Weekly Work At Home Recap 12-10-2010
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Hope you had a great week.
I just want to take a moment to update you on what's been going on with me in the last couple of weeks which has led to some infrequent posts and non-existent weekly rambles of wisdom.
As many of you know we have been house hunting for nearly a year. Well last month we closed on our dream home. So although that's closed the chapter of searching, it opens up a whole new can of worms in terms of being a new home owner. (Well I already own the condo we currently live in. ) But owning a house is a whole other ball game that comes with a lot of responsibilities we purposely avoided by owning a condo. So last couple of weeks has been basically living in Home Depot, meeting with contractors for maintenance work and now renovations that we're doing. But finally the ball is rolling in that area and barring any major issues, we should be in our new house by Feb. My mind will be consumed.
In addition to dealing with the blessing of the new home (or is it? lol) I have been dealing with obnoxious neighbors that live above me in our current home. For years we've pretty much had peace and quiet. But in the last couple of months my neighbor has lost her DAMN mind. Apparently she's under the misconception she walks on air and that the rest of us receive pleasure from hearing her have sex at all hours of the night multiple times a week. (Show off. lol) I can't tell you how hard it's been to concentrate on work when you have to keep stopping to bang on the ceilings to remind the animals…I mean neighbors that it's not acceptable to be talking at the top of your lungs when you guys are literally two feet away from each other late at night. Can you tell I've been a little pissed? Fortunately the good Lord has heard our prayers and these folks recently moved out. It's a little late but it's better than never. At least the last couple of months that we're in our condo will be peaceful.
So that's pretty much what I've been dealing with. The neighbor situation really had the biggest impact on my work. I would just get so frustrated with having to beat against the ceiling and running up the stairs to complain that it just put me in foul mood. This obviously made it a lot hard to get inspired to write anything of value. But now that they're up out of here I'm at peace and feel a lot more inspired to write and work.
Hopefully this gives you an insight as to why I haven't been as active the last few months. Fortunately most of these issues have been resolved. The house will continue to be an ongoing thing for the next couple of weeks but it's a good thing. So that's my deal. With that said I do have some words of wisdom babbling for you.
Materializing Your Dreams
When my wife and I started the house hunting process we created a dream list of what our ideal house would be. We visualized damn near every feature, color and corner of our dream home. I totally forgot about this list. Recently I was flipping through my iphone and came upon the list. To my surprise the house that we purchased basically had 98% of everything we had described in this dream list. In fact it actually had some better features we didn't even imagine. If you've read The Secret or watched the movie this story should be very familiar to you.
In the natural it just didn't seem possible that we would get the type of house we dreamt of and recently purchased. The facts were working against us. But we being the super positive thinkers we are knew it doesn't hurt to dream big. But more importantly we put actions towards those dreams.
For instance, I know I didn't have the money for the type of house I wanted quite yet. But I insisted that my wife and I still go and visit the type of homes we wanted against her better judgement. I wanted to know what it felt like to be in some of these dream homes that we aspired to own. Next I would spend hours window shopping online and offline for things I would need for my dream house before I even had it or knew what it would look like. I would tell people this and they would think I was crazy. But people also thought I was crazy when I use to tell them that one day I would be working full time at home. Fortunately for me my insane big dreaming tends to come true.
But is it merely because I wish for these things to happen that they manifested in my life? Hell no! There are some great professional wishers out there. But not many of them have mastered the alchemy of making dreams a reality. It's one thing to talk a good game and think positively until you're blue in the face (Not really possible for me because of obvious reasons. lol). You actually need to put action towards your dream even if you don't see how it is possible. When you put some action towards a dream you're taking a step towards making it more real. The actions don't even have to be really big. Think about the little steps I took and what similar steps you can take for your own dreams. Ultimately it's more about the process and the feelings the actions provide. Not surprisingly when you do this, other things start to fall into place that bring you even a step closer to your dream. Opportunities open up that you never saw. .
So the lesson here is dream big and take action. Because like lotto, you never know. Here's a quote that I think sums up what's happening if you're not reaching your goals.
"When the archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull's eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim — improve yourself."
– Gilbert Arland
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