Get That Banana


 

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I remember taking a sociology class back in college. In that class, the professor had mentioned a study ( I don’t recall what it was called or who did it) about monkeys put in a cage with a banana just out of reach, to see how hard the monkeys would try to get the banana.

One monkey was put in the cage at first. After a few attempts, he gave up. A second monkey was introduced and tried to get the banana, but his counterpart would try to pull him down; he had already tried to get the snack and failed, so instantly he knew this new monkey wouldn’t reach it if he hadn’t. Additional monkeys were introduced and the same reaction was repeated. No monkeys got the banana because they gave up after being told by the other monkeys they couldn’t get the banana.

What does this tell us about society? That everyone is an asshole, and if  you want the banana, get the damn banana. Don’t let people convince you that you aren’t worth the banana.

Harness the Power


I’m sharing parts of this book with you because it’s too good not to! In this post, I’m referring to bullet point 2 in the picture of The Power: Several years ago, I greeted an older man with “how are you today?” His response was, “feeling blessed and highly received.” He said it with such enthusiasm and gusto you couldn’t  help but wonder what made this man so vivacious about his life.
I’d see him around town with a smile on his face, always talking to people; and their response to him was magnificent. They’d leave his presence with a smile in their face and a warm glow around them. His enthusiasm was contagious; he never complained. He turned negatives into positives. Amazing miracle worker is what he was.
I’ve never been able to say that I have ever felt blessed or highly received, but this book is making me see that I am — that despite all the shittiness I’ve been through, I don’t have to keep attracting it.
I encourage each of you to read The Power–(Especially if you’re a Negative Nancy like me!) lol
This book is so good I’m soaking it up and taking notes!!!

Where Did All the Money Go?


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Ever looked at your bank account and said: “WTF?” It’s easy to blow through a whole paycheck. You pay the bills, get some gas, groceries and few necessities, and then… BAM!! Gone.

I used to do that all the time until I started tracking ever little receipt. Thank goodness my current bank added a helpful little tool to categorize all my spending habits so I can track them more carefully. Seriously. Stop using cash (or do it old school and track every single receipt) and you’ll be amazed at where your money goes… like all that alcohol you drink! lol No judgements!