How to Stay Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

Starting off the new year feeling brand new is typical. However, the excitement may start to wear on you as you resume your usual routine. Here are some tips on how to stay on track with your New Year resolutions.

Forbes has several recommendations:

  • Set large goals
  • Have reasons for wanting to complete the goals
  • Set small goals that are easily achievable
  • Have a plan
  • When you need help, ask for it
  • Be prepared for failure

Being motivated can help you become the person you want to be. If you’re motivated you’ll find that with a little bit of time you’ll start to accomplish more. Over a larger period of time you’ll reach your goals, and hopefully your dreams.


The better you are at motivating yourself, the more results you’ll see. According to International Employee, a website devoted to providing insight to professionals world-wide, the more self-motivated you are, the more likely you’ll see results like:

  • Faster promotions
  • Trust
  • More interesting projects
  • Personal satisfaction

Clearly it’s a win-win situation for you to be motivated. After all, isn’t that the American dream? Hard work pays off in the long run. Don’t let the bad days drag you down. Lift your chin up and get ready to take on the rest of the year.

What Legalizing the Sale of Marijuana Means

What Legalizing the Sale of Marijuana Means

What Legalizing the Sale of Marijuana Means

This new year brought Californians the ability to sell marijuana. This also allows folks the opportunity to purchase marijuana for recreational use. You may be under the impression that this means you can smoke whenever and wherever you want. However that’s not the case.

It’s important to remember that though it is legal in California to smoke recreationally, and medically, it is still not legal nationally. That means you can still get into trouble federally and that on government property, marijuana is still very illegal.

Another area where Californians have to be cautious is when it comes to driving. Along with the legalization of sales of marijuana, another bill passed making driving while high illegal. If you’re driving with marijuana in your car, you must have it stored in a container in your trunk according to the LA Times.

As soon as the clock hit midnight on New Year’s Eve, people began lining up to buy marijuana. However, dispensaries may face issues with their revenue. Most banks are nationally accredited and insured. Since marijuana is illegal at the federal level, banks cannot supply services to marijuana dispensaries. This leads to many dispensaries requiring cash-only transactions.


With marijuana sales and recreational use being such a new concept for this state, it will be interesting to see what other laws will be developed. The sale of marijuana means a fun time to some, but to others it’s a bit more complicated.


Nature in California

Nature in California

Nature in California

California is a large state full of opportunities and things to do. Even though it’s winter, the temperatures don’t always show it. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors by checking out some of the parks within California. With hundreds of hiking trails, 118 state parks, and 9 national parks, California is loaded with outdoor activities.

California is typically divided up into three parts: northern, central, and southern. Each part of the state has different environments to offer. In Northern California you find more trees, and in particular you can find redwoods. The Redwood National Park is home to the some of the tallest trees on earth. The National Park Service (NPS) helps preserve, and maintain the park so you can go hiking, or camping, or even just drive on through.

In Central California you can find Yosemite National Park. Yosemite National Park is famous for the stunning waterfalls, and gorgeous valley. NPS welcomes visitors to “take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but footprints”. Within Yosemite you can go hiking, camping, and swimming.

In Southern California there’s Death Valley National Park. Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest national park. NPS stated that you should be very prepared to visit this park by planning ahead. One should check the weather conditions beforehand and be ready for extreme conditions when visiting. Even through the conditions in this park can be dangerous, you can still go camping, and sightseeing. Death Valley is full of beautiful desert landscapes.


There are plenty of parks within California that are waiting to be explored. Every good weather day is an opportunity to get out and see more of this amazing state.


California: The Sanctuary State

California: The Sanctuary State

California: The Sanctuary State

For those unaware, the start of the new year also marked the start of California being a sanctuary state. The controversial decision to become a sanctuary state was decided on by California politicians at the end of 2017. At the beginning of October, Governor Jerry Brown signed it into law, and the law would take effect on January 1st, 2018.

By becoming a sanctuary state, California has announced itself a safe place for undocumented and illegal immigrants. The new law effectively limits what state and local law enforcement agents can do to assist federal immigration authorities. The law bans enforcement agents, at both the local and state level, from enforcing immigration holds on arrested individuals.

This new law is in direct defiance of President Trump’s calls to focus on deporting millions of undocumented and illegal immigrants. This only led to a greater rift between Washington D.C. and the state of California.

Many California police chiefs opposed the bill in its early stages, and switched to a neutral stance when the bill was later amended. However, many still express concerns for the safety of the general public. They fear this new law will allows certain career criminals, ones who stick to lower levels of crime, will be continually released back onto the street due to the new law.


Only time will tell if California’s decision to become a sanctuary state was a good idea or not.


New California Marijuana Laws for 2018

New California Marijuana Laws for 2018

New California Marijuana Laws for 2018

It’s a brand new year, and that means new laws for Californians. One of the big ones this year, is the ability for marijuana dispensaries to legal sell their product to anyone who is over the age of 21. This is something that some Californians are very excited about, however, they need to realize that there are still restrictions on how and where marijuana can be used.


Starting January 1st, licensed marijuana dispensaries will be able to sell their products to of age, legal adults. Anyone under the age of 21 is not legally permitted to buy or use marijuana in any form.


If a minor is caught using then they will be required to take a drug education course and perform community service. Any dispensary caught selling product to a minor will risk losing their license and paying a hefty fine.

There are also restrictions for where marijuana can be used, just like there are restrictions for drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. For instance, marijuana cannot be smoked in public areas, or near schools. A person is also not allowed to drive while under the influence of marijuana.

The use of marijuana in California has been approved for recreational use. This means it can be used by a person in the privacy of their own home. They cannot use it in a way that disturbs other people. If a person plans on enjoying this new law, they need to make sure they understand all of the laws surrounding the use of marijuana. If they don’t they could find themselves in more than a little bit of trouble.

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Drive High, Get a DUI

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2018 is bringing a lot of new changes to California laws. One of the biggest is that licensed dispensaries will be able to sell marijuana to anyone who is over the age of 21. This new law will make it easier for individuals to get ahold of marijuana, which will likely lead to more people using this. Unfortunately, this can include drivers.


A person should never get behind the wheel of a vehicle when they are under the influence of any kind of substance.


Doing so can negatively affect their ability to safely drive a vehicle, and lead to an accident. This is why the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has started a new campaign: Drive high, get a DUI.

This new campaign is to remind everyone that it is illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This includes driving while high on marijuana. Being high can impair a person’s motor skills and reaction times. This makes them more likely to get into an accident than drivers who do no smoke marijuana.

In an effort to keep the roads safe, the CHP will pull over anyone who they suspect is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If a person wishes to avoid this, then they need to be safe while driving. This means they should not drink alcohol, or ingest marijuana, before getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

New Laws in California 2018

New Laws in California 2018

New Laws in California 2018

The New Year is rolling in with new laws for California. Sure, a person can now recreationally use marijuana legally in California, but what about the other laws? Every year new laws come into play January 1st. Typically these are laws that have been passed the previous year.

At the beginning of the New Year you may notice a pay increase. This is due to the fact that the minimum wage will increase to $11 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees. Companies with fewer employees, 25 or less, will continue to pay $10.50 an hour. Salary paid employees might see a similar increase.

California is also enacting leave for new parents. This law will allow new parents to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from their job to bond with their new child. This laws mainly affects company with 20 or more employees. Larger companies, 50 or more employees, already have requirements regarding new parents.


There are several other laws coming into effect this January 1st regarding employment, driving, schools, guns, and health laws. There will be even more laws going into effect throughout the year. With over a 100 new laws going into effect this year in California, it is best to be prepared.


The Most Hated Word of 2017

The Most Hated Word of 2017

The Most Hated Word of 2017

Everyone has a word or two that they absolutely hate to hear in conversation. Well, every year the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion at Marist College conducts a survey to determine the most hated word for the year. As of December 18th, the results are in for the year of 2017.

According to Marist Poll, the most hated word in the United States this year is “whatever” once again. This is the ninth year in a row that “whatever” took first place on this list. However, they do note that hate towards the words is gradually sinking as other words come closer and close to “whatever.”

“Whatever” came in first place 33% of Americans polled claiming it to be the worst word in English. “Fake news” took second place with 23%, and “no offense” came in third with 20%. Fourth place went to “literally” with 11%, and the phrase “you know what I mean” came in last with 10%.

In previous years, the gap between “whatever” and the second most hated word was much larger. For instance in 2016, the gap between “whatever” and “no offense, but” was whopping 18 points. The poll noted that 40% of people polled over the age of 45 felt whatever was an obnoxious word, meanwhile only 26% of people under the age of 45 found whatever to be the most annoying.


So, if you use any of these phrases or words in your day to day life, you may want to reconsider. As the numbers show, there are many Americans out there who just cannot stand hearing these words used in conversation.


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Motorcycle Safety for Riders

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Many drivers believe that motorcyclists have it easy. They get to zoom in and out of lanes and can ride the line in some states. However, they actually don’t have it that easy. They have more dangers then most non-motorcyclists realize. Here are a few key things to know about motorcycle safety.

Use your head when operating a motorcycle and wear a helmet. Not all states require you to wear one when riding a motorcycle. According to Consumer Reports, 40% of riders who don’t wear a helmet will suffer fatal head injuries in crashes. For the best head protection for riders, look for the Department of Transportation (DOT) sticker and a full coverage helmet.

Being defensive when riding a motorcycle is another safety tip from Consumer Reports. It’s safe to assume when riding that other drivers cannot see you. A study by the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research found that in wrecks involving a motorcycle and a car, car drivers were at fault 60% of the time. For riders this means that you need to be aware of sudden lane changes of cars and keep a safe distance. Drive like no one can see you.


Motorcyclist have to ride cautiously, and be prepared. Just like any driver, the more you experience while driving the more you know. The more experience you have riding motorcycles the safer you will be.


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Always Look for a Good Deal

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There are many people out there who hate to spend money on themselves, but they will happily spend as much as they want on their loved ones. No price is too great when it means making a loved one happy. Even if you are someone like this, you should still try to find a good deal when it comes to making expensive purchases for your loved ones. After all, you do not want to spend all of your money on one thing when you could spend it on multiple purchases.

This is why, when you need to bail a friend or family member out of jail, you should shop around. By doing so, you find Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, and are able to learn about some of the discounts that we offer. For instance, we offer a discount on the price of the bail bond for qualified clients.

Qualifying for this discount is really simple. All a client has to do, is make sure that one of the co-signers for the bail bond is a union member, a member of the military, a member of AARP, is a homeowner, or has a private attorney. So long as one of the co-signers meets one of those requirements, then we will be able to give you a discount. We can give you a 20% discount on the price of the bail bond.

Another way we help clients save money, is by giving qualified clients a chance to save up their money. One of the hardest parts about bailing someone out of jail, is finding the necessary funds to post bail in just a few hours. It can be impossible for some people. That is why we give clients with good credit the ability to get their first month free. This means that you would be able to bail your loved one out of jail, and not make your first payment on the bond until a month later. This gives our clients the time they need to gather their funds.

Lastly, we make bail bonds affordable by offering customized payment plans to all of our clients. The cost of the bail bond is broken up into manageable monthly payments. These payments will be designed to work with the client’s unique budget. This way, our clients can actually afford to post bail by not needing ridiculously large amounts of money.

This is why it is important to shop around for a good deal. Looking for a good deal does not mean that a person is cheap, it means they are smart. They know how to spend their money wisely, but still in a way that allows them to take care of their friends and family members.


Call 866-736-6977 or click Chat With Us now to get a good deal on a bail bond.