Assume

One of the things which makes the world great in my opinion is that everyone doesn’t like the same things or think alike. Yet, most disagreements between family members or friends happens when one person assume that everyone does think like them. However, that is definitely not the mindset you want to have, since it can lead to a lot of miscommunication that could be avoided.

  • Give Others The Respect You Want In Return

I’m hoping you wouldn’t want someone that you care about to have an issue with you and not let you know about it directly, but address the issue with a number of other people instead. Thus, why would you want to do that to another person?

  • Listen To Understand

If you do have a discussion with the individual that you’re mad or disappointed in, be sure to listen to with the intent to understand instead of listening to reply. This is important to do because the two of you might of been looking at things from different perspectives. As a result, neither one of you might actually be right or wrong and the other person honestly might not of had any clue of what they did before you told them.

Has there ever been a time where you initially assume someone intent in doing something to find out you was wrong after a conversation with them?

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A Real Friend

People often confuse a person that is actually an acquaintance as a real friend, mainly due to platforms like Facebook. Furthermore, if you ask five random people of their criteria of a real friend you probably receive five different answers. However, I think all of them would agree that if an individual starts to act different towards you just because you tell them NO or have just as much as them now in life that isn’t a real friend.

  • Fair-weather Friends

Some people are only friends with you based on what they feel you can do for them. As a result, they will use you until they can’t use you anymore and quick to forget all the times you said YES to what they want and only remember the few times you told them NO.

  • Friends That Don’t Want You To Do Better Than Them

There are some people that can be a great friend to you long as they feel you are not on their level and deliberately surround themselves all the time with other individuals they feel are beneath them as well. Yet, when they feel like you’re doing just as good or better than them in life, they start to act different unfortunately.

What are some other things that you feel are red flags of a person not being a real friend?

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Household Bills

There isn’t one right answer in terms of how monthly household bills should be split between a couple living together. The key thing is for the two of them to be on the same page with clear expectations establish. Thus, I’m simply giving my opinion on how I feel things should be divided below.

Our Yearly Salary Is About The Same

  • I consider marriage to be a partnership and not a sponsorship. Therefore, if we both got good jobs and make about the same yearly my expectations is for my partner and I to split all household bills 50/50 each month.

I Make Significantly More Than My Partner

  • A key motto of mines in life is to treat others like I want to be treated. Therefore, I can’t have my partner splitting the household bills with me 50/50 if I make way more than her, since I wouldn’t want her to do that to me. Furthermore, I want to make sure my partner still has money after bills are paid to purchase nice things. As a result, I got no issue in having an 80/20 split on bills for that to be the case.

Do you agree or disagree on how I feel monthly household expenses should be divided between a couple and why?

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Disrespectful

I try and see things from more than one perspective always, along with being objective. As a result, I’m addressing men being disrespectful to their woman this week in this two part series.

Never Willing To Compromise

  • Some guys refuse to ever compromise, even though any successful relationship will evolve it happening sometime by both partners. Therefore, if it’s something that your lady ask you to do, be willing to put her first and oblige sometime.

Treating Your Lady Like Your Maid

  • Just because you got a lady that doesn’t mind and take pride in doing most of the household chores, you shouldn’t take advantage of her kindness by treating her like your personal maid. For instance, instead of being lazy and leaving your dirty clothes right next to the hamper, go ahead and put your clothes in it and not leave it as a task for her to do.

What are some other situations you can recall or heard about, that a man was disrespectful to his lady?

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Take Pride In Your Job

It can get tough sometime at a job to stay motivated, especially if it’s not your job dream job. However, it’s important to take pride and do your best in whatever you’re currently doing for a living.

Remember the company can take the badge and laptop back if you decide to leave, but the knowledge and experience you gain while working there they can’t get that back.

As a result, you can utilize those things to be an even more valuable employee at your future job(s) and be in a position to demand even more throughout your career as well.

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All In or All Out

Any successful relationship involves some compromising on both sides in order for it to work. However, I feel like there are some things that both people must fully believe and have naturally together.

Great Chemistry

  • We should strive to be with someone that the chemistry just flows naturally with while on the phone or talking to the individual in person. Also, the conversation should rarely feel force like either of you had to work hard to find something to discuss.

Believe In Similar Key Values In Life

  • If you believe in some form of a higher power and the person you’re with is an Atheist who doesn’t, this type of situation can be a key detriment to the relationship definitely in the long term if not even in the short term.

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New City Life

The possibility of moving to a new city can be very exciting, mainly since it can be look at as an opportunity for a fresh start in life. However, below are a couple of key things to consider before deciding to move to a new place, especially if you have a young child.

Cost Of Living

  • It’s important to make sure that you’re not going to be paying significantly more in rent or mortgage at the new place before you move, unless your pay at the new job will be increasing enough to make up for the difference so you can afford to live there.

Dependable & Trusted Babysitter

  • Make sure you have a support system in place of a family member or a dependable friend that you trust to babysit your child in case you need to work on the weekends, want to hang out with some friends, or go out on a date.

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Can Choose Friends, Not Family

We can choose our friends in life but we can’t choose family. Thus, it’s important for us to try and treat family members as we do with our friends, by loving them for their good qualities and accepting them for their imperfections.

Be Aware Of Their Shortcomings

Nobody is perfect, why as humans, we all have different strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, if you got somebody you love that’s known to not be on time hardly for anything, it’s best to not depend on that person for something like dropping you off at the airport for a schedule flight if you can help it.

Love From A Distance When Needed

Everybody that we love don’t know how to deal with personal issues they might be going through, which can impact how they treat us. Furthermore, some people we love don’t know how to provide us with words of encouragement when we open up to them and discuss things we’re dealing with.

As a result, it’s important to know when to distance ourselves from love ones when they start to impact us in a negative way consistently from where we’re trying to go in life, as we should do with friends as well.

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Starting Your Day Off Right

It’s important to try and start your day off right when you wake up, especially since how you feel when you first wake up usually will set the tone and is a good indicator on how the rest of your day will end up. As a result, I’ve listed a few things to do and the importance of them below that should help you start your day off on the right track.

1. Get Enough Restful Sleep

  • Not getting your proper rest at night can contribute to you waking up in the morning feeling tired and groggy, which can negatively impact the rest of your day.

2. Practice Gratitude

  • Instead of starting your day focusing on what you currently don’t have in life, take some time to appreciate what you do have, along with being mindful that things can always be worst, no matter how bad things may currently be for you, since their are some people in the world that would consider your bad day as a good day.

3. Meditate for at least 5 minutes daily

  • Meditating can help you to train your mind and emotions, which can influence how you react to challenges that you may face during your day. Furthermore, it’s been proven to help reduce stress and increase happiness.

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The Journey Begins

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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As humans we all have our strengths and weaknesses. Yet, some of us are able to discover and recognize key strengths we possess quicker than others in life.

For example, I’ve always been a guy that male and female friends of mines have often told me about how they admire how I’m always in a positive mood and how they love my infectious personality, while being a friend they don’t mind coming to and value my opinions on relationship and life advise.

Therefore, when one of my friends initially brought up the idea about me starting a blog I just laughed at the idea. However, when even more people randomly started recommending that I create one that I had given advise to, I decided to finally take the idea serious so I can try and impact even more people daily lives in a positive way.

As a result, I plan to post a weekly blog moving moving forward on my keys to happiness I believe in and live by daily, related to topics on love, true friendship, family, and life in general that I hope everyone will find insightful and helpful in unlocking your true happiness if you haven’t found it just yet.