3 P’s that consume your daily thoughts: Pain, Problem, Purpose

3 P’s that consume your daily thoughts: Pain, Problem, Purpose

There are 3 “P” words that consume our minds when we are not busy masking our thoughts with our daily tasks. There is our PAIN Our “pain” is the job we hate, the financial situation we are in, the fears we deal with, the insecurities we mask, or the mundane cycle of life we live in. It is the place we are in now, the place we want more than anything to ditch and move on from. It is that thing which causes all of us to say the same thing over and over again: “There HAS to be a better way” Our pains are what cause us to seek something different, to step out and search for a different way, to try and do things differently. They are what drive us to seek change. Then, there is our PROBLEM Our problems are what stop us in our tracks. Our “problems” are what make us go back to our pains and repeat the cycle. Every time our PAIN hurts us enough to try and do something about it, our PROBLEM stands before us with a stern finger, pointing us back to our places. Problems are our excuses. These are the things we use as reasons for why we continue to hang out in the cycles, drowning in our PAIN. We say, “But the problem is… I don’t have the skills”, “… I don’t have the resources”, “… I don’t have the knowledge”, “… I don’t have the opportunity”, “… My situation doesn’t allow me”, “… I’m just not a motivated person”, “… My bills won’t pay themselves if i quit”, “…...
“What will people think?” Why we should avoid conformity

“What will people think?” Why we should avoid conformity

There are a few questions we ask ourselves when it’s time to make a tough decision and we may not even do it consciously. How will this make me look? What will they say? What will people think!? You don’t actually say these words, but you think in this way. I do. When I started my transition from living with blind hope that one day I would be a success and do work that gave me a sense of fulfillment and happiness… to actively searching for my purpose, I was afraid. I was afraid of what people would think. What would they say to me when I would tell them that I could’t take it any longer? That I was about to walk away from a job to which I studied in school for? What would they say to me when I would tell them that I would rather mow lawns for a living than spend another day behind that cubicle? They would think I was nuts. And worse yet, they would laugh when I told them I was doing it to pursue my dream of being an inspirational speaker and writer. I was “good-time Charlie” on the weekends and I made people laugh. I led the charge when it came time to break into a football stadium at night or climb the roof of the house at a party. What the hell did I know about inspiring others? They didn’t know I had a single serious bone in my body. And they never would have if I had crumbled to my fear, conformed, and never took the step....
6 ways you can tame your “Monkey Mind”

6 ways you can tame your “Monkey Mind”

If someone were brilliant enough to create a device that could hear and record ones thoughts, they would only prove that we are all a bit insane and I don’t know if that would be a good thing. The average person has about 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day and that comes out to about 35-48 thoughts per minute. By the time I finished those two paragraphs I have already checked my Facebook notifications twice and checked up the status of my football team’s injured star player… seriously. The struggle is real. You would think this wasn’t that big of an issue as long as when you need to focus on something, all of your thoughts turn focus to that one particular task but that’s where we are wrong.   Our mind works sort of like a computer. When you start and run multiple programs on a computer, it runs them simultaneously. Even if the one you are currently on is being used, the other programs continue to run in the back ground until they are completely shut off. This causes lag in your computers performance. Your mind works the same way. The thousands of thoughts that run through your head throughout the day never really shut off. They just cycle through and your mind focuses on the most current thought but the others stay in the subconscious. This is why you continue to be caught in an endless loop of thoughts all screaming for attention and the more you think, the more gets piled on. Your mind begins to slow down and operate much slower. You are giving...
Sunday night preparation to set you up for success

Sunday night preparation to set you up for success

Sunday evenings are one of those times where sometimes you just need a little extra boost. A little extra motivation to start the upcoming week. Over the weekend we tend to put our hustles aside for a bit. We take care of errands, spend time with family, and just relax a little more in general. This often leads to a slower start on Monday morning. If we don’t take a little time on Sunday evening to settle down from the weekend and get ourselves focused and prepared for the week, we start the week playing catch-up. We start from a place of reaction versus being proactive and hitting the ground running. Start your week off right tonight with a little motivation from a book I have been reading and re-reading for the past few months. The author, OG Mandino, of “The greatest salesman in the world” encourages the reader to read daily from the “scrolls” of success and the scroll marked “III” is a great reminder of PERSISTENCE. Read this through and remember that PERSISTENCE is the only difference between success and failure!   The Scroll Marked III “I will persist until I succeed. In the Orient young bulls are tested for the fight arena in a certain manner. Each is brought to the ring and allowed to attack a picador who pricks them with a lance. The bravery of each bull is then rated with care according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge in spite of the sting of the blade. Henceforth will I recognize that each day I am tested by life...
The world will hold you back only until they see that you refuse to quit

The world will hold you back only until they see that you refuse to quit

“You have broken world records and you have established personal bests. Some of you have even soared like an eagle.” It’s the closing ceremony of the 1988 winter Olympics and president of the Organizing committee, Frank King, singles out Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards out for his contribution to the games as an athlete in front of thousands attending and millions watching on TV. “Eddie the Eagle”, was a name that took everyone by storm on this particular Olympic year in the Ski jumping event. Some hated him but the world was inspired. Most Olympic athletes have been practicing their sport since the age of 6. Although he was a good downhill skier, a short time prior to the Olympics Michael decided to enter the games as a Ski jumper because he was broke and it was much cheaper to practice for Ski jumping.   First, they will hold you back Don’t get any ideas, I thought the same thing, maybe I should join the Olympic team in some sport! Immediately after the 1988 Olympics, the committee created the “Eagle” rule which kept any future amateurs from following his lead. Michael was considered an “embarrassment” by many fellow athletes and by the committee. They tried relentlessly without success to prevent him from being able to join as an Olympic athlete for the British team because of his “lack of experience and professionalism” but under the rules, he was able to qualify. He was clumsy and so broke that during training he lived out of a mental hospital because he got a good deal on rent. During tournaments he borrowed...
Right-click  >  Run-as Admin

Right-click > Run-as Admin

This is not a do-it yourself manual with the 7 steps on how to fix your computer 🙂 Nor are these tech support instructions to deleting the viruses on your laptop. This is about YOU taking control of YOUR life.   Pop-ups, errors, and warnings We all hate “pop-ups” on our computer when we are either downloading something or running a program that requires our attention. Maybe a “WARNING”, or an “Are you sure you want to allow this program to run on your computer?” or better yet, “You do not have permission to take this action”. But there is a way that you can operate on your computer without getting these every time you take an action. You have to be in the “Admin” list of users that have all of the special “Permissions”. If you use your work computer, chances are your IT guy does not have you on this exclusive and oh so special list. You are probably in the “limited permissions” user list. Every download, every process, every update, you are stopped in your tracks until you can get approval or access to move on. Someone is required to grant you permission to do things on YOUR computer. You are never really in control and at every step, you are delayed. Sound familiar to another area of your life? … or maybe ALL areas of your life?   Limited privileges I think it is perfectly safe for me to say that the majority of us either currently live in this list of “limited privileges” or have previously lived in it for a very long time...

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