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 WonÂ 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.
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:
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.
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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.