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    Machete Refocuses on Targets

    3 for 3 on my morning routine. Having these hard rules is a game-changer so far. The others, I'm still working on though.
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    The Legend of the Mad Monk

    Yeah, I listened to The War of Art again and have been constantly mulling over the concept of "going pro." I think I need a hardcopy.
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    Machete Refocuses on Targets

    Got up early and morning routine was established on day 1. Get up, brew coffee, take HRV, take the doggos out, and 30 minutes of Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook (even though I don't really teach people to throw hooks from their rear side). Good stuff. I was itching to get to FB/IG, but I held my ground until the 30 minutes were up. Feels good to have something already accomplished. On the task list today is grocery, meal prep, and clean my car.
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    The Legend of the Mad Monk

    Wow, it's been a while. So I'm seeing that I'm still kind of on the same spot as I was last year. I seem to be wasting a lot of time probably because I don't have a specific goal I'm working towards. Ah, the difficulties of indecisiveness being a generalist. I'm thinking I have to declare a goal in order to be accountable to it. Then I'll set some milestones working towards that goal. In my job the way for me to get paid more is to get more hours training people, or get a belt promotion in jiu-jitsu. I will be trying to work on both for 2020. I would like to get to 10 additional hours of individual training/assessments a week, and successfully compete in 3 jiu-jitsu competitions a year. I'll be figuring out the milestones to reach working for these goals.
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    Machete Refocuses on Targets

    I've found out from my previous challenge that my task list was quite difficult to accomplish due to factors that I was unable to take into account. I will be trying a different approach of habit-building rather than addressing specific targets one at a time. The Rule of Three Focusing on too many things is focusing on nothing. I end up looking for small fires to put out rather than addressing the huge ones right in front of me, burning my eyebrows off. Before bed I will write down three things I need done the following day--that's it. The three will be priorities that must be completed that day, and the other shit won't matter. A Morning Routine Unless I do something dumb, my wake-up routine is pretty much the same--check social media for more time than necessary, brew some coffee and Fallout Shelter, and check my HRV. Also pretty dumb. For the next four weeks I'm going to try a better 30-min routine. No social media until everything is done. HRV check, dogs taken out to pee, and 30 minutes of reading a book (which may later turn into writing). Nothing too crazy, but it's shit that has to be done, but I'm not prioritizing. (I will probably gradually add more things as we go.) The Dream Week I've found that if I don't schedule something, I will find a way to waste that time. The goal is to account for my time all week, and schedule all the important activities I need to do. I'm looking to download Google Calendar and allot time on Sundays to put down everything I will be doing that week. Let's see how concentrated efforts play out.
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    Learn Martial Arts at home

    Ah. You could check out the Gracie Combatives Beginner Program. You can drill and nail down the 36 fundamental techniques with your wife for a while (and even have yourselves evaluated). Think of it as cleaning cars, painting fences, and sanding floors for a year or so. Eventually though a martial art will have to be pressure-tested for its effectiveness, but that's for another time. (You could even start out your own Gracie Garage over there.) Good luck!
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    Machete Civilizes the Wasteland 2

    Scrapping A continuation of the last one, I'm finding that my goals weren't SMART enough. For the first week I'm looking to break each goal down into its individual components that can be done in one bite. Get Laptop and HD fixed = (search for repair place / call repair place / bring in devices) Oil Change (including old oil disposal) = (bring wastes to Walmart / schedule a day / change the oil) Clean car interior (throw out trash / bring in junk / vacuum) Square-away the closet and get rid of old clothes = (hang clothes / go through old clothes / box up undesirables / bring to donation place) Renew passport = (get money / take photo / mail in form) See a dermatologist = (verify insurance / schedule appointment / attend appointment) Clear out open tabs = (close 1 tab / repeat once daily) Organize the living room = (tote 1 / tote 2 / big box / trash box / awards) Clean out the garage and throw stuff out = (trash / boxes / /duffel bags / weapons / organize) Train more = (address one student one-on-one after each session / log number of consultations per week) Train better = (write down classes)
  8. I'm closing in on 4 years in the forum now, having done my NF Introduction back right before leaving The North. I've finally been able to catch-up on updating my original training log, Third World Warrior: The Eight-Year Training Log (after some technical difficulties deleting like 2 years of logs) and I'll be using the Daily Battle Logs to both track my training and consolidate my challenges. I have been all over the place most of my life, hence many challenges with Rangers, but my issue is that I feed my training ADD and just ride the tides, making hay when the sun's out. Because of this I've gained proficiency in many things, but I'm having trouble tracking if I'm actually getting better in any of them. Hence, a long-term log. I've always been a fan of public training logs (for myself). I was never worried about how my competition was training, I was always focused on what I was doing. However because of this I tend to buy my own BS. A long term training log tracks progress, and allows others to call me out whenever I'm becoming too full of myself. (Perhaps having an Epic Quest might be of use as well, to keep the goal the goal.) I've always been very stubborn and secretive, even to my coaches. This can also cover training while I use 4-week challenges to work on life.