ORDINARY PEOPLE ASK WHY, EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE ASK WHY NOT?

Johnny is 77 years old, he recently lost his wife, and he now spends his time reflecting on his past. As he sits in his living room, he is reminded by all the times he should have asked “why not”, but instead he asked “why?”

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Johnny was the skeptical one shooting everything down, telling people their ideas were stupid, and never believing in anything or anyone. He had one of the worst attitudes too and no one ever “really” wanted to hang out or be around him – not even his wife or his kids.

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EVERYONE IS DOING IT

Are you living the dream? I am living the dream.

I believe if you’re not dreaming, then you’re not really living. Few people can say that they have lived their dreams. This is saddening to me.

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In fact, I would bet that more people than not when asked if they have lived their dreams would get pretty quite, maybe give you some lame excuses, and change the topic quickly. Why? Because they feel they haven’t done their best to accomplish their dreams.

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MY 6 STEP PROCESS TO DETERMINE IF THE TIMING IS RIGHT

Is the timing right? I don’t know, you will have to ask yourself this question.

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Timing is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself before jumping into anything in your life. Whether it be a marriage, kids, new career, starting a business, or making a move, it really doesn’t matter, just make sure you ask the question. You will be amazed at what you can learn when you actually take the time to ask the question.

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YOU DO NOT NEED MUCH TO BE HAPPY

Do you realize that happiness does not come from all your stuff? I want to ask this again, do you realize that happiness does not come from all your stuff? It is true.

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For years and years I thought the more stuff I had, the happier I would be: more motorcycles, more cars, more houses, more money, more, more more, I wanted more. What was I thinking? I guess I wasn’t, I was just trying to fit in.

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6 TIPS FOR PLAYING IN THIS CLAY ECONOMY

Have you ever played with clay before? I am sure you have, we all have. What was it like for you?

For most people, playing with clay is at first a disaster. Clay is flying all over the place, nothing is taking shape, and your patience’s are running out. Suddenly, as your hands are engulfed in clay madness, something amazing starts to take shape. What is it? No one knows, but it is awesome looking and you created it.

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What started out as a disaster is now turning into something pretty awesome! How did you do it?

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THE WAY TO OVERCOME FEAR IS TO DO IT ANYWAYS

How many of us need to be more like Mother Teresa? Talk about a woman on a mission! She was a Catholic nun of Albanian who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. Ministering to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, she guided the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, all throughout India and into other countries.

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She was as tough as nails and never turned away from doing things anyways. She said, “Feel the fear and do it anyways”.

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RIDICULOUSLY WEIRD IS ALWAYS BETTER

Normal people suck. Why do normal people suck? Because they do what normal people do. What do normal people do? They sit around, commit adultery, steal, have idols, eat to much, drink to much, and end up never really doing anything with their lives or in this world. This is pretty normal these days. This is what normal people do.

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Divorce rates are at the highest they have ever been, depression rates are sky rocketing, and we treat suicide as something people do all the time and it’s ok. None of these things are ok. In fact, everyone should be very pissed off right now because we have gotten to the point where we think these things are normal.

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EMBRACE IT OR GET OUT OF THE WAY

Have you already given up? If you have then I am really sorry for you because this is just the beginning of something amazing.

When everything including our economy is falling apart, there is also something very cool happening. Think of revolutions, they all seem to happen when things are falling apart. What happens in the midst of it all? A new start. An even better one than before. This is what is happening right in front of you. Either embrace it or get out of the way.

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No longer do we see the mass markets, instead they are being replaced by smaller more focused and micro markets. With the internet, we can now connect buyers and sellers from all over the world, more effectively and more cheaply. People are working out of their homes, smaller co-working spaces, yet creating the same if not more value and revenue than before.

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GETTING YOUR COMMUNITY RIGHT

Have you ever felt that your community is just jacked up? You have no idea what is happening or going wrong? Maybe you’re at that point of giving up. If this is you, don’t worry about it, this does happen to everyone.

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However, something you need to know is that it all starts with you. The community might not have to really change, you just might be the one who has to change. Unless you can change yourself, you can’t change your community. You are the game changer almost all the time.

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WHO HAVE YOU GIVEN UP ON?

I found this poem earlier today written by Edgar A. Guest, a prolific English-born American poet who was very popular in the first half of the 20th century. I felt it to fit perfectly with the message I was trying to communicate about never giving up on someone.

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I had to make a few changes to the poem in order for it fit, however it was just so beautiful that I had to use it.

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