I challenged myself to create a series of four videos with myself as host, and to talk about my own creative and personal development journey. I have made fun of people who do this for my entire life...until I started producing Spartan Up podcast and listening and learning from them. There is still a high proportion of blowhards and snake oil salesmen in the self help arena, and yet those reminders, hacks and lessons propel me forward.
As Doug Comstock said - I'm not telling you anything new, I'm just reminding you.
So here is video three of the series. In this video I talk about the two most helpful tactics / principles I have learned.
Social media has a lot wrong, especially now as it heightens divisions and eats up days with “doom scrolling.” But I don’t know that I would have kept up with this without you guys holding me accountable. I’ve run something like 270 miles so far this year, and for the last 100 straight I haven’t missed a day.
Running every day is good for my health, but it’s about more than that. It’s about keeping my word to myself, building productive habits as a baseline, trying my best to be a role model for my kids.
The private messages I get ( “ did you run yet today?”, congratulations”, “have you thought about running farther”?) are such a powerful model of encouragement. Celebrating success while gently nudging for more.
It’s about 7am. I’m getting ready to head out and run 5 miles, and just like every other day - I don’t feel like it.
Surround yourself, even virtually, with people that make you better. It will cross over to every aspect of your life & career.
On March 27th I was envious of the "pause" to reassess and learn I kept hearing about. I was fortunate enough to still be working, so I committed to a more active blog. This is my chance to think out loud about podcasting, messaging, story, nature, family and life.
~ Marion Abrams