“We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” – Robin Sharma

Is it possible that as you read this, there may be a hidden power, guiding you

to the right path – the right decision,

and in this moment – you’re in the

right place, at the right time?

 

Read day 2, and learn HOW I did it, here!

 

For one second – I want you to

remember a time in your life… that

perhaps something happened to you,

something unexpected, and in one

moment – you were filled with an

insight, made a decision, and it

altered the course of your life.

 

Got it?

 

As you read today’s post, hold that in your mind.

 

I’m going to teach you, in 5 minutes,

how you can create any meaning,

from any experience – and use that

meaning to create whatever you want,

whenever you want in life.

 

used this concept to make $33,000

in 2 hours, the first time I spoke at

an event…

 

…I used this same concept to increase

my check by 25% this month…

 

…and you can now use this power – this

hidden ability inside your mind, as you

remember this experience – when in one

moment your life transformed…

 

…and maybe you can even do that -

 

NOW, read this blog post!

 

And look out for day 3!

-David Wood

“Guru Slayer”

 

P.S.  As you read this post, I want you

to pay attention to what you see on the

page… watch, and look for something.

 

If you see it, you’re almost there :)

 

Read it here.

 

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On Friday, August 31, 2012, the Ohio texting while driving ban went into effect.  There’s only one catch, authorities will not be handing out tickets to offenders for another 6 months.  Offenders will only be given a warning if they are caught.

The law is multi-faceted.  First, drivers over the age of 18 can only be pulled over for texting while driving if the act of texting while driving is a secondary offense.  Drivers must first be pulled over for speeding, reckless driving or another primary offense.  Second, drivers under the age of 18 will be prohibited for any form of cell phone use while driving.  For drivers under the age of 18, using a cell phone while driving will be a primary offense.

When the ban goes into effect, Ohio will be the 39th state to ban texting while driving.

Below is a map the illustrates state-by-state cell phone laws.

2016 Obama’s America takes audiences on a gripping visual journey into the heart of the world’s most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether one man’s past will redefine America over the next four years.  The film examines the question, “If Obama  wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?”

Across the globe and in America, people in 2008 hungered for a leader who would unite and lift us from economic turmoil and war. True to America’s ideals, they invested their hope in a new kind of president, Barack Obama.  What they didn’t know is that Obama is a man with a past, and in powerful ways that past defines him–who he is, how he thinks, and where he intends to take America and the world.

Immersed in exotic locales across four continents, best selling author Dinesh D’Souza races against time to find answers to Obama’s past and reveal where America will be in 2016.  During this journey he discovers how Hope and Change became radically misunderstood, and identifies new flashpoints for hot wars in mankind’s greatest struggle.  The journey moves quickly over the arc of the old colonial empires, into America’s empire of liberty, and we see the unfolding realignment of nations and the shape of the global future.

Emotionally engaging, 2016 Obama’s America will make you confounded and cheer as you discover the mysteries and answers to your greatest aspirations and worst fears.

Love him or hate him, you don’t know him.

About the Filmmakers

Gerald R. Molen

Gerald Molen has produced many of the most memorable films in the last three decades including blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Twister, Days of Thunder, Hook and Minority Report.   He was a producer for the Academy Award winning film Schindler’s List and co-producer for Rain Man which won the Oscar for Best Picture.

Dinesh D’Souza

Born in Mumbai, India Dinesh D’Souza has truly lived the American Dream. He moved to the United States to attend Dartmouth College and upon graduation he went to work in the Reagan White House as a policy analyst.

He has been a fellow of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University and the American Enterprise Institute. He is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller The Roots of Obama’s Rage.  His other book titles include the popular What’s So Great About Christianity, Letters to a Young Conservative, and The End of Racism. He is a popular speaker and has appeared on Hannity, The Colbert Report, Glenn Beck and Politically Incorrect.

"6" Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

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Do you ever feel stressed? It’s a silly question, I know! Modern life brings so many worries and anxieties that you probably feel stressed at least occasionally … and perhaps a lot more often than that.

Whether you’re facing a demanding boss, a difficult colleague, a mountain of debt, a rebellious teen, or a computer that’s crashed and taken all your files with it, stress often seems like an inevitable part of modern life.

For most of us, it’s not a realistic prospect to avoid stressful situations altogether. Instead, we need to find ways to reduce our stress levels on a day-by-day basis, so that we’re better equipped to cope with the inevitable bumps along our path through life.

Here are six simple things that you can do – today, or at least this week – to reduce your stress levels.

#1: Take a Few Deep Breaths

Don’t ignore this because you think it’s too simple. Sitting quietly and taking a few slow, deep breaths can help to reduce stress instantly. (Just try it next time you’re feeling worried or annoyed, and you’ll see how effective it is.)

You might also like to deliberately set aside time in your day to concentrate on your breathing – this is a form of meditation that many people use, and find helpful in reducing stress.

 

 

 

 

 

#2: Ask “Will This Matter in a Year?”

If something stresses you out, it can be tough to see whether or not it’s really important in your life. A mini-disaster like losing an important document, or locking yourself out of the house, or getting an angry phone call from a client can feel like a true crisis.

Most things, though, will fade in importance after just a few days or weeks. In a year’s time, will these mini-disasters have any impact on your life? Almost certainly not. By reminding yourself that “this too will pass,” you can avoid some of the anxiety associated with stressful events.

#3: Accept Help from Other People

If you’re struggling under a mountain of work in the office, or battling against never-ending chores at home, it might be time to get some help. Often, other people will be all too willing to lend a hand – you just need to ask them, or even accept the offers they’ve already made.

Some people worry that asking for help makes them look weak. The truth is that none of us can achieve great things alone: we all need some help along the way. By allowing others to help you, you give them the chance to grow too.

#4: Reduce Sources of Stress

This might seem so obvious it’s not worth mentioning – but have you really made an effort to cut down the things that stress you out? If you find yourself stressed-out every time you go shopping at the crowded local mall, for instance, can you shop online instead?

Next time something causes you stress, take a few minutes to brainstorm ways to remove it from your life – or to reduce the time you have to spend on it. You always have options: sometimes you just need to take a step back so you can see them.

#5: Improve Your Time-Management Skills

If you’re often stressed because you’re always racing to meet deadlines (or you’re missing them altogether), or if you never have time to get through all your work, the problem might lie with your time management skills.

There’s a good chance that if you’re poor at managing your time, you already know that. Maybe you have a problem with procrastination, or you struggle to prioritize different tasks. Whatever the exact issue, reading a good book on time management – or even taking a day-course – could make a world of difference.

#6: Exercise on a Regular Basis

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that exercise is good for your health … but did you know it’s also a great way to reduce your stress levels? When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which make you feel naturally good. Regular exercise can even help lower symptoms of mild depression or anxiety.

If you’ve ever been out for a jog or a brisk walk and felt much better about things afterwards, you’ll know how beneficial exercise can be. Try being more active this week, and see whether you feel less stressed.

Do you have any extra tips to add? If you’ve found a great way to beat stress, let us know about it in the comments!

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I was re-reading Tony Robbins “Awaken the Giant Within” book earlier this week. I am a big fan of his. I like the whole concept of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and it strikes me that there is great benefit to being an active programmer vs doing what most of us do and let society type the code for our lives. But I digress….

In the first chapter of the book, Robbins makes the following statement:

“If you don’t set baseline standards for what you’ll accept in your life, you’ll find it easy to slip into behaviours and attitudes and a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve”

This past week, I’ve been thinking a lot about how this applies to athletics. The concept of setting minimal standards, expectations that you resolve to hold yourself to seems like a very common trait among winners.

Gordo has spoken frequently about the importance of out-performing the expectations that you set for yourself. And yet, so many of us keep falling into the same habits and making one of the 3, what I consider, critical errors that hold us back from expressing our potential:

1. Failing to set standards

2. Setting unachieveable standards

3. Setting overly complex standards

Let’s look at the first. For many of us, triathlon represents a recreational pursuit or a hobby. In the big picture of what’s important in our lives it may not rank at the top of the list. Because of this, many of us don’t get to the point where we set the same standards for the athletic role in our life as we do for some of our other roles.

For example, you may have impeccable work standards (whether implicit within your employment or not) that include:

* I will be on time for work each morning * I will be productive throughout the day * I will dress professionally

Maybe even:

* I will move up the corporate ladder by consistently out-performing my peers

Likewise, at home you probably have standards for yourself as a father or mother that ensure that your end goal of raising a happy and productive child is reached.

In both of these roles, the end goal dictates the standards that must be followed. If you stop showing up on time for work each morning, your goal of a long and happy career will probably be compromised.

Yet, all too often, as athletes we set goals with passion and good intentions but no accompanying standards.

Not only do I find this to be a shame as a coach, but I also think it largely ignores the importance of physical fitness to your larger goals. It may be worth checking out the angiograms of the CEOs of the fortune 500 before deciding that you want to join them!

Put simply, irrespective of how important triathlon as a sport is in your life, the importance of physical fitness to your larger life demands that you set some minimal standards for yourself.

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