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Hi Allen, Your revelation hit me pretty darn close to the bone. I've been having that same epiphany this last week. I'm having to take responsibility for plenty of lousy decisions. But I'm with you brother, I'm not laying on that nail any longer. I am even developing a sense of urgency b/c I'm 58. I have my health, family and friends so I'm starting right where I am and hopefully my next 61 years of life will be incredibly rewarding. You just may become an inspiration for me, just let me know if you're comfortable in that role. lol Greg
 

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Ha, I remember talking to you at B&P as the seed become entrenched in the soil. Your eyes had a particular glow and yearning to them. At that point, I knew you'd be out here eventually. So cool to hear it has reaped dividends and that you are happy with the decision.
Hi MJ, I like the way you put that about his eyes having a glow and yearning to them. I'm not sure if mine do physically, but I am feeling a kind of smoldering glow that may catch fire. For now I'm really keeping in mind what you called "processes" or positive habits. One of the processes I've started is every time somebody in this forum posts some initials I don't understand (there are thousands), I immediately google them and write down the meaning. So, I have a process for learning this new vocabulary. Thanks for getting my mind thinking about processes. Greg
 

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Attending B&P was like fertilizing those seeds with MiracleGro.
Hello, I've been assiduously googling every abbreviation I don't understand and writing them down. B & P has google stumped. Is it a sexual practice (it's there, I kid you not)? Does anyone know? Thanks in advance, Greg
 
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Hello, I've been assiduously googling every abbreviation I don't understand and writing them down. B & P has google stumped. Is it a sexual practice (it's there, I kid you not)? Does anyone know? Thanks in advance, Greg
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B&P stands for "Beer and Pancakes". It was what our unofficial annual forum meetup in Scottsdale was called. It's now an officially sanctioned annual meetup name "The Fastlane Summit".
 

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Hello, I've been assiduously googling every abbreviation I don't understand and writing them down. B & P has google stumped. Is it a sexual practice (it's there, I kid you not)? Does anyone know? Thanks in advance, Greg
When this forum first began, there were emoticons that represented pancakes being flipped and beer mugs clanging. Those two were selected in humorous fashion to represent the rag-tag group that met up in Scottsdale to discuss our businesses and ideas.
 
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When this forum first began, there were emoticons that represented pancakes being flipped and beer mugs clanging. Those two were selected in humorous fashion to represent the rag-tag group that met up in Scottsdale to discuss our businesses and ideas.
Many preferred MJ's mother's definition of "Bra and Panties".
 

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i can resonate with OP and @MJ DeMarco as I stayed in chicago (south side espeically) for 4 years during the recessionary times and it SUCKED... miserable; tens of thousands jobless, crime rate so high, people killing each other, drugs rampant, had to just get up pack my shit and move back south from whence I came. Everything started to get better since that life changing moment occurred.
 

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When this forum first began, there were emoticons that represented pancakes being flipped and beer mugs clanging. Those two were selected in humorous fashion to represent the rag-tag group that met up in Scottsdale to discuss our businesses and ideas.
Thanks Steve, maybe I'll publish and sell my fledgliing book of business abbreviations. lol
 

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Marked GOLD. :)
Hi MJ, How are you? I like to give you a sincere
compliment periodically on your fine writing. Most people praise you for your wisdom, inspiration,etc.. But please keep in mind that you're a very good writer. (I'm sneakily cajoling you to write another book. lol)
Here's some examples fr "TMF":
"...driving at the financial redline on a narrow road bordering a cliff." p.36
"Unfortunately, wheelchairs don't fit in the trunks of Lamborghinis." p.65 (good one!)
"...unfettered spending and material exravagance write our obituaries in the ink of stress." p. 47 (hard to miss that message!)
"...banality followed by blindness..." p.68
Keep up the good work and drive safe, Greg
 

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Many preferred MJ's mother's definition of "Bra and Panties".
Haha. I'm sure by now that most people have heard the long running joke from the early B&P's. Andres was asked by one of the women how to properly pronounce his name. He responded with the phrase "take off your clothes". She looked at him in shock. He then said "Undress" is how you pronounce it.
 

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Such a good thread with many good ruminating stories.

I feel there are many moments in life where you have to ask your self 'does it hurt bad enough' to make a change.. since we are CONSTANTLY evolving..

My biggest shift was when I turned 18 and graduated high school - I ditched the loser friends.. and with that, I stopped lying, stealing, committing arson, and vandalizing. I realized if I kept that up from 18 onward, I would undoubtedly get arrested. I sold my xbox, my warcraft account, and my TV. Sitting on that nail became painful to the point of drastic change - new friends, new school (community college), new business (lawn care), new mentors (life and business coaches).

I'm coming up on another shift... up at 4:30AM and back to the drawing board, because I'm tired of building someone else's dreams and not waking up early enough for mine.
 

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Such a good thread with many good ruminating stories.

I feel there are many moments in life where you have to ask your self 'does it hurt bad enough' to make a change.. since we are CONSTANTLY evolving..

My biggest shift was when I turned 18 and graduated high school - I ditched the loser friends.. and with that, I stopped lying, stealing, committing arson, and vandalizing. I realized if I kept that up from 18 onward, I would undoubtedly get arrested. I sold my xbox, my warcraft account, and my TV. Sitting on that nail became painful to the point of drastic change - new friends, new school (community college), new business (lawn care), new mentors (life and business coaches).

I'm coming up on another shift... up at 4:30AM and back to the drawing board, because I'm tired of building someone else's dreams and not waking up early enough for mine.
Hi Chris, I don't want to sound condescending, like I'm coming from a big pile of wisdom looking down on you. I just want to give you a couple thumbs up. I wish I knew what a big difference just getting up early can make in your life. My son was going down a bad road. In his case it was the military that helped him, but it is definitely possible to turn your life around on a dime.
OMG!! Chris! Arson! I'm a lawyer so I know that is one felony that can dead-end your life forever. Thank goodness you left that road. Greg
 

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I'm coming up on another shift... up at 4:30AM and back to the drawing board, because I'm tired of building someone else's dreams and not waking up early enough for mine.
Love this quote. Very nice!

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I'm definitely coming from a point of pain myself. THANK YOU for the original post in this thread.
 

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