IN THIS ISSUE:
1) QUOTE OF THE MONTH
2) TIP OF THE MONTH
3) EXERCISE OF THE MONTH
4) TEACHERS WITH GUNS (VIDEO)
5) CONCEALED CARRIER HERO
6) YOUR LIFESTYLE HAS ALREADY BEEN DESIGNED
7) HOW TO BE AWESOME AT 84 YEARS OLD (VIDEO)
The pieces will change. The players will change. You will change. Keep moving forward.
When I’m at the gym, I’m amazed to see other guys in the locker room fiddling around with different powders that they’re mixing for their post-workout drink. It usually starts off with a couple Ziploc bags and a mixing cup, and ends in frustration and a big mess. My solution is to mix my post-workout drink at home and put it in my gym bag before I go to the gym. Zero mess and zero frustration when I’m very tired and very sweaty. I’ll use the same 32 oz. bottle (see below link) for about a week before switching to a new one.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it… Find a homeless person close to a fast food restaurant. Walk up to them with a friendly smile and explain that while you don’t believe in handouts, you will buy them a fast food combo of their choice in exchange for them telling you their story. Tell them to wait outside while you go in and get it (don’t bring them in because most will smell really bad), then you’ll bring it out to them. Then just listen to them. You can ask them questions but don’t make any statements to pass judgment or give any advice: just listen to them. If they ask why you’re doing this, you can tell them that you’re trying to gain new perspectives on life. You might walk away from the situation with unexpected compassion or you might walk away disgusted to be the same species. Either way, keep your reaction to yourself and don’t say anything, because for the purposes of this exercise it doesn’t matter. The purpose of this exercise is to go out of your comfort zone and gain a perspective that you would not otherwise have had. Building the habit of getting out of your comfort zone and gaining new perspectives is incredibly valuable.
The state of Missouri has legalized teachers carrying guns in schools. I’m trying to imagine my old high school math teacher asking me if I’ve done my homework, while he has a .357 SIG strapped to his hip.
Not until all of the good guys have guns will the bad guys be too scared to use theirs.
This is the real reason for the forty-hour workweek.
Just when you think it’s an old man singing a love song about his wife…
That’s it for now… Go make it happen!