Not Cooked In the Squat

How many excuses — I mean reasons — are there not to begin a thing?  How much time can we waste — I mean spend — “getting ready” ?  We’ve all heard the incredible Zig Ziglar story about being “cooked in the squat”, and if you haven’t heard, then click on the video below in a few minutes and he’ll tell ya all about it.

However… this post is a formal declaration that we shall not be cooked in the squat. This is a blog about POSITIVITY and making things happen, and not making excuses. As a matter of fact, it says so in our header, “For Movers and Shakers but NO Excuse Makers” so if I don’t clean up my act, I won’t be able to write  in my own blog, and folks… I don’t intend for that to happen.

We’ll develop this blog as we move along, but we begin for real this time. We plan to have some “regular” authors, but we’re lining up some great guest bloggers, too — movers and shakers all.  This is not a blog where I toot my horn; this is a blog where people who are making it happen will assemble to help you understand how YOU can make it happen too… and more.  We’re not developing a platform, we’re developing a community of positivity and intention, and I hope you’ll be part of it.

For now… I’ll start off with one of MY favorite motivational speakers telling you about getting cooked in the squat, and from this point, look for some awesome things to happen.  I’m not even sure what yet… but I know it’s going to be POSITIVE and I know it’s going to be BIG.  So… stay in touch.

Incidentally, you can sign up for this blog via email or RSS and I hope you will, and be a part of what we’re building.  Now… enjoy Zig Ziglar, and don’t YOU get cooked in the squat.

Have an incredible day — the first day of your incredible future.


Kelvin Ringold

Born to John and Lora Ringold on October 24, 1953, grew up, went to school, graduated high school and joined the Air Force -- turned 18 in basic training. Got married at 18, then again at... well, no need to go into all of that. Did 20 years in the Air Force and retired in 1991. Moved to Syracuse, worked at University Hospital and retired from there at 55. During that 55 years... I learned some lessons, one of which is that LIFE is what we make it. I spend a major portion of my waking hours helping other people figure out the same thing. Life is what we make of it, and... "when you master your mind set, you master your life." That's my mission: living it, and teaching it.


  • True enough, Tammy!! And thank you for commenting. LOL. I’m determined, myself, not to get cooked in that squat so I’m jumping up now, ’cause it’s gettin’ HOT in here. LOL. Thanks for being there. HUGS!

  • Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this. I’ve said these things myself and heard them said by others hundreds of times. We’re always waiting for just the right time to begin new endeavors, but the likelihood of that time EVER coming is slim. The good news is: we don’t have to wait to start being great!

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