Trailblazing is Lonely Work

Chasing dreams and pushing limits is not without sacrifice.

When you choose to do things that no one has done before, you’ll often find no one next to you while doing it. That’s the nature of trailblazing.

8pm Warriors will have lonesome nights.

Unfortunately, I have no clever solution to this problem. I see fellow 8pm Warriors suffering and I thought I would put this out there for you to discuss.

What can be done? Can anything be done? Is there a limit before someone burns out?

Personally, I enjoy connecting with other 8pm Warriors who are up and at ’em at night when I’m chasing my life goal by myself. Luckily I also have a supportive spouse and that helps too. Finding a life partner was my first mission.

Others adopt pets, Skype a ton, or bring a Google+ hangout with them all over the house.

What do you recommend?

Let’s battle loneliness tonight,

Aaron @Biebert

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The Secret Way to Find More Time in the Day

This isn’t a joke or scam.

Recently a group of scientists officially declared that time travel was impossible.  However, I did find a group of 8pm Warriors that discovered a way to extend each day by about one to two hours.

That isn’t much time, but it should be enough to finally work on the things you’ve always wanted to do with your life.

Curious?

I don’t think they’ll mind if I tell you the secret.  I only ask that you promise to use it only for good.

It’s actually an ancient magic spell that you cast on yourself. It’s a bit different for everyone, however there is only one secret ingredient you must have:

Every day you must do work that you are passionate about.

That’s it.  After that, you may want to add something to increase it’s effects. Some add caffeine.  Others add nutrition, vitamins, hydration, natural foods, or other ingredients that give them energy.

It really works!  

I find that when I’m under “the spell”, extra hours magically appear at the end of the day. It works the same way for kids. That’s why you shouldn’t get theme excited at the end of the day.

Personally, my day has been extend by about 3 hours.  From 11:30pm until 2:30am are now magically available to me each night to do more work.  I still wake up at a normal time each day and drink absolutely no caffeine except when I stay up even later.  (For instance, I wrote this one at 4am last week and needed some Warrior tea in the morning)

It works for me and it will work for you too.

Do work you love.

Have a great night,

Aaron@Biebert

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Against Your Will

When observing others, isn’t it critical what difference someone’s will makes in nearly every situation?

It changes everything! Look at these situations:

  • Apologizing” or “Apologizing against their will”  (A chance to fix a problem vs. a waste of time)
  • Cooking” or “Cooking against their will”  (Art vs. Action)
  • In their underwear” or “In their underwear against their will”  (Sexy vs. Abused)
  • Serving others” or “Serving others against their will”  (Noble vs. Slavery)

If you’re doing something against your will, the rest of the world notices. It’s time to do something different.

The same goes for leadership. If you’re leading someone who doesn’t want to do their job, lead them somewhere else.

The human will is powerful. Don’t fight it.

Have a great night!

Aaron@Biebert
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Time for Little Warriors

My daughter turned four yesterday.

I estimate that I spend about one hour a day of quality time with her on weekdays and maybe four hours each day on the weekends.  That means I’ve spent roughly 2700 hours with her during her entire life.  That’s about how many hours I work in 40 weeks.

I wonder if I’m alone.

Probably not.  I ran across the song below the other day.  When I heard it, a sort of embarrassed laugh came out.  Here’s an excerpt:

The Dollar

Mama tells her little man
“your daddy’s got a job
and when he goes to work they pay him for his time”

Well the young boy gets to thinking
and he heads up to his bedroom
and comes running back with a quarter and four dimes
and says “Mama how much time will this buy me?”

“Is it enough to take me fishing or throw a football in the street?”
“If I’m a little short then how much more does daddy need
to spend some time with me?”

Here’s the music video if you’re curious.

Something to think about.

It’s one reason I’m an 8pm Warrior and not a 5pm Warrior…it’s my kid’s bedtime.  Still probably not enough time.

Have a family night,

Aaron@Biebert