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Yesterday I spent the morning taking the exit exam for my MBA program.  I still have 8 weeks left of class but I landed in the 79th percentile on the exit exam so I think I will graduate just fine.  Interested to see if having an MBA actually changes anything in my career or not.  Will new opportunities come knocking or will it just be another piece of paper on the wall?  It is up to me to determine the outcome.  

In the afternoon, I worked outside on the deck.  Finished stair railings and starting the skirting.  It was very hot and humid and should really count as a workout.  Met all of my goals for yesterday, back in the office today ready to face the world.  I have been reading a lot lately and that always puts me in a good place mentally.  

 

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10 hours ago, Open Fracture said:

Interested to see if having an MBA actually changes anything in my career or not.  Will new opportunities come knocking or will it just be another piece of paper on the wall?  It is up to me to determine the outcome.  

 

Guessing it will take work, but that it could be an important asset (congratulations!). Were you doing the MBA part-time? If so, are you looking to move into a different job, or advance where you are?

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I am sure it will take work.  I am not sure what I am going to do. I will either stay where I am and work towards a promotion or I will leave and open a brewery that I have some people interested in financing. 
 

 

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Yesterday I fasted during the day and ate a small dinner including raw veggies.  Completed a 24 hour fast which is about the right length of time to reset for the week.  Left me pretty tired so didn't workout like I really wanted to do.  Met my eating goals and went to bed early, however insomnia hit again and I fell asleep around 11:15pm, but still ahead of my bedtime.  

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23 hours ago, Open Fracture said:

I am sure it will take work.  I am not sure what I am going to do. I will either stay where I am and work towards a promotion or I will leave and open a brewery that I have some people interested in financing.

 

Cool! And interesting! Hope lots of good opportunities come your way.

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You're doing great so far! Fast food is a hard habit to kick. 

 

I'll have to read through Miracle Morning again. I know I have it somewhere and a morning routine is one of my eventual goals. 

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He have made it through half of 2020.   Lets hope it gets better from here!  

I had another good day yesterday.  Still no workout this week. Mowed the yard which should count for something.  

 

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Yesterday was a good day.  Ate a very healthy lunch, a reasonable dinner, and got my workout in.   Felt better this time but still disappointing how far out of shape I have become.  After the workout, I was up until about 2am dealing with various kid issues (wet bed, nightmare, leg cramps...  each kid with a separate issue.) and then thinking about my brewery plans.  things are starting to get a little serious there.  I have a good friend with money and he is very interested in financing it.  I am putting together a business plan and convincing my wife slowly that quitting my 6 figure job to make potentially nothing for a few years is a good idea.   

 

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Not so good yesterday.  No fast food, but no veggies either.  Had a date night with my wife.  We went to some breweries that are in towns similar to where I want to open one.  Trying to get an idea for volume.   Stayed up too late reading about brewery finance and researching zoning laws.   

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That is very cool that things are lining up that you can open up a brewery. Do you have money in savings? If my husband were suggesting quitting his job and starting something new, having money in savings would make it  less scary.

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On 7/3/2020 at 1:04 PM, Elastigirl said:

That is very cool that things are lining up that you can open up a brewery. Do you have money in savings? If my husband were suggesting quitting his job and starting something new, having money in savings would make it  less scary.

Not much in savings, but I plan to do things pretty conservatively so that I don't actually leave my job until the brewery is open.  At that point we should have cashflow and be able to draw some living expenses out.  

 

This weekend was a test.  I ate pretty well considering the holiday.  Was very active all weekend with swimming and playing with kids.  

 

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2 hours ago, Open Fracture said:

Not much in savings, but I plan to do things pretty conservatively so that I don't actually leave my job until the brewery is open.  At that point we should have cashflow and be able to draw some living expenses out.  

 

This weekend was a test.  I ate pretty well considering the holiday.  Was very active all weekend with swimming and playing with kids.  

 

If you can keep working at your job for a bit that is great. Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend

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Congratulations on your good exit exam score! 

 

Building up savings can also be a way to make sure you're able to lower your living expenses some. (If you're looking for something to help show your wife that you can make it work.) If you're putting away a chunk of income each month, you're proving you can get by spending that much less *and* you'll have it later if you end up needing it. Keeping the job until the brewery can pay you a "salary" for your expenses also sounds like a good strategy. 

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Still here.  didn't manage to get a workout in last week.  That is really disappointing but I am still tracking my progress everyday on my challenge.  Hoping to finish out strong.  

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5 hours ago, Open Fracture said:

but I am still tracking my progress everyday on my challenge.  Hoping to finish out strong.  

 

Great that you are here! And yes, definitely still time for a strong finish!

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Finished the challenge on a beach vacation.  I wish I could say I met my goals but I did not.  I did have a great vacation without eating too much and also got plenty of sleep.  Looking forward to the next challenge.  

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