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Fantastic Bread and How to Get It.

I’m going to be honest. I love the, “Let’s get this bread” memes. I think they’re great and if you like those memes, then I think you’re pretty great too.

If you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, here is an article. Yes, there is an article. Go get that bread.
Once you have gotten said bread, let’s talk about how you got it and what you’re doing to get it every day.

When I say “bread,” I don’t necessarily mean bread…I mean, I love bread. But what the hip jive-turkey kids are referring to as bread is mostly just talking about money. Hustling. Working hard. Earning it.

But lately, every morning, I have been waking up and saying, “Oh great. It’s morning,” laying there for like 10 minutes, and dragging myself into the shower, where I try to motivate myself to leave the shower to actually get ready for the day. Oh my goodness it is tiring…and not just because it’s 6 in the morning.

Losing motivation is exhausting.

I read an article by Erin Falconer. Really, it was more of an excerpt of his book, “How to Get Sh*t Done” (Which I ordered after reading this little article) and it read like this:

The first motivation killer is a lack of confidence. When this happens to me, it’s usually because I’m focusing entirely on what I want and neglecting what I already have. When you only think about what you want, your mind creates explanations for why you aren’t getting it. This creates negative thoughts. Past failures, bad breaks, and personal weaknesses dominate your mind. You become jealous of your competitors and start making excuses for why you can’t succeed. In this state, you tend to make a bad impression, assume the worst about others, and lose self confidence.

Floored.
I’ve been trying to explain how I’ve been feeling lately to my business partner, to my girlfriend, my family, and sometimes my boss. But it just comes out of my mouth as, “Ah, I’m just tired. Im burnt out. I am exhausted. I think everyone is mad at me. Also, I need a nap.”
But really, I realized, what I am actually trying to say is, “I don’t know what I am doing and I don’t know why and I think I am stuck. Also I need a nap.”

So today I woke up and I looked at some things I felt like would get me refocused…and somehow ended up in an archive of bread memes…I don’t know how it happened, but I am glad.

This is why: something as simple as saying, “Let’s get this bread,” to yourself counts as a self-motivator. Why? Because sometimes you just need to tell yourself it’s time to hustle. Because working hard and being tired at the end of the day can be a fantastic feeling.

This is how I was motivating myself to get out there the past few months, “You suck. Do better.”
Let me tell you, it has not been super effective.

I am still figuring out what I want. I mean I want BlackCat to be a full time gig. I know that. You know that. Everyone I have ever talked to about this business, knows that. But figuring out how I’m going to make it happen, that’s where I need to figure out what it is I’m doing. How I’m going to do that and be happy.

And I am almost positive that someone out there reading this, feels the same way about a dream that they have too. Not knowing where to start and feeling overwhelmed about all of the things that need to happen even before you get to step 1. I understand that. Being a person is hard. Start by telling yourself, “Today I am going to get one thing done to bring me closer to my dream.”
Maybe that step is just getting out of bed and taking a shower.
Maybe it’s drawing up a plan.
Maybe it’s drawing up a plan to get your plan drawn up.
Go get that bread. Happy Wednesday. —Nick




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