Smile, Agree and Then Do Whatever the F*&! You Were Going to do Anyway.

Aug 26, 2013 by

This week is all about going with the flow.

Sometimes life happens to you and you just have to go with it for a bit.  Today we are getting our house tented for termites, which is long overdue.  This comes at a fun time as my wife is 9 months pregnant so we have to get EVERYTHING out of the house.  All the baby stuff, all the food etc. So Yesterday I went back and forth taking all of our baby stuff to the neighbors house.   Today I went up and down 2 flights of stairs taking all of our food from our fridge to my moms place to put it all in her fridge…and I get to do this all again in reverse in 2 days.

RDJ quoteSometimes you have to do things you don’t want to do.  My lovely wife reminded me of this yesterday somewhere in between trips of hauling stuff.  She was right and today I am in a better mood.

You just have to smile and get through it.

So this week, whatever life throws at you, just smile and get through it.

Ben…

TSA = Truly Simple Actions The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing. Previous TSA’s:

 

 

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Just for today

Aug 19, 2013 by

Just for today, here’s what you are going to do.

You’re going to GO outside.  Get up, get outside.  Get out of the house.

You’re going to ASK the universe for something.  What do you want?  What do you want to be?  What do you want to happen in your life?  Ask for it.  Be specific.

Then you are going to do one thing that moves you FORWARD toward that goal.  One thing.   Today.

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That’s it.  Your TSA is to GO, ASK, move FORWARD.

It’s just that simple.  That’s the point.

Ben…

TSA = Truly Simple Actions The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing. Previous TSA’s:

 

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Recognize

Aug 12, 2013 by

Do you ever stop to recognize where you are at in your life and where you want to be going?  If not, you should.

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Stop for a minute and recognize where you are at in your journey.  Are you in a good place?  Are you struggling through some challenges right now?  Are you able to look back and see progress being made?  Are you heading in the right direction?

I just had this natural pause and reflect moment the other day.  I’m looking back at the past and seeing how that work and those struggles have led to the success and opportunities that are around me now.  I am consciously aware of the great things all around me in my life and supremely grateful for them and looking forward to many more to come.

Your Truly Simple Action of this week is to pause and recognize.  Stop life for a minute and see where you are at.   I like that quote above a lot.  Take a minute and step outside.  Go for a walk and get some fresh air.  Reflect and recognize where you are at in your life.  See if it lines up with where you were and where you want to be going.

If you don’t know where you are going or what you want, then it’s a good time to decide.  Write it down.  Take out a piece of paper and in great detail write out what it is you want and who it is you want to be.   You are the author of your own story, so write out some future chapters.  Set a path and as you progress on your journey take some time to pause and recognize where you are and where you are heading.

Another quick tip on how to make this recognition work as a good guide for you is to focus on gratitude.  This is a game changer.  You must recognize the amazing things already in  your life if you want to continue to have more of them.  Stop and be grateful for all the great things you have.  This will help align you on the right path.

Ben…

TSA = Truly Simple Actions The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing. Previous TSA’s:

 

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What do I do next?

Aug 5, 2013 by

Are you ever unsure of what to do next?

What’s next in your life?  What’s the next move to make on a particular project?

Do you ever ask yourself, what should I be doing?

If you are looking at multiple options or multiple choices and not sure which way to go or which one to pick, always pick the scary one.

Stop and look at what is before you and what you are afraid to do.  That is your path.  That is the right choice.

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Doing the scary thing leads us down the path of discovery and opens the world to us.  It shows us exactly what we are capable of and reveals how truly un-scary the scary thing really is.  That perceived roadblock of fear is really the trail marker showing us the way we should be going.  It is when we push through that fear that we make giant strides forward and gain the understanding of how brave we are and how fear doesn’t matter.

I’ve been on a big building and moving forward phase in my life lately and a huge part of that moving forward and building a new future is pushing through that fear.  Not knowing where to go next can be frustrating and seemingly paralyzing.  An overzealous fear of failure can and often does halt us in our tracks from even beginning.  It is when we push through those fears that we realize we had nothing to fear at all and our world is open to a new future with new possibilities.

If you are stuck or struggling this week with not knowing what to do next try this.  Break down the challenge you are tackling into discrete steps you need to take.  Make the tasks small enough that you can understand them and begin working on them.  Then scroll through your list and find the one that scares you the most.  This shouldn’t be hard.  It should either jump out at you or give you a weird feeling in your stomach.  Which one of those items causes you fear or discomfort?  That is your number one task.  Don’t do anything else until you’ve started and completed that one task.

That will kick start the rest of your list because once you’ve conquered that scary task, you will realize it wasn’t that scary and the rest of the tasks will be easy.  You just have to start.  As the quote goes, “Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage.  Just 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery.”

You just need to begin.  You just need to pick that scary task and go at it with all you’ve got.  Once you start the scary feelings will run and hide when met with your courage and bravery.

Your Truly Simple Action for this week is to pick the scary thing on your list.  Be bold.  Be Brave.

Ben…

TSA = Truly Simple Actions The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing. Previous TSA’s:

 

 

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