Plans Are Future Maps

Good morning, let’s Go!

There are things in our lives, we would like to change. People we would like to meet and places we would like to go. For most of us, we won’t do any of it.
The reason is we don’t have a plan to do anything to make it happen.

The old saying goes, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”
If taken the right way it means shit isn’t going to go the way you plan. It doesn’t mean, don’t plan. It means shit never goes according to plan. But a plan is better than winging it from crisis to crisis. To have a plan is to understand there is a next step coming and to be prepared for it.
Let’s take dieting for example. Once a person goes on a diet to lose weight. Their weight will change. Once it does their diet has to as well. Most people don’t recognize that as their body composition changes, their calorie intake must change with it. It has to change in a way to keep losing weight or to maintain the new weight achievement. I person losing 100 lbs of fat, will need to adjust to be a person who is losing 75 lbs, 50 lbs, 25 lbs, 15 lbs, and 10 lbs. What is required of them changes with each phase.
The same thing happens in a small business. A person must grow from doing it all themselves to delegating and building a team to do the work. The must grow from solo to leader to visionary.

Planning to make changes in your life isn’t goal setting. It is action organizing. It is preparing yourself for the changes you will make. It is planning to run a certain amount of miles a week unit you build up to your first marathon. It is saving a certain amount of money to invest in your first business idea. It is going on the first date hoping to make the right connection. It is looking at life with lofty eyes and chasing it.

Plans are future maps. It is our ability to look ahead and see what is coming. And for those of us wild enough, it is our ability to imagine what we can make of it.

Later Gator 🐊

Mind Your Business

Good Morning, Let’s go.

Business by any other name is getting shit done. When it comes to getting shit done, you and I need to be clear what our business is. What is it we are trying to accomplish and by what means are we trying to get it done by. Most people do not consider themselves in business. They go to work for someone else, for a business. They don’t realize they are hired hands to get a job done. They have focused their lives on getting someone else’s business done.
Really, it is fine and good.
Most people need that direction.
They need someone to be in charge and tell them how to live with purpose.
But not us.

No, not us.
There are things we want to see happen in our world- no matter how small. We are willing to put in the work and decide what are business is. We decide how we are going to accomplish it and what the outcomes and rewards will be. 

Life is simple like that.
We have the choice to be in business for ourselves even if we work for someone else. We can choose a place to work that fulfills us. That accomplishes our personal purpose. That lifts us up and give us opportunities.
Because once we decide what our business is, we can determine the best way to achieve our aims. (Even if it is only to make a shit ton of money)

Today is a great day to start working for yourself.
It is a great day to mind your business and get shit done. 

Later Gator 🐊

Subject To Change

You‘re Under No Obligation To Be The Same Person You Were 5 Minutes Ago.” 

Alan Watts

Good morning, let’s go.

You don’t have to be who people think you are. You don’t have to commit to being the person you thought you wanted to be. You don’t owe it to anyone to be a prisoner in your own life. 

The world thinks of you one way, and you think of yourself in another. Don’t mind the world or yourself. Do not consider the personality tests, horoscopes, or the other million ways to narrow yourself down as set in stone. You can change. 

A head injury can change a person. A traumatic experience can change someone. Subjugation to heavily influenced news and media outlets can change a person. Religious experiences and near-death ones too. 

We are not set in stone. 

The amazing thing is you have the power to change.

You also have the power to imprison yourself. You can commit to being someone you are not. You can commit to being someone others want you to be. You can lose yourself by committing to rhetoric and fervor that makes you follow a crowd. Even still you have the power to change. 

New year new you. Doesn’t have to be bullshit. You can change your attitude and outlook. That alone constantly done will produce a different version of you. Don’t be afraid to go out there and do something amazing. Don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself. If life isn’t what you want it to be- the first place to look for change is within. After that the outside changes with it.

Later Gator 🐊