Thursday, March 31, 2016

Axiom 77: Always go the Extra Mile

"Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.
-Gary Ryan Blair

"There are no traffic jams along the extra mile." -Roger Staubach 

Successful people do more than what is required. Sometimes this extra effort is appreciated and sometimes it goes totally unnoticed. Either way it never hurts to go the extra mile. 

When going the extra mile gets you noticed it can pay huge dividends. It can open doors that would have otherwise never opened. We often get caught up in doing these grueling tasks never thinking twice about going the extra mile. However, we don't realize how going just a little bit further could change our world.

Go the extra mile every time if you think its worth it. If you are not sure go the extra mile until you find out. You have nothing to lose except a little time and effort.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Best BBQ in Dallas: Pecan Lodge

I've done many BBQ reviews on my site already but there is one place in Dallas worth mentioning: Pecan Lodge. Located in Dallas, Texas, Pecan Lodge has what I consider the best BBQ anywhere in the area. It is definitely worth a trip there, especially for a chance to try one of their giant beef ribs.

My first trip there and I was a little put off. There was a long line to wait in. I thought to myself, "I've waited in line at Franklin Barbecue for BBQ. There's no way that this will be as good. I can't believe I'm waiting in a long line for this."

The inside was not all that impressive to me either. Sure, it was nice and clean but it didn't feel like a BBQ mecca. It felt a bit like a polished yuppie hangout. 

Then we ordered food and I found out that this place is expensive. So at that point I was put off by the line, the decor, and the price. I was really expecting mediocre barbecue. 

Boy was I wrong! I ordered some brisket, sausage, jalapeno mac n' cheese, and burnt ends. It was all fantastic and on par or better than Franklin Barbecue (Which I considered the best BBQ until this point). However, the giant beef rib (pictured above and below) puts all the other meats they have to shame.

The giant beef rib always sells out. They open at 11:00 am and I've seen them sell out by 11:15 am. You have to get there early for one of these, but it is worth it. The giant beef rib takes BBQ to another level. Once you eat it you will forsake all other BBQ. We are talking life changing BBQ here. So if you are ever in the Dallas-Fort Worth area put Pecan Lodge on your to-do list. Any other BBQ place locally is a pale comparison to the food here.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Axiom 76: Everyone is at a Disadvantage

"To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.
-W. Clement Stone

"Do you know, it's funny, but I never thought of being blind as a disadvantage, and I never thought of being black as a disadvantage.
-Stevie Wonder

Everyone has a weakness. Everyone is at a disadvantage. From the richest man in the world all the way down to the poorest. Don't let the mountain seem taller than it really is. Often you are on a more even playing field than you think. In fact, sometimes a perceived disadvantage ends up being an advantage.

What we often don't realize is that even the rich guy at the top is struggling to stay there. People are always trying to knock people off the mountaintop. There are many self-made successful people out there and it isn't that hard to be one of them. All you need is a little conviction to do so along with the realization that you are not as disadvantaged as you think.

Evaluate your so called 'disadvantages' from time to time. Are you blowing them out of proportion? Can you turn them into advantages?

Don't let your disadvantages negatively shape your future. Don't use them as an excuse for your failures.