Every Single Day

Every Single Day

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Daily Habits to Create Unstoppable Success, Achieve Goals Faster, and Unleash Your Extraordinary Potential


75: Every Single Weekly
Aug 8 • 3 min
Oh wait, is it Thursday already? What’s working for you on a weekly basis? What do you do, consistently every _____day? Why that day? Why Mondays? Why Thursdays? Rhyme or reason? Let’s talk.
74: Acknowledgements
Aug 1 • 2 min
It’s more than grammar and word choice.
73: Afterword
Jul 25 • 1 min
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.? — Benjamin Franklin ?This is not over. ? In fact, it’s just beginning.
72: You know those days where you’re not sure you got anything done?
Jul 18 • 4 min
Or when the “front office” isn’t communicating well with the factory floor? It’s especially tough when you are both the: Front office and theFactory floor How can you keep it together? What’s the foundation that will keep it all stable? Which threads hold…
71: You can make a huge difference in the life of someone else
Jul 11 • 1 min
If this book, if even one chapter, helped you in any way, please remember that a simple, honest note from you about how this book helped you in a public review on the Amazon site might mean that this book will get into the hands of those who will also…
70: Ch. 49: Books
Jul 4 • 3 min
There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.? — Jiddu Krishnamurti?
69: The Habit is the Goal (video)
Jun 27 • 5 min
What if my goal were not to write 14 books but to write every single day? Not to run a marathon but to jog every day. Not to lose 10 pounds but to drink a liter more of water every day. What if practice didn’t make perfect but practice is perfect ? What…
68: Ch. 48: Resources
Jun 20 • 2 min
Here are a few links to help you get rolling. Write Every Day for 10 Days Writing prompts, pretty pictures, directly into your email inbox. It’s just 10 Days! Easy peasy, right? Spoiler alert: it might lead to more days than 10. [https://goo.gl/g89xhz]?…
67: How can a daily habit turn into a thing you need? A thing that keeps you going?
Jun 13 • 6 min
“I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have Every Single Day.” The scale turns around at some point. In the beginning, you have to push. Later, you are pulled.
66: Without contrast, we have nothing to pull us forward and break free from
Jun 6 • 4 min
Here’s a snippet from a forum I posted in back in 2015. Pretty much a lifetime ago. It’s important to remember where we came from, how far we’ve come along, and where we’re headed. Now we’re up front, we’re leading the pack, but it’s not a race, it’s an…
65: Spark Chapter 1: Embers
May 30 • 3 min
We, dear parents, dear adults, are the ones who probably need the spark. Dear Every Single Day listeners. I interrupt this podcast with a message from our sponsor: Spark. Out of my Every Single Day writing habit many things have been created: books,…
64: Ch. 47: Where to Go from Here
May 23 • 2 min
Get busy living, or get busy dying.? — Stephen King (from his short story, “Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption”)
63: Ch. 46: Freedom
May 16 • 4 min
The secret to happiness is freedom … and the secret to freedom is courage. — Thucydides?
62: Ch. 45: When you hear about how a person changed her life, it changes your life
May 9 • 3 min
When people send you a story that has changed their lives, they are sending you a story that is filled with grace. They’re saying this changed my life. When you read it, it changed your life.? — Caroline Myss?
61: Ch. 44: Reality Check and the “Overnight Success”
May 2 • 2 min
You hear that often after people have put in hours or months or a lifetime of hard work to get where they are. The “10 Years + 1 Overnight = Overnight Success” stories. ESD is also no silver bullet, it’s not a quick fix, and it’s certainly not a…
60: Ch. 43: ESD Side Effects
Apr 25 • 10 min
Most of the time, the things that really change the world exist for something fundamentally selfish and then the world-changing ends up being a side-effect of that.? — Andrew Mason?
59: Applying ESD to Spark Campfire
Apr 18 • 6 min
When you create, you can refer to what you have created. Oh wait, but if you haven’t created anything… Yet… Get out there. In the cold. Put on your jacket. Do your thing. Every. Single. Day. Here’s the episode from Spark Campfire. In case that URL doesn’t…
58: Ch. 42: Introduction
Apr 11 • 3 min
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. — Lucille Ball? I’ve transformed my life and I’d like to help you transform yours–but only if you really, really, really want to. ? There’s just that “if” in there. But you’ve…
57: Tony
Apr 4 • 8 min
A dear friend passed away. He created Every Single Day. I’m pretty sure that’s what kept him happy, alive, and positive until just beyond his 105th birthday. Here’s the audio from a few minutes from part of my upcoming course (Spark Campfire) in which I…
56: Part VII: Peroration
Mar 28 • 0 min
Yeah, I had to look it up, too. ? Peroration: a long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language; the concluding part of a speech or discourse, in which the speaker or writer recapitulates the principal points and urges them with greater…
55: Ch. 41: Expect the Unexpected
Mar 21 • 3 min
If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.? — Heraclitus?
54: I have a few free audiobooks to give away. Want one?
Mar 14 • 2 min
My audiobook distributor, Findaway Voices, has a new service for audiobooks that allows me to give away a limited number of my audiobooks for free. All you need to do is go to this link and get me the best email address where I can send you a code and…
53: Steek je vinger op
Mar 7 • 6 min
I know, I know. If you don’t happen to read Dutch, that’s an odd title. It means, “Put your finger up” but we’ll understand it better in English as “Raise your hand.” I’m posting this bit of audio (which is a draft of my talk I’m giving this week called…
52: Ch. 40: Yes, you can force the Flow State.
Feb 28 • 5 min
When a story is flying along, and I’m so into it that my ‘real’ world goes away, it can feel magical. I cease to be, my desk and computer ceases to be, and I am my character in his world. Psychologists call this a ‘flow state,’ and it’s better than…
51: Intervals, Sin Wave, and Frequency: How often do you do what and why?
Feb 21 • 5 min
Every Single Day: I’ve got that down. But what about Every Single Week, Month, Year, or Lifetime? What do you how often? Why? How’s that working out? I wanna know.
50: Ch. 39: The Cruise Ship & The Sailboat
Feb 14 • 5 min
They are analogies as personality types or energy sources within us. We’re either The Cruise Ship or The Sailboat. Let’s have a quick look at both types.?
49: Ch. 38: Coast
Feb 7 • 3 min
When you’re that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can’t really tell whether you have created the momentum or it’s creating you.? — Annie Lennox
48: Have you lived 75 years or have you lived the same year 75 times?
Jan 31 • 7 min
I’m sure I’ve lived some years over and over, but not all of them. Also, I haven’t had 75 of them. How can we make those up to that date not the same? Is the same so bad? How can we make Every Single Year our greatest year yet?
47: Ch. 37: Better Together
Jan 24 • 5 min
The real energy occurs in each connection between two people, which can bring about exponential returns. — ?Tom Rath
46: What’s Beyond Every Single Day?
Jan 17 • 4 min
Maybe you’ve got the daily thing going on by now. Awesome possum. But what about weekly, monthly, and annually? What about something you only do Every Single Life?
45: We interrupt this podcast to walk the talk
Jan 10 • 7 min
Struggling with jetlag and creativity lag at the beginning of the year. What to do?
44: Ch. 36: Linear vs. Exponential
Jan 3 • 7 min
I spent many years slogging away and getting nowhere. Then I spent some more years slogging away harder and getting somewhere. Then I spent less energy and less time and got beyond where I thought I could ever go: anywhere.?Bradley Charbonneau
43: Ch. 35: Part 6: Play: Introduction
Dec 27, 2018 • 5 min
Strong emotions such as passion and bliss are indications that you’re connected to Spirit, or ‘inspired,’ if you will. When you’re inspired, you activate dormant forces, and the abundance you seek in any form comes streaming into your life.?Dr. Wayne Dyer
42: You are your audience
Dec 20, 2018 • 2 min
If you’re playing to an audience and it’s not you, they might go away. Then they might come back. But then they might go away again. If your audience is you, you know where you are. At least, probably.
41: Ch. 34: What if you could free up your brain to put your creativity into turbo overdrive?
Dec 13, 2018 • 7 min
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to…
40: Just got to get back in the gym.
Dec 6, 2018 • 2 min
You’re at the top of your game. The best in the league. Maybe one of the best players of all time. You have a great night. But you know it can still be better. How are you going to improve?
39: Ch. 33: This is how you live to be 103 years old.
Nov 29, 2018 • 5 min
Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits. ?– Twyla Tharp Creativity in, creativity out.
38: Ch. 32: Meditation is a single letter away from Medication … and Mediation.
Nov 22, 2018 • 7 min
Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.? — Saint Francis de Sales (?) What if the doctor scribbled the prescription and instead of “medication” wrote “meditation”? I’m just going to bust right…
37: Ch. 31: Part 5: Introduction
Nov 15, 2018 • 4 min
Beware the fury of a patient man.? — John Dryden If Perseverance was torture, this is just salt in the wound. Or wounds. Yeah, sorry. ?But if Perseverance was like the time when you were on a long bike ride and at some point, you no longer realized you…
36: Could you, as a parent, SECRETLY teach one thing a day?
Nov 8, 2018 • 5 min
The trick is to make it seem like fun or accidental or in any case “not a big deal.” We break this week with our regularly-scheduled Every Single Day chapter to bring in a word from our, ahem, sponsor “Spark: How to write a book with your kids–and why you…
35: Ch. 30: Oh baby, it’s cold outside. (AKA: No one will notice if we don’t do this.)
Nov 1, 2018 • 4 min
I’ve known entrepreneurs who were not great salespeople, or didn’t know how to code, or were not particularly charismatic leaders. But I don’t know of any entrepreneurs who have achieved any level of success without persistence and determination.? —…
34: Ch. 29: The $23,135 Recurring Passive Income Post
Oct 25, 2018 • 3 min
I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of sh*t. I try to put the sh*t in the wastebasket. — Ernest Hemingway
33: Ch. 28: Learning is Cumulative
Oct 18, 2018 • 3 min
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. — Aristotle
32: Ch. 27: Practice is Perfect
Oct 11, 2018 • 4 min
If you’re waiting around for perfection, take a seat and brew some tea. It’s going to be a while. “Practice, practice, practice. Oh when oh when am I going to get there?” This squarely falls into the “Simple But Not Easy” category, but it’s a mindset…
31: Ch. 26: The “how” no longer matters.
Oct 4, 2018 • 3 min
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. — Anton Chekhov To experience the highest levels of meditation, it doesn’t matter what chair you’re sitting in. It’s OK if the chair isn’t your favorite, if your headphones only work through one…
30: Ch. 25: You’ll never again say, “Oh well. Another day where I didn’t get it done.”
Sep 27, 2018 • 4 min
Hope is the belief we might get it done, and faith is the knowledge we will get it done. – Tom Shadyac
29: Ch. 24: Because “Every other day plus weekends” is too complicated.
Sep 20, 2018 • 5 min
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. — Aristotle “Only brush the teeth you want to keep,” says the dentist. Do you agree with the following statements? Only pursue your dream on days when you really feel inspired…
28: Ch. 23: Today is a whole lot easier to see as yesterday than as tomorrow.
Sep 13, 2018 • 3 min
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
27: Ch. 22: If you could practice more, would you?
Sep 6, 2018 • 1 min
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. — Yogi Berra
26: Ch. 21: Perseverance: Introduction
Aug 30, 2018 • 2 min
If you thought Part 3: Passion was difficult, Part 4 is going to hurt. I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. — John D. Rockefeller
25: Ch. 20: You can run, but you can’t hide.
Aug 23, 2018 • 2 min
You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. — Paulo Coelho You know the old saying, but it digs deep when you learn what you’re truly hiding from. You can run, but you can’t hide from:…
24: Ch. 19: What if you had one decision less to make Every Single Day?
Aug 16, 2018 • 6 min
Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make the decision right. — Phil McGraw How many decisions do we make on a daily basis? What if we subtracted just one? But we did it Every Single Day? That would be 30 fewer decisions per month, 365…
23: Ch. 18: The only productivity tip you’ll ever need.
Aug 9, 2018 • 3 min
I wake up very early in the morning. I like to start in the dark, and I never work at night, because my brain is evaporated by 4 P.M. — Alice Sebold If you haven’t woken up to this productivity tip, you’re asleep at the wheel. (That’s a little…
22: Ch. 17: I motivated him to start. He was inspired to stay.
Aug 2, 2018 • 2 min
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. — Zig Ziglar You can’t force inspiration. But you can force motivation which can lead to inspiration. You can push or you can be pulled. I pretty…
21: Ch. 16: You do it even when you don’t want to.
Jul 26, 2018 • 3 min
Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks. — Yo-Yo Ma You do it even when you don’t think it’s helping. You do it when you are pretty certain it’s a complete…
20: Ch. 15: How do you know if you’re ready to make “The Leap”?
Jul 19, 2018 • 3 min
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. – Henry Miller Remember the rocket? Scary, right? If you’re concerned that you’re going to head off into the wrong trajectory, just stop that thinking right…
19: Ch. 14: Passion: Introduction
Jul 12, 2018 • 6 min
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. — Oprah Winfrey Of the sections of this book, Passion is either the easiest or the hardest. It’s the easiest if it’s crystal clear what your passion is. It’s also fairly easy…
18: Ch. 13: The Conundrum of Comfortable
Jul 5, 2018 • 7 min
We’re about to enter the choppy waters of Part 3: Passion. There’s just one more chapter first, I promise. It’s the perfect ending to the Procrastination section: “No, I’m not ready yet! Just one more thing!” You often hear the heart-torturing stories of…
17: Ch. 12: You know those things you never seem to get done?
Jun 28, 2018 • 3 min
You spend months thinking about doing something and then you finally do it and it takes only minutes? Loose screw in door hinge? Yeah, you won’t have those anymore.
16 Ch. 11: Purgatory
Jun 21, 2018 • 1 min
If you’re going through hell, keep going. — Winston Churchill In keeping with the Casual Conversation style of this book, I’m going to occasionally let you in on some of the behind the scenes workings of the machine.
15: Ch. 10: The Perfect Storm
Jun 14, 2018 • 6 min
One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying. – Joan of Arc
14: Ch. 9: Procrastination: Introduction
Jun 7, 2018 • 6 min
Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. — Wayne Gretsky If you don’t water the plants until tomorrow, they’ll survive. If you don’t feed the dog until the weekend, he’ll probably…
13: Ch. 8: You, Me, and Four Others
May 31, 2018 • 1 min
Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success. — Eckhart Tolle I see this book as a conversation. A relaxed, usually calm…
12: Jeff Haws talks with Bradley Charbonneau about The Magic Button and … why you’re glad there isn’t one.
May 24, 2018 • 22 min
ESD: Jeff Haws talks with Bradley Charbonneau about Morning Habits, 20Books London, and how the world will be a better place. Basically, I want people to realize the secret, the power of this. — Bradley Charbonneau As I re-listen to this, there’s so much…
11: Ch. 7: Possible, Impossible, Repossible
May 17, 2018 • 6 min
What do you believe is possible? What do you believe is impossible? What do you believe is possible for you? What do you believe is impossible for you? The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination. — Tommy Lasorda…
10: Ch. 6: Failure
May 10, 2018 • 1 min
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. — Henry Ford
09: Ch. 5: Who are you?
May 3, 2018 • 0 min
The only requirement you need to read, finish, and act on what this book has to offer is that you’re open to it. You’re open to new ideas, new perspectives, directions, and methods. Maybe you’re open to a new mindset, a new way of thinking, new habits,…
08: Ch. 4: Day Zero
Apr 26, 2018 • 2 min
The problem is that most of us live in Day Zero. What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.? where we start from. — T. S. Eliot I wanted to number this part of the book Part 0.…
07: Ch. 3: The Pill
Apr 19, 2018 • 4 min
Give someone who has faith in you a placebo and call it a hair growing pill, anti-nausea pill or whatever, and you will be amazed at how many respond to your therapy. — Bernie Siegel There were two pills on the original cover of this book. I’m a big…
06: Ch 2: The Devil at the Dinner Party
Apr 12, 2018 • 14 min
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
05: Ch 1: Introduction
Apr 6, 2018 • 5 min
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” — JOEL A. BARKER
04: Part 1: Precaution
Apr 5, 2018 • 0 min
prologue: a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel precaution: a measure taken in advance to avert possible evil or to secure good results procrastinate: to defer action; delay; to put off till another day or time; Normally at the…
03: Preface
Mar 26, 2018 • 6 min
Research has shown that it takes 31 days of conscious effort to make or break a habit. That means, if one practices something consistently for 31 days, on the 32nd day it does become a habit. Information has been internalised into behavioural change,…
02: Foreword
Mar 21, 2018 • 9 min
Wow. I sort of can’t believe I’m doing this. Sitting down to write the foreword of Bradley’s book. I’m honored, truly, but I still sort of can’t believe I’m doing this. Part of me can’t believe there’s a book at all. There wasn’t going to be one, I was…
01: Welcome to Every Single Day!
Mar 20, 2018 • 0 min
I couldn’t help it. I had to record the audiobook. Ach, all that reading? What, 192 pages? Overrated. Get the dog, head outside, put in your earbuds, and let me take you from Day Zero to Day One. It’s quite a journey, but don’t worry, I know where to go.…