20 Things the Rich Do Every Day

Today I came across this article that a friend of mine posted online and I read it and apparently there were some people that felt offended by the post and others didn’t.  I read it and found it intriguing and more than anything motivating to make some changes in my life in order to fall into the category of wealthy.  Now one thing is that some people view that wealth is dealing with Money, however I don’t feel that way, I think wealth means in all areas of ones life.  Being Wealthy in your relationship, wealthy in your health, money, socially, etc.  So you read it and come to your own conclusion.  I wish you a great 2014 may you say blessed throughout the year and may you become wealthier in all areas of your life.  Thanks Roger for the post!

Tom Corley, on his website RichHabitsInstitute.com, outlines a few of the differences between the habits of the rich and the poor.

1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.

2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.

3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically four days a week. 23% of poor do this.

4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% of poor people.

5. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% of poor.

6. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read two or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% of poor.

7. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% of poor.

8. 80% of wealthy make Happy Birthday calls vs. 11% of poor.

9. 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% of poor.

10. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs. 2% of poor.

11. 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% of poor.

12. 79% of wealthy network five hours or more each month vs. 16% of poor.

13. 67% of wealthy watch one hour or less of TV every day vs. 23% of poor.

14. 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% of poor.

15. 44% of wealthy wake up three hours before work starts vs. 3% of poor.

16. 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% of poor.

17. 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% of poor.

18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% of poor.

19. 86% of wealthy believe in lifelong educational self-improvement vs. 5% of poor.

20. 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% of poor.

To read the original article posting visit: http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/20-things-the-rich-do-every-day

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WorldVentures Core Values – Mike Azcue & Wayne Nugent

Over this past weekend we completed our largest training in Nashville for over 7,000 people in attendance.  One of the sections that was the main feature of the weekend was when Mike Azcue and Wayne Nugent, Co-Owners of WorldVentures each on their separate keynote presentations went through some of their Core Values that make up what WorldVentures means to them.  I just wanted to share these values with everyone as a sign of being at the right place at the right time!  Wayne Nugent and Mike Azcue embody these Core Values and pass them along to everyone in their lives, not only for business values but also values to live your day to day life.

WorldVentures Core Values as taught by Mike Azcue & Wayne Nugent

 
1. Live fun, freedom and fulfillment
Look for ways to integrate more fun, freedom and fulfillment into everything we do. 
Happiness and fulfillment precede success; they are not the byproducts of success. 
Strive to be fun, creative, adventurous and courageous. We believe you should work 
and live with passion, which can only benefit your productivity. We are each an 
extension of our brand. Our mission is to bring fun, freedom & fulfillment to the world. 
The degree to which we embrace and integrate this principle into our lives is directly
related to our ability to deliver our mission to the world.
 
2.  We are one big team.  
Foster synergistic partnership and co‐creation. WorldVentures is made up of a 
corporate staff and Representatives in the field. Exercise an inclusive, abundant
 approach with every team member and partner, valuing individuality. Seek input
 from everyone involved in realizing WorldVentures’ mission. Foster an environment 
of safety to support contribution and authenticity, creating space for every voice to
be heard, independent of title. Welcome all cultures,religions, ages, races, shapes
and sizes in alignment with our Core Values.
 
3.  Honor and body and expand trust.
 Be authentic and transparent. Be congruent in thought, words and deeds. 
Be accountable and responsible. Everyone is responsible and no one is to 
blame. Keep promises and honor commitments. Strive to build a reputation 
of exceeding expectations. Only represent the truth.
 
4.  Deliver and promote excellence.  
Have a steadfast focus on providing the highest value and the highest‐quality experience. 
 
5.  Commit to resolution. 
There is always a resolution. Problems are only challenges looking for 
answers. Be creative in sourcing solutions and seek support when needed.
 
6.  Care and contribute.  
Be humane and compassionate.  Promote peace, harmony and love.
Give back, serve, add value and make a difference.
 
7.  Champion full potential.  
Commit to continuous growth and learning. Solicit feedback from others and 
look for constructive lessons in personal experiences. Always be evolving. 
Empower others and help them see their greatness. Seek out opportunities 
to build up others through sincere appreciation and acknowledgment of their 
actions and gifts. Appreciate and learn from others’ unique differences. 
We are creating a culture free of politics or sabotage of others’ goals 
(i.e., jealousy or resentment of upline, downline or sideline). Edify everyone
 involved in WorldVentures, regardless of their goals or success in business.
 
8.  Embrace creativity and innovation.
Imagine new possibilities and change.  Change is the only constant.  
The more you can embrace the change the more that we are going to
stay on the edge and stay competitive.
 
9.  Foster safe and open communication.
Communicate for new possibilities, understanding, resolution and 
positive action. Promote open communication, have crucial conversations 
at “Point Easy” (i.e., “I’d like to have an open communication with you.”). 
Practice authenticity and transparency. Speak the truth early, sensitively 
and often with each other (support, constructive feedback and appreciations, etc.). 
 
10.  Insure attainability in mind..  
Make decisions with sustainability in mind: sustainable business practices,
 relationships, energy, health, etc. Model high‐level health, functionality and 
well‐being. Look for ways to do more with less.
 
To read more about Mike Azcue & Wayne Nugent Click Here 
http://directsellingnews.com/index.php/view/the_new_freedom_fighters#.UQIo70rjkVk

How To Think Positive, Stay Focused, And Motivated!

Over the past couple of months, several people have come up to me and asked how are you doing it to stay in a great mood or how do you stay so positive despite, life’s challenges or whenever something negative happens to us that we cannot control.  I just tell them that I don’t let it soak into my mind or affect my daily life, yes life does throw it’s curve balls, just because I work with for a Life Success Coach like Marc Accetta.  It doesn’t give me a pass to not have anything bad happen to me.  While I am in Crete, Athens right now we just finished going through a section of our training seminar that focuses on people’s reactions.

One quote sums it up…“LIFE IS 10% WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU AND 90% HOW YOU RESPOND TO WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU…

Do you wish that you could stay focused, motivated and keep a positive attitude at all time?

You know, that feeling that you get and feel when have just come out of a great seminar, read a fantastic book, listened to a great audio piece from your favorite speaker or watched an inspiring movie like ROCKY, MIRACLE or RUDY. You feel like you can climb any mountain, swim any sea and be invincible. After a couple of days or even hours that feeling fades and eventually melts away until the reality of life gets in the way. That’s when you tell yourself to think positive despite the challenges that life sends you.

Here’s a couple of things that I do that will boost your positive attitude, give you laser beamed focus on what’s important and allow you to live a better stress-free life.   I use these steps in improving my mindset and again it didn’t happen overnight, I still get frustrated, upset and sometimes just have to be in a bad mood but following these steps have definitely helped with not worrying or stressing over life as much as I used to.  If you can’t or do not want to do all the steps, pick and choose what works bests for you.  Remember any progress is progress!

Step1: Go on a 30 day Mental Detox. Don’t WATCH TV for 30 days. News, Negative soaps, gossip shows , Reality TV, etc. Garbage IN Garbage OUT.  I love watching movies, comedies, inspiring movies, documentaries anything that isn’t JUNK!

Step2: Don’t listen to the radio unless you are listening to great songs with positive lyrics and no radio host with negative opinions. With the popularity of Apps and online radio, I’ve come across an awesome station that is both online, they have an app and they are on the radio in virtually all major cities.  That is KLOVE they value themselves with playing only Positive & Encouraging Music.  Check them out online http://www.klove.com/

Step3: Read 15 – 30 minutes everyday at the start of each day from a uplifting book to boost your positive attitude, no trashy novels, The Bible, Think and Grow Rich, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Unlimited Power etc.  I’ve also found apps on Itunes that have great daily motivational quotes and or daily bible verses to start your day off on a positive note.

Step4: Exercise MORE, park further away and walk around the block. Walk instead of driving everywhere; walk up the stairs instead of taking the lift or escalator, better still if you can, join a gym & even more important GO TO IT!!!

Step5: Disassociation: spend less time or limited time with negative people instead of 3 hours give them 20 minutes of your time. A friend of mine said it best, “Change the People Around You or Change the People Around You!”

Step6: Expanded association, get around positive people, surround yourself with people that uplift you and support you.  I’ve always hung around people that have great personalities are positive & we get along.  One quick thing I think about whenever I am going to associate with someone is to think, could I talk with this person everyday of my life.

Step7: Cut out the online media, newspaper, magazines or disempowering and limiting information or any type of media that does not enhance your life.

Step8: Drink lots of water. If you are dehydrated it allows the nutrients to get in and release the toxins.

Step9: BE GRATEFUL, Reflecting 5 – 10 minutes focusing on what you are grateful for first thing in the morning is an amazing exercise that I’ve been practicing for many years now and trust me we all have many things to be grateful for, if you have your goals read them so that you can focus on what you want to have happen, what you are grateful for.

I guarantee that if you practice some of these steps your life will definitely change and you’ll be thinking positively and staying focused on thinking positively next time that life throws you a curve ball.  Thank you for reading and please let me know if you have any steps that you do that I perhaps haven’t listed in order to enhance your life.

 

Positive Thinking: 7 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day

Don’t let a bad morning ruin your entire day. Use these mental tricks to change your momentum.

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Had a lousy morning? Things looking grim?

Not to worry. The rest of your day need not be a disaster. It can in fact become one of your best, providing you take these simple steps:

1. Remember that the past does not equal the future.

There is no such thing as a “run of bad luck.” The reason people believe such nonsense is that the human brain creates patterns out of random events and remembers the events that fit the pattern.

2. Refuse to make self-fulfilling prophesies. 

If you believe the rest of your day will be as challenging as what’s already happened, then rest assured: You’ll end up doing something (or saying) something that will make sure that your prediction comes true.

3. Get a sense of proportion.

Think about the big picture: Unless something life-changing has happened (like the death of a loved one), chances are that in two weeks, you’ll have forgotten completely about whatever it was that has your shorts in a twist today.

4. Change your threshold for “good” and “bad.”

Decide that a good day is any day that you’re above ground. Similarly, decide that a bad day is when somebody steals your car and drives it into the ocean. Those types of definitions make it easy to be happy–and difficult to be sad.

5. Improve your body chemistry.

Your body and brain are in a feedback loop: A bad mood makes you tired, which makes your mood worse, and so forth. Interrupt the pattern by getting up and moving around.  Take a walk or eat something healthy.

6. Focus on what’s going well.

The primary reason you’re convinced it’s a bad day is that you’re focusing on whatever went wrong. However, for everything going badly, there are probably dozens of things going well.  Make list, and post it where it’s visible.

7. Expect something wondrous.

Just as an attitude of doom and gloom makes you see more problems, facing the future with a sense of wonder makes you alive to all sorts of wonderful things that are going on, right now, everywhere around you.

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Let’s Not Forget What Memorial Day Weekend is Really All About!

Just something I came across online and wanted to share with everyone….

Grilling burgers? Going to the lake? Sports on TV? Weekend Getaway?

Memorial Day is about none of these things.

It is a Federal holiday honoring members of the United States Armed Forces who have died in war or while otherwise serving their country. Our country. It began as Decoration Day following the Civil War, because the living would honor the dead by decorating their graves. This tradition endures, especially at military cemeteries like Arlington National Cemetery where an American flag is placed on every single grave. In non-military cemeteries the fallen are likewise honored, usually by friends and relatives, but anyone is free to pay their respects to those who made the greatest possible sacrifice so that the rest of us can continue to do what we enjoy doing.  The traditional time to visit cemeteries or war memorials is at 3PM local time on Memorial Day, which is Monday. U.S. flags will be flown at half-mast until noon. According to the US Government’s website, you can also “Pay tribute to the U.S. men and women who died during military service by observing a minute of silence at 3:00 PM, local time.”

To the members of the United States Armed Services, past and present, thank you for your service.

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

10 Useful Apps to Recover YOUR Lost or Stolen iPhone!

Recently while we were out in Las Vegas, our friends phone got stolen while we were just hanging out and gambling, Although she talked to security and they were looking at the so called famous, Las Vegas, “Eye in the Sky”.  They still couldn’t find her phone….So when I came across this article I felt it necessary to share with all my Iphone Friends out there….Here is the article I came across on Hongkiat.com

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/apps-to-recover-stolen-lost-iphone/

Back in the days when you lose the standard mobile phone, the loss is limited to just the hardware. The new owner would probably just remove your SIM card and put in his or her own and no one would be the wiser. But with smartphones, this situation presents a larger set of problems.

For starters, you will lose all your precious data: music, photos, apps and contacts. Getting a new phone would mean you have to start recollecting all these items from scratch. If hearing that gives you a headache, let me remind you that the person who has located your iPhone will also have access to all your online accounts: social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, personal emails — and if you are one of the many people who do their banking online, better change those passwords quick. In any case, identity theft has been made easier these days since your smartphone now carries your online identity.

While it is almost impossible to prevent you from dropping or misplacing your iPhone, it is possible to reduce the effects (and pain) of losing your iPhone and the contents within forever. Here are 10 useful apps (3 of them with step-by-step guides on how to use them) which can help you turn the tables in the event of your iPhone going MIA.

10 Useful Apps to Recover a Lost or Stolen iPhone

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Back in the days when you lose the standard mobile phone, the loss is limited to just the hardware. The new owner would probably just remove your SIM card and put in his or her own and no one would be the wiser. But with smartphones, this situation presents a larger set of problems.

For starters, you will lose all your precious data: music, photos, apps and contacts. Getting a new phone would mean you have to start recollecting all these items from scratch. If hearing that gives you a headache, let me remind you that the person who has located your iPhone will also have access to all your online accounts: social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, personal emails — and if you are one of the many people who do their banking online, better change those passwords quick. In any case, identity theft has been made easier these days since your smartphone now carries your online identity.

While it is almost impossible to prevent you from dropping or misplacing your iPhone, it is possible to reduce the effects (and pain) of losing your iPhone and the contents within forever. Here are 10 useful apps (3 of them with step-by-step guides on how to use them) which can help you turn the tables in the event of your iPhone going MIA.

Recommended Reading: Top 10 Security Tools For Your Smartphone

Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone app allows you to use another iOS device to locate your missing iPhone on a map, protect your private data, display a message, play a sound at full volume (for few minutes) even if your missing iPhone was set to silent, and remotely lock your device. [Free]

To Use Find My iPhone Before iPhone is Lost or Stolen

  1. Upgrade your iPhone to iOS 5 or above.
  2. Register an iCloud account (Apple ID).
  3. Install Find My iPhone app.
  4. Turn on Find My iPhone by tapping Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone. Tap Allow to confirm this option.

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Locate Missing iPhone with Find My iPhone:

Locate Missing iPhone with Find My iPhone:

As long as your Find My iPhone is turned on on the lost/stolen iPhone AND it’s connected to the Internet, you will be able to find your iPhone’s current location.

  1. Visit http://iCloud.com/find.
  2. Sign in your iCloud account using Apple ID.
  3. Click on the Find My iPhone button.
  4. Choose Locate an iPhone device if you have set up more than one iOS device.
  5. Your lost/stolen iPhone’s location will show on the map if your device is online.
  6. If your iPhone is offline, you can set an option to receive an email whenever your iPhone is connected to the Internet.

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GadgetTrak

GadgetTrak app increases your chances of recovering your lost or stolen iPhone by generating location reports, sending a discreet message to your device, and snapping a photo of the thief with the built-in camera. With its restriction on “Deleting Apps”, the thief will not be able to delete GadgetTrak from your iPhone. [$3.99]

Install GadgetTrak Before the iPhone is Lost or Stolen

  1. Purchase and install GadgetTrak.
  2. Tap the GadgetTrak application icon on your iPhone to launch the app.
  3. Create an account and sign in.
  4. Set a passcode for GadgetTrak to prevent others from changing your settings or seeing the tracking status.

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Recovering Lost/Stolen iPhone with GadgetTrak

  1. Visit http://trak.me to enable tracking.
  2. Select your device to log in.
  3. Once logged in, you’ll see your iPhone plotted on the map.
  4. Click the “View” button then select “Tracking Reports” on the top.
  5. The Camera allows you to snap a photo with a one-time fee of $0.99.

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Device Locator

Device Locator allows you to track the location of your misplaced iPhone, sound an alarm on your lost or stolen iPhone, take a photo of the user remotely and send a message with sound. There’s no monthly or yearly fees involved. [$3.99]

Use Device Locator Before the iPhone is Lost or Stolen

  1. Purchase and install Device Locator.
  2. Launch the app by tapping the icon.
  3. Create an account in https://device-locator.com.
  4. Customize the settings in your iPhone.

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LoJack Your Stolen or Lost iPhone with Device Locator

  1. Visit https://device-locator.com and login to your account.
  2. Set it to emergency mode and lock the application from the web application.
  3. Track your iPhone’s recent location history, including the most recent position on a map.

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More Apps

iHound

iHound helps locate and keep your iPhone safe with remote locking, remote data erasing, location tracking and siren alerts playing. It’s a free download but users are required to subscribe at least 3 months which costs $3.99. [$3.99/3 Months]

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If Found+

If Found+ replaces your iPhone background wallpaper with a message if you have lost your iPhone. Even if your iPhone is locked with a passcode, a good Samaritan can reach you if he/she finds your phone. [$0.99]

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Mobile Spy

Mobile Spy allows you to monitor your iPhone in real time by providing reports of incoming and outgoing calls, SMS, GPS locations, contact list, e-mails, website URLs, photos and videos. [$99.97/year]

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Phone Trace 4

Phone Trace 4 tracks your lost or stolen iPhone’s real-time location reports and provides you with the new number of the person who is holding on to your iPhone. It also can send emails, SMS and some commands remotely. [$7.99]

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Motion Alarm

Motion Alarm plays a customized alarm to alert you or the unauthorized iPhone holder when a preset level of movement is reached. It also provides GPS tracking so you’ll be able to receive a position report in your email Inbox. [$1.99]

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Navizon

Navizon marks the positions of your lost/stolen iPhone with a real-time and accurate live locating system. [Free]

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Find My Friends

Besides Find My iPhone, the Find My Friends app can be used as an iPhone device tracker as well. By using your family members’ or friends’ iPhone (which has been accepted and added previously), you’ll be able to see your iPhone’s location on a list or on a map. [Free]

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Hope that helps my friends……

Happy 4,500 calorie a plate Day Everyone….Read THIS!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone….the MAIN thing I am thankful for this Thanksgiving is my health! I’ve been going back and forth on my weight and also on my eating habits between that of good, not so good and HOLY GUACAMOLE Batman.  However about a month ago I decide to get serious and just do the work and just STOP having excuses, I do after all work with a guy that teaches people how to not buy people’s excuses I figured I’d apply those to myself.  I started eating healthier, eliminating certain high fat foods and adding Spirulina, and Whey Protein to my daily diet and it’s been awesome, just with those basic changes I’ve lost about 15lbs and have gone down a pant size probably two but come on no one needs to see me in Cowboy tight Wranglers! LOL!  So now I am always looking out for other tips to help people out that perhaps might be struggling like myself and I came across this great Thanksgiving article from Men’s Health, “Eat This, Not That” section in regards to what holiday food swaps you’d want to do…so enjoy this article and Happy Feasting everyone!

TOP SWAPS FOR THANKSGIVING!

According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American will consume 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving day, a feat worthy of competitive eating accolades on any other day. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stuff your face without testing the fortitude of your new designer jeans. We imagine you’ll want turkey. Cranberry sauce. Potatoes, sure. Gravy. Maybe some veggies on the side. Oh, and pie? Yeah, go for it! But just by making a couple of smart at-the-table swaps you could eat to your heart’s content and still take in 700 fewer calories than you did last year. Now that’s something to be thankful for!
Dark turkey meat (4 0z) with jellied cranberry sauce (1/2-inch slice)
410 calories
10 g fat
(4 g satured)
320 mg sodium

Dark meat is about twice as fatty as white meat. Homemade cranberry sauce cuts the sugar by a considerable amount.

Eat This Instead!
Turkey breast (4 oz) with homemade cranberry sauce (2 Tbsp)
195 calories
4 g fat
265 mg sodium

 

Stuffing (1/2 cup)

175 calories
14 g fat
(6 g saturated)
420 mg sodium

Stuffing is nothing more than a pile of croutons moistened with fat and loaded with sodium. Double this number if it was cooked inside the bird. A fresh grean bean casserole with sautéed onions is a much healthier alternative—just make sure you ditch the cream of mushroom soup.

Green bean casserole (1/2)
100 calories
6 g fat (1 g saturated)
300 mg sodium
 

Pecan pie (1 medium slice, 1/6 pie)

450 calories
21 g fat (4 g saturated)
70 g sugars

The healthy fat from the pecans is not enough to justify the extra load of corn syrup calories. In the pantheon of pies, pumpkin ranks among one of the lower-calorie slices.

Eat This Instead!

Pumpkin pie with low-fat whipped cream (1 medium slice, 1/6 pie)
335 calories
15 g fat (6.5 g saturated)
38 g sugars
 

So there you have it, they had several other comparisons in various foods but let’s face it…I didn’t want to bum everyone out and for those of you that know me…I’ll be applying some of these to this years Thanksgiving Feast but not all…I still love my mom’s cooking and my girlfriend’s mom’s cooking so I’ll be doing my share of walking around the block.

So enjoy your Thanksgiving 2011, remember that Life is Short and we should all be thankful for the UP’s and Down’s in life, for they always allow us to learn and grow! Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving!

P.S. If you have any healthy recipes you’d like to share or some health tips you have…please do so! Thanks!

It’s time you get out…

I remember when we used to have gigs, it would always be exciting to be sitting behind the drums right before that first song and we just started doing a 45 minute set and just jam out.  Heck I still get excited whenever I travel to different cities and there’s live bands playing and I happen to get a wild hair and jump up on stage with them.  Just that bit of adrenaline that pumps through you is an awesome feeling.  However when I go to a concert as a fan it’s just as fun and great.  I’ve been lucky enough to see some of the worlds best musicians and bands out there and I still have many more on my bucket list.  I came across this article and it just made sense and I figured I would share it with all my friends that read my blog.

People go to music concerts for many reasons. Some people watch concerts to support their favorite music idols, others go to concerts to have fun with friends, while others watch concerts to enjoy music.
Here’s Melinda and I at our first KISS concert it was a blast, but we’ve been lucky enough to watch U2 in OKC, Bruce Springsteen out in Philly, Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Pat Green and several others.
But for whatever reason it is, many studies show that going to concerts is actually good for your health.

Here are some reasons why:

1. The feeling of excitement that a concert brings causes a sudden rush of adrenalin that is good for the heart.
2. This activity will also allow one to burn calories which can be a good form of physical exercise for the day.
3. Live music gives an uplifting feeling that is good for physical and emotional well being.
4. Live concerts allow one to perspire which leads to faster metabolism.
5. Going to concerts is a healthy alternative to spending an evening at home watching television.
6. Watching your favorite music icon, live, can bring a sense of confidence that can boost your overall well being.
7. Live concerts are social gatherings that can promote positive energy resulting to overall good health and great physical outlook.
8. Listening to live music can enhance your senses, resulting to more alert and active physical condition.
9. Being within a live concert promotes confidence that can lead to a healthier approach in life.
10. Live music can bring about a healthy balance that is good for the body and mind.

Does this information surprise you?  How often do you go to live concerts?

I usually try to go to a live music concert at least 2 or 3 times a year, not only do I love the live music side of things being a musician and all, but also the excitement during the show is awesome.  I am pretty lucky to have my cousin which is Co-Partner of Tickets4AnyEvent.com, I know what you’re thinking…”Is he really plugging his cousins company right now?” LOL..yep I sure am…and don’t worry I am not getting any sort of benefits from it, no free tickets, no preference on upcoming shows or anything.  She’s just been very helpful whenever I want to go to concerts and I like using her company for concerts.  I think what I like most is that for someone with my personality where I sometimes don’t plan on going to a concert until the last minute, they’re able to accomodate me.  I’ve literally heard that Tim McGraw is going to be in town at 5pm and I know my girlfriend loves him so as a surprise to her, I texted one of the reps that work at T4AE.com while we were finishing dinner, we then went home I told her to get ready because I was surprising her with tickets to the concert and I printed out the tickets which were awesome seats and the concert started at 7:30pm.  That’s pretty DAMN good last minute service if you ask me…No Scalpers, No Waiting in Line, No bidding wars online!

So if you are looking for tickets check out her site www.Tickets4AnyEvent.com let them know I sent ya and YOU’LL actually get a discount.  But even if you don’t visit her site get out and go to a concert! Have Fun! Enjoy LIFE!

5 things you MUST be eating…

Over the past several months, I’ve been more and more conscious about what I put into my body and also working out and making sure I just follow simple rules that don’t make me feel like I am dieting or on some sort of fitness regiment.  One magazine that I read pretty religiously is Men’s Health, although I know that I am a long way from looking like any of the fit guys in the magazine it provides me with tons of great nutrition articles, as well as fitness exercises that break up the same ol same ol workouts at the gym.  Here’s one of the recent articles that I read on foods that you MUST be eating, I found it helpful and hope you do to. Also if you have any additional foods that have helped you lose weight or fight that hunger bug…please share!

Silence a growling stomach with these satisfying options, courtesy of Men’s Health nutrition advisor Jonny Bowden, Ph.D. Each offers a hunger-fighting dose of protein, along with fiber or fat, to help keep you full for hours after you’ve eaten.

And for more great ways to stay full and lose weight, pick up a copy of The Men’s Health Diet today!It combines the latest findings in exercise and nutrition with practical how-to-advice that will transform your body into a fat-burning machine.

Almonds

Along with 6 grams of protein, a handful (1 ounce) of almonds contains almost 9 grams of healthy monounsaturated fat.

Oatmeal

You can thank the 4 grams of fiber in a 1-cup serving for this breakfast staple’s stick-to-your-ribs quality.

Salmon

A 3.5-ounce serving contains 22 grams of protein and is a top source of omega-3 fats.

 

Quinoa cooks up like any grain, but it contains the same type of muscle-building protein found in eggs and meat. For 10 ways to prepare quinoa, go to menshealth.com/quinoa.

 

Black Beans

All legumes provide a ton of nutrients, but black beans lead the pack with equal amounts of protein and fiber—15 grams in a cup. They’re a great addition to almost any salad.

Also make sure and check out Men’s Health for your Ipad….super cool to be able to have several magazines when you’re traveling on your device and not have to carry them all around with you…

Our Deepest Fear…

It’s been a little under a week, since we’ve returned from Journey to Leadership one of the most powerful trainings that I’ve ever attended…and I just wanted to share one of the poems that’s taught during the training. Below is the movie where I first heard this quote on…Akeelah & The Bee!
 
 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”