The 3 things that can help improve any situation: Family…Freedom…FUNcition

Everyone has their version of what the real American dream is. Some may say that becoming a famous football, basketball or baseball player is the dream. Then there are others that say becoming an actor or music artist is the way to go. So whatever the American dream means to you I believe that at some point family, freedom or function will be the starting point for your success.

#1.) Family

This is by far the most important aspect to gaining great success in life. Where would most of us be, if we didn’t have a family? When you involve your family in your potential business endeavors, what eventually happens is that you will notice a change in the attitudes. Your wife will have a new found respect for you. Your kids, for those that have kids, they will find you to be more fun to be around with. This is a journey that I’m still discovering to this day. Just think for a second, what if you didn’t have family at all. What would you do? Well the answer to that is to make one. I mean that by saying hookup with like minded people. If you still have a day job, then attempt to go to them for support and if you still can’t find anyone then, you might as well just jump off a cliff or something because I don’t know what else to tell you. I’m kidding of course….please don’t commit suicide. But do kill self-doubt. Back to my point, when you have someone that sees that you are trying to become better, hold on to that person don’t let them go.

#2.) Freedom

Ahhh…freedom,the very word that this nation was founded on. Every man desires some sort of freedom in life. But the kind of freedom I’m talking about is the free to do whatever the hell you want to do and when you want to do it. This is a mindset that you must adopt because it will be your guide from here on out. In order for you to get what you want, it is required that you do the hard stuff first. This is where most men fail because right when a change is about to come, they stop doing what got them there. We say things like, “I just don’t have the time”, “its costing too much money” “no one will help me” “this is stupid, I knew it was a scam”. These are the roads to a man’s failure. True freedom puts you in control of your life.

#3.) Function

You got to have fun in order for you to function. What’s that point of working hard toward your dreams, if you are not having fun doing it. For example, if your goal is to be a great writer but you don’t want to write everyday, then chances are you won’t enjoy doing as a business, not only that you will probably suck anyway…Your job or your business should always and I mean always be enjoyable for you in some form or fashion. The most enjoyable moments for me in my line of work is actually helping people personally. Not when I was told to do the job but just the ordinary joe blow walking the streets. But anyway men, we are often too uptight and serious about stuff. Take a chill people and for once can we think with our brain and not our nuts. Your relationships will improve dramatically if you incorporate more fun in it. Fun is the cryptonite to stress.

In The Ring With Life

Life is a fight of wills, a never-ending battle of good versus evil. Every day we wake up, we have to decide what we want to do today. Some of us have to get to work, while others don’t have a job to go to. Life is not full of fun and games, it’s a formidable foe that is relentless. Only the strong shall survive in this battle and the ones that don’t they loose hope. The fight that they once had is no longer there. When life deals a powerful blow it can take all the fight out of a person. These are the people you see every day, like a cancer victim. Yes, it’s a terrible thing to have such a disease but there countless of people that didn’t give in. They fought to the very end, some even defeated cancer. That’s the funny thing about life, it will throw all sorts of stuff your way. Drugs, alcohol, sex, money and death. Life has no mercy it will not stop, ever…

AND YOU SHOULD’NT STOP FIGHTING EITHER!!!!

When you are in the ring of life, which starts as soon as you are born there are so many challenges that lay ahead. But with every challenge, one must have motivation. Without motivation to face it, you will be defeated. So, what’s challenging you today? Really sit down and think about that for a moment. What’s stopping you from being the best thing since sliced bread? You may laugh and you should because laughter sends positive emotions to your sub-conscious and in turn relieves stress. But that’s a whole another topic. But yeah think about it. Not just pause for a moment, no…. because your brain is doing too much already. When your relaxed, calm, at ease with no distractions everything that wasn’t clear will be easier to attain.To me, boxing is more demanding physically than any other sport because a boxer has to train his entire body to lay punches and take them too. Not being good at football, baseball, basketball or hockey means that you will more than likely not make the team. Not being good at boxing will get you hurt because it’s a solo effort that puts you in that ring to battle..!!

That’s how you need to approach life and all obstacles that come your way. It’s just you, no one is there to back up and save you. Life has the prize belt and you are the contender. Nobody likes you, nobody is cheering for you, they want you to loose and loose bad. You must understand and retain this in your mind that even though you have people in your life that love and care for you; it is still your life. Yes, the support of loved ones helps a lot but what if you didn’t have that. There are way more people against you than you realize it. They want to see you fail in every aspect of life, so they can say “see I told you so”. See, life is the champion and it has so many tactics to hit you with that you can never be prepared. And I mean never…

But…

This is where you come with your counter attack and the never quit attitude.

Life hits you with an uppercut, you fall on your ass. Now you’re dazed confused laying on the ground, its count time. Will you get up, can you get up? YES…. you can get up, life is shocked it just laid its signature move to K.O. you. But you got back on your foot, you kept pushing, you didn’t stop. You took blow after blow after blow from life’s arsenal of weapons. You want that prize belt, you want to knock down life this time because NOW you truly believe you can…

This is how you must approach everything that comes your way.

Greatness is within you!!!

 

How Do You Deal With Stress?

Everyone has their own way of dealing with stress, so what’s yours? Do you let your stress affect the place where your work? Do you bring stress from work to your home? Is stress stopping you from wanting to do more with your life? The point is that if you let stress take over your well being then, yes it will consume you and anyone that is around you. I pretty sure you have heard that a single person can light up a whole room, maybe you know someone like that. So when we start stressing about bills, work, relationships it sends a negative energy that can sometimes be as strong as positive energy, if you let it.

What you have to understand is that everything runs on some type of energy. Your energy towards life will dictate how you progress. Listen, there is one thing that you must always do, each and every day and that is absolutely nothing. That’s right, take a few minutes out of your day and evaluate what you’re ultimate goal is. Goals keep you positive and gives you a sense of direction. Cause it’s very easy to lose focus when things get tough. Just remember, stress is just energy that’s all. You can’t destroy it but you can control it. Take for example a fire, if you let that fire keep burning, it’s going to get bigger and hotter. A fire can get so hot that water seems to have no effect at all and it can take hours sometimes for it to be controlled. So don’t become that out of control fire.

I Have Fear…Do you?

Yes, just like the title says, I have fear. Fear is something that can either make you a coward or give you courage. For me, it has made me a coward for years in all parts of my life since I can remember. Regret has only made that fear more powerful, so has procrastinating and let’s not forget laziness. I have been all three of these negative acts of emotion that have defeated me countless of times. My father died when I was just a teenager from a heart attack, I didn’t graduate high school so I had to get a GED. I then went to college online for a number of years and accumulated over 100k in student loan debt. I got married young to someone I really didn’t love but had a child anyway by her.

There was a point in my life that I could only hold a job for 6 months at the most. I rarely held a job for a year or more. I wasted so much of my own money trying to figure out ways to make more money and not work for someone else. Know, I want you to understand something about me. I really hate working for someone else and answering to someone else as it relates to a job. I know what you are saying, “well Reginald everyone feels that way”. Well, that’s not entirely true because some people love going to work every day. Then there are some people that love what they do but hate doing it for someone else. There are two types of people in this world, the first type of person, is the one that plays it safe by having a job to go to with benefits. This person lets call him Eric looks forward to retiring one day from his job with full benefits. Eric doesn’t take to many risks in life because he really doesn’t need to. Eric reports to work and his boss tells him what needs to be done today. Eric does what he is told but there are times hen Eric wishes he could just have his own business and do the same thing. Eric thinks about it from time to time but he lets fear take over that idea/dream. The fear inside Eric is strong that he would rather keep working for the rest of his life for someone, rather than take a chance by risking everything to start his own business.

The next type of person is a risk taker and dreamer lets call him Chris. Chris really doesn’t care too much about his job because he wants to work for himself one day. The problem is that Chris doesn’t know how to do it nor does he really know what he wants to do. Chris has the passion but doesn’t have the path. And you have to have both in order to accomplish your dreams. Fear has prevented Chris from finding that path because he has yet attempted to start it. Once he figures out that he just needs to place one foot on the path, it will pave its own way.

Fear gave me the courage to write this article because I want you guys to understand that I know how you feel and what you are going through. But I want to let you know that it’s okay to have fear but it’s not okay to be scared. When you are scared you are defeated don’t let that happen to you. Pursue your dreams, conquer your fears and I will meet you on the other side with open arms.

Why Working From Home Can Be A Key To Happiness

 

In present days’ world, the simplest way to make money and save your time is to work at, or from your home. Working from home through the web stands out as the perfect work-from-home business and is also the ideal method to build up as an entrepreneur. There are several ways to work from home yet still make money. In actual fact, the Internet has made this a real possibility for many individuals. If you haven’t ever before taken the possibility to search for work from home employment opportunities on the internet, you probably should.

Though there are many online money making options available, among the best ways to earn money online would be to start a business online. In fact, it is nowadays easier than it has ever been before. As long as you don’t want to rent an outlet or even, find a warehouse, or even pay someone to make a website. The Cyberspace has changed how we conduct business and it is nowadays easier than ever to start off a business and start working from home. Let’s look at just how simple it can be from affiliate marketing online to network marketing, multilevel marketing and internet marketing and so on.

Whatever you want to promote affiliate marketing is not a stranger to the online world and certainly no stranger to network marketers and even article marketing continues to be a successful way to market your online business or blog. Affiliate marketing offers an exceptional opportunity for people who do not have a lot of startup capital or time and effort to put together a tremendous campaign. Affiliate marketing has some very good merits which includes absolutely no product of your own, zero stock, no delivery or overhead with zero real sales push.

Most of the bloggers together with site owners think that posting a great product analysis will work nevertheless this is not sufficient. You need a perfect Affiliate Marketing Tactic and must focus on it to generate product sales from your links. Commission basis is the real deal in affiliate marketer this really is a key advantage as each time that somebody makes an order, the affiliate will get a set commission of the profit and also huge audience help move sale’s, having built up several marketing lists or websites, they may make use of their vast audience base and make sure that the traffic they send over to the vendor is qualified and that sales are created, making the affiliate more income.

Working at home is not new but not everyone is capable of withstand being socially secluded. Not everybody is organized enough. Only you know what precisely you are capable of doing. There are several people changing work plans because they are fed up with the heavy toll that commuting plays their lives. Workplace as well as commuting stress can lead to high-blood pressure, recurring headaches, backaches, alcoholism, drug abuse, as well as infection. You definitely have to be inspired and seriously interested in this for it to work. In case you are serious about working from home, you will probably find a way to ensure it works for you.