• You are here:
  • Home »

These are the 12 rules I live by

These are the 12 rules I live by. (By the way, I believe that EVERYONE has some personal philosophies or rules, and we'd love to hear yours in the comments section below.)

  1. I go to bed and get up at the same time 7 days per week (10:30pm and 5:30am.) I do not deviate from this schedule unless it is due to an important (and this word is not used lightly) work or social function. I stick to a diet of whole, natural foods, drink two to three quarts of distilled water each day and avoid alcohol.
  2. I write for at least 60 minutes first thing every morning.
  3. I do a quiet time with the Lord and Bible study for 30 to 45 minutes every morning.
  4. I do not check email before 9am.
  5. I do not talk on the phone unless it is a scheduled interview or conference call.
  6. I create a to-do list at the end of every workday and I follow that to-do list starting first thing the next morning. I also schedule the next days activities at the end of every workday, and I write in a gratitude journal.I am thankful everyday for identifying my mission and what I want to do with my life.
  7. I do not engage in confrontations with anyone, in-person or online. This is a waste of time and energy.If I have caused harm, I apologize and fix the situation.However, if someone simply doesn’t like something I have done or something that I do or disagrees with me, that is fine, but I’m not going to get into an argument about it.

    For any confrontation-like situation, I simply take a deep breath, relax, breathe out, and re-focus my efforts back on my work and goals.

  8. I am guided by these two phrases:
    a) Nothing matters.” By this, I mean that arguing on the internet changes nothing…I can only work towards the major, massive goals that I have set for my life…that I have a vision of helping others, and there is no time to let petty arguments stand in the way.b)It will all be over soon.” This serves me in both good times and in bad.In hard times, such as bad days, troubled times, tribulation, or intense physical effort or discomfort, I know that it will all be over soon. A small amount of suffering now will be forgotten later when I will enjoy the rewards of my work.

    And in good times, I will remember that life is short, and I must make things count now, and no matter how good things are going I must never let myself become soft and lazy, because I have too much to accomplish in such a short time.


  9. Everything that happens to me, good and bad, is my personal responsibility. I blame no one but myself. These are the choices I’ve made, this is the life I’m living.I will accept the consequences of my actions.
  10. I will not stop until I have helped 1 Million men and women transform their lives spiritually, financially, or emotionally.
  11. I will not be the person I don’t want to be. I will not be petty, jealous, or envious, or give in to any other of those lazy emotions.I will not gossip or speak badly of others, no matter who I am with or what environment I am in. I will not be negative when it is easier to be positive. I will not hurt others when it is possible to help.I will know the temptations, situations, and environments in life that I must avoid, and I will, in fact, avoid them, even if it means losing relationships with others who “live” in those environments. It’s my life and that matters more than what other people think of me.
  12. “I will always keep the child within me alive.” Frank McKinney.I will laugh everyday. That’s not hard when you have the friends and family that I have. And if they don’t make me laugh, there’s plenty of terrific movies on Netflix and ATVB.

I’ve long since giving up caring about how others choose to judge me. What matters more than other’s opinions is the number of people that I can help by sharing advice and encouragement in my writing and products and services.

The most powerful songs are written by songwriters who bare their souls. So screw it, let’s do it. Let’s put it all out there.

I’m not going to help as many people as I could if I keep the “real info” to myself. I also understand now, better than ever, that sometimes you have to “write to repel” in order to strongly attract the readers and clients you desire.

So that’s it. These 12 rules allow me to live my life with less guilt, more energy, and more productivity than if I did not have these personal philosophies outlined.

Now I know there will be two types of reactions to this content. First, some will dismiss it and dismiss me.

But to those people, remember the point of the list is not for you to sit there and think, “Oh, what a total weirdo. I never want to hang around with this guy.”

Instead, the point of the list, the idea, the article is to simply stimulate your thinking.

And that’s the 2nd type of reaction you can have to this article.

This is the reaction of the people who I’m interested in, the people who will realize what’s holding them back is not a lack of knowledge (because the knowledge is out there and freely available), but instead, it is decision making.

Listen, I know that every week you make decisions that leave you full of guilt and remorse, but on the other hand you also make decisions that you know are correct, even though they are difficult to make.

Wouldn’t you be better off if you made MORE correct decisions with less effort?

Of course, and that is where the rules to live by, your personal philosophies, come into play.

With this post, I’ve given you a model so that you can create your own personal philosophies that will allow you to make the correct decisions and fewer decisions that leave you with remorse.

As a result of making more correct decisions, you’ll move closer to your goals and suffer less frustration. Life will be simpler once you start adhering to your own personal philosophies, and not worrying about what others think.

Again, I'd love to hear your personal philosophies as a comment on this page or by writing me at joe@joetufo.com

With honesty and feeling,

Joseph P. Tufo

Certified Cash Flow Consultant, Certified Capital Specialist

925-352-6000 Cell 800-669-2700 (USA Only)



https://db202.isrefer.com/go/pfp/a1488/ PFP: Commercial Loans, Business Funding, REEP

Skype: jptufo

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/joetufo

Referral Key: http://www.referralkey.com/joetufo

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/joetufo

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joetufo

Providing Honest Answers in a Timely Manner No Matter How Difficult the Situation

Trust, Integrity and Service Here Today Here Tomorrow

You may schedule a visit and meet me in person in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area

“The surest way to accomplish your business goals is making service to others your primary goal. The key to success is adding value to other’s lives.” Kekich Credo #87


[contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]
Skip to content