As I mentioned in my post on 5 things I’d tell my self while starting a business, It is natural for me to feel like as an entrepreneur that I need to be tied to my work. For the first time I was able to allow myself to feel like it was OK with taking advantage of my lifestyle. I am overly competitive about pretty much everything and it was driving me to feel like I had to being doing “better” business-wise every month (i.e. making more money). But making the mental switch toward being better at living, vs just working allowed me to accomplish alot.
- More Lake, Less Office – I spent more than a month on the lake, working from my ‘rents. Spent more time than I had in years on a boat, drink in hand.
- Purchased My Own Piece of Heaven – i.e. lakefront in my hometown in upstate NY.
- Quit Eating at Subway – Never going back.
- Made Some Tough Decsions – but ones that needed to be made, for all involved.
- 10 Countries (8 New) Visited – Northern Ireland, Ireland, UK, Mexico, Costa Rica, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech, Poland, & Germany totaling 36 days abroad.
- Route 1 – Drove the Pacific Coast Highway
- Great Business Trips- Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, New Orleans, Indy, PHX, NYC, Kentucky, and Philly.
- Picked up a West-Coast Client – Helping me feel less tied to the Mid-Atlantic.
- Ran Social Media – for a major NASCAR Event. All access, not to shabby.
- Saw Profits Up – 25, 35, 45% year to year.
- Got The Tax Man Off my Back – Got my accounting life in order after a couple years of making mistakes.
- Fitness Forward – Knocked out another 24 hour adventure race, a couple of running specific events and hit crossfit 4-5 times a week.
- Got More Sleep – and bought a decent bed for the first time.