SMALL STEPS LEAD TO BIG CHANGE
As Gary Keller puts it in his book, The One Thing:
"When you see someone who has a lot of knowledge, they learned it over time.
When you see someone who has a lot of skills, they learned them over time.
When you see someone who has done a lot, they accomplished it over time.
Success is built sequentially. It’s one thing at a time.”
As ambitious college students and young professionals, we want to tackle the world overnight.
This mentality keeps us going, but it leads to overwhelm and negative stress if it isn’t put in check.
The journey we're all on won’t be easy and it won’t be quick. It’s a lifelong commitment to learning and growing.
The sooner we accept this, the sooner we give ourselves the room to actually make the progress we want.
With this mindset, we commit ourselves to becoming 1% better every single day.
As a OneBrickADayer, we understand that the journey and growth along the way are what really matter.
One Brick A Day isn't just about success financially, it's about building a complete life.
This comes through constant personal development and the support of like minded people.
On this blog you’ll find articles about spirituality, health and fitness, building relationships, business, productivity, and having a growth mindset.
HOW THIS GOT STARTED
Hey there! My name is John Michael Domingo. I'm a nerd at heart who has committed himself to a journey of continuous self-improvement.
From a 100 lb, curly haired Halo 2 playing twerp to the 160 pound captain of the rugby team and valedictorian, high school began a transformation that I’m still undergoing today.
Now that I’ve completed college, I’m even more passionate about learning and challenging myself to gain new skills. My current quests are jiu jitsu, business and writing!
I often get asked questions about how I get so much done and how others can do the same. I love having conversations one on one, but after a while I realized I should answer these questions where I can share my ideas with more people.
TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS
I'm always learning better ways to improve and can't wait to share them with you. I'm here to take on the journey of improvement with you.
If you want to take the first step to become the best version of yourself, check out one of our recent posts to get started:
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