An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the house-building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.
When the carpenter finished his work the employer came to inspect the house. He handed the front-door key to the carpenter. “This is your house,” he said, “my gift to you.” The carpenter was shocked! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.
So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then with shock we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we’d do it much differently. But we cannot go back.
You are the carpenter. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, erect a wall. “Life is a do-it-yourself project,” someone has said. Your attitudes and the choices you make today, build the “house” you live in tomorrow. Build wisely!
Work like you don’t need the money.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Dance like nobody is watching.
To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.
The MEGA Coach
“He who has health has hope, he who has hope has everything.”
“Know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”
8 out of 10 Americans over 25 are obese or overweight.
1 out of every 2 Americans die from Heart Disease, Cancer, or Stroke and being overweight significantly increases this risk.
USA Obesity Rates Reach Epidemic Proportions
The US ranks #1 in Obesity in the world. 78% of American’s do not meet the basic activity level recommendations. Obesity is the #2 cause of preventable death in the United States.
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of: Breast cancer, Coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes, Sleep apnea, Gallbladder disease, Osteoarthritis, Colon cancer, Hypertension and Stroke.
Total Prevalence of Diabetes
25.8 million children and adults in the United States – 8.3% of the US has diabetes – that’s more people than the entire state of Texas! 79 million people prediabetes. 1 out of 3 Americans at high risk for type II diabetes.
Current trends in the United States:
The United States spends over 15 cents out of every dollar of its GNP on Health Care. 40 million Americans are 65 or older and 72 million will be 65 by 2030. 89 million will be 65 by 2050, more than double our current senior population.
Take Effective Action:
1) YOU are the actual solution – YOU control your own destiny.
2) Treating symptoms in a world of cause and effect is insanity; it’s like putting a band aid on an open artery.
3) Principles dictate every outcome in your life, you need to understand the principles behind disease and true health.
4) To succeed in being healthy you must be totally responsible, committed and do what it takes to create true health in your body every day.
People are living longer and the reality is that you probably will too. What level of health do you want for your life? Will you experience the pain and cost of poor health, medical care, surgery and debilitating old age or the joy of increased energy, vitality, flexibility and good health?
QUALITY IN = QUALITY OUT!
1) Your body and brain is 70% water, drink lots of water.
2) Go Green! Eat 70% of your daily meals of alkaline, water rich foods, veggies, salads, fruits & live food that have a lot of water content.
3) Exercise and lose weight – start rebounding on a mini-trampoline, walk or swim.
4) Eat anything you want once a week – as a reward for eating healthy every day have one free meal once a week.
The reason you want to be healthy determines every choice you make and everything you do. Your reason why must compel you to follow healthy principles and take action. Reprogram your mind and subconscious and empower yourself to live a healthy lifestyle.
Develop self-discipline, definite values and clear goals and take consistent healthy action every day. You can do it!
You can be healthy and thrive by eating nutritious foods and exercising.
Live long & prosper!
Grooming for greatness starts the day you are born. Follow the principles for success in all areas of your life at an early age and you will have the best possible foundation strongly in place for the rest of your life.
Keys to a Successful Life:
One of the wisest practices for health, well being and spiritual growth is daily meditation. It improves your mental clarity, creativity and dissolves negative patterns of addiction. Meditation is good for every area of your life and brings harmony, balance and goodness to you.
Meditation practice can increase brain function, reduce the effects of aging on the brain and improve concentration and memory – Dr. Sara Lazar – Harvard Medical School.
A growing body of research suggests meditation significantly enhances your immune system – U of Wisconsin and Harvard in 2003
Long-term meditators – improvements in sleep, blood pressure, calmer heartbeat, better circulation and younger biological and functional ages and they pay significantly less money to doctors – 87% lower heart disease cost.
Meditation allows you to focus on solutions through relaxation and peace of mind. It improves listening, learning and memory skills.
Meditators are superior learners and remember more of what they study.
Improved creativity, productivity and performance.
Greater job satisfaction and reduced turnover.
Health allows you to maximize your potential in all areas of your development. The body and brain is approximately 70% water, so drink lots of water. You need to drink half of your body weight in ozs. per day. For example, if you weigh 160 lbs, divide by 2 = 80 oz’s or 10 – 8oz glasses of water a day. Your body needs the right fuel – 70% green – veggies, salads, fruits and high water content nutrition daily. If you want to live, eat foods that are alive!
Your body thrives on high water content and alkaline foods. Eating nutritious foods and drinking lots of water promotes proper body weight. A dehydrated body retains weight and eating processed foods/fast foods, sugar and soda clogs your digestive system and puts on weight. 8 out of 10 Americans are overweight or obese.
Exercise is also very important. There are many good forms of exercise. The most powerful exercise is rebounding – bouncing on a mini-trampoline. According to NASA, it is the most effective exercise on the planet and astronauts rebound as part of their conditioning program.
Being alive on this planet requires interacting with other people and being an excellent communicator is key to achieving successful relationships. People have different styles of communicating. Some are more visual and fast paced, others are a more auditory and a little slower and speak with more resonance and tone and others are more feeling oriented.
Although we use all of these three forms of communication, you have a primary communication strategy. Practice all three of these styles of communication to be a flexible communicator.
55% body language
Most people focus on the words which is the least accurate form of communication. Make sure that you focus on the tone and body language to determine the congruency of a person’s communication, including yours.
People have different love strategies and there are five basic types:
Words and Affirmations
Acts of Service
It is important that you can express your love to another person in a way that they can understand and acknowledge. Make sure you know which love language is primary for your spouse, partner, family member and friend. Communication, acknowledgement and love languages are key to successful relationships. Discover the 5 languages by Dr. Gary Chapman.
“The quality of your life is directly related to the quality of your communication with yourself and with others.”
The MEGA Coach
From “The Science of Becoming Excellent,” by Wallace D. Wattles and Dr. Judith Powell:
“You will never become great until your own thoughts make you great, and therefore it is of the first importance that you should THINK. You will never do great things in the external world until you think great things in the internal world; and you will never think great things until you think about truth. To think great things you must be absolutely sincere; and to be sincere you must know that your intentions are right. Insincere or false thinking is never great, regardless of how logical and brilliant it may be.
Think about the way you are doing things; about all your intentions, purposes, and practices until you know that they are right. Anyone can accept the proposition in a superficial way, but to feel and realize a vital comprehension of it is another matter. It is easy to think of going outside yourself to meet God, but it is not so easy to think going inside yourself to meet God. You will find God is there, and in the scared center of your own soul you may meet Him face to face.
It is a tremendous thing, this fact that all you need is already within you; that you do not have to consider how to get the power to do what you want to do or to make yourself what you want to be. You have only to consider how to use the power you already have in the right way. And there is nothing to do but to begin. Use your perception of truth today, live fully up to that and you will see more truth tomorrow.”
It is an inner journey to discover and manifest the greatness that is you.
It starts within you and it starts now.
The MEGA Coach