After vlogging for a month, I have learned some lessons.
Overall, it has been a positive experience, but I do share both the cons and pros.
Even though the temperature was -12 degrees, I made sure to go in and workout in the morning.
Even though the video does not reflect it. I have come to realize that working out in the morning dramatically sets me up for success later on in the day.
I didn’t get much footage in, but one thing I did record was my appreciation for Alison (my wife) telling me to take the night off.
She’s the best.
Ahhhhh, some days present opportunity’s of learning. I learned that when it comes to date nights (or afternoons), it is best to let my wife decide on dessert options, especially when it comes to chocolate.
Overall, we had a blast as my parents watched the kids and we enjoyed a good afternoon off with each other and enjoyed being snowed in at night.
We celebrated our 2nd Christmas this year and as usual Brady received a ton of presents (including pizza).
However, one of the important things that came from this video was the importance of just showing up everyday in reaching your goals. Even if it means you just found a way to overcome the resistance in getting out of bed, you just achieved something that others have not done.
Hears to making the best 2015!
The new year upon us, and one of the main things that came out of this day was the fact that Allison and I want increase our savings once again.
This last year with the birth of Noelle, our emergency fund took a little bit of a hit. Thankfully we are debt free except for our house and with every monthly payment that debt decreases.
However, we know that we need to get back in habit of saving again especially if we want to reach our goal of having three months of savings in the bank again.
So our next action step to increasing our emergency fund and to go through Financial Peace University again.
We are super excited about saving again and if you would like to know more about Financial Peace University check out Dave Ramsey’s site.
Besides all of that the family enjoyed some road tripping and some hearty burritos.
It has been a long time since I’ve published a post on 168 opportunities.
Lately, I’ve been having a lot of time to think over things and decide what I want things look like in the future, not only for me but for my family.
My wife Alison and myself have talked a lot about 2015 and have set some goals for ourselves. One of the things that we agreed upon was that we need to build some more discipline in our life.
For me the discipline I wanted to start building was content production. Below is a video explaining some of this and our first time making this public.
In order to publish consistently and still keep my family apart of everything (personal life and work), I knew I would need to have something that kept them forefront in my life.
I’m not the first person to vlog with their family, but I but I know this is one of the best ways to pursue my dreams and still keep my family apart of it all.
I want to succeed with them. I want my goals to be their goals and their goals to be my goals.
That is why one of my goals in 2015 is to vlog me and my family every day of the year.
I’m not perfect and I know this will be a difficult task to complete, but this is something that I know I can accomplish.
As a precursor before making this public, I have vlogged consistently for 25 days in row now. This has allowed me to get some of the kinks out of everything and to work on building this a habit.
I can tell you this has already helped me learn a lot about myself and how I interact with my family, but I do not want to be doing this just for me.
This is something that I hope you can find helpful in your own life. My wife and I still face challenges everyday as we both work full-time jobs and raise two kids, but we love our life and we’re still trying to make it better.
In 2015, we invite you to come along for this journey with us and hope that you will be encouraged, equipped and entertained in your own lives during this time.
Ultimately, we want what we do to help you make the most of your 168 opportunities (hours) every week.
I can not tell you how much I have been nervous about turning 29. I know a lot of people view me as a young pup still, but I also realize that I am getting older.
Now I still believe that the best is yet to come, but I also know that I am going to have to work at it.
I definitely have some goals before I turn 30, but in a weird way I have been preparing myself for this year.
Now it’s here.
All ready I have had a very successful day to start this journey off.
We repainted the majority of our house and removed some unwanted trees, which probably increased our home value significantly (like $5,000 – $10,000).
To be fair, I am not a realtor, but I know we increased the value.
I also sold my surround sound system for $50.
Not to mention I woke up this morning to a beautiful wife, a son who makes me smile everyday and a 2 month old daughter that is starting to smile too.
It was a win, win, win situation.
It was a great birthday and a great way to come back and post something on 168 Oppportunities.
I know I have been silent on this site for a while, but in my absence I have formulated a better vision of what I want this site to be about.
I’ll share about that in good time, but for know thank you all for your encouragement by listening to the podcast, reading the site and/or sending me questions via email. It has meant the world to me.