Morning Check-In

This is my morning check-in page. Here is my morning routine: I usually start my day off with a meditation while listening to “relaxing” or “peaceful” music from youtube. I then write a journal type entry. The journal entry includes my random thoughts, things I am thankful for, and my affirmations (self encouragement). Then I create a to-do list on my smart phone for the day. I also eat something somewhere along the way. Then I write a short entry on this page about my completion. After I write my entry (or sometimes even while I’m writing it or even later in the day), I find time to get some exercise in (in the morning or at night). I try to exercise at least 4 times a week (40 minutes plus per session). This type of routine helps me stay focused and minimizes the stress throughout the day and week.

I encourage you to create your own morning check-in somewhere on a blog, on a social media account, or just in a diary. It will help you keep track of your progress and will help you stay focused throughout the week.

Here is one of the videos I watch/listen to in the mornings:

*I sometimes even turn to videos like this when I am stressed or need some time to just clear my mind

Here are my daily entries:

June 18, 2018 (Monday):

Today I woke up at around 6:30 and did a morning routine. It is easy to be positive these days as now there are a total of 5 teams interested in Flower Gift Korea! And I am learning a whole lot by doing research about opportunities in Canada, learning to code, and just a bunch of other things. It is important to be positive, especially when things don’t seem to go your way because one door closing is another couple of doors opening. Well, time to get to work. Morning check-in complete!

June 16, 2018 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at around 7:30 and did a morning routine. I have been waking up early for the last few days, but just didn’t write an entry. I’ve been spending a good portion of my free time learning how to code and I’m actually really motivated to learn more. I tried to learn coding a couple years ago, but I just didn’t want to learn. I guess timing is so important when it comes to education and people will only want to learn things when they have to. So I’m thankful I have the desire to learn at the moment. And things are going great with the sale of Flower Gift Korea. In total, 4 teams have shown interest, and 3 of them seem really interested. And I’m not surprised because it’s a great business. Anyways, time to learn some more coding. Morning check-in complete!

June 13, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at around 8:30 and did a morning routine. Today feels like a Sunday or something, because we don’t have that many orders for Flower Gift Korea today. Maybe it is because it is a holiday in South Korea, Election Day. But that just means that I have more time to learn more about coding and do some planning for how I am going to create more content for this website. I’m excited for Entrepreneur Korea because I am going to add a lot of great content that is going to be very helpful for others. Okay, well I’m going to get to work. Morning check-in complete!

June 12, 2018 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at around 7:00 and did morning routine. Alright, so I think I have some clear short-term goals now, so I’m happy. I’ve decided to focus on two main things for the next while. One is to really learn how to code and the other is to create some products for Entrepreneur Korea. Even though I know how to code to some extent, I am pretty much still an amateur, but I am going to up my coding abilities by watching tons and tons of tutorials. Also, I plan on going all in on Entrepreneur Korea soon. But I will make sure to maintain Flower Gift Korea throughout all of this, so yeah, that’s still something I have to take care of. Well, I look forward to learning more about coding and maybe some day really becoming an expert web designer. Time to get to doing some work and being productive! Morning check-in complete!

June 10, 2018 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at around 7:00 and did morning routine. I got too many thoughts on my mind these days, so I usually write down my random thoughts. But these days, I write them somewhere else, as I will share them later in the future. For now, my main focus is selling Flower Gift Korea or planning to hire someone who will take care of it while my wife and I live in Canada. Well, I am going to decide by June 30th who will take it over and then make sure I get a deposit by mid July so we can have some assurance. Other than that, I’ve been too lazy, not sure if it’s because I need it to reflect and think about the future a bit or because of some other reason. Anyhow, it’s another day and will soon be another week. Time be positive about everything and use the time that I have to be productive. Okay, let’s get it! Morning check-in complete!

June 7, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at around 8:00 and did morning routine. I woke up a little later than usual because I was doing some work last night. I had to catch up on doing some data entry for Flower Gift Korea. But yeah, trying to get back in a groove again. Things are going great. The air is starting to get bad again, but hopefully it rains again soon. Anyhow, got to stay positive and do what it takes to move forward. Morning check-in complete!

June 6, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at around 7:00 and did morning routine. I have been a little busy these past few days, but I’m thankful for the busyness. Still taking things one day at a time, but yeah, I’m very positive about everything. I met a few teams interested in buying Flower Gift Korea. And who knows, maybe they will not go through with it, but that’s okay because I always got a plan. Well, got a bunch of work to do today. I know it is a public holiday, but we have flowers to deliver today and I’m actually really happy about that. I don’t need a vacation as my wife and I are more than happy with how our life is going. And very positive about the future. Well, time to do some work. Morning check-in complete!

June 1, 2018 (Friday):

Today I woke up at around 7:30 and did morning routine. It is not June and I am excited for the future. And thankful for all that I currently have. I got to go and do some work. Not much time to write, but wow. Already had one person come to Flower Gift Korea who was interested and her partner called and asked questions over the phone, a team coming today, and another team coming tomorrow! Wow, thankful for the interest, and in such short time. I want to be fair with how we go with selling the business. So yeah, just not going to mention any offers made by others and just see who gives the best offer. I think that’s fair. I don’t want to make up any numbers and try to scare people into offering more than needed. Well, yeah, still not sure exactly how I am going to do it. But yeah, I’ll figure it out. Let’s get it Tony!

May 31, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at around 7:00 and did my morning routine. I wrote down my thoughts somewhere, wrote things I’m thankful for, and encouraged myself. I have been encouraging myself quite a bit these days, I needed it. But I got hope for my life in Canada and now have 3 different teams interested in buying Flower Gift Korea. Wow, I’m so thankful. And I heard that there are even others who are interested, but 2 different teams have contacted means one team has been given my contact info through a mutual friend. So yeah, it’s going down. Hopefully we can find the right fit by the end of June and then agree on a closing day where the business is officially transferred to them. Well, time to get to doing some work, making some content, and planning out the day and the days to come. Morning check-in complete!

May 30, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at around 8:00 and did something, not sure if I’m in a routine. But yeah, been focused on trying to figure out my move to Canada, taking care of things, etc. So I haven’t really been focusing on growing Flower Gift Korea, even though this is the right time to focus on the growth. There are no busy day periods and marketing efforts should be increased. But yeah, not really doing much. We still get orders trickling in, but this past week was quieter than usual, but at the same time, I think my wife and I needed the quietness to gather our thoughts and see what needs to be done for the future. We are both actually pretty excited to be going to Canada, but both pretty sad that we have to sell the business we worked so hard to build. We were so happy and sad that we got two different teams of people interested in buying Flower Gift Korea right away. Like, on the day we announced we were selling it, two people approached me with interest and one team is already coming this Friday to get a better look. I’m hoping we can find the right people within the next few months. On the real though. Flower Gift Korea is a very profitable business and allows for an awesome lifestyle. I truly believe in Flower Gift Korea, the name, the brand, because I believe in myself and I believe in all of the hard work my wife and I put in. And numbers and 5 star reviews don’t lie. Anyways, that’s enough random thought sharing. I am working on something new, something I can’t really share yet, something I’m passionate about, and want to share, but will share when the time is right. For now, I got to get to work and make things happen. Morning check-in complete! Let’s get it!

May 29, 2018 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:10 and did a morning routine. Since I will be leaving Korea soon and am planning for it all, I won’t be working on SmartTradeKorea. Actually, I’m going to have to stop that business project all together. But I want to keep the URL to just remember what was done with it. I’ll have to make sure to keep paying for all of that. It’s another day. Another day to stay positive in all circumstances and make lemonade out of lemons. My life story just got a little more interesting and I look forward to the day I can share it with others. Well, let’s get it Tony! Morning check-in complete!

May 28, 2018 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 7:30 and did a morning routine. I have a lot of my mind and have a bunch of things to take care of. But I have to maintain Flower Gift Korea and serve my customers. And I got to stay cool throughout the whole process, especially before I leave South Korea. So let’s get to it Tony! Morning Check-in complete!

May 27, 2018 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 8:30 and did somewhat of a morning routine. But, I got some really big news and this is the one of the very first places for me to share it. I am going to sell Flower Gift Korea, the business that I built with my wife that is doing very very well. I love my lifestyle, but due to circumstances, I have to move back to Canada. I originally planned on running and growing Flower Gift Korea forever and ever, but it is just not a privilege I have. In a nut shell, I have to be in Canada for at least the next couple of years. So I will not be able to properly run Flower Gift Korea. So it was a really sad time for me at first, but I have found a way to be positive about everything. I will write a blog post about Flower Gift Korea details, how much we made in the last 12 months, the potential growth of it, the daily operations, and most importantly, the awesome lifestyle that comes with Flower Gift Korea. Flower Gift Korea is more than just a business to me. I felt as though I was doing an important thing by connecting people to their loved ones in South Korea. And I was paid to do so! Anyhow, I’ll write more about it in a post. For now, I am just slowly doing things to get ready for my move to Canada. A new chapter in my life, a new beginning, a new adventure. Though it is kind of abrupt, my wife and I are looking forward to this challenge. And I am so blessed and privileged because my parents in Canada are more than thrilled that we are coming back and we will be able to live with them for as long as we need. Very thankful for my parents. Well, time to do some work. I got to do some housework too, my house is a mess! Let’s get it Tony!

May 23, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 7:30, had some breakfast, and did a morning routine. So, I am getting back into my morning routines. Was busy some mornings and lazy some mornings since May 19th, but I’m making a push to get back into “creating” and “building” mode, as I was in “maintaining” mode. You know, it is so easy for me to be satisfied with being really busy working in my businesses, that I forget or don’t bother with working on my business. But I am looking to make the switch, today! But even more importantly, I’m pretty satisfied with how things are, and truly truly thankful for what I have and what my wife and I have been able to build up until now in South Korea. I have set out what I am to do for today. Now I just got to make sure that I do everything! Well, let’s get to it. Morning check-in complete!

May 19, 2018 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 8:00 and did a short morning routine. To be honest, I haven’t been on my game. I guess I feel like it’s okay to relax, especially since I had such a busy work season last week. But yeah, I should get back on track. I should….yeah. Well, going to share some random thoughts in the random thoughts section now. Morning check-in somewhat complete.

May 17, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 8:00 and did a quick morning routine. It’s been raining so much these days. It sucks for people who have to deliver flowers and other things, because it makes it that much more difficult to do a good job delivering. I never really understood what delivery men went through until I became one! But yeah, that goes for everything. The good thing about all of this rain is that it is cleaning the air. The air is finally somewhat nice. Anyhow, I’m thankful for all that I got and I need to find ways to keep pushing forward. Sometimes we get lazy and don’t want to do anything, and I think we need those moment, but we also need to find ways to keep going. This is especially true for me. But yeah, there’s always something to be thankful for. Well, too much rambling again. I should go and do something productive. Morning check-in complete!

May 16, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:30 and did a morning routine. It’s been a long time since I did a morning routine. I was super busy with a bunch of special days in May and decided to use the time in the morning to get extra sleep or had to wake up super early for Flower Gift Korea. Things are a little slower again, so that’s good, for now. I don’t want it to be slow forever, but that’s the thing with the flower industry, you have busy seasons. I’m looking forward to doing more work on my other projects and businesses. So yeah, time to create more content and work. I hope you are continuing to achieve the goals you have set out for yourself. And don’t forget to congratulate yourself on the things you have accomplished. If things aren’t going too well, that’s okay, today is a new day, and we always have tomorrow to look forward to. Get back up and do something productive. Okay, I’m just rambling now. Time for me to go do work. Morning check-in complete!

May 10, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:20 and did a morning routine. Then I got sidetracked with a bunch of things for Flower Gift Korea. It has been super busy at Flower Gift Korea, and it is still somewhat a little busy as people still order for Mother’s Day, eve though Parent’s day is over. It’s tough to just focus on meditating and being still in the morning, especially since I need to check what orders came in while I was asleep. I don’t check all my email accounts in the morning, but I do know what orders have to be fulfilled for the day. But yeah, been pretty busy and haven’t much time to just think and reflect. It’s good to have this small moment, but I will be super busy again. Lots of things to do! Things should slow down in June, which I am looking forward to, but at the same time, when things slow down, you wonder, why things slowed down…life of an entrepreneur. Okay, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete!

May 3, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:00 and did a morning routine. Nice, I woke up earlier than I have been recently. I think 6:00 is a good time to wake up. It’s just hard to wake up at this time if I sleep late. But I think it allows for me to be most efficient for the day. Well, it’s another day. Another great day to be alive and to work towards achieving my goals. I got to think more about the future. Maybe I’ll need to put away some time on the weekend to go over my long term goals and clarify what my end goal looks like. It may have changed a bit, so yeah, looking forward to doing that. Well, time to hustle. Morning check-in complete!

May 2, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 7:00 and did a morning routine. Actually, I usually just look at my phone for the first 10 minutes I am awake, maybe even a little longer. I check what orders came in for Flower Gift Korea when I was asleep and see what needs to be done for the day. Then I do my morning routine or get something to eat. It really depends on the day. Some days I am laser focused and some days I am really laid back. Don’t think this is good, but at the same time, I’m pretty content with how things are at the moment. But maybe I should strive for more? No idea to be honest. But yeah, maybe do some more reflecting later. For now, I got to do some work for today and build and grow myself and my businesses. Let’s get it! Morning check-in complete.

May 1, 2018 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 8:00 and did a morning routine some time after. I actually woke up earlier, but decided to get a little more sleep because I think I needed the rest. It’s a new month, so it’s time for a new start and to accomplish some things. I am thankful for so many things, especially the little things. This helps me to focus on what I have to do and to appreciate what I have. I also know that I can achieve more if I strive for more, so I have to keep on working. So time to go do some work. Morning check-in complete.

April 30, 2018 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 6:30 and did a morning routine some time after. It’s Monday, so I got a new week to work and build my businesses and projects. Tomorrow is May, so I got to somehow make May count. Well, I feel a little tired. But I got to make sure not to go back to sleep. I think it is so important to be able to wake up earlier than you have to and just reflect. It helps me focus on the day and I have noticed that I am more patient and just a better person when I wake up early and reflect and plan. Well, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete!

April 29, 2018 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7:30 and did somewhat of a morning routine.  I actually delivered a few orders for Flower Gift Korea and cleaned the inside of my car before writing this entry. So yeah, still counts I guess. Tomorrow is the last day of April. I don’t know about you, but I am counting in months because I have monthly expenses to pay. If you work for a company or the government, then you might be on months as well since people get paid monthly in South Korea. The expenses are consistent, but the amount of sales my businesses make aren’t. But that’s the beauty of being an entrepreneur. There is no limit to how much money you can make. The limits are all placed on ourselves. Of course some people have it better than others, but there is always a way to make something great for yourself. Alright, I’m writing too much. Morning check-in complete!

April 28, 2018 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:00 and did a morning routine. Only a few days left in this month, so I got to make them count. I’m so happy that the weather is getting warmer. I just got to remind myself to be thankful always. Even when it rains, since that means the air is going to be cleaner. But yeah, I don’t like the rain. Especially since I have been doing a lot of the deliveries these days for Flower Gift Korea. Well, it’s another day and at least things have picked up a bit for Flower Gift Korea. Had some really slow days recently. But yeah, thankful for a bunch of orders that were recently received. Well, now I got to get to work and build my businesses. Morning check-in complete!

April 27, 2018 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 5:30 and did a morning routine. I actually went to sleep extra early yesterday as I was a little tired. So I was able to wake up extra early today. I relaxed for a bit and then did a morning routine. Tempted to go back to sleep, which I may even do, so yeah. We’ll see how this all turns out for today. Honestly, I’ve been pretty content these days and haven’t been pushing myself as much as I could. Just doing the minimum things I have to do. So yeah, well, we’ll see how today turns out. Morning check-in complete.

April 26, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:25 and did a morning routine. I haven’t been consistent this past week because I just haven’t been. I actually slept in yesterday. It was a good sleep, but I wasn’t pleased with sleeping in. But I’ll forgive myself. It is good to be up in the morning again. Just to be up earlier than you absolutely have to be. Well, it’s time to do some work. Hope you have a productive and efficient day. Morning check-in complete!

April 24, 2018 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 6:30 and did a morning routine. Actually, the very first things I do when I wake up is check emails to see what last minute orders we have received for Flower Gift Korea and check my Facebook feed. I am not sure if this is a good habit or not, but it helps me wake up. So it’s sad that there was a “Van Attack” in my hometown, Toronto, right where I used to hang around a lot. Prayers and thoughts to the family of the ones who were killed in the attack. I messaged my brother to see if he was alive and yeah he is, and my family seems to be okay. And yeah, seriously, van attacks are getting more common these days, like what’s going on, seriously. At the same time, I am reminded how great technology is and how we are able to connect with people all over the world on our smartphones. I am so thankful for the Internet. It has allowed me and my wife to live a lifestyle that we can greatly control. Alright, too many thoughts be shared in this morning routine. Time to get to work. Stay safe and work super hard! Morning check-in complete!

April 22, 2018 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7:00 and did a morning routine. I was going to do one yesterday, but I had something important come up and chose not to do one. But I’m here today! I got less than 10 days left in April, so I got to figure out ways to increase sales for Flower Gift Korea. I had started to blog again and made one blog post for each of my three websites. Anyhow, not much to share right now. Morning check-in complete!

April 20, 2018 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 7:00 and did a morning routine. We are now half passed April and May will soon arrive. I’m looking forward to warmer weather. So, I’ve been able to do 3 morning routines in a row, not bad. This week has been a little more of a challenge to do the morning routines than last week, not sure why. But yeah, got to do it. Well, not sure what more to write, so I’m going to carry on with the day. Morning check-in complete!

April 19, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:50 and did a morning routine. Second day straight of doing a morning routine. I woke up a little later than usual as I was finishing up a blog post late last night after a pretty busy day. I have been keeping on track for the things I set out to do for the last few weeks. So even though I missed some morning routines, I have been pretty productive. But I realized how things bother me a lot more easily when I don’t do a morning routine. A morning routine really calms me down and sets the tone for the day. So I have to make time even for a short one, especially for busy days. But at the same time, the need for sleep may win. Aw well, time to do something productive. Morning check-in complete!

April 18, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 7:00 and did a morning routine. Back to day 1 of my morning routines. It was so easy to just sleep in today. I can honestly sleep in almost every single day and wake up past 8am, or past 9am, and some times past 10am on certain days, but then a good portion of the day is done. So I have to discipline myself and wake up at least one or two hours earlier than I have to be awake. Then I can create more content and figure out ways to grow my businesses and further develop myself. Today is going to be a good day! Let’s get it!

April 14, 2018 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:05 and did a morning routine. It was a little tough to wake up today because I had some soju last night, but   I was able to wake up earlier than necessary and get a routine in. I honestly don’t drink often, but on occasion I like to have some soju or some beer. But I rather not drink a lot because it messes up my productivity for the next day. Anyhow, it’s another day, it’s raining though, so that always is never good for Flower Gift Korea as we have to make sure we make timely deliveries. But the rain is good for farmers, I guess. Anyhow, I’m not a fan of rainy weather, but I’m thankful that I have a decent business and am able to have the opportunity to grow it and build other businesses. Morning check-in complete!

April 13, 2018 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 7:00 and did a morning routine. Thankful to be alive and breathing, not because something bad almost happened, but because it is important to be thankful for things we usually don’t think about. I have made a goal to create more content for my blogs and businesses, and so far it has been going well. I got to keep going and building and creating. Let’s get it! Morning check-in complete!

April 12, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:45 and did a morning routine. It was good to do some yoga yesterday. I didn’t exercise for like 4 or 5 days up until yesterday as things kept coming up, so it was good to do some yoga and a little bit of cardio. I honestly notice a difference in productivity when I am getting regular exercise (at least 3-4 times a week) and when I’m not. It’s important to always make time for important things in life, but I also know how hard it is to stay on track. Well, it’s another day to further build my businesses. The important thing is to work on my business and build it, and not just in it, so got to get to work. Morning check-in complete!

April 11, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 7:45 and did a morning routine. I woke up a little later than usual, but that’s okay. I was working on some things last night. But I just realized that my podcast has not been working for awhile. I have pretty much neglected my podcast for this website for awhile now, mainly because I’ve been focusing on building my businesses in South Korea. I plan on focusing on creating content for this website once my businesses have been further developed. I got lots of ideas for ebooks, podcast episodes, etc. But my current main focus is building businesses that I can build with my wife and then hire workers to manage the businesses. I’ll have more than enough time to create content and build online businesses. Well, that’s enough for my thoughts. I’m going to create a random thought as I want to share more. But that’s it for my morning check-in. Let’s get it! Have a productive day!

April 10, 2018 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 6:20 and did a morning routine. Okay, starting back at one again and I’m going to go strong for at least awhile now. I was a little busy, but am going to push myself to the next level and do my morning routines no matter what for at least the next 5 days. Okay, one day at a time. I’ve been really busy networking for Smart Trade Korea. I got some leads already and am looking to see if I can turn them into sales. We’ll see how it all pans out. Well, time to go and do some work. Morning check-in complete!

April 6, 2018 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:40 and did a morning routine. I almost didn’t wake up and do one, but I did! Nice! I need to review my monthly review for March and see if I am on track to achieve the goals I set out. Some months, I don’t achieve a lot of my goals, but this month, I’m going to make sure! Not sure what else to write right now, so I am going to go and do something productive. Morning check-in complete!

April 5, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:50 and did a morning routine. I didn’t do one yesterday because I was just too tired too. Just got some extra sleep. Well, Smart Trade Korea is in business. I will be actively looking to network with people online mainly via Facebook groups and Linkedin. So I got a lot of things on my plate. I need to help maintain Flower Gift Korea, keep in touch with members of Hagwonstart.com, and network for Smart Trade Korea. Let’s do it! Well, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete!

April 3, 2018 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 6:50 and did a morning routine. I didn’t do one yesterday because I had a more than expected super busy morning, so I had to skip it. But I’m here again and am looking forward to this day. Alright, not sure what else to write, but got to go do some work and build some content! And then do some work for Flower Gift Korea. Let’s get it! Morning check-in complete!

April 1, 2018 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7:00 and did a morning routine. It’s a new month! So I got to start strong. Stay in the right state of mind. Be positive, be productive, and always be thankful for something. There’s always something to be thankful about. Well. I got to go and do things, so that’s it for today! Morning check-in complete!

March 31, 2018 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:00 and did a morning routine. I didn’t do one yesterday because I was pretty tired, so I got some extra sleep. Yup! The month is almost over and it has been a good month for my flower business. I will write up a review soon. And still trying to figure out what to do for my other businesses. I am going to make myself available as a consultant soon, but will only be available on certain days and at certain times of the year. I enjoyed consulting people and people have said I should do it, so I’m going to make myself available soon. Well, that’s just one of the things that’s on my mind. Well, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete!

March 29, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:00 and did a quick morning routine. So I have been able to do three in a row, so that’s good! Not sure what to write in my entry today. But yeah, better not waste time trying to figure out what else to write. Got to go and continue with the day. Morning check-in complete!

March 28, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:50 and did a quick morning routine. So, that’s two morning routines in a row. I had a somewhat productive day, and today is another day I can work work work and to enjoy the process. Keep focused, stay positive, be realistic, and respect yourself. Morning check-in complete!

March 27, 2018 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:30 and did a quick morning routine. I didn’t do one yesterday because I felt like getting more sleep was more important, so I’m starting my morning routines up again! I am looking forward to the weather getting warmer. However, I don’t like al the talk about the fine dust in Korea. I don’t really wear a mask these days, though I did at times at first, but yeah, we’ll see. I love living in Korea and have a pretty sweet lifestyle here, but the air quality is always on the back of my mind. But I’ll ride it out for now and see how everything plays out in the coming years. Well, I got to get back on track. I totally forgot to do some things I set out to do, so now I’m playing catch up! Got to get to work. Got to make today an efficient and productive day. Morning check-in complete!

March 25, 2018 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7:50 and was going to do a morning routine when I noticed some dust in an area of my home. That prompted me to clean it up a bit, which led to more cleaning. And now, my home, well at least the area where I do my morning routines is pretty organized and clean. I still need to do more organizing, especially some of the other rooms of my home, but this will do for now. It’s just so easy to just stay busy and not organize your areas, but I think I can think more clearly and be more productive when I am working in an organized environment. Anyhow, I still did a morning routine. I already did some housework today and other work, but still got the rest of the day to do things. I can relax, do some work, or whatever. Well, hope you have a great day of doing whatever it is you do. Morning check-in complete!

March 24, 2018 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:00 and did a morning routine. Five days straight now and going strong. My places are getting more organized, especially the area where I do my morning routines in the morning. But I still got to make it a little more organized, as well as better organize my flower shop. Well, keep going. Put in work and see the results, even small victories are always helpful and will help me get to one step closer to achieving my end goals. Morning check-in complete!

March 23, 2018 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 7:00 and did a morning routine. And that makes it four days straight! Need to keep it up! Nice job Tony. Yeah, always a good idea to encourage myself. And I am going to try to keep this streak alive till May when we get really busy again at Flower Gift Korea, since there are a bunch of special days in May. Well, I got lots of work to do, especially lots of housework! I noticed that I am a lot more productive when my environment is more organized and clean, so I got to get to organizing my morning area in my home. Morning check-in complete!

March 22, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up and at around 6:50 and did a morning routine. So, that’s three days of morning routines. And since it is my third day, it was a lot easier. The first day or first anything of self development or growth in anything is always the most difficult. You just got to do it! Go do it! I’m truly thankful for all that I have. I recently wrote a blog post about Lifestyle Design in Korea. Take some time to read it, especially if you are living in Korea. I basically just do my best to encourage you to do things to shape your life the way you want to live it. Well, I’m pumped for today! And feel different than when I did my morning routines the last few days. Maybe it’s because I started to make coffee at home in the mornings. But yeah, you need to figure out what you need. If coffee is what you need to be productive, then go get some coffee. Alright, morning check-in complete! Today is going to be a good productive day for me and you! Let’s make it happen!

March 21, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up and did my morning routine. I woke up at 6am and then went back to sleep, then I woke up at 7am and then went back to sleep, and then finally woke up like around 7:40am. My original plan was to wake up at 6:30am, but it was a little cold and I used that as an excuse! A little angry at myself for being lazy this morning, but aw well, at least I woke up earlier than I had to. I’m thankful that I was still able to do a morning routine today. Well, it’s another day and another opportunity to build my current businesses and work on new ones. I really need to make an updated Flower Gift Korea marketing plan, but I just can’t seem to make time to do it! Well, a big part of it is that I am pretty happy with where the business is at, so it’s kind of like, I can chill. But at the same time, I shouldn’t be because I know that there is room for growth and I can work on other things. Okay, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete! Let’s do some work and be productive!

March 20, 2018 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:00 am and did my morning routine. I didn’t wake up super early, but I woke up earlier than I had to and I think that’s what’s important. I haven’t done a morning check-in for 8 days! The main reason was because of White Day, as it was somewhat busy for a span on 2-3 days. But then I just pretty much milked it for what it’s worth, meaning, I kind of used White Day as an excuse to be lazy and chill out, and just do the minimum, and really just enjoy my time with my wife. Now I need to get back on track so I can further build my businesses and not just maintain them. So yeah, it is good to be back up again. It’s another start for me to do some good work and to just get back on top of my game. I’m hoping that today is going to be an efficient day and I hope it is an efficient day for you too! Morning check-in complete!

March 12, 2018 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 6:20 am and did my morning routine. I didn’t do a routine yesterday and I’m a little sleepy at the moment, but I got to push through, or maybe go back to sleep for a bit haha. I’m still not done the trade website, but should be done it today and can do some more work on it. Also need to create a White Day post on social media for Flower Gift Korea, so that’s another major thing to do. Well, it’s another week and I got another opportunity to do some great things in my life. Okay, gonna lie down for a bit. Morning check-in complete! I’ll be back stronger tomorrow!

March 10, 2018 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 6:00 am and did a morning routine. Nice! 4 days straight of routines. Actually, yesterday, I went back to sleep. My body was really tried and I had a headache, as if my body were fighting with my mind, telling me to go back to being lazy! And I still went back to sleep and woke up a little later to realize that I still had a headache. So today, I just decided to push through if my head started to hurt, but it didn’t hurt, at least up until now it doesn’t. So I think my body has adjusted by now and I should be waking up earlier than I need to wake up, again. We aren’t that busy with Flower Gift Korea today, so that will give me a lot of time to work on my Trade business and clean up my home. We currently live in a Villa, but are planning on selling it so we can purchase an apartment. Yeah, too much information, but yeah, just a little bit of what’s going on in my life. Okay, that’s it for this check-in. Time to do some work. Morning check-in complete!

March 9, 2018 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:00 am and did a morning routine. Nice! 3 days straight of morning routines and I woke up even earlier today. It was tough today too, especially since I’m trying to wake up even earlier. A big part of me wants to go back to sleep and I might even after this entry, but we’ll see. But the important thing is to keep waking up early. Sooner or later, my body will get used to waking up early again. It get’s easier each day. Well, got to get to work. NO more being okay with just “okay”. Time to work at levelling up and growing and building. Morning check-in complete!

March 8, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:30 am and did a quick morning routine. I’m not going to lie, it was super hard to wake up and write an entry yesterday. But it was a little easier today and should be even easier tomorrow. I need to get back into a routine of waking up earlier than necessary, at least an hour and just clearing my mind and planning out my day. I originally was supposed to wake up at 7am, but was too tired and went back to sleep for a bit. But I was able to get up and write my thoughts and affirmations, so nice! Things at Flower Gift Korea are pretty much back to normal, so I have much more time I can use to build Flower Gift Korea and my other businesses. Let’s get it! Morning check-in complete!

March 7, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 7:30 am and did a quick morning routine. I was taking it easy the past few weeks as I was trying to rest up from having a cold. Being sick really sucks as you just don’t have the energy to put in the work. So I think the right thing by resting. So, it is time again to wake up early and start my days off with an entry. Well, that’s it for today. Morning Check-in complete.

February 27, 2018 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:30 am and didn’t do a morning routine. But I woke up early enough to write an entry today. I’m a truly in chill mode at the moment. But I think I need to change that. Not sure to be honest. Flower Gift Korea is quite stable at the moment. February was great, but not as good as we hoped. The real test will be looking forward and continually growing the business every single month. We bought some new software that should help minimize the time used to organizing and managing the business. The new software or actually just WordPress plugins, have been very helpful. Cost some extra money, but will save a whole bunch of time. Well, got to go and do something productive. Check-in complete!

February 22, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:30 am and didn’t really do a morning routine. I have been really busy this month, so I haven’t been able to make time to do a morning routine. Valentine’s Day and all of last week was crazy busy. And the last few days have been spent getting back into a groove of things for Flower Gift Korea. Also, because of Lunar New Years, it was challenging to get to writing an entry or creating any new content. Well, I’m hoping to start my morning routines up again. To be honest, I felt the last couple of days just relaxing. I’m happy with the way things are, but am continuing to grow my business. But I’m loving the process and enjoying my current life. I hope you find something good or create something good for yourself. It is possible to create an awesome lifestyle, but it takes a lot of work. Well, it’s another day to get closer to achieving our goals, so let’s get it! Morning check-in complete!

February 8, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:50 am and did a short morning routine. We are super busy these days and every day gets even busier as Valentine’s Day approaches. So got lots of work to do. Don’t have much time to share on this website. But let’s get it! Today is another day to work work work and enjoy the process. Morning check in complete!

February 7, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 7:20 am and did a morning routine. I didn’t do one yesterday because I felt a cold coming on, so I slept in as much as possible, and it worked! I feel better and didn’t get sick. I did the math and one day of sleeping in is better than pushing through and being sick for a couple of days. I am just so inefficient and unproductive when I’m sick. It’s so important to take care of our physical and mental health. Well, it’s another day to work and push towards achieving our goals. Lots of work to be done. I haven’t done any work of any of my other projects/businesses but look forward to doing some work on other things when things slow down for Flower Gift Korea. Don’t know when that will be exactly, but things should be slower in April and I should be able to find some slow days here and there near the end of this month. Time to work! Morning check-in complete!

February 5, 2018 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 7:20 am and did a morning routine. I didn’t do one the last couple days for various reasons, but I’m back! Let’s see if I will be here tomorrow! Man, we have 9 more days left till Valentine’s Day, which is going to be crazy busy for us. We have 3 extra workers that will be helping for a few days so we can make sure to tend to every single order we get. We still don’t know if that 3 extra people are enough, but we’ll see how it goes. I recently joined a lot of new florist groups and am learning a lot of new things. One thing I learned is that our prices are really low compared to florists in the US and other parts of the world. But hey, we wanted to also make the price not too much more expensive than what other florists and flower shops were charging in Korea. Man, Korea charges so little for flowers and people in Korea still complain about the prices! That’s why we mainly focus on Non-Korean customers, as they are already paying more in their own countries for flowers. We could charge more, but we want to keep our prices reasonable for the sake of our customers. Anyways, time to get to working today and building my businesses! Probably just Flower Gift Korea for now, as we are pretty busy right now and very thankful for that. Morning check-in complete!

February 1, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am and did a morning routine. Nowadays, my mornings include doing the dishes. It’s always good to do a small chore to help you get started in doing some work for the day. Well, it’s a new month. That means I need to write up a monthly review soon. Though I haven’t written many blog posts nor recorded many podcasts, I am going to at least write up monthly reviews, mainly so I have something to look back on. Well, today is another busy day. I got to do work for Flower Gift Korea. Actually my flower business is taking up more of my time these days. I will have to create more systems to free up more time, but I love building my flower business. Have a good day! Morning check-in complete!

January 31, 2018 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:50am and did a morning routine. It is good to be awake in the morning. It can be hard to wake up sometimes, but you just got to do it. The best thing I found was to imagine yourself waking up early the next morning before you go to sleep at a specific time. That really helps! Well, another day another opportunity to push towards achieving your goals and improving on the awesome life you currently are living. Morning check-in complete!

January 30, 2018 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 6:50am and did a morning routine. It is good to be dong my morning routines again! Wow, 6 in a row! I am back to being productive again. I still can obviously do more, but things are going good so far this year. We had some slow days in January for the flower business, but it is looking alright overall. Today is another day to build my current businesses, work on new ideas, and enjoy life. I hope you enjoy your day today! Morning Check-in complete!

January 29, 2018 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 6:50am and did a quick morning routine. It’s another week, and I’m thankful to be doing what I am doing. It feels good to be waking up early again and journaling and planning out my day. There’s always something to be thankful for. The month is almost over, so I got to finish strong and do what I can to make February an awesome month. Today is going to be a good day! Time to go and do some things. Morning check-in complete!

January 28, 2018 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am and did a morning routine. Okay, 4 in a row! Nice. I am back, at least for now. Today is another day and another day to be thankful for. To be alive and to have opportunity. Let’s get it! Sunday is usually a day of rest, but I don’t feel like I need rest because I enjoy every day and can rest on most days if I wanted to. I don’t wait for the weekends, though I do enjoy them. And I hope you can create a lifestyle that allows you to enjoy each and every day, especially Mondays. Morning check-in complete!

January 27, 2018 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 6:50am and did a morning routine. It’s been so long since I have done 3 morning routines in a row. It’s amazing! I am trying to be more disciplined and it is working! Looking back on my morning routines, I can see that I got a little lazy starting in September and I just kept missing more and more days the months came and then was pretty inconsistent since November. Or maybe I was just doing too much at that time, who knows, but yeah. I’m up before I have to be and things are going pretty good so far. Today is another day to enjoy the process of creating my business empire in South Korea. Morning check-in complete!

January 26, 2018 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am and did a morning routine. Nice! So that’s two in a row, and 3 out 5 for the week, not bad. Best week of January so far. I am actually just going to bed earlier these days. I always work better in the mornings, but I also try my best to get at least 7 hours of sleep. Even though a book I read (The Miracle Morning) states it doesn’t really matter how little sleep the author got as long as he told himself that he would be happy with the amount of sleep, I found that 7 hours is a good minimum for me. I take into consideration both my mental health and physical health. Oh, and that book is the reason why I started this morning routine, as it states that you should wake up earlier than you have to devote some time to meditation, reflection and planning the day, which I think is very important. Okay, so today is another day and I have to make it count since Valentine’s Day is coming up and is going to be super busy. We already have a bunch of orders for Valentine’s Day for Flower Gift Korea, and we are expecting a whole lot more. Morning check-in complete!

January 25, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am and did somewhat of a morning routine. So that’s two morning routines this week! I’m going to do one tomorrow. One day at a time. Well, today is another day to get closer to my achieving my goals. Honestly, these days, I’m just enjoying my current lifestyle. I’ve been taking it easy, talking more about the next step with my wife, and not really grinding it out. But I’m going to have to switch gears soon, especially before it gets super busy again at Flower Gift Korea. Valentine’s Day is the craziest day of the year for us, so there is going to be a lot of work to be done, I hope… Well, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete. I hope you have an awesome day!

January 23, 2018 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:10am and did a morning routine. It was nice to do a morning routine today. I wasn’t feeling well the past two days, so I decided to get some rest before it got worst. I hate being sick because it is so tough to do quality work when you aren’t healthy. Well, today is another day, and to be honest, I am totally lacking in motivation these days. I don’t know, maybe it’s the weather or something, but I got to keep pushing forward, little by little. Well, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete.

January 19, 2018 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am and did a bunch of things. I didn’t really just focus on doing my morning routine. I need to do better at clearing my mind. I can get distracted by questions from a customer, things not working on websites as they should, checking analytics, etc. There’s so much I want to do and I can’t do everything at once. Man, 2018 has not been great so far as I haven’t really been on top of my game. Well, one day at a time, I am just going to focus on being productive today.

January 16, 2018 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am and spent time trying to stay awake. I haven’t been waking up earlier than I have to for awhile, so it was a little difficult to do so. But I got to doing a morning routine today and it was good to do one again. I’m hoping to get back into the habit of doing one daily. We’ll see how long it will last…but yeah, I’m going to at least try and see what happens. I think because of the cold weather, I’ve been pretty last the last couple months. Anyhow, I am not as motivated as I was a few months ago. But I still got to push and do some work in my businesses. I’m enjoying my lifestyle at the moment, but I got to pick things up and work a little harder, so I can make more for myself. Well, let’s take it one day at a time. So today, I’m going to do what I set out to do, and that’s it, and then we’ll figure out tomorrow, tomorrow. Have a wonderful day! Morning check-in complete!

January 11, 2018 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:40am and did my morning routine. This is my first morning routine, or morning entry. I don’t want to call is a routine, since I am not doing it everyday. It’s a new year, 2018, and I didn’t really set any goals, though I do have some in mind. I plan on writing a blog post to review the year 2017 soon, but I just haven’t got to it yet. Well, it is super cold today. I look forward to doing more work today, to help me get to my goals. Yeah, I’m going to write some new goals very soon. I hope you have a productive day today. Morning check-in complete!

December 27, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am and did my morning routine. It’s been awhile since I wrote an entry, as the past week was pretty busy for us. And we are so thankful for that. We even had my brother-in-law help with preparing and making some of the deliveries. We couldn’t have done it without him. Well, still have lots of goals to achieve in the last few days of this month. I haven’t done everything I planned out to do in my November 2017 review post, so I got to get to doing them as soon as possible. Have a productive day! Morning check-in complete!

December 23, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am and did my morning routine. Flower Gift Korea has been pretty busy in the mornings these days due to Christmas, so that’s good. And we are very thankful for our orders. We aren’t super busy like Valentines, but can’t complain. I haven’t been able to do much to start my Trade Business. So far, I’ve just registered the business, bought a domain name, and a website theme. I’m looking forward to making some time to work on that. Well, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete!

December 19, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am and did my morning routine. Nice! Two morning check-ins in a row! It’s been awhile since being somewhat consistent with waking up earlier than I have to. Today is another day of work and building towards my future. The weather is cold and Christmas is near, so stay warm and enjoy the rest of the month! Morning check-in complete!

December 18, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am and did my morning routine. Christmas is in a week and we have things to prepare for our flower shop. There are a bunch of things to do, but more that can be done as well. Being an entrepreneur in Korea is exciting, but it can be hard at times. So it’s so important to be thankful. There are so many things I am thankful for and this helps me to keep moving. Things aren’t hard for me at the moment, so I’m thankful for where I am at. And am going to work hard today. Morning check-in complete!

December 14, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:15am and did a short meditation. My mornings have been pretty busy these days. And sometimes I just slept in to be honest. But I rarely sleep past 8:00pm since I usually have to make a visit to the flower market. We are almost halfway through December. Time to get to work! Morning check-in complete!

December 8, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 7:10am and did a short meditation. I have a little more freedom with my time this morning, so it is nice. Sometimes my mornings can be really go go go, but it really depends on how many early deliveries or last minute deliveries we receive. We can still receive some last minute deliveries up until 11am, and sometimes we get calls/messages for short notice deliveries. But usually, the day is pretty much set by 11am. Well, I got a full day ahead of me and have potential to do a lot of work! So that’s good. Hope today is productive! Morning check-in complete!

December 7, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:10am and did a short meditation. I can’t consider these morning entries as a routine anymore since I don’t routinely do them. But I still think it’s important to wake up early and do something in the morning. I’ve been busy in the mornings recently for various reasons. A lot of things to do these days. But I am thankful for all that I have and for my lifestyle. Not sure what else to write for today, but I’m glad I was able to have some time in the morning to write an entry! Morning check-in complete!

December 3, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7am and didn’t really do a morning routine, but I’m here writing an entry. The downside with being in the flower industry is that you have to do things in the morning. And if you remember, I get a lot of orders while I’m asleep because a lot of our orders are placed from people living in the US. So my mornings aren’t always routine. But it is something I am okay. One day, when my business is bigger and my other businesses are set, then I can have more of a routine morning, hopefully. Well, that’s it for today! Morning check-in complete!

November 30, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:10am and did my morning routine. Not sure what to write today. Just want to get started with doing some work. I was able to meditate a little bit today, but most importantly I was able to do some yoga yesterday. I haven’t been able to do any exercise for over a week because of the night course I was taking. I am also looking for gaps of time in my day where I can work on my trade business. Well, good luck to you and I hope you have a productive day. Morning check-in complete!

November 29, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 7:10am and did my morning routine. I have finally finished my Trade Academy course! It was really informative and definitely worth taking. I honestly would have paid money for the type of information I learned. So I’m excited for what the future holds for my next business, which is opening up my own trade company. The Flower business is under my wife’s name, but the trade company will be in my own name. I have learned so much information, but I haven’t been able to make time to create content for this website yet, but it is coming one day. Well, I am behind on some housework, so I got to get to that. Today is going to be a good day! Morning check-in complete!

November 26, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7:20am and did my morning routine. I normally planned to wake up at 7am, but it was really tough…but at least I got up early enough to do a morning routine! I might have to just get some rest though later in the day after I finish my class. There’s a lot I need to research about trade before I contact farms in Korea about exporting their goods to buyers in other countries. Well, today is another day of learning and networking. I’m going to create a group kakao chat for people in our class. It’s a good way to network and most Korean classes create a group kakao chat. Well, that is it for my morning check-in. Morning check-in complete!

November 25, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am and did my morning routine. It feels good to wake up earlier than I have to again. I used to wake up at least 1 hour earlier than I had to, but I had stopped that practice recently. But I decided to start this habit again! So yeah, it’s a brand new day and a brand new start to waking up early. I have to take care of some deliveries before going to the trade academy that is offered at the Seoul Global Center. It is such a great program. I am learning from very qualified people about doing exporting and importing in Korea. People in Korea pay lots of money to learn what I am learning for FREE! It’s an amazing opportunity, so I’m going to make the best of it. Well, time to do some work! Morning check-in complete!

November 24, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 8:30am and did a short morning routine. I have woke up later than usual today, mainly because we don’t have a busy morning. That’s good and bad because it means I have time to build things, but it also means we don’t have that many sales. And to be honest, I’ve been kind of slacking these days. I am going to the trade academy at night from 7pm-10pm, and I was busy the first half of the month, but the last few days haven’t been as productive as it could have been. But no time to focus on that. I’m here now and today is a brand new day. Alright, that’s it for today. Time to work. Morning check-in complete.

November 22, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 8:20am and did a short morning routine. I have been busy with maintaining Flower Gift Korea and going to the trade academy at night. So I have been trying to create a routine without much success. I get home passed 11pm, since it takes about an hour to get to the Seoul Global Center from my shop (similar time from my home) and back. It is just 13.5 kilometers away, but there is a lot of traffic throughout Seoul anywhere from 6pm-9pm, because that’s when people are getting off work. And I have to travel pass Gangnam Station, Sinsa Station, Myeongdong Station and then through Jogno, which are all busy areas. It’s a littl physically tough, but I am learning a lot about doing trade in Korea. Who knows, I might open up my own trade company in Korea soon. We’ll see how it goes. Well, this was more of a random though then a check-in. But I have to rememeber to continue to build Flower Gift Korea by creating more of an online presence. So got to get to work! Morning check-in complete!

November 19, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am and did a morning routine. It’s a nice morning today, but it is getting colder. Flower Gift Korea is continuing to do well, but I’m honestly not hustling to grow it so much. It seems like it is growing on its own. Of course there are things I can do to help it grow like create more content, be more active on various social media platforms, add new products, and update the current content, but sometimes I rather use my time to just enjoy the moment. Last week was a pretty chill week. We were still pretty busy at the Flower Shop, but I didn’t really create much content. And tomorrow will be the first day of my Trade Academy class held at the Seoul Global Center. That’s 7pm-10pm Monday-Friday, then 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, and then 7pm-10pm one more Monday. So I got my hands full till the class ends. But since I have travel time, I may be able to create some written content. We’ll see….anyways, that’s it for today. Morning Check-in complete!

November 17, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am and did a short morning routine. I am now catching up with the admin work with Flower Gift Korea. We had a good amount of sales in the last 15 days, so I got a lot of data to input into spreadsheets. It’s not so much fun, but it’s important to see what kinds of things people are buying, from which countries, and to know how much money we are actually making! There are a lot of things involved in running a small business. I still plan on talking more about it, but I’ve been just so busy these days. Excuses, excuses, but yeah, I’m going to get around to it one day. I just need to grow and automate my business a little more. We’ll see, anyways, check-in complete!

November 16, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:20am and did my morning routine. I’m really enjoying the yoga classes I’m taking with my wife. It has really helped out my back and yoga is a pretty good workout. I honestly don’t have much to say, but I’m thankful for the orders we have received thus far, though I always hope for more. The year is almost over and it is getting cold! Time to bust out the winter jacket. Well, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete!

November 14, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am and did my morning routine. It’s been a very long time since I have done a morning routine. There are so many reasons why I didn’t do one for almost a week! But there’s no time to focus on the past, I need to focus on today and build towards a better tomorrow. We were a little busy for Pepero Day, but not as busy as I would have liked, but I’m still very very thankful for the business we did receive. Even though I missed out on some morning routines and am behind on creating content, I’m always making sure I enjoy the process of everything. Everyday is a wonderful day and I’m thankful I’m living a life that I enjoy. I hope you figure out something for yourself if you don’t enjoy yourself.  Maybe business isn’t for you, maybe it is, but whatever it is you are doing right now, I hope it is something that is brining you one step closer to allowing you to live the life you want to live. And though I am very thankful for my lifestyle right now, it’s obviously not perfect. There are still things that I am working on to improve. Like, I would love to be able to just drop everything and visit Canada (my home country) more often, but it’s just not possible at the moment. But hopefully once I build something sustainable, I’ll be able to make visits to Canada or to wherever whenever I want. Alright, that’s enough for today. It’s time to do some work! Morning Check-in complete!

November 8, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 7:10am and did my morning routine. I always try to be thankful for something, as there is always something to be thankful for. I didn’t do a morning check-in the last few days, but I’m starting up again. It’s amazing how some people are consistently doing things, but sometimes I get lazy and sometimes I want to take breaks, and I honestly think that’s okay, at least for me. Well, Pepero day is coming up and we have some orders lined up for delivery and will be a little busy for that day. So looking forward to doing more work. Well, that’s it for today! Morning check-in complete!

November 5, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 8:20am and did not do my morning routine. But I wanted to do a check-in at least. I did remember to be thankful for certain things I have. Even though I don’t go to church much these days, I always thank God for everything I have. If you don’t believe in God, you can still be thankful for what you have. Well, I am looking to enjoy the day. Hope you enjoy yours! Morning check-in complete!

November 4, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am and did my morning routine. I honestly just slept in yesterday, so I didn’t write one. These morning routines are supposed to be daily, but it is sometimes hard to do so, as I sometimes have really early mornings. I think the most important thing is to not to feel so guilty about not doing one. Anyways, I just recently started doing yoga with my wife and it has really helped out my back. I don’t know why I didn’t start yoga earlier, it’s great, and I get to enjoy that time with my wife. I also need to brush up on my Korean before I start the trade academy on the 20th. Well, that’s enough writing for me because I have a lot of housework to catch up on! And I am going to publish a podcast episode later on today. Morning check-in complete!

November 2, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am and did a thorough morning routine. It was nice to have some time in the morning where I wasn’t so rushed. It is now November, which means it’s a new month and the year is coming to an end. Wow, this year went by fast! I’ve been so busy with maintaining Flower Gift Korea that I haven’t had time to make new content. But today, I am definitely going to create a blog post, no matter what! Being too busy maintaining my business is a good problem to have, because that means I’m getting more sales! Well, time to get to work. Morning check-in complete!

October 31, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am and did a quick morning routine. The month is over. It’s going to be November soon, then the year is going to be over. Wow, one year will have passed. Time flies sometimes. Well, got lots of things to take care of so that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete!

October 30, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 8:00am and did a quick morning routine. It’s another week and it is time to do some work! Yup, I feel like I’m all talk these days. I haven’t made any new content for any of my websites, well, I did record a podcast episode for Hagwonstart.com, but it hasn’t been published yet. I’ve been using most of my time to make preparations for my flower business and maintain it. We are doing a lot of “prepping” and making things in advance that take up time in a delivery process and are in the process of adding new products. And finding time to enjoy the whole process. One thing I always make sure to do is to make enough time to enjoy life. Well, that’s it for my check-in today. Have a nice day! Check-in complete!

October 28, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am and did a quick morning routine. I was too busy to do some building work yesterday. I didn’t even have time to post on my Flower Gift Korea social media accounts. It was just one of those busy days and a learning experience. I had a delivery to Namsan Tower and didn’t realize that cars weren’t even allowed near the tower, so it was a challenge getting the flowers up there to our client. We won’t be making any more deliveries to Namsan Tower because it’s just too difficult to do so, and definitely not worth the hassle. It’s all a learning process in business. Now we know. But hey, it was fun going up the cable car with one of our biggest flower designs. A little embarrassing as well, but an awesome experience. Anyways, that’s it for today. Time to do some work! Morning check-in complete!

October 27, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am and did a super quick morning routine. Didn’t have that much time this morning as we had a good amount of overnight/early morning same day deliveries for the flower business. I have to take care of today’s orders first and then I can do some building work. I’m a little behind on my content creation, but I’m hoping I can use the weekend too create some content. Well, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete!

October 26, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:40am and did a pretty thorough morning routine. I had a little more time this morning. Yesterday morning was a little busy and I was really tired, so I decided to just get more rest. Things are going well, sales for Flower Gift Korea have picked up and even with the 10 day long vacation, it looks like we will be making around the same amount as last month. So we are very thankful for that. We are behind on house chores tough…but aw well, we’ll have to catch up on that. And we meaning my wife and I. In Korean, people usually refer to themselves as we as oppose to I. I guess I’m doing that now. I’m still studying Korean, even though yesterday I didn’t do much Korean study. We also bought a box of lemons as we are trying to be healthier, so we now put lemon in our water. It’s supposed to be good for you. Well, that’s enough random thoughts for today. Time to do some work! I got lots of work to do today. Not so many orders to take care of, but you never know, sometimes we get a whole bunch right before 11am. Well, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete!

October 24, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 8:00am and did a quick morning routine. Not much to say today, but man, I feel like I’m not being productive enough. Need to be more purposeful. How? I need to map out my day in the morning. I stopped doing that for awhile, but today, I have planned what I’m going to do. Alright that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete!

October 23, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am and did a quick morning routine. I have finally caught up on my admin work for Flower Gift Korea, so very happy about that. So I got like 9 days left for the month of October to get more sales for Flower Gift Korea. I got to keep working hard on the marketing side, especially via Social Media. It’s amazing how helpful social media has been, especially Instagram and Facebook. We are living in good times. Well, got to get on with the day. Time to do some work, have a productive day, and build content for my businesses. Morning check-in complete!

October 22, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 8:00am and did my morning routine. I finally wrote a blog post for this page. These days, most of my free time has been going to studying Korean. It’s so much easier studying something than creating content at times. Creating content takes work. Also, you may. not see the positive results right away or ever by creating one blog post, but over time, it will grow into something. Just tough to be patient at times. Well, today I got time to do stuff, so gotta do stuff. Time to do some work! Morning check-in complete!

October 20, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am and did my morning routine. I’m looking forward to doing work today. I got a lot of rest yesterday, so I’m thankful for that. But it’s time to be productive and do some work. This week has been mostly just maintaining Flower Gift Korea. Today I hope to build some content for this website and continue studying Korean. Well, time to get to work. Morning check-in complete!

October 19, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am and did my morning routine. I finally found some time to do a more thorough morning routine. It has been pretty busy the last few mornings, and I’m truly thankful for that. I have been spending some time at night before I sleep to study some Korean, mostly through reading a business book and just finding out what words mean in English. I can pass as fluent in Korean, but my vocabulary is so low, so I’m trying to learn more words, especially business related words so I can get the most from the trade academy I’ll be talking part in next month. I also did not write a blog post this week and haven’t written one for Flower Gift Korea for awhile. It goes to show how busy we were just maintaining and processing flower orders. Lots to do in a business, especially one that keeps growing and making sales. Well, I got to make sure I stick to my weekly podcast quota though, so one will go up tomorrow, either an interview I had or one I record myself. Well, that’s it for today. I am going to use whatever gaps of time I have today to do some work! I am going to add a new section to this site that shares the info/knowledge I have about doing business in Korea. It’s going to be great! Morning check-in complete!

October 18, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am and did a quick morning routine. I actually did a morning routine yesterday as well, but I didn’t have time to write an entry. And for Monday, I was just too lazy to do one. Also, the past few days have been pretty busy at Flower Gift Korea. I haven’t been keeping up with creating content for my blogs, but I have been studying some more Korean. I’m trying to prepare for the Trade Academy that I signed up for, which will start mid November. Pretty excited for that and I now have some motivation to improve my Korean. Well, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete!

October 15, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7:10am and did a quick morning routine. I had another busy morning yesterday, so I just skipped my morning routine. I’m excited because I finally apppied for the trade academy offered by the Seoul Global Center. They also have a Start-up school if you are interested, but that is done during the day while the trade academy is weekday evenings and weekends. I was thinking of going to the startup class just to see what I could learn, but can’t due to flower business. But I got a summary booklet of the whole class, so that’s been pretty informative. Oh and the trade academy is done in Korean, so you need to know Korean to take that class. But both courses are FREE. Wow, where were these resources in 2011 when I started my entrepreneurial journey? Well, at least you can take advantage of them. Okay, this was long. Morning check-in complete!

October 13, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am and did my morning routine. We are finally caught up with orders and basics for Flower Gift Korea. I still have a bunch of new products to add and I am also looking into get Flower Gift Korea on to Shopify. And I still need to visit the Seoul Global Center to find out more about the Trade Academy they offer. Lots of things to do, but I’ll get to it. I see a lot of entrepreneurs hustling and grinding, but I feel like I’m taking my time. Sometimes I think I should do more, but at the same time, I’m happy with the process. Just got to keep progressing and moving forward. So yeah, make sure you enjoy the process. That’s what I’m trying to do. It’s Friday, but I feel like it’s Monday because I feel like things are finally back to normal after the long Chuseok holiday. Have a wonderful productive day! Morning Check-in complete!

October 12, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 8:00am and did a quick morning routine. I had another super busy early morning/day yesterday, so I had to skip my morning routine. But today I was able to get in a quick entry before tackling the day. I got lots of work to do and I still have to figure out if I’m eligible to take part in the Trade Academy offered at the Seoul Global Center. I’m hoping I have some time to visit today. I’ve been meaning to go for the last few days, but I’ve just been too busy with maintaining Flower Gift Korea the last few days, which is a good thing because the Chuseok holiday hurt business. Hopefully we can make up for it in the coming weeks! Have a productive day. Morning check-in complete!

October 10, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:05am and did my morning routine. Yesterday, we had a very early start, as we had to prepare things for Flower Gift Korea. And on Sunday, I honestly don’t remember why I didn’t do a morning routine. But Chuseok is officially over and people will be back at work today. So that’s good news for me, because more people will probably be ordering flowers and gifts for loved ones in South Korea. There are 21 days left in October, I got to make each one of them count. Hope you are pumped and ready to get back to the grind. Morning check-in complete!

October 7, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 8:05am and I did not do a morning routine. I was really lazy this morning and decided to just get some rest. I plan on writing a morning routine tomorrow though. The important thing is to keep going.

October 6, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:05am and did a morning routine. It seems like it’s been awhile since I did a full morning routine. So I really enjoyed the last few days of being lazy. But it’s time to get back to working hard and moving forward. Since I’m more about the lifestyle and believe my business is a tool that makes my lifestyle possible, I don’t think you have to be grinding and hustling 24/7, but that’s just me. But I believe you need to be hustling most of the time, at least until you can get your systems created properly and until you have enough customers/clients. Well, I got a bunch of things I need to do for today, so I got to get to work! Morning check-in complete!

October 5, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 9:30am and did a quick morning routine. I’m still in “chill” mode. I will have to wake up early to complete the orders/deliveries tomorrow, but my wife and I are looking forward to that. We are also enjoying our time off, just being lazy around the house. I know I should be doing more work to build my business, but I guess things are good enough for us at the moment. Anyway, I’m looking forward to some podcast interviews I have lined up and will have to publish a solo podcast I made for tomorrow. I hope you are enjoying your time off and are using it to relax or to build your business. Morning check-in complete!

October 4, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 8:00am and did not do a morning routine. I just caught up with a family member over the phone and just chilled out for the day. It’s Chuseok and I’ve been chilling out at home till I have to do some family stuff. I recorded a podcast, but still have to edit it. I can’t wait till it’s Friday, so I can go back to completing flower orders for my customers. We had a bunch of orders for today, as people did not read the announcements on my site about deliveries not going out today and tomorrow. But getting orders is always a good thing. Well, I got another day to chill out. And I got to make use of the day. And that can be just relaxing, creating content or adding new products to Flower Gift Korea.com. Check-in for the day complete!

October 3, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:05am and did not do my morning routine. Instead, I did a little bit of house work and got ready to make some deliveries. Before I meet some family for today, there are a few things I need to take care of. I love being on the road, either driving or being on public transit during the holidays because it just seems so peaceful since so many people are outside of the city or inside their homes. And even with the long holiday, Flower Gift Korea is doing alright, thankfully! That’s the perk of having an online business, people can make pre-orders! Well, today is a beautiful day in Korea and I hope you find some time to enjoy it. Maybe you’ll visit family, or maybe you’ll go get a coffee at a nice coffee shop, or visit some friends. I don’t know, but I’m really enjoying the weather. Check-in complete for the day!

October 1, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 8:00am and did a quick morning routine. I didn’t do an entry yesterday because I just didn’t do it. No excuse and I don’t feel bad about it. And it’s October, so it’s another month. October is going to be a challenge because there is pretty much a 10 day holiday in Korea and is really affects the flow of our flower business. So I got to use this time to build on my other businesses or create new ones, or just create new content for this website and FlowerGiftKorea.com I’m hearing a lot about businesses in Itaewon closing down today, probably due to less sales and increase in rent. And this is a reminder to me that I made the right decision in focusing on an online business model for what I am doing. I just have to continue hustling and creating some good content for my target market and get on people’s radar. Well, that’s it for today. I’m almost over my cold, but it can creep back, so I got to take care of myself. I always get a little less productive when I get sick, so it kind of sucks, but I got to find a balance of rest and doing some stuff to get closer to reaching my end goals. All the best today! Morning check-in complete!

September 29, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am and did a quick morning routine. The long holiday is almost here, well it’s pretty much here and I’m not excited actually. I personally wish the holiday was shorter so I can properly run my business. The flower market is going to be closed for 4 days, which means I can’t access fresh flowers at that time. I have been forced to close my online flower operation for 2 days! Though most people are so happy to have some time off, I’m not really that excited. I think it’s great that my wife and I can have 2 full days off and see family, but we don’t need any days off. We pretty much can take time off every single working day, except for certain days where we get a lot of last minute orders. Anyhow, I got to do some work today and build, but at the same time, I can choose to take it easy. Life is great! But I will be publishing a podcast episode soon about going “hourless”. Man, I got to get to a doctor and get some cold medicine. Well, I hope you have a productive day. Morning check-in complete!

September 28, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:05am and did a quick morning routine. The weather has been getting colder, a bit, and I have been feeling a cold coming on, so I’ve been trying to take it easy because I don’t want to get sick. But who knows, I might get sick, but I could just get some medicine. But I hate being sick because I don’t get as much work done, but what can you do. I didn’t feel like doing a morning routine today, but I was somehow able to get myself to do one. Yesterday morning I was really busy, so I didn’t write an entry. The month is almost over and the long Chuseok holiday is approaching. It’s great for workers receiving a salary, but not the best thing for a business that relies on the sales of goods. Well, got to make the best of today! Morning check-in complete!

September 26, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:20am and did my morning routine. I haven’t done a morning routine for a few days mainly because I was too lazy too, or because I needed some extra rest. I believe you can alway make time to do things that are important, and even though I was pretty busy the last few days, I chose to get an extra hour of sleep instead of writing an entry. I have injured my left thumb and left ring finger playing basketball, so I can’t type as fast, so that kind of sucks and makes me not want to create content. But I’ll have to just push myself, be patient, and spend more time on creating some content. Man, in this day and age, who knew how important a thumb could be. I now have to manually input my iPhone password since my left thumb is taped up. Anyways, just some random thoughts. Alright, on to having a productive day. Morning. check-in complete!

September 23, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am and did my morning routine. I got a lot of housework to catch up on today. Do you do housework? Anyways, I’m excited to get through my to-do list today and for my Hagwonstart Members meetup tomorrow. I am unsure how many people will show up, but I look forward to helping them and encouraging them in their business journey in Korea. I haven’t been to church in ages, so I’m looking forward to going tomorrow. Well, my wife and I decided to go, but we’ll see if we actually end up going. And this month hasn’t been as good as last month in my flower business, so it’s been tough (mentally) at times. I will share more about September in my September 2017 review post, which should be available early October. Well, time to do some work and get one step closer to my end goal. It’s nice that it’s Saturday, but it’s not much more special than any other weekday. I don’t live for the weekends. Do you? Something to think about. Morning check-in complete!

September 22, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:50am and did my morning routine. It was nice to have some time in the morning to just meditate, think, write, and encourage myself. I have to publish the next podcast episode today and do some work for my flower business. I still try to think of new business ideas, but I just can’t come up with any. It’s not easy, but you got to keep trying. But at the same time, I’m very thankful for all that I have. Keep maintaining what I have, build upon it, and think of new ways to grow and make money. Alright, that’s it for today. I hope you have a productive day. Morning Check-in complete!

September 21, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am and did some of my morning routine. I got a busy day ahead of me. But wanted to get a quick entry in. That’s it for today. Morning check-in complete! Will have to complete the rest later in the day!

September 20, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am and did a quick morning routine. I am thankful that I have my energy back. As mentioned, this past weekend till Monday was pretty tiring, so I’m happy to have gotten some rest and looking forward to getting on top of my game. I’m still behind on my blogging schedule for Flower Gift Korea, but that’s okay, sales are fine at the moment and I’m doing the minimum at least. Well, I got lots of work to do today. So I’m going to get to it. Hope you have a productive day too. Morning check-in complete!

September 19, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am and did my morning routine. I was busy this past weekend and yesterday, so I finally got some good rest last night. Crashed early and didn’t do much work at night. So I got some catching up to do, so I got to be on my game today. A few blog posts to write and some emails to send. And of course, this doesn’t include maintaining my flower business. Maintaining my flower business is just a given. I believe maintaining what I have already built is a given and isn’t something I should be proud about doing. I always aim to create some new content or further grow my business or my brand daily. I consider it a loss if the day goes by without me creating something new for my business or brand. But I also try to forgive myself because it’s hard to do work when you are feeling down on yourself. So yeah, I pump myself up, say something encouraging to myself like, “Let’s do this!” and try to be as productive as possible. But at the same time, I make sure to enjoy the process. Morning check-in complete!

September 18, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am and did a quick morning routine. I have another busy morning. I usually have busy mornings and things get less busy after 2pm or so. But it feels good to wake up early. I also had a busy morning yesterday, which is why I didn’t do a morning routine. Well, I also wanted to just relax as well. It’s another week. I have more work to do as always. Keep going! Maintain my flower business, build content, and do something to further build what I have. This is going to be a good and productive week. Morning check-in complete!

September 16, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am and did my morning routine. I wasn’t able to make time on Thursday and Friday for a morning routine. We were really busy in the mornings these past few days, so that’s something to be thankful about. But I wasn’t really on top of my game and was a little tired, but I have to forgive myself! So I just got some rest when I wasn’t either doing work for Flower Gift Korea or Recording/Editing a podcast for this website. It’s nice to have a morning where I have some time to reflect. It’s fun to record the podcasts. I’m learning a lot and I’m getting energy from other entrepreneurs working to create something great for themselves and to do something good for the world. I got a lot of free time today to build my businesses. So I’m going to do that! Morning check-in complete!

September 13, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am and did my morning routine. Well, I had to take care of a few things before completing my morning routine. There usually are a few things that pop up in the mornings that I have to take care of. I might have some orders I have to review or customers to email. I usually try to do my morning routine first, but sometimes I have the need to do those things first before doing my routine. And there are things that you may have to take care of that you don’t expect, like the fact that this website was being redirected to flowergiftkorea.com So I had to change something so that it wasn’t doing that anymore. Anyways, now I’m here and completing my routine. That’s the thing with business and being an entrepreneur, things usually take longer than you expect and things you don’t even expect happen. But you got to just get used to it and adjust to how things turn out. That’s what I’m trying to do and I hope you’ll be able to adjust as well. Ready for the day! Morning check-in complete!

September 12, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am and did my morning routine. Things have been a little slow these days with my Flower business, but that has given me time to create more content, fix some old content, and catch up on some admin work. That’s the thing with business, you are going to have your good days/weeks and bad days/weeks, so you have to stay positive and use that down time to further build your business. So I’m looking forward to publishing more podcast episodes and already am in contact with a bunch of people. Contact me if you are an entrepreneur and want to record a fun, informative podcast for the listeners. Morning check-in complete!

September 11, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 7:10am and did my morning routine. It’s another week, which means more work to do! But I enjoy it. I hope you are enjoying your life, if you aren’t, then you’ll have to figure out why and make some necessary changes. It will take time because life is a journey, but at least you can take some action to make it better. It’s a little rainy at the moment, but the weather is supposed to clear up. Still thinking of ways to grow Flower Gift Korea and my other businesses, but there really is no easy way but to work hard, create content, and keep creating and networking. And that’s what I’m going to do. Morning check-in complete!

September 10, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 8:00am and just chilled really. I watched a video on programming/coding, creeped on Facebook stories, checked Flower Gift Korea analytics, and had some breakfast. I didn’t do my morning routine till after 9:00am. I love that I have chosen to have no store hours on Saturdays and Sundays and love that my business is mainly an online business. We still get orders on these days, but they are scheduled for delivery on other days, or if we have weekend orders, they are received well in advance, or latest, 11am Saturday. Most flower shops are open during the weekend because that’s when they are the busiest. I have chosen lifestyle over profit and so far I’m doing alright! But I’m still looking forward to being productive today. It helps that we have gotten rid of our TV. You should give it a try. Morning check-in complete!

September 9, 2017 (Saturay):

Today I woke up at 7:15am and did my morning routine. I wrote what I was thankful for and encouraged myself! Nothing more important than being encouraged, especially from yourself.

September 8, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am and did a quick morning routine. I didn’t do an entry yesterday and I honestly don’t remember why. But yesterday was a little busy, so yeah. Not much to share at the moment. Looking forward to working today. Morning check-in complete!

September 6, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:50am and did my morning routine. Looking forward to building some content online. I will publish a podcast interview soon for this website and will share it on a few platforms for people to access. Got to do some work! Morning check-in complete!

September 5, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 6:50am and did my morning routine. I’m totally loving the weather these days. It’s great for doing work and the mornings are really peaceful. I love my background music. I just search for Peaceful music on youtube and there’s so many great instrumentals to choose from. You know, in a business that relies on sales, you can have some really busy moments and some not so busy moments, and it can be challenging to be driven to do work when you aren’t so busy, but the not so busy moments are the times where you can be creating even more content online and finding ways to further build your network. So know that things will pick up and you’ll have better days in your business. It’s the same for the hagwon industry and when you lose students for a bit. They usually come back or you can get new ones. Keep building and growing your business! And if you haven’t started a business or project yet, at least start planning. Have a great day! Morning check-in complete!

September 4, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 6:20am and did my morning routine. It’s a brand new week, which means I got another opportunity to further grow my businesses and build my brand. I am so thankful for all that is going on in my life. I’m very blessed to be able to make a living doing something I am in control of and am enjoying. It took work to get to this point and is still challenging, but I would’t have it any other way. Get pumped for the day, get through your to-do list, and get closer to your end goal! Morning check-in complete!

September 3, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7:15am and did a quick morning routine. I did some work yesterday and did some catching up on some data entry work. I’m really looking forward to the hagwonstart.com members meet up and looking to further help push people in the right direction for starting and growing their own small Hagwon business. Well, I’m looking forward to doing work for the day. Morning check-in complete!

September 2, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am and did a quick morning routine. My wife will be on a trip with her friends for a day and a half, so I have a lot of time to use how I see fit. I have to be productive with the extra time I have. I haven’t scheduled my time yet, but will do so later on once I am finished my work with Flower Gift Korea for the day. Enjoy your weekend or be like me and use the time you have to further build your business or create some new content to further build your brand. Morning check-in complete!

September 1, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:40am and did a quick morning routine. It is September, so it’s a brand new month. That means it’s a whole new month of rent and bills I have to pay for my home and my business, so I need to work on getting more and more sales! Last month was great, and I need to put in the work to make this month even better. Good luck to you and keep moving forward. Morning check-in complete!

August 31, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 7:10am and did my morning routine. It is the last day of August, so got to make it count. As a business owner, seeing a whole month go by can be scary because you have monthly bills to pay. And if you rely on making sales, it can be scary, especially if you have a slow month. When you are an employee, you can’t wait for pay day….two different mindsets….anyways, just a random thought. The weather has gotten a lot cooler now, so I like it! Hope you enjoy the rest of your day and make it a good one! Morning check-in complete!

August 30, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:15am and did my morning routine. Another busy day ahead of me. My wife and I decided to really build some systems for Flower Gift Korea. I realized I really need to create some handbooks, a catalogue, checklists, etc. for Flower Gift Korea. So again, the podcast for this website is going to be on hold. I guess there’s no rush to become the Entrepreneur Korea podcast guy yet. And I’ll be able to gain more experience anyways. So yeah, that’s what I’m going to do. Morning check-in complete!

August 29, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 6:05am and did a quick morning routine. Yesterday was really busy and today is a little busy as well. Today is another day. Got work to do, but enjoying the process! Morning check-in complete!

August 28, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 5:05am and did a quick morning routine. I got a busy day ahead of me, so it’s going to be exciting! I injured my shoulder playing basketball, so that sucks. But I got to focus on the positives. Alright, it’s a new week, so time to do some great things. Morning check-in complete!

August 27, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 8:15am and did my morning routine. I didn’t use an alarm to wake up today, just woke up naturally. And it’s a nice peaceful morning today. I am looking forward to a lot of things coming up in September for my other projects. I’m going to hold  a meetup for my hagwonstart.com members. The first one ever. I don’t know why I didn’t think about having one, but ever since I held a meetup for members of the Facebook group, I realized how helpful it would be to have one for members who have paid for my services. I am so glad that I can give them more insight and help in their business journey in Korea. Well, today is another day to do some work and work towards my goals! Morning check-in complete!

August 26, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 6:05am and did my morning routine. I didn’t do a morning routine yesterday. To be honest, I woke up in time and everything, but I was just really sleepy and went back to sleep. I actually slept a lot the day before, I don’t know, I was just really tired, so I got some extra rest. And I also had a somewhat busy morning yesterday, so I didn’t do a morning routine. But here I am today and ready for another day of moving forward. Things are going well, especially since we got rid of our TV. My wife and I have been more efficient and it is helping to strengthen our relationship. You just end up spending more time talking without a TV and I think it was a really good idea to get rid of our TV, or actually, unplugging the TV and putting it in another room. Morning check-in complete!

August 24, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:10am and did my morning routine. To be honest, I check my Facebook feed sometimes first thing in the morning to help me wake up. I’m not very active on my own personal wall, actually I barely post anything on it, but I do love to see what people I am connected to are up to. It is basically where I get my news…yup…just to get a feel of what’s going on in the world, well, at least my world…Some times it isn’t easy to wake up and do my morning routine, I am sometimes tired and sometimes my morning routine is super short, like 5-10 minutes, but I’m glad I’ve been able to keep up. Well, today is another day and I have to keep moving forward. Though I usually accomplish less than what I set out for myself, I’m at least moving forward. Just got to keep going. Well, that’s my morning check-in for today!

August 23, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 5:10am and did some of my morning routine, but I was really tried, so I went back to bed at around 5:30am and woke up again at 6:30am. Maybe because it was dark and raining outside, not sure, but anyhow. Got to keep going. Today is another day and I got work to do. I need to keep building my business, create new content, and stay positive. Morning check-in complete!

August 22, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 5:15am. I did an early morning routine. I was extra busy this morning with a bunch of things to attend to Flower Gift Korea, so it was a little difficult to focus this morning. But I was able to write my random thoughts, make a simple to do list, affirmations, and things I am thankful for. Lots of work to do today, but I’m glad I was able to start the day of somewhat peacefully. Deep breaths here and there will get us through the day! Morning check-in complete!

August 21, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 6:10am. I did a quick morning routine and have done some work for today already. I almost forgot to finish this entry for today. I held a small networking event at my flower shop for people in the hagwon industry and it went well. I might hold more events in my shop in the near future. We will see how that turns out. Probably have to pump out a few podcasts before that can happen, so yeah, I’m gong to start the podcast for this website soon too. It’s about time and my Kpop website isn’t much fun to build and not sure where to take it. Well, lots to do. Morning check-in complete!

August 20, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am. I did my morning routine and am just taking time to relax and enjoy the morning. Also, planning on how to expand my business. I’m looking forward to doing more online marketing with a focus of trying to market to English speakers in China who have loved ones in Korea. I have been meaning to this for awhile, but haven’t gotten down to it because it was a little complicated. But I’m giving it another go. I’m looking forward to building and growing and moving forward. Morning check-in complete!

August 19, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 6:40am. I did my morning routine. And glad the weather is getting better and isn’t as humid as it has been. My house is a little cleaner, so that’s good. I believe having a clean house and environment helps me to focus and be more efficient. Today is another day, so let’s keep moving forward. Morning check-in complete!

August 18, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am. I did my morning routine and am now feeling at peace. Take it one day at a time, task by task, things will get done and I’ll get one step closer to reaching my end goal. Let’s do it! Keep moving forward! Morning check-in complete!

August 17, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:05am. I did my morning routine. We did a lot of shopping yesterday for our flower shop and for ourselves. And today I have to catch up on some things I didn’t do yesterday. It’s seems like something always comes up that is not on the to-do list, but I guess that’s all part of running a business. Anyhow, got to stay positive and keep moving forward. Morning check-in complete!

August 16, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:20am. I did my morning routine. I got a little side tracked here and there, but back on task. Also, my wife and I recently decided to unplug our TV because we were watching more than we should have been. So it’s been about a day and the most noticeable difference is that we both got a lot more sleep. But more than just sleep, we were able to do other things. I was able to become a member of a Kpop forum, so I’ll see if I can Flower Gift Korea more known to other Kpop fans who are looking to send gifts to celebrities in Korea. And will have to do a lot more work. Well, got to do some work today! Morning check-in complete!

August 15, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am. I did my morning routine for today. Today is Independence Day in Korea, August 15th. This would normally be a day off for me if I were still teaching English at a public school or working in a regular company, but it’s another day for me to fulfill online orders, and some of them we received while we were asleep. But I’m not upset that I have to do work, I’m truly thankful for the new orders we received and look forward to getting them delivered on time and following up with both new customers and repeat customers. It’s amazing how some people send flowers to their girlfriends almost every month. It shows commitment and love, and reminds me how privileged I am to be running a business that connects people and helps strengthen their relationships. Though our street is going to be extra quiet, we at Flower Gift Korea will be busy preparing flowers, delivering flowers, and creating content for our social media accounts and the Internet. Yup! It’s going to be a good day. Morning check-in complete.

August 14, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am. I did a quick morning routine. It’s another week, so a new start for us all. A little tired today, but I’ll be fine as the day progresses. Got work to do. Keep going and keep building my business. Every little thing counts. Move forward. Be thankful for everything you have and always believe in yourself. Just talking to myself in this entry. Morning check-in complete!

August 13, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am. I did a morning routine, but it wasn’t as focused as it should have been. And I didn’t do one yesterday. To be honest, I was just wasn’t feeling well, mentally. Too many little things got to me and barely got through the day. Nothing serious, but it was a bad day, as I let little things like physical pain, lack of progress, etc. get the best of me. But today is another day and I need to focus on moving forward. The problem yesterday started with my decision to sleep in and stay in bed as long as possible. My mind wanted to get up so badly, but my mind didn’t, and I kind of forced my body to stay in bed….which is never a good idea. The mind is so powerful. I realized that even if I am physically tired, I should still get up and get out of the bed and do something, anything. Or else my mind won’t let me get away with it. After doing these morning check-ins for so long, it’s almost impossible for me to sleep in now, which is quite amazing. So yeah, I learned a great lesson. Well, that’s it for today. Morning check-in complete!

August 11, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:50am. Morning routine was quick today. I need to catch up with some house chores after I finish my work for the Flower Business today. Let’s start the day right with some positive thinking and meditation. Today I feel like there’s not enough time in the morning, maybe I should have woken up earlier. Well, nothing I can do about it now. Well, today is going to be a good day! Morning check-in complete!

August 10, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:10am. I did a quick morning routine today. Looking forward today to accomplish more. I need to create a simple website for my family business in Canada, still haven’t finished that. At least the weather isn’t as humid as it has been up until now. Today is another day, so gotta do some work! And enjoy life! Morning check-in complete!

August 9, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 5:50am. I am pumped for today! Yup, woke up early and looking forward to the rest of the day! I did my morning routine and have set out what to do. Created some scheduled content yesterday and now have to complete my work for Flower Gift Korea. This month started off a little slow for Flower Gift Korea, but things have picked up recently. We’ll see how the month turns out. But yeah, I got to stay thankful for everything. When things are slow, that means I have more time to create content and work on other side projects, when I don’t have enough time to work on my other projects or build extra content, it just means I have more orders to deal with at Flower Gift Korea. Stay positive and keep moving forward! We’ll get to our end goal sooner than we think. Morning check-in complete!

August 8, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 6:35am. I did my morning routine and wrote a bunch of random thoughts. Yesterday was a little tiring, but I was able to get some rest. I didn’t get to do much work outside of maintaining Flower Gift Korea, but I can’t focus on how I should have done more, I need to focus on how much work I will get done today. It was just one of those days where there isn’t much extra building, though I always make sure to post at least one thing to my social media pages for Flower Gift Korea. Well, today is another day. Morning check-in complete!

August 7, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am. I did a short meditation and did my daily writing (thoughts, affirmations, etc.) It’s another week and I’m looking forward to what today and this week has in stored. I’m looking forward to getting more sales from new customers from various countries. And building more and more content online. Let’s get it! Morning Check-in complete!

August 6, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 6:45am. I tried to sleep in, but I wasn’t tired, so just got up anyways. I did my writings and short meditation. And now I’m here. I really enjoy being awake in the morning and having time to myself. It really helps clear my mind for the day. I didn’t get as much work done yesterday as I originally planned, so I’m going to have to do some work right after I finish this entry. Morning check-in complete!

August 5, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am, could have slept in a lot longer, but woke up to have a productive day. I haven’t been able to build as much with a lot of last minute things popping up, things I had to take care of for my Flower business. So I want to use the weekend to create more scheduled content for my blogs. And I also have a bunch of things I need to take care of for Flower Gift Korea, like deliveries, data input, etc. So I always do all the Flower Gift Korea work I need to and then get to building/creating as soon as possible. Sometimes I’m able to finish all that I need to do for Flower Gift Korea before 2pm, so that gives me a lot of time to work on other things. To be honest, sometimes I just waste time looking at Facebook, Youtube, etc. It’s not easy to focus all your time on just building things for your businesses. But I truly see being on Facebook and Instagram as market research. It’s important to know how your target market is thinking and what they are interested in as well. Aw well, too many thoughts for this entry. Well, today is Saturday and I can choose to relax, but I choose to work. It takes work to get results, so that’s what I’m doing, so I can get better results. But I will probably find time to relax as well, I always do. Hope you do the same! Morning check-in complete!

August 4, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am. I did my morning meditation and wrote my thoughts, appreciations, to-do list, and affirmations. Don’t have a lot to write about now, so that’s it. Just got to keep building and moving forward. Some days I move a little bit forward and other days I take big steps. Just got to keep on going. Morning check-in complete!

August 3, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:50am. I had a super short morning routine today, because I have a really busy morning. Still need to gather myself and find some time to calm myself down. I wish I woke up earlier. But hey, it is what it is. Morning check-in complete.

August 2, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:20am. I fell asleep earlier than usual yesterday, so I got some good sleep. It was still a little tough waking up today at 6:20am, since I honestly didn’t need to be up till like 8:30am, but it is always worth it to wake up early. It allows me to start the day off right with my morning routine. I am looking forward to August because I will be doing more networking this month, both online and offline. So even though it can be uncomfortable to build my network at time, it is a chance to grow. Today has been good so far, so hoping for it to continue throughout the day. Check-in complete!

August 1, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am. I did my morning routine today and am looking forward to this new month! Yup! And I don’t even look forward to my weekends, because everyday is great. The one good thing about the weekends is that we have a little more freedom. It can be tough at times to stay at the shop when we don’t need to, since most of our orders are pre-ordered via our website, email, phone, social media, etc. But it’s great that I can be with my wife most of the time. I also went to a networking event last night. It was good to meet some new people in a long time. I’m going to make a new goal to network more and to give out my business card to more and more people. Well, today is another day to further build my brand and my business online and offline. I definitely got to work on the “offline” part, but I am at least trying now by going to networking events. Morning check-in complete!

July 31, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am. I took my time with my morning routine today. Maybe because I was still a little tired when I woke up, but I didn’t go back to sleep! Nice! Also, wrote more for my random thoughts than usual. Basically I was writing how it can be tough at times when everything is going okay and you are at a pretty comfortable place. Meaning, it’s tough to be motivated or driven to go for even more when things are going pretty good. But still got to strive for more and truly reach my potential for myself and for my businesses. It’s a brand new week, so it’s the start to something great! Have a great Monday! Morning Check-in complete!

July 30, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 6:50am. I really enjoy waking up early, or just earlier than I have to, and just starting the day off with a peaceful mind. There’s truly always something to be thankful for. Even something simple like the cool breathe coming through the window right now. I did my morning routine today and it feels good to be up. I have some things I need to do today. Well, that’s it for my morning check-in today!

July 29, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am. I did my morning routine today.  Not sure what to write. But the good news is that I woke up early enough and didn’t sleep in on a day I easily could have. Our Flower business doesn’t have store hours on Saturday and Sunday, but we do go to prepare and deliver the flowers that were pre-ordered. But everything is ready for today, so no need go to the store yet. I am truly thankful for my lifestyle. To be able to make as much as I as making running my Gyosoopso business this early in my new flower business is truly a blessing. And the potential to make more is even more amazing. But it didn’t all happen over night. A lot of failed businesses in the past and hard work running my English gyoospso, and learning from those who were successful is what it took to get me to here. And you can get here or even further if you put the work in. Good luck! Morning check-in complete!

July 28, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am. I did my morning routine. There are always things to be thankful for. And some things you can be thankful for every single day. I am always thankful for my wife. I write it down daily and I believe it helps to strengthen our marriage. Well, today it’s supposed to rain a lot again, but hopefully I can stay positive. It was really frustrating making a bunch of big deliveries while it was raining the other day, but I am thankful for the fact that I actually had big deliveries to make! Taxes are done and I have learned some things. It is truly great running my own business in Korea. There is so much to learn and my business is continuing to grow. Things are looking pretty good so far. Morning check-in complete!

July 27, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:50am. I did my morning meditation and did my writings. The weather is currently really nice. It isn’t humid and not too hot. It’s another day to do some work! This month is looking alright so far for my flower business, so I’m quite thankful for that. I’m still in the process of getting my root canal, so it has been a little painful, but it’ll all be over soon. And I can’t let that be a reason not to work towards my goals. Morning check-in complete!

July 26, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am. I did my morning meditation and did my writings. It has been a busy few days at our Flower Shop, which is definitely a good thing. And we just finished our taxes for this term. We have to pay 3 taxes a year, 2 taxes of the same kind (taxes), and a tax on our earnings. It’s different than when we ran the English gyosoopso business. I’m learning a lot and our business is slowly growing, so things are looking great! Today is another day to build and grow my businesses. And it’s another day for you to take action! Morning Check-in complete!

July 25, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am. I got a lot of rest yesterday. I slept in yesterday and even relaxed in the evening. So here I am, checking in for the day. I was able to do a short meditation and write for the day (thoughts, affirmations, appreciations, to-do list). The good thing about today is that it isn’t supposed to rain. I had to make a good amount of deliveries in the rain yesterday, and it wasn’t fun. But rain or shine, building a business takes work and commitment. I love doing these morning check-ins, especially since I enjoy the relaxing music I listen to. Here is a link to one of the music videos I listen to in the mornings: Youtube Video Link. Well that is my morning check-in for today! Have a nice day!

July 24, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 8:00am. I slept in a bit to get some extra rest. And even though I have a pretty busy morning ahead of me, I was still able to make time to mediate and write. I think it’s important to start the day off right and in control. So I have a bunch of things to do this morning, so I got to be on top of everything. The weekend was nice, even with the rain. It’s another week, which means it’s another opportunity for me to work towards getting closer to where I want to be. Hope you have a great Monday as well! Morning check-in complete!

July 23, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 6:20am. I was able to do a short meditation and did my writings (affirmations, appreciations, random thoughts and to-do list). I am excited for today because I will accomplish a lot. I enjoy the freedom that I have. I can build my businesses or relax. I am behind on some things, but that’s okay. That’s all for today! Morning check-in complete!

July 22, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 6:10am. I had some things to take care of in the morning, but I was still able to find some time after to my morning routine (affirmations, meditation, appreciations, thoughts, to do list). I had a time of relaxing last night and just lay in my bed, while watching TV. This was mainly due to the fact that I’m in the process of getting a root canal, which isn’t fun. I have to visit the dentist like 4-5 different times, so not only is it painful, but it’s time consuming and costs money. But it’s something that needs to get done. That’s the thing, you got to take care of your body, or else you’ll have to make time to heal/treat it. So yeah, I have been trying to stay active, but I hadn’t been visiting the dentists regularly. That’s going to change from now on. I wish I could just only focus on building my business and brand, but I also have to remember to take care of my body and mental health. Anyhow, I have to catch up on some work today. Even though I would rather be lazy and just do nothing, I need to push myself to get things done today and catch up on things that I am behind on. Wish me luck! Morning check-in complete!

July 21, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am, but I didn’t have a full morning routine because I was really busy in the morning. Technically, I should have woken up at 5:00am, but I needed some rest. So I did a very short meditation, wrote some affirmations and appreciations, and not much of anything else. So I can’t get down on myself and I need to continue on with the day. I am behind on some of the things I set out for this week, so I will have to catch-up this weekend. Morning check-in complete! Time to conquer the day!

July 20, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am and did some of my morning routine. But I was so tired, so I went back to sleep and woke up at 8am. I still managed to write some random thoughts, do a short meditation, though I was probably half asleep, wrote my affirmations and things I’m thankful for, and reviewed/adjusted my To-do list. I now create my to-do lists the night before. Well, it’s another day to work and enjoy the process of building my businesses! Check-in complete!

July 19, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am. It was a little difficult to wake up at this time since I could have easily slept for another hour and a half, but I pushed myself to get up. Also, the night before I didn’t envision myself waking up at 6:30am. I learned from somewhere that if you picture yourself doing what you are going to do the next morning (at night before you sleep), that it makes it a lot easier to wake up early. This mental exercise truly works, but sometimes I forget to do it. Anyhow, I finished writing down my random thoughts, affirmations, appreciations and created my to-do list. It’s another day, another opportunity to work towards my end goal. The flower business is continuing to slowly grow, so I’m very thankful for that. I hope you have a wonderful day as well! Morning check-in complete!

July 18, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am. I did a short meditation and did my daily writings (thoughts, affirmations, appreciations, to-do list). Today is going to be a good and productive day. Morning Check-in complete!

July 17, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am. I guess I’m getting a little lazy these days. I did some house work, though I should have done it last night, but that’s okay. No need to focus on the past. It’s another week and I need to get myself pumped for the day. I did my daily writings (thoughts, affirmations, appreciations, to-do list). It’s really hot and humid these days, and it has been raining, so it has gotten to me a bit. It honestly isn’t fun delivering flowers in the rain or when it is super hot and humid, but I got to look past that. I got to get my attitude in check and remember that I am working towards my goals. Today is going to be a good and productive day! Morning check-in complete!

July 16, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7:55am. I did a bit of house chores before I was going to start my morning routine when I noticed that there was a leak in my house and a bunch of things got wet. So that really threw my morning routine off and I got really stressed. I hate wasting time and something like a leak is something that could have been prevented. Now I got to patch the leak once I find out where the leak is originating from. And because of the leak, I had to move things around and dry things. But that’s life, sometimes things happen that you don’t expect, and unforeseen things always happen when you are running a business or are working on projects. But after I cleaned everything up, I was able to do my meditation, write my random thoughts down, write my affirmations , write what I am thankful for, and create my to-do list for today. It’s been raining a lot these days, so it can be easy to be unproductive. So I got to make sure I am productive today and get through my to-do list! Check-in complete!

July 15, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:00am. I still watched some of “Show Me The Money Season 6”. I just love shows that display people following their passion and trying to do something great in their lives. All contestants on shows like this have to get over their fears, work really hard, and perform under pressure, just like us entrepreneurs. Had a good amount of last minute orders yesterday (more than usual), so it was a hectic morning for us at our flower shop, but it was good. I finished my morning meditation today, my affirmations, my list of things I’m thankful for, my random thoughts, and my to-do list for today. What I love about my lifestyle is that I can choose not to do everything on the list and just go somewhere nice with my wife, which we sometimes do. Sometimes I’m just like, hey let’s go to that nice cafe, and she’s like, okay. Anyways, that’s my morning check-in for the day! Have a nice, productive or relaxing day, which ever it is you need!

July 14, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am. I didn’t do a check-in yesterday because I had food poisoning and decided it would be better to just get some rest, so I could have strength to get through the day. I missed a morning check-in, but I think it’s important to be healthy. If you’re sick, you aren’t very effective. And luckily my lifestyle allows me to do things like this, like sleep in when needed or take things a little slowly when needed. Today I did a short meditation, wrote my random thoughts and things I’m thankful for and my affirmations. And I’m almost done what I need to do for our taxes this July. It is/was time consuming, especially since this is our first time for the Flower Business, but the next Tax season will not take up any extra time, since I’ll know exactly what to do and will do it monthly. I should have been doing other things to build my business. Aw well, lesson learned. Morning Check-in complete!

July 12, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:30am. I forgot to set my alarm for 6:00am, but I somehow still woke up relatively close to my target time. I finished my journal entry for today (affirmations, thoughts, and things I’m thankful for) and I got in a short meditation. I noticed that my mind is a lot clearer these days, I think it’s due to the relaxing music I always listen to in the mornings and throughout the day, which I started doing a couple of months ago. It’s good to be up again at a relatively early time. Today I need to finish a lot of tax related work! Admin work is something I would rather not do, but I need to do it for the first few years of the business to really see how things are going. Plus, our flower business is not at a place (yet) where it would be worth it to hire someone to do it. Gotta keep grinding and hustling to grow my business! Morning check-in complete!

July 11, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 7:30am. I woke up a little earlier than yesterday, but not as early as last week. To be honest, it’s much more difficult to get up this week. I blame the rainy weather we’re having, but that’s just an excuse. Also, it might have to do with the fact that it’s time to do taxes and there are a bunch of things I have to fix/do since this is the first time we have to do taxes with a fair amount of expenses and sales. Well, it’s a learning process and I now know what to do for the next tax season. I had a short meditation session, wrote my random thoughts down, wrote my affirmations and list of things I’m thankful for. Tomorrow I plan on waking up at 6:00am, so I can have a longer more productive day. Today was preparation for tomorrow. Check-in complete!

July 10, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 8:30am. I just let myself get extra rest today. We made some preparations yesterday for today, so we didn’t have to be at the shop too early. I also didn’t do my meditation, didn’t write down my thoughts, and didn’t write my affirmations and things I’m thankful for. But I guess it’s just one of those days that I didn’t start off efficiently, but I think that’s okay. It’s still not too late to make use of the day. Well, that’s my morning check-in for the day.

July 9, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 8:00am. I usually sleep in on Sundays because I try to really enjoy my Saturdays and Sundays. I still do work here and there, but I do like to find time to enjoy the moment outside of work. I finished my morning meditation (really short today), actually did work and other things in between as well. I also wrote my thoughts, affirmations, and what I am thankful for. A lot of my affirmations and things I am thankful for are the same almost everyday, but it’s a good reminder to myself and helps me start the day with a positive attitude. Morning check-in complete!

July 8, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:40am. I woke up without an alarm today, actually set it for 8:00am. Was able to sleep in, had to, had a busy day yesterday that ended with having some The Halal Guys in Itaewon with my wife. It was the first time ever for us both and it was pretty good. We also did some tax stuff last night before sleeping. Today is Saturday and I did my morning meditation, wrote down my affirmations, wrote what I’m thankful for, and wrote my random thoughts. I’m going to be productive today. After I finish the deliveries, my daily social media post, and tax things, I got to do more work to further build my businesses. NO days off for us entrepreneurs. Well, you can take a day off if you like, but if you are like me, you won’t want to take more than 6 hours off. Maybe I got a problem, but the only way to solve it is to build on one of my businesses. Well, this morning check-in was longer than usual, but that’s okay. Morning Check-in for the day is complete!

July 7, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 7:05am. I got a little extra sleep because we were able to prepare things for today morning yesterday night, and we have ample time to prepare for the orders that came in for Flower Gift Korea overnight. I’m so thankful my business can make sales while I’m asleep! I finished writing my random thoughts, encouraged myself, and stated a bunch of things I was thankful for. Today is going to be a good day! Morning Check-in Complete!

July 6, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am. I’ve been doing my check-ins for a week now and it has been great. I did a short meditation, wrote my affirmations, what I’m thankful for, and some random thoughts. I also created by official to do list for today. Check-in complete!

July 5, 2017 (Wednesday):

Today I woke up at 6:20am. It was a good thing I got that extra sleep yesterday, I felt much better after. I did my morning meditation, typed out random thoughts, things I’m thankful for and affirmations, and created my final to-do list for today. It’s really hot these days, so I got remember to carry my mini fan around. It can make a difference. I got to find some time to exercise today. Check-in complete!

July 4, 2017 (Tuesday):

Today I woke up at 5:40am, I did my meditation and wrote a bit in my journal, but I am a lot more tired than usual. So instead of working out like I normally planned, I think I’ll just get another hour of sleep. All I can think of is getting some sleep, so I couldn’t really have a productive morning routine. Well, at least I tried. Check-in complete.

July 3, 2017 (Monday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am. It’s the start of another week! Nice! I got a lot of rest yesterday, and at times, I was bored, but I think I need that to really get some rest. I did a 10 minute meditation, wrote my affirmations, things I was thankful for, and some random thoughts. Now I got to get a quick workout in before I do what I need to do for the day. Busy busy day today, so I need to be focused! Check-in complete!

July 2, 2017 (Sunday):

Today I woke up at 7:05 am with no alarm. I just felt like waking up. I usually don’t use my alarm on Sundays to get as much sleep as my body needs and it didn’t need much. I wrote my affirmations, did some meditation, and wrote down my random thoughts. I always just type them all up and just erase them after I’m done. Now I got to complete my to do list for today. Check-in complete!

July 1, 2017 (Saturday):

Today I woke up at 7:45am. A little later than usual, but actually, I normally sleep in a bit on the weekends. Last night, I watched Show Me The Money Season 6, which ended late, so I spoiled myself, probably will most Friday nights now. I had a 10 minute meditation session, lost focus twice, but that’s okay. And I wrote my affirmations (self encouragement), list of things I’m thankful for, and briefly wrote what I will do today. Now I got to finish today’s deliveries and do what I set out to do. Check-in complete!

June 30, 2017 (Friday):

Today I woke up at 6:00am, but I looked at my phone for like 10 minutes before meditating. I listen to some calm music by Tim Janis on youtube to calm my mind. Then I wrote my random thoughts down and encouraged myself. Then I wrote my to do list for today. Now I’m going to go to the gym for a workout. Check-in complete

June 29, 2017 (Thursday):

Today I meditated for almost 10 minutes. Actually, I got distracted at the 6 minute mark, but I’ll have to improve that. I also journaled about my day, reminded myself of what I’m thankful for, wrote my random thoughts, wrote what major things I’m going to accomplish today, and encouraged myself. Now I’m going to the gym to get a quick workout in before going to the Flower market to pick up flowers needed for today and tomorrow morning’s deliveries.