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My 2016 Goal, Focusing On My Family 

  
Happy New Year!

I think 2016 is going to be a great year. 

Can I tell you a little secret? I think every year is going to be great. Why? Because I go into every year expecting the best and look at the positive events. Every January 1st, I am pretty sure I proclaim this will be a great year. 

This past year ended with siding being blown off my house in a December wind storm. It looked pretty bad and a little less than a quarter of the siding came off the back off the house. From the look of some of the other houses in the neighborhood, we got pretty lucky. Other houses had roof damage and they lost siding on the entire side of the house. Right now, it’s covered and we’re working with the insurance company. 

I have one goal for 2016. That’s it. My goal is get my family and myself to the end of the year in one piece. For the next 365 days, I’m focusing on family. 

How can we communicate better?

How can we go longer periods of time without electronics?

How can the kids become more mindful?

How can the kids become more empathetic towards other?

How can I better help my kids work through some of the disappointments of growing up?

How can I build a stronger relationship with my kids and wife?

How can I be more available at home while working on the extracurricular activities I’m volunteer with?

How can I be a better person?

These are some of the things I’m going to work on this year. The list will probably grow. I know it will grow and that’s fine, adapt and change. 

Two things The Rookie Dad was going to focus on this year was patience and consistency. 

  
Everything else is secondary. Lots of other things can change. Family is forever. We are  stuck together whether we like it or not. 

  
Take care and be awesome and big sexy. 

Weekly Goals

What are your goals for the week?

Mine:
1. 10k Fitbit steps a day. Going to 5k walk each morning.
2. Less sugar intake. Less soda and more water. At least 64oz a day.  I’ll track in the Fitbit app.
3. Crush my enemies, trolls and haters.
4. Be awesome.
5. Be big sexy.

What about you?
What are you working on this week to be a more awesome you?

I post my goals each week to hold myself accountable and to inspire other to do the same. Are you looking to make a change in your life? Think about the things you want to change. Choose one of two things you want to work on and move forward with it.

Don’t complicate it. Pick one or two things and work on those for the week. Let me know how you did!

You can also follow my progress on Twitter @BgKahuna and on Facebook.

Big Win Friday!

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Big win Friday!

Did you have a big win this past week?

What is a big win? It’s anything you conquered this past week. It could be as simple as walked before work three days this week to you finally completed that task you’ve been putting off for weeks.

You don’t have to share it here. Be mindful of the goal. Be proud of yourself for completing it.

For my kids, I bet their big win would be completing another year of school and moving onto the next grade. In reality, it would be completing the school year and getting their electronic devices back. Yes, we are those parents.

For me, I did four pull-ups last night while on my walk. I’m also on day eleven of my 5k a day. I’m one day behind. I hope to make it up on Friday afternoon.

These may not be incredibly big wins for you. They are for me.

Have a great day!

Goals for weekending May 30th

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My goals for week ending May 30th:
1. 500 words in my journal each morning.
My goal is to complete this in the first lap of my daily walk. It’s a low traffic neighborhood and I won’t be looking down the entire time. Also, I feel most creative in the mornings.

2. Walk 5k each day.
As of this writing, I am on day six. I would really like to make it to day 12 next Saturday. The goal is to wake up early and walk two laps around the neighborhood. This past week, I missed one morning. That walk was completed in the afternoon. I am going to build some wiggle room into this challenge. If I miss a day due to weather or scheduling, I have 24 hours to make it up. Let’s face it. Things happen. My challenge, my rules.
Why am I walking and not running? I am still recovering from the heel injury. Better safe then sorry.

3. Devote an hour of play with the kids after school for four days.
I. We’d to do more of this. I said three on Facebook because they are not in school on Monday (Memorial Day). This was changed to four here because it’s important and I need to spend more time with them. Please don’t read this and think I don’t spend any time with the little people. I drive them to school each morning, lead their Cub Scout den and coach one of their soccer team. This is a dedicated hour.

4. Write a blog post each morning to build the writing practice. I probably won’t publish them for a while, but I want to start this habit.
Writing has always been a challenge for me. As I get older, I want to get better at doing it. You know, to work on the memoir every old person wants to write. Just kidding. I’m writing an autobiography. I am working on a wellness adventure website and we do need content.

5. Be more awesome and sexy than the previous day.
Nuff said.
If you’re reading this and follow me on social media you know this will be the easiest one to do.

My main goal is to focus on number five, the rest will come into line

Be awesome!

Be big sexy!

No Resolutions for 2014

Promise me one thing. You will not make a New Year Resolution.

Say. It. Out. Loud. NOW! Seriously, say it. Don’t make me throat punch you through this phone.

Did you make any last year? How far into 2013 did you make it. The fifth or sixth of January. Or are you going to call bullshit on me just because you made it to the middle of February.

I know you want to make a change in your life. Start now. Right now. You can donut. Make a plan. Start small. And do it.
Just start.