Personal message from Tim Atkinson
Tim Atkinson sent this email July 1st, 2011- It got the best feedback to date. Enjoy!
You ready for the weekend? If your in the states
we got 4th of July coming up which is always good times.
Today I wanted to send you a personal message that I
think will really help you.
People look at me, they see my FB status updates, they
see me all over the Internet and they think..
“damn this dude has the good life”
and it’s true my life rocks!
I make good money, I have nice cars, nice
house, lots of cool diamond stuff, I’m super
happy and have a great church and the list goes
but there’s a lot of fucked up shit going on in
my life..like always!
I swear it seems no matter what is going on good there
is always some crazy shit that totally sucks.
Let me give you some examples of crazy shit going on in
my life now..
Crazy shit list:
1. Getting a divorce – and it’s super ugly, she’s trying to
take me to the cleaners and take my little girl from me
2. I’m in litigation with an ex business partner- bummer!
3. I have horrible sleep anxiety. My brain never stops
thinking to the point I can’t sleep! I have to take sleeping
aids just to get a good rest- damn does that suck
4. I owe the IRS money- not a lot but having the IRS hunting
you down sucks- note- when you make a shit load of money-
don’t spend it all! LOL
5. I’m always self conscious about my skin and weight. I must
admit I’m a girly man:) I love to have pretty skin and be ripped
but I struggle with this everyday as I love food and have frequent
break outs- nothing crazy but still sucks!
Now I just named 5 shitty things that are going on in my life
but the truth is.. I’ve never been happier!!
All the negative shit is positive change and I understand that- I
turn anything negative into a positive. pretty cool eh?
so for example- my divorce- thank goodness the “one” is still out there
my litigation- thank goodness-
I will never go into another bad partnership
ever and going through a bad business break up is an experience that
will help your business grow like crazy- if you learn from it:)
I can’t sleep because I’m taking massive action in my business
and creating new awesome ideas- I’m learning “balance” in my
life is key because I need rest- I would have never discovered this balance
if I wasn’t going through this
The whole IRS thing is from 3 years ago and since then I’ve been on
top of my finances and have an awesome CPA who takes care of
all that shit now- and I have awesome attorneys- This is good business!
Because I’m so conscious about my weight and skin I have changed
my diet, stop drinking, stop smoking weed and recently gave my life
to Christ. I’m getting in shape, my skin is clearing up everyday and
all of this because I decided to make huge changes in my life. Being
healthy and drug free rocks! I will never go back to that life- ever!
So as you can see yea my life is great.. but I like you battle with
obstacles all the time. I’m forever thankful for these hurdles as
I know how to take all that is negative in my life and make it all
My friends and family can’t believe how happy I am with all the crazy
shit going on in my life.. and guess what my positive action is changing
everyone around me- They look up to me..they are starting to see
how easy it is to steer your life and a positive direction.
I know you have some crazy shit going on in
your life- maybe you can relate to my crazy shit?
Now I want to give you something that is priceless- My “rules”
to staying happy no matter what crazy shit happens to me.
My crazy shit “rules” to always being happy and attracting all you want:
1.Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2.When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
3.Follow the three R’s:
- Respect for self,
- Respect for others and
- Responsibility for all your actions.
4.Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful
stroke of luck.
5.Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6.Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
7.When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8.Spend some time alone every day.
9.Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
10.Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11.Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and
think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12.A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13.In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation.
Don’t bring up the past.
14.Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
15.Be gentle with the earth.
16.Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
17.Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
18.Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19.If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
20.If you want to be happy, practice compassion
Maybe you have heard of these rules? They were taught to
me by my mentor Dalai Lama and changed my life.
I’m like a jedi now and nothing can hurt or break me
print out this email and make these “rules” the way you
live your life and I promise you- you will achieve anything,
and find the happiness you seek.
Enjoy your weekend,