Forget 15 Minutes a Day to Flatter Abs. Use Those 15 Minutes to Do THIS Instead.
A long time ago, in a galaxy very close to Times Square . . . I was in deep you-know-what.
See, I had made a bad business assumption.
Actually, that’s redundant. Any assumption is a bad one. Because when you assume, you make an a$$ out of yourself . . . and only yourself! And now what the @#$% are you going to do?
So, I had made this business assumption. And I found myself in a very, very deep hole. With very limited time to get out of it.
Now look, I had been in holes before. Life, and even more so the pursuit of success in the arts, is like a street in New York City. It’s filled with potholes, and you’re going to hit one every once in a while.
But this time? I hit a doozy. I was in deep. Deeper than the one I had been in years before that had me in tears on my therapist’s couch, wondering how I was going to get out of it.
So yeah, things were bad.
And I needed a plan. Because there was no choice. I had to dig myself out. No matter what.
There were no tears this time. I woke up at 4:45 AM (partly on purpose and partly because I couldn’t sleep) and went straight to my office to begin putting a process in place to get me over, under, or straight damn through the obstacle I was facing.
That morning, I Googled everything I could about getting back on track. I learned about eating better and morning routines and meditation and positive thinking and . . . journaling.
I had always laughed at journaling before. “Isn’t it like keeping a diary?” “Why reflect or describe what’s happening when I can just do something with that time instead!”
But since so many successful people I looked up to swore by this 15-minute a day exercise and since I was so @#$%ed I was ready to try anything to get myself in the right mindset . . . I bought one. (Actually, I bought three – but more on that later.)
And the next day, I took that journal, which I had one-day shipped from Amazon Prime, and held it. And instantly I felt like I had control over what was going to happen next in my life, instead of “the hole” taking control of me.
Day after day, I started going through the exercises in that journal, from goal-setting, to mind-setting, to gratitude-feeling, and so on.
Two weeks later, my problem was gone . . . four weeks earlier than the deadline.
And journaling has been a part of my life every single day since. And without a doubt, it has helped me focus, take action, stay calm (when I’ve faced more potholes), and achieve the ambitious goals that I had set for myself.
It’s one of the simplest secrets to success I’ve ever seen. Which is why I think you should start one today.
You can use anything to journal. A blank composition book. A blog. A word doc.
Or one of the many journals available on the market.
And as of today, you can also get one specifically for Artists, Art-trepreneurs, and other people like you. Check them out here.
See, in order to make my journaling more efficient, I tried over seventeen (!) different types from seventeen different companies. And while all of them had elements I liked (special shout-out to Michael Hyatt, SaltWrap, Rachel Hollis, and all the others who helped inspire me with their versions), none of them had the perfect combination of what I believe true Art-repreneurs need.
So we made our own! 🙂 Click here to see ’em.
The journal consists of a daily checklist of the things I believe every person should start their day with in order to get the most out of the next 24 hours and to get closer to their goals.
We have three versions, with three unique covers, inspired by some of our favorite motivational lyrics. 🙂 I think you’ll like ’em. Click here to see if you can guess which lyrics we chose!
With the cost of publishing these hardcovers, never mind what Jeff Bezos takes on Amazon, these are really a wash for us. But we made them because we believe it can help you get your shows, your projects, your anything off the ground, which as you know, is part of our #5000By2025 mission.
So grab one and give it a shot.
Because I think you’ll find those 15 minutes a day much more fun and MUCH more rewarding than a bunch of crunches.
Get our Action Journal for Artists here.
It will work.