A Day in the Life of David Andrew Wiebe, Updated

A Day in the Life of David Andrew Wiebe, Updated

A couple of years ago, I was asked what my daily routine was like.

And things have changed quite a bit since January 2021! Sometimes I can’t keep track of all the amazing things in my life that happen in a week let alone three years.

So, it feels as good a time as any to offer an update on how I’m spending my time. Let’s get to it!

8:40 AM: Meditation

This is more an ideal than reality right now, but meditation is in my schedule first thing in the morning. Some days I keep to it, most days I don’t. More likely I’m at 7-Eleven buying an energy drink.

9:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Writing & Content Work

Not much has changed here.

I do have the occasional call or meeting during these hours, but certainly not on a Monday.

As much as possible, I use these hours for focused work, usually client work.

11:45 AM: Workout

I keep to this routine three to four times per week.

Two days are dedicated to cardio/full body, two days are dedicated to weightlifting/strength training.

12:15 PM: Committed Colleague Call

I check in with my Committed Colleague four to five times per week, sometimes for 15 minutes, but it often goes longer.

We share breakdowns and breakthroughs, what we’re out to accomplish that day, and create a possibility for the day.

12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch

There’s some extra margin built into my schedule as my call with my Committed Colleague may go long. If the call is short, I can shower and get lunch during this time. Otherwise, just lunch.

1:30 – 5:30 PM: Writing & Content Work

I will usually wrap up client assignments during this time block, and begin working on my next blog post, podcast episode, book, presentation, or course.

5:30 PM: Meeting

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, I have a half hour meeting beginning at 5:30 PM.

There typically aren’t any meetings on Monday, Thursday, or Friday during this time, but I may have a coaching call.

I also have a monthly meeting on Monday from 4:45 to 6:00 PM.

6:00 PM: Supper

A big man has got to eat, you know! 😉

6:30 PM – 9 PM: Writing, Meeting, or Training Session

On Monday, it’s typical that I’ll still be writing during these hours.

On Tuesday, I’m usually training program participants.

On a Wednesday, I have a team meeting.

On a Thursday, I’ll be writing.

Twice per month on Fridays, I have meetings lasting from 7:00 to 9:45 PM. Most other Fridays I have a one-hour meeting from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, so on those occasions, outside of meeting time, I’m also writing.


I get to relax for the most part! I’ve earned it.

Nowadays, I often go for drives, walk along the beach, find something to eat, maybe smoke the occasional cigar…

I’m looking at adding fishing into the equation.

Final Thoughts

Did I ever expect to be writing, coaching, training, and spending as much time as I am in calls and meetings as I am today?


But writing and communication are my access to all wealth.

Coaching and training are my access to fulfillment.

Calls and meetings are my access to community and connection.

Everything one could hope for or want is in my life. It’s abundant. And I’m grateful.

Fear of Being Stuck

Fear of Being Stuck

Will this really work out?

What if you end up spending another year of your life living out the same year you’ve lived out 10 times already? Is there any expansion in that?

Does it really matter? Does God or the Universe even care that you feel stuck?

Is there a reason you’re repeating? Is your programming so deeply rooted that you don’t know how to function outside of your usual mode of operation? Do you need to be more vigilant with affirmations, meditation, reading, and reprogramming your subconscious? Or is there something you’re unwilling to give up?

Wait – if you are repeating the same year over and over, doesn’t it point to your identity? In a roundabout kind of way, aren’t you doing exactly what you were meant to be doing?

Why make a big deal about it? Should there be any significance around it?

Another year is going to pass anyway. So, wouldn’t it make sense to spend that time in community, learning from others, and sharing all your challenges with them? Maybe they can see something you can’t.

You don’t know what you don’t know. Sometimes, there are things you can’t see for yourself that are clear to others.

Maybe you’ve been making all the progress you’re supposed to be making already. Maybe things really do take time. And maybe you don’t have the perspective needed to see how you’ve been growing in the last 10 years.

It’s normal to become frustrated with the process. Things don’t always go how you plan them.

But the tipping point may not be that far away. Maybe you’ve been inching closer to it with each passing day, even though you can’t see it right now.

What if the critics were wrong? What if the devil’s advocates were also wrong? What if even the so-called “prophets” were wrong? What if you were about to achieve your dream and you didn’t even know it?

TQP 017: Are There More Important Questions? I

The Question PodcastE. L. Doctorow, the famous American author, was mentoring a young writer who was very interested in understanding the secret of Doctorow’s celebrated literary success. The renowned author shocked the student when he shared his fundamental process for writing. He said:

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see down the road as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

We navigate the questions of life just like a car navigates the road on a foggy night. Our exploration of those questions illuminates the path to unknown answers, just as headlights illuminate the road to an unknown destination.

It’s quite possible that in the last nine months of The Question, the only significant answers that we’ve discovered so far are:

  1. That the fog is really, really thick.
  2. That the destination is still very distant, and very unknown.
  3. That the drive itself is actually pretty interesting, even though you can’t really see where it may be leading. Perhaps that’s why it’s interesting.

The Question community is kind of like the car, and you and I together are driving the car, and we work the headlights.

In this episode of The Question podcast, you will hear highlights from Frederick Tamagi’s presentation on more important questions, as well as the poetry of Miles Patterson.

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