Speeding Ticket

About 10 years ago, I got a speeding ticket. I got out of it. I used my “connections”.

I got a speeding ticket within the past year. I may have been able to name drop or contacted one of my “connections” to get me out if it, but I didn’t.

Somewhere in the past 10 years, I’ve changed. I’ve matured.

I’ve learned to accept responsibility for my actions.

Whether I agree with the speed limit or not, the law is the law. I drove over the speed limit. I broke the law. I got caught. I should deal with the consequences.

We all make mistakes. We all make bad choices and decisions. Messing up hurts.

When we do something wrong, own it. Be respectful. Say sorry. Apologize.

Learn from it. Then move on and forward.

Be accountable. Be responsible. Do the right thing. Don’t take easy way out. You’ll be stronger and better for it.

Persistence, Determination, Grit

Life has handed me my share of beatdowns.

I’m not going anywhere.

Don’t lie down. Get up and go back for more.

Don’t stop fighting for what we want and the life we want.

No Excuses

If you want to do it, do it.

If you don’t, don’t.

You choose.

If you choose to do it, don’t complain.

If you choose to do it, no excuses.

Lead and Respect

Respect all people.

Positions, titles, accomplishments, and achievements do not give us the right to disrespect others.

We’re not above anybody, so don’t look down. We’re not better than anybody, so don’t talk down.

Use our platform to lead. Use our successes to lift others up. Be the example. Set the tone.

Remember, others are listening and watching.

Do opposites attract?

I believe it’s important to build relationships with people who have similar values, beliefs, principles, and priorities.

I also believe it’s beneficial to build relationships with people who think differently and have different traits, qualities, characteristics, and skills.

Relationships work because we balance each other out.

The strengths of one make up for the weaknesses of another.

On the surface it may appear opposites attract, but I believe deep down we need to stand for something similar.

Hitting the Numbers

I don’t believe in counting macros.

I do believe in being conscious of what we put in our bodies.

Constantly trying to eat a perfect diet and constantly trying to hit certain numbers is exhausting. Been there, done that.

Be aware of what we’re eating and how much we’re eating.

Practice eating a balanced, not rigid, diet.

No foods are off-limits.

Live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

Time

We bank our money, our time, and things we want to do for days that we may never live to see.

People Pleaser

I was a people pleaser.

I pleased everybody and made everybody happy.

The problem is I forgot about myself.

I didn’t please myself and make myself happy.

I forgot about my own health and peace.

I don’t regret being a people pleaser. I learned from it. It taught me to make myself a priority.

Find Your Way to Give

I don’t have enough money to just hand it out to everybody everywhere.

I can help people in others ways.

We all have different resources. Find a way to give back using yours.

Some of us may have money to give. Others may have time.

I have knowledge, stories, and life experiences (personal and professional).

I can communicate the lessons I’ve learned and share my messages.

I can help others avoid the mistakes I’ve made.

I can share what’s worked for me and what hasn’t.

I can share my wins and successes as well as my losses and failures.

Figure out what you have to give. You have something. Then find a way to give it.