Good health is no accident

Wow, here is a hard hitting article which i believe speaks the truth.  It’s not that we haven’t heard this before, its that we need to be reminded of these truths.  Information leads to a change in perspective, which leads to action. The little things we do over time are truly what makes the difference down the road.  Ben

NaturalNews) Those who seek answers for their health outside the realm of their own decisions are looking in the wrong place. Health is no accident. Lasting health can only appear as the result of a lifetime of informed, deliberate decisions aligned with nature’s principles of health, not the distorted version of health promoted by our backward system of mainstream medicine.And yet many people still believe that health is something that is bestowed upon them by some mysterious exterior force. The whole effort to raise money to find “the cure” for cancer, for example, is a powerful demonstration of misplaced faith in external healing. This idea that a cure for cancer must come from outside one’s self rather than from within is perhaps the greatest conceptual sleight of hand that has yet been pulled off by the sick-care industry.The cure for cancer is already programmed within. Each person is born with a highly-advanced cellular nanotechnology that already knows how to cure cancer. Activating this inner healing potential is all that’s necessary to prevent and cure cancer everywhere around the world, starting right now.

Health happens through you, not to youAnd yet the masses continue to eat cancer-causing foods and pursue cancer-causing lifestyles even while blindly handing over their money in the form of donations to organizations that they naively hope will come along and “save them” someday.Think carefully about this dynamic: The person believes health is something that happens TO them rather than something that happens THROUGH them. And so they remain stuck, floundering in a pattern of self-inflicted sickness and disease while hoping that some other organization, government or health care plan will somehow save them.While they wait for that external solution, disease and sickness creeps up on them.Obesity is what happens when a person spends each day imagining how much they’re going to start exercising tomorrow.Cancer is what happens when a person spends each day eating cancer-causing foods and donating money to Komen for the Cure rather than just getting some sunshine to boost their own vitamin D.Disease is what happens when people believe they have no role in their own health outcome. So they eat for entertainment rather than for nourishment, and they live for product-induced external stimulation rather than internal fulfillment.

http://www.naturalnews.com/028647_health_literacy.html

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Cellular Inflammation- The cause of every major health problem

(NaturalNews) Cellular inflammation has been shown to be the underlying marker in nearly every major health problem. Every single day our body is attacked by free radicals; cells are damaged; and inflammatory mediators are produced and triggered throughout our body. Fortunately, God gave us an incredible ability to heal and regulate abnormal cells. He also provided us with a way of life to minimize the negative effects of lifestyle stress.

From a nutritional perspective, one of the simplest things to do is add some of our Creator’s most nutritious foods into our diet. Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered “super-foods.” Here are a couple amazing superfoods that are particularly useful for reducing inflammation, destroying free radicals, and detoxifying cellular pollution. Here are some of nature’s most powerful secrets to health and healing:

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Interesting article in USA Today by Robert Kiyosaki on our school system

Hello all. I found an intersting article posted in the USA TODAY by multi billionaire Robert Kiyosaki. He talks about our school system.  This article is an eye opener! I am currently re reading his latest book, “Conspiracy’s of the Rich, the 8 new rules of money” and it is fantastic.  I recommend it highly. Here is an excerpt from the article,” We need two school systems”

In the summer of 1932, presidential candidate Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised, “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.”
Today, it is time not for a “New Deal,” but a “New Mission.”

America’s schools need to take a page from the businesses that have been created by entrepreneurs over the past decades. Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page have all given us the road map, but the path toward entrepreneurship is often the road less traveled America’s schools.

The U.S. unemployment rate is currently 9.7% in what many call a “jobless recovery.” So what should we do? The problem and the solution can be found in America’s educational system and its current mantra: “Go to school and get good grades, so you can get a good high-paying job.” In simpler terms that means, “Go to school to become a good employee.” But there are too many employees, which is why we have an unemployment problem. Today, kids just out of school aren’t finding jobs. At the same time, many of their parents are going back to school for retraining. But they’re not finding jobs, either.

The idea of a high-paying job for life is truly an American dream — but no longer a reality. With low-priced labor and lower-priced, higher-performance technology, high-paying American jobs will be disappearing at greater speed as they move overseas.

Read the rest here. http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2010/02/column-we-need-two-school-systems-.html

New Years Resolutions

Is it just me, or did this year fly by fast? It seems like life is a recorded TV show and we hit the fast forward button to bypass all the commercials.  I clearly recall what many of  us were discussing last year which was the subject of New Years resolutions.  I’ve made a few in my life but for many, it seems to be a yearly tradition to make resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, get out of debt, work harder, exercise more, eat better, drink less alcohol, quit smoking, Improve their finances, save money, Improve their career, get a better job, Improve their education, improve grades, learn something new (such as a foreign language or music), get more organized, reduce stress, be less grumpy, manage time, be more independent, volunteer to help others, etc, etc.  The list goes on and on.  As we live and grow older, we should all strive to get better, make changes for the better, improve our health, finances and relationships.  Why do most of those never happen?

Why do some start out with good intentions and then give up?  In short, like most things in life, if you don’t know why you are seeking to accomplish these goals, then the how part doesnt matter.  All of those resolutions require guts, courage and commitment, to follow through on and accomplish. In some cases, it requires time because as creatures of habit, it is difficult to change bad habits engrained in us.  We can’t change our destination overnight but we can change our direction overnight.  The most important thing is to define what it is you want, understand why you are doing it and then commit to doing it.
 
Here is one great example.  Within the context of my blog’s title, Health, Wealth, Wisdom, I believe we should all strive to acheive better health.  We are fighting an uphill battle everyday.  Our soceity is overwhelmed with easy access to fast food, pharmecutical drugs, pollution, fast paced careers, chemicals, stimulants, etc.  It is extremely difficult to eat well and maintain opptimum health.  Its been said that 20% of what you eat keeps you alive and 80% keeps your doctor alive.  So what can we do? 
 
My first suggestion is to read.  There is an abundance of ignorance on health, what we are eating and what the true causes of cancer, disease and illnesses are.  Some simply dont know what they dont know. One of my missions with this BLOG, is to help inform, educate and inspire everyone to take a look at their habits before it is too late.  Life is too short as it is- Why do many have a mission to make it even shorter?  It may be ignorance or for some, they simply don’t care until they get sick. Then, traditionally, they go to the doctor and find that they don’t have many options.  As I have witnessed first hand with family members who were terminally ill or sick, the minute you are diagnosed, life changes forever and your priorities change.  Nothing else matters.  That’s not the way i want to go out.  The key is that most things that happen to us and our loved ones are preventable. 
 
Here’s an option- preventative maintenance.  Make the New Years resolution to make some changes that may save your life, may help you live life with more energy, vitality and vigor. For many, small changes can make a huge difference.  The key again is to know why you are doing what you are doing.  Regrets are avoidable. Excuses should be your reasons. 

If you make any kind of resolution, the way to keep it is to visualize your goals or resolutions, write them down, have someone hold you accountable and commit to them.  If not, it is easy to go back to the way it was.  The results you have, whether it be in your health, finances or relationships, are based on your thoughts and actions to this point.  It is easier said than done but everyone has the ability to do whatever they set their mind to.  It takes a new way of thinking, commitment and discipline to accomplish anything worthwhile.  It can be done and the results are worth the effort.  Happy New Year!

In honor of Jim Rohn- Life is worth living if…..

In honor of Jim Rohn’s passing on December 5th, 2009, i wanted to post a little piece of wisdom from his work titled, “Life is worth living if……” Mr Rohn was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.  His work has been influential in launching or furthering the careers of many others in the personal development industry, including Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy and Jack Canfield.

1) First, life is worthwhile if you LEARN. What you don’t know WILL hurt you. You have to have learning to exist, let alone succeed.

Life is worthwhile if you learn from your own experiences, negative and positive. We learn to do it right by first sometimes doing it wrong. We call that a positive negative. We also learn from other people’s experiences, both positive and negative.

I’ve always said it is too bad failures don’t give seminars. We don’t want to pay them so they don’t tour around giving seminars. But the information would be very valuable – how someone who had it all, messed it up. Learning from other people’s experiences and mistakes.

We learn by what we see – pay attention. By what we hear – be a good listener. Now I do suggest being a selective listener, don’t just let anybody dump into your mental factory. We learn from what we read. Learn from every source. Learn from lectures, learn from songs, learn from sermons, learn from conversations with people who care. Keep learning.

2) Life is worthwhile if you TRY. You can’t just learn; you now have to try something to see if you can do it. Try to make a difference, try to make some progress, try to learn a new skill, try to learn a new sport. Life is worthwhile if you try. It doesn’t mean you can do everything but there are a lot of things you can do, if you just try. Try your best. Give it every effort. Why not go all out?

3) Life is worthwhile if you STAY. You have to stay from spring until harvest. If you have signed up for the day or for the game or for the project – see it through. Sometimes calamity comes and then it is worth wrapping it up. And that’s the end, but just don’t end in the middle. Maybe on the next project you pass, but on this one, if you signed up, see it through.

4) Life is worthwhile if you CARE. If you care at all you will get some results, if you care enough you can get incredible results. Care enough to make a difference. Care enough to turn somebody around. Care enough to start a new enterprise. Care enough to change it all. Care enough to be the highest producer. Care enough to set some records. Care enough to win.

Four powerful little words: learn, try, stay and care. What difference can you make in your life today by putting these four words to work?

Leadership and Liberty- Our world needs leadership now more than ever

Hello all,

Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady, top leaders in the business world, have written many books together over the last few years.  Launching a Leadership Revolution, a New York Times best seller, has been wildly successful.  Since everything rises and falls on leadership,  this amazing book has helped individuals and groups learn the principles of leaderhip, soemthing that sorely needed in our world today. 

Their latest book “Leadership and Liberty” is unbelievable! Here is a video clip of Orrin and Chris discussing this awesome book and why they wrote it. I highly recommend this book since it is one of my favorites.

 

Inspiring Quotes for success

Here are some inspiring quotes I came across from Steven Covey.  I wanted to share them with here.  Have a great day!

Stephen Covey Quote # 1: “Live out your imagination, not your history.”

There is no limit to who you can be and what you can achieve if you put your mind into it. Unfortunately, many people are too afraid to step out of their comfort zone.

If your family has always been in the pizza business, for example, you would find it almost impossible to try doing something else. But that is what Covey is trying to get you to understand.

You don’t have to achieve what your parents have achieved. You have the entire world before you to take on. Explore and discover.

Stephen Covey Quote # 2: “There are three constants in life… Change, choice and principles.”

Everyone knows that change is constant. But people seem to forget that choice and principles are, too!
And contrary to popular belief, we all have a choice. We choose to live, to die, to betray, to support, etc. Even in a situation where we seem to have no choice, we always have a choice. And this choice is always backed up by our principles.

Stephen Covey Quote # 3: “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”

You can’t just rely on other people’s pep talk alone. If you really want to bring forth 100% of your potential, you’re going to have to call out the motivation from within yourself.

Ask yourself what you want to do and why you want to do it. You’ll find that doing things for yourself, rather than for others, can fuel you to do the things you never even imagined you could.

leadership and Liberty- Pieces of the puzzle

“Pieces of the Puzzle”
In this new book, NY Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling authors Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward describe how the principles of leadership are instrumental in preserving freedom, liberty, and justice not only in our personal lives, but in society at large. Designed to build upon two of their previous books, Launching a Leadership Revolution and Leadership Tidbits and Treasures, this inspiring read teaches you how you can help improve our society to ensure the continuance of liberty and freedom for all.

5 thoughts

Here are 5 inspirational thoughts to live by which can affect not only your health in a positive way but in your professional and personal life as well.
Be Thankful. It’s easy to think about what is missing and ignore what you have. When you develop an attitude of gratitude, you begin to view things from that positive light and start working toward making something happen. Giving up is not an option you can entertain.

Be Thoughtful. When things go wrong, don’t go with them. As you look at yourself, you have to harness your will, you have to be grounded, you have to pause and you have to go within. Begin to clear your head and give yourself permission to accept the reality that is happening. And then turn the page and start working toward where you will go from there.

Be Active. If you’re going through hell, don’t stop. Keep moving. Start with small steps and build from there. When you are not active and you’re not engaging in life, you have a tendency to worry and regret and to engage in less-than-useful emotions. It’s very important that you start moving and working and doing things that can give you some headway. The more active you are, the less chance you have of becoming depressed, angry and immobilized with fear.

Be Connected. Many times, people fail because they can’t see the picture when they are in the frame. They think there is no way out. These are people who are disconnected and feel isolated and desperate. But interacting with others provides a number of benefits, including helping us find new paths and new ideas to explore.

Be Patient. Don’t expect instant results. Plug away carefully and consistently, and keep the mindset that things are going to get better even though you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. We are living in a microwave society where we want instant results. But it’s not that kind of party. Patience and a spirit of expectation and trust will help you work to reach your goals and dreams.

Choices in life

” The Doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame. In diet and in the prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison
 
CHOICES! Life is all about choices….choosing the “right” car, the dream house, your perfect job, the names of your children. We even choose our brand of coffee, shampoo and laundry detergent. Deliberate concentration is given to our choices in all areas of life…except healthcare. We allow doctors to make all the decisions concerning the MOST important aspect of our lives! WHY? The answer is simple really, we are an uninformed nation when it comes to healthcare, so we accept what the “experts” tell us. We take the pill, go under the knife, subject our bodies to radiation, chemotherapy and drugs that haven’t been on the market long enough for the “experts” to know all of the side effects because we don’t have knowledge of “other options”.
 
Our goal is to bring to you the information available on prevention of disease and alternative healing. You should be armed with the knowledge to explore other options. The power should be put back into your hands. Make the choice to be healthy. One final note, there are a few things you dont want to save money on….. parachutes, bungy cords or proper health and good nutrition. Multiple articles on cancer and health can be found on my health blog here.. http://www.gethealthwealthwisdom.com
 

How to avoid a train wreck in LIFE

Hello all,

I wanted to share something that hit home for me not too long ago. I was listening to a cd from our Leadership Development Organization, TEAM, and it was about avoiding train wrecks. What does that mean really? When they speak of avoiding a train wreck and described what they meant, it made so much sense based on some of the events that have occurred in my life recently. This is my interpretation of what they mean by avoiding a train wreck:

In our lives, many of us face daily struggles as well as life changing events. For me, in the last few months, I experienced a death in the family, some health issues and had some major concerns about my career as an airline pilot. Life seems to be a series of challenges that must be overcome. In our everyday life, we face disappointments, struggles, family issues, work issues, health issues and relationship issues. How we deal with them is what is most important because those issues will never go away. We know that much.

So how do we deal with those issues? What do we mean by avoiding a train wreck? Since TEAM focuses on leadership training and mentor ship,  the first step begins with changing our thinking learning how to avoid problems before they develop. Team focuses on leadership and personal development. That is the focus of this blog. Information alone is not the key; correct information applied at the right time is the key.  Having a mentor or a coach is a big part of this to help guide you thru the mine field safely.

Whatever your goals are in life, we should all strive to improve ourselves.  We all hope to gain wisdom as we get older. The problem is, where are we getting our information from? Who are we learning from? If we learn from people who mean well but dont have the fruit on the tree, then we have learned from the wrong source.

To avoid a train wreck, it is important to understand what leads up to the train wreck. I want to briefly describe this process as it pertains to being healthy, wealthy and wise.

Leadership and personal development training are game changers.  How can we make a difference in people’s lives? How can we do that and avoid some of the horrible things that we DO have control over?

Let’s discuss being healthy first. In my opinion, if you do not have your health, you don’t have anything and your entire world revolves around your health. How many of you have been sick or know someone that has been really sick? My sister Linda, who passed away from Leukemia a few months back lived the last years of her life fighting for her life. That was not the way to live. We have all of this great knowledge and studies that maintaining an active and healthy life style is critical for longevity.

Why is it still that cancer and disease dominate our society? When someone gets sick and their mortality is challenged, then they may change their habits. What would anyone do for the chance to go back in time and fix the things that caused their illness? If I was on my death bed prematurely, I would do anything to go back and fix the problem. Anything. The problem is for most, when we are diagnosed with cancer, it is often too late.

When we discuss health and tell the world that eating your fruits and vegetables will prevent disease, why is it so hard to do that? Well it is hard because our lives are so busy and fast food is the staple of today’s society. If you dont have your health, you dont have much. It should be our priority.  Dont wait until its too late to make smart decisions. Easier said than done but it is just a decision.  I believe that your decisions are influenced by information and education so start reading and listenting a little bit more on health related matters. Even a small change in your diet and excercise can make a huge difference.

As for avoiding a wealthy train wreck, it is clear that 95% of our society is affected by the economy today. We are robbing Peter to pay Paul and are financing our gas tanks. Most people have either experienced a job loss or know someone that has in the last few years. Our society believes that the Government is going to take care of us and everything will be alright. Who ever believes this is fooling themselves.

Whatever we do, I believe it is important to consider a Plan B and to take financial responsibility for ourselves. If you were ever told to go to school, get good grades and get a good stable job with benefits, then you are not alone. If you went and did all that, how is it working out for you? Are you living pay check to pay check and spending more time at work then with the people you love? Are you making millions of dollars for your company and only getting paid pennies on the dollar while having all the responsibility? Is back stabbing and corporate downsizing affecting your job status? All I know is that my expensive education and career path as an airline pilot has resulted in pay cut after pay cut, job loss after job loss, pensions lost or wiped out and my poor 401k reduced down to just a “k”.

Someone once said, ” The person who can change his mind based on new information, can rule the world” How you think and how you were taught to think defines your actions. If you were taught to go out, get a good education, get a good job and work hard, then that is something you most likely received from your parents like me. This was Industrial age thinking. We are now in the information age and when we talk about avoiding a train wreck, it makes sense to do something that is going to propel you forward, helping to avoid devastation if you were to lose your job or your health.

Even if you keep your job and live what the Department of Labor calls the 45 Year plan, then what we need to really think about is retirement and how we are living our lives now. Do we wish we had more time, money, security in our lives? The definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If we don’t change some things in our life, then we are going to have a train wreck.

We are expected to live well into our 70’s and 80’s now on Social Security, savings and investments. A train wreck is coming unless we do something now to avoid it. How are we expected to live happily into our retirement years on 1/2 to 1/3 of the salary we already couldn’t live comfortably off of to begin with. With rising health insurance costs and health issues, our expenses are only going to go up, not down. So what do we do? Something… anything different that will add security to our lives, help us pay off debt and allow us the time and freedom to spend time with family and friends. We are getting our information from the wrong sources if we are broke, have no time in our lives and feel like we are running on a hamster wheel. Get information from the right source on how to get your finances in order and develop a plan B.

Last but not least, how do we avoid a train wreck with being wise. Someone once said, “Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences”. Do we really know or understand what the consequences of our actions are? What I am constantly striving for in my life is a balance between my professional life and my personal life. I have gone through some personal struggles, some family and relationship struggles, which is what most people that breathe air on this planet go through. I know that there are not too many things I can control in life but Orrin Woodword said, ” The only thing you can control in life is the way you think about the things you cannot control”

I have made it my mission in life to learn. I do so now primarily from listening to cd’s and reading endless books from many individuals with a lot more knowledge and wisdom than I have. From a business standpoint, I have Defined what I want, learned from the people that already have what I want and then committed to doing what is necessary to achieving those goals. If I learn from the people that have already achieved success, then that is the first step. In school, I was told to go out and get the job you want, learn how to do your job and then the paycheck I received, defined my lifestyle. It was completely opposite from what we should be doing. Again, I was a victim of Industrial age thinking and had to reprogram what I was taught all my life. This is how millionaires think.

How do we avoid a train wreck in our personal lives, in our relationships with others and in everything we do? Learn about yourself, learn from others. My personal development, hunger to change, thirst for knowledge and willingness to do whatever I need to do to achieve my goals, is what has allowed me to be successful. I just want to pass that along to everyone because before I got involved with TEAM, my thought process was different. What they taught me and what I have learned has positively impacted every aspect of my life.

I believe we could all be healthier, wealthier and wiser, no matter who you are. It was a matter of realizing it and willing to invest time in ourselves. A lot of people invest in a lot of different things except themselves. By becoming a better leader, we become better at everything in our lives, from being a better spouse, sibling, friend, parent and business person. Who wouldn’t want that? We can all avoid a train wreck in these 3 categories and TEAM combined can help you achieve that. We believe in having fun, making money and making a difference in people’s lives.

As I continue to learn, my hope and desire is to help others achieve their goals. The more I serve and help others, the more I learn that life is short and what we do in the time we are here is what defines us as we leave a legacy. The journey is long and the destination may be far, but it is not the destination that is as important as who we become along the journey to that destination. God Bless.

Launching a Leadership Revolution

Launching a Leadership Revolution
 
What an amazing book. Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady, two incredibly successful businessmen, have hit a home run with their  book, Launching A Leadership Revolution.
 
Undeniably insightful, well researched and easy to read, their book is sure to become one of the most influential books written about leadership in recent years. The authors have created this book in order to share the business lessons they have learned and developed during the last 10 years while on the journey of building a successful business.
 
If knowledge is power, it makes perfect sense that anyone interested in succeeding in their business and personal life could learn from others that are already successful. I learn something new everyday and learned a lot from this book.