Wealth is Now!

24 01 2013

The best condition in life is not to be so rich as to be envied nor so poor as to be damned.

— Josh Billings

 

I have always felt this way!  It would be nice to have enough money to be able to enjoy travel, and some of the other fine things in life….but not too much to where people everywhere know who you are and envy your position.  I guess the challenge in life is to find happiness in your life, regardless of where you are on the scale of wealth.

It’s when we begin to envy or desire wealth or the “finer” things in life, that money becomes the root of evil.  Let’s strive to be happy with the position in life that we are facing right now.  We can strive to improve the position we are in, but don’t loose perspective and think happiness is at the next pay level.  My 2 cents today!





Wealth is Relative

7 01 2013

I’ve been thinking a lot about what “wealth” really is.  This whole fiscal cliff circus has really made me think about it seriously.  When somebody says that a person making x amount of dollars a year is “wealthy” how did they come to that conclusion?  Is it because the “wealthy” person makes more money?  And when that “wealthy” person looks at their life, do they consider themselves wealthy?  I have to say the saying “more money, more problems” is not too far off.  I mean having no money is a problem too, but typically when you make more money you adjust your lifestyle to use all that money.  So a person making more money doesn’t necessarily have more “extra” money at the end of the day.  They might have a nicer car, house, etc. but that will eat away the additional money they make.

 

Just thoughts rambling out of my head.  So when somebody says that a person making 250,000 a year is “wealthy” I have a problem with that.  Yes, that is a lot of money!  But are they really truly rich?  Or are they now living to that income, and just squeaking bye?  Anyways, my biggest concern when it comes to financial problems or situations is this.  I think we are doing our youth a disservice by not having finance classes as mandatory classes throughout High School, and maybe even starting in Junior High.  I’m not talking about just classes on saving, but on credit cards and how the APR’s work.  Investing, Loans, etc.  When I got my first credit card I had no idea how it worked.  And I got in over my head.  I think our kids deserve better.

 

Anyways, now that I have been all over the board, I will leave you with my phrase that “wealth is relative!”

 

Thoughts and opinions are more then welcome!





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





Dreams? Wants? What are yours?

20 08 2012

Everybody has dreams or wants in life, so the question I pose today is what are your dreams or wants?

Do you want time to party?

Do you want to help others?

Do you dream of a european vacation?

Do you dream of a nice new car?

What is it that motivates you in your life?  What is it that makes you want to be your best to try and achieve a new level in your life?  I know for me, travel is high up on the list.  In fact this year Shaklee has announced the Top Achievers Trip, and it is to Paris!  Do I want and dream of that trip…..YES I DO!  Not only is it a trip to Paris, but it includes something that I don’t think I’d ever be able to have without Shaklee.  One night, only the Top Achievers from Shaklee will be in the Louvre!  Can you imagine being in the Louvre with people that you know or have something in common with?  That will be EPIC!

So I challenge you all to find something that makes you dream or something that you want, and make that a motivation in your life.  It’s amazing what kind of power you can get from a want or dream.

If you want to join me in the dream of Paris, let’s get this party started and get you on a road to success, wealth, health, and freedom!  And if you aren’t quite ready for that step yet, follow my blog and maybe I can be a help to motivate you in whatever you are trying to achieve!  Carpe Diem!!





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!





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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Gaining Wealth?!?

4 05 2012

Wealth can mean different things to different people.  But the most common use of wealth is related to money.  You can also have a wealth of knowledge.  The greatest wealth I think you can have is experiences.  The more things you can experience in life the more wealthy you are.  If you have loads of money, but have spent your entire life working and not enjoying what’s going on around you….is that wealth?  Yes, in terms of money.  But No in terms of life enriching experience.  So I strive to experience culture, nature, and of course time with my family.  Money can be a great power, but the pursuit of it shouldn’t consume our lives and limit our ability to gain a wealthy life!

Just thought this would be a good topic heading into the weekend!  Enjoy!