About Jeff Brown

"The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead" ~Anon. I'm 40, I have a 22 yr old son, & a nearly 2 yr old grandson. I'm a 3rd generation veteran; my Grandfather was in the Army in WWII, my father was in the Airforce in Vietnam, & I was in the Navy in Desert Storm. I've been around the world - twice. I've been to Paris, London, Madrid. I've been to the top of the Eiffel Tower! I've sailed across the English Channel! I've been to October Fest - in Germany! I've been to Bourbon Street for Mardigras . I lived in Scotland for 2 years. I own a home, a car, & a couple of businesses! I've seen & done more in my 40 yrs than most people could hope to see or do in 2 lifetimes. I've experienced some major ups & downs along the way! And I've done it all with a GED & without 2 nickels to rub together! It's been one hell of a ride so far & I'm certain that the next 40 are gonna be even more interesting than the first. I'm not 1 step closer to the grave, I'm 1 step closer to really being alive!

Offended

I used to be very easily offended, but then a friend suggested that I could CHOOSE to not feel offended… by anyone or anything. It sounded insane at the time, but I tried it… & sure enough, it was true. Someone insulted me… & I didn’t get offended. Someone spoke poorly of my heritage… & I didn’t get offended. Someone tried to push their beliefs on me… & I didn’t get offended. And once I stopped wasting my time looking for things to be offended by, I had a bunch of spare time left over to help people with. The goal for today: stop looking for things to feel bad about… because we find what we seek! Have a great day everybody!

Stop Pretending

Have you ever pretended that your life is better than it really is? Do you pretend to be happy when you’re not? Do you pretend to be ok when you’re not? Do you pretend that life is wonderful when it’s really just not? And do you even know why you do it? I was pretending because I was afraid of being alone. I thought if I could convince you that my life was great, you would want to be around me. There’s a better way! If I want to be truly happy, I have to practice altruism. The goal for today: let the unselfish concern for the welfare of others lead us to real happiness! Have a great day everybody!

Integrity

A saying I hear frequently is “Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is looking”… that’s fabulous, but there is another type of integrity that is even more important. Structural integrity would suggest that we all need to get on the same page in regards to what “right” really is. I am absolutely certain that there is a universal right & wrong & until we come to terms with that, there can be no true integrity. The goal for today: find the real Truth & strengthen the structural integrity of the human race! Have a great day everybody!

What You Are

“What you are shouts so loudly, I cannot hear what you say” ~Emerson. I like to help people… & in order to really, truly help someone, you must know how to use your intuition. People aren’t always telling the truth… sometimes because they’re afraid; sometimes because they don’t know what it is. Fortunately, we don’t need to be “told” the truth, to know the truth. Actions speak much louder than words! The goal for today: learn how to KNOW the truth even when it isn’t being spoken… because people really need your help! Have a great day everybody!

Maintain Positivity

One of the hardest things in the world to do, is to maintain a positive attitude. Most of us have flashes of positivity here & there, but those brief moments are usually drowning in the quicksand of our negative thoughts, feelings & actions. I have come to the conclusion that the one & only way to experience positivity on a regular, consistent, daily basis… is to avoid self-centered thinking. The goal for today: if I am feeling negative in any way, I will stop thinking about what I’m not getting from the world… & start thinking about what I can & should be contributing to it instead! Have a positive day everybody!

Freedom & Relief

“To conclude that others were wrong was as far as most of us ever got” ~Anon. I once was the master of hiding my mistakes beneath yours… & the end result was that I never fixed any of my problems & I was incredibly unhappy most of the time. If you are the type of person that seems to be great at finding fault with everyone in the world except yourself… I’m here to tell you that there is a better way. Personal responsibility leads to personal freedom! The goal for today: experience the sense of freedom & relief that come as a direct result of humility! Have a great day everybody!

Happiness… The Inside Job

For the past 7 days I attempted to establish that the things that are truly important in life are NOT physical, material things. They are spiritual things & spiritual things CANNOT be caused by physical things. I believe the world is in poor shape because we (the human race) keep trying to get what we need from each other… rather than getting it from God & giving love to each other. We all say “Happiness is an inside job” but how many of us can honestly say we are living that way? The goal for today: stop trying to get Happiness, Peace & Freedom from people, places & things! Have a great day everybody!