10 Things That Will Make You Happy

1. Kids

Some people might think I am crazy, but trust me I am not. Kids will bring a lot of joy into your life. Just look at my 4. They are nothing but trouble. When I come home from work and see how happy they are to see me, there is a jolt of happiness. You have to try it!
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2. Creating Value

We all need to feel wanted and the way to do that is to create value. You do not need to create the next Amazon. Just create value for others and they will pay you for it.

3. Exercise

Nobody likes to be fat and unhealthy. I feel bad for people who do not take care of their bodies and I can’t imagine how they feel. Eating too much and not exercising will ruin your life. You can handle 20 minutes a day.
You have to exercise

4. Meditation

I am still practicing this one, so stay tuned.

5. Goodness

Be nice, be good, and stay away from things like drugs, alcohol and smoking. We all know what is right and wrong. The more we choose the right the happier we will be. Making bad choices everyday leads to failure.

6. Work

Working and creating value go hand in hand. We should learn to enjoy work!

7. Learning

Never stop learning. Your intelligence will go with you when you die. Turn your car into a learning machine. Listen to books, read books, attend educational conferences and find great mentors. (my mentors are books)

8. Forgiveness

Don’t hold grudges. You can’t afford the emotional toll that hate and anger bring with them. Forgive everyone and do so quickly.

9. Faith

There is a God and you can’t reach full happiness without having a little bit of Faith in him.

10. Service

A life of service equals greatness and service will increase your love, compassion, and empathy.

Where good people and businesses go to die. They Don’t Ship!

I love reading great books with great ideas. Seth Godin’s Linchpin is a must read if you want to change your thoughts and ideas about the future.

In the book Linchpin, Seth talks about one principle that makes total sense to me, but for some reason others just do not grasp the concept.

The idea is “You must ship.”

How often do we find ourselves stuck, and frustrated because the stars have not aligned, the project is not perfect, or our life is not exactly how we want it to be?

Examples:

• We procrastinate launching a new idea because we fear rejection.

• We do not launch a new website, because the look isn’t exactly perfect.

• We do not go out and make sales; because we fill we need to learn every aspect of the product

• We spend hours and huge amounts of man power coordinating and discuss ideas, but never seem to do the actual work.

• We do not launch a video because one scene is not perfect.

• We spend hours on busy work but put off what is really important.

• We spend so much time on tweaking, updating, revising, sometimes starting over until ultimately the project is in chaos.

• We abandoned our dreams all together because one person doubts us or our dreams.

The only purpose of starting is to finish; but here’s the catch, nothing is ever finished. There are always things that can change and improvements that can be made, but this does not mean we do not ship.

“Shipping something out the door, doing it regularly, without hassle, emergency, or fear – this is a rare skill, something that makes you indispensable.”

Challenge to Shipping

“Thrashing: tweaking, updating, revising, doubts, fears, sometimes even major surgery; essential, but when to do it? Amateur: all at the end. Pro: early.

Coordination: the more people you have, the harder coordination is.
The reason: the resistance.”

Google is a great company at this. Have you noticed how they always are launching things in beta. They launch a product and then make adjustments as they go.

“Good is good enough.”

Get Shipping! This week see what you have been putting off and make it happen. Work on that new idea; launch that new marketing plan, stop tweaking.

Good luck

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Linchpin by Seth Godin. Why You Must Ship!

A genius looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the world unstuck.

THE RESISTANCE

“Real artists ship.”

The only purpose of starting is to finish, and while the projects we do are never really finished, they must ship.

Shipping something out the door, doing it regularly, without hassle, emergency, or fear—this is a rare skill, something that makes you indispensable.

Challenges to shipping:

Thrashing: tweaking, updating, revising, sometimes even major surgery; essential, but when to do it? Amateur: all at the end. Pro: early.

The reason: the resistance.

Linchpin by Seth Godin. Why You Must Ship

It is not about the conference, Its about the Ideas!

Every time a new conference comes up I have this huge internal battle. Part of me wants so attend, part of me knows I should attend, and the other part of me makes up excuses. Who wants to pay the money, travel, take time off work, or sleep in hotels?

There are benefits. Once you get there you are always happy you went. I always get my monies worth and I will always walk away with something that will change my life forever. There is nothing like face-to-face interaction. We need it!

Last week I took the trip down to Arizona for Icon2014. I heard Seth Godin, Simon Sinek and a couple of others speakers. Imagine being in a room full of amazing people looking for improvement. There is power in it. There is just something in the air that gets passed around to all of us. Great ideas flow and inspiration is like oxygen. I realized that conferences are all about the Ideas and if we implement the ideas then our businesses and lives will change for the better.

When I got home, I found two YouTube videos that are basically the same talks. YouTube is amazing. I hope you like them.

 

Who is Jace Vernon

Jace Vernon is a true entrepreneur.  He is President and Founder behind the Why of life.   Currently Ydraw, Ysale and Yinc are his focus and passion.  You might notice a bit of a theme.  The reason for the Y is because it stands for the question Why?  Jace Vernon believes that there needs to be a strong why behind everything we do in life.  When you have a why, the how doesn’t matter and you will accomplish things that you never thought you could. Currently Jace takes care of the day to day tasks of keeping Ydraw afloat.  He does have an MBA degree that says he is good in business, but his real education comes from the school of hard knox.  Business is not easy and comes with its up and downs which Jace has experience.  Patience, hard work, and sleepless night are the norm for most entrepreneurs.

With a strong knowledge in raising capital, business start ups,  investing, and internet marketing,  Jace has been responsible for setting up multiple profitable businesses in a few short years.  Some of those businesses have failed and others are growing.  His passion is service to customers and he loves to make others happy.

On a lighter note Jace’s greatest accomplishments have been dunking  a basketball, getting a hole-in-one, reading 150 business books in a year, and winning the football city league. It is tough to do all that but somebody has to.   He has triumphed, conquered, and failed in business endeavors which have created some great  building blocks.

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