1. Do What You Do Best

    “Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?”
    — Benjamin Franklin

    There are many ways to intuitively find our inner strengths, and I highly, highly recommend each and every one of us does that.  It’s powerful, it’s transformational, and it all around helps guide us on our own unique life path.  However, chances are, you often forget about the unique talents and abilities, (or strengths if you will) that you have that go unnoticed, or untapped.

    It seems rare that in traditional schooling and growing up, or in many corporate career environments that I have been a part of, we ever discussed how to tap into and grow our own unique abilities, rather we focused more on lightening the load of our weaknesses and how to adapt to situations in which our weaknesses didn’t play well.  Or, we looked at our weaknesses with a different spin and were coached to see them as “opportunities.”  While I agree that we all have the ability to make choices that serve us best and work to the best of our ability to turn so-called weaknesses into the best possibly result, I also am of the school of thought that we should focus more energies on the personal strengths and unique abilities that we should RELY on to do what we do best.

    I’ve been fortunate enough in the past 4 years now to find mentors and influential entrepreneurs in my life that have guided me towards how to identify and tap into my unique strengths and abilities.  It’s an ever flowing process or thoughtful communication and dialogue with yourself, and often a challenge to let go of the self-limited beliefs and thoughts about our weaknesses that overshadow moving into greatness with what we innately do best.

    My suggestion.  Never stop discovering who you are, how you serve the greatness within you to benefit those around you, and go ahead and take a few strengths and unique ability tests.  They may not be the end all, tell-all, however they will be a fantastic guide to helping you identify what it is that you do best.  When we focus on the gifts of what we bring to humankind and the greater good of this world, we all benefit.  Now, go do what it is that you do best.

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  2. Clearing & Cutting-New Day, New Month, New Year!

    We all have times in our life or spaces in our living or working environments that carry the weight of clutter, energies and emotions that do not serve us.   Not only because we are approaching a new year, but also because everyone can benefit from a good “Clearing & Cutting” session every once in awhile, I bring you one of my favorite, most liberating exercises—at least one outside the gym that is!

    Think about the weight that is lifted off your shoulders when you clean up a stack of papers that’s been sitting on the edge of your desk?  Remember back to when you allowed yourself to let go of a past mistake or forgave someone for a past hurt or resentment that you’ve been holding on to.  Think about it….no, I mean really think about it.  Now breathe….doesn’t that feel awesome?

    Never forget how awesome that feels and remember the power in doing that, not just at the turn of a new year, but each and every day, week, or month that passes if possible.  A wise mentor of mine told me, “serving is the top of everything we do.  In that, we need to serve ourselves so we can do more, to be here longer, to help more people.”

    Wow, have you ever thought about clearing and cutting in your life having that kind of benefit?  How profound that not only can we help ourselves and learn to harness more action, creativity and focus by getting rid of unwanted junk that clouds our minds and our environments, but we can also help and serve more people when our lives are free of the barriers and blockages that hold us back from our greatness.

    Now, go out and start CLEARING & CUTTING!  Yes, it’s almost a new year, but most importantly it’s the start of another day and there are people that need to experience my greatness a lot more than the stack of boxes sitting by the door that need to be taken to the trash!


  3. Sleep. It’s Your Friend.

    I enjoy sleep.  That’s doesn’t mean I always get enough of it, or sleep during the right times, but I do enjoy sleep.  Sometimes I wish I didn’t have to sleep, as it would give me quite a few more hours of day to get things accomplished, however throughout my holistic journey to better health and optimal performance in life, I have found some interesting facts concerning sleep.

    Most notably, one of my favorite genius entrepreneurs, leaders and digital marketing gurus of our time, Tim Ferris is leading the charge with his new, perhaps controversial, (but oh so inciting to me) book, The 4-Hour Body.  I just can’t wait to get my hands on the full version of this book, but during the pre-launch, Tim did a great job of showing us some of the inner workings of the experiment he did for the 4-Hour Body book, and one of those key components revolved around sleep.

    Check out these astounding facts concerning sleep. ZZZZZZZZ’sss

    I also highly recommend you check out the new book that just hit bookshelves, Tim Ferris’ “4-Hour Body.” He’s talking super human stuff here with great info on sleep, and I sure as heck know anything that teaches how I can do to become better, faster, stronger….you bet I am reading and studying it.  The reviews are interesting, but most importantly you should buy it for yourself to better understand the powers of the human body.

    The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

    Browse around on the Amazon reviews, see what people are saying.  Sleep really is awesome, huh?  Stay tuned for more on sleep and the 4-Hour Body.  As we roll into 2011, I will be conducting my own experiments, reviews and certainly implementing some key pieces from the 4-Hour Body.  You know me, or maybe by now you should that I am always looking to stay on top of the current trends in holistic well-being, health and fitness.  I gotta tell you, Tim made a big name for himself with The 4-Hour Workweek.  The 4-Hour Body will be no different.  Just take a look at what people are saying about the book already…maybe after you get some sleep though!


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