I have it, it just hasn’t arrived yet

I Have IT, IT Just Hasn’t Arrived Yet

I have it, it just hasn’t arrived yetI had a very interesting thought while reading “You’re a Badass at Making Money” by Jen Sincero.

The premise of the book is that we are born to greatness, but 95% of the population just does not realize it, therefore does not act on it.

There are other things that she talks about too that really helps the mindset of the entrepreneur. But the interesting thing that popped into my head is the following… “ I have it, it just has not arrived yet.”

Why this popped into my head is that at this moment I have $48.00 in my bank account, but I have an invoice sitting out there that I am waiting for it to be paid. I know that the person is going to pay it because they are good for it. So, I have the $$, it just has not arrived yet.

When I said that to myself, it is like a light bulb went off in my head.

In reading many of these motivational books they are talking about putting yourself into an opportunity mindset, in other words always looking for that opportunity that will help give you the desires of your heart.

What are my desires?

To be honest, to help people.

Be it live a better healthier life by learning the ketogenic diet, or being better prepared for that SHTF situation, to how to wear a kilt in everyday public. There are other things, but I truly want to help people rise-up out of the ashes that life has put them in.

To me that is success in life, how I impacted my world around me for the better and how I was able to enrich other people’s lives.

For example, I run a ketogenic diet group called “Learning The Keto Way For Beginners.” I have over 4550+ members that I have been helping lose weight and learn to live a healthier life.

I have been living a low carb / keto life now for over 10 years and I have taken classes to better my knowledge so that I can help people.

If you would like to learn more about the ketogenic diet, check out my group at…

https://www.facebook.com/groups/learningtheketoway

We are coming into the holidays; it is a popular time to start ramping up on getting healthy and losing those holiday pounds.

Here is another great example of “I have it, it just has not arrived yet” mentality.

I need to lose 15 lbs.

Can I do it?

Heck yeah.

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen SinceroHave I done it yet? … Nope, but I know that I will do it and that I already own this statement of losing 15 lbs., this fact just has not arrived yet.

There are many things that you can apply this statement to, but it just has not come about yet.

Your desires are endless, but the key is not greed, but gratefulness.  Being grateful that you will get the desires of your heart is a wonderful thing, the key is working for it, turning over every stone to find it, and doing your all so that your desires will drop into your lap.

That is why telling yourself “I have it,… it just has not arrived yet” is a very powerful statement.

When your brain knows that you have it already, there is something that takes place and your brain finds the way to make that desire a reality.

So, when you “have it” but… “it just has not arrived yet” your brain works to ensure that what you “have” does “arrive” so that you can gain possession of that desire.

Give this a try and let me know how this little statement helps you conquer your day and bring your desires one step closer than where you were yesterday.

OH… if you are interested in reading “You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth” by Jen Sincero, you can help me earn a few pennies by buying it here…https://amzn.to/2XyUjwg

I hope you have a great day… Thanks & Cheers!

 

What Positive Impact Do YOU Have on The World Around You?

What Positive Impact Do YOU Have on The World Around You?

What Positive Impact Do YOU Have on The World Around You?One of my mentors asked me this thought-provoking question and it really threw me for a loop.

I mean, look at how many “Friends” I have on Facebook. (4525+)

Look at how many people are in my Real Men Wear Kilts group (4775+)

And look how many people are in my Learning The Keto Way group (4570+)

But the question that I have for myself is how much of an impact do I have on these people?

What am I doing to help improve their lives and / or am I doing anything at all?

How this conversation came up is when I was asked “how successful are you?”

Money? … bleh

Stuff? … again bleh

But when he asked, “what is your positive impact on others and how many do you help?”  that kind of hit me in the gut.

I honestly could not answer his question.

You look at my Facebook, You Tube, ect and I have some good numbers, but am I truly helping people?

It hit me that I could not answer his question.

I think I am helping folks, but with my change in life and such, I am not sure if I am helping anyone at all.

I continue to write, and I try to bring value to the world, but how much of what I bring is value?

That is a tough one to answer.

People like my articles, my memes that I post and some news pieces that I share.

The folks in my kilt group always say how much they love the group because I create a very positive environment and they love the interaction that takes place.

The folks in my keto group like it that I help them, and they are seeing success in their weight loss journey.

So, I guess I am helping people, but am I creating an impact in their lives?

How many people are better because I came into their lives?

You know, I don’t know.

I hope that I have been a positive influence and had an impact on their lives, but I am not totally sure.

Maybe those of you who are reading this can help me answer this question. How much of a positive impact have I had on your life?

Now I want to ask you the same thing that my mentor asked me, how much of a positive impact do you have on those around you and the world you live in?

See, it is a tough question when you really sit down and think about it.

Me, I figure that I have some impact on people for the mere fact that I have 4500+ people. BUT that in and of itself could be misleading. Just because I have that many friends and such in my groups does not mean I have a personal impact on their lives.

I hope that I do, but I don’t really know.

That is my personal challenge for the next week or so, to see how much of a positive impact I have on people in the world I live in.

I would like to challenge you to the same thing. Learn how much of an impact YOU have on your world.

It is truly one of the major benchmarks to see how successful you are in life.

Cheers!

Don't worry about a thing,..'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Don’t Worry…About a Thing, Cause Every Little Things Gonna Be Alright

This is a line from one of my favorite Bob Marley song “Three Little Birds.”

“Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

Rise up this mornin’,
Smiled with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin’, (“This is my message to you-ou-ou:”)

Singin’: “Don’t worry ’bout a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”
Singin’: “Don’t worry (don’t worry) ’bout a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

Here is a link to the song so that you can listen to it… https://youtu.be/zaGUr6wzyT8

It is a great song and one that I recommend for anyone who is going through hard times… which is probably all of us in one way or another.

Whatever you are going through… just remember that everything is gonna be alright!

There are a lot of us who are struggling, fed-up, wanting to give up and anything and everything in between in what we call “life.”

Me, I am there.

Not that I want to give up or anything, no nothing like that. But I am in an uncomfortable place right now. I have lost just about everything.

But you know what? Life feels good now that I don’t have a lot of those things leaning on me.

And life feels good because life is good.

OK… I my life has been ruined. My old writing / speaking career is toast thanks to the ex-wife roasting me over the internet and 90% of my audience believing the lies.

Yeah, can you tell it is sore topic still? It is times like this that I start singing “ Don’t worry… about a thing…. Cause every little thing, gonna be alright.”

But you know what? I am like the phoenix rising from the ashes. I will come back bigger and better than before with a much larger audience who loves what I write about and enjoys my wit and wisdom.

When the world gives you lemons, instead of being all sour about it, flip the situation and see it as a blessing. Use those lemons to start making lemon-aide and make some $$$.

“Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

You may be having a hard time now but things will get better. Stay strong and take life moment by moment.

Look for the good in life and what God has blessed you with and then thank Him for those little blessings …

… like 3 little birds sitting on your doorstep singin’ sweet songs of melodies pure and true… “Don’t worry about a thing,..’Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

Winners Don’t Always Win … The Keto Journey

As many of you know, I have been doing the Keto Diet for some time now and living a low carb life at least for the past 10 years. Been doing intermittent fasting for about the same amount of time too.

Now have I been doing this consistently?

No, there are times that I “fall off the keto wagon” but it does not take long for me to get back on.

Because I have been living a low carb, high fat, medium protein life, I REALLY feel the effects when I do fall of the wagon.

For example, from time to time I do cheat, but my rule is this…

IF I am going to cheat… CHEAT BIG! (and also plan your cheat)

Yep that is right folks, if you are going to cheat, you might as well make it worth while because it is going to take your body about 7 days to bounce back no matter how big or little you cheat.

So, you might as well go out with a gusto!

How I go out with gusto is with a HUGE bowl of Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries.

Yes siree bob. Good ol tear up the roof of your mouth Captain Crunch.

As a side note, did you ever notice that Captain Crunch does tear up the roof of your mouth? It is so dog gone crunchy, at least that is the side effect that good ol CC has on me.

I also find the most expensive whole milk that I can find. Here in Texas we have a dairy called Promise Land and the milk is incredible. Extra creamy and thick. Really good stuff at $3.75 for a half gallon, but boy is it worth it.

I have this big red bowl with a lip on it so I can hold on to it really well, pour about half a box of Captain Crunch in the bowl and then douse it with the milk making sure that the cereal is just starting to float but the milk is not covering the cereal.

I also use a tablespoon, that’s right… no wimpy teaspoon for me. If I am going to cheat, cheat big and shovel it in. So, I try to find the biggest tablespoon we have.

Oh, did I mention that I am eating this at night, around 8:30PM? You got it! Again cheat big and blow off that intermittent fasting stuff all the while Netflix bingeing season 9 of The Walking Dead.

You know the crunching of Captain Crunch just seems to go well with this show for some reason…. Yep, cheating big and in zombie crunching style too. Nom… nom… nom.

I self-indulge in the good ol’ Captain and enjoy watching TWD as I am consuming my bowl of sugar coated, fake funky tasting berry essence of childhood goodness.

Is it as good as I remember?

I have to say that it is, and I am loving every bite.

That is till the next morning and when I go to start getting out of bed, I notice the my joints are stiff and I got this splitting headache from eating way to much sugar. My brain is not used to getting that much of a sugar infusion and it is revolting against me in the morning. It wants its bacon fat and it wants some now.

There is a penalty when you choose to cheat big and that is something that you have to weight out when you are living the keto lifestyle.

I mean you are going to drop yourself out of ketosis. Ask me how I know this? I went tinkle on the keto stick and yep… no color change at all. Ketosis has gone and left the building. Just for those of you who want to know, it took me 5 days to get back into ketosis and I was following the 20 total carbs a day rule too.

That is because I totally overdosed on the sugar and it really threw my body out of whack.

I feel it big time when I choose to cheat big. In fact, I would still feel it even if I would cheat a little.

When you are living the healthy keto lifestyle and you fall off the wagon, your body lets you know that you messed up big time.

I feel and kind of look like one of those walking dead zombies. BLAAAhhhhh.

That entire next day after I felt like garbage. Headaches, joint stiffness, lethargic, cloudy brain, all the typical symptoms of carb / sugar overdose.

What is my point in all of this?

Several things….

1 – if you are going to cheat, cheat big. You are going to through your body into a tizzy and it is going to react. You might as well go for the gusto.

2 – Plan your cheat. Do not cave into the cravings and call it a cheat. It isn’t.. you know it and I know it. By planning it means you have proper foods and drinks at the ready for the next day when you get back on the wagon and totally detox your body from all the garbage you put into it the day before.

3 – FINALLY…always remember “Winners in life don’t always win – especially when you cheat – what winners don’t do is give up.”  If you are going to cheat, realize that you are going to pay a price. It might be a really sore body with headaches, stiff joints and horrible sleep and it will probably mean that you will be out of ketosis for at least 5+ days as you FIGHT to get back into ketosis.

YOU WILL pay a price for cheating. This is why I say if you are going to cheat, cheat big because the price you pay will be basically the same either way you cut it.

You just have to ask yourself… is this half a gallon bowl of Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries really worth the penance of getting back into ketosis or not?

Only you can be the judge of that and if you do choose to go for the cheat and two days later you stand on the scale or look in the mirror and you don’t like what you see. Remember that feeling so that the next time you want to cheat, you may think differently and pass up that Captain Crunch, or half a box of Oreos, or a bag full of those little Debbie chocolate covered mini doughnuts.

You will pay the price, just get back up and get on the keto wagon again.

Now, if you have cheated like this, share your story and let me hear what you did and what your cheat garbage food that you chose. Also share what your body did to revolt against you for treating it so badly too.

Keto On!

 

 

 

 

 

If You Only Had 24 Hours, What Would You Do First?

This was an interesting question that was posed to me by one of my mentors.

I have to say that it really gave me pause for thought.

I know that I would want to do something that would mean a lot to those around me and who loved me. I also would not want to go blow a bunch of money on superficial things that will not amount to a hill of beans down the road, or for those I am leaving behind.

So, what would you do?

Me, as I pondered the question, and I have to admit that it was kind of a tough one.

On one side I guess having a time and day of when you pass on as well as the freedom to do what you wish on that day is in my eyes a blessing of sorts.

On the flip side, you know that day and hour you are going to pass on and can really be a bummer, that is if you do not believe in heaven and just being returned to the universe.

I must admit that facing the great unknown is scary, but one of the best books that I have read is titled “ The Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved.”

Here is what Amazon says about the book….

Originally published in 1898, the Dying Testimonies Of Saved And Unsaved were the product of a bold and extensive research project undertaken by the author. Shaw wished to collect and exhibit a range of different words and sentiments delivered by Christians and sinners as they lay close to the threshold of death, to demonstrate how some people die at peace while others die in the throes of fear, anger or sorrow.

Some of the testimonies are derived from illustrious historical figures such as Sir Francis Newport and Cardinal Wosley, whilst others were sourced from ordinary Christians and non-believers on their deathbeds. A common theme throughout the book is the tone and topics undertaken by the terminally ill or expiring believers – in most cases, these testimonies evidence an inner peace and a willingness to join with the Lord in Heaven.

Conversely, those who have committed evil deeds or refused to believe or otherwise assent to the power of God are seen to be prey to various negative emotions. One man, a known local infidel who refused all religious guidance, lets out enraged cries of ‘Hell and damnation!’ repeatedly until he abruptly falls back and perishes.

The 236 testimonies collected in this extensive edition are of varying length; some are brief, consisting only of a few words from the dying person and observations of their condition. Others however are lengthy, with philosophical or spiritual thoughts upon the nature of life and death and the impending departure.

Personally, this book is one of those great books that will help strengthen you. I know that it has me and it has given me some solace it what is to come.

How I Would Spend My Day

1 – Get up in the morning and do the best Core 4 I have ever done and pour my all into it. I will need the power, energy and that a good Core 4 provides.

1a – Enjoy a nice breakfast with a couple eggs, prosciutto ham, melon, as well as some fresh English muffins, wonderful grass-fed butter and some nice berry preserves. All this along with the lovely lady as we sip some incredible Gevalia Special Reserve Costa Rica Ground Coffee from our French coffee press.

2 – Call everyone I care about and tell them that I love them and what an impact they made on my life and spend some quality time with them over the phone.

3 – This may seem silly but go test drive a few of my dream cars like the Lexus LC 500, Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera, McLaren GT, and possibly the Maserati GranTurismo. I say possibly because I have test driven one in the past and really enjoyed the drive. Push that “sport” button and it flies off the line with its naturally aspirated V-8.

Here is an article of the 20 best luxury touring cars. Is there one that stands out in your mind? https://tinyurl.com/Ray-Gano-Touring-Cars

4 – Invite those who are close by over to my place so we can enjoy a wonderful meal together. The meal would consist of really good selection of meats, cheeses and condiments aka Charcuterie.

To get an idea, here is a good article… https://tinyurl.com/Ray-Gano-Meats-Cheese-Wine

4a – While we are enjoying the food, also enjoy some good wines followed up by port and fine scotch. Both helps settle the stomach and are a good match to the charcuterie meal.

4b – As we enjoy the food and libations, talk about days gone by and all the heart felt moments that we all remember as the best-ever moments of our life as we sit by the fireplace enjoying the warmth.

5 – I would make sure that I spent close quality time with my lovely lady letting her know how much I love her and cherish her.

6 – Ensure that I had a legacy to leave behind. Of course this is something that I would work on building prior, but it is a goal that I would like to attain so that I can share a legacy with loved one.

I know that this is a hard topic to talk about, at least it has been for me. Personally I know that I am missing points on what I would do in that 24 hour period and I may keep this article as a work in progress and continue to add to my list and things pop into my head.

What I would like to hear from you is what you would do with your last 24 hours, how would you spend them, who would you share time with, etc?

I really am interested in hearing from you, so please share your thoughts.

Cheers!

 

 

Put The Freaking Toilet Seat Down – A Follow-Up

Remember my “Stop taking the freaking towels” article I wrote a wee time ago?

Well, here is a follow up suggested by the lovely lady of the house.

It is 2AM and all of a sudden you hear a string of “colorful” words coming from the bathroom.

A few moments later the lady of your life comes back (read stomping) into the room and you hear the words…. “put the freaking toilet seat down, I just fell in!”

You are half asleep when you hear this and you did the wrong thing and that was crack an ever-wee bit of a smile.

The next thing you know is that you are being bludgeoned by a pillow over and over again while more colorful words are being spewed at you as well as hearing the occasional words about toilets, seats and them being put in the down position.

She then crawls back into bed and you feel a hard tug of blankets leaving you only 6 inches or so of blankets.

Do you move to pull more back on to you?

Heck no, that is like inviting WW III to take pace at 2:05AM in your bedroom.

So, you lay there stiff as a board as sleep takes its way with you again, as parts of you freeze as you sleep; while at the same time your dreams are being bombarded by flying toilet seats dive bombing you.

Ask me how I know this?

Yep… you guessed it.

It is the small things in life that you start learning or re-learning as in my case when you have a special lady as a part of your life again.

It is all part of learning that life is a bit of compromise here and a bit of compromise there. Some things you win and some things you submit to and roll with it.

Like the silverware drawer.

Me, I think of functionality and having the silverware close to the table. That is because I am the one doing the cooking.

Where on the other I am not the one doing the dishes, so I do not think of where the silverware goes when one is cleaning up the kitchen.

So do I dig my heels in and say the drawer stays, or do I think about what it means to clean up the mess I made while cooking so that the lovely lady gets a break and makes things easier on her while she is cleaning up after the meal?

My advice…make things easier on the lovely lady doing the dishes. It makes life a little bit more pleasant and she feels more appreciated for letting her do things her way instead of sticking to the rut you have been living in.

It is a whole new adventure of living, toilet seats being down so you don’t hear the dog drinking out of the toilet in the middle of the night, or the lovely lady falling into the toilet at 2AM.

Take it from me, life is good when one thinks of these things.

Hey… I have requested that my towels are not messed with, so I guess it is only fair that the lovely lady asks that I keep the toilet seat down.

This way I avoid being bludgeoned by at pillow in the wee hours of the night.

Yep, you are living the Mhor Life when you make a small concerted efforts for the lovely lady in your life, like putting the toilet seat down so that she does not fall in at 2AM hour at night.

Cheers!

So Where Are My Flying Cars?

A critical year has come and gone… 2015.

Why is that?

Because we were supposed to have flying cars and hover boards. At least according to the movie “Back to the Future.”

Did it happen?

Heck no.

I don’t know about you; I was very disappointed that I could not jump in my vehicle and fly down to the 7-11 for a fresh brewed cup of joe.

Do you know how long I have been waiting for that?

Drats and double drats!

Fast forward to today, Nov 1 2019 and you know what?

NO freaking flying cars!

Once again, I have been lied to by the movie industry.

I say that because according to the incredible and supposed “futuristic” movie “Blade Runner” we should have had flying cars.

Well, we should have had horrible air pollution and sucky weather and not to mention killer robots that look just like humans, but who’s counting those things anyways. But dog gone it we were supposed to have flying cars. That what the movie showed, and it took place in November 2019.

Now the one thing that Blade  Runner did get right is Siri / Alexa. You may remember when our hero, played by Harrison Ford entered his home he told his place to turn on the lights.

AND… you know what? I can do that to. “Alexa, turn on the white lamp” and presto changeo, she does it for me. I can also turn on my upstairs lights as well as the lights in my fish tank.

Pretty cool heh?

Now I know that many of you who are my age used to watch the Jetsons, AND what did the Jetsons have?

Yep, you guessed it… flying cars.

So why am I not including the Jetsons in this little “car-less” observation?

It is because the Jetsons have not taken place yet.

Yes, that is correct.

Do you know that the Jetsons take place in the year 2062?

That is forty-three (43) years from our Blade Runner year of 2019.

Just so you know, I will be 101 years old in 2062 and odds are good that I will not be around then to see the flying cars.

NOW… here is the good news. Rolls Royce as well as Austin Martin both are working on VTOL (vertical lift off and landing) vehicles. They are still in the development stages, but these are going to be flying cars.

BUT… being a Rolls or a Austin Martin, I will be priced out of those vehicles when they finally hit the show room floor.

Drats!…. and double drats!

What is the lesson of this story you may ask?

I mean if I can’t trust the movie industry, then who can I trust?

Thank god I have Siri and Alexa.

“Alexa… pour me another cup of joe.”

“Ok”… spoken in her sweet Alexa voice.

Stop Taking The Freaking Towels – Learning To Talk About The Little Things

The time has come and after running some numbers, looking at living situations, etc., my lovely lady and I have decided to merge homes which will help us both in a number of ways both emotionally and economically.

The interesting thing is sharing a home with someone new in your life. You relearn all those little things that get on your nerves as well as things that get in their nerves. Out of this come some form of compromise or sometimes not.

We have been learning this with towels.

Yeah, towels.

Being a foodie and cook most of my life, I like to run a tight kitchen with certain things having their place as well as tools for the trade.

One of those are kitchen / bar towels.

I have to admit that when I cook, I am a whirlwind in the kitchen cooking multiple things all at once and turning out an incredible meal where everything is nice a piping hot. Which is a hard thing to do without over cooking or under cooking the dish.

Because I am such a whirlwind in the kitchen, I tend to make a mess as well as wash my hands a lot. Because of that, I really dislike paper towels. When you wash and wipe up things as much as I do during the day, going through a roll a day gets expensive.

Thus, going to the white kitchen / bar towels that you can pick up at Sam’s at a great price.

Now the one thing I hate is having someone clean up or get in my way as I am cooking and then also take my towels because they might be wet or have a little bit of what ever from wiping up a quick mess.

Did I say how much I hate having my towels disappear on me while I am trying to do something in the kitchen?

Yeah… it really gets on my nerves.

Can you guess what my lovely lady likes to do right behind me while I am in the kitchen?

Yep, you guessed it… she takes my freaking towels thing they are dirty.

GRRRRRrrrrrr

She also takes my towels in the bathroom…. Double Grrrrrrr.

This being a new relationship and we are getting used to living with each other, we have both vowed to let the other know when something is getting on their nerves.

Me, I am a pretty laid-back person but mess with my towels and well… I start getting a wee bit testy.

Instead of letting things boil over and keep pushing things down, what we have done is promise each other that we never go to bed angry or when we have something that is getting on our nerves.

I am not used to having this sort of relationship, you know; talking about things that bother us before it grows into a critical mass and we have a nuclear meltdown because my towel disappeared.

I must give my lovely lady total kudos because she does and incredible job of cleaning and organizing when I myself is a disorganized boob most days.

This is a great strength of hers and a major weakness in me. This one of those areas where we complement each other really well. I clean according to the 100,000 foot view and she cleans from the 6 inch view..

How did we solve this dilemma?

We created a rule…

#1 – Before we take it, make sure we replace it.

Now, together our house is nice to live in with everything in its place, including my towels.

This way if my lovely lady thinks my towel is skanky, she can get me a new one first before retiring the dirty one to the laundry heap.

This way when I am cooking or doing something in the kitchen, I always have a towel to dry off my hands or wipe up a minor mess.

So, what is the big take away in all this?

Talk about the little things in your life that may get under your skin right away or at least before you go to sleep at night. Always be honest and appreciate what your loving other is doing and find solutions that both of you can live with, thus making life not only good, but great together.

Oh in being wise in the way of towels, always replace it before you take it.

If you have any questions or ideas that you would like to hear about, please contact me at raymond.b.mhor@gmail.com

Cheers!

You Can’t Do That…

As many of you know, I am starting life over again… at age 58.

Seems pretty wild to be doing this at my age, but then again, why not now?

I have been locked into a marriage that I was not happy in for a very long time and I finally said, “no more” and pulled the rip cord.

What some of you may or may not know is that in my other life, I was a popular blogger in the arena that I chose to write in. I have a lot of You Tube videos, podcasts and articles. I used to make really good money at it too. But that was then, and this is now.

What is strange about the now is that I have a number of people telling me.. “oh you can’t do that again.”   You are to old, you lost all your readers, your website, no one wants to hear from you anymore and you are just a pariah.

Yeah… and?

Thing about work is it is just that, work. When you work for yourself you have to have discipline, get up every day and put that nose to the grindstone. If you don’t, you don’t make your bills and not making your bills in “No Bueno.” (“No good” in Spanish)

I ask myself, WHY can’t I do that again?

I have been blogging now since 2005 and if I have been doing it this long, I guess I know what I am doing to survive this long working the internet.

The key is getting your rear end up and out of bed and starting the day off productively.

In some of my articles you know that I have a morning routine called “Core 4.”

What this entails is 4 – 15-minute blocks focusing on Body, Being, Balance, & Business.

For 15 minutes I focus on my body and do a short work out and drink a bullet proof coffee.

I then do a 10 minutes in a guided meditation using a GREAT website called “Headspace” – http://headspace.com and then spend 5 minutes writing in my journal. Today, I am writing this because that is what popped into my mind to “journal” about.

Then I take time to listen to a motivational podcast or video, this covers my business and finally, I spend 15 minutes sending out words of affirmation to many of the people I care about and love.

In taking the time to do this for myself, I am powered up to start attacking the day and making the most of what I can make of it. It truly is an amazing feeling to accomplish so much in just one hour. This accomplishment seems to give you power to then push through and attack the rest of your day.

I truly enjoy doing my Core 4 and days that I am not able to get to it early in the morning, I find that my efforts are lack luster. I am still doing what I need to do, but there is this energy that I am missing.

SO… Can I Do It?

Heck yeah!

I can do anything that I put the most powerful machine in the universe into action, that is my mind. By starting my day off on the right foot, doing my C4 and having a great attitude, I can pretty much do anything I put my mind to and achieve a victory even when possibly I do not finish what I started that day, I will get up tomorrow and continue to work and push hard at what I need to do so that I can get it done and show those around me that you can’t keep a good man down.

I can do this, I can recreate what I have lost and I will show all those who say I can’t, that I will in fact do it and do it even better.

If you have any questions about my morning routine, please feel free to contact me at ray.gano@raygano.com

Cheers!

Don’t Let The Unexpected Derail You From Your Day

This is day 2 of my 30 day challenge. I felt great this morning, got up at 7AM.

Then it happened. Oh Great…  another urine test.

Yes, that is right.

I have been a bad boy with all this divorce stuff going on and I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and I reacted instead of thinking things through.

Because of that I spent the night in county jail, and I am on 6 months on “Deferred Adjudication”

For those who do not know, a deferred adjudication is a form of plea deal / probation before judgment which is available in various jurisdictions, where a defendant pleads “guilty” or “no contest” to criminal charges in exchange for meeting certain requirements laid out by the court within an allotted period of time also ordered by the court. Upon completion of the requirements the defendant may avoid a formal conviction on their record or have their case dismissed.

I know this because every day I have to call in to see if I am going to be urine tested or not.

And yes… EVERY DAY till I am done with my probation.

I made the call in and I was chosen to go pee in the bottle. I try to do this in the morning time because that is when I have to go to the bathroom the most. I have figured out that Mr Winky does not like to go pee when there is an audience, and that is what I have when peeing in the bottle, a person observing me as I pee.

So, I jumped in the car and headed down. Got there, pissed in the bottle and then came back home.

When I got home, I started doing my Core 4, which if you do this first thing in the morning, it REALLY charges up your day and you can take on the world. That is unless you have to pee in the bottle first.

Today I got back home and started my Core 4, accomplished it but I noticed that the power serge was lack luster and not at 100%.

I did all my Core 4 and even though I do feel good, I have learned that it is critical to do your Core 4 first thing in the morning if you wish to capitalize on the power and energy that you receive from hitting it up right as you wake up instead of waiting later in the day.

Lesson from today – Core 4 is critical if you want to achieve your goals, doing it first thing in the morning is vitally important if you want to tap into that power and energy to really push through to the day.

There is no slacking or delay when it comes to doing your Core 4, that is if you want to win for that day.

Now the nice thing is that this is my journal and I am gaining some great insight taking the time to really write this out and capture these feelings.

It is critical – Core 4 and Doing The Freaking Work.