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One simple decision that will give you control of your own life.

Go to work, come home, pay bills, go to bed.  Go to work, pay bills, come home, go to bed.  Pay bills, come home, go to bed, go to work…  When did life become so routine?  It is easy to go through the motions of it all only to realize one day that you wish that you could go back and do it all over again.

Perhaps you would have taken more risks.  Maybe you regret not going to college.  OR you wish that you would have started a business of your own.

The funny thing about looking back and regretting is that time keeps moving forward.  In ten more years you will be looking at today and be  beating yourself up with regrets all over again.  Unless you make a change.

My fiancé likes to always remind me of the definition of insanity, which is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.  For the record, I am the perfect partner in our relationship so I am not sure why she feels the need to tell me things like this.  (Unless she reads this.  In that case… I am just joking sweetheart and I am sorry!)

You can’t keep going through the motions of your life expecting to have different results for your future.  It all starts with a decision.  A decision that you want more.  More of what ever you want out of life.  To declare that you want more will lead you down the path of living life on your terms… If you let it.

I grew up on a farm out in the country.  We did not have a lot of money, and we never traveled.  That is the world that I come from, and for most of my life I let it define who I was.  Continue reading

Screw letters to my younger self, 5 lessons I need to remember now.

I am a creator.  I make things.  The kind of things that you can hold in your hands.  I work hard and play hard, perhaps too hard at times.

Image Courtesy of Flickr and Andres Rodriguez

Image Courtesy of Flickr and Andres Rodriguez

I am 30 years old, but my body thinks it’s 90.  Waking up sore every morning, leaves me questioning some of my past decisions.

Maybe it was working in the hay fields since I was 9.

Maybe it was the construction labor jobs where I was so eager to out work and out lift everyone.

OR maybe it was the phase that I went through where I thought MMA cage fighting was a good idea to do without health insurance… Continue reading