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Reading Dr. Wayne Dyer’s: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao. Pukua with frame by Benoit Stella alias BenduKiwi Actually my wife and I read it every morning with coffee, then we try to apply what we read during the day. It has become a tradition. we are on the...

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Greetings from 2019 Richard Uzelac!

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Politics, Rich Uzelac, Richard A Uzelac, Richard Uzelac CEO, Richard Uzelac Peace, Richard Uzelac SEO, Uncategorized, Uzelac | Posted on 24-03-2019

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It’s been over five years since I updated this blog. A lot has happened during these five years, too much to list here, so I’ve decided to go over changes to how I see the world going.

When I last posted here I was enduring the second term of Barack Obama in the White House. As a person, I look back upon him with contempt as a ‘unifier’ of the country. Obama divided this country a great deal and handed off that divided country to President Donald Trump.

Maui Sunrise from the top of the crater. Richard Uzelac, photographer.
Maui Sunrise from the top of the crater. Richard Uzelac, photographer.

Obama Years


It’s been over five years since I updated this blog. A lot has happened during these five years, too much to list here, so I’ve decided to go over changes to how I see the world going.

When I last posted here I was enduring the second term of Barack Obama in the White House as I mentioned in this blog back in 2015. I now look back upon him disappointment, and a divisive force in the country. Obama divided this country a great deal and handed off that divided country to President Donald Trump.


It’s been over five years since I updated this blog. A lot has happened during these five years, too much to list here, so I’ve decided to go over changes to how I see the world going.

When I last posted here I was enduring the second term of Barack Obama in the White House as I mentioned in this blog back in 2015. I now look back upon him disappointment, and a divisive force in the country. Obama divided this country a great deal and handed off that divided country to President Donald Trump.

 Under Obama I felt a growing racial divide in America. Where police and the military had been respected by all previous presidents; under Obama law enforcement agencies were ridiculed as anti-black (even if the officers were black) and the military was a waste of money.

I voted for Obama for his first term.  He was smooth and smart and I had hope! Within a year Richard Uzelac became dismayed at the ‘Hope and Change’ he brought to the country. I thought he would be a unifying force for all Americans, partially because he was half white and half black. How great is that? He would be the perfect person to unite us. Boy was I wrong.

Trump Time

We saw the Left moving further and further to authoritarianism and socialism/communism under Obama.  Middle America saw it too and elected Donald J. Trump to stop the madness. And for this conservative/small government kinda guy, I saw it too. Richard Uzelac voted for President Trump and enjoyed the media and leftist meltdown on Election Day (and every day since) immensely.

Well it has been about two and a half years since the election and folks, things have gone crazy! I would guessed the democrats in the nation would have been upset, but I would have expected them to accept it and move on, much like all us conservatives did when Obama was reelected. That didn’t happen.

Bolstered by Social Media the Far-Left extremists protested in the streets, at public universities conservatives were silenced, and sometimes attacked. The media, 90% of them, go after Donald Trump and what he stands for. I’ve never seen anything like this in my lifetime,” said Richard Uzelac

How Do We ALL Move Forward?

“So what’s a country to do? Debate! Talk! Discuss. Vote. Conservatives and Leftists need to talk and form some commonality if we are to survive as a Constitutional Republic.  We should be seeing debates in Universities and online and TV. We should mature enough to stop defining people by their identity politics and see people as individuals that, as Dr. Jordan Peterson says, ‘might know something you don’t know.”

I fear if we don’t become civil, we will lose our civilization.

Best Regards, Richard Uzelac

A Key to Happiness and Success: Stop Whining and Feeling Sorry for Yourself!

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-09-2014

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Richard Uzelac Blog Self Pity

Helen Keller on Self Pity

Seriously, stop it. Nobody likes it. Nobody wants to hear it. I’m not kidding.

Here’s the thing, we all have issues, worries and challenges in our lives. The last thing we need is someone sucking the energy out of us with their self pity and complaints. More importantly, feeling sorry for yourself is the biggest obstacle to your own success.

Think about it, if your entire mind, which can only process one thought at a time, is concentrating on feeling sorry for yourself, how can you be creative and constructive? You can’t. Your thoughts control your reality. Self pity can become all encompassing. You don’t have time for it. It’s not worth a moment of your time.

What do you do then if you find yourself partaking in the vice of self pity? Try these:

  1. Recognize it and count your blessings instead. We all have blessings, concentrate of them instead.
  2. Take responsibility: Say, “I am responsible!” Even if you think you are not to ‘blame’ take responsibility and you will feel empowered.
  3. Stop ‘sharing’ your misery with those around you. STFU! (look that one up). If you don’t you’ll just be like the person in the song below:

Excerpt of Lyrics from the Eagles’ “Get Over It”

“…You’re makin’ the most of your losin’ streak
Some call it sick but I call it weak, yeah yeah yeah

Yeah you drag it around like a ball and chain
You wallow in the guilt, you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin’ everybody down
You bitch about the present and blame it on the past
I’d like to find your inner child and kick its little ass!
Get over it!
All this bitchin’ and moanin’ and pitchin’ a fit
Get over it!” – Eagles

And finally, what to do if someone you know is constantly complaining or wallowing in self pity? I think Brian Tracy once said something to the effect of, “Listen to them, tell them you understand how they feel, then ask them, “So, what are you going to do about it?”

I would add, if they don’t develop a plan and take action to improve their life, or seek counseling, then maybe it is time to protect you from that poison of their self pity.

 

Richard Uzelac

Richard Uzelac Blog Self Pity

Richard Uzelac: Elephants, let’s save them.

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Elephants, Rich Uzelac, Richard A Uzelac, Richard Alan Uzelac, Richard Allen Uzelac, Richard Uzelac, Richard Uzelac CEO, Richard Uzelac Conservative, Richard Uzelac Design, Richard Uzelac Emmy Award Winner, Richard Uzelac Entrepreneur, Richard Uzelac GOiMarketing, Richard Uzelac Health, Richard Uzelac LeadWolf, Richard Uzelac Love, Richard Uzelac Marketing, Richard Uzelac Marketing Optimizer, Richard Uzelac PA, Richard Uzelac Peace, Richard Uzelac Racing, Richard Uzelac Realtor.com, Richard Uzelac RealtyTech, Richard Uzelac REZN8, Uncategorized, Uzelac | Posted on 04-01-2013

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We need to save the elephants to help evolve and enlightened humans. We need to save them for future generations of humans, and of elephants. We need to save them because we can.

Elephants are the largest surviving land mammals on the planet. They are the largest species on earth since  the  Indricotherium.

Alas, the Indricotherium’s huge 18 ton mass will never be seen by another human. The Humans of their time just didn’t have the tools to do anything but kill them. While it is obvious that we have become better killers in the last 25 million years, have we grown as humans?

There’s a group that have consistently helped the plight of the African Elephants: Save the Elephants   http://www.savetheelephants.org/ and their new site: Elephants in Peril:  http://www.elephantsinperil.org/

Helping this cause won’t make you richer or cooler, but you will get a bucket load of good Karma to offset all the wrong things you did.

 

Cheers, Richard Uzelac

 

Richard Uzelac’s Take on the Election: Vote for Romney/Ryan, they understand Capitalism. Obama wants Socialism

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Ayn Rand, China, European Union, Lynch Mob Mentality, Obama, Politics, Rich Uzelac, Richard A Uzelac, Richard Alan Uzelac, Richard Allen Uzelac, Richard Uzelac, Richard Uzelac CEO, Richard Uzelac Design, Richard Uzelac Entrepreneur, Richard Uzelac GOiMarketing, Richard Uzelac Health, Richard Uzelac LeadWolf, Richard Uzelac Love, Richard Uzelac Marketing, Richard Uzelac Marketing Optimizer, Richard Uzelac Peace, Richard Uzelac Realtor.com, Richard Uzelac RealtyTech, Richard Uzelac REZN8, Richard Uzelac SEO, Romney, Uncategorized, Uzelac | Posted on 15-10-2012

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As we wind down the election process and head down the final straight to pick our next President, I have decided to give my pick.

Romney/Ryan

Why? They understand business. They respect small business. Romney knows the only way for a Capitalist country to survive is to build up businesses so that they can hirer more people and build up their employees so that those employees can pay taxes to help fund the Federal, State, Local governments. Done, end of story.

Socialism doesn’t work. It is watered down Communism. It robs Americans of the will to work, the will to succeed, the will to truly live.  Squeezing the 50% of Americans that pay taxes for even more taxes, not only is unjust, it builds a divide, a resentment between the Earners and the Burners in America. I fear this may be a violent issue someday if we continue toward Socialism as Obama is doing.

But what about the Poor? First, there will always be Poor in any society. Stop believing that everyone is equal and that everyone is well adjusted and capable of success. It is not true. Some people wouldn’t succeed if you gave them a million dollars, a paid house, cars, education, everything! They’d still manage to mess it all up and end up back on welfare or the streets.  Does this mean us Capitalist just ignore them? No, I don’t feel that way. I help the poor and needy with charity and donations. Most well adjusted people with any kind of monetary success do the same. We are all free to do the right thing and help our fellow man.

But what about minorities? Don’t they deserve Affirmative action, Welfare, a leg up? No. In a free society all men and women have opportunity. The problem with the Welfare, Affirmative action mindset is it accomplishes the exact opposite of what it portends to do: Raise people up. These programs just continue the stereotypes and promotes the less motivated to become even less motivated at bettering themselves.

War: War is hell. We should only go to war if we are threatened by Evil. I believe we never build friendships by going to countries, taking them over and then trying to be their buddies. If a man’s father was killed in that war by the USA, that man will grow up hating the USA, no matter how many ‘good’ things we do for that country. I think we should pull out of Afghanistan and concentrate on our own country for a while.

Deficit: This is a long journey, long after Romney’s 8 years in office, the deficit will remain, but if there is reduction along the way, if it is going better for us and is being reduced, that will give Americans hope and it will be true change.

New World Order: Of course there are powerful people in the world that want the USA cut down to size, Obama included. He’d like this proud country on an even playing field with Belgium, France, Spain, and Greece. They’d like all of us workers making less with less freedoms looking up at the Federal Government for all our needs. These people of power can be stopped however, by vocal and active true Patriotic Americans willing to vote and be civilly active to preserve our great Union.

Regardless of who we elect, Americans must unite and let our elected officials know we still cherish the values and work ethic that made this country great.

 

Richard Uzelac, CEO of RealtyTech Inc, GOiMarketing Inc, Insurance Web Pros Inc.

 

Thank You

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Ayn Rand, Joe Paterno, Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling, Politics, Rich Uzelac, Richard A Uzelac, Richard Alan Uzelac, Richard Allen Uzelac, Richard Uzelac, Richard Uzelac CEO, Richard Uzelac Design, Richard Uzelac Emmy Award Winner, Richard Uzelac Entrepreneur, Richard Uzelac GOiMarketing, Richard Uzelac Health, Richard Uzelac Love, Richard Uzelac Marketing, Richard Uzelac Marketing Optimizer, Richard Uzelac Peace, Richard Uzelac Racing, Richard Uzelac RealtyTech, Richard Uzelac SEO, Uncategorized, Uzelac, Water and Health | Posted on 06-09-2012

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So I’m feeling especially blessed and loved by God today. I thought of righting about the race for the Presidency of the United States of America, Romney vs. Obama. I thought of writing about the virtues of being ‘almost’ a vegetarian. I even thought of writing about the plight of the small business owner in this election year. But, since I’m feeling so blessed (and Loved) by God, I think it would behoove me  to remunerate the revelation, don’t you think?

So here goes my imperfect list:

Thank You Jesus for setting the example of love and peace and caring and kindness and truth and faith for all that seek these attributes. Through all of my life, the many many highs, and the lows, you have been there, constant, steady and unwavering of your love for me and your desire that I be the best man that I can be. Even when my analytical mind wanders from faith from time to time, you are there ready to welcome me back.  The older I get the more I cherish your love.

Thank You Mom and Dad for giving me life. Thank you for loving me with all your hearts, I felt it constantly through the years we had together. I feel it now that you are both in heaven. Dad, you took me to the boat, to the races and you showed up at my track and wrestling meets, how cool!  Mom, you dressed me well, taught me that history and the arts are important, believed in my abilities 110% All of the time. Thanks for all of the love you two. None of us beyond Christ is perfect on this earth, and I love how we all overlooked our faults and chose to concentrate on our positives and bettering ourselves.

Thank You Alexandra, I love you with all my heaaaaaaart! 🙂 You are the sweetest most loving woman I’ve ever met. The love you show to Bailey is a blessing and the love you’ve shown me makes me a better man striving to be better every day of my life. Being with someone so unpretentiously healthy is almost shocking even after almost four years. I thank God we are a couple every day of my life.

Thank You Bailey, like the Grinch my heart grew several fold when you were born. I’m honored to have you in my life as you are a give from the ‘Grace’ of God. As with Alexandra, I work mainly to honor, protect, and support you to have a healthy, happy, with high self esteem and live a Godly fulfilling life.

Thanks to:

My brother Dave, you are the most positive guy I’ve met and your strength is a source of power for me. I will always be there for you Bro.

My brother Steve, you are a great father and husband. I will always respect and care for you.

Cathy Perow, I will always wish the best for you and wish we had a better relationship. Maybe we were put together for Bailey and are forever bound through her.  We accomplished that with God’s grace. Hopefully we develop grace in our relationship.

 

Tribute:

John Perow: You were a hero of mine. A quiet no ego soul. A World War II reluctant hero that landed on the beach at Normandy, Omaha Beach (gives me chills to write that), saw your best friend’s head blown off at the first sand dune, charged up that hill, killed Germans, took France, joined Patton’s Army for the Battle of the Bulge (just like Easy Company in ‘Band of Brothers’), marched into Berlin and took that. Then went to Eagles Nest, Hitlers lair in the mountains and secured that as well. But you never spoke of it, never showed any memorabilia. Never accepted the moniker of ‘Hero’ from me or others, just said all the ‘Heros’ died there, that you were just a lucky guy. You went to Penn State after that, got an engineering degree, became a rocket scientist. (How cool would it be at a party: “What are you a rocket scientist or something?” “Yes, actually, I am a rocket scientist.”  Moved to Thousand Oaks when it was hills with cow chips and raised two good kids, survived the death of a spouse, remarried and routed for Penn State football and America.” The Greatest Generation” was written about men like you.

 

Incomplete List of Thank You’s:

Steve and Kika Medvecki, Chuck Mote, Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman, Henry Miller, Adam Smith, the Chaux family, especially Santa Mamita, RealtyTech employees past and present, Rob Baumgardner, John Crane, Ali Soufi, Jasmin, Chris, Steve etc. Paul Childs, Pat Condell, Mitt Romney, Ronald Reagan, the Founding Fathers, Steve Klarish, Rob Kasenow, Joe Paterno, Cael Sanderson, Bob Holloway, Tim and Sharon, Rich and Robin, Dawn, Adolf C, Emerson, Thoreau,  Julius Caesar, Small Business Owners, Honest Abe

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

 

Joe Paterno: American Icon, American Hero, made a mistake?

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Joe Paterno, Lynch Mob Mentality, Penn State Football, Uncategorized | Posted on 09-11-2011

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Support Joe Paterno

Note: The whole situation causes vertigo, makes one nauseous. The hurt is the bigger story, the tragedy for the families and children. This post is way way way down there in importance compared to the horror of what took place. This post only talks about an old man.
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An Ohio State Buckeye friend wrote to me today. “It’s a shame what they are doing to Joe PA.”

I agree. 84 years of integrity and people want to hang the old man.

My take:

He’s a coach. He follows the rules.

He reported it. He knew there was an ongoing investigation. He thought it was being handled, he was told it was being handled.

It’s not in that generation to second guess the line of command.

What’s he supposed to do? Become a cop? A private citizen trying to get to the ‘bottom of things’ like in a cheap movie after he told his superiors about the ex-coach Sandusky?

What about the human factor? He worked with Sandusky, built Penn State with the guy for thirty years and he hears this? Wouldn’t that shock you to the core? Wasn’t Joe in shock?

He must have heard about the prior complaints after this happened and that there was an investigation ongoing. What was he to do? Wouldn’t anyone assume the poor child was attended to?

Joe’s a coach. A single minded driven entity. Most wins in history. You don’t get that type of single minded success being the most well rounded human. He probably just turned it off after reporting it and went back to Penn State football and the next game, just like he wanted to this week.

What gets me are all the losers pointing their crooked fingers at the great man and trying to dance on his misery and burn him at the stake. I guess it takes them out of the reality of their failed lives for a while and makes them feel superior for once in their lives. Good for them. Good for the mob.

Did he make the best decision on the matter? No. He should have assumed his bosses wouldn’t call the police and that they would try to cover it up. He should have assumed gross incompetence and criminal acts from his bosses.
He should have got a Colombo coat and ‘sniffed around for clues.’ But he didn’t, he’s not perfect, who is?

Nope, he’s just an old coach that loves Penn State football and he assumed too much and put his head down and went about his business.

Richard Uzelac, Penn State 1980

Richard Uzelac Internet Marketing: Be Real

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Content Creation, Internet Marketing, Richard Uzelac, SEO, Uncategorized | Posted on 25-10-2011

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Richard Uzelac Marketing, if there was such a thing, would emphasize content first, not sparkle. Most older SEO techniques were just that “techniques”. The major search engines have grown wiser in the past couple of years and more than ever: Original Content is King.
I’ll be back soon with more on Richard Uzelac Marketing and Internet Strategy advice.

Richard Uzelac

Obama is Not Properly Equipped to Run the United States of America

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Obama, Politics, Uncategorized | Posted on 26-07-2011

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I realize that is a pretty strong headline, but I believe it is true. There is no doubt in my mind that Obama is doing the best that he can. I also believe he thinks what he is doing is the best for America.

But I also believe he does not have the wisdom, education, experience, and knowledge required to run the most powerful country on earth.

The bigger issue here is not Obama, it is rather the Americans that voted him in. What happened to us? What happened to Americans, once so proud and innovative, now so affected, entitled, weak?

Never before in our great country’s history has over 50% of its citizens either lived off of, or are paid by the government for employment. That’s happening now. Most Americans are on the government dole in some way or another. The most memorable image I have of Obama winning the election was an ecstatic woman jumping up and down screaming, “Now I don’t have to pay my mortgage! Now I don’t have to pay my mortgage! have to pay my mortgage! Obama saved me my money!”

These Americans are the same ones with their hands out for ‘free’ life. Free from work, free from responsibility, free from effort, free from sacrifice of the immediate, free from thought.

All the Americans that built this great country of ours: Individuals, Corporations, and private groups are now considered the villains in a “dumbed down” America. The great Individuals and Companies that create jobs and wealth are vilified on two fronts: On one side by a childish population of entitlement, on the other side by Leftist/Socialist Elitists that think they are smarter and more enlightened than the creators of jobs and wealth.

This leftist elitist group feels the only true vision for the future in America is theirs and theirs alone. Since they are too busy deciding what is best for all of us to make any money or build anything of their own effort, these Looters decide it is best to simply take the money they need from us workers (taxes, fees, regulation) and use it to satisfy their own personal vision of Utopia with them on the throne.

OK, that was a bit mellow dramatic but hey, it’s a one pass blog and I have a business to run. 🙂

So, coming back to Obama. Obama grew up in a world that said, “We are underprivileged, and the government OWES US a living.” See Acorn and other organizations that molded this man.

Is Obama a bad person? No, I don’t think so. I think he’s bright, well spoken and gifted. He’s just a product of his socialist environment. He doesn’t understand the real America, the America of Individualism and Achievement. He’s just not the right man to run this country.

God Bless America!

Richard Uzelac

Penn State 2011 NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Champions! Woo Hoo!

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-04-2011

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The Penn State Nittany Lion Wrestling team has won the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships, defeating Cornell and Iowa (second and third) to take the crown. The last time Penn State won was 1953! They were due! Cael Sanderson’s Lions are young team with freshman phenom David Taylor leading the way.
Prediction: Repeat in 2012, I’m ordering my t-shirt now.
Richard Uzelac

Richard Uzelac’s Video of the Week: The Federal Reserve is Laundering Money

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 24-11-2010

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This was so interesting and filled with points that I had to watch it twice, scary. Every American should watch this and THINK.

Cheers,

Richard

The Federal Reserve is Laundering Money