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What Would You Do For a Klondike Bar?

klondikeI have always heard it is not what you know but more importantly the questions you ask yourself.

Back in the day people looked to prophets and philosophers for answers but today we have TV commercials.

“What would you do for a chocolate covered ice cream bar?”, is the question for the 21st century.   That chocolate covered ice cream being….The Klondike Bar.

I personally would do just about anything.

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I suspect most of us have been trained well to determine what we want or don’t want in life but we aren’t very good at the next step.

  • I want a new car.
  • I don’t want bad credit.
  • I want to be happily married.
  • I don’t like salmon.
  • I want a job that fulfills me.
  • I don’t want to step in dog poop.
  • I want to vacation in Hawaii.
  • I don’t like being yelled at.
  • I want be healthy and fit.

And the beat goes on…..and the beat goes on…..and the list goes on.

It is very easy to come up with a list of what we want or don’t want/like but we often forget to ask ourselves an important question.  The question about what we are willing to do to make this list a reality or an action step.  Cause and Effect.  Action and Reaction.  Instant Karma.

This concept even applies to my fans of “The Secret” and “The Laws of Attraction.” Many mistake The Laws of Attraction for the laws of inaction.  Even the Laws of Attraction require us to get clear about our intention which is a form of action.  Intention is the will (action) of our spirit.

So, what would you do for a Klondike Bar?…..meaning what would you do to fulfill the list above.  (Exercise Opportunity – Write Your List of Wants 5-10)

For me I have been willing to go to marriage counseling with my wife and work less hours to make our marriage more vibrant and exciting.  I have taken ten years to pay down my 20’s debts and boost my credit score to top tier.  I actually tried some salmon at a tasting recently and realized it is not all that bad.  I don’t have a dog which mostly satisfies the dog poop scenario.  I really haven’t had a big dream about vacationing in Hawaii but I love San Francisco and have been there numerous times in the last 3 years.

Alright, I admit my job and fitness I am still working out some details.

Long term I would love to be a keynote speaker and author.  I am currently willing to work at my flexible job in audio visual and I have been speaking to industry groups and training with Toastmasters a public speaking organization.  My blog here at EITR and Meeting Point Cincinnati have allowed me to hone my writing style and serves me well for speech writing and eventually a book.

Fitness I have been at least willing to get health check ups and I plan to have surgery on my foot later this year so I can run (and walk) enjoyably again.  Until then I am willing to start running 3 days a week even if I fail.

Enough about me.  What is so powerful about the concept of “What would you do for a Klondike Bar?” is a second step.  So many of us walk around miserable believing we must accept what life has given us.  It is my belief that knowing what you want or don’t want without a plan to make it reality is cruel and unusual punishment.  It is a carrot you cannot consume.  It is a sore that will not heal.

Step 1 – Identify what you want.

Step 2 – What would you do for a Klondike Bar?

Step 3 – Do it, live it and love it!

Before it melts :)

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