69 Reasons Why We Can’t Wait Any Longer

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People say I shouldn’t use headlines like Spit Or Swallow Still Means You Have Time To Blog or Does Facebook Promote Stupidity & Intolerance?

They tell me that it gives the wrong impression and I ask them if they are bothered because they are concerned about my welfare or if because my words are offending their sensibilities.

I tell them the same thing I tell many of my readers, if you are concerned about what you read here I suggest you check out my post, Blog Cancellation Fees- The Easy Way To Monetize.

Really, it is educational, not only will you learn about ways to monetize your blog you’ll learn about how to deal with loud upstairs neighbors and how to answer hard questions kids ask.

If you are still reading might I suggest you add The Blog Award You Wish You Had Won to the list of posts for the night/evening/day?

Free Advice: Don’t Take Life/Blogging Too Seriously

My dad and grandfathers often told me to remember that free advice is often worth exactly what you pay for it but I know better, there is usually a sucker or two around who will pay you for that same free advice.

All you need is a clipboard, an authoritative attitude and a couple of bucks for a website and an infomercial.

Really, you can charge good money and rest confident that people will pay for your free advice. If you don’t believe me go watch reality television, televangelists and late night TV.

Somewhere 983 motivational speakers are gearing up to tell me why I shouldn’t make fun of them and to ask how I can do it when I quoted Arnold as being motivational, not to mention the tons of quotes I use here.

Allow me to share Mr. Whitman’s words.

evolution

Before we move back to some more serious talk let’s take a short intermission to share the last set of songs that played on my iTunes shuffle:

Evil Woman– Electric Light Orchestra
Saturday In The Park– Chicago
Make It With You– Bread
Straight Outta Compton– NWA
Can I Play With Madness– Iron Maiden
Mendocino County Line– Willie Nelson & Lee Ann Womack

Somewhere between the headbanging, soft rock, folk and all of the classical that floats through my headphones is a common theme of music that moves me.

Sometimes it feeds the fire for a workout, sometimes it feeds the happiness and sometimes it feeds the sadness but it always feeds something.

That is because I am focused and geared up for doing everything I can to live my dreams and not dream my life.

69 Reasons Why We Can’t Wait Any Longer

The only reason why the number is in the headline is because every time I use 69 or other numbers in my headlines more people click on them.

Everytime more people click and more people read I come one step closer to finding the person who loves my writing so much they can’t imagine not helping me get published.

You know the one I am talking about, the man/woman who has the connections and ability to help move me from point A to point B.

That might sound ridiculous to you but I figure that it is an easy way to help try and turn one dream into something more and that is important because we can’t wait any longer.

I tell the kids that all the time.

We can’t wait any longer for someone to decide to do something to help us.

We can’t wait for them to decide to wash our clothes, make our lunches or clean our rooms. We can’t wait for some good Samaritan to come along and give us a billion dollars so that we can retire early.

We have to act now and take control of what we can. We have to take action and do it now because you don’t know when things can change.

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I tell the kids to remember that life really can turn on a dime. I tell them about some of my friends who died young and remind them about some of the experiences of lives and encourage them to work hard to protect their investments in themselves.

That means study your ass off because no one can take your education from you. Possessions come and go but education and experiences last forever.

I tell them to collect those experiences, to be willing to step outside of their comfort zones and remember that it is better to try and fail than not try at all.

Most of all I tell them to never forget that dad loves them and to remember that every time I have ever been knocked down I have gotten back up.

They can do it too.

But I make a point sometimes times point out how I failed and how I came back so that they know it is possible and to make them understand I don’t fear failure.

I fear not trying. I fear not being willing to step out of my comfort zone because it might not work.

That doesn’t mean I promote being reckless, but I don’t promote using bubble wrap on our kids either.

courage

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10 Comments

  1. Mitch Mitchell November 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Well, you got me because I came expecting to see 69 things. I should know better, having read this blog for so long. lol As to the rest… well, I’d never title any of my posts like you do. Then again, I’m the worst person in the world for coming up with titles in the first place.

    When all is said and done, we have to do what we want to do, what makes us feel happy. If others like it that’s always cool. If they don’t… well, as Danny said, there’s plenty of other places for them to go.

    • Jack Steiner November 23, 2015 at 12:13 am

      Hey Mitch,

      Every now and then I receive comments or email from people who are irked by the ‘linkbait’ and say if I do it again they’ll never come back.

      It is hard for me to take it real seriously because they didn’t pay to visit and no one is holding a gun to their head. Visit or don’t visit, Those who get it and like it will stick around and those who don’t…won’t.

  2. Tim Bonner September 11, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I’m sure I do take life way too seriously. It’s in my nature and probably genetics!

    But blogging? Nope. Not any more. If people want to read my stuff great and if they don’t then that’s okay too.

    I don’t feel the need to work my ass off any more trying to make 100 blog comments a day to get a few more shares and visitors.

    That probably goes against the advice of the majority but hey, who cares?

    There’s more important things in life than blogging. Those are the things I’m concentrating on.

    I’m still on my way to doing more freelancing. It’s just not as important as I once thought it was.

  3. Dadosaurus Rex September 9, 2015 at 6:54 am

    There’s no way I could have sat through 69 reasons. I’m glad it was a farce. Good post though.

  4. Danny Brown September 9, 2015 at 4:13 am

    I always smile when someone complains about a blog post headline or content. My answer? No one’s forcing you to read or subscribe.

    Compare that to being forced to put your child in the sea to escape war and human rights atrocities in your home country, and then ask what’s the more offensive to encounter as a human being.

    People, eh?

  5. Janine Huldie September 9, 2015 at 3:34 am

    Not going to lie the bubble wrap comment made me giggle out loud just a bit, but seriously I couldn’t agree more with trying our best to think outside the box, as well as our comfort zones every so often and your advice here is truly perfect, Jack!

    • Jack Steiner September 10, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Hi Janine,

      I have friends who I swear would use the damn wrap if they could figure out how to do it. Not a fan of that at all.

      Sometimes you just how to move out and move on into the wild blue yonder.

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