Survey

I have recently been lucky enough to be invited to join a brand new website covering world news and current affairs.

I would like to generate some info as to get an insight into what it is people would like to see or read in the news and categorise it by age,location,sex etc.

I would be very grateful if you could contact me and answer the following questions and also share the post so i can get as much info as possible! 🙂

How old are you?

Where are you from?

Do you read/watch the news?

What is your favourite newspaper,website or channel?

What is your opinion on social media?

Do you like to see accurate timely news even if the content can be upsetting, negative or violent or would you like to see something a bit different more upbeat and positive, even if it seems less relevant?

Would you like to see more political news, environmental news or humanitarian news?

Can you remember a topic or story from the news that has really stuck to you?

Can you name 3 changes you would like to see in the world?

A simple and short enough survey, i would be truly grateful for any one who can oblige and take part in the survey and a share to spread the love would mean a lot!

Have you had a great day.long day or a tough day?

SMILE!! 🙂

The decision

“Not knowing is often the most difficult thing.” Curiously i looked up and he repeated “not knowing, it can be the most difficult thing, you seem lost confused and slightly afraid” said the middle aged man as he leaned over to offer out his hand to shake mine.

Masterson, Paul masterson pleasure to meet you” Samuel,Jamie samuels i responded and answered “not knowing, how do you mean?”

Well you have been sat here for close to half an hour now, sitting anxiously and full of discomfort, it seems as though something is troubling you, and for most discomfort i suffered in my life is usually a fear, and that fear is just often the unknown. All the what if’s that we’ve ever imagined conjugated together to develop a fear.

When Paul first offered his hand to me i was reluctant and somewhat pessimistic, ready to stand up and leave this bench, but Now feeling slightly relaxed and very much intrigued I asked “Well yes I guess, well I have this big decision to make, Something that could influence the outcome of the rest of my life”

“HMMM, wow, the rest of your life kid?!” smuggley he said as he also sat up and squirmed closer to me with a look of excitement”Im not so sure that one decision can have such an influence on your life, but if it does, don’t be afraid of it” Enjoy the experience, it sounds really exciting, WOW, this next decision will have tremendous results for you. Get excited think of it from a perspective of joy and happiness, impose some real emotion to the decision, this will guide you to making the right decision. if you invest fear into the decision you will never be able to dream up the the enormity of happiness that stands before you, as you will be to busy worrying to fully relax and enjoy your life.

I sat for a moment and absorbed his words. As his words began to rest with me I felt what can only be described as a refreshing wave flow through my body. Anguish fear and worry immediately eluded me.

After a moment of inspiration and almost a week of regret it came to me.

Without a response he again leaned over smiled and said “don’t worry kid, in fact don’t even think, just do. Fear is all the what if’s. when I first started speaking with you their was a cloud of fear gathering momentum in yiur mind, and now look at you 2 minutes later relaxed, loose and energised. Don’t think about this decision, just act on the right feeling, this will guide you to every success, but more importantly it will keep you on the road to happiness. Don’t think ahead and worry, act now, in the present. It’s the greatest gift we have.

He stood up, looked to the skies and profoundly said”life is to important to be taking seriously” and briskly began to walk away.

 

Business idea #64

I HAVE IT!!

T-shirts, organic t-shirts. Is this going to be the business idea that finally comes to life?

Ive had many a great idea,even if I am the only one to think its a great idea, and i think this is my best yet.

New summer project.

D-Shirts!

A unique design combining humour,happiness,art and inspiration.

I will admit I have no idea about t-shirt design, production or sales but I do have a positive approach and ability to send a couple of great emails.

Could I possibly reach out to the right person who can assist me with my D-Shirt business, or maybe even perhaps will that person reach out to me with feedback from this blogpost!!!!! In a perfect world, thats what would happen.

Do we live in a perfect world? well soon find out!

So just minutes into my business venture I have designed this magical D-shirt.

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Business in the front, party in the back.. well more or less! 😛

at €20 with 10% of each sale going towards a charitable cause (perhaps local homeless or refugee or who knows maybe have a toggle at the checkout kart and allow customers to donate to a worthy cause of their choice.)

With other great design ideas, I reckon this could be my start to entrepreneurial mastery!!

Branding, a key to any success story of course is crucial, so a simple yet effect name for my unique apparel “D-Shirt” “Designed by Dalian,D-Shirt of D future!”

I can see it already, orders will be flowing in in no time.

Any investors,serial entrepeneurs bloggers or anyone who would love to be part of D-Shirt of the future feel free to comment or contact and lets change the world,one shirt at D time!! 🙂

If you look closely enough you will also notice how i have some creative inspiration TED talk and an intern programme in Amsterdam bookmarked, for added exposure of my original genius!!

Have your had a great day,long day or a tough day?

SMILE!

🙂

Purpose

Purpose.

In life we wonder why we are here at all, our purpose our destiny we pursuit our passion to find our call.

For some it’s a joy and a sheer feeling of bliss, but for others it’s pain, a pursuit that is often a swing and a miss..

To me it’s important, to find my call, but to get lost amongst my purpose, could mean no happiness at all.

My purpose is now,  the only real time that I have, the rest is a feeling, an imaginary pursuit of my call.

Optimism

The key to happiness or the epitome of laziness?

I’m all for optimism. The power of positivity.

I associate optimism with a stress free lifestyle.

Being an optimist I see an opportunity where many would see a blank empty space.

mmm, maybe I don’t have the skill set to transform it, but hey, at least I thought about it, it crossed my mind and that’s half the battle.

This tells me my mind is moving in the right direction.

I often consider going to the gym. this thought and a will to exercise is an achievement in itself, I probably won’t make it to the gym but iv thought about, that’s almost a form of exercise in itself!

Maybe some day I should go to college, earn a degree.

Wow! imagine that, fair play for having that drive and desire to at least consider educating yourself and getting a degree.

but for now I’m just gonna give myself a path on the back for loving myself enough to consider my future.

Can I go visit ny friends in new York this summer?

Probably not, buuuut….we won’t say no just yet.

The excitement of the potential holiday that’s actually definitely not going to happen is a great reason to fantasise and be excited for the future.

So as i sit here I’m content, stress free and full of great ideas, excited for what looks to be a remarkable future!

🙂

 

Wander through the garden

As I stroll calmly through the garden,                                                                            I let my mind be free,                                                                                                    To wander to a place                                                                                                    Where only nature can bring me.

The birds they sing proudly,                                                                                            To harmonise the buzzing of the Bee,                                                                            In my mind I gently ponder,                                                                                          Nature means so much to me.

I can smell the planet,                                                                                                   As I enhale the Natural beauty,                                                                                     I feel a Soothing aura,                                                                                                 That only nature can bring me.

Though the sky is grey and for most today seems bleak,                                              I find solace in this garden,                                                                                            To just sit here and let my mind wander,                                                                        Is why nature means so much to me.

A day in the life Of a retail sales assistant

8.45. AM- Work starts in 45 minutes.

Breakfast, fast shower

9.28 AM- Clocked in

9.35 AM- Manager, OK guys, its very important today that we push these new neck supporting cushions. It is crucial to sell as many units of this as possible. Head office could pop in at anytime over the next few weeks, Aaaaand be aware of mystery shoppers.! We scored 91% last time which is not good enough, no reason why we can’t be hitting 100% overtime

9.36 AM-Employee A Whispers to Employee B, MMM i would have got 100% if we had any bit of fucking product knowledge

9.37 AM-Employee A, Aww nice, what are the benefits of this cushion? is their any certain medical information we should know to make our customers aware and be sure they are getting the right product

9.37 AM-Manager, “Im not quite sure, heres a sales pitch sent down from head office, study it, use it, it is your bible.”

10.05 AM-employee B, “Hello hows it going?…”

10.06 AM-Customer, “NO!!!!”

10.06 AM- Employee B Mutters, Hello, hows it going? NO!!! D FUCK kinda response is that.

10.08 AM-Customer, “Excuse me sir I’m wondering if you can help me…”

10.08 AM-Employee B shrugging off the disrespect and arrogance of the asshole politely replying with a smile on his face, pure professional “Yes Sir, How can I help you?

11.15 AM- 15 minute break Employee A, Sprints to the closest shop, checks wallet just enough for a €3.50 meal deal

11.29 AM rushing end of food Employee A can’t help but think “fuck it I really wish we had 20 minutes”

12.11 PM Manager speaking with Employee A- “Ok Gerard from head office is on his way, he could be here at any minute, Heres a disinfectant spray containing all sorts of harmful acids and detergents, quickly run around on your hands and knees and scrape the rust off all the shelves, if you see anything out of order put it back in its right place, no messing around now this is crucial.”

12.13 PM-Manager calling Employee A- “Can you please serve this lady?,she’s been waiting for service for the past 5 minutes, this is not good enough.”

12.13 PM-Manager to Employee A- “Why is their returns still on the shop floor?, you know they need to be taken to the warehouse.”

12.13PM Manager once again speaking to Employee A, “Where is that report from last months sales figures??”

1.00 PM-Employee A- One hour lunch break.

2.00 PM back on the shop floor

2.04 PM- Gerard Arrives.

2.06 PM- Employee B “Hello Gerard My name is…”

2.06 PM- Gerard cuts across- “Who laid out that gondola its an absolute disgrace?, Heres how it should look. Hands over a briefing from “head office””

2.53 PM -Customer addressing Employee B, “Excuse me sir, Who can I speak to about this? Its very misleading, unto 50%  off items instore today it says and i can only find items with 20% or 30% off.”

2.54 PM-Employee B to customer  “MMM, I can only apologise on behalf of the store, I do not make out the Sale signs or pick which items go on sale, it all comes down from head office and we just follow their guidelines.”

2.54 PM-Customer, “Well thats no good to me, how am i supposed to know what items are 50% off?”

2.55 PM-Employee B, Ready to blow up but takes a deep breath and again proves how outstanding he is at his job,while subtly getting in his little dig. “Well If you find an item that is 50% off it will be clearly tagged just like the 20% off items and also the very same as the 30% off items. Smiles, “Can I help you maybe find something thats 50% off?”

2.55 PM-Customer, NO!!! im fine

3.08 PM-Employee A just has just came up with the next big tech invention when, Customer “excuse me sir, do ye have these in a size 8?”

3.08PM – Employee A Shuffles into the store room, Idea has came and went, but at at least he was able to find that €15 size 8 shoe.

4.54 PM- Manager snidely referring to Employee B- ” And how many of these cushions have you sold today? Don’t forget who pays your wages, get the finger out and start pushing these cushions!!”

5.20 PM- Employee A speaking with Employee B, Fuck that, Im going straight to the pub at 6.00.

 

To anyone working in retail, i salute you! 🙂

To anyone who isn’t aware, staff members in retail stores believe it or not are actually people. When the shop was built and they installed the shelve, the computer systems etc, the staff members were not just built in. They sleep, they have feelings, and they really do need things like food and water to survive like any human being, a small bit of respect and compassion towards those working in retail goes a long way. You would be surprise how much a genuine thank you and a smile goes! 🙂

I write because…

I write because I am able,

Im young I’m wild I’m free,

when words can paint a picture,

it brings the artist out in me

 

I write because I am able,

even if I haven’t read a novel or a full story,

using my pen I am able

to express my creativity

 

I write because I am able,

my stories in which yiu can see,

allow you to see how my mind works,

you can get a glimpse of me.

 

I was once told that I am unable, to play a sport which meant so much to me,

but with my words I am able,

to improve myself for free

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a purpose, wandering around full of niaivity,

but now I feel I have a purpose, with words I can get the best out of me

 

I write because I am able,

a chance to express my creativity,

With a paint brush I am not so able,

So it’s with words I can really be me.

Who am I and why am I here?

Learning the fundamentals.

Today’s task is to answer the above questions.

A very interesting task, as I am not so clear on why I am here, you will notice from my About page that I am all but a little confused at the moment.

I first started the blog with the hope to travel around and promote a sustainable lifestyle while spreading beautiful messages from people i meet along the way.

I hoped for a positive blog page, where people would come to laugh, feel inspired and realise that anything is possible!

Due to a lack of financials My trip was cut so short that it never even really started. I had so much going on and planning ahead that I was always missing out on the most important time of all, the present!

Who am I and why am I here?

I spent 2 nights in Amsterdam last week where I had hoped to begin my adventure. It was never going to work.

Why?

Their is a number of reasons that my masterplan crumbled before I could even begin but a great place t starto in my preparation would have been to sit and ask myself, “who am I and why am I here?” before getting to the Netherlands.

I arrived their and than began asking myself questions like this, I thought I was prepared but i could not have been any more wrong.

Wandering around the canals and weaving through the red light district I had many thoughts float swiftly across my mind.

The one thought that floated abit less than swift than others “who am I?”

I am an over active optimist who has absolutely no value on money, I want everything to happen yesterday and feel that nothing is impossible. So much so that I feel like anyone can achieve anything. And I still believe they can. But what I have learned is in order to achieve any success, wether it lies within your talents or not, Preparation is key. Wether its hitting the books and studying, researching and doing some organisation or contacting people who have once succeeded in the area you hope to dominate, It is the corner stone to all success.

Yes, this may be blatantly obvious, but with the attitude that anyone can do anything it just took me bit longer to notice the massive elephant in the room.

So now, why am I here?

I guess thats a question we all ask ourselves and very few of us can answer.

Some can and they seem to be the happiest most care free people on the planet.

I have asked myself that question many a time and always can come up with one answer.

“To make people happy”

And I feel most of the time thats what I do. But in order for me to make people happy I must be truly happy in myself. And I am. For the most part.

I am truly grateful for all the magical people in my life and amazing opportunities that I’ve had so far.

I cannot say I am truly happy though. Yes i am happy. But until I am contributing socially and spreading positivity and happiness on a large scale I will never be truly happy.

But That day will come. I know it.I have many big dreams, But no idea how to snooze off in order to make these dreams a reality.

I would love to own my own self sufficient centre where people come to learn about themselves, further themselves and live a full quality life. “Gather,Grow,Develop”

I would love to own my own production company “endless opportunity productions” giving the working class person a platform to follow their dreams.A production company where the opportunities truly are endless!

I hope to some day open a chain of coffee shops “cuppa cafa!” where convicts, homeless and those with alcohol and drug problems have an opportunity to gain work experience, have a place to stay and earn some money to get back on their feet and re renter the ridiculously fast paced world.

I hope to travel around In 1960’s sky blue and white VW cooking free food for homeless,hungry and refugees and allow them give a message to the world, in which i would call this project “Food for all”

But for now All I have is a pocket full of dreams.

You’re definitely thinking wow this guy is a dreamer, But Hey, Im not the only one! 🙂

One day I hope to fill those pockets with more than dreams, I hope to fill them with happiness, joy and an abundance of wealth.

So my blog will be a platform for short stories and poetry, developing my writing and getting the creative juices flowing a couple of times a week. Aswell as the diary of an optimistic unorganised young man with a pocket thats so full of dreams theirs no room for anything else.

If you would like to follow me and see if I can make more space in my pockets to make my dreams become a reality, than dive on in to the always entertaining and sometimes downright ridiculous life of Dalian Roche! 🙂

Have you had a great day, a long day or a tough day?

SMILE! 🙂