Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Be True-Always

Setbacks in life comes with a great deal of learning. It’s not something that I look forward to but when it happens I embrace it as a natural part of life. My last set back was about a person who came in my life out of nowhere for a very short period of time.
She stayed because she believed I was someone that I’m not and she believed so because she met me during a time where I portrayed such image. Needless to say that she left soon after she realized it.

Why did I portrayed a different image at the time? I didn’t think I was but looking back I was doing different things than I am now.

This relationship thing is one of the hardest thing to figure out. I’m fully aware that the perfect person doesn’t exist and it’s a trial and error kind of deal … man can it ever be a painful experience at times.

Monday, November 28, 2011

V for Vendetta - Beyond the Movie

I was very excited to see V for Vendetta when it was first released in 2006. James McTeigue had done some awesome work with “The Matrix” movies and I had no doubt that his new film would be just as awesome.

It’s interesting how a movie can affect popular culture. These days, we rarely see a protest without the famous “Guy Fawkes” mask. It comes with a message of change that can only be fully understood by those who saw the movie.

What does “Guy Fawkes” mask represent to you? Do you have a mask of your own?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Doing it Anyway!

If you want to get good in anything you will have to sometime do it even if you don’t feel like it. It has been said that in order to be an expert in anything, one must have done it for more than 10 000 hours.

It’s hard to do anything without being distracted these days. As I’m writing this, I’m receiving txt messages on my phone... You will need your undivided attention to what ever you’re doing in order to get good at it. Keep distractions away, they’ll only be wasting your time.

What do you want to get good at?

Revision Wednesday
Blog post edited/re-posted on March 25, 2015

Monday, November 21, 2011

Busy Mind

It dawn on my today, during a corporate massage, that this 30 min massage was the longest time I spent sitting and doing nothing else but thinking and relaxing.

When I’m home, I always try to occupy my mind with mindless things just to get the feeling of “I’m bored” as far away as possible.

I believe that the mind need this time of rest in order to figure things out. When was the last time that you just stop and think?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Employees Are Trained Consumers

An employee is a trained consumer. In no other quadrant (see Robert Kiyosaki cashflow quadrant)do we see people so interested in the cost of an item. When ever such item is on special, the demand suddenly rises even if people don’t have any use for the item which makes employees (at least most of them) impulse buyers.

Did they make coupons for a business owner in mind or with employee in mind? Did they create “financial plans” of cars for employees or business owners?

Employees trained consumers thought by the marketing department of business.

Think twice before buying an item.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

If You Look Closely You’ll Find Regrets!

You are not the same person today than you were yesterday. Even if you spend your days giving it your all, if you look back at your life you’ll find areas where you could of done better. You may even regret doing it the way you did.

At the time, it was the best that you could do. The perfect life doesn’t exist. “A life of no regret” simply means that you shouldn’t be focusing on what you did wrong other than to learn from it (Some constantly remind themselves how much of a “looser” they are).

If you are remembering a bad event from the past and you can feel yourself becoming depressed, change the subject in your mind :)

Live, love, forgive and forget.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Art Of Getting Drunk

Granted this blog is a little bit out of the ordinary. You really can learn something about every situation and here’s what I’ve learned about … well … drinking.

If “loosing” control with alcohol is what you’re looking for then avoid caffeine based product before/during drinking. Why? Caffeine based products (pop/energy drink/coffee) are design to bring you “mental alertness” which is exactly what you don’t want when you drink.

The body can get rid of about 8% of alcohol per hour which means that drinking only beer, or other low % alcohol breverage, may take you while before you get drunk. A few shots usually help solve that problem for me.

If you get that “loosing control” feeling, stop drinking breverage with a high % alcohol unless you’re looking for a big hangover. To keep that feeling, simply drink a low % alcohol an hour (remember, the body gets about 8% of alcohol out of your system per hour).

Drinking a lot of water before going to sleep will help reduce your hangover. Some say that crackers also helps them with the hangover.


False myth:
-Alcohol makes better sex: This isn’t true, the only reason why the sex would be better is because it would be done with less “shyness” and both may be more daring to try new things.
-Drinking energy drink, or other caffeine based product, will bring me enough mental alertness to drive: Caffeine based product doesn’t remove the alcohol out of your system, only time does. Don’t drink and drive.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

We Don’t Want to Think

Entertainment has become a big part of our lives to the point where we rarely have a moment to think anymore. We can now watch a movie while walking down the street or while taking a leak. We’re connected almost 24h to various devices designed to make our lives easier.

The side effect of this is that while we’re connected to those, we’re getting disconnected from our own lives. We let the devices do the thinking for us.

It’s fun, it’s practical, do we have to be available at all time to it? What is your experience with devices?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Self Awareness Fail

I’m amazed at the errors I’m able to pick out of my past. I never woke up with the intention of doing them and at the time I thought I was doing the right thing. It’s only when you’ve grown a little bit, and look back, that you’re able to find them.

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." -Albert Einstein

Wouldn’t it be great to have such a high level of self awareness that you would be able to prevent those errors rather than make them? Sometime it’s as easy as not saying anything!

Monday, November 7, 2011

It’s Easier the Second Time

If you’ve set your mind to eat healthy and you miss a day of doing so … the second day becomes easier not to follow that rule. It’s like once that “rule” is broken, it’s okay to break it again. It becomes harder to get yourself on the right track again.

In time like these, remember why you started it in the first place. That should help you gather the courage to start over again. :)

[Update December 2, 2019]
I remember why I wrote these lines. Most of you should know by now that I've been working out for more than half of my life. My goals have always been to exercise for Health reasons more so than anything else. I quickly found that when you miss one workout it's increasingly easy to miss a second and a third one.
The trick is, at least to me, to never miss a day if my goal is to loose some fat weight.

This is what discipline is all about. Discipline is to follow through on the things you said you were going to do.

Friday, November 4, 2011


At this point in my life I’m aware that we’re here for a limited time and that it’s increasingly important to have focus. Yet I still find myself doing things that are not part of my important things just out of boredom .

I heard yesterday that a good way to move forward is to leave behind the things that doesn’t get us anywhere.

Are you able to identify things in your life that are distracting you of your goals?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Broken Inside

“A crooked line doesn’t know it’s crooked until it compare itself with a straight one.” - Unknown

It takes a humble attitude to compare yourself with someone else. I only realized how broken I was once I started hanging out with people who had it better figured out that I was.
They had it figured out with God, financially, relationships … my “flaws” (I determined them to be flaws) were made evident and I got a good idea of what I needed to work on.

The first thing I’ve noticed once I started to figure some things out is that everybody is broken but many don’t take the time to analyze themselves.

What do you need to work on?

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