Remove Doubt

I enjoy listening to the Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio channel (I know, I’m a golf nerd) to improve my game. The plethora of shows offer me a way to work on my game from behind a desk or in my car or while doing work in my yard.

On more than one occasion I’ve taken the advice meant for the golf course and used it in my everyday life. One of my favorite tidbits is to remove doubt.

Looking back down #5 at Muirfield Village Golf Club

Looking back down #5 at Muirfield Village Golf Club

Regarding golf this advice was meant for shot making. Choose a club, picture a shot, and then proceed with 110% confidence when attempting the shot. Remove all doubt (is this the right club? is the wind too strong? is there a better target?) after making your decision. Proceed (quickly) and confidently.

In life this same advice applies to pretty much everything. Just like on the golf course, this doesn’t mean to rush into a decision without giving it careful consideration. Rather this means that after analyzing a situation we should be confident in our decision and proceed confidently with expectations of success. Will we fail some of the time? Sure. No one is infallible. But we will fail much more often if we have doubt in our minds. Be confident. Remove doubt.

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We Could Be Heroes

The best drop in EDM.

TURN YOUR SPEAKERS TO 11.

Having a down day? Having a GREAT day? Are you alive and able to click the play button? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions you will benefit from taking a few minutes out of your day, cranking up your speakers and letting Alesso put you in the right state of mind. This is my go-to song for anything from needing to get jacked up for a round of golf to curing a mid-day downer moment. Enjoy!

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It’s 2016. How Does Ticketmaster Still Exist?

Do I actually need to write more? What is the purpose of Ticketmaster besides an unneeded and unwanted middle man who is forced upon us and as a result charges egregious fees?

I can reflect (fondly, may I add) to a time when Ticketmaster was the most efficient way to score great concert tickets, and for that efficiency I was willing to pay Ticketmaster their fee.

But now?        Now?

Now it’s LAUGHABLE to think I need to give Ticketmaster eight bucks to buy a $25 concert ticket when the promoter could just as easily sell to me direct (no hyperbole, that is exactly what I was charged to see Grouplove in Columbus.)

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Type
Ticketmaster Presale
 
Price
US $25.00 x 4
 
Service Fee
US $8.85 x 4
Perhaps back in the day it didn’t make sense for each promoter to try to sell direct. After all, before the Internet it was very hard to self directly to the masses.
However as I write this is it is 2016, nearly 50 years after you want me to believe that man walked on the moon. I believe there is a better way to buy tickets that is a win-win-win for the artist, the promoter and the fan. The “way it’s been” ticket buying industry is ripe for a shake up and I’ll be happy to watch it unfold.
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Pelotonia 2016: YOU Are Needed!

pelogonia logo man

Pelotonia is the grass-roots, Columbus based bike ride that raises millions to fight cancer. Thanks to the generous sponsors, 100% of each dollar raised goes directly toward ending cancer as we know it. Read more in my previous posts here and learn about joining the cause as a rider, volunteer or virtual rider here.

Pelotonia 2015 was another success in the battle against cancer as it brought our seven-year total raised to over $100,000,000!!! This would not have been possible if not for thousands of riders, volunteers, organizers, sponsors and benefactors!

We return for Pelotonia 2016 from August 5th – August 7th, riding for one goal…to END CANCER! We need your help!! Anyone can join the cause at any time (our peloton accepts new riders all the way through the opening ceremonies!) and donations are accepted through October. Please consider getting involved in any way!

Click here to donate to my campaign. Every dollar helps and no amount is too small. Many give $50 or $75 and some $5 or $10. If you can help in any way it will not go to waste. Thank you for your consideration!!image

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Cigarette Smokers Who Toss Butts Anywhere:

FUCK YOU, you stupid inconsiderate fuck.

How do you think it’s ok to toss your cigarette butts anywhere you please?

Do you not see that your cigarette butt trash is the same as a trashed piece of paper, plastic bag or can of soda?

Would you do the same with any other item you wish to discard?

Do you understand the concept of littering?

You are mindlessly littering every time you toss a butt out of your car window. Just because you’re on the highway doesn’t make it any less littering.

Get a hold of yourself. Don’t toss butts just because that’s the way it’s been. It’s never too late to start doing the right thing.

I don’t care that you smoke, that’s your earthly right. What’s not your earthly right is to negatively affect others by tossing trash anywhere you please. Limit your littering to your own property. Act like a reasonable human being. Be better.

You have no right to toss butts anywhere. Be better.

You have no right to toss butts anywhere. Be better.

 

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Be Better – Do The Unexpected

You see someone across the room that you don’t know very well but have met before. Walk over and confidently say hello! Be genuine and listen to what they have to say.

A friend, relative or co-worker is going through a rough time. Ask them how they are doing. Be genuine and listen to what they have to say.

These are two examples of common situations that come up routinely in everyday life where I like to do the unexpected. I like to confront the elephant in the room head-on with a genuine and sincere interest. This simply eliminates the elephant and surprises people by showing them that I care. In situations like these there are always alternative options. Most people prefer the easier route of avoidance because it’s what everyone expects. Don’t be like most people. Be better than others. Do the unexpected.

 

 

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Sharpen Your Axe

There’s dispute over whether Honest Abe actually said this or not, but who really cares?! It’s great advice and it might as well have come from Lincoln.

Abe

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln (maybe!)

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Tiger Woods & I Will Be At The 2016 US Open at Oakmont Country Club!

 

Tiger Woods of the United States gestures to a fan to be quiet from the fifth green during first round play at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament in Akron, Ohio August 6, 2009. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk (UNITED STATES SPORT GOLF) - RTR26GXI

REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk (UNITED STATES SPORT GOLF)

Tiger Woods has registered to compete in the 2016 U.S. Open Golf Championship at Oakmont Country Club. 

These might be the 18 most exciting words in sports! After a long layoff, Tiger Woods is nearly certain to be returning to competitive golf!

I’m excited to announce that after a 5 year break, I will also be back at America’s golf championship. I will not be competing this year. Instead, I’ll be one of the thousands of volunteers who assist the unbelievable team that has been planning this event for over 24 months. This will be my fourth time volunteering (2009 Bethpage, 2010 Pebble Beach,  2011 Congressional) and fifth U.S. Open overall (2008 Torrey Pines.)

Sneak peek at the gear worn by some of the volunteers at the U.S. Open, Oakmont 2016

Sneak peek at the gear worn by some of the volunteers at the U.S. Open, Oakmont 2016

 

I am looking forward to seeing Tiger at Oakmont, and hopefully sooner. Perhaps at The Memorial in my home city of Columbus, at the iconic Muirfield Village Golf Club (Tiger seems to like it here!)

As a Tiger fan, I hope that Woods silences the haters and completes a historic career by overcoming his latest downswing and returning to greatness. It saddens me when I hear people state that “Tiger cannot win again” because this statement is an opinion, not a fact. It’s not fair for the haters to write Tiger off just as much as it’s not fair for fans like myself to proclaim for certain that he will win again. Like many things in life, time is the only way to answer the questions about Tiger.

I believe!

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Don’t Rush To A Red Light

redlightWe’ve all been in a situation where we feel rushed. Maybe we are late to work or school or any other “important” committment. Or, perhaps we are just in a mood not to be messed with. For whatever reason, we decide to drive like a maniac, speeding and maneuvering between vehicles as if we’re trying to win the Indy 500.

And then… bam! We come to a red light. We slam on the brakes and come to a complete stop. Many of the cars behind us catch up and come to a stop as well. At the same red light. Or exit. Or toll booth. Or stop sign. As frustrated as we are, we have arrived at basically the same place in space and time as the other drivers who most likely weren’t driving like total fucking idiots.

We have rushed around, putting ourselves and others in harm’s way, for literally no reason. We haven’t arrived at our destination any sooner but we have greatly increased our chances of getting hurt. This is illogical, dangerous and unnecessary.

Don’t rush around just to hit the same red lights and stop signs as everyone else. Use your eyes, be aware of the world around you and realize that your rushing is pointless. Your drive will be much easier, your stress level will go down and most importantly, you and those around you will be much safer.

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Clean Disruption [Video]: Electric, Solar Powered Autonomous Vehicles

Tony Seba, author of ‘Clean Disruption’ gives this brilliant talk at the AltCars Expo and Conference, September 19, 2014. Watch the first 1:35 and you won’t want to stop because you’ll realize the predictions made below are all going to come true. And I bet they come to fruition much sooner than 2030!

The keynote is titled “Clean Disruption: 100% electric transportation and 100% solar power by 2030″.

The book ‘Clean Disruption‘ and this keynote assert that by 2030:
• All new mass-market vehicles will be electric.
• All of these vehicles will be autonomous (self-driving).
• Up to 80% of parking spaces and highways will be redundant.
• Taxis as we know them will be obsolete.
• The concept of car ownership will be obsolete.
• Oil will be obsolete
• All new energy will be provided by solar (and wind)

More information at
http://tonyseba.com/speaker/

(Source: YouTube)

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