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Pushed The Rant

Hey Everyone,

This week, and today specifically, has been emotional tough and mentally draining. There has been some family health challenges that I’ve dealt with and have not had time to blog. I would like to continue to blog, and I am shaping in my mind what I really want for this blog. It may be as simple as business, social skills, and personal growth. It’s not a specific niche yet it is want I am interested in. Investing has been my greatest interest lately since the newly discovered Tai Lopez. I recently learned of this man through the Art of Charm podcast and I am taking his advice- such as, a book a day, and being able to apply it to see results immediately . He has a 67 Steps to success (he defines success as Health, Wealth, Love, and Happiness) that points people in the right direction in achieving greatness in their life. 

A much bigger post is coming to a screen near you.

Till Next Rant

Alex Bakay

P.S. Tai Lopez’s website is… 

http://www.tailopez.com/

Work Ethic—Ready, Fire, Aim

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          I am doing a series on work ethic because, one, generation Y lacks it the most out of all the generation before us in history, and two, we lack the content to learn more about work ethic.

Our culture and our schooling system are designed for us to study something first before we take action, a ready, aim, and fire kind of learning. We are down on the ready, we know what we want and we dream about doing things, writing bucket list and summer hit list; gen y know how to do that. Aiming is easy as well, we can research like professionals, you know just googling it. Haha but we grow up just researching everything by preparing, preparing, and more preparing, but we start to forget about firing because we prepare so much. We feel we are not ready to fire after all this knowledge we`ve acquire. I did my fair bit of research, talking to successful people in different fields and how I see learning now as a ready, fire, aim. Ready, fire, then aim is the basic progression; it`s how we learned as kids. You think “this is a great idea” then go to hurt yourself, or told you have natural “talent,” we’ll be talking about this later. But we need to learn that action is just as important, if not more now, then being prepared. We will spend about %80 of our time working most days and %20 preparing. We go to school, thinking that taking that test is “firing” in a sense, but it’s still aiming; we haven’t taken it to the field. For example, we study mathematics for 12+ years to go into university without any application. I didn’t build a bike, or a model bridge, or anything relative to the real world in math class school; a few may have, but the majority of classes haven’t seen the application of the math we have learned, just a bunch of theory. We bring preparation to the real world and say we know a lot, but really have no action behind it.

                So my challenge for you is to ready, fire, then aim you’re self in something new. Ready yourself with something you’ve never done, so pick something random (I’ll attach a link to a list of random things at the bottom), do that activity without any research beforehand. Take note on all the things you struggled with or that stopped you from completing that new skill. And then, let’s do some research.  If we only knew this before we apply for program in university! There are bus loads of graduates that waste $40 000 and think “Uh, I don’t want to do that after all.” If we only thought in high school “Hey, I’m thinking of doing this, let me go out and ask someone in that field of what they enjoy and what they don’t like about their job to make a better decision.”

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Have a successful day!

 

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Gold Rush

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This goes back to last year. I was in a creative writing class (which I dropped unfortunately) and I sat down to be alone the first day. The second day rolled around and there was a very interesting guy that got transferred into the class after his economics class got cancelled. I had an empty seat beside me, he took it and now we are here. 

To cut out some unimportant details, we stayed in touch for the past year and a half while I was in Toronto (which it seems like I need to explain some gaps in my life). We caught up at a friends welcome home party and he called me two weeks later asking to sit down for some coffee. The coffee experience was awesome. I love having meetings with people and finding out who people really are. Anyways we sat down for him to basically tell me how he’s “hacking life.” He pointed me toward Mr. Money Mustache’s blog to see how to further my education on not to spend my money on stupid Sh*t basically (his blog lead me to start my own serious blog). Then during the meeting he mentioned that he was dumpster diving once a week for food. 

Now I thought this was disgusting till he showed me the records of food that he collected in one night; it was $350 worth of food!!! I was like, dang that’s a lot of food. So we talked further, he told me how much stores are throwing out food and that its just for the taking. “We have standards” he said, it was weird hearing how someone going through garbage could say that, but he’s saving a lot of money on, not just food, but fresh food. “It has to be in a package and can’t be touching the bottom of the dumpster.” I was fascinated, so I tagged along on his latest trip.

It was such a memorable moment getting out first batch of food, it was egg plant. Jeez, I was surprised how healthy it did look, like they could last a couple more days (the eggplant went to soup eventually). We went into the night, starting at 11:00 pm and it lasted till 2:30 am. We didn’t get much till we went to the “regulars,” the dumpster they go to consistently. I honestly didn’t think we would find much but the pictures will show everything. Fresh baked goods was over flowing in abundance that we only took a fraction of what was there.

I don’t even know how to explain how the experience was but in one word; humbling. I realize that people do this as a living. These guys brought me out just to show me how they save money. But in reality people actually rely on garbage to survive in this world and I had a small glimpse in time where I can say I’ve seen through their eyes, I’ve walked in their shoes.

I did the last jump and it was the stinkiest, man it was bad; but I did it, HUGE mental block removed. Never thought in my life I would ever go into a dumpster to get food, Hahaha! Oh and by the way the first piece of food I ever ate from the dumpster was a Caramilk; untouched, perfectly sealed.Image

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Hope you’ve enjoyed this crazy tale…

Till Next time 🙂

To Start Off

So I’ve been intrigued by blogs online and how well someone can reach peoples lives, grow and develop themselves, while getting money; if they are good enough. I have this basic idea of what I should blog about; so about how I’m living my life, how i’ll be stretching my life, and how I’m making an impact on the world. I’ll definitely be talking about God, and if people get offended then don’t read my blog; his grace is much more than enough.

I see myself bringing this renaissance and enlightenment era into a combination while building my build and growing in motivational speaking. It’s weird to describe but as i go along I hope what I’m aiming for will manifest. This is the beta blog, till i get a domain, i’ll be using this; and hopefully I’ll learn how to blog better as I’m telling my story. 

Till next time 😀