May 7

07/05/2021 Personal Values & Integrity Index

Day Five

I spent about 6.5hours in an auto electricians today trying to get the electrics sorted for my van.

I wouldn't normally bother writing about that but there's something interesting in the exchange that went on which maybe you can relate to.

Here's the story...

My kids mates dad is an auto electrician.  He popped his head into my van the other day and gave me a help out getting things sorted (as I know fuck all in this department), and said to give him a holla when I'm at the next stage and he'd help me finish it all off.

Now here's the interesting part.

You see, I've done this countless times before too - you know, got carried away in the moment - and gone and promised my services to somebody in the moment, only to regret it later.

And I think that's what went on today.

My sons mate was a fucking legend and literally helped me for about 6 hours, but I can't help but think he would have kind of regretted helping me right in the beginning.  At least I know that's how my brain would've thought about it.

Anyway, what's the moral of all that?

I think it's to be careful what and to whom you make commitments to, as it may well come around to bite you in the butt.

I've made that mistake a few times and I think I'm getting better at it, but this was a good lesson to re-learn it once again.

What else did I get up to...

Well, in two days time I'm going to be able to stop talking about the fucking van I know that much, but I also got news that my mate just made a quarter of a million pounds in a crypto trade.

WTF!

I know, and I am genuinely stoked for him.  He's literally closed out the trade and has paid off his mortgage (not in theory, but actually).  So he's now mortgage free.

Pretty cool hey.

But, if you think he got lucky think again.  No luck there.

He literally endured the biggest fucking bear market where his initial £20k went to around £600, so he definitely didn't luck out.

Good on him.


What I did good

  • Still fucking smashing the van out.
  • Had a juice for breakfast.

What I did bad

  • Drunk three beers.
  • Checked CoinMarketcap a fair bit.
  • Chose the wrong lights for my van. Fuck!

Tasks for tomorrow, to be better than I was today:

I think tomorrows going to be a bit of a tough one as I've kind of got to the end of my inspiration with the van.  I'm a bit sick of it if I'm honest, so I'm just going to have to suck it up and get it done.

A bit like the 'Can't Hurt Me' fella, I forget his name.

So, nothing groudbreaking in all honesty, just got to be me digging in and getting the fucking van done.  

Only two more days left.

Then once that's done, I can get back on track with learning cool shit, building fun stuff, surfing, travelling, and reading.

Two more days.

- Rowan. 


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Rowan Clifford

Hey, I'm Rowan. I wrote the article above that you found, then read, and we're intrigued enough to check out the bio. You probably don't know how much went in to get you here, but if you're interested, that's exactly what I teach on this blog :)

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