My Mom died a month ago. She was 57. It was unexpected although she spent the last 10 years of her life on disability. Since then, I have thinking a lot about life and legacy. Everyone deals with grief differently and It’s not atypical; when you are dealing with death of someone you love, mortality and life itself tend to be at the forefront of the mind. I’m 23 years old. I work for a B2B startup as the sole member of the marketing. Life’s okay. Or is it?... (Queue Twilight Zone intro and Rod Sterling’s amazing voice-over) 

An unexamined life is a life not worth living. 

In Burnie’s Vlog last week, he said, and I’m paraphrasing,  I don’t believe in motivation, I believe in discipline which is motivating. At first I wrote it off. It sounded crazy. I subscribe to the idea if I look at enough “Thinspiration” posts on Instagram, I’ll get off the couch and run a mile. I have thought that my entire life but alas I’m still overweight and I still can’t run a mile without stopping. You want to know why? I sat around looking for the motivation to do something, hoping that would drive me to do it. What if all it took was a little bit of discipline and more importantly actually getting off that couch and running a mile. 

You’re rambling. This is not what these journals are for. 

This is me getting off that couch and running a mile. Every month I like to perform an audit of my life goals. Where am I? Where do I want to go? How will I get there? Right now, as cliche as it sounds, my life goal is to be happy. That’s a pretty bullshit life goal right? So let’s break it down.  I know what things make me happy. Marketing makes me happy. Being successful makes me happy. Building, creating, and writing cool shit makes me happy. Video games make me happy. So how do I combine all these goals into one big life goal? I get a job at Rooster Teeth.


So time for the actionable stuff. All good goals are based in action. Remember what Burnie said, it is not about the motivation to do things it’s the discipline. How do you break down a big goal like getting a job a Rooster Teeth into smaller much more attainable goals? 

1. I need to be a better marketer. 
I’m going to begin this by reading more and executing on my own personal brand. I’m going to begin writing more (hence this journal) and publishing them for the whole world to see. If I want to be a marketer for a massive production company, I need to show them that I’m good enough. The only the way to do that is to BE good enough. 

2. I need to gain some industry experience
As I’m growing my own brand, I’m going to work on getting YouTube certified. I’m going to begin pushing out my own content into the ethos. Focusing on growing my own brand as if I was a major MCN or production company.  I’m starting to stream some and if you want to tune in check it out here.

3. I need to stay active in the community.
I love the RT Community but it is so easy to stand on the sidelines and watch. Thanks to this site, Twitter, and Reddit, I am surrounded by hundreds of thousands like minded individuals who have at least one thing in common. I need to contribute more. So you’ll see me writing more journals, contributing to the local communities - maybe we can get RT Massachusetts more active again.  

I’m sick of looking motivation to do this or that. I’m ready to start getting shit done, one goal at a time.  

Until next time, 
Phillip McKee 
aka DazeLikeThis
aka Future Rooster Teeth Employee