168 Opportunities Returning in March

It has been a long time coming, but I am happy to say that in the month of March 168 Opportunities will be returning.

I have been hard at work to be ready to relaunch my podcast and website.

Although there is still work to be done, I am happy to say that I now have 2 months worth of podcasts already recorded and a true direction for 168 Opportunities.

Moving forward, I will be focused on productivity.

Being productive is something that should be strived for, but it should be pursed in a way that doesn’t always have you doing more work.

Ultimately, it should be to help you get the things done you need (and want) to do, so that you can enjoy doing things that you love and spend time in the relationships you care about.

This was the main reason why I started 168 Opportunities in the first place and I want to get back to that.

My goal is to equip you with the mindset, tools, encouragement and other resources to help you be productive in your personal and professional life, while making sure to keep your family a priority.

I hope you join me as we strive to maximize the 168 Opportunities (or hours) we have every single week.

I Got A Night Off – Day 32

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.

Cheers.

I Wan’t My Pacey – Day 30

There was not as much footage to share on this day as I took quite a few naps, but as usual Baby Girl found a way to entertain. Let’s just say she wanted her pacifier really bad.

The break will be over, but all in all it felt good to have produced 30 vlogs now.

Looking forward to many more.

Chocolate Decisions On Date Night – Day 29

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.

Start Showing Up- Day 29

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!

It’s A Brand New Year – 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.

The End Of 2014 And New Opportunities In 2015

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.

Enter vlogging.

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.

Cheers!