The Ordinary Life Radio Show & Blog

No Respect For Excuse Makers


Everyone wants to blame something or someone else for their own shortcomings. It’s akin to a dog chasing it’s own tail, it does nothing for you.

Where you are in life is mostly based on your life decisions – not your circumstances. If you live in a developed nation (U.S, Canada, EU) you generally have good potential in your life. You may have it harder than others in some areas but we all have a chance to build a great life in the vast majority of cases. However, very few people actually follow this ideology and instead choose to blame everyone and everything for their shortcomings in life. Their finger points around and around without every pointing back at themselves. When people never look at themselves as the reason for their shortcomings and failures then they never actually grow. They just go from one situation to another hoping for a different outcome; However, the outcomes are always the same because they themselves have failed to improve internally.

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Your Mind Is A True Source Of Power & Should Be Protected


You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. – Marcus Aurelius

The greatest power in life you will ever achieve is mastery over your own mind. That is not to say, dominance over your mind, but temperance over your mind. I remember when the chemical addiction that flowed through the valley of my brains crevices would animate me to do things I didn’t want to do. I remember when I was at the whim of those around me, of their manipulations and judgements against me. That I, in the past, was influenced by a pack collective of how I should live my life, what the definition of fun is and just in general how to be & live. I spent years studying philosophy and training my own mind to obtain sovereignty from the externals of the world and to bring my true identity to fruition.

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My Visit To Bruce Lee’s Grave

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“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” – Bruce Lee

Although I don’t believe in any true sense of immortality – Bruce lee was right about how to extend your legacy after your death. Nearly 50 years after his death, I and many others are still paying respects to this hero and inspiration. When I visited Bruce Lee(Lake View Cemetery, Seattle WA), his tombstone had a constant stream of visitors paying respects to Mr. Lee. His tombstone read “Your inspiration continues to guide us towards our personal liberation”. I think it was very fitting in how Lee lived his life and the philosophy he taught to others. He was an inspiration through not only his ambition and success but his way of thinking.

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It’s Time For You To Lead


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

Imagine your vision swelling across the world in front of you. It starts with a pinpointed geyser within yourself that spills outwards across the mental topography of those around you. This powerful eruption draws in others to become a part of your vision and help build it with you. In addition, your actions create a ripple that helps inspire others to dream and become along side of you or along their own path. I know It sounds overwhelmingly difficult to create this “process”, but being a leader is very simple, all it requires is that you bring a thought to fruition through your actions and commence onward. Here are the three stages to becoming a leader and the sacrifices required to do so.

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Life Stops For No One: What Are You Waiting For?


If you’re reading this statement then you do not have your whole life ahead of you.

I remember sitting on my balcony the other night; in fact I remember sitting on my balcony every night for the last week straight. I would sit on my balcony after working on my projects all day and stare up at Orion’s belt. I would reflect on how fast my life is going by compared to the astrological wonder above me. Even the traveling light from onions belt is hundreds of years older than me. It made me chuckle to think about how much time I have “ahead of me” – a fraction of nothingThe balcony experience also reminded me of a quote from Zan Perrion’s book The Alabaster Girl – one I never forgot.

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