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Season's Beatings: Unconventional Wisdom About Stress Relief #2


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Image by Here and now, unfortunately, ends my journey on Pixabay from Pixabay

Hello Friends,

Hopefully this finds you pleasantly un-surprised and prepping for the holidays.

Here is my advice for you this week–

Drive the speed limit. Yep, just do it. This will take all the willpower and discipline and concentration that you can imagine. This task is like going on a diet. But it can and should be done.

This particular idea was born of an observation while driving up and down 12th Ave. Who knew that 12th would produce such stunning and useful inspiration. There are many millionaires in our midst who regularly drive on 12th. They drive old cars, and new cars and sports cars and …and you get it, they can be hard to spot. So how do I know? (If you haven’t read the Millionaire Next Door, you owe it to yourself to do so: Millionaire Next Door – Amazon)

The ones I know are always driving the speed limit, sometimes under.

They don’t race through yellows; they don’t tailgate; they just go with the flow. They look relaxed. Is there a connection between prosperity and the speed at which you drive?

I have no idea.

So I figured that on the odd chance that there is a connection, I should begin to drive the speed limit, which is 35, while going up and down 12th. This has bread amazing results. Really. When I get to Swaim Chiropractic, I am relaxed. When I get to Swaim Domicile, I am relaxed. I would never have believed it. So I began to drive everywhere at the speed limit and guess what, more relaxed all the time.

What if you are late for an appointment?

-Drive the speed limit.

What if you are late for the big game?

-Drive the speed limit.

Going Xmas shopping Boise?

-Drive the speed limit.

Going to a family gathering?

-Drive the speed limit.

Late for church?

-Drive under the speed limit!

Make yourself do it and see what happens. If you arrive anywhere near on time, that’s a win. And without a ticket, that is a huge win. And being relaxed when you get there, because of your new millionaire habit, is a HUGE win.

So relax, drive the speed limit. Particularly on when Christmas shopping, the socks will still be at Fred Meyer!

I will let you know if you can expect wealth as a side effect!

Season’s Beatings,


PS- Extra credit for stopping at yellow lights.

You get the idea- Drive the speed limit and be relaxed when you get there.


3 Join the Conversation

  1. Casey Christopher says
    Nov 22, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Do you get extra credit for the stress you're causing in the people tailgating behind you? Is it like a transfer of psychic energy? - Casey

    • says
      Nov 29, 2017 at 10:08 AM

      I'm pretty sure it's a transfer. Try not to enjoy it too much... but what's more stress relieving than a good laugh! Enjoy your new found freedom, my friend.

    • says
      Nov 29, 2017 at 10:11 AM

      I'm sure it's a transfer. Maybe don't enjoy it too much, but what's more stress relieving than a good laugh! Enjoy your new found freedom my friend.

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