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Day 3: “Do or Die” 30 Day Fix Your Dumb Life Challenge

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“Is anyone sitting here?”
~Abraham Lincoln

Dear your name here,

Today is a good day to look at the floor of your car. If you’re anything like me, it’ll be covered with fast food wrappers and dirty napkins. If you don’t have a car, imagine yourself buying a new one, and if you’re anything like me, it’ll be covered in fast food wrappers and napkins within about a week.
Some people are naturally good at keeping things clean. Some people decorate their homes with discarded packaging. Some people (not me) have a body hidden somewhere in their home (again, not me).

Too much stuff not only clutters our view of our view of our environment, but it can make us feel as though we don’t have enough space to work. Sometimes a nosy neighbor will even call the city about the smell coming out of your place and some people will come and take away all of your cats.

It’s just not fair.

You can’t keep all of your stuff AND have a clear head.
Sometimes you hear that people with messy desks and messy workplaces are geniuses. This is because geniuses sometimes forget to clean up after themselves in a fit of smartness. Then a dumb person sees it and starts strutting around like a genius peacock.

The fact is that for the sake of productivity, it’s good to clear out all of the worthless junk you keep. Then maybe you’d be able to find a pen when you need one.

While you’re cleaning out your junk, have a look at your schedule as well. Are you using your time wisely, or would your time be better spent in prison, where at least you’d have your time scheduled for you?

Binge watching on Netflix is the mental equivalent of storing old pizza boxes under your sofa because you think they might come in handy someday.

Assignment for Day 3: Clean up your junk

1. Use the patented ‘Fix Your Dumb Life’ list to record 10 things that you get rid of so that your life will be less smelly and messed up.
2. Look at how you use your time and use the list to write some ways your time would be better spent.

Have a pleasant tomorrow,
Professor Doctor The Screaming Turkey, Md

30 Day Fix Your Dumb Life Challenge Day 2: “Making a Sandwich”

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“I can’t remember where I left my pants.”
~Colin Powell
Dear your name here,
It’s shocking, really. Shocking that people continue on fruitless journeys, overcoming obstacles day after day with no goal at the end. Hopefully, you’ve achieved your first list and you’ll have a better idea about what your goals are.
If you didn’t write ten things on it, that’s OK, you poor sod.
The practice of getting better is not going to stop there. It’s going to get better. That’s the key difference between the practice of getting better and the practice of getting worse.
Get better, not worse.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an American, Canadian, New Zealander, or of any other spiritual persuasion, you can still make your life better.
I had just turned 45 and was living in Istanbul, and I was at the end of my rope. My job, my apartment, my president… everything felt stupid. So, so stupid.
It was time to switch up the game.
The thought struck me dumb while I was sitting in a kebab shop, having a sandwich. As I gazed at the glistening meat log on the spit, the cook shaved off layer after layer of greasy meat, exposing the undercooked center of the log.
That evening as I writhed on the floor with dysentery, I remembered the meat log with its soft, pink center after the cooked outer layers were removed.
It made me smile.
I was delirious with a fever, and I was never happier.
Look inside yourself and find your soft, pink core.

You may be burned up and crispy on the outside, but on the inside you still have a bacteria-laden center.

DAY 2 ASSIGNMENT: Making a Sandwich
Shed your cooked, hardened layers. Imagine that a Turkish man with a big long knife is slicing them away and putting them on a piece of bread to give to SOMEONE ELSE.
Use the list – What is on that sandwich?
Then look at your center, rotating on the spit, dripping with blood and juice. What do you see there? Are you beef or chicken at your core?
Don’t fight it. Let someone else take the sandwich. Keep the best parts for yourself.
See You Tomorrow

Doctor Professor Screaming Turkey, MD