Commitment to 365 blog posts in 52 weeks

Commitment to 365 blog posts in 52 weeks

This is the type of commitment that happened one day after I woke up and decided to do it. Most people wait until their birthday, others might wait until New Years resolutions. August 18th came and I simply decided to write 365 blogs in the next 52 weeks. Notice, I didn’t say that I would write one blog a day, but rather 365 over the next year.


What Does This Mean for David Goecke?

It means that my thoughts about business, life, and the world will start to work its way into a readable format online. SO many people have written successful articles and books so I do not want to re-invent the wheel. Instead, I’d rather leverage existing resources to further my discussion and I hope that you will become involved with the conversation.

Passions and Topics of Interest?

I’m glad you asked. Finding your passion and areas of interest and truly understanding yourself is the first step toward happiness. Many have no clue what makes them happy or joyful. To some, happiness may stem from their faith, family or friends. For others, work is truly their passion. For me, it is a mix of both for I believe that a well balanced life is a happy life. Without further a due, below is a topic of personal interests and passions.

  • Personal Finance
  • Cooking and Health
  • Yoga and Fitness
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Motorcycles and Fast Cars
  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Travel and Culture
  • Purpose and Psychology
  • People and Events
  • Style
  • Graphic Design and Technology

Tell Me About Your Passions!

Over the course of the next year, I am motivated and excited to embark on a writing journey that hopefully leads me to my own definition of value, success, and happiness. Now tell me about you! What makes you happy and what are you passionate about?


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Tackle The Hard Things First!


I’m writing this post because something dawned upon me. The only way to tackle your fears is to take action! Nike figured it out when they coined the slogan, “Just Do It!” Sometimes you just have to get up and get started.

Stop Making Excuses and Just Get Started

Excuses are so easy to make. “I’m tired.” or “I don’t want to.” or “I have better things to do.”  What so many people fail to realize is that had they just started the task at hand, getting it done wouldn’t have been so hard.

Break Large Tasks Into Smaller Ones

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7 Ways To Apply Self-Discipline Effectively

Top 7 Reasons why self-discipline is my word of the month

Top 7 Reasons why self-discipline is my word of the month

Having recently posted about Top 5 Reasons to Start a Blog, I mentioned that blogging creates good habits.  Well this is only true if you continue to blog and make blogging a routine. To expand on routine, I’ve been pushing myself lately to be driven and disciplined. That is why I specifically chose to focus on self-discipline this month. Now, I realize that half of the month of February has already passed us by; however, my diligence and dedication is driving me to post about why self-discipline is so important to me.

1. Meditate.

Even though this seems tremendously hard or complex meditating is extremely easy. It trains your brain self-control. So you might ask “How do I mediate?” and my answer is just jump in and get started! I try to start each day in meditation.  The simple technique of mindfulness, which involves taking “as little as five minutes a day to focus on nothing more than your breathing and your senses, improves your self-awareness and your brain’s ability to resist destructive impulses” according to a Forbes Article.

2. Organize Tasks.

You MUST be organized. The best way to figure out your day is to set a list of tasks that you must accomplish. I could write a whole blog post about how to organize your tasks, but just know that staying organized by task is important. The self-disciplined will set tasks that they can accomplish and will pursue them with all diligence.

  1. For me, I split my tasks into two categories, personal and work related.
  2. Then I break them down into large, medium, and small.
  3. Finally I tackle the highest priority and most stressful (often the large ones) first.

3. Manage Time.

Whether you believe it or not, time is your most valuable resource so use it wisely. This includes what, where, and who. If someone tells you they are “too busy” that simply means they have not prioritized you into their schedule. Even the busiest clients and business owners I’ve met with make time for the important things in their life. Sometimes understanding this is a reality check.

4. Set Goals.

In order to be effectively self-disciplined, you need to set obtainable goals and milestones that help you stay focused and lead to accomplishment. Goal setting is another topic that could consume an entire blog post, however realize that goal setting is easy and extremely straight forward. Set specific or SMART goals and find an accountability partner who will check in on your goal progress.

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5. Reward Yourself.

Perhaps rewarding yourself is the best part of this post, but in all seriousness, give yourself something to look forward to whether it is a cheat day or a new item of clothing. Rewards are very important in conditioning yourself to routine hard work and self-discipline. Make the rewards desirable and hold yourself accountable to only rewarding yourself once you accomplish the goal.

6. Crave Self Motivation.

Motivation is personal. Some are motivated by family, generosity, money, fame, pride, or love. The question is Do you know what motivates you? Perhaps you could look on Twitter for “posts about motivation” for a quick start or you could just follow my account on Twitter @DavidGoecke. Find your motivation and crave it. It might be as simply as a good song or a hot shower, but motivate yourself to stay focused and driven on your goals.

7. Enjoy Excitement.

Really, excitement stems from happiness. The new concept of “happiness experts” has recently emerged in response to the mass appeal of studying people and what drives joy and happiness. Huffington Post listed a great article after discussing Happiness Tips from 13 experts. It really comes down to understanding yourself, laughing, and finding peace through freedom.


Do you have what it takes to start blogging? Why not start today? Put aside the inhibitions you may have had for so long. You can go to and start your free blog today! The audience will eventually come, but starting today is the first step you can take toward liberating both your thoughts and your ideas! For me, I have wanted to journal and blog for the longest time, and now I finally stepped to the plate. If you decide to start blogging, why don’t you let me know! Tweet me @DavidGoecke or post a comment.

Top 5 Reasons to Start a Blog


Blogging is a great way to express yourself. So why haven’t you started your own blog? Is it too difficult to put one together? Have you not made any time for blogging? Below you can find my top 5 reasons why I think everyone who wants to be successful should blog.

1. Blogging relieves stress.

That’s right, believe it or not, verbalizing your thoughts and feelings especially on paper will help you to vocalize yourself. Sometimes, the mere act of writing something down helps you to realize the truth about your words. This can provide further insight into a new perspective that may not have crossed your mind. According to Blog Herald’s article “Why Blogging Can Relieve Stress, blogging leads to reduced stress.

2. Blogging keeps you connected.

Since the world became more connected, it is harder and harder to access people. What if there was a single place where everyone knows where to find you? Try blogging! Not only can you connect with friends and family who may have not kept up with the latest you, others on the net might find your writing interesting as well!

3. Blogging expands your creativity.

Blogging forces you to think and document those thoughts. Communication skills develop quicker when you blog.

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4. Blogging develops good habits.

At the beginning of every year, people traditionally make resolutions. What happens after a couple of weeks? Those resolutions go right out the door! Blogging regularly will help you form habits and stick to them! Now you can keep track of your goals and ideas in blog format!

5. Blogging opens doors.

Blogging creates opportunities for you that you might not have had before. Through blogging, you will become more confident in expressing your thoughts. With the connected life we live, you can blog from anywhere! Now you can make a difference in people’s lives while fulfilling your own.


Do you have what it takes to start blogging? Why not start today? Put aside the inhibitions you may have had for so long. You can go to and start your free blog today! The audience will eventually come, but starting today is the first step you can take toward liberating both your thoughts and your ideas! For me, I have wanted to journal and blog for the longest time, and now I finally stepped to the plate. If you decide to start blogging, why don’t you let me know! Tweet me @DavidGoecke or post a comment.