Pressure Bursts Pipes

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Ok so maybe I’ve been under a little pressure lately. I try to write every day for you my loyal reader because frankly, I care about you. I wanna see you succeed because I believe in raising the standard all around. We don’t live like we did 200, 100, even 50 years ago because of people that believed in a higher standard for all.

But you know with granny bear just kinda fighting for her life right now, it’s been difficult. There are problems that can easily be solved in this world, especially when it comes to relationships and business, but when it comes to life and death, the lines tend to get a little fuzzy.

De-stress not Suppress

But I’ve found a real solution that can help in relieving the pressure of stress. The best part is that you won’t wake up tomorrow morning feeling hung over or embarrassed. There’s no chance of you waking up wondering if that was a bad dream or the reality of what happens to you when you actually drink beer before liquor.

The solution? Simple.

You gotta do more winning than losing. It’s pretty much a game of stacking the odds in your favor and knowing how is key. Now I don’t have a lot of time left, because I try to keep these short for you, but I’d have you consider this before I go.

Confidence is the key to winning whatever you want in life. But the most important thing is to protect that confidence.

How do you protect your confidence?

Well that’s a question I don’t exactly have time for today, but if you’d like to discuss this more, feel free to email me here. I’d be happy to have a personal conversation with ya. Otherwise I encourage you to leave your comment below. Thanks for reading.

 

Jerry “plumber” Washington

 

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Time + Effort = ?

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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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How To Live The Life You Deserve

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Live it up they say. (They meaning the epicureans) That was the life they chose to live. It was a life focused mainly on material possessions and the old Drake saying “Y.O.L.O.” It was kind of amazing that they lived as long as they did and so their beliefs have stood throughout time as a shining of example of “not giving a fuck.”

But wait, that can’t be it, because around the same time there were a few characters around that called themselves the stoics. They wouldn’t do anything that pleased them. It was almost as if abstaining was a pleasure to them. They were like buddhist and hindu monks that never partake in any type of pleasure.

Needless to say, these two opposing beliefs existed and coexisted leading to create some of our modern day tenets of religion.

Ok enough with the history lesson, I just needed to provide a little backdrop for this knowledge I’m bout to drop on you about how I discovered the secret to time travel. Time travel?! Really? Ok I just had to get your attention. Not, time travel, but something close…

The Good Life

You see as my boy Tai Lopez says all the time. “Everyone’s looking for the good life, but not everyone gets the good life.”  It’s pretty clear cut, we all know someone who clearly isn’t living up to their potential, but I want to talk about what stops most people from getting there.

The biggest problem that most people face today is that they are living in the future. In today’s fast pace world where we rarely have to wait for anything, we’ve become brainwashed to believe that if we don’t see, hear, or feel anything that it’s not worth our time and people for the most part have been dabblers in finding what makes them happy.

I don’t have time to go into detail, but I do want you pay attention to this next phrase and see if you recognize it.

I’ll be happy when ________

That was my mantra while I hustled and grinded and withheld everything from myself until I went just about crazy sedating with booze, porno, and other things I wouldn’t want mamma bear to know about. Then when I’d get those things, I’d feel so empty and the only way I’d get out of my funk was by planning the next “thing” I wanted to get.

This applies to a lot of people and I’m sure you can even identify a point in your life where you’ve all but given up and you just kept hoping that the future would get better.  Well it doesn’t unless you do this ONE thing….

Protect your confidence at all costs!

How do you do that? Well I’ve run out of time here, but I would love to chat with you about about it. Email me here or leave a comment in the space provided below.

Jerry “stoicurean” Washington

P.S. The reason why I chose that moniker for today is because living the good life is a fine balance of building confidence and building discipline. It’s not easy, but there are a few simple tricks and tips that I’ve learned that have taken me (and will take you if you ask) to the next level in terms of everyday performance and value I feel I’m giving to the world.  You wanna pick up some of what I’m laying down? Just shoot me an email. That simple. Talk soon…