I’m just getting started! HELP!

I’m just getting started! HELP!

What do you do when you are getting started on changing your life? Well, I’m still learning (by the way, so are the top leaders I’m connected to like Tony & Sarah Zolecki, Reggie Cochran, and Justin Prince!). What do they do (and I’ve adopted as a result of their leadership in my life) to get where they are?

DMO, BABY, DMO! But maybe you don’t know what this is? DMO is an acronym for:

  • Daily
  • Method of
  • Operations

What do you do each day? What the most successful leaders do is break it down each day to a to-do list. And their list includes these things:

  • Eating healthy!
  • Focusing on a single goal, and write it out (67% of the wealthy do this compared to 11% of poor)
  • Exercise
  • Listen to audio books
  • Maintain a to-do list
  • Call (or use messenger) and wish their friends and loved ones a happy birthday verbally.
  • Read for 30 minutes or more daily for education or career reasons
  • They are careful as to when they speak their mind. When they speak their mind: people listen!
  • Limited TV! They rarely watch trash tv (ie: reality tv)
  • Rise early and get started right on their day right away. Justin has some great tips on this by the way! Want to talk to him? Connect to me on Facebook and I’ll connect you to him.
  • Avoid toxic people, these are people who have habits that you don’t want to have. And as you do this,  you will find that the bad habits we all have will slowly (or in some cases quickly) will decrease. We are all growing. No condemnation here.
  • They don’t give up! Quitting isn’t an option! If something doesn’t work, they try another way!
  • Something I’ve noticed too: They are CONSISTENT! Tony Zolecki said on a live broadcast last night that the reason people don’t see success is because they quit! I’m doing these blogs and lives for this 100 days to become consistent. And it’s because I have not been consistent and I’m doing what it takes to change this.

All these things apply to every area of your life! Personal and professional. Are you happy, no, THRILLED  with the life you have? If yes, GREAT! If not: let’s talk!

Let’s work together and develop a life you are THRILLED with! Remember: NOTHING is impossible with God!

Want to connect to me? Reply here or look me up on Facebook! I look forward to hearing from you.

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One-hundred Days of Blogging and Going Live on Facebook!

One-hundred Days of Blogging and Going Live on Facebook!

I have spent the past several months barely getting by. Things have been undeniably difficult to put it mildly. I need things to change, rapidly and drastically. So, this morning an idea was dropped into my head. Go live and blog every day for 100 days! And see what happens.  Some days I will blog about martial arts, some days about nutrition, some days about making drastic changes, sometimes it may just be describing what my 2 crazy & fun cats do!  My lives on Facebook may or may not be connected to what is posted here. You’ll have to log on to my page to find out. But I am going live and blogging daily for the next 100 days.

Right before I took this picture of the 2 cats, Snowball (who is laying lengthwise) was attacking Jack’s tail. They are always either sleeping, eating, using the litter box, or attacking each other. One of these days I’ll get a video of them attacking each other. But it’s always playful. Jack is 10 and Snowball is 8, but you wouldn’t know it the way they act at times. I think they are kittens at times! It’s fun watching them.

 

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Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, Father of American Tae Kwon Do

Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, Father of American Tae Kwon Do

On April 30, 2018 the world lost a visionary. I never had the opportunity to meet him. But he impacted my life in ways I am just now beginning to realize. He was the Father of American Tae Kwon Do. His work will last for generations to come. In his family, students, his friends and those like me who follow him. Some of the people I have the most respect for and call my friends, such as Dr. Ted Gambordella, were at his funeral a few days ago. One thing that I saw was he did 1,000 push-ups a day.

Grandmaster Rhee, Father of American Tae Kwon Do. But so much more! He was a visionary. Something I see in the most successful leaders I know. He knew at a young age living in Korea that he wanted to live in America, he knew he wanted to open martial arts schools. He wanted to develop character in youth. He taught that martial arts isn’t just about kicking and punching. It’s about an underlying philosophy and discipline. Some of the things he accomplished are these:

  • Invented safety equipment that keeps competitors safe in tournaments
  • Wrote a five-volume series of books on Tae Kwon Do
  • Stared in the 1973 movie “When Taekwondo Strikes”
  • He was named “Martial Arts Man of the Century” in 1976
  • Developed martial arts ballet, which is now in Europe & Russia. One of the songs used in this is Star Spangled Banner.
  • Was instrumental in having taekwondo being in the Olympics. I found this in Black Belt Magazine about Ambassador’s children being taught tae kwon do:

“After a few years, they saw the results. As the various ambassadors’ tenure expired, they had to return to their homelands. Many asked me to share my instructors and teach them in their countries. I didn’t have enough instructors to go around, so I introduced them to my classmates from the 1940s, several of whom traveled to their countries to teach. These instructors would then introduce taekwondo to neighboring countries. The training of ambassadors’ family members would happen again and again as they came and went from Washington.” The result: More than 179 countries now have access to taekwondo instruction, which is why it was accepted into the Olympics.”

Grandmaster Rhee spoke on April 10, 2007 to the United Nations on Mending Our Troubled World with Martial Arts Philosophy of Action. In that speech, he talked about needing a vision. He also spoke about education. One thing that stands out is something that I see in all the martial arts leaders I know and respect: lead by example and never fail to correct students’ mistakes with a smile-not until they learn but until they develop a habit or skill.

Finally, his 7 qualities of a champion that he said applied to business and personal life both:

  1. Patience
  2. Speed
  3. Timing
  4. Power
  5. Balance
  6. Flexibility
  7. And good posture.

Unlike most of my blog posts, which I speak from personal knowledge on or else speak from something I learned recently from school or a recent lesson and then repost it here, this one I wrote and researched simultaneously on. Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee was an amazing visionary. Without a doubt, if he had not done the work that he did, our world would be dramatically different. He will always have my complete respect. Oss, Sir. May your memory and qualities you held most dear always be remembered by your family, friends, students, and fans.

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Enter INTO the HOUSE!

Enter INTO the HOUSE!

I have spent the past 4 days taking some much-needed time away from Facebook and yesterday I got a picture of something that you need to see.

Everything we pray for is possible. Jesus said: with man, this is IMPOSSIBLE! But with GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! (Matthew 19: 26) Everything we pray for is covered by a piece of property. I want you to imagine a house that you can see has a party going on inside it. And you want to join it. But it has a metal gate around it. And the only way to walk through the gate is for someone to open it from the inside.

Forgiveness of our sins is the gate. We walk through the gate by asking Jesus for forgiveness. And we open the door to the house by asking for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Many people have entered the house. But don’t get completely filled with the Holy Spirit. Many think that the Holy Spirit’s job is to convict of sin. And that is certainly part of it. But that isn’t all! Praise God!!! There is much more.

From the big room, which has many people around walking around forgiven of their sins, are very sick people. And many broke people as well. This is most of the body of Christ. But as you walk around, you notice 2 other doors and decide to explore what is there. The doors are easily opened. There is no lock or even a door handle to have to use.

You see one person who is sick go into one of those doors. A short time later you see this same person come out and he is healed. But still has evidence of the fact that he was sick. A little while later another person goes in that door in a wheelchair and she stays in longer and when she comes out, she is no longer in the wheelchair and looked completely whole. Not just healed, but she is made whole! No evidence of ever being sick!

You have been battling a sickness and decide to explore this room and see what happens. As you walk through this door, you immediately feel healthy and see others coming in and out. But most only accept healing. But you want more. So, you look around. And see another door. You go through that door and see Jesus Himself. And He takes you from being healed to being made completely whole. No evidence of ever being sick. He replaces body parts that were missing, he removes all the evidence that you were ever sick. And afterward: you spend time just resting with Him and praising Him.

When you leave that room, you decide to explore the rest of the house. You want to know what else is around. You see pictures on the walls of many people. And someone suddenly is walking with you, but you don’t know who is at first. But then you realize it is the Holy Spirit. And He guides you into the truth.

He guides you into another room. And this room has money in it. You see people taking what they need, but no more. And they are content, but not joyful. You get the feeling that they are only getting enough to get their basic needs met. But like the other room, you wonder if there is more. That is when the Holy Spirit points out another door. This room is only accessible for those who seek God first. Which you have been doing.

In this room, you meet Jesus again. And He asks you what you want. And you remember that nothing is impossible with Jesus. So, you get bold. And you ask for a house that is paid for. And a new car. He says ok. Because Jesus knows you are wanting to help more people than your current house can allow for. You also ask for enough furniture to have place for travelers to stay with you. So, you can bless them. You ask for a career where you can bless people. He says ok. You ask for peace. And again, He says ok. You ask for a certain relationship to be reconciled. Again: he says ok.

And this is when you realize that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH JESUS. And a boldness rises in you and you ask Jesus to bless you more, so you can be a blessing to others. And even to surprise you along the way and since you are not doubting He will do it: you know it will come to pass.

Believers have access to everything, but only a few know it. And among those who know it: only a few accept it.

 

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Having FUN for YOUR health!

Having FUN for YOUR health!

If you are reading this by connecting to my Facebook page, I have WordPress post this automatically when I post it. I am taking a few days and praying for wisdom and direction. If you want to connect to me, please send me a private message. I will receive it.

If we are to truly walk in divine health, it is critical that we have fun. One of the reasons that children, typically, don’t get illnesses such as ulcers is that they get out and have fun. The healthiest adults I know follow this principle too. They get out and have fun. I’ve spoken about the Lavalicious Lifestyle before. And one of the reasons I am so attracted to this lifestyle is because it is fun.

It means that you are working but having an element of fun with it. One of my favorite movies is Mary Poppins. I love the scene where Mary Poppins is having Jane and Michael Banks clean up their room. Here is a link to that scene: Mary Poppins: A Spoon Full of Sugar. In this scene, the room gets cleaned up, but it is fun too.

Reggie Cochran has told me that he has had fun and working on cruise ships, golf courses, and many other places. He doesn’t choose having an income or having fun. He has fun doing what he loves and makes a living doing it.

Maybe you have a job you can’t stand. But you do it anyway. What can you do? One, you can change your career. Unless you live in a country where you are told what to do for a living, that is an option. Maybe you need additional training. Go out and get it. Two, you can find a way to put joy into your job. Find something you like about it and focus on that. Three, change to a different position within your company. The key is: make a change.

Here’s your challenge: find a way to make fun an active part of your life.

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Connection of fear to disease!

Connection of fear to disease!

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Fear can cause illness! This has been confirmed in science! It can weaken your immune system, cause cardiovascular damage, ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome, and decreased fertility.

Consequences of long-term fear can be:

  • Fatigue
  • Inflammation
  • Yellow fat accumulation (which is the dangerous type of fat)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Clinical depression
  • Accelerated aging
  • Premature death

What can you do?

  1. Recognize that it is there, but then take steps to deal with it!
  2. Find things to be joyful about.
  3. Speak positive things and don’t allow fear to remain.
  4. Sleep!
  5. Learn to be assertive. And when people say things that upset you: tell them and don’t allow it to continue. If they continue to upset you, then you may need to make the decision to limit their contact in your live.
  6. Exercise: martial arts, yoga, walking, swimming. All these are great for coping with fear.
  7. Nutrients:
    1. vitamin b
    2. glutathione enhancer.
    3. Add magnesium
    4. folic acid
    5. Vitamin C
    6. Magnolia bark
    7. Phosphatidylserine
    8. Phytosterols
    9. Adaptogenic herbs (connect to me to find out what would help)
    10. 5-HTP
    11. L-theanine
  8. Follow a heathy diet. Consider Dr. Colbert’s Keto Zone Diet that I’ve discussed. By reducing inflammation, you are taking an additional step to being healthy which helps you be more proactive in dealing with stress and fear.

Be blessed.

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Start with JOY!

Start with JOY!

If you want your day to start off on the right foot you need to start with joy! Many people say to themselves “I don’t have time!” Or something along those lines. Well, it doesn’t take long to do. Maybe 15 minutes. And it’s simple! And you just do 2 things.

  1. Gratitude journal
  2. Affirmations!

A gratitude journal is where you take a piece of paper (or a notebook) and write down 10 things you are thankful for. That’s it!

Affirmations are simple too! Just speak life over yourself. Here’s an example from my own affirmations, now these are specific to me. But you can adapt them to fit your own goals & dreams.

Daily Affirmations
I am focused
I am successful at all I do
I am a great writer
I am doing all I set my mind to accomplish in record time because I am focused and determined
My life is going the right direction
I am a successful speaker
People respect me
People want to hear me speak and request me by name
My life is a dream come true
My life is an example to others as to what is possible.
I am walking in divine health
I am full of energy
I am a black belt in the Chuck Norris System
I am drawing successful people to me because I am successful myself
I am living the Lavalicious Lifestyle
I am walking in abundance
Every need I have is met in abundance!

I memorize with ease.

 

Some of these things are a work in progress. Such as reaching black belt, but by speaking this aloud it sets things in motion that will help me see it become a reality. Unless you speak what you desire, it may happen: but it will be luck. But if you speak life over what you want: it will come to pass. Sometime rapidly, sometimes slowly.

 

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