Most great peop…

24 10 2013

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

Napoleon Hill





The principles …

24 10 2013

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.

Thomas S. Monson





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!





Summer Joy

25 06 2012

Have you ever noticed that when it is summer, more people are smiling and seem to be enjoying life?  I mean you get that some in the spring and fall, but it just seems to me that when winter comes everyone becomes blahhh.

So what is it about summer that makes such a difference?  Is it the warmth?  The green?  The sun?  What is it?  I personally love spring, summer, and fall.  Sometimes I actually enjoy winter, but not as much.

Where am I going with this?  Well, it seems to me that with everyone in a “better” mood in the summer, that businesses would flourish at that time of year.  Like I have mentioned earlier in my blog, when we are in an upbeat mood, and happy we are more effective at our jobs.  Or does summer have a different effect on our job performance?  It is so nice outside, that you want to be out there and the knowledge that you have to work makes you depressed?

Once again, my point is that if we can find something that motivates us to be in a “great” mood our job performance, family performance, and lives in general will be more enjoyable.  So find whatever it is that makes you happy and make it work for you!

If there is one thing in this world that I absolutely love and will always put a smile on my face, it would have to be first off my family.  But also, sunsets!  Sunsets are one part of life that I can never get enough of.  We were just recently on vacation (hence the reason this blog has been sitting) and no matter where we were at the time of the sunset, I wanted to see it.  That’s just how I am, the beauty of the sun passing the horizon is something I will never get sick of and something that can motivate me from day to day!

Find what motivates you and keeps you upbeat and life in all aspects will be spectacular!

(Picture I took with my iPhone on vacation)

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee

17 05 2012

What if a friend told you that they had something that has a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee?  Something that would help you feel better, give you energy, and create a base of health.  Would it be something you would consider looking into?  Does the answer change if it is coming from somebody that you haven’t met in person, but have read their blog?

I would probably take a wild guess and answer for you.  If it was from a friend, yes is more likely.  If it is based off of a blog, the answer is likely a no.  Why?  Is it because in these days we have so little faith in others?  Have we been burned too many times?  Or is it because we no longer trust other people?

My question to you then would be this.  If you were to take a leap of faith and try something that could give you more energy and improved health would you?  Your satisfaction is guaranteed.  And the products are backed by a company that has been around for 56 years.  Go check out my website at http://madsen-associated.myshaklee.com

If you order $50 of product this week by Sunday, I will personally send you a $20 gift certificate for a future purchase!  All you need to do is go to my website and order, then shoot me an email at gainwealth78@gmail.com and let me know you ordered because of my blog.

Take a step of faith, and join me in the pursuit of health and wealth!  Think about it this way, you have faith in other drivers on the road or a pilot in a plane.  If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, even if this is the first post you’ve read.  You know me better then you know the drivers or pilot.  Try it out, it will be worth it!

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Price of Wealth

7 05 2012

I am constantly amazed at the response created by money.  If I were to stand in the street and throw $100 bills into the air, what kind of response would I get?  People clambering to get themselves one or more of those precious bills.  There might be some fighting or at least anger created over them too.  It would be like releasing a pack of lions into a butcher shop.

Is that what kind of people we are at our core?  Are we just tame wild animal’s?  Tame from day to day, but when something like money is involved we allow ourselves to become wild and uncontrollable?  The reason I bring this up, is because I’ve heard stories and seen families literally torn apart because of “earthly” possessions.  Is it really worth it?  Should we let relationships with family, friends, or anyone we care about deteriorate because of something like money or possessions?

I would write my typical “No” response above, because I feel it’s a no brainer…….but I don’t think everyone would agree with that statement.  The phrase that comes to mind at this point is, “it’s not how you act, but how you react!”  I think you can tell more about a person by the way they react then you can by how they act.  People are very good at portraying the person they want everyone to think they are.  But when something happens and you react out of instinct, that is a more true portrayal of the type of person you are.  At least in my opinion.

If you throw the almighty dollar into the mix, it is likely to bring to the surface everyone’s core personality.  The old saying “money is the root of all evil.” doesn’t paint the whole picture.  Money can be used to benefit and enrich lives, the pursuit of money at all cost is in itself evil.  The love or lust of money over family, friends, or others is also evil.  Do I love money?  Why yes I do.  Would I put money over my family, or even friends?  No way!

My point today is this.  Don’t allow yourselves to have money make the person you are!  Money can be used to benefit your life, but don’t let it control you.  If you see that money is causing contention in your personal life, try to look at the other aspects of your life and you will see it’s not worth the drama.

Let money bless your life and the lives of those around you, but don’t let it take over your life.  When you look back on your life when you know you are coming to the end……don’t let your story be all about the benjamins!

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