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Being Epic!

Being Epic!

Life can get too busy! And drag all of us down. I told Reggie and someone else this a few minutes ago on Facebook: You can be busy and not accomplishing anything you want. Or you can be picky on what you do and get closer to what you want to have in your future.

To have an EPIC life, FOCUS is critical! Over the past few days I’ve told what my days include. I’m obsessed with beating this concussion! And because of that: I will beat it! My activities, my diet, and everything in my life is focused on this single goal. Until I beat this: nothing else gets my focus. I’ve even set my life up to have my business be part of my beating this!

I want to suggest something to you: if I can do what I’m doing to beat a concussion: then what reason do you have to not pursue something you have a burning desire to achieve?

I want to suggest that you watch this 15-minute video on Burning Desire: Napoleon Hill’s Master Key – Episode 8 “Enthusiasm” or “Burning Desire” HD – Think and Grow Rich

If you truly want an epic life, get picky on your daily activities. Everything stems from there.

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Concussion Recovery, Part 2

Concussion Recovery, Part 2

On today’s post, I’m talking about what has helped me. Each person is different. And what has helped me,  may not work for you.
I’m not giving medical advice, I’m simply someone who had an accident and is determined to beat it, no matter what it takes. 

As I’ve been in recovery from the concussion I’ve been on a roller coaster.  At times I’ve been unable to go out in public because the crowds would very literally cause my head to spin and hurt severely. I knew that the foods I was eating were a factor. And that the keto diet had components that would help. But, very quickly I realized that I also need to avoid some foods and add others that are keto friendly.

Bananas are 1 example of this. They are not keto friendly. But, I’ve noticed that when I don’t eat them, I don’t feel as well as I can.  But, then there are berries: especially strawberries and blueberries that are keto and I do eat them. Frequently I eat them together. It is very helpful after the workouts.

When it comes to vegetables,  I can eat any of them. One if my favorite breakfasts is a handful of spinach, mushrooms, onions and green peppers. I cook them in about 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil or butter.  Never margarine or things along those lines. Then add 3 eggs. It makes a great breakfast. I have that with coffee and about 3 tablespoons of almond milk based coffee creamer. This combination helps me feel great during the day. I typically don’t measure my vegetables, but that’s only because I have realized that the more I eat, the better I feel. I do measure other things. Such as my creamer. And chocolate.

Chocolate. I love it! And the kind I eat, is great for my brain. I have the kind that is at least 70% cacao, most of the time over 80%. It takes some getting used to, but now I love it.

Protein. I have some at every meal. And it helps me. I have learned that I can’t have pork much, I’d prefer to cut it out. But my family loves pizza and it isn’t worth the added stress it takes to cut it out completely. So, I limit it. Most of my protein comes from eggs, but I also eat red meat, chicken and turkey in different ways. Sometimes in salad, other times in a sandwich.

This leads to how my diet is not completely keto. I do eat wheat, but not daily. Many times I have whole wheat tortillas. And while it is limited, it does help me. But I also know of many people who do cut it out completely and do well with it. 

I have dairy too. But, I typically avoid milk. Simply because I don’t feel good with it. But, I do use almond milk or coconut milk. Especially in my coffee. But, I also use real butter and whipped cream. Both of which are dairy and good for brain function.

Because of the diet I’m following,  I know that I don’t get enough of the nutrients that I need. So, I do use supplements. And the ones I’ve seen the best results from are from a company that I’ve partnered with. If you want more information about that, ask me.

I also drink plenty of water, and will add lemon to it as well.  But, also drink tea. Especially herbal teas such as mint. And I’ll add local raw honey to it.

Diet & exercise are 2 parts of how I’m battling this. Tomorrow,  I’ll talk about the 3rd part. And that part is the glue to diet and exercise.

My Exercising Plan!

My Exercising Plan!

On the last series I talked about how exercising can help with being VERY wealthy. I want to show what I do at the YMCA every day. I have a deep seeded desire to reach black belt in the Chuck Norris System. But, right now training is on hold until I get my balance better. By building muscle and taking the steps I’m taking I will achieve this.

I start with 30 minutes on the stationary bike. p-459-precor846iexperiencerecbike_220x220-5-1

From there, on alternate days, I work either upper body using these weights:

Or lower body using these:

As an alternative to the stationary bike and also to work on my arms and legs at the same time, I use this:

Oh, I am at level 9 most of the time on that, not 5.

A hear a LOT on Facebook that I don’t like to exercise. Well, you need to change your words! I’ve been told that I CAN’T beat a concussion by a doctor. But, here’s the reality: I can beat this and I am. I’m starting with my words, and that includes prayer! But I’m also working with people who are teaching me how to. Including a personal trainer! If you are saying you don’t like to exercise, then start saying I do like it! You will begin to realize that you do like it and it will begin to come to pass. Your mind can’t tell when you are kidding! fb_img_15804201203092991825130279526284.jpg

Tomorrow, I’ll talk about my diet and what I’m doing to beat this from that perspective.

16 Habits of the VERY Wealthy THE END!

16 Habits of the VERY Wealthy THE END!

Throughout this series I’ve covered a lot! And if you implement what I’ve endeavored to teach you, then you will have a successful future. Today, there are 2 more things that should be implemented and will help you have a better life. But, they are NOT easy. But are worth it!

Avoid TOXIC people and DON’T give up!

86% of wealthy people associate with other successful people. 96% of people associate with other people who are poor.

I’ve said this before: YOU ARE LIKE THE 5 PEOPLE YOU SPEND THE MOST TIME WITH. And it’s completely true!

Wealthy people have these 3 things in common:
1. They are focused.
2. They are persistent.
3. They are patient! Good things really do come to those who wait, but while they are waiting, they are also working on doing the daily actions that will get them where they want. They aren’t LAZY.

Wealthy people don’t quit chasing their big goals. But, those who struggle financially stop short!

Do you struggle with any of the things that I’ve talked about here? I’ve got a book recommendation for you: Mel Robbins 5 Second Rule

Coming up, I am going to look at my friends who are martial artist and see what sets them apart from other athletes.

“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” (Anonymous).

TV, TOO MUCH???!!!! # 11 & 12

TV, TOO MUCH???!!!! # 11 & 12

80% OF THE USA POPULATION WATCHES TV EACH DAY! But beyond the numbers, is it damaging us? A research on this I learned this from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

The states that had the least amount of TV watched were Washington State, Idaho, Montana, Utah, New Mexico and Alaska which had lowest at 1.6 hours a day on average. West Virginia had the worst at 3.8 hours a day! This has me curious.

According to the CDC, Alaska isn’t as bad as several other states. It has an overall obesity rate of 25-29.9%. Whereas West Virginia has an obesity rate of over 35%!

Colorado, Washington DC, and Hawaii have the lowest obesity rates.

Why am I talking about this? It’s because of these numbers from 16 Habits of the Very Rich, which I got from John & Nadya Melton’s Program, My Lifestyle Academy.

These are numbers 11 & 12:
67% of the wealthy watch 1 hour or less of TV everyday vs. 23% for poor! AND
6% of the wealthy watch NO trash tv vs. 78% for the poor! Trash TV is another term for reality TV.

What can you do instead?

Here are some suggestions:
1. Get some exercise,
2. Start a home-based business,
3. Read a book,
4. Take up a new hobby,
5. Go back to school and learn something new! By the way, this is #14.

Get creative, and let me know what you come up with.

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16 Habits of the Very Rich part 6!

16 Habits of the Very Rich part 6!

Let’s start with a review. So far, we have this, focusing on what the wealthy do.

1. 70% eat less than 300 junk food calories a day.
2. 80% are focused on a SINGLE GOAL.
3. 76% are exercising aerobically 4X a week.
4. 63% are listening to audiobooks.
5. 81% are maintaining a to-do list.

What is #6?

It’s really simple! It’s wishing people happy birthday! Sounds simple, and it is! But very few actually do it. The reason is simple: it makes people feel valued and appreciated.

So, take a few minutes and wish your family and friends happy birthday!

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16 Habits of the Very Rich, Part 5

16 Habits of the Very Rich, Part 5

What do 81% of the wealthy and only 19% of the poor do? I’ll give you a hint, or 2: it only takes a few minutes and will DRASTICALLY reduce stress in your life! And people with autism can’t function without doing this. It gives direction to the day, week, month and year! It’s the 5th thing that John & Nadya Melton teach about on this.

It’s having a to-do list! Sounds simple (and it is!), but very few do it. On this post, I’m going to pull from my own knowledge from my home-schooling years. And when my own kids were little. My kids are now ages 16-23. And when I quit doing this simple activity, my life became so chaotic, that I ended up falling apart. But maybe you’ve never done this. Or been taught how. Here’s my way of doing it. There are many ways to do this, but this is what I’ve learned.

1. Write down EVERY single thing that you have to get done. Include business/work, personal, kids, family, etc. This needs to include things that only get done on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis.
2. After you’ve written down what you have to do, categorize it into what needs to be done daily, then weekly, then monthly, and finally yearly.
3. After you’ve determined what needs to be done and how often, it gets MUCH easier! You schedule what order things get done. And this really comes down to personal preference. Some people work best by setting time blocks to get things done, others do best by doing a calendar with times. Most do a combination of these. For example, maybe you are in a class at the local gym. That will be at a specific time. That will also apply for work hours. By the way, a success tip I got from several of my leaders, including Reggie Cochran is if you have your own business: schedule it and work it like you would a job you go to. And treat it like that!
4. And that’s basically it. You will need to tweak it and adjust it when life changes. But a basic to-do list will simply allow you to get the things done each day that are required. And a bonus that you will discover is that you will have time to pursue those things that you “thought” you didn’t have time for. Such as a home-based business or a goal you thought you didn’t have time to pursue.

Now, what do you do when your friends/family/others don’t support this? First, decide if the opinion of that person really matters. A spouse or your parents, yes, they matter. And hopefully will support you in this! But anyone else (even well-meaning friends), decide if they are against it because you are making a decision that will inevitably change the relationship with them in some way. A story Reggie told me a few years ago will help here it’s the story of the crab bucket.

THE STORY OF THE CRAB BUCKET
One time a man was walking along the beach and saw another man fishing in the surf with a bait bucket beside him.
As he drew closer, he saw that the bait bucket had no lid and had live crabs inside.
“Why don’t you cover your bait bucket, so the crabs won’t escape?” he said.
“You don’t understand,” the man replied, “If there is one crab in the bucket it would surely crawl out very quickly.
However, when there are many crabs in the bucket, if one tries to crawl up the side, the others grab hold of it and pull it back down so that it will share the same fate as the rest of them.”

Do you have too many crabs in your life? If you do: maybe, it’s time to change it.

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Another lesson I learned applies here too: you are like the 5 people you spend the most time with. If you are spending time with people who are broke, who have no ambition, or no dreams. That will impact how you live your life. But the nice thing is you can change this. I’m not saying it will be easy or that everyone will support it. In fact, since I made the commitment to change, I’ve lost MANY friends. BUT I’ve gained friends who have more than made up for it. And it’s changing my life for the better!

Here’s a video that talks about it:

The Law of Averages | One Minute Lesson

Finally, get a GRIP on life. (I’m not yelling, by the way). This is an acronym from my awesome friend, Bob Goshen. From his book: “Confident Hope:Getting Through What Your Going Through.”

G: God is in control. He will help you through this and guide you. Just ask Him to.
R: Rejoice during the challenge. Taking control of your time is a challenge, but it’s so worth it!
I: Initiate your faith. Bob’s wife, Kay, has a wonderful take on Hebrews 11:1 which says, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” Kay’s interpretation is this: “Faith is believing something is so when it is not so, so it can be so.”
P: Prayer! Prayer is how I begin and end my day. But throughout the day, I also find myself praying throughout the day. And it’s because of that I’m able to handle my life. And anything that comes my way.

I hope this helps. As always, if I can help, let me know.