How To Invest In Everything

If you’re just checking in, I just got back from a wildly extravagant trip to the Bahamas that had me hanging out with celebrities and millionaires. I didn’t expect it, but I had been planning something like this for awhile…

 

You see briznit, like a farmer, I’ve been tilling the fields working hard to plant seeds of faith and setting up a pond as a reserve just in case the rain doesn’t come as scheduled. In doing that, I had the confidence to take a 2-week vacation that had me in a Lamborghini and two Rolls Royces in Miami and on a luxury yacht in the Bahamas.

 

Oh no, I didn’t pay for any of these things, in case you were wondering…

 

The thing that I’m getting at here broham is that whatever you are doing in life, you have to build forgiveness into the land. Warren Buffet was once asked at a shareholders meeting why he kept 20 billion dollars in the bank. It’s not something that an investment company normally does so it’s a legitimate question.

 

He said that he doesn’t want to bet on the kindness of strangers. And what he meant by that was that he didn’t want to be forced into trying to make a deal with someone simply because he didn’t have the cash on hand to make the deal.

 

The same goes with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He played for 20 years in the NBA and as a big man (7″2′) he was not expected to spend much time on the court. Turns out he hardly missed a game in his 20 years and played on 6 (!) championship teams simply because he put the extra work in by practicing yoga. And this was during a time (1970-1980 something) when yoga wasn’t even a thing.

 

It’s all about investing before you need to. Putting in the extra time for things that you know you might need later. It even works for relationships… you can practice acts of kindness by giving to another person. It doesn’t just have to be Valentine’s day or Christmas. There’s no rules to giving…

 

At the end of the day Michael Brordan, it comes down to this. You get out what you put in. You shouldn’t have to rely on the random acts of strangers to brighten your day because your days should always be bright with your giving to the cause. Having a reserve or a buffer for anytime you might make a mistake is key, because nobody is perfect.

 

Set yourself up for success by always having reserves for the important things in life like the four pillars of the General Fitness Program Fun, Fitness, Finance, and Fulfillment. To learn more about how you can do this and set yourself up for a life of almost guaranteed success. Click here to contact me directly.

 

Jerry “had a farm” Washington

 

P.S. If you live in the Philadelphia area and want to talk more about this with a group of like-minded people join my private Facebook group where we discuss topics like this and much more. Here’s the link: Project SELFFY Philadelphia

 

Why Do Happy People Live Longer?

In a word?  Oxytocin

It controls happiness, inhibits addiction and

Boosts your immune system.

 

But let’s back up for a sec.

What is this Oxytocin and how can you

Make it in your basement? HA!

Well for starters, they don’t really have

An effective over the counter.

 

Oxytocin is a chemical made up by

The grey goo between your ears and

It only pops up when you, my friend

Are doing something that you identify

As fulfilling.

 

Oh…

 

Yeah, believe me, if you could get a legit

Version of this stuff you could probably be

The biggest drug dealer, ehem…pharmacist

In the world.

 

The problem is, that many people mistaken

It with a chemical called dopamine.

Dopamine is released often times when we’re

In some sort of pain.

 

Like when you go for a long run or when

You exercise and you feel good afterward.

You are actually breaking your body down, but

To compensate, your brain releases dopamine

So you can feel better.

 

So what’s the big deal?

Why is it bad to confuse dopamine with oxytocin?

Well there are quite a few reasons, one is that

You don’t have to work very hard to get dopamine.

Just go for a run, lift some weights, maybe even

Drink a beer or two

 

But there is one very important reason why

You should consider trying to get your brain

Hooked on oxytocin, besides of course

The obvious living longer part…

 

Imma make this simple because it took me

Years to understand this, but in short

Dopamine is a “you” hormone and

Oxytocin is a “we” hormone.

What do I mean?

 

Well, simple. As I said before it’s

Pretty easy to get dopamine.

But to get oxytocin, you have to give.

 

The best way to have your gray matter

Start producing the chemical informally

Known as the “love hormone” is do the

Things that start relationships.

 

When you give, you take the first step

To communicating to someone that

Yes, you are open to giving and receiving.

 

You will find that the very act of giving

Creates a feel good cycle. As that cycle continues

Your oxytocin levels increase while your reliance

On dopamine goes down faster than

A hooker in Amsterdam.

 

There is much more to this of course

And I would like to discuss this more

With you, but I’m outta time.

 

So what you can do is join the conversation

Me and a few friends started where we’re

Talking about even more ways you can create

Real lasting happiness in your life.

Click the link below to join my private

Facebook group Project SELFFY

 

Jerry “happy to help” Washington

 

P.S. Another strike against dopamine is the after effects.

You can’t live on dopamine. To create it, your body draws

From your immune system and growth system.

Eventually, that get’s used up and you get sick.

 

Oh and I forgot, Cortisol, another hormone

Is present as well during times of stress

When your dopamine drops it’s still there so

Stresses hating your job, become like a poison drip

And will eventually kill you. Don’t let stress kill you.

Let’s talk about how we can help you live longer

Click here. Talk soon…

Choosing Your Parents

 

Whoa there buddy.

Slow down now

It’s not what you think.

 

First off, let me just say that I love my mom and dad

So let’s just get that out of the way.

 

This isn’t about them.

I’m talking about what the philosopher Lucius Seneca

Talked about when he was discussing life in his book

On The Shortness Of Life

 

He basically said that many of us claim

That life is short and that we are not offered enough time

While he makes the case again and again that we

Can transcend time with the knowledge we can gain from

Mentors both living and dead.

 

You see, if you have capable mentors that you can rely on

Then broham, those trivial things that are sucking up your

Brain space can be unloaded almost immediately.
Mentors like Napoleon Hill, Martin Luther King Jr., and Horace Mann

May have passed, but that only means that you have nonjudgmental mentors

That you can ALWAYS turn to.

I read something from some of the aforementioned thinkers DAILY

Over the past 18 or so months those guys as well as a host of others

Have really helped to change my life by way of changing my thinking

 

 

You probably don’t think you have time to read like I do,

And you may be right.

I thought the same thing too until I realized that with each

Passing day, I was becoming the child of these great thinkers and authors

I was inheriting their knowledge, creating a household of the greatest minds

And now I read more than ever because of it.

 

You may not be ready to “choose your parents”

But you sure can choose a program to help slow the flow of time

By giving you the shortcut to living the good life.

I would like you to consider how much your life may (or may not) have changed

Since you started receiving these daily emails

I know my life’s changed since I started writing them…

I digress.

Pay close attention to what I’m about to say here.

 

THERE’S MORE…WAAAAAAY MORE

 

The General Fitness Company is an entire program dedicated to helping you

Get to the next level in your fitness, relationships, finances, and spirituality.

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Jerry “new parents” Washington

 

 

P.S. I don’t know how many of you out there are readers of books

But here’s a free (very LEGAL) copy of Seneca’s book.

It’s got a ton of good nuggets on living the good life.

He’ll teach you how to “control” time with each action and

Gain insight with each mistake.

Take a look: On The Shortness Of Life Talk soon…