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Volume # 2 - 3, May 2006                                                                 


A Cure For The Common Life

    Larry Thompson

A lot of people think their lives are common - not very special. They seem to obsess on what they are missing instead of embracing what they have. Without an appreciation of what exists, it's difficult to create all the wonders that may be.

A common mistake that people make who believe their lives are common is comparing their lives to others. This is a big no-no. There will always be someone who has more of that something you desire. Comparing lives often leads to self-loathing and inaction. Allowing others who have more to inspire you instead of paralyzing you is the cure for your ultimate life and destiny.

Believe your life is not common. It is unique. What is common is believing you cannot improve it.

Improvement starts with knowing that there are two things in your life you cannot be: Cold or Boring.

1. Cold: No matter how smart, creative, or successful you are, you will eventually get hit with a cold snap. Everyone gets cold from time to time and, unfortunately, there is no magic cure. It’s in those frustrating periods that no matter how hard you work you won’t be able to even keep up with the losers. If you're tired, sneezing and experiencing a stuffy or runny life, have heart, it will usually clear up in 7 to 10 days. In the meantime, you can take steps to manage your symptoms and make life a little more bearable.


Here are a few tips on how to treat a common career or life cold - Hollywood style:

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Water is the obvious choice, personally, I prefer Bombay gin, but a clear consommé or broth — or a sip of hope which springs eternal will keep you hydrated. In addition, hot herbal tea may soothe a sore throat or ego.
  • Choose an attitude medication in pill or sugar-free liquid form. A bad attitude is a hard pill to swallow. Heal thyself with a fresh approach.
  • Get plenty of rest. Allowing your body proper time to rest — seven to nine hours per night for most adults — will help ensure clear thinking and a speedy recovery. And, unless your pr spin doctor says otherwise, if you're feeling up to engaging in your usual exercise routine, please do.

2. Boring: If you are truly boring, I can’t help you.

Don't make the mistake and disregard these common suggestions. Go out and be uncommonly alive.

See you on Life's Red Carpet!

Larry Thompson
Global Motivator and Author of SHINE



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