Saturday, March 23, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4625 Sat

HappyUP!!! - a hex Allen tool                                  
Why it happened - Roseville Hardware
Why it makes me happy - these guys have everything...and the help I needed...a niggling problem SOLVED in a jiffy

HappyUP!!! - last night’s recording
Why it happened - I recorded it
Why it makes me happy - I don’t usually video my speeches. Though I won, I was so glad to be able to review it this morning. My timing can improve, a punch line can be punched up, movements can be more deliberate, and the conclusion can be a bit more concludier! No problem. I will be ready for division

HappyUP!!! - insomnia class
Why it happened - I am in training
Why it makes me happy -OMG! Here is a place I can DEFINITELY help people with...and easily. A specialty? Who knows...I need to find me an insomniac!

Friday, March 22, 2019

BreakUP!!! With Sugar FREE COURSE

Alright - I am going to make this really easy for you.

Sugar - it’s BAD! Horrid!

If I saw a kid - with a soda in one hand and a cigarette in the other and I could make him give up one?

I don’t know which - one I would choose.

Yeah - I am that serious about it.  I’ve done enough research for myself. I gave it up in October 2018.

The changes? - Dramatic

I will expand on this topic- in the future but I just got through giving a talk about this and several audience members wanted to know more.

Here is the link to the free course that I took -   I don’t think there are any catches to that “free” part.

Will power alone - is unlikely to get you through this. Eric Edmeades 7 day course is only 10-15 minutes a day for 7 days. Once you get through that time frame, you will be fine. You CAN do this!

I will add one thing - you are LIKELY to screw up at some point. I did. 3 days in I ate two chocolate chip cookies that just came out of an oven. Hey, it’s sugar and it’s addictive. You will make mistakes. Who cares?  Don’t beat yourself up. Just get back on the horse and ride again.

Here is the good news - I have been in a lot of “sugary situations” since then (think about it....passing out Halloween Candy....the holidays....etc) and I wasn’t even tempted.

I changed my thoughts - which, over time, changed my BELIEFS. The change in beliefs made it EASY to change my ACTION (avoiding sugar). In the Neuro Linguistic Programming world, I am told that what I did was a “re-frame.”

I now see sugar as - RAT POISON. Prior to this course, I don’t even want to tell you what my sugar consumption was....from the obvious ice cream and candies to the subtle ways BIG SUGAR has injected into your everyday food supply.

People ask -“don’t you want a little treat once in awhile?”

HELL NO!!! - how could RAT POISON be a treat! It is an easy and reflexive answer that I don’t even think about.

“Scott, you are special. I couldn’t do that” - while I will agree with you on the point that I am special in many ways.....I am a commoner in this area. ANYBODY can do this.  Check back with me. Let me know how you did.

I hope - I help you get rid of some ailments and got you on your way to the best life you could imagine....pain free...drug free.

No doctor - is going to recommend giving up sugar to cure your arthritis, for example. First, they took no nutrition training in med school. Second - they are trained to prescribe medicine. That is all backed by Big Pharma.  If no sugar means NO DRUGS, sign me up! The only thing worse for you than sugar is the drug or drug combinations you end up with due to high blood pressure, cholesterol, arthritis, etc and managing how all of those awful things interact with your body.

WARNING - a nasty side effect to giving up sugar is that you probably are going to lose some weight.

HappyUP!!! Day 4624

HappyUP!!! - Speech Contest                                  
Why it happened - it’s an annual thing
Why it makes me happy - every World Champion has to do what I did at the Area after winning at the club. It’s on to the Division in a couple of weeks. Definitely gave a better presentation tonight than at the club.....and, with the video recording, I know I will be able to improve upon it

HappyUP!!! - running ahead of time
Why it happened - it is what I do
Why it makes me happy - I had time to turnaround to grab something, miss a turnoff later, and still get to the venue on time with no stress

HappyUP!!! - a helping hand
Why it happened - this member is the best
Why it makes me happy -a much needed prop was left behind....JG at the rescue. She popped down to the local Walgreens and HOOKED ME UP!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4623

HappyUP!!! - the APPLE Store!!!                          
Why it happened - I needed help
Why it makes me happy - I can not express to you what the degree of AMAZING that place was to me. They got me into what I thought was a burned out and corrupted old MacBook so I could get some data.....FAST!  I was able to replace ONE AirPod (not both) AND got FANTASTIC help picking out.....

HappyUP!!! - ....a new iMac!!! 
Why it happened - I needed a full operating system
Why it makes me happy - I have LOVED my iPad since I got it. I had planned to get an iMac. I just hadn’t gotten around to it. Today, while getting my MacBook problem solved, I decided to just get it done while I was there.......and I THEN found out that they just upgraded the iMAC yesterday!!! Sometimes procrastinating pays off!!!

HappyUP!!! - help with project research
Why it happened - I know people
Why it makes me happy - I just LOVE it when people are so helpful

HappyUP!!! - sharing the bounty
Why it happened - I still have oranges on the tree
Why it makes me happy- I’m not sure when those go bad....but the guy that stopped by and picked off a bag sure didn’t think so.  I love sharing what I have been blessed with! I


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4622

HappyUP!!! - my graphic artist and media manager                               
Why it happened - I needed one...and one was delivered to me
Why it makes me happy - met with this fantastic person today. She’s HIRED!!! I only want MAGIC on my team surrounding me...this lady is all of that! Got some great ideas...exactly what I need...I am fortunate she took my humble project on.

HappyUP!!! - fairly dry
Why it happened -a bathroom
Why it makes me happy - we took a chance today. We got caught in a squall...but we were near a bathroom by one of the tees so we took shelter.  It let up...we hit our tee shots...then it started pouring again.....back to our bathroom.  The rest of the day, we were fully exposed and the skies threatened but we didn’t get hit again. So lucky

HappyUP!!! - playing away
Why it happened - our course was busy
Why it makes me happy - my coupon for free golf was old....but the course took it. One thing better than playing a different course?...playing a different course for free!

HappyUP!!! - Bob’s Discount Tires
Why it happened -I know Bob
Why it makes me happy- he put some customer service on me that I love...he picked up my car, drove it back to the shop, drove it back to my house....all while I was out busy doing other things. Bob’s the Bomb!!!  I LOVE it when things happen smoothly in the background


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4621

HappyUP!!! - helping others                         
Why it happened - it’s what I do...and love
Why it makes me happy - helped a member re-craft a speech...a friend re-gain some distance...a client gain control over an area of life......just making a difference in people that I touch. It sparks joy!

HappyUP!!! - getting thrown down on
Why it happened - the game was on
Why it makes me happy - it’s not often I shoot 38 on the front side....and get absolutely slaughtered. Hey, the other dudes BOTH broke par on the front.  They “found their games” on the back side...I stayed steady and made a 40% dent in the debacle

HappyUP!!! - hitting 3 in two shots...with baby hybrid no less
Why it happened - two great shots
Why it makes me happy -I didn’t hit this green all of last year. I am up to twice this year already. There seems to be a bit more pop in my bat due to mental work and some physical training. Look out, year, when I play with some distance back that has been long lost!

Monday, March 18, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4620

HappyUP!!! - busking guitar technique                                  
Why it happened - YouTube
Why it makes me happy -OH MY GOD! Where were these instructors years ago? My bad for not hanging around enough guitar players in my past. This is so easy! It’s stuff that I already do but not in this fashion.  And....the “drone string”?....are you kidding me? No wonder I thought my acoustics sounded dead.  Unbelievable!

HappyUP!!! - mentor call
Why it happened -I have a mentor for my project
Why it makes me happy -she is FABULOUS! Better yet, I know that she is benefitting from the experience. I am making sure of that. Can’t wait for the next call

HappyUP!!! - speech re-written
Why it happened -DEADLINE
Why it makes me happy -OK...I would have been happIER if this was done last week or the week before..but I still have plenty of time to finish it up and have it down by Friday. It’s probably better this way...less fiddling around with it. 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4619

HappyUP!!! - WE DID IT!                                   
Why it happened - mostly due to my brother
Why it makes me happy - I could go all day on this event. My bro and I qualified to go play in Monterey to represent our club. My brother played one of his best rounds in recent history. I was OK...very steady...some GREAT ball striking (a good sign). It was just fabulous how we not only held things together...we kept the pedal down

HappyUP!!! - mental work paying off
Why it happened - I have put in the time
Why it makes me happy - we had a boo boo on the very first hole. My bro, “innocently enough” said, “that’s not a very good start.” Without the blink of an eye, I said, “just a bit of rain, brother, bound to have some during the round...that was just passed through and we have sunshine the rest of the day”...and the sun came BLAZING out on the very next green when my brother made a birdie on a stroke hole!

HappyUP!!! - Walmart
Why it happened - I needed some stuff
Why it makes me happy - LOVE Walmart! I never see those “Walmart people” people make jokes about...or the crowds. Of course, I go before 7 a.m.  I was so fortunate that they sold me 1/2 dozen golf balls. Sure, I wanted a dozen but somebody had stolen 6 out of the last dozen box they had. Sure, I had to go to customer service and, yes, there was some confusion. The time waiting was NOTHING compared to me having to drive somewhere else for what I needed. 

HappyUP!!! - Fathiya
Why it happened - I asked
Why it makes me happy- it’s a Muslim name for Joyfulness and Happiness. Now...look at the title of this blog. I could have easily not asked the customer service manager what that meant. I had to ask...and it put a smile on both of our faces.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4618

HappyUP!!! - front 9 birdies                             
Why it happened -a couple of fabulous shots
Why it makes me happy - it’s always good to get ahead of the game on the front 9. Of course, a birdie is a birdie anytime but these one’s were well placed. And...the shots? Spectacular

HappyUP!!! - great session with client
Why it happened -it’s what I do
Why it makes me happy -I discovered what I believe will be a “go to” part of my therapeutic practice that I am batting 100% with. No, I won’t use it everywhere but it is going to fit in a lot. A strong tool in my box

HappyUP!!! - the speech grinding begins
Why it happened -the contest is coming
Why it makes me happy -Been doing a little procrastination here. Nice to get a foot hold. I like the rewritten opening. More work to do. I dig that the procrastination may be paying off. The work begins

HappyUP!!! - 2 closin bullets
Why it happened -I can putt
Why it makes me happy-I hit a lot of good putts today. The round slipped away a bit. It was still solid. Good things are coming. Nice way to finish

Friday, March 15, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4617

HappyUP!!! - follow up visit                         
Why it happened - post-surgery check
Why it makes me happy - Q-ball is doing well...and I got the go-ahead information for the surgical coat from the’s a NoConeZone for Q-ball

HappyUP!!! - hooking a friend up
Why it happened - I do those kinds of things
Why it makes me happy - great to know my buddy is in the best hands possible

HappyUP!!! - bad score, great time
Why it happened -it’s how I roll
Why it makes me happy - hey, some days aren’t your day. Despite driving it poorly, if I had just chipped about 4 feet better, I would have had a good score. The chipping and pitching are fixable. Tomorrow is another day. I’ll be right there to qualify for Monterey on Sunday

HappyUP!!! - GORGEOUS weather
Why it happened - it’s nearly spring
Why it makes me happy- NO doubt about was the most stunning day of the year so far. It felt great to be on terra ferma (as opposed to mud) and in SPECTACULAR sunshine

Thursday, March 14, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4616

HappyUP!!! - my status in the world                                  
Why it happened - it came up in conversation
Why it makes me happy -so, it goes something like this...”he’s different...he’s an acquired taste...but he is a good guy.”  It is exactly how I would describe myself. I am TOTALLY good with that. Congruency

HappyUP!!! - a tremendous opportunity
Why it happened - I was having a chat
Why it makes me happy - this was a part of my business plan...but not for a few months. Hey, I learned long ago....Opportunity comes on it’s own timeline, not I said, “yes!” Plus, I will be able to kill two birds with one stone!

HappyUP!!! - Q-balls suit
Why it happened - I bought it for his recovery
Why it makes me happy - this has been a god send. My little buddy was sleeping all day as opposed to the hyper ball of fur he was the first two days of post-surgery.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4615

HappyUP!!! - Suitical                       
Why it happened - I needed a solution
Why it makes me happy - my sweet little kitty was NOT going to wear that cone (the Elizabethan Collar...the eCollar) for 10-14 days. It is a brutal thing.  His “surgery suit” came in from today. He LOVES it. It has mellowed him out. Though it does not cover his area (where he was neutered), the suit seems to be acting as a deterrent to him “going there.”  I have high HOPES that this is a perfect solution

HappyUP!!! - Weedeater fix
Why it happened -YouTube
Why it makes me happy - YouTube does it again. I would never have seen how this one part of my weedeater gets disassembled. Maybe it was in the instructions but I thought I actually read them once and didn’t see the answer. There is no question: I learn better by being shown something than reading about it

HappyUP!!! -BrainSTORMERS
Why it happened -we agree to meet regularly
Why it makes me happy - we had great food and a fabulous meeting tonight. People learned and got lifted up but, most importantly, discovered new tools to aid them in their process. I think that I discovered a better understanding of my role in the process.  Cook....facilitator....teacher (the teacher always learns when teaching). Great stuff tonight!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4614

HappyUP!!! - great meeting                           
Why it happened - ran it like a machine
Why it makes me happy - 3 speeches with powerpoints, 3 evaluations, and 5 Tabletopics and the plan landed right on time at 8:10! Great speeches too!

HappyUP!!! - kitty time
Why it happened - he is recovering
Why it makes me happy - poor little guy. Either the surgery or the meds have altered his behavior. It was good to be able to calm him for a few hours today

HappyUP!!! - coffee invite
Why it happened - I made myself available
Why it makes me happy - can’t wait to meet up with this person! Of course I said “yes”!

Monday, March 11, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4613

HappyUP!!! - stylin and profilin                          
Why it happened - time for a haircut
Why it makes me happy - probably overdue. Had a great chat with my stylist as she wasn’t busy today...invite accepted!

HappyUP!!! - MP chat
Why it happened - thinking about a deal
Why it makes me happy - great talking to this guy. He is a carbon copy of a close relative of his

HappyUP!!! -Birthday party
Why it happened -my sis in law is the best
Why it makes me happy - great family get together....and birthday gators!!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4612

HappyUP!!! - back 9 rally                                  
Why it happened - I keep my head in the game
Why it makes me happy - I just think so much better than I used to. It really is “one shot at a time.” The front 9 was a bit brutal. The back 9 didn’t look great through 14. Nothing mattered. Birdied 2 of the last 4 and narrowly missed birdieing the other 2. Took home the prize

HappyUP!!! - real estate opportunity
Why it happened - I was paying attention
Why it makes me happy - looked at a property today. Interesting. We are going to see how this one plays out. A foray into new territory

HappyUP!!! - G man joining us
Why it happened - we had an opening and he was rarin to go
Why it makes me happy - LOVE golfing with this guy! So happy that he could join us

HappyUP!!! - gorgeous day
Why it happened - weather
Why it makes me happy- with everything that has been going on, today was just beautiful. If you gotta have wind, it was just the right amount today

Saturday, March 09, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4611

HappyUP!!! - buddy stopping by                                  
Why it happened - he needed some counsel
Why it makes me happy - it is a sacred privilege to be entrusted 

HappyUP!!! - highlighting the Morning Pages
Why it happened - I had an epiphany
Why it makes me happy - I get so much out of this daily exercise that I decided to be greedy. Squeeze a bit more out of them! It is all part of the evolution...and I LOVE it!

HappyUP!!! - brekko with the clan and staying with my plan
Why it happened - I have a plan
Why it makes me happy -today was a great example where I almost deviated from protocol. I’m thrilled that I didn’t. The results bore this out! Plans may be wavered from from time to time for good reason. The reason wasn’t there and I benefitted

Friday, March 08, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4610

HappyUP!!! - Ciopinno Feed                                   
Why it happened - it’s an annual thing
Why it makes me happy - great food and fantastic friends. I’m so lucky my bro and sis put this on and that I am always invited

HappyUP!!! - getting outside
Why it happened - it didn’t rain
Why it makes me happy - I hadn’t been on the links in a bit. The day was gorgeous if dressed appropriately. There wasn’t too much rust that had developed. That used to be a problem but, with some alterations to the mental approach, it’s not an issue at all. 

HappyUP!!! - a comeback
Why it happened - better play and some opponent help
Why it makes me happy - when you can be substantially down at the turn, and then reverse the tables to actually come out ahead for the day after the back 9

HappyUP!!! - learning from a dream
Why it happened - I made a request
Why it makes me happy- I only started this last night....but I got an immediate answer this morning...and it only took a little thought and interpretation

Thursday, March 07, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4609

HappyUP!!! - love him and hate him                                  
Why it happened - he’s a kitty
Why it makes me happy - LOL...just kidding on that hate part. He’s a pure joy even when he is a handful. Why? Because he constantly invests into his bank account with me...I am talking HUGE deposits. So, even when he makes a large withdrawal (like when he UNsorted all my previously sorted zip ties), he still has an abundance left in his account.
(Hmmmmm....did Q-ball just teach you something there?)

HappyUP!!! - guacamole assistance
Why it happened - I asked
Why it makes me happy - always better to take on a large project in the kitchen with help. Great times mashing up some Avo’s today!

HappyUP!!! - great book idea
Why it happened - it was referred to me
Why it makes me happy - fascinating left brain/right brain learning. It goes a bit deeper than the usual “logical/emotional” side.  The congruence (or incongruence) in which they should optimally work got me opening my eyes a bit. It was info where you go, “yeah...I kinda knew that but I’m not sure...well now I have some surety.”

HappyUP!!! - final piece for the system I have been working on
Why it happened - it showed up as if by magic
Why it makes me happy- first, I got some reinforcement for the theory / process I have been developing. I also received a modification and an additive. step closer to the solve of the puzzle.

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4608

MAN OH MAN - how I could bore you with how good this day was. I just don’t have the time!

HappyUP!!! - study and learnings                                  
Why it happened - I put in the time
Why it makes me happy - I LOVE learning the stuff that I WANT TO LEARN. Man, when I think of what I used to call learning, it makes my head shake.  All the way from getting 50% more out of my reading, to being inspired to upgrade the note taking and journaling I already do, locking in on intuition, and developing skills in a segment of by business...just fabulous stuff

HappyUP!!! - helping a TM
Why it happened - he reached out
Why it makes me happy - if HE needs the help, so do others....NOW! I just need to re-trace my steps a bit and put the materials together.  He also gave me a reminder, without knowing it, of keeping track of my time

HappyUP!!! - getting Q-ball up to speed
Why it happened - he’s my baby
Why it makes me happy - got one thing done today and the other scheduled for Monday. Short term, he won’t be happy...long term he will be delighted.

HappyUP!!! - a coffee jacket
Why it happened -I was mindful
Why it makes me happy- I have my coffee in hand as I come out of the grocery store. A strong wind comes up at the right time. It blows the little jacket off my coffee. It’s raining too. The jacket has gone flying. I put my groceries away.  Despite the weather, I take the 30 seconds it takes me to get that coffee jacket. Guilt? Nope. I would have forgotten all about it as soon as I drove away. I did what other people don’t do....cleaned up their mess despite the inconvenience to do so...and that makes me feel good. I got a HUGE positive out of that. It’s what winners do....the inconvenient thing when no one’s watching that is the RIGHT thing to do. Hey, I may have had help from the wind but, I littered....until I didn’t. 

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4607

HappyUP!!! -  packed house                                 
Why it happened - we are cookin!
Why it makes me happy - An extra table...and we STILL had them packed in!!! A new member joined. 3 speeches...5 TableTopics....3 evaluations...and we ended on time!!!

HappyUP!!! - great learning module for self work
Why it happened - I’m grinding through the course
Why it makes me happy - this is going to have a lot of practical application!

HappyUP!!! - cauliflower rice pizza dough
Why it happened - I took it on
Why it makes me happy - it WORKED! Did I do it perfectly? Oh, heck no. Not sure the final product is worth the effort. It may be easier next time. I learned a bunch!

HappyUP!!! - big dues collection
Why it happened -it’s that time
Why it makes me happy- first day out....and I got THAT many checks?!?! A treasurer’s dream!!!

Monday, March 04, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4606

HappyUP!!! - helping someone                                  
Why it happened - it’s a thing with me
Why it makes me happy - this is the area that gives me juice. There’s a lot of ways to reach out. 

HappyUP!!! - a visit from the nephew
Why it happened - a business trip
Why it makes me happy - glad to finish up this project. Proud that it got done.

HappyUP!!! - how long was that on the “to do” list?
Why it happened - I found that “round tuit”
Why it makes me happy - the effort going in was nothing compared to the final result...I LOVE that combination! Actually, I REVEL in it

Sunday, March 03, 2019

HappyUP!!! Day 4605

HappyUP!!! - Three Years Old                              
Why it happened - birthdays happen
Why it makes me happy - this is a bittersweet one! The picture is from Christmas...less than 3 months ago. He looks so much older on his birthday today. They do grow up fast. was great to get together with the family and do our thing

HappyUP!!! - BH popped by
Why it happened - he needed to drop something by
Why it makes me happy - great seeing this busy dude. He has the best of to handle the overload. It’s a problem but it’s a heck of a lot better than dealing with the problem of scarcity. Love this guy! Great to see him

HappyUP!!! -making some food
Why it happened - a guy’s gotta eat
Why it makes me happy - a little bit for the party...a nice something for me for the week...all the stuff to make another dish I want to attempt. When I take the time, I actually enjoy cooking. Yeah, you get some, “that was OK...not worth the time I put into it,” but, in general, you get the, “winner! Put that on the “play again list.”

HappyUP!!! - playing the A minor scale in a C major key
Why it happened - it’s a music thing
Why it makes me happy- I was noodling along and went, “why is this sounding so good? I’m not in the right place on the sounds I must be in a good place.”  I’ll need to look it up but I think I may have solved the “what the heck is a relative major or relative key” thing that I have heard about. You can “book learn” something but, if it doesn’t make sense,  you won’t retain it. I’ll get some valuable info here.