3-2-1: Meet My Best Friend, Tabe.

3-2-1 Get Balanced Wednesday

by Dr. Donnie

“Helping you align your daily behaviors with your priorities in life.”


3-2-1: Meet My Best Friend, Tabe.

read on DONNIEHUTCHINSON.COM | April 19, 2023



3 Ideas from me, 2 Quotes from others, and 1 Question to help you reflect on your work-life balance & well-being habits this week.


3 Ideas from Me


I want to introduce you to my BFF,Tabe. I will share some of the traits of one of the most influential people in my life. Yes, I know Tabe is an odd name. He’s a rare individual in today’s world so his name is fitting.

Tabe is a thinker. His favorite time to think is in the early morning hours. He sips his coffee, closes his eyes, quiets his mind, and observes the thoughts that come to him. He evaluates his thoughts with a simple litmus test. Is the thought life-enhancing or detracting? If it enhances his life or others, he accepts it. If it doesn’t, he discards it.


Once Tabe accepts a thought, he acts on it. He’s a big believer in windows of opportunity. He tells me that he sometimes acts very quickly on a thought. He says windows of opportunity sometimes open and close quickly so and he chooses to turn his thoughts into actions.

When Tabe puts his mindful thoughts into physical actions, he turns inward. He believes the positive, life-enhancing thoughts he chooses to act on will come to realization. I asked him once, “How do you know your thoughts and actions will lead to positive outcomes.” He replied, “It’s all about faith in believing the unknown. I may not know the time or place, but I do know it will happen.”


One of Tabe’s most attractive characteristics is how he lives, expecting his thoughts, actions, and beliefs to come true. Everyday he expresses gratitude for the thoughts, actions, and beliefs that are being orchestrated to manifest themselves in his and his loved one’s lives.

By the way, Tabe is his nickname. His nickname surfaced once I understood why and where he lived. Tabe is my dearest God-given friend because he lives in my mind, body, and spirit. He’s my Thoughts, Actions, Beliefs, and Expectations. Tabe has many best friends and is always looking for more. If he’s also your BFF, I’m thankful we share this connection. If he’s not, that’s okay. Today is a great day to add a BFF. Please meet my best friend, Tabe!


2 Quotes from Others


“If you believe you can or if you believe you can’t, you’re right.”

– Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company


“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

– Matthew 7:7


1 Question for You

If Tabe is not one of your current best friends, what traits of his do you desire? What’s stopping you from leaning into greater patterns of thoughts, actions, beliefs, and expectations? You’ve got this!


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Until next week, may God bless you, your family and may the Glory be to God.

– Dr. Donnie Hutchinson

The format and style of this newsletter were inspired and highly influenced by James Clear 3-2-1 Newsletter. The content is strictly Dr. Donnie’s.