Category: mommy humour
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My trailer for my new book is in!
I was going to doing something professional and business like. But I wasn’t feeling professional and business like on this day. I was feeling like me. Regular Teisha. Mother of 5. Crazy and Organized. Looney and light-hearted.
Maybe you won’t take me seriously now and will retract the thought to hire me as your business coach. Sorry. My serious side shows up at certain times.
Maybe you were thinking of having me to come out and speak to your group. Don’t get to happy. My serious side shows up at certain times.
I’m a little bit crunchy AND I’m a little bit rock and roll.
This was from an email chain that I couldn’t resist posting because I can relate so well. If you are over 40 you can relate too!
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning…. Uphill… Barefoot… BOTH ways. yadda, yadda, yadda
And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they’ve got it!
But now that I’m over the ripe old age of forty, I can’t help but look around and notice the youth of today. You’ve got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in Utopia!
And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don’t know how good you’ve got it!
1) When I was a kid we didn’t have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!
2) There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter – with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!
3) Child Protective Services didn’t care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!
4) There were no MP3’s or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!
5) Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We’d play our favorite tape and “eject” it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that’s how we rolled, Baby! Dig?
6) We didn’t have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that’s it!
7) There weren’t any freakin’ cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn’t make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your “friends”. OH MY GOSH !!! Think of the horror… not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there’s TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.
And we didn’t have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent… you just didn’t know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!
9) We didn’t have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like ‘Space Invaders’ and ‘Asteroids’. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen… Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!
10) You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what’s the world coming to?!?!
11) There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I’m saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!
12) And we didn’t have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!
13) And our parents told us to stay outside and play.. all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside… you were doing chores!
14)And car seats – oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the “safety arm” across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling “shot gun” in the first place!
See! That’s exactly what I’m talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You’re spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn’t have lasted five minutes back in 1970 or any time before!
The Over 40 Crowd
What do you think about the easy life of kids these days? Leave a comment.
No doubt you’ve heard the axiom, “a business is like a baby.” If you’ve had the experience with both you know that this axiom is true. Just like your baby, your business is constantly on your mind. A baby grows stronger and healthier because of a regular schedule. Eat, sleep, poop are the rhythms of life that helps baby to flourish.
Well, your business may not eat, sleep and poop but it also requires a regular schedule-a rhythm to help it to flourish- as well. Some critical elements of a regular schedule consists of:
- Quiet time to process thoughts
- Time for writing
- Time for creating
- Time for learning
- Time for planning
- Time for processing paperwork
- Regular business coaching
- A weekly mastermind
A business schedule helps you to remain calm about the ups and downs. Just like with baby, no matter how erratic your life may be, you make sure that you do not interrupt baby’s schedule. Why, because you know that he needs a regular schedule to grow healthy.
The most important rhythm in my business schedule is my regular business coaching call and my mastermind group call. My business coaching call for my business is like a regularly scheduled doctor’s visit for baby. It helps me to stay focused on my goals. If you have a business coach, you know that once a week there will be someone to talk to who cares about your success and her only agenda is to see you succeed. When you have ideas and decisions circulating in your head but can’t come to a conclusion, a business coaching call will help you to prioritize and determine the best ones for you.
My mastermind group is with Lynn Terry’s Self Starters Elite Group. She is awesome and her group forum is exceptional! Many of them I have met at conferences but even without meeting them they are generous with their knowledge and willingness to help. There’s no way I would have continued navigating through the confusion of internet marketing without them. Having an entire GROUP of people to support you is critical and should be scheduled into your business.
Many moms run their business like a hobby; they do what they can do when they can do it. Do not be named among them! Give your business the time and attention that it deserves by putting it on a regular schedule so that it can grow up to be a big, strong man business.
If you’re looking for a business coach to help you get focused, set realistic, non-limiting goals and carry you off to your success then contact me and we’ll get your business scheduled.
At the end of every year I come forth with a list of activities and goals to make happen for the upcoming new year. I am always amazed when I look back at my list; 90-95% of the goals on my list are accomplished. This year was no different. I thank God.
However, for the first time in 25(?)-27(?) years, I have no list! I have some things that I started in 2010 that will come into fruition this year. I have some things that I will make happen because it’s a natural progression of my business. I have some goals that I will write out because I don’t want to forget the direction that I’m moving.
But my mindset is different. I’m in a frame of mind that knows some major things are about to happen but all I can do is watch and expect. I’ll be a do-er…because that’s who I am. But this year in particular I will be an observer. A grateful, law of attraction, expecting, observer.
It’s so exciting. It’s so scary.
As you plan and organize for the New Year check in with your Spirit and adjust your actions accordingly. Don’t “do” because you have always “done”. The Almighty Spirit speaks directly to your spirit and It knows the steps you are suppose to take. Move according to that; not according to your past, your mind or the actions of others.
HAPPY , BLESSED, ECSTATIC WONDERFUL, LIVE YOUR DREAMS, MAKE PLENTY MONEY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!