Category: Life

101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge

My publicist Jennifer Nickert introduced me to the Day Zero Project and has been trying to convince me to take the plunge and participate in setting goals in the same manner so I decided to finally do it. For more information on the Day Zero Project check out https://dayzeroproject.com/about.

This challenge is basically a list of 101 things you want to accomplish in 1001 days.  I am starting today, so I will finish on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.   Keep checking back to see how I am doing on my list.

  1. Write a blog article for everything on this list I complete.
  2. Learn to play the Piano.
  3. Learn a new word every week.
  4. Learn photo shop.
  5. Be able to edit my own videos.
  6. Be able to create all my own flyers.
  7. Exercise every week.
  8. Get 6 pack abs.
  9. Eat at 12 restaurants that have been featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. 0/12
  10. Cook 52 new recipes. 0/52
  11. Learn a second language.
  12. Purchase a House.
  13. Go 1 full day without using my phone or laptop.
  14. Take my lady and kids on a vacation that doesn’t involve any work.
  15. Go on a cruise.
  16. Watch 100 full tutorials. 0/100
  17. Monthly Podcast for the entire 1001 days.
  18. Have my own Merchandise line.
  19. Have 6 sponsorship’s.
  20. Film 4 music videos. 0/4
  21. Buy a new vehicle for my wife.
  22. Buy a new truck for myself.
  23. Throw one GIGANTIC ass party.
  24. Go to 4 museums. 0/4
  25. Too private for blogging, lol.
  26. Grow at least 1 cannabis plants.
  27. Be able to live & pay all bills off farming.
  28. Go to my 1st major festival.
  29. Go to a Lions game.
  30. Go to a Pistons game.
  31. Go to a WWE PPV.
  32. Go to a play.
  33. Go to an art museum.
  34. Walk in a parade.
  35. Visit 5 countries. 0/5
  36. Give good butt loving to my lady every night of the 1001 days. Failed, sleeping on couch.
  37. Go to the shooting range.
  38. Go on a helicopter ride.
  39. Do yoga at least 5 times a month.
  40. Rollerblade again.
  41. Buy a bike and start riding.
  42. Brew my own beer.
  43. Take family to the zoo.
  44. Take my kids fishing.
  45. Write a short story.
  46. Go hiking or on a nature walk once a week with my lady (Weather permitting).
  47. Go 7 days without using FaceBook. 0/7
  48. Own a Rolex.
  49. Go Skydiving.
  50. Drive a Ferrarri.
  51. Go on a hot air balloon ride.
  52. Go on a horse and buggy ride with my wife.
  53. Buy a new computer.
  54. Learn how to program lighting for shows.
  55. Shoot a gun.
  56. Ride a Motorcycle.
  57. Go Camping.
  58. Start a college fund for my kids.
  59. Start a retirement fund for myself.
  60. Use acapellas in my sets.
  61. Beat Juggle during sets.
  62. Scratch during sets.
  63. Incorporate a remix deck.
  64. Buy 900 nexus DJM.
  65. Buy 2 2000 nexus CDJ’s.
  66. Do 24 overnight gigs. 0/24
  67. Learn how to midi map.
  68. Design my own midi controller.
  69. Spin Movement.
  70. Spin Ibiza.
  71. Get 10,000 likes on FB page.
  72. Write 100 blog articles. 0/100
  73. Complete 10,000 hours practice & production. 0/10,000
  74. Produce 24 finished tracks.
  75. Create music playlists for different events.
  76. Break Guinness Record for longest DJ set.
  77. Compete in DJ Battle.
  78. Win a DJ Battle.
  79. Release 3 EP’s. 0/3
  80. Release 1 LP.
  81. DJ in over 20 different States. 0/20
  82. Have a gig in a foreign country.
  83. Create a Youtube channel.
  84. Create a Loop pack for Download.
  85. Create 100 cheer mixes. 0/100
  86. Create 10 royalty free tracks for videography use. 0/10
  87. Create entrance music for at least 10 fighters. 0/10
  88. Produce stickers to pass out.
  89. Have a new logo made.
  90. Read 24 books. 0/24
  91. Earn $250,000.
  92. Create a networking group.
  93. Volunteer at 10 events. 0/10
  94. Read at least 12 of my books on the Nook. 0/10
  95. Go 30 consecutive days without soda. 0/30
  96. Successfully use a planning system.
  97. Learn to spin poi.
  98. Go to Mackinac Island.
  99. Learn 10 hat tricks. 0/10
  100. Learn to play the piano.
  101. Create a mission statement.

 

That’s my plan for the next 2.75 years. It was really a cool experience even coming up with my list. It makes you really think about your goals and direction. I am hoping that blogging to all of you will help drive me to keep up with this list.

I challenge all of you to make a lit yourself and post a link in the comments. Tell all of us how you are doing on your goals. Wish me luck, send me encouragement and good luck to you too!

 

DJ Dock

 

 

 

 

 

Toys for Tots

Christmas in Detroit

This has been on of my favorite Christmas seasons probably of my life.  I’ve had some great shows, kToys for Totsiller friends, awesome kids and I love my wife with all my heart.  The wife’s family is cool as hell and there are a lot of them.  We’ve been having a good time.

Another thing I never really got the chance to do was help so many good organizations.  In the last few years we’ve made some great connections with some very good Charities like the Wayne Goodfellows and Toys for Tots among a few others.  This season I donated my time to DJ for both of those charities.  I’ve done three Toys for Toys parties this month alone.  We had a great group of people help us with our own Ugly Sweater Party to benefit Toys from Tots.

The event was a huge success, with a lot of help from from friends and a lot of area businesses we donated 25 (I think that was the final number), about 12 full boxes of toys and cash which we used to buy more toys.  All of our Djs, performers and Go-Go girls donated their time for Toys for Tots.  It was a great feeling and a lot of work.

Big THANK YOU to Sparrow from Front Row Bar in Southgate who let us use his bar and donated a free buffett and drink specials to people who brought toys or made a donation, Big B from LovetheBeaver.com who organized the bikes being bought and picked up and delivered, Power House Gyms (Lincoln Park, Dearborn & Brownstown), Frank Nitty Events, Tequila Cabresto, Mike Sickinger for being our Dirty Santa, Tittle Brothers Construction, RightWay Auto, Pro Wrestling All-Stars, our fabulous Pulsegroove Go-Go dancers headed up by Summer Cobb, the awesome DJs: Dock, Aich, Panic Attack, NickyBoom, Broley, Ian Strange, Aimo, Laudible, Jared Michael, Jesus, and special thank you to Flash Flood for his performance.
Christmas Kids & Santa

We even had Santa come and surprise the kids at our house.  We came home from a family party and walked in the catch Santa putting presents under the tree.  Santa had presents for the niece and nephews that came along, he had the gifts for our kids and read them the Night Before Christmas.  I think the adults, especially my brother in law were more excited than the kids.

 

 

I hope all of you have an awesome Christmas and New Year!

Dock

 

 

 

P.S.  Here is a cool article about Christmas Traditions in Detroit:  http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20111218/METRO07/112180303