We have but one life to live. We have just one career legacy to leave.

How can you make sure that you are on the right track, doing everything you can do to foster this legacy, and to live the right life?

First, you need to spend more time in introspection, thinking about whether what you are doing is right for you.

Second, in order to do that, you need to spend more time away from the computer rather than tethered to it and reacting to email.

Third, you need your moral code. You need the rules for your life. You need guidelines that minimize the number of decisions you make, and thus less willpower required to stay on course.

So here’s what you’re going to do today:

Step #1 – Plan out a device free day for next Saturday.

Here’s how to do it:
A) Plan for everything (print what you need, alert who you must)…plan, then prepare…
B) 2 solutions for every obstacle
C) Outlets for your time
D) Manage other’s expectations
E) Take action n advantage (read)
F) Reset your priorities, stop slipping
G) Identify weaknesses
H) Clarity of thinking

Step #2 – Print this out…review one tip every day:

The Lunch Pail Manifesto – By Steven Pressfield
1. We must find the work that brings our lives meaning.
2. We must strive to make our work purposeful, truthful, and authentic, a pure offering to our Muse and fellow human beings.
3. We must wage a lifelong war with Resistance and accept that instant gratification is an oxymoron.
4. We must not speak of our work with false modesty or braggadocio.
5. We must not debase our work for short-term gain nor elevate it above its rightful station to inflate our ego.
6. We must not covet the fruits of our work, or the fruits of others’ work.
7. We must respect others’ work and offer aid to fellow professional laborers.
8. We must accept that our work will never be perfect.
9. We must accept that our work will never be without merit.
10. We must accept that our work will never cease.

Step #3 – Next Saturday, create your own moral code…

…during your device free day

Base it off of the Lunch Pail Manifesto and the 12 Rules I Live By (found at www.earlytorise.com/12-rules)

Have a great week,

Craig Ballantyne

Everyone can succeed. It is just a matter of discipline and effort. How hard are you willing to work? How disciplined are you willing to be?

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men’s Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he’ll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com