Most great peop…

24 10 2013

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

Napoleon Hill





Food for Thought…….or Waist

21 08 2012

ImageAs we push along in our daily lives, what direction are we going?  Are we going in the direction that a majority of the globe is going or are we headed down a better path?  Recently at a business conference there was a lot of talk about obesity and the direction that a majority of the population is headed.  Then came a word that I think sums it up perfectly “globesity!”  Meaning that it’s not just America that is in the obesity phase it is actually a global epidemic.  Here are some statistics that could really help in opening your mind and setting you on a path to health and wellness.

In 1980 the USA was in the low 40% range for overweight people, now we are at over 65% overweight.

Also in 1980 we were around 15% obese, and now we are around 35% of the US is obese.

But, it isn’t just America that is suffering the increases, although we are the most drastic.  Here are a few other stats that are what really worry me.

Our kids age 5-17 in America!  Our Boys are 35% overweight or obese and our Girls are 35.9%.  We are only second to Greece with our kids being overweight.

Also, 5-10% of the US overall health expenditures are due to obesity.  That number will continue to grow because of health problems created from obesity!!  If you are carrying 33 extra pounds around, that can raise your risk of early death by 30%!!

So what should we do about it?  Well, diet is the answer.  But it can’t just be any diet.  Why not you ask?  Because a lot of diets help you loose weight and once you are done you gain back what you lost or more.  Why is this?  What happens when you loose weight on most of these diets is that while you are loosing fat, you are also loosing muscle.  Muscle is like your bodies fat burning furnace.  If you loose that along with the fat, then when you start to gain weight again you don’t have the fire to help combat the gain.

I have started on the Shaklee Cinch program, and here are the reasons why I’ve done so, and the hesitation I had to begin with.

1. I had to be sold on the idea of a 2 shake weight loss program. (That was a tough one)  The shakes needed to provide enough for my body so that I wasn’t hungry all day.  Done!

2. I want to loose weight in inches and pounds (fat) but keep my muscle.  The research behind the Shaklee Cinch products is astounding.  And it has been shown to burn fat, and keep muscle.

3. Needed to be backed by solid research and a solid company.  Once again, Shaklee puts a lot of money into research and it shows.  Shaklee has been around for 56 years and they continue to bring high quality products to the consumers.

4. Once I was done with the program, I move to 1 shake (breakfast) and healthy foods to maintain my weight.  Easy peesy!  Once again I don’t really eat breakfast, so this will be easily done.

These were some thoughts I had before starting.  One of the most important thing for loosing weight and keeping it off is…..changing habits.  We need to start eating healthier foods!  That usually means cooking!

Enough of my thoughts on weight loss!  I hope you find this information helpful, and if you are interested in learning some more about Shaklee Cinch go here: madsen-associated.myshaklee.com





Opening Up….To Success

26 07 2012

My thoughts today have been aimed at how everyone and anyone can become successful.  I realized that to be successful there are a few things that you must have.  I’m not talking about “the government” I’m talking about what a person needs in themselves to be successful.

Confidence is a must for success.  Knowledge is important, but not quite as important as confidence.  Drive is also very important, when you can push yourself to do what other’s might not think you can do is invaluable.  But, I started thinking that opening up, might just be one of the more important aspects of gaining success.

I don’t just mean opening up to people you are working with, or selling to, I mean opening up to the reality of success.  You have to have it built into you that you “can” be successful before you “will” be successful.  So on this Thursday afternoon, look at yourself and ask yourself if you are open to success.  If you said no, then try to figure out what can help you change that to a yes and get yourself on the road to success.  My 2 cents for the day!





Are you into Networking?

13 03 2012

When somebody asks you about networking what comes to your mind?  Are your first thoughts about computer networking or do you think about social networking?  Does the word networking freak you out?

For a lot of people “networking” is a word that can stop you in your tracks.  It can cause people to run away from opportunities and possibly a life changing decision to own their own life.  Why is it that some of us fear the thought of networking?  Is it really that we fear networking, or is it because we fear the thought of being labeled a “salesperson?”  I would imagine it is really the latter that we fear.

I mean how often do we go eat somewhere new, and hate it or love it we tell our friends about it?  How often do we try a product and tell our friends about it?  The list goes on, but the reality remains….when we talk about these things we are networking!  So why do we fear the thought of starting our own business? If you join a networking company and you love the products why wouldn’t you tell your friends about them?  Once again it is the fear of the salesperson label that lurks over your head.  If you have that fear, then might I suggest you are going about it in the wrong way.  It’s a matter of sharing your experience with those you know, just the same as you do with a new restaurant.  Don’t become pushy because this is your business, you need to allow them to take your word and make their own decision.

Some will take a look at what you do, but others won’t.  That is the reality of networking.  Do you think everyone you tell about a new product, or restaurant ends up going there or using that product?  No way.  So don’t expect anything different when it comes to networking with your own business.  Keep a positive attitude, and just tell them about what you have found.  Let them decide to take it or leave it, it’s not your decision.

I feel that if you look at networking in terms of sharing something you enjoy with your friends or even just people you meet, the fear will disappear.  You aren’t trying to be a salesperson, but in reality you are letting people know about a product or opportunity.  I guarantee you that if you treat it as such, you will not be labeled as a salesperson.  It’s when you become emotional, overbearing, and “expect” everyone to try what you are offering that you will get labeled as a salesperson.  At the end of the day, one thing remains.  We all network with coworkers, family, friends, etc. on a daily basis.  It shouldn’t be something we fear but rather embrace!





Focus on Goals

7 03 2012

“Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.”