Why Setting the Example MATTERS!

Have you heard the saying “actions speak louder than words”?ย ๐Ÿ’ฌ

It’s because your actions say more about who you are as a person than the words you use to describe yourself.ย ๐Ÿ‘ค

๐Ÿ“ย Someone can say “I’m always on time”, yet their actions show otherwise.

๐Ÿ“ย Someone can say “I’m really good at this game”, yet their skills show otherwise.

๐Ÿ“ย Someone can say “I am a nice person”, yet how they treat others shows otherwise.

I myself can make claims about who I am. But if my words don’t match my actions, you will notice.ย ๐Ÿ’ฏ

So instead of spending time saying who you are, it’s far better to spend time simply being the person you wish to be, being the example.ย ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐ŸŒŸย People don’t follow the ones who call themselves “leaders”. People follow people.ย ๐ŸŒŸ

Why the Givers SLEEP Better!

The Takers may receive the short-term gains, the short-term pleasures, and the short-term highs of superiority.ย ๐Ÿ‘Š
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But the Givers, regardless of circumstances, are assured every day of their service to something more than themselves, the heartfelt act of giving simply for the sake of giving. That lasts a lifetime.ย โค๏ธ

How Traveling SHAPES You! (PERSONAL)

Written 4/5/2019

As I write this, I lay in bed at my Glasgow AirBnb. I’m quite tired, my neck aches a tad, but I’m thinking about the past few days with much gratitude…โค๏ธ

I didn’t tell many of you this…but I’m ready to now. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Last April I had traveled to London to Crew at another one of Tony Robbins’s event. It was my first time being in London, and prior to the event I made time to tour around. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Being there, I felt like I has entered a different time period. The architecture I had only seen in movies was now all around me. I experienced a whirlwind of positive emotions, and I didn’t want to leave! ๐Ÿ˜„

10 days later, as I left for the airport to go back home, I remember starting to break down in tears. There was a voice in my head softly whispering: “I’m not ready to leave. I just got here.” And as I sat in the airport waiting for my flight, I held back even more tears! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

But I pledged to myself: “I’m coming back very soon!” I felt determined that what I experienced didn’t have to be temporary. ๐Ÿ‘

Now it’s 1 year later, April once again, and I’m back in the United Kingdom for another Tony Robbins event to Crew. Go figure, another Tony Robbins event right?! ๐Ÿ˜‚

But I’m not in London yet…๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Do any of you remember MySpace? If you’re an old bloke like me (๐Ÿ˜‰), you probably used it too. It was the popular social media platform before Facebook became the cream of the crop. ๐Ÿ‘‘

I originally met my Scottish friend Kris Nimbleyโ€‹ on MySpace over a decade ago! He was one of my earliest online friends, and while we didn’t always keep in touch over the years we did remain connected, from MySpace to Twitter to Windows Live Messenger to Skype all the way to Facebook. ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

So as I planned my flight back to London a few months ago, I messaged Kris and told him: I coming over to visit him for the first time ever! ๐Ÿ˜€

To say my visit in his hometown of Kilmarnock these past few days was enjoyable would be an understatement! ๐Ÿ‘

Not only did I meet Kris in person for the first time, I got to meet his lovely family, visit the local landmarks, and he even brought me to the little town of Dunure to see their famous Castle right on the coastline! It was absolutely gorgeous! ๐Ÿ˜

One thing you learn as you travel is how little you know about the world. You are reminded there is so much to see! You can read as much as you want from a travel brochure, pack as much stuff in advance to be prepared, but once you’re actually there your plans are forced to shift and evolve. โ†”๏ธ

What you initially plan and expect doesn’t go precisely the way you expect…and this unpredictably makes it very refreshing! You can let go of everything you “think” will happen and simply enjoy the ride! โค๏ธ

This afternoon Kris and I parted ways at the train station as I spend the second half of my Scotland trip here in Glasgow. Thank you again Kris for your amazing hospitality! So far Scotland’s name as being “One of the Friendliest Countries” really rings true! My visit to Kilmarnock will definitely not be my last! ๐Ÿ‘

To my readers: If you have friends you haven’t talked to in a while, I encourage you to reach out to them, see how they’re doing. We all grow, we all evolve, and you may find out you have more in common with your old friends than ever before! ๐Ÿ˜

For anyone Crewing in London next week, I’ll be seeing you soon! But first, some more beauty here for me in Scotland…! ๐Ÿ˜„โค๏ธ #EudaimonicLife

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Why I WON’T! (PERSONAL)

๐Ÿ‘Šย I WON’T!ย ๐Ÿ‘Š
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I can be another person sharing modeling photos with little reason other than to be a pretty face. But I won’t!ย โŽ
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I can give you the impression my life is perfect and flawless. But I won’t!ย โŽ
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I can lie and present you a false portrayal about who I stand for as a person, all while having ulterior motives. But I won’t!ย โŽ
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Sometimes I wonder if I’m one of the few online who shares these feelings of responsibility, this weight I carry every time I create and share a post to help others.ย ๐Ÿค”
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What’s missing online today is DEPTH! What’s missing is HONESTY, TRANSPARENCY, and AUTHENTICITY! We have plenty of STYLE, but far less SUBSTANCE! We have plenty of pretty pictures, but less meaning to enjoy them with. We have many online friends, but fewer we could say we’re deeply connected with. And I say this all with so much love!ย 
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๐ŸŒŸย What we need online is less posing and more people of example.๐ŸŒŸ
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I can’t imagine the emotions a teenager feels when they see a modeling photo like my own, sees hundreds of other people doing the same, and feeling a sense of inferiority that stacks upon them day-after-day. “Why can’t I just have a life like theirs?!”ย ๐Ÿ˜ž
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I never want someone to feel that way. My life is definitely not perfect, and I’ll never claim it to be.ย ๐Ÿ‘Ž
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THE TRUTH:
๐Ÿ“ย I use filters on most of my photos.
๐Ÿ“ย I pose for most of my photos.
๐Ÿ“ย If someone pretends to act perfect online, they’re lying.
๐Ÿ“ย If someone pretends that hard work is not required to do what they’re doing online, they’re also lying.
๐Ÿ“ย Behind this post lies a human being who’s been working hard on his social media for over a year.
๐Ÿ“ย You don’t ever have to feel you need to be Me. I’m just a person with ideas you can take and leave as you please.
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If I’ve ever come across as such in the past, I genuinely apologize. While I don’t always share everything there is to know about me, while I tend to share more about what’s good rather than what’s bad in my life, what I will continue to do for you all is keep being a Force for the Substance I continue to see missing.ย ๐Ÿ‘
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I aim to fill this void which is echoing directly into people’s hearts. And yes, perhaps that also means more “longer” posts in the future haha!ย ๐Ÿ˜‚
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๐ŸŒŸย We need more people who will help us think about our own lives and less about theirs.ย ๐ŸŒŸ
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It’s something which social media may not want but social media needs. Everyone may not like it, but I’m not here for everyone to like me. Much love to you all!ย โค๏ธย #TranscendLabels

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