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Uber your goals, Lyft your dreams.

1 Nov

I have been driving as an Uber and Lyft driver on the side to make a few dollars. It has been a fun experience and I love it. Each time I set out to drive, I have a destination in mind that I think will be the hotspot for the day. I will turn on the Apps and start the drive to my destination. It never fails and I get pinged to pick riders up before I get to my destination. Now this is a good thing since I am making money. What most of these rides do is take me further and further away from my destination.

All I can do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. If I get upset because my rides are taking me further from where I want to be, I will upset the rider and not enjoy my day. So in other words, just go with it. After about 4-5 hours of driving Uber and Lyft riders around, I notice something, I am at my destination after all with money earned.

Why not live life like an Uber or Lyft driver? Have a goal or destination in mind , but let life’s journey take you wherever life’s events take you. Setting a time on your goals or destinations with a set path will make life frustrating. If you just turn on your daily app with a smile and let things happen ( like I do as an Uber , Lyft driver) life will be way more enjoyable. If you force a certain path in life , you will miss out on the journey . It’s like me passing up on the rides just to get to my destination faster, I would have missed out on meeting new people and not making money along the way.

Your time will come when your life’s Uber or Lyft app will say it’s time to end up at your destination or goal. So enjoy the ride in life and learn from the turns you will take to reach your destination.

Time is subjective.

Foot nailed to the floor?

15 Aug

Do you ever feel like your foot is nailed to the floor , and you keep running in circles ? There are many days that I feel like that since my being laid off. What is the nail in your foot ? Is it a rotten relationship ? Is it a financial situation ? Is it a rotten job ? Is it the neighborhood you live in ? Are you an athlete who is on a losing streak ?

People say you can control your life. To a degree you can. You can control your breathing , and that is about it. You can not control when you are hungry, when you are thirsty, or when you need to go to the bathroom. You can not control what others do, or the environment you are in ( unless you have resources like money or connections ).

You can however be the person who pulls that nail out of your foot and move on ( motivate yourself ). You have to find the help you need to pull that nail out . There are shelters for those who have no place to go but need to leave an abusive relationship. There “may” be other jobs out there to leave the one you are in ( if you find them let me know LOL ). If your finances are jacked up, you may find help with getting a second job and cutting back ( something Washington won’t do ) . If you live in a dangerous neighborhood , there are other places out there. You just need to investigate ( find the right hammer to pull that nail out ) .  If you’re that athlete who has been losing, find the right workout or change-up your diet .

Find the right hammer to pull that nail out of your foot so you stop running in circles while your foot is in pain.  Some nails are longer than others. So keep pulling and don’t stop until that nail is out of your foot.

QUOTE OF THE DAY ; You can not fix the past , you can not decide how the future will come out. But you can live in the now.

Karma ! Really ??

14 Aug

Karma depending on what country you are from or what religion you follow, it may mean something different. I am going to write about the old saying ” what goes around , comes around”. Sometimes I believe that and then I see what others are doing and then I don’t believe that.

How many of you know of someone who always does no good , and yet never has anything bad slap them in the face? You have those cut throat fools at your work place who will steal or lie and then the next week they are your boss ( or the greedy C.E.O ). There are those people who cheat on the ones they are in a relationship with, and the other person never leaves them.  There are those who eat junk food, smoke and never exercise, yet live to be 100 years old ( which aint  bad , but I’m proving a point here).

Then there are those who follow the rules at work to a tee, next day they are the first to be laid off when heads got to roll. There are those real submissive people in a relationship , and they are the ones who are left behind or get knocked around by the other person in the relationship. Then there are those who eat right, work out, and die at 50 years old or less.

I think that some people do live in the circle of KARMA, the ” what goes around comes around” scenario. But there are those that I wrote about above. Their circle has been cut off and has turned into a huge U, and they are on a path that KARMA can not fix.

Some how some way those who do good yet have bad luck slap them in the face, needs to find a force to turn that U into a circle so they have some good in their life. Then the ones who are cut throat fools, an outside force needs to turn their U into a circle so they get what’s coming to them.

DON’T give up people !!! We need to work together and turn the U’s into circles so KARMA completes itself for everyone, not just a select few.

QUOTE OF THE DAY ; First we will be best , and then we will be first. ( Compendium ,INC. ).

Heads up !

12 Aug

Have you ever been to a baseball game ? You’re sitting there enjoying the food and atmosphere and out of the blue sky a foul ball comes screaming for your head. And all you hear is “heads up “!

Well foul balls are like displaced anger. You run into a person at work or a family member and all of a sudden they are yelling at you for no reason. It may be that they are mad at another part of their life and their foul ball ( temper ) comes flying out of the blue and almost hits you square in the forehead . Then you get mad at them and all of a sudden bats are swinging ( name calling and accusing each other ) .

To stop the foul balls ( arguments ) the person who is upset needs to just say ” hey I am not in a good mood today , it has nothing to do with you”. Communication is key in life ( that’s the heads up in life ). I have had a few displaced anger days in my life, and I catch myself on it and say I’m sorry. Displaced anger is worse than being straight up mad at the person you may be swinging bats with. At least the person sees the foul ball coming ( argument ).  It’s not good being caught off guard, that foul ball ( displaced anger ) can leave a huge knot on the forehead.

So let’s enjoy the baseball game and not have any ” foul balls” hit anyone in the forehead. It can hurt for a long time. PLAY BALL !!!!

QUOTE OF THE DAY ; Focus on your natural strengths and abilities. Exploit what you have, not what you don’t have . ( Eric Ossermon ).

Just when you think……..

11 Aug

Just when you think life is cool. Even if you are in a situation you would rather be out of and you’re getting use to the mud hole you’re in. BAM, another cow dumps a huge load on you. What do you do ? You try to fix it and shower off that pile of cow poo that’s all over you.

I was to get my unemployment 3 days ago. It said there is a pending issue on the web site. I’m thinking it will be fixed by the next day , because you know computers sometimes have issues .  And we all know that this computer world makes life easy ( yah right try finding a job on the computer with no face to face interaction ) . So it’s now a few days later and I get a letter in the mail saying my “unemployment” status is an issue.

I drive to the unemployment office and try to work this out the old way . I wanted to talk to someone face to face and resolve it A.S.A.P.. The person behind the desk grins and says there is no one here that you can talk to. I look around and there is about 30 people there ” playing” on their computer.  He takes me to a phone and says I can call and talk to a person on the phone.

I call and all I get is a machine that has me push buttons and then it hangs up on me with no help at all. Who says the ” computer” age makes life easier these days ? Is everyone that busy working or playing on their social network page to help humans ?

I want to take a shower ( get my problem fixed ) and all I get is a locked door ( go to the web site or call a machine that hangs up on you ) to the shower room.

Even when you want to apply for a job . All you get is , go to the web site ( and it’s a locked door to the shower room ) and apply which ends up taking over an hour for a $10.00 an hour job. I want that shower ( face to face interaction so I can sell myself and get hired ) .   I will not give up on that shower .  I do not like the smell of cow poo ( being unemployed and now not getting unemployment ) on me .

Who said life is easier these days with the computers needs to be in my shoes and dance .

QUOTE OF THE DAY ; If at first you don’t succeed ,  before you try again , stop to figure out what you did wrong. ( Leo Rosten ).

Fallen trees make cash.

8 Aug
  About a month ago our town had a real bad storm. It up rotted huge trees and ripped up signs and power lines came unattached. Well there is this house down the street that had a tree that looks to be 50 + years old ( it was a huge tree ). During the storm it was ripped out of the ground roots and all. This tree landed on the home and about 3 cars.  As I would drive by the home , each day the home owner would work at cutting the tree into smaller pieces. As time went on he had a pile of logs. And I started to notice piles of saw dust all over the yard. I felt sorry for this family because to me it looked like that they got the raw end of the deal.

Well yesterday I noticed something. This family took this tree that destroyed their cars and made a mess of their yard and turned it into a great opportunity . They are using some of the tree to sell fire wood, and the rest of the tree they are making furniture and selling it.

So the moral of this story is what ever fallen trees you have in your life , turn those fallen trees into a positive future . Learn to make cash out of your situation, or learn to make it a new road you will travel down in your life and look at the new landscape you will be passing now. Something good will become of your fallen trees. DON’T GIVE UP.

QUOTE OF THE DAY ; People are in greater need of your praise when they try and fail, then when they try and succeed. ( Bob Moawad ).

YOU are the DRUNK SINGER !!!!

6 Aug
   Last night I went out to play pool at the local hole in the wall. As I was Sitting there watching T.V. waiting to play free pool , this drunk dude started to sing. In his case ,  it sounded like a stuttering cow giving birth . And to top it off his ability to keep up with the beats was like a semi driving down the high way with 3 blown tires. He was bouncing all over the place and was 3 days late. What I am getting at was it was funny to hear and he thought he was the next American Idol winner.  Have you ever been in a situation where someone at work , home , or a leader of an organization think they was all that and a bag of chips by the rules they had in place ? But everyone else was thinking ” you are the drunk singer ” ! Have you ever saw a parson dress so outrageous trying to be so cool they are not ? They are the drunk singer. Right now as I type this there are a lot of drunk singers in political office thinking they can sing ( make good laws or run things ) ,  but they can’t.

So next time you are in a situation where someone thinks they are hitting every note ( making rules or laws that you don’t agree with or trying to act cool ) just turn to them and say ; ” YOU ARE THE DRUNK SINGER “.

P.S. I hope I did not offend any karaoke singers out there . I am just trying to make you smile and look at situations in a different way.

YES, I am getting better. I hit the spell check button , and I only had 1 misspelled word . Not the 20-30 misspelled words like in the past.

QUOTE OF THE DAY ; Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation. ( Dr. Robert Schuller ).

Keep your refrigerator clean & don’t let the ballon explode.

4 Aug
  The other day I opened my refrigerator looking for food , and all I found was science projects ( food with mold , past the life span ). And that got me to thinking how this relates to human emotions. If a person bottles up their emotions or feelings, their insides will turn into my refrigerator. That person will be empty except for the moldy food. Keeping that type of food in the fridge will make it smell real bad. So keeping emotions or feelings locked up and not let them out can or will cause health or emotional issues.  Have you ever known a person who is an emotional wreck or into drugs ? Well they may have their fridge full of rotten food . If you do not open up that door and clean out your fridge , at some point it will be unopenable . Then they will be on medication or seeing a ” professional ” . If they had just cleaned out that fridge , then they could refill that fridge with fresh food . The fridge is your inner self and the food is your emotions.We are like a balloon, and our emotions is the air in the balloon. If you don’t let the air out , the balloon will explode.  So let the air out of your balloon every now and then so it does not blow up.

QUOTE OF THE DAY ; IF you are angry  at a person or situation, then that person or situation owns you. Don’t be owned by anyone or anything.

Why thank you.

3 Aug
   Have you ever heard the term ” all men are dogs”? I was thinking why people think that’s a negative comment. To me I don’t look at it that way. Hear me out. If you have a bad day at work, who is happy as all get out to see you when you walk in the house ? The dog. Who makes all kinds of noises to make sure strangers stay away from the house ? The dog. Who is by your side no matter how broke you are ? The dog. Who lays next to you when you’re sick ? The dog. Who will eat out of the garbage or drink out of the toilet when you run out of food or water ? The dog.  Who does not have a problem of sleeping on the floor while you sleep in the bed ? The dog.    So next time when someone says ” all men are dogs ” and you are a guy , just smile and say thank you . Because we all know who will be by your side no matter how crappy the situation gets. I never saw a dog take it’s owner to court and ask for 50% because times are tough .This blog is for grins and to make you think of things from another angle. Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog.

QUOTE OF THE DAY ; We must have good domestic relations with ourselves before we can have good foreign relations with other. ( Rabbi Joshua Lothleibman )


1 Aug
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=thisbloggingi-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001UV4XHY&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  Before I get into the title of my “blog” , I will explain what auto-tune is for those who do not understand it. AUTO-TUNE ; Auto-Tune is a proprietary[2] audio processor created by Antares Audio Technologies. Auto-Tune uses a phase vocoder to correct pitch in vocal and instrumental performances. It is used to disguise off-key inaccuracies and mistakes, and has allowed singers to perform apparently perfectly tuned vocal tracks without needing to sing in tune. While its main purpose is to slightly blend sung pitches to the nearest true semitone (to the exact pitch of the nearest tone in traditional equal temperament), Auto-Tune can be used as an effect to distort the human voice when pitch is raised or lowered significantly.[3]The overall effect to the discerning ear can be described as hearing, for example, the voice leap from note to note stepwise, like a synthesizer. ( Copied and pasted from wikipedia ).
 In other words auto-tune is used when a person sounds like crap when they sing or rap and it covers up their inability to perform.   I think that there are a lot of people in this world that needs to auto-tune their attitude and ways in this life time. Have you ever worked with someone who has a crappy way of dealing with things at work? Tell them to auto-tune their life. How many have been a part of a corporation where the GREEDY C.E.O tried to reinvent the wheel ( fix a company procedure that ain’t broke ) and their ideas ran the company in the ground? Well tell the next GREEDY C.E.O. to auto-tune their ideas. How many have family members who keep coming up with ideas that end up putting a strain on the family life? Tell them to auto-tune their ideas. How many have been keeping up with the recent news with the world leaders? ALL of them need to auto-tune their laws they pass and the way the treat others ( wars, arguing over bills that each side wants credit for and are the same except for who wrote it ).
 So many times this last few months I have wanted to tell the “political” leaders of this great country to auto-tune their behavior and ways of thinking because they are making AMERICA look like a BUTTERFACE NATION ( previous blog ).So next time you run across a person who has an idea that you think needs revamping, tell that person to AUTO-TUNE it. And let the rotten singers and rappers who use auto-tune remind you of this term when you hear them on the radio or at an awards show getting an award. Or we can change this great country to having real singers ( political leaders and corporate leaders ) who does not use auto-tune and who can sing with their real voice ( think in a rational and common sense way ).
QUOTE OF THE DAY ; If I moved to Hollywood , I could have been a famous movie star . ; That means don’t live off of what if’s ( my dad ).
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