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Hi there,
I'm a glutton for punishment. Already struggling to keep up with the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee 1000k (GRVAT), the day job, Army, writing, and relationships, I've decided to go all-in this month.

August will be the last month this year where I'll have a significant amount of autonomy over my schedule. As a result, I'm willing to lose a little sleep pursuing the theme: "Lose Yourself."

I shared this tweet earlier today and will continue the thread to maintain accountability for the month.

I will share the best of whatever comes each week, but the goal is to bust through my publishing block. I've failed at this once before. My hope this time is by adopting the word limit, which only applies to the top-end, it will expedite the process.

I'm trying to channel my inner Seth Godin, who coincidentally wrote Shipping Creative Work today:

"If it doesn't ship, it's doesn't count."

Best of all, I can narrow in on small ideas and be okay if it's not totally exhaustive.

I appreciate all the great feedback you already provide and would love to hear your thoughts on my short rants.

As many of the people that know me best, what questions would you like me to answer or topics to explore?
Don't Dismiss Your Nine-to-Five

In modern culture, we aspire to be the wealthy entrepreneurs, influencers, and, dare I say, bloggers, but Nick Maggiulli argues the best way to wealth is still a traditional career:

While a nine-to-five will never make you filthy rich, learning how to work well with people and developing your skills can be one of the best things you do for your career development.

This also explains why the typical age of an entrepreneur is 40 years old. By age 40 you have two things that most 22 year-olds don’t have—experience and money. And where did that experience and money come from? A more traditional career, likely working for someone else.
GRVAT Update

I'm running virtually across Tennessee in the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee 1000k (GRVAT). 634 miles (5 miles/day) between May 1 until August 31st.

Despite a 35 mile run just over a week and a half ago, I've fallen further behind. I started August with 220 miles to go. I've changed accountability tactics -- I'll have this board mounted this weekend.

(Note: I actually got 7.03 miles after this picture was taken. Less than 200 to go!)
Quote of the Week

"At its core, the idea of purpose is the idea that what we do matters to people other than ourselves.

- Angela Duckworth, Grit
Until next week, stay safe, sane, and intentional.

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