Monday, November 25, 2013

The Law of Averages

This has to be one of my favorite concepts of all times. Whenever I start a new project, there's always a fear of failure, and this very idea always helps put things into perspective. So what exactly is the "Law of Averages" anyway? It's basically the notion that the more a particular task is performed the better the odds are at succeeding. Just like the law of gravity and the law of physics, its just a part of the world we live in.
Law of Averages SPR Blog

The more you share a great idea, the more you increase your chances of peaking someone's interest. I find this to be a rather liberating concept because it reminds me that success doesn't have to happen overnight (which it never does anyway). Take for example, your favorite author, music artist, entertainer, athlete, or anyone else at the top of their profession. I'm willing to bet that their good fortune was a long time coming, and that the Law of Averages has been their one constant companion on their journey to success.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Avoid The Traffic (Go The Extra Mile)

I'm sure we all know people who do just enough--just enough to not get fired from their job, just enough to make it though the week and earn a paycheck. Maybe that's how they like it.  As for me, I've been on both sides of the fence and have found that while it seemed easy and convenient at the time, doing "just enough" didn't present any challenge, which therefore, didn't allow me to experience personal growth. 

SPR Blog, Go the Extra Mile

Going above and beyond can be beneficial in many ways. Not only does it produce results, but it can automatically give you leverage that separates you from the rest. At times, this means arriving early and staying late, maybe missing a social function or even hours of sleep at night. I believe the saying "there's no traffic on the extra mile" is true because most people choose to "sit in traffic" with everyone else by doing the bare minimum. On the contrary, doing what's more than required or necessary is a virtue few people encompass. Lastly, one of the best things about going the extra mile is that you don't need anyone's permission to do it. You, yourself, can take the initiative and incorporate this ideology whenever you choose. And when you do, do it because it's the right thing to do, not to get anyone's praise or attention. Besides, people won't help but notice. So which areas of your life could use that extra mile? 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Look In (Believe In YOUR Process)

At times it appears that everyone else has the answers but us. Everyone has their life in order and it runs as smooth as a well-oiled machine. But the reality is, we all have flaws and shortcomings, we all experience set backs, and no one has all the answers (unless you're on an infomercial--those guys have a solution to every problem). 

Look Within Yourself SPR Blog

The point I'm trying to make is instead of looking out, look within. Don't always turn to others for help without first trying to help yourself. Realize that you are good enough. Your words are good enough. Your thoughts & ideas are good enough to help get you to the place you wish to be, be it physically, geographically, mentally, or emotionally. And when needed, a professional opinion or a set of "new eyes" can help you view things from a different perspective. Just remember that at some point, you have to start trusting and consulting with yourself. Trusting yourself in addition to hard work, research, and resolve will someday put you in a position where you can be the one that people look to. 


Side note:  Today is Veterans Day. Although I have not served in the military, I've had the honor of being raised by a great man who did, and will always be proud and grateful for his sacrifice and service to our country.

Thank You Veterans from Damion Hollomon and SmartPhoneRecords

So if you happen to love or know a veteran, or even see one passing by, take a moment to thank them. Today is their day-- they've earned it. And for all the veterans reading this entry, God bless you, and THANK YOU!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Allow me to reintroduce myself!

If there has ever been a time in your life to reinvent yourself, it's now. Many of us often get pigeonholed into thinking that we're supposed to be only one thing or one way our entire lives. C'mon, how many of you out there were asked a zillion times what you wanted to be when you grew up? I'm sure most of us gave the kind of answers that we knew they wanted to hear, but really, how much exposure can a little kid have? If it was little to none, chances are your choices were limited, and by no fault of your own, by the way. But as we get older, that changes as we experience new things. We gain new interests, discover hidden talents, learn about new professions and if we're really ambitious we create new ones.

Time to Re-invent

Starting new can be scary. It can be thrilling. Sometimes it can be downright paralyzing to the point where you will be so afraid of failing that you freeze before you even get started. Or it can be liberating and just the thought of the possibilities launch you into action. Either way it all comes down to a choice. Keep in mind that it doesn't have to be an overnight success. A reinvention can often start off with a hobby or a life long passion that you thought was impossible to accomplish.

Time never moves backwards. The world as we know it will continue to evolve. And since we occupy this planet, it's only natural for us to evolve as well.