6 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Protein

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Our bodies need protein for pretty much everything. It’s the building block of all the cells in our bodies—skin, muscles, bones, cartilage, hair, you name it. Eating enough of it every day is essential for our bodies to repair damaged cells and to create new ones. When you get too little protein, over time, it can impact every aspect of your health.

Most people get the protein they need most of the time, and full blown protein deficiency is uncommon in the U.S. and other developed countries. But if you’re sticking to a regimented diet, it’s possible you’re not giving your body the protein it needs, which can lead to food cravings, impede your fitness goals, or have other wide-ranging effects on how you look and feel.

The amount of protein each of us needs varies depending on our age, sex, height, weight, and activity levels. As a general recommendation, the USDA suggests 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (divide your weight in pounds by 2.2, then multiply by 0.8). “Most young adults who consume a widely varied diet will easily meet their protein requirements on a daily basis,” Dana Hunnes, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., senior dietician at UCLA Medical Center and adjunct assistant professor at the Fielding School of Public Health, tells SELF. But, she adds, “calorie-restrictive diets sometimes can lead to decreased protein intake.”

The people most likely to be low in protein are those who are chronically ill or who undereat, Alissa Rumsey, M.S., R.D., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, tells SELF. “Some vegans and vegetarians are at risk if they aren’t including enough plant-based protein in their meals,” she adds. (There are plenty of plant-based proteins to choose from, though, if you don’t eat meat—here are some great options.)

Here are some signs you might not be getting enough of this important macronutrient.

1. You crave protein.

If you’re not eating enough protein, in the short term, your body may tell you by craving it, Hunnes says. You should give into these cravings. If you’re really jonesing for a chicken sandwich or a bowl of lentil soup, listen to your body and eat up.

2. You crave sugar.

“Protein (along with fat) digests slower than carbohydrates. If you eat a meal that is mostly carbohydrates, with not enough protein, it will digest more quickly and will cause your blood sugar to rise,” Rumsey says. This rise is followed by a drop—and when blood sugar is constantly spiking and dropping, we crave more sugar. The key is to eat protein with carbs so that everything digests more slowly, and the blood sugar changes are more gradual over time.

3. Your hair is thinning.

Hair is made up of mostly protein (keratin, specifically). If you’re consistently not getting enough protein, over time, you may notice your hair start to thin or even fall out. That’s because your body stops using protein for non-essential things like hair growth in an effort to preserve its stores.

4. Your nails and skin are weak.

Protein is also essential for nail and skin cells to grow. If you’re not getting enough of it, eventually your nails may get weaker and your skin may get flaky, Rumsey says. Hunnes adds that protein deficiency may also cause rashes or other dermatologic problems.

5. You get sick often.

“Protein is needed to build the components of our immune system,” Rumsey explains. “If you are under-eating protein, over time your immune system may weaken.”

6. You feel tired or weak.

“For most people, eating too little protein over the course of one day will not make you feel less energy or strength, particularly if you are getting a sufficient number of calories in that day,” Hunnes says. But long term, your body may break down your muscles to try and supply your body with sufficient protein, leading to loss of energy and strength, she explains. Low energy and strength can also be impacted by overall diet quality, sleep, stress, and lack of physical activity, so if you’re feeling this way often, it’s important to check in on all of your lifestyle habits.

|By Amy Marturana via Self

http://www.self.com/story/protein-deficiency-symptoms

3 Kinds of Friends 

My very good friend Richard Montez posted this and I wanted to share it as I felt it was a great piece! Richard is founder of Cornerstone Arts that produces Christian theatrical shows worldwide!
1. Faithful – Love you unconditionally. If you get in trouble, they’re there for you. If you have 2-3 in your lifetime, you are a blessed person. Without them, you’ll never be who God has called you to be. They’re lifelong friends, forever.

2. Friendly – They are not into you. They are into what you are for. As long as you are for what they are for, they will walk with you and work with you. This is important to know. If they meet someone else who will help to further their agenda, they will leave you and join them, because they were never for you. Careful, because when you’re broken, you want to confide in them, but remember they’re not for you, but what you are for. As soon as you fall in love with them, they’ll break your heart because they will leave you for someone else. They’re temporary friends, there for a season.
3. Fleeting – These are people who are not for you, nor are they for what you are for. They are simply against what you are against. They’ll team up with you to help fight the greater enemy. Don’t be confused by their association. They’re only with you until the victory is accomplished. They’re like scaffolding. They come into your life for a purpose, and when the purpose is complete, the scaffolding is removed.
Don’t be upset when the Friendly or Fleeting leave you, because they will. They were never really with you in the first place. So be careful then, who you share your dreams with.

God is always faithful. Thank the Lord for the people who are always for you, your Faithful friends.

 

Truly Brave – Cyndi Lauper & Sara Bareilless

Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles, mashed up their hits ‘True Colors’ and ‘Brave’ to create a song to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer. The music video for “Truly Brave” features young cancer patients from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

» Watch the making of the “Truly Brave” music video: http://youtu.be/YZGnELHJ2Ak?list=PLVn…

12 Fruits & Veggies With The Most Pesticides (2014 Dirty Dozen)

Came across this article earlier today on MindBodyGreen.com and wanted to share.

Don’t want to eat fruits coated with toxins? Neither do we! And neither does the Environmental Working Group, which thankfully tracks what’s actually in and on our food.

On Tuesday they released their annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, which breaks down which fruits and veggies have the most pesticides and which have the fewest. Their goal is to bring some transparency to our food supply and help you decide when it’s worth shilling out extra for organic produce. Apples topped the toxic list for the fourth year in a row, which may not come as a surprise in the wake of news that they’re often covered with a chemical that’s banned in Europe.

If it fits in your budget, the EWG recommends buying organic whenever possible. And if it’s just not affordable right now, their guide can help you make more informed, healthy choices. The bottom line, says the EWG, is that it’s always good to eat more fruits and vegetables, even if you’re exposed to pesticides. Now you can be a little smarter about it.

Some highlights from the report:

  • A single grape sample contained 15 pesticides.
  • The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other food.
  • Single samples of celery, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas and strawberries showed 13 different pesticides apiece.

The fruits and veggies with the most pesticides (the “Dirty Dozen Plus”) are:

  1. Apples
  2. Strawberries
  3. Grapes
  4. Celery
  5. Peaches
  6. Spinach
  7. Sweet bell peppers
  8. Nectarines (imported)
  9. Cucumbers
  10. Cherry tomatoes
  11. Snap peas (imported)
  12. Potatoes

The “Dirty Dozen Plus” includes:

  1. Hot peppers
  2. Kale/collard greens

And the fruits and veggies with the least pesticides (the “Clean Fifteen”) are:

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbage
  5. Sweet peas (frozen)
  6. Onions
  7. Asparagus
  8. Mangos
  9. Papayas
  10. Kiwi
  11. Eggplant
  12. Grapefruit
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Sweet potatoes

Article can be found: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-13571/12-fruits-veggies-with-the-most-pesticides-2014-dirty-dozen.html?utm_campaign=recommendation&utm_medium=popular&utm_source=feature

“Trust arrives walking and departs riding!”

Here is a new post that I am using from a good friend, Garrett that I networked with about a month ago and we’ve become good friends.  I felt his posting was great and I asked if I could share it with my network! Enjoy!!!

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Never Cheat!!!

Trust walks in on foot but rides out on horseback. (Olde English Proverb)

Any time that it is broken, it quickly leaves. Never cheat; retain integrity; build trust with others. Layer congruent information upon congruent information. When a person cheats, trust goes out the window, rarely to return again. A leader should hold himself/herself to a higher standard. If not, your team will see through you. Cheating may seem like a shortcut to success, but it leads to a sure dead end.

There are three things required to be successful; character, tasks, and relationships. Great businesses are built by men and women following through on their word without the need for lawsuits to ensure integrity.

Andrew Roddick is a tennis pro. He was playing a title match, and he was one point away from winning the title. His opponent served, and the line judge called the serve out. Roddick saw that the ball was actually inside the line and was a good serve. Roddick challenged the call, and the line judge overruled his call. Roddick went on to lose the title to his opponent. But Roddick won the game of integrity. Steven Covey called this “Roddick’s Choice.”

There was a young lady that attended Liam’s school. She has now graduated, but at the time, she was part of the track relay team. Our school’s sports program is fairly new, and winning was rather elusive several years ago. In fact, many schools looked down their noses at our school since our teams were so small, and we didn’t win much across all sports. During this relay, we were neck-in-neck for first place. The girl in second place went down with an injury, in fact, if memory serves, she passed out. Our girl stopped and stayed with this young lady until the girl’s coach arrived on the scene before she picked up her baton and continued the race. By now, we were so far behind there was no hope of coming close to winning, but she continued running. She passed the baton to her sister who finished the race totally alone on the track, crossing the finish line with a standing ovation. These ladies were raised in such a way that they developed character. We might have lost the race, but we won the respect of every single school present. Later, our school received several phone calls from various coaches saying they had never witnessed such a thing in all of their years coaching.

Never steal. If a person steals, he forfeits any trust. Time theft is costing the American economy billions of dollars a year. Wasting time while on the company clock has become an epidemic. This is one reason that it is so difficult for employees to transfer into employer. Many people wouldn’t consider stealing directly from the till, but they have no qualms stealing time. Oftentimes, the decision of not stealing is based on a fear of getting caught. That is someone who has a serious character issue.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter. –Martin Luther King

Character moves beyond integrity. Our courage cannot be superseded by fear. What is your mission? What is your action? It takes courage to fulfill our calling.

7 Signs Your Friend Is a Jerk

Came across this funny but true article on Inc.com that I wanted to share with everyone and make sure you either aren’t or stop being a jerk! LOL! Enjoy!

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If you identify the jerks quickly, you won’t waste your time trying to work with them.

In today’s hectic world, you must decide quickly whether you want to mingle, work with or interact with somebody. Unless you enjoy being miserable, it’s useful to spot the jerks quickly, before you commit. Here are the seven “red flag” behaviors:

1. Badmouthing

Only a jerk–and an insecure jerk, at that–would attempt to make himself (or herself) look better by disparaging others.

2. Littering

Anybody who throws something on the ground and expects somebody else to bend down and pick it up is automatically a jerk.

3. Rudeness

Curtness to underlings and anyone else who “doesn’t matter” is always a sign of deep-seated jerkitude.

4. Undertipping

In the U.S., waiters and waitresses make $2.13 an hour. Any customer who doesn’t tip at least 15 percent (regardless of service) lacks either a heart or a brain. Either way… jerk!

5. Ostentation

Jerks think showy watches, fancy cars, and expensive office furniture set them above the hoi-polloi.  In fact, pricey accoutrements simply scream “jerk!”

6. Profanity

The occasional expletive is forgivable but repeated use of the F-bomb reveals anger at the world and fundamental disrespect to everyone listening.

7. Aggressive driving

People who risk other people’s lives simply to shave a few seconds off their own schedule are inconsiderate jerks.  And dangerous ones, at that.

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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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Twelve Social Media Predictions for 2014

As 2013 is winding down and we are getting ready to post our awesome Xmas Pics or update a Christmas update here’s an article I came across earlier today regarding what to expect from Social Media in 2014 from The Huffington Post.  One of my resolutions for 2014 is to definitely extend my knowledge in order to share with all my connections enjoy and share on!!! Have a great Holiday Season with your loved ones!

Twelve Social Media Predictions for 2014

 – Author and CEO, Marketing Experts, Inc

The past year saw a lot of changes in social media. Google‘s social site, Google+, saw huge growth and more activity, LinkedIn really got in the game, and Pinterest continued to pull in more traffic and more sales. Visuals also really became front and center and led the way for infographics, Vine video, and Instagram. To some degree, however, we’re still finding our way in social. So many sites, so little time has driven us to be more particular about the sites we are on and, instead of talking at our user, we speak to them – we communicate. In the coming year you’ll see more of this and I think that by the end of 2014 the social media landscape will look very, very different. Here is where I think we are headed:

Google+ is no longer an option: Let’s start first with the obvious and also with an apology. When Google launched Google+ (G+) I rolled my eyes and hoped it would fail like the other social media platform Google started. Why? Because we have so many social networking sites – do we really need one more? Apparently we do. G+ has gone from being a footnote to a game-changer and in order to get ranked on Google, G+ must be part of your social sites because their posts count towards your search ranking; those with the most active G+ profiles will have the best online presence. I’m sorry G+ that I ignored you for so long, I promise it won’t happen again.

Numbers Don’t Matter:
 There was a time when we all clamored for a huge number of followers, so much so that some folks were buying Twitter followers on eBay. Now it seems that while big numbers are great, engagement is better. How many people are sharing your stuff, retweeting your content or, in the case of G+ adding a +1 to your content? That’s the key to a solid presence online. Are you getting people to talk back to you, communicate with you and then communicate to your people how great you are? Think of it this way, what if you were speaking to a huge crowd of people but they all fell asleep during your presentation. Rude? Maybe. But also perhaps an indicator that you need to be more engaging or, at the very least say something to keep them from falling asleep.

Visuals rock:
 We’ve seen it with the growth of Pinterest and the popularity of Instagram. We also see it in the engagement on G+ that images aren’t just a fun way to dress up your social media site, they are mandatory. Social networks are becoming much more image-driven and the challenge with images is that you can’t just throw something up there and hope it will inspire engagement (like pictures of your food or your cup of coffee as if most of us have never seen either before). Even posting images on Twitter helps to increase the views to your tweet. We’re also now seeing more of a surge in Slideshare which is a fantastic place for speakers to share presentation slides and (even if you aren’t a speaker) you can put together a short slide show covering a particular topic. Invest in some royalty-free images that you can use with all of your posts and, please repeat at me: I will never post a single update to Facebook, Twitter, or G+ without an image.

Video, Video: What’s the second biggest search engine on the planet? Would you be surprised if I said it was YouTube? Think about it. You’re searching a video on your favorite song or a how-to on just about anything. Where will you go? That’s right: YouTube. In 2014 you’re going to see even more momentum to this site, but you’ll also see a huge surge in micro-videos. We know that since the inception of Vine more and more people are using short burst videos to share product information or other stuff related to their business. But I believe as attention spans continue to shrink that you’ll see more and more of these quick, short and hyper-focused videos. People love the quick step-by-step tips as opposed to the longer videos they have to sift through to get information. If you a have a video plan in place, consider doing short micro videos of a minute or less.

LinkedIn: When I talk to business people just about every single one of them is on LinkedIn. I love LinkedIn, though it’s been discouraging that in recent months LinkedIn has been somewhat of a free-for-all. If you’re on there you’ve no doubt noticed things like group spamming and the odd “endorsement” thing which I’m not sure even makes sense or helps your ranking. In 2014 LinkedIn is really going to clean up its act and if you’re in business and not on there, you’ll be missing out on a lot of networking. LinkedIn will become an even bigger business driver with enhanced options and a better filtering system. I believe in 2014 their growth will be staggering. Mostly because as you’ve no doubt noticed, Facebook has changed, and not always in great ways.

Facebook: And speaking of Facebook, this site will go almost completely paid in 2014. Sure, you’ll still be able to have free accounts on there but if you want any of your posts on Facebook Pages to get seen by new people, you’ll need to pay for it. I believe that nearly everything to do with Pages will be in a paid format. I think they have the branding, exposure, and traffic to pull this off. Not everyone will be happy and, in my view, Facebook should be careful because G+ is knocking on their door.

Mobile: Did you know that by the end of 2013 there will be more mobile devices than people? That’s a pretty staggering concept! It’s a given that mobile will get bigger in 2014. Have you checked your site in mobile? Do you know whether folks are accessing your website via a computer or phone? Check your analytics to be sure, Google Analytics will tell you how and when folks are accessing your site. It’s important to know this because for those of you who have high mobile engagement, you’ll want to explore creating a mobile version of your site. WordPress has a lot of mobile plug-ins that serve this purpose.

All together now:
 When was the last time you were on Foursquare? I know. Me, too. I had a huge flurry of activity there and then just dropped off. The “check in” feature was unique, at least until Facebook started doing more of that and offering options to link to locations when you posted on the site. Let’s face it, can we really keep track of all of these sites? Wouldn’t it be easier if we had one site that did it all? I believe that’s where we will be headed and something we’ll see more of as the New Year progresses. Does this mean you should punt certain social sites? No, by all means stay where you are getting activity. I just think that more and more you’re going to see smaller sites getting absorbed into bigger social sites. Frankly, the social media funnel needs to be easier and streamlined. Sure you can cross post and that’s great. But once G+ or Facebook start offering some more sophisticated post scheduling, planning, and tracking features, will you really need scheduling systems like HootSuite and Tweetdeck? It’s worth considering that some of these sites, while helpful now, may be a bit of overkill in the future.

MySpace: Remember that site? They tried a reboot not that long ago but I think they still have just that one user, you know the guy who joins everyone’s MySpace account? That said, I do think that MySpace is geared for a change and 2014 will be make it or break it for them. If they can’t create some exposure for their site in the coming year, MySpace will go the way of Napster. Oh, remember that site? But I think there will be some funding for this site, because there’s an appeal to the music crowd which has always been its primary audience. Also, the changes that Facebook may make could help drive more people here, too. Think of it: you’re a band on Facebook but you don’t have the money to pay for placement that will get you visibility to a new market, what do you do? You hop onto a site that will help you gain fans.

Empowering Fans: We’re seeing this more and more, that consumers trust other consumers. WalMart tried this in their fake posting fiasco some years back. I think that in 2014 companies will be spending much more time building fans who are willing to help them spread the word about their service or product because they love it so much. How will they do this? Well, certainly there could be share “incentives” but I think that we’re looking for a company that treats us so good, we can’t wait to share it with a dozen friends and family. Companies finding ways to build more word-of-mouth traffic will be key. Unique ways of delivering a product, over-the-top customer service, and a product or service that delivers beyond a customer’s expectations won’t be the exception, but the rule.

Twitter: (@monicoperez) What started out as a watercooler site has turned into so much more. I’m actually not surprised that Twitter did so well during its public offering because it’s more than just a social media site. It’s a newsroom, a central place to share thoughts or (in the case of Scandal) a series of OMG’s. Twitter, in a sense, has become a hub, the center of town where information collects. There is a hashtag for (almost) everything. Not much will change on this site, expect for more paid/visibility opportunities. But it will continue to grow in 2014. If you aren’t on Twitter, or aren’t sure how to use it, just try following a hashtag related to whatever you’re interested in and chime in. Conversation is easy on this site. You just have to contribute.Of all of the social sites, this site will continue to be a game-changer.

Hashtags: This used to be just a way to search on Twitter, now it’s a way to search globally. If you’re not using hashtags in all of your social posts, you are missing out on a lot of traffic. In 2014 I think that using hashtags will be mandatory in order to bring visibility to your posts. People are searching on terms, we see that everywhere. You can pop a hashtag into Google and it’ll give you options to search all of the different feeds. While Hashtags were helpful for social search in 2013, in the coming year they will be required.

While I don’t have a crystal ball, I do think that we’ll see huge changes in the way we communicate with our audiences. Consumers hate being sold to, so building loyal fans will be important. It’s also no longer mandatory to be on every single social site. Remember it’s not being about everywhere, it’s about being everywhere that matters. The moral? Find your ideal social site(s) and a message that inspires, educates, engages and entertains your followers, and you’ll build a dedicated tribe.

May All Beings Have A Wonderful Journey.

As I travel around the world and continue to not only work along side of Marc Accetta and Worldventures I also take in what is being taught and continue to grow as a person and to evolve my mind and thinkings.
This morning as I woke up in Phuket, after some much needed sleep, I looked over and saw this book on the night stand not thinking anything of it I opened it and started reading. And loved these thoughts and wanted to share them.

We are all brothers and sisters on an amazing Journey through a constantly changing universe. Sometimes we feel pain. Sometimes we are happy.

Our own effort and action are the engines of our development.

The laws of nature are rational and can be understood. All actions have reactions, and each of us is responsible for all we do.

Being born human is a fantastic opportunity because we have the enormous creative power of our intention and free will.

We are our own masters. We create our own fate, our own heaven and our own hell. We create by the use of our intention and free will.

Our human mind is always creating. Our mental environment is our own responsibility.

By practicing harmlessness, compassion and loving-kindness we cause no harm to ourselves or the world, this creating no new negative feedback.

By paying attention, staying mindful, and bravely examining ourselves and nature, we grow in wisdom. This wisdom will clean our world.

Ultimate freedom is a reachable world.

May we all meet again free from all suffering and laugh together at the past!

This was written by Phra Bhassakorn Bhavilai

I hope you enjoyed it and may we all continue to grow mentally and spiritually! Have a great week!

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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.
 
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