Put A “Stop Loss” Order On Your Worries: Visa Madness Turned Multiple Trips

I covered this particular podcast a long time ago, but this has transformed COMPLETELY the way I view situations.  Putting a stop-loss on something can range from a unreliable friend that shows up late to meals, to dealing with mundane tasks.  If there’s something that’s bugging you, put a stop-loss on it, figure it out within a 10-minute time-frame, and move on.

Visa Madness

So, today I came across a situation that I had to really think things through.  After talking to myself in a voice message to one of my content writers, I figured it out instantaneously.

Because immigration in Thailand is a massive pain in the ass, my documents wouldn’t be ready for me to get my visa on July 9th, a trip that has already been booked and paid for.  What does this mean? That means I’m going to Malaysia from the 8th to the 10th next month and I won’t even obtain a visa while I’m there.

My historical self would’ve quickly jumped around, pouting, acting like the end of the world is here.  However, let’s put this into perspective and watch the stop-loss.

  • I have to leave the country no matter what, so buying the flight was perfect.
  • Two nights in Malaysia? Extra night and loss of $100 USD? Not so fast.  Meeting with my content writer, workout/podcast/meal/Instagram videos with a powerlifter who’s an entrepreneur, and a nice two-day trip.
  • July 27th-30th = Spartan Beast Malaysia…so I have to go back in 18 days already.
  • Visa trip = August 25th.

“Arsenio, ok….all planned out.  What about the money?”  I save an insane amount and I still travel and pay all my bills.  $100 RT ticket to Malaysia and a night or two (preferably two) in a hotel.  Spend next-to-nothing and that’s it! I win!

See, this is how you evaluate situations.  Am I in a hurry to get the visa? Absolutely NOT.  I can give a damn! That’s why I’m pushing it back even further because I simply don’t give a damn.  Yes, I have to travel a heck of a lot more often, but who the hell would complain about traveling?!

Questions & Answers: Feeling Left Out? Drop Them!

That’s right! You heard it here first! Today I’m bringing everyone another Q & A – a Q & A from an individual in Asia.

“Hello, I see you do a lot of podcasts on friends and speak a lot about well-being.  I have a class with friends and we chat in a line group.  For the past month, they haven’t been replying to any of my messages.  They send 30 messages a day to one another, but they leave me out.  What should I do?”

See, that’s simple.  I went over a couple of things in my podcast in terms of this, but I’ll give you guys my story in bulk and how I handle “worry” situations.

Now, let me try to break this down as much as I can.

I was suppose to go to Spartan Thailand in two weeks with my original friends from the last Spartan.  Because one didn’t like pushing himself, “powerlifters do zero cardio,” I decided that I needed to go with some others.

I came across a gym called the Lab last September and loved them ever since….given the fact that everyone from there had done the Spartan Race before.

However, there was a little bit of a discrepancy of late.  Because it’s a distance (the race) away, I asked anyone and everyone about transportation (in the same group you’re in — Line)…….*crickets*

No one said anything and no direct messages were given.  This is called not acknowledging what other people are saying.  However, within a few minutes, someone brought up another random topic and completely ignored mine.

Push came to shove….I’m 3 weeks away and I found out the other guy I was going to would be staying in rat-infested Pattaya — the city with the most prostitutes in the Eastern Hemisphere.  I, having the dignity I do, don’t want to stay there.  But because he’s the driver, I have no choice.

I woke up this morning and I said, “ok, Arsenio.  You woke up with those asses on your mind.  They now have your attention.  They have your self-control.  You no longer have control over something so microscopic.  My question is….what are you going to do?”

I went to the group…..clicked “leave group.”

It’s that simple.  They completely ignored me and have been for weeks, no one is setting up transportation, and everyone is doing their own individual thing…yet they all have a team for the race (but no one converses with me?).

They’re undeserving of your attention, your work, your personality, and your well-being in general.  Maybe I’m going a little overboard, but if they’re bringing nothing to the table and you see them constantly talking to one another in the group, what’s the f***ing point of even having them in your group?  What are they giving to your tree? It sounds like they’re a bunch of ants who have mauled a dying tree, and if that’s the case, I would say “bye bye.”

I break the situation down more in my podcast down below!

Podcast

https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/questions-answers-feeling-left-out-drop-

How To Crowd Worry Out of Your Mind – Part II

I talked about this in a podcast a long time ago, but I want to speak how I use this particular technique in a real-life situation.

Long ago, there was a man that lost two children under the age of find.  Him being in a vice/guillotine that seemed to get tighter and tighter, he found himself in a decision whereas he was going to either turn down his boy, who hadn’t died and needed his support, or play with him and create something out of some toys.

So, he decided to play with him.  He didn’t want to be bothered at the time because he was emotionally distraught, as one would be.  However, in those three hours that he played with his boy, there was a sudden mental relaxation that came over him.  How? He crowded his mind by being busy.

So over the past couple days, you guys probably didn’t know, but I’ve been a rut of worry.  If you’ve ever seen a person with rolled-over shoulders, walking with their head down…that’d be me.  I’ve been very disconcert over the past few weeks because of not knowing my future in finding new work.  Last night I hit a new low in teaching one of my students.  I remember looking at the worst-case-scenario “opportunity” go away right before my eyes.  I then said, “oh, man! No friends; no family; no options…..Arsenio, what’s next?”  I kept scanning job boards and none of them were showing anything, although I was applying for virtually all of them out of pure desperation.  So, I decided to apply for this particular job and I was a bit amazed at the response time – 5 minutes.  That’s right, I applied with a student sitting in front of me and almost in an instant, the response came back — in voice form.  I answered, remained composed (even though I wanted to jump out of my skin), was told a story (the opening up of a human being to another human being) and landed an interview, which will prove to be a monumental success.

In an instant, that worry was gone.  Not because of a call, but also because the comments of one of the parents.  He said, “there are plenty of jobs in Bangkok.  Just be patient.”

I was more worried about my personal wants than giving.  This is why so much of humanity fail.

In the following morning (this morning), I was listening to Tony Robbins say, “if you’re unhappy with your workplace, change it.  If you say there aren’t any jobs out there, that’s bull.”

This is something I always tell myself because of victimization.  I know damn well there are jobs out there, but the fact is I keep telling myself there aren’t because of everything that has happened in my life here.

With an interview looming large and opportunities and views coming in from all cylinders, I must keep myself busy.  Sometimes and especially at home, I get caught up in my own thoughts about “money.”  On the other hand, I just checked my bank account for the first time in forever and realized, “omg, wtfffffff am I even worried about?”

The future.

But the future is uncertain for everyone.  Everything can be taken away at the blink of an eye.

Your job today is to keep yourself busy.  Not with survival busyness, but constantly creating and deploying patience.  You will prevail.

Podcast

Napoleon Hill’s Cooperation + Morning Ritual + How The Body Works

I was on the BTS Skytrain in the heart of Bangkok glaring out one of the windows just before the evening when I heard Valuetainment talking about the morning rituals of a lot of successful people.  Having already made a couple of blogs and podcasts on morning routine, I know this could become redundant until I saw what Napoleon Hill had done for his.

First: I drink a cup of hot water when I first get up in the morning, before I have breakfast.

Second: My breakfast consists of rolls made of whole wheat and bran, breakfast cereal, fruit, soft-boiled eggs once in a while, and coffee.  For lunch I eat vegetables (most any kind), whole wheat bread and a glass of buttermilk.  Supper, a well-cooked steak once or twice a week, vegetables, especially lettuce, and coffee.

Third: I walk an average of ten miles a day: five miles into the country and five miles back, using this period for meditation and thought.  Perhaps the thinking is as valuable, as a health build, as the walk.

Fourth: I like across a straight bottom chair, flat on my back, with most of my weight resting on the small of my back, with my head and arms relaxed completely, until they almost touch the floor.  This gives the nervous energy of my body an opportunity to balance properly and distribute itself, and ten minutes in this position will completely relieve all signs of fatigue, no matter how tired I may be.

Fifth: I take a hot shower bath, followed immediately by a cold shower, every day, usually in the morning when I first get up.

After reading through this in Napoleon Hill’s book, the fifth one capture my eyes.  Just yesterday I heard Patrick Bet-David talking about Tony Robbins plunge into cold water for one-minute before jumping into hot water.  He, unlike most people, is one of the very few people that do the plunge.  I had no idea where he got it, but now I do.

He goes on to talk about the importance of keeping his health in tip-top shape, although not laying so much stress upon the importance of keeping the intestines clean.  He does it by drinking water.

For more than fifteen years at the time of writing, there wasn’t a day that went by that he got a headache.

I love the way he put it in his book.

You cannot be a person of action if you permit yourself to go without proper physical attention until auto-intoxication takes your brain and kneads it into an inoperative mass that resembles a ball of putty.  Neither can you be a person of action if you eat the usual devitalized concoction called “white bread: *which has had all the real food value removed from it and twice as much meat as your system can digest and properly dispose of.

You cannot be a person of action if you run to the pill bottle every time you have, or imagine you have, an ache or pain, or swallow an aspirin tablet every time your intestines call on your brain for a douche bag of water and a spoonful of salt for cleansing purposes.

You cannot be a person of action if you overeat and under-exercise.

You cannot be a person of action if you read the patent medicine booklets and begin to imagine yourself ailing with the symptoms described by the clever advertisement writer who has reached your pocket book through the power of suggestion.

I will reiterate about the enemy which you must conquer before it conquers you – worry.

Worry, envy, jealousy, hatred, doubt, fear….all of these are states of mind that are fatal to taking action.

Any of these can destroy the digestive process and cause physical damage, just as Dale Carnegie said in his ‘How To Stop Worrying And Start Living’ book.  Stomach ulcers…ring a bell?

To keep myself in a positive frame of mind, I’ve discovered a very effective “gloom-chaser.”

LAUGHING!

Five minutes of this sort of mental and physical exercise can free yourself from all negative tendencies.

Podcast 

https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/napoleon-hills-cooperation-morning-ritua

It’s Just A Matter of Time – Stay Persistent & Grateful

Yesterday was one of those days that I was completely down-in-the-dumps for no reason. I was on the bike trying to pick up the intensity like the day before – only to be thinking about what’s happening at work.

What’s happening at work?

Nothing.

However, when I waltzed into the workplace, I knew the energy was off.  No one was saying anything.  No “hellos” or anything was happening.  So I just said, “ok, it’s going to be one of those days.”  After my two classes, I scampered off, went back home and just feel like the life was sucked out of me.

It felt almost to the point that I was off track with my purpose.  This has happened a couple of times.  When I check my feelings and ‘degree’ of worry, there’s nothing looming.  So, what was this that I’m feeling? Well, when I’m off track with my purpose, that inner-guidance system sends a message throughout my body saying, “hey, get back on track! Get focused and be grateful for what you have!”

However, this can’t happen everyday.  I’m not a perfectionist….so I decided to sleep as early as 5:45pm before waking up several times between 6pm and 5am.  When I woke up, a picture struck me.

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And this was it! It was like the friend I never heard chirping in my ear saying, “stop worrying about why your podcast hasn’t taken off yet; why you haven’t got the opportunity of a lifetime in Bangkok; why you didn’t get this job opportunity or that one!”

This is how it always starts.  You start from the very beginning; and because we don’t reap those immediate rewards, we get discouraged almost immediately and give up.  How many failed podcasts are out there? How many people are producing more content than me?  How about blogs? Websites? YouTube videos? TOEIC and IELTS videos? Wise up, Arsenio….you’re doing an outstanding job and your friend Deeptha phrased you as a “content machine” just yesterday.  However, because you’re not getting more gratification from the outside world, you’re hard on yourself.

See, that’s myself talking to myself.  It’s time to take a step back, look at what you’ve become so far, and be grateful as hell.  We’re not always going to get the immediate and instant gratification from the world, but those handful of people, especially in countries like Uganda, Switzerland, France, Belgium, South Africa, Iran and Singapore need you, Arsenio! So keep your soul on fire and ignore your personal wants!

BOOM!

Podcast

Putting Dale Carnegie’s Book To The Test: Round 1 – Travel Dynamics

People! Welcome back to my blog and it’s going to be HAD!

I’ve been under-the-weather the past couple of days and couldn’t focus whatsoever on typing because of my constant runny nose, so I apologize for being away (somewhat).  With that being said, I had a situation that came up in regards to a couple of voice notes that could help some of you analyze worry situations.

Best Friend + End-of-The-Year Trip

As some of you may know, I’ll be hopping on a Cathay Pacific flight to head back home to Phoenix, Arizona to spend the holidays — or am I?

A troubled situation came into full-circle when I heard from my best friend that she could be in a relationship by years end.  Now, some of you are probably wondering, “how is that a situation?”  Given the fact that I’ll be staying at her house, spending Christmas and New Years with her family, and even a snowboarding trip on the horizon…..this could be a recipe for disaster.  The dynamics could be completely thrown off because someone is being added to the group; and not only do I not know what his personality is, but also the fact that he’s my best friend’s boyfriend.  So, what did I do to figure this out?

Put A Stop-Loss On Your Worry

This is the most critical when it comes to friendships.  Putting your feelings out there and calling it for how you see it.  If you don’t do this, you can let things fester which then leads to a debacle.  Get out on the table and then the “ball is on their court.”

What’s The Worse That Can Happen?

Well, if I cancel a trip that’s already book, it could possibly make the relationship regress.  Why? Well, cancelling a trip it not only offensive, but having already booked it….that means I seriously believe that something is imminent.  So, I asked myself this question and well….the worse is that her and I will not talk as often as we do now.  In the future, who knows if I ever go back to America to visit (within the next five to ten years) because she has been the only person worth saying (the story about my family is a hefty one). That’s about it though.

Also, I’ll end up going to UBUD in Bali for a getaway in a sanctuary….that’s literally the worse.  Or, I’ll go to the bustling heart of HCMC in Vietnam.  Funny how I deem those two options as the “worse case scenario.” LOL

How To Analyze And Solve Worry Problems.

What am I worrying about?

What can I do about it?

Here’s what I’m going to do about it.

When am I going to start doing it?

These techniques are GOLD! Start implementing them in your daily life!

Podcast

 

Final Book Review: Dale Carnegie’s How To Stop Worrying & Start Living + Podcasts

Ladies & gents, we have reached our last podcast and full review of one of the most awe-inspiring and life-transforming books in the market.  The best kept secret.  A book that was written over 70 years ago has changed the way I approach situations now.  For those of you who have followed me podcast-by-podcast on this extraordinarily long journey, special thanks to all of you! This is the end, and for those of you who are just tuning in, here are my favorite fundamentals + podcasts!

Principle #1 – Live In “Day-Tight Compartments”

“Our main business is not to se what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” – Thomas Carlyle

It’s funny I put that quote because at the time, I was in a relationship.  A relationship whereas we weren’t very sure about the future.  Writing this now that relationship ended, but the both of us did so in an agreement since she’s moving abroad to study piano pedagogy and my future is here in Asia.  She listened to this particular podcast down below and asked me at the gym, “I think we should live in day-tight compartments and stop worrying about the what if.” That what if did become reality, but we’re venturing out on magnificent journeys now.

Principle #3 – What Worry May Do To You 

There was a study done years ago on 15,000 patients which were treated for stomach disorders at the Mayo Clinic.  Four out of five patients had no physical basis whatever for their stomach illnesses.  Fear, worry, hate, selfishness, and the inability to adjust themselves to the world of reality were largely the causes of their stomach illnesses.

Principle #7 – Don’t Let The Beetles Get You Down

Back in 1945, under 276 feet of water, a Japanese mine layer began dropping depth charges on us.  Six depth charges exploded all around us and pushed us down to the ocean floor – a depth of 276 feet.  We were terrified.  To be attacked in less than a thousand feet of water is dangerous – less than five hundred is almost fatal.  And we were being attacked in more than half of five hundred feet of water.  For fifteen hours, bombs went off relentlessly until the mine layer exhausted its supply of charges.  My life was passed by me in review.  I remembered all of the bad things I’ve done as a child.  From my wife nagging at me, to my boss complaining at a job I absolutely hated.  I was worried when I got a scar on my forehead – a nasty cut from an auto accident.

Funny how big all those worries seemed years ago! I promised myself then and there if I ever saw the sun and the stars again, I would never, never worry again. NEVER!

Principle #8 – A Law That Will Outlaw Many of Your Worries

From Bangkok-Phuket, and from Honolulu-Maui, I’ve been apart of some of the scariest plane rides imaginable that literally “up the ante” on how scared I was of flying.

When I was a child, I saw the planes hit the towers.  5 years later, I got on my first ever plane ride from Las Vegas to Phoenix to check out a college and boy, I was in tears while my friend slept.  What am I trying to say, the averages of a plane going down, especially in America, is unbelievably minute.

Principle #10 – Put A “Stop-loss” Order On Your Worries

Two years ago, I had two friends: Mook and Ploy.  These two individuals were notorious for showing up hours late, and I would just sit there, looking like a clown, as if they were actually going to show up.

Two years later I came across this particular chapter and said, “man, if only I had known this at the time! I would’ve given them a 10 minute grace period before taking off instead of hanging around for an hour!”

Principle #16 – Find Yourself and Be Yourself: Remember, There Is No One Else On Earth Like You

Your hair, freckles, weight, color, height, gender, nationality….doesn’t matter.  These are all labels that society has given us.  However, there will never be another Arsenio Buck, and there will never be another YOU! Yes, the reader of this blog….so you have one life, and I dare you to go roaring in the dying of the light ‘Dylan Thomas Quote.”

Another notable podcasts to listen to

  • Don’t Try To Saw Sawdust
  • Eight Words That Can Transform Your Life
  • The High Cost of Getting Even
  • If You Do This, You Will Never Worry About Ingratitude
  • If You Have A Lemon, Make Lemonade
  • How To Cure Depression In Fourteen Days
  • Remember That No One Ever Kicks A Dead Dog
  • How To Add One Hour A Day To Your Waking Life
  • What Makes You Tired
  • How To Banish Boredom

And that’s it, folks! This has been a stellar ride filled with ups and downs and lots of chatter. I want to thank you guys so much for staying with me and remember, like it and share it if you find it valuable.

Next Book: Dale Carnegie’s How To Influence And Win People

STAY TUNED!

Some Stories On How You Can Conquer Worry – Dale Carnegie Excerpt

Six major troubles hit me all at once.

  1. My business college was trembling on the verge of financial disaster because all the boys were going to war; and most of the girls were making more money working in war plants without training than my graduates could make in business offices with training.
  2. My older son was in service, and I had the heart-numbing worry coming to all parents whose sons were away at war.
  3. Oklahoma City had already started proceedings to condemn a large track of land for an airport, and my home – formerly my father’s home – was located in the center of this tract.  I knew that I would be paid only one tenth of its value.
  4. The water well on my property went dry because a drainage canal had been dug near my home.  To dig a new well would be throwing five hundred dollars away because the land was already being condemned.  I had to carry water to my livestock in buckets every morning for two months, and I feared I would have to continue it during the rest of the war.
  5. I lived ten miles away from my business school and had a class B gasoline card: that meant I couldn’t buy any new tires, so I worried about how I could ever get to work when the super annotated tired on my old Ford gave up the ghost.
  6. My oldest daughter had graduated form high school  year ahead of schedule.  She had her heart set on going to college, and I just didn’t have the money to send her.  I knew her heart would be broken.

This specific individual went on to say that one afternoon while sitting in his office, worrying about his worries, he decided to write them all down for it seemed no one ever had more to worry about than he had.  He could do nothing to solve them.  So he decided to write them down and file them away.  Months went on and he had forgotten that the list even existed.  Eighteen months later he went through his files and there was the list that he wrote 1.5 years earlier.  Well, the problems solved themselves.

  1. I saw that all my worries about having to close my business college had been useless because the government had started paying business schools for training veterans and my school was soon filled to capacity.
  2.  I saw that all my worries about my son in service had been useless; he was coming through the war without a scratch.
  3.  I saw that all my worries about my land being condemned for use as an airport and been useless because oil had been struck within a mile of my farm and the cost of procuring the land for an airport thad become prohibitive.
  4. I saw that all my worries about having no well to water my stock had been also useless because, as soon as I knew my land would not be condemned, I spent my money necessary to dig a new well.
  5. I recapped my tires and managed how to survive.
  6. Sixty days before opening of college, I was offered – almost like a miracle – an auditioning job which I could do outside of school hours, and this job made it possible for me to send her to college on schedule.

I can turn myself into a shouting optimist within an hour!

One man said when he found himself depressed over his present conditions, he would, within an hour, banish worry and turn himself into an optimism.  How?

He read 20th century history for about an hour.  After that happened, he realized that bad as conditions were at the moment, they were infinitely better than they used to be.  This enabled him to see and face his present troubles in a much more proper perspective, as well as to realize that the world as a whole is constantly growing better.

Here is a method that deserves a whole chapter.  Read history! Try to get the viewpoint of ten thousand years – and see how trivial YOUR troubles are, in terms of eternity!

I was terribly depressed at one moment, and when I was, I forced myself to become physically active almost every hour of the day.  I played five or six sets of violent games of tennis every morning, then took a bath, had lunch, and played eighteen holes of golf every afternoon.  On Friday nights, I danced until one o’clock in the morning.  I am a great believer in working up a tremendous sweat.  I found that depression and worry oozed out of my system with the sweat.

Physical activity – which can involve any type of strenuous activity, allows you to take your mind off the present.

I am a great dismisser

When I turn from one task to another, I dismiss all thoughts of the problems I had been thinking about previously.  I find it stimulating and refreshing to turn from one activity to another.  It rests me.  It clears my mind.

I have had to school myself to dismiss all these problems from my mind when I close my office desk.  They are always continuing.  Each one always has a set of unsolved problems demanding my attention.  If I carried these issues home with me each night, and worried about them, I would destroy my health; and, in addition, I would destroy all ability to cope with them.

I was committing slow suicide because I didn’t know how to relax.

I used to rush through life in high gear.  I was always tense, never relaxed.  I arrived home from work every night worried and exhausted from nervous fatigue.  Why? Because no one ever said, “Paul, you’re killing yourself!”

Every since then I have practiced relaxation.  When I go to bed at night, I don’t try to go to sleep until I’ve consciously relaxed my body and my breathing.  And now I wake up in the morning rested – a big improvement, because I used to wake up in the morning tired and tense.  I relax and now when I eat and when I drive.

Podcast

https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/some-stories-on-how-you-can-conquer-worr

 

 

Would You Take A Million Dollars For What You Have?

There was a man a long time ago who was walking in his loathe; completely destroyed and disinterested in life because his family-owned shop completely failed.  He was on his way to the bank to see if he can acquire some money so that he can move to another city to find a “job” until something happened in the middle of the street that changed his life forever.

Back in 1934 there weren’t wheelchairs like there are today.  This man, who had no legs, was trying to make his way across the street with slabs of wood on each side of his body.  Suddenly, both the loather and the wheelchair man locked eyes and the disabled man said, “well, how you doing today, sir? Fine day, isn’t it?”

As this man, who went by the name of Harold Abbott, stood there looking at this man…he realized how rich he was.  He had two legs and he could walk.  He felt ashamed and self-pity.  Later, he made an oath to himself that he would be happy, cheerful, and confident.  Ultimately he went to the bank and doubled up on the money he originally wanted to ask – getting the money in full.  He then moved away and got the job….all because of that incident.

He wrote on the mirror of his home, “I had the blues because I had no shoes. Until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.”

Why don’t you stop right now and ask yourself: “What in the hell am I worrying about?” In life, about 90% of the things are right and 10% is wrong.  Instead of making that 10% wrong seem like 90%, how about focusing on the 90% that is right?

There are people on the planet today searching for a meal everyday, but you…yes, YOU, have the luxury of reading this particular blog.  This particular sentence.  That’s a luxury in it’s own.  Have you eaten today? Do you have family and reliable friends? Do you have arms, legs, and feet? Then what the hell are you complaining about?

Podcast down below for the stories!

Put A “Stop-Loss” Order On Your Worries

Would you like to know how to make money on Wall Street?

A man name Charles Roberts was given a good sum of money to invest into the stock market.  Let’s just say it was his friends money.  Well, he lost every cent of it, given the fact that he was new to the market.  He dreaded the fact having to face his friends about the huge loss, but, to his astonishment, they weren’t angry.  Heck, they were even good sports about it.  They were incurable optimists.

This man, by the name of Charles Roberts, had been trading on a hit-or-miss basis and depending largely on luck and other people’s opinions.  He was literally playing it by ear.

So, he sought out some help and came across a man name Burton who had a very sound principle called “put a stop-loss on worry.”  For example, if he bought a stock at, say, fifty dollars a share, he would immediately place a stop-loss order on it at forty-five.  That means that when and if the stock should decline as much as five points below its cost, it would be sold automatically, limiting the loss to just five points.

This works with life, too.  How many of us have that late friend? The friend who shows up anywhere between 10 minutes to three hours late (not hyperbolically speaking, either). Put a stop-loss on it.  Give them an ultimatum and say, “hey, you’ve got ten minutes.  If you don’t show up, your lunch is going to be at the lake – being eaten by birds.”

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/12324973