The Truth About “Giving A Damn”

I was reading a book awhile back by Jules Verne called Robar the Conqueror. It was a pretty decent book. I have to admit that I couldn’t really get into it, but I did learn a lesson or two about conquering fears from that book.


You see, in that book you had a “hero” that was admittedly afraid of everything ended up being the bravest. It was the coward that had helped his friends conquer their foes.


The same happens in real life all the time. Sure people like Steve Jobs, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and others had demonstrated incredible courage, but it was not without lack of fear. There are many times when they all said that they feared for their lives. (Steve because of natural causes)


But these guys didn’t act in fear. They acted in spite of fear. What they did is fully expressed their fears. They did not try to pretend that it didn’t affect them. They told the world that they were afraid, but because they were strong in their reasoning why they were doing what they were doing, they still persisted and got help along the way.


I want you to consider that today. You’re allowed to be afraid. In fact, you should EMBRACE your fears. Recognize that they are there to let you know that you’re pushing your boundaries and that you’re about to happen upon something great.


Remember like they always say. If it doesn’t scare you, it won’t change you.


Jerry “no fear (ok maybe a little)” Washington


P.S. When you start to move forward in life you will find that you will ALWAYS have help. Think of it like the homeless person on the street. He has to sit on the corner and beg all day so that he can eat for one day. Meanwhile, the celebrity can walk into a restaurant and eat for free. It’s all a matter of where your momentum lies. If you want to join a group that can help you identify your purpose and help you on your journey to success click to join my private Facebook group Project SELFFY. Talk soon…

Is Google Trying To Kill Us?

Hey I’m back! 

If you haven’t been tuned in

I just finished an impromptu trip

Down to my birth state of GA.


Grandma bear isn’t doing so well

So I drove down  this weekend

And brought a few reinforcements


NE hoo, As me and sissy bear went

Looking for food around the hospital

We had the most interesting experience


After asking Google for a restaurant

That we could both agree on 

It pulled up none other than 

Ms. Pacman?!?


Apparently there’s an update

That gives you the opportunity

To use your current location as

The game board…


Pretty nifty right?!



Google is trying to kill us man!


Why?  Well if my millennial sister

Is like any other millennial that has the

Tendency to get distracted while driving

Then we’re all in a ton of trouble!




I joke, but I’d be willing to bet that 

This probably is a real concern for some.


As you go through life experiences however,

You find that you can’t be so worried about

Those things that aren’t in your control.


In fact, I think back to all my challenges

I’ve had in life and I while I was sitting there

Holding my grandmother’s hand, they all

Seemed insignificant.


It’s like everything seems so serious and final

Until you come across something as serious

And as final as the real possibility of death.


It actually reminds me of this saying, I don’t

Remember who actually coined the term

But it goes something like: “You can tell the

Size of someone’s character, by the size of their



So what’s bugging you broham?

Are you afraid to step up because you think

You’re gonna get hurt?


Well, I got news for you, unless it’s death

It’s nothing more than another experience

That you can learn and recover from.


I’m not saying that you should be reckless

But you might want to be honest with yourself

About how much your happiness is related to

Your ability to see challenges and obstacles

In EVERY PART OF LIFE and find a way to

Overcome them.


So are THEY trying to kill you?

Here’s the best answer to that question

It’s an actual quote by Billy Shakespeare:

Cowards die many times before their deaths;

The valiant never taste of death but once”


Jerry “die once, live forever” Washington


P.S. There is a way to live forever and it has

Nothing to do with your vitality. If you have the

Courage to do what is right by others and you

Actively challenge yourself to be the best you can

In all facets of life, believe me, you will live a very

Long time not only in the physical form, but in the

Hearts and minds of others that are here long after

You are gone. More on that tomorrow (maybe).


If you would like to discuss this more, I would

Encourage you to join my private Facebook group

Where we are motivating each other to live a healthier

More fulfilled life not by being fearful, but fearless.

Click to join Project SELFFY to see what I mean.

Talk Soon…

Heroes Live Forever (Sometimes)

Got a short one for you today…

Do you know the fastest way to become successful?

Well, it’s quite simply, to become a hero.


And becoming a hero is actually pretty easy.

You don’t have to impress the whole world

Just a small group of people that are paying attention.


All you have to do is become the hero amongst your friends.

And to be that hero?

Also simple…


Find whatever it is that you do best and do it over and over

Until you become great and someone takes notice.

It may take a week, a month, even a year, but with practice

Excellence becomes the standard and everyone you know

That has an issue in your area of expertise will come to you

For help/advice then poof…voila…HERO.


You’re welcome.


Jerry “semi hero” Washington