I have a hard time staying in bed in the morning. My mind races and the thoughts begin to flood my mind. I toss and I turn. I kick the sheets off of me then pull them up to my neck. I start to get angry then I throw the sheets back with a WHOOSH, sit straight up then spin to the right. Once my feet are on the floor I begin to move like the house is on fire. Sometimes my wife says, “Come back to bed. You need to get some rest”! “Nope” I say, “Time to get to work”. Whether it’s reading something to fuel my brain, firing up the puter to log thoughts or do research or share with someone or just to look out the window and see the world, I’m excited. Like a kid on Christmas morning.
I didn’t use to be like this. Now, due to new ventures in my life and a rebirth of action, I am ready to slay dragons from the get go. See, I’m very creative. I’m a self-starter but not much of a self-finisher. I’m the ultimate “Good Idea Fairy”. If I had millions of dollars I’d have patents on equipment, copyrights on words and about 20 side businesses. I have trouble prioritizing because everything is important to me. Everything is priority numero uno. I LOATH failure and I’m pretty hard on myself when and if I do fail. I do know, however, in the right context that failure is good. If we always succeed we rarely gain wisdom. I have tried and failed many things. Mainly because I’m not really scared of shit. Except failure. So, I’m a risk taker. I’m down for whatever the risk is be it physical, monetary, emotional. I know our life on this rock is short. The clock is ticking and things need to happen. I don’t always know how to make things happen and I just jump in head first and start to do SOMETHING. I have a PhD in GSD (Getting Shit Done). I have a responsibility to teach my kids about hard work and not being afraid to get their hands dirty.
Life is exciting and TOTALLY like a box of chocolates. It absolutely baffles me how people can settle for mediocrity. Seriously blows my mind. How people can settle on being miserable “cause that’s just how things are”. WRONG!!!! Do SOMETHING!!!! See, I recently got involved in “one of those MLM things”. That also cracks me up when people say that. I am nice and try to educate. This actually sounds like an opportunity so I’ll elaborate. An MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) company is no different from Dell or any other corporation. “Only the people at the top make all the money” is what people with whine about. Uhhhhhhh…you think the mail room boy is gonna make more than the CEO? Exactly like any other company, you HAVE to work your way up. Some people are ambitious enough and have the work ethic to actually do it. Others are the ones who quit after a month or three because they’re not a millionaire with the car that was promised. People who do not know will call an MLM or Direct Sales a “Pyramid Scheme”. By law, if there is no real buyer or product, that is a “Pyramid Scheme”. A pyramid scheme is an illegal investment scam based on a hierarchical setup. New recruits make up the base of the pyramid and provide the funding, or so-called returns, the earlier investors/recruits above them receive. A pyramid scheme does not involve the selling of products. Avon, Mary Kay, Arbonne, Kyani all work. You just have to put in the effort. More millionaires are made from the MLM industry than any other. That’s a fact. If you have a good work ethic and are willing to work hard, an MLM is the best way to be your own boss and make money. The key is this, you have to use and believe in your product and its purpose. This is not the purpose of this writing but a great example.
Anyway, I am absolutely PUMPED about the direction I’m going with it. Kyani has given me purpose and direction. I whole heartedly believe in the products which is why I take them daily to help with the physical pain due to degeneration of this weathered body. I love sharing it with others. I have been wondering for the past 6 months or so; trying to find out who I am and where I’m going. WHAT IS MY PURPOSE!?!?!?! It’s very frustrating. Being a combat veteran is neat and all but the problem is this. When you are “over there” you are a god in your own mind. You experience things that the normal person cannot comprehend and you deal with it. You are subjected to constant danger and you thrive and live. THEN, you come home….. Now you’re “normal” like everyone else. God status gone. How are we supposed to get that rush, make a difference and be important again? I have searched for that for years trying to grasp what it is I’m supposed to be doing and who I am. Well, “I am” the same person but there has been a change in mission. My heart is still for helping those who are unable to help themselves. Not helping those who CHOOSE not to help themselves.
So here I am. I’ve gone through some experiences, recently, that have really helped me to realign and give me hope in the direction I’m going. The creative side in me is like molten lava. It’s hot and running all over the place with no specific path and affecting everything it comes into contact with. I have to act on this. I cannot sit and let this run its course without embracing it. I believe everything happens for a reason. I know that strength comes from struggle. Like trying to press that bar from your chest. If you continue to press through it WILL make you stronger. Subjecting your body to new challenges is how you get results. Routine is the enemy. You have to have variety in life to grow. Having a pretty extensive knowledge in CrossFit and the methodology is cool because that translates to everyday life. I welcome struggle. I’m not always prepared for it but I know I can and will make it. I have struggled and continue to struggle today. I work through it. I am motivated to stir change in the life of others. I am motivated to create and share opportunity with others. That’s a whole other write up, “Opportunity”. Some people just don’t get it. Those are the people who “settle” and complain about their life. They fear change but desperately want and need it. I suppose it just hasn’t gotten bad enough for them to take that risk to free them from the stagnation in which they live.
I am rambling now and writing my thoughts with no particular direction or purpose. Bottom line is this. BE BOLD!!!! Take chances people!! If you complain to me about how you’re not happy with your current life, you’re broke, your relationship sucks, etc., if you don’t choose to change it I want to slap the snot out of you in hopes of trying to wake you up. Do SOMETHING!!! Take a chance, take that risk. I often ask people what they wanted to do when they were a kid. They tell me and then proceed to tell me it’s not possible now. If you think you can’t, you won’t. Ever. I know I can and I will. I will brush off the charging bulls of negativity and the naysayers. I CHOOSE my own actions and I will reap the benefits and the experience and knowledge gained from those actions. Be different to make a difference.
Time to slay the dragons of the world. Hoodlm….OUT!