Friday, August 29, 2014

Burnout

A burnout happens when someone has been doing something he didn't want to do for too long. How can someone have a burnout when he's looking forward to work every morning?

While it's true that too much of a good thing can be bad-too much of a bad thing is worse.

The surest way to have a burnout is when you have to do something vs wanting to do it. If you're passionate about you do but have to do it to pay the bills then the passion is replaced with stress which will eventually burn you out.

Be debt free and do the things you're passionate about.

*This post can also be found on Men 2.0

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Boredom Kills Relationships

A boring relationship won't last. Chris Brady once said "If you can laugh with someone then really what can you do with them?"

I was dating a girl a while ago (we'll call her Mandy). Mandy was really passionate about movies. All she would do is sit around and watch movies all day. While movies can be exciting, sitting on a coach all the time is boring. After a few months of this, boredom was the dominant feeling of that relationship and it ended soon after that.

We can only feel one emotion at a time. If boredom is the dominant one in most cases then love isn't and that can be felt by our partner.

Do exciting things with the relationships you want to keep if you want to keep them.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One Of The Funniest Ones!

Some commercials just stick with you throughout the years and this is one of them. I first saw this maybe 10 years ago and it stuck with me ever since. When I think about it, I don't think about the product, however, only about the guy that's in pain. Check it out!



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

We Can Have More Than One Mentor

First of all, we should all have mentors in life. Those of us that do know that it's okay to have more than one.

We should not, for example, talk about our fitness goals to someone who's known to be good with money but has poor health. Finances should always be the subject of discussion with that person.

Know what you want and then find people who are willing to teach you how to get it. It can be one thing per mentor or many things. It depends on their level of expertise on the subject.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fitting In

For as long as I can remember, I always had issues with "Fitting in" and for the longest time it affected me negatively.

"Don't copy what others are doing and thinking. You'll conquer more-and be truer to yourself-when you put in the emotional investment to be different." -Dan Waldschmidt

Today I now see that my "Fitting in" issues was a blessing in disguised. There's value in originality. Here's the thing; everybody that said "you're different" never meant it in a negative way. Different doesn't necessarily mean better - but it does mean "interesting".

"Being different is in itself success. Why? Because most of us have a hard time being different." -Dan Waldschmidt

Be your own person!

Friday, August 22, 2014

We're all Killers

Today, I had an argument with a friend who's about to join the army. She said that she wants to be in the army but doesn't want to kill anyone so she'll take a desk job of some sort somewhere.

While it is possible to spend a career in the army without physically killing anyone - those people indirectly kill without knowing it. You don't have to be holding the weapon in order to be a killer, you just need to provide it to the soldier and anybody that makes this process easier is responsible for what the combat soldier does with it. This is why the army train their soldiers before combat, so they can minimize the acts of pointless killing.

This doesn't only apply to the Army. The person who works on cars is also indirectly responsible for the death caused by it. If there's a malfunction that caused death or injury, then the person who worked on it is responsible. If there's an accident, the driver is directly responsible and the person(s) that helped give the vehicle to the driver are indirectly responsible.

It's important for us to think before doing anything. When we make a car, we want to make it as safe as we possibly can to protect the lives of those driving it. We can't be giving weapons to irresponsible soldiers either.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The “Secret” of Building A Big Company

Nobody cares more about your business than you do so how do you get it from a small business to a big business?

We’re all worth minimum wage from the neck down; it’s what we know that makes the difference. A company will never be bigger than the thinking of its leader(s).

You want a bigger company? Think bigger! Start by picking up "The Magic of Thinking BIG" book by David J. Schwartz Ph.D. here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

World of Warcraft - Warlords of Draenor

If you're mildly into video games, you probably already know what the next World Of Warcraft expansion is all about. As usual, Blizzard released a mind blowing trailer to advertise the release. See the awesomeness below:



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Laws & Morals

"In today's world, executives are more likely to ask what they can get away with legally than to worry about what's fair and honest. The result is that corporate wrongdoers escape punishment because they find creative ways to skirt the law. Honest executives, instead of focusing on doing their jobs honorably, wind up playing the same legal games dishonest executives play. That is the natural consequences of relying too much on criminal law and too little on civil regulation and, especially, moral norms. [....] Expanding the criminal-fraud laws may be an easy political sell, but it is not a solution. We may wind up with tougher penalties, but we won't get more principled behavior."
-P. 61 of "Make Yourself Unforgettable" book by Dale Carnegie Training

In other words? Adding laws and regulations does not necessarily mean a more honest environment. It's important for us to do things because it's the right thing to do and not attempt to find creative ways to scam someone else.

*Quotes taken from "Make Yourself Unforgettable" by Dale Carnegie Training. The book is available here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Not So Get Rich Quick Scheme

Network marketing has had a lot of bad press in the years since it was first introduce and rightly so. Many scammers have used this method to steal a few hundred bucks out of people (one could argue that the corporate employer/employee is a scam 100% of the time).
Not all network marketing is a scam however. In-fact, many are great and are the only way for some people to be financially free.

I've been part of TEAM (now called LIFE) for roughly 7 years now but haven't done anything with it. I'm still in contact with people I've started with and I was pleasantly surprised to hear that they've been successful. It took them roughly 7 years (not a get rich quick scheme ... although it's quicker than the 45 year plan) and are now in a better financial position than they were when they first started.

I have absolutely no issues with recommending LIFE to you since I now KNOW that it's not a scam. YOU, however, have to make it work. It worked for my friend - will it work for you?

Check it out here!
http://www.lifeleadership.com/

Friday, August 15, 2014

Finding The Perfect Person

"I will not settle for second best" said the person who recently part ways with her/his partner. People seem to follow their heart instead of leading it. The heart can be deceived, following it may look good in the short term but it's often devastating in the long run.

Not many understand that life isn't about finding the perfect person, it's about learning to love an imperfect person perfectly.

Love, like happiness, is a feeling and feelings come and goes but you'll never love someone you don't respect. Focus on finding things to respect about your partner and love will take care of itself.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Body Type Preferences

It's alright to have a body type preference when it comes to you and/or other people. What's not alright is to voice it out to people you might offend.

To say "I like chubby women" (for example) to a skinny woman might come across as offensive to her.

Be mindful of other people.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Game Glitches

Some games have hilarious glitches and this compilation does a good job at showing us some of the most hilarious ones. Enjoy! :)



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Seeing it Online Doesn't Mean It's True!

I'm seeing more and more people sharing bogus news on Facebook thinking it's real. First of all, if the "news" comes from "Regularjoe.wordpress.com" (or any other blog), and it's not shown on any other news site, scratch it off as being fake.
Some people who own blogs will write anything to generate traffic, regardless if it's true or not, in an attempt to make a buck.

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." -James Madison

When you see news online, braden your search to see if it holds any ground!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Skillet Rise

Skillet (often confused with Skrillex) is a Christian Rock band that's been around since 1996. What I like the most about this Christian band is that you can't tell it is one. It doesn't contain any "allelujah" or biblical verse and someone that isn't Christian can potentially be fooled into thinking they're just a Rock band.

What they do talk about is how weak humans are and the fights we have to partake. Give skillet a listen below to see what I'm talking about!



Friday, August 8, 2014

Vulgarity

I used to be vulgar in my communication. I thought that my vulgarity "enhanced" my thoughts. Well it doesn't!

I stopped being vulgar when I started noticing that the successful people I was associating with, and whom I admired, weren't using those words.
As it turns out, we tend to pick up conversational habits of those we associate with the most. I used to hangout with vulgar people, therefore I was vulgar.

Be mindful of the wording you use when you speak - it indicates to the listener the kind of people you associate with the most.

*This post can also be found on Men 2.0

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fantasy Relationships

We've all been in a situation where we loved someone who didn't love us back. These fantasies we have about those people are stopping us from moving on with our lives. After all, why would we be on the lookout for another, more meaningful, relationship when we still believe in our fantasy?

If you need to beg to be with somebody, that person isn't for you. We need to find ourselves another goal to move towards. The people we'll find along might just be the one for us.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Life Of Priorities

Micheal Jordan is known as the greatest basketball player of all time but his personal life, for a while, was a mess.
Tiger Woods is known as the greatest golfer of all time but his personal life, for a while, was also a mess.

You can have it all and still have nothing. If you acquire money and fame at the expense of your family, it isn't worth it.
Their stories is what helped me understand the importance of prioritizing your life. All priorities are different but I would advise you to at least put your family ahead of your finances. After all, what's the point of having all the money in the world if you don't have anybody to share it with?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

What's Your Biggest Achievement?

It's important to remind ourselves of our biggest achievements when we feel down or second class. It certainly can be a good confidence booster if done without comparing it to someone else's achievements. For some reason, we easily undermine our achievements and over estimate someone else's.

The first thing that comes to my mind is when I read my first self-improvement book, "Eat That Frog!" by Brian Tracy, from cover to cover.
It was quite the feat since I had promised myself that I wouldn't read a single book after High School (yes-I did go through college without reading a book from cover to cover).

Today, I see that milestone as being a major part in how I think. I'm a bit frustrated to see so few taking the time to read a good book.

What's your biggest achievement?

Changing Words to Cover Up

According to National Geographics (August 2014), the U.S. government replaced the term "hunger" with "food insecure" in 2006 to describe households where, sometime during the previous year, people didn't have something to eat.

This, to me, is an attempt to cover up an increasing problem by referencing it to a less impactful wording. It's not the firt time that I hear of something like this and it makes me wonder why they even need to think about making things look less bad then they actually are!

Why are you covering it up? Is it because it looks bad to the eyes of other nations?

*Note: This post isn't to put the U.S. under a negative light since this issue isn't specific to that Country.

Monday, August 4, 2014

New Brunswick Day!

Oh New Brunswick, may you be free and prosper for years to come. Happy New Brunswick Day! :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Most Important Muscle

I did a stupid thing at the gym the other day-I got too confident and went too heavy for my triceps workout and ended up hurting my left shoulder (nothing too serious I don't think). It's the second time that happens, the first time was with a machine for biceps curl (again... too heavy).

Some may argue that the back is the most important muscle. While it is an important muscle, there are ways to exercises even with back pain. When you have shoulder pains, however, you pretty much can't do anything that requires lifting weights!

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