Being Content is a Dream Crusher

Ever wonder why you don’t get all the things out of life that you feel you deserve? Ever look at another person envious of how “lucky” they are? Have you ever thought to yourself, “There has to be something more to life than this?”

One of the biggest things holding you back from getting what you really want is yourself. This has become a very over used cliche that nobody stops to really think about.

It’s about being more than your own worst enemy and constantly screwing up. It’s the very subtle things that you don’t even realize you’re doing to yourself.

It’s the way that you talk to yourself — your inner dialogue is always screwing you over. It talks you out of pursuing opportunities and tricks you into believing that you don’t really need or want something.

Being content is a dream crusher. Continue reading “Being Content is a Dream Crusher”

Heartbeats

The heartbeat is a universal symbol of life.  With each beat it screams, “I’m alive”, “I’m alive”, “I’m alive” — the reaffirmation that you’re still alive is just a heartbeat away.

It’s the silence between the notes that creates the music, without silence, we wouldn’t be able to hang on to every note, to every word.

Music without silence would sound like a bunch of garbled noise that never ends.

Likewise, it’s the choices we make from heartbeat to heartbeat that paint the picture of our lives. Continue reading “Heartbeats”

2014 Beyonce VMA Acceptance Speech, “I’m so full”

I don’t normally watch the VMAs or anything on TV for that matter except football but I got talked into watching the 2014 VMAs by my girlfriend.

At the end of the show, Beyonce was presented the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and the first things out of her mouth quickly separated her from all of the other performers I had ever watched accept an award.

Everybody wants to go up there and take credit for their hard work. They start off and end by thanking a list of people including the fans, producers, and other special people in their life. They are grateful, thankful, blessed, and many more things but never have I heard anyone start off their speech by simply saying, “I’m so full”. Continue reading “2014 Beyonce VMA Acceptance Speech, “I’m so full””

Everybody Wants to Change the World

Everybody wants to change the world, everybody wants to be remembered, everybody wants to leave their mark, achieve greatness, do great things, and be a great person.

They want people to listen when they talk as they stand before the masses delivering an inspirational or educational speech, as they announce their new product that will change the world forever, as they speak of their great accomplishments — expecting the world to lend them their ears. Continue reading “Everybody Wants to Change the World”

Wayne Dyer on Happiness, The Alley Cat Story

Wayne Dyer has a lot of quotes and sayings about happiness and getting there. One of his most memorable quotes is, “There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”

Which simply means that you cannot get to happiness by acquiring things or searching for it. Happiness is a state of mind, a feeling, a choice. Happiness is found within and is not external to you. You get to choose how you feel.

While that may be the most often quotes line on happiness from Wayne Dyer, there is a story about an Alley cat that I have read in his books and heard in some of his speeches that I have really enjoyed so I will share it with you. Continue reading “Wayne Dyer on Happiness, The Alley Cat Story”

You Will Be Forgotten

Even at the age of 30 I’m beginning to realize some things about life. As I sit here living in this small town, my life routine uneventful, but necessary, I begin to see a glimpse of reality — I am forgotten by the many, remembered by the few.

But maybe the real way to see it is that I was never really remembered, only relevant for things at particular times. You see no one remembers, or cares to remember, that I used to be this great math whiz at school, this genius kid in advanced classes, this exceptional athlete, or that I skipped more school than almost everyone else. Continue reading “You Will Be Forgotten”

The Great “A-ha” Moments – Pathway to Enlightenment

As you go through life there will be many times when you either learn something new about the world or you learn something new about yourself. These moments are often very enlightening and usually you will look back at something you did or said and think to yourself, “Wow, was I an idiot back then.”

The more humble I become the more A-ha! moments I seem to run across. Continue reading “The Great “A-ha” Moments – Pathway to Enlightenment”

Time Travel, Meditation, and Alternate Reality

I walk almost everyday. My goal is to get the blood flowing through my body, stretch out my legs, get some fresh air, exercise, and think. Yes I said think.

When most people think of meditation they think of a buddhist monk sitting cross legged with their fingers touching their thumbs chanting the sound of “ohhmmmmmm”. But you may be surprised to realize that meditation is merely an attempt to clear the mind of excess garbage and stress. Continue reading “Time Travel, Meditation, and Alternate Reality”

You Against The World

If you spend your time trying to keep up with the Jones’s then you’re probably living life too fast and missing out on what’s really important.

You see the concept of the Jones’s is misleading. Oftentimes this is portrayed as a next door neighbor family that’s doing well financially. It seems every other week they have some new toy, are going on some new vacation, and just have everything you think you could ever want to be happy.

Ignoring the fact that happiness is an internal interpretation from an external observation of the world around you and cannot be found in material objects or even outside of your own mind — the reality of the Jones’s might surprise you. Continue reading “You Against The World”

Why I Drove 3000 Miles To Go To A Visionaries Worldwide Event

Some of you may remember Chris saying that when he began not a single person wanted to do this business with him, for months he went at it alone. I realized when he said that, that I was one of those people. Chris had told me about the business and what he was doing right in the beginning. Continue reading “Why I Drove 3000 Miles To Go To A Visionaries Worldwide Event”