The Next Six Months

“Remember what was important to you six months ago?” – author unknown

What do you have planned for the next six months?

6 months ago what was important

This was important six months ago.

As I’ve written this week, we’ve worked on our daily, weekly and monthly achievement list, and now we should be on a roll. It’s time to turn our attention to what we will try to accomplish in the next six months. Of course, with the world scheduled for demolition this December 21st, a lot of that planning should be spent on building your stockpile of weapons, water and durable goods in case you survive and are left with an apocalyptic Hell-scape to deal with. Or, if you’re really close to perfecting interstellar travel THAT should dominate your daily, weekly and monthly set of achievements. But, whatever it is that shall dominate your list of what you want to achieve, will it be important to the next six months of your life? Six months from now, will you look back and see what was important? Continue reading

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Achievements

“Achievements are one’s way of patting oneself on the back and then pushing forward to achieve even more.” – Tim Barley, earlier this morning

a·chieve·ment

[uh-cheev-muhnt]

noun

1. something accomplished, especially by superior ability,special effort, great courage, etc.; a great or heroic deed.
APOLOGIES IF TODAY’S POST SEEMS POORLY EDITED, I’M USING REPLACEMENT EDITORS Continue reading
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How To Get On A Roll… And Then Stay There

Get on a roll and stay there

Jeffrey Tambor’s words are solid advice for that time when you are on a roll.

Sometimes in life, you just have to learn how to get on a roll and then stay there.

I’m on a roll this week. Less than one week after my birthday, I found out who put a nice dent/gouge in my car, and they agreed to pay for the damages. I made a great contact just by being in the right place at the right time making the right comment. I bought a lottery ticket and won a free ticket (the next one was not a winner, but I DID get two for the price of one). And today, I have two phone interviews.

While these “wins” may not make it appear that I am on a roll, it is all a matter of how you look at it. Where I am in my life, I have to view these things, small as they are, as “wins.” The more wins you rack up in a row, the more you view the roll you are on as a winning streak. The larger the winning streak, the more positive you feel. The more positive you feel, the greater the chances of having something good happen. If you haven’t read “The Secret” yet, I’ve just saved you $12.95. (You can send half that amount to me to fully inherit some karma.) Continue reading

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Horror Film Awareness and Survival.

Only you can save yourself if you ever find yourself in a horror film…

So excited!

With the impending return of “American Horror Story: Asylum” and “Walking Dead” next month, I thought it might be a good idea to prep all my readers to understand when they’re in a horror film, how best to survive it, and be the survivor who regales movie executives with the tale in order to sell the movie rights so that they can put themselves in a similar situation for the sequel.

I’ve written on the topic of disaster survival and a zombie apocalypse in a previous blog. Where that blog touched on prepping before and surviving after an apocalypse, today’s blog will touch on general horror movie moments that will help you recognize when you’re in a horror movie situation. But, I won’t just leave you there like some local townie that gets off on watching the tourists struggle for survival. No, I’ll give you suggestions on what to do when you recognize your imminent peril and how to keep yourself alive and sell the movie rights.

Whether it’s who you are, where you are, the weather or just things seem off, here are some ways to recognize and survive. Continue reading

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Appreciating Your Parents

***Good morning, everyone! New blogs tomorrow and this week as we take a look at “Horror Movie Awareness and Survival,” “Staying on a Roll,” and other topics that are not good enough for the ‘lamestream blogosphere.’***

But, I wanted to put something together to show my appreciation for my parents who stayed with me for a week. Minus one trip and fall incident, they enjoyed their stay and left me with a clean and organized apartment that is fully stocked with food.

Larry and Mary Sue have asked that I don’t mention them again on Facebook, but said nothing about my blog.

Or at least it was. It’s been less than a week since my parents left and my house is already a mess again. Even with three adults in my one bedroom apartment, two of whom spent a large amount of time at the beach almost every day and packed enough clothes and odds and ends to fill the entire SUV in which they drove out here, my place was organized and clean. Since they left, my bed has been without hospital corners and looks lived in. Piles of writing materials have been left on both couches, my coffee table and my work desk. And my full stocked cupboards look as if Goldilocks had her sorority sisters over for after-bar festivities…

I believe that a lot of the time, we take our parents for granted. Growing up, once we realize that we have our own voice (usually, and more often now, as rotten little teenagers), we spend a lot of time trying to get away from them and be our own person. It’s not until later on in life that we realize how much we might miss them and how much we will always have to learn from them.  In this day and age with the world as crappy as it is, I can totally understand why some people move back in with their parents. It’s not a perfect solution. For some, it is a necessity. But, having my parents here with me for a week taught me a pretty good lesson: they will always be there for me, and they will always remind me of that fact, even when I don’t really want to hear about it… 🙂

My parents are a perfect dichotomy of me personally. It’s very apparent where my DNA came from. And for one week, I was treated to both sides of my personality staring back at me from across tables at the Blue Water Grill or Hennessey’s: an eternally pragmatic, responsible questioner of “why is it this way?” combined with a big picture dreamer asking “why can’t it be this way?” It saved me a lot of time with inner monologues.

Which is another reason why this blog has been late in coming.

Have a good week, everyone! I’ll have new, top-quality blogs starting tomorrow as I intermix job hunting, consulting building and birthday festivities this week.

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