I recently went to the US Postal Service to mail some packages and buy some stamps and the lady who waited on me said “Please take our survey here” and let us know how we are doing! These survey opportunities are on just about every receipt we get and I never take the time to complete them.

I thought hey it’s a new month, March 2020, why not do something different! I went to the website at the bottom of the receipt and took the survey which took about 2 minutes. As I was taking my time to complete the survey, I thought what is the US Postal Service going to do with my results. Give the employee a raise or give better service so how?

What do companies actually do with the survey results? How do they take the answers I gave and make the experience better for the next person?

There are more people out there giving bad answers or would rather complain or be negative first before being positive. Sometimes I read reviews about a place I may want to visit and look for the positive ones first. People have a tendency to complain about small silly stuff. Be honest in your survey answers and tell more good things than bad things. Don’t sweat the small stuff! Life is good, enjoy the good things in life.

Feel free to text me, call me or email me anytime you need anything!

Rick Gosser  text/phone 219-808-9888  email: gosserrick@sbcglobal.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some people never go on a vacation. They say they don’t have money for that. We all work hard and deserve vacations. If you don’t plan them and book them somewhere, at the end of the year you will have never gone anywhere. Many vacations don’t have to cost a lot of money or any money (StayCation). It’s the point of taking time off from work. 

A colleague of mine never took vacations. Said he was “too busy” and just never found the time to take a vacation with his wife. “YOU MUST MAKE TIME” for a vacation or you will never take any.

My wife and I have always taken vacations, even when our 3 girls were little. Having children isn’t an excuse to never go on vacation. Some say, “it’s such a hassle” to try and go on a vacation with children. I disagree with that statement!

Just like making a list to go grocery shopping (planning ahead), we all have to do the same thing when it comes to taking a vacation, Plan Ahead! The best time to plan a vacation is when you are getting ready to go on one.

My wife and I always pick the vacation dates and the place we want to go way in advance, then we work everything around those dates. It’s 2020, and all of our dates and locations are picked and we are working on 2021 dates and ideas for places to go.

I can tell you by past experience that you should reserve a car rental as soon as you get your flights to wherever you go. A few years ago we went to Vermont on Columbus Day weekend (the busiest time of the year in Waterbury, VT), tree colors are changing and I completely forgot to reserve a car. I ended up driving a 12-passenger van (for the 2 of us), in and around the mountains of Vermont for 5-days. I will never make that mistake ever again! We laughed all week about this adventure!

Yesterday, 2/22/20 I was talking to one of my daughters who is going to DisneyWorld in March 2020 and is already planning their December 2020 trip to San Diego. The key is to pick the week in your calendar and plan everything out as it gets closer.

Feel free to text me, call me or email me anytime you need anything!

Rick Gosser  text/phone 219-808-9888  email: gosserrick@sbcglobal.net

Never Give Up! NeverQuit!

Posted: February 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

I decided to exercise every day during the month of January. Moving and grooving was my intention. The outcome was that I accomplished that goal and gained .04#. My main focus was more on exercising and not eating right. I got away with only a small gain.

Sometimes in life it seems easier to just quit. However I’m not a quitter, I’m a new goal person. I set goals that are achievable, but that it takes work to get them.

February is going to be a exercise daily and eat right month! I knew I was going on vacation to an all-inclusive resort, so I decided I would start after I returned. After spending 5-days at an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta where is was 80°+ everyday with 101.9 THE MIX Chicago Radio Station with Eric In The Morning with Melissa & Whip and staff eating and drinking just about everything I could and feeling like I gained 10-15#’s. Only putting on 2.4#’s is HAPPINESS! Must of been all that walking we did at the airports and resort. Time to get back on track now.

I weighed myself on Thursday 2/13/20 and the scale said “It is what it is”. Today, Sunday 2/16/20 the scale weight said down – 4.2#. I’ve done that by tracking everything I eat and drink (something I didn’t do in Mexico). I clearly took advantage of the all-inclusive, but those little pink frosted cookies were so good 🙂

Getting fit is hard… if it was easy everyone would do it. #NeverQuit #NeverGiveUp

The other thing I’m trying to do is to drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water. The weight loss guru’s say that’s the thing to do. Keeps now full and prevents useless eating of food.

At 60 years young, I’ll always have a the mindset of an obese person. In 2010, I weighed 310# and lost 135# in 4-months. That was hard and I got too skinny. Weighing 175# was and is not my ideal doctor’s chart weight. At 6’2″ it’s 200#.

When I get down on myself, I look at my 310# picture and say that one time I lost 135#, so losing 32# is easy breezy. IT’S GO TIME YA’LL……….

Feel free to text me, call me or email me anytime you need some motivation!

Rick Gosser     text/phone 219-808-9888                                                                                                    email: gosserrick@sbcglobal.net

#MovingDailyToGetAndStayFit #weightlifting #exercisedaily #eatingright

Wired Not To Fail…

Posted: February 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

Have you ever felt like you failed at something?

Everyone fails at something in life, right?

“Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so big and so strong that obstacles, failure, disappointment, and loss only acts as motivation to drive you across there finish line.”

In 2012, when I was watching the Chicago Marathon on the TV (the off-channel) where they showed people passing out, falling down and throwing up as they crossed the finish line. After watching that for hours, I told my wife “I want to do that.”

My life motto really changed in 2010, when I lost 135#’s and kept doing things that I was never able to do when I weighted 310#.

Back to my Marathon idea. I told someone in early 2013 that I wanted to run a marathon, and she said “You can’t do that!” Those words is exactly what inspired me to run there 2013 Chicago Marathon. In June 3013, I followed the Hal Higden 18-week training program, How To Train For & Run A Marathon In 18 Weeks. Make a long story short, I did the training religiously and finished the 2013 Chicago Marathon with 3 goals in mind.

  1. Stay on 2 feet for 26.2 miles.
  2. Do Not throw up
  3. Finish the race.

All 3 goals accomplished!~

Next time someone tells you… “You can’t do that!”                                                             Figure out YOUR way to do it for YOU!

SO……………….  BE YOU! INSPIRE YOURSELF #NoExcuses #NeverGiveUp #NeverQuit

Rick Gosser

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Same 24 hours in a day…

Posted: January 26, 2020 in Uncategorized

I always used to find myself thinking and saying  “I don’t have time for…” when in reality I see people doing things that I want to do and they are doing them. I started running when I was in my 135# weight loss transformation in 2010. I ran my first 5K in 2011 and to make a long story short after many 5k’s, 10k’s and 1/2 marathons I made the decision to run the 2013 Chicago Marathon in 2012. Now comes June 2013, the 18 week marathon training program begins. I followed it religiously, and on October 13, 203 I completed the marathon. My goal was to stay on 2 feet, to not throw up and to finish. I accomplished all 3 of those goals.

7 years later now I an avid bike rider and I plan out all of my 100 mile bike rides for the year in January of every year. YES, I bike 100 miles all in 1 day!

My goal for my #2020solutions is to workout out everyday. #MovingDailyToGetAndStayFit. I have completed Day 25 with no plan to stop.

Now my mindset is we all have the #same24hoursinaday so I go and do things at 4:45am, 6:45am, 4;45pm or even 7:45pm. I lift weights, swim, walk at my local YMCA. I bike outside, walk and hike outside. I plan and write down in my schedule when I’m on the move.

SO……………….  BE YOU! INSPIRE YOURSELF #NoExcuses #NeverGiveUp #NeverQuit

WE ALL HAVE THE SAME 24 HOURS IN A DAY!

Rick Gosser

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Life begins outside of your comfort zone!

Comfort zone is defined differently by every living human being on this planet.

Here are a few of them:

  • a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress.
  • a psychological state in which things feel familiar to a person and they are at ease and perceive they are in control of their environment, experiencing low levrelds of anxiety and stress.
  • in this zone a steady level of performance is possible

When I was younger I rarely stepped out of my comfort zone. When I turned 50 (in 2010) and weighed 310#, I stepped out of my comfort zone and shared my story on social media that I wanted to lose weight. My goal was to lose 100#. I actually lost 135# in 2010 and for the most part have kept it off. I appeared LIVE on The NBC Today Show in New York City on 11.26.10. As an obese person for so many, many years it’s always a struggle to eat right and stay fit. However, the scale is my motivator. I step on it briefly every day and that right there tells me what I gotta do. JUMPING out of my comfort zone and sharing what I do is hopefully an inspiration to others as well as myself. I’m committed to never go back to 310#.

Here are my LIFE JUMPS… ALL AFTER I TURNED 50 YEARS YOUNG!

  • I publicly lost 135# in 2010.
  • I got braces at the age of 50.
  • Was LIVE on The NBC Today Show. Told my story to THE WORLD.
  • Ran 10 1/2 Marathons.
  • Ran the 2013 Chicago Marathon.
  • Had my varicose veins in my legs removed in 2013.
  • Skydiveout of perfectly good airplanes at 18,000′
  • Did 8 Hustle Up the Hancock stair climbs.
  • Scuba dive certified in 2016
  • I’m a TRIATHLETE.
  • I workout in public.
  • I bicycle 100-miles for the fun of it all in 1-day.
  • I’m a licensed softball and baseball umpire.

 

What is holding you back from JUMPING out of your comfort zone?

Need help?  Call, text or email me anytime.

 

BE YOU! INSPIRE YOURSELF #NoExcuses #NeverGiveUp #NeverQuit

Rick Gosser

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DO POSITIVE instead of saying Be Positive. Just stop complaining and DO SOMETHING!

It gets tiring listening to people complain. It’s 2020, time to CHANGE YA’LL! Criticizing people and complaining needs to stop. I’m just as guilty as you all but life is too short and we shouldn’t spend our time complaining and criticizing people. It’s gonna be a life changing task. Let’s GO ALL IN!

Doing something to combat the complaining will only teach younger children that it’s better to do something about it rather than complain about it. Complainers are the problem. They are the ones that will just complain to be just complaining. I recently saw someone take pictures of broken glass on a bike trail in a tunnel and post them on Facebook and then proceeded to give the incorrect email address of the wrong park department where the tunnel is located! They expected them to clean it up! My post comment was: “No worries people. I will go clean it up today! 🧹🗑 Shit happens. Stop complaining and do something about it.” Some people suggested catching the person and have them clean up the glass with their tongue. That’s dumb! Others: 😡 😮 

Time is money. Making a rude comment takes time. By the time you do all of that you could of went and did something positive to remedy the situation. 

I went and cleaned up all of the glass… It took me 1-hour!

DO POSITIVE, instead of saying Be Positive.

Do something to pay it forward in your community today and everyday.

BE YOU! INSPIRE YOURSELF #NoExcuses #NeverGiveUp #NeverQuit

Rick Gosser

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When I started watching my grandchildren and spend lots of time with them, I take them with me everywhere. Sometimes I’m toting 3 of them with me. Some where walking, some where crawling and some were in a baby carrier. My point is nothing is going to stop me from doing what has to be done in a normal day. We would talk to people and be kind to them in all facets of a day. They learned to smile as soon as they were born because if you know me at all, “I’m the selfie KING.”  LOL

Hanging with me you learn how to smile at an early age and we talk to everyone!

Some of my grandchildren are what I call “social lights”, just like me and that is perfectly fine. Being kind and talking to all people is OK. It’s healthy, fun and makes us all learn about people.

One of my granddaughters is especially social as she waves, smiles and is always saying Hi and Goodbye to everyone. She has learned to not be afraid of anyone or anything. She was jumping into a swimming pool when she was a little over 1 when I was in the pool and sometimes she just stepped in thinking that someone would be there to pull her out of the water. We always got to her, but she did go underwater many times.

Teach young children how to be kind & social… BE ALL IN! Have “NO FEAR”

BE YOU! INSPIRE YOURSELF #NoExcuses #NeverGiveUp #NeverQuit

Rick Gosser

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Frugal vs Cheap! I prefer frugal.

Posted: December 16, 2019 in Uncategorized

If you ever use the word CHEAP, maybe it’s time to rethink your choice of words and thoughts.

Using the word cheap in a sentence should be a crime punishable by law. LOL  In reality, being cheap, thinking of buying something cheap, wanting something at a cheaper price, actually thinking you bought something cheap, doing something cheaper in business.

The word “CHEAP” should be eliminated in life and in your business. Thinking that you got a deal because you got it cheap  is exactly what you paid for… cheap. It will eventually break or won’t work, will just stop working or in business that clown you got to entertain your employees children and the company Christmas party never showed up! You get what you pay💰for! Spend a little extra and be frugal! Take yourself to the next level!  #dowhatsright

BE YOU! INSPIRE YOURSELF #NoExcuses #NeverGiveUp #NeverQuit

Rick Gosser

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Whiteboards vs Spreadsheets?

Posted: December 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

Erasable White board vs Spreadsheet?

Businesses should have a big erasable white board somewhere in the their office for all the employees to see the company projects that they are working on vs a spreadsheet on a computer. The biggest benefit of an erasable white board is that people can see the project progression and when it’s completed it’s erased off the board. Typically another one replaces it shortly thereafter. The real key to success is to always have something written on the board. The main problem with spreadsheet projects is that they aren’t updated often enough and then people can use the excuse that they never looked at the spreadsheet. 

Erasable white boards can be utilized for so many things. Projects progresses, marketing ideas and when to implement them, social media postings and when to do them, targeting clients campaigns, etc. Just Goggle “white board ideas for businesses”

Get your erasable white board today and make your business even more successful than it already is!

They even make erasable white board pain that can be applied to a big wall.

BE YOU! INSPIRE YOURSELF #NoExcuses #NeverGiveUp #NeverQuit

Rick Gosser

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