That’s what she said 😜
It’s been two years since I had a sip of alcohol
From 19 – 38, I drank Las Vegas dry of Jack Jack Daniels a couple of times.
Here is a picture of me, in Daisy Dukes, circa 2009, at Hard Rock Hotel pool party
Some nights I was the life of the party (something I took immense pride in).
Some nights I was the biggest asshole to people close to me.
Easter Sunday of 2019, I woke up and challenged myself to 30 days without alcohol.
A challenge I had attempted probably 78 times before then that ended in epic failure.
I did not think I could make it 10 days, let alone 30!
The first couple weeks were rough.
Once I hit 30 days, I thought…maybe I could go 40 days?
Then maybe 50 days…100 days.
After 100 days had passed, it was a breeze.
I didn’t have an addiction, I don’t believe in that.
I struggled with self control and had bad habits.
It has not been nearly as difficult as I thought it would
I tell you all this because…
You might be struggling with something — drinking, tobacco, marijuana, painkillers, shopping, gambling, secks, video games or binge eating.
Try to go 7 days without (fill in the blank).
Then go another 7 days.
After two weeks, you’ll likely feel a dramatic boost in confidence.
A boost in self control.
You’re stacking up small wins.
(A win is a win…there is no such thing as a small win).
You’ll quickly realize that you can do this.
That you have control over your demons.
I did this same thing with coffee (been 5 months since I had a cup).
I quit caffeine in January, following this same strategy.
One day at a time.
Some days, it might be one hour at a time.
Don’t under estimate the power of these small wins stacked up over and over.
You got this!
My name is Adam Dukes…I started life in Brighton, Michigan, a stone’s throw from where your father’s car was probably built.
A father to two (Ava & Ashton), a Dadpreneur, a marketing strategist, a horrendous fantasy football player, a dreadful golfer, a cheeseburger connoisseur and a wastebucket full of useless sports knowledge.