34: Dead Time

Imagine being locked away from society because you needed to be rehabilitated?

That’s what each prisoner is doing while in jail, or at least that’s the idea. The time spent in prison will help them make better choices when they finally come out

We all know that hardly ever works, at least not for the majority of prisoners. Instead, once released, the inmate will most likely find a way to end up right back where they now feel they belong

Why?

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12: Become a Prosumer

We live in a capitalist society

We also live in a world where we are told that we are not enough and marketing companies exploit that fact

Every week there’s a new miracle diet, cosmetic line, fashion trend. In other words, a new special something to solve all your problems

If you feel you lack something, worry no more because here comes the news honey thing that will fix that lack in your life

Consumption

There’s nothing wrong with it. I love the latest gadget, clothes and other stuff

But if that’s all I did

If all I ever wanted was to consume, consume, consume then guess what? Eventually all that consumption would consume me

At least I’d feel it in my bank account

Here comes that word again, balance. Something needs to balance out all that consumption

Produce

You need to be a producer. A producer creates, they bring something of value to the market place

Producing something will make you wealthy. However you measure wealth, money, love, loyalty, health. These things come from production not consumption

A productive individual actively works towards making things happen

If you produce nothing, you’ll earn nothing. If all you do is consume, eventually you’ll be consumed

But if you merge the two, you can comfortably be a ‘prosumer’ – a hybrid of of a producer and a consumer

That means you not only write the checks but you produce the paper it’s written on! Think about it

Close the circle between producing and consuming and the wheel will keep turning

You consume too much food and produce no energy output to balance it out and watch your body mass expand until it causes health problems

Even having money without letting go of some results in a hoarding stingy heart. Why do you think the wealthy are philanthropic?

The yin and yang keep the balance of man

Produce, consume then produce again

Be a prosumer

Food for thought

Be well

SRZ

85: Shift Happens

Nothing last forever

I’m grateful for that fact. Looking back to certain moments in my life that truly felt like hell on earth, I’m so grateful that they didn’t last forever ( like it felt they would at the time)

Things show up for a moment and then fortunately (or unfortunately), the moment passes

It’s almost like we as human beings are either enduring or enjoying a phase of our lives at any given moment

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84: Newtons Law

Objects in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by an external force

Objects not in motion will remain not in motion unless acted upon by an external force

This is one of Isaac Newton’s laws that has helped shape our world

I am living that law this very minute. Truth be told, I am always subject to this basic law of life, as are you and everything else

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73: No lift, Only Stairs

There are no short cuts to success

The lift is broken

If someone points out a way for you to make money or become successful quicker than industry average, know this: that so called short cut is actually the long way

Taking the supposed short cut to where you want to go will end up taking you longer than if you had just done it the right way to begin with

So take the stairs

It may seem time consuming and cause you to exert more energy than standing in a lift all the way to the top but in the long run it’s much more beneficial for you on all fronts

No lifts, only stairs

Be well

SRZ

72: Build Your Own

Every person is the master in their own home

Would you accept being bossed around in your own home by a stranger?

Would you even accept it from a close friend or family relative? I hope the answer is no, I mean why would you allow yourself to be bosses around, not in your own home!

We all may not be able to rule or control many things in life but we can definitely rule, control what happens in our own home

That is our domain, regardless of how big or small it is

That is our home – we should treat our lives in the same way. Why would we allow anyone to determine, decide or define any aspect of our lives that contradicts who we are or who we desire to become

We have to build our own

Our own homes, businesses, opportunities and ultimately lives

If we don’t build it then guess what? We will ask someone else to rent a room in the house they built which means they will determine everything for us, the cost of rent, curfew, whether we can bring guests or not etc

Understand that everything I’m writing should be taken metaphorically

Building your own house means taking charge of your situation and building a house that is large enough to serve as a home for the many facets of things you want to do

Build your own and nobody can take it from you and if they did you have gained the skills required to build another one

Be well

SRZ

66: The Real World

I’m so close to an opportunity becoming reality

So now I’m a little concerned that it may not come to fruition

But

I am worthy

I am deserving

I am capable

I am ready

Why wouldn’t it happen for me? Why wouldn’t my dreams become a reality?

It happens to other people all the time, why not me

This chasing dreams stuff can be stressful at times

It’s hard to know what steps to take and which ones to completely avoid

No wonder some of us opt to have someone else do the thinking for us, we hide behind big organisations that have preset career paths for us

We do very little of the thinking and instead we are told what to do, how long for and when we can have a holiday etc

In return the company gives us some level of security and upward mobility

But this is all a false sense of security

The real world is a beautiful yet sometimes tough to navigate

Doesn’t mean it’s not worth it though

Be well

SRZ

58: If You Think You Can

7am club was easy

6:30 club, I’m coming your way

I’ve been cycling to work and back again and it’s thrown my body into shock

It’s been at least 2 months since I last cycled so it’s safe to say my body isn’t used to it

But whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right

It’s all in the mind

Whatever your current station in life, wherever you find yourself, know this

You created that

You decided that’s what you deserve somehow, regardless of whether you’re happy about it or not

So examine your thinking and ask yourself whether you believe you can do, be and have the things that you’re thinking about

I’m tired and need rest, that’s all I can manage to write

Be well

SRZ

56: The 4:30Am Club

A new self experiment

I haven’t taken too much time to think about it

I don’t know if I will be able to do it but something within me really wants to at least attempt it

I want to see what is like to wake up at 4:30am every day for one week

Navy seals do it

Some of the most successful people in the world do it

And I want to try too – for seven days

Monday to Sunday

I predict that if I’m successful I will be more productive this week than all previous weeks thus far this year

I predict that if I complete a whole week, I will hate it and fear doing it again

But I also predict that if I somehow do it, even though I hate it, I’ll commit for another week of the 4:30 club again

Wish me luck

Be well

SRZ

54: No title

“So, imagine you had to date someone who is basically you but a woman, would you enjoy that experience?”

She sits across from me in a atmospheric gourmet pizzeria in central London

I realise that I’m perspiring. There’s been a heatwave in the UK but I’m not convinced that’s the only reason I’m starting to sweat

“Interesting question” I begin, I follow this with a a mumbled response about my good and bad qualities as a partner and how for me, dating someone like me would likely not be a great experience

The convo goes in so many places within the space of 3 hours that it’s mind boggling

She’s a creative, I’m a creative. She’s as spiritually minded as I am and we both seem to gravitate towards ” what do you think we’re here on this earth for?” type of questions

Connections like these leave a lasting impression on me

By the time we finish eating, an idea comes to mind

Inspired by our conversation, a storyline begins to take shape in my mind. I tell her about it. She gets super excited, it seems we’re on the same page on that too

She wants to act in it (she’s an actress by profession) so we improvise a scene on our way back to the station

It works. It’s like these characters already exist and like she told me, “you just have to bring them to life, I know they’re in there” she smiles

Who says men and women can’t be genuine friends?

Okay maybe we can’t

Be well

SRZ