Standing at the curbside taxi stand, the driver who pulled up looked like he had come straight from an Irish movie. Cap, scarf, charm and a wonderful accent to boot.
As we drove through the deserted, and still dark, streets of Dublin, our conversation floated between Irish history, architecture, and the details of our trip.
As we explained our house and dog sitting opportunity, along with our love of travel, I offhandedly commented, “Plus, I wouldn’t mind finding some of that luck of the Irish I’ve heard so much about”.
We pulled up to our hotel and as he helped with our luggage, he smiled, looked at me, and said, “You say you’ve been traveling the world, eh?”
I answered yes.
“And now you’re staying in Sutton, Ireland along the Cliff Walks for free?”
Again, I answered yes.
“Well then you don’t need the luck of the Irish, you’re already a Jammy Bastard.”
I must have looked confused because he followed up his comment by saying, “we don’t say luck of the Irish, we say jammy, which means lucky, and a Jammy Bastard takes luck to a whole new level”.
Let me repeat that, I say, think, feel and believe, that I’m a Jammy Bastard.
Is it easier on the Cliff Walks?
Of course it is.
If you do, then you’re just a victim of circumstance, and have given up your power to create all the success you desire.
Sometimes you get jammy and things go well.
But let’s face it, you and I both know we’re guaranteed more jammy days in our lives when we’re able to create them, rather than hope and wait for a bit of good luck that may or may not come.
So that’s what I do. I practice.
So whether I’m in the muck, or the money, I make certain to find something positive I can focus on.
And that’s how you become a Jammy Bastard.
To being a Jammy Bastard, long may it last.
Your friend & wingman,
You can join me, and practice with me right now by clicking here…
PS… You can practice with me every morning, either on Facebook, at Be Your Own Wingman, on Twitter, @wingmanmichael, or on YouTube, at beyourownwingman.
PSS… If you want to improve your positive energy, increase your level of success, and begin living the life you desire, feel free to contact me for Skype sessions with both Janet, an LCSW and Psychotherapist for the past 20 years, and myself.
The Laughing Practice
Michael Gross “The Wingman” demonstrates his 1-minute laughing practice.
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