Monday Morning Coffee: Screw Normal

The thing about me is…

I NEVER wanted to be married.

I NEVER wanted to have kids.

I NEVER wanted a “stable job”.

I NEVER cared about saving for retirement, or for that house in the suburbs with the white picket fence…

That’s NORMAL stuff. (And the stuff your parents want for you).

 

SCREW NORMAL.

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Feeling Stuck? Here’s How You Can Get More Shit Done. (It’s Not What You Think)

You come home after a long day of work.

Tired, smelly, and can’t be fucked with anything other than getting in a hot shower and going straight to your bed for some much-needed rejuvenation.

It’s the ending to a long, but productive day, and all you want is to step into a steamy hot shower to relax, recap the day, and wash away the feeling of running around in the city all day. (NYC peeps you know what I’m talking about).

You take off your clothes, step into the piping hot water, dip your head under and let out a sigh of relief… then something happens…

You can feel the water slowly fading from piping hot to lukewarm… and then cold.

FUCK.

Unless you are trying to cool your jets from a hot and steamy moment, or are like my lame ex who only took lukewarm showers, then you can’t be bothered with the cold water that is pouring down from the shower head. And then you are left wondering, “how the fuck did this happen?” or better yet, “who used up all the hot water?”

If you lived in my house you would assume it was the kids, not just because it’s the general consensus when something goes wrong, broken, or missing in the house, but also because you stepped over the dirty clothes they left on the bathroom floor just moments before you got in the shower. (insert massive eye roll here).

But it’s not your kids fault, it’s just a principle that life will show you time and time again to be true:

When you spread something out too thin, it’s effect will lesson.

This is true for the hot water, and also for your great ideas. [Read more...]

Monday Morning Coffee: The Haves And The Have Nots

I live in one of the richest zip codes in America.

78% of the population here has a household income of more than 150k per year while only 9% of the total US population makes this much.

This folks, is the land of the “Haves”.

Million dollar homes are the norm, and the price of admission (meaning even owning a home in the zip code) is over half a million dollars. Living in the land of the “haves” now, as opposed to the “have-nots” I wonder a lot about what these people do differently.

So what makes these people different? Why are they  in the top 10% in the nation? More importantly, why are you not?

There is no “super gene” that these people have. We are all capable, all have the same opportunity. So why is it that some people are so successful while others seem to just struggle? [Read more...]

Choosing The Best Blogging Platform

This is a marriage. (But not the Hollywood sort.) Choosing the best blogging platform is one of the most important decisions you will make when starting a blog.

And choosing the best blogging platform is kind of like choosing a partner. (except you won’t have to do their dirty laundry).

The point is, this is serious, and if you want to run your blog like a business, or you are setting up a blog for your business, then you need a partner that will help you make more money.

That partner is WordPress. So get ready to fall in LOVE. [Read more...]

Monday Morning Coffee: Is This Supposed To Hurt?

I’ve been told that not everything in life can ALWAYS be fun.

My response: Why the fuck not?

Why should I be miserable, stuck in a job I hate, taking things “seriously”, and waiting for the weekends to be able to kick back, relax, and enjoy my family.

FUCK THAT.

We are surrounded by jerks everyday that tell us that “nothing worth while is easy”, “dreams don’t work unless you do”, “no pain no gain”… the list goes on.

I want to drop kick these people in the face. HARD. [Read more...]