My 100 Day Attack - 50 Days gone already

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My 100 Day Attack - 50 Days gone already

100 day attack

A 4am start is developing as a habit. I seem to beat my phone alarm by two minutes ~ eager to start the day with thoughts that other time zones are already hunting breakfast and a commute. (Remember ~ I chose mainly home office, with attendant disciplines).

Our cats are used to my exercise routines (mainly dumbbell - subject to my 1.1 multiplier for reps and sets) seeking only to request out at rest points. With increased lung capacity I am coping better with challenges of summer, smoke  and dust in the air. I am even becoming tolerant of summer roadworks, probably because of better planning and realistic time lines for getting to meetings.

Part of my days are spent with headphones as I revisit my holdings of acquired knowledge. On the shelf represents past interest in various subjects - I chose well. Active listening has been producing real gems. Marshall Sylver notably comes to the fore with "A mind stretched, like a rubber band, never returns to its previous shape".

I am finding a surge in creativity, having an outlet in producing graphics to correspond with my increased Attack activity. Some of these appear with my posts to ActiveRain ~ my daily source of learning and inspiration. You people collectively know stuff!

Like an air flight I have expended major energy on the ascent and the straight and level of the first 50 days of the Attack. Now for the descent - my plan: absolute focus on my destination (and its rewards)

Bring on the next 50 days.


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Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Michael - Previously found blogging and illustration difficult, but after some practise I seemed to get on a roll.

Richie - I have watched your impressive points roll up. Now I know your secret weapon. A free treat indeed. 

Jul 20, 2012 12:29 AM #11
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Larry, I admire your discipline, 4. a.m. is a real head start on the day. Continued success with your routine, keep up the great work.

Jul 20, 2012 12:39 AM #12
Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
Larry, You are an inspiration. I cannot get up that early but I will read your attack curious to see your motivation, drive, results...
Jul 20, 2012 12:53 AM #13
Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions. - San Marcos, CA
Certified Negotiation Consultants

I have read a good book called Compound Effort by Darren Hardy, and I recommend highly it follows the philosophy that you are employing. Creating successful habits. ***Remember success leaves clues***

Jul 20, 2012 01:25 AM #14
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Larry, keep it up.  I love when people change their routine and try to develop new, healthy habits.  Inspirational.  There is a big difference between thinking about doing something and actually doing it.

Jul 20, 2012 02:34 AM #15
Laura Murray
Weichert - Silver Spring, MD
Search Montgomery Co., MD for homes

Larry good luck to you.  Keep us posted.  What is that old saying the early bird gets the worm.  Nothing quite like a plan and action coming together.

Jul 20, 2012 02:48 AM #16
Dylan Taft
Dylan Taft Broker/Owner Taft Street Realty, Inc. - Woodstock, NY
Ulster County Area Consultant


To help and inspire more people, I suggest maybe linking up all thee posts so that readers can easily get to your first one and read from the start if they want to better follow your journey.  Thanks again for sharing!

Jul 20, 2012 03:02 AM #17
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Wow, you have found a way to stay focused.  All of the real estate guru's preach what you are doing but very few actually follow the routine everyday.  Congrats.

Jul 20, 2012 03:36 AM #18
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Hi Larry... Way to go! Much continued success to you. Amazing what we can accomplished when motivated. Seven is early for me, I can't imagine four a.m. But then, I bet I'm up later than you.

Jul 20, 2012 04:10 AM #19
Stephanie Arnett
RE/MAX Partners~ Starkville, MS - Starkville, MS
SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR

Kepp on rockin!!

Jul 20, 2012 06:40 AM #20
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Fernando - my destiny can't be too far down the track, so every bit helps. I am trying "I'm going to live forever - so far so good".

Malcolm -  4am is my choice. I seem to have adapted to it quite well.

Ann - my 100 Day Attacks are my sustained effort to improve my business, and to eliminate any inefficiencies that may have crept in. Major shift has been from natural introvert to extovert.

Lorainne or Loretta - thanks for the book lead. I always look up suggestions from others. Will let you know when I have it under my belt.


Jul 20, 2012 07:27 AM #21
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Gary - often a case of I don't know what I don't know. I'm all for adventure; it's the way I live my life.

Laura - a plan in action enables a goal. I like to allow for adjustments along the journey.

Dylan - hope my editing of the post to incorporate your suggestion is helpful. Thanks for exploring.

Chris and Dick - it's so easy to keep getting ready to get ready. I find the 100 Day Attacks to be the impetus I need.

Jul 20, 2012 07:34 AM #22
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Sandy - my 4am is only an hour before yours. I have had international mentors in decades past who suggested that there is a client awake somewhere in the world at any time. They carried on their businesses in that manner and were wildly successful. I still lean to business hours (and other living) being a personal choice.

Steph - good suggestion. I think I have reached the "mild swaying" stage instead. I can still urge others on.

Jul 20, 2012 07:43 AM #23
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Larry, It's been a few weeks since I checked in, sounds like your working the plan quite nicely. 



Jul 20, 2012 08:42 AM #24
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Larry, all I can say is good for you for planning on and getting up at 4 am. I'm not there yet. I'll go back and read your other blogs to find out what's going on.

Jul 20, 2012 10:13 AM #25
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

I am a morning person.. love getting up to a quiet house and getting that first cup of coffee all to myself.  

Jul 20, 2012 12:04 PM #26
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
Sounds like you are in the midst of something big. I will have to read some of your other posts.
Jul 20, 2012 12:54 PM #27
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Adrian - it's the 10 day cycles, meeting of small goals, reviews and my 1.1 multiplier that urges progress. I feel good that you check in every so often. Thanks.

Eric - thanks for your interest. The early rising allows for the things I want to do: it is not felt as an imposition.

Judi - grat stuff, but feels good too, eh?

Melissa - glad I have sparked some interest. I like consistent, persistent effort fro progress.


Jul 20, 2012 01:35 PM #28
Walter Sadowski NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Cafe Realty - Somers, NY
The Real Estate Resource

Larry, keep the stories of success coming... Love to hear them...

Jul 20, 2012 10:07 PM #29
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Walter - thanks. I enjoyed reading you on Perspective and have subscribed.

Jul 20, 2012 10:35 PM #30
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