Sweet Janes is about being an agent on a grand adventure …and having a really good time along the way. We’re all in this thing together.
We put people before numbers, before the ones and zeros
It can be so easy to get caught up in making a buck. We’re conditioned to believe money will make us happy, but we forget about what’s really important: each other.
Instead of trying to extract value from this world, add to it in your own unique way, in a way no one else can but you, by contributing massive value to people’s lives in the most impactful way you possibly can.
When you fall down in life and climb out of the holes along the way, be the hand that reaches down and lifts the next person up.
Our successes are our report cards for the wins. Be amazing at making mistakes; make more mistakes in the next year or two than you’ve made in your entire life. When we make mistakes, that’s when we learn.
If you’re not making mistakes, you probably aren’t learning and growing, and that which doesn’t grow dies.
What others think of you really isn’t any of your business, and that your business is what you think of you and what you think of them. When you walk your own path in life, others will be irritated and often offended. That’s their problem, not yours.
Whenever you’re wrong, and someone else becomes wronged in the process, fix things as soon as possible. Admit your wrongs as soon as possible and do whatever you can to make things right. No matter how hard we try to avoid the things that frighten us, there is no way around them. When we approach the Big Bear dragon head on, look him dead in the eyes, and do what needs to be done.
When you see our planet or the people on it being given a raw deal, rise up and take a stand. Raise your voice and speak up.
It’s important to know when to say “yes,” but it’s much more important to know when and how to say “no.”
If you don’t know how to say “no” you’ll end up over-extending yourself, committing to things you can’t really give 100% to, and spending your time running around trying to make everyone else happy. You’ll lose focus and dilute your power. Learn to make daily improvements everyday. 1% improvements each day is a 365% improvement each and everyday. Read books, listen to audiobooks, take courses, read blogs, work with coaches and mentors, and model others who are doing things that you wanna know how to do.
Be Real: if you aren’t, others will know it, and more important, you’ll know, and hate yourself for it.
Life is over quickly. Whatever it is, whether as a career, a hobby, or just random adventures, spend as much time as possible doing the things you love.
The to-do list never ends. You’re never gonna get everything done, so just do what you can do today, focus on what you’re doing right now, and ease back a little into the seat of your being instead of losing yourself in the ever-growing to-do list.
Life will try to beat you down, others will try and take what you have, and your own mind will tell you that you’re not good enough, but set your sights high, move forward and not backward, and keep pushing. Stay on the path and trudge forward with big strides, but be flexible and adapt to any and all conditions.
Adaptability is how humans have survived and are on top of the food chain. Be like water, not cement.
Do your part, do everything you fucking can, go after your goals like you have a gun to your head. You can only control what you do, NOT how things turn out.
Keep adding good people to your life. Cherish and nurture these relationships. Less is almost always better. Do strategic things that makes the world a better place for all of us, and do so as often as possible.
Leave a legacy everyone you ever knew can be proud of. We starve for this. One day they’ll tell others the story of how they met you.
On the surface or deep inside we are all flawed creatures. Accept yourself as you are, warts and all.
When you start thinking you’re cool or something, life will show you just how uncool you are. You’ll be far better off just being humble in the first place.
Too many people settle on whatever comes their way just to make a buck and maintain their false sense of security. Looking within, listen for the call to adventure and put one foot in front of the other.
Putting your destiny in someone else’s hands—like working for some company, corporation, or boss who could kibosh your ass any second they want—is a lot riskier than working for yourself.
Zig when everyone else is Zagging. Find what you feel called to do. If you’re a single parent or father of 10 who just can’t afford to risk the steady income to go follow your passion, do the right thing. If someone or something feels wrong to you, listen to what your intuition is telling you. You are just you. This is the space where your entire life happens.
When you forgive, you’re not actually doing something for them. You forgive them for you. Forgiveness is the path to peace. Resentment is the road to misery.
When you’re in appreciation, you’re in the opposite of regret, resentment, envy, and longing. Secrets and lies poison every cell of your being. At minimum, be honest to your friends, family, and the people you care about.
Treat your servants, waiters, busboys, baggage handlers, cashiers, counter attendants, house cleaners, dishwashers, cooks, bathroom attendants, gardeners, helpers, tellers, the poor, the abused, the homeless, the handicapped, and the elderly. Be cool and leave big tips.
Being funny is a great way to put a smile on people’s faces and make their day a little bit better. So be funny, even if you’re the only one laughing.
We’re either putting positive or negative out into the world…with every thought we think and word we speak, and in everything we do.
Seriously…we’re all gonna be dead soon anyway, at least the you and me as we know ourselves to be right now—so live it up and have a helluva good time while you’re here.
Physical training opens the pressure valve and releases the demons. It takes me out of my story, my life, and my problems. It puts me into the moment. A single point of focus. One rep at a time. One set at a time.
Everything you put in your mouth can either give you better health, or cause you harm. There are plenty of ways to make healthy food taste great, so there’s never an excuse not to eat at least mostly good stuff.
Most of the time, stick with high-octane foods.
[ This is NOT the Brand Lexicon. ]
Ice Creamed Words: Sweet Janes
(Words to be used to name the ice cream, ice, sorbet, dairy and gluten-free flavors).