First Blog Post: 3 INSTANT tips for Happiness. The reason for the creation of Be Awesome 365

flowerWelcome followers.  I hope to make your day a bit better.

This is my first blog post although to say I’m just beginning would be a sham.

I have been writing and lecturing, creating articles, ideas, notes, and stories for years and it has become more and more difficult for me to keep this stuff in my head, waiting to share on some rainy day.  For every good idea coming in, it seems I forget 3.  So here goes.

Thank you for checking me out.  Enough friends have pushed me to write more and it’s way past due.   Here’s me:  I am, for the most part, insanely happy and content.  I have my off days like we all do,  but my last reply to “how’s your day” read,

“Satisfied to the point of being perceptibly smug”

I’d like to see you in that zone more often.  The idea of Be Awesome 365 is to try and share information and ideas with a larger audience than my normal routine.

I spend my workday in a clinical setting.  I’m a sports-based chiropractor – one that really cares,  I explain “why” I do stuff all day every day.   My information highway is usually 1 on 1.  Actually, It’s not a highway at all, but a one-way farm road of ask/answer doctor/patient rules and sloth-like changes.  It’s good info, just too intimate and tough to make big “to the masses” type changes.

Every day I repeat myself to a new client –  finding the same “canned lecture” is being repeated over and over again, usually with the same/ similar questions, concerns, and ideas.   Clinically, this is important.  You pay good money for 1 on 1 setting and deserve my full attention.

If you hurt your shoulder of course you want to know if:

1) Do you need surgery?

2) Can I fix it?

3) How long will this take and how much $ will it cost?

But I have a need to reach a larger audience outside of my clinic.  I want the information to be more readily available and the back and forth conversation to happen in an audience setup – feedback, thumbs up, likes whatever….a bigger, faster more efficient scope.

I’d like to teach the way my favorite professors taught.  The few who actually discussed, made us aware, provoked thought, and pushed us to learn, (easily remembered) not podium lectured like 99% of them. (quickly forgotten)

Hence – This blog.

But wait…There’s more.  (1980’s sales pitch voice over guy)

I also don’t want to only talk about health, that’s my day job…I want an outlet for me personally –  so here’s the deal.    I will cover multiple topics:

At its coreBeAwesome365 will be a 5 spoke wheel.    We’ll cover:

Health and Fitness – my wheelhouse, 2 main jobs, my definite strong suit, and strength.  These ideas have morphed into a sister site, SportsDocDC. (here) 

Life Skills – Blog discussions about things in life I’ve learned about.  Issues like home safety/teaching sports/raising kids – Things I may know about that aren’t related to my day job.

Like all of us, I am more than my credentials and letters after my name on the business card.

Body hacks – my newest passion aka BioHacking.   Stuff such as Human performance tricks – how to run faster, jump higher, lose weight like a celebrity, etc.

Happiness– aka meditation or head-clearing for type A – things to make you feel better.

Pillars of Life – a book idea I had years ago.  The Rules we life by.  Our family term for things I deemed important enough to change my life –

I want Life to be more efficient, more rewarding, less stressful, and stop the maniac time-wasting mundane we face All The Time.

Please note: (I know you have.)

I write the way I speak.  There will be punctuation issues, parenthesis, semicolons, dashes –  oh man, I love writing with dashes.  There are bound to be slip-ups and sometimes randomness.  That’s me – If you are following along it’s because you like my style so I’m not changing.    I use an editor for my published info – this is not that arena.

I deliver ideas your way.  Podcasts are one of the “new things” I tried years ago.  They are constantly being updated and I’m much more entertaining in audio.

*20% RULE:   Each and every blog I write I am planning to stimulate and reach approx. 20- 25% of my followers.   A surefire way to frustration is trying to please everyone, every time.   This is about Awesome not Disgruntlement and waste of time.

I have the 5 basic pillars of posts I’m planning (mentioned above).  I should be able to reach all followers and somehow improve your life by sheer shotgun physics.

If you happen upon a topic you don’t care about, for God’s sake, skip it.  READ NONE OF IT!   Save your valuable time and do something better than read my stuff.

so now you have me – “If you don’t know, now you know, playa”

As this is post 1 – I feel I absolutely have to offer you something.  Apply this to money, TVs, Cars, and housesin the adult world but know, I just made this up on the fly talking to my kids on a drive home a few days ago.  I’ve been thinking about it a lot and profoundly.

It’s what prompted this entire site!

The kids were fighting about who had more jelly beans, sushi, gum, or who knows what.

I told them,

“There are 3 sure ways to be happier, every day of your life:”

1) Don’t Compare:  what others have with what you have, just Identify the “you have.”

2) End Jealousy, even in silliness.  Did your friends just get back from Hawaii on an epic life trip?  Tell them, “I’m happy for you.” as opposed to, “I’m sooooo jealous.”

3) Share

It’s pretty simple.  Again, know my audience here, Kids.   As the day went on though,  it impacted me.  These aren’t simply kid lessons.

We already have what makes us happy.   All of us.  Its outer influences are sucking our time and energy.

– Peace!


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