I was fortunate to receive great meals from a personal chef, Matt. My mother wanted to get me something very different for my birthday so she went on-line and searched for a personal chef who could cook for a dinner party and/or personal meals. She interviewed several people and spent many hours researching this. She finally met Chef Matt and thought he might be the person to provide me with a nice birthday gift. We met with Chef Matt and went over menus and food preferences, and decided that we wanted the personal meals as the gift. He provided many menu options and we selected what food we wanted for our meals. He came to our house and spent 4 hours preparing some fantastic food for us. He put all the food in containers with labels that gave specific directions on how to warm up each one up. For the next 3 days we had healthy food that was prepared exactly to our specifications. It was amazing and very affordable.
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Are you the driver or passenger in your life? Don’t think for a second that sitting in the passenger seat is going to get you where you want to be. If you want to be successful, you have to make plans, take action and commit to achieving your goals. Surrendering the wheel to the “luck of life” will not give you peace of mind, but it will mean you’re in for a rough ride. When you give up control, you are at the mercy of whatever life throws at you, and you will most likely get everything you do not want. Success only comes from those who drive their own life. Don’t just take things for granted. Create a game plan and focus on what you can control. YOU and your actions!
As a busy business professional, you’re always on the go. This likely means you don’t have the chance to sit down and enjoy a proper meal as much as you’d like. While refueling on empty calories may seem necessary and harmless, feasting on the wrong foods can actually cause your already low energy to plummet. Fat- and sugar-laden foods will drain your energy and in turn decrease your productivity. It may surprise you, but being in poor physical fitness does negatively impact your business! If you’re trying to stay fit for your life and your business, you may want to steer clear of the morning donut or the mid-afternoon fast food run.
Aim for three balanced meals per day with an additional healthy snack as needed. Be sure the first meal of the day, breakfast, is packed with protein, vitamins and minerals. If you are on the road for most of the day, pack a small cooler in your car with healthy snacks or a small meal. If you get stuck in traffic, you’re not tempted to get junk food on the run.
As a rule of thumb, you should consciously saturate your diet with protein, vitamins and minerals. Eating a small, balanced meal at least three times a day should help minimize cravings. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes and fish; and consume red meat sparingly. For more resources about your diet, head to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.
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Business owners tend to become all-consumed in their business, allowing their physical fitness fall to the bottom of their priority list. While a common occurrence, this habit may sabotage the success of your business – and your health. Being an entrepreneur takes lots of energy, more than many other careers, and being healthy and physically fit is vital to maintaining the valuable source of energy you need to keep up with your business.
If you’re not fit, neither is your business!
Do you understand how fitness impacts your business? If you’re not fit, neither is your business. Regardless of how hectic your schedule may be, it’s imperative to the success of both your business and personal health to make time to exercise each and every day. According to the CDC, adults need an average of 150 minutes of aerobic activity each week in order to experience the health benefits of exercise. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, your schedule is likely packed to the max, but consider how empty your schedule would be if you were forced to take time off for serious health reasons.
Taking 45 minutes, 3 days a week, to exercise is a small piece of your weekly schedule and should become as large of a priority as eating or breathing. Your body is counting on you to give it what it gives you every day – vitality. While it may seem that exercising takes more energy than you’ve got at the moment, you’d be surprised how much additional energy you’d have from exercising.
Even 15 minutes of exercise while on a break to give your brain a rest can be beneficial. Doing sit-ups, push-ups, running around the block or up and down the stairs in the building counts as exercise. When you are taking a mental break, get some exercise time in and take advantage of that time.
If you don’t have enough time to exercise during your lunch break or after you close up shop for the evening, consider waking up an hour earlier just three days a week to work in an hour of exercise. Many entrepreneurs find their energy peaks when they exercise in the morning and it sets the tone for the rest of their day. Alternatively, if you’re a night owl, consider exercising at night and taking advantage of the services offered at a local 24-hour gym. Some people find exercise to be a healthy way to release stress after a long day of work. Regardless of when you choose to exercise, just do it (yes, I borrowed from Nike).
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If there is one thing that holds the most power over your success, you can bet that it comes down to your beliefs. Before you even have the opportunity to consciously process the reason behind your actions, and the results those actions put in play, your beliefs are at work determining whether you are headed toward success or disaster.
There are literally tens of thousands of actions you take daily (some consciously, most unconsciously), but do you know how those actions are affecting your success? You can probably think of at least one action that you have taken in the past that didn’t necessarily deliver the results you desired. With conscious awareness, you have the ability to examine and identify what went wrong, and what you could change to bring about a different result next time. This is an example of conscious awareness.
But what about all those times you make unconscious decisions that bring about undesired results. How do you stop them from occurring? Here is a one tip to help you master your beliefs.
You are only as successful as your beliefs.
Are your beliefs supporting your success? The most definitive way to know whether your beliefs are leading to success or disaster is to examine what you say to yourself. Do you typically think to yourself that you will be successful or that there’s no use in trying, because it will never work. The nature of your belief system – positive or negative – will be the single greatest determining factor in your success, so you had better start thinking success.
When the negative talk starts swirling in your head, just cancel it out – sweep it out – delete it. Focus on the positive (and what you really want) and remember that your success is completely dependent upon you and you alone. Although you can allow talk from those around you to negatively affect your progress, no one can prevent you from achieving your goals. The determining factor is always and only your ability to hold true to your belief in yourself.
There is always a way, so take a “no-excuses” approach to achieving your goals and you will achieve them. The way isn’t necessarily apparent, and if you feel like you’ve hit a roadblock – get creative. You’d be surprised how you can come up with some creative and effective solutions when you think outside the box. The idea is to maintain an element of creativity when coming up with solutions, so you are constantly expanding your belief system.
*If you’re tempted to write down more than ten goals, go for it! Now put them in priority order with those most important to you at the top of the list. Once you begin accomplishing your goals, cross them off and add new ones.
Now that you have your long-term goals, you can create short-term goals. Long-term goals don’t happen overnight and are a series of smaller steps over time. The idea is to breakdown the long-term goals into smaller steps that can be achieved now or in the near future.
Make a list of 10 Short-Term Goals (1 day to 3 years)
*If you’re tempted to write down more than ten goals, stay on that roll. Remember to prioritize your list. Once you begin accomplishing your goals, cross them off and add new ones.
Your short-term goals should encompass easy actions that you can begin taking today. Some steps may require only a few hours, while others will require one week, six months, or longer. Start with the short-term goals that are the building blocks to your most desired long-term goals – and the easiest to complete. What you’re looking for are the goals that carry the biggest bang in the shortest amount of time.
To be sure you now have a new perspective on living life to the fullest, I challenge you to find just one goal on your list of 100 Things that is boring and “adult like.”
If you found one (or more), shame on you. Nothing on that list should be anything remotely close to boring. Go back and review your list – if you find anything remotely boring, stop and ask yourself if you really want that or is it something you think someone else wants you to achieve. The only items on that list should be things you want because you want them. No one else can help you live life without regret, which is why your goals should always be what you want, not what someone else wants for you.
Utilize the Quality of Life Enhancer™ online free exercise to help you create your list. You can find this online tool at http://www.accountabilitycoach.com/innercircle (under the free resources section in the silver inner circle). Share it with your family and others who you think will benefit from this exercise. Create the kind of life you truly want and one with no or fewer regrets.
Creating a memorable slogan is an important part of branding your business. Choosing the right slogan has the power to catch the attention of clients and prospects. You will want a slogan that is descriptive, catchy and personable; yet industry specific. For example, if you’re a writer, a slick choice for a slogan might be “The Right Writer.” If you’re an interior designer, “Changing lives, one room at a time” may be an appropriate slogan. Incorporate your slogan into the tagline of your logo, website design, business cards and all other marketing materials. When people hear your slogan, they will instantly be reminded of your brand.
A slogan not only creates the sense of an established business, it can also be used to further propel your status by being used when introducing you in interviews, magazine features, public speaking engagements and radio and TV advertisements. Use your slogan at every opportunity! At networking events, introduce yourself as John Smith, “The Right Writer.” Continued plugging of your slogan will only help push your business forward and build momentum. You can then use that momentum to capture more clients and revenue.
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