Month: April 2014

The Perks of Being Non-Famous

#4: More Time & Individuality – It may look like famous people put in just a few hours a day, but most famous people are totally consumed by their professions. They have to be, or they’ll get run over by the next best thing (emphasis on people being viewed as things here). Plus, they have tons and tons of people bombarding them with energy—and seeing them exactly the way they want them to be instead of for who they are. Celebrities get lost in the public eye, media portrayals of them, and a host of other negative things, so that their individuality gets completely sucked-up by other people. If you think about it, that really sux! When you’re non-famous you get to be yourself, and you usually have much more time to do so!

#3: Less Moochers & Freeloaders – Famous people have lots of money, but everyone wants a piece of the pie. From small requests to huge ones, famous people are constantly asked for money, things, time, endorsements, appearances, and anything that mooches off their status and income. It’s bad enough when you have a financially challenged friend who always wants to bum food and rides, but with celebrities, the takers may not even be your friends at all! See below:

#2: Real Friends & Real Love – How does a celebrity ever know who their real friends and loves are? Even when famous people have friends they’ve known their whole lives, they may never be sure if those people stick around just because of their current status. Of course, people will fall over a celebrity, but it often has nothing at all to do with the actual person. Going through your life without brokowski friends or significant others that love you for you sounds awful! What a great perk of being non-famous!

#1: Privacy & Freedom – We saved the most obvious for last! But think about it: not being able to go to the store or step outside your house or BREATHE without someone following you around and invading your privacy. Some things (or a lot of things) you just don’t want a bunch of people seeing, and if you want to have a bad hair day, you don’t need some stupid entertainment show calling you out for it. Nor do you want to have to hide away from society just to escape the media madness. When you consider how much freedom and privacy you lose, it’s a little shocking that anyone would ever want to be famous! Instead, why not brokowski?

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Why should a brokowski grow a beard

Why should a brokowski grow beard? Simply put it is the rare male face that is not improved by being adorned by facial hair. A beard lends authority and character to a face that is otherwise bland and nondescript. Depending on the man and the type of growth, a beard can denote authority or menace.

Buzzfeed lists what it calls 22 reasons why men should grow beards. The best reason is how some of the most famous people might not have been so famous had they been clean shaven. Would Abraham Lincoln be as great a president had he not grown whiskers? Would Che Guevara have been as intimidating a revolutionary had he remained clean shaven? Who could imagine George Lucas or Steven Spielberg without the beards? Would the Indiana Jones movies have turned out as cool?

The vast variety of beards allows for a decree of self-expression. There is the minimalist soul patch that just darkens the cheeks, as if a guy just forgot to shave for a day or so that conveys the image of a bad-ass. On the other end of the spectrum we have the full, bushy beard that brings to mind the mountain man, lumberjack, or Viking warrior. In between there is the well-trimmed beard that a Victorian gentleman or an opera singer like Pavarotti might sport. Of course you can also just let the thing grow wild and you can be either a rock star or a homeless man, depending on your income.

The best reason to let the facial hair grow is the savings on razors and shaving soap. You can use the money instead to buy a few more books, see a few more movies, and maybe take a lady to finer restaurant from time to time.

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Getting Things Done In Your Spare Time; Why Not?

That phrase “spare time” always makes me laugh.  If you’re the type of person whose list of things to do is a mile long then sometimes it can feel like there’s no such thing as spare time. Even the time it takes to sit down and watch the Superbowl or visit a movie theatre can feel more like wasted time than spare time.  But the truth is that everything we do in every minute we’re awake is “spare” time because we get to choose how we spend it. So why not, Brokowski? Manage your spare time like a boss.

But what about my day job?

It’s true, your day job is a choice. No one is forcing you to go to work every day. If it’s that miserable, then find something new. If you can come to a place where you’re happy with your decision to work there, then you need to put on a smile and use your time as wisely as possible.  There are apps for productivity that can help with that.

In the meantime, if you’re feeling like there’s not enough time for getting things done at work, then begin by keeping a time-tracking log and getting real with yourself about what you’re spending your time on at work.  Once you have a real understanding of the way you’re currently using your time you can make a conscious effort to delegate tasks elsewhere, perhaps hire a personal assistant or a virtual assistant or rearrange your schedule and tasks to become more efficient. 

Dwight D Eisenhower had a great 4 quadrant system for determining which tasks should be delegated and which should be done by you.  If you ever have problem giving up control of tasks then by all means look up his system and learn more about it.

Getting Things Done at Home

The key to getting things done isn’t always about finding the time, sometimes it’s about gathering supplies and having a formal plan for making things happen.  If you keep meaning to get around to repairing something, creating a piece of art or rearranging something at home then back up from the task just a little bit and start right now by breaking down the steps it will take to get the job done.  Schedule time to prepare for the task and when you’re ready, schedule time to get it done.

Getting Things Done in Life

Nothing can help you solidify your intentions better than devoting a little time every week to clarifying your thoughts and goals.  Life planning experts teach us that nothing awesome is going to happen if we don’t plan for success.  Make yourself some long-term and some short-term goals and make sure that every day you’re completing something toward your goals. 

So what are your long term and short term goals, Brokowski?  Contact us and let’s collaborate on how to get more things done. 

What is a best friend?

What a best friend really is depends on who you ask. A best friend is the most important person in your life. He or she is the first person you think about when making plans for what to do in the evening or a weekend. A best friend is the first to boast to when you experience a triumph, but also the first to cry to when tragedy strikes.

A best friend is there to pick you up when you’ve fallen, to encourage you when things get tough, and to tell you when you’re making a mistake. Such a person may validate your success, but will also critique your mistakes, not out of spite, but out of love. The best friend wants all that is best for you, even if sometimes you don’t recognize it yourself.

A best friend is the first to be there when you need to move heavy furniture. He or she can even be there when you need to move a body (especially a body.)

A best friend will stand between you and any danger, even to the extent of taking a bullet. This is not necessarily out of bravery. Seeing you fall would be more hurtful than taking the hurt him or herself.

The best thing, though, about a best friend is that he or she, just by being, makes you want to be a better person, the more to be worthy of that friendship. As the friend is willing to do for you, you are eager to do for the friend.

In short, a best friend is your other self, inseparable.

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