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Words Do Matter

16 Jun

WORDS DO MATTER.
Its messed up with what happened to the congressmen/ladies and the cops in DC. There’s no excuse, except nuts should not be allowed to own guns. Liberals have been saying this for years.

Ted Nugent of all people is saying “maybe we need to tone down the rhetoric”. He is the same guy who said that president Obama and Hillary can suck on his gun, and other threats. Sarah Palin had a poster of bulls-eyes on congressmen, one of them was the guy who was shot in the hip.

Us “snowflake” liberals have been saying for years that this kind of talk, behavior is not acceptable. No one on the other-side of the tracks said a word, but called us names all day long. Now that someone got attacked by a nut-job, it needs to be toned down? It should have been toned down a long time ago. We have a sitting president who said he could still win if he shot someone on 5th ave. and his supporters cheered.

Political correctness and being polite does matter.
Yet still liberals are being called all kinds of names and that we are all terrorists, all because of one asshole. What about the ALT right, racist hate groups who support the president and have been killing people due to their race, and/or religion?

This has to stop. WORDS DO MATTER!!!!!

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Be the tree, not the lawn mower.

16 Nov

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As a child this is the house I grew up in. Taking these pictures brought back many memories. One of which I noticed that there are now 3 trees in the front yard and not just 1. I remember many hot summer days mowing that huge corner lot.  And having many ladies stop by just to visit me , NOT!!! I also remembering leaving the one tree alone, mowing around it. Can you guess which one? If you guess the one farthest from the house you are correct. When the other 2 would start to grow, I would go over it with the lawn mower as I would mow the grass.

If those 2 trees just gave into the lawn mower, they would not be alive today. But they kept on fighting and they came back bigger and stronger than the one that was left alone to grow. Those 2 trees should be an inspiration to humans who happen to be picked on or are told they are not good enough, or strong enough, or smart enough. If these 2 trees started crying or gave up after the first time the lawn mower cut them down, they would not be seen by anyone and I would not be writing this blog about INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION.

Next time you or someone you know are being degraded by a human lawn mower, just tell them or yourself to be like a tree. If they look at you funny tell them this true story. Show them this blog or read it to them. Folks need to TREE UP AND GET A BACKBONE. You can be what you want in life, no matter what your age is or what is going on in your life.

Just think, that mower that cut those 2 trees down every time the grass was mowed, is now in some dump sight rusting away. All the while the 2 trees it cut down are now big and alive, all for everyone to see in their full monty.

Paranoia , fear, and greed .

2 Sep

These are the three major factors that drive some people and businesses in America today. Look around and see how people,companies,and the media acts and talks. If you hear people talk and what they say or don’t say, they will have one of these 3 if not all 3 of these traits ( not all Americans, just the ones who have an empty soul ).

Take for instance the wars we get ourselves into. The only one that I see justified is Afghanistan. We should be out of there now ( we did our mission ). The Iraq war was started off of President Bushes fear and paranoia and the Military industrial complex’s greed. Now look at Syria. Yes I feel sorry for the people over there, but we have no reason to go there. I feel the Military industrial complex is pushing for a war there. It’s about their profits. It has nothing to do with Americas safety or freedoms. We need to stop making excuses for bombing other countries. What if another country helped the south during our civil war? Let the other countries fight it out on their own.

Now look at the gun industry. They push fear into so many folks and that drives up gun sales. They want high crime because that will drive up gun sales among the fearful, paranoid people in America. If you do not believe me, look at the amount of guns and ammunition being sold today. I am not against guns, I am against companies feeding fear into already paranoid people all for their corporate greed.

Look at politics and the workplace. You will see people acting paranoid and fearful by their actions or lack of actions and words. We should not be living like this. We need to get back to simple basics and stop worrying about what others can or will do to us. Put religion into your life and you will be at peace with yourself.

A few weeks ago I was having a discussion about running a business with an older gentleman. He sounded like he knew what he was talking about, so I was asking questions. His response was,” I can’t tell you everything, because that will allow you to go make money for yourself”. Now does that sound like he has all 3 traits? I would say yes. What’s he afraid of? What’s he paranoid about? And why does he have so much greed , that he does not want to see others make money?

If you watch the reality show Big Brother, you will see all 3 of these traits and it’s very sad and sick at the same time. There is paranoia, fear, and greed in about 90% of the players on that show. Why are all 3 traits running wild in our society? Look around you and see if you can change anything about yourself, then work on others.

We need to calm down and get back to the simpler things in life.

Use your position for good, not evil.

20 Apr

I have to write this from a personal point of view. It’s about people with authority and power who do all they can to make others feel like they are less than what they really are. I see it going on with my daughter, and her track teammates. It even happens in the class rooms and offices across this country.  I personally find it very disgusting when people do this and grin while they do and say things to others.

A few of my daughters track coaches feel it necessary to degrade kids and make them cry instead of making them feel like they are part of the team no matter what their talent level is. I am doing all I can to not go up and make myself sound like a fool and say what needs to be said. A real coach or teacher will do what it takes to bring the best out in a child. A real boss will do the same as well. I have seen people of power do what it takes to make people quiet or give up just for grins and the satisfaction of knowing they can.

30 years ago mentors of kids ( coaches and teachers ) would bring the best out of any child. Not today, is it because the coaches and teachers have no clue as to what they are doing? Good supervisors bring out the best on co-workers as well. They are out there, but not as many as there use to be. I have a few real good ones above me, but I have been at places where they should have been fired instead of the workers below them.

I think all teachers and coaches should be evaluated and tested on their ability to deal with humans and not just books. A lot of them would be fired if you ask me . I feel we can do better instead of accepting that this is all we got to mentor our kids at school.

Negativity can be the best motivator.

31 Mar

If you have never had a Debbie downer type of day in your life, then this post is not for you ( and you may not be human). We all have had rough times in our lives. Heck you may have one right now. I am here to tell you that’s a great thing. First it still means that you are alive and living. It is much better than the alternative, DEATH!
Your inner soul is letting you feel depressed for one simple reason. It’s the fuel to your fire so you get up and fix what’s wrong in your life. Have you ever had one of those days where you just sit and cuss yourself out ? Have you ever sat back and wished your life was different? You can change that. You can go in the opposite direction of where you are going.

Yes at first it will be difficult and it will feel like you are not making progress. But a huge train starts out slow and after a while it’s moving and nothing can stop it. You can be that huge train.  Look at being depressed and living a negative life as an old coach you had at one time. You know the one who kept yelling at you all the time. What did you do about his yelling? Answer: you tried harder to be a better athlete for two reasons, 1) to shut his tail up, and 2) to prove him wrong.

So use you depressed life and bad situation as that internal coach. GET OFF YOUR ASS AND FIX WHAT’S WRONG!!! It can and will be done. Your life will and can get better. It’s never too late to be what you have always wanted to be in life. There are many roads you can travel in life to get to where you want to be.

NEGATIVITY IS THE BEST MOTIVATOR IN LIFE. embrace it and use it for the positive in your life. Bad days are also there to remind you that good days are going to be better and they are in YOUR FUTURE!!!

Your mind is very strong. It’s way of thinking is the first step to success or the first step to being depressed and using excuses for failure. If you’re not happy with yourself no one will be. sometimes you are all you have. So be your best friend.

I dare you to read this!

27 Feb

There are those out there who think taking care of oneself or thinking about oneself is the best practice in life. Whether if it’s ones personal life, the business world or on a sports team. I am here to tell you that is the wrong way to go through life.

Here is a prime example of my belief system. Last week Kansas City,Missouri had a nice snow storm. After it stopped snowing , I went out and started to shovel the snow. Not only did I do my stoop and sidewalk. I kept on shoveling down the sidewalk and up other people’s stoops. All the while the other men on the street just did their sidewalk and stoop. They did however stop and stare at me as if I was nuts (I am the oldest man on the block and in the best shape).

Well this week we had another snow storm. By the time I got outside to shovel, the other men started doing what I did the last week. They did not stop at the end of their sidewalk. They kept on shoveling other folks stoops and sidewalks. I may have looked like odd man out the first time, but I led by example. The older folks and single ladies didn’t have to fend for themselves. Paying it forward is contagious.

Look at it this way in the business world. A good CEO or manager will only make themselves better, and a great CEO or manager will make the whole company or department better. It’s called leading by example. It’s called motivation. It’s called longevity. A good CEO or manager will cut cost on their product or use the scare tactic to make a profit. A great CEO or manager will get their workers to do the right thing out of the kindness of their heart and willingness to please the higher-ups.

A good athlete will go for the best stats on the team and not the win. When they get tired of losing they will ask to be traded. A great player will stay on the same team and get the rest of the players to step it up for the championship trophy. Their stats are secondary and the team’s success is primary. When the team becomes the best , then their stats will also be the leagues best in the end.

TRY TO BE THE GREATEST AND NOT JUST GOOD. HELP OTHERS AND PERSONAL GREED WILL NOT BE A PART OF YOUR LIFE. YOU WILL HAVE MORE SUCCESS.

HOPE! It’s more then just a word.

19 Sep

Today my friends, I’m going to talk about the word hope. This is one word that starts out as an open ending word, and what follows this powerful word sends the meaning of the word in one direction or another.

The dictionaries definition is this ; a feeling that what is wanted will happen, desire accompanied. To want or expect. Today this word is more powerful than any other word I can think of in our vocabulary. The economy is still rough, politics are nasty as they ever been, and friends or not so good of friends use both (economy & politics) to try to make you feel inferior. They are “hoping” that you cave in and submit to their ways with not so good tactics. So HOPE in their world is of the negative ending, from my point of view.

I try to hope for a better word, less arguing, hating, stealing, hoarding,killings,ect… What sounds better to you? I HOPE HE WINS? or, I HOPE HE GETS HIS BUTT BEAT DOWN AND LOSES? I would say the first question. But there are a lot of people who think in the mindset of the second question. That to me is sad. We as a world need to finish the word HOPE with a positive ending of words. It may not fix the economy or politics, but it sure will make people feel better and not stressed out. That my friend may change minds of companies ,and they may start hiring again. Politics may calm down, your neighbor may say hello to you, your family may be happier as well.

I hope 10,000 people read this, even if they post nasty comments or disagree. I hope I can change some minds on how they think. I hope you have a healthy life. I hope you wake up happy even if you have to do something you do not like that day. I hope you can eat more than one meal a day. I hope your family is a loud one, that means they are alive and healthy. I hope you help your neighbor, even if you are not talkative with them.  I hope your heater does not break during the winter.

The only way to put HOPE into action is to change the way you think . Then act upon it with good intentions, even if you do not make a single penny off of your actions. Good HOPE will take the stress and frown lines out of your face as well. Good hope will make you more attractive to others.

Even if you are not a religious person , read PSALMS CHAPTERS 9-10. Those are so true to todays world. It will take 3 minutes to read them.

TEACH YOUR CHILD HAPPINESS. AND THEY WILL KNOW THE VALUE OF LIFE, NOT THE PRICE OF IT.

Hope hat on ZAZZLE. http://www.zazzle.com/hope_trucker_hat-148818285801933475

A Champion or Self Gratifier ( lazy bragger ) ?

14 Sep

I have noticed there are two kinds of people in this world. A self gratifier ( a lazy bragger ) or a true champion. What one are you ?

A self gratifier is one who will sit on their butt and do nothing when no one is around. They will take credit for work they did not do. When others are around they will be the ones who will then work hard to get noticed , and then act like they work like that all the time. They are also the ones who just want the spot light on them , and that is all they care about. They are not a true team player.When the truth is they are very lazy and have this grandiose attitude about themselves. This happens so much in the world of sports and at the work place. I know that you know people like this. If you don’t then maybe you are this type of person.

A true champion is one who works their tail off even when they are the only one in the room. They are the ones who show up to work early or stay late to get a job done. They are the least concerned about employee of the month award. They are the athlete who will sweat their butt off when they are the only one in the weight room or gym. They will play their butt off even if there are only 3 people in the stands. A true champion is not concerned about awards. They will do what it takes to make the company or team a better place to be. If you do not know of anyone like this, then maybe YOU are the true champion .

What one have you been ? And what one will you be from this point forward.

GO VOTE, HIT THE GREEN BUTTON. THANK YOU. http://about.me/chadjohnson1

QUOTE OF THE DAY ; We must teach our children to dream with open eyes. ( Harry Edwards ).

 

Don’t be owned ever again !

11 Sep

Have you ever had a day where someone at work or in your life made you so mad or hurt you could not think straight ? Well that is about to change after you read this blog ( I hope, we need love and peace in our lives ).

The anger or hate you have for the person or situation has your thoughts all wrapped up . You can’t even see straight or think without getting a headache. You are out of energy because your body is full of rage. Sit back and think out that. Did you have a day full of accomplishments that day or week or month ( however mad you let yourself be) ? I will put all of my savings ( 25 cents ) on that bet, and say no. You probably had a rotten time with all of that anger, upset thoughts and rage  running through your D.N.A..

Next time you get mad or upset at a boss, coach, friend, or loved one you have 5 minutes to be mad. Then it’s time to move on with a clear head so you can own your life. You see when you are consumed with all that negative thoughts or actions , that person or situation own you. They are controlling your every move and thought without them being there.

Do you want someone to have that much control over your life that it affects the way you breath or lack of sleep you get from the blood boiling in your body. Heck it may even cause a heart attack. Who wants to live like that? Someone who you have issues with can ruin your life and they may not even be there physically , but they are there in your head.

Make today the last day ANYONE in this world has ownership over you. Have just 5 minutes of anger and move on, you are better than that. You own yourself and be proud of who you are. Take ownership of who you are and how happy you want to be.

When you are mad your breathing controls your emotions, so next time you’re mad slow your breathing down and relax the shoulders and stomach. Just say to yourself , ” it will get better”. Misery loves company, so maybe they are miserable and want to see you in a crappy life. Don’t fall for their games.

GRUDGES KILL, live your life anger and hate free. Love yourself enough to not think about the hate and irritation they throw your way.

QUOTE OF THE DAY ; Believe it ! High expectations are the key to everything. ( Sam Walton ).

VOTE FOR ME ONCE A DAY. I WILL BE ON TIMES SQUARE. SPREAD THE WORD, THANK YOU. http://about.me/chadjohnson1

Land of the Lost.

2 Sep

If you are ever lost in an area you are not familiar with, act like you know where you are going. From all of my years on this crazy planet , I have seen some evil things happen to lost souls . How many of you out there have been lost and asked for directions ? If you are reading this or got to where you are going , then you are one of the lucky ones.

I have always said ” if you are lost , you are not “. That means act like you are part of the community and like you know what you are doing or going. I say this because too many times people can sense when a person is lost or scared and will jack with you. Like how dogs smell fear and attack. If you are in a city and your actions show you are not from there , you will get hooked ( robbed or attacked). How many times does you hear stories on news about out of towners getting slid on ? Or people disappearing and never seen again ? Don’t ever act lost and think you will be okay . Yes there are good people out there in this world , but times are tough and people are desperate and will act nuttier  now then ever before .  Never show fear or the dog ( crook ) will jump on you .

If you ask for help, the person helping may be leading you into a bear trap you can not get out of. So find your own way out of the woods .  Back track if you have to or keep stepping in the same line you was going into . This is good advice for any time in your life . Go with your gut feelings and stay the course . Just because your neighborhood or little town is cool, does not mean the other areas will be kind to you. I may not have a college degree , but I do know how to act like I am from your neck of the woods. You got to act like a chameleon and blend in .  Have a back up plan for lost times .

This is just my advice and not all advice works for everyone. Be safe and enjoy life . Stop the hate .

QOUTE OF THE DAY ; At least once a day , allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself . ( Albert Einstein ).

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