Appearance Counts, Lifelong Student

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A few months ago, I saw Limitless. Bradley Cooper plays a down and out writer named Eddie Mora. His career was going nowhere and he looked like he lived out of a dumpster. He took a fictional, brain-enhancing drug and the world was his oyster. What does this phrase really mean? Anyway, in the real world, since there is no Limitless drug, you can get similar results when you dress to impress and become a lifelong student.

Look Like A Million Bucks

After taking the drug, the Limitless Mora takes himself to the salon, cleans himself up and buys a slick new wardrobe. Like Billy Crystal’s Fernando used to say, “If you look good, you feel good.” As the movie continues, he actually does rake in millions of bucks. In other words, he looked “MARVALEOUS!”

Be Aware, Always Learn

After taking the drug, he also became more aware of his surroundings. If you currently aren’t your Limitless self, you should get your head out of the clouds or out of the sand. In the past, I would let life pass me by and drift aimlessly. Clock in, clock out. Same story, different day. If trouble reared its ugly head, I looked the other way and hoped it would go away. Wake up! Appreciate everything the world has to offer. Notice the food that you eat, enjoy every mouth watering morsel. Enjoy the music on your radio and forget about the traffic jam you are in. When things get a little cloudy, deal with it head on because problems do not go away by themselves. If left unattended, they almost always get worse.

Final Thoughts

The Limitless Mora gained cultural appetites, learned new languages, and learned how to work the stock market. He attracted women, broke barriers, and lived a life of abundance. Take the natural drug of being a lifelong student. Continue to learn, expand your skills, improve yourself, and gain new experiences. Finally, if you are headed for an interview, going on a first date, or signing your first book deal, remember to spruce yourself up. You’ll make a good first impression and remember, there is only one. You are better equipped to conquer the world looking like a million bucks rather than a struggling writer. Agreed?

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8 Responses

  1. MoneyCone says:

    ” Enjoy the music on your radio and forget about the traffic jam” That hit me!

    I was thinking about the morning commute today and that is darn good advice!

    A problem neglected doesn’t go away but comes back to bite you in the rear end and this time it’s become 10 times worse! Good point on taking problems head on!

    Great post FC!

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Hey MC! Glad you enjoyed the post. I need to word my intros better. I wrote it, but I put brought to you by FC as a way to thank him. Just like the old Sesame Street days. This post is brought to you by the letter B. I switched it up to sponsored, hopefully that lessens the confusion.

      Too often I focused on the bad, like traffic. A simple flip of the switch and the day is a better day. Also, delaying on addressing a problem could cause it to fester or turn malignant. Better to tackle it right away and have a better chance of resolving the issue.

  2. Hunter says:

    Wow, speechless.

    Thanks Buck. I really appreciate being associated with such a cool post. I wish I could take credit MC!

  3. krantcents says:

    What is the axiom? You never get a second chance at a good first impression! Successful people know this and can recognize opportunities. I remember receiving advice a long time ago that you should act and dress how you want to be. As soon as you make that transition, you become that successful person.

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