I don’t know about you but for me 2017 has been a blur so far. Judging by the cricket sounds over at Lever Builders so far this year I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that I’ve been slacking off this year.
What I’ve Been up to for the Last 5 Months
It was exactly 5 months ago that I published my last post outlining my personal master plan for 2017. That plan included a broad vision for who I wanted to become by the end of 2017 and the general goals I intended to pursue in order to become the person I was envisioning.
I’ve had some frustrations and setbacks in pursuing those goals this year and have waded through some periods where I feel like I’m not making any progress. But as I sit back and take stock of what I’ve accomplished so far this year I have to admit that I think I’m more or less on track to achieving my year-end vision.
In that last post I mentioned that during the first half of 2017 my focus would primarily be taken up with pursuing financial and professional goals.
However, pursuing those aspects of my vision wasn’t supposed to include abandoning my weekly Lever Builders articles. I had intended to continue publishing regularly about my experiences during the first half of the year.
Unfortunately, shortly after that last post I got so wrapped up in the learning and execution efforts that I quickly found I didn’t have the time or energy for the kind of blog writing sessions I had last year that often stretched to 3 or 4 in the morning.
A Near Death Experience
I’ll be honest that with the progress I was making on my financial and professional goals this year I had about given up on Lever Builders. I had started to think of this project as a great experiment that helped me achieve last year’s vision for myself but something that was not meant to last.
But I found I couldn’t ever quite stop thinking about it.
I missed writing about the lessons I was learning in my journey to build personal freedom in the hope that they might be helpful to others on the same journey.
I missed proposing ways to lower the bar to overcome common barriers to building freedom.
Most of all I missed the times where someone would share how something I’d written helped them to do or see things differently.
Then there was the original vision for Lever Builders: to build a community of people dedicated to creating a solid foundation of physical, intellectual and financial freedom that would allow them to focus on discovering and using their talents to accomplish great things. That goal is my vision for my own life and I would still love to build a community of like minded people.
Getting Back in the Saddle
Well, between my desire not to let the Lever Builder community vision slip into oblivion and the encouragement of my family, friends and office mate, I’m attempting to get back in the saddle. My hope is that I can continue to make Lever Builders a meaningful part of my personal journey and, far more importantly, a meaningful part of your journey.
My other goals aren’t going away and will continue to take up a lot of my time. As such publishing regularly is going to be a challenge but I want to continue sharing what I’m learning and striving to be a more effective writer.
I hope that as I continue to write and work to expand the reach and influence of the Lever Builder concept that I might find ways to make the content more meaningful and impactful for you faithful readers.
I’m grateful to everyone who has followed along with me since the beginning and all of those who have joined along the way. It is my intention to continue working to find ways to make the content I publish more relevant and actionable for you.
I appreciate your continued support, feedback and encouragement and hope that together we can build something amazing!