Time is a resource worth investing. Anyone close to me knows my most common reply, when asked how my day was: PRODUCTIVE
That doesn’t mean it can’t include reflective indulgence along the way. I’m prone to work anywhere, whether in a café, my back patio, a gym, the squared circle, or sprawled across my sofa. Putting together a few thousand words over some fresh cut Virginia tobacco, and a cocktail in hand, just works for me. I hope you find what works for you, and you find the focus to work it.🙏🏽🖤
@ironbeancoffeecompany Rage Against the Dying of the Light - Medium Roast
"Live life fully, Do not go gentle...Rage Against the dying of the light.
This is more than just a bag of coffee, its bag of determination!!
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There are many coffee producing regions in the Andean mountains of Colombia, all with slightly unique attributes and flavor tendencies. The coffee we've been getting from the Tolima region lately has been unique and exceptional.
This Colombia Tolima is unusually sweet! It's got notes of cherry, milk chocolate, orange and a slight hint of rose petal. That might lead you to believe that it's got a light and crisp body, but it actually has a medium body and a long finish, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the smooth balance of flavors and aromas."
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This weekend wound up being rather special, for a few reasons, one being that My Sons were able to see me practice wrestling. Titus was much too young to remember me from when he was first born, and I was still working. Maximus didn’t come along until I was about ready to head to Basic Training. Having them see me in the ring, working through moves, brought them to a new level of “reality”. More than me just training more, watching wrestling together, or even attending live events- seeing ME giving and taking hits in the ring made things REAL. I’m SO GRATEFUL for this season of life! I feel EXTREMELY FORTUNATE!
What’s Valentine’s Day without a lil romance Every opportunity that presents itself, this Woman outdoes herself. I find myself deeply humbled by the thoughtfulness and resourcefulness she displays. Things are just things, yet I’m discovering the treasures she picks out for me have a way of becoming some of my most prized possessions. More than these gifts- her attention and faith in me, mean more than words can say. I love you, Franni. Thank God for you.
L-O-V-E WINS!! ... in every sense of the declaration. In one particular instance, the brilliant music video by @goodshotjudy which features My Son Maximus, quite literally. The Veer Magazine Awards presented top honors to the swing/ rockabilly sensation, Good Shot Judy, for Band of the Year in their designated category as well as Music Video of the Year!! Facing stiff competition all around, the community- based voting determined GSJ was the BEST of the nominees. Here’s to all who participated and, with my heart full of pride, My Maximus!
How many times have you seen this How many times have you shown this side of yourself I've seen these moments change lives and relationships forever.
You might sometimes mitigate being in these 3 situations but that isn't the root of the problem as they just serve only as vehicles that deliver knowledge of the true self inside.
People spend a lot of time and money on training many parts of their body, gimicks, diets, the latest fad, the coolest new gadget, however very little time on honest self assessment and studying on how to be a better person. Very little time is spent on finding some real peace.
Building a better character and seeking peace can be free. However, it's reward far out weighs any of the things listed above. These other things are what you show off to everyone. Your character is who you are in both times of stress and when no one is looking at all.Your character is what will keep people close or keep them at arm's length or further.
Build your character first, the rest will follow. JS
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DREAM BIG. One of the GREAT Gifts of LIFE is FREE WILL. Where you want to go, and how you get there, are YOUR CALL. Sure, there’s a price to pay. There’s always a trade. If you aren’t where you want to be yet, or things aren’t going the way you thought- you’re in good company. Adjust, and readjust, until your trajectory is clear. I have a radically audacious Vision, but I’m aware of that and DANGEROUSLY PATIENT. My Mission is to serve my community in a special way, that is unique to me. What’s YOUR DREAM INCLUDE TRIUMPH.
Hard to believe we're already 10 Days deep into February. As I pack this mug, I'm reminded the curse that we all share. Mortality.
As soon as I post this I'm going to make a cup of coffee, step outside and breathe deep.
Stop just for a second today. Throw somebody you miss a text, or better yet call them. .
Take a sip of that coffee, gather your thoughts and decided to do something a little different. Decide to do something a little exciting. .
Set up a reservation to take your loved one to dinner this weekend. .
If you have been contemplating hard on taking a risk. Take it. .
Time waits for no one... Do Not Go Gentle. Rage Against the Dying of the Light.
#donotgogentle #rage #dosomething #timewaitsfornoone #drinkcoffee
Here’s to another productive week of work. With all that I have taken on, recently, it’s up to me to sort my calendar and follow through. Connecting with new people, and fostering those relationships, takes work to make things “stick”. Listening to people share their Vision, and discovering my little role in helping it come to be, is deeply fulfilling. I wish you all a terrific week ahead as you work toward your next goals.
Every week, I’m getting closer and closer to re entering the ring, to entertain audiences. The preparation is relentless and grueling. I don’t know what your workouts consist of, or how long they last, but a few hours of something that’s seen as “fake” sure zaps me! Elite athletics require constant effort, and yield rewards understood by VERY few! I love this business, and can not WAIT to share it with the world! Thank you for being part of it🙏🏽
Wedding day flower girl 🌺 is a big responsibility and one that Jazzy took very serious.
In the few minutes before the ceremony we took to practice, I quickly realized she was determined to not gently lay the flowers, but rather intensely throw the flowers with ruthless aggression ~ and a wicked smile.
Hell. Yeah. That’s my daughter! 😂👊🏾
#weddingday #flowergirl #donotgogentle
Charging into the weekend like... “You can’t stop someone who knows where they’re going.” Clarity of Vision is critical. Oh, and you have to be willing to fight for it.
I couldn’t be more pleased to have aligned myself, artistically, with these individuals. The launch of @williamsburg_lifestyle is exciting for me, as a local. Taking on the Editorial Coordinator role, as tip of the spear, with this Team is yet another surreal experience. Collaborating with Veteran Entrepreneurs and a former classmate, whose work I have admired from afar, is a best case scenario. Watch for more as this launch issue comes together!
“It's so important to
Make someone happy,
Make just one someone happy;
Make just one heart the heart you sing to.
One smile that cheers you,
One face that lights when it nears you,
One girl you're ev'rything to.
Fame if you win it,
Comes and goes in a minute.
Where's the real stuff in life to cling to
Love is the answer,
Someone to love is the answer.
Once you've found her, build your world around her.
Make someone happy,
Make just one someone happy,
And you will be happy, too.” -Jimmy Durante
Thanks Jimmy. I’ll do my best. -Doc
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