Monday, September 9, 2013

What Now?

Have you ever had the sense that today you could do whatever it was you wanted? Or how about for a week? Or even a month? A year?

(CONTEMPLATING THE BIG QUESTION OF "WHAT NOW?")
Welcome to my life. Everyday I wake up and literally have a clean slate to do with what I please. No more 8-5 at the office and helplessly trying to juggle my post work workouts and my social activities with friends and family on the weekends.

No, no...  I can do anything that I want…Go to the beach, go to one of my local coffee shops, sleep in, go workout, or do absolutely nothing. A funny thing happens – or should I say happened to me.

I have realized that the “structured Kurt” (who I have endlessly tried to ditch and replace with the just “go with the flow Kurt")  is in reality rather stubborn. What I have come to know about myself is that I really do need some structure, otherwise I don’t feel good internally. And more than that, I guess I just need to be minimally “productive” with my day to feel fulfilled. Whether that means to spend 2 hours a day working on one of my online businesses or writing this blog entry – I feel way better once I complete my “goal of the day”. But once I do complete it – I then feel like I can do what I feel like…e.g. surf, beach, read, gym, etc. So what I have decided is that the “semi structured Kurt” is the way to go!

So what does this mean beyond the day to day? Now comes the very BIG question…how should I spend all of my time and energy? Having a corporate job for 9 years, I didn’t have the luxury of doing what I wanted – you have to act and do what’s in the best interest of the company and now suddenly I can actually spend it on what I want to. I have decided for my year here that these are the goals that I wanted to accomplish. In the spirit of accountability I have decided to share them with you so that you (friends and family) can help keep me on course. But please keep in mind – there are likely to be several course adjustments along the way.

  • Get Scuba Certified
  • Give Back / Volunteer
  • Learn to Surf
  • Learn Indonesian
  • Write a Book
  • Make $500/Week with Online Businesses
  • Get Personal Trainer Certified
  • Becoming an Internet Marketing Ninja!
(I FINALLLLYYY GOT A SURF BOARD! NOW I HAVE NO EXCUSES ON MY QUEST TO BE AN AWESOME SURFER!)

(ESTELLE AND I HAVE OUR VISION BOARDS PROMINENTLY HUNG IN OUR HOUSE -- IT HELPS US STAY FOCUSED ON WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO BE DOING)


(HAVE THE LONG TERM GOALS ON THE WHITEBOARD IN THE LIVING ROOM)

Some of these will take some serious time and energy to accomplish, while others are just a matter of making an appointment. So we’ll see what happens. All I gotta say is that it is absolutely awesome that at this point in my life I HAVE the time and opportunity to do these things. How lucky am I?  As far as making them all happen, I have devised the following loose plan...


  • 2-3 hours per day – Online Business Development
  • 3-5 hours per day – Surfing / Beach Time
  • 1-3 hours – Training / Working Out / CrossFit
  • Rest of My Day – Hanging Out w/ New Friends…Living life ;)
Well, wish me luck on this! I plan on keeping you all updated on my progress... whether it is triumphs or setbacks! OK friends I gotta run!

Kurt

2 comments:

  1. Loved the post! A lot of this resonated pretty strongly with me. When you leave the 9-5 grind, there's a huge that happens all at once. It feels like vacation at first, but I found I got more restless after a few weeks as well. Redefining your day in terms of what *you* want to accomplish vs. what your career forces you to is tough, but incredibly rewarding when you figure it out. Love the vision boards and the To-Dos. Love that you can call 3-5 hours/day of surfing a priority of every day even more... Keep on living the life! Hope to visit you folks soon!

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  2. Semi-structured Kurt is the man!!!! Very insightful and inspiring post, my man.

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