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The Best Inspiration Is A Goal (Roll Tide Roll!!)

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During football season, I am always inspired by the tenacity of the players. The will they have in them to not be satisfied, but continue winning. This attitude is exemplified by my beloved Crimson Tide.

The focus of two 60 Minutes pieces last week, (see one below)

and amidst constant rumors of Coach Saban leaving for Texas, these guys came out and put the process on prime display and gave LSU all they could handle Saturday night Nov. 9, willing themselves to a 21 point win over the Bayou Bengals. And, though I’ve posted a couple of times about the focus Nick Saban implants in his teams, this particular win brings me around to what am I doing to make my dreams come true. At the beginning of the year, I set a goal to leverage enough passive income on the internet to buy a ticket to see this team play for Sweet 16 in Pasedena. And what steps have I taken to reach this goal? ZERO. Well aside from posting on this blog and watching videos and…dreaming. Other than that I’ve done nothing tangible. I have allowed things to deter me though. Like giving in to the demands for sex from my spouse when I wanted to be working towards this during that time and ending up pregnant. Used a few excuses too, no money, no car to access the internet. All it has left me with is regret that I’m not going to get to go if they win out. Which it looks like they have a good chance of doing. And why? Because I haven’t been inspired enough by my own goals to impose the will of excellence on myself.

Funny, the things a “good game” can make you realize. So, today I’ve decided no more. No more fear, no more excuses, just try. I have plenty of resources. Push through the fear which has been my adversity, making all my reasons for not doing so easy, and do it. Take a chance. Hey I could win, 38-17. Making this old life the underdog it was always expected to be.

So I’m going to be revamping this blog, turning it into a dot com, taking advantage of some groups and some coaching programs and see. At least see, if all I want out of life, especially monetarily can really be. And if you’re reading this and ever wondered the same thing, I want you to look at this as me testing the waters for us. And if you decide to join me on this journey please do, but if you don’t, I’m out to prove to myself that I can make my ideal life come true, and stop regretting the things I don’t do for lack of setting a process to reach my goals, being inspired by it to give it my all, and not achieving. With the same fever of the Crimson Tide team, I’m going to chase and live my dreams. And if you choose not to join me, or just to wait and see, then hopefully I’ll see you on the other side of financial freedom and can provide you with some inspiration via my success.

How Ya Like THAT For A Win?

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So, I’ve been without a vehicle for the past five weeks, having been in an accident back in July that totaled out my car. While I have a car coming from auction, it seems like it’s taking forever to get here, as some work had to be done on it before it’s to be delivered. In the meantime, my 2 and 3 year olds, along with a very pregnant me have been stuck in the house going stir crazy.

Before I was as big as I am, we could walk to the park for them to play as we live in very close proximity. But, as luck would have it, for them anyway, walking around the neighborhood has been a difficult activity for us to partake in as we live in a very hilly area. Like we live on a hill both front street and the alley we back up to and then hills galore from there. If you’ve ever visited Birmingham, AL you know exactly what I mean.

With the kids out of the house visiting MiMi for a couple of days, I decided that I’d had enough of going stir crazy all by myself. Needing dishwashing liquid for both finishing the dishes and fulfilling my craving, (I suffer from Pica during my pregnancies because of low iron which causes me to crave some strange substances, mostly cleaning products, soaps, laundry detergent, etc. Of course I don’t eat them but I do enjoy the smell of them so I clean and wash quite often, but that’s another story.) I decided forget it, I’m by myself, I’ll go ahead and walk to the store.

When I started down the hill, the initial pull of gravity made me think perhaps I made a not so smart decision. But, as I reached level ground I began to feel a sense of empowerment, no longer trapped by my condition. And the fresh fall breeze made me ponder what else I could do that I’ve been reasoning myself not to. Like create a stream if income for myself since that was such a big part of my disappointment in my being pregnant in the first place. That I wouldn’t be able to get a job and make money.

And I began thinking about the recent Alabama football game against Ole Miss. How many commentators had already counted them out of the game declaring that Alabama’a team just didn’t look the same as it has in the previous two years when they’ve won national championships. But that Saturday they came out and dominated against an Ole Miss offense that was supposed to give them great trouble. And it made me curious about the process, as it is known by those who follow the coaching style of Nick Saban. One where he always speaks of enjoying the journey to always being better, competing with the doubts that can arise within yourself, overtaking them and persevering to reach a success you knew you could obtain if you just overcame whatever you may see as a road block.

So I searched out something, anything that showed him speaking on this and found a video that I want to share. It has encouraged me as the next step in my own science to get rich. To step beyond any limitations I’ve put on myself, to be creative and invest in seeing the outcome that I want financially.

Now I know there are a lot of people who don’t really care for Coach Saban. Heck, when I was a student at The University of Alabama we were often on the other side of his domination when he coached at LSU. But watching him take our program from what it was when I was there to where it is now, I haven’t been able to do anything but garner much respect for the man. So please, if you are a college football fan, allow yourself to really take in the message outside of that part of your person.

Until sooner rather than later, peace, love and blessings.