Start Winning

What are you passionate about and to what lengths would you go to experience those things? For years, I worked in a variety of jobs out of necessity, not really doing anything that I enjoyed but merely surviving. I had to have a job if I wanted to have a home. I needed to have a job if I intended to continue to have a legally licensed vehicle. The jobs weren’t terrible. I worked at McDonald’s flipping burgers. I made headlights at North American Lighting. I put together Oprah magazine at R&R Donnelly’s. I worked in the dairy department for Wal-Mart and even drove a fork truck for Coca Cola for a few months.

Those jobs were fine. They paid the bills. I definitely was not passionate about them. Continue reading “Start Winning”

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Your Personal Vision Statement

Future life improvement is something that we should all desire and, I feel, most people truly do, even if it is in small, baby steps. Going back to school for my graduate work was a step for me this past year. However, as it is stated in this article, you do not have to go back to school to continue your education. What am I going to do differently next year in order to improve myself? What am I going to do differently in order to prepare myself a little better for whatever is next in life? Continue reading “Your Personal Vision Statement”

Find A Balance

It was shortly after we were married that I handed our finances over to Elisa. Hold on a second, you might say, what about being the man of the house and running your own ship? Well, I brought a bunch of negative debt into our marriage and all she had was some school loans. It was a no-brainer. Now, that doesn’t mean that I liked the idea. Nobody likes to give up control. However, it was a necessary move and one that paid off spectacularly. Elisa has kept us out of debt for over a decade now. Continue reading “Find A Balance”

If it is something that you love, you will find a way.

There are two kinds of decisions that a person can make at any given time. One of them is based solely on obligations. Many people find themselves in jobs that they hate specifically because of this reason. The job itself is not fulfilling but there is an obligation to provide for a family or even just for yourself so you continue on. The other kind of decision is one that is based on your passion. That is where we will spend our time today. Continue reading “If it is something that you love, you will find a way.”

Stop complaining and do something

I really struggle to understand the perspective of someone who will complain about their life but do very little to improve it. I know this is a pretty vague opening statement that needs a little more discussion but there it is. I feel like many of us (if not the vast majority) have it within ourselves to reach any level of success as long as we put our mind to it and work hard.  Continue reading “Stop complaining and do something”