My relationship with social networking has been a love-hate thing since the very beginning. I try to avoid the hype, but end up bring sucked in by friends and colleagues. A kid that I mentor @mrdefoster (more on him some other time) suggested a while ago that I “get on Twitter.” So I did…I started an account used it for about a month and then disappeared for about a year. Eventually I came back to the world of Twitter (when I got my iPhone 4) and then found out what hash tags were for as I began seeing them. Then I saw hash-tag-winning like #winning and then #thatswinning or clearer to my eyes, #ThatsWinning and then the spin off of #ThatsNotWinning and all these variations…OK, I know you don’t want me to write them all out. I got in on the madness but didn’t know where it originated. Then I asked and I heard a name I’ve known for years, yup, Carlos Irwin Estevez a/k/a Charlie Sheen.
Of course people were shocked when I didn’t hear about the interview and that Sheen was a big party guy and enjoyed “ingesting” drugs and a whole lot of them. Nope, wasn’t shocked, he’s eccentric, he’s cool, he’s Hollywood and above all he’s Charlie f*#$king Sheen I said to myself. Who cares. But of course people did and people do, and since I was writing #winning #ThatsWinning and #ThatsNotWinning all over Twitter I should at least know where it stems from. So I typed in Charlie Sheen Winning in the YouTube search bar and got a bunch of videos. Some were spoofs, others were redos by Sheen himself, and the other was the actual interview with Andrea Canning of ABC.
In the interview with Canning, Sheen said some interesting things. Those of us who like to call ourselves normal look at them as crazy, nonsensical, ridiculous, and some just plain old stupid. When asked why he didn’t die when he overdosed Sheen said “Dying’s for fools.” When asked if he’s bipolar his said he’s “Bi-Winning,” i.e. winning when I’m sober and winning when I’m intoxicated. When asked about his brain, his thought process, she said he’s wired different and that his “brain fires in a way that isn’t from this terrestrial realm.” That was so cool and I was totally in agreement with it. I’m definitely wired differently from other people. Aside from those kinky things I’m sure you can wrap your mind around, I don’t liked being touched when I’m driving. Some people can double over, be grabbed, laugh, look at people in the eye while they’re talking with a hand on the wheel. Not me, don’t touch me, especially if I’m on the highway. And lastly, the man has tiger’s blood, and I think that’s cool too. I’m pretty sure his mother wasn’t a cat, but he’s talking symbolically.
Let’s face it. All of us who aren’t super duper successful go to conferences, read self help books, and delve into deep discussion with people about things we already know the answers to. We want to know the big secret to life and people looking to get rich get pissed off when they go to a conference where Donald Trump is the keynote speaker looking for step by step advice on how to become wealthy and he goes off and says something like, “you can achieve anything you believe, just set your mind to it,” or if he tells the story of his life and how he got to where he is. We get frustrated and read The Secret, learning about the law of attraction, and Think and Grow Rich, learning to write things down all the while thinking positive thoughts. We get books like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit. Or we’re spiritual and read books by Joel Osteen, learning about the wonders of God and Jesus Christ that you knew growing up in church next to your grandmother’s friends.
Charlie Sheen is the guy who writers like Napoleon Hill go to talk to find out what it is that makes successful people tick. Why was Sheen able to perform so well on Two and A Half Men. Why’s his career been so long? Well simply because he is #Winning. He’s winning on both sides people, he’s bi-winning, he believes he has tiger’s blood and he’s wired different. The definition to #Winning is “the belief, desire, will and determination to know that you are a winner, you will win, and you will be winning on both sides during your ups and downs, simply because you and your brain said so.” Its his state of mind and state of being that determines his success. For he’s not truly failed since after earning more than any actor per episode on television and then being fired. After that he went on tour and a new show featuring Sheen will be hitting the air very soon. So if you want to be able to say you’re #Winning, have a #winning state of mind because #thatswinning and if your state of mind is screwed up to the point where you have no belief, will, desire or determination to get what’s coming to you, then you’ll fail; and we all know #ThatsNotWinning.
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