You started the year off with a bang! Resolutions in place, you swore that THIS was the year in which it would all change. Sooooo, it’s been a month… how are you doing with those resolutions? 

It’s easy to write your yearly resolutions down on paper. It’s much harder to carry them out. This is why, one month in, we’re checking in with you and offering a few tips to help you keep your resolutions on track. 

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I use the word balance a lot. Actually, balance should be key in life; a balance between family and work, balance of personal time and social time, a balance between exercise and going and eating that thing that you enjoy but know it’s not to healthy. But when I use the phrase “There is time but don’t waste time”, it’s the balance between rushing into things and procrastination. 

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John Goodman, in The Gambler, said it best…

Jim Bennett: I’ve been up two and a half million.
Frank: What you got on you?
Jim Bennett: Nothing.
Frank: What you put away?
Jim Bennett: Nothing.
Frank: You get up two and a half million dollars, any asshole in the world knows what to do: you get a house with a 25 year roof, an indestructible Jap-economy shitbox, you put the rest into the system at three to five percent to pay your taxes and that’s your base, get me? That’s your fortress of fucking solitude. That puts you, for the rest of your life, at a level of fuck you. Somebody wants you to do something, fuck you. Boss pisses you off, fuck you! Own your house. Have a couple bucks in the bank. Don’t drink. That’s all I have to say to anybody on any social level. Did your grandfather take risks?
Jim Bennett: Yes.
Frank: I guarantee he did it from a position of fuck you. A wise man’s life is based around fuck you. The United States of America is based on fuck you. You have a navy? Greatest army in the history of mankind? Fuck you! Blow me. We’ll fuck it up ourselves.

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