Quote of the day – Courage To Discover

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Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Andre Gide

 

 

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How To Find Happiness Within Yourself…In All The Wrong Places

How To Find Happiness Within Yourself

It can sometimes seem like a lifelong journey to learn how to find happiness within yourself. . . But that is not actually the case. . . . if you know where to look….KEEP READING

 Did you know that your problems actually hold the key to what will truly make you happy?

 How To Find Happiness Within Yourself

So all those desires originated from something that didn’t feel so fab.  And desire is what fuels our expansion.

Which means it’s actually a good thing when we run across something we don’t like.  It means life is about to get even better!

That is, as long as we don’t stay stuck (i.e. focused) on the crappy problems.  Since we get what we focus on, if I’m all panties-in-a-twist about what’s gone wrong, then guaranteed I’m creating more things going wrong.

But when I can appreciate the role this “contrast” has played, knowing that it’s leading to even better things (as long as I don’t overly dwell on the ‘problem’), then life can’t helpbut get better.

So that’s actually two reasons to make friends with what doesn’t seem very nice in life(losing a job, getting dumped, going broke, getting sick, etc.):

  1. The first reason is that it’s what leads to things getting even better than they were before,

and the second reason is that if we don’t make some sort of peace with it, then we get stuck in it!

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We NEED to know what we DON’T want in order for what we DO want to become more clear.

Being content is worse than having problems when it comes to your personal growth.

Take the time to asses and welcome your next problem and you might discover you knew how to find happiness within yourself all along.

What are some “problems” that you can look back on and be grateful that you had them?

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You CAN find happiness at the bottom of a bottle! ACTUAL PROOF!

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I was told that you cannot “drink” you sorrows away.

I heard it was a bad idea to look for comfort at the bottom of a bottle.

Turns out I was, in fact, looking for love in all the RIGHT places . . . . so to speak.

Where can I find such elixers you ask?

Good question!

Whether you are looking for something to pick you up first thing in the morning or recharge your midday work batteries, Men’s Health UK has got you covered

 

Best Daily Mood Boosting Drinks

 

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8am: Early mood riser

Cranberry smoothie

“Low glucose slows brain function,” says nutritionist Angela Walker. Cranberries are packed with glucose and contain manganese to stabilise blood sugar. Blend a cranberry juice with yoghurt and pumpkin seeds.
Cost Ingredients approx £2.50

10am: Mid-morning energiser

Beetroot juice

Commuting might take the edge off your cheer. Move to the beet to revive it. “Nitrate in beetroot widens blood vessels, boosting oxygen uptake and giving you more energy,” says Walker.
Cost Beet It, £1.65 for 250ml

1pm: Lunchtime booster

Supergreens

“Poor food digestion allows toxins to reach your brain, affecting mood,” says Walker. The probiotics in supergreens counter these toxins. Mix them with tomato juice – which is rich in folic acid and aids mental wellbeing for a double boost.
Cost ProGreens, £22 for 15 sachets

3pm: Afternoon kickstart

Energy powder

The mid-afternoon energy slump can dampen your outlook. So quaff a sachet of Nature’s Plus Potent-C mixed with water. It contains B vitamins and the chemical CoQ10 – both of which bolster energy levels. Add an iron-rich snack like dried apricots to aid absorption.
Cost Potent-C, 65p per sachet

7pm: Mental massage

Coconut water

Post-gym dehydration can wreak havoc on your mental state, undoing the effects of your Potent-C pick up. “Coconut water hydrates you fast because its electrolyte balance is similar to body fluid, so is highly absorbable,” says Walker. Down a cup now for an evening of high spirits.
Cost Vita Coco, £4.18 fro 1 ltr

11pm: Happy night cap

Blackcurrant cordial

“Blackcurrants are rich in zinc, which boosts dopamine levels and regulate your mood,” says Hill. They also contain sleep-inducing magnesium. Drink it hot: research has found warm drinks improve outlook by 11%.
Cost Cordial, £4.30 for 50cl

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Have I missed any???

What are some of you favorite mood boosting drinks that ACTUALLY WORK?

Leave your favorites in the comments.

 

 

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You're NOT Just Having A Bad Day: Warning signs that you may be depressed

You keep telling yourself that you are just in a slump…
Signs for women that they are depressedBut those slumps seem to be lasting longer and coming on more frequently.

Do you just continue and  tell yourself all is well?

Do you think you will eventually just bounce back on your own?

Or is something greater going on that should warrant a more in depth look inside of you?

Many people can go through mild depression without ever even knowing about it.  But this is something I hope you will not take to lightly.

I hope you do not have any of these symptoms as described by HELP GUIDE.  In a perfect world this would just be another short “down period” and you will be back to normal in no time.

But only you can make this very distinction!

Please take the time to really think about these symptoms and causes and consider seeking out another (possibly professional) opinion.

Warning Signs Of Depression

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[quote style=”boxed”]If you identify with several of the following signs and symptoms, and they just won’t go away, you may be suffering from clinical depression.

  • you can’t sleep or you sleep too much
  • you can’t concentrate or find that previously easy tasks are now difficult
  • you feel hopeless and helpless
  • you can’t control your negative thoughts, no matter how much you try
  • you have lost your appetite or you can’t stop eating
  • you are much more irritable, short-tempered, or aggressive than usual
  • you’re consuming more alcohol than normal or engaging in other reckless behavior
  • you have thoughts that life is not worth living (Seek help immediately if this is the case)

Signs and symptoms of depression

Depression varies from person to person, but there are some common signs and symptoms. It’s important to remember that these symptoms can be part of life’s normal lows. But the more symptoms you have, the stronger they are, and the longer they’ve lasted—the more likely it is that you’re dealing with depression. When these symptoms are overwhelming and disabling, that’s when it’s time to seek help.

Common signs and symptoms of depression

  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation.
  • Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. You’ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure.
  • Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month.
  • Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping (also known as hypersomnia).
  • Anger or irritability. Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent. Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves.
  • Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete.
  • Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt. You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes.
  • Reckless behavior. You engage in escapist behavior such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports.
  • Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things.
  • Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.[/quote]

 

If you feel like you fall into ANY of these categories or you have maybe even the slightest doubt – You NEED to watch this video to start your process of recovering from what could be depression.

 

The 3 Simple Truths About Depression

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Whatever it is you may be going through, please understand that you do not have to go through it alone.

If you think you have no one… YOU HAVE ME!

If at anytime you just want to talk you can contact me at anytime through the form below.

I answer all of my emails and all comments personally.  Just specify you would like to chat privately and I will PERSONALLY CONTACT YOU!

[box type=”tick” size=”large” style=”rounded”]MY PROMISE:You will never have to go through anything alone again.[/box]

Recommended reading

Walk in the Park Helps Cure Depression
A research conducted in USA and Canada concludes that people suffering from depression should take regular walks in the park. It makes them feel better and works wonders in curing depression. “Our study showed that participants with clinical depression …
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The healing power of music
Clinical studies now show that music can be used as a therapy in treating depression, schizophrenia, autism, dementia, and as well, substance abuse. Creating or listening to music can alleviate some negative symptoms of mental illness and ease pain.
blog.chron.com

Depression Symptoms Checklist For Those Who Suspect They Have …
While taking anti depressants like Zoloft may suppress the symptoms of depression (while creating all kinds of side effects like weight gain, anxiety, loss of sleep, etc.), it does not heal the cause of depression. After all, you’re …
http://www.nbtowin.com/

Fast Solutions Of Depression Recovery | what is crm
If you can recognize the symptoms of depression and admit to yourself that you.
http://www.whatiscrm.us/

Quote of the Day – Strength

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[quote]Where there is no struggle,  there is no strength” ~ Oprah Winfrey[/quote]

 

Much like going to the gym.

You understand that a certain amount of struggle is necessary if you want to see growth.

This can be applied to anything in your life.

If you want a better job you may have to struggle through more schooling.

If you want a baby you will DEFINITELY have to struggle through childbirth!

If you want to start your own business you will have many many struggles along to way that just go with doing something BOLD

If you want to climb MT. Everest….. well your just freakin nuts!

Anything you can get easily … may not be worth getting!

How To Be Unstopable: Hard Knocks Guide To Overcoming Failure

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never failed at ANYHING?

What if it seemed like you had “The Midas Touch”  ALL THE TIME?how to be unstoppable and overcome failures

You ever known someone that seemed like everything they touched turned to gold?

Did you stop and ask yourself  “How are they doing this?”

What it is that these people posses that seems to keep them on top while the rest of the world is on a constant down-slide?

There really are not that much different from you.

The only difference is they learned how to become the master at overcoming all failures.

Once you learn how to achieve this with a few simple steps, you will find that these so called “failures” seem to happen less and less.

You will start to discover that what you used to refer to as a major setback now becomes the stepping stone to your new found success.

You can start to easily turn your disappointments into life changing pivotal moments that you look back on and praise the moment they happened to you just like Jennifer Gresham.

How To Be Unstoppable and Overcome Failure

[quote]So here’s everything I’ve learned, from my own experiences and others, about overcoming the emotional toll of defeat, and more importantly, how to keep on living well in spite of it.

1. Take time for reflection

Once the sting of a traumatic event begins to lessen, it’s a great time to take stock of your motivations.  After our second loss, when I wasn’t sure if I could continue with the intensity and madness that comes with fertility treatment, we asked ourselves why we wanted another child.

Was it because we worried our daughter would be damaged in some way without a sibling?  Were we trying to please our families?  Or was it simply that we thought another child would fill our lives with more joy?

The answer is important but it wasn’t obvious.  We spent a lot of time talking and imagining how our lives would change whether we had another child or didn’t.

How this applies to you: Sometimes our disappointment is driven by a fear of change that isn’t real.  We wrap our self-worth around awards and promotions that aren’t meaningful (or if they are, it makes that self reflection even more valuable).  Whether it’s therapy or just discussing things with a friend, get clear on why you wanted what you did.  You might find that your disappointment is an opportunity to change course towards a more positive direction.

2. Don’t give up too soon

Once you know why you’re fighting for a dream, it’s a lot easier to keep going.    I don’t care to admit how many times I confided to friends, ”this is our last try,”  and then changed my mind after finding it impossible to put our daughter’s crib up on Craigslist.

Brooke Shields attempted in vitro fertilization seven times before she finally had her baby Rowan.  John Grisham’s story A Time to Kill was rejected 28 times before it found a publisher.

How this applies to you: There’s no magic number of times you try something before it either works or you concede to quit with honor.  There are no guarantees your persistence will pay.  You just have to be able to look at yourself in the mirror and believe, “I gave it everything I had.”

3.  Find a way to laugh

Most people won’t do this.  They’ll blow it off as silly, but it’s really powerful.  Laughter releases “feel good” chemicals such as serotonin into the body, relieving tension and providing a momentary escape from the emotions that plague you.

It’s also a heck of a lot more fun than crying.

When I am feeling really depressed by my inability to conceive, I watch these hilariously poignant videos called “Birds and Bees Can’t Always Make Babies.”  (Warning: there are a ton of inside jokes in those videos. It’s not my fault if you don’t find them funny too, but hey, good for you.  That means you’re not infertile.)

How this applies to you: I’m convinced you can find a funny video on almost any topic on You Tube.  If that doesn’t work, nothing cures the job blues better than your favorite comedy, a bowl of ice cream, and a great big belly laugh.  Just do it.

4. Don’t dwell in your disasters

Infertility treatment can be all consuming.  You can’t use exercise or travel as a distraction.  You look like a junkie from all the blood draws, injections, and acupuncture sticks.  And then you have to make up excuses as to why you  have a doctor’s appointment every other day for weeks.  For a whole year, many of my co-workers thought I was battling cancer.

After all that, I have to tell you, a negative result (or worse, a loss) was devastating.  And each successive failure was worse than the last.

Some days, it is hard to get up in the morning and care about much of anything outside my uterus.

Then I remind myself that I won the lottery once.  Who am I to complain I can’t win a second time?

How this applies to you: During times like these, gratitude only comes with practice.   Focus on what’s going right in your life; make a list of all the “lucky breaks” you’re probably taking for granted.  Then allow yourself to enjoy them.  You don’t have to pay homage to what could have been by being miserable.  Pay your respects by acknowledging that what you have is enough.

5. Grieve

A dream has died.

One of the big myths about grief is that it’s something you just “get over.”   In fact, though you never stop grieving, you do learn to live with it.  The problem is, you can’t get there logically.  You have to follow the soggy breadcrumbs of your emotions and hope they take you home.

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Try just taking one step at a time.  When you want to get over a failure see if you can pick just one step that may apply the most to you at the time and begin to take immediate action.

It IS this easy!

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Quote of the day – Beyond Possibilities

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“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible”

 

 

Annoying People SUCK! How to deal with them without looking like a Jerk

They’re everywhere!

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They  are next to you in the grocery store isle on their cell phones having a

 

very personal conversation that you get to be a part of. . .

They are up at 3 AM having bass guitar practice. . .

They are telling obnoxiously sexist jokes at the table next to you while at dinner with your spouse. . .

They are telling you a 30 minute story about how muffins, the family cat, likes to play with yarn when all you want to do is sleep during your 6 hour flight. . .

You know who I’m talking about.

And if you don’t, chances are you are one of them.

We’re talking about annoying people!!!

You know, the ones that just grind your gears!

The ones that have the ability to change your whole whole day just with their presence!

It is these people to cause you to lose your cool and say things like “you know, I’m normally not even like this” or things like “I don’t know what happened I just lost it back there.   Something about that person just gets on my nerves!”

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Well before you resort to your instinctual street tactics to handle these people,  you should keep this list handy of how Dustin Wax

How To Handle Annoying People and Keep Your Sanity

1. Listen.

A lot of conflicts are based in misunderstandings, so always make sure you’re getting everything, It can be easy enough to tune someone out when they annoy you; the trick is to use careful questioning to focus the other person on the topic at hand so they give you what you need and avoid straying too far. Poor listening leads to misunderstandings that need clarification – which means more time spent with someone you’d really rather not be around.

2. Repeat everything.

Besides the tendency to tune out people you’d rather avoid, our feelings about another person can color our perception of what they’re saying. To avoid this, repeat back any instructions, questions, or other problems they pose to you to make sure you absolutely understand what they’re saying. Give them a chance to correct you before you go off half-cocked, sure you know what “that kind of person” wants.

3. Keep your cool.

It’s tempting to want to argue with people who rub you the wrong way, or to lose it and start pointing out their faults. Don’t do that! Unless they’re wrong about something that directly and materially affects you, don’t bother – starting a debate or, worse, an argument will only prolong your agony – and neither of you is likely to change your mind. Save the debates for when you’re with friends whose opinions matter to you.

4. Be clear about boundaries.

You don’t have to be friends with everyone. Which means you don’t have to do favors for everyone who asks. If someone’s encroaching on your time, simply tell them, “I’m sure this is important to you but it simply isn’t a priority for me right now. I really need to work on x and not y.” Again, there’s no need to be mean, just redirect the conversations whenever conversation drifts into areas that aren’t relevant and where you know you’ll be annoyed.

5. Fight fire with ice.

The worst thing you can do with an angry or irrational person is engage him or her. In the heat of aggression, any word or action interpreted as aggressive in response will only trigger more aggression – and most of the item, if someone is upset and railing about it, every word and action will be read as aggression. As hard as it might seem to do, the best thing is to sit quietly and let them spend themselves ranting and raving, and then ask if they’d like to schedule a time to discuss the matter more calmly and return to whatever you were doing. If this sets off another round of yelling, simply wait it out and repeat. It sucks, but the bottom line is you have nothing to gain by engaging with an irate person in the heat of the moment. And while it may seem that you’re giving up control of the situation – after all, you’re sitting there passively taking it all in, even abuse – most people feel ashamed and contrite after an outburst, especially one in which their target clearly was not responding to or inciting them, which puts you back in charge when there’s actually something you can do about the situation.

6. Close the door.

While you may have to interact with people you don’t care for in any number of situations, remember that your time is your own and don’t let other people, especially ones you’d rather not interact with, take control of your time. Communication outside of the narrow band needed to fulfill both of your objectives should be minimized – which often means forcefully limiting such talk. Make it clear when you are unavailable, and make yourself unavailable as often as possible. If you have the power, require that your partner make an appointment, and gently reject any effort to discuss your work or projects outside of that scheduled time. People – even annoying people – tend to respect the time of people who make a clear showing that they take their own time very seriously.

7. You’re valuable.

Remember it. If you’ve found yourself in a position where you are obligated for some reason to spend time with someone you dislike, remember that most likely, they are in the same position – and it’s you they dislike. But you wouldn’t be in that situation if you didn’t provide something of value – whether that’s a work skill or talent, specialized knowledge, even things as abstract as emotional support or solidarity. You have a mission, so to speak, and everything that distracts you from that mission reduces your value.

 

Now I am not saying this is going to be easy.  This is just your “cheat sheet”!

Something you can refer to next time your at the movies and the guy behind you decides that taking that phone call to ask who won on “The Biggest Loser” just could not wait.

If you are looking for more long term study of self control and controlling your emotions with people who annoy you at work, school, home or anywhere else you seem to cross paths, you may want to read the book “Emotional Freedom” By Judith Orloff

In it, Orloff discusses the entire mentality behind our reactions and how to better control them… even when you feel like the only possible solution to your annoyance is a well timed kidney punch.

Here are a few tips from the book:

 

Tip #1. Focus on a specific issue—don’t escalate or mount a personal attack.
For instance, “I feel frustrated when you promise to do something but there is no follow-through.” No resorting to threats or insults. In an even, non-blaming tone, lead with how the behavior makes you feel rather than how you think the other person is wrong.

Tip #2. Listen non-defensively without reacting or interrupting.
It’s a sign of respect to hear a person’s point of view, even if you disagree. Avoid an aggressive tone or body language. Try not to squirm with discomfort or to judge.

Tip #3. Intuit the feelings behind the words.
When you can appreciate someone’s motivation, it’s easier to be patient. Try to sense if this person is frightened, insecure, up against a negative part of themselves they’ve never confronted. If so, realize this can be painful. See what change they’re open to.

Tip #4. Respond with clarity and compassion.
This attitude takes others off the defensive so they’re more comfortable admitting their part in causing frustration. Describe everything in terms of remedies to a specific task, rather then generalizing. State your needs. For instance, “I’d really appreciate you not shouting at me even if I disappoint you.” If the person is willing to try, show how pleased you are. Validate their efforts: “Thanks for not yelling at me. I really value your understanding.” See if the behavior improves. If not, you may have to minimize contact and/or expectations.

 

 

What are some of your best ways for bringing yourself down before you “lose it”?

Share your stories in the comments below!

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Quote of the Day – Taking Action

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Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

We all have great ideas and a vast array of knowledge on numerous subjects.

We are constantly absorbing information from the TV, Facebook, YouTube, our favorite books, magazines, friends and anything else we can take in.

We hear great ideas about how to be healthier, wealthier and happier every single day.

We even awknowledge how much we believe how beneficial it would be to our lives if we applied what we have just learned.

It is time to start taking action!  Make it a habit to apply one thing new you learn every single day.

These little steps are all it takes to start making life changing improvements in your life.

[box type=”info” size=”large” style=”rounded”]You do not have to be the best. You just have to be better than you were yesterday![/box]

 

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Quote of the Day – Gratitude

 

 

“The purpose of the dance is to enjoy each step along the way” ~ Wayne Dyer

 

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Quote of the Day – Freedom

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“So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the key”

 

What is holding you back?

What does your heart truly yearn for that you have been believing you cannot have?

The world is filled with endless possibilities.  REACH FOR THEM!

If you are not living out your wildest dreams ask yourself “WHY NOT?”

Are you any closer to your dreams today then you were at this time last year?

Are there any small baby steps you could start taking today to get the ball rolling?

Once you get started you may realize that it is, in fact… POSSIBLE!

SOAR BABY!!!

Quote of the Day – Optimism

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“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.”

 

There is a bright side to everything.  If you are always looking for it you are guaranteeing yourself that you will have a better chance of finding it.

Expect good things to happen to you…. They already are!

Quote of the Day – Success

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“Man’s best successes come AFTER their disappointments.” ~Henry Ward Beecher

 

Cheer up!  Knowing this is the easiest ways to become an instant optimist!

Edison failed over 3000  times trying to created the lightbulb.

Chicken Soup for the soul author, Jack Canfield was turned down by 144 publishers before he got his book deal.  That is 144 people who read the book and thought “naaaah, this will never sell”,  and pass the book off!  144!!!!

The point is….

Nothing great was every achieved the very first time it was attempted…. or the second…. or the 15th.

The good news is, this temporary disappointment…(and it IS temporary) will lead the way to your victory.  It helped you identify something else you DON’T want, automatically drawing you one step closer to what you DO want!

Baby Steps!!!

Quote of the Day – Taking Control

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[quote style=”boxed”]”If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” ~Latin Proverb[/quote]

 

Sometimes you want to get to one place and it seems everything keeps pushing you to another.  You want to go south but all the wind is pushing you north.

How do you sail?

YOU TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR SHIP!

You do not have to rely on the “perfect weather” to get to your destination.

You can go anytime you please as soon as you take control.

You are in charge! Don’t wait…….. Grab those oars!

Sleep More, Lose Weight?!?! BEST DIET EVER!

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Who says “the perfect diet” does not exist?

How about a diet that says sleep more and you will lose more weight?

Ummmm, I think I can stick to this one!

A study over at Annals of Internal Medicine went out to prove this fact in a not-so-recent study that was conducted… thus making me strictest dieter in my household!

[box] Sleep curtailment decreased the proportion of weight lost as fat by 55% (1.4 vs. 0.6 kg with 8.5 vs. 5.5 hours of sleep opportunity, respectively; P = 0.043) and increased the loss of fat-free body mass by 60% (1.5 vs. 2.4 kg; P = 0.002). This was accompanied by markers of enhanced neuroendocrine adaptation to caloric restriction, increased hunger, and a shift in relative substrate utilization toward oxidation of less fat.[/box]

What does this all mean?  It seems as though the more sleep you get has a direct effect on your metabolism as well as you appetite!

This is something I, at first found hard to believe.  Wouldn’t you think that the longer you sleep the hungrier you would be once you arose from your slumber?

But if that is not the case, then waking a hibernating bear is nowhere NEAR as dangerous as I though it would be!  He should not want to eat for hours.

It really starts to make more sense when you think about it.

[box]There’s not a diet pill on the planet that could accomplish what sleep did in this study, which compared two groups of overweight non-smokers on calorie restricted diets for 14 days. One group clocked 8.5 hours of sleep per night, and the other logged 5.5 hours of sleep per night (which the authors point out is a “norm” for people in this day and age.) Both groups ate roughly 1,450 calories a day. After two weeks, the people who slept more lost more fat than the group who slept less. More than half of the weight loss during the 8.5 hours of sleep was fat versus only one quarter of the weight loss during the 5.5 hours of sleep. People literally burned fat while they slept.

 

Even more startling, the folks who slept less lost more muscle (60% more muscle was lost by the sleep-deprived group.)  Those three hours of lost sleep caused a shift in metabolism that made the body want to preserve fat at the expense of muscle. And that’s not all that happened: When the researchers compared circulating blood levels of appetite-regulating hormones in the two groups they found those who slept for three fewer hours had produced more of the appetite stimulating hormone ghrelin. They woke up hungrier!

Most of us assume our bodies burn more calories when we are awake longer, but that’s not true. The metabolic rate is down-regulated with less sleep. Translation: When you sleep less, your body starts to burn calories at a slower rate to preserve energy. In the study, people burned on average 400 more calories by sleeping for 3 more hours–that’s an additional 2,800 calories burned in just one week. With less sleep, the body seeks to meet the increased metabolic needs of longer waking hours by shifting into a lower gear, so to speak, that burns fewer calories and less fat.

Bottom Line: If you want to burn fat, preserve muscle and wake up lesshungry when you are dieting, sleep more…8.5 hours a night to be exact.

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So next time you want to “kickstart” you new diet…. go to bed!

And when you start to get complaints that “all you do is sleep” you can smile and say “Its part of my new fitness regime”

 

[via Sleep More, Burn More Fat]

Quote of the Day – Inner Strength

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“Storms make Oaks take roots” ~ Proverb

Don’t despise the storms.  On the surface it may appear that you have a few limbs broken.  Maybe a few of your leaves have blown off and you barely recognize yourself anymore.

But what you do not see is the transformation that is happening just out of sight.

While all the “apparent” turmoil was taking place above, your roots were below were hard at work – adjusting, strengthening, learning and growing!

Next time a bigger storm comes around… you will be prepared.

It’s going to take a lot more than that to bust your limbs now!

Thank goodness that first one came.  Taught you everything you needed to know. You have now built your inner strength to handle anything.

I LOVE STORMS!

 

 

 

Overworked and Underpaid: Get Your Time Back!

Did you know that workers in other countries work less than the average amarican?

Our average workweek as well as the hours per day have been steadily increasing over the past 10 years!

Most European employees enjoy 6 full weeks of paid vacation a year! As you may well know, the industry standard for America is 2!

overworked and underpaid get your time back


A few years ago, John De Graaf started a movement called “Take Back Your Time Day.” This movement would have everyone take the same day off – October 24th.

It’s purpose was to bring awareness that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! We are overworked, underpaid and quite frankly . . . starting to lose our sanity!

What is happening to “The American Dream”? How are we to enjoy all the beauties of life if we spend 80% of our weeks working?


Sure you may be happy with your time-and-a-half overtime pay, but at what costs?

Being overworked adds an undeniable amount of stress to your life that far outweights the extra couple bucks you make.

What about being home during those crucial years as your children grow?

How many of you have children who took thier first steps while you were on the job? How many of you got the call that your baby spoke its first words only to rush home and hear your pride and joy utter the babysitter’s name?

It is time you reevaluate how you are spending the majority of your days and “Take Back Your Time”
as Graaf would suggest.

Maybe in the process you will find that you also get your LIFE back!

 

Quote of the Day – Belief

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“Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do” ~ Orison Swett Marden

 

If you don’t have belief you do not have anything!

If you are entering into any competition but on your way they you have thoughts that there is no way you could ever win… You might as well stay home.

We live into what we believe.  Our body always finds a way to prove that our mind is right.

If you believe you are unlucky, you will always find yourself finding evidence that backs your claim.  You end up saying “I told you, bad things always happen to me, that is why I am unhappy”

The reality is – IT IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE

Because you are unhappy first and believe that bad things will happen… they do.

Try believing in the best possible outcome just for a day.

Look for different reasons to prove that what you want is actually getting closer to you and that good things are making their way to you

Just for a day…………

 

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"Goodbye Mother" – Why we hate to say goodbye | Coach Comeback

Hope this touches you the way it touched me!   

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A young man shopping in a supermarket noticed a little old lady following him around.  If he stopped, she stopped.  Furthermore she kept staring at him. 
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She finally overtook him at the checkout, and she turned to him and said, “I hope I haven’t made you feel ill at ease; it’s just that you look so much like my late son.

He answered, “That’s okay.”

I know it’s silly, but if you’d call out ‘Good bye, Mom’ as I leave the store, it would make me feel so happy.”

She then went through the checkout, and as she was on her way out of the store, the man called out, “Goodbye, Mom.”

The little old lady waved and smiled back at him.. 

Pleased that he had brought a little sunshine into someone’s day, he went to pay for his groceries.

“That comes to $121.85,” said the clerk..

How come so much?  I only bought 5 items.” 

The clerk replied, “Yeah, but your Mother said you’d be paying for her things, too.”   

Moral of the story…..


Don’t trust Little Old Ladies!!! 
  

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BLESSED ARE THE CRACKED, FOR THEY ARE THE ONES WHO LET IN THE “LIGHT”! 

Quote of the Day – Hope

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“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” ~ Samuel Smiles

 

Hope is believe in a better day.  The minute you start to have hope you begin to  distance yourself from that which has been stealing your joy.

It only takes a little bit to make a huge impact on your life.

Begin each day with a little hope.. and belief  that things are getting better… and you will find that they will.

 

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The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg – Review and Summary

The Power Of Habit – Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business – by Charles Duhigg

We ALL have habits!

Some good…. Most of them … bad

We have been saying we are going to change them for years… yet nothing ever happens.

We say we are going to start exercising regularly on the first.
We say we will quit smoking
We say we will quit drinking…(Although I dont see why! Who doesn’t enjoy a nice glass of Cabernet?)
We say we will lose weight

We always have great intentions. We know that the results of changing these habits will bring us
a better future.

But somehow we just cant seem to “make it stick”

In Duhigg’s Book, he breaks down exactly why this keeps happening.

In it you will identify your “habit loop” and everything will start to make sense.

The concepts are easy to apply to any aspect of your life you would like to change.

The original book is 400 pages long and filled with beautiful stories and example of how
people have used these principles to overcome everything from gambling to depression and sells for $16.00

For the next 15 hours  you can get “THE ESSENTIALS” for $7!

“The Power Of Change – The Essentials” has teamed up with Just The Facts publishing to give you an in depth summary of all of the key points and actionable steps from the book so you can begin to make changes immediately.

YOU COULD PROBABLY FINISH IT IN ONE SITTING!

Click Below to read more

“The Power To Change – The Essentials” 

So click here today and claim your copy and begin to start living your habit free life within 7 days

And may the rest of your life be the best of your life.

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The 5 "D"'s To Unlocking Your True Destiny | Coach Comeback

[quote style=”boxed”]The year 2012 is here now. The year 2013 will be here in the blink of an eye. Now is the time to pursue your destiny. Life is meant to be lived abundantly. Pursue life with excitement, and pursue the destiny you were created to fulfill.~Marsha Anderson[/quote]

DISCOVER  –  DECIDE  –  DETERMINE  –  DE-CLUTTER  –  DELIVERANCE

Sounds simple, but if you follow these 5 simple steps you will assure yourself that you will have  new found sense of purpose when you KNOW you are on the path to your true destiny.

Marsha Anderson has put together a beautifully crafted road map for anyone looking to stop just existing and start LIVING. In her post “How To Pursue Your Destiny” Anderson states how important in can be to ensuring a passion filled future to remove all of the clutter from your life.

You will be amazed at how once you clear out all the things that don’t matter your goals seem to just crystallize and manifest almost immediately.

Spend some at least a few days on each step before moving to the next to really make sure you have covered it from every possible angle.

What do you believe is your true destiny?  What has been stopping you from living it?

Is There A Shortcut To Positive Thinking? | Coach Comeback

[quote style=”boxed”] “You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” Ralph Marston [/quote]

 

If there was a way to instantly become a positive thinker, would you give it a try?

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But why?

Why is everyone afraid to be optimistic? Where is the harm in expecting the best?

[quote style=”boxed”]“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else” Winston Churchill[/quote]

Yet our parents teach us to expect the worse so that we are never let down.

But here is the kicker:

If your expecting the worse – YOU ARE ALREADY DOWN!

So how do you do it?

How can you see the bright side of so sooo many dark days?

Find what inspires and motivates you!

[quote style=”boxed”]Inspiration is one of the best motivators, and it can be found everywhere. Every day, seek inspiration, and it will help sustain motivation over the long term. Here are some of my sources of inspiration:

  • Blogs by people achieving my goal
  • Success stories by other people (search online)
  • Forums with other people going through the same thing
  • Friends and family
  • Magazine articles
  • Bios of high achievers (like Ben Franklin, Lance Armstrong)
  • Books about my goal
  • Quotes
  • Photos (set as your desktop pic!)
  • People I meet every day, if I get the chance to talk to them

Use these, or find your own sources of inspiration, and make it a daily habit to be inspired. Then set off towards your dreams, energized!  Via Leo Babauta at Zenhabits.com[/quote]

The point is – FEEL GOOD.

Alwyas look for things that make you feel good and by assoication you will be thinking positive.

Another powerful method to increase how positive your thoughts are is to ask yourself thought inspiring questions.

[quote style=”boxed”]So try this experiment in optimism for a week. At bedtime, write down three positive things that happened to you. Choose specific sensations, images, and interactions that were particular to that day — even if they were as common place as, My dog greeted me at the door! Then, be sure to let me know if you start feeling better about your “lousy” days.  Quoted from Dan Lippmann [/quote]

When you lead your mind to the feeling you want it has no choice but to give it to you. Without fail. EVERYTIME. Try it.

When you ask questions like ” why does this always happen to me” you mind has to hanswer, so it searches through all of your beliefs to find a answer to justify it for you.

Ask better questions and you will have better thoughts.

The most FOOLPROOF way to guarantee a positive experience for you is to release a little serotonin

Serotonin has been called the happiness hormone because when released it can regulate your mood and is associated with that “happy for no reason” feeling.

Your job is to find new ways everyday to have a little bit extra released.

One of the best ways is to give love. Start by doing something nice for a loved one or even a stranger.

Have you ever given a kid a birthday gift and watched their faces light up like The 4th of July? Did you ever noticed that as you watched the happiness that you just enriched their lives with that somehow, YOU feel more excited than the kid receiving the gift?

Then you experienced an “EXTRA” serotonin release!

[quote style=”boxed”]Take the focus away from you and do something nice for another person. I decided to make a tray of food and donate it to the Salvation Army. It took my mind off of things and I felt better for helping someone else. via Tiny Buddha[/quote]

And if all else fails…

WATCH SOMETHING FUNNY!

You can’t laugh and be thinking negative.  It’s just impossible!

[quote style=”boxed”]“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” Herm Albright[/quote]

How do you cheer yourself up on a “rainy day”?

Share your favorite positivity booster in the comments below.

9 Lies "The Secret" Told You About "The Law Of Attraction" | Coach Comeback

The Truth Behind “The Secret” and the Law Of Attraction

Have you been trying to “manifest” since The Secret came out and yet you still drive the same crappy car, live in the same crappy neighborhood, same crappy husband at the same crappy job?

Becoming frustrated and starting to believe that it is all just a hoax?  You are not alone!

This short video exposes the lies The Secret wants you to believe.  What you have been taught could actually be the thing that is keeping you from the dreams you desire.

 

 

27 fascinating people who WANT to change your life | Coach Comeback

I wasn’t even searching for more money at the time… but it just started to ‘flow’ to me….

Are you completely satisfied with your life right now?

If so, congratulations! You are in the vast minority on the planet!

But if you are like most (and I am betting that you are because you are still reading) then your heart yearns for something greater.

You WANT change! It is in your nature. You will always striving for something more… or you will die!

… well not physically.  But that is what it feels like when you have no guidance.

Your biggest fear is not death… ITS BOREDOM!

You are not meant to live an average life! Following the crowd – Work, eat, sleep . . . WORK, then die.  What is the point?

NO! We are here to squeeze every ounce of goodness out of this life as we can.

This discovery took me years to figure out.

But It doesn’t have to be the same for you!

“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copywhat they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” Anthony Robbins

If you want change in your life, find some one who is doing what you want to do, has what you want to have and acts the way you want to act and copy them.

Follow these Stars of their industry if you want to:

 

  • Change your career

  • Improve your relationship

  • Jumpstart your business

  • Transform your body

  • Be flat out entertained

  • Have Supreme Self-Confidence

  • ……CHANGE THE WORLD

I urge you to dive into the lives of these 27 amazing people and watch how your life changes.  Just take the first step and get curious.

I can guarantee EVERYONE on this list at some point in their life was EXACTLY where you are now.

These people will prove to you without at doubt that there is hope!

BUT IT DOESN’T STOP THERE

Emulate these bloggers, coaches, speakers, authors and teachers and your will virtually guaranteed your success in any endeavor your choose!

Subscribe to thier mailing lists, follow them on twitter, LIKE them on facebook, digg thier posts, +1 their feeds…. do whatever you need to do to stay up on what these people are doing and saying and it will soon be obvious how they became my hero’s of daily inspiration.

 

Life changing list of mentors, guides and gurus

 

Paul McKenna

Over the past twenty years, Paul McKenna, Ph.D. has helped millions of people successfully lose weight, quit smoking, overcome insomnia, eliminate stress, and increase self-confidence. He is Britain’s bestselling non-fiction author, having sold 3 million books in 3 years, and his TV shows and live appearances have been watched and attended by hundreds of millions of people in 42 countries around the world. Paul has famously worked his unique brand of personal transformation with Hollywood movie stars, Olympic gold medalists, rock stars, top business achievers, and royalty. He has consistently astounded his audiences and clients by proving how small changes in people’s lives can yield huge results, whether it’s curing someone of a lifelong phobia, an addiction or clearing up deep-seated issues in a matter of days… Now, it’s your turn!

 

Mona Lisa Schulz

Mona Lisa Schulz (Dr.Mona Lisa), is a medical intuitive. Dr. Schulz received her doctorate in behavioral neuroscience from Boston University School of Medicine in 1993. In addition to her extensive background in health and brain research, Dr. Schulz has been apracticing medical intuitive since 1987. During a medical intuitive consultation, knowing only someone’s name and age, Mona Lisa discerns both a person’s physical condition and the emotional state of his or her life, explaining how the two are linked. Dr. Schulz teaches us how to become aware of how our symptoms of illness are part of our intuition network, letting us know when something in our lives is out of balance. During a medical intuitive consultation, there is no physician/patient relationship, nor is any psychotherapy being performed. Mona Lisa will educate you in how specific emotional situations in your life are associated with the increased risk of illness in a specific organ in your body. One of the many joys in Dr. Mona Lisa’s life is teaching individuals how to acknowledge, trust, and develop their intuitive skills. There are a variety of ways you can connect with her.

Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 55 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 45 books that have been translated into dozens of languages. He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of America’s largest corporations. His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results. Prior to founding his company, Brian Tracy International, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of a $265 million dollar development company. He has had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and management consulting. He has conducted high level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar plus corporations in strategic planning and organizational development. He has traveled and worked in over 80 countries on six continents, and speaks four languages. Brian is happily married and has four children. He is active in community and national affairs, and is the President of three companies headquartered in Solana Beach, California.

Wayne Dyer

WAYNE W. DYER, PH.D., is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He’s the author of over 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. His books Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, and the New York Times bestsellers 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Inspiration, Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life, Excuses Begone, and now Wishes Fulfilled have all been featured as National Public Television specials. Dyer holds a Doctorate in Educational Counseling from Wayne State University and was an associate professor at St. John’s University in New York. Dr. Wayne Dyer is affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans. Despite his childhood spent in orphanages and foster homes, Dr. Dyer has overcome many obstacles to make his dreams come true. Today he spends much of his time showing others how to do the same. When he’s not traveling the globe delivering his uplifting message, Wayne is writing from his home in Maui.

Paul Scheele

“You are brilliant beyond your imagination!” Paul R. Scheele, co-founder of Learning Strategies, has facilitated this realization in millions of lives. He guides people to achieve extraordinary results in relationships, work, money and health. Paul is an expert on learning how to learn to tap the other 90% of your mind. He believes everyone has an inner genius just waiting to be awakened. Paul is the developer of programs such as PhotoReading, Natural Brilliance, Genius Code, Abundance for Life, the Paraliminals, and many other courses to stimulate personal and professional success. These programs allow people to go beyond what the logical mind believes possible. Paul shows you how to access your full potential using powerful learning strategies. His unique combination of expertise includes degrees in Biology and Learning and Human Development plus a rich background in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), accelerated learning, preconscious processing, and universal energy. Paul’s uses his specialized knowledge to deliver leading-edge, thought-provoking programs and helps people acquire information many times faster than through traditional methods. His programs provide the rare experience of tapping the vast innate potential of the mind to attain more success in life. Sharing how to activate these rich resources within the mind and connecting this natural power with spiritual wisdom is Paul’s passion. Numerous well-known peak performance experts such as Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins, Ken Blanchard, T. Harv Eker, and Brian Tracy have used and endorsed Paul’s programs, which makes knowledge easier to integrate and personal transformation faster to attain. Paul has designed and delivered over fifty different programs relating to professional and personal development. His 43 titles include PhotoReading, a powerful system for processing the written page at 25,000 words per minute. His unique Paraliminal recording technology includes nearly four dozen self-development sessions. He is the author of two bestselling books, PhotoReading, and Natural Brilliance. His work has been translated into more than fifteen languages and purchased by enthusiastic clients in 155 countries. Paul is a founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council.

Sandi Krakowski

Sandi Krakowski is a Serial Entrepreneur who refers to herself as a HAPPY entrepreneur….. with 11 successful companies under her belt and a “Back To Basics Step By Step Business” expert who currently serves more than 200,000 clients in over 147 countries.

Her systems help the average business owner as well as big corporations get extra-ordinary results quickly. She has a track record for her ‘bringing it into action’ processes that company owners find easy to implement with quick results. She has been working online successfully for the last 15 years and has built 11 successful companies including her current business A Real Change Int’l.
Experience in eCommerce, Internet Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, Publishing, Book Creation, Copywriting, Sales and Management, Team Development and Leadership give her a unique ability to help business owners who are ready to move their businesses forward.

Preston Ely

Preston Ely is an anomaly, just like everyone else. But different. He sits on the board of Real Freedom Properties, Inc, a Florida-based real estate investment firm, is General Partner of Freedom$oft LLLP, a mid-sized global software company, is CEO of Real Freedom, Inc, one of the most influential internet-based information publishers in the world, owns the largest Anytime Fitness Gym in the United States, is V.P. of Nuclear Pimps, LLC, a nuclear auditing company servicing nuclear power plants around the nation, is recording a music album with Atlantic Records, competes in amateur Mixed Martial Arts, and has a non-profit charity assisting the poor and oppressed in Cuba with both their physical and spiritual needs. He’s published several best selling books including Flip Your Way to Financial Freedom, Instant Probate Profits, and The New Rich Manifesto, along with a multitude of home study courses, and membership sites. He also coaches and consults people all across the country in an effort to help them achieve true, holistic, and lasting wealth and freedom. Preston has won 2 Emmy awards and 1 Silver Telly award for his production of the widely acclaimed Jacob’s Turn documentary. He was also voted as one of Fast Company Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People Online.” With over 300,000 subscribers to his email newsletter, he is rapidly fulfilling his mission on earth which is to glorify God by setting people physically, mentally, financially, and spiritually free through his music and his message … of FREEDOM. Preston is 36 years old, lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Ashley, where he spends most of his time reading, writing, and mentoring local boys and men.

Kelly Howell

meditation guide brain whisperer consciousness researcher

With almost three million audio programs in print, Kelly Howellis highly acclaimed for her pioneering work in healing and mind expansion. She’s the creator of Brain Sync audio technology and the world’s leading innovator in the practical application of brain wave research. Her visionary healing techniques provide an elegant way to “tune-up” your brain and reap many of the same benefits of biofeedback training and long-term meditation. Kelly has worked with eminent scientists in developing her meditation and brain optimization programs, used in hospitals, biofeedback clinics and by hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide.

the divine download

After suffering a series of devastating life-losses, Kelly turned to meditation to overcome depression and find a purpose for living. At first meditating was extremely tedious and difficult, but astonishingly, the depression lifted and her sense of self improved. This first result motivated her to continue practicing meditation and begin deeper research into mental re-programming. A year later, Kelly had an extraordinary meditation experience that forever changed her life. She explains that, “A brilliant sphere of golden light appeared above my head and then exploded inside of me. There are no words to describe the light, the inspiration and love that overwhelmed me in that moment. Suddenly, I knew that my life’s work and service would utilize the power of sound to assist others in their transformation.” From that time on, Kelly has been researching and teaching the principles of brain optimization for personal and spiritual development.

Deepak Chopra

DEEPAK CHOPRA, M.D., FACP Co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra is transforming the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. He is a prolific author of more than sixty-four books, including nineteen New York Times bestsellers. His book Peace Is the Way received the prestigious Religions and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and The Book of Secrets was awarded the grand prize at the 2005 Nautilus Book Awards. His latest New York Times bestseller, War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality (co-authored with physicist Leonard Mlodinow), successfully elevates the conversation between science and religion in a way that is thoughtful and constructive rather than polarizing and divisive. Deepak Chopra is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post on Faithand contributes regularly to Intent.com, CNN.com, and the Huffington Post. In addition, he hosts the popular Deepak Chopra Radio show on BlogTalk Radio. Deepak Chopra’s popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified by an impressive list of honorariums. For more than a decade, he has participated as a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine event sponsored by Harvard Medical School’s Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, an adjunct professor of executive programs at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a distinguished scholar at Columbia University, and a senior scientist with the Gallup Organization. Before establishing the Chopra Center, Dr. Chopra served as chief of staff at Boston Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and did his internship at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, New Jersey. He then completed various residencies and fellowships at university-affiliated medical centers in Boston. Through the Chopra Center’s programs, retreats, and workshops, Dr. Chopra continues to expand humanity’s understanding of the crucial connection between body, mind, spirit, and healing.

Corbett Barr

Corbett Barr is the founder of Think Traffic. Corbett helps online entrepreneurs create websites and blogs that matter so they can build thriving audiences and successful online businesses. Before starting Think Traffic, Corbett’s first blog attracted over 500,000 visitors in it’s initial year. He also founded and ran a venture-backed startup in silicon valley and began his career as a Fortune 500 management consultant. Corbett runs a small publishing company called Insanely Useful Media, which is the business behind Think Traffic, Expert Enough, Traffic School and How to Start a Blog that Matters. His blogs and online courses are visited by over 100,000 people every month. Think Traffic teaches the exact same strategies Corbett has used to build his business, and to help over a thousand clients and students become more successful online. Corbett also advises high-profile bloggers and entrepreneurs including Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend, Adam Baker of Man Vs. Debt and Leo Babauta of Zen Habits. Learn Corbett’s strategies to build your own successful online project.

Steve G Jones

About Steve G. Jones “If you want to make a positive change in your life, Steve G. Jones can make the difference. He did with me.” Tom Mankiewicz, Writer of “Superman the Movie” Imagine living the life you deserve to live! A life in which YOU have unlimited wealth, focus, and confidence. You see endless, exciting possibilities and you feel so good about it. Steve G. Jones has devoted his life to making sure you achieve this goal easily. He has focused his genius on developing a powerful line of hypnosis CD’s to launch you powerfully in the direction of ultimate success. New opportunities await you, so start your journey now. Additionally, he has developed the most powerful phone hypnosis sessions ever! As the inventor of the Phone Hypnosis Mastery, Steve G. Jones will take you to the next level in the comfort and safety of your own home. Imaging lying back and relaxing in your own home as Steve G. Jones helps you to unlock the door to a new, powerful life. “I have started using Steve’s techniques in my practice.” –Dr. George Thoduka, MD Internal Medicine “I have tried other hypnosis recordings, but I have found yours to be very powerful in reaching the subconscious mind of my patients.” Dr. Irina Webster, MD Steve G. Jones is a board certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Steve G. Jones, M.Ed. has been practicing hypnotherapy since the 1980s. He is the author of 22 books on Hypnotherapy. He is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, American Board of Hypnotherapy, president of the American Alliance of Hypnotists, on the board of directors of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Lung Association, and director of the California state registered Steve G. Jones School of Hypnotherapy. In order to keep up with the very latest in research, he regularly attends training conferences. In the mid 80’s, Steve began study at the University of Florida. His primary research focus was cognitive psychology, understanding how people learn. Much of his early research was published in psychology journals in late 80’s. Meanwhile, he continued practicing hypnosis outside of academia on a regular basis. From 1990 to 1995, he was fortunate to counsel families and individuals. During this time he finished his degree in psychology at the University of Florida and went on to graduate studies in counseling. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida (1994), a master’s degree in education from Armstrong Atlantic State University (2007), and is currently working on a doctorate in education, Ed.D., at Georgia Southern University. Steve G. Jones sees clients for a variety of conditions. Among them are: weight loss, anxiety, smoking cessation, test taking, phobias (such as fear of flying), nail biting, road rage, anger management, IBS, general wellness, pre-surgical and pre-dental pain control, natural childbirth, and many others. In business settings, he is regularly called upon by sales teams to boost salesperson motivation. His straightforward techniques have significantly and consistently increased sales. Steve G. Jones also works extensively with Hollywood actors, writers, directors, and producers, helping them achieve their very best. “Steve G. Jones has had a tremendous impact on my career. I came to him to overcome a fear of selling and to improve my public speaking skills. He worked with me on my self confidence and helped me become comfortable in front of people. Working with him has helped me become more relaxed and confident. He also helped me decide to write a book so that I could share my experiences with others.” Michael McMillan, MBA, Harvard Business School

Anthony Robbins

For the past three decades, Anthony Robbins has served as an advisor to leaders around the world. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, organizational turnaround, and peak performance, he has been honored consistently for his strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors. His nonprofit Anthony Robbins Foundation provides assistance to inner-city youth, senior citizens, and the homeless, and feeds more than three million people in 56 countries every year through its international holiday “Basket Brigade.” Robbins has directly impacted the lives of more than 50 million people from over 100 countries with his best-selling books, multimedia and health products, public speaking engagements, and live events.

What began as a young person’s desire to help individuals transform the quality of their lives has grown into Robbins’ lifelong crusade as he is called on by leaders from every walk of life-presidents, political leaders, advocates for humanity, CEOs of multinational corporations, psychologists, peak performance athletes, world-class entertainers, teachers, and parents. Since fathering the life coaching industry, Robbins has produced the #1-selling audio coaching system of all time. He also is a corporate Vice Chairman, and Chairman overseeing five private companies. Robbins has been honored by Accenture as one of the “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World”; by Harvard Business Press as one of the “Top 200 Business Gurus”; by American Express as one of the “Top Six Business Leaders in the World” to coach its entrepreneurial clients; by Forbes as a Top 100 Celebrity; by Justice Byron White as one of the world’s “Outstanding Humanitarians”; and by the International Chamber of Commerce as one of the top 10 “Outstanding Young People of World.”

Robbins is an internationally best-selling author with five books published in 14 languages, and he is the creator of the #1 personal and professional development system of all time, Personal Power; more than 40 million audiotapes have been sold worldwide. Robbins has created a system of total immersion that produces the education, strategies, and momentum for measurable and lasting change. Robbins is also the founder of Mastery University, which brings together the world’s leading experts from their respective fields. In the past, Robbins’ co-facilitators have included General Norman Schwarzkopf and Secretary of State Colin Powell on leadership, Dr. Deepak Chopra on psychoneuroimmunology, Peter Lynch and Sir John Templeton on finance, and Vice President Al Gore on creating peace in troubled times.

Robert G Allen

Robert G. Allen is one of America’s most famous and most influential financial advisors. After graduating with an MBA from Brigham Young University in 1974, Allen began his real estate investment career and turned his successful experienc

es into the colossal bestselling book, Nothing Down, that spent 58 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

He followed that success with 4 other major New York Times bestsellers; Creating Wealth, Multiple Streams of Income, The One Minute Millionaire and Cracking the Millionaire Code. His latest book with co-author Mark Victor Hansen is Cash in a Flash: Fast Money in Slow Times.

Robert Allen colossal best-seller Nothing Down established Robert Allen as one of the most influential investment advisors of all time.Robert Allen has followed that success with three other best-selling books including Creating Wealth, Multiple Streams of Income and The One Minute Millionaire; as well as the audiocassette programs “The Road to Wealth” and “Multiple Streams of Income” from Nightingale-Conant.

A popular talk-show guest, Robert Allen has appeared on dozens of programs, including “Good Morning America” and “Larry King Live.” Robert Allen has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Barron’s, Money Magazine, and Reader’s Digest.

Thousands of people have attended Robert Allen cutting edge investment seminars during the past 20 years!

And now he wants to work with you. But he can only help you if you will let him.

 

Steven R Covey

Recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey has dedicated his life to demonstrating how every person can truly control their destiny with profound, yet straightforward guidance. As an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author, his advice has given insight to millions.

Some of Stephen R. Covey’s milestones:

  • Over 20 million books sold (in 38 languages)
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century
  • Authored four titles with sales exceeding one million copies each: First Things First , Principle-Centered Leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Latest book, The 8th Habit , has sold nearly 400,000 copies
  • International Man of Peace Award
  • National Fatherhood Award (father of 9, grandfather of 44)
  • Author of the best-selling nonfiction audio in history (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)
  • No. 1 best-selling hardcover book on family (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families)
  • MBA from Harvard, doctorate degree from Brigham Young University
  • Board of directors for the Points of Light Foundations
  • Co-founder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the leading global professional services firm with offices in 123 countries
  • International Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Awarded eight honorary doctorate degrees

 

Don Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel Ruiz was born into a humble family with ancient traditions in rural Mexico, the youngest of 13 children. He considers himself very lucky, as this was where he learned from an early age that everything is possible, if we really want it.

His parents, Don Jose and Dona Sarita, as well as his grandfather, Don Leonardo, all believed that Miguel would continue their legacy in the centuries old Toltec tradition. Instead Don Miguel attended medical school, and became a surgeon.

For several years he practiced neurosurgery with his brothers, and he realized that what needed to be healed was not only the physical brain, but the human mind as well.

A near fatal car accident changed the direction of Don Miguel’s life. He experienced himself as pure awareness outside of the constraints of his physical body. He realized that the Toltec wisdom of his family contained all of the tools needed to change the human mind. Don Miguel promptly returned to his mother to finish his training and he became a Shaman.

Don Miguel moved to the United States to share his wisdom, and spent the next 15 years exploring ways to heal and change the human mind. He witnessed his students struggling to quiet their minds and sought to create tools to assist them. The result of this quest was The Four Agreements®. This book contains a specific series of practical steps, that when used by anyone, can result in consistent and long-term personal transformation.

In February of 2002, Don Miguel suffered a near-fatal heart attack. The damage from the heart attack and subsequent coma left him with a heart functioning at only 16% of capacity and in constant pain. Don Miguel would not accept his doctor’s prognosis that he would be restricted to an inactive life of resting at home. He personally embodied the message he shares, by continuing to joyfully live his life, sharing his message through books, lectures and journeys. Though he was enjoying life he also knew that he was slowly dying and focused on preparing his sons to carry on his legacy.

In 2009 Don Miguel’s body began to deteriorate much more rapidly and he applied for a heart transplant. In August 2010 he was put on the transplant waiting list. On October 9th 2010, Don Miguel successfully received a heart transplant. For Don Miguel this is a new beginning and with deep gratitude and generosity he is eager to share his message with all of humanity.

In the tradition of the Toltec, a Nagual (shaman) guides an individual to personal freedom. After exploring the human mind from a Toltec as well as scientific perspective, Don Miguel has combined old wisdom with modern insights and created a new message for all mankind, based in truth and common sense. He has dedicated his life to sharing this new message through practical concepts that promote transformation. His message is simple and when implemented, even incrementally, changes lives.

Don Miguel is highly respected throughout the world. He has received numerous recognitions, including a US Air Force challenge coin engraved with The Four Agreements, and he is referenced as a National Heirloom of Mexico.

The Four Agreements®, published in 1997; was a New York Times bestseller for more than 7 years and the 36th bestselling book of the decade. Other books have followed; The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, Beyond Fear and The Fifth Agreement, a collaboration with his son Don Jose. All of his books are international bestsellers.

‘Please help us to change the world’! Only you can change the world that you create, and by changing your world, the world will change… ‘and that is the Truth that will set you free’.

 

Johnny B Truant

“I know what you’re thinking.

Maybe you came here from one of the high-traffic, high-readership entrepreneurial sites that I guest post on all the time (Copyblogger, IttyBiz, Problogger, Project Mojave, etc.). Or maybe you’re here because you heard that I’m a kick-ass small business consultant (I am), that Ibuild excellent websites fairly inexpensively (I do), or that I’m the guy who threw shoes at Former President Bush (you can’t prove anything; see you in court).

And then you arrived at my homepage, read some of my latest posts, and said, “Am I in the wrong place? What do these idiotic ramblings have to do with any of the reasons I came here?”

See, I run a different kind of business.

What I do doesn’t make sense. I don’t do internet marketing correctly at all, and my search engine stats are terrible. I don’t write about the things that make me money. I don’t have a big email list, and I don’t contact the list I do have often enough, or in the right way. I’ve never spent a dime on advertising. I swear too much and never, ever act “professional.”

And in nine months, I went from literally having never made a cent online to making five figures a month.

What I’ve built — and what I help my clients to build — is what Sonia Simone of Copyblogger coined a “Third Tribe” business.

In the Third Tribe

… it’s okay take off the businessy mask, and just be yourself.

… it’s okay to stop worrying about pleasing everyone, and just please “your people.”

… it’s okay to be open and honest, to not be perfect, to break the rules, and to be abnormal.

… it’s okay to stop trying to compete on price, and to instead start creating raving fans who are dying to work with you.

… it’s okay to be a real, multi-dimensional person, and to market yourself by just kind of hanging out and being cool.

So yes, I build really great websites for clients while writing about why Christmas is gay. And yes, I became a widely respected consultant and coach in part by explaining why credit makes me want to barf.

So who am I, really? A cool guy (who later became a business partner) named Lee Stranahan interviewed me once and said that I was a “punk rock business consultant.” I really liked that, so I started using it.

Hang out. Look around. If you dig what I’m about, drop me a line, or connect with me on Twitter or Facebook. See if you’re one of my people. If we fit, that’s very cool. And if we don’t, that’s cool too.

And when you figure out who or what exactly I am, be sure to let me know.”

 

Dane Spotts

“We live on an amazing planet. So much life. So many possibilites for learning and evolving. It truly is a garden of Eden with an open matrix for creation. My personal mission or "life quest" as I call it… is to uncover optimum tools for personal evolution and mind development. I started my quest some 30 years ago inventing mind technologies for altering mind states, accelerated learning and changing the way we see our personal reality. A new mind really does allow one to experience a new world. This led to the acquisition of a formally top secret mind technology developed by the Pentagon known as Technical Remote Viewing. We teach it, and use its advanced applications for developing other exotic technologies, as well as tapping into future trajectories. Some pretty amazing things have emerged from this project even though we are still in the embryonic stages of what will become a revolution in understanding of our mind’s potential. My primary interest in all this, is the evolution of consciousness and seeing how far we can develop as a species. Though we face challenges, I believe the human adventure is just beginning. Its up to each of us to continue pioneering, and offering our individual skills to craft the best of all possible world’s for our children and our children’s children. Won’t you join me on the quest?”

 

Louise L Hay

RECENTLY DUBBED “the closest thing to a living saint” by the Australian media, Louise L. Hay is also known as one of the founders of the self-help movement. Her first book, Heal Your Body, was published in 1976, long before it was fashionable to discuss the connection between the mind and body. Revised and expanded in 1988, this best-selling book introduced Louise’s concepts to people in 33 different countries and has been translated into 25 languages throughout the world.

Through Louise’s healing techniques and positive philosophy, millions have learned how to create more of what they want in their lives, including more wellness in their bodies, minds, and spirits. Her own personal philosophy was forged from her tormented upbringing. Her childhood was unstable and impoverished, and her teen years were marked by abuse. Louise ran away from home and ended up in New York City, where she became a model and married a prosperous businessman. Although it appeared that her life had turned around, it was not until the marriage ended 14 years later that her healing really began.

Louise started what would become her life’s work in New York City in 1970. She attended meetings at the Church of Religious Science and began training in the ministerial program. She became a popular speaker at the church, and soon found herself counseling clients. This work quickly blossomed into a full-time career. After several years, Louise compiled a reference guide detailing the mental causes of physical ailments, and developed positive thought patterns for reversing illness and creating health. This compilation was the basis for Heal Your Body, also known affectionately as “the little blue book.” She began traveling throughout the United States, lecturing and facilitating workshops on loving ourselves and healing our lives.

 

Mike Dooley

Mike Dooley delves into and goes far beyond his earlier works of “Infinite Possibilities” and “Leveraging the Universe,” sharing his most advanced material to date. This program will take you behind the curtains of TIME and SPACE, revealing who you really are, how you got here, and why you chose this adventure.

Manifesting Change encompasses the actual mechanics of every earthly manifestation, metaphysically and physically. You’ll see, perhaps like never before, life’s greatest truths, your unlimited power, and the vast potential that exists for you to begin immediately manifesting the changes you most wish to experience in your life.

From theory to application, you’ll learn the true ease and profound simplicity of hoisting up your sails so that they can be filled with the unfailing winds of the Universe in a journey you yourself will chart. Like the daily “Notes from the Universe,” this material is designed to slip past your defenses, into your heart, and plant seeds that will blossom into understanding, action, and life changes. It will help you understand what your heart longs for and how to approach it, while propelling you forward with supreme confidence.

Learn how your “thoughts become things” and why the law of attraction works.
Understand your role as creator of your life.
Begin to visualize your life with more emotion, clarity, and power.
Uncover and tap into your extraordinary uniqueness.
Change any aspect of the love, joy, health, and abundance you now experience.
Accelerate the entire process of ushering change into your life.
Learn tips, tricks, and tools to raise and re-align your focus.

By the end, you will be utterly convinced of your power, your worth, and the fantastic ease of commanding forces in the unseen that eagerly yearn to do your bidding.

 

Danielle Laporte

“for freedom striving + love, livelihood that works, ruthless compassion, all forms of affluence, and passion that persuades … “

I’m interested in liberating truth. I think feminine power and progressive commerce are revolutionary forces. In my experience, if you steer clear of dogma and muster up more love than you thought you had to give, then your vitality increases, sweetness surfaces, unity happens. I believe in the creative power of pleasure. I’m convinced that the desire to be genuine is a divine imperative.

I never went to university. For this, I am very grateful.

A LONG TIME AGO … I had a real job, co-running The Body Shop Canada’s Department of Social Inventions. We refurbished Romanian orphanages, and ran recycling and rock-the-vote campaigns. So thankfully, it wasn’t like, a real job.

I was the Executive Director of a Washington-DC think tank where I managed a team of brilliant analysts to create future scenarios for the likes of the Pentagon, IBM and the State of the World Forum. I hung out with Navy Admirals and signed NDAs every other day. That was intense.

Before that, I ran my own communications and business development agency, “promoting visionary people and projects,” including a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, a philosopher-physicist, a rogue economist, the Pulitzer-winning co-founder of Greenpeace, and a few old pop stars.

NOT SO LONG AGO … I was featured in BusinessWeek.com, USAToday.com, Elle, Body + Soul, Vogue Australia, Better Homes & Gardens, Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Huffington Post, Entertainment Tonight, and numerous talk shows. I was the lead author ofStyle Statement: Live By Your Own Design, which The Globe & Maildeemed, “Haute Minded”. It ranked as an Amazon bestseller and Oprah producers called. That was fun. I built a big website and media presence based on that brand, and then I went super rogue to do my own thing.

Find out more about Danielle Laporte Here

 

Brad Yates

So… who is this clown, anyway…?

Brad likes to think of himself as an Evolution Catalyst. He feels blessed to be known internationally for his creative and often humorous use of Emotional Freedom Techniques® (EFT). He was trained and certified at the respected Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana, CA, where he served on staff. Combining this background with training in energy psychology and various schools of thought in the area of personal growth and achievement, he coaches groups and individuals in achieving greater success, health and happiness in their lives.

Brad has had the privilege and pleasure of working with a diverse group of clients, from CEO’s to professional and NCAA athletes, from chiropractors and psychiatrists to corporate and federal attorneys, from award-winning actors to residents at a program for homeless men and women in Santa Monica. For several years he taught a weekly class using EFT and guided imagery at Sacramento Drug Court. He has also been a presenter at a number of events, including several International Energy Psychology Conferences and the Walk On Water (WOW) Fest in Los Angeles. He has presented at Jack Canfield’sBreakthrough to Success event, and has done teleseminars with “The Secret” stars Bob Doyle and Dr. Joe Vitale.

Brad is the author of the best-selling children’s book “The Wizard’s Wish,” the co-author of the best-seller “Freedom at Your Fingertips,” a featured expert in the film “The Tapping Solution” (along with Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Dr. Norman Shealy and Dr. Bruce Lipton), and has been heard internationally on a number of internet radio talk shows.

For those who have suffered through dry seminars, you should know that Brad’s eclectic background includes several years as an internationally performing actor, and (yes… it is true) he is a graduate of Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Clown College, where he was selected to be the emcee and a featured performer in the final show under the “Big Top.” :•)

Brad is a caring professional with a sincere interest in seeing people produce extraordinary results. He lives in the Sacramento area with his wonderful wife and their two magnificent kids.

 

Jon Morrow

here’s what you should know about Jon…

By most standards, going to work at the office — which also doubles as your residential 8th floor balcony overlooking the ocean in coastal Mexico — is pretty badass. But what makes it even more remarkable is knowing how Jon Morrow arrived there in the first place.

Jon was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a degenerative neuromuscular disease that progressively weakens the body to the point of complete atrophy, and eventual death. For most families, it would be an excuse to throw in the towel and give in before ever giving life a shot. Not for the Morrows.

“I was really lucky to have two incredible parents,” Jon says. “It’s one of the reasons why I’ve survived this disease. But it’s also one of the reasons I’m able to do these things.”

Those things that he refers to are accomplishments that most able-bodied people would not believe possible even for themselves, much less for someone unable to move from the neck down. Things like graduating high school at 16, starting three businesses by 18, graduating college magna cum laudewith a 3.9 GPA by 21, and buying and selling millions of dollars in luxury real estate at 22 without ever being able to see the inside of a single property.

Having left real estate behind, today Jon Morrow goes to work in that beachside “office” as Associate Editor of Copyblogger.com, is a creator of a guest blogging course, and licensed his Partnering Profitscourse to Lateral Action. The key to success for him, he says, and anyone else for that matter, is discovering what’s really important to you, deciding that you’re willing to pay the price, and thenfighting for your ideas. Anything else is living a life of disability.

“I would rather die doing what I want to do then die in a nursing home bed somewhere watching TV for 15 hours a day surrounded by other people waiting to die,” he says. “To me that is the scariest thing imaginable.”

 

Jack Canfield

Get Ready to Transform Yourself for Success!

If more success and personal fulfillment is what you’re seeking, Jack Canfield can help you get from where you are to where you want to be. As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, he’s personally taught millions of individuals his unique and modernized formulas for success and is an internationally recognized leader in peak performance strategies. It doesn’t matter if your goals are to be thetop sales person in your company, become a leading architect, lose weight, become a better parent,increase confidence, buy your dream homeor make millions of dollars – Jack can help you develop aclear, personal plan of action that will completely transform your life into exactly what you want it to be.

For more than 40 years, Jack has been teaching, training and coaching entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders, and people from all walks of life (and of all ages, cultures and backgrounds) to create the life they desire – and he can do the same for you! To get started, explore our powerful products, dynamic in-person events and valuable free resources to discover fun and easy ways to accelerate your success – STARTING TODAY!

 

Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer is one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers. ANew York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ.

 

Bible Teacher and Author

 

Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, she teaches on a number of topics with a particular focus on the mind, mouth, moods and attitudes. Her candid communication style allows her to share openly and practically about her experiences so others can apply what she has learned to their lives.

 

Joyce has authored over 80 books, which have been translated into over 80 different languages. More than 12 million of her books have been distributed around the world, and each year millions of copies are sold.

 

Joyce conducts close to a dozen domestic and international conferences every year, teaching people to enjoy their everyday lives. For almost 30 years, her annual women’s conference has attracted more than 200,000 women from all over the world to St. Louis for specifically themed teachings by her and guest speakers.

 

Joyce also hosts a TV and radio show, Enjoying Everyday Life®, which broadcasts worldwide to a potential audience of 4.5 billion people.

 

Offering a Hand of Hope

 

Through her teachings and resources, God has provided opportunities to meet the needs of the suffering and bring the Gospel in a practical way. Joyce travels extensively, visiting the worldwide outreaches of Hand of Hope, Joyce Meyer Ministries World Missions, including her hometown of St. Louis.

 

One particular outreach in St. Louis is the St. Louis Dream Center. The Dream Center serves the inner city through hands-on programs targeted to reaching the lost and hurting with the love of Christ. Dave and Joyce founded the DC in 2000, and it continues to be an integral part of Joyce Meyer Ministries.

 

Sharing Her Story to Help Others

 

Over the years, God has provided Joyce with many opportunities to share her testimony and the life-changing message of the Gospel. Having suffered sexual abuse as a child as well as just dealing with the struggles of everyday life, Joyce discovered the freedom to live victoriously by applying God’s Word to her life and in turn desires to help others do the same.

 

Joyce is and continues to be an incredible testimony of the dynamic, redeeming work of Jesus Christ.

 

Christiane Northrup

I dedicated the first half of my life studying all that can go wrong with the female body—and learning how to fix it. I’m devoting the second half of my life to illuminating all that can go right. – C.N.

Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a visionary pioneer and the world’s leading authority in the field of women’s health and wellness. Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine that acknowledges the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Internationally known for her empowering approach to women’s health and wellness, Dr. Northrup teaches women how to thrive at every stage of life.

Following a career as a practicing physician in obstetrics and gynecology for over 25 years, Dr. Northrup has dedicated her life to inspiring women to flourish. She encourages women to create health on all levels by tuning into their inner wisdom.

Quote by Dr. Christiane Northrup“When we find the connection between our thoughts, beliefs, physical health, and life circumstances, we find that we are in the driver’s seat of our lives and can make profound changes. Nothing is more exhilarating or empowering.”

One can see that Dr. Northrup “walks her talk.” She put her own personal truth on paper in 1994, in her first book,Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom(Bantam). This groundbreaking classic quickly became a New York Timesbestseller and has been the veritable bible of women’s health for nearly two decades. With its raw facts and intriguing case histories, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom explains how to “create physical and emotional health and healing.”

Her second book, The Wisdom of Menopause (Bantam, 2001), has been embraced by women everywhere, including Oprah Winfrey, who sought Dr. Northrup’s wise words when she turned 50 and faced “The Big M.” In this New York Times bestseller, Dr. Northrup once again challenged convention with inspiring insights—the “change” is not a collection of symptoms to be “fixed,” but a mind/body revolution, which brings tremendous opportunity for happiness.

Dr. Northrup has sold over 3 million books in 20 languages. Mother-Daughter Wisdom, her third book (Bantam, 2005), was voted Amazon’s #1 book of the year in both parenting and mind/body health and was also nominated for a Quill Award. In her latest books, The Secret Pleasures of Menopause (Hay House, 2008) and The Secret Pleasures of Menopause Playbook (Hay House, 2009), Dr. Northrup outlines the crucial link between health and pleasure.

Dr. Northrup has also hosted seven highly successful public-television specials, beginning in 1998. Her latest is based on the newly revised edition ofWomen’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and first aired nationwide in June 2010.

Dr. Northrup has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, The View, Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, 20/20, andThe Dr. Oz Show.

As a business owner, physician, former surgeon, mother, writer, and speaker, Dr. Northrup acknowledges our individual and collective capacity for growth, freedom, joy, and balance. When she’s not traveling, Dr. Northrup loves devoting her leisure time to dancing Argentine Tango, going to the movies, getting together with her daughters and friends, boating, and reading.

Dr. Northrup stays in touch with her many fans worldwide through her Internet radio show Flourish!, Facebook, Twitter, her monthly e-letter and her Web site.

 

Tim Ferriss

“Tim is Indiana Jones for the digital age. I’ve already used his advice to go spearfishing on remote islands and ski the best hidden slopes of Argentina. Simply put, do what he says and you can live like a millionaire.”
-Albert Pope, Derivatives Trading, UBS World Headquarters

Timothy Ferriss, nominated as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People of 2007” and Forbes Magazine’s “Names You Need to Know in 2011,” is an angel investor (StumbleUpon, Facebook, Digg, Twitter, etc.) and author of the new #1 New York Times bestseller, The 4-Hour Body. He is also author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been sold into 35 languages. He is listed as #13 in the “100 Most Influential VCs, Angels & Investors” rankings.

Newsweek calls Tim “the world’s best guinea pig,” which he takes a compliment.

This blog is one of Inc. Magazine’s “19 Blogs You Should Bookmark Right Now“, and it has been ranked #1 on the Top 150 Management and Leadership Blogs list, based on Google PageRank, Alexa traffic ranking, Bing results, Technorati authority, Feedburner subscribers, and PostRank.

Tim has been featured by more than 100 media outlets–including The New York Times, The Economist, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, CNN, and CBS–and has been a popular guest lecturer at Princeton University since 2003, where he presents entrepreneurship as a tool for ideal lifestyle design and world change.

He is also an active education reformer and has architected experimental social media campaigns such as LitLiberation to out-fundraise traditional media figures like Stephen Colbert 3-to-1 at zero cost, building schools overseas and financing more than 25,000 US students in the process. He is on the advisory board of DonorsChoose.org, an educational non-profit and the first charity to make the Fast Company list of 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.

Tim has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most innovative organizations, including Google, MIT, Harvard Business School, Nike, PayPal, Facebook, The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Microsoft, Ask.com, Nielsen, Princeton University, the Wharton School, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has also been invited to speak and keynote at world-renowned technology summits including EG, FOO Camp, E-Tech, Supernova, LeWeb, and the Web 2.0 Exposition, where he shared the stage with figures like Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board of Google, and Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.

Tim has amassed a diverse (and certainly odd) roster of experiences:

  • Princeton University guest lecturer in High-Tech Entrepreneurship and Electrical Engineering
  • Finance and Entrepreneurship advisor at Singularity University at NASA Ames, co-founded by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil.
  • First American in history to hold a Guinness World Record in tango
  • Speaker of 5 languages (6 if he’s reactivating something previously studied)
  • National Chinese kickboxing champion
  • Horseback archer (yabusame) in Nikko, Japan
  • 2009 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute
  • Political asylum researcher
  • MTV breakdancer in Taiwan
  • Hurling competitor in Ireland
  • Wired Magazine’s “Greatest Self-Promoter of 2008″
  • Actor on hit TV series in mainland China and Hong Kong (“Human Cargo”)

Tim received his BA from Princeton University in 2000, where he studied in the Neuroscience and East Asian Studies departments. He developed his nonfiction writing with Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee and formed his life philosophies under Nobel Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe. He is 32 years old, and The 4-Hour Workweek is his first book.

 

Joe Vitale

They call him The World’s First Hypnotic Marketer.

Hypnotic, because the writing style he uses grabs you, sucks you in to it’s mesmerizing pull… and forces you to read every word of what lays in front of you.

Marketer, because he’s one of the greatest marketers of all times – consistently writing and implementing record breaking marketing strategies for himself, and his trusted clients.

Combine the two – hypnotic and marketer – and you hold the solution to one of the biggest problems in advertising today. People are inundated with marketing and advertising messages… some say upwards of 4,000 messages we are subjected to throughout an average day. Dr Vitale has a golden way of being that one piece of writing that you read, and take action on, out of those 4,000.

It didn’t start this way for Dr Vitale though… 30 years ago he was broke, desperate and living on the street. Through a series of odd “coincidences”, he found his inner calling and has gone on to great fame and success, along with several best selling books. One of the top copywriters in the world, and one of the most successful, and respected, marketers in the world.

Dr Vitale is also the most generous, humble and down to earth, good people you will ever have the privilege to meet. I personally have had the honor to work with him and am astounded on how real he is, in such an unreal world. If you are looking at hiring Joe to work with you – jump on it! Your bank account will seriously thank you.

Tiffany Dow

TiffanyDow.com

 My name is Tiffany Dow and I am a healthy, confident online marketing leader, wife, and mother of 3. 

Twelve years ago I created a career for myself on the Internet when my newborn son was diagnosed with a severe case of RSV (a respiratory infection). 

I’m one of the lucky ones – someone who avoided getting sucked into scams. I happened to have a mentor who guided me to a successful career with a foundation in ethics. 

But he also took steps in helping me achieve more confidence. He showed concern for my health. He supported me in relationship obstacles. 
For a long time I simply taught “online marketing,” which I have been very successful at. But I’ve evolved into a whole life mindset – one that says you need to pursue success in all areas of your life for it to truly work.

When you sign up for my list on the right, you’ll be greeted with an email from me that tells more about what I’m all about. I hope you let ME get to know YOU as much as I reveal myself, my struggles and my triumphs to my own audience…

Here’s what I teach:

1. Branding for longevity – not flash in the pan success.

2. Relationship building with your customers – the kind where you shed tears when they’re going through something and cheer when they succeed – and they do the same for you.

3. Info product creation where refunds rates aren’t a problem because you DO divulge all of the steps – not hide them.

4. Money making ideas that don’t rely on you gaming the Google search engine or lying to customers about what they’ll learn. I teach options that help you prosper faster (but don’t ask me how long until you make a certain amount of money because anyone who tells you a date and number is a LIAR). And I also teach you long-term, yet slower profit growing business options – perfect for those who only have limited hours to work on their business. 

5. Confidence – I find it lacking in even the most seasoned Internet marketers. You can put a cap on your fear and do this with my help and the support of those in my community. 

6. Tools that will help you – a combination of free and paid options. I do the same with my course instructions. I teach free and paid paths, because not everyone has investment money (even for a domain) up front – I know because I’ve been there myself and used free methods to get going!

Sound good so far? You might appreciate the way I’m blunt and honest and not afraid to tell what I think – or it may offend you because you prefer rainbows and unicorns. I share my struggles (like if I go through a course and get frustrated, but I also show my end result of success or failure – and it’s not always pretty)!

If you’re finished being lied to, ready to work hard and not flit around to a new get rich quick scheme, then sign up above or visit my blog (link in the list below). If you’re not ready to buckle down yet, bookmark this page and return when you’re finally at the end of your rope and I’ll toss you a lifeline. 

Find out more at TiffanyDow.com

Book mark this resource and refer back when you need to find your next mentor

 

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy 

Change your life, get a coach. Take action in your future. You are the only one who can!

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