This Is Going To Be Pretty Unbearable …

The more you Twitter the worse you run-

Shame, Shame we know your name peeps!  Not a single one of you reading yesterday took the bait we so generously tossed in your general direction:  You teach what you need to learn.  One little, painless comment for or against would have placated the cantankerous Uncle Sachmo!  But no way Jose, you were way too busy lamenting about all of your grand adventures over the past weekend … Now you shale all suffer.   Performing our best Jesse Pinkman impersonation:  Listen up and pay attention, bitches!!!

The single worst part of dispensing advice to others either in a random blog-o-post or over a few cold PBR’s is that NO ONE (re-read this again) actually follows through with what you have to share.  When most self-absorbed (<— If this word is too abrasive choose another one that best fits your personality) peeps ask a question, they already have a picturesque answer in mind-which is usually, the answer they would like to hear coming from your mouth.

Quick question:  Why ask for advice or help in the first place?  When you know you will not use it.

The challenge to our dear readers today is this:  When someone asks you for help or an opinion later this afternoon.  Zip it up and don’t say a thing to the person asking!  Listen for once and lend a good ear.  Chances are they could care less what you have to say in return.  Listen and help guide them to the answer they want, the answer they want to here from their own mouth.

Is this you?!? <—Must clicky!

Or is this you?!?<—Must Clicky(Dear Lord above let this be you!!!)

The Plan-

The Workout-

Before dawn go outside and enjoy the Moon and Venus dancing in the sky above you.  Awaken your senses with a nice flowing Sun Salutations Series, bringing balance and energy to you this morning.  What you do after this is up to you …

Hat Tip: Tyler Leavitt

Notes:

Pretty unbearable indeed … Smile and ENJOY!!!


15 Comments on “This Is Going To Be Pretty Unbearable …”

  1. that baseball thievin’ lady is such a wench. who does that?!?!

    i hate the old advice conundrum. people ask for it, you take the time to give it, they never follow up with it. well, oftentimes they don’t. i’m not here to toot my own whistle, but i actually do often appreciate and actually try out advice.

    i recently got some GREAT advice that is having a huge day to day impact in my life – the suggestions of a pal have been a huge help.

    i love giving advice, but more than that i love helping people. i like the notion that perhaps a request for help is actually a veiled request for a good listener. i’m going to try that from now on… not jumping in with suggestions, but sitting back and hearing the pal out.

    good post today!

    oh. and when it comes to advice from the interwebs – i always carefully consider the source before assuming it’s gospel.

    • CultFit says:

      I think listening (or in our case today- Reading) simply does not occur as often as it should. That really is my main talking point today. Of course I have to kick the hornets nest first. 😉
      Hope you have a great day!!!

  2. I’m still trying to figure out the blood splatter patterns in the vending machine picture. Was the human in full sprint, a standing jog or doing KB swings when attacked?

  3. urbanbeings says:

    on the rare occasions i get asked for advice, i usually just ask lots of questions. often i don’t need to give any at all as the person knows what the problem is and what to do about it, they just needed to talk about it. all good by me 🙂

    apparently more people are killed each yeah by vending machines than sharks. just what i heard, not sure it is true…

  4. Love Breaking Bad so thanks for that. Although Walt is driving me nuts this season! Also, what a mean lady for stealing snagging that ball from the little girl!

    As far as advice and listening goes well you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Give the advice and be pissed when you see the person is going in the opposite direction. Shut up, listen and guide – then the person wants more from you than you can give. It’s an endless cycle. Every now and then someone may actually take the advice, most likely as a last resort but that seems to be the most rewarding. I think I am a good listener but sometimes I can’t help myself and interject too much of me. Ah well. One day I’ll learn!

    • CultFit says:

      I am so addicted to Breaking Bad! One of the best shows of all time right next to The Wire …
      This post has been building up steam for awhile. Thank you for commenting and reading today, it was painful to get through I know.
      Also keep up all of your great work!!! Take care and be well.

  5. lizforaday says:

    I have definitely found that listening is sometimes the best advice you can give, if that makes sense. 🙂

  6. fitnessclyde says:

    Its best to always give your honest opinion if asked for advice. Once you have, then its time to listen to what they have to say in return. Now you have two options, if the return comment makes sense you support it and drop your opinion and help them get to their own conclusion. If the answer is complete crap you razze them endlessly…. My friends love me what can I say. Good post, oh and is that Sponde Bobs evil cousin?

  7. Amanda says:

    The baseball stealing lady needs a good session with Jessie Pinkman and Mr. White for sure. Taking things from kids is supposed to be an analogy, not a real life experience. Anyways….

    Yesterday I had a great get-to-know-you conversation with some of my new colleagues. There are more “new hires” than “veteran teachers” at my new school because of the jump in student population; a whole tankful of FRESHMEAT!!! In the past, when I was much younger and more insecure, I stayed towards the back of the pack, and then lamented over all the wasted opportunities. NOT THIS YEAR. I put the plan of “Listen, engage in coversation…I mean REALLY listen and get to know someone” BE PRESENT! And BAM! So many positive foundations for friendships and cooperative work relationships.

    It wasn’t all about me and what I can gain from this encounter – it was all about the mutual bond.

    • CultFit says:

      This is so cool to hear and thank you for commenting! I’d like to see The Heisenberg pull that lady aside as well to have a heart to heart, a nice little conversation.

      I have no doubt that you, your students and your colleagues will have a great year. Building a solid relationship (of any sort) helps in all aspects of life, the good and the bad!

      Wish you and the Hubby the best!!!


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