Coffee Clarity (with a Jolt of Gary Vaynerchuk)

If you don’t like cursing, well, ignore it but watch the video below. If you don’t like me talking about myself, well, ignore this blog. If you think me saying, “I’m going to drink less coffee,” is code that I’m being held hostage but blogging in hopes someone reads this, deciphers the code, and comes and rescues me, well, don’t worry . . . I’m OK.

I’m more than OK. I’m having a Monday where I feel like this is the first day of the rest of my life. The first day of the life I am supposed to be living. The life where I balance a great job, perfect family, and hobbies (like writing a book, running a salsa business, writing another book, and writing a sitcom pilot that leads to a TV series and then my ultimate goal of putting my greatest-Disney-Pixar-movie on paper and watching it get made, with Steve Carell as the voice of the main character).

Note: My initial thought on my Disney-Pixar movie is that it could be a live-action movie, but the budget would greatly increase the way I envision this thing.

Back to the Monday at hand. Let’s crush it together. Watch Gary Vaynerchuk’s video below or here, and then watch it again. Heck, watch it three times. Maybe you’ll get out of it what I got out of it – if you’re lucky enough to have your health, and your family is healthy and, basically, you’re a normal person with a normal life, you can do incredible things. Why are the “incredible things” we see other people out of reach for the rest of us? Why can’t I be Gary Vaynerchuk and make a video every Monday morning? I’ll bet Gary wouldn’t claim to own the Monday morning video diary space.

What about the coffee thing I mentioned above?

Last week I read about, blogged about, and Tweeted about Bulletproof Coffee as made famous by Dave Asprey and I was ambushed by my Twitter friends about the recipe and they kept asking, “why?” It lead to much more reading and researching and thinking about why I’d ever put butter and coconut oil in my coffee. Why wouldn’t I (a) make and enjoy coffee, good coffee, fair trade coffee roasted locally and fresh and consumed no more than a month after roasting and then (b) find other ways to mix grass fed butter and coconut oil into my diet if I think a Keto diet is where I want to go, and because I think there are great benefits to having coconut oil in my daily diet.

With all these thoughts and opinions going on, and in reading, my latest idea is that I’ll enjoy coffee every morning. No more than two cups. Then I’ll be done with coffee for the day.

Putting things in my coffee (and this is just me) is like putting ketchup on a steak. Or covering a 3 Musketeers bar (my favorite of all time) in vinegar and oil dressing and cutting it up and eating it with sunflower seeds and chopped up spinach. What!?!?!?! I like steak with a little salt. Why ruin it? There’s no doubt about the health benefits of adding vinegar or sunflower seeds to your diet, and spinach is only a good thing, but they would ruin a 3 Musketeers bar.

I like a 3 Musketeers bar. So why would I ruin it? Same with coffee.

Plus, maybe controlling my coffee consumption will be another step in controlling my sleep. Which brings me to the whole point of writing this blog – last night I got an amazing night’s sleep and I feel like Gary V. describes in this video.

Watch me work. Watch me nae nae. Don’t believe me? Just watch. Have a GREAT WEEK.

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