On some levels, this week was the same as last:

Conservative Progress.

However, there is a new sense of urgency.

Several years ago, I wrote a post called simply called Motivation.  It’s buried somewhere among my backups for the old ZachBradshaw.Co.

I think it’s about time to bring it back out and and create a second and third installment.

The post I wrote about losing my family was an ode to the same thing.

But the new Blood in the Streets takes things to a whole new level.

In truth, “urgency” does not capture the essence of what I feel at the moment.  There are little bits of rage, terror, indignation, and disbelief mixed in.  I’m not sure what it is going to alchemist into once it’s had time to settle within.

Whatever the case may be, I feel a powerful force for change beginning to course through these veins.

I’ll become whatever I must become to rescue my sons from the halls of hell.

Becoming a Dragon Slayer

I’ve spent the last half decade trying to unleash my potential.

It’s been no small task:

Working to replace bad Habits with good ones.

Like Mel Robbins says, Motivation is sh!t.

You can make all the Yearly and 30-Year Plans you want; it comes and then it goes.

But I’ve found that I can use some things to increase my overall base levels of drive, determination, and grit.

The birth of my first son is one example.  That’s what that original post on motivation was all about.

My Personal Growth wasn’t just about me anymore.

I could have (and may) write a second post about the birth of my second son.  Again, there is a third one on the other side of my Best to Worst post.

And now we have a fourth.

The “Blood in the Streets.”

I will never forget the feeling of the last two weeks.

My children are in danger.  I must get back to them NOW.

Sure, the Conservative ideas I’ve been consuming over the last several months have certainly played a role.  But it’s more than that.  The Dragon has been revealed.  Our world needs heroes.

I plan to be one.

Thank you JBP, for affirming what I have always known:

There is great meaning in picking up the heaviest burden you can and carrying it as far as you can.

Even if it meant my life, I would always choose to be in the group that saved the world—if such a sacrifice were needed.  Put Tash and Atayo on the other side of that sacrifice and my Kundalini would instantly awaken to manifest superhuman abilities.  This would be my ultimate Hero’s Journey.

Well current events tell me this is real.

It might not appear so on the surface.  But Human Society is complicated.  So is Human History.

But without yet studying it, one thing is obvious to me about Game Theory:

For many games, playing against an opponent that doesn’t know they are playing is a distinct advantage.

Over the last several months, I’ve been learning about the game of Mastering Money.  It’s clearly a big, important game.  But I have long underestimated the game of Politics.  No longer.  It’s time to become truly well-rounded.

Dragon Slayer I must become.  Dragon Slayer I will be.  (Thanks Natsu)

As my Affirmations this week state:

I sacrifice today in the fire of my sons’ tomorrow.

I can.  I will.  I must.  UNTIL.

Zach Bradshaw’s Content Updates 8/18/19 – 8/24/19

After this week, I should have new pages scheduled into November.

There will be a few new Heroes sprinkled but the majority of new content Zach Bradshaw’s Website over the coming months will be new Favorites.

I still have a lot of knowledge to collate.  I have even more to learn.

Surprisingly, a live version of Work From Home Junkie got pushed this weekend.  Sure, part of that was borne from Procrastination on work for my Digital Marketing company.  But that’s okay.  Both are destined to grow over the next several years.

Whatever the case, this week

My Week

Sunday July 21st, 2019

Monday August 5th, 2019

Tuesday August 6th, 2019

Wednesday June 26th, 2019

Thursday June 27th, 2019

Friday June 28th, 2019

Saturday June 29th, 2019

Don’t be surprised if another few massive update days pop through over the course of the next month or so.

However, the focus is still on the long term.

It’s great to target a quick victory over a Dragon.

But you’ll never achieve that it if you aren’t prepared to fight for years.

Whatever hell looks like, I’m willing to do what it takes to measure up.

This Daily Content Challenge is but one way I sharpen my blades for the battle to come.

Once honed to a deadly end, I’ll leverage it to equip the masses with weapons of their own.  After all, you can’t expect to defeat dragons alone.  Individually though, we must all be prepared as possible to strike the decisive blow.

Until I become the Leader I want to be, I’ll continue to focus on my own sword.

In doing so, I will strive to learn how to create the perfect sword to share with the world.

Character comes first.  Achievement follows.

I lay this post down as a reminder of when everything changed again, when I realized the dragon was real and there more on the line than just generational wealth.

The Blood in Streets says there are ill things afoot.

I realize this week the character of the hero I must become.

If you’re along for the ride, you can note this as a major turning point.

Stay tuned: watch the dragon slayer awaken.