It Takes One

 

“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” – John Mayer

Source: Hiking Devil’s Punchbowl & Devil’s Chair

 

I was reading through a few blogs in my free time a little bit ago and I came across the quote you see above. It’s very true you know. In many of the adventures you come across in this here adventure blog, you’ll find that a lot of these trips are to see amazing places, but many of the photos are solo.

You see the thing is, when you are an adventurer, you rarely are going to have a crew. You blaze a trail and others follow. It’s not often that you’ll find a crew blazing trails together because it’s so hard to find a group of people so daring as to do something so absurd as bucking the trend and thinking outside the status quo.

I get it, brotein shake. It’s hard, to not want to follow the crowd. It’s difficult to not want to do what everyone else is doing. But is that because you don’t know what to do yourself, or is it because you are too afraid to go out on your own because you’re afraid of the results?

Either way, I have the answer for you. It’s not gonna be pretty and I’m sorry it’s so simplified (I’m running out of time here), but all you have to do is stop attaching your happiness to your results.

I’ve run out of time and I wish I could tell you more, but then we’d be here all day and your butt would hurt from sitting too long from being so engaged in our conversation.

NE hoo…

Till next time

Jerry “individual” Washington

P.S. I would love for us to talk more, but I don’t have any way to get in touch with you. But…I do have this daily email that I send out to select people. In it, I talk about how to get and stay motivated, how to develop long lasting relationships (with real influencers), and obviously a bunch of stuff on fitness and a few exercise tips thrown in for good measure. You interested in being an awesome leader with six pack abs (maybe? *shrugs shoulders*). Then click the link to join the inner circle. Click here. Talk soon…

The Key To Writing Viral Content

key to good content

Ha! There is no real answer. 😛 No, but for realizies. The title of this here post should be the key to writing content that people value. I wish there was a single secret or formula that you could put into a machine. I’d be feeding that machine all day! But unfortunately that’s not the case.

You see, no matter what the reason for you doing something, you have to create something that really touches people. It could be a creative piece. Or it could be something that makes people think. Whatever you write, or however you do it,  has to be something that speaks to our soul.

So I can’t say that I’m expert on writing viral content, I can say that no matter the topic, I give my honest observation and opinion. Even though I don’t have a million views, I’m not sure what I’d do with them anyway, because I, like you am a fan of love. To me love comes from a small group of about 80 to 150 people. I’ve talked about this in a few of my previous posts, how it’s not about how many people love you, but how deeply they do so.

People like us are ready for the truth and I believe that people will begin to honor real value over sheer numbers of followers or numbers of tweets. The new social currency will not be quantity, it will be quality. In this day and age where people pay for time, love is the most invaluable asset.

You want to create viral content? Go ahead. But in the future those that practice developing relationships while simultaneously creating new ones will always win over the number chasers.

Jerry “my two cents” Washington

P.S. I’ve been a little inconsistent lately and I feel like I’ve cheated you somehow. But I’ll make it up to you I swear. I have a private list where I send daily motivational/inspirational/grab the world by the ballsational emails to. Similar to this, but with less jazz and more meat and potatoes (or veggie sausage if you’re vegan) check it out here. Talk soon…

Time + Effort = ?

value, time

Hey, d’ja miss me? Gone for a day and I get a random text from someone telling me that I forgot to post today lol! I’m glad to see that my lack of presence is well accounted for (at least by one person) That’s actually what I wanted to talk about today. No, not that one person, but what we sometimes get (or don’t get) as a result of the use of our time.

I’ll try to make this one short. I realize that my passion sometimes gets the best of me. So I’ll cut right to the chase…

As I am sitting here after just returning from the hospital, I thinking about my grandma. I think about how granny bear is laying there right now, breathing her last breaths and I wonder what’s next. You, see granny bear lived a pretty hard life and as my family is getting ready to prepare for her passing, I’m getting a little uncomfortable.

The thing is, she was a VERY good person. You like one of those people that went to church every day and would give the shirt off her back to anyone. In fact, I believe she’s done that once or twice. But what makes me uncomfortable is the fact that although she had the best attitude about just about everything and everyone, she still could have had more.

Is it really worth the time?

My grandmother was always poor. My mom used to tell me stories about how she used to boil water in the community cooking area back in Jamaica so the other neighbors didn’t notice when the didn’t have anything to eat. And that’s fine, everyone has their struggles, but the problem is that she kept that mindset throughout her life.

The thing I’d like you to consider here is that although she worked hard and put a A LOT of time in at work (16 hour days until she was 65) she still remains in the same tax bracket. Why?

One word…mindset.

You see if your mindset is set to expect to gain little in exchange for hard work, then that’s exactly what you’ll get. You’ll work your butt off, but something will always be there to hold you back. It’s a little something that some call the law of attraction, others just call it getting what you deserve.

Some people would say if you put in the hard work and enough time, you  DESERVE everything you get. And that’s true because if you’re suffering along the way then that’s what you’ll get back…more suffering.

So in closing I’m gonna end this one with a profound statement (if I do say so myself).

You can’t suffer your way to success/happiness/fulfillment.

Read that again brozilla ^^^^^

What you put in is always what you get out (plus interest). So if you want greatness your only option is to work to be great.

Jerry “working on my greatness” Washington

 

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