To pass this week's challenge, you have to take your son to the barber shop.
I don't mean your local franchise stylist or salon. I mean the barber shop. Somewhere where guys with straight razors are shaving necks and cleaning up edges. There's something about a barber shop that can't quite be put into words. You just have to experience it.
To pass this week's challenge, you have to set strategic, tactical, and daily goals for yourself.
A part of my morning routine involves stating my strategic, tactical, and daily goals for myself. The strategic goals are large-scale, long-term goals. They may take months or years to accomplish and will have a significant impact on your life. Things like "start a company" or "buy a house".
Tactical goals are the mid-sized goals that directly support the strategic goals. An example of a tactical goal would be "talk to a realtor" or "write a business plan". Tactical goals are usually take a week to a month to accomplish and should move you closer to your strategic goal.
Daily goals are just that. Small, bite-sized tasks that you can accomplish in a day to keep moving towards your tactical goals. For example, "get realtor's phone number" or "read 3 sample business plans" could be good daily goals that advance you towards your tactical goals.
To pass this week's challenge, you have to keep a journal for at least the next week.
Journaling can be tough. Mostly because you have to specifically set aside time to do it and it doesn't immediately produce any tangible benefits. It can seem like a waste of time.
That's part of why you should do it. Doing things that are tough is what makes us tough. Also, the intangible rewards that come from developing the discipline to evaluate and review your actions will produce positive change in your life.
To pass this week's challenge, you have to do that thing.
You know, that thing that's been hanging over your head for a while now. The thing that you've been avoiding and putting off. Now's the time to get it done.
So get after it.