3 Things I learned last week…1/11-17/16

Welcome to 2016 Brian:  Ok! I am sad to admit it.  I am a slow adopter to technology sometimes.  Sometimes I want the best immediately and sometimes I don’t really care.  Well, my girlfriend Jenn Logsdon introduced me to something that I have never paid any attention to… automatic bill pay.  If you are reading this, you are probably laughing at me right now.  Why I wasn’t utilizing this little feature before, I don’t know.  I have done the auto drafts and some of the other automated processes out there before.  However, for some reason I have never used the automatic bill pay feature through my bank.  I have learned that my life has become much simpler because of automatic bill pay.  I am a little old school.  There is something about writing out a check that makes me more accountable to my money.  Well, not anymore.  I am going with convenience now. Automatic bill pay is awesome. I am so glad I finally caught up to life. Thank you Jenn.

Sometimes you just have to endure some pain: In October of 2015 I started having some pain in my lower back and my hip.  This pain has lingered through today. I have taken some days off from running and tried to not put any pressure on that leg at times.  Instead of running, which is what I prefer to do, I use the elliptical.  When I do the elliptical I don’t have any pain. When I first started having the pain, I saw my doctor.  He said just stay off of it for a while and see what happens.  Well, I obviously can’t do that. Instead I went to a Chiropractor.  No luck with that.  Pain was and is still there.  I went to a Physical Therapist.  Yes, I still have the pain.  And now lastly, some 12 weeks later I have finally went and seen an Orthopedic Doctor.  He did some X-Rays and looked me over and said that there wasn’t anything wrong with my hip, and my pain was coming from my sciatica nerve.  He gave me some pills and sent me on my way. Long story short.  I have been running some since that meeting with the doctor.  I have some level of pain.  But I think it will get better.  It is not getting worse.  And that is what I have learned.  I am wired for making progress and accomplishments.  I have always been moving forward and doing something, especially when it comes to fitness.  I will just have to endure the pain for a while.  Life is like that as well.  When you want something bad enough you have to endure a little pain.

Always have a deadline: I am not sure I have written about this before.  However, it is something I know, and I must continue to hold myself  and others that I lead to as well.  Setting deadlines is critical. You just can’t allow things to be up in the air.  I know at times this annoys people.   Most people prefer things to be up in the air.  Then they can’t be accountable if it doesn’t get done. If you and I can get in a habit of setting deadlines for everything more success is sure to come my way and yours.  Last week, I assigned some tasks for myself and others on my team.  Some of them were accomplished and some were not.  This week my focus will be to attach a deadline to everything.  You should as well. 

To your success and your future.

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