November 2019

Today’s Resolution: Create Positive Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Today you’ll be telling yourself that you can lose weight, you will quit smoking and you do deserve that promotion. And gosh darnit, people like you!

I’m sorry if this resolution sounds like a Stuart Smalley (video) but if you keep telling yourself that your life sucks, your life is hard, that you’ll never make more money, you’ll never be happy, or that your boyfriend is cheating on you…. well, you can absolutely make all of those things a reality just by thinking that way.

Instead, think that your life is happy and amazing and it will be! Stop creating problems that don’t exist, or they will. Besides, nobody likes hanging out with negative Nancy’s or complainers (seriously, we won’t ever tell you, but we’re thinking it).

Sometimes the first step is teaching your mind to shut up when you start diving into a pool of negativity.

In the words of Barney Stinson, “when I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.”

Be awesome instead.

Today’s Resolution: Stop Supporting Unsuccessful Decisions

Sometimes our pride gets the best of us. We make decisions and we stick to them. Sometimes our decisions don’t pan out the way we wanted but keep supporting them with our time, attention and money.

There have been times in my life where I have made poor decisions only to keep making them so I wouldn’t look like a chump or a quitter. Today, put to rest any poor decisions you’ve made in the past. Stop feeding them and move on.

Today’s Resolution: Review Your Debt

Debt is a serious issue for a lot of people. Today you’ll be taking a good look at what kind of debt you have. I’ve been personally using online applications like Mint and Ready for Zero to help me figure out where I’m spending my and how I can reduce any debts in the future.

Don’t be afraid, face your debt head on.

Today’s Resolution: Go Rock Hunting

I’ve been feeding my inner geologist over the past couple months by going emerald mining, gemstone cutting and rock hunting. In fact, last week I bought a Facetron lapidary machine so I can get into cutting my own gemstones and the guy who sold it to me was a real craftsman.

So today, fire up the internet and find out what kind of rocks and gemstones are found in your area. Think of this as a treasure hunt. Can’t do it today? Then plan a trip this summer.

Then, find a of couple spots and go digging.

Good luck and let me know what you find! We just went digging for Emeralds in Hiddennite, NC last month and it was awesome.

Today’s Resolution: Grill it Up

The summer is here and that means one thing, BBQs! Take some time today to grill something special for your friends or family. We just got these sweet marinade & salad dressing combo packs the other day, so I’ll be making Amanda some grilled chicken. Don’t forget the charcoal or propane!

Today’s Resolution: Get It All Done

Get it all done

It’s Friday. The end of the week. You may have already checked out for the weekend, but resist the urge; Fridays can often be your most productive day! Don’t quit until you have everything done today. When you get everything done, there will be nothing to worry about over the weekend!

Amanda and I have been working like crazy this week. Today will be our most productive day, and will hopefully lead to a very relaxing weekend thinking about nothing but all the fun crap we’re gonna do.

Today’s Resolution: Moisturize

Today's Resolution: Moisturize

Our skin is the biggest organ we have. Sometimes it’s often the most neglected.

My grandmother is 98 years old. She has always moisturized her face every night before bed. People are often astonished to find out how old she because she looks so youthful. I attribute her youthful appearance to her night time moisturizing routine.

Today, moisturize your skin so you”ll look great at 98 too.

Today’s Resolution: Pretend-Shop for Your Dream House

Since we’ve been in Florida, we’ve been seriously considering never coming back. Taking the idea lightly, we’ve been driving around neighborhoods and spending an abundance of time on Zillow. So many homes have four bedrooms, 3,000 square feet and giant screened in pools. And they cost under $200k, so it’s really hard to look considering that a 200k house where we’re from is either small, somewhere thirty miles out of town, or it’s a “fixer-upper”.

So naturally, we’ve been seeing some pretty amazing houses along the way and have been geeking out over them. That’s why today’s resolution is to pretend to shop for your dream house. What would be your “must-haves”?

Today’s Resolution: Stand Up Straight

Stand Up Straight

Everyone tells you to stand up straight when you’re a kid because they don’t want you to end up with a hunch or scoliosis. As an adult, standing up straight will make you look thinner and more confident. It’ll also make your boobs look bigger if you’re a girl. Also, the hunch thing, nobody wants that.

So today’s resolution is to stand up straight, sit up straight, and look damn sexy doing it.

Today’s Resolution: Stay Focused and Productive

If you’re in the US, you’re probably thinking that this resolution doesn’t apply to you, but it does. It’s Memorial Day, so what? Well, how often do you spend time with your friends and family and sometimes disappear onto your phone checking email or reading Facebook? If you have the day off today, your goal is to stay focused on what you’re doing (like having a BBQ). Put the distractions away and be awesome at what you’re doing right now—even if it’s eating a hotdog—by staying focused.  And if not, then get back to work!

This week I’ll be using a Chrome browser extension called Stay Focused. It lets me set an allotted time to view certain web pages. Once my time is up it blocks the website for the rest of the day. They also make a browser extension for Firefox user called Leech Block that does the same thing.

I look forward to staying more productive this week. Let me know how you make out and if you’ve been using other tools to stay focused and productive.

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