Count your age by friends and experiences.

Today is my birthday! Woohoo! 🎉 I have reached life level #36! I used to get sad about growing older. But now I embrace it. I look forward to it. Birthdays are evidence that growing is happening. They mean reaching new levels of personal development, life experiences, and getting closer to your awesome future self. Read more about Count your age by friends and experiences.[…]

Ultimate Life Hack: Help Others Win

Ultimate life hack: Help others win Helping other people win more, learn more, grow more, be happier, be healthier, be richer, and live more fulfilling lives will magically bring you everything you want in your life. How does it work specifically? I don’t know. It just does. Try it. Help others win. And have a Read more about Ultimate Life Hack: Help Others Win[…]

Celebrate good times, come on!

cel·e·bra·tion noun the action of marking one’s pleasure at an important event or occasion by engaging in enjoyable, typically social (distanced!), activity. Somewhere in the world Christmas Day has officially begun! So the celebration starts NOW! Merry Christmas Eve, ❤️🎄❤️🎄❤️🎄 Sent to me yesterday: Morning walk on the Aliso Summit trail in Laguna Niguel. Someone had Read more about Celebrate good times, come on![…]

I am an idiot #4 🙆‍♂️

Last year I met a really interesting guy. He was late 50’s, retired, uber successful in real estate investing, had travelled the world, and now spends his time volunteering. Super smart, super nice, it was like meeting a human superhero. We spoke for about 45 minutes and I loved every second. Just as I was Read more about I am an idiot #4 🙆‍♂️[…]

My neighborhood smells like poop (and I love it)

For the past month or so, gardeners around my neighborhood have been sprinkling cow manure everywhere. (Apparently Autumn is the best season to fertilize your grass.) With 1 in every 3 houses doing this, the entire neighborhood stinks! My morning walks, workouts, and remote working on my front porch has all been ruined by wafting Read more about My neighborhood smells like poop (and I love it)[…]

Not growing fast enough

Why am I not growing very fast?

Life can sometimes move frustratingly slow… But maybe that’s just cause you can’t see the roots and all the good stuff that’s growing beneath you? 👇 👇 👇 When you feel like you are growing too slow, remember… You have huge roots. You have huge potential. Your hard work and efforts are building momentum in Read more about Why am I not growing very fast?[…]

You are a superhero –> Act like it.

Need a quick confidence boost? An attitude change? Are you prepping for a hard task? Try a power pose: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart puff your chest out chin up hands on hips… bad-ass facial expression Just like a superhero would stand. Hold that pose for 2 mins. 👆 Exhibit A (wikiCommons)👆 Research Read more about You are a superhero –> Act like it.[…]

Monday perseverance

“Waaaah, I don’t feel like working today…” 🥲😭😫 This is what most people are thinking today. It’s extremely hard to be excited about Monday after a long holiday weekend. BUT, this is the exact reason you should be thinking the opposite. Today is a great opportunity to stand out, get ahead, get noticed, be a leader, help others, Read more about Monday perseverance[…]

Why gratitude?

Happy weekend! Woohoo! Gratitude is easy, fun, and FREE. People should practice it more often. Here are 7 other “scientifically proven” facts and benefits of gratitude… Gratitude opens the door to more relationships. (Thanking strangers, smiling, kind gestures – people want to be around you more!) Gratitude improves physical health. (Work out, stretch, get outside… Read more about Why gratitude?[…]

I want it all. I want it NOW.

pa·tience noun 1. The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. Jenny practiced patience through years of set-backs, and slowly but surely she reached her dreams. Happy Monday! Stay patient, my friends! “Patience is also a form of action” – Auguste Rodin   *Bench photo by Aaron Burden

Healing frequencies – 528 Hz and 432 Hz

I’ve been reading about “acoustic therapy” recently… Basically when we hear different types of sounds, our brain reacts in different ways and that tells our body what to do. Some frequencies elevate our emotions and lighten our mood, while others actually change our physical DNA! (apparently) Check out these frequencies: 432Hz – “Lucidity” (listen here on youtube) This sound Read more about Healing frequencies – 528 Hz and 432 Hz[…]

Smiles can be heard over the phone

Did you know that people can actually hear you smiling through the telephone? Most of us are working from home, so we’re not seeing our co-workers or friends much face-to-face. But, that doesn’t mean we read each others moods or feelings. Smiling is contagious. And when you smile while you’re talking on the phone, it lightens Read more about Smiles can be heard over the phone[…]

I am an idiot #2 🤦🏻‍♂️

Once I was walking across an intersection… Since I was the only person walking, I was the center of attention for all the stopped cars… So I thought this was a good opportunity to show everybody some of my “sweet dance moves”. I was wearing baggy sweatpants (just returning home from break dance lessons), and Read more about I am an idiot #2 🤦🏻‍♂️[…]

Check yo’ self before you wreck yo’ self

Yesterday I received a crappy comment online. For the most part, I’ve learned how to ignore crap messages from random people on the internet. But for some reason, this little comment hit a nerve and triggered some of my personal insecurities. So, I did what anyone normal person would do. I spend 2 hours moping Read more about Check yo’ self before you wreck yo’ self[…]

Circle of Concern vs. Circle of Influence

I have some concerns. Things that many people worry about… But, I recognize that these are uncontrollable things. And since I can’t control them, I need to focus on the things I can control. Here is what I can do (influence): This week: Control what you can control, influence what you can influence. It’s ok Read more about Circle of Concern vs. Circle of Influence[…]

Friday Fun Volunteering Stories

Yeehaw! It’s Friday! On Fridays I go volunteering at Meals on Wheels. Delivering food to the public is not a glamorous job, but I make the most of it and collect weird and funny stories to share with you guys!… **** – Last week after dropping a meal off, I was walking back to my Read more about Friday Fun Volunteering Stories[…]

Failure isn’t the opposite of success

“Success isn’t binary. Most of us assume that it is, which means everything that isn’t success must be failure. But the opposite of success isn’t failure. Or, it doesn’t have to be. And, that’s a distinction that can make all the difference. Unfortunately, it’s one that many people never learn to make.”   Written by Read more about Failure isn’t the opposite of success[…]

100 x Days Until Valentines Day! 😍 – Gift idea

Starting this Friday (Nov 6th), it will be exactly 100 x days until Valentine’s Day 2021. Woohoo! Now, if you are hopeless romantic like me, you’re probably trying to think up new ways to impress you’re partner, lover, crush, baby boo or main squeeze… So here’s an idea that I used last Valentine’s Day that Read more about 100 x Days Until Valentines Day! 😍 – Gift idea[…]

Weird stuff tonight… 2020 Halloween Stats!

Today is Halloween! And there’s some weird stuff going on tonight… – There’s a full moon tonight! This hasn’t happened on Halloween since 1944. So cool! – Despite the pandemic and huge financial difficulties, Americans will still spend $8.05 Billion this year on Halloween decorations, candy, and costumes. 🤮 – 53% of people plan to Read more about Weird stuff tonight… 2020 Halloween Stats![…]

Surely not “everybody” was kung fu fighting..?

Surely not everybody was kung fu fighting..? I mean, out of all the different martial arts styles, why weren’t there people doing karate, boxing or even MMA? Reminder today:  It’s OK to be different. And follow your own path. If you want to practice a different form of ancient fighting instead of Kung Fu, that’s totally fine. Read more about Surely not “everybody” was kung fu fighting..?[…]

Saturdays are for ___________.

Saturdays are for ___________. Today can be whatever you want it to be. Adventure, relaxing, family time, zooming, distanced drinking, voting, rock painting, soap carving, competitive dog grooming, extreme ironing, gongoozling, speedcubing, axe throwing, hobbyhorsing, underwater hocky, or perhaps you’re taking part in the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta? Whatever your thing is, you get Read more about Saturdays are for ___________.[…]

Moving from failure –> failure.

My old pal Winston Churchill once said: “Success is the ability to move from failure to failure, without loss of enthusiasm” Everybody fails. Actually, people fail all day – every day. Life is jam packed with failing. This is how we learn. But, it’s the stuff we do in between one setback and the next Read more about Moving from failure –> failure.[…]

If you can dream it –> you can do it.

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”  – Nelson Mandela   Nelson is a smart guy. Today, he wants you to: – Think bigger – Try harder Because you’re more capable than you think you are Read more about If you can dream it –> you can do it.[…]

Rise above the negativity…

Negativity is like a cancer. If it’s not squashed it will grow and grow overtime and kill everything you love. Unfortunately, there is a lot of negativity in this world. When you see, hear, or witness something negative, you have two options… 1. Foster, replicate, and spread the cancer. OR 2. Stay positive, rise above, Read more about Rise above the negativity…[…]

Showing love when someone’s being an asshole…

Yesterday I saw someone texting while driving and they nearly hit a bicyclist! 😠 Later, I saw another driver throw a cigarette butt and some trash out of their window. 🤦‍♂️ Last week, one of my friends posted an extremely insensitive comment on social media.😞 I came across this comment recently… “It’s okay that we Read more about Showing love when someone’s being an asshole…[…]

Where’s your grandma? – The depth of life.

About 2 years ago I found a 93 year old grandma wandering around the streets. She was lost, in her pajamas, and couldn’t find her home. Here’s the original morning email I wrote about this (Many of you weren’t on this email list back then). It was one of the coolest miracles and coincidences I’ve Read more about Where’s your grandma? – The depth of life.[…]

Stop Starting and Start Finishing

I have a bad habit of multi-tasking. While I’m working on 1 project, I come up with 3 ideas for other things. Then I start working on those, leaving the first project forgotten and unfinished. This happens daily, so I slowly collect a bunch of unfinished work and to-do items throughout the week. By the Read more about Stop Starting and Start Finishing[…]

Negativity helps absolutely nothing.

“I do not recall a time when negativity fixed anything” Just a quick reminder to approach everything with a positive attitude today. Good times, bad times, boring times, creative times, productive times, stressful times, at home, at work, with family and friends… Whatever you get up to today, remember negativity helps the situation zero. Have Read more about Negativity helps absolutely nothing.[…]

Month updates, parents teaching kids, and 100 days left this year!

When I was about 7 or 8 years old, my Mum offered to give me $100 if I could give up eating chocolate for 1 whole year. $100 was more money than I could even fathom at that age! But do you know how hard it is for a kid to not eat chocolate? Birthday party treats, Read more about Month updates, parents teaching kids, and 100 days left this year![…]

Quickest way to happiness –> GIVE

One of the quickest ways to GET happiness, is to GIVE happiness. This morning as you’re starting your day, plan a few quick things that will bring happiness to others. Then after those are done, try doing even more 🙂 Chores around the house, so your loved ones don’t have to. Leave love notes or Read more about Quickest way to happiness –> GIVE[…]

On your side 🚿

The grass is greener wherever you water it. Cheers to spending time today watering your own side of the fence. Investing time in the things you value most will grow the greenest grass you’ll ever see. Happy weekend friends! 🚿🚿🌱🌱 – Joel Feature photo by Ochir-Erdene Oyunmedeg