Be Thankful

In my busy life, I forget to be thankful. Chasing my dreams, hitting deadlines, being a husband and father, I forget to be thankful for all I have.

When I first get up, I think about what I’m thankful for. I also write down in my journal what I’m thankful for. Being thankful, makes me happy, stops my anxiety and re focuses what is important and things are good.

Be thankful. Life is good.

I Like Myself

We can only have one thought at a time. It is impossible for humans to have two thoughts at the same time. We are really good a switching the one thought out for another thought, but never more than one thought at a time.

Our outer world reflects our inner world. What we think most of the time manifests in our outer world. What is our inner world? Our thoughts. When our thoughts are negative, dark and depressing. We feel depressed. This can become a loop that is hard to break.

The one thing no one can ever take away is how we choose to think. The next time you have a negative thought replace it with “I like myself, I like myself, I like myself” You will discover it makes you feel good and it breaks the loop.

Many of us are not nice to ourselves. We beat ourselves up mentally all day long. Replacing negative thoughts with “I Like Myself” will make you happy about yourself and your world.

Be nice to yourself you deserve it!

Thanks for reading

Rich Fox

Struggle, it’s needed to grow.

Dear Readers,

The last few weeks I have not posted. Why?

I have struggled to to write my blog. Why? I failed to take my own simple advice. That advice is to “Just Start”.

How often do we wait for things to be just right, before we begin. Or, we are waiting to be inspired, or motivated before we act.

In life we complicate things, when we really need to keep it simple.

Just Start.

Thanks for reading

Rich Fox

Problem Solving 101

I had a thought a few weeks back, that I did not know how to problem solve. Sure, I had shooting from the hip way, it worked most of time. Or, did it? How do I know my way worked, Do I solve all problems the same way?

No, how could I, I did not have a problem solving system.

I bought a book to help me. Problem solving 101.

It has given me a system to solve problems. Check it out!

FEEL THE FEAR! and do it anyway

My Dear Readers

Two years ago, my wife and I decided to build a house, our dream house. We were going to hire a builder to build it, from start to finish. We were excited to build our dream house. We gave the prints to the builder, he had the prints for a month. We were on cloud 9 and could not wait for him to get started. We met with him on a Monday, to discuss the price of the build. We walked away disappointed. The price was to great.

The only way to build our dream house was todo it ourselves. We had never built anything in our lives. We did not know the first thing about construction. We felt the fear! and did it anyways.

We found a way. We did not have all the pieces in place when we started. As we moved through the build process the pieces relieved themselves.

When you have a dream, feel the fear and do it anyways.

-Rich Fox

Finances

My dear readers.

How much time do we spend on our finances? Most people spend more time planning a vacation than planning their finances, some people spend more time on their grocery list.

I am was one of these people. No longer. I started reading a great book, “I will teach you to be RICH.” by Ramit Sethi. It’s a different way to structure your personal finance. Check it out. Let me know your thoughts. He also has a blog “I will teach you to be rich” blog.

Thanks for reading

Rich Fox

Just Start

I have a favorite saying to get me to take action, “Just Start”. So many times in life, I procrastinate. For what ever reason, I put off what I know I should be doing. I usally conjer up in my mind how hard it will be, or I dont want to start until the time is just right, or I’m to tired, or my favorite, I will do it tomorrow . You know, the common lies we tell ourselves to justify not doing it.

To take action, I tell myself, “Just Start”. I know if I “Just Start”, that is the momentum I need. There is no pressure, no stress, I just want to start.

Yesterday, I did not want to work on the house I am building. I was tired from a long day at work. Guess what I told myself. Thats right, “Just start”. I worked for two hours hanging siding.

The hardest part is getting started. “Just Start”.

Thanks for reading

Rich Fox

What is the #1 thing successful people do?

They have great discipline.

They do what they need to do, even when the don’t want to do it.

The artist must do art everyday, even when they are not inspired. To become better.

To be healthy, you must eat healthy every day and exercise every day.

To self improve you must learn, read, write, reflect everyday.

To keep a clean house, you must clean it every day.

To attain a goal, you must work towards that goal every day.

Without discipline, nothing else can get done.

Being disciplined is like a muscle, the more you practice being disciplined the better you will be at it. The more you will get done, the happier you will be.

Thanks for reading

Rich Fox