Nothing To It…

Nothing To It But To Do It

What a great quote.  “Nothing to do it but to do it.”

It’s Raymond’s motto.  He has {finally} instilled this in me.  On Monday I could feel my nerves starting to surface while waiting for the Charlotte Today show to start.  I was pacing the area practicing my lines.  Raymond could tell I was getting nervous.  He looked at me and said, “There’s nothing to it but to do it.”  Yes indeed!

Last year started out rather quietly for me.  Quiet is a nervous time for an entrepreneur.  I had several ups that helped build some confidence.  I had some downs that took me 4 steps back.  As I wouldn’t have it any other way — after all no one got anywhere without crossing a few bumps in the road & it’s the best way to live and learn — it was a very unsure time.  I was learning to trust the process, something my coach taught me early early on! {hi Robin!}

Trusting any process is a very hard thing to do.  What about the future.  What about the “what if’s”.  What about the worst case scenarios.

I’ve done a lot of soul searching in the past 3 years.  A. Lot.  I think it comes with the territory when you decide to focus and work on your passion.  The below words of wisdom might help you during your journey … if you are on one.

I can remember the day as if it was yesterday.  I was at home {in Dallas} hanging with my mom and having a very deep conversation with Raymond over text message.  Late night too btw.  It went a little something like this:

Nuggets of Advice from Raymond

  • Do your best now and live happy.
  • Set goals — have dreams.
  • Tomorrow will come.  That is certain.
  • Just do your best each day and everything around you will grow and be in harmony.
  • Don’t lose sight of what makes you happy because then it becomes a struggle and a burden.
  • Control yourself & don’t let things control you.
  • See hazards but don’t focus on them.
  • Mentally focus on the positive.
  • You have to want it.
  • Be hungry for it — not afraid of failure.  {Um, way easier said than done!}
  • If you want it, truly bad enough, then you will believe enough.  You will find yourself doing things that produce results.
  • You’ve worked too hard and that’s when you have to dig deeper and work harder.
  • When you think it is all over that is when you just got started.
  • You don’t plan everything out.  Things don’t always go as planned.  There are curveballs.
  • You don’t walk away.  You dig in and hit the shot.
    • This was right after the 2012 Masters where Bubba Watson hit the shot of a lifetime to win.
  • Grow the hunger.  If you don’t use it, then you will lose it.
  • Believe you can — it never ends.
  • When you stop, you lose. 
  • Be around others with drive, positive thinking, the experience, the know how.
  • Don’t bum off them, but instead feed off them.  Learn from them.
  • Make your own decisions.
  • Take good and bad from it all, processing it and bettering it everyday.
  • You have to check yourself.
    • Do you want it?
    • Are you going to fold when obstacles get in the way?
    • Do you want to be happy and enjoy what you do for a living  — through good times and bad?
  • You don’t have to be a millionaire to be happy.
  • Just wake up doing what you love.
  • Smile — Love — and Be Loved.
  • What is promised and given is that you live and you die.
  • Live each day happy.
  • Or die in a never winning race to be rich and successful.
    • That is a rat race — you die always a rat.
  • It’s a marathon not a sprint.
  • Do the right things — learn and you will be fine.
  • Focus, work, be thankful — that will produce the right opportunities for tomorrow.
  • Enjoy the journey.
  • We are all given the time.  We are all given the choice.  When it’s up — it’s up.  
  • Embrace it and let it roll. 
  • Don’t question it — just believe totally in your thoughts and work.
  • Go to bed with a smile and know you are living a good life.
  • You get up in the morning and keep moving in that direction with that attitude.
  • Make today count.

🙂   That is all I have to say about that.

Until next time…

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