Rewarding yourself

So I’ve been thinking of trying something new.. and before I let ya know what that is, I’m gonna take a moment to explain a challenge of mine. This is something I’ve been dealing with for quite awhile now.. it goes something like this..

I have an absolute incredible day. I get more done in a measly 14 hours than most people could do in a week and more than I average in 3 days. I’m just flying through things.. answering emails left and right.. working on more websites than I have fingers on my left hand.. finishing up project after project after project.. and enjoying every minute of it.

And then?

Its the end of the day.. and I feel lousy. Why?! It took me forever to figure it out.. after accomplishing so much I would end the day with the most ironic feeling of unaccomplishment. How could this be?

Well, I don’t know if I have the whole answer yet, but I’m getting closer! Yesterday, Ted and I wound up doing QUITE a bit of work and, as a reward, we decided to treat ourselves too:

Isn’t it beautiful? :). The waitress said she made it specially for me ‘cuz she loved my curly hair ;). Score! Despite being a bit overpriced it was an EXCELLENT meal!

So, the whole idea is this..

If you’re going to be raising the bar on your productivity, be sure that you REWARD yourself!

There are many many ways to go about this and as the days go by I’ll be touching on different things and experimenting a bit here and there. I’ll let you guys know how it goes ;). The idea is that you give yourself a tangible reward for your accomplishments. It doesn’t even have to be a big deal.. it just has to be something that you can work towards and that once you achieve it, you will feel ACCOMPLISHED. That’s the whole key right there :).

With that said, I did a LOT of work today! I updated my own personal website at and even did some work on the blog! Take a look to your right and you’ll see a beautiful..

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With that said.. I’m off to bed! Tomorrow is another day and I’m looking forward to an EARLY start! My good friend and partner Matt Geri is already way ahead of me.. he’s started running every morning! You go bro!

Goodnight World!

-Jonathan Wold

Daily Action Step:

Updating my website, making a few VERY important business calls, catching up with some old friends, and buying batteries for the camera! ;)