A Bodey in Motion

Building momentum, one step at a time

Quick Hits: Start the year you want now. Freedom looks different in each state. Never stop playing.

  • Quick hit logo repeat week. Travel means no Photoshop.Happy New Year! Alright, I know it’s not January, let alone the first day of the year, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a fresh start beginning  today. Last year, I pointed out that each one of us should celebrate our own New Years Day on our birthday, turning a reminder of age into a celebration of growth. Maybe that doesn’t appeal to you, but the point is, no matter what time of year we’re in, you can start doing something with it. Just because it’s April and you haven’t kept any of your resolutions, or reached any of your goals, or done anything amazing yet, that doesn’t mean that all of 2013 is worthless. Don’t waste another day. Start over right now.
  • The grass always looks greener on the other side, doesn’t it? For example, if you want to be free to use grass, even medicinally, then you might want to move to Alaska. Maybe California, but not necessarily if you’re looking for an open labor market to move into. Each state, in it’s own way, opens a gate, or tears down a wall, or finds some way to get out of the way of its occupants and lets them live without interfering. Arizona trusts each resident with the freest gun laws in the country. Oklahoma is a great state to homeschool your children. South Dakota has the lowest tax burden. What do you love about the state you live in? What would you change?

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Quick Hits: On coaching well. Regulating alcohol like marijuana. Crayon sculptures.

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Quick Hits: Bankrupt athletes. Deputy behaving badly, part two. White House monsters.

  • Whatcha gonna do?The average NFL player earns over six and a half million dollars over his career. 78% of them go bankrupt within five years of retirement. Other professional athletes suffer similar fates, because the simple truth is that you can’t out earn stupid behavior. A million dollars isn’t as much as you might imagine, and without proper planning it can all slip away. It’s vital to learn the right way to handle money when earning just a little. When that big windfall or great opportunity comes, you’ll know how to properly scale your plan to handle it.
  • Last August I hit a story about Deputy Dominic Fornal and his incredible sense of smell. Fornal was reportedly able to discern that a car contained marijuana while it was traveling 35 mph with the windows up. (You’ll be shocked to learn that he was also wrong about the marijuana. Horribly, tragically wrong…for the car’s owner.) Well, he’s turned up again. This time he decided he needed to pour a bottle of liquor into a woman’s purse and the floorboards of her van as part of his law enforcement duties. He also called his fellow officer a ‘dumb-ass.’ That finally got him investigated by Internal Affairs which caused him to immediately resign. Good riddance, but the odds are high that another agency will soon hire him. How can you stop a bully with a badge, when they’re protected by the system they abuse?
  • If you think our current president is a blood-sucking monster, or you think the previous holder of that office was a mindless monster, then these are the toys for you. Shiver with fear as you come face to face with the Monster from the Watergate Lagoon. Stand in awe at the lumbering form of Lincolnstein. The whole set can be yours for just under $200. Order today!

March 22, 2013 Posted by | Quick Hits and Links | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Quick Hits of the Week

Is there something valuable or important or cool or funny or weird or awesome out there I missed this week? I can’t hit it all, but you should let me know about it by dropping me a line or sharing it in the comments below! I’d appreciate the heads up.

January 3, 2013 Posted by | Quick Hits and Links | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment