How Old do You Feel?

Audrey And Lori

My mom turned 53 yesterday! That’s OLD! (She’s the one on the right, by the way! My wife is on the left!)

She’s HoT though and doesn’t look 53 at all!

I was talking to her yesterday evening and she mentioned that she felt like she was 18 still. AMAZING!

So, how old do you feel? I’m 29 but feel like I’m 17!

Don’t you think life is about perspective and how you perceive yourself in this world? How would you live your life differently if you looked at yourself as an 18 year old person, no matter how old you are?

Ninja School – Lesson 1

I don’t even have anything to say about this…

Why are adults so boring?

Little Girl Inside TunnelWe were at some friend’s house the other day, in their back yard hanging out, and their 3 year old kid was playing. He was literally running back and forth in the yard and running in circles until he fell over. He was having the time of his life, all by himself, with NOTHING! No toys, no games… NOTHING! It was amazing to see someone, a human, running in circles laughing; his head off, having the time of his life.

Why are adults so boring? What happens to us that all of the sudden we have to wear button down shirts and pressed pants in order to be “normal”?

I was meeting with a friend the other day, at Starbucks, and the guys next to us were in suits and ties having the exact same “business meeting” that we were having. We were talking about marketing strategy and so were they! I was wearing jeans a a T-Shirt and so was Carlos! Perhaps those guys are smarter and more successful than Carlos and I?

Bottom line, it’s not about the clothes we wear, it’s about what’s inside of a person! I believe that every single one of us has the nature of a child! We all just want to run around in circles and laugh our heads off with no cares or worries in the world.

Why are adults so freaking boring? Why don’t we live lives like children and run around in circles in our backyard with no cares or worries? Imagine 5 adults running in circles in the backyard! I bet it would be the most fun they’ve had in YEARS!

Money Sux!

pile-of-cashIt’s true! We all want more of it, we never have enough of it, the world revolves around it, it’s emotional when we don’t have enough, I’ve never heard anyone say they have too much of it, it oftentimes drives our relationships or our families or our happiness or our faith, we judge our success by how much of it we have and what we CAN do with it, we live on it! It’s AMAZING! What other thing in this world crosses all boundaries of religion and politics and geographics and has such a huge impact on each and every person and thing we come across? It truly is amazing and it absolutely SUCKS!

The Bible says that the love of money is the root of all KINDS (sorts) of evil. It’s TRUE! I’ve seen it! Is it possible, however, that money, in and of itself, could possibly be the root of all kinds of GOOD? What if our whole intent for making more money was to help others or to give it away? What if we each made $100,000 a year but lived on $30,000? Would we turn into a socialistic society? I struggle with this, to be honest! I have SO freaking much… SOOOO much! You do too! And, I badly BADLY want to help people. My struggle is that sometimes our helping people actually hurts them! Give a homeless alcoholic $20 and they’ll go buy alcohol! That hurts them! Give to my aunt and uncle and it totally helps them and hundreds of thousands of others.

So, where do we draw the line? Do we stop making so much money because it leads to all kinds of evil or do we keep making more money because it could lead to all kinds of GOOD? Do we pursue growth in our jobs and in our lives because we can help more people or do we call ourselves content because more could lead to all kinds of evil?

“Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.”

One Man can start a movement!

Ok, so I totally stole this blog post from one of our newest customers, Carlos Whittaker… It’s AMAZING! Watch the whole video, you won’t get it if you don’t!

A few things I think we can learn from this video…

1. One man can start a movement.
2. A movement need not be started by the most skilled member of the movement.
3. When beginning your movement, and you look around and nobody else is joining your dance, just keep dancing.
4. When the one guy who joins your movement slowly fades away, keep going.
5. Before you know it, the people joining your movement won’t even know you started it.
6. When your movement takes a life of it’s own, just let go… There will be no stopping it.
7. The very people who are staring at you like your nuts, as you “movement” alone, will be the very same people dancing the hardest in the end.