After reading my book, “It’s My Money & I Want It!”, I was referred to as, “The man that teaches us how to squeeze more juice from your orange”.
The book, obviously about money, teaches exactly that. How to ‘squeeze’ the money we earn or run our businesses with, to get the max from it.
It’s interesting though, because there is an entirely different perspective on this ‘squeezing’ matter – and what exactly am I talking about?
It’s about ‘squeezing more juice out of our orange’ of life. What does that mean? What exactly are we squeezing? In fact, what is this thing we so casually refer to, as ‘life’?
Life, or our lives, basically breakdown to how we experience our days. How we spend every moment of every minute of every hour of each day. All of it contains another new fresh orange and fresh drops of delicious, mouth watering, flavorful juice. Our experience of the juice it contains, has a lot less to do with what happens to us, then our reaction or attitude towards it.
To check in with ourselves, lets breakdown the actions we perform – then, our feelings, emotions and thoughts while we are performing these actions.
We get up – brush out teeth and shower (I trust everyone does) – get dressed – have something to eat/drink, and off we go ‘to start our day’. However, we have already started our day. Everyone one of these things required conscious actions. So the question arises, what are we feeling, experiencing, thinking and how are we reacting to it all? What is our daily morning attitude? Is it different from our weekend morning attitude? Our morning start can very well give us a send off to the experience of our day.
I surmise your weekend morning attitude and experience is much different from your weekday one. I don’t know about you, but my weekend mornings were definitely juicier. Being easier going, lighter, less harried and so on, I enjoyed them more. It was evident, on the weekday mornings, I was leaving some of the juice of my life behind.
This is not good. Every moment, minute and hour of each day that I didn’t make an effort to relish, was an opportunity lost forever. No money or power or position in the world can purchase back lost moments – Make sure you remember and contemplate this fact.
Our daily activities for the most part, involve some kind of work. We absolutely have attitudes about our work – in fact they can differ day to day – or hour to hour – moment to moment. Some of the time, we are ‘squeezing lots of juice’ and we are happy. Other times we leave the orange full of juice and we are miserable that day. So much of it is all self inflicted – isn’t it?
It’s important to understand, that the orange of our life, only contains ‘x’ amount of time. if we don’t remember to constantly practice squeezing as much as possible out of it every day, hour and moment, then we have cheated ourselves out of the one life we have.
I’ll bet, except for a major event in your life, you cannot remember one bit of the endless things you chose to upset yourself about. Someone said something to you or rubbed you the wrong way and there you were, off and running. Your temper flaring, your emotions running wild, you’re walking around ticked off and by the end of the day, you’ve given yourself quite a beating. You may even bring it back home with you and project your emotions onto your family. And guess what? That day’s orange of your life, not only did you not squeeze any of the juice out of it, you actually filled it being miserable. Even worse, even your evening of dinner and chill out time, may have no juice in it. At the end of a week, month, year, a lifetime, there is no way you’re going to remember every little event that you chose to be upset about. How much juice did you leave behind in your orange in your life?
Think about this: You have ‘x’ amount of days, hours and minutes in this world you refer to as your life. What kind of juice are you squeezing from it? – Sour or juicy and sweet? and How much of each are you squeezing?
It’s MY LIFE and MY COUNTRY & I want it, is the name
of the game.
‘It’s My Money & I Want It!’ is the name of my book.
Learn to stand up for yourself and not be
intimidated by the corporations
Harris Glasser – Author, Lecturer, Business &
Personal Consultant, Debt Settling
www.HarrisHelps.org “It’s My Money & I Want It!”
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