Greener Living

23 04 2013

Greener Living

Since Earth Day was yesterday I thought maybe I should post something up.  So here is a link to some tips to being more “Green.”  I feel like we can all do a little bit better at taking care of our planet.  I’m not the type that says go out and buy a Prius, put solar panels on your home, and start living off the grid.  I’m in no way an extreme “green” person….I drive an ’08 M3 that has a V8 and 414 horsepower, so obviously it doesn’t get 100mpg, but I do have all CFL lightbulbs in my home and hope to be upgrading to LED’s in a short time.  So my point is, try to do something this year to be a bit more green.  Let’s try and treat our Earth with a little more love, after all it is our home!

Life & Lifestyle

3 01 2013

When you look at those two words, what is it that comes to mind?

For me, Life represents the overall experience that we have while we are alive.  Lifestyle, represents the “things” we enjoy while we experience “life.”  So in reality they go hand in hand.  I think the real trick in life is to enjoy every minute of every day, regardless of what “lifestyle” perks you have or don’t have.  In other words be happy with where you are.  If you are trying to improve your lifestyle/life, keep it up!  But don’t let your goal, be your only happiness.  Let the journey to your goal be part of the happiness.

I know it’s easier said then done, but life is short and we need to seize every moment we can!

Thoughts or comments are always welcome!

Remembrance is Power

29 05 2012

So after this weekend, I started thinking about the power that remembering those that have passed before us can bring.
I mean, I haven’t seen a world war! I was raised by my grand “parents” and my dad had many stories from WWII that he shared with me. The reason I think remembering family that have gone before is quite simple. They went through a lot of things that my generation hasn’t had to deal with. That in itself gave them a greater respect for others, and country. I feel like in this day the respect is lost. For all of you that remember when 9-11 happened, I think that had an impact on us at the time and we had pride in our country again.
I don’t think we need tragedies to happen in order for us to have pride in our country and love for eachother….we just need to look back on events throughout time that have impacted us or those that came before us.
Why is remembering power? Because it can change the way we view our situation and humble us to the point we are grateful for our freedom, and ultimately our power to choose.
My love and thanks go out to all military that are active, inactive, or as my dad is passed on. I thank you for your pride in our country and the freedoms it provides! Also, my good feelings of love and care go out to all of you. Let us remember what we should be thankful for everyday and it will empower our society!

Price of Wealth

7 05 2012

I am constantly amazed at the response created by money.  If I were to stand in the street and throw $100 bills into the air, what kind of response would I get?  People clambering to get themselves one or more of those precious bills.  There might be some fighting or at least anger created over them too.  It would be like releasing a pack of lions into a butcher shop.

Is that what kind of people we are at our core?  Are we just tame wild animal’s?  Tame from day to day, but when something like money is involved we allow ourselves to become wild and uncontrollable?  The reason I bring this up, is because I’ve heard stories and seen families literally torn apart because of “earthly” possessions.  Is it really worth it?  Should we let relationships with family, friends, or anyone we care about deteriorate because of something like money or possessions?

I would write my typical “No” response above, because I feel it’s a no brainer…….but I don’t think everyone would agree with that statement.  The phrase that comes to mind at this point is, “it’s not how you act, but how you react!”  I think you can tell more about a person by the way they react then you can by how they act.  People are very good at portraying the person they want everyone to think they are.  But when something happens and you react out of instinct, that is a more true portrayal of the type of person you are.  At least in my opinion.

If you throw the almighty dollar into the mix, it is likely to bring to the surface everyone’s core personality.  The old saying “money is the root of all evil.” doesn’t paint the whole picture.  Money can be used to benefit and enrich lives, the pursuit of money at all cost is in itself evil.  The love or lust of money over family, friends, or others is also evil.  Do I love money?  Why yes I do.  Would I put money over my family, or even friends?  No way!

My point today is this.  Don’t allow yourselves to have money make the person you are!  Money can be used to benefit your life, but don’t let it control you.  If you see that money is causing contention in your personal life, try to look at the other aspects of your life and you will see it’s not worth the drama.

Let money bless your life and the lives of those around you, but don’t let it take over your life.  When you look back on your life when you know you are coming to the end……don’t let your story be all about the benjamins!


Different People, Different Personalities

26 03 2012

First of all, let me welcome myself back from the twilight zone of posting.  I’d like to say that I just had been lazy last week, and am now back on the posting horse!

I was thinking this morning about how different people are.  Yes, we all might have some things in common, but the reality is that for the most part we are all very different.  Some people are full of energy, while others aren’t.  Some are happy, while some might be gloomy.  You get the point, but isn’t that a great thing?  If we all were alike life would be absolutely boring!  If we all agreed on everything, that would get old quickly.  So what am I getting at?  In life, we are constantly meeting different people, with very different personalities, and how do we interact with them?  Are we able to see things from somebody else’s perspective and try to see where they are coming from even if we don’t agree?  Part of our life experience is to interact with other’s that might not see life the same way we do.

But at the same time, the differing personalities that are so abundant now days, can also be used to our advantage.  How you ask?  Well, in business you are trying to reach out to as many different social groups as you can.  The more groups you have that “like” what you have to offer the better your bottom line is going to be right?  So learning to see the good in everyone is something that not only will help you in everyday life, but could help you in business too.  What I’m trying to say is, just because we are all different and don’t have the same “tastes” doesn’t mean we can’t get along and even be friends with one another.  If you struggle with getting along with people, try and make this a focus in your life and you will be amazed at how much difference it can have in your life.  Business and Personal life is built on relationships and the better we are at seeing past other’s faults and only seeing the good in others, the better our lives will be too!