Hello thirties!

Today is the first day of my thirtieth year!

I have just completed my 29th, which means I still have some time before I enter "crisis mode" - but I'm pretty happy with life, so hopefully I won't end up there.. Also everybody keeps saying 30 is the new 20, so perhaps I'll have to wait another ten years anyway. What is a crisis anyway?

It's interesting to think that I've only really had a life for ten years, as school years doesn't actually count. You have to stay in the box. And since I went to university, that's another four years gone. So I've only really "done stuff" for six years. And almost four of those has been about building Massive Performance, the two years before that was all about building Barbelles (which then led me to build Massive). So yeah, when it comes to LIFE, it has just started! Massive must be the most amazing journey ever - the joy of being able to share the journey people go through at the gym is amazing. People grow!

Speaking of growing - I think that's what I've been busy doing for the last six years, and I am very excited to see where I'll be in another six, if I keep up this speed. Actually, my plan is to accelerate! And considering my circumstances at the moment, all the right things are happening, but I think stuff is simply to slow sometimes. I struggle with identifying my one thing right now, what is the one things that can really speed everything else up? What is my biggest obstacle? It isn't always the obvious things, apparently not in my case anyways. I think I may suffer from a bit of ignorance and/or incompetence, which is why I'm trying to find people who can help me identify just what I am missing....

I can say that in 2017 alone I've learned a few pretty big and powerful lessons. One of them is still fresh - regarding staffing at my facility. I've just gone from four employees to two, and one is due for maternity leave (!), so I am trying to identify what the one thing is yet again, but for the facility the One thing is different than it is for me personally. It has been a step back, because time is limited and I've had to almost double my hours on the floor, which then takes time from future stuff (I know I still haven't posted about that - it's coming!). So what kind of help do I need? And who is the right person?

A fuller life! I've met people (hey, Toronto) that made me see life in a new light (for which I am forever grateful). Life is too short, and if I go tomorrow I want to know that I treated myself well, did the best I could at all times and spent enough time with friends and family to not have any regrets. It's a process, but it's getting better - I'm no longer serving myself last (hey training!). I'm trying to ask myself what will make me a happier person and make me be the best me for the people around me? 

Rest and recovery is catching up.....as I've also learned that no matter how much I dislike taking time off work, it is sometimes necessary for me to take a PROPER break to "see the light". I keep on keeping on so hard sometimes, it's hard to see things through various perspectives. When can I take time off? Will it be enough? Where should I be to be able to switch off?

  • Surround yourself with the right people
  • Do what you want / need to avoid regrets
  • Take time off and get some SLEEP
 Me on graduation day, six years ago now!

Me on graduation day, six years ago now!

It's interesting to think that I've only really had a life for ten years, as school years doesn't actually count. You have to stay in the box. And since I went to university, that's another four years gone. So I've only really "done stuff" for six years. And almost four of those has been about building Massive Performance, the two years before that was all about building Barbelles (which then led me to build Massive). So yeah, when it comes to LIFE, it has just started! Massive must be the most amazing journey ever - the joy of being able to share the journey people go through at the gym is amazing. People grow!

Speaking of growing - I think that's what I've been busy doing for the last six years, and I am very excited to see where I'll be in another six, if I keep up this speed. Actually, my plan is to accelerate! And considering my circumstances at the moment, all the right things are happening, but I think stuff is simply to slow sometimes. I struggle with identifying my one thing right now, what is the one things that can really speed everything else up? What is my biggest obstacle? It isn't always the obvious things, apparently not in my case anyways. I think I may suffer from a bit of ignorance and/or incompetence, which is why I'm trying to find people who can help me identify just what I am missing....

I can say that in 2017 alone I've learned a few pretty big and powerful lessons. One of them is still fresh - regarding staffing at my facility. I've just gone from four employees to two, and one is due for maternity leave (!), so I am trying to identify what the one thing is yet again, but for the facility the One thing is different than it is for me personally. It has been a step back, because time is limited and I've had to almost double my hours on the floor, which then takes time from future stuff (I know I still haven't posted about that - it's coming!). So what kind of help do I need? And who is the right person?

A fuller life! I've met people (hey, Toronto) that made me see life in a new light (for which I am forever grateful). Life is too short, and if I go tomorrow I want to know that I treated myself well, did the best I could at all times and spent enough time with friends and family to not have any regrets. It's a process, but it's getting better - I'm no longer serving myself last (hey training!). I'm trying to ask myself what will make me a happier person and make me be the best me for the people around me? 

Rest and recovery is catching up.....as I've also learned that no matter how much I dislike taking time off work, it is sometimes necessary for me to take a PROPER break to "see the light". I keep on keeping on so hard sometimes, it's hard to see things through various perspectives. When can I take time off? Will it be enough? Where should I be to be able to switch off?

  • Surround yourself with the right people
  • Do what you want / need to avoid regrets
  • Take time off and get some SLEEP

It's really easy to make a list, it's a lot harder to actually follow all of that. But I think no 2 is most important - as long as there are no regrets I'm sure I'll live and learn ;)

Because I will soon enter adulthood, I treated myself to some new furniture today (adulting). I'm starting to appreciate a nice workspace more and more, and I'm hoping that having a beautiful and fabulous desk will keep me from drowning it in papers. I don't even like papers - why would I keep so many?!

The whole evening has been spent cleaning and organizing. It's refreshing in a way, I've thrown out so much stuff (does it actually grow when you leave it for a while?), and I still have a lot of stuff to go through. My next adulting project is going to be archiving on my computer (or rather, in my Dropbox). I want to feel like I'm starting this fall from a clean slate - it's going to be busy so I need everything to be in the right place, so that archiving and daily operations run smooth and easy!

Bla bla bla, so that's my chronicle of the first day of the thirtieth year. It's time to start my birthday with a good nights sleep. Happy birthday, me!