This is my life. I have a lot on the web that deals with helping people whether it is with their finances or it is with technology, or general. So my friend Brian pointed out that my last few posts on here were a bit negative and he even went as far as to say that someone reading it might deduce – he didn’t use the word deduce, that one’s mine – that I was not doing well in my business. Let me assure you that nothing could be further from the truth. 95% of the time I am really positive about life and my outlook couldn’t be better. I am human though and most of my friends tell me it is actually a relief to them when they see me express frustration because it shows I am human. I am, I promise. I’ve been to the doctor and everything checks out. I have human blood, I swear. So I thought I would set this new blog up and use it for my ranting (ie specifically highlighting my frustrations). So here’s the deal . I need to take my blog’s current frown and turn it upside down. I need to share with you some of the absolute miracles of my life.
First there are my parents. They have been amazing from as far back in life as I can remember. They stuck with me now matter how bad it got when I was addicted to drugs and alcohol. At many times and on many levels they have saved my life. When I was in high school I was voted most unique. most “LOST” might have been much more accurate. I had no idea who I was and who I wanted to be and for someone that age I am sure I spent way too much time thinking about it. You see I have an analytical mind. My head can be a very scary place. At one job I had – my first real job as an auditor after I received my Accounting Degree from Pace University I had a supervisor who pointed out that most people have a mind that just needs to know how to use something. My mind has a need to know how it works. How can I take it apart and re-assemble it thus learning exactly how it works so I can create my own version with improvements, enhancements and the like. They had audit schedules with complex calculations and I wanted to recreate them in MS Excel so that when you change one number you don’t have to spend a lot of time re-calculating every other component that was affected. It actually seemed to bug some people. I had one supervisor, Ann Marie, who yelled at me once as she handed out a new workpaper we’d be using and told me NOT to make a spreadsheet – that our Milwaukee office was already dong it. Do you want to know what words were going through my mind at that moment? Can you guess. 2 Words. One starts with “F” and the other ends with “U”.
So no things are not bad for me at all. I have a very successful consulting business and 95% of the time my life is absolutely fantastic – couldn’t possibly be better. I always take a big hit in April between income taxes and property taxes plus everyone breathing down my neck asking me to get their “thing” done, many of whom have not paid me so it does get under my skin at times, and I have recently vented about that.
All we have is today. So today I woke up and did my morning meditation- I have not been doing that lately. I felt refreshed after being at my favorite AA meeting last night. This meeting always gives me something of a spiritual jolt! I’m back. My morning meditation consists of the recitation of a description of what I want my life to look like in every major area of my life in order of importance:
- Spiritual / Recovery
- Health and Fitness
- Career and Finance
I have not just learned, I have seen that my life gets better in each of these areas when I start off my day thinking consciously about them and what I want things to look like. Then throughout my day I just have to ask The Universe, or G-d, or whatever term you’re comfortable with to allow me to be the best that I can be in each and every one of these areas. You can even leave the title out of it and just say “Please help me to be the best Husband I can possibly be. The best friend, the best pet owner, the best son and brother and the best consultant I can possibly be today.
Whenever I start my days like this I can honestly answer when someone asks me how I am doing, “Life is absolutely Fantastic! Couldn’t possibly be any better than it is right at this very moment.”
So please! Have an absolutely fantastic day and if no one else tells you this today let me be the one to tell you.. I Love You!