The other day I was using Siri on my phone to find some information. I was quite pleased with her prompt and accurate finds, so I felt the need to thank her. I said, “muchos gracias Siri.” But what Siri heard was “muchos grassy us.” Oh my Southern accent! Siri is seriously not a Southern girl! We may break up soon. No. Not really.
Good morning, friends! If you’re reading this post, that means that you have work to do, and I’m not talking about that awesome 9 to 5 you’re heading to in a few short hours; I’m talking about your purpose — the reason that you exist! Every day is an opportunity to serve those around you by using your talents, abilities, and gifts. Are you taking advantage of these opportunities? Just think of your purpose as a mission. As always, I’m mission-minded and singing a song.
Rolling down the street praising Jesus, sippin’ on iced green tea
Laid-back, with my mind on my mission and my mission on my mind.
~Allusion to Snoop Dogg’s Gin & Juice
Sometimes a song will enter your head, and you have to switch up the lyrics a little (or in this case, a lot) to get you in the right space for doing what God…
Last week I wrote about losing my Zen and the support and understanding was insane. I thought about it a lot before writing it and of course after. The truth is, I’ve been living in limbo for the better part of 2 years. It’s been something I’ve struggled with. It’s something I’ve thought about A LOT and in a very negative way. And then the other night I had what I’ll call an epiphany.
So what do I mean by ‘Living in limbo?’
I mean that for me personally I wasn’t clear on my future. My wants, goals, value…and such. That’s the kind of limbo I’m talking about here.
Now my readers tend to be some of the most compassionate, kind and supportive people on WordPress so let me preference what I’m about to say….I am NOT beating myself up. I am NOT on a downward spiral. But to get…
So, I went back even further down the line that produced my Spanish ancestors. That one is allowing me to go back the farthest so far. I’ve run into dead ends on a lot of the others — Ancestry.com wants me to pay for an upgrade on many of them (I have the basic package). Anyway, my Spanish ancestors originated as Germanic tribes before the time Christ was born, but I’m not sure which tribe. These people appear to have migrated to Spain around 400 or 500. The records go back even earlier, but no dates are given BC and women are no longer listed. I decided to stop there.
Out of curiosity, I decided to look up the history of German migrations. It turns out my findings in my family tree about a migration to Spain taking place among certain Germanic tribes during the…
People want to sell you success. Millionaires on YouTube and Facebook want to show (code for sell) you how you too can make a billion dollars flipping houses/investing/Inventing/modeling, etc. They convince you to buy by showing you big houses, flashy sports cars and beautiful vacations. The truth is it’s 10% of the story. Could everyone become millionaires? Yes. Will they? No.
What these baited infomercials leave out is all the hard work which goes along side of knowledge and guts. My wife and I have owned and operated several businesses and are currently building a brand new enterprise from the ground up. It will take approximately 2 years to see a return. In that time it will also require extremely long hours and tenacity.
And the tenacity is what most people lack to get them to their goal. Anytime someone tells you something will be easy it will probably not pan out to be worthwhile. Why? Because success in any area of life is never, ever easy.
So the next time you see an infomercial touting how great you can be if you buy their program/system/product, just remember the truth is you can be great, but it is going to require a tremendous amount of dedication and hard work; which is why the vast majority of people stay on the porch.
In today’s age of gadget driven communication, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to social and physical cues to decipher the message. There are countless books out there which tackle this message, but sometimes its so blatantly obvious that one must chuckle at the inability to take a hint. *Guys, ladies hint… A LOT!
As my significant other has sucked me into the world of youtube, I have witnessed some absolutely cringe-worthy tutorials on what women want. (Usually by young men who have not had the life experience required to even take a guess)
So, I figured we’d have some fun and I would write my own little list of what she says (does) vs. what she means. I hope you either have a good giggle, or maybe get that codex in your head once and for all 😉
Don’t give up your dream because someone tells you it isn’t worth it. No one knows what destiny has planned for you, so believe. Believe in yourself for your self-satisfaction. If not for yourself, then believe for the sake of the people who took risks in life and made something great of their lives. Respect them, and respect yourself.