11 Basic Common Sense Rules

Here are 12 basic common sense rules.

One: If you don’t buy it, you can’t eat it. Unless it was a gift.

Two: Know and respect your surroundings. Its important to understand what you can and cannot do in your hood.

Three: Learn how to think for yourself. Don’t leave it to someone else to make decisions for you.

Four: Look both ways before you cross.

Five: Don’t eat foods past the expiration dates

Six: Don’t grip hot pans without oven mitts

Seven: Know where to go to get help

Eight: Know how to budget. Make sure not spend more than you bring in

Nine: Don’t let strangers in your home, even if you know their name.

Ten: Plan in advance for everything. This includes anything from taking a trip, to buying electronic equipment, to what kind of dates you want, etc.

Eleven: Know that your life is not an island. You are connected to the community. Its not about me me me me its about we we we we.

Feel free to share them with those in need. That’s all the common sense I have for you today. Until next time, keep it common.

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Finding Your Tribespeople

You ever meet someone that you feel an immediate connection with? Everything that comes out of that person’s mouth speaks directly to you. It’s like that person gets you, thinks like you do, talks like you and has the same aspirations as you. That make you feel like you can take on the world. That person is from your tribe. I consider Oprah Winfrey, Anthony Robbins, Carlos Santana, George Clooney, and John Leguizamo to be part of my tribe.

Your tribespeople are all around you. Your job is to recognize who they are and connect with them. In order to know your tribespeople, you need to know yourself, what inspires you, what wakes you up in the morning, and what makes you want to move forward.

Once you’ve got that figured out, identifying your tribespeople will be a piece of cake. Make a list of the people you feel are from your tribe and seek them out. Your tribesman can also be peers. The more you pay attention, the more you will be able to recognize those from your tribe.

We are bombarded with daily negativity and are constantly told what we can’t do.  To counteract those messages, we must plug into what feeds our spirit, ignites our creativity, and reminds us of our purpose. That’s what our tribespeople are for.  Once you know who they are, figure out how to connect with them.

Even if you can’t connect with them one-on-one, maybe you can connect with them by attending events where they are, watching their videos, or by going to seminars they are speaking at. Plugging in regularly to your tribesman will help keep you centered and on your mission.

That’s all the common sense I have for you today. Until next time, #KeepItCommon!

Divorce Your Story & Marry The Truth

Why are you telling that story?  That story makes you look bad! Why don’t you just tell the truth?  The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! So help you!

Have you ever found yourself repeating a story that victimizes you or makes you look like a loser when the fact is you are far from it?   But just because you had a bump in the road, or someone said something unfavorably about you, you created a horrible story about yourself.  It’s not only important to be careful how you speak about yourself to others; but more importantly how you talk about yourself to yourself.

You have to see yourself as a winner even when circumstances make you feel like a failure. Porque tu no es porqueria ni es basura. Tu es maraivillosa. Translation: you are not junk or anyone’s trash, you are marvelous.

If you have to tell a story, give yourself a new story that makes you a hero and  motivates you every time you hear it to strive for greatness instead of making you the villain.

Your new story should include the following five statements:

One: I am equipped

Two: I can take on any obstacle and beat it

Three: I operate in winning vehicles

Four: Where there’s a will I find a way

Five: I am unstoppable in everything I do

Start writing a new story for yourself that empowers you, lifts you up, and makes you soar.

That is all the common sense I have for you today. Until next time #KeepItCommon!

13 ONLINE COMMON SENSE DATING RED FLAGS

The big thing right now is online dating. I personally hate it. I like the old school way of meeting people face to face.

Like shopping: I like looking, touching, smelling, hearing and tasting the person first. Get your head out of the gutter – I am not talking sex.

But most people today have a fascination with meeting people online. People go to different sites for different reasons.

People who go to E-HARMONY are looking to get married People who go to Match.com want to have coffee then hookupPeople who go to Craigslist: just want to have sex (or get killed) People who go to Facebook: don’t know that there are real dating sites

Then there is Bootycallforall.com: doesn’t matter who you are, how many limbs you have or don’t, what your sexual preference is or is not.

So I have come up with 13 red flags to help you in your online dating adventure. I have more than that but I don’t want to freak anybody out.

Red flag number one: The person never wants to skype…really.? There is something wrong with that

Red flag number two: The person has no phone number… Are you kidding me..

Red flag number three: The person’s online photos are shot at an angle with filters…That means they are butt ugly.

Red flag number four: Only has 5 facebook friends…Sounds like a creeper to me.

Red flag number five: Is always on the road/busy and can’t be contacted…you know that person is either married or shackled to their cellmate

Red flag number six: they tell you to meet them at a truck stop…Serial killer…run…get the hell out now.

Red flag number seven: they tell you not to tell you any of your friends…Another serial killer…

Red flag number eight: Has no pictures of him or herself…the person is either very ugly, extra extra extra large or in a witness protection program

Red flag number nine: They tell you they are in the entertainment business but aren’t googleable

Red flag number ten: The person asks you for money/ offer you money… are you sure you did not sign up for an escort service?

Red flag number eleven: Asks you for your work address…Don’t you give them that…they will ruin your credit.

Red flag number twelve: They are Sharing the same script with other people…They are loosers with no soul.

And finally, Red flag number thirteen: They Ask you to send a nude picture/ or send one of themselves to you…Careful that is probably one of the weiner boys Anthony or Oscar meyer weiner.

These are some red flags that should send you running quick to delete them from your page social network immediately .

That’s all the advice I have for you today. Until next time, keep it common!