Dylan Cornelius Lessons Learned 2Q 2019

  • Every quarter I set new personal and business goals for the next 3 and 12 months.
  • These lessons learned are based on personal goals (Objectives and Key Results) I set 3 and 12 months ago (plus a few I’ve added).
  • I shared business accomplishments last week.

Personal Targets I set for 2Q 2019 (and confidence level I had at the beginning of the quarter)

1. Objective: Be Fit — 65%

Key Result: Be well — 50%


  • 100% InsideTracker biomarkers optimized (low)
    • Not Tested: Will test soon
    • Last test (March 2019):
      • Optimized: 34 (83%)
      • Needs Improvement: 5 (12%)
      • At Risk: 2 (5%)
  • I feel well (medium) — Yes
  • Stay in the Landmark conversation. (high) — Yes: Beyond Fitness seminar
  • Stay in the NMMNG conversation. (medium) — No

Key result: Recover — 67%


  • 7 hours sleep daily (low): 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Wake without an alarm daily (low): 2 days a week
  • Two athletic recovery days a week, typically Tuesday and Friday (high): 2 days a week

Key Result: Eliminate or Reduce Unnecessary Stressors: 42%

Measure: Eliminate Chemical Stressors — 44%

Eliminate Medication: 0%

Eating right reduces my allergy symptoms, which enables me to reduce reliance on drugs.

  • Eliminate Allegra and Zyrtec. (low)
Eliminate Irritating Foods: 88%

Basically, this is the AIP diet.

Eliminate from my diet (low):

  • gluten: Yes
  • soy: Yes
  • eggs: Yes
  • garlic: Yes
  • nuts: Yes
  • seeds: Yes
  • gums: Yes
  • black/green/white pepper: No

Measure: Reduce Mental and Emotional Stressors  — 41%

  • Identify and communicate stressors on the same day — 100%
  • Be grateful and express it daily — 100%
  • Increase # of income streams (Beginning of Period: 2 — End of Period: 2) — 0%
    • 1 employer
    • 1 passive investment
  • Increase assets under management (Beginning/End of Period): 2.5%
    • Words — WordPress =  9.5% increase
      • Published: (123,000/134,000) = 9% increase
      • Unpublished: (144,000/158,000) = 10% increase
    • Cash on hand (months) — (5/5) = no change
    • Real estate positions — (1/1) = no change
    • IRA balance — No change
Dylan Cornelius finishes the 2019 Lake Pflugerville Triathlon, June 16, 2019.
Dylan Cornelius finishes the 2019 Lake Pflugerville Triathlon, June 16, 2019.

Key Result: Return to Running: 100%


Training plan — I’m taking Dr. Phil Maffetone’s aerobic approach to training while I increase my mileage and return to strength and power training (Wednesday workouts with Rogue Running). — achieved a sub-14 minute mile walking: 100%

Training schedule — Run/walk or ride 5 days a week, 8 hours a week or so: (medium) — achieved: 100%

  • M 3-4 miles running with strides (or walk 45-60 minutes at 115 bpm)
  • T 3-4 miles (or walk 45-60 minutes at 115 bpm) or cycling power training or off
  • W 4-6 miles progressively harder with the Rogue Morning Show
  • Th 3-4 miles (or walk 45-60 minutes at 115 bpm) or cycling power training
  • F Off
  • S 8-12 miles (or walk 2-3 hours at 115 bpm)
  • Sun 3-5 miles (or walk 45-75 minutes at 115 bpm) or long ride

2. Objective: Adventure/Discovery–100%

Key Result: Undertake initiatives with uncertain outcomes


  • Tour at least twice annually (high) — DONE
    • Easter Hill Country Tour, April 19-21
    • Southwest Tandem Rally, May 3-5
    • Georgia Tandem Rally Pre-tour, May 13-16
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, May 16-19
  • Read one book a month and apply something learned from each book– 100%
  • Learn and apply new tools — 100%

3. Objective: Serve — 9%

Key Result: Serve Others — 9%

Measures: meet DylanCornelius.com (LLC) OKR’s (low) — 9%

4. Objective: Impact — 55%

Key Result 1: Lead from Talent — 97%

DISC — No baseline available

Millionaire Master Plan Genius types — 100%

  • Dynamo (Product Development — What): Developing Change Your Life Book and Course
  • Tempo (Portfolio Management — When):
    • Words
    • Product
    • Debt (Reduction)
    • Financial Asset

Johnson O’Connor Talents — 12/13 = 92%

  • Graphoria: Administrative, Writing
  • Ideaphoria: Creative Pursuits, Writing, and Brainstorming
  • Foresight: Prediction in context — Many Big Plans
  • Inductive Reasoning: Generalizing from Specifics, Problem Solving
  • Analytical Reasoning: Prediction from Data, Problem Solving
  • Number Series: Pattern discernment and facility with numbers
  • Structural Visualization: 3D visualization, Navigation, running, cycling, information architecture
  • Wiggly Block: 3D visualization, Navigation, running, cycling, information architecture
  • Paper Folding: 3D visualization, Navigation, running, cycling, information architecture
  • Rhythm Memory: Pacing, timing, rhythm, endurance sports, music
  • Memory for Design: Visual recall, Navigation, running, cycling
  • Number Memory: Numeric recall, ???
  • Ambivert: Introvert x Extravert, Small Groups and 1x1s

Thematic Apperception Test — 100%

  • Achievement: Participation to deliver on goals at PNC and at home
  • Power: Intention for Influence and Impact

Key Result 2: Delegate Non-Talents — 0%


No baseline available 

Millionaire Master Plan Genius types — 0%

  • Blaze (Sales — Leadership and Connections — Who): Hire people for sales and team leadership roles
  • Steel (Operations and Data — How): Hire people for routine functions and management roles

Johnson O’Connor — 0%

Observation: Hire people for quality assessment and verification roles 

Thematic Apperception Test — 0%

Affiliation: Hire people for sales and team leadership roles 

Key Result 3: Be Endorsed — 67%


  • Connect with PNC staff on LinkedIn (high) — 100%
  • Connect with Judge staff on LinkedIn (high) — 100%
  • Endorse PNC and Judge staff (high) — 0%

5. Objective: Sustainability — 9%

Key Result 1: Have no visible, unmanaged forward impediments


Meet DylanCornelius.com OKR’s (low): 9%

Spiral freestanding calendar on white surface: Photo by Manasvita S on Unsplash. Link.

Assessment of Personal Targets I Set 12 Months Ago — 75%

1. Reduce Allergy Symptoms And Medication Use — 100%

Goal at that time: Reduce intake of irritating foods, then find a drug cocktail that includes fewer allergy medications.

Situation at that time: A year ago, 2 over-the-counter plus as many as 3 prescription medications were a de facto part of the daily plan.

Situation now: I’ve reduced my daily allergy drug cocktail to 2 over-the-counter drugs daily. My allergist’s staff says it may be possible to wean myself off them.

New goal: I will get my allergy symptoms to a place where they’re well-controlled, then I’ll begin to wean myself off one, then another.

Scientific method, here we come. I am (still) my favorite science experiment!

2. Run Faster And Qualify for Boston Marathon — 50%

Key Result 1: Return to Running post-surgery — 100%

Key Result 2: Qualify for Boston Marathon — 0%

  • Qualifying Measure: 3:25
  • Current Personal Record 2016 Austin Marathon: 3:45
  • Recent predictions (predicted marathon time):
    • Garmin 935 predicts 3:36
    • 800m repeats (at “marathon” pace following hill repeats) at 8:30 predict 3:45
    • 5k at end of triathlon avg 8:39 miles in warm, humid, windy conditions predict 3:45 or better in improved conditions
  • Bottom Line: McMillan Running calculates BQ for me is a “long shot” right now.
Dylan Cornelius begins the 5k run leg of the Lake Pflugerville Triathlon, June 16, 2019.
Dylan Cornelius begins the 5k run leg of the Lake Pflugerville Triathlon, June 16, 2019.


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Hi, I’m Dylan Cornelius.
I was passed over for promotions four times in three years, every time passed over by a peer. My marriage was a wreck. I was obese and my doctor threatened to medicate me if I didn’t lose weight.
When I calculated the per-hour value of my overtime at work, the additional money in my bonus didn’t justify the costs to my health, relationships, and personal satisfaction.
After five years of hearing me complain, my brother told me to stop complaining or do something about it. I was stunned that it had been so long.
After a long and expensive search, I realized the quality of my relationships was poor and I wasn’t taking care of other people or myself.
When I committed to creating fantastic relationships and high-performing teams in every area of my life that mattered, my life transformed.
I was promoted. Now I’m picked to lead teams and frequently thanked for my contribution.
While my marriage didn’t survive, I met an amazing woman who trained me for my first two marathons, and now I do triathlons for fun. I lost 50 pounds and controlled my diet, allergies, and autoimmunity.
Now my “Honey Bunny” and I tour for weeks at a time on a tandem bike. Soon, we’ll cross countries and continents.
I created a Team Acceleration Blueprint based on my personal development journey and decades of education and experience building and leading teams at some of the best universities and companies on the planet.
I believe the world can work for everyone. It starts with clarity of purpose, fantastic relationships, and high-performing teams. I intend to help 10,000 people create an unfair advantage and achieve results they didn’t believe were possible too.

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