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Surrender is freedom

5 Mar

Surrender is freedom

I could write you, my readers 100 articles on

how to make momey,

How to save money,

how to blog,

how to market,

and so on and so forth.

But it would all be worthless.

You see I am learning now I have to surrender.

Surrender my fear.

Surrender my angst.

Surrender my procrastination.

By giving up trying to control everything myself, in my flesh, I am finding peace and strength.

Now there is nothing wrong with a plan, a controlled effort exerted to predict and control outcomes.

But if we don’t surrender control of the negatives in ourlives we do not make way for positives.

Think of it this way: if my pantry is stocked with goods that expired in 2016, I can not eat them. And if I do not discard them then there is no room for fresh supply.

What are you holding onto?

What have you not surrendered?

Moov Magazine is out!

2 Jan

Moov Magazine is out!

Moov Magazine
My favorite magazine I write for.
Honorable. Mention to @thatsplashmag who is catching up faaaaassssssttt!

See my quarterly column and more.

This quarter I cover: The Importance of Branding

4 days in….

9 Dec

So if you saw my last post you know I was in the hospital temporarily.

I walked out of that hospital on my own two feet and drove myself home. Albeit, I did need an Uber to get back to my car LOL. I say all this to say you can do anything. I’m 4 days in to a new kick where I am putting down Alcohol and Other habits that, while you can enjoy it we’re killing my motivation and my life as a whole. I’ve had a really rough day or so but it all comes down to my body is going through minor withdrawal and it’s also accepting a new life. Change is never easy but I accept it and embrace it.

For me it is through God.

I am moving forward with a new life and will enjoy it whether it is hard or easy. I will also look towards growing better, more regular content for you- my readers.

As we head towards 2019 I have a plethora of articles unfinished and a plethora of ideas that will come to fruition.

Look for more content beginning this Monday, peace.

4days in….

ACT- You Are Blessed

5 Dec

ActYou ARE Blessed!

Not a zebra but I felt like an
endangered species today.
God got me through safely and I even drove myself home to my loving family.
Dont take life for granted.
Love your family.
Deliver on your greatness.
Your potential is enormous.
Believe in You.

You can’t save your way to freedom: What I learned from Grant Cardone

25 Nov

You can’t save your way to freedom: What I learned from Grant Cardone.

Saving money won’t set you free.

Make more money.

Pure and simple.

Sure you can save a million dollars with a tax deferred annuity and the like, but if you make your money into soldiers who work for you- they will go out and conquer.

Working at Netflix Sounds Like Hell

28 Oct

photo: Netflix

https://gizmodo.com/working-at-netflix-sounds-like-hell-1830020977

Making Bad Decisions? Cognitive Biases May Be To Blame, an Infographic

18 Sep

How much has to be made every minute to reach 1 million dollars in a year

12 Sep

They say dreams without deadlines aren’t goals, AKA we won’t get them done.

Here we have a very specific dollar and time amount needed to get where we need to be if our goal is to make a million dollars in a year’s time frame.

Check this out too:

The below acronym should help with getting your mindset right as well.

Companies, get off your soapbox, shopping is not Politics!

4 Sep

Quick message to Levi’s, Marcus Lemonis, Dick’s Sporting Goods and the assorted banks et al:

Get off your soapbox!!! All I really want is to buy the goods I trust based on quality ease of access and price point. You’re consistent forays into politics to try and lure me into your agendas are highly annoying.

And so far- it’s also starting to seem like bad business. Now this isn’t a right left, 2nd Amendment or other issue.

The problem we have here is that the consumers did not ask for your opinion. You are simply throwing your hat into the ring when no one asked be part of the fight.

How about you save the add money and give the consumers lower prices so we can afford your goods and have money to put our kids in the after-school Sports without being broke after buying the equipment?

How about we just keep all the registers open at Walmart instead of having 30 of them and only opening 2 of them? How about someone bag my groceries instead of trying to get me to do the job that used to be factored into the cost of the items?

Now I’m not going to preach from the pulpit myself. What I want are for people to be able to make unbiased opinions for themselves. Don’t influence my news or my purchases.

Let me spend the dollars I actually earn how I actually want to.

It almost sounds scary that this article is being written.

It’s sad enough that my Nikes are crap quality wise, and cost almost triple what they did in the 90s. And now we’re going to add politics to the purchase?

In my world that’s adding insult to injury.

The waitress/er at Outback doesn’t tell me his/her opinion on the steak. He or she serves it and does excellent service and there’s a 25% tip. Period.

Know Your Worth

23 Jul

Know Your Worth

So folks this will probably be a two-part blog.

At my day job I am in an interim position and I was also in a leadership program. A special task within my leadership program was to assume a role that is also interim, that in theory fast-tracks you for management.

Now 5 Weeks Later I interviewed for the newer position, I have done everything they asked, and now have been denied it.

It is interesting because I also have the chance to Simply reapply but not interview to get a secondary spot for the same position.

I am currently mulling over going back to my original no management, no perks position. Why you ask?

Because in my heart I am not a second-place candidate. And I think the strongest message I can send to my employer, myself, and my son is that I have to control my destiny and never settle for less. Having discussed it with my spouse who is in agreement I am mildly conflicted but leaning towards going back to my original position. I will maintain my pay. Despite my work and these multiple sort of promotion/semi- promotions I have never had a raise.

Now this is customary where I work, that doesn’t mean I have to accept it either. To be continued…

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