On September 3rd, I went to my first Virginia Tech Football game ever. I was so excited to experience this for the first time. Not to mention, we won! This was the icing on the cake for a wonderful experience. While I was at the university, I was always involved in some other activity and never took the time to go! Boy do, I regret that a little. However, I am glad that I had the opportunity to attend. I will not let years pass before attending another!
I constantly see articles about traits of highly effective millionaires, but rarely do I see article addressing the actual habits of the very people that need the help. It is easy to dangle the carrot in front of the rabbit. But it is much harder to teach the rabbit the tools to dig it up.
Have you ever gotten so excited about getting started on a new habit, you jump in full speed on day one and by the day seven, you are done with it? Think about the last time that happened. How does it make you feel. Do you feel disappointed, ashamed, upset, or guilty?
I had a blast planning the Virginia Tech extended campus Big Event project for Roanoke chapter Alumni. We most certainly braved the elements! Special thanks to the Clean Valley Council for providing this site for us!
Pericles, an influential and important leader of Athens during the Athenian Golden Age said, “Time is the wisest counselor of all.” Perhaps you are at a point in your life where you realize that time is fleeting and you must spend your time more efficiently, not wasting it on frivolous things or things that hold us back.
We’re always looking for ways to get more important things done in less time. Today I want to share with you 3 simple tips you can implement right away to get you to be more efficient.
In reflecting about my life, my family, my friends, everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong. Everything that could go right, did. Nothing more, nothing less. I am thankful for life. Thankful for love. Thankful for peace. Everything has worked effectively to bring me to this moment of reflection and gratitude for life. I know my identity–not trying to create a new one, but I continue to grow and learn in authenticity–remembering not to make it harder than it needs to be for the sake of money, status, power, and self esteem.
As many of us were growing up. We were repeatedly reminded that our main path in life was to: Graduate high school, go to college, get a good job, get married, build a nice picket fenced home in the suburbs, and have a couple of children, To this mindset, we were anchored, but somewhere along the journey, we became obsessed with a lie. That lie was based on the constructed framework that life is in a neat little package, and that everything that we plan will work in our favor.
I want to introduce you to one of my favorite Gentlemanly (alcoholic) beverage. While, I do drink often, I do indulge from time to time. The drink is called a Bellini. It was created in 1948 by Harry Cipriani at Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy. It was named after 15th Century artist Jacopo Bellini. He names Bellini as his drink had reminded him the color of a Toga one of the artist’s paintings. The combination of indegredient create a wonderfully sophisticated drink that any gentleman or lady can enjoy. The drink became a seasonal speciality at Harry’s Bar. The Bellinis is and IBA (International Bartenders Association) Official Cocktail.
Benjamin Franklin, one of the founders of this great American society and a genius in his own right was a man that lived by principle. He was 20 years old when he made a decision to create framework for a way of living that will transform his entire life. He set out to cultivate his character by recording 13 virtues. His goal was to focus on improving one each week. He tracked his progress using a journal with seven columns for each day of the week. At the top of the page, he wrote “Short Precept”. This was an explanation of what the Virtue meant to him. Each evening, he would make the day with a black spot if he failed that virtue. His goal was to have no black spots.
When accomplishing goals, we can be our own worst enemy. Half of the time we do not realize the effects of our actions until it is too late. We begin to feel stuck, and desperately search for a way out. However, if we identify some behaviors that hold us back, we can begin to turn things around and become our best selves. Here are 10 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself.
In life it there are times when things appear out of our control. Life events, relationships, and projects become disordered at random intervals. We find ourselves asking the question, “How the heck did I get here. Why is there so much pain in my life.” I find myself from time to time asking the same question. We all do.
Have you ever wanted to know the secret sauce of success? It is a simple concept, really. They are small things that we do everyday without realizing their impact. I have come to realize just how these things shape who we are and where we want to go. That secret sauce to achieve the success we want is our habits. Goal achievement is formed through the creation, maintenance and management of habits. The purpose of habits is it to learn to do things quicker, smarter, more efficiently. We create new ones when the need arises. We maintain good habits, by tweaking them into simpler ones to implement. We manage habits by eliminating the bad or useless ones. We all have a number of habits that have led to a number of positive or negative outcomes. Many times these are so ingrained in us that they are subconscious. These usually direct the outcome our efforts. Over time, without consciously thinking about are actions, you come to an internal understanding that if you completed a task in one manner, you need to repeat it that way each time. For example, when stressed out I’d usually end up eating a larger meal. I also ended up gaining a ton of weight!