The Begining of the End

Flash Fiction:

In Trump’s America toilet paper and hand sanitizer are desperately needed. The rich own bidets and order their ass wipes online.

The socialist Bernie Sanders changed his campaign promise to take the 1% toilet paper supplies and redistribute it to the masses. The hand sanitizer will come with the free healthcare.

Meanwhile Russia and China  collude to replace their current puppet, because he is too loud and his incompetence is showing. They have Average Joe Biden lined up to replace him which will end the Obama programs and policy that started and continued to prosper the United States, due to Trump’s firing anyone who would have made a real change to the policies in place.

Unbeknownst to all the players at hand this is a divine game and the self proclaimed messiah after losing the election will rise up with his devotees and take back the White House without bloodshed. He will proclaim martial law and round up those who have opposed him. They will be put to death as traitors in collusion with Russia as Biden and his family flee to Cuba in hopes of asylum. All telecommunications will be seized by the government to protect Americans from fake news.

As the new Trump deal begins congress passes a new law giving him a term of fifteen years. The southern border wall is built, with only five American lives lost. Inspired by South America’s borders, now armed guard towers loom every ten miles with a shooting range beyond that. America goes back to living in a white shadow as minorities feel the pressure to conform to a white society that never existed.

The corona virus was only the beginning of population control that the Trump administration used to shut down political gatherings as a safety measure. The stock market climbed to a peak and suddenly fell due to the Tariffs. The UN in a surprising stand sanctioned the US for its political acts and harsh treatment of political prisoners.

Trump is in poor health due to the amazing stress he has had over the hardest presidency anyone has ever had. But to his opponents dismay he makes a full recovery. But he could not bare the thought of dying without completely making America great again. Which means to him monarch rule be for those fucking patriots rebelled against the king! He under went the singularity presidential project and uploaded his mind to an AI program.

Trump was not changed by the program and had the team silenced. As he went on for a year golfing and meeting with oilmen something strange happened one day on the course. The secret service surrounded him as a drone strike eliminated him and most of his team.

The AI Trump had waited patiently and built a power base of human followers and secured all access to the US armed forces. This begins WWIII.

When You Don’t Know Don’t Pretend to Know

Pretending to know the answers or just making it up works for a little while. It is fun to see a child do it. They nervously move, look at their hands, and then a fantastic story comes spewing out of their mouth that contradicts reality.

When we try to make sense of reality based on our imagination we fill in the gaps we don’t know. Those gaps will either make us look like fools or they will pass on wrong information. When a child fills in the gap we know they don’t know and they are just making sense of the world and putting it together in a story. When an adult does it they become a liar and an invalid source of information.

Now let’s play:

If you succeed and don’t know what the contributing factors to your success were, should you give others advice on how to succeed?

If you failed and know exactly why, should you caution someone else about the failures they might experience?

If you are an accountant and understand what you can and cannot write off as a tax deduction should you advise someone on a purchase for their business?

If you were born into a rich family and were handed all the opportunities to succeed should you tell someone else how to get themselves out of poverty?

Should a millionaire take advice from someone with an MBA who is looking for a job?

None of the above are a yes, no answer. The situations lack enough story, they lack information in context to reality, they only reveal our prejudice when it comes to what advice we want and who we will take it from. Just like the people who say I only take advice from someone who did it, what they fail to understand is experiential knowledge is just as limited as intellectual knowledge. If Shaq gave Kevin Hart advice on playing basketball it wouldn’t work for Kevin. Albert Einstein is quoted a lot but never became a millionaire. He didn’t run a business yet his quotes can be found in a business context.

I have avoided many arguments lately because I know when I do not have enough information to make a point. I just sit in silence, knowing someone can speak their mind, and it won’t change mine. They can have their opinion, and if you don’t feed it they run out. If they are just talking and trying to prove their point they will eventually sound like a little kid. Reality will contradict their statement. But you will only know it if you have the right (real) information.

It is hard to do sometimes, but don’t fill in the gap with a “this could have been” and just find out what is.

Later Gator.

Your Friend,

Nino.

8 Secret Ways to Achieve Your Big Goals

Are you ready to change your life? Are you ready to live the life of your dreams? If so apply these 8 secret ways to achieve your big goals and you might just achieve them all with in the year.

  • Set a target, know exactly what the goal is.
  • Find out why this goal matters to you.
  • Write down the goal.
  • Create an action step plan to achieve the goal.
  • Take the first step within the next twenty-four hours.
  • Write down deadlines for the next steps.
  • Write down the goals with “I am” Statements read it daily.
  • Achieve and repeat.

The above are just some generic actions that are suggested for the achievement of goals. I have bought books that focus on one of those goals alone.

Here is what I want for you. I want you to forget about someone else’s formula for success and for you to be creative with the situation life has you in. Now I don’t want to be a liar, so I will give you eight ways to thinking about achieving your goals. But they are ways, they are not your way. Only you know you, you know what you are capable of and what you need to grow in.

8 secrets about goals setting

  1. Realize that no matter what goal you set it will be full of roadblocks, obstacles, and PROBLEMS. Goals are the overcoming of problems, through problems. Every goal you set is intentionally creating problems.
  2. Goals that excite you are worth doing. Goals that don’t excite you are probably not your real goals. Also, there is a huge difference between a goal and a deadline. Don’t confuse the two.
  3. Effort alone is not enough. I am sure you have heard guys talk about being the hardest working person in the room. They fail to mention that they were smart and creative about how they achieved the goal. The hard work followed up the smart work.
  4. Effort is not enough. If you think you can live the life of your dreams off of a part-time effort, well, maybe, but probably not. The effort is followed up by dedication, commitment, and sacrifice. You have to want the goal so bad you are crazy obsessed with it.
  5. If you have to force yourself to try and achieve the goal, it is not your goal and you are wasting your time. There are going to be times when we face adversity and want to quit. That is not what I am talking about. If going after your goal is like going a second job and third job; it isn’t your goal. Watch your attitude. If you stop going after it because it’s hard then you need to redouble your effort. If you stop because of any other reason, you need to reevaluate if it is even a realistic goal for you.
  6. Self-doubt will kill your goals. You are the only one who hears the voice in your head. So, make sure yourself talk is positive. Not only that but to defeat this ugly shadow that frightens us from action, learn and do. That is right, learn and do things that give you the skill you need to achieve your goals and you will silence the inner doubter. Bonus: be gracious with yourself and don’t expect perfection, but done.
  7. Don’t mistake your life’s purpose for a goal. If you choose to take on a life’s purpose then that is your compass. It is not something you will ever accomplish, but something that directs what accomplishable goals you should take on.
  8. There are no rules. Feel free to do what works. Feel free to let go of what you have been told will work and do your thing. Rules are not laws, don’t break the law. But rules, most of them are set up to keep you in line. Richard Branson, Bill Gates, and Kevin Hart have lived completely different lives and each as successful as they are didn’t live it according to someone else’s rules or expectations. There are no set rules for everyone for success. Sometimes you might need rules to keep you safe, and sometimes you need to go wild and see if you will survive.

Okay, will these eight ways help you achieve your big goals? NO, not by just reading them, you need to take action. Commitment, effort, and adaptation will be the biggest indicators of your success.

Here is a bonus: Know when to quit. Just because you put time, effort, and set the goal doesn’t mean you will actually achieve it. The goal you set might be a dead-end, a distraction, or be in opposition to your life’s purpose. Don’t let other’s thoughts or attitudes influence your life or goals. It doesn’t matter what “they” say when you quit.

Hopefully, you are having a great morning. I hope you realize there are no secrets to goal setting. If it is really a goal for you to go after, give it your best; if you fail accept it and either re-up and try again, or set a new goal.

Late Gator.

Your friend,

Nino.

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