How to Boost Confidence, Productivity & So Much More

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Last week I saw a fantastic quote in a Facebook group.

It was a quote from ol’ Albie Einstein.

“Compound interest is the eight wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it…he who doesn’t…pays it. Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.”
It’s the Slight Edge, the book I talk about all the damn time.

I was never a fan of the Seinfeld show.

Just didn’t see what all the excitement was about.

I was, however, a fan of how Jerry Seinfeld got started in comedy.

The story goes…

He credits his success to this dumb, yet wildly effective method. Every January, he would hang up a large calendar on his wall.

Every day that he wrote new material, he had the pleasure of drawing a big red “X” over that day.

Drawing the Xs was quite rewarding, so he continued doing it. Eventually, he created a chain of red Xs.

The idea was to never break the chain.

In fact, there is a website called, you guessed it…. http://dontbreakthechain.com/

I put my own twist on it, and took a page out of the Andy Frisella playbook, and am tracking my wins each day.

Here is my calendar hanging on my wall in my office with Ws….

W = Win the Day

I try and put daily deposits in four categories; mind, health, relationships & wealth.

Over the last eight days, I have been perfect.

Typically, I would get lazy around Thursdays/Fridays, and would slack off on the weekends.

Not no more.

Since tracking this, I have noticed…

  • A boost in confidence
  • A sense of accomplishment
  • Amanda & I getting along great
  • Much happier
  • An increase in mental clarity
  • More fulfillment
  • A drastic increase in productivity
  • More energy

A few of the many benefits and feelings I have experienced.This is such a stupid simple exercise, but it’s been so worth it.

Go out and buy a desk calendar.

Hang it on your wall.

Come up with 4 – 7 daily tasks that you want to complete each & everyday.

When you compete all the tasks put a X or a W on the day.

Do it again the next day, and the following day.

Do it for a week.

Report back to me.

You can do anything, once you stop trying to do everything. 

Adam Dukes

About the Author

My name is Adam…a stay-at-home-Dadpreneur, a marketing strategist, a horrendous fantasy football player, a dreadful golfer, a cheeseburger connoisseur and a wastebucket full of useless sports knowledge.