As I told you a few days ago…we are SO close to releasing Dan’s latest book, PUNCH IT IN. Tomorrow is actually the big day! So I wanted to give you one last excerpt from the book PUNCH IT IN by, Dan Gheesling:
What You Need to Start Punch It In.
Punch It In will guide you in changing your life and accomplishing what you truly want, but only if you commit to the team. What team you ask? Whether you realize it or not, when you decided to get this book, you’ve joined a team of many people (including myself) who are dedicated to punching it in whenever they get near their goal-line. You need to make a choice: you either buy into being a part of this team, or put this book down right now. If you don’t want to be on the team, that’s fine. It’s not for everyone. But if you are ready to buy in, and I mean ALL IN, we can’t wait to have you. Commit the next 25 days of your life to following this book and you will be pleased with the results.
Outside of this book and your commitment to the team, you will also need a journal of some sort. It can be a simple notebook, small pad of paper, or even text file document on the computer (the free online notebook Evernote.com works perfect if you are digitally inclined). This journal will be known as your personal playbook throughout the rest of the book. You will create your playbook over the next 25 days and you will refer back to it many times, so be sure to pick one that you actually like.
At the end of each section (day) in this book, you will see two different icons which indicate a different action for you to take. The two icons are:
1) Chalk Talk Icon: The chalk talk icon represents a question that needs to be answered in your playbook. You will find these questions at the end of each day.
2) Drill Icon: The drill icon represents an action that needs to be taken before moving on to the next day. You will find the action drill after the chalk talk questions for each day.
A Quick Look Ahead.
I’m excited for you on these next 25 days! It’s not going to be easy. It never is, but I promise it will be worthwhile! I know you are excited to get started, but before you understand how to cross your goal-line you need to understand what it takes to get there first.
There is a quote from the original movie The Karate Kid that sums up why a lot of people are unhappy today. It is a simple quote that is very true. When things get hectic in your life, it is because focus is lost. The same goes with football and life, which is why I love this quote:
“Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up, go home.” -Miyagi
Living a balanced life is the only way to really be happy. When aspects of life get out of balance you will feel it through stress, disorganization, and epic fails. On the flip side, when you live a balanced life, everything goes the way you want it, sometimes things go so well that you sit back and laugh in disbelief.
Five Areas of Balance.
Maintaining a balanced life becomes much easier if you understand the five areas of life that need to be focused on:
- Family & Relationships
- Faith & Giving
When you divide your life into these five areas it allows you to identify which part of your life you need to work on. For some people there is an extreme imbalance in their work life, for others it is fitness. The areas of life that become unbalanced change often throughout life! It is a constant game that you need to play, so why not play it well? The question now becomes how do you play it well? How do you have a balanced life and where do you start?
During the next 25 days we will be going in depth on each of the five areas of balance in your life. Maintaining a balanced life is something that is critical to punching it in. The only thing you need is a disciplined effort to balance your life. Like anything else, if you put the work in up front, you will reap the benefits later. The best part is, it becomes easier to maintain balance when you spend time focusing on it.