The Reason Why I want to be an Inspiration

I want to be an inspiration to people. Perhaps this is an egotistical pursuit but if I succeed, I will feel that I’ve done something worthwhile with my life. Does the reason why really matter? How many of us live our lives by just getting by each day? I’m not talking just financially but emotionally too. Do you truly feel alive? Life can be so much more than getting a job, getting married, having a family, and then retiring, and our ultimate demise. The question to ask ourselves is: do we have true and meaningful relationships with our family, friends and ourselves or are we just drifting through life, living a role that we’ve been assigned? The problem is that most of us don’t realize our full potential. Often times it starts with our parents, who although their desire is to protect us, have taught us to be cautious and to timidly live lives of mediocrity. It’s time to break this pattern. The difference between each of us is an illusion. Although it’s been said many times before, what one man has done another can do. The truth is we are mirrors of each other; the difference that we believe exists between us is just an illusion.

Each and everyone of us has a story to tell. The trick is what we do with that story. Are we the hero of our own lives or are we the victim of somebody else’s choices? What we do with our life matters – it’s not just about ourselves – but the generations that follow, our kids and our grand kids or those who we have inspired. If we come from generations of abuse, whether it is from physical or mental abuse, or a pervasive multi-generational belief that was passed down – saying we are not good enough.  It is time to break the cycle and it starts with each of us. We can change the lives of future generations – our children and our children’s  children and perhaps others.

Yes I want to inspire others and ultimately I want to inspire myself. I sincerely hope you do too. That is my wish for you.

As always take action and show gratitude each and every day.

With love and respect,

Gary

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Learning Social Media

i’ve been dabbling in using social media since starting my blog. I started with a Twitter account and tentatively posted a few tweets. The main purpose was to advertise my blog so that I could get the word out to entrepreneurs and service disabled veterans.

I also found that Twitter was a good way to receive valuable information on government contracting, entrepreneurship, and other items of interest.


I use word press for my blog and it automatically allows you to post to social media such as Twitter, Facebook,  and Google plus.

I’ve recently kicked up my social media campaign (no pun intended) with the launch of my kick starter project. Being a neophyte, I wasn’t all that sure how to use Twitter or other social media tools.

After a short amount of research I learned that you could promote certain tweets.  I set a budget of $250 and set a limit of $20 a day. The result was I received a few more followers and my first troll. Actually it was another Twitter account user who tweeted for me to stop spamming. I was a bit embarrassed for this was certainly not the desired effect of the Twitter campaign.  My desire was to let folks know about what I think is a good product and to put the word out about my kick starter campaign.

I also started and Google ad words account. I set another budget of $100 with a limit of $20 a day. Google didn’t place is a small ad when somebody does a Google search for a Neti pot. I’m not certain how effective the campaign is been but I wanted to give my kick starter campaign the best chance for success.

Yesterday I decided to post my first YouTube video. It is an update to my Netti pot design and the show how the heating element works.  Please let me know what you think.

I’m still learning how to use social media but I think it’s a valuable tool. I also believe that podcasts have tremendous potential to reach people, but I’ll leave that for sometime in the future.  I hope this blog helps you to learn how to use social media and helping you to achieve your dreams and goals.

As always take action each and every day and be grateful.

With love and respect,

Gary

Can Failure be Success?

Look. The future isn’t guaranteed. We don’t know if we will succeed or even if we will be alive tomorrow. But what we can do is try to live our dreams each and every day. We can only do this by taking action. 

When we take action, we are proving to ourselves that life is more than just a monotonous series of day to day events. When we strive to live our dreams or live up to our potential, our lives become more meaningful. We begin to take joy in the very act of trying to achieve something. This is how we become more fulfilled. 

 This is one reason I started this blog. I wanted to share my enthusiasm and experiences – not just for the readers of the blog, but for myself too.
We can no longer wait to live our own dreams. Most of us have spent way too long trying to live the dreams of others. If you’re working as an employee, then you’re helping someone else achieve their dreams not your own. If fears holding you back from taking action, then you’re living out of fear not for yourself.  Get in touch with yourself. Be aware of the underlying perceptions that are holding you back. Is it another person or yourself?Stay alert!  You are responsible for what ever happens.  Be the hero of your own life.

What ever is in your heart to achieve, do something to make it come true today. Whether you want to write a novel, start a business, get fit, or do something to better yourself, realize you only have a certain amount of time on this earth to make a difference in your own life and those of others. As it has been said, what one man has done, another man can do.

Just to be alive is something special; do not waste this time you’ve been given. Find a way to feel the urgency to get something done. This is your life were talking about!

As you know, I’ve launched a kick starter campaign for a Neti pot that I’ve developed. I might not be successful but that’s alright, because I’ve tried. And in doing so, it’s added value and meaning to my life. Kick Starter Campaign

  
Stop living someone else’s dream.  Live yours as if your life depends on it…because it does. 
Here’s to all of us that try.

Remember to take action each and every day and be grateful.

With love and respect,

Gary

How to Relieve Allergies, Breathe Easy, Sleep Better, and Not Worry about Naegleria fowleri

Hi All –

I hope this post finds everyone healthy and happy.

Have you ever used a neti pot? Neti pots were used as an ayurvedic yoga tradition in ancient India for nasal irrigation, In the past few year neti pots gained popularity in the United States after they were featured on the Oprah Winfrey show by Dr. Oz as a natural and health alternative for allergy and nasal infection sufferers.

I was a firm believer in the benefits of using a neti pot and like millions of neti pot users, I used warm tap water.  it was easy to get a perfect water temperature using tap water and the neti pot was very effective at helping me breath freely by cleaning pollens and pollutants from my nasal passages. An added benefit was It helped me sleep better at night by reducing congestion and also snoring.  But then in 2011, the evening news reported that two people had died from using tap water contaminated by the “brain-eating” amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri.  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tap-water-in-neti-pots-behind-two-brain-eating-amoeba-deaths-in-2011-investigation-finds/

If this scared you like it did me, then it also ultimately resulted in not using a neti pot at all.  At first, I would either boil tap water or heat distilled water using my kitchen stove.  It was just too inconvenience to boil tap water or heat distilled water in the kitchen, transport it to the bathroom, let it cool down (sometime too long so the water became uncomfortably cool), and finally mixing it with neti pot salt. This was enough of an inconvenience that I stopped using my neti pot. Although not optimal, I once again began to using over-the-counter medicines which made my thinking foggy.  There had to be a better solution.

I came up with this prototype that warms distilled water to a perfect temperature right in the bathroom. I love it!  No more boiling tap water or heating distilled water in the kitchen.  I’m back to breathing easier and sleeping better thanks to a simple innovation.

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As far as I know, this is the only neti pot designed to be used with a heating element.  The neti pot is ceramic and the water is heated to close to body temperature in 4 to 5 minutes.  It then keeps the water perfectly warm.

I’m asking for suggestion on what to name the device, suggested improvements, and colors.

I will be starting a Kick Starter campaign soon, and accepting pre-orders once I establish a sales price.  I would truly love to send you one of the first production models and hear your comments.

If you know anyone who suffers from allergies, nasal infections, snoring, or who like me stopped using a neti pot because of the inconvenience, then please let them know.

As I always say, take action every day and be grateful!

With Love and Respect,

Gary