Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Personal Development

Personal development is something that we should all be working on. Whether it be eating better, training harder, exercising more, increasing our vocabulary, working more hours in your business, or whatever makes you a more productive person, we should be doing it! I quit smoking on New Years Eve. I haven't had any nicotine in 129 days. Fuck yeah right? I've started running at least a mile a day. Been at that for a month now. I eat better. More protein, lower carbs, lower sugar. I feel fucking fantastic. One of the people who motivated me to get my ass in gear is Andy Frisella. You may already know who he is, maybe not. He's the founder of the The MFCEO Project. The MFCEO Project is his podcast that is fucking gold people. I strongly suggest that you give it a listen. I've never been big on other people who try to tell you how to live your life, but this time it's different. He came from nothing and built his brand, his life, and his bank account up to top ranked shit. He's the truth. You know I don't give a nod to anyone who doesn't deserve it. He's done wonders for me mentally. Sometimes you just need to hear the raw truth that you've been denying. Andy delivers that. 

I just got back into the 250 lbs range for the first time in a year. I lost a lot of weight while building this house we are in because I was giving it every thing I had for 6 months while we built it, to the point of exhaustion. But you know what happened? When it was all over, I got complacent. I got back to being lazy. And you know what else happened? Those thirty pounds came back plus some. Yeah, I went up in weight to the heaviest I've ever been to 280 lbs. Complacency fucking kills. It does. I'm a firm believer in that. I got lazy and lost sight of a few things. I suffered from that. My mental health suffered from that. My physical health suffered from that. My relationships with friends and family also suffered. Well FUCK all of that noise.

I've found that for me to the best that I can be for the world, my family, and everyone else who counts on me to play my fucking part, I have to stay disciplined to be productive. If I don't, I feel like a fucking failure. I feel like I'm letting my team down. I feel like I have to be provide value to this world in order to be considered valuable by anyone with legit credentials that matters to me. So I will.  I am. 

We are all dying as soon as we are conceived. You cannot buy time. Stop wasting it. It's slipping away. Play for fucking blood. Make it count. 

Y'all have a great day!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Training your Situational Awareness or dying: which do you prefer?

Life is a series of choices made by individuals with the information they have gathered while living through choices made by others around them. We can thank pilots for the term “situational awareness”. However, for the past few decades many professional crime fighters, military, and civilian individuals have used this term and trained to understand and be more aware of their situations. This is an article about a term many of us think we know well, it’s my intent to help understand it completely and maybe learn a few things as well.

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Like I've always told you. Brush up or get mopped up...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First post of 2018

Hello to you all. 

We are still alive and kicking. Many things have come and gone since my last transmission to you. We closed out 2017 with great success in our lives, business, and family. Things are looking great for this year's forecast.

We learned in January that our youngest child is a Type 1 Diabetic. She inherited it from my great grandmother Elsie. My daughter is the only one in our huge family that is alive with Type 1 Diabetes. My daughter was sick all through her Christmas break from school. We knew she was prone to ear infections and sinus crap like most of us that live under the ever changing weather of East Texas. So, we took her to the clinic down the road like we have many times. Doctor says "Yep, she's got a double ear infection, we gave her a steroid and a shot of Rocephin, she should be feeling better tomorrow." Tomorrow comes and she's worse. Like a lot worse. So we take her in to a local ER at the hospital. The nurse says to my wife "Why didn't you tell us that your daughter is a Diabetic?" Uhhhh what? Excuse me? Her blood sugar was at 1300 and rising. They immediately dispatched a life flight jet from Houston to pick her up in  Nacogdoches to return to Houston to take her to Texas Children's Hospital. I am so thankful for professional and highly trained medical staff. You guys that do these types of jobs have a fan here in me, best believe. The employees at Texas Children's Hospital are abso-fucking-lutely amazing!! 

So yeah, we found out only after we had to take her to the ER because she was damn near unresponsive and very lethargic acting. Now that we've had time to process all of that, and learned to take very good care of her too I might add, I realize that I did notice her acting funny for a few days prior to us taking her to the clinic doctor. She was very thirsty, very hungry, losing weight, talking gibberish at times, had sunken eyes, circles under her eyes, just did not feel and look like my vibrant and very busy little girl at all. I felt bad after her diagnosis and her few days of suffering because as a parent, I should have known that she was in bad shape and on the verge of a diabetic coma. Our doctors at Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston assured me that I shouldn't feel guilty because we didn't know what was going on with her, only that she wasn't feeling well, like most kids feel when they are sick. Okay Doc, I'll take that.. We've got her leveled out now. She doesn't want the pump or the dexcon yet so we are still giving injections 4 times a day and checking sugar with glucose strips and a meter the old fashioned way.

This has brought us closer as a family, I can say that. My child understands that it will be this way for the rest of her life, she's not scared to talk about being a Type 1, and she loves the fact that she can eat all of the meat, eggs, and cheese she wants!! 

We've got other happenings going on as well around here. We are about to sell our house. I know, I know, we just built it... The Little Smoking Hot Barefoot Gardening Squaw and myself would like some acreage to raise some cattle, pigs, bees, and chickens. I figure we can at least pick up 10-15 acres to give us just that to live on and build on. I want a shooting range, a barn for my livestock to live in, plenty of graze patch for them, and more quiet country nights in our lives. 

I'm will be headed to Oregon for business soon. There's a cash Tsunami in Cannabis monies out there right now and I've got my board waxed up. I plan on getting my share of it come hell or high water.  I'm all over it y'all. Say what you want about Medical Marijuana. If you are a true lover of freedom and liberty, you don't give a fuck what anyone puts in their body. I'll leave it at that.

Be good to one another until I get back. 

lt doesn't cost anything to be nice, so some of you cheap fucks should be acting like Mother Teresa.