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The New Breed of Suc, called SUC-CESS!

A few weeks ago while I was working with a fellow coworker, the word “suck” had come to mind.  It was a hot day and detailing cars is a very physical demanding job requiring attention to the smallest detail.  One of the cars we were working on had pet hair and the worse type of carpet imaginable.  When we think of carpet, we imagine the type in houses where we are able to step freely barefooted and easy to maintain with a use of a vacuum, and Voila, clean carpet once again.

Not all car carpets are created equal, some cars have the type of carpet where the use of a vacuum does not suck up all the debris that fall into a vehicle, such as fine sand and smaller debris.  Even with the use of wire brushes and a power drill, there is no turning back that new car carpet of yours with just a vacuum.

Well anyways, going back to the concept, when we say “Suck” in moments such as vacuuming an unconquerable carpet, we associate that with the negative.  In that moment when I looked towards my co-worker, I said: “There is a new kind of suc,” he looked at me in disbelief, not knowing what I meant.

Once again as I looked at him while I we held our vacuums in our hands, sweating over this beautiful art I like to call “Ugly Carpet”,  he looked at me pausing, I said: “There is a new kind of Suc, I AM the new breed of Suc… that I like to call, SUC-CESS!”  He thought about it and smiled, even laughing to himself knowing that I had just turned a “Suck” situation into a positive one, confirming that I am a SUC-CESS.

So finally, I decided to run with this concept in mind in hopes that I’ll be able to share this with everyone, a concept that anyone can enjoy, giving that boost for your life, whether it be a physical one or in mind.  Thanks for your support.

An email I received on How to Win Friends and Influence People

Here is an email I receive periodically on How to Win Friends and Influence People.  I thought about you readers and how you would benefit from it.  So here it is, invest in yourselves and grow, I would love to hear of your success.  Thanks.

Why Most People Will Never Be Successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.
Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.

So why won’t most people be successful?

Why don’t most people evolve?

The more evolved you become, the more focused you must be on those few things which matter most. Yet, as Jim Rohn has said, “A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.”

To be successful, you can’t continue being with low frequency people for long periods of time.

You can’t continue eating crappy food, regardless of your spouse’s or colleague’s food choices.

Your days must consistency be spent on high quality activities.

The more successful you become — which is balancing the few essential things (spiritual, relational, financial, physical) in your life and removing everything else — the less you can justify low quality.

Before you evolve, you can reasonably spend time with just about anyone.

You can reasonably eat anything placed in front of you.

You can reasonably justify activities and behaviors that are, frankly, mediocre.

As your vision for yourself expands, you realize you have to make certain adjustments. You need to cut-back on spending all of your money and time on crap and entertainment. You have to save more, and invest more in your education and your future.

The more successful you become, the less you can justify low quality. The more focused you must become. The more consistently your daily behaviors must be high quality — and increasingly higher quality.

This isn’t about perfection. It’s definitely not about being busy all the time. Actually, the balance of true success involves what Tim Ferriss calls “mini-retirements” or regular sabbaticals.

Yet, if your daily behaviors are consistently low quality, what do you expect your life’s output to be?

Your choices must become higher quality.

Your relationships must become higher quality.

Every area of your life affects every other area of your life. Hence the saying, How you do anything is how you do everything. This is very high level thinking. It only makes sense for people who have removed everything from their lives they hate.

To actually live this principle: your daily and normal life can only be filled with those things you highly value.

When your days are filled with only those core essentials that mean the world to you — and you’re succeeding in those few areas — you absolutely will dominate in “all” areas of your life. Because the only things in your life are the things you highly value. Everything else has slowly been weeded-out. You are living intentionally and congruently. You have momentum and balance.

You’re being who you truly want to be, every single day.

To actually do this not only takes time, but is extremely hard to live in practice.

Saying “No” to great but irrelevant opportunities is hard.

Giving up bad habits is hard.

Changing your belief system and expanding your vision takes courage. It’s so easy to revert back to small and mediocre thinking.

However, as you come closer to living on a daily basis with your values and ideals, amazing things start to happen. You’ll feel happier. You’ll be more present with those you love. You’ll spend your time better. You’ll pursue bigger dreams and ambitions.

You’ll be more resilient during challenges. You’ll live at a higher frequency. And everything around you will reflect that.

But to repeat Jim Rohn, “A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.” Said another way, most people are caught in the thick of thin things.

Hence, most people won’t be successful. Most people won’t evolve and progress.

But you will. You know it, and you can feel it. You’ve already begun. And everyday, you’re taking one step closer.

Soon enough, you’ll fully commit to being who you know you can be. Once you pass that point of no return, nothing will stop you.

*At the time of this post, I have less than 2 hours to nap before the stock market opens, and realize that I’ll have less than 4 hours of sleep, tired as it seems, I’m excited to help benefit others through my blogs.  Thanks for your support.

Making use of our precious time

We go through many distractions in our daily routines.  Just our preparations for work takes a huge amount of our time in a day, roughly 8 hours.  With just 24 hours, that leaves us with 16 hours.  Lets take into consideration time for traveling, lets put an estimated 2 hours.  Now we have 14 hours left.  How about eating our meals, yup, another 3 hours deducted, 11 hours left.  Not to mention sleep, another 8 hours taken away, yup, 3 hours left.  Let’s take into consideration chores and other errands.  Those 3 precious hours, what do we do with that, how do we find the time, and what do we do with so little time.

That 3 or 4 hours is totally up to you on how you spend them.  The big question to ask yourself, if you were to progress through life and better yourself, what are we willing to do for a moment for our own development ?  View the bigger picture, what we do in life is the accumulation of our thoughts.  If we can only develop ourselves each and every day, we would set ourselves for a better future, and also set us in a better position tomorrow.  Just to take time even if it’s just 10 minutes a day to visualize our thoughts and plan.  It could be through a little bit of reading, learning new things, a different insight of life, and even helping others.

What ever those moments are, those precious moments and necessary for development to daily success.  Success doesn’t have to be monumental, it could be something as small as getting something done.  Every single day, we should be investing into ourselves if we want a better future.  So utilizing those precious time that you have in your day, use that time wisely, better yourself, and it turn your situation will become abundant.

*At this time this post was created, I have just under 3 hours till the stock market opens up, and realize I will have just under 4 hours of sleep till I wake up for work

No Negative Zone

Since the last time I had blogged, I had gone through a change of not accepting negativity.  Zero tolerance for negativity has brought forth a change unlike anything I had encountered in my 33 years of existence.

Prior to this moment in time, I recall all those moments I had become negative for any reason, that the negative moment had set back progression.  What I found more dangerous is the fact that my thoughts as well my words were the start of it all.  Just listen to any person out there and listen to the words that come out of their mouths.  You will find it even more shocking that what people say correlates to what is going on in their current lifestyles.

Knowing that one fact I decided to disconnect myself from as much negative areas in my life.  I started to be aware of the words coming out of my mouth and also the people I surrounded myself with.  Even to the point I had stay away from certain family members in the process.  Not to say I am not a family person, but when we are in our lives set to achieve a goal so monumental, it is destined for us to be on a path for success, temporary separation is necessary.

My results from just a month of no negativity is astounding.  After reflection of the last few weeks, there is an obvious change in my environment and progress.  I started noticing my progression in my own personal studies to self employment is more focused than ever.  It helps to be surrounded with positive forces that gives that extra push to achievement.  Second, the people that are around me are noticing that change in myself, which in turn has opened a mind set of a few others.  Overall, very beneficial not only for myself, but also for those around me.  Try it sometime.

Accept all things great that are positive and enforce a “No Negative Zone.”

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Small Things to Great Things

Walking through your everyday routine, moving from location to the next, finishing up your last of your errands for the day, then calling it for the day.  Sounds like the typical average persons, same old boring situation, leading into the next phase of what you may call life.

I caught myself in a hypnotic frame of thought, staring endlessly at the ground.  I wasn’t noticing that until maybe a few minutes later.  What was I doing ?  In my short trance, I was noticing small objects, maybe an ant, or a pebble on the ground.  For some reason in appreciation of things around me, not even once in that moment was I worried about anything.  I pictured in my mind the next biggest thing and goal to achieve.  Within those moments, I have layered out a blueprint of my stepping stones that will lead to bigger things.

Too many times I have noticed that many people don’t ever take notice of small things.  In your simple movements, there is a moment, where maybe an idea is dead smack in your face.  And the only thing we did was take a glimpse without fully taking notice and understanding what the opportunity was.

Consider the small thing a break in your routine, a breather, a time out or a way to pick yourself back up.  Picture yourself walking and they’re is a dog wagging its tail and smiling directly at you.  You can’t help, but take notice.  You end up taking time to stop walking, just to take a look and maybe pet the dog, give it a “Good Boy” compliment, and went on your merry way.  Unnoticeable to yourself, others notice yourself smiling and in a state of being uplifted and happier.

Although this is a very small thing, in just that moment, you have been elevated from your current level, and had made it to another pedestal.  This little moment, might be that little catapult to finish the next big thing, maybe going the extra distance in your walk, resulting in accomplishing a bigger goal than intended at the start.

A small thing could be taking notice of an object and appreciating it in the moment, like a flower.  A cool breeze on a hot day, giving you a little break to rejuvenate.  Sitting at a park, enjoying the view of landscape in your busy day.  Drinking a cup of coffee, noticing the difference in taste and smell of the aroma.  No matter what it may be, something so small can lead to great things.

I can go into more details about this subject, but I thought this would be a great idea that a lot of people tend to forget.  As simple as it may sound, a great number of people don’t ever consider how much small things can affect the next course of our destination.