When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. - John Lennon
I think it’s an obligation to support others achieving their desired goals and success. Why? Simply because we have all had someone at some point in our life who gave us that extra push when we had nothing. And in my case those people never asked for anything in return. Paying it forward can be one of the most rewarding things in life. We rise by lifting others. Now, let’s not confuse this with a handout, free ride or someone cutting you a check simply because you think you are awesome or you have a financial difficulty. It doesn’t work that way. If you work hard enough, there will always be someone watching and noticing your hustle and the right help may come just at the right time.
My wife dared me to post this throwback picture from my very first shoot when I was 21 so here we go - the laugh is on me. Narrator: “And off he went to look for photos of his wife that she absolutely didn’t want the world to see”...
“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” - Bob Marley. We are the masters of our own experience and we can choose how to interpret each experience. Good or bad. Do we consciously live our lives or do we get swept along by whatever happens to us? #selfawareness#mindfulness
People say "never give up" but sometimes giving up is the best option because you realize you're wasting your time. There is a difference between giving up and knowing that you are heading towards a disaster.
In this situation it is better to realize that it’s destructive to continue trying no matter how much you might want to achieve this goal and instead move on to something that is more productive.
To my friends, before you jump on your low carb diet, cardio, blah, blah, blah, make sure to eat all the junk in the house so you’re not tempted when you start. Also, diets work better if you start a month or two later - let everyone else get tired and give up on their New Year’s resolutions and you’ll have a fresh start. Anyway, this post is not really about dieting but a reminder that everyone should chill out a bit and not stress with all the promises you can’t keep and resolutions that only lead to stress, depression, and disappointment. Life is so much more than all that. Live here and now because nothing else really matters. Cheers to another year filled with awesome selfies from the coolest parties around the world.