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E164 || Kevin and Stewart || New Year, New Goals TAKE TWO

January 22, 2024 Season 5 Episode 3
E164 || Kevin and Stewart || New Year, New Goals TAKE TWO
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E164 || Kevin and Stewart || New Year, New Goals TAKE TWO
Jan 22, 2024 Season 5 Episode 3

Last week we had some tech troubles with the episode ... but we fixed it!  We worked with tech support for our podcasting provider to find lower-quality backup files and took those files to remix the episode for this week.  Most of the back-half of the episode made it on the air last week; but the first part, which we thought was LOST, has been found.

28ish for the open clip.

You may recall that we had a similar issue back in April of 2022.  Same provider.  Same tech support to the rescue! 

|| Show Notes ||

One Night in a Thousand Years
By: Craig Cunningham
Narrated by: James Van Der Beek
https://adbl.co/3vQTvYN

Compete Every Day, Mid-Month Motivation
https://bit.ly/429AI79

My Seven Rules of Reading: How I've effortlessly read over 20 books a year for 13 years, Adam Tarnow
https://bit.ly/3SqTeVt

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Grab your copy of the Mountain Mover Manual: How to Live Intentionally, Lead with Purpose, and Achieve Your Greatest Potential, by Kevin Carey

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Last week we had some tech troubles with the episode ... but we fixed it!  We worked with tech support for our podcasting provider to find lower-quality backup files and took those files to remix the episode for this week.  Most of the back-half of the episode made it on the air last week; but the first part, which we thought was LOST, has been found.

28ish for the open clip.

You may recall that we had a similar issue back in April of 2022.  Same provider.  Same tech support to the rescue! 

|| Show Notes ||

One Night in a Thousand Years
By: Craig Cunningham
Narrated by: James Van Der Beek
https://adbl.co/3vQTvYN

Compete Every Day, Mid-Month Motivation
https://bit.ly/429AI79

My Seven Rules of Reading: How I've effortlessly read over 20 books a year for 13 years, Adam Tarnow
https://bit.ly/3SqTeVt

We'd love to hear from you! Send us a text message here!

|| Connect with Us ||

Check out all our episodes on all major streaming platforms, and further engagement with the 17Twenty crew on social media at:

https://17twenty.buzzsprout.com/
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https://www.instagram.com/17twentypodcast

Grab your copy of the Mountain Mover Manual: How to Live Intentionally, Lead with Purpose, and Achieve Your Greatest Potential, by Kevin Carey

Originally in print:
https://amzn.to/441OPeH

And now available on Audible:
https://adbl.co/45YIKB2

Speaker 1:

Again, I don't want to look back at my life and see that I've only focused on work, or only focused on work and physical. I want to look back when I have those rock and tear moments and be like you gave a lot of things a chance, man.

Speaker 2:

Every single individual has a story to tell, and they're great stories that need to be heard.

Speaker 1:

I want every listener to know they have the ability to change the world.

Speaker 2:

Welcome to the 1720 podcast.

Speaker 1:

What's up, mountain movers? Welcome back to the 1720 podcast. Dewey season 5, episode 1, the premiere. It was pretty awesome.

Speaker 2:

I got so much good feedback on this one from a lot of different angles. Some from Scott, who had said that he was in a meeting that week and someone came up to him and out of the blue was like oh my god, the episode was great. He was doing some stuff down in Austin with some of his clients down there, so people had listened and then saw him. It was a cool little conversation that started around just good habits for labor, heavy subs, basically. I know there's a lot of people out there who are in that space and can really use some tips on maximizing productivity. So it seemed to hit home as we started the new year, for sure.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you're going to like some of this stuff. So this is new because I know our schedules have been crazy busy lately, but this is the first time in podcast history I've made an episode of our podcast homework for the team.

Speaker 2:

Oh, that's cool. No, I did not know that, so you assigned listening for it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and we're catching each other on our commutes right now. This is a very unique episode and I am just leaving our 2024 two day strategy meeting session to lay out the year, and one of the sections we made in the agenda is to talk about those podcast topics. And so it wasn't just mine. I actually saved mine for last and by the time it got to me, pretty much everything was covered. But not only did we go over the topics in that episode, it started spinning into other things that we can make it our thing and fit our culture and fit the gaps that we had, and we're saying 2.0 a lot of processes lately, like we had a good thing, how do we 2.0 it? And it just spun into like an hour long conversation with the guys, which was awesome.

Speaker 2:

That's a really good or a really interesting point that you made. There is making it your own, because so many times you read a book, you have a conversation with somebody about how they're doing it and you know that that just doesn't fit us. It's a great idea, it just doesn't fit us the way you've articulated. And so, taking those great ideas and then tweaking them to, as you said, make them your own, that's a great idea, and I don't put a square peg in a round hole, you know.

Speaker 1:

Well, yeah, when you make it your own, the likelihood of it they're being followed through is a lot higher. Because if you're just like looking up at the wall and it's like that's a good idea, we should stand for that, and then you just copy and paste that, those words on the wall and move on. It's kind of like New Year's resolutions they ain't going to stick. No, no, is that an intentional?

Speaker 2:

parlay or is that an accidental parlay? No, it's a New Year's resolutions.

Speaker 1:

No, I honestly don't want to go there yet. Like I said, our schedules have been insane, so I want to hear some cool stuff about the holidays. You got to have a good story or two.

Speaker 2:

Oh, dude, I got a great one Just for listeners. Kevin and I are trying to get our schedules together. It's just, I don't know, that I've talked to you since sort of mid-December maybe because it's been so crazy and that's part of the reason why you're catching you. The listeners are catching an all new episode style here of us recording on the roads. We'll try to figure with this format and see if it works or not. This was the time that we could catch up. But yeah, I'll tell you.

Speaker 2:

A funny Christmas story is like leading into Christmas, I ended up with a stomach bug, passed that around. We think we cleared it. Kids aren't feeling super deeper, but we we thought everything was fine. We headed to Houston for a few days. William only got three or four days off from high school basketball and had to be back, so we were down there for just maybe two days. Turns out we all had the flu and we passed that along to in-laws, brought that back home, then it turned into like the sniffly respiratory stuff and then sort of culminating today, which I guess is a week or so ago, stella caught the stomach bug again. So we've had a pretty salty run of more than two people in my house being really sick at a time for what seemed like about a month. So yeah, how about that for a super deeper fun Christmas holiday, new Year vacation, man.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, hey, m-laws. Merry Christmas. Here's the stomach flu, yeah.

Speaker 2:

I was talking to D-Bred the other day too. I think he had a similar experience where his in-laws came in and they all had COVID and just COVID-ed each other up for 10 days around the holidays and then they went. Oh yeah, that's terrible.

Speaker 1:

Sadie and I are convinced that there are times that and we only have the three of us, that it's just a merry go-round. Oh yeah, by the time I get over it, all of a sudden it's my turn again. That's like a one month thing and you're like, well, that was fun.

Speaker 2:

That's when Stella had this stomach bug today. That's what I thought I was like okay here, like here we go again, because there's no way it's this same. I mean, we're all going to get this one too, so anyhow, it'll pass. I saw an article the other day about how the title of it was yes, everyone Actually Is Sick, and so I don't know if it's something's going on unique or if it is really just that time of year, but yeah, so that's. We had a great holiday and it had great Christmas and great New Years and all this, but we did have the sick for us.

Speaker 1:

It sounds like you lost some weight over the holidays, which is rare.

Speaker 2:

Probably not actually. But you know you overcompensated after you felt better. Yeah, I mean, what's it called Booten Raleigh and then what they say, like I got it out and then it just got to keep going man.

Speaker 1:

That's right, those little Debbie Christmas trees aren't going to eat themselves.

Speaker 2:

Have we had which is the best little Debbie snack conversation before? No, not at all. Are you down with the little Debbie snacks or, like I know, you're not big on like snack?

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah.

Speaker 2:

You know what I mean, yeah.

Speaker 1:

The Christmas trees are top tier. We'll get to the goals.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, christmas trees are top tier man, the Christmas trees and the zebra cakes, but the winner for me is the nutty buddies. You know, nutty buddy.

Speaker 1:

The ones with the layers in peanut butter. Yeah, you peel it off in layers, yeah, yeah, yeah, those are, yes, the best, the best one. So there's no argument, we have no arbitration to be had.

Speaker 2:

No, we agree on something. How about your holiday? No folks for a while. Was it crazy? Yeah, it was man.

Speaker 1:

It was good it was. We had a lot of visitors throughout the month of December and it was capped off by a two week visit from my parents, which was very nice to have, because, with no family in town and quinn away from school for three weeks to an athlete's Whatever it was you don't have any cover and move and there's camps that you could sign up for and all that. But it was just awesome that she got to spend so much time with her grandparents. They got to spend time with her and us and we actually did some house hunting for them, which was dichotomy of Excited at the same time. But yeah, they're thinking about retiring here, so we're we hit the road man.

Speaker 2:

That's cool. I didn't know that. I knew your parents were in town, but the house hunting part is cool to have your folks local. If that and the cell file, they'd be great.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, for sure. You know we hold the only grandchild so it's a big deal to them for sure anything else exciting to Santa.

Speaker 2:

Oh well, I know what they say the Loving, seeing that your grandparents and having that time. I don't think that gets old. You know like I remember growing up and still loving to go see my grandparents and we were at a New Year's, Like it's very small. There's a couple of families New Year's thing talking about how they still do I forget what it like Nana and people's Rockin New Year's Eve and the kids now are like in their their teenagers and they still go and love like the special Things that they created for the kids and their itty-bitty. Now they're teenagers and they still love going and doing it. So I don't think seeing your grandparents ever get told man.

Speaker 1:

Oh no, I just talked to my grandma, which I call Grammy, yesterday, because I'm flying to Chicago next week and she's VIP man. I gotta get a luncheon with her while I'm out there.

Speaker 2:

So what else I know we got? I got a couple things. We're talking what the thing you hate New Year's resolutions, but not really just goal setting and stuff. That seems like this is the time of year that I Don't know. We do it periodically all throughout, but this is the time of year we double down and remind folks like it's go time right.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and you know this is this might be a little later than usual for us. This is airing, I think January 15th, and by now the fire of New Year's resolutions for people have already burnt out. You know, like I would say about 50% of people have lost sight of them. The fires out on them. There hasn't been any thought to paper, you haven't taken it from paper to game. Game plan. You have a tract, whether you're hitting those metrics or not, so it just gets lost and this is the time to really Write down who you want to become, what aligns with your purpose and all the things. So this is kind of like our annual goal rollout, where we share ours. We hope that you write some down. I know I've been hammering it on the daily motivations the past two weeks, giving up the worksheet, ending mine, making the Recap videos about goals the last few weeks. So this is kind of like the icing on the cake.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I don't know that it is Much later than usual, though, because you usually start the year with a big guest and and they come back and catch this. I'll probably write on, write on point what I'll tell you. Well, well, recap, right? I you know I do a terrible job of doing this, and I'm not Like making an excuse for it, I just do a terrible job. And so this year I actually did a better job, to the point of like just Taking some baby step ideas right and wrote them down, and I've actually done it. Now catch me a month, but so far I have been tracking. Now we're two weeks and again, catch me in a month. But even just the idea that I wrote them down this year, huge step, man. Yeah, it's progress for you for sure. Give me a few.

Speaker 2:

Um, so I I don't, like I always want to write down some exercise goal or something, exercise goal or something. That's what everybody does, right, but I struggle with, like, putting a metric to it or and struggle with the why, because, like I've made a said this before, but it used to be super easy for me to go to the gym and run and Like I would even get shots up when I was playing basketball, even as an adult, like playing recreational basketball, like, well, I, I'm gonna do these things during the week because on Sunday I want to put in 30, right, but I don't play anymore. So I struggle to find a why. But the other day I realized I've been wearing this silicon you do it too this silicon ring on my finger, because, well, frankly, it's a little more comfortable than my wedding, like my I still consider that a wedding ring, I guess, but you know the one like I got when we got married, the one that's 20 years old. And I was thinking like, why am I wearing this silicon band? And the answer is because, like, my hands have gotten kind of puffy enough that the actual ring wasn't comfortable.

Speaker 2:

So I just switched to the silicon one, and so one of them is actually to get back into just wearing my original wedding ring, which is not technically a weight loss goal, right, but it is like ancillary, a like health and fitness goal, because in order to do that, I'm gonna have to make some changes. So the tracker is not like a, there's no like daily metric, but the accountability is. Every morning I try to put it on and see how it fits and I'm like, okay, gotta keep working, right. So there'll be a day where and it'll probably be two, three, four months where I put it on and they're like, okay, I did it and I won't say anything from here on out, but someday somebody's gonna look at it and be like, hey, you stopped wearing that navy blue silicon band. You're actually wearing the metal ring. So that's one of them.

Speaker 1:

Well, there's a much. Let's ditch on that for a second. You go for it. Are you wearing the same original silicon band that you got Cause? I've burned through these like monthly. They stretch out, probably because I'm a fiddler fiddle around with it.

Speaker 2:

So the I mean answer is yes, I have the original one I bought. I fiddle too, but it doesn't like. I don't like stretch on it, I just kind of twist on it. So, yes, but I actually bought another one that I just kind of liked it a little better, it's a little narrower, and so I have another one, but it's not because the old one pitted out on me.

Speaker 1:

Interesting, I think. I take it off and on so many times that it grows by like a half size, and so Sadie buys me four packs off Amazon. That's how I roll. I'm on four packs.

Speaker 2:

I used to think like no, you can't do that. No, it's fine, it's fine, like they are like to their credit, they are more comfortable, you know, it's oh, totally yeah. And and if you work, like you know, tools on, as you told me the other day, like if you work tools on, that ring is kind of dangerous, right, like it feels like it's a potential entrapment mechanism. So I get why people don't wear them regularly or switch to the silicon ones, even if nothing but for like a safety hazard.

Speaker 1:

Dude, if you're a gym rat too, like yeah, you could skin your finger off like from lat pull downs or like the bar slips out of your hand for sure man it's. It could be dangerous.

Speaker 2:

Oh you're. I see I've never like even when I used to wear it and I would go I would take it off when I go to the gym. I have a little carabiner on my keys, like a little one that locks, and I would take it off and lock it onto my keys when I would go to the gym or when I would go work in the yard or whatever. I never wore it to do stuff like that, but yeah, I could feel like it's just grinding into your hand.

Speaker 1:

Yes, we're taking all the skin off.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, right, Right. So, yeah, that's so. That's one of them for me. Here's another one that you'll appreciate, and there's a backstory as to why this is on the list. Well, I'll share it in a few weeks. But the longstanding podcast joke is is Stuart doesn't read books? Yeah, I'm currently in three books, so I don't know what you want to do with that information, but I'm currently reading three books One for pleasure, which is unprecedented, and two and two a business sort of you know, business books. Well, I guess one business book and one habits book. It's. We've decided to go back and read Atomic habits, so that's kind of a go to classic standard. I know it's one of your top five, top five all times, but the reading currently currently physically reading three books. How about that?

Speaker 1:

Dude, that's big time, big time, big time. And if you're listening like and you haven't picked up atomic habits yet, that is the ultimate January book. It really is.

Speaker 2:

So I've listened to atomic habits, or most of it. I don't know that I actually finished it. I've listened to that some some time ago, but so that one's back on. But I'm paper like Kindle, reading it like not actual paper but actually reading, and we're reading traction. You've read traction, haven't you?

Speaker 1:

You know, I don't think I got all the way through it, which is weird for me, but also not because last year I decided like if I'm not fully engaged in it, I got to move on to the next one. The list is very long. We have guests that give us two to three every week leaders, mentors, counterparts. It's like, okay, I'm going to move to the next one. So I don't remember if I got all the way through it, but I know a lot of people that do EOS start with that book, yeah.

Speaker 2:

So I had breakfast with Michael Blakemore the other day. We were talking about it and he was very high on it and I was into it just a little bit and then we started having a very interesting conversation around it. So we're, we're, we're viewing through that and I'm very excited about it so far, and I'm I'm going to oh, two other things. So Adam Tarnow, I remember Adam from I don't know maybe 60 episode. He actually pushed out this last week, like here's how I read so many books, sort of email newsletter and one of one of his seven points I forget what they were was if you ain't into it, just move on. Like it's not that deep, right.

Speaker 2:

And so I used to be. That's probably part of my. I hate to read is because I don't want to be a quitter and I would just be like grinding through something I hated and learn to hate it. Yeah, but it's good advice. It ain't that deep, like. If you're not feeling it, move on. Man, there's way too many books out there to just be grinding through something you hate, so millions millions of books.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah, and then I'll give you a third one here. This is also a little pitch or not pitch prop I don't know what the right word is for my buddy, kent Rabila, who we had on some time ago I don't know all the right words, I'm having lunch with him next week to get all the details but he bought the rights to this book called I think it's called One Night in a Thousand Years and then got James Vanderbeek from Varsity Blues remember that guy To read or narrate, I guess the audio book, and so that's the book. I actually am listening to that one. I take back what I said earlier. I'm listening to that one because Vanderbeek narrated it and it's man, it's not a business book.

Speaker 2:

I'm reading it for pleasure and it has been one of these things that I texted to Kint the other day Like I have hung on every word of this thing. I got sucked into it from the preview and it hung on every word and it's, I think it's kind of a generally a coming of age story, a la dead poet society, and it's been great, it's been great. So if you ever look there for something for to read for fun or listen to for fun, I'm eight or nine chapters in so far, and it's super duper.

Speaker 1:

So that's it, I'm reading three books.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, my goal was one a month and so I guess if I picked up three immediately, if I get these finished, these three finished in the first quarter, I will count that as a victory.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, absolutely, man. It's huge. It's like three X from last year.

Speaker 2:

I know you can't. It's like dividing by zero breaks the system. It's not even an X. You can't X this. This is good. Last year was zero to the moon, yeah, right, right. So those are, those are the three. Okay, wedding ring one. One book per month, well, and the other one was exercise. But trying to figure out the why, and so I've packaged a why around exercising that is non derivative of pouring 30 points on Sundays. So that's, that's my three.

Speaker 1:

That's awesome, man, and you're already rocking and rolling on the reading one, which is great. What's the game plan for the exercise one?

Speaker 2:

Um, I don't really have a great plan, other than, uh, jake pushed out his hundred pushups, hundred setups and a bunch of other couple of things I don't know if you saw that email and so we've been trying to do that. It's not great, it's not like a marathon, but that's okay. And actually the most religious to this is Stella. He has done her pushups and setups every day, every day, and sometimes she'll come in and hit me. She's like, dad, have you done yours today? And I'm like no, all right, so that's the. The very short plan is this just do pushups and setups every day.

Speaker 1:

That's, that's a plan. And accountability comes in all shapes, sizes and ages. Dude, how cool is that.

Speaker 2:

If I told you, speaking of accountability in all shapes and sizes, if I told you the story about me and William running one day, this about three years ago, and I don't know, he'd be with me. We were, he was, he was running cross country and it was at that time where he was like I had pushed him for years when we would go jogging like, hey man, come on, you got a lot, of, a lot of just kind of in his ear the whole time. And this particular day I'm actually driving right by where we were when he said it, cause I'm getting close to my house and, uh, I was lagging behind and he was kind of running me down and he turned back to me and he goes come on, dad, he's got to push a little harder. Your body is strong, it's your mind it's weak. Oh, I was like oh man, he got me so good, he got you.

Speaker 2:

Yes, yeah, this was like three years ago, it was 12 or 13. And, uh, so anyway, yeah, to your point, it comes in all sizes. The that one's from those two are from the kid, but yeah, it comes in all shapes and sizes.

Speaker 1:

I love it, man, and I do genuinely love hearing other people's goals and the game plan to get there, and every year I have several people that send me their goal achieving worksheet and say, hey, would you please hold me accountable? I don't. I don't have faith that I'll keep on with this and I'm like, oh, I got you, oh, yeah.

Speaker 2:

Hello, this is a calendar.

Speaker 1:

Don't, yeah, don't you worry about it. And and you, it's funny when you think about that, like how much we need each other, because people are pleading with you to just hold me accountable, like because they just don't trust themselves. And that's the whole point of having a game plan and a system that goes beyond your thoughts, and that's why we're so passionate about talking about this stuff, at least for me. I've always had such a low ceiling over my life that if I, if it weren't for goal achieving, I wouldn't be anywhere near where I'm at. And so you're over years, setting these goals and achieving them have radically impacted my life. And you know the the making sure we're hitting all the buckets of the life. So work, career, family, physical, spiritual. You got to have some personal ones, like those are the buckets. And then the types of goals each year that I set are consistency goals, which you can do it as the person you are today. You just have to keep showing up. And then stretch goals that the consistency goals can feed. Which stretch goals are goals that I can't achieve with who I am today, but with some consistency and effort I can potentially get there, and so much like how you just shocked me with some goal setting. I'm going to shock you if you haven't seen it on the DM list. Like typically I'm known for the audacious physical goals. Like I'm going to go do this and people are like you're insane. So that's kind of played out for me. I'm going to do it right.

Speaker 1:

I got consistency goals in the physical bucket 250 workouts, 50, 10 Ks, a no snacking past eight. That was the little Debbie comment earlier. Yeah, I've learned that when I create new habits or when I break old habits, I create new habits. So last year was the first time in my journey of getting to 10% body fit. That was last year's stretch goal. I got there, but I started this new evening snacking thing that I've never done before.

Speaker 1:

So now this year there's no snacking after eight and if I do it I have a 5K penalty. So somehow, some way, I got to fit a 5K into my schedule. That's already blown to pieces which I've already had to run to so and it's very difficult to fit into my calum. So it's like I'm going to keep my fat butt out of the little Debbie drawer and just sleep through the night, but this year. So I started really evaluating, like I don't want to look back at my life to be like, oh cool, you did all this physical stuff. What about the whole person you know? And so I've been focusing more on family. I focused more on family this year and now this year in the personal bucket, my consistency goal that's a wild card is singing lessons and the stretch goal is leading a worship song at church. Oh my gosh.

Speaker 2:

That is a total curveball man. So you didn't know that until I just said it.

Speaker 1:

No, I did not know it, so you just said it.

Speaker 2:

Does that mean I'm not reading the DMs? That well, oh, 100%.

Speaker 1:

But that makes for a better podcast episode.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that's funny because I do look at them every day, but I've like stopped down studying them every day and I might have skipped one and I'm in. But yeah, that's amazing. Can you sing at all? Not really, no, it's kind of like I'm not going to be able to sing.

Speaker 1:

It's going to be rough. So, sam, my pastor, on New Year's Eve he called me at seven o'clock because he had my goal achieving work. See, he called me seven PM New Year's Eve and he's like dude, were you sure about this goal? Are you sure you want to come through with it? Like I don't think you can do it, like I don't think it's a great idea we got to protect the brand, all this sort of stuff.

Speaker 1:

He sounded genuinely concerned with it and he was either playing like leadership chess with me because I knew, then put a chip on my shoulder to take it serious, but, as you are well aware, I don't need that. But it did Right. It was like no, it's staying. It told me that I was right where I needed to be with the weird stretch goals in my life. It's just not the physical bucket this year.

Speaker 2:

I want to know how that's going, because I don't doubt that you can and will do it, but not like not knowing you to be a singer, that's like.

Speaker 1:

That's just such a curveball, it's just such a curveball and, as you know, I spend months coming up with these, and so I had like a three item thing. It was singing well, blind dancing, so we can go dancing like Billy Bob's with Sadie and playing the piano, and out of those three, singing scared me the most, so I had to start. And so January's bananas there's. We talked about it twice, I think already on this episode, but I can't formalize anything other than singing in the car and just finding out just how bad I am. But I start lessons Wednesday, february 7th, one on one. Okay, so I'm in, I'm spending money on it, I'm spending time on it, I'm spending consistency and effort on, I'm in.

Speaker 2:

You know, ashley and I talk sometimes about how I wonder if the kids, specifically, but like they, have some unique talent that we didn't even know to attempt to cultivate, and maybe they are all like concerto opera singers and we don't even know it. Hey, that's you, man. Maybe, maybe, yeah, maybe it's just a diamond in the rough. You're going to get that thing sharpened up and we're all going to be headed to, uh, uh, what's it called? The fancy place in New York City? I can't think of the name of it.

Speaker 1:

Radio Music Hall. No, that's Nashville.

Speaker 2:

I already have music, all things in New York too, but I'm thinking about like a center for performing arts. It's more of a you know, violins and operas than it is the Rockettes.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, I'm going to make Pavarotti sound like a subway singer by the end of this year. Here we go. Okay, I'm absolutely kidding, it's going to be ruthless.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah. And I've heard some really good subway singers too. So even that the you should. You're stressed Okay, see a church, that's good. Could have been trying out for America's Got Talent. That's what it should have been, oh man.

Speaker 1:

Yes, that's brutal. I so good. Here are some knowns. After belting out some true trying to really really sing in the car, try this on your next ride, solo, like try to truly sing. What I, what I found out is like I could whisper. Like I could whisper, sing, medium sing or like voiceless kind of joking, sing loud but like you cannot connect those three dots, like there's no range whatsoever. So when I try to go from like one sound to the next sound, it's brutal. So we're, we're. It's kind of like zero to marathon.

Speaker 1:

You know, I bought the running shoes. That's as far as I made it. Well, let's see where we go. That's so good, but I'm excited for the other things, like physical check. I should have those. This one is way outside of my comfort zone. And then I got two family trips on there, which is forcing me to think early and often about it. And we already have a ski trip booked for next month and none of us or I haven't been skiing before. Quinn hasn't been skiing before, and it's just you know. Again, I don't want to look back at my life and see that I've only focused on work, or only focused on work and physical. I want to look back when I have those rock and cheer moments and be like you gave a lot of things a chance, man, you're family. First, they felt that you know, like there's a Quindo lunch once a month on there, take Sadie on a date once a month on there, like doing those things continuously is how I make sure life is lived fully, you know Well, and there's some, there's some.

Speaker 2:

I don't remember where I read it or heard about it.

Speaker 2:

I want to say it was the Huberman podcast, but there's.

Speaker 2:

There is some part of your brain that you know.

Speaker 2:

They say as you get older, life tends to speed up, which I think is true, but the neuroscience behind why that's true generally is because you perceive experiences that you've had before at a faster clip than new experiences, and so the gist of it, the gist of the theory, is people who are always doing new things or having new experiences, or deciding they're going to learn how to sing when they're in their 30s Like they, their lives feel longer because they're always having these new experiences as opposed to no, I get up and do this and drink my coffee and put a tablespoon of this and go to work and sit in this chair and then, all of a sudden, 40 years fly by like boom. So not only is there some rocking chair moment of looking back and saying I don't want to have been just focused on these things, I think there is, for you and for your family, the ability, with all like new things, to begin to elongate the perception of the time that we do have here. So there's a couple of things going on there, man.

Speaker 1:

Dude, that's rich and timely, because we're just exiting a two day strategy session for mountain over facades and laying out that we did the yearly goals, like we always do, but for the first time we did three, five and 10 year big be hags. So big, hairy, audacious goals. And looking at the three and five, it's like guys, look, it's already January 24,. Like the end, like the end of this three year be hag is only the end of 2026. Like that's going to be here in a flat, like it's don't, don't look at that as burdensome, that that's so far away. Look at how close it really is. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah so and if you, berman, said it, that means it's backed by science.

Speaker 2:

Well, don't somebody fact check me on that? I think it was you remember, but it definitely was a scholarly article. It wasn't just some random nonsense website. It was a reputable neuroscience related article that I read. So if it ain't, if it ain't here, man, my bad. But also if you're not watching you, berman, or listening to me, you should good be that also, andrew. Right, andrew?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, he's an absolute beast man. Every time I've listened to an episode of it was just so engaging and intelligent. My goodness like yeah, it's just unbelievable.

Speaker 2:

All right, so we we have the car ride home episode, which is awesome. I love this new idea but also what that means is our timing gets a little jumbled up. I have no idea how long we've been going, but I'm home. Berman, we have other stuff or I don't know where we're on the episode, or everyone. A rapper, what man?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I think. Just recap, get those thoughts and wishes out of your brain and on the paper. Right, so have some goals for the year for yourself, for your family, for your future, for your company, for all the buckets of your life. Come up with a tracking mechanism. So don't don't say be more, be better, like it's got to be quantifiable. Come up with something that I'm going to do this X number of times or whatever the case may be. Share it with somebody, just like Stuart and his daughter Stella, like they're holding each other accountable because they're walking through something together and they have a unified goal. Find an accountability partner and then, once you have that game plan, just execute it repeatedly. It's simple, yet difficult for so many. Get it on paper, get it tracking, have some accountability, accountable and follow through, and this will be your best year. Yet Just eat up with it. Don't let this, don't don't let the fire that goes out every single year for every single one of us be the reason why you stop chasing your goals.

Speaker 2:

I've heard a few people, myself included, a little bit sort of repeat the mantra that 24 is going to be the best year ever. And I mean, I think there's something to it If you, if you put something to it. There's nothing to it If it's just words. You say you know, but there's something to it If you do something about it. So it's a good reminder for everybody as we kick off, or kick off into, I guess, sort of mid January. Get yourself back on the goal that you fell off of and have some ideas on how to keep track of all it, so that this is so the 24 is the best year ever.

Speaker 2:

You got it All right, man. Well, we will catch up again next week. And for you listeners out there, y'all stay out there and keep moving mountains.

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