Are You A Victim of Road Rage?

Every place has its fair share of people with corrosive attitudes and who often seek to contaminate the surroundings with their denigrating demeanor. Whether it’s at the place of work, in a public auditorium, on the road or even at home, you’ll certainly come across people of irritable personalities and scornful acts. What many people may not know is that these negative attitudes may be due to deep lying personal problems. Nevertheless, people with negative attitude can cause irrevocable damage over time if left unchecked. That’s why it’s vital to not only learn to differentiate between genuine concerns and bad attitude. But wait, watch this video first.

 

But how? You might ask yourself.

 

Bad attitude is a process not an event.

Unexpected occurrences do obviously affect one’s moods and plans. Even then, your attitude determines in a great way your approach to life as as determine the flow of events for the rest of your day. It’s not once I have been cut out by an irate driver simply because they had to be at a given destination by some specified time. I have even witnessed gruesome confrontations but which are simply aroused by vague misunderstandings. Just recently I was driving to town for an I.T consultative forum when suddenly some bozo emerged out of nowhere and cut me off unexpected. Had I been a second late on stepping on the brakes, things could have turned quite horribly. Surprisingly, the offender moved on unconcerned.
It’s quite safe to assume that the state of affairs on the roads contribute to the corrosive anger exhibited by many drivers on the road. You will, however, be surprised to note that the ‘care less’ attitude exhibited on the roads equally extends to the offices, homes, social places and even in schools. This is because negative attitude is a process that has taken long to shape. Victims of acidic character and attitude can’t simply switch from their ‘carefree attitude’ to thoughtful, self respecting individuals on a snap of a finger.
I am no expert in this area but I can relate to it based on mu own personal experiences and from research done from sources like Wikipedia, WebMd and other expert articles. Here are some of the Causes of road rage and its consequences.

 

Transferred stress.

Stress is part of everyday life. There are instances when your life come tumbling down despite your best efforts. Harboring feelings of stress burden for long can turn a self controlled individual into an irate monster on the roads. Quite often, stressed people are selfish, vindictive and aggressive. As result, such people are likely to stir up confrontations in comparison to those who harbor no feelings of hate, hurt or irritation.

 

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Lack of planning.

It’s always been said that lack of planning begets unwarranted failings. The old adage can’t be truer on the roads. Take for instance a driver who has to pass through a crowded road before he can reach to his destination. Unless they plan in earnest on the best ways to avoid being caught up in the quagmire, they will certainly find themselves in troubling times.

Overworking.

More work means less time for other stress relieving activities such as rest, sleep, exercises and socialization. This lack of balance in your working life ultimately affects your health, social world and other spheres of life. An overworked person feels dejected, tired and a social misfit. In such a state, it’s easy to get irritated even by the meekest of arguments.

Drunk driving.

Among many other things, drunk driving blurs your reasoning capacity. Quite often, road rages are a result of drunk drivers who never flows with state of affairs.

 

 

 

 

 

Teenage drivers.

The teen-years age come with a flurry of challenges disguised as flamboyance and youthfulness. Unfortunately, these result to unwarranted pride that lead to confrontation and gruesome acts on the road.

 

Bottom line.

Between provocation, selfish acts and outright aggression by other road users, the need to maintain composure can never be overemphasized. Composure does not only save you time on the road, but it also defines your approach to other people and life in general. So next time, someone one cuts you on the road, don’t get mad at them, just laugh about it. At the end of the day, it them who are going to suffer from it, whether that is from getting a speeding ticket, a fender bender, or something simple as burning more gas.

What’s In Your Cart Says A Lot About You.

I came across this video on You Tube, that I wanted to share with you because I found it very potent. I found the message in this short video to be quite powerful and practical. MJ, the person in the video explained it very well and to the point. Before watching the video at the bottom, read my take and summary about it first.

 

Intro

What is the conveyor belt? Basically, this is the matching up of people’s spending and eating habits with their state of health or financial position. This means that the decisions you make, whether regarding the food you buy from groceries, the clothes you wear and the stuff you preoccupy yourself with has a profound effect on your appearance, well being and financial position. According to MJ DeMarco, author of The Millionaire Fastlane, there’s a great connection between what you eat and your health status. A case in point, if you come across a consumer who often times buy bags of Doritos, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, reduced fat doughnuts and Diet Coke, there’s every possibility the consumer will be overweight or obese. Why so? Your conveyer belt exposes your daily dietary decisions. At the very least, a one day’s decision impacts on your well being for weeks.

 

Translating all this wealth

So, how many people are aware that they are fat but aren’t concerned? What prevents them from taking those decisions that could help them shed the excess weight? Well many people would rather look for  the holy grail or shortcuts to achieve the feat. They’d rather switch to buying reduced fat doughnuts in place of regular doughnuts. They’d rather go for diet Coke in place of regular Coke. They’d rather buy the Spandex that sucks in all the fat instead of eating healthier. Many would rather take a fat loss pill instead of spend hours exercising to shed of the excess weight. What does this mean? People focus more on events rather than on processes. Simply put, consumers love the event and they pay no attention to the process. This is their conveyor belts.
So, how does all this translate to wealth? Does wealth have a conveyor belt? Absolutely. Basically, wealth conveyor belt is the stuff you are putting into your mind and most importantly, how you spend your time.
So, what is your conveyer belt?

Is your conveyor belt spending six hours a day building a fortuitous firm? Is your conveyor belt that body of yours who is always intoxicated on the weekend and caught stealing at the mall? Is your conveyor belt that bag of weed behind the dresser? Is your conveyor belt watching countless hours of American Idol? Is it the library; is it books or educative videos? Or is it the other YouTube videos with all the funny mindless content that leaves you high and dry at the end of it all.
Putting it all together.

Everyday you make decisions, you are making choices that will highlight your process. Think about a conveyor belt. It moves to a result. It simply exposes the process. If you are poor and you are struggling financially, just take a look at your process. What are you doing everyday that hasn’t changed? What are you doing repeatedly, yet it is not delivering you to a better result?
In summary, if you want to change the result, you must start by changing the decisions you make daily. Changing a process starts by making good decisions daily. By making great choices on daily basis you will  transform your conveyor belt and achieve great results, health wise and financially.

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What Lane Are You In?

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Look at your life right now and ask , what lane are you in. Are you living in the Slow Lane, Fast Lane or on the sidewalk?

In currently reading a book called the “The Millionaire Fastlane” by MJ Demarco, which basically explains these 3 simple key ideas using a driver on the road analogy.

You are the driver in the seat of your car and you basically have the power to make a choice. Turning the wheel a couple inches to the left is choice you made which can either lead you to a road of pain or pleasure.

The very minute decisions you make in life can has a lasting effect on you life. If you ever watched the movie “The Butterfly Effect,” you will know what I am talking about. If you haven’t yet, check out the trailer below.

 

In this case, if you keep tilting the wheel to side whether its because you chose to drink and then drive drunk or maybe you chose to stay up all night the night before and now your tired.

This choice can lead you to an premature death of yourself or the death whoever on the other side of the road like a family with three kids.

This book basically says, we are the masters of our own fate.

The problem with the majority of people is that we don’t like to take responsibility for our own actions.

We love to blame everyone else besides ourselves because lets face it, who likes to take the blame, it is just more easier and alot painless to blame someone else.

You can be the person who gets a DUI and then blame his friend by saying,

Why did you even ask me to come out to the bar with you?

Why did you even buy my drinks all the night?

 

MY APPROVAL

  • This book was filled with the truth and a lot of wisdom but that wasn’t why I liked the book.
  • The reason why I liked it was because it was honest, mostly unfiltered, straight forward without any hidden agendas.
  • He wasn’t trying to build a brand, upsell you with board games, seminars, or coaching.
  • He basically an average guy who achieved success at an early age and now wants to spread the wealth to the world before he leaves this world.

How Anyone Can Own A Lamborghini

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I remember as I child, I always thought that the super fast cars like Lamborghini’s, Porsche and Ferrari’s were only accessible to a few individuals in the world. I would always have this impression that it you had to be super smart, a genius or play professional basketball.

But after watching this interview with Peter Beatie, his story put all the myth and misconceptions to rest.

When I first learned about Peter, I realized he is just a normal guy and that basically anyone can do what he did. You just have to have the desire and then have a clear plan on how to achieve your goal.

Peter didn’t really have the greatest start in life, as a matter of fact he didn’t even have a good start in life. He was known for being a timid kid in school and he was perceived as an outcast because he wasn’t considered as one of the cool kids.

One thing, I would like to point out is that, for some reason being a outcast or loner, if you want to call it seems like to be a common characteristic of some of the successful people I read about. For example, for those who know skateboarding, Tony Hawk was a loner. All he did was practice skateboarding by himself all the time. Another outcast who comes to mind is Pharrell Williams, the rapper, producer and fashion designer, who also known for the hit song “I’m Happy” which was featured in Despicable Me 2. (I love that movie by the way!)

So these guys were all outcasts and I can see how that contributed to their success. If you happen to be one of the popular kids in school, you are not going to be as focused as the other loner guy. The popular guy or girl in school will always be occupied with something. They will always get invited to a house party, friends will constantly call them to the movies or hang out at so and so house. More than likely, they love to party which will lead to drinking and recreational drugs because someone who doesn’t engage in these illegal activities, doesn’t really sit at the top 10 things of being popular.

 

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Going back to Peter, he had 2 siblings and was  raised by a single mother. His dad   was a drug addict was most absent through out his life and unfortunately, he later   died due to a drug over dose.

These unfortunate events in his early life, almost made him drop out of school but   he ended up barely graduating from school.

He ended up becoming an Architect and no this wasn’t what allowed him to buy       Lamborghini. He later realized that he can never afford any luxury car, if he was     always going to work for someone else. So during his off time, he would dabble    with making custom videos.

 

He became good at making these videos that he was able to sell them to other business owners. Later, he found a way to streamline his process and made software that he could sell to others, so that they can easily make a video for themselves.

He custom video making products became a success and just took off from there.

What did he do next?

He quit his job, thats what he did. I probably would of done the same thing too. So he was able to generate enough income is short period of time, that he decided to buy that Lamborghini, he had always been dreaming about for so many years.

So the next time, you see a Lamborghini cruising down the road, just know that it is possible, that anyone can own one.

It doesn’t matter how much your life sucks right now or you just happen to be grow up in the worst kind of environments.

Hopefully after reading this inspiring story about Peter, will definite change your mindset and maybe get you own Lambo.

So lets end this article with this mind blowing video.

 

If so, you can contact me here and I would love to write a post sharing your success and your new whip.

 

Single Dad Lands a $5,000 Client

 

This interview is about this single father, 2 kids who was able to land a whopping $5,000 client in about 2 months.

Now if you ask me, anyone who achieves this in 60 days is amazing and is worth listening too.

For those wondering, “Well, what was he doing before that?” His occupational background was that he worked in the printing press industry. He is the guy who helps prints all those mail we received, so next time you get a ton of junk email just remember that it was probably Jeremy who did that.

The one thing I will like to point out about this guy, the more you listen to the interview you will realize he is just an average joe. I mean that, anyone can pretty much do what he can. You just have to have to desire first in order to take that initial action.

One of the problems I see that most people face is the inability to take action. We know what to do but the problem is that we don’t do it. We know that we should eat healthier, we know that we should exercise but we don’t. The crazy thing, is that the only time we decide to take action is when it’s too late. Its when the doctor tells you at your annual check up that you’re at risk for diabetes or something.

This guys runs an online business where he helps individuals build high quality websites. He decides that he is going to target lawyers in his local area because he figures they have a lot of money to spend. After calling a few, he was right, they do have large budgets.

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So he gets this local lawyer to agree to pay him $5,000 to build out his website. Now again, this is a guy who has no computer programming skills what so ever. He was able to do this by using a website builder, so that means he didn’t have to build it from scratch. The tool that he used is a service call WIX. This website builder company looks pretty promising. I checked them out myself and it looks legit. It has really nice looking templates and its really super duper cheap (its like under $10 bucks a month which is like the price of 2 Starbucks coffee).

A characteristic about Jeremy that I noticed, which I believe is a mandatory trait to have, is his persistence. He started 2 other online businesses and failed. So this was his third one. The thing about becoming an entrepreneur who have to learn how to deal with a lot of failures because it is going to happen. That is just the nature of the beast. Nobody starts something brand new and becomes a pro unless you are one of the lucky few who are born with it.

But if I had to choose between talent or persistence, I would pick persistence every time.

So there you have it, a simple story, a simple guy, who solves a simple problem for a lawyer who needs a website.

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What’s An Acrossad?

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 3.02.21 AMWhat’s an acrossad? Well that is a good question as I know most people are wondering. AcrossAD is an acronym, that stands for “Across American Dream.” It is 3 words that will explain what my blog is all about. I on a quest to achieving the American Dream and I will be sharing every single trial and tribulations I have or will experience along on the way. So get ready for an exiting adventure as I will share my message, my journey ACROSS the whole world.

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Lets start this baby by defining the “American Dream.” What exactly is it? It was a term first used by the American historian James Truslow Adams. It originated during a rough time, the Great Depression. Its an equal opportunity for every American, regardless of their background, social status, race or gender to work together to achieve a happy fulfilled life.

But lets define what the American Dream based on what the media or society defines it as. They define it in terms of being wealthy. Someone who went from rags to riches, someone who started from scratch and now built a massive empire.

One person who comes to mind, is Jay-Z. Most people know him as a rapper or entertainer but those who followed his track record, they will see that he has evolved to more than just a rapper.

He is well established entrepreneur and investor who ranks in the top 3 most wealthy hip-hop artists on Forbes. You can now find him, associated with a diverse network of individuals like Warren Buffet and other high net worth individuals.

If you still don’t believe me, then you can watch the video about him below.

 

 

If you really want to get inspired by this successful individual, I would recommend checking out his autobiography “Empire State of Mind” by Zach O”Malley Greenburg.

In addition to all the interview reviews I will be doing, as a bonus I will also include some inspirational books and resources I have devoured during my quest, the American Dream, so until then stay tuned.

Hi and Welcome To My Blog

Hi, my name is Paul and I’m from Arizona, actually not really. Technically I’m a military brat, so I have been bouncing all over world, moving from one military base to another. Despite not being able to keep any friends, I have been given the lucky opportunity to experience a lot at a young age. So If this is your first visit to Acrossad, then I welcome you to my blog. If you haven’t read my About page yet, no worries because you can find out more about me if you click the About page.

So the reason why I started this blog in the first place is one thing, the “American Dream.” (Get it, the AD in AcrossAD..lol). Just like everyone in this world, my goal is to achieve the American Dream at such a young age. While everyone is waiting till retirement at age 50 or even worse 65, I would like achieve this by the age of 30 years old.

As you follow me on Twitter or read my posts, I will be educating myself through out this journey by reviewing successful entrepreneurs interviews at Mixergy. If you don’t have a membership now, I would recommend signing up for one now. Its only like $25 bucks a month, I believe. Which is very affordable and cheap if you were to compare it to a college education that costs over $50k or $100k depending on how prestigious the school is.

So yeah, get ready for my wild journey while learning about all the greats who already success. Jim Rohn said it best, “Success Leaves Clues.”

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