I sent Chet an email on November 30th 2015 at 3:35pm that said, “Quit Day: 5/5/17”, the day I would quit my job and live my OPUS. This decklaration shook me to the core but I did it. I did it because I needed to put myself on the hook. I did it because if I didn’t make it official, it would always just be a dream or something I’d eventually do.
I remember sending the email and feeling a tremendous amount of anxiety in the moment. I remember telling my wife and her reaction was as scared as I was. I remember telling myself it’s 18 months from now and thankfully I’ve got plenty of time. I remember this day like it was yesterday.
Conversely, I don’t remember the specific time I started to believe living my OPUS would actually work… funny huh? However, the simple act of picking a date started the clock ticking in my head and helped me recommit to building my CORE, creating a new OPUS and PoP’ing it out. And everywhere along the way, brick by brick, I grew stronger.
After 2 months of doing this REAL HARD WORK, I couldn’t wait any longer and set up a meeting with the CEO to share my OPUS clearly, concisely and directly. He not only believed me, he also helped me get started earlier than I planned. Freakin’ magic.
As I sit here today and write this little rant, I can’t believe how important making that decklaration was. How important it was to believe in myself and my OPUS. So what are you waiting for my friend? What are you dreaming of and eventually planning on doing? Pick a date and get working. Good.