Habits

Why hello there everyone! This is my very first blog post since my site got hacked some years ago, and I just never quite got back into the flow of blogging.

Thats been well over 7 years or so now…I know, I know…I’m shaking my head too!!

At one point in my life, I was blogging daily, sometimes twice a day…and I must say that there were many periods where I truly missed blogging.

Only those who do it, can truly understand…cuz for me it is very therapeutic.

So I am back, back to blogging, back to being a full time marketer, back to reading books and just doing all the things that I love to do.

Btw, never let a set back, take you away from doing things that you love to do…EVER!!

That’s what happened with me, I let a WordPress hacker take my spirits along with my website blog.

But any who, so let me tell you about this book I am reading now. And its crazy because I have read it before long time ago, but after doing a morning jog, seeing a ex in the street, totally avoiding a ex in the street, I said to myself I should get back to reading a “physical” book.

You know like a book in ones hand. (smile)

No matter how busy my days have gotten, in the past, I would always listen to a audible book, or some training of some sort, just always feeding my mind.

Like the old saying says “Empty your wallet to feed your head, and in return your head will feed your wallet instead.” or something like that…you get the meaning…

But as I came back in the house, the first book that jumped out at me was this one, “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg.

I thought to myself, how fitting. See for the past 7 years or so, I was pretty much out of the internet marketing space full time. I always did things on the side, but I was a full time truck driver.

And although I love driving, I love trucking moreso, I love me and my family more. So when corona virus reared its ugly head upon us, and schools where closed for weeks, I turned in my trucking keys to stay home with my daughter.

Although she is no baby, she is a teenager, I still saw the handwriting on the wall and decided to get back to my first love, sales and marketing.

(hee hee, you thought I was going to say my daughter didn’t you, shhh don’t tell her)

But back to the book…I saw the book in my library and said how fitting of a reread because I am beginning a whole bunch of new habits. Blogging again, marketing full time online again, exercising, learning new skill-sets, just an array of sorts.

So as I am building new habits, why not read a book about Habits!

There is a passage in the book that reads “Habits can be changed, if we understand how they work……but once you see everything as a bunch of habits, its like someone gave you a flashlight and a crowbar and you can get to work.”

Now I don’t want to give away the book, and truly can’t give away the whole book for copyright reasons, trust me I know, I have tried; but I encourage you to check out this book as it has some very interesting insights on what happens to our brains once a decision to even form a habit, AND what happens to our brain once one acts out the behavior to form the habit.

Very, very interesting stuff…

So I am creating a new habit with you all today, I am stretching my mind in the direction of growth and I will be blogging daily getting back to who I truly am.

Before I close out this post, I want to leave with one more line from the book as I felt it was quite fitting as well as encouraging, and it just simply says ….”there’s nothing you can’t do if you get the habits right.”

Enjoy the rest of your day guys and think about creating yourself a new habit today!

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