A Goal Worth What I Want

Just beginning in the organization and opening this new blog I feel I need to have a massive goal.  Taking action has always been something that I preach.  To take action in this network I need something so big that I haven’t done anything close to this before.  It will not only be writing.  With as much as I love writing I think this is going to take more.

Challenging youself is always so important.  No matter your situations there is always a higher goal or a way to better yourself.  If you are not challenging yourself what is the point of living.  Amazing things can happen when you feel yourself becoming more of who you are.

Aiming high will allow you to challenge yourself.  Who cares if you do not make the goal.  If you never aim for it you will never reach it.  Say you make a goal to do something in 6 months.  Even if you do not hit that goal in 6 months and it takes you a year, guess what you just made your goal.  Even better is when you make that 6 month goal and it takes you 3 months.  That is always the better surprise.

For my massive goal I want to make a video every day for 365 days.  I have no idea what I am going to talk about, most likely what I write about, success, but I want to produce massive results.  If you want to join me feel free.  If you want to follow me feel free.  If you want to connect with me feel free.

Thanks,

Matthew Collinson

Empower Yourself

Global Peace

I wrote this a little while back.  Originally I wanted to use it as a speech but with the baby and our kids events it has been almost impossible.  So, let me know if you want to see me actually make it a speech.

The world is in great need.  Men, women and children are endangered throughout the world.  Violence has been stricken into the hearts of all.  This is a call for us as humans to come together.  I believe that we can become peaceful.  It will take work.  It will take patience.  It will take effort.

What are the benefits of global peace?  We can work together to forward the human race.  We can do the things that we love instead of fearing what will happen the next day.  We can learn from one another both educational and spiritual.  Share the works that every science, religion and works that has been created.  There are always going to be people that disagree but I urge you to argue with words and not violence.

The world has broken down so many barriers.  Let us as people of humanity come together to break down the only thing that splits us.  Our thoughts could come together so that violence would be unnecessary.  I do not believe that just one government or set of leaders is strong enough in this day and age.  The United Nations was a great first effort.  They have great intentions.  Now we need one that outshines this.  we need everyone to volunteer their nations, countries and peoples.  You will not give up all of your laws.  If one country has a problem we all come together and decide what will be best.  Once this is said and done there is no hate, but most of all there is no rebuke.  This will be difficult for some to understand.  Sometimes people may be hurt but there must be an understanding.  Out future as people of Earth needs to rely on each other.

We all are human.  Whether we are alone in the universe or not, can you imagine a world where people coincide to further mankind.  My world.  Your world.  Our world.  My intention is not to offend anyone.  I truly think that we as humans are more intelligent then we give ourselves credit for.  Helping one another always has better consequences than fighting one another.

Those who have seen violence and those that have not had the fortune to see violence should see sense in this.  Some people think this would be an end to countries and religious sects.  I believe it will be a great advancement to human kind.

Thank you for reading this and feel free to share it.

Matthew Collinson

Write Out the Reasons

Write out the reasons you want to be successful was an exercise in a book I was just reading told me to do.  This is what I wrote.

One reason I want to become successful is for my family.  I want to be able to give them the needs and wants through life.

Another reason is that I want to be able to help others.  This means being able to spend time doing what I can within our world community.  Honestly, I am tired of our world being separated into segments regardless of what those are.  I want to bring the world together so that we can talk with one another.  Through this speaking we will learn so much from each other.  My dream world would allow our species to move forward instead of taking a step forward and two steps back because someone disagrees, loses their temper and starts war.

War is the most tragic emotion that humans have developed.  Look at the way nature works with each other.  Everything builds together.  If we as humans could come together to work with one another regardless of segmentation we would achieve a whole new world.  This is one of many reasons I want to succeed.

This was a great exercise for me.  Although it was simple I couldn’t believe the thoughts that flew out.  I truly enjoyed this exercise and I highly recommend it to find a strong enough reason to succeed.  Original copy of my writing.  By the way I type because of that handwriting lol.

Write Success

Write the reasons you want to become successful

Tapping Your Passions

Today feels like a day where people should learn how to tap into their passions.  How do you find the things that you are passionate about to become successful in life?  Each person will have a different meaning of what success is.  It is up to you to uniquely describe what success looks like to you.  By finding your values, hobbies, interests and passions you will at least have a direction to start in.  The following questions will help you to define your passion.

Purple Passion

What do you want to leave to those that surround you?

One way to define this is to figure out what your legacy should be in your eyes.   One legacy that I would like to be seen passed down through the generations below me is that my family follows their hearts.  I want them to be passionate about everything they do.  If you are not passionate about something what is the point of doing it.  We get to live one time as far as we know or according to your beliefs maybe more than once.  Do it right regardless of your beliefs.

How do you want to be remembered?

Each person will want to be remembered in different ways.  When I die I hope that people see me as a person who followed his heart.  Even in the hard times I follow what I feel deep inside.  It is not always the easy path but I believe it teaches me valuable lessons.  I hope also that people remember some of the lessons I taught them when I was alive.

How do you want to affect the community?

Affecting the community can come in many different paths.  Simplicity could be getting a light at a dangerous intersection planned.  A person could volunteer or start a volunteering organization within the community.  I want to show people in my community that anyone can succeed in gathering their dreams.  It will just take persistence and continual studying on my part to see how humans behave when they are succeeding at whatever it is they are working at.

What interests you?

This is very broad but you want to narrow it down as much as possible.  Some people love to be on the computer and play games.  Some people will say one of their interests is to go hunting.  Another may be to protect animals which also touch on the community question as well.  It doesn’t really matter what you choose.  Once you get this list set you will know what to work towards in your life to live successfully and fully.

Success and Speed Reading

speed reading

Something I have been working on recently is my speed reading courses.  These seem to not only help with reading but speeding up my brain where I would like to learn things.  One thing I prided myself on when I went back to school to get my bachelors degree was that I was able to understand everything with ease.  Even with working full time I flew through the classes.  Do not get me wrong, I was not perfect but at least I was not lost like the time before.

If we could just let our minds do exactly what these types of courses teach.  When you read quickly you are literally like a scanner.  Although I haven’t gotten to that speed I have met people that could literally flow down the page and turn to the next one without stopping.  My goal right now is to catch up to my wife.  She is a fast reader and stomps me when it comes to reading.

One exercise that I practice daily is to just let my thoughts flow.  This allows my brain to act on its own.  By allowing this time, normally just a short period before interruption, I find that I have a clearer path to what I must do throughout the day.  Although my day doesn’t always go as planned at least my brain is ready to accept the changes.  By accepting these changing I adapt much easier when I have to completely put what I wanted on hold to take care of business one way or another.  I believe this is a learned skill and anyone can do it.

I could just imagine the power that our brains hold.  If we could stop being distracted I believe that our brains’ would tell us exactly what we needed to accomplish and when.  There is no doubt that we would be a far more intelligent race of beings.  This is why I love entrepreneurship.  It allows us to free ourselves of societal needs; mainly money is the end goal, so that we can choose to do what we really want to do.  Following our passion and being happier to the people around us is what I believe it is all about.  What would you do with complete freedom?  How much happier would you be if you could live up to your brains standard?  There is not a doubt in the world that this kind of action would lead all humans to a much more lively life than trying to catch up to the brain, then resting a lot with TV or internet or any other source of mundane entertainment.

Thanks for reading and I hope this opens your eyes and your brains a little more.

Top Ten Roughest Interview Questions…made fun of

Why Should I Hire You?

I will tell you why you should hire me.  First have you ever had a day where you have felt awesome?  I am like that every day.  You won’t need to know when I will be there because I will always be there when told.  It is my dream to live every day.  There is not a day that I won’t want to be there.  Why should you hire me?  Why should I hire you to employ me?

Why is there a gap in your work history?

What gap?  I was out there pounding the pavement.  It was an everyday situation where I would do almost anything to try to keep my family on their feet.   I didn’t know where my next dime was coming from.  I applied for jobs but most of all I was getting my business going so I didn’t have to work for you.  This is hell of a lot harder any job could have offered to teach me lessons of life.  There is a time when you stand up and shout, “I will do this!”

Tell me one thing that you would have changed about your last job?

My last job?  You are correct it was my last job.  I am tired of people judging me and mine.  We know where hearts lie.  In fact you are lying to yourself if you say you are happy behind that desk having to follow people’s orders all day.  Screw that.  Run your own show.  You are intelligent enough to talk to people all day about a job that repeats the same task over and over again.  Guess what that is how you get to success in any part of life.  Find something that works and work it like you have never worked anything in your life.  It will take a lot less time.

Tell me about yourself?

I am a strong individual who grew up in a great family.  Each family member has their strengths.  I learned how to feel people out.  Figuring out the way they act is how I can tell you about myself.  Take an angry ass customer I can stand there and figure out why they are mad.  After the rant speak calmly because it isn’t personal and yet oh so personal.  About me you ask?  I am an honorable man, a great father, a wonderful husband who loves his wife oh so much.  That is about all you need to hear about me what about you?

Explain a complex data base to your eight year old?

Do you remember how Barney used to remember all of those years in his past?  His head remembered that.  Computers do the same thing.  They remember all kinds of information like the past.  How old are you?  You say you are 8?  That is great.  The computer would remember that you are 8.  It also remembers more than that.

What would the person who likes you least in the world say about you?

Most likely that I am an Ass.  Why would I say that in a job interview?  It is because it is the truth.  Hell, if the person who likes me least doesn’t come up and punch me or worse then I will count myself lucky.  This world is out of control sometimes.  It is up to us to control the moments that we can.  If you can tell me that the person that likes you least in the world wouldn’t say similar I think I will not want to work for a liar.

Tell me about a time old solutions didn’t work?

You’re right sometimes scotch tape just doesn’t work.  Time to take out the Duct Tape.

What’s the biggest risk you have ever taken?

Well this is a loaded question.  I would say that my history has some dark moments.  These moments were cause because I was choosing not to get my head straight.  I flew on my emotions.  To be honest I am lucky to be not in the ground or in jail.  We all had different ways of dealing with what we thought was such a hard part of life.  There is nothing that was more risky than those times.  I love my family.  I feel very fortunate to be exactly who I am.

Have you ever had a supervisor challenge a decision?

Constantly, I always have ideas and put myself out there.  I am not afraid to keep my mouth shut which is a problem as a normal employee.  I find it ridiculous that we have grown such a stigma about etiquette.  If people would just be straight with one another there would be half the problems in the world solved.  Deception sucks and I am not afraid to say it.

Explain a time when your team didn’t agree?

People will agree and disagree.  The reason we have disagreements is because we have different perceptions.  Each perception is grasped by our minds memory and history.  It will react differently for each individual.  It is amazing that we can even come along to connect with one another.  There is always a connection whether positive or negative.  Sometimes a person just has to say, “Look, you and I will never be friends, we will never like each other.  Let us come together for this one project and the future will take place.  Take it a moment at a time.  Then from here if we disagree we will talk about the disagreement like adults.  Then if there are 3 or more people in the group take a vote.  Whichever of us loses it is fine, just get the project done.

Surprises

what success looks like

I have been doing a lot of reading lately.  Part of this was to research other parts of success.  Think back to a time when you were truly surprised.  Imagine how it felt when that surprise came to you whether good or bad.  I think that we realize when we have become successful we are surprised in how it came about.

First I will start with the bad surprises.  I have mentioned this in previous writing so I won’t drone on about it.  My divorce came out of left field to me.  When my ex-wife told me to leave the house and she took my dog too, yes just like a country song, I was devastated and surprised.  After a while of finding myself and killing myself thinking about what went wrong I realized that it should not have surprised me.  We had a real lack of communication.  I was determined to fix that in myself.  Now I have become a successful communicator.

As I was growing I was not allowed to do certain sports due to my heart surgery when I was three weeks old.  It should not have surprised me but as a child it always shocked me when my parents said, “no you are not allowed to do certain activities like football and even martial arts because it could impact your chest which could cause harm.”  It saddened me that I could not do the sports that my friends were constantly doing.  I was concentrating on the wrong thoughts.  I was thinking, “I can’t do this and I can’t do that.”

Instead I now say that I can do this or I can do that.  I became a martial artist for life when my mother found an instructor who would pay attention to my medical issues.  Although I am not currently practicing due to being busy taking care of my kids I constantly read and watch martial art styles.  I constantly read and educate my mind.  This is something I can do.  I am very philosophical now because of this.  How can I dislike this?  I feel I have become quite successful both physically and mentally which is what those sports were about anyway.

I want to give one last surprise that lies on the good surprise side of the line.  You know my story about my wife.  She is my best friend as well as the love of my life.  She gave me a family that I care for dearly.  I had no idea that I would be a capable father.  In fact, I feel like I am truly successful at parenthood.  She helps me and I help her.  We help each other as we learn how to teach our children.  Any parent out there will tell you that it is a constant learning journey being a parent.  This was the best surprise of my life and the most successful part of my life.

Remember that success will come.  It comes in many different ways.  I have posted a picture here how success really comes as to what some people may think of success.  Success comes in a lot of turns and curves and is almost never straight forward.  Remember this during the good and the bad surprises of your life.  Learn the lessons and you will be successful.