C.M. HalsteadC.M. Halstead

By C.M. Halstead

You are dying, dying to do something. Empower yourself.

I am disappointed in you, my fellow human beings. I mean really?

Are we such victims that we can’t even hold ourselves accountable to the simplest things?

You cross a solid yellow line while driving, get a ticket, beat it in court…. Somehow. Wait, you are telling me that the rules in place aren’t really in place? If I can convince through debate and argument that your rule isn’t really your rule, then it does not apply to me. Just everyone else.

Empower yourself: “Yes, your honor. I screwed up. I will improve.”

 

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

Are we really that weak? That we can’t even admit when we succumb to the most basic of our instincts and habits, that we actually did it. Lets try the power stance instead.

Empower yourself: “I had sexual relations with that woman. I broke the commitment to my wife. It has nothing to do with whether or not I can lead this country. Now, fuck off. Its between me and my wife. It is adultery after all, not treason.”

 

Yes. Yes we came to what is now known as the continental United States, and pushed out of our way the human beings already living here, moved in and made it ours. Then, told the new owners to fuck off (Jolly Ole England) and slowly took over the place. Every since then, immigrants keep arriving, it is what keeps this country fresh and thriving. Keeps YOU from having to dig ditches if you don’t want to. Unless you are into that kind of thing, then by all means, dig away. Don’t worry, some immigrant will gladly work in that cube farm for you.

Empower yourself: STOP living as a victim!

It is only your fault if you are living where you don’t want to, it is only your fault if you are in a relationship you don’t want to be in, it is only your fault if you are unhappy with my life. It is NOT the fault of the far left, or the far right, or anyone in between. It is not the cops, it is not the government, it is not the person who abused you as a child, it is nobody but you…and your beliefs that keep YOU from being whom YOU want to be. Be. Don’t wait. Be.

Empower yourself: “I will change my life. I am going to (Insert statement here). I am not a victim, even if I once was. I forgive myself for living as a victim, it is not my fault. I didn’t deserve that.”

“You don’t deserve that.”

Fuck people. Really? Do you really believe that the government, your boss, your accountant, your parent (I’m talking to the adults on this one) has your power? Here is the fucker: only if you give it to them.

Instead try this:
“I’m a badass motherfucker. I got this.”

Now look in the mirror and say it. That thing you’ve been to afraid to say to the most important person in your life that influences who you are & who you aren’t: You.

Empower yourself.
Possible videos:

Retrain your mind (taking ownership and working the five second window)

Welcome to the grind (its about the ethos. “How bad do you want it.”)

Rise up/Wake up (Allowing yourself to be great, the grind.)

Life like a King or Queen (facing our demons and taking away our crutches)

By C.M. Halstead

It’s a frosty morning on the Colorado Plateau

It’s a frosty morning on the Colorado Plateau. It is almost time for us to head towards lower elevation for the winter. Life between 50 & 90 degrees is the goal and frost is a significant indicator of temperatures below that mark.

My mission up here is mostly accomplished for this year, ‘The Mongers’ is released to the world. (I hope you read it. It is a distinct path that the United States may be on. History agrees!) a few readers have said it is “almost prophetic”. Which is why it has the possibility to be banned…. Read and review it on Amazon.

In the meantime, as you are coming to learn about me, I have already moved on to finishing up the next story. In this case, ‘Earned Innocence’ a misnomer if there ever was one. Although if anyone has earned the right to regain their innocence in my mind, it is those that have sacrificed themselves in some way for the greater good. Did/Do you have the cojones for that?
I am ecstatic about finishing up this cathartic military fiction novel just in time for this year’s NaNoWriMo!

Last year during national novel writing month, I wrote the rough draft of my first phycological thriller and I am looking forward to roughing out book two of that three book series. This is a storyline that will make you go, “holy shit” on more than one occasion.

Many of you at this point are thinking, “That’s cool, but what about book three of The Tripper Series?” I wrote 25,000 words of that book over the summer while traveling. The storyline is strong already, and I also already know one of my beta readers is going to be angry ;) But, the story goes, where the story goes, and who am I to derail that. Book three is slated for release in the spring of 2017.

As I write this, I wonder if I will ever catch up on my stories. Part of me hopes not. Although I do look forward to a point where I can afford to pay someone to do the rough editing, final editing and content editing so I can focus just on getting the stories out of me. They are arguing to be next, and keep me up at night talking to me. I once had someone ask me if I hear voices, my response was, “Not in the way that you are thinking.” :)

So, as I dive into the final stages of ‘Earned Innocence’ I ask you to go onto Amazon and Goodreads to rate and review the stories of mine that you have read. The more ratings I have, the more likely a stranger is going to read one of my works, it is on after that. It is easy to tell I am doing what I was put on this planet to do. I feel congruent and it shows!

Thanks for all your support,

C.M. Halstead

You are dying, dying to do something. Empower yourself.
It’s a frosty morning on the Colorado Plateau