Seinfeld’s Boat

Ah, man it’s good to be back…I think. I had a few setbacks on my way back, but I guess that’s par for the course when just about everything goes your way for a full two weeks.

 

NE hoo, lemme tell you bout this boat and the passenger on it…Mr. Seinfeld! Jerry Seinfeld was docked in a boat next to me. We were in contact with his crew and we even invited to a party that he was attending. It was an awesome vacation, I tell ya, but there is one thing that I learned from him that I’ll never forget…

 

They officially cancelled the festival, so we were all essential on a relatively remote island with nothing. Luckily, I and a few other festival goers were fortunate enough to have boats instead of being stuck with whatever the festival provided so we had the opportunity to instead explore the island.

 

We met Seinfeld’s crew when we were out trying to figure out the new game plan and we were discussing places to go. We had heard about pig beach and our captain was from there, so we decided to go north. Jerry and his crew said they would follow us, but in the morning he instead audibled and went south citing that there’d be too many people up north. Bad move…

 

You see, the waters heading down that way were pretty bad. So bad in fact that his boat ran ashore and cost him about 5 million in damages. (sheesh!!) Had he followed his instincts to join us, that wouldn’t have happened.

 

I can think of a ton of times when I doubted myself and came to the wrong conclusion. It hasn’t costed me $5 mill, but I’ve learned enough to know that going with your gut is something that can at least lead you to a swim with pigs on the beach.

 

Jerry “piglet’s friend” Washington

 

P.S. Seinfeld’s comedy is great, but don’t trust him to sail your boat 😉

Talk soon…

Refuge Recovery

Man I tell you, I’ve never been on a vacation like this. It’s like some kinda lucid dream or something. Everything that me and my crew want to happen is literally HAPPENING. Well minus the cancellation of Fyre Festival

But I’ll tell you this, there is something huge that got us there. First though, I’d like to tell you a little story about Southwest Airlines.

Back in the 70’s they had a bit of a capital problem. They were faced with either letting go of one their flight schedules or one of their planes.

They ended up letting go one of their schedules and it worked out for them perfectly. Southwest ended up improving their service because they learned how to speed up their service to accommodate the increased capacity.

So what is this really all about?

When you know what you want to do, external circumstances have minimal effect on the outcome. It’s not a matter of work ethic, because people can work their fingers to the bone, but if they don’t have a sense of why they are doing something, they will undoubtedly eventually miss the point.

In respect to our vacation, the point was originally to see a festival, but why we were going down was because we wanted to have fun. So no matter how we did it, we would be happy.

So what’s in it for you? Why do you do what you do? Why do you go to work everyday?

Is it to make money?

Or is there more to what you do?

There is so much you can do to actually be fulfilled in everything you do, and I would encourage you to find it and make it a part of your daily habits.

Be more by finding your true reason for wanting to be more…

 

Jerry “yauchtfugee” Washington

 

 

Happiness Formula

 

Oooohhh…I’m getting chills thinking about

This month because I have never had

It go down (or up) like this

This month isn’t even half way over and it’s

Already been filled with quite a few life changing

Events for more than a few people

(Rip Charlie Murphy…)

 

The first day of April I was in a

Georgia hospital waiting as granny bear 

Struggled to get back what little 

Strength she had before suffering her 

Second stroke in as many weeks.

 

It was tough to see that, I admit, but 

I felt so much love in the room as

I held her hand and then proceeded to…

 

Arm wrestler her good arm*

 

Anyway, fast forward a few weeks

I have a client that invites me over

To my first Seder in almost a decade

The food, was delicious and it was good

To spend some time with loving people

Today was the icing on the cake however.

 

After talking about how much of a good time

I had at the Seder, another client offered

To have me join them on a vacation trip.

(Of course I’m going!)

 

It all seems so real like it’s everyday life

But I can’t really say this generosity is

Something that I experience everyday.

You know, there’s is definitely something

That we can take from this and it’s probably

Not what you think…

 

Yeah, Imma keep going for a sec so stay with me

 

You see, nothing in life is free. Nothing!

Whenever you spend resources, be they money

Or time, or something of similar value

 

You end up either investing in yourself or

Investing in something or someone else.

 

Nothing in this world is ever wasted.

Simply repurposed.

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Now, I’m not gonna say the following can

Be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt

But I want you to honestly think about it

For yourself before you answer.

 

Could it be that the good you do in the world

Comes back with the intention that you put into it?

 

What am I saying? Well let’s break it down…

 

I was just talking about how nothing is free and

How it is important to understand the value you

Put into your own time and energy spent.

 

In the beginning of this month, I dropped everything

And drove down to see my grandmother (granny bear)

To see if there was anything I could do.

I don’t want it to sound like I’m bragging, because

That’s is the furthest thing from my mind.

I’m just trying to make the point that out of love

I made a sacrifice of time and money.

 

Some people say they sacrifice this and that but

Never see any real returns on their investment

But I’m beginning to realize as this is occurring more

And more frequently in my own life that

 

It’s not a matter of how much you do

It’s a matter of how much you love

 

^^^^^ Read that again broham

 

I’d have you consider that love is a resource

And just like any other resource, there are

Ways to detect counterfeits.

 

If the love you are putting into something

Isn’t real, you aren’t going to get the full

Benefits you deserve from your life.

 

I know it’s hard bro.

It’s so so so hard to get this.

It took me years and yet I still wonder

Sometimes if it’s something else, but time

After time it’s proven to be the real deal. 

 

And here’s the formula:

 

Love + y = Happiness

Find “Y” and solve for happiness.

 

*Note: granny bear is now sitting up

And is moving both sides of her body

Thank you for all your love, support, and prayers!

 

Jerry “equation solved” Washington

 

P.S. Pretty nifty right? I think that in the future we

Might actually find that a similar equation actually

Exists and we control more about our world that

We currently realize.

 

We used to think the world was flat, wars were

Started by Gods, and that we could cure diseases

With leeches. What will be saying about our

Current way of thinking in 100 years? In my

Private Facebook group Project SELFFY we

Talk about this type of thinking and where

We might be going next. If you would like to

Join the conversation, click here to join.

Talk soon…