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    the pursuit of happiness vs family time

    what exactly is the pursuit of happiness ? Are you really happy in your pursuit ? what about all of your friends and family?Are they happy in your pursuit?
    After all your efforts to give your family everything they need, do you ever feel your not giveing them what they needed most?

  • Steve
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    Also how he explains that failure is an event not a person.
    That sounds to be very important!

    By seeing it like that, you don't internalize it and begin to feel like you are a failure.

    If it is an event, you can write it off and move forwards with no negative mental downside.

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  • The Cleaning Doctor
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    The main thing that stood out was the description of the difference between passion and obsession.

    Passion is good

    Obsession is bad.

    I don't have it in front of me to quote but it really puts things in perspective. Also how he explains that failure is an event not a person.

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  • Steve
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    What about that book stood out to you?

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  • The Cleaning Doctor
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    I would recommend that you all read Over The Top by Zig Zigglar. It is a very good read and discusses these very issues. It will change your way of thinking and it is a lot less than the $500 lol.

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  • Steve
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    I sometimes hate doing it, but this forum has got to be full of the most sympathetic & understanding bunch of people. Everyone here also likes to laugh.. right... right
    If you are dealing with it, others are too. They just may be to timid to type it but you are helping them.

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  • justin_time
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    2. No one vents as much as me on this forum, I hold the crown. I sometimes hate doing it, but this forum has got to be full of the most sympathetic & understanding bunch of people. Everyone here also likes to laugh.. right... right?
    Pretty soon were going to give/make you your own forum so you can write all your stories

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  • CHEESE2009
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    Maybe because I'm still young.

    They always ask me if i'm returning to school (this september). I'm like no freakin' way. I am done and done.... some even think I am still in high school for god sakes.


    I'm sorry if I'm venting too much but I had to let it out

    1. That does aggravate me when customers ask if I go to school, I'm done & I'm done is my answer as well! Though usually if you tell them a little bit about your purpose they kinda take you more seriously. I keep a beard sometimes, it's lawn service man.

    2. No one vents as much as me on this forum, I hold the crown. I sometimes hate doing it, but this forum has got to be full of the most sympathetic & understanding bunch of people. Everyone here also likes to laugh.. right... right?

    As soon as I press a button, I'm writing a damn novel. Feels good, though I feel bad for the readers, hahaha!

    Rock on, go Canada!

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  • picframer
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    To me it's Balance, time for the family, company, my dog and me. It is impossible to make everyone happy all the time however if I can make people happy some or most of the time including time with my dog and time for me then I have found the balance, it's not easy and there will be time when one will win out over the other.

    If I reflect over the past year and I can not think of happy moments in all of these areas, I have to make some changes, if for example every tree chipping job we did brought on nothing but headaches, then what are we doing wrong, if I think of my kids and say there hasn't been one happy moment in the past year, then I have to make a change.

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  • Yard Elements
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    Reminds me of Tony Robbins (the website)

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  • All Aspects Landscaping
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    I took away the power to create anything I want in my life... Everything is "enhanced" Its a very hard thing to translate into words. The greatest part of the forum is that what you get out of this is nothing... cause from nothingness lies everything... deep stuff huh?? anyways... not to get too deep on everyone, It was just an amazing seminar that will open up everyones eyes to a new way of thinking... i urge all of you to look into it... they do a free introduction. Its worth the time.

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  • Steve
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    What do you think you took from that seminar? What do you feel you are doing differently now because of it?

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  • All Aspects Landscaping
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    This is a very interesting subject... one that i have in fact been facing recently.... and I didnt even really see it. Im a very social guy. I know many people in our area. I get caught up in the mix and before you know it, I was missing the final inning of the tball game, or while I was in the pool, I had my phone next to it and as soon as it rang, I had to jump out to answer it, leaving my wife and kids to fend for themselves. But I didnt really know this. So I decided to take a chance and take a class on "transforming my life". I know, It sounds a little crazy, but Im an outside of the box thinking kinda guy. So I go and check out an "introduction". Interesting. Kinda got me thinking about some of the possibilities that could come out of it. In an hour and a half, they made me realize that I was in fact missing out on my kids growing up because I had a need to be self important... huh?!? So with this alternative way of thinking, I needed to know more. So I signed up for the "forum" 3 days, 13 hours each day, then on the 5th day, another 3 hour class. Hmmm... thats a big commitment. But yes, I was curious, and said that I spent $500.00 on worse things. So August 1st, at 9am, I found myself in a large room surrounded by over 120 other people, (who seemed to be just as anxious and excited as myself) Class was broken down into three hour sessions. It was AMAZING!!! This will change your life. now that is a bold statement right?? I thought the same thing when my buddy told me that. Let me say it again. This will change your life! 42 hours of classroom. I cannot even touch that on a post on this forum, but I would recommend this to every single one of you. It is amazing. It will help with you with all of these things that blaine has brought up. From business to personal relationships, it will help. Best part is, I went in there with a minimal amount of "issues". So many awesome stories shared with these 120 people. Anyhow, another tangent, but If this interest you at all, go on their website http://www.landmarkeducation.com/ - Ive heard alot of rumors before going there... its a cult, its scientology, its this its that... Trust me, its none of that, its an alternative way of thinking to make a positive change in your life. Its like me handing you the mower, trimmer, edger, blower, mix gas, regular gas, truck and trailer for YOUR life. It was and is amazing how you can make such a difference in your life if you just take a different approach.
    Investigate it, check it out, whatever. If you have any questions you can email me directly at allaspects@mac.com. I will do my best to answer any questions you may have... Find a way to free up the $500.00, you will thank me. And you will start living and loving life. I guarentee it!! Another BOLD statement!!

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  • Steve
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    That is a very good question. It might just come down to a personal balance. What you feel is right for you and I think you can feel it.

    It is quote fascinating though how it is such a slippery slope. Greed, vanity etc. You get a little and you want more.

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    This was another great question. You know what is crazy about it all in my experience. It seems to me that the people that keep things simple tend to be the happiest.

    I know people who seem to be living the high life and they are miserable because they always want more.

    Yet others I know that are very simple in their lives always seem to be smiling and don't seem burdened with being all caught up in the continual race to have the newer and better car. The bigger house, etc etc.
    your right Steve, it almost seems they buy all that stuff to hide how miserable they realy are, or to offset it some kind of way, but any way I would'nt want to live like that . It always looks nice looking in from the outside becouse you never think what did they have to go through to get where they are .for example Al Copland he was remarried like four times.cant help but to wonder what caused all the problems in his marriages.
    Another question, When is enough enough, I mean when do you decide to stop growing your business, so that you can spend more time at home.
    sure everyone has dreams of being the biggest lco in there world, but when do you say ok , I'm tired my family is tired, and its time to enjoy life , not nesesarly talking about retirement but......

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