Earn your Saturday’s. The first step that leads to our identity in life is not I know who I am, but I know who I am not. Too many options can make a tyrant out of anyone. I would rather lose money having fun than make money being miserable. ‘Fed Income’ is a slang term in Australia for ‘for sure’ or ‘certainly’. It’s better to jump than fall. Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. Live what you believe and you will have your own personal style. Engage with yourself before you engage with others. Trust yourself and believe in yourself before you can believe and trust in others - always￼. We unite with equal opportunity. That’s what I love about those high school girls man. I get older, but they stay the same age. Any success takes one in a row. Do one thing well and then once more. Over and over until the end, then it’s one in a row again. Days of prosperity make us forget adversity. Good times seem out of reach during the bad ones. Both can seem like final destinations or the summation of our days. Then the cosmic joker plays with our ways yesterday’s condition no longer remains, all commas, no periods, no stops, no stays. The pleasure is for rent and so is the pain. The road less traveled may not be a dirt road it may be an autobahn. Taking The road less traveled can make all the difference, that road isn’t necessarily the road with the least traffic. It may be the road that we, personally have traveled less. Some days the road less traveled is a solitary dirt trail. On others, it’s on the subway on the seven line. Don’t walk the it’s too soon or it’s too late tight rope until you die. An honest man’s pillow is his peace of mind. Don’t trip yourself running downhill. That mountain you want to climb is right around the corner. Do not invent drama for yourself, it will find you. A man addicted to ideas need be intervened with starvation. A man addicted to truths needs to be fed. Why we all need a walkabout: We are more constantly bombarded by unnatural stimuli than ever before. We need to put ourselves in decreased places of sensory input so we can hear the background signals of our psychological processes. As the noise decreases the signals become clearer, and we can hear ourselves again. Time alone simplifies the heart, memory catches up and opinion takes form. In this solitude, you will realize that you are stuck with the one person you can never get rid of, ourselves. Sometimes we have to leave what we know, to find out what we know. The truth is around us all the time. The anonymous angels, the butterflies, the answers are always right there but we do not always grasp, identify, see, or access them because we’re not in the right place to. We have to make a plan. ‘God when I cross the truth, give me the awareness to receive it, the consciousness to recognize it, the presence to personalize it, the patience to preserve it, and the courage to live it’. Like jazz, I prefer to see life as a river. Common sense is like money and health; once you have it you got to work to keep it. When you’re high enough the sun is always shining. Nobody gets in trouble for what they do they get in trouble for when they get caught. I swallow vitamins with a beer I do, and chew more tobacco than I ought to. I crawl around and chase the moon and I sleep with women who ride in on brooms. Just so I can kiss the fire and walk away whistling. Some people put the AC on in the gym so that they don’t sweat. I wear my beanie in July so I will. Sometimes which choice you make is not as important as making a choice and committing to it. Life is not meant to be a battle of right and wrong it is about starting a conversation to understand the other person. Educate before you indict￼. Some people look for an excuse to do other people look for an excuse not to. I am good at what I love, I do not love all that I’m good at. You are the author of the book of your own life, turn the page. Great leaders are not always in front, they also know who to follow. Guilt and regret kill many men before their time. Get off the ride. Concede to the natural selection process. The arrow does not seek the target, the target draws the arrow. We must be aware of what we attract in life because it is no accident or coincidence. The spider waits in his web for dinner to come. Yes we must cast our lines our lines in the water but we do not need to make things happen. Our souls are infinitely magnetic. The silence wasn’t awkward, it was golden. Distance is a constant honeymoon because we can’t quite see it. Be authentic. Some things are better in a dim light and some things are better close up. Things in a dim light are better as random bursts. Find fulfillment in the things you keep close. The great man is not all to each, he is each to all. A genius can do anything, but does one thing at a time. Life is like architecture. If it’s designed well you don’t need directions, only maintenance. Death, family crisis, and a newborn. The three things that will shake your floor, challenge your morality, and make you live harder. It’s not a risk unless you can loose the fight. ￼. When facing any crisis it is best to recognize the problem, stabilize the situation, organize the response, then respond. ‘Self-fish’ - When I am rich enough to live my dreams. When my self worth is not reliant on the adulation of others, when I don’t seek to outscore my desires. I look near and within and get self-ish. When mortal rewards are not enough to pay your rent, fish for yourself. Once you know it’s black, it’s not nearly as dark. If we did everything that was right, how the hell would he know what is wrong. Humor can cut through any situation. Trying to maintain ‘honeymoon gold’ in a relationship is fools errands fantasy￼. It’s a 120 watt bulb that’s burning too hot to last. The 100 watt bulb is brightest in the beginning by design. However, it is not sustainable. Having a daughter is the only honeymoon for life. Define success/happiness for yourself. What is success to me? How are you prosperous? What is my relevance? Prioritize who you are and who you want to be. Be brave, take the hill. But first, figure out what your hill is. Nobody can live up to the pedestal we put them on if we always put them on one. ￼m. Real love hurts, cares, understands and gets back up. Honestly try. Our real life comes after the credits roll. Why pray? It’s a time to take inventory. To look high and wide at ourselves our loved ones and our mortality. A time to humble ourselves from selfish yearnings. A time to smile on our blessings. We are who we are, and no one else. Make life your favorite movie. Live. You don’t have to look over your own shoulder when you’re keeping your own council. Writing your own book. Learn how to create Greenlights for yourself to go through. Take an experienced C for an ignorant A any day. Don’t struggle against time and waste it, dance with it and redeem it. Live longer by living. Life is our resume. The truth is like a jalapeño. The closer to the center, the hotter it gets.