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27
May
2013

7 Reasons College is the Right Choice

Posted in : Be Amazing!,Maximize Your Grades,Quick Tips

Is College Right for You?  Yes.  Uh-huh.  And, probably.

Of course, I am biased.  I’m a college graduate, so I see this from the perspective of someone who has been there and done that.  Additionally, I’ve taught at a college.  I’m on an advisory board for a college, and a portion of my income comes from me speaking at colleges.  So how could I possibly be objective in this discussion?  Maybe I can’t, but I can make a good case for why college will benefit you.

Let’s start with the elephant in the room.  Is it absolutely necessary to attend college to be successful in life?  No, but attending college is certainly not going to hurt your opportunity for success.  In fact, it will likely help to improve your chances significantly.  Plain and simple:  the odds lean in your favor when you attend college and earn your degree.  Elephant #2:  What if I don’t actually end up “using” my degree?  So what!  There is nothing wasteful about gaining knowledge for the simple sake of knowledge.  Even if you go on to do something with your life that doesn’t utilize the specific degree you earned, it is still beneficial.  I have a cousin with a history degree and he works in the banking industry.  My best friend has a computer science degree with a minor in business.  He lasted a year in the computer world and couldn’t stand it.  Now he owns a lawn and landscape business and is crazy successful.  Neither would likely be where they are now without their degrees.

7 Reasons College Is the Right Choice

1.  The Education

The most obvious reason is that you’ll receive a quality education from attending college.  It’s such an obvious reason that I almost didn’t list it.  However, think about it for a minute.  Attending college gives you the opportunity to study topics that actually interest you — unlike all of your schooling up to this point, which was designed to teach you what you need to know instead of what you want to know.  In college, you can discuss and debate your favorite topics with professors and other students in an academic forum designed to ignite your desire for learning.  Pretty cool stuff, but you have to attend to participate.

2.  The Connections

The people you


23
June
2012

Don’t Let Two Pennies Get You Down

Posted in : Be Amazing!,Mind, Body, Spirit,Quick Tips

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Zig Ziglar is well know for his “automobile university” comments in many of his talks. Zig’s idea is that you listen to self improvement, business building, motivational, or spiritual types of lectures on CDs while you are driving your vehicle each day. I loved the idea the first time I heard it, but the truth is that I don’t really spend a lot of time in my car! In fact, I’m probably not in the car on most days for more than a few little bursts at a time here and there, so automobile university is not something that would work well for me. It would probably take me over a week to get through just one CD!

However, I do take an hour long walk almost every day, so I just load up my iPod with lectures that interest me and off I go! I guess you could call it “walking university.” Some days, I learn a ton of great information. Other days, I just learn bits and pieces. No matter what, I always learn something and finish my walk totally pumped up and jazzed to live life to its fullest and to take my business to the next level!

Today was different. The lecturer seemed polite and even somewhat knowledgeable about her industry, but everything she said was just so sour and such a downer. Gloom and doom this. Gloom and doom that. Unfortunately, this went on for a full hour … the length of my entire walk!

Some might say she was just being realistic, but I think a lot of people use “being realistic” as a shield for their own negative mindset. I like what the actor, Will Smith, says about being realistic, “Being realistic is the most commonly travelled road to mediocrity.”

As the “Debbie Downer” on my iPod was finishing up her discussion today while my walk was coming to an end, I saw two bright, shiny pennies on the pavement and picked them up. It was like God, the universe, and all my angels conspired to shout out at me saying, “Chad, don’t let this one opinion get you down. Think of the hundreds (if not thousands) of others who are giving a message that is 180 degrees opposite of her beliefs about business. Keep on keeping on … this is just her two cents.”

Just her two cents. Remember that the next time someone says something that could easily derail you from your mission. It’s just their two cents!

To your wellness and prosperity!

Chad Simpson
The Pharmacist Guy™

The opinions and information provided by Chad Simpson are for informational purposes only and are not intended to treat, diagnose, or render medical advice. They are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment from your physician or health care practitioner. Never start, stop, or make changes to your medication or health care regimen (including, but not limited to such things as exercise and physical therapy) without first checking with your physician.


17
April
2012

Natural Pain Relief … WTF?

Posted in : Health & Wellness,Quick Tips

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Quick Tip …

Research in The Journal of Pain shows that dropping the F-bomb when you hurt yourself may actually be beneficial at helping ease the pain.

According to the authors, using a swear word seems to activate deeper parts of the brain more associated with emotions.

For those of you who swear more frequently throughout a typical day, using a swear word is less likely to help when you feel pain.

 

Be well …

Chad Simpson

The Pharmacist Guy

 

The opinions and information provided by Chad Simpson are for informational purposes only and are not intended to treat, diagnose, or render medical advice.  They are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment from your physician or health care practitioner.  Never start, stop, or make changes to your medication or health care regimen (including, but not limited to such things as exercise and physical therapy) without first checking with your physician.



09
April
2011

Stress Less Decision Making

Posted in : Be Amazing!,Mind, Body, Spirit,Quick Tips,Stress Less

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As I’m sitting here in my study on this beautiful Saturday morning drinking my tea, I was thinking about a decision I made this week.  I even alluded to it in a recent Facebook post!  Many years ago — in fact, it almost feels like a lifetime ago, I would have obsessed about whether I had made the right decision or not, but that’s not how I am now.  Today, I am confident — and even a little happy — about the decision I made!

One of the strategies I share in my Stress Less Blueprint program is about decision making.  Sometimes making decisions can be tough, but it’s all the worry we create about having to live with the decisions we’ve made that ends up gnawing at us after the fact.  Well, I’ve got great news for you:  It doesn’t have to be that way!

Today, I want to share with you a brief summary of one of the strategies from my Stress Less Blueprint …

One of the most important skills to further develop is your ability to hear that still, small, inner voice that resides deep within each of us.  Some call it the voice of God.  Others call it your gut instinct.  It’s been referred to as the voice of Spirit, Angels, Source, and the Universe.  Some even call it each of those names depending on the situation!  For the purpose


26
February
2011

Could You Be Stressed Without Even Knowing?

Posted in : Health & Wellness,Mind, Body, Spirit,Quick Tips,Stress Less

When I show clients strategies to help minimize stress in their lives, I often begin with one very simple, yet amazingly powerful tip:  Become Aware.

When we are stressed, our bodies begin to tell us we are stressed before we may even realize it.  We may not “feel” stressed out, but our bodies may be telling a different story.  During these times a few things usually begin to happen:  our shoulders rise up toward our earlobes, our jaws clench, our teeth grind, and the muscles in our neck, head, back and legs begin to tighten.

Unfortunately, we


05
September
2010

Green Grass

Posted in : Quick Tips

 

I’m working on loads of great stuff this weekend, but still taking some time to relax, renew, and re-energize!  As I’ve been working, I thought about a really great lesson I learned years ago.  It’s some really sage advice from a friend of mine I was talking with one day about people who always think that the “grass is greener on the other side.”  His theory is great:  “If you think the grass is greener on the other side, try watering your lawn.”  Simple and well stated. Brilliant stuff!

 


06
August
2010

The Past

Posted in : Quick Tips,Stress Less

The past is a memory. Memories are thoughts. Thoughts can be changed. Don’t like something in your past? Change your thoughts.


 

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