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Hi there,
August was the hardest I've pushed myself in a long time, especially after being disappointed with my mid-year review, and I smashed it. Put the rest of 2020 behind you and let's start fresh with September.

I completed my monthly review today so please forgive this moment of vanity. I sold a house and transferred ownership of a second one. Tiffany and I are debt-free except for our home. I ran 220 miles and wrote 24 blog posts. I even found time to spend with my wife with an adjustable Tempur-Pedic bed on the way! All while working full time AND completing Army requirements.

With those 220 miles of "running," I finished the 635-mile Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee (GRVAT) on the final day, August 31. What a month -- I'm hoping September is similarly successful, but a little bit more forgiving.

Here's the tracker that kept me motivated all month:

GVRAT is complete!

Breaking the big goal into a more digestible chunk made a big difference. I greatly benefitted from subtracting as the # got smaller and smaller. I couldn't wait to cross off the previous # and keep the progress going.

What strategies do you use to stay motivated toward a goal?
30 Posts in 30 Days

I'm coming into the final week of my publishing challenge. I've missed a few days, but I'm powering through until 30 Posts are published. I'm trying to enjoy the process.

My favorite article this week was The Danger of the Lazy "No:" Making Better Decisions.

My wife and I were bed shopping. As we approached the store, my wife asked if I was interested in an adjustable frame. I immediately gave the lazy no.

Unrelenting, she asked if I even knew what it was. No, I didn’t know that, either

Here is a quick summary of what I published this week: If you're interested in following along daily, I post all articles on and share them in this Twitter thread.
Quote of the Week

"The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist.

- Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
Until next week, stay safe, sane, and intentional.

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