Monday, February 22, 2010


I am reposting this for three reasons:
1. It will eventually fall in line with this months superhero theme.
2. Because sometime I need to be reminded of certain things
3. It's a powerful piece so this is it's 2nd Re-posting
4. Because I wrote it dammit, and I can do that! THIS IS MY HOUSE!!! (Like my dad would say!)

Re-read and enjoy!


I think I have found one of the key ingredients that make successful people successful. This is such a profound thought because in all of the numerous mind numbing literature I have read about success, self improvement, leadership etc. I have never been privy to this information.

Now I’m passing it on to my readers free of charge.

Here goes:

How many people actually give 100% of themselves at anything? You can always say you tried hard, but can you really say that you gave 100%? 100% is usually used for a select group of people like Olympians, recovering addicts, and professional athletes.

We tried to dissect ourselves to try and rationalize the reason that 100% effort is not given. The only thing that we could come up with, is the fact that the pay off is not guaranteed. I think the other reason why 100% isn't given is because on most all occasions 85% is more then enough to propel you to society’s definition of success.

If someone told you that they would give you a million dollars to run a 6 minute mile 3 months from now, your life would change immediately. If you seriously signed a contract and the money was put right under your nose, you would put down the large fries and start training. Per the agreement you are not allowed.....
to quit your job, or spend any less time with your family, but you can do anything else to prepare for your six minute mile. Somehow, you would make time to train. You would replace all your reading material with running information. You would have sweat suits in your car for a run before you got home and before work. You would replace all of your internet browsing bookmarks with running sites, messageboards and blogs. You would be fitness crazy. Only a fool wouldn’t give a 100%

This is the mind game that some worldclass athletes are brainwashed into when they are young. A perfect example of this is in the Spike Lee movie "He Got Game". It's about a basketball prodigy, Jesus Shuttlesworth (played by Ray Allen), and his relationship with his father, Jake Shuttlesworth (played by Denzel Washington). During the movie they show flashbacks of the basketball prodigy and his father. They are shown on the basketball court at night, doing running drills. Jake is running with a young Jesus telling him, "The only two people up right now are you and Michael Jordan, and what is Michael doing, training. ". Then he beginns to instill the guarantee of success in his child, " What are you gonna by your mama, What kind of house? ". So Jersus is brainwashed into thinking that if he gives 100% he would be the best basketball player in the US. There was no doubt, so that 100% is not hard to do.

Tiger Woods had this same advantage since he was a kid and continues to enjoy it. He can give 100% daily because he knows that he will win and become the best in the world. Players like Phil Mickelson, find it hard to give 100% working on their game because Tiger has already defeated them mentally. Why give 100% when you know you will never be better then Tiger. Phil can give 85% and still be one of the top players in the world. For fat Phil, that is good enough.

What does all this mean?

The reason that we don't give 100% is fear of failure. Fear that we would give everything we possibly have, to reach a goal and not hit it. We would rather give 85% percent and fail, saying at least I tried, then to go hard for 100%.

This applies to me and my resistance to give 100% to my outside endeavors. What am I afraid of? I will try and concentrate on the reward rather then the failure. If I realize the reward as concrete then I should be able to go 100%.

Sounds good in theory but can I apply it? 85% has been good enough to make me moderately successful in the past. Am I all talk and no action?
Knowing this information has put the responsibility of my success on me not any outside excuses.

If you are reading this, you know it’s true, and your success has now been placed in your hands and know one else’s. I have chosen to accept this responsibility because I need to be successful, by our definition of success. There is no other alternative for me. Rich or nothing.




Sunday, February 14, 2010

WOW, I AM A SUPER HERO! Part 1 of a series...

Ok, read this and really understand it.

You are a Super Hero. Now say this: I AM A SUPER HERO!

Doesn’t that feel good to say? Well you can say it and mean it. Really.

Here’s why……
We are surrounded by superheros but most refuse to accept their super power. Simply because with that acceptance, comes a since of responsibility. When Superman finally realizes he has super powers, he also realizes his duty to protect mankind. If no one knows you are a super hero, and you don’t act like a super hero, then you will never have to own up to your responsibility.

By not accepting your super powers you are in turn running away from your responsibility which is not very super hero "like" behavior.

To our defense, we forget that we are superhero’s sometime because we are surrounded by so many others, If God has given you the ability... to walk, two arms, two legs, a brain, and a mind of average intelligence you are a super hero. Period. That’s a fact. We look at those less fortunate as handicap but in retrospect they are the mortals. We look at those with seemingly natural gifts such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, or gifted scientists such as Einstein, as “Lucky” or fortunate. In reality you can be as great as any of them once you unleash your powers. What you don’t have in talent you can make up in hard work and determination.

In the Xmen movies when they are at the academy surrounded by other mutants, they don’t feel special. They don’t feel like mutants, or super hero’s because everyone can do weird and crazy things. Special doesn't seem to exist when you are surrounded by special. In the environment of the academy, Professor X then teaches the X-men how to tap into and control their special powers. Only a few of us have learned that valuable skill and even fewer actually use it.

Do you see? It’s a hard concept to grasp but once you do, you will have an "a ha" moment and began to uncover your super powers. Once you embrace these super powers and own them, you will be unstoppable.

Your powers need to be utilized to achieve maximum personal success. Period. By doing this not only do you help yourself, but you help those around you. That is exactly what we were put on this earth to do. It is your responsibility to yourself, your family and those mortals who have not been blessed super powers to utilize yours to their fullest.

Please read this again……next we will talk about: Part II Unleashing your super Powers!!


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

I'm A Guest Blogger!

Recently, I have partnered up with two other bloggers to help chronicle our online money earning experience. This blog is done in a narrative format. It's not giving tips on how to make money on-line, simply because we haven't made enough to give advice.
What we do instead is just tell you what we are doing, how difficult it is and what the results are. A step by step approach as we learn.

There is no other blog like this on the internet. There is no one who is brave enough or honest enough to really show what they are doing and how they are doing it. People are afraid if they don't show that you will make $1,000,000 in 10 days that people want go for it.

I have written 3 spots so far, mainly about my experience with ebay and my actual totals are chronicled here as well. So visit to read even more of my work. Don't worry, I am working on a killer post for this site - I can't forget my loyal readers aka "Mom".