Who Wins the Battle?

Every morning as your heavy eyes open you may take a split second to work out which person has been woken by the alarm clock

Usually, you know instantly. I’ve woken many a day wishing I didn’t have to thrive and this often signals the start of the mental battle. This is why I HAVE to start my day with my own routine that includes meditation and 3 wins from the previous day.

I’ve learnt what doesn’t work for me, and fighting the internal battle by relying only on motivation is a game I was losing on a daily basis and I’d become really tired and frustrated at losing. I was desperate for my mindset to become a positive one and I thought I had done everything in my power to make that happen. Reality has a strange way of becoming warped when you are looking through the eyes of a depressed victim. The world can feel like it’s against you and you’ve already lost the battle and feel hard done by.

The way out of this for me was to challenge the thoughts and feelings I was experiencing every day. It was a Devil vs Angel scenario. I knew I was being destructive but it was comfortable and painful at the same time and I did not have the energy to turn things around. So my main focus switched from thriving to restoring my energy. How can you fight if you are knocked the fuck out?

So that’s what I did, and that’s what worked and continues to work for me. I can’t be like my main man Gary Vaynerchuk. So I started to become Alex Myers, and yes it’s still a work in progress and I still sometimes do things that don’t serve me well but that’s all part of the process. I’m done with trying to be the best.

It was frustrating at first that I had to do all these ‘things’ to just be able to function and achieve some simple goals but now I’m good at them and my goals get bigger and bigger whilst my capacity to handle them grows alongside them. The things that were chores are now necessities that offer pleasurable outcomes and happy feelings.  So why on earth would I stop and let the internal and external voices bring me back?

Things that take my energy are now less present and the things that give energy are now more regular. The battle starts upon wake up. Do it then. Do it as soon as possible. Find a way.

I get up earlier now than ever (4:30am) but I have MORE energy than when I would snooze for hours. I’m not getting up and scrolling Facebook, I’m up to ensure my day is as productive and enjoyable as it can be because everyman needs a challenge or goal in life and the satisfaction comes from the daily steps you take towards success. If you have zero targets or projects in life then where does the creation, success and therefore confidence come from? It dwindles away and leaves you feeling empty.

And you were not put on this planet to feel that way, every man deserves to achieve.

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Water

By Nate Crowley

You didn’t do anything I didn’t expect
I didn’t expect anything from you
I’m underwater
I had set the bar lower than myself
I could hear the air bubbles popping, Grasping for the surface
My lungs are giving out
Suffocation by water, drowning
The breeze smelled salty.
You could hear one last scream before you saw me go under
You wouldn’t and couldn’t do anything, how could I blame you?

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The Inspiring Story ‘On the Basis of Sex’ is Coming to Blu-Ray

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Watch a heated legal battle take place in ‘On the Basis of Sex’

I know a bit about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I will admit not as much as some people though. When I heard about On the Basis of Sex I was unsure what it was even about. When I heard it was about Ruth Bader Ginsburg I thought it could be a good film. I heard many good things about it but was unable to catch it in theaters in time. When I heard it was coming to Blu-Ray I was hoping I would get to watch it. I was able to get a review copy and this is what I thought of this movie.

You can read the plot for On the Basis of Sex here:

A film that depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts’ view of gender discrimination. Stronger together, Ruth teams up with her husband, Martin Ginsburg, to fight for the case that catapults her to become one of the most important public figures of our time.

I was very impressed with On the Basis of Sex. The cast are all amazing and do a great job helping bring this story to life. ‘A Supreme Team’ has the cast and crew talking about how they brought this film to life and how they worked hard to make sure it was told right. ‘Legacy of Justice’ took a look at why this story deserved to be told and how important it was for people to hear it. ‘Martin and Ruth: A Loving Partnership’ talked about the bond that Ruth and Martin shared in real life and how Felicity and Armie worked hard to portray that same chemistry in this movie. If you want to learn more about this amazing woman then this is a movie you should watch.

On the Basis of Sex comes out on Blu-Ray, DVD and On Demand April 9th. You can follow this film on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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2 Simple Ways to Help You Communicate With Anyone Like a Jedi

It may not be the droids we’re looking for, but the words we use can have just as dramatic of an effect on us. The danger with some entrepreneurs is that our ego or our vision can get in the way. We assume that the people we are talking to are on the same page as we are, and the words we use have the same meaning to others, which often leads to misunderstandings. If we slow down, and communicate like a Jedi, we can learn so much more.

Below are two ways that’ll help you build rapport, understand your clients or customers needs, and ultimately make more sales:

1. Ask The Lazy Jedi Questions

These are based on Clean Language and were devised by David Grove. They’re often associated with Neuro Linguistic Programming, but can be used in any setting. They’re two powerful questions that help you to put aside your ego and your assumption that you know what the other person means. Words are a terrible way to communicate and so we must dig deeper.

What kind of X (is that X)?

It may seem simple enough, but the application of it can create a deeper level of understanding. A co-worker may say they’re overworked, to which you can reply “What kind of overworked is that?” to help them truly discover the reality of their situation.

It can also be applied to yourself. For example, if you say “I will be successful by the end of the year,” this requires clarity to discover how you can do this. A good question to ask yourself is “What kind of success is that success?” It may seem clunky at first, but try it out. You can use it at work or in your personal life, and you’ll be surprised at how effective it can be.

Is there something else about X?

This could be used on it’s own or after the first question. We often assume when someone has finished talking that we have all of the information we need, yet that’s often not the case.

A little prompt can work well in helping to gain clarity. Our ego can’t wait to jump in and reply by giving advice. You must remember to be Jedi like since you don’t know all of the information yet.

Is there something else about that tech issue? Is there something else about that lack of motivation? Our goal is understanding, and by asking for clarity and mirroring their words back to them, we make sure that these lines of communication are open.

“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer

Both of these questions are vital in negotiations in order to make sure both parties are clear on what is happening. For example, let’s look at a wage issue.

Employer: If you pull this client in, you will get a bonus

You: And what kind of bonus is that bonus?

Employer: I think a bonus of 5 figures would be coming your way.

You: Is there anything else about that bonus?

This applies to your home life as well. See below:

Spouse: I would like a romantic night out

You: What kind of romantic?”

How you deliver these questions will play an important role, which we’ll need the late night DJ voice.

2. The Jedi Mind Trick

Chris Vogler was the former FBI Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator. In his book “Never Split The Difference” he suggests a late night DJ voice. In addition, his Jedi Mind Trick is to use mirroring, to repeat the last 1- 3 words that were just said to you, with an upwards inflection.

This works in the same way as clean language and NLP because it guides the person into communicating more clearly by making sure you’re both speaking a similar language. It accepts that when other people uses words, they don’t necessarily have the same meaning that you attribute to them. This is especially true in a global marketplace where English might be someone’s second, third, or fourth language.

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

We talk of people having a train of thought, and yet do all we can to derail it by using different words, and by diverting the conversation in different directions.

You can combine all of the above techniques to help see what is at the end of those tracks. This will lead to improved communication, rapport, and a deeper level of understanding. The upside is tremendous.

What are some of your best communication techniques, and how do you use them? Share below!

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7 Questions to Answer Before Selling Your Business

There are a number of reasons you might want to sell your business. You might be ready to retire and move on, or you may just be itching to try something new. Maybe you are more into the startup mentality, and everyday operations and management are not right for you. No matter what your reason, when you are ready to sell your business, you need to answer some questions first.

The reason is that you want to make a profit from the sale of your business, but you also want to sell it at the right time to the right buyer. The process is more complicated than it at first might seem. It’s not like selling a house: updating your appraisal, putting it on the market, getting and screening offers, and waiting for the buyer to get financing and then closing.

While selling a business does involve those steps, it also involves much more. Here are some questions you need to answer before selling your business.

Are You Ready?

Is your business ready to sell? It is healthy and even growing? Are your financial statements and reports ready for someone else to look at?

Most businesses set up their books to provide the best tax advantage, but that does not typically show all the money you make or have the potential to make. In order to show that to a buyer, you will need to do what is called recasting your books. Unless you are one, you will typically need your accountant to help you do this.

Also, make sure your business technology is up to date, your equipment is in good shape, and your debts are current. This will help you get the best business valuation possible.

What’s it Worth?

This brings us to the question of what your business is actually worth. To determine this, you will need a professional business valuation. While you, as the owner, might have a good guess as to what you think the value of your business is, a pro will know more.

  • What is the market value of your business? What are similar businesses in the industry selling for?
  • What is the value of your equipment? You will need an equipment appraisal to figure that out.
  • What is the combination of those things, and what intrinsic value do your reputation and your customer base have?
  • What other assets does your business own, and what are they worth? Should you sell them all with the business or keep some?

The answer to all of these questions gives you a better idea of the value of your business, and what a professional can actually list and sell it for. Even when you have a valuation though, that is not the end of the story.

How’s the Health of my Industry?

Hopefully, your business is healthy and growing before you decide to sell, but what is the overall outlook for your industry? Is it growing over the next five to ten years, shrinking, or going through a transition?

It is really important that you are honest with yourself at this point because your business broker and those selling your business will be doing this research as part of their due diligence. So will your buyer.

You would never buy a business that was not going to profit long term, and neither will your buyer. If your industry is going through a transition, you might want to weather that before you sell your business, or you might risk doing so at a loss. Research the health of your industry before you even put your business up for sale.

Who is Your Buyer?

Unless you are doing a management buyout or transferring the business to a family member, you probably don’t know who your buyer will be. But it is a good idea to have an idea what your ideal buyer might look like. A professional business broker can help you understand:

  • What skills with the buyer need?
  • What state licenses and certification will they need?
  • What business acumen will the buyer need?
  • What kind of finances will the buyer need?

These are basics, but there are other things to consider, like how the buyer will affect company culture, whether they will have to relocate, and what affect the buyer will have on your current employees, supply chain, contractors, and more.

Developing a potential buyer persona will help both you and your marketing team target the right buyers.

How Long Will it Take?

This is a big question. If you are looking for a quick exit, you will probably have to sell your business under its value, and you may have to compromise terms in many ways. No matter what though, selling a business takes time. The processes are complicated, and some of them, like due diligence and financing, just take time unless you find a buyer with cash who is willing to skip those steps. Those are rare circumstances.

The best idea is to understand that the process will probably take months to complete once you find a buyer, and finding a buyer will also take time. It can take a year or more to complete a sale, and in some instances, it can take years to find the right buyer and the right deal. Sometimes the owner must work with the new business owner for a while to ease the transition.

A lot of this depends on you and your reasons for selling your business. Know those things, and adjust your timetable accordingly. Be flexible if you want to exit your business to the maximum benefit.

How Will I Get Paid?

The ideal for most sellers is to just get someone who hands them cash at closing or has full financing, but this is often not the case. There are many ways you can get paid for selling your business.

Sometimes, you can finance part of the deal, thus earning interest and speeding up the closing process, along with providing yourself a stream of income for the duration of the loan instead of getting a lump sum.

Other deals involve sales-based payouts, balloon payments over time, or payment in the form of stocks or vestment in the business. The point is that just because you get your asking price, it does not mean you will get a large lump sum of cash at closing.

Sound complex? Selling a business always is. That is why you can’t do it by yourself. You need a team, and often the quarterback of that team is your business broker. They can help you with business valuation, marketing your business to the right people, and much more.

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You Are Not Alone: When Bullying Leads to Self Harm

Writer, poet, and mental health advocate Rene Mullen describes a childhood of being bullied that eventually drove him to self-harm (cutting) while just a sixth grader. Rene also describes a messy breakup that his parents went through and his father’s attempted suicide. After years of cutting and using alcohol to self-medicate, Rene finally found support while attending college. He eventually found poetry to be a venue that allowed him to unpack the issues of his past and to face reality.

Rene now writes, participates in Performance Poetry, and hosts his own podcast, Pen & Poet. You can find out much more about Rene, listen to the podcast, and check out his blog by going to renemullen.com. In addition, you’ll find Rene on Twitter @RMullenWriter and Facebook.

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From One Writer to Another: Getting Started

What’s something you wish you had known when you were getting started writing?

I made a new friend the other day. I met a lady at a church event who asked me what I did for a living. When I replied that I was a writer, she mentioned that her daughter was working on a young adult book. I gave Mom my business card and told her that her daughter was welcome to email me with questions. She finally did the other day, and I realized that much of what I shared with her could be useful to other aspiring and new writers.

This isn’t a nuts-and-bolts post about how to get plot, outline, or get the first paragraph down perfectly. I don’t have the knowledge to try and write something like that. But I’ve got three tips to get you started on the background stuff, all of them things I wish I’d known when I was getting started.

Don’t Do It Alone

We’ve all seen or imagined that poor writer, hunched over a typewriter with fingerless gloves on, wrapped up in his coat and scarf, held hostage by the single bare light bulb in some desolate unheated apartment or hotel room.

Yeah, don’t believe everything you’ve seen on the Internet. George Washington said that.

One of my first pieces of advice is don’t go it alone. Writing does not have to be a lonely, solitary existence. There are plenty of places to find a community of like-minded people.

I find community to be hugely important to my sanity. There will be times you’re ready to punch the screen or throw your notebook across the room in frustration over not being able to work out a particular scene. You’ll think you’re the worst writer who’s ever lived, a no-talented hack who has no business even owning a pencil. You want to shred every notebook you own and nuke your hard drive.

We’ve all been there.

Those are the times you need to hang out with fellow writers. They’ll nod thoughtfully, sharing your pain, tell you it’s going to be all right, then give you ideas on how to make it better.

The Watercooler at Absolute Write is a great place to start. There are all sorts of areas for basic writing craft, query letter help, blogging, genre-specific help; you name it, and you’ll find it there. There’s also a Share Your Work area when you can get critiques, along with Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check, a section where you can do your due diligence when you research that agent, publisher, or magazine you’re thinking of submitting to.

There are also several writing-related places at Reddit, called subreddits. Check out the Writing, Short Fiction, Writers Group, SelfPublish or YoungAdultBooks subs, just for starters. Some are more active than others, and you’ll probably see users in multiple places. Reddit itself is a huge community, and an easy place to get lost in live research; there are over 36 million user accounts, although many people have duplicate accounts.

You should also look for a writer’s group in your area. I’m fortunate to have Tulsa Nightwriters, Writers Pad, and Tahlequah Writers Group all within 45 minutes’ drive. Google “writers group (your area)” to what’s near you.

The most important part of community though is participation. Don’t just read the posts. Respond. Share. You can contribute to a forum thread or a discussion at a meeting, even if you’ve only written five hundred words in your life.

You’re not competing with other writers. Your competition is with social media, movies and everything else vying for people’s attention.

Branding Basics

How active are you on social media so far? You don’t absolutely have to have a website (especially not an expensive one), but it’s not a bad idea to have a Facebook Page up (not just your personal account), a Twitter account, and probably Instagram and Pinterest at a minimum. Those are all free of course, and you should get them in your author’s name, no matter what you end up choosing. Get those accounts set up now, so you can get consistent naming across social media channels. You can start establishing relationships with your followers now, which will make things easier when it comes to marketing your book. Consider buying your domain now though. They can be had cheaply, and parked with a “Coming Soon” page.

There are also tons of Twitter chats that can help you out along the way.

Don’t let that last paragraph overwhelm you, by the way. It seems like a lot to do, but really, just setting up the accounts right now in a consistent manner will help a lot in the long run.

Rachel Thompson is one of my writing mentors and quite the social media guru. One of the things she pushes is “branding the author, not the book.” That means the author has one website, one Twitter account, etc., rather than 5 Facebook pages for 5 different books, for example. You should check out Rachel’s site. She also runs BadRedheadMedia.com, where she provides marketing services for authors. She’s got tons of great social media advice on both of those websites, plus on her Facebook accounts and Twitter.

Read

My other general advice for every writer: READ! Read in AND OUT of your genre. Even if you’re writing YA now, read fantasy. Read suspense. Read romance. There are elements of every genre in every other genre, like suspenseful and romantic scenes in YA, or thriller scenes in fantasy. Reading outside your genre will stretch your writing muscles, which is one of the best ways to improve.

One book I strongly encourage you to read is Stephen King’s On Writing. It’s one many, many writers have read, and recommended. It’s not about the grammar and punctuation and spelling side of it as much as it’s about the nuts-and-bolts, butt-in-chair aspect. He originally wrote it in about 2000, I think, and it holds some great advice and insight into writing.

I also highly recommend Lawrence Block’s Telling Lies for Fun and Profit. Block has written well over 100 novels in his career. He started in the 50s and is still going strong, releasing three books in 2013. Telling Lies is a great introduction to the “old days” of traditional publishing (it was written in 1981 when writers still used typewriters), but he spends a lot of time getting into the guts of writing. I see from Mr. Block’s Wikipedia entry that there are two additional books to go along with Telling Lies, and I really need to add them to my library. I just looked for those books on Amazon though, and prices are stratospherically high! Maybe I’ll pass on that idea for now!

What’s something you wish you had known before you started writing?

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Dugal Armour: Hands That Heal

The Bristlecone Project is an awareness campaign of 1in6.org. Photographs and text by David Lisak, Ph.D.

Dugal learned how to use his hands in order to survive. How to make things. How to fix things. But to survive a childhood in which he was repeatedly sexually abused he also needed his hands for the survival of his heart and soul. So those capable hands turned to the creation of sculpture. Dugal harvests cast off objects and fashions them into works of art that express the torment, the struggle and the triumph of surviving childhood trauma.

For much of his life, Dugal felt a complete sense of emptiness and inability to vocalise what was going on. He was targeted repeatedly, abused by both male and female perpetrators. Like many survivors, he did his best to suppress these experiences. He lived recklessly, he drank too much, he continued to be preyed on. He felt unworthy of protecting himself.

He was well into adulthood when his recklessness and inability to protect himself created a crisis that sent Dugal “to the bottom.” For three months he was bed-ridden, unable to work, barely able to function. Thankfully, he had his wife, Megan. She supported him through the crisis. “I’d be dead without her.”

And Dugal also had his hands. One of his first pieces was a sculpture of a crucifix, lacerated with welts, punctured by nails, pulled backward by bindings. In the creation of this sculpture Dugal experienced the connection between Christ’s suffering and his own, understood the connection that interlaces all suffering.

Healing has enabled Dugal to reconnect with himself, to nurture his connection with Megan, and ultimately to reconnect with his father. Two years before his father died, Dugal told him about the sexual abuse that had scarred him. His father, 84 years old, then disclosed to Dugal that he had also been sexually abused as a child. He had never told anyone.

Today, Dugal leads a chapter of the Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust, helping other survivors to find their path toward healing.

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So Much

My two-year-old daughter gets her words mixed up sometimes, especially her pronouns. “I want me juice.” That’s a big one: “me” where there should be a “my.” It makes her sound like a pirate.

Our dog’s name is Layla. She calls her, “Yay-ya.” Ls are another issue.

But there’s one mix up she uses more than any other…

“So much.”

Here’s how it works: Maybe I’ve agreed to give her one Skittle. Just one. And then she asks for two. And — well — have you seen my daughter? Those eyes. That hair. I give her two.

But if you give a mouse a cookie, or a toddler an extra Skittle…

They’re gonna ask for more.

So there’s Em, looking up at me with her momma’s blue eyes, crunching down on the two skittles I already gave her, saying, “I want so much.”

It’s all wrong, but it’s perfect. What she’s trying to say is she wants more Skittles, or Hershey’s Kisses (oh, that’s another good one, for some reason she calls them “hot chocolates), more of everything and anything. Come to think of it, maybe she’s not mixing her words up at all. Maybe she really does want “so much.”

Who doesn’t?

As a father to a toddler, I get a front row seat to humanity in its rawest form. Toddlers are humans uncensored. Everything’s there, right from the start — the greed, the gluttony, the love and the loss — all wrapped up in a forty-pound package.

You’re probably heard of “The Terrible Twos.” My wife and I use a different term to define the struggles most parents face during their child’s second year.

We call them “The Boundary Stages.”

Kids at Em’s age are exploding with every conceivable human emotion. It’s all bubbling up on the inside, and like most people, they’re going to push the boundaries. You say one Skittle, they ask for two.

They want “so much.”

And, y’all, listen, I want my daughter to have everything her little heart desires. I want her to find a love like the kind her mother and I share. I want her to do good, meaningful work. Most of all, I want her to be happy.

And if I truly want all of those things for her…

I can’t give her “so much.”

Nope.

I can give her enough. I can give her what she needs. I can always make sure she knows I love her with every fiber of my being, but that doesn’t mean she needs three Skittles, and she sure as shootin’ doesn’t need the whole bag.

If I can hold up that end of the deal, if I can consistently tell my daughter, “No,” then my hope is that eventually, she will learn there are boundaries to our world. She’ll learn to be thankful. She’ll learn the power of patience, the rewards of grit.

And who knows, maybe one day, years from now, Em will look back and understand it’s the things we didn’t give her that gave her “so much.”

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A Celebrity Spouse Comes Out of the Closet About Being On the Spectrum

I use the phrase, “Coming out of the closet,” not to put down or disparage any member of the LBGTQ community, but rather because when you finally come out and tell people you’re on the spectrum, that’s what it’s like.  I used that phrase two years after i was diagnosed as an adult at age forty-seven and I’ve spoken with lots of people on the spectrum who were diagnosed as adults and they described feeling the same way.

Recently comedian Amy Schumer disclosed that her husband, Chris Fisher, is on the autism spectrum.  Schumer said on her specisal, Growing, which aired last month that one Chris was diagnosed, Amy realized that all the things that made him autistic were all the reasons she fell in love with him in the first place.

You might things that sounds sweet, but to a person on the spectrum, that is an amazing quote.  I can’t speak for others, but I’ve found that the things that make me autistic are the reasons women don’t want to date me.  That and the fact that I have a service dog, but that’s an entirely different blog post for another time.

Fisher should realize how lucky he is that he has someone who loves for being his quirky autistic self and that he’s not cast by the wayside as many of us on the spectrum are used to having happen to us

Personally I think this revelation coming from someone of Schumer’s stature in the entertainment world will open the eyes of others who may want to date those of us on the spectrum.  At the very least it will raise awareness that we’re people who deserve to be loved and who can handle a relationship with someone off the spectrum.

From their first date, Fisher disclosed that his brain functioned a little different than Schumer’s and she appreciated that.  As someone on the spectrum who is proud to be an Aspie, I’m also proud of him for disclosing right off the bat.

I fully believe in telling someone that you may date about your autism because the reality is that if they won’t handle it well or don’t want to deal with you because of it, I’d rather know upfront rather than get a few dates in and then find out.

The bottom line for those single and not on the spectrum is to not be afraid of us.  We’re quirky and gifted, not weird and strange.  Give us a chance and let us show you who we are and what we can bring to your life.

You may be passing up the best thing that could happen to you simply because you’re not sure what you’re getting into with an autistic person or you’re afraid of who we are.

We’re people, just like you.  We have our quirks, just as everyone else does.  It just so happens that ours are a bit more noticeable.

So, how about it?  Are you willing to give someone on the spectrum a shot at a date?  Are you on the spectrum and find it hard to get a date?

Share your stories with us and let us know.

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