It is day 4 of my 2 week vacation in Jacksonville, Florida. As I sit here in my hotel bed, I am suddenly inspired to start writing. I am staying at the Sheraton hotel and I realize that I am truly living the life and I am definitely blessed. It is now 3pm and I just woke up an hour ago after three straight nights of partying like there is no tomorrow. Life is good. In fact, life is as good as you want and make it to be…
Even though I have only been awake for an hour, just as many things have gotten accomplished today as if I had gotten up at 6am. The funny thing is, what woke me up was not an alarm clock, but a phone call from my lawyer James, letting me know that a check I had been waiting for had just arrived at his office. He wanted to know which bank account I wanted him to deposit it into. How dare he interrupt my sleep, for things of so little importance? 🙂
I gave him the account number, and spent 20 minutes discussing with him some ideas about new business ventures that I had dreamed about. He gave me some constructive input, then told me he would start putting things into motion for me.
The next call I got was from my maintenance manager Neal, letting me know that all of the projects that I assigned to him to be completed this week have already been completed ahead of schedule and under budget, and today is only Monday.
Minutes later, I hear my business partner Mike coming into the hotel room. I let him know that last night on the way to the club; I found, interviewed, and screened 5 prospective new employees. I did all that by email using the internet on my cell phone, and I would probably hire 3 of them. We spend a few minutes laughing about the sticker on the back of the hotel door which states that the room rate is $450 per night. It is funny because we are paying nowhere close to that amount. We both understand the only rule in life that counts. That rule is “everything in life is negotiable.”
Once you get a clear understanding of that rule, accept it, and learn to implement it into all areas of your life, there are no limits to what you can achieve. You will soon learn that the only limitations are those that you place on yourself. It matters not where you come from, your educational level, your business experience, your family background, or how much money you have in the bank.
Life is good. Life is DAMN good, but only if you allow it to be.