Troubled Waters

We live in a world where people are quick to retaliate whenever someone offends them or wrongs them. When you are on the receiving end of such behavior, should you retaliate? My answer to that is No. Should you fret or worry over the offender? My answer to that is also No.

I feel that it’s important for me to share this on all my blogs because I don’t want any of my subscribers or followers to stoop to such a low level. I often give experiences of my past when I allowed my violent temper to get the best of me and I’m ashamed by how I used to act. I haven’t behaved in such an embarrassing way for over ten years and that makes me feel awesome!

I’ve had people lie on me and some tried to get me fired for something I didn’t do. At one point in time, I almost left this particular job where this was going on. Why did I stay? Because of the advice of my parents.

My parents told me not to “run” so to speak, but to keep on living my life right. In time, they assured me that some of those very same people who tried to hurt me or hold me back will soon be gone themselves. Not only that, I’ll be blessed in other ways. The catch? I had to stay to see it come to pass.

Well, I’m here to tell you my parents were absolutely right. Some of those very same people were forced to move on, others have been “catching it” in other ways (including some of their minions) and as for me, I’m blossoming with my writing and other potential opportunities in the works.

If you ever find yourself in a position where you are wronged, don’t retaliate, don’t worry and don’t you fret. Time has its own way of handling such things. You just have to do your part by continuing to do the right thing. 😉

Until next time…

Losing Someone Changes You

When you lose someone close to you, it changes you in more ways than one. No matter how hard you try to convince yourself that you haven’t changed a little, the truth is you have. I’ve noticed changes within myself and there are some parts of me that still struggles with the fact that my Dad is no longer here.

Some days I want to be left alone and unbothered. Most days I feel fine. I’ve always been the one people look to for encouragement, advice and comfort, but then there are times when I need it myself. Those closest to me lovingly call me ‘Superwoman’ because I’m very strong physically, mentally and emotionally, but there are some days where I’m not. Yes, there are some days BookingAnita is weak, but you would never know it.

Losing someone you love hurts and it can be a struggle sometimes, but you have to keep on living, thriving and surviving. After all, your dearly departed ones would want you to. I know my Dad would. I would give anything to hug him one more time. Just one more time…

Until next time…

Aware

Good Evening! I’m back with another six words or less of inspiration. Are you ready? Of course you are. Let’s go!

Be careful of who you trust or share information with. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen other people get hurt because they were too “trusting.” You can learn so much about a person just by watching them and observing them. Some people are meant to be kept at a distance. All you have to do is silently observe. A person’s character is like pregnancy, it can’t be hidden for long. 

So be kind towards all, but don’t be so free and open to all. Some folks don’t mean you any good. 

Until next time… 

Failures 

You’re probably guessing that tonight’s six words or less of inspiration has something to do with failures. If you are thinking that, you’re right! 

Do you know what’s the best part about failing? I know you’re probably looking at my blog post like, huh? Hold on, just hear me out. The best part about failing is that it gives you the opportunity not to make the same mistake(s) again. Sometimes we fail at certain things so we can learn from it and grow from it. A failure doesn’t always mean “the end” so try not to look at every failure as such. It’s true what they say, some failures not only build strength, but it also builds character. 

Until next time… 

Exhale 

Ahhh, I didn’t forget to post my six words or less of inspiration for tonight. C’mon now…I’m just a little late doing it. 

Here are your six words or less of inspiration for Friday. Remember, I will resume again on Monday. 

Stay positive, be at a mental peace and stay strong. No matter what anyone says, you are one amazing individual with a whole lotta potential! 

Until next time… 

Be Smart About It 

Mannnnnnn, we made it to Friday! Pat yourself on the back for a job well done! 

First and foremost, I want to apologize for my late response to some of your messages. I’m going to make an effort to respond as soon as possible. I promise, I haven’t forgotten about you. Tonight, I’m going to respond to one message by posting my response on my blog as requested. Every now and then I’ll have a subscriber ask me to post my response on my blog. So with that being said, let’s get to it. Remember, anything I post on here is my own personal opinion. 

I was asked why I created the 60/40 rule and why I choose to live by it. Let me begin by saying that I didn’t create the 60/40 rule. There are different types of 60/40 rules that exists with a host of different meanings. The 60/40 rule I referred to on my blog has to do with my family’s take on it. Our 60/40 rule for my new subscribers and followers means that we give our line of work 60% of what we can really do. Granted, my 60% may be greater than your 60% or it may be less. The point is not to allow yourself to be burned out or overworked especially if you aren’t being compensated for it. 

If you are giving your line of work your full 100% or 110% and you are not being properly compensated for it, then you are giving away all your precious talent and energy for NUTHIN’. Millions of people are being overworked and under paid. That’s why I never give a 100% or 110% on any job right off the bat. I go in giving 60% and when I know I’m getting fairly compensated for the job I do, then my effort will be equal to that. Just being honest. 

Work smart and be smart about it. Don’t give ALL your talents towards something IF it’s not worth it or if you’re not properly compensated for it. I look at life this way, my reward will equal the amount of effort I will put into it. Now again, this is how I live and operate. That doesn’t mean you have to be the same way. This is what works for me and my family and I must say, we are a much happier bunch of people. Fussing about doing so much work for little to NUTHIN’ is NOT a regular conversation in my household. No Bueno! I know just how much effort to give and when to stop. 

Until next time you wonderful people! 

Be What You Are

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I have never quite understood how so many people lack the confidence to just be themselves. They wear so many faces for so many people because they want to be accepted or fit in. We have all seen and encountered them have we not? Sometimes it can be a little embarrassing to watch. They wear this face for this person and act another way for the next person all in an attempt to fit in. One has to wonder, “How do they keep up with all the faces they wear day in and day out?” Sometimes I wonder if they ever get exhausted trying to appease so many different people. One thing is for sure, those types of individuals need to be kept at a distance and for good reason. The majority of them can not be trusted. I would never put my mind, body and soul through such rabid and foolish behavior. If you ask me, it is not that serious.

Everyone who smiles in your face is not your friend and not everyone who laughs and jokes with you has your best interests at heart. So be mindful of who you are and what you truly stand for. Be who you really are and just live your life.

Until next time…