What would you do if you could wake up and do whatever you wanted too? What would your day look like. What type of value would you add to the world? The ideal day project seeks to explore that. Here is my ideal day below.
If it is Gods will may I: Live simply and peacefully in a little apt or house. No clutter, just a nice simple place. The day starts the night before. Turn down lights at 9:30 pm. Maybe take a hot shower. Read for a few hours and be in bed before midnight. Sleep deeply.
In the morning wake up grateful to be alive. Wake at around the same time everyday. Appreciate the super comfy warm bed and the flat floors. Take a shower and be amazed by drinkable, clean, heated running water. Make bed. Pray. Practice Spanish with DuoLingo. Review my Eulogy and Ideal Day. Meditate. Make and eat a paleo breakfast and eat slowly. Make a green smoothie. After breakfast take a few minutes to chill before cleaning the dishes. Do some Unsit exercises.
Chill out time - Enjoy the precious present. Connect with people and learn new things by using the incredible internet with Twitter and FB on the amazing invention that is the retina iPad mini. (But not too much to get burned out)
Be thankful to have great food. Eat a healthy lunch slowly and appreciate the animal that gave his life for your meal and the fact that you did not have to hunt and clean the food. Be thankful for the truckers who brought you the food. The Mexicans that picked the lettuce and the Chinese who made your ikea table and the silverware, plate and cup. Team Alfred and the Postmates delivery guys. Chill for a bit.
Drive a clean, well maintained older model BMW or Tesla (another awesome invention) to The Studio. Be grateful to be luckier than 85% of the world and have a car. 12 minute or so stress free commute. Enjoy the drive. Be thankful for the Germans and the Chinese that made the car and the sailors that shipped it on a big ship over here. Appreciate the leather, the Sirius radio, the stability, the tiptronic, digital cruise control, the 4wd in the snow.
Walk into The Studio. Take a few seconds and be thankful. Be extremely grateful for the fact that I currently can work for myself on my own company. That I don't have to wear a suit every day. That I can have super flexible hours. That I have a nice physical space to work from. That my commute is basically non-existent. These are enormous blessings.
Work with the amazing Studio family. Be humbled by the fact that they are there helping you build your dream every day. Everybody enjoys working together. We crank through our projects for a few hours. We have upbeat but chill music playing through our high end KRK speakers. Bamboo.
We keep moving our businesses and projects forward. We stay focused on growing and treating our customers extremely well. We work on creating beautiful, valuable products that people want and love. When problems come up, and they will, we take them in stride and continue to move forward.
Green smoothie in the afternoon. Lunch in a bag. Do 10 breath meditations throughout the day.
Be appreciative of the income you currently make. Be thankful to have absolutely no debt. Keep saving money every month. If I need more money I can work part or full time at another company. Maybe a consulting firm. Inspirato, Uber, a marketing company, ecommerce site, Watsi, or Charity Water. Focus on consistently saving over 50% of paycheck. Keep over a year in savings account. Live well below your means and focus on life dollars and amazing experiences. Use a 2x1 miles card for purchases to save up for free travel.
Have fun. Laugh. Don't take it too seriously. Go to a challenging but rewarding Yoga class. Move around. Do some pull-ups.
Dinner with a great woman.
Take an evening walk or dirt bike ride. Read on the awesome kindle for a few hours. Think of three things I am thankful for. Bed. Sleep well.
On Saturdays the nice cleaning lady drops off food and cleans the floors and does laundry. We speak in Spanish.
And get a great sports massage a few times a month. Also right now stay busy and spend time helping people.