Do You Command Respect?

Command Respect must be earnedRespect is something that always has to be earned.  It is earned by what you do.  It is earned by how you act in all different situations.  Even if you are in a position of power, you need to make sure others respect you by how you treat them.  Do you command respect?  Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure you do. Continue reading

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The Planking Challenge

Remember when planking was all the rage?  funny plankIt was great but the problem was that everyone was doing it to be funny.  What is the most unique place that you could be seen planking?  How could you top what you saw someone else?  Be bolder.  Go bigger.  Anything to top someone else, or at least make it funnier.


But what about this plank?  It’s one of the best exercises you can do for you body and it doesn’t take any equipment.  good plankSimply take a few minutes and plank.  That’s all you need.  It is an incredible exercise for your core, and if you focus on strengthening your core, it effects your whole body.  Are you ready to take the Planking challenge?  Try it, you will be surprised how quickly you gain strength and core stability.

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A Simple New Year’s Challenge

Welcome to the New Year.  With all of the resolutions that are out there, here’s an idea that can dramatically improve your life.

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Write down good things that happen to you throughout the day and put them in a jar.  When you need to, look at all of the great things that have happened to you.

It’s very easy to get caught up in your busy life, so taking this challenge can be a very refreshing view into your life.  No matter what happens, there are always positive things that you can find throughout your day, and by writing them down, you can come back and be reminded about them later.  So when it seems like the world is falling down on you, use your jar as a refreshing view of your world.

Take the challenge and let us know how you do.


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Do you walk enough?

do you walk enoughIt’s simple, really.  The goal is to walk 10,000 steps everyday and the health benefits for you are amazing.  Do you pass the test?   If not, you should.  Think about increasing your metabolism, increasing your endurance, increasing your immune system, and just having an overall better feeling about life.  That’s what walking can do for you.  And here’s the kicker, walking is easy.  Almost everyone can do it.  You don’t need to be in good shape  to start, but if you do it, you will be in much better shape after you make it a habit. Continue reading

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Asking Confident Questions

Asking the right questionsDo you ask the right questions

Questions can be one of the most powerful tools you can use when meeting and talking to other people.  No matter what the setting – a business meeting, a social setting, or a chance meeting, your ability to ask good questions is incredibly valuable.  By asking people the right questions, you can lead the conversation, and you can influence others by shaping their thoughts and opinions.

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Believe in yourself

Are you your biggest fan?  Are you your biggest supporter?  You need to be.  Who else has as much invested in your success than you do?  Think about it, no one is more interested in you than you are yourself.  You have to be your biggest fan.  You have to believe in yourself first.become the person you want to become Continue reading

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Upgrade your fuel

when all food used to be organic What do you think about the food that you put into your body?  Have you noticed all of the talk about organics and GMO’s?  If you have, great.  Your learning about how the food you choose to eat can have a big impact on your body.  If you have not, where have you been?   Don’t worry, it’s not too late, but it is time to wake up and pay attention. Continue reading

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What is your fight song?

What is your fight songWhat are the songs that get you going?   Everybody has them, and they say a lot about you.  Are you a fighter?  Do you overcome challenges? Do you have a lot of energy?   Each of us has our own motivation and what it takes to get us going.  In today’s world, you do everything you can to pump up yourself and fight until the very end.  No one stands up for you better than you can yourself.  Use your fight song to get you going so you can go out and take on the world.

Here are a few to start with:

Eye of the tiger – Survivor
We will rock you – Queen
Mama said knock you out – LL Cool J
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Push It – Salt – N – Pepa
You shook me all night long – AC/DC
Enter Sandman – Metallica
Closing Time – Semisonic
Fight for your right to party – Beastie Boys

What are your fight songs?

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Attitude and the opportunities that come from it

if your mind is willing anything is possibleThe most powerful tool you have is how you control your mind.  In life, we hear people all the time talk about how things are 90% mental and only 10% physical.  That holds true in so many different ways.  Most of the time, you can will your body to do whatever your mind has convinced yourself to do.  If you use that power the right way, anything is possible for you.control your mind or it will control you Continue reading

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Yoga can improve your perspective

5 ways yoga can change your perspectiveBeginning your Yoga journey is a great way to transform all parts of your life.   It will build your mental strength, your physical strength, and put you in a much better overall place in life.  Start with these ideas in mind. Continue reading

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