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Jul 30, 2018

Sometimes the only way to improve our life it to make sacrifices. My family made sacrifices to be in Wyoming.

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[INTRO]

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*Alex*

Welcome to Morning Mindset. A daily dose of practical wit and wisdom with a professional educator & trainer, Amazon best selling author, United States Marine, Television and Radio host, Paul G. Markel. Each episode will focus on positive and productive ways to strengthen your mindset, and help you improve your relationships, career goals, and overall well-being. Please welcome your host; Paul G. Markel. 


*Professor Paul*

Hello, I'm excited to be back behind this microphone, or in front of the microphone, depending on your perspective. You can be in front of it or behind it or have you, but I'm excited to be around to this microphone, looking at this microphone, and doing Morning Mindset for you guys. I think I have a topic that you will enjoy today.

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So perk up your ears, close that hole under your nose, except for drinking some coffee, and listen up to today's Morning Mindset. I love where I live, I live in Wyoming. Now, I live here purposely and deliberately. It's far, far away, 2,000 miles away from where I used to live. It's 2,000 miles away from here, probably more than 2,000. Maybe 2,500 miles away from where I was born.

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So why is it that I'm here now? Did I come here, because a job brought me here? I got a job offer, and now I'm here? Did I come here, because my family was already here and I followed them? The answer is no. The reason that my family and I are in Wyoming right now, is because we decided that that's where we wanted to be and say, “Okay, big deal people do that all the time.

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I enjoy this town, I enjoy the slow pace. I enjoy the fact that there's less than 2,000 people in the city in which I live. I enjoy the fact that there's wide-open space all around me, there's mountains and valleys and plains and so forth. I enjoy that, now that comes with it so detriments and drawbacks.

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Every once in a while, I order something and, you know, FedEx or UPS says that it's going to be delivered today and it doesn't get delivered today and I go check on it. They're like, “Oh it's in the depot, and Casper or and the Depot in Cheyenne or whatever, and yeah, it's going to be another day or two before you get that. Whereas if I was in my previous residence, I could order it, track it, and boom. It'd be there in two days. No sweat.

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That's a minor inconvenience. Now there's no Walmart in my town There's no, 24-hour grocery store in my town, and I like it that way. Now some people would say, “I can't live where there's no 24-hour grocery store”, but we can and it's a sacrifice that I willingly make. Now we did, make real genuine sacrifices, in order to make that two thousand mile trip across the country.

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Pack everything business-related and personal related into one great big truck, we had to leave a lot behind we left behind furniture, some we didn't care about some of it we did. I got rid of a ton. I probably took four to six trips to the Goodwill donating things to the Goodwill things that I looked at, I was like “Is this really worth packing up, putting in a box, and taking it on the trip?” and some things were easy to let go of, but other things I got out here. we got out here and we regretted it.

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I was like “Man, I wish we'd have had more room. I wish we could have brought that. A personal sacrifice that we made, is we left our friends behind we had some friends and acquaintances, people that we enjoyed spending time around, or seeing on a regular basis. We had those those businesses that we frequent. Our bank, you know and our doctor and things like- and we didn’t frequent our doctor a lot, but you know, we had one that we knew.

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We had to leave those behind it'll leave those relationships behind now. Do I believe that my life is better all around today, than it was two years ago. Yes I do, I believe that it has improved. But in order to make that improvement in my life, I had to be willing to make sacrifices. We made financial sacrifices, you know, when when you pack up everything you own and move 2,000 miles away. It costs a lot money, doesn't it?

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It's not free, no one paid for my moving expenses to get to, and of course, you have to start over. You start over, brand-new, in a brand new area. A brand new home, brand-new license plates, everything. All of those sacrifices, but my family made those sacrifices so that we could be here and often people will say to me they're like, “Oh man, where you live?”

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We've had people visit and then go back to where they lived or you know, we've had people just comment on the photos that we've shared with them and they're like, “Oh it's so beautiful there. It's so peaceful there, so quiet there. It's so free there, and I wish I could”, say they wish they could. Well, why don't they? The state's open.

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You're allowed to move here. Well, the reason they don't, and the reason many people do not improve their lives or change their lives for the better, is because in order to do that, it's going to there's going to be painful moments. There going to be some painful moments, my wife and I, but specifically my wife, she had to make some really hard sacrifices in order to make our lives better.

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Now today, my wife loves her job, she loves what she does. She's way more than her previous job, she's happy and what she's doing. She wasn't happy, with what was she was doing two years ago, but in order to achieve that happiness in order to make that improvement in her life, she had to make sacrifices.

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I believe very, very firmly that the reason that there are a lot of folks out there who say, “Oh man, I am not happy here, and I'm not happy there.” I really wish that I could you say why don't you and they're like, well, you know and they start giving you excuses and one of the reasons that they don't make improvements in their life is because in order to do that before they get the good for they get the good thing.

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They're going to have to you know bite the bullet so to speak and they're going to have to make sacrifices and some of those sacrifices may be painful. They don't want to do it many people in our world would rather just you know, stay where they are even though they're not comfortable even though they don't like it.

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Even though they're not really happy happy with their current place in life. Maybe they're not, you know, like well and then they say, well, you know, it's not terrible. I mean, I don't really like it all that much but it's not terrible. It could be worse and why is that because when they start looking at a change a real hard serious change and all that's going to go into that change.

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They realize they're going to be a lot of sacrifices that they have to make. And they don't want to do that. They don't want to experience that pain of sacrifice. And so in order to not sacrifice or to avoid sacrificing they stay right where they are ladies and gentlemen, no, you know if you want to improve your life if you want to make things legitimately better for you.

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I don't believe that anyone who is successful today will tell you that they got successful. They became successful. They're enjoying their life and they got there all without making any sacrifices at all. No, that's not reality. It's not at all if you want to improve your life if you want to make changes if you want things to be better if you want to be happy or happier.

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You may have to make some sacrifices and that is your choice to make you're an American or maybe you're living in another country. But either way it's up to you. But sometimes you have to make sacrifices before you can make improvements. All right, folks. I am Paul Markel. I am your host and I wrote a book and I wrote it for you.

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I didn't write it for me. For you, it's called “Morning Mindset: a 30 Day Plan for a More Positive and Productive Life”. It's available right now on Amazon, as a paperback and also as a Kindle version and if you know someone in your life that is starting out as an adult whether they just graduated from high school.

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They're going to college they're going off to the Army or whatever. I think this book would make a fantastic gift for them. And of course the paperback book is actually a better gift than a Kindle book. Either way, you can pick it up immediately go to Amazon Amazon Kindle type in the words Morning Mindset a 30 day plan or Morning Mindset and then Paul Marshall, that's me.

You can order your book today. All right, I will talk to you again, real soon.


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