TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #599 – Someone Ate My Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups

Quote: “Time is non-refundable, use it with intention.”

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

 

Hummmmmm someone ate my Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups.

OK, first off… I don’t like Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups and Second, I’m annoyed they were eaten.  Well, I really don’t know if they were actually eaten, but I did not get them.

So how is it I didn’t get something I don’t like?  Amazon!

I actually ordered a pack of Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups off Amazon… why?  Because they’re a gift for my cousin.  He LOVES them… I’m putting them in the package with other silly things that he loves.  It’s a goofy package, but, in this new marketing era… I could pull up Amazon, spend 15 minutes, and have all the silly trinkets that he would love arrive at my door.  Presto, instant present.

BUT

Today, and this is a first for me, I had four packages arrive… One was an oversized padded yellow mailer, with the end open and empty inside.  OH and ask me if I actually opened the end super wide, shook it thinking some magical Reece’s Peanut Butter Package was going to appear. (but really, I did glare inside and shake it… why? I have NO clue)

Next step, text my other cousin that used to work for Amazon…  who said, that sometimes empty mailers “happen”, just log in and file for a refund.  It really was that simple.  I was able to return the package that I never received.  Mentally processing returning something I never received is harder than actually returning something I never received.

Tick tock, tick tock, you realize that at the end of reading this blog post you’ll be at a point in your life where you’ll never get that time back again?  My tid bit is Amazon returns are easy.  My REAL take away is… choose wisely how you spend your time.   It’s easy to get distracted and unlike empty packages, time is not refundable.  🙂

 

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TribeologyBlog.com – Episode 593 – How I Saved 50% By Listening to My Gut… But I’m Still Hungry.

Quote: “Instinct is the nose of the mind.” D.deGirardin

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

 

Trust your gut feeling.  That is something we all know to be true, but sometimes it’s really hard.

You’re rushing around trying to “make something happen” and it’s really REALLY hard.  You drop your keys, you slip on the ice, you do X, Y, or Z. UGH.

Well… that was my today.

I wanted to buy a new photography backdrop so when I take photos they look good online.  I’ve use black for about 4 years.  I still think it looks great.  I’m not a hip/trendy person, really… quite the opposite.  However, I have skills in marketing things.

Last week I bought a wood panel background and it looks nice.  It also kind of looks like every other photo on the internet. I like black.  But the black does kind of look dated.  So my choices… look dated or look like everyone else.

UGH (again).

Recently I’ve noticed 80s colors are in style… armed with that trend I went to Amazon.  I found some back drops in blue, pink, green.  I put them in my cart – the total was over $100.  They were too big for my small photo studio.

And I got stuck… should I order, should I not order, should I go to the fabric store tonight and get vinyl there?  A storm is coming in and I don’t want to go shopping. But I’m hungry and I could get dinner, too.  UGH (third time)

I got distracted (shocker)

And was hovering with my finger over the buy now button.  UGH (fourth time) I just couldn’t buy the three backgrounds.

Then I searched again.

This time I found 24″ wide. Hummmmm….. this was impossible about 3 hours ago, I wonder why the 24″ are showing up in my results, now…   BUT PINK WAS OUT OF STOCK.

BIG UGH.

I went to the post office to get the mail.

Opened it up and there was this Trendy advertising card.  Sure enough it was a bright pink background with a very happy gal. It’s as if the color I want is mocking me.

SOOOOOO I searched again…

You know what I found?  Nope not pink… I found a BUNDLE PACK with pink!  And they’re 24″, the perfect size I need without cutting… AND they arrive in two days. I don’t have to go to the store.

The best part… this bundle pack was over 50% cheaper than the original three colors I had in my card… now I get 15 colors… no cutting… delivered to my door!

Yeah, this was a minor thing, but my gut was telling me not to make the decision for the three backdrops, but to just wait… I have no idea why I couldn’t find the “perfect” thing earlier today – but I’m glad I listened to my gut.

However, I’m still hungry and have no idea what I want for dinner.

 

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TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #587 – Jealous People are Mean.

Quote “You’ll never be criticized by someone who is doing more than you, only by someone doing less.”

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

 

Jealousy is a creepy sneaky thing.  Just when you think you understand and recognize it… it shows up and BOOM catches you off guard.

Well, today’s inspiration is hidden jealousy.

But seriously, have you ever noticed the most supportive people are those that have already been where you are right now?  They gain satisfaction out of seeing you succeed.

Those that criticize you are jealous. OR worse they’re afraid you will “get better” and leave you behind OR WORSE that they’ll have to improve, too.

What ever “their” motivation is, it translates into… criticism.

This is particularly noticeable when you are going along, improving, and succeeding, and then… the person you trust whacks you of at the knees.  And you’re wondering “why?”

Some advice says to cut these people out of your life, you need the supportive ones.  And that’s great, but not always the route you can take.

But IF you can recognize that the criticism is actually fear of the other person mixed with a bit of jealousy… it “might” help you.  Remember only you can control your response, and thus your mood.

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TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #581 – Stop Dreaming and Start Doing.

Quote: “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” ~ Mark Twain

Wednesday:  Midweek Motivation

 

What success do you really want?  When you get lost in a daydream… what is it that you see? The thing that seems so unattainable that you dream about it, but then you’re shocked back into reality.

Stop dreaming and start doing.

There’s something holding you back and it’s important to just start the small steps.

I believe in chunking things down.  When you break your big goal into several smaller goals you get to achieve success!  This is important.  Celebrating small wins helps you get to the big one.

This is why today’s inspiration is important.  You need to celebrate continuous improvement… it’s the only way to get to perfection (if perfection exists…haha) – but if you wait until it’s perfect you never get to celebrate.

Do something today that allows you to celebrate!

#doinginfinity

 

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TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #575 – Enjoy Your Today.

QUOTE: “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” John Steinbeck

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

 

Burrrrr!  Let’s see, it’s January and it’s cold.  That’s not a news story – but guess what, it is!  Granted, we’re exceptionally cold, I mean stores and businesses are closed.

I just thought it would be a fun quote to help us understand a simple idea.

We need “harsh” to appreciate “wonderful”

Think of all the bad, negative, awful things in life.  Why are they so horrible?  Because in the exact same memory you can imagine how much better the opposite is!

The good news is if you’re struggling it’s because you know (or think you know) how amazing it can be… if you have something amazing going on… be thankful, because likely there was a struggle on your way to get to the awesome!

As for summer, I laugh because people often complain, “it’s too hot” well, I hope all of them are VERY happy because there’s no way to say that in Minnesota today! hahaha

So don’t stress about where you could be, simply enjoy your today.

 

#doinginfinity

 

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TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #569 – It’s OK to Get Lost Surfing Facebook.

Quote: “Almost anything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes …including you!” Anne Lamott

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

 

Ready… Set… Unplug!  Well, after you finish reading this.

When you feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and you just can’t think – you need a break!  Not a break of a 2 week vacation, although that would be amazing… you need a mini-break.

Just get up and clear your head.

Honestly, I think this has a lot to do why we can get lost in our Facebook feed… you know how you find one thing and pretty soon you’ve watched  puppy videos and seen at least 4 minutes of Friends bloopers.  Yeah, you know what I mean.

Then you get mad at yourself for wasting time.

Well, maybe you just needed a moment to “check out” – it’s not that you actually unplugged, but you did take a moment to rest your head…

I still recommend the getting into nature part of life.  Take a walk, breathe, and just reset – but don’t be worried if you get lost in some endless feed of America’s Got Talent… sometimes, just being proud of someone who has amazing talent is what you need for an afternoon break.

#doinginfinity

 

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TribeologyBlog.com – Episode #563 – Turn Mundane Tasks Into Exciting Learning Opportunities

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Gandhi

Wednesday: Midweek Motivation

 

This is definitely the type type of quote you want to print up and hang on the wall.  It’s so AMAZING.  You totally want to stand at the top of a hill, arms outstretched, sun gracing your face and you exhale.

That’s what you feel when you read this quote.

There are dreams of selling everything, moving to an island and soaking in the reggae band at the bar while drinking a ginormous drink with a huge slice of pineapple on the rim.

You want to run free in the meadow being chased by a pack of golden retriever puppies.

Don’t all of these things sound amazing!  Especially when you’re staring at your unread emails? haha

Let’s look at the second half of the quote — Learn.  Learn more. Then learn some more!

I was listening to a book as I was driving today.  I was running errands, and I HATE to run errands. It’s winter, I’m fortunate to have a warm coat, but I hate not being able to move!  UGH.  But there I was… driving to pick up stuff at 5 different places. AND I was listening to an audio book.

I was listening to a marketing book.  It’s about creating remarkable moments and how to craft them… there will probably be a post about it in the future (wink) – but today I was learning.  One example is about New Zealand and their innovation of a Sky Couch.

YIKES!

They added a foot rest to the 3 across seats.  It flips up and makes a futon.  Imagine that!  On a trip across the ocean you can lie down and NOT be in first class.  (Granted, I’d like to be in First Class)

So what does this have to do with the quote for today?  OMG.  I was doing life (mundane), learning (audio book), and living (dreaming) — all at the same time.

You can multitask anything! 🙂

 

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