Happy New Year! I'm ready to make 2013 my B****! How about you?
Now that the hangover from NYE celebrations has subsided, I'm as ready as ever to accomplish some big goals. My main New Year's Resolution is to do a 30-Day Challenge every single month of 2013. The concept is incredibly simple, but I think the results can be life changing.
For January, I'm doing Yoga everyday. Each month I'll pick something new that either I've always wanted to try or that will help achieve some of my bigger goals. Some of my smaller goals include:
--finishing National Novel Writing Month (write 50,000 words in November). I've wanted to do this for the past 6 years and have never been able to get myself to commit
-- be a pescetarian for a month
-- call a friend or relative everyday for a month
-- 10-day juice fast
-- play poker for a minimum of 40 hours a month
-- Study writing
-- Study nutrition
-- Run a marathon/complete a half ironman
-- Become more confident/assertive
A few months ago, I tweeted the following video that begs the question, "If money were no object, how would you really enjoy spending your life?" Do you know?
I'm still in the process of really figuring that out, but I do know a few things. I know that I love to write, I love living a healthy lifestyle, and that making others laugh or feel inspired is incredibly rewarding. So, with that, here are my big goals for 2013:
Write a book
Compete in Fitness America (November)
Win Pro Card (Fitness Competition) <-- First competition date marked is an NPC event on April 13.
In addition to these goals, I also want to make sure my close relationships remain my top priority. Ambition is great, but not if it's blinding. You don't want to reach the top of mountain with no around. Well, at least I don't. I want lots of people there, slapping my ass saying, "Great climb, champ!" Make sense?
I'm going to keep track of my goals and progress very closely via my blog, some on twitter, but lots on instagram (so don't follow me if you don't like food pics). I want to do this so I keep myself accountable because I have given up so many times. These are going to be my two mottos this year:
Get after what you want! It may seem impossible, but you'll never know unless you actually try. And if you don't try then you'll regret it. And then you die. So ya, GET YOUR ASS MOVING!
And listen, you're going to meet obstacles. Some of the obstacles might even be your so called friends. People love to hate or bring down others because they'll see something in you that they wish they could do. Don't stop!!! Arnold didn't!!
I've lived in Las Vegas for the past five years... whoa sorry... need to pause... FIVE YEARS? Holy hell, time flies.
I moved here when I was 21-years-old. You might think that I was eager to spend some time DRANKIN IN DA CLUB, but you'd be wrong. All I wanted to do was to play the 7 or 11 p.m. $60 tournament at the Sahara (RIP). I pretty much just played poker and worked since I found it surprisingly difficult to make friends.
Once Andrew and I met a few amazing people, we began to enjoy the city (maybe a little too much). We've been in all the clubs, watched some amazing shows, and been almost puked on multiple times. Now we even live on the Strip. In Vegas, I've seen it all, so I decided to make a video.
Inspired by the meme that has swept the YouTube community, I made a "Sh*t People in Vegas Say" video.
Also, if you haven't seen the Sh*t Poker Players say by our very own Sarah Grant, you should. She's amazing.
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful New Year I had a really good time taking advantage of living on the Strip. My friends and I walked down from Veer to Flamingo and Las Vegas. It was so crowded, but SO much fun.
My first trip of the year for PokerNews is back to the Bahamas for the PCA. Sarah and I shot a welcome video the first day we were here. Since there are been numerous welcome videos from this location, we decided to have some fun!
I'm looking forward to reaching a few personal goals this year. Last year was my favorite one so far, but probably because I just had way too much fun. This year, I want to focus, stay motivated, and make some progress in other parts of my life.
Do you guys have resolutions? If so, work hard! Stick with them! This song is going to motivate me this year!