You Can’t Fix Stupid…

Yes, I have tried, but its nearly impossible.  Look around you, there are so many people doing some many things that aren’t quite normal.  I teach my kids that this is a bad word, we try really hard not to label people.

But come on, its really hard not to call a spade a spade sometimes..  LOL

So what do we do to help these people or better yet, what can we do to help these people help others????  ………    !!!!!!!!     %%%%%%%   …………



I got Nothin….         :)

Really, these people do need help, they need us to figure out how we can get them to help others.  Help them make this a better place to live, exist and thrive.  Maybe they are here to help us see humor??

But seriously people, there are those out there that need our help and guidance, so please have some compassion and don’t duct tape, hit or punch these “special” people, either help them or leave them alone:D

Linden P..

Impossible doesn’t exist.

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Ok, I know I wrote on this before, but I believe nothing to be impossible.  Not time travel, not teleportation, not flying.  The problem is, we just don’t have all the information to do it yet.  Everyday people are looking for those answers, they are gathering information that someday, someone will use to find the solution’s needed.

Things may seem impossible now, but with the right knowledge, the right tools and the right ?????  all the pieces will be in place to do it.  So, our mission is to keep seeking the answers to help those in the future solve the mystery of whats impossible now.

To a smaller scale, what seems hard, practically impossible can be solved if we focus and find the right answers.  Moving forward always should be our goal.  Sometimes baby steps are taken, sometime we make giant leaps, but always moving forward.

My children are a challenge, I am trying to teach them that fear is good, but fear must also be overcome to move forward sometimes.  My boys get that a little more than my daughter, but she is taking her baby steps and TRYING.  Thats all it takes, if the fear is that great, baby steps will help you get there, just might take awhile longer.  Maybe you fear speaking in front of people, baby steps could be talking to 2 people, then 3, then 5, etc…  Maybe you are trying to lose weight, fear maybe just plain failure.  Well baby steps are a great way to start then.   Maybe you don’t use the scale for two week, just baby steps of not snacking after 6pm.  Maybe its just a 5 minute walk each night or noontime.  Baby steps can get you there.

Everything in life is a challenge, full of choices and rewards and consequences.  Yes, we will screw up, fall backwards and scrape our ass, but we have to get up, work through it and find ways to keep moving forward..

Build, Inspire, Live

Linden P

You Can’t Please Everyone….

The saying is true, you can’t please everyone, all the time.  And pleasing others in my opinion is pretending to be someone you are not.

Sure, doing good, being nice and living by the golden rules is great, but you need to be yourself while doing it.  I talk here and there about this, but its important to understand that you can’t pretend to be someone you aren’t, it will eventually backfire.

Being yourself, living your life will bring to you those that truly want to be your friend, they will be happy for you, PLEASED with you so to speak.  Sure you have a job, have to follow rules, but you can still be yourself, not pretend to be someone else.

I try and live my life MY WAY.  Yes, I wear many hats, doctor, father, husband and son, but I am still me, truly me.  I say things, do things that make me happy, not the people around me.  There are 24 hours in the day, if you need to practice being yourself, find some time and act like yourself, practice, find who you truly are and let yourself shine…

Build, Inspire, Live

Linden P

Everyone has a secret..

OK, well now you may know mine, but everyone has a secret.  Now, as long as its not a secret that hurts others, with the exception of Batman of course…

So, years ago, someone told me that you can’t be TWO different people, you are only one, and pretending to be someone else won’t work for long.  I know this to be true, and hopefully you all can take some of this and realize that you can only be ONE true person.  And thats who you should be.

Sure I wear different hats, father, husband, doctor, son, etc.  But I try and stay true to who I really am.  I can’t wear fancy clothes, I can’t act mature, I can’t not smile or laugh.  I am me, through and through.  Sure, I can wear dress clothes for a short stint, wedding or funeral, thats respect, not changing who I am…  What I am talking about is playing one role with some people and another with others.  You need to be yourself.  Who ever that is.

Now, the question is WHO ARE YOU??  Really, who are you?  Depends on your age, but most of you reading this have already played so many roles, you probably lost track of the real you awhile back.  This starts when we are kids, remember back, you probably were two different people depending on whether your parents were in view or not…

So, take some time, go through those roles you have played, find the things that make you happy and start figuring out who you truly are.  Life will be much more fun when you play it out as your TRUE self.  Trust me…

Linden P

Who are you Competing Against?

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OK, this is a good picture, phrase and post for those who have set goals.  Who are you competing against?  Is it a friend, a competitor, rival or ???

Setting a goal, whether money, weight loss, personal development or whatever, the only person you are truly competing with is yourself.  Look in the mirror, study that person and get busy changing that person into who they need to be to achieve your goal.  To WIN the competition…

Yes, goals, dreams and personal development are competitions and you should be playing to win.  If you aren’t ready to sweat, bleed and win, then maybe you need to stare into that mirror until you are ready to make that commitment.

It takes action to win, yes, positive thinking is great, but if you just sit their waiting for the universe to deliver your dreams, you better bring diapers.  It takes action, blood sweat and tears to reach a goal, dream and change.  Get up, get out and get it done…

Build, inspire, Live

Linden P

Put on your Grandma Panties and DO IT!!


What are you waiting for?  There is rarely ever the perfect time to do anything.  What you need to do is step up and get it done.

Thats all……

Linden P

Grumpy Cat knows all.


This cat is hilarious, but why?  Well he seems to relate to so many people out there.  Yes, too many people out there are grumpy to say the least.

Why?  Because its monday?  Not likely, everyone loves mondays right?  Well why are so many people grumpy?

I believe many are grumpy because they don’t have a dream to chase.  They haven’t set goals or have ideas of where to go.  Its not the end of the world, there are so many places that can help you develop and reach your goals, its just that many people don’t use them.

So, here I sit, writing this blog, looking around I can see those elusive happy people, but I also see so many others that just seem plain grumpy.  I can’t talk to each of them and let them know they are special, I can help a few of them understand that life should be full of joy and happiness, not glum and gloom though.

Will that help?  I don’t know, I do know that some people will find the desire and drive to set goals and reach dreams, others just won’t.  Its sad but true.  You can lead a person to the well, but some won’t drink unless a glass of water is given to them.

My goal in writing this today is that maybe some of you reading it will step up and let others you see know that they are special, they have the right to set goals and reach their dreams.  You can do your part, and its up to them to take the action needed to get on the path to a happier and fuller life.

Linden P.

Nice and Slow



Ok Monday, Lets Do This….

Hey everyone, its monday morning.  Hopefully my friends and family back in ND are all cuddled up around a fire, enjoying the quiet family time.

But for the rest of us, its monday morning, time to rise and SHINE!!!!  Yes, SHINE in a Monday morning.  Its not hard, just put your mind to it and make it happen.

Mondays are a great day to start positively and make moves that get you closer to your goals, dreams and desires.  Maybe today is the day you ask that girl her name, ask your boss for more important stuff to do, maybe you start eating less junk and more good stuff?  Today is Monday, make something happen that will change your life for the better…

I wish all who read this, everyone I know will never have to say “What If…..”  Those are terrible words to have to say, and I know many people keep those words in their heads, going over the situation, wasting precious life on worrying about something that is over and done with.  If you missed your What if moment, learn from it and move on.  Don’t waste time dwelling on it, go looking for new moments where you won’t ever have to say “What IF”.

Build, Inspire, Live

Linden P…



Ok, so this is an inspirational blog, about dreams, goals and moving towards them.  But sometimes in life, SH$T happens right?  Sometimes you just need to sit back and roast a marshmellow or two.  LOL

Now I don’t want you to burn down the store, but taking a step back, a shot or two of bourbon and relaxing in a lawn chair is needed.  Clearing your mind, relaxing your body, just being……  Maybe thats what Fridays are for?

Ok, maybe saturdays, LOL.  But you should take time each week to relish in your success, go over your failures, and regroup.  In order to do that sometimes you need to let go and just BE!!!!

So remember to keep your focus, enjoy your life and keep moving towards your goals, dreams and desires.  But also take a mental break to just BE.

Build, Inspire, Live

Linden P

Monday Motivation, Special…

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Yes, you!!!   Are Special.  Everyone, everywhere is special.  Don’t every forget that.

Sure, sometimes we feel like life is just using us for some cruel game, but trust me, we aren’t given anything we can’t handle.  It may seem hard, impossible even, but thats when we need to believe in ourselves even more.  We will have ups an downs, but if you choose not to get back up, the game has won.

Whatever is happening right now with you, will change, everything changes.  And change is actually good, can you imagine if things stayed exactly the same, we would go insane.  I can make anything “not boring” for awhile, but if things don’t change eventually, I would go even more  crazy than I am now..

So, bite down, take what is dished out and find your way back up.  This is life, its way to short to not be happy and growing.

Linden P