"Step" Out On Faith

How strong is your belief?

One of my favorite movies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade gives a perfect example of faith walking.

In the movie, Indy is after The Holy Grail. He’s being tested all along the way as he tries to get the relic, and one of those tests is taking a step of faith.

Indiana is standing at one side of a seemingly bottomless gorge. He has to get to the other side to get the grail. It’s too far to jump and there’s nothing for him to swing across on with his famous whip.

He remembers what a guy told him earlier in the movie about Read more

"Built In" Psychologist

True Friends are like built in psychologists…only without the drugs.

I came a cross a study that said less than 5% of suicide victims had two or more close friends. There were a lot of interesting things that came from the study, but one of the broad stroke conclusions I came to is that people who have regular communication with others tend to be less depressed and less tendency to have chronic illnesses, etc.

I have a great friend named Feb. She’s wonderful. I can talk to her about ANYTHING…we’ve talked about everything from Read more

Your Assistance Please

Greetings everyone…

As always, I appreciate you being here. It means a lot to me for you to take the time out of you day to read my blog.

I’d like to ask for your help in making the blog even better.

I’ve put together a 2-minute survey to get your feedback on your experience on my blog.

Of course, if it weren’t for you, I’d be blabbing on…talking to myself… So I want to make sure you’re getting what you came here for.

There’s only 3 quick questions (and an optional comment section) and it should only take you about 2-minutes to complete.

Click Here to take survey

I would really appreciate any feedback you want to offer….both positive and otherwise 🙂 ALL feedback will be read and it will help make things even better.

Thanks in advance!

Antonio

Click Here to take survey

I Fought The Law…But The Law Won

A few days ago I heard the old Bobby Fuller song, “I Fought The Law…But The Law Won” and it made me think about how people try to ‘fight’ the law of attraction by doing things they think aren’t impacting them.

EVERYTHING you do is cause.

Therefore it WILL have an EFFECT.

It’s the law and you can’t get around it, no matter how sneaky, under the radar you do it…you can’t beat it.

Even though you may think it’s a small thing, anything you do that is a negative energy action, WILL have an effect on you.

Some things to consider:

  • While you may think it’s nice to let your friend ‘borrow’ your software to put on their computer, it’s stealing.
  • If you don’t have a trash can nearby and toss some trash on the ground, you may try to blame it on the fact that no one thought to put a trash can nearby, but you’re littering, pure and simple.
  • Even killing insects that have done nothing to harm you is something to consider. You may not like seeing them, but does that warrant a death sentence for the bugs?
  • A lot of times people tell white lies to keep a situation from getting too stressful. Call a lie any color you want, it’s still a lie.
  • How about ‘borrowing’ pens, paper, or staples from your job…even running personal copies. Here’s something you may not want to hear… personal phone calls…all can be put into the bucket of ‘stealing’
  • Many people think it’s OK to do things if they don’t get caught. You’re caught before you do it! Even if no one else knows about it…you know, your mind knows, the universe knows that you put the cause out, and you will attract the effect.

    Practical Application

    Look at your actions over a few days. How many things do you do that aren’t in alignment with the things you want for yourself, but you consider ok because no one is “hurt”, or no one knows?

    Consider the negative energy you are sending out into the universe because of these little things.

    Do you really want the effect that you are going to receive from that?

    The Fast Lefty…

    I played basketball when I was younger and I was actually really good….

    Well not really. I actually kinda stunk. I was short and pudgy and I couldn’t shoot. 🙂

    But why did all the coaches want me on their team?

    1) I was TOTALLY unselfish when it came to the play. I was always passing.

    2) I was lightning quick and had great agility

    3) I was left handed.

    Those were the ONLY things I had going for me..

    But I used what I had.

    I’ll explain…

    1) Totally unselfish
    I was one of the best ‘assist guys’ at the time because I could pass behind my back, through my legs…even through an opponent’s legs… why? Because I couldn’t shoot worth a crap. I couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn if it fell on me. But I didn’t try to either. When I realized that I wasn’t a great shooter, I practiced on passes. For hours, I’d work on my ‘behind the back pass’ in the back yard. I made a chalk circle on the tree and would throw it hundreds of times until I could hit it 10 times in a row…

    So to a coach, I was a godsend because all the other kids wanted to shoot every time they got the ball, whether they were open or not

    2) Lightning fast
    Even though I was a little pudgy, I could move like a cat. Mainly because I loved dancing so much. I also loved running and riding my bike, so I had great stamina. I didn’t get as tired as other kids did, even though I was heavier than they were. But here’s the cool thing, because I was heavier, none of the other kids could ‘box me out’ because they just couldn’t move me.

    3) I was left handed.
    Well, obviously I had nothing to do with this, but as you know, right handers significantly outnumber lefties…so as most kids were being taught to guard other kids from the right side… I was always going the other way. Making my life a whole lot easier.

    There you have it… a great (but not so great) basketball player… I used what I had.

    I didn’t try to be anything I wasn’t, I didn’t try to do the things I wasn’t good at. I focused on what I was best at. I did spend a little time on the other areas, but not much…just enough to be knowledgeable…not an expert.

    I think that’s one of the quandaries that’s created in school…the thought that we have to be great at everything. Nowhere else in life do we have to play all the positions on a team…

    Forget about trying to be great EVERYTHING…just focus on what you do best.

    Practical Application

    Make a list of the things you’re great at and make them even better…do them to point where you can ‘do them with your eyes closed’ and have other people’s head spinning.

    Don’t worry about everything else…find others to fill in the holes, but only focus on what you do best

    "In-joy"

    Do you enjoy what you do? Are you ‘in joy’ when you’re doing it? You should consider that the short amount of time we have here on Earth should be “in joy’ed”. Meaning, that we should always strive for the things that bring us joy…nothing else.

    I don’t wash the dishes, cut the grass, wash my car, shine my shoes, and a whole laundry list of other things, because they don’t bring me joy.

    Some people have called me lazy and arrogant.

    But, why?

    Because I don’t force myself to ‘suffer’? I don’t guilt myself into doing things I don’t like to do in order get ‘brownie points’ with some nebulous entity who’s keeping score on my suffering?

    I don’t do these things because they don’t bring me joy.

    However they do bring others joy. So who am I to rob them of their joy by doing something I don’t want to do?

    I’ve mentioned before, that years ago when I first stopped cutting the grass… the guy cutting the grass was actually smiling while he was in the hot sun, pushing that lawnmower around the yard. He had on his straw hat and a huge smile of contentment….

    That wouldn’t have been me. I would have been whining and complaining every minute of the way….did I mention that it was HOT!?!

    So again, who am I to rob this guy of the “in joy’ment” he gets from cutting the grass?

    When I ran my technology company, I used to love troubleshooting and putting computers together. Most people hated it. That’s why they paid me to come ‘play’ on their computers for an hour or so… they hated it, I loved it…a perfect match.

    So, what’s my point here??? There are people who love to do the things you don’t…let them do it. Save yourself the time and the frustration…just hire them to do it.

    Practical Application

    If you don’t enjoy something or if you aren’t “in joy” when you’re doing it… stop.

    It lowers your vibration and ultimately you’re robbing someone of the joy they of doing it.

    Yours In Joy,

    Antonio

    Watchu' talkin' 'bout Willis?

    I remember watching Different Strokes and the laughs Arnold Drummond would get every time he would say ‘Whatchu’ talkin’ ‘bout Willis?”

    He used this to question what Willis was telling him, but ask yourself the question. Whatchu’ talkin’ ‘bout?

    The reality of what people are taking about is not as funny as Gary Coleman’s delivery of that line in the sitcom.

    I found this to be amazing…

    Robin Dunbar is what would be called a “professional eavesdropper.” He headed up a study at the University of Liverpool on what people are talking about.

    They ‘eavesdropped’ on 100,000 conversations around the country. Most professionals assumed that language was used to communicate technically complex information.

    But, guess what they found?

    People are talking about “nothing”.

    82% of conversation is about gossip, celebrities, and television.

    Take a look at the things you talk about in an average day. Are you using your conversations for something worthwhile?

    The things you talk about are a reflection of what you are thinking and ultimately, what you’re being.

    Personally, I don’t accept gossipy conversations. People don’t come to me with that type of conversation because they know I don’t participate in that type of talk.

    Because I’m not ‘being that’, I don’t attract it.

    Practical Application

    Do you know what you talk about all day?

    Spend a day making note of your conversations. If you have to, take notes after you finish a conversation on what you just spent your time discussing.

    At the end of the day, look over your notes. Were your conversations worthwhile?

    Since they are what you are thinking and putting your energy into, is this who you want to be?

    If not, it’s time to make a change. Put your energy into positive useful conversation, and avoid the ‘nothing’ talk.