Winter is Coming

This post is about: #finance, #preparedness, #theinuit  |  Read time: 2 min


Finance and The Inuit are two topics that I am only averagely versed in.

I am no layman, though. I study.

  1. I plan to make money — financial objective.
  2. I plan NOT to freeze to death in the CanadianArctic — just a general objective.

That said, I refuse to be someone unprepared for the long, wintery ‘bear market’ that is sure to come after this 7.5 year long ‘bull market’ finally ends. The majority of you will fuss about the market ruining you, and tragically, the prepared minority won’t have much sympathy. If you know something bad is looming, prepare for it. Pretty simple logic.

Prepare for winter, don’t react to it.

You’ve been blessed with this knowledge. The burden is yours to educate yourself now, or to wipe your tears later.

“People love to say that knowledge is power. But the truth is that knowledge is only potential power. You and I both know that it’s useless if you don’t act on it.” – Tony Robbins

Start with this book by Tony Robbins.

I did, and while I’m still no expert, I feel a whole lot more secure about my financial future than I did before reading it.

Start there. Start anywhere. Just don’t grizzle and grumble to me about your frostbitten fingers if you’ve never read up on how the Inuit keep warm in the winter.

Approval, Access, & Opportunity

This post is about: #aspirations, #opportunity, #socialdisconnect  |  Read time: 2 min


Teachers, managers, owners, bosses, coaches, parents, or other people in positions of authority, privilege, or power, are often seeking to mentor or train-in a “worthwhile” candidate. Finding a young successor helps to ensure the future existence of their world-views. It’s a legacy thing.

Many young folks seek the approval of these established persons, both for access and for opportunity.

Why is there a disconnect? Why do managers have a hard time finding good employees while there are so many employees who all desire the approval of these leaders.

To go from zero to leadership position is a tiresome process. It is not given. It is earned. It is not the snap of your fingers, it is the slow freezing of your bare hands after cleaning the gutters in 15 degree weather.

Young folks aspiring to something ‘greater’, understand the importance of these things if you want to please your superior, and eventually, become that person who masters their craft and can mentor others:

If you want approval, access, and opportunity,

There’s a level of scrutiny that you submit yourself to. Don’t be sensitive.

There’s a  level of attention to detail.

There’s a  level of necessary worry and concern.

There’s a  level of engagement.

There’s a  level of composure.

There’s a  level of initiative.

There’s a  level of IQ.

There’s a  level of responsibility.

There’s a  level of consistency.

There’s a  level of persistence.

There’s a level of growth.

There’s a  level of focus.

There is a lot required of you before you can get approval, access, and opportunity from those in the position to dish it out. So, first, decide if that’s what you really want. Then, act accordingly.

#1 Jakob Gollon: Grass-Fed Water Buffalo & Alpaca Farming w/ David Carrell | Category: Health

Interview run time: 24 mins

Category: Health

DAVID CARRELL  |  Carrell Farms Inc.  |  Monroe, GA


What we covered in the interview:

  • The UNeducating process that David went through
  • Grass-Fed Farming
  • Water Buffalo vs. Cattle
  • Factory Farming downfalls
  • Untraditional livestock
  • The “Organic” certification process

Mentions in this interview:
Ryan Munsey
Michael Pollan 
The Stockman Grass Farmer
Williamsburg Packing
Bistro Off Broad 

The “Bugs Bunny Effect”

This post is about: #inspiration, #deception, #sports, #psychology  |  Read time: 1 min


The “Bugs Bunny Effect”

“This 15-minute webinar made me 100k in 3 months!

“How you too can have this much success!

“Turn your website into a money making machine!


Fortunately for all of us out here in reality-land, there are a lot of options when it comes to getting rich, getting fit, and having success at, well, anything.

Dilemma: None of these “resources” do the work for you. Even the good programs, where “gurus” do genuinely invest quality energy into giving you worthwhile information, are not an actionable solution to your problems.

My thoughts: This whole “you too could be this awesome” idea, actually does do something positive to your psyche. You don’t, however, need to buy the program to find that out.

Bugs Bunny’s greatest moment, possibly one of the most iconic deliveries in sports psychology, is exactly what hammers home my point. (If you have not seen the movie Space Jam, do yourself a favor and check it out immediately).

“Michael’s Secret Stuff” – the halftime juice that saved the Tune Squad

Placebo-like thought patterns like this one (anything is possible), are sometimes enough to inspire action.

Don’t take the click bait.

Whatever it is you’re seeking?

YOU’VE HAD IT ALL ALONG…