Kids Today… WTF?!

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with kids today? There is a total lack of respect with kids in society today and the world is completely screwed. Multiple times over this Christmas holiday off work I have been out at stores and have seen children screaming at their parents and back talking like it was no big deal. Then I see the parents just laugh and brush it off like their kid is a fucking angel?!

These kids need a swift kick in their asses before the cruel world knocks them down. I am in my mid-thirties and never in my entire childhood could I have gotten away with talking to my parents so disrespectfully.

The world is screwed if these kids are “the future”…. SMH

How’s your day?! Really!

Kind of funny to ask the question and see how people reply to it. You can learn a lot about individuals outlooks in life based upon their response.

When people ask you this question I challenge everyone to respond in a way that only uplifts your day and your attitude.

When people ask me how my day is going, I tell them that I’m conquering the fuck out of the day, and then I’m gonna flip it over and finish!

Fuck replying like you’re “accepting” the hand of cards you’ve been dealt.

Control your hand of cards, and conquer the fuck out of your day!

2017 In Closing

Well, all in all 2017 was a pretty good year for us and simply wanted to update the world on where everyone was in three categories that actually matter….

Family. Friends. Professions.

Family: All of us are doing great right now. Everyone that has kids, they’re still alive. All of us that are married, are still married. All of us that have been single, are still single and living it up.

Friends: I would say all of us definitely made some new friends this year by means of our working professions. As a privately held company we try to stick with working with clients that we actually can relate to and build a relationship with. We are a very long term company, not just a “one-pump-chump” take your money and go kind of firm, so we thrive on those relationships and most of our clients actually become our good friends.

Professions: A year like no other for just about anyone i would say. This year was booming on Wall Street as well as in the private sectors which had been a tremendously encouraging thing to see given the current state of the Government. Not, please don’t start with left wing/right wing bullshit. Simply stating the facts here, and it’s refreshing to see. There has been a sudden boom in all markets across the Country with newly acquired capital and it has turned into jobs for many individuals and i love to see that.

In closing, 2017 wasn’t a total piece of shit. But it could have been better. Very thankful for the fruits of the year, but still we could have moved bigger mountains.

Wishing everyone a safe New Years and a prosperous 2018!

Friends With Benefits

It’s pretty funny how people can perceive you personally as well as in business.

During my career I have met many individuals who simply were friendly under the notion of what they could get out of me or my firm professionally. After months and sometimes years of friendship certain things happen and you start to see the true colors of these people.

It becomes very clear when the pressure is turned up as to who is your friend, and who was simply occupying space with you to see what they could get out of you.

Personally, I prefer to work only with friends. We are a privately held firm and we need to align our cultures and beliefs with others, in order to develop that strong professional relationship.

It’s interesting how people crumble in the pressure cooker of life, and their true colors come out allowing you to see their true motivation.

To those of you that can’t handle the pressure cooker. Fuck you.

It all comes out in the wash. Parasites!

While the overall displeasure of lazy employees haunts most of us on a daily basis, it remains pretty consistent that it always comes out in the end.

Typically, in most all businesses there are always those few employees, generally one per department, who really do more harm than good. These are the people that have the reactionary management mentality and love being the “superhero” of the team when everything falls apart because they were not pulling their weight.

These individuals are the parasites of companies and are quite possibly the worst individuals you can employ. They will suck the life out of your employees and at the same time bring the morale of your company down to a point of mass chaos.

Everyone should take a step back and try to identify the parasite of your department or company. Every single company has one, and if you don’t know who it is… it’s you!

Hire wisely!

How You Act.

We just spent the weekend up in the North Georgia Mountains with some of our best friends. We have a pretty diverse group of friends, and all of us have vastly different career paths, so we have to schedule time for all of us to get together. The best time for us to do that is typically every November, without any kids, and far enough up in the mountains to where we do not get cellphone coverage.

Especially with kids now-a-days, it has become more difficult for us to actually make time to just talk with other parents that are on our same wavelength, and simply just decompress from all of the shit we deal with. All in all, there were a total of four couples on this trip, staying in a beautiful mountain top cabin where food and drinks were plentiful.

While sitting in the hot tub one night chatting about life with my four buddies we got on subject of our wives being nagging little shits, when all of them are stay at home moms and really do not stress about anything other than where’s the wine, where’s the cleaning lady, where’s the baby… In that order.

One thing became incredibly apparent while chatting with them… All of us really live conservatively and try to give back as much as possible to where we came from in life or to those that are less fortunate. Additionally, we stay on top of our household finances pretty intensely to ensure we are not just squandering money away.

It became very apparent though that the way we looked at life was vastly different than a lot of our peers and friends. This was simply because of the fact that all four of us came from nothing, and we have turned our lives into something for our families and ourselves. Others that we are friends with, primarily came from money and very well off families, which i believe somewhat skewed their perception of life.

You appreciate things a whole hell of a lot more when you have worked for them and when you have taken the time to actually put the sweat equity into your overall quality of life. I would advise anyone, even if you are blessed enough to have come from a very well off family, to get your ass out there and work like a slave.

There’s a certain respect your gain for what you’ve worked for that can only help your financial livelihood.

Be Bold!

Being bold is often looked at as being pushy or being politically incorrect, and in most cases rude. In most all social circumstances the person who is the “outspoken” friend who says what they want and states their mind is the rude one or is also classified as the “bitchy girlfriend”.

Never in my professional experience have i encountered being bold as being a negative thing when it comes to pursing what you want. Think of all the big tech giants out there, and all of the greatest innovators of our generations, they all didn’t take no for an answer and they were bold.

Being bold can get you the meeting with the perspective client you’re looking for, get you the raise you’ve been wanting, or even provide you with the ability to get your child into the private school your wife has been eyeballing for years.

Never be afraid to be bold and get what you want no matter the setting or situation.

Being bold exudes confidence.

Be confident. Be bold.

Think like you’re RICH!

I am sure all of us can name a few of these people in our lives that thrive for the easy way out. A lot of us can relate to having the one employee that simply tries to do as little as possible, only caring about themselves, and not the additional burden then place on their co-workers.

Additionally, many of us know the parents that simply stick an iPad in front of their child and treat it like a babysitter, and then there’s those people that always seem to get tied up in “hard times” because of the life decisions they make.

No matter who the person is or the situations surrounding their “Easy out”, 95% of the time the easiest way out it actually the hardest and with the most consequences. The shitty employee will eventually have all of the other employees turn on them, the bad parent will eventually have a child with behavioral problems, and the individual with the “hard times” will keep having hard times because of their bullshit life decisions.

A long time ago a professor told me that the only difference between rich people and poor people was they way they looked at life. He told us this at the very beginning of the semester and we all looked at him like he was some sort of insensitive jerk-off with little or no compassion. Then as he began to teach the class, it turns out he was right…. Think about it. The only difference between rich people and poor people is the fact that the rich look at a problem and find a solution, they’re solutions people. They thrive on solutions as the solutions can make their lives easier, and their is a direct correlation to them finding a solution and them having the ability to make more money. Now think about the poor person, they simply accept a bad hand of cards, put their shoulders down and say “well, it’s just not my time”… Note: a really good way to spot this person is to look for the person that blames everyone else’s success on “luck”… It’s not luck when you make it for yourself!

The easy way is never taken by the rich, because they’re always looking for solutions. If the rich do have the means of taking the easy way, it’s because they’ve made it easy for themselves.

Never look for the easy way out, it will only begin to shape your character in a way that will keep you comfortably living paycheck-to-paycheck.

Financial Wealth!

Most everyone defines wealth in their own way. Some people define wealth as financial, some define it with family, and others define it with their careers.

All in all however you define it, I’m still a firm believer in financial wealth being a byproduct of your family and your career. If you’ve got a supportive family and a good career, the means of financial wealth will eventually come your way. What you decide to do with it once it comes to you, is really what sets you apart from everyone else.

Some people take it and blow it on a new boat, others take it and spend it on a new fancy car, others nest it away to ensure it’s a cushion for their family, and they keep their head down and spirits up.

Let your financial wealth be a byproduct of the rest of your life, and your life will always be full of the things that matter!

Good Ass Wine!

If there’s one thing that just about all mid-thirties housewives have in common, it’s wine.

No joke, all of our wives are thankfully stay at home moms, which before you judge is no easy task at all. The shit they have to deal with on a daily basis is beyond being reasonable to tolerate, and for some reason they can stick it out and manage.

If you’re looking for some great red wines to check out, look at The Federalist. Great variety, great price, and most of the time you can buy it online for a fraction the price you can get it in stores.

Well worth the money, and it’ll keep the wife happy!

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” -Benjamin Franklin