New site

September 10, 2010

Please visit us on our new site:
www.progreshion.com

Check out the latest & greatest.

To buy or not to buy that is the question.  I’m leaning towards the former instead of the latter.

So come with me on a journey to first time home/condo ownership and pick up any tips and tricks on how to navigate the process.

Book on the list

Of course it is extremely difficult to recommend a book I haven’t read, but while thumbing through this book, there appears to be some gems.

We will see how good it is.

Pick it up if you aren’t affluent to become affluent!

You Want to be Successful?

August 31, 2010

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe you will be successful.

Ignorance

August 29, 2010

Ignorance is defined as “the condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed.”

After having a discussion with one of my friends, I wondered is it ever okay to be ignorant.  Sometimes is it better to not know everything?  It’s a good question.

When we have children, do we want them to know everything about the world.  Isn’t that why we create things such as the “Tooth Fairy” and “Santa Claus”? Aren’t we trying to keep children innocent? If that is the case, at what point do we realize that it is “okay” for us to know all.

I remember in one of my history classes in high school, one of my teachers said that the government keeps us ignorant because if we knew about all the dangers in our lives, we would go crazy.  Is that okay, for the government or any other entity (e.g. parents) to keep us ignorant?  Is it okay for our boss not to tell us about certain things because we can’t handle it?

I don’t know.  I’m just kicking around some thoughts, but at one point I was advocating ignorance.  Why? I don’t know, but when I thought about it.  I said that’s not me.  I’m not the type of person to not want to know.  I’m not the type of person to stop learning.  I’m not the type to stop listening to people.  At least, I don’t think so.

Be careful for what you ask for you just might get it.

One Hand

August 29, 2010

My great-grandfather–who I was almost named after–used to have a saying which was simply:

“Once the dust has settled, you can count all of your friends on one hand.”

As we go through life, I have come to understand that everyone is not my friend.  While I have met a good amount of people, generally, people will often want something from you or want to use you for something.  As sad as it is, it is the world that we live in.

I would never subscribe to the idea of “trust no one”, but I will say that keep your eyes open.  I think subscribing to the trust no one idea is very depressing, but I do believe that with everything else, you must be cautious when you put your trust in people.  People are just as human as you or me, so they will let you down.  It never fails.

Also remember, if someone “burns” you once, there is a good chance they will do it again, and once people show you who they are believe them.

Plan

August 26, 2010

I butt heads with my parents as most kids do.  I think that the one thing that I take from them is to plan.  It’s good to have all the ambition in the world but you have to be able to see the future and plan each and every step.  Cheers for more discipline and control.  I don’t have to worry about tomorrow because of have the plan and better yet God had the master plan, so no worries.

“Crawl before you walk.”

“Measure 27 times, cut once.”