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Alcoholic Action!

Alcoholic Action!

Now I have been thinking a lot lately and something that is very clear to me about sobriety is that you have to take action, you are completely changing everything about you, the life you were living must change.

I am sure most of you are the same, but I always wanted more out of life, in some way I think it is human nature to always want more, to improve, I mean hell it is a requirement in life in some ways. If you stop improving you start going back Alcohol, Drugs, Hangovers, Downers, These things are not improvements no matter which way it is spun. So upon finally realising that I did, in fact, have a drinking problem it became clear that my drinking was and had been hindering my ability to achieve anywhere near what it was I wanted from my life!

So this thought alone began somewhat of a mind shift, to succeed is to grow and growing requires action!

Action Action Action!

So here are the 5 things I am working on during March to not only improve my sobriety, my financial & my life in general.

1) I have hired a developer from upwork.com to help fix up some issues with the app (The Alcoholic Entrepreneur) Which is currently only on Android which takes me straight into #2
2) I am also looking for a developer to help build and publish a windows 10 app, this is to coincide with the android app and website to help provide a convenient login for the user to deal with and stay on track with sobriety & action!
3) Asking for Help! So this is a big one for me, I am bad at asking for help I am a go at it alone kind of guy, but I also know to succeed in this world you need help! So if anyone can help out above or with anything give me a buzz! haha
4) I am working on getting home earlier from my day job, this is not meaning I am working less, just smarter which takes me to #5
5) Working smarter! this is a long term living goal, but working smarter has been and will always be something I strive to do.

Action is the game changer, it doesn’t matter what you want in life, it requires action to achieve it, the longer my sobriety continues the more I realise action is a required and recurring part of life, if you stop taking action to grow both personally and financially, it become’s very easy to start thinking and heading down the wrong path.

Take Action, ask for Help & Work Smarter!

Quick note – Hey guys, if find any spelling errors or grammar issues please let me know, my blog goes out Unedited at the moment, and i am far from the greatest writer, so it is another part of my life i am aiming for growth. but in the mean time cheers for the patients.

Success Built on failure,
The Alcoholic Entrepreneur

Over Sea’s & Mental Holiday

Over Sea’s & Mental Holiday

So we just returned from a 7 week over sea’s holiday, which was fantastic, it was tough and had its challenges, them mainly being caused by our 2 little rugs rats, but overall it was bloody great! We were lucky enough to spend 3 weeks in the UK and 3 weeks in the US, Boston & New York. It was time I took to get away from everything, a bit of a refresh, that’s at least how I saw it prior to going on it & to be completely honest this trip was as much about having a good time and exploring the world as it was thinking long and hard about my life, where I am, where am i going? what do I want? what do I not want? Which I think is just as an important question as what doi want? Here’s a small list of some of the things I came up with.

Do want:
Happiness
Love
Time
Success
Respect

Don’t Want:
Alcohol Or should I say, the baggage that comes with it
Negativity
Lying
Drama
Worrying

Reading it back now they all seem like pretty common sense type things, but for me, they are small goals to focus on. Something to aim towards, I feel as if not wanting alcohol is my most important in my don’t want list because if I add alcohol back into my life none of my wants would matter, and all my don’t wants would just start trickling back in!

I recently got up 2 years since my last drink, something that not only me, but my partner forgot and missed, we were happy spending our day exploring New Jersey and Wallmart for the first time ever! Not remembering the date did not mean anything to me. As proud as I am that another milestone has been reached, I am also happy my so called recovery is so far from my mind I forget the milestones. I made a choice to make a lifestyle change and eliminating alcohol from that my old life allowed my lifestyle to change in a positive way, I am not looking back. Nor should you.

Speaking of life style changes, I also decided not long after quitting alcohol that I wanted more out of life, I wanted to start investing my money, and working towards something more, something that will make me happy, and give me time, something that I love! & hopefully with all that will come success and respect.

My life choice to quick alcohol was just the beginning and the kick in the but I needed to aim and create the life I actually want to live.
Change is hard, any change is hard, but change is good and change is worth it, dream big, live awake and aware and live happily! then the sky is the limit.

On another note, I am trying some things out and would love any feedback, I have searched for products that will help people with their recovery and have come across a product that I have stocked up on, a couple of friends of mine are trying and have all reported back positive feedback, I am just struggling with figuring out how to get it out there so I would like to try and embed it into this email, Can you please confirm if you can see the buy now button at the bottom of this email and if it works sending you through to my Shopify store, This entrepreneur stuff just like living without alcohol is all a learning curve!

What is it you want & don’t want?

Success Built on failure,
The Alcoholic Entrepreneur

Staying Sober & Dealing with loss

Staying Sober & Dealing with loss

I am currently going through one of the hardest things I have ever had to deal with, I am watching as my mum is slowly deteriorating in front of us. She has had a stage 4 brain tumour for the past two years, and during this time we have watched as bit by bit, day by day, she is taken from us. She is currently in a hospital and is virtually incapable of doing anything for her self and seems to be catching every little thing that is going around, things are not looking good and time to her inevitable last days are nearing closer with each day.

I have had a very close relationship with my mum threw out my life, there have definitely been stages where we have drifted but we always talked and were pretty much always on good terms, so this or not an easy time for me and being sober for just over a year it puts me in a very vulnerable situation.

Up to this stage the desire to drink to help cope with what is going on has not been an issue, and i hope this will continue over the next few Weeks/Months as things are not going to be getting any easier anytime soon. But it is also something i am extremely aware of and something i am going to make sure i keep on top of.

So some strategy that i am going to be putting in play to give myself the best possible chance of getting through one of life’s toughest and hardest chapters are as follows:

  • Stay close to family and friends who are also going through this with me
  • Talk about it  as much as possible with people who are there for me
  • Remind myself continually about how proud my mum was of me for stopping drinking in the first place.
  • Stay clear of situations that will put me in positions where picking up a drink may be easy.
  • Use this time time to remind myself how short life is and if it is wasted on drinking my life will never been as for filled as it could be.
  • Spend as much time as possible with my mum and be there for her during this time no matter how much it hurts.

Nothing is going to make this time any easier if you are going through something similar just remember it is part of life we all experience at some stage or another, what really counts is how we deal with it and how we grow from the experience.

 

Sobriety is my Greatest Asset

The Alcoholic Entrepreneur

 

How to organize Alcoholic Events

How to organize Alcoholic Events

How to organize Alcoholic Events – In Sobriety!

I decided to stop drinking alcohol and that was my choice, but nothing else changed, life continued exactly as it was when I was drinking, so I had to change, I had to accept alcohol in society, this, my friends, is not one of the easier parts of becoming sober, accepting that others can drink and you cannot is a tough thing to stomach at times, but it is worth the battles you go through.

My brother is getting married and he gave me the honour of being his best man, with being the best man came a few responsibilities and one of those responsibilities just happened to be the bucks (stag) night!

Now as I said, nothing and no one else changed when you make a decision to change yourself, so my brother and most of his friends, are very similar to the way I was prior to me stopping drinking, their idea of a good night is to get them self’s as drunk as possible, so anything other than copious amounts of alcohol some girls and food would not be classed as a successful night and I would look like a bad best man! haha

So how did I do it? Well I looked it like I would a work event, I took away the idea it was for me in any way shape or form, I looked it at it as if the guest’s were clients and my job was to give them a good night and help them celebrate with my brother, I was just doing a job, that didn’t mean I didn’t have fun, because I had a heap of fun, but during the night I was too busy organizing what time we were going to start carving up the meat, meeting the girls as they came and showing them where they could get ready, helping out the early severally drunk guys, to water and seat’s believe me there were a few, and getting in as many quick chats as I could between the running around, this kept me so busy that even thinking about alcohol was not an option!

If you are planning to quit drinking or just want to take a break and have an event to organise or help out with here are 5 tips to help stay sober during it.

  1. Drive, make sure you plan to drive to the event long before, invite others to get a lift with you.
  2. Just in case, take your own drinks. most responsible host’s will have non-alcoholic drinks but you don’t want to get caught out.
  3. Drink in hand, This is a personal thing and may not work for you, but just having a drink in my hand helps me feel more at ease during social events.
  4. Have your story ready, you will get asked over and over again why it is you are not drinking, know exactly it is you are going to say before you get asked.
  5. Keep busy, make sure you are included in as many conversations as possible, if people start getting drunk, then either leave or start helping the host’s clean up, keeping busy will keep your mind from wanting to drink.

I would highly recommend anyone who is even slightly entertaining the idea of quitting drinking or at least cutting down, at the next social event you get invited to ask if you can help out and stay sober for night making yourself useful but also enjoying the night, i assure you, you will have a more interesting and meaningful conversations you will learn a lot! drunk people spill their guts and it really gives you a chance to learn valuable information from people and you will have fun! give it a try and let me know how you go!

Sobriety is my Greatest Asset

The Alcoholic Entrepreneur

 

 

 

 

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