Honestly, I believe anyone who doesn’t use his/her head to think isn’t human.
Thinking is what makes us move forward.
All the inventions, starting from the lowest to the biggest are a result of thinking.
It’s hard to succeed in life when you’re not thinking.
But there is a place when thinking can be very dangerous.
That is when you’re driving.
I have seen people thinking about their student loan, spouses, jobs and a lot more when driving. That is very very dangerous to your well-being.
Thinking about the good and bad things happening in your life can impair your driving.
When that happens, you can make very silly decisions behind the wheel. being a safe driver take time and years or practice.
You won’t be 100% focused.
Studies show that thinking can make the driver’s mind heavily distracted and that increases the risk of a crash.
You should also ensure that what you are not giving much thoughts to anything you see on the road.
Like seeing someone you’ve seen for a long time and thinking all about it while driving can be very dangerous.
I applaud my instructors at Brooklyn driving school, Access2Drive, for always making their students know that they can not be thinking and driving.
How driving schools handle this situation matters a lot because new drivers are likely to make this mistake.
When you’re new to driving, your heart is pumped up and you keep thinking about so many different things that your mind become totally occupied and you are not paying much attention.
Thinking is dangerous to driving as much as alcohol is. Anything that takes your mind away from driving, or anything that impairs your mind while driving is very deadly.
As a young or old driver, you should ensure that your mind is fully focused on what you’re doing just as your mind is when you’re doing other important things that matter to your life.
Stop putting your life and the life of others on the road at risk. Stop thinking and driving at the same time.
It's very difficult to maintain a work-life balance when you aren't organized with life.
I learned this the hard way.
Over the past few months, I've been struggling to get anything done.
Planning for the day becomes a core because there's always a lot on my to-do list.
So, I decided to take my life back by keeping balanced everything I do.
I decided to start making a list of the most important things to do.
It went really well.
One of the reasons why I've been able to maintain a good work-life balance is that I played to my strengths. It was the best thing to do.
Among my strengths is staying fully awake during the day.
I realized that when it starts getting to late in the day, my mental and physical powers start to diminish. By then it's hard to maintain focus and get things done.
So, I decided that I will be using the most of these times to get work done and nothing else.
Since then, my productivity have improved greatly. And I've started spending those evening time with my family. This is the best decision I've made.
Now I prioritize my time and played to my core strenghts which I've just revealed to you.
I start work 7:00 a.m and my first peak is 9 - 11:00 a.m. I try to relax this time and get more mental strenght.
This could be taking a little walk outside.
I eat lunch at noon, and immediately go back to work. I hit my second peak about 3 - 4:00 p.m.
By 6:00 p.m. the mental strenght diminishes again and I can call it a day.
The ability to work around these peaks have been very powerful for me.
I endeavor you find your peak and down hours. Don't work when your peak is already gone. That makes it very difficult to work.
Recently, I got into a serious argument with my friend.
He loves smoking and driving at the same time. He mostly does this late nights.
So last night, he was driving and smoking.
I, in the other car and driving too, shouted at him:
“Don’t smoke and drive dude.”
He was like “what the f***? Smoking and driving don’t lead to accidents.”
I said “who told you that?”
“You must be silly.”
Okay, so he asked “backed up your points with facts.”
So I turned to the search engine.
“…according to a recent Gallup poll.
About 70 percent of people polled said that people who drive while impaired by marijuana are "not much of a problem" or only a "somewhat serious problem," whereas just 29 percent said it was a very serious problem.
By contrast, 79 percent of Americans think drivers who are impaired by alcohol are a very serious problem.
Those in the 79 percent group are right about the dangers of alcohol: In 2013, nearly a third of all fatal accidents were caused by alcohol impairment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But is it really safe to drive while high on marijuana?
Though marijuana does impair driving abilities, there aren't data that show that it may increase traffic accidents, said Benjamin Hansen, an economist at the University of Oregon in Eugene and at the National Bureau of Economic Research, who has studied marijuana legalization in relation to driving accidents.”
“Case closed” he said.
People are more concerned about drinking and driving than smoking and driving on the roads.
To me, I believe both are the same and should be emphasized.
Alcoholic drinks impair the brain.
Smoking impairs the brain too.
What’s the difference?
A review of 60 studies presented in 1995 at the International Conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety found that marijuana impairs all the cognitive abilities needed for safe driving, including tracking, motor coordination, visual function and divided attention.
So why argue?
If drinking can get you killed, so is smoking.
To my surprise, my friend told me that the driving schools where he learned driving only told him not to drink.
But my own instructors emphasized both.
They told me to stay away from drinking and smoking before and when driving.
I applaud my instructors at Access2Drive.
This school is the best driving school in Brooklyn. They guide their students and tell them everything they need to know to drive safely in town. And these often-ignored points are important.
They save lives on the road.
I also think Access2Drive have the best driving school in Baldwin.
They teach the best driving lessons.
And that’s why I always recommend them to teens and their parents to choose them.
I hate immaturity.
I think it's a trait many men have in this digital age.
Maturity to me means self-discipline.
If you can't control yourself, mood and behaviors, then you lack maturity.
Become a matured man is very important to advance in life.
First it starts with conquring your fears.
Fears held me back for so many years.
For example, I didn't start learning how to drive until I was about 22. Maybe that's quite early for me and late for many people out there.
But the fact is that I had all the opportunities to start driving. I never took them because of my fears.
Fear is a bad thing.
I learned how to drive from one of the best driving schools in Long Island, and since then I've been driving real hard.
Today, I don't feel any scared driving on the roads. Even the busiest roads.
Driving really made me feel matured.
For example, now I go see my family. This is something I don't do before.
I stay away from families which is very bad.
Now, I no longer have gives excuses. I see everyone.
Keeping your family closed is a good sign that you're matured.
Make efforts to become matured today starting with learning how to drive.
Vacation is almost over.
So, I decided to drive around and see some really nice properties in New York.
I’ve been busy during the first few days of September, teaching some teens how to drive around the neighborhoods here in Queens. It was an exciting experience.
The teens called me a calm, and highly experienced driving instructor, but I was just doing this for the first time.
The journey was an eye-opening experience for me.
Now, let’s talk about nice-looking properties I saw yesterday.
First, I visited the Heritage at Trump Place on the Upper West Side. The experience was really cool.
This triplex glass-and-marble penthouse holds an astonishing 20 rooms across 10,500 square feet.
On the main floor, you’ll find a 60-foot living room with views of the Hudson River waterfront, two terraces, a lounge and a dining room large enough to seat 16 people.
The top floor of the triplex encompasses the master bedroom alongside dual powder rooms. But, it’s the bottom level that’s the most indulgent, with a full bar, hot tub, fitness room, massage room, billiards room and a vented cigar room.
Well, the price tag for the property is $48.5 million and it’s red-hot right now.
I also checked the amazing building at 33 West 56th Street, PH1. It was a real cool place.
This high-ceilinged penthouse forms part of the Centurion Condominium in Midtown, which is designed by I.M. Pei, who won the Pritzker Architecture Price in 1983.
The legendary architect has designed everything from the National Gallery of Art’s East Building in Washington, DC to the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston to the Four Seasons Hotel in NYC. T
he 9,000-square-foot glass-and-marble penthouse has 12-foot ceilings, massive windows, 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and four terraces.
The piece de resistance, though, is the glass spiral staircase in the center of the home — from the top, you can gaze down at the striking living room.
The price tag is $39 million.
Both are really nice places you’ll want to be live.
It feels great learning about the expensive houses in the city.
Thanks for reading.
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