“The elevator t…

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.”
– Joe Girard

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Bossy Strangers

ImageHave you ever had a complete stranger try to tell you what to do? It’s like their pushing their weight around. What if that bossy stranger was older, and bigger than you? Then it definitely goes to show that the guy thinks he has authority and just likes to belittle others. So how would this situation make you feel? If you were ever in a similar circumstance, you probably didn’t say anything to the bossy guy at first. But then, you probably regretted not standing up for yourself, and started thinking about ways you could get back at him. This happens… you’re going to be put into tough situations where you have to think on your feet. Some of us are better at doing this than others.

 You have two different people in scenarios like this:

  1. A person who can instantly come up with something to say to defend themselves.
  2. A person who thinks before he speaks… says something… and then thinks again after he speaks while replaying the whole situation in his mind.

Neither person #1 or #2 is better than the other. People just have different ways of thinking. Sometimes you’ll catch someone at a difficult time in their personal life, where they’re thinking so much that they can’t act like person #1.

 Getting back to the stranger who likes to boss us around… If you’re like person #1, say something quick like you always do, but don’t say anything offensive (obviously). Remember, this particular guy is older and bigger than you, so you better be really good at shutting that guy down, while preventing any potential arguments. (Good luck with that, it’s not always easy.)

If you’re like person #2, you’re probably going to end up saying something that won’t cause further problems. But you’ll still rethink what you said afterwards, and wish you said something else. Word of advice- If you responded with something that didn’t make you look weak, while still preventing any further issue, then rest assured, you did the right thing.

 Good luck to all of you, problems can pop up every now and then. It’s up to you to keep the piece and say the right things. You will help us all in making this world a better place. 

Rise and Shine!

ImageRemember the days in grade school when everyone would be asking each other, “How late did you stay up last night?” It was cool if you stayed up until midnight, or even later! At that age I could never stay up late because I was pretty much out of commission by 9:30. Plus, my mom taught me to go to bed early so I could wake up early. She felt that I got the best work done when my mind was fresh from waking up. 

There is some truth to this: As you go about your day your mind gets filled with new ideas and thoughts, which could make it more challenging to focus on work. Your mind will be uninterrupted right when you wake up, and you might notice how beneficial the quiet work environment is when the family is still asleep. There are other bright sides to waking up extra early: (no pun intended)

1. You could go for an early morning walk right as the sun starts to rise. There’s a vibrant color in the sky, and the tranquility of untouched nature will be refreshing.

2. Notice how public schools start classes early the morning. Their students perform better at those early hours.

Is it called Home?

ImageYou might be able to relate to this: I’ll be out with my family at a restaurant and when we’re almost done eating I’ll say, “I’m ready to go home”. But the thing is, we aren’t actually going “home” afterwards. I was actually talking about the place that we would be sleeping that night. It’s more suitable to call this destination a “home-base”. Why? Because it’s not the place I’ve grown up in, and it’s not like I keep all my personal stuff in this home-base. It’s just where my family and I will be spending the night. You know what I’m talking about?

My question is, why do we call this place a home when we’re out and about? Is it a spur-of-the-moment brain failure? Or could it be some sort of simple animalistic trait in us, telling us to just say “home” because that’s where we’ll be “nesting” that night?… No, definitely not THAT! Who knows, it’s interesting to think about. Leave a comment telling us why you think we say “home” when we’re not going home.

Distractions…

Image…we’re surrounded by them. For some people it’s impossible to get the simplest job done without something taking their attention away from the task at hand. The doctors of the world have a special name for this: Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD). But why? If you were “diagnosed” with ADD, why must you go through life thinking that you’re diseased?

*Simple Suggestion- Don’t just take the doctor’s word for it. Sure you might space out at times, but who’s to say that’s a disorder? Be proud of who you are. We’re all different, we’re all special.