Happy Fathers Day.

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For many years my father wore a baseball cap

that read: “Everybody is a legend in their own mind”

The thing is that, it was in English and he spoke no

English that I knew of.  Yet he always had an explanation

as to the meaning of it. It was: “expect nothing but do everything

then you will be able to make your own life, your own future.”

He was not an educated person as it refers to school education

but he had survived some of the toughest times in the history

of Mexico. He was never in debt as he never borough for anything.

He never had less than two jobs, yet he always had time for family.

And he was ever-present for all that mattered when it was about

home and family. Never knew how he did it, but he did.

From him I learned that: “The size of my frustrations was equal

to the size of my expectations.” I also learned that it was up to me

to get and have anything I wanted. I had my first business venture

when I was 8 going on 9 years old and I have never forgotten the

lessons I learned then.  He never did care about the way he looked

even though he always looked good and well put together. I learned

how great it felt to accomplish and obtain things that we cared about.

Not a perfect man by any-means but a great man all the same.

All I can hope for is that someday my kids will feel that way about me.

Happy Fathers Day to you all that have kids and a family to take care of.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY.

Jose G. Osuna

 

 

 

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I need to travel.

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Even though I go on short trips

today I find myself longing for a

long trip. Many miles, many days.

This picture of me was taken somewhere

in historic Charleston, SC.

Great weather, great food, good drinks.

Our lives are about more than just work or

paying the bills or losing the weight.

Life is about living it some.

This photo safari had me walking several

miles and taking many pictures.

Great times, great memories.

Go out and make some memories of

your own. Put some miles under your feet

and eat some amazing meals.

If you have a significant other just imagine

the impact this could have in your relationship.

Keep moving, doing and experiencing more.

Jose G. Osuna

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Progress.

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I look at my past and can not

do less than be grateful.

Not bad for someone who

came to this country with no

money, not knowing the language,

no friends and an education that

even if great back home, here it was

about as useless as a third eye.

So yes progress has been made but,

the amount of mistakes and failures

are enough to scare some sharks.

Progress and any success I might have

had come at a high price and never

with ease.

So now I try to pay attention to my every

move in an effort to avoid Dumb Mistakes.

Do not let your past good, bad, or suspect

keep you from taking your next steps.

Keep going and keep pushing and you can

not avoid but succeed.

Gang, stay focus remain succesful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Mistakes.

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We ALL have made mistakes

that is not the important thing here.

The important thing is: Have we learned

the lesson???

Our mistakes are expensive and at times

painful lessons so we might as well make

the best of it.

Do not let failure and mistakes keep you

from making the best of your experience.

Learn, Grow, and do more.

Keep your goals and plans ever-present.

Weight loss, relationships, money, or

whatever your goals and plans are will

always come to fruition if you keep learning

and keep pushing.

Jose G. Osuna

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The Weirdness Of Vegas.

The amazing fountain at Bellagio’s

in Las Vegas.

This is my wife’s favorite place to start and

end our visits to Las Vegas.

This is the only place where I carry two

bags instead of only one.

I usually only carry my camera bag but,

when we are walking the strip I carry my

camera bag and my small carry on ice chest.

Only two items either Guinness or Miller Lite

and Mountain Dew for the Queen.  My girl

must have Mountain Dew on hand at all times

or she turns into something somewhat

resembling one of my Exe’s and that is

NO BUENO.

Have you been here? It is a fun place and

for someone like me with a passion for

photography well there is never a shortage

of characters or beauty to record.

Hey if you have not been here what the

hell are you waiting for. Come and be weird

with us.

Jose G Osuna

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The Mirage Of Success.

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This was the view from my living room balcony

for many a year. This was my best medicine.

I would come outside and have a cup or ten of

coffee and think and plan and dream a lot.

I have since learned that being moderately

successful is at times the worst obstacle for

us being extremely successful.

I know that after obtaining some success I got so

distracted and full of my self that I started

making some stupid mistakes that slowed down

my earnings and my creative efforts. My writing

that at time was only for me went down and my

peace and calm state of mind went to pot.

On the physical side I started gaining and

gaining weight and deteriorating in health.

I eventually sold this property and another

one I had just down the road in an effort to

correct some of the damage I had done to my

life, health and economy.

Gang I was not focus and I sure as heck

was not successful.  I had to make a change.

I had to improve my situation.

Only I could make that change and work

on my life and situation. YOU TOO

can and only you can make those changes

that your life needs.

I ask of you Stay Focus And Remain Successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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Don’t Be Afraid.

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reasons we put others and other things

ahead of us it is great when we get a chance

do a re-take or grab a re-do.

If you have the chance gang do your thing.

I have to say while I have been extremely

blessed and lucky in that I have lived and

done a lot of what I want and wanted but

even that being what it is… There were many

things I did not had a chance to do because

I put priorities imposed on me by being a parent

sometimes a husband and at times a family member

until I started cutting ties and making changes.

I cut a lot of my relatives from my circle and

I trimmed my friends tree.

By doing that I have traveled a lot., actually

I do not know of any member of my direct family who

has traveled as much as I have.

I do not know of any of my relatives who is or was

a serial entrepreneur as I am. I do not know of any

of my siblings who has been part of as many things

as I have and all of that came about after I released

my self from the perceived and very real chains that

were holding me.

Please understand that my changes and my decisions

DID NOT MADE ME BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE

BUT IT SURE MADE A BETTER JOSE OF ME.

Gang if you get a chance free yourself.

Gang if you have a chance re make yourself.

Gang… Stay focus stay successful.

Jose G. Osuna

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