From the heart

Throwing out some love this morning.

1. Don’t go to college because you think this is the right thing to do. You have no idea what the hell you want to be anyways. If you’re going to do anything, I say travel the world and live out of a backpack meeting people and collecting experiences for a year or two. Work random ass jobs and have fun. Or start building a startup. I could careless, just do something.

2. Don’t try to meet a hot chick just because your friends have hot chicks. Wait for the right girl to come along. Yeah, you should play the field, but don’t settle down till you meet the right one. Find your warrior princess like I did.

3. Your goal shouldn’t be just to graduate. If you’re going to graduate, graduate with something you can use.

4. Don’t get a job find a passion. Jobs are for people who are depressed, divorced, and pissed off. Find a passion and live it out everyday in everything that you do.

5. Get married when your ready. Don’t get married because anyone is forcing you. If your friends are married great, this doesn’t mean you have to follow. Do it when your ready. Who knows, maybe there are some things you want to accomplish first.

6. Houses are a big responsibility and they will tie you down. You have to mow the lawn, take care of the things that breaks, and more importantly, you will feel stuck. It’s not the cool thing to do to own a home.

7. Dogs: Yeah they’re cute and fun to play with, but they are a big responsibility. Everytime you want to go somewhere or travel you have to find someone to watch them. Do you want this hassle and worry? I learned the hard way. I used to have dogs and they quickly became a pain – I no longer have dogs.

8. I have a little boy do any time. This is one of the best things that has ever happened to me and I don’t even have the kid yet. However, don’t force it, let it happen on its own. God knows when your ready.

9. Divorce sucks ass. I don’t believe in it. You make a commitment and you figure the shit out. My wife and I have almost killed each other so many times I can’t even count. But today, she is my cheerleader and I love her with all my heart. Appreciate your wives and tell them how much you love them everyday.

Don’t live the same story everyone else lives and end up depressed and lonely. Game change this shit. Live different. Be different. And enjoy every second you have on this earth.

There it is, from the heart.

 

BALANCE

The Key word for today is balance. Last night when we opened up for Q&A I was asked one of the best questions anyone could have asked. A man at cornerstone last night said “how do you balance being an entrepreneur, staying close to God, having a family/wife, and everything else in your life.”

I said to the class this is no easy task and everyone may have a different philosophy and approach however for me its about “BALANCE”. The definition of balance is; A weighing device, especially one consisting of a rigid beam horizontally suspended by a low-friction support at its center, with identical weighing pans hung at either end, one of which holds an unknown weight while the effective weight in the other is increased by known amounts until the beam is level and motionless.

Now lets think about this. Think of it as a huge life scale. On one side we have work, to-do lists, responsibilities, dreams, passions, ideas, and probably lots of other crazy things going on in your head. Then on the other side we have God, your wife, your family, your home, and again probably many other things.

Now what happens when one side of the scale gets heavier than the other? The weight falls out of one side, right?

Has this ever happened to you? Maybe you had allot of things going on at work and forgot to do some things for your wife so she got upset with you. What happened to the scale? It got out of balance.

Balance is a very challenging thing, however if you can remember four major things you will accomplish far greater things than you ever imagined.

1. Keep your faith and remember we are all sinners saved by grace.

2. God will never give you more than you can handle.

3. Though ask shall receive.

4. Keep your balance and don’t fall off the scale and get hurt.

Challenge: Get an actual scale and place it somewhere you always look. Then find little flat rocks or something with a little weight that you can write on. Take and write on all the rocks both family things and your work related things and place them in the scale. Then go about your days and when you make a mistake in one area of your life take a rock out of that side of the scale. The goal is to always keep the scale balanced.

Is your life in balance or is your life scale about to tip? Take some steps this week to get your life in balance.