Life Lesson: Tunnel vision – Conquer, destroy, and embarrass

In life sometimes you have to just black out on life and stick to the mission.  The mission is to conquer, destroy, and embarrass.  Who cares what your coworker thinks about your crazy idea for a project.  If your significant other is putting down your ambition ideas to take the world by storm, it doesn’t matter.  Your parents left you a voice mail after you told them you were quitting your job, you didn’t hear the message.  Be the type of person that locks in a goal, destroys all barriers in the path, and embarrasses those that try to take what belongs to you.  Get it done, you are the competition; don’t look at others, Ray Charles.

JAW IV

Life Lesson: Let us PURGE!

Going through a purge period in your life is similar to mix and matching your activities and actions except you are going a step further and removing things out of your life.  Sometimes you outgrow some people and they no longer serve a purpose in your life.  Whether than try to force yourself to socialize with people you can no longer relate to; cease communication with them.  It may seem harsh but the people you interact with do affect your life.  If they don’t add value and or challenge you in a positive way they aren’t helping you.  The same goes for companies, sometimes its best to move on from a company if it is no longer a fit, you aren’t happy, or are suffering stagnant growth.  Remove any activities or tasks that you simply don’t enjoy doing especially if you are doing them to please someone else or because it’s normal.  Lastly, let’s talk about romantic relationships.  If you are with someone and they are the main source of negativity in your life and or make you worst as a person make a change.  Either you need talk with person and start to work on alleviating the issues or need to go your separate ways.  Finances, kids, and or other obligations aren’t an excuse to keep swallowing poison.  Like a snake shed your old skin and emerge new. 

JAW IV

Word of Week: Vainglory

Increasing one’s vocabulary is a way to expand your mind and articulate your thoughts in new ways.  Below is the word of the week for the week of 6/19/17.

Vainglory: noun : [ˈvān-ˌglȯr-ē] : excessive pride especially in one’s achievements.

Example:  Stephen showed vainglory after winning the race by keeping his hands in the air and nodding for a prolonged period.

#wordsmith #wordofweek

 

 

Life Lesson: Mix N Match

Everything you read and learn about isn’t going to work for you.  You have to be in a continuous improvement mindset where you periodically scrutinize what works and doesn’t work for you.  Whether it’s a diet approach, daily routines, schedule organization, or anything else don’t be afraid to make adjustments.  What worked for someone else might not work for you the exact same way.  Don’t be afraid to Frankenstein your life to get where you need to be.

JAW IV

Life Lesson: Checks and Balances

Anyone that has been in school at some point in their life has been educated on the checks and balances that exist in the United States government.  Companies usually have a similar system in place as well that aims to reduce and prevent conflict of interest and absolute power.  However, we usually fail to implement the same principles when it comes to our personal finances when it comes to relationships.  Research says that a lot of relationships and marriages fail partially due to financial issues.  Usually one person is being a super spender while the other is a frugal saver which in the end cancels each other out.  When person believes the other is controlling with the money when it most cases the spender isn’t the person managing the money.  One way to improve the perception of control is to implement checks and balances.  Don’t allow the person paying the monthly bills be the same one that manages the savings account.  This allows both people to fill they have a skin in the game when it comes to the finances and requires communication between both parties at least occasionally.

 

JAW IV

Word of Week: Ultimatum

Increasing one’s vocabulary is a way to expand your mind and articulate your thoughts in new ways.  Below is the word of the week for the week of 6/12/17.

Ultimatum: noun : [əl-tə-ˈmā-təm] : a final proposition, condition, or demand.

Example:  During the re-negotiation of Bill’s contract his boss gave him the ultimatum of taking the offered terms or risk not being on team anymore.

#wordsmith #wordofweek

 

 

Life Squat 6.5.17

Each week I will send a list of articles that I’ve come across online that are worth sharing covering various areas of life.  Be great and do great things.  Feel free to send me articles, books, etc. to share with the world.

 

Finances

How to make money reselling on craiglist freebies

– https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/jobs-making-money/side-gigs/how-to-make-money-reselling-craigslist-freebies/

Successful selling on fiverr

– https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/jobs-making-money/side-gigs/successful-selling-on-fiverr/

4 Steps for healing marriages torn by finances

– http://www.thesimpledollar.com/financial-infidelity-4-steps-for-healing-marriages-torn-by-finances/

 

Life 

What to do when you just can’t make the decision

– http://www.lifehack.org/591444/what-to-do-when-you-just-cant-make-the-decision?ref=featured_article

The more we compare the more we lose ourselves

– http://www.lifehack.org/597671/the-more-we-compare-the-more-we-lose-ourselves?ref=category_section_post_17853

Ways to grow

– http://www.keepinspiring.me/ways-to-grow/

 

Health

10 simple exercises to improve posture

– http://www.keepinspiring.me/10-simple-exercises-to-improve-posture/

The best sleeping positions and the worst as well

– http://www.keepinspiring.me/the-best-sleeping-positions-and-the-worst-as-well/

 

Professional

10 strategies for standing out during hiring process

– http://www.thesimpledollar.com/10-strategies-for-standing-out-during-the-hiring-process/

 

Quotes

“Living is easy with eyes closed.”

 “You have to be a bastard to make it, and that’s a fact.”

Life Lesson: Better to be lucky or good?

People say it’s better to be lucky than good which sometimes is true.   However, if you are in the business of excelling above the status quo it’s better to be good.  Obviously when you are lucky it means you had a strong possibility of just plain failing or for the opportunity be given to someone or something else.  When you are good it’s not by accident.  The results are more expected and though you might have some unsuccessful moments you will consistently come out ahead of luck chasers.  For example, picture two people both are driving separately to the same destination.  Person A gives themselves extra time to arrive while Person B gives himself just enough time to get there.  Person A has time accidents or traffic jams while Person B is basically hoping to make a green and yellow light with no traffic delays.  Which person do you think has a more consistent arrival times to the destination?  Or think about a quarterback in football always throwing footballs up for grab down field hoping for a great play to be made versus reading the defense and making more intelligent decisions.  Real life is no different, dominance isn’t luck its prepared execution.  Still want to be lucky?

JAW IV

Life Lesson: Rise from ashes with the fury of fire

Let’s face it; sometimes in life you have a string of bad circumstances that deliver you to a rough place.  However, the good news is that every day is a new day with an outcome unwritten and determined.  You might be a person on the rebound or recovery but as you restore yourself make the world pay.  Ever seen a movie where a person gets buried under the ruble and rises out of it with fire in their eyes?  Visualize that person and be that person.  Let people know that you aren’t going to quit and that eventually your will is what will be done.

JAW IV