Archive for August, 2007

“In-joy”

posted by Antonio Thornton @ 1:01 AM
Thursday, August 9, 2007

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Do you enjoy what you do? Are you ‘in joy’ when you’re doing it? You should consider that the short amount of time we have here on Earth should be “in joy’ed”. Meaning, that we should always strive for the things that bring us joy…nothing else.

I don’t wash the dishes, cut the grass, wash my car, shine my shoes, and a whole laundry list of other things, because they don’t bring me joy.

Some people have called me lazy and arrogant.

But, why?

Because I don’t force myself to ‘suffer’? I don’t guilt myself into doing things I don’t like to do in order get ‘brownie points’ with some nebulous entity who’s keeping score on my suffering?

I don’t do these things because they don’t bring me joy.

However they do bring others joy. So who am I to rob them of their joy by doing something I don’t want to do?

I’ve mentioned before, that years ago when I first stopped cutting the grass… the guy cutting the grass was actually smiling while he was in the hot sun, pushing that lawnmower around the yard. He had on his straw hat and a huge smile of contentment….

That wouldn’t have been me. I would have been whining and complaining every minute of the way….did I mention that it was HOT!?!

So again, who am I to rob this guy of the “in joy’ment” he gets from cutting the grass?

When I ran my technology company, I used to love troubleshooting and putting computers together. Most people hated it. That’s why they paid me to come ‘play’ on their computers for an hour or so… they hated it, I loved it…a perfect match.

So, what’s my point here??? There are people who love to do the things you don’t…let them do it. Save yourself the time and the frustration…just hire them to do it.

Practical Application

If you don’t enjoy something or if you aren’t “in joy” when you’re doing it… stop.

It lowers your vibration and ultimately you’re robbing someone of the joy they of doing it.

Yours In Joy,

Antonio

Watchu’ talkin’ ’bout Willis?

posted by Antonio Thornton @ 1:03 AM
Monday, August 6, 2007

I remember watching Different Strokes and the laughs Arnold Drummond would get every time he would say ‘Whatchu’ talkin’ ‘bout Willis?”

He used this to question what Willis was telling him, but ask yourself the question. Whatchu’ talkin’ ‘bout?

The reality of what people are taking about is not as funny as Gary Coleman’s delivery of that line in the sitcom.

I found this to be amazing…

Robin Dunbar is what would be called a “professional eavesdropper.” He headed up a study at the University of Liverpool on what people are talking about.

They ‘eavesdropped’ on 100,000 conversations around the country. Most professionals assumed that language was used to communicate technically complex information.

But, guess what they found?

People are talking about “nothing”.

82% of conversation is about gossip, celebrities, and television.

Take a look at the things you talk about in an average day. Are you using your conversations for something worthwhile?

The things you talk about are a reflection of what you are thinking and ultimately, what you’re being.

Personally, I don’t accept gossipy conversations. People don’t come to me with that type of conversation because they know I don’t participate in that type of talk.

Because I’m not ‘being that’, I don’t attract it.

Practical Application

Do you know what you talk about all day?

Spend a day making note of your conversations. If you have to, take notes after you finish a conversation on what you just spent your time discussing.

At the end of the day, look over your notes. Were your conversations worthwhile?

Since they are what you are thinking and putting your energy into, is this who you want to be?

If not, it’s time to make a change. Put your energy into positive useful conversation, and avoid the ‘nothing’ talk.

So What? Part 2

posted by Antonio Thornton @ 1:07 AM
Friday, August 3, 2007

I wept because I had no shoes…until I saw a man who had no feet. – Ancient Persian saying.

In So What – Part 1 we talked about people who allow their lives to be run by things that have happened to them.

It may be a person who was abused as a child and now uses their past as an excuse to

Start Where You Are

posted by Antonio Thornton @ 6:09 PM
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I’m 5’9″ 169lbs and I’m in the worst shape I’ve been in in my life… and I don’t feel bad about it.

I played basketball with a friend of mine yesterday and I was amazed at how

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