Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s Your New Zazzle Store!

Dear Mrs. Inspire,

Happy Valentine’s Day! Don’t think I forgot you on this special day. I know I haven’t been the most pleasant to be around as our little one prepares to enter the world. Just know that I’ve been pushing myself harder than I ever have in my life to make sure you two will be well taken care of. I’m sorry if I sometimes take it out on you and I know that I will never understand what you and your body is going through.

Rather than give you flowers or chocolates, I created you a Zazzle Store! Not only do you have your favorite blog logo shirts, but I finally created the answer to your biggest problem. Hope you like it and please create your own fabulous creations. Happy Valentine’s Day!


Ok, back to our regularly scheduled program. Speaking about not understanding what a woman goes through during pregnancy, I strongly suggest you thank your wife and mother for that matter for bearing your children and bringing you into this world. Love you Mom! I have to confess, the Zazzle Store isn’t only for my wife. It is a gift to myself.

Lifelong Dream

Well not quite, but I always “thought it would be cool” to make my own t-shirt. At one time or another most of my friends made one. In fact, some are still doing it for a living. Guess what I did? I wore t-shirts and continued thinking how cool it would be. After all these years, all I had were “cool” thoughts and a whole lot of nothing. I’m still going strong with my 2012 resolution of making today better than yesterday. How did I finally convert my cool thoughts into reality? Let’s review.

Erased the Excuses

When I was younger, I was notorious for being my own worse enemy. I’m not an artist. I can’t draw. I’m not creative enough. The list of negative criticsm of myself was endless. It’s no surpise I never lifted a finger. My own mental baggage weighed me down to no end! The excuses were finally erased.


Whatever happened to that NBC sitcom? I finally came to grips that I wasn’t an artist so I found a designer to make my three logos. I then leaned on my readers and the Yakezie Network to select my new official logo.

Stopped Analysis Paralysis

Besides all the negative execuses, I added more layers of resistence by thinking myself into oblivion. Crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s left me frozen into non-action. I would need the perfect plan to take the final step. Guess how many plans I launched? Not very many. Some people may thrive in analyzing and taking action. I do not.

Final Thoughts

My store may not be perfect and may not even produce one sale. But I am ecstatic that I finally took action on a lifelong “cool” thought.

Do you create negative excuses for yourself? Do you suffer from analysis paralysis? I’m here to tell you, let it go and be a happier and more productive person.

Happy Valentine’s Day and Stay Inspired!

P.S. What a voice… RIP Whitney.

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24 Responses

  1. Excuses and simply putting things off can be a major impediment to getting things done. Just doing something (even if not perfect) puts you ahead of 95% of the population.

  2. krantcents says:

    Negative thoughts and too many thoughts will keep you from your goals. Focus in on what is important and you can achieve it.

  3. ANOTHER Buck Inspire innovation. I’m call you the Ideas Man. Can the bar be raised any higher? I fully expect to be watching the BI network in a few years to come. Awesome.

  4. Arlee Bird says:

    Negative excuses and analysis paralysis are two things I’ve been slipping into lately. Hopefully this is not reflected on my blog (at least not too much) as I like to promote positive thinking and striving for ones dreams. I do get tired sometimes. Good for you to keep pushing onward.

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  5. Every year on his birthday, my husband phones his mom & thanks her for giving birth to him. He says it’s only right. Having given birth to 4 kids myself, I’d say that’s right. Good luck to you and your wife with the birth & baby! She will need you a lot in those first couple of weeks. Enjoy!

  6. Nathan says:

    I agree with you in your statement about our own selves being our worst enemies. In reality, what we achieve is what we allow ourselves to achieve. We have to let go of those excuses and doubts if we want to come up with anything.

  7. Awesome. I’m happy you decided to step out and create your Zazzle Store. The experience will be invaluable. I think many of us can empathize with not taking action. Congrats on overcoming yourself.

  8. Congrats on the new store. Very cool.

    I have worked really hard the last couple years to change my perspective and to be more positive. I used to be so hard on myself. It still creeps up sometimes but I am much better than I used to be. And as a result I am more happy and more successful. It is well worth making the change and overcoming ourselves.

  9. MoneyCone says:

    Very innovative Buck! The store looks very cool indeed!

  10. nicely done Buck, you surprised me with the store thingy. However, I do see you designing tshirts with buck inspired thoughts :)

    Follow the dream Buck!

  11. Thanks for the tribute to your pregnant wife. Pregnant women are not easy to live with…in my opinion once a woman is pregnant…the entire family has a pregnancy.

  12. “Just know that I’ve been pushing myself harder than I ever have in my life to make sure you two will be well taken care of. I’m sorry if I sometimes take it out on you ” – stop pushing…we went through this and my spouse pushed himself so hard that he was noooooo fun to be around.

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