Do you want it or not?

Do you want that education?

Do you want to become more fit?

Do you desire to be your own boss?

Everyone wants, but not everyone takes action.  It is easy to simply want something; it takes no real effort.  When you take consistent action, you put yourself outside of the norm.  I’ll be real, not all action is good action; that’s the importance of being a student of whatever you’re shooting for.  Nonetheless, even the wrong actions provide the experience you need to eventually succeed.

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If you’re snowed in or limited by the cold weather gripping most of the country, it is a great time to snuggle up with your tablet and check out my book, Success Is A Process, Not An Event!  7 Keys To Understanding & Mastering The Process.    It is available on Amazon as an e-book.  It is a quick, but impactful read.  It is written in a conversational tone so youth and adults alike can relate.  The paperback version will be available in February 2018.

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My first book (woooh!!!), Success Is A Process, Not An Event!  7 Keys To Understanding & Mastering The Processis available on Amazon Kindle as an e-book.  It is a quick, but impactful read.  The paperback version will be available in February 2018.

runningA common resolution at this time of year is to lose weight.  It may be for that summer vacation, that summer wedding, or for health reasons.  While we know that our outward appearance is not what makes a person, it has a huge impact on our self-esteem.  It is difficult to be at your best for yourself and others if you are unhappy about how you look.  When you feel look good, you are more likely to feel good.

There are many strategies to help people lose weight; exercise plans, supplements, special diets, personal trainers, etc.  Those strategies can all be very effective.  However, they can also be costly too.  Guess what?  It doesn’t have to be.  No matter the strategy, the formula for losing weight is actually pretty simple.  You simply need to create a consistent calorie deficit.  In other words, you need to burn more calories than you are taking in.  That’s it.  For example, let’s say you are taking in about 3000 calories per day before you decided to commit to an exercise program.  You may decide to eliminate 500 calories from you diet by eliminating a couple of sodas each day.  Then you would also burn 250-500 calories by doing moderate exercise 3-5 days a week.  With just that simple formula, one would be on the way to losing approximately 2 lbs a week, maybe more.  A combination of moderate exercise and a reduction in calories will melt pounds away.  While there is nothing wrong with special diets, personal trainers, etc., you can do it without them.  You likely have everything you need to have the body and health you so desire!  You can win by losing!

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Not too long ago, I had a conversation with a student about his future plans.  The young man shared how he desires to be a professional athlete yet, isn’t on any of our teams (junior varsity, varsity) for that particular sport.  In his favor, he is an underclassman.  Of course, I asked about other interests; he answered that he is only interested in being an athlete.  He felt that having an alternative equated to doubt and that is why some youth don’t achieve such lofty goals as becoming a professional athlete or musician.

I told him I agree you must have faith in yourself in achieving your dreams; however, this must be balanced out with knowledge of what it will take to achieve that dream. Understanding the challenges can help in making good decisions in the process of achieving goals. I explained to him how every professional athlete, even benchwarmers and journeymen, was probably a star on their team in high school or college.  Developing a goal or interest outside of his goal of being a professional athlete won’t detract from it; it can actually enhance it.  The same holds true for adult life; expanding our knowledge is beneficial and increases our value to ourselves and others.