Not Another Motivational Video! But How About A Pep Talk?

So I’m assuming we have all seen the typical motivational videos, from athlete videos to movie quotes.  And have heard the generic saying of “you are not meant to survive; you are meant to succeed!”, told one way or another.  Well I found one that may just lift you up enough on the inside to get you moving on the outside.

This video is by Kid President.  And is responsible for my new favorite inspirational quote.  “It’s everybody’s job to give the world a reason to dance!”  There are many reasons to be happy and I hope you’re able to take advantage of them!

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Bounce Music… If you don’t know, now you know!

A few years ago I was introduced to Diplo and other ‘Dubstep/ Electronic’ artists.  At first I did not care for the music genre, but it really started to grow on me.  I started listening to Pretty Lights, Bassnectar,  and then Skrillex… I was hooked.  The shows that these artists put on were non stop dancing and fun!  I saw Diplo perform with his group Major Lazer at the Bonnaroo Music Festival this summer, and it was more entertainment than I anticipated.

The video I posted is a pilot for a show that Diplo has created where he analyzes music genres and visits the places they were created.  This particular show was about Bounce Music in New Orleans, LA.  Bounce Music has been around a good while, but it was a new experience for me.  Big Freedia is the first Bounce Music artist I heard.  It was quite possibly the best mix of music and hilariousness.  Diplo, being the great music creator he is, decided he would take advantage of the new interest of Bounce Music and create a Dubstep/Bounce fusion.  His song is called ‘Express Yourself’ ft. Nicky Da B, I highly recommend it.

“If you don’t know, now you know”

– JG

Things You Do When You Get Bored…

I’ve always heard that only boring people get bored… Well if this is the case, I’m one damn boring person.  It may not be a sense of craving something to do, but there are times when nothing seems appealing.  I was reading the news tonight, a.k.a. looking at my Twitter Feed, when I noticed that there was a great trending topic.  ‘#Things I Do When I Get Bored’.  I thought this was the funniest thing I saw today!  Of course, there was Grumpy Cat saying how he laid on the floor in boredom, Golf Problems says he thinks of golf, and the usual tweets about checking your phone when you’re bored.  But there was one I noticed to start recurring a lot… that was ‘opening the refrigerator, looking in it, closing the refrigerator, and leaving empty handed’.  I started to think that must be an odd thing to do, and then I realized… I DO IT ALL THE TIME!!  When I go to my parents’ house, one of the first things I do is open the garage fridge and glance in.  I don’t even think I have a real intention of finding anything. Maybe just checking up on their diet or beer consumption? 

I then thought about if there were any other times that I fell victim to this sad behavior in other places. Well, turns out that I do.  I started to tell my girlfriend about the new trending topic on Twitter. She shook her head and immediately stated that she thinks I always check the refrigerator when I’m bored.  Well then… it looks like I have something to contribute to this Twitter topic!  But it’s sure nice knowing I’m not the only one..

Think you have a routine that indicates your boredom??

– JG

No Better Time Than Now

If You Never Ship, Your Work is Wasted

Good Evening, World

I have been wanting to start a blog for some time now.  Procrastination, and the thought of ‘why would anyone care what I have to say’ had really gotten the best of me.  But it was time for some different thinking.  I found an article that made me bag up my doubts and throw them in the trash!  It was time to start Blogging!  The article that I copied the URL link to had an intellectual impact on me.  The opening line is “Have you ever worked hard on a task or project only to leave it almost done?”.  Needless to say, I have been there!  I currently work in a sales position with a Foodservice company.  This job has been challenging in a way that no class or job has ever challenged me before, and I’m very grateful for it!  But in relation to the article, no matter how many sales calls I make on an account it doesn’t matter unless I make an actual sale.  The author says there are 5 ways to make sure that you ship… Don’t wait for the right time, don’t wait for perfection, make decisions, get help shipping, and don’t think too big.  I’ve decided to write down these 5 ways and use them in my daily work.  Here’s hoping for much success!

“Life’s a garden, dig it”

~ JG