This post is basically an inventory and brief summary of where I stand in each category of achievement that’s requisite to achieving my own version of success.
Every so often it’s good to take a step back, analyze progress (or stagnation), and make adjustments.
– Read hiragana and katakana but writing needs work
-An ear for pronunciation
-Sounding out reading, but lack comprehension
-Conjugating regular verbs
-Ear for pronunciation/conversation
-Latent vocabulary & reading/writing from high-school.
-I have some great start-up ideas swirling around. I’m very confident in 3/10 of the ideas, but have yet to take any action towards launch or lean launch.
-Potential for a pop-up restaurant is high. I have a good network within the hospitality industry, and the market is prime for a great pop up.
-My dreams of film/TV production are simply dreams right now.
-Using apps and technology to automate income is similar to my start-up ideas; no action has been taken towards realization other then capturing ideas on paper. I’ve got one rock solid idea though, and about 8 mediocre ones.
-Developing a school would be a legacy project, and I’ve yet to build the requisite resources or fully master many teachable skills.
Health and Fitness:
-The quest for the six-pack is ongoing. Starting to lean out and loose the last 5% body fat that it takes. (for progress shots see my Instagram)
-Personal trainer certification is a goal for the next 90 days. Studying between 4-10 hours a week.
-Healthy eating is becoming a passion. making better choices and structuring a diet based on nutritional benefit and balance is something I study between 5-10 hours a week.
-Yoga has helped me immensely since I started 2 years ago. I’m still not as flexible as I’m striving for, but quite an improvement. Always end my training sessions with yoga/stretching.
-Reached a meager yellow belt in Judo at age 13, but have not practiced since.
-Starting from scratch in this field.
-Played trumpet for 2 years in junior high.
-Messed around with DJ/production software: Reason, Traktor.
-Started cooking at a young age— starting with eggs at age 8.
-Immersed in the hospitality industry my whole life up this point and presently.
-Apprenticed and worked under one of the best chefs in my city, and a crew of renowned sous-chefs, for a year and a half. The restaurant made #3 on a list of Best New Restaurants in Texas.
-Studying techniques, recipes, and ingredients from a wide variety of sources.
-Shifting focus recently to nutrient dense, and maximally healthy dishes/ingredients, while still maintaining flavor development.
-Achieved a good flow while cooking on the line, loved to improve this day in day out.
-I’ve been in love once, maybe twice.
-Quite a bit to do and accomplish in this area.
-I have traveled internationally 3 times: United Kingdom (age 8), Mexico (age 18), and Japan (age 24). Within North America, I’ve seen a good deal of western Canada, parts of the southern United States and Texas …far from well traveled, but I’ve traveled enough to give me the “travel bug”.
-I have only lived abroad once, and that’s my current 3+year stint in Texas.
-Studying Napoleon Hill, Rhonda Byrne, Darren Hardy and others.
-Recently had the most money I’d ever had at one time.
-Make small donations monthly to 2 organizations through my job.
-Driven some wonderful vehicles.
-Racing and drifting have not been attempted or learned.
-Drive often presently, so skill is improving.
-Appreciating art in all its forms more and more as I age.
-Haven’t created any art since high school art class, and that was hardly considerable.
-Currently own no properties.
-I’m acquiring more skills and knowledge in order to better teach people in the future.
-Set an example of good work ethic in jobs that I’ve had in my career, but working smarter is ongoing.
-I’ve planed 4 trees.
-I have an aloe plant
-Starting to grow Chia.
As you can see from this inventory, I’ve got a long way to go in almost everything. This doesn’t deter me, nor should it deter anybody who sets out to achieve anything. I’d rather take the time to assess where I am, so that I can always look back as I progress and reach benchmarks. As opposed to saying “there’s too much work to be done” I say “here’s a way to measure my work against something. Everybody starts somewhere…
Started from the bottom…–Drake
Moving forward I’ll be detailing posts in each of these categories as I learn and experience new things, but also delve into what I’ve learned in the past in more detail.
Thanks for reading, and leave me any comments you have.