The best parts of life is showing up.
Many people ask me how to get to a “destination” faster, sadly 9 times out of 10 its showing up for a LONG TIME.
I have this “luck”, which i dislike using the word luck. I win free stuff, like I show up places get free music tickets, free event passes, etc. Its been happening for years. Well this time I took 2 minutes to stop by a radio station doing a show at a grocery store. I filled out the form which took less than 2 minutes. I leave and guess what won 2 tickets and walk on the FIELD VIP experience to a University of Texas Game.
People will say you are SO LUCKY. Well not really most of the time I am just SOUTHERN. Southern for me is a speaking to people, I acknowledge people, I smile at strangers, I walk in the room with confidence and joy. 9 out of 10 times people will say you are the only person to speak to me today, or wow you are full of energy.
I get the energy quote often. Here is the thing I am a big believer in the law of attraction. Many Americans are walking around grumpy, discouraged and coveting others (situations, relationships and life). If you focus on smiling, showing up, and bringing your “A game” more you will feel lucky too.
I believe folks are focusing energy on low level activities. I want to nap more, I want to sit around and netflix more, etc. I get it we all want to relax and enjoy life, but if being comfortable is your only goal, you will NEVER have it. Overall life is growth vs comfort. You have moments of comfort and moments of growth.
The most popular theory about pain. When the pain of being the same is greater than the pain of change, people change.
Studies show this 80% of most dramatic health changes come after health scare. 80% of financial changes comes at the cost of losing homes, cars and jobs. People are basically allowing the EXTREME desire for comfort take them to the limits of losing homes, jobs and even their lives.
Why do I keep winning free stuff?? I keep showing up with a great personality.
I think MINDSET and ATTITUDE are biggest life changes anyone can make.
People walking around with 100k a year jobs complaining its not enough, married people both working with no money saved, and folks buying 50k cars while making 30k a year. These are all broken MINDSETS.
I could talk about money non stop on my youtube channel and this blog but your life WILL NOT CHANGE UNTIL YOU FIX YOUR MINDSET AND ATTITUDE.
I could talk about credit repair… You will still need to change mindset of spending and paying bills.
I could talk about starting businesses.. You will still need to change mindset from employee to employer and investor roles.
I use to think teachers and parents go on on about having a better attitude but its 100% golden truth.
Health studies show many white middle class americans fell the country is going down the toliet, going down hill. Then we look at financial records at people are MAXED out. Now minority groups are making financial gains and feel the country is going in a great direction.
Why are these minorities so happy because ATTIUDE and mindset. If you feel you are on the WAY up in life, it fuels your fire. If you feel you are on the way down in life, status, money you are tempted to absolutely depressed, even suicidal. There are high numbers of americans committing suicide.
Sadly attitude determines so many things. If you realize how long it takes to grow and change, you would adjust your attitude now.
Everyday I go online and people think life changes happen in 30 days to 6 months. Getting degrees, getting certifications for certain high paying jobs may only take 6 months. It may take 1 year or 2 years to get your financial life in order after getting high paying job.
People think they can lose a 100 pounds in 100 days. Well they saw it on the biggest loser. Yes its possible but its EXTREME conditions that are not repeatable or desired. The longer it takes for you to lose the weight you will actually build up discipline not to return to your PREVIOUS state.
This applies to life in general great things take time, takes growth and takes you showing up.