The happy and efficient people in this world are those who accept trouble as a normal detail of human life and resolve to capitalize on it when it comes along. – H. Bertram Lewis.

This is a great quote…

When most people hear the word “trouble”, they think of something bad.

Even the dictionary says trouble is Read more

The Luckiest Day?

A quick observation:

I get about 150 legitimate emails per day…so admittedly, it takes me several days to reply to some emails…

Well, today I read an email I got 2 weeks ago from someone who obviously doesn’t know me very well.

Here’s the email

Hey Antonio,

Don’t forget to play the lottery today 07/07/07… it’s the luckiest day of the millennium!

There are 2 things that are totally incongruent:

1) I don’t play the lottery
2) I don’t believe in luck


Just a side observation… lottery sales were up 255% on that day. So that means for every 2 people that normally would have played the lottery, 5 people played. So actually, your odds were lower than any other day. How’s that for irony.

All The World’s A Stage

Acting Vs Being

Unfortunately, I have realized that is often more true than it should be.

Many of us wake up every day and go out into the world merely playing a role, not living our real lives.

It occurred to me that there were several areas in my life that I wasn’t taking responsibility for. It became very clear to me that though I’m an adult, I wasn’t ‘acting’ like one.

I emphasize on the word acting because to a large degree, that’s all we’re doing anyway.


Acting like we can’t get a job because we aren’t smart enough, have enough experience, have the right complexion or the right gender.

We’re acting like we can’t find the person we want in our lives because we aren’t tall enough, we aren’t pretty enough, we aren’t thin enough, or have enough money.

We’re all acting.

We’re acting instead of ‘being’

We have practically an unlimited ability to accomplish anything in the world but we ACT like we don’t.

We are limiting ourselves to a small, scripted world that has boundaries we can’t get past.

Get rid of the script. Get rid of the character you are playing.

Be yourself!

Take responsibility for yourself. Quit making excuses of things you can’t do, can’t have, or aren’t good enough for. Get out and do them, have them, and earn them!

It is time to take back your reality!

This is your life and your experience, not some pre-written script.

You can have anything you want, do anything you want, and are good enough to receive the rewards life has to offer as long as you believe in yourself and work towards those goals.

Practical Application

It’s time to look at your ‘acting portfolio’.

What goals have you written off because you ‘acted’ like you could not reach them?

What opportunities have you passed on because you ’acted’ like you didn’t deserve them?

It’s time to get rid of the actor, remove those limitations you have put on your life and reprogram yourself for reality!

It is only when you grab on to your life, take responsibility for it, and believe in it, that you will be able to enjoy the rewards the Universe has to offer.

Do The Thing

As many of you know I’m a very very big proponent of not doing anything you don’t want to do . However, I would like to add a little caveat based on an experience I had today.

I was in a sort of a funk today. Not feeling bad or sad or upset or even frustrated just feeling kind of Read more

Are You A Pencil Pusher?

When I was a kid, I had a really “far out” thought…

I figured that if your brain was made of energy…
and since your brain is connected to your skull, which is made of energy…
and your skull is connected to you scalp, which is made of energy…
and your scalp is connected to the air, which is made of energy…
and the air is connected to the pencil on the table, which is made of energy…

If all of this were true…then Read more