence and worship him
        • Contested by problems, burdens and disputes – we will have many battles ahead, the key is to trust the Lord wholeheartedly; need leadership and organization (choosing the right people)
  • The Catalyst Leader
    • Build a Culture of Courage
      • Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the commitment to overcome it
        1. Set scary standards – your level of excellence and expectation for your product or service or experience should almost be something that is nearly attainable
        2. Allow for failure – the road to success is many times put together through multiple failures
        3. Reward innovation – requires taking risks
        4. Pursue the right opportunities – be disciplined; aggressively pursue a few good things that make sense; say no often
        5. Learn to delegate – give others a chance to lead

Quote I Like Today

  • “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington-

What I Am Listening To

  • The Order of Man podcast by Ryan Michler: Ep108 – Boosting Testosterone Naturally. I suggest you men listen in on this one. Always something to learn.

What I Am Reading

  • Daily Stoic
    • Stoicism Simply Work
      • The philosophy stresses duty, discipline, self-control and inter-connectedness
      • At its core is ”You do not control what happens to you but you do control how you respond to it”
      • In times of adversity and powerlessness, it can be a resource of strength, wisdom and fortitude
  • Meet Your Strawman
    • Should be finished within the next few days as it is a very short read
  • 7 Ways to Lower Your Auto Insurance Premium by Money Under 30 website (because I like saving money and being informed)
    1. Drive slow & safe – GOOD DRIVE DISCOUNT; no wrecks or tickets = safe driver
    2. Buy an insurance friendly car – DUH! Sports cars and excessively expensive cars have more value which equals more risk which = HIGHER premium
    3. Take a defensive driver course – only if you have a poor driving record and the cost of the course is less than the discount available
    4. Shop Around – you may not have the best coverage offered at the best price; independent agents may be able to find you a better offer
    5. Move closer to work – less driving equals less chance of risk; I have a discount for traveling less than 25 miles/day
    6. Improve your credit score – because insurance companies do take into account your score when pricing your options
    7. Increase your deductible – you might pay more out of pocket in the event an accident happens, however, if you have good driving record and no claims in the last few years; you could save major $$ by increasing your deductible



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