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Read your way through it.

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Are you a READER?Do you enjoy the act of reading? Or do you consider reading a chore, and mindlessly wander through paragraphs?Personally, I am not an avid reader. I'm a sucker for watching Television and the visual stimulation and movement it creates. I do not read books and literature for joy and entertainment. Sorry Harry Potter fans. The thought of trying to read a novel of over 300 pages, sounds like a criminal sentence and detention. Some people are really into it, which is respected no doubt. Although personally it's not my bag, I am OPEN MINDFUL to the act of reading.For example I actually purchased and paid for a paperback book today. Really. It was a "self-help" book called "Adulting." I was thinking this "Adulting" book may have some valid points about becoming more of a grown-up, well rounded citizen. I am a man, so now I guess, I have to become an adult. Oh the inevitable. Recently my straight shooter, solid, lawyer, and wise opinion…

The "Instant Gratification" Culture

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In our current American Culture and society there tends be an "instant gratification" way of living. Would you agree our present day, Modern culture leans toward "instant gratification." If not, how would you better describe it?I too, am guilty of this me, now, make it happen culture. For example we as a society are:willing to eat fast foodwe avoid lengthy lineswe can't handle car trafficwe want our waiters attentive and speedy. In business, we always ask for a quick response.We hope for immediate successful dates and nights out.The social media avenues always display instant, up to the latest minute info.Television proclaims to, "be right back"The message today is to embrace and run with this "instant gratification" culture, because in my gut feel it is here to stay! Even people in sleepy towns, have probably noticed this uptick in society, media, people and culture. Yet, we should also be, OPEN MINDFUL to patience, thoughtful decisions, bu…

Can you handle it?

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Sometimes in life we get our way. Sometimes in life we don't. Can you handle both outcomes? Obviously life, work, relationships, business, and sports are more FUN and ENJOYABLE when things do go your way. I mean, we as humans strive to be right, helpful, successful and have everything turn up roses! It is quite NICE when things do go our way. For example, when the business you were seeking, successfully closes and produces income. Another example, would be having the "girl of your dreams" or the one you really like, actually like you back. Reciprocal love is ideal. Another example is when playing athletic sports, the ball and point turns advantageous for you, and the opponent suffers loss.So yes it is fantastic when things do go our way!But, Can you handle it, when things do NOT go your way?How does it make you feel, when your girlfriend dumps you for another? When the object of your adoring affection, chooses a different person. How do you feel when the business you wer…