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Had a great time on @EricDWilson's DLive Stream! Thoughts on "Magic," and the two four-letter words for getting ahead.
# The more consistent you are. The more order. The more happiness. The more peace.
I don't mean hard, inflexible "ORDER," or rigid schedules. Our family is a very go-with-the-flow type operation. Bedtime is whenever. Dinner isn't always planned. We roll with it. Some of this creates stress sometimes. Other times, it prevents it. We're always working to perfect our rhythm as a family. The journey is half the fun of it. 

Anyway, my approach recently, thanks in part to some inspiration garnered from stand up folks like @boxcarblue, is to have a basic list of things I want to accomplish in the day, and to focus on getting those things done, each and every day. One of these is to play with my son. Even if I am busy, to take at least an hour away from my work when he gets home (on days when he is at the kindergarten) and play with him. Legos. Wrestling. goofing around. 

Besides this, I aim to publish content on Steemit (3 - 4 posts), and various other social media, as well as to keep up the Voluntary Japan Discord Server, and make sure the plans for upcoming live shows and podcast guest spots are in order. 

# I am not a "routine" type of guy, so perhaps I should refine my point.
Today on @ericdwilson's [podcast](https://dlive.io/video/ericwilson/c84f6e08-b09c-11e8-91f1-0242ac110003), we talked a lot about the power of *consistency.* Putting your shit out there regularly, enthusiastically, and persistently. This is the shit that brings about "luck," usually. As my former boss used to say: *Boys, there's only one way to get ahead in this world, and it's two four letter words: HARD WORK.* I used to think that was a bit cheesy. But I always believed it deep inside. And now I *get it.*

![Screen Shot 2018-09-05 at 21.36.10.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmPCYN5V8bAKemdfhP49FWQpz6E7fEWULGfyVADzjrzRYA/Screen%20Shot%202018-09-05%20at%2021.36.10.png)

This is quite a meandering ramble, as I had initially begun writing thinking of posting about my son, and his introduction to helping with the dishes yesterday. I had just gotten back from a run (another daily goal of mine, or at least every-other-daily goal) and was feeling pretty good. Isaiah, my son, was watching YouTube videos on his tablet in the other room. I wanted to get him away from that thing for a bit, and also to help my wife. Hmmm. Okay. Well, let's make this fun. 

I called him into the kitchen and put him on towel duty, assuring him I'd be working just as hard alongside him on dishwashing duty. At first he was a bit pouty, but then exactly what I wanted to happen--what I envisioned--happened. he ended up making it *his own,* and kind of turned the whole thing into a game. I could tell he was proud of himself when he completed the task. It's *so* important to complete some goals throughout the day.

![IMG_4112.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbWsYUNEsXfsi6vG9t7gPHbk91gSdN89dxnVi2iog2VSo/IMG_4112.JPG)

# I guess the point I am trying to make (mostly for myself to absorb even more!) is: 

# *If you want more magic and luck, put in more work and intention.*

People who are so on and so driven like Eric inspire me. There is something to be said for *just doing.* Get the fuck out there, even if you are not "ready." Document. Vlog. Get on a livestream. Play those Legos. Make the dishes into a game and....*Create.*

Thanks for reading.

# ~KafkA


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@summertooth ·
@kafkanarchy84 I am having some of the same thoughts at the moment. Today is the first day of school for us and though we homeschool we still start the same day as the local schools (which seems a bit silly to me, one does not stop & start learning with the seasons, but that's for another day).
I've been thinking a lot about goals as well, long term, short term, large and small and how important it is, I believe, to set these goals. Equally important in my mind is knowing that you may not reach *every* goal you set and that's ok. Working towards a goal, realizing you may not be able to reach it for whatever reason, and *adjusting* that goal is just as important as reaching one, in my opinion. Things don't usually go "as planned" but that's ok, lots of times you can get to where you want to be by more than one road. From me the goals are the roads on a map, different destinations and different ways of getting to each of those places. 
And just to finish up regarding my having the same thoughts as you, last night I got **ALL** the kids involved with after dinner clean up as well, and it was great! We were done quickly and had some fun together. 
Last but not least, the list. I agree wholeheartedly with a daily list, here is yesterday's. 
![20180905_063621.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmZneCsg8tA2WfLUN8BsHtNLizSoSqPLF7XCzuYUucFN6o/20180905_063621.jpg)
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