Zach Even-Esh: Life Design and Engineering the Perfect Day
Life design: Is there such a thing as your perfect day? I want to talk to you about a topic that's near and dear to my heart: Life design and crafting your perfect day. And taking it another step further: life design and crafting your perfect life.
I remember when I started working my 6:00 AM until 1:00 AM schedule, I started saying to my wife I wanted more free time, less stress, more playing.
And what I started doing was writing out what that perfect day would look like. What does it look like in the morning? What time do you wake up, where do you live? And the more I studied entrepreneurs and other successful people, I learned that they do the same exact activity over and over again day after day, month and year after year.
And by writing down your perfect day, your creative mind starts to work, as opposed to typing it on a computer or putting that information into your smartphone. Writing it down allows you to get creative. You also can create what's called a vision board. You put up a board and you just post up photos of things that you want in your life. You post up places, things, anything that inspires you to craft your perfect day and your perfect life.
The way you start working on it is you reverse engineer what that perfect day looks like. And it could simply start with what does your morning look like? And for me, my mornings—after a long time of working that 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM—all I wanted was breakfast with my family. That simple goal, as small as it sounds, was so inspiring to me and so big that it created massive change in my business and massive change in my life that to this day I still have breakfast or make breakfast with the kids, for the kids, for my wife, because I set the right goal and I reverse engineered things.
A friend of mine is Craig Valentine and I came across his work long ago. We reconnected when I saw him coming up with information on the perfect life and it got me to reconnect with writing down how to reverse engineer the perfect day and blocking out times of your day what you're going to do. Because after all in this life, in our life here on Earth, as short as it is, are we going to spend this time being upset and being disappointed and all the things that we wish we could have done or do you want to live a life where you're crafting life according to your own rules? And to me that's the beauty of the perfect day. By writing it out and reverse engineering your goals, putting in some deadlines, you start changing your life and transforming happiness, fitness, health and all good things.
So today, here's the life design assignment I want you to do. Write down what your perfect day would look like, including that one thing. Now reverse engineer. What are the things you need to do? What is one thing you need to do or change in your life to bring you closer to that perfect day. Sometimes one simple change could have profound effect on your life.
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