Before I begin this post, I want to say thank you. Whoever you are, thank you. I don’t know who you are or where you might be in this amazing world thank you for you Being here today in my life.
Next I want to express my love and gratitude to my wife, children and loving family that I have in Japan, Korea, Hawaii and in various other points on this earth. You are the legs that keep me standing, keep me moving forward and keep me from lying down.
If you don’t know here already from her appearance on the DVD “the Secret,” produced by Ms. Rhonda Byrnes, Lisa Nichols is an amazing motivational speaker and an extra-ordinary, and I mean more-than-ordinary human being that I honor and respect. Having recently discovered her through the Secret and her various Youtube speeches and interviews, she speaks of thousands of ways to make and live your life better and the one that struck me the most was living every single day, extra-ordinary.
To get a better explanation of this, I’ll include a video link below to her speech below. But I digress.
So how will you live today? Will you live today the same as you have the past 10, 20, 30, or 40 years? Wake up, eat breakfast, go to work, work 9 to 5, finish work, veg out on the TV or Internet and then go to bed and do it all over again? I am not trying to step on anyone’s toes, but sometimes I fell like I am on that endless treadmill of being ORDINARY. “Oh, I can’t go there it’s too expensive, I don’t want to do this because I’ll be embarrassed, or It costs too much and I CAN’T afford it, or if I try to start my own business it’ll just fail or I’ll give up on it like I did the other five times.” In Japan they call these ‘Iiwake or ee-wahkay(言い訳),’ or to make excuses. We make excuses because we are afraid to fail, sorry let me correct that, we are afraid to go through the difficult process to SUCCEED in something. Notice in my previous sentence how I said giving up on a business five times. Five times! That many failures is so small that it doesn’t even count compared to the 10,000 times Thomas Edison failed before he made the light bulb or automobile maker Henry Ford going bankrupt twice before succeeding. How about James Altucher, who went have over a million dollars in his bank account twice in his life and lost all of it! But now he is back to that average again and doing twice as much business then and helping people to be successful to boot. So, the point of this post today is how to live an Extra-ordinary life today and to make that a habit everyday like Lisa Nichols says.
Well, my first step is thanking you, whoever you are and starting this day sharing amazing talks and stories with you. I don’t know where this is going to take me today, but it is EXTRA-ordinary for me. How about you?