Master Yourself

I’ve been experimenting with my body for 15+ years.

What works for one may not work for another.

What works for me may not work for you.

What works for me today may not work for me tomorrow.

Become a master of self-discovery and self-exploration.

Continuously experiment and try different things.

If it works, stick with it. If it doesn’t, try something new.

This is how we learn what works and what doesn’t.

If something stops working or we’ve hit a plateau, change it up.

If we get bored, stale, or stagnant, mix it up.

I’ve learned we go through cycles. Fighting natural cycles can be exhausting. Sometimes nature prevails.

I love reading, researching, and learning, but my personal experiences have taught me the most. I believe in trial and error.

Learn about yourself. Know yourself so you can master yourself.

Why are we rushing?

Wherever we are in life, personally and professionally, own it.

Don’t act like we’re somebody we’re not.

It’s ok to be early in the process. It’s ok to be an amateur.

It’s not ok to act like we’ve made it.

We can’t fast-forward to the future.

Embrace who we are and where we are today.

It takes time and work to become the person we want to be and build the life we want to live.

Be honest with ourselves. Be honest with others.

Life is a journey. Focus on one thing at a time. Take one step at a time. Be patient. We’ll get there.

Why are we rushing? To impress others? To prove ourselves?

Are you sick and tired? Fed up and disgusted?

How long will we let our negative habits and behaviors continue?

We may have to hit rock bottom. We may have to make an all time.

Sometimes that’s what it takes to change.

We may change when we get fed up and disgusted with ourselves.

After taking beatings day after day, one day we may wake up and realize we’ve had enough.

We may be sick and tired – sick and tired of feeling like crap, complaining, excuses, and blaming others.

We decide we won’t let the pattern and trend continue. We decide to be accountable and take responsibility.

That’s the day we’ll change.

We have the power to choose. We have the power to change.

We can break free from our old ways. We can create new, positive habits and behaviors.

We can change before we hit rock bottom, but sometimes hitting it is what it takes to turn our lives around. An all time low can serve as fuel and be motivation to change. There’s only one direction to go from rock bottom.

Whether you’re at rock bottom or feeling low, start climbing the mountain today.

Domino Effect

Life is a series of events – some good, some bad.

When things are going good, they tend to go good. When things are going bad, they tend to go bad.

This is the domino effect. Use it in our favor.

Get it right. Control what we can control.

Do everything in our power to get momentum moving forward in the right direction.

Trigger the chain reaction and ride it as long as we can.

Connect the Dots

We can be valuable. We can be naturally talented. We can be skilled. We can be great at our craft.

Find a way to put the pieces together, utilize our strengths, and package ourselves.

If others don’t know about us, we can’t be of value and service.

Figure out how to sell ourselves and promote ourselves so we can share our gifts with others.

No matter how valuable, talented, and skilled we may be, it’s our job to connect the dots and tie it all together.

Battling Together

Whatever battle you are fighting, somebody else out there is fighting a similar battle.

Whether publicly or privately, everybody is fighting a battle.

We are not alone. We are fighting together.

Have compassion for others. Show them love. Support them through their battles.

Choose to Be Uplifted

While on our road trip, we’ve seen some amazing houses and cars.

It’s almost impossible to not notice them – and want them. This is coming from a person who doesn’t want much. I see how others fall into the trap of keeping up the Joneses.

Don’t envy. Don’t be jealous. Don’t compare. It’s depressing.

Choose to be uplifted. If others can afford these things and get what they want, so can we.

The world is abundant. There are endless opportunities. We are capable. We are full of potential. Anything is possible.

Just keep working. Be smart. Continue to improve our quality of life. Move forward in the right direction.

I’m not saying to live for a house and car. I am saying to be uplifted and use the success of others as fuel and motivation.

Home Sweet Home

As much as I would like a “nice” house in a “nice” neighborhood, I know a home is just a need.

I could debate whether a house is even a need. We can save that for another day.

A home is for comfort, safety, and protection. A home is a place for us to gather together.

I believe money is better invested than in buying an overpriced house that I want, not need.

Remember, a home doesn’t define us, a home doesn’t make us successful, and a home doesn’t determine our self-worth.

Although tempting, I won’t live and work for a house. I won’t buy a house to brag and impress others.