Friday, October 20, 2017

Stay Calm Within the Chaos

Got Chaos?  It's like a storm – if you're not in one now, just wait for a while and you may see one coming.  Sometimes, you may not even see it coming.  It can hit like a flash flood.  I like to pretend I'm in the eye of the hurricane, at least mentally, where the winds are calm no matter how fast everything is spinning out of control around me.  Relax.  Breathe.  And stay calm within the chaos.  The storm will pass.  Have a great day.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Something to Talk About

Be careful what you choose to talk about today.  Divide your topics into two categories:  blessings and problems.  One category will attract the optimists while the other brings out the pessimists.  I have found most of my problems are really blessings that haven't sprouted yet.  Talking about problems while they're still in the developmental stages may prevent them from transforming.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cut the Clutter

Cutting the clutter is at the top of my wife's honey do list.  In my writing life, it also means editing chapters and eliminating anything that is unnecessary to make room for fresh ideas.  Clutter only contributes to confusion and chaos.  The more clutter I cut, the better my vision becomes and I can see a better self.  Are you ready to cut the clutter?  Today is a good day to start.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

When Nothing Goes Right

There's a reason we avoid making left turns.  Right turns are easier.  There's no yielding to oncoming traffic.  And some say, "because that's the way I always go." 

Never underestimate the value of the left turn, especially when nothing appears to be going right in your life.  Yes, going left means heading into the unknown.  The unfamiliar will become familiar.  The new challenges will bring fresh opportunities.  In the long run, things will go right.  Have a great day.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Take Action

Do those dreams you have seem too far-fetched to reach in this lifetime?  I have good news for you.  Those dreams are the first step.  Here's more good news:  you can turn them into reality with just one thing – action.  It's that simple.  Dream, take action, and close the gap.  Your new reality will be here in no time.  And if others criticize you for being a dreamer, just remember you're one step ahead.  Ready. Set. Action.  Have a great day.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Waist Management

When it comes to eating junk food, the body has an incredible digestive process to eliminate most of the waste.  Unfortunately, the "garbage in, garbage out" system isn't perfect.  Proof of this is in the waist where undesirable leftovers are stored.  Many Americans are running out of landfill and we're reaching a crisis point.  Here are some scenarios do deal with the problem:
  1. Do nothing.  Keep eating.  Death will occur prematurely and the problem will be buried six feet underground. 
  2. Move.  I mean move – literally.  Excess fat will dissipate when the body exercises.
  3. Stop.  Refrain from eating all the foods contributing to excess waste stored in the waist.  I excavated nearly a pound a day when I stopped eating garbage, namely processed foods and man-made ingredients.  Dairy seemed to be part of the problem and I gave that up too.
If you're serious about waist management, make sure you document your journey and measure your results.  You can win this battle, one inch at a time.  Have a great day.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Enemy Within

Like it or not, you're fighting a war with yourself.  The enemy within is probably the most difficult opponent you will ever face.  Whatever you do, please don't ever allow the dark side to trick you into believing there's no hope.  If you want to win, you must first increase your own self awareness.  You must face reality.  Take the mask off and look in the mirror.

I'm going to share three things I corrected that gave me a spark of hope in my own personal battle with my dark side.  Enemy number one was Mountain Dew.  I let go when I discovered the damage it was causing and this wasn't easy because I was addicted.  The cravings were non-stop.  The second enemy was dairy, especially the ice cream and the cheese.  I let go of these things during my 45 day food experiment.  The third and most challenging enemy was my own negative thoughts.  Getting rid of the food addictions gave me the strength I needed to overcome negative thinking.  I have a long way to go to make sure the enemy within never has a chance at a counter-attack.  It's not easy but you can win this war.  Have a great day.