Archive for February, 2014

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What’s Good My Good People 🙂

How are we all doing today?

I don’t know what the climate is like where you are reading from but there have been quite a few floods over here in the UK recently and an area not to far from me got hit pretty bad. But I’m still breathing and alive so all is well 🙂

Today I want to discuss an issue that seems to be affecting most of the world right now..

It’s like a bug that has gone viral and the antidote is hard to obtain (Too many Sci-fi movies I know lol)

I know every country had been affected with this syndrome as I see it around me everyday whether it be people I know or shows on the TV…

Without further ado, I bring you this weeks QOTW:

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

Let me ask you guys something…

Do you actually enjoy life?

Like on a serious note…Do you see yourself looking back when you are coming to the end and thinking:

“WOW, what an amazing life I’ve lived”

OR is it the total opposite for you?

I’m at a place in my life where I am trying to not only enjoy life as a whole, but also trying to enjoy each and everyday WITH EACH AND EVERY BREATH

WHY?

Because life is short…

It feels like just the other day I was 16 years young in school with my friends messing around in class, chatting up the girls in the playground, catching jokes at lunch time  and now I’m 25 setting up businesses and trying to help the world LOL – Life is crazy…

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A lot of people complain about their current circumstances as they haven’t experienced anything worst…

People complain about mi-nute things. Through their complaining they forget about their blessings…Sound familiar?

As you are reading this now, I can only assume you have access to the Internet right?

I assume you know where your next meal is coming from, right?

I also assume that at this moment in time you are wearing clothes that cover your skin?

Add love, health and a roof over your head to the equation and you are looking at the BASIC human essentials to live a reasonably comfortable life. Money is needed of course, but maybe the amount of money you have acquired isn’t the amount of money you WANT.

“Please note that wanting and needing are two different entities within themselves”

From when you have what you NEED, you also have the POWER to go and get what it is you WANT. That is your natural given birth right my friend.

I’m trying to help you see that:

YOU ARE BLESSED BEYOND ALL MEANS AND HAVE WITHIN YOU THE POWER TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY WITH IT. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO START TRULY LIVING LIFE RATHER THAN JUST EXISTING.

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Moving On

Imagine if a doctor told you that you had 1 month to live… How would you live your life differently?

How would your life change in terms of how you live and what you do everyday?

I find people usually respond with an answer along the lines of:

“I’d enjoy my life to the fullest – I’d do this, I’d go here, I’d get that, I’d get this”

Hmmm, interesting…

Here’s a follow up question for you:

Why is it that we have to wait for circumstances to become so dire before we start embracing life and doing what we REALLY want to do?

I feel people get stuck in a rot as to what life is really about due to all the crap we are surrounded by and have to face everyday.

This includes: Society, the media, belief systems, thought patterns, religion and all the baggage we carry around with us. We then end up too tired, busy and blind as to what it is we TRULY want to do and how WE TRULY WANT TO LIVE…Sad times, I know…

It isn’t all bad though as within having this information is the acknowledgment of where you are in life at present and where you want to be…

By becoming conscious of your true self and not your “self image” that has been created by other’s, you take the 1st step into a new life by a new way of living, thinking, speaking and your interaction with others.

People work in 9-5 jobs that they hate. They have families that they can’t spend time with because they are stuck in the rat race. They loose a passion for living because the way they see it is:

“Life is not worth living if this is all I’m  living for”

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There must be more!

People go through the routined cycle of “not enjoying life” by doing things they do not enjoy.

So it’s understandable why some (or most) of our population merely exist rather than living…

Good News…

WE CAN CHANGE THIS 🙂

Over night…

Hell no…

But it can be changed 🙂

First we have to look at ourselves individually…

I’ve learned that if you want to see a change in the world then YOU have to be that change…

Don’t worry about others when you have yourself to work on first…

I am in a position to talk like this as I am working on myself at present…

Through working on myself, I feel I can help others to also work on themselves in hope that they will also help others…A domino effect so to speak 🙂

Below is a small program/exercise I’ve put together to help you improve your life in all areas…

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Time to Live Life Program

1) I believe that the first step to move from “existing” to “living” is to sit down by yourself when it’s quiet and really analyse your situaton.  Look at your life, where you are at the moment and where you want to be.

Just think, if you don’t know where you are at present, then how do you know where you are going?

You don’t know where to start moving towards if you don’t have a starting point. Makes sense right…

The same could be said if were lost on the motorway/highway and needed directions.

2) Assess what you are good at and what you enjoy doing in your spare time. Could you potentially make money from these skills/talents/hobbies?

If you work for money doing something you don’t enjoy, how long can you really do it for before insanity becomes a good friend of yours.

3) Once you establish what you want/where you want to be, devise a plan as to how you’re going to get there. Think of a sat nav for a moment…

You enter in where it is you want to go and it devises a route for you. Think of your journey to a better life as your journey on the motor way…

You are the sat nav devising your clear cut route…

Prepare for bumps in the road as THERE WILL BE BUMPS…

But that’s not a problem because you will have have prepared for those bumps well ahead of time…Right?

What is it going to take?

Are you willing to face personal sacrifice for what you want in order to be where you want to be? A lot of people aren’t willing to put the work in which is another reason why they chose the easier option which is to:

“Simply Just Exist”

Don’t be average. Don’t be normal. YOU ARE BETTER THAN THAT!

4) Once you have everything written down, take your time and go for it. Do at least ONE thing everyday to work towards what it is you want/where it is you want to be. The more things you do everyday working towards your goal/dream, the quicker it will manifest and become your current reality.

Aleast by doing ONE thing everyday, you are always ONE step closer 🙂

YOUR Thoughts/Thinking – Are they holding you back?

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Because of YOUR thoughts, you are where you are right now. This was hard for me to comprehend when I first got told this information – But it is true. I won’t get into the subject of thoughts now as I have already covered it on another blog post.

Search for “4D Thinking” if you want to read what was covered there.

To put it simply: YOU CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS AND NO ONE ELSE

Please think about that…

YOU control where you work!

YOU control how you look!

YOU control your destiny!

YOU have free will!

Apply the above religiously everyday and I can promise you will see results.

I’ll be sharing much more tools to help you lead a better life but I first have to apply these tools on myself to see if they work. So far I’m seeing results…

Ask my Mum, apparently I’m always happy (Even though I go through crap just like the rest of you) – But I decided that the crap I go through doesn’t determine my happiness and how I lead my life…

I use the crap and negativity as a ladder to keep climbing to a better me…

I love you all and hope you continue learning from my experience and crazy stories lol.

NAMASTE

David Richards

DEES FITNESS

Quotes by: Oscar Wilde/David

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Hey Guys,

My brother just sent me an email with this cool video. Although it’s not fitness or food related, it’s still pretty cool never the less and makes you think.

We treat animals so cruel in this world because they cannot “speak” like human beings, but that doesn’t make it right.

Animal cruelty is wrong and doing “test” on them is quite a touchy subject (one which we won’t get into at this time)

When you think, 98% of the population eat “DEAD ANIMAL FLESH” (including myself). It’s even worst when you think that most of the animals are being fed chemicals and hormones for bigger and faster growth (Call it Steroids if you will)

We have been grown up to eat meat aka “DEAD ANIMAL FLESH”, but the more conscious I become, the more I think about my everyday actions (including what I eat).

I’ve now taken it upon myself to move towards a more healthier way of eating (cutting down/out meat)…

But damn it feels hard!

I enjoy eating BBQ chicken, glazed ribs, mixed grills etc – But for the love of the animals and for my own health, I must think consciously about what I put into my temple aka my body.

Today is a random post but I hope you take something from it anyway 🙂

There was no “Quote of the Week” this week as I switched it up on Monday and gave you some motivation and a video instead but QOTW will always live and will be back next week 😀

Anyway guys, I’m out…

Catch y’all soon….

PEACE

Imagine your young child dying 12 days after eating a beef burger which you thought was safe…

Imagine eating chicken that couldn’t walk due to being fed major chemicals to help add extra weight for a better profit margin…

Imagine living a life where you was soooo busy, you had no time to prepare healthy food for your family…So instead, you brought them “Fast Food/Take Away” without realising the health risk you were placing upon them…

Well no need to imagine…

These are all realities in which we live in today and this documentary WILL open your eyes up to the crazy madness taking place within the food industry.

Why is this information important for us to know?

BECAUSE WE ALL NEED TO EAT TO SURVIVE – THAT’S WHY!

Without education we are all lost. So I am here to help educate and relay information which I believe is VITAL for us all to know.

There’s no point me knowing all this stuff and not sharing it with you.

My eyes are being opened RAPIDLY to some crazy things going on in our lives that we are not made aware of due to it not being publicized as mainstream media…I WONDER WHY?

Anyhoo, take what you will from the information I will be sharing with you all this year.

I’m about to take this Nutrition game to another level because:

OUR HEALTH IS A VITAL PART OF OUR EXISTENCE!

Please don’t believe nothing I blog though…

Instead, take the information, understand it, cross reference it, research it, and:

FIND YOUR OWN PERSONAL TRUTH…

After all, I could be lying to you…

Wassup Guys,

A new week, a new start (Although a new start can be made the moment you decide)

Life is short – Would you agree?

Once our time here on Earth is done, that’s it, it’s over…

Saying that, we need to stop looking at death as a bad thing as it is a natural part of life…

Would you agree?

Most of us at some point in our lives have lost loved ones – This could either be family or friends…

That being said – WE ARE STILL HERE ALIVE AND BREATHING…

We for whatever reason have been blessed with the opportunity to experience life on this physical plane while others have passed…

What does this mean exactly?

It means that (WE) collectively as a people and (YOU) as an individual are here for a reason/purpose – Whether you identify with it or not…

If you chose to believe that you are just here to exist and breathe – You have free will and good luck to you…

HOWEVER, if you wake up everyday going through the same old routine and questioning life…You are not alone…

We are all GREAT at something…

A lot of the time, whatever we are GREAT at, we don’t realise as it’s:

“SOMETHING THAT IS JUST NORMAL TO US”

Here’s the problem – We don’t identify with OUR greatness as WE don’t see it as being great…

At the age of 25 I have now found what I am good at and I consciously make the effort to embrace it and share it with the rest of the world…Please don’t take these words lightly…

I see greatness in people that don’t see GREATNESS in themselves…

That’s crazy because IMAGINE how much people out there will pass away never having shared their full potential with us?

Do you want to be one of those people?

Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Nikola Tesla

What do all these people have in common?

They all found their greatness and shared it with the rest of the world…
(Plus they have passed away but their GREATNESS still lives on)

Could you be the next great?

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Only you can decide that my friend….

Find your greatness and share it with the rest of the world through being:

Motivated
Patient
Consistent
Bold

And having the courage not to care what others thinks about you. Learn to drop those inhibitions guys, they really do us NO good…

My names David and I love you all

PEACE

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What’s up my fabulous people 🙂

How’s the motivation coming along? Are we all still pumped up from our January 2014 resolutions or have we started to slow down? The good thing is, goals can be set the moment you decide to set them. What I mean is, you don’t have to wait until the start of a new month, the start of a new week or the first thing Monday even – Set them as of when you are ready 🙂

Today I wanted to talk about “Inhibitions” and “Caring”.

I’ll first start of by saying…

At the age of 25 I am finally starting to loose all of my inibitions…It’s about time as well lol

I am a very conscious person and this conscious energy I contain has translated to me as “Nervousness” for many years throughout my childhood to this present day.

The thing is right, I’m a very confident person. I’ve just misunderstood why I’ve felt so self conscious around people all this time…

I’m conscious about my body language when I’m talking to others…

I’m conscious as to how my breath is smelling (Did I eat red onions at lunch?)

I’m conscious to the fact that I may have sleep in my eye and that the person I’m talking to may just be too polite to tell me…

Ohhh, here’s a good one: I had some broccoli at lunch time, do I have green stuff in my teeth lol

I mean, all of the above examples are things we are all conscious of, but in my head I am standing there and over analysing to the point that I’m not fully into the conversation…LOL, yes I have issues I know. So although I’m in the conversation, my mind is elsewhere…

But through my madness I’ve realised that there is a difference between being self conscious and “Caring to much about what others think”

And that my friends leasds me to todays QOTW:

“Never be afraid to be you and to be true – Shine your light bright as only you can do it right”

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People care what others think about them due to the fear of judgement…

We care what others think so much that we don’t express our true-selves. I know as I “used” to live like that and speak to many others that still do.

This is not true living. Living true to yourself and being free means you are able to express yourself without the fear of  what the next person will say, do or think!

Society has created what it means to be “Normal” and I do not agree with it whatsoever…

Since when does a group of people have the power to create “What it means to be normal”

Being normal is being you…Don’t beleive the hype my people…

But we feel we have to conform to the norm. I’ve stopped conforming and I am now truly living just being myself and NOT what others want me to be, do or act.

And whoever doesn’t like it…Guess what they can go and do…

Actually, we will keep it polite and clean around here lol.

Seriously though…

I don’t mind when I’m called strange or different. Why on earth would I want to live and be like everyone else? What fun comes from “being normal”…

I find that “normal” people are boring and follow along like sheep doing what the rest of society and the population are doing…Hell no!

Where does my individuality then come into place?

Or yours?

I believe that whoever created us also created us to be different. (Hence we all have diffrent finger prints, eye colour, body types etc)

We quite clearly weren’t created to be the same. I mean, let’s look at it from DNA cellular level…We are all biologically made up differently if you want to start talking science.

That being said, I also beleive that we were created to express our individuality and too not judge others on the way they chose to go about living their lives.

(The same way we wouldn’t want to be judged for our differences in thoughts, feelings and emotions)

Nothing is weird or strange to me anymore – Just different.

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For me to call something or someone weird, I’d have to be basing that of something I’ve seen before that wasn’t of the norm to me. So between me and my sub coscious mind we’d interpret it as weird as we don’t get it or understand it.

And this is the problem we humans have today. We reject, judge, criticize and analyse that which we do not know or understand. We will then find another 10 people who agree with our view point and judge that “one person” for being different…I hope you are following me…

Who give’s us the right to do that?

I believe the world would be a better place if we all expressed ourselves in a positive light…

Imagine 10 people making a cake compared to say 20 people?

Now the cake may not necessarily taste nice with the input of 20 people but it sure as hell would be different right…Not something out of the norm…

On the other hand it could be the best tasting cake you’ve ever ate, down to everyone’s creativity, love and freedom to add what tasted good to them…You following me?

We all see life through a different lens based upon our up bringing, past expereinces, pain and joy.

No one person will see anything the same – Maybe in a similar light yes, but never the same.

100 people can read the same book and all translate it differently. This is because we are all special individuals…

Dropping your inibitions takes conscious everyday work – I know as I’m currently going through it and have been doing so for say the last 8 months or so.

I find it does get easier though, so no need to fear. However, simply having this knowledge and not taking action upon it does nothing.

I find that to truely ackonwledge something you have to “act upon the knowledge” hence why it’s called acknowledge(ment).

For example – If you’re a guy and you like the colour pink but you are living in the fear of judgement of what others will think about you, then you my man will never be truly happy.

(Although pink is quite a feminine colour for a man) that is simply just my opinion and not something that you should concern yourself with – You see what I just did there???

Ladies, my beautiful ladies –  So what if someone doesn’t like the shoes you’re wearing: Ask yourself…

Am I wearing these shoes to impress others or am I wearing them for my own happiness and pleasure?

I’m confused as to how we humans even got into this state where we care so much about other peoples opinions of us. I know for sure I wasn’t born like this, you wasn’t born like this, so what’s up???

How did we reach this place in our lives where we care so much?

I say it’s the media, society and the taboo’s we are faced with everyday.

Men feel like their penis isn’t big enough because of mainstream media and the crap that comes with it.

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Women feel they have to wear make up, false hair and nails because the magazines and modelling shows (the media again) say that THIS is how they should look or that THIS is what is in fashion and the “norm” to follow…

We have all been trained to be consumers of designer branding…

iPhone, Samnsung, Louis Vuitton, Nike, Adidas, BMWs, Mercedes…

People feel like their status is highrer than those who cannot afford Gucci or the latest smart phone…WTF?

I smell consumerism…

We live in an ego driven society that I will get deeper into at another time as I don’t want to deviate too much today…

I’m 25 now and I’m no longer holding back on ANYTHING!

It has taken for me to identify some KEY issues within myself  to then discuss the issues with you and too hopefully help you identify and solve them yourself.

You know that song “EXPRESS YOURSELF” – Let’s all make that our new ringtones and alarm clocks until we really get the message lol.

I’ve changed big time over the last 18 months and pretty damn quick too (For the better mind you) This change took place as I wasn’t happy with the way I was living before and knew that I was the only one that could do anything about it…

I am now the first to dance at a party if I feel like dancing. I don’t care about others looking at me like:

“Hey dude, it’s way to early to start dancing”

SAYS WHO???

I dance when I want to dance and ain’t no boddy stopping me. If my song comes on then I’m on the first on the dance floor dropping it like it’s hot baby 😉

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH GUYS – BE YOU, BE TRUE

The moment I stepped on that stage November 9th 2013 and strutted my stuff is the day I said good bye to fear.

It’s the day where I dropped much of my emotional baggage, inhibitions and much needed bull crap which was in the form of:

Others peoples opinion on me, what I looked like etc

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Who’s that guy with the Afro?

I got on stage in front of 1800 people in just my underwear and my afro…

(I’m sure that will change anyone actually LOL)

But for real, I had to reach a place where I thought:

You know what, screw what anyone thinks about me…It’s my life, my stage and my time…

And this is the mind set that many of us NEED to adopt to start truly living and enjoying life. Every time you get out there whether it be your place of work, the local shops or anywhere in general…Just remember that:

It’s your stage and your life…

Now like I said above – It will take a lot of work and effort to drop your inhibitions as we have been living like this our WHOLE lives. The older you are the more work you MAY have to do…

However, I promise you that it does get easier…

It’s either that or live and not be 100% happy…

It’s Your life, Your choice and Your free will…

Much Love and Peace to you all

NAMSTE

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

Hey Guys,

Just here to give you some mid week motivation.

We all know that the road to success or the road to reaching our goals is an on-going process.

People ask me all the time what keeps me motivated. Truth be told, I use MANY tools to keep me focused and I will continue to share them with you all throughout the year as I have done for the past 16 months.

There are many times where I find myself lacking motivation, we all go through it. This is why we must do what it takes to stay on track and to keep on pushing forward.

The only person directing your life is you…

The question is though:

What direction are you going???

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Hey Guys,

How are we all doing in this fine moment? If you’re able to read this now it’s means you’re breathing and if you’re breathing I say you are blessed – Even if you can’t see how blessed you are 🙂

February is already here! If you haven’t got started with your 2014 goals yet, please share with me what you’re waiting for?

If you haven’t set any goals yet think about what you want from life…

From there you’ll have a great starting point to go from. Goal setting give’s us direction in life and without direction we are lost…Would you agree?

Through consciously setting goals over the past 10 years I have learned many lessons (some of which I will share with you today).

One of the many lessons I’ve learned is directly related to:

“Expecting” and “Expectations”

And that my friends brings me to today’s QOTW:

“Expect Nothing and You Will Never be Dissapointed”

Where do I start???

I have faced many set backs and hard ships on my journey in life so far. Many of which could have been avoided had I not allowed my expectations to consume me.

Expectation is a funny little entity and I’ll share with you why that is.

You see, on one hand a person can be sure to expect success upon applying themselves each and everyday over a period of time.

Let’s take fat loss for example.

An over weight person aiming to loose 14lbs CAN expect to loose weight upon performing regular exercise. They CAN expect to drop body fat upon mainating a clean and balanced diet and they sure CAN expect to loose the fat upon learning to be patient.

So why is it then that expectations can cause so much pain, hurt, dissapoinment and grief upon not getting what we had set out for?

This same question puzzled me for some time (still does every now and then).

However, I feel I have the answer to this one (or I’m some what close)

I find that when I want something really bad I can tend to become a bit obsessive.

(Please note, we’re not talking about girls here, more along the lines of goals OK lol – Just had to put that out there)

When I say obsessive, it’s not always bad though. It’s just that when I know I can make something happen and believe I have the control over how quickly it can happen, I want it to manifest instantly (Patience, Patience, Patience David)

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When we want something new in our lives time really does become pain in the back side right… and I’m sure we can all relate on that one lol.

Now we could be talking:

Fat Loss – In our minds the fat should have been gone YESTERDAY

A New Car – Time makes it seem like the car you’re driving now looks like something out of chity chity bang bang (Especially if you have your eye on a new motor)

A New Job – The thought of your new salary could have you feeling like you’re currently making pennies although you’re doing fine now

A New Partner – Hmmm – Don’t get me started on this one (hehehe)

We’ve all been there…

CONTROLLING THE OBSESSION

When we obsess on what we want and allow the obsession to consume us, it’s easy to find ourselves in a situation where the obsession itself leaves us in a place where we no longer feel good about what is coming to us…Sound familiar?

Controlling your obsession(s) is critical for when we are discussing expectations. (And this is from my own personal experience)

Also, it’s crucial for us to learn, NOT to expect, that which we have no control over…

To expect something from which you have no control can only put you in a bad place and likely to end in misery.

I know as I’ve been there…

Allow me to share a story with you – True story by the way.

(This time to do with girls or a girl in particular)

David & The Girl

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A few years ago when I worked in a local gym, one of my roles was to give customers a free Induction and a 45 minute Personal Training session upon them joining.

I met these two young ladies around my age group who I had the pleasure of giving the induction to. We all got along really well and I’d find myself helping them out with their training sessions when they came to the gym to train.

One of the two females wanted my Blackberry Pin (Instant Chat) so we could engage in conversation OUTSIDE THE GYM – To this I had no objections. Giggiddy 🙂

We started talking more and more and became real good freinds.

I’d arrive to my shift at work with news that she’d been in the gym to train and had come looking for me (Boy did this get to my head)

I felt we had a good vibe going and so did others around me as they kept saying:

“Dave, go for it mate”

So I did just that…

Expecting she would say yes (due to the good vibe we had going), I bottle up the fear and anxiety us males go through when asking y’all out on the first date (yes females, it isn’t as easy as we make it look) and I just went for it…

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WOOP WOOP WOOP -I broke out doing the happy dance as she said yes (you will see the happy dance one day if you’re lucky lol)

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THIS IS HOW I FELT WHEN SHE SAID YES LOL

So what happened after that then Dave, tell us more???

Your guess is as good as mine people, your guess is as good as mine (Sad Face)

I mean, we went on a few dates and it was going really well. At that point I was expecting us to progress further but it just never happened. The strange thing is though right, I knew she liked me…

(Females, I’m still trying to study your species lol)

She mentioned a few times about trust issues relating with her ex but who knows…

Maybe it was a polite way to fob a guy off hahaha….But life is such…

Conclusion

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Story aside though, can you see why expectations can be a bit of a 50/50 gamble?

I feel if you have no say so in a situation then you really can’t expect anything…

However, if the expectation you have set is in your control so to speak, for example, saving money or dropping pounds of fat, then by all means go for it…

Speaking for myself though, I EXPECT to do well in life as I am doing all the things one has to do to become successful:

1) I work smart

2) I practice patience

3) I give without wanting to receive

4) I’m motivated

5) I set goals and dream big

6) I am willing to take calculated risk if it means personal growth for myself and others around me

I could go on but I’m really not trying to toot my own horn here. I’m simply trying to share with you a reality which is available to ALL OF US. A reality which is available to us if we simply apply ourselves.

Focus on becoming a better version of YOU everyday as it’s your God given birth right to do so!

My blog is how I lead my life. I couldn’t tell you to something and not do it myself (Well I could, but it’s not in my nature)

So guys, what will it be?

To expect or not to expect?

Your life, Your choice…

~Thank you for reading –  Nothing but Love as always~

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

Quotes by: Susan Bay/ David Richards

Hey Guys,

I hope you’re all well.

I just came across this video on Youtube by my main man Tony Robins and thought I’d share it with you all. A short video but a powerful message never the less.

~Stay Focused, Stay Motivated & Keep on Hustling~