Self help… blog#5

Self help… blog#5

What’s the meaning of life?

Glorifying your creator; and then using the talents bestowed upon you to be of service.

Out of of all the things I’ve contemplated, it finally hit me one day that to really live life and enjoy it, you have to be okay with three facts. These are just my three facts that help keep me in check!

1) Its not about you! Meaning stop being self centered and consider the existence around you and make your actions lead to positive energy. Which can lead to good vibes and better outcomes.

2) Be of service! If you’ve found yourself in a rut, the easiest thing you can do is figure out how to be of service to someone else in need. In doing so, you will relieve the temptation to “beat yourself up” over past mistakes, hangups, or hurts. Being helpful not only helps others, it will help you.

3) Listen closely, so that you can learn. Everyday, wake up and and give thanks. Next, listen to the people that you meet. At the end of the day, ask yourself, “what did they teach me? What did I learn?” You will realize that you will be more mindful and respectful of others. We are all teaching each other daily. Recognize a persons good outputs and mimic those. Be a student of positives so that the negatives won’t completely tear you down. You can learn a lot by simply listening!

Peace!!! Thank you for sharing a moment with me!


Self help… blog#4

Self help… blog#4

A list of small truths that I’ve come across and reflected upon..this is by no means is a complete repository of all the information that I’ve taken in. But I thought it would be nice to share as I recently had this conversation, and felt that it was very helpful for the person to hear.

1. Be peculiar — to be peculiar means to be strange, odd, or different. Realize that it’s okay for people to not understand your vision. Follow your own personal truth and set out on achieving the dreams and goals that you believe God has set out for you on this journey of life.

2. Understand that 1 out of 2 people will dislike you. This therefore means that 1 out of 2 people will like you. The most successful people in this world understand this to be true. You will not be liked by everyone. And your ideas and conclusions regarding this life may be misinterpreted. But set your goals to a life of trying to be better each day. By creating this small habit, you will build value and trust within your community. Therefore, people that really know you, will fully understand that your intentions are to do no harm to others. Search for a meaning of helping and being of service. Ultimately who you are and what you’ve done to serve others will not fully be recognized while your footsteps walk this earthly life.

3. Realize that all relationships come to a conclusion. Whether it be because of your choice or Gods will. When dealing with others, do you focus on what the person does wrong or what the person does well? We all focus on negativity, it’s the easier to do. But to truly move forward in this world, you have to have optimism while also remaining firm in reality. Simply put, you’re a cynical optimist! 🙂

4. Lastly, in all your relationships, never attempt to hold a person back from what God wants them to be. It reflects poor character and has poor outcomes for building sustainable relationships and trust with others. You will be perceived as an enemy rather than a friend if you come off as a pest, obstacle, or unnatural deterrent to another man or woman’s goals. Please don’t be that person! There is enough in this life to go around for everyone.

Thank your sharing a moment with me today.


Self help… blog#2

Self help… blog#2

Keep pressing forward. As you move forward in this day, remember the following regarding the “spirit of doubt”:

  1. It is human nature to remember the bad instead of the good.
  2. It is human nature to look for whats wrong instead of right.
  3. It is human nature to focus on your failures rather than your success.
  • To move forward in this life you can not bask in the past. You must be present in the here and now to remain motivated to move forward for the sake of your future.
  • Remember your failures, and remember those things that you wish you got right and yet got wrong. But only bask in the remembrance of failures for a moment.

The thoughts of failures in the moment can and should be used in a manner to allow for you to refocus your energies on maximizing your current opportunities. Please use those thoughts as a map. And with that map reroute your position(s) in a manner to help you gain the correct route for success that you desire.

Sam Blakemore is the Pharmacy Manager of Peds Rx Pharmacy Solutions. Connect with him via: LinkedIn

Self help.. blog#1

Self help.. blog#1

I am a first generation pharmacist. I didn’t grow up knowing pharmacists. And I never considered the profession until my high school chemistry teacher told me to consider it as a career path. Once I got to college, I was filled with self doubt as to if I could even accomplish the goal of becoming a health care professional.

I dabbled with various career paths: medicine, physical therapy, etc.. But in the back of my mind, I kept considering what my high school chemistry told me.

I had a college professor my junior and senior year that often spent time coaching us “students” prior to his lecture. At the time I really think much of it, but after self reflection, I realize now that he was offering us “self help” sessions. He wanted us to reach our goals, He wanted to coach you people up to reach their full potential. I naturally gravitated to his candor, spirit, teaching prowess, and charm. And it was simply because he cared.

3 Points to consider: 

  1.  Listen to your family and friends when it comes to what they tell you are your natural strengths.

  2. Listen carefully to the people that you respect, and carefully begin crafting a list of what you’re naturally gifted at.

  3. Be persistent 

Summary of why these ideas are important

It’s very tempting in this life to focus on what you’re not got at. You may even spend alot of time on the things you’re not good at, attempting to overcompensate for your lack of talent in that particular facet of life. However, it’s best that you focus your energy on your God given gifts.

So you’re saying, “forget what you’re not good at?” Nope… I’m not saying that. You still must put the work in to become a well rounded individual; use your time wisely and take advantage of your gifts to maximize your potential.

Once you have reached a conclusion about your strengths, weaknesses, and goals — you must stay focused on the the process that must be undertaken to reach your endpoint. For example, to reach my goal of becoming a pharmacist, one of the endpoints I had to reach was gaining admission to pharmacy school. Write down the process that you must undertake to get from Point A to Point Z. Once the steps have been written down and confirmed with much thought, begin using checklists and a calendar to determine how much time it will take you to reach your desired goal.

Leave no steps in the process blank. Think of what will go right and what will go wrong? Prepare yourself for an outcome that you may not even like, but all the while — remain persistent in achieving what you have determined to be the endpoint.

Sam Blakemore is the Pharmacy Manager of Peds Rx Pharmacy Solutions. Connect with him via: LinkedIn