I love to barbecue.
Now, for the purists: I freely admit that I don’t barbecue like the people you see on TV in the competitions.
They are Rock Stars.
I own a gas grill and an awesome electric smoker.
Comparatively speaking, I am stepping up to the microphone for Karaoke Night at an Elks Lodge in a small town which has to change the population sign every time more than 5 people leave...while they are headlining Woodchip Woodstock.
But...I practice the same cool principles that the big dogs do.
I select flavors I will enjoy.
I select wood chips for our smoker which will infuse some pretty cool flavors into the meat.
As human, we are a lot like the chicken, ribs and steak tips that take their time in the fire on my deck.
We marinate in places like social media, our homes, workplaces and society in general.
We soak in the flavors of the flames and fires around us.
We can become a little more sweet.
We can become smoky.
We can become bitter.
It all depends on where we decide to marinate.
I see this all the time.
Some people choose to marinate in misery, allowing the negativity of others to envelope them, soaking it into their minds, hearts and bones.
Some people use flames to create a gathering place to celebrate, provide some heat and a bright light...and others light a fire to burn everything down around them, causing destruction.
It’s a simple decision, really.
Remember, I said simple...not always easy.
Sometimes it can be hard to find our way through the smoke.
What flavors are YOU soaking up these days?
Whose smoke is getting all over your clothes?
What flavors do you WISH you were absorbing?
If they are NOT the ones you’re inhaling, right now, figure out where they’re being created and enjoyed...and go hang out there.
People who are creating delicious, smile-inducing, mouth-watering flavors LOVE IT when more people show up to enjoy the meal.
I know I do.
This is why I run in the circles I run in, with the Think to Succeed mastermind Group, Digital Marketing Mavericks and Ewealthology family.
Check them out on Facebook.
They ALL make me a better entrepreneur...and human being.
And they are a great place to marinate!
As you make your way through this day, this week, this month, this year...please honor yourself enough to take note of the flavors swirling around you.
Then decide if that is the barbecue you wish to spend your life at.
Something very delicious is out there cooking...and it’s waiting for YOU to show up and enjoy it.
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