Where to start…where to start? Maybe I will start with the awesome bike ride I had yesterday. We had a glorious spring day and after procrastinating for quite a while I went for a ride in the afternoon. I rode about 8 km over to the steepest hill in London and rode up and down it 10 times. I haven’t really ridden my bike for four months and I discovered something really interesting. I found yesterday easier than I did last October when I did this same workout. That was when I was at the peak of my fitness. What’s the explanation? It has to be kettlebells. My legs are much more powerful than they were then. I was shocked by that to be honest with you. I didn’t realize that the bells would translate to hill climbing so well! Life is a voyage of discovery!!!!
We had a wonderful evening last night. Me, Tanja, the girls and my mom went to see Eddie the Eagle. What an awesome movie. I can remember being enthralled with his story when I was a kid during the 1988 Olympics. It’s a wonderful movie about never giving up in the face of everyone telling you to quit. I’m so glad the girls got to see it. It really was a lovely family evening.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a new podcast – We Rad Dads. It was a wide ranging interview and I have no doubt Walter is going to be very successful. He is an excellent interviewer and a passionate man and father. I was really pleased with how it went and I know Walter was as well. The best part about it was I know that I made a new friend in the process. The episode will be live around April 18th. Of course I will publish a link to it at that time.
I will be recording an episode of the That Sober Guy Podcast today. I listened to an episode yesterday while riding my bike and it was amazing. My buddy Larry Hagner from The Good Dad Project was on with Shane. It was a very open interview and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I know I have a lot of passion and value to share with Shane’s audience and I am chomping at the bit! I love doing these kinds of things.
I wrote a story yesterday on how vulnerability makes you a better parent. I am happy with how it turned out and I have gotten some positive feedback on it. Please read it and share if you think anyone else could benefit from it.
I’ll also be working on my market analysis for my book proposal today. It’s supposed to be a rainy day here. I got a note from my mentor on Friday telling me that the publisher is definitely interested in reviewing the book proposal!! I’m just blown away by all this. One step closer. I can’t believe there is a chance I am actually going to pitch a book idea to an actual publisher. It’s seems so unbelievable.
I had a call with a student the other day. He watched this video I put on YouTube to college students. We talked for about 30 minutes and I gave him a lot of real life advice on how to get himself known and ace the interview. He was super appreciative. The video quality is terrible which will never happen again. Tanja has ensured that I understand that only top quality content goes out from this point forward.
But…I see an opportunity for a webinar. My buddy Jeff (from Dad’s Reflections) are meeting tomorrow night to talk about doing a webinar. He now works at a university so this topic is near and dear to his heart. In the meantime, check out his website! There are opportunities everywhere.
I have a lot going on right now and I am at a transitional point in my life. There is a lot of stress and moments of downright paralysis with fear. I know I can do this. I know I have a powerful message and I know good things will happen. They already are. I need to be more patient and stop feeling such an overwhelming sense of urgency.