#2 Go Outside and Eat Worms

Good Morning!

When I was a kid, my Dad said this to me when I was an insufferable little shit not getting my own way.

So, to elaborate on the title of this post: “this is how it’s going to be and if you don’t like it, go outside and eat worms.”

Thankfully, I was introduced to this at a young age.

Coping with things beyond our control that may not be fair is a life skill that a lot of adults still don’t have, and to be honest, I’m still working on it myself.

It’s hard to just sit there and stew sometimes when things just don’t go the way you expected them to.

Some situations are much easier to accept than others and when bad situations get worse, it takes a quite a bit of emotional muscle to find the humor in it.

There are so many things that can happen that are way beyond our control that we just have to live with, at least in the moment.

Sometimes people will just change their minds or sometimes we will have a way different set of expectations of whatever situation we’re in.

This is a huge deal to a child. Which is why we’ve all seen a 4 year old have a melt down over something as simple as food choices. “I was expecting peanut butter but got an apple instead”, open flood gates.

It’s still kind of a big deal as an adult too, especially if we think its not fair. 

This video puts how life isn’t fair into perspective.

Here is another example: Being sold a car as new with a damaged finish on the wheels that you weren’t told about and that you didn’t notice when you picked it up. Subsequently then told by the dealer that there is nothing the they can do but offer you ‘cost’ pricing on a new set of wheels. – Thanks, but no. I guess I’ll just have to live with my own mistake of not thoroughly checking and documenting every single piece of my brand-new vehicle that I assumed was in ‘perfect condition’.

Yep, that ruined the dealer experience, but it didn’t ruin the car.

It wasn’t fair.

Take a moment to think of a time when you had to just sit there and stew in your situation because it was beyond your control. How did you deal with it at the time? Could you have done anything differently? Did it work out in the end? Was it actually as big of deal you remember it being at the time?

I’ve eaten my share of worms, and as foul as they tasted, I had to learn, but sometimes I didn’t and that’s ok.

– Karsy

#1 Surround Yourself With Happy Inspirational and Successful People

Good Morning!

Turns out, we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.

It makes sense if you think about it.

If you spend enough with someone you’ll start to think alike, say the same sayings, have the same values, and even laugh the same and like the same things.

You’ll start taking on the traits of the five people you spend the most time with.

I have been pretty lucky in the peers department. The universe choose to put those people in my path, I didn’t choose them.

The people I went to school with, my childhood friends growing up,  cousins I got to spend time with, the people I’ve worked with, and all of the friends I made along the way, all played a role influencing who I am today.  Thankfully most of them were good and decent people.

When you consider who you want to be, how much money you want to make, what level you want to be on, and how much good you want to do for your fellow human, the people who you spend the most time with are very important.

“When you’re around happy inspirational people that are successful it makes you feel better and you get inspired and if you act on that inspiration your life will be more fulfilled.”

Joe Rogan

My best friends give me inspiration and motivation to be better and do better every day because I know they strive to do the same.

My friends and family that I chat with on a regular basis make me want to explore and seek adventure, provide words of wisdom with my personal journey, show me how to cook, and where to shop.

The people I work with motivate me to get up in the morning to put the work in because I know they’ll be there moving the project forward.

Who makes up your average and how are they motivating, inspiring, and helping you?

– Karsy

It Doesn’t Come Easy

Good Morning!

I woke up today thinking about cheating on my keto diet with a carb loaded glutton bomb.

I have been dreaming of pizza.

 Annnnd….

Baked mac and cheese with bacon and chicken.

Cakes and cookies and chocolates.

Cappuccinos, banana bread, butter tarts, and pumpkin pie.

Warmed up muffins with butter, eggs over easy and toast to dip with.

Potatoes that are prepared a thousand ways like mashed or baked or french fries or hash browns or home fries.

Fresh baked rolls, submarine sandwiches, pumpernickel rye with spinach dip.

And steel cut oats and waffles and pancakes, all with butter and real maple syrup on top.

These are all my favorites! All along with some dirty Kraft Dinner with ketchup and hot dogs.

Talk about being a sugar burner! Wow! The carb cravings are strong with me.

As they should be. These were all of the kinds of super yummy, carb laden foods I have been eating for a long time.

I have good memories attached to all of these foods, like family heirlooms.

All I can do is keep doing what I’m doing because I know its going to get better.

Exogenous ketones might help, but I’ll leave that idea for another post.

A friend sent me this video while we were talking about how hard the Keto diet can be to start and maintain when you’re a full blown sugar burner.

If you’ve ever tried any type of low-carb diet you will surely know how much effort it takes to get through sugar withdrawal.

This video is a great reminder that anything in life that is worthwhile is never easy to do. There is no magic fixes.  We just have to go and do what it takes, adhering to a diet or otherwise.

Whatever you’re doing or just thinking about doing, remember that the act of just starting is one of the most difficult parts.

Have a great day!

– Karsy

It sure has been a while since I’ve blogged about anything.

Good Morning!

My name is Matt Kars.

Welcome to my Blog: Good Morning Karsy!

Lots of people know me as, Karsy.  Can you believe it was also my Dad’s nickname when he was younger?!  I wonder if his childhood friends still remember him by that name.

The name of my blog kind of an odd one isn’t it?: Good Morning, Karsy.

Years ago I wanted to start writing to my future self, so that I can remember what I was like, or for my future family, so they can have an insight into what I was like in the past and also a legacy to leave.

I enjoy sharing interesting and hilarious videos and memes and pictures of my food just like everyone else.

I posted a lot of stuff on Facebook in the past.  My timeline is littered with it. I stopped using the social site on a daily basis because it was so easy to get sucked in to a forever scrolling news feed.  It was so time consuming. It is way easier and faster to avoid posting on my timeline and just send the links from Reddit or Imgur or YouTube to my messenger group, the people that I wanted to see it.

This blog gives me the space and format to creatively share the content I want with my own thoughts and ideas and opinions without being lost in the timeline or chat history.  Something that can be looked back upon easily.

So here I am, writing my first post on this blog again.

The main purpose of this blog is to serve you by providing inspiration, motivation and education, while (hopefully) being entertaining and earning your trust as a source of information. I won’t ever sell you on anything I wouldn’t like to know about or be sold on.

I am a firm believer that everyone can learn anything and master it by doing and failing and starting over again. The other purpose for this blog is for my own education: to practice writing, and recording and editing podcasts and videos so that in the future this can be a career for me.

My goal is to publish a blog and a short 5-15 minute podcast every day where I talk the topic of choice.  Check back soon! I’ll have a subscribe button eventually so that you can get this blog delivered right to your inbox.

Thanks for taking the time to read and/or listen!

Have a great day!

– Karsy