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The Early Bird Catches The Worm

Hello Everyone!

As always, thank you for reading and subscribing to my blog column. I hope all is well.

I wanted to share my early bird rise this morning. I give some of the credit to my son and here’s why. At 3:30 AM this morning my son woke up and he was crying. My wife and I heard him and I went to his room to check on him and see what was up. He had simply woke up, wanted Mommy and/or Daddy, and was thirsty on top of it. So, when I went in, I greeted him with his nickname “Papa”, leaned over the side of his bed and gestured him to come over to me. I asked him what was matter and he said he wanted milk. I asked him if he was thirsty as I took a peak at his mouth to see if his lips were dry and how his speech sounded. He said he was thirsty and I agreed to take him to the kitchen for something to drink. We had our Father/Son moment and had some water, then brought him back to bed with a small bottle of milk to soothe him until we had to wake up.

The thought of staying up crossed my mind since I aim to wake up at 4:30 AM every morning, and the extra hour and a half seemed quite appealing. I went back to bed anyways and laid there for about 30 minutes. I couldn’t fall back asleep. It wasn’t a feeling of frustration and being tired, but instead it was a compelling, driving force that persistently urged me to get up and start my day. I kept thinking of Eric Thomas and hearing in from one of his speeches saying, “I DARE YOU TO STAY UP!”.

SO, I GOT UP!

I followed my intuition because somehow I knew it was going to be good. And lo and behold, it was! I got up went down to the kitchen to brew some coffee and gobble a couple gummy vitamins. Once I had my cup of coffee, I took the coffee, some weights, and my the dog outside. It was a surprising 47-49ºF with some humidity in the air. It felt great! Cool, but not too cold. I did some bent over rows, squats, and ended it with some shoulder shrugs. A nice way to start my day and warm up my body. I sipped my coffee in between sets so by the time I was finished with my last set of shoulder shrugs, I was more awake and alert than ever! I played around with my dog in the grass a little until he head butted my in the cheekbone. I considered it my MMA training for the day and moved on.

This next part was my favorite. Being so bright eyed and bushy tailed, with the captivated audience of my dog, I practiced my speaking. I started going through A Living System™, one module at a time. I felt focused, determined, and productive. In that moment, I was working towards my dream, my vision, and putting in the work when no one was looking. This was a activating and triggering behavior because for the entire drive to work, all I could think of was my vision, as if it was the first time I had thought it in my life. I felt new, revived, and full of vitality, both physically and mentally. I felt hopeful, happy, and thankful about every area of my life.

When 5:00 AM rolled around, I began my usual routine of getting ready for the day. However, today is an exceptional day because I started it so early and took advantage of it. I give my son the credit and thank him for getting me up so early, and I’m thanking myself for taking advantage of the early rise. So, with the worm in hand, this bald eagle wanted to share my morning adventure with you in hopes of inspiring you to rise a bit earlier and work towards your vision.

May your mornings be productive, your nights be restful, and your life be healthy.

Stay strong,

ClintFit Consulting™

© 2017 Clinton N. Downs

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Happy Thanksgiving Thanks

Hey Everyone! I know, it’s been a while, but that’s the result of being busy with other parts of your life. When you shift you focus into specific areas of your life, you’re bound to neglect other parts. But that doesn’t automatically mean you’re neglecting those areas with ill intent.

The truth is, I’ve been learning a lot as an Epic analyst with my employer and doing a lot more at my day job. With that said, the rest of my time goes towards my family, and I can’t even begin to express how much joy hanging at home being Husband and Daddy brings to me.

My Wife and I give thanks before we eat dinner at night to teach our children to be thankful for what we have, but seeing it’s the season of gratitude and with the holiday now here, I thought I would express to you all how thankful I am for you who read my blog column and support the IamClintFit Movement ™. I deeply appreciate your support and belief in my cause to change the world.

So again, thank you, and enjoy your holiday and time off from work (if you have it) to spend more time with the people you love. And stay tuned for more blog posts, photos, video,s IamClintFit Guides ™, my eBook “May, I Work For You”, and another vlog!

Happy Holiday Everyone!

Stay Strong,

ClintFit Consulting ™

©️ 2017 Clinton N. Downs

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I’m Teaching Spring of ’18

Hello Everyone! Thanks for reading!

I’ve teamed up with the School of Continuing Education at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District to teach two, maybe three, night classes in the Spring of 2018!

Each class is a 7 week course held at Monty Tech. Once the Spring 2018 Course Catalog is released I’ll post an update for you to get more information.

Stay Tuned!

Clint

ClintFit Consulting™

© 2017 Clinton N. Downs