How many times have you heard a young child say, "that's not fair." At an early age, when I would say this, the response I would get is that life's not fair. Sure, this was a tongue and cheek response to a whiny kid, but really, it's true. What's important is that life can be unfair to our benefit just as it can be unfair to our detriment. We all get lucky sometime and we all get unlucky sometime too. Overall, some people are obviously luckier than others, and that's really all there is too it. And, when I say Lucky, I include being born a certain way. If you're smart and have a good work ethic, you're lucky, even if you do have to put in the hard work to make things happen. At least you have the ability to do so.
I am going to do a little more venting about all these after hours emails I've been getting. Is there some reason we can't all agree to just work during business hours? I work at an intense pace from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM every day and all I expect is that being caught up by the time I leave the office, doesn't mean I'm behind when I get in the next morning at 7:00. Sure, I could work slow, throughout the day and night, but whatever happened to rest time and work time - it's not all supposed to be blended together.
Scott Safadi believes that to be successful, hard work pays off more than experience. Many of my competing property managers have over 30 years of experience, as compared to my 10. It really comes down to being proactive and working harder than the next guy. The industry is evolving. Being stuck in one's old ways can be a detriment.
I found this interesting article about this brilliant 16 year old and his awesome browser plug-in. Something to remind us all where the words coming out of our politicians mouths are actually coming from:
Scott Safadi wants to rejoice in the snow and rain coming to California. We knew this drought couldn't last forever, or at least history told us it wouldn't. With climate change, I think we all had our second thoughts about that. Well, hopefully, this isn't just a blip and we can return to having normal wet winters out here in beautiful Northern California.
Scott Safadi is looking forward to celebrating Halloween with his wife and daughter. With a pumpkin and costume loving two year old, he couldn't resist decorating his house in ridiculous form. Why not, it's for the kids!
Scott Safadi, like many other 30 somethings who are starting a family, managed to put on a few extra pounds with all that extra time at home on the couch. Chasing kids is tiring, but it wont keep you in shape. Having never tried to diet before, Scott Safadi, decided to try one of those super low carb regiments in combination with 3-4 days per week of intense exercise. First, on to the diet:
For two months, Scott Safadi ate no more than 5 grams of carbohydrates per meal, not to exceed 30 grams in any given day. Besides that rule, he was allowed to eat pretty much anything else. Regardless of his efforts to eat lots of protein, the first two weeks felt like utter starvation, no matter how much food he ate. It was like his body only knew how to register carbs as an appetite reliever. After those two weeks, it was smooth sailing, more or less.
So, after the first 2 months, Scott Safadi lost about 20 pounds and found himself at his ideal weight. This particular diet tries to help you avoid the yoyo diet outcome. So, for the next two months, he had to eat at least 20 grams of carbs with each meal and no more than 30, for a total of 100-120 grams or less per day. After those 2 months were over, he lost even a few extra pounds. After those 2 months were over, he transitioned into the long term diet of simply keeping the carbs to a minimum (under 150 grams per day). Months into this, Scott Safadi is finding his weight to be holding steady and his appetite comfortable.
Throughout this process, Scott Safadi has done exercise classes at his local gym. These classes, for the most part, are part of the Les Mills, grit series. They are high intensity interval training classes. They are exhausting, but short, sweet, and efficient. In addition, they help build a good deal of muscle, which helps you maintain your fitness level as well.
Scott Safadi is very happy with the way things turned out, especially after having feared entering into his first "diet." Now, it just feels like normal living.