Sorry if I'm not being "politically correct." (Am I ever?) Today is a federally recognized holiday called Christmas and I'm hoping that it's "happy" or "merry" for you so...Merry Christmas! I get so tired of people saying that you can't say "Merry Christmas" anymore because...not everyone celebrates Christmas. Who cares? Not everyone celebrates Easter either yet, again, it's a nationally recognized holiday and I tell people "Happy Easter" too. So, I'm not replacing the word "Christmas" with "holiday" and I'm not calling my freaking Christmas tree a "holiday" tree. And I'm not calling my daughter's Christmas break a "winter" break. It's a freaking Christmas break where we celebrate Christmas with a Christmas tree and Christmas gifts. Christmas, Christmas, CHRISTMAS!
There! I said it. Be offended, or not.
Many of you know that I'm not particularly religious but Christmas really isn't about "religion" but rather it's more about our American culture. Since when did a national "culture" become offensive? I get so tired of thinking I'm saying the wrong things or thinking I'll piss somebody off. It gets old. Fast! And if someone is "offended" because I use the word "Christmas," maybe they need to toughen up a bit, grow some balls, and find something to REALLY be offended about.
I think everybody knows by now that I'm not a fan of Christmas. At all. I'm not sure there's a holiday I hate more than Christmas. And it seems to be getting worse for me each year.
I had to think about it yesterday. Just what IS the problem with Christmas for me? Why exactly DO I feel this way?
Assessed answer: I think it's because the holiday has become so highly commercialized, actually starting sometime in the arena of Halloween now (and seems to be "backing up" further and further into the year) that I feel like throwing up at the sight of another ornament, candy cane, or a moving/singing Santa Claus doll by the time Christmas actually happens. Pretty soon stores will start selling Christmas cards and holiday wares around the 4th of July, really screwing up the holiday for everybody by that point.
And no matter how hard I try to get into the spirit...I fail. Miserably. Because I don't get into the spirit. I just wait it out...waiting for it to end like some awkward doctor's visit for an annual exam. Just throw on the rubber glove while I bend over and look at the wall, trying to think about something else until it's over. Which is what I'm doing right now. Hopefully you're having a better day or season than I am.
I have huge plans this weekend. You see, tomorrow morning I'll be ripping down every Christmas "thing" that's inside and outside my house. Yep, it's all coming down. Nope, I'm not waiting for the New Year. Screw it. I've had enough of all this Christmas crap already. Bah-humbug.
What's weird about this season in particular is that I'm not taking any time off. I've been doing a lot of writing, mostly for Viper Wealth. I've also been setting up more money funnels so that I can really offer my students the most kick-ass killer money-making funnels in Beverly Hills. Yes, attendees are getting my exact funnels to use for their own businesses. So, I've barely noticed this "inconvenience" we call "the holidays" that seems to get longer and longer each year, starting a solid week BEFORE Thanksgiving and lasting clear through the first solid week of the year. Because I'm BUSY. Pretty soon you will be too and if you're been wasting nearly 2 months pissing it away on eating pie and wrapping gifts and nearly committing homicide in the mall parking lot over a parking space then...you're going to be screwed in the next couple of weeks. Especially when the rest of us will be hitting the ground running on VIPER SPEED! You'll barely be aroused out of your turkey-induced coma to even know what the date is, let alone making money.
I'm not sure if you've noticed yet (and if you haven't, there's definitely something wrong) but we're out of the recession now. So, if you're not seeing it, get out more. Wealth is out there. It's more abundant than it's been in many, many years. But you have to get out there and get it by offering some type of product or service to people that they'll want to buy. Otherwise the alternatives are (a) staying broke or (b) robbing a bank for the cash. Neither is that palatable as far as I'm concerned. Or recommended. Because it's simply NOT necessary to be broke or steal when getting money with a simple business is easy to pull off.
But you already know all this. At least you should. So...I'll let you get back to this pesky holiday. I'll let you keep plugging on that stuffing and pie. But hopefully in the back of your mind, while you're doing all that, you listen to that Monica Main little birdie yapping in the back of your head about how you're wasting valuable time. And you'll see EXACTLY what I'm talking about in the weeks to come.
See you at the top!