CardioZone makes a number of similar elliptical trainers, falling into the

lower price range than the Nautilus or Octane brands. They have four types

of trainers, and each one is suited to different workouts and user needs.

The stride matches the users and is almost impact free, which is especially

important to people with knee problems. The Cardio Zone is quiet because

it’s so smooth.

The Cardio Zone Club E is the peak elliptical trainer of the series,

designed for an intense workout. It is self-powered by an electromagnetic

generator with forward and reverse. It consistently keeps track of your

heart rate with handle sensors, and then adjusts the settings so that

optimal heart rate and fat burning are consistently kept up through the

workout. There are five different set programs in addition to the manual

setting. The cost is approximately $1195.

The mid-range CardioZone Elite E has a heavier-duty frame and is suited for

constant use in a gym or club environment. It has bigger foot platforms, an

advanced display screen, and a magnetic drive system that doesn’t need a

battery or plug. Like the Club E, it has a long range of motion and is both

quiet and smooth. It retails for about $795.

The CardioZone Pro E costs approximately $445 – a fraction of the price of

other elliptical systems. It is a very basic model and lacks the advanced

features of higher end models, but for a beginner looking for a low impact

workout it is a good choice. It has magnetic resistance and a manual tension

adjustment.

Finally, the CardioZone Gold E is the least expensive model that CardioZone

makes, and at about $298 it’s a very simple model. It is smaller than the

other models, and has a steel frame. It doesn’t offer many of the same

display features or quick workout adjustments. This model would be best

suited to a beginner who needs a low impact workout and doesn’t need to

monitor heart rate or workout progress.

Source by Raymond Brookside

In this fast-paced western society we are constantly connected and available 247, we have information flowing into us on a daily basis and there’s an increasing expectation for us to respond instantly. Given all of this, there a growing need for us to be operating or functioning in terms of our mental health not just at ‘normal’ or ‘acceptable’ levels, but ‘optimal’ levels.

Optimal means we are functioning at the highest levels mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, such that we’re able to cope well with the demands of life. If we are operating at sub-optimal level, it’s much harder for us to perform even the basic of life’s functions.

So how do we ensure our health and wellbeing levels are what they should be?

One key contributory factor for long-term mental health and wellness is to ensure we have 7-9 hours of good quality sleep per night.

Repair

Sleep repairs the body. This has a positive knock-on effect to how you function cognitively the next and following days. When we sleep, we sleep in cycles of 60-90 minutes. During that time we oscillate between deep (so-called delta) sleep where the body repairs itself and the lighter REM sleep.

Recall

REM (rapid-eye-movement) sleep, or lighter sleep, moves information from your short-term memory to your long-term memory. This helps you to better recall information you absorb on a daily basis. It is during this REM phase of sleep that your eyes move rapidly from side to side (hence the name) and that you dream.

Rhythm

Getting to bed at the right time (ideally 10pm) and getting the right amount of sleep every night keeps your circadian rhythm in check. Your circadian rhythm is your natural body clock that gives you signals when it’s time for you to sleep and when it’s time for you to wake up. Working shift patterns (especially night shifts) can knock this out of balance which can have major consequences not only for your mental and physical health but also for your gut health.

Lack of good quality sleep means that instead of being fully awake and energised during the day, you may find yourself sleepy, sluggish and unable to focus for any significant length of time. In addition, when you’re in bed at night you may feel ‘tired and wired’ (meaning your body is physically tired, but your mind is wide awake and you’re therefore unable to sleep).

Melatonin, the hormone that prepares your body for sleep, and serotonin (your awake hormone) need to be in balance for you to function at your best in the day. This means melatonin kicks in naturally from around 9pm (to help you sleep) until about 7am when serotonin is released to take you through the day. When this melatonin, serotonin cycle is in balance you are fully awake during the day and sleepy at night (when you should be). This in turn means you get a better night’s sleep.

Immune Booster

So never underestimate the power of sleep if you value your health and wellbeing. Good quality sleep not only helps us function more effectively, it also boosts our immune system, helping us to stave off viruses and other infections that we would more easily catch with an inferior level and quality of sleep.

Sleep is therefore one of the fundamental pillars of amazing health and wellbeing. Without it we may over time find ourselves not only operating under par but opening ourselves up to chronic exhaustive conditions such as ME, chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia. These conditions can be debilitating and could, if not kept in check, leave us either bed bound or wheelchair bound.

So a key way to look after your mental health over the long term is to ensure that you not only get your 7-9 hours but that you ensure that you go to bed at the right time to increase your chances of getting a much better night’s sleep.

Source by Carmen Gilfillan

The well-known English novelist Dorothy ‘Dodie’ Gladys Smith had shared her views on a stimulating bath. And this is what she had to say: “Father says hot water can be as stimulating as an alcoholic drink and though I never come by one… I can well believe it.” Indeed, she was right since bathing in hot water is amazingly refreshing for both the mind and body.

The elite among the Romans of yore used to spend hours in sauna baths and thus regale in their pastime. Medically it has been proved that bathing in mild hot water opens up the pores of the skin which in turn is extremely good for health. On this score, it is worthwhile to note that many natural hot springs have therapeutic values in them.

Incidentally, one need not go in search of such hot springs. Today, the delights of hot springs could be had at the backyard of one’s home. These are marketed globally by different companies dealing in health and fitness systems. Price tag-wise, these hot tubs are not essentially meant solely for the rich and expensive. There are models that are affordable for everyone to begin the journey to relaxation.

They come in various dimensions and each hot tub is spacious enough for five to seven persons to squat and share those delightful moments. These tubs, depending on the model, have systems of jets through which the water splashes on the body to render an invigorating experience of water massage.

These branded hot tubs are the fruits of a self-made person named Keith who had a penchant for good things in life and designed the first prototype in 1978. Interestingly, the makers of these hot tubs have kept human ergonomics comfort in view while designing and manufacturing as such the curved contoured seats fit the human body perfectly. The water jets are positioned at appropriate spots in a hot tub.

The companies that market these products have numerous other systems that are domestically manufactured as well as imported to maintain healthy body and mind. They come in two versions – Elevation series and Integrity series. According to the users, the Elevation version is for an immersive exercise experience.

It has integrated consoles and attachable TVs, iPod, video to watch choicest programmes while exercising or a music system to listen to favourite inspirational tunes. It has a programmed trainer that charts out different exercises alongside the results from it. In the Integrity series, the bike is reported to be aesthetic in design with facilities for iPod and TV controls for a melodious experience.

Source by Tarun Sharma

Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of cartilage, a spongy protein that covers the ends of the bones within a joint. Normal cartilage helps with shock absorption by serving as a cushion at the ends of the bones. The cartilage as the fluid within the joint allows for smooth joint movement. As osteoarthritis progresses, the space between the bones narrows, the cartilage wears down and the underlying bone is exposed. This results in painful movement of the joint as well as limited motion. Bone spurs can develop around the joint, limiting motion further and contributing to more pain. Inflammation plays only a minor role in osteoarthritis.

There are many causes of osteoarthritis, the most well known is the aging process. As we age, the water content of cartilage increases and the protein content decreases. As the water content increases, the cartilage becomes softer, more permeable and loses it’s mechanical properties. The protein content decreases which contributes to slow degeneration of the cartilage, resulting in flaking and erosions.

Other causes of osteoarthritis include abnormal bone alignment. In the foot, the most common cause is faulty foot mechanics. When the foot is not in alignment and not functioning properly, this causes abnormal stress on joints in the foot, ankle, knee, hip and back. Trauma is a well known cause of arthritis. Direct trauma can disturb the joint structures, cause mal-alignment of the joint or cause weakness of the surrounding structures, resulting in instability of the joint and eventual osteoarthritis. Other causes, such as infection, medications (such as steroids) and genetics contribute to the development of arthritis.

Obesity is a common cause of arthritis. The exact mechanism of how excess weight influences osteoarthritis is unclear. Although the excess load placed on joint surfaces will accelerated the breakdown of cartilage, obesity is also correlated with osteoarthritis of the hand, indicating a more systemic cause. Obesity increases the chances of having metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a condition characterized by a set of risk factors which are linked to coronary artery disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. The risk factors include high blood pressure, abdominal obesity (fat around the waist), abnormal cholesterol levels (such as high triglyceride levels & low HDL levels) and insulin resistance (which corresponds with high blood sugar). The underlying theories of metabolic syndrome are tied to the body’s metabolism, most likely insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is the cells inability to efficiently use insulin, a hormone which transports sugar from the bloodstream to the cells. The result is high blood sugar. Insulin resistance is correlated to weight gain and inactivity.

In a recent study in the journal Skeletal Radiology, popliteal artery wall thickness was evaluated in individuals with osteoarthritis. Forty-two patients who were diagnosed with osteoarthritis at multiple joints were compared to 27 patients without osteoarthritis (the control group). An MRI of the knee was used to evaluate vessel wall thickness of the popliteal artery. The osteoarthritis group had thicker vessel walls than the control group, even when the researchers made adjustments for gender, weight and age. Because vessel wall thickness is directly related to high blood pressure and peripheral and coronary artery disease, the authors suggest that osteoarthritis might be another facet of metabolic syndrome.

One theory to explain the link between osteoarthritis and metabolic syndrome is based on white blood cells, immune fighting cells, increasing in areas where fat accumulates, especially around the abdomen (abdominal obesity). As the white blood cells increase, they contribute to widespread inflammation in the body, causing a pro-inflammatory state (as indicated by high blood levels of C- reactive protein) and the production of immune chemicals (specifically cytokines) which cause a chain reaction resulting in damage to the cartilage. The combination of insulin resistance and the pro-inflammatory state may also affect the normal cartilage repair process.

It is possible that osteoarthritis might be an inevitable outcome for those with metabolic syndrome.

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1. Love yourself – join an exercise program

Okay, we all know it’s important to exercise. But did you know that joining a program or a gym can help you feel a real sense of community? By making this commitment over time, you get to know others who feel the same way about taking care of themselves. You see each other frequently. It’s a bond that can rival what some find with fellow church members or volunteers for a cause. Those buddies are there for you even when storms occur in other parts of your life – relationships, jobs, and so on. If funds are low, check out city programs or the Y in your area.

If you hate groups, find a workout buddy – OR if you’ve got the cash, a personal trainer. It’s so good to have company on those days when you’re just too tired to work out. And with the trainer, since you’re paying him/her, there’s no commitment. You don’t have to feel bad if you absolutely CAN’T make yourself go. Just reschedule.

2. Treat yourself regularly – you deserve it Reserve time for your favorite pampering activities — pedicure, manicure, waxing, or whatever your bag is. Even if you’re not used to doing this, giving yourself this time is a powerful way to affirm that you are special. If funds are low, give yourself the gift of time to do it for yourself. Go to a salon and have someone show you what to do. As a friend once said – a man’s man who also had pretty good sensitivity, “Hey, if you don’t do it for yourself, why would anybody else?” Another great one – plan a day in bed. No guilt, just enjoy!

3. Open your heart – give as generously as you can Because you’re the only one supplying them, both your time and your money are precious to you. But opening your heart does more than nice things for others – it clears the way for you to receive even more good. Choose a cause you care about and dedicate some time/money. Take the time to choose and purchase gifts that truly reflect your recipient’s personality. If you need ideas, spend some time on Google searching for “gift ideas” for the type of person you’re buying for. Or get to know someone who has that magical ability to put romance in every gift – and then ask him or her!

4. Fall in love! Adopt a pet Unless you’re allergic to every living creature in the world, you’ll get more out of taking care of a pet than it will cost you. Visit the animal rescues in your area. If you don’t have the time or energy for dog walking and don’t like cats, consider a unique lower-maintenance pet – bird, snake, rabbit. Talk to the experts before you go for these types of animals–each requires a learning curve to have the most successful relationship. Look up the House Rabbit Society or similar groups. And be sure to have a backup who’ll take Mortimer when you’re out of town!

5. Don’t live in fear – take reasonable risks with money As the sole support, you likely don’t have much backup if things go wrong. But by making sure you understand what your options are – and realizing the worst possible outcome is probably not as bad as you think – you may be able to spend more than you think. On the other hand, don’t dig yourself in beyond recovery. It’s not fun to live with no credit at all for 7 years – the typical fallout from bankruptcy.

6. Learn to enjoy eating out alone Yes, it can seem hard at first if you haven’t worked up to it. Try this: go to your local coffee shop or café. Order your favorite drink (coffee, latte, wine, whatever) and promise yourself you’ll sit there for at least 5 minutes before you leave. If even that’s too much, at least plan to walk casually down the street with your cup for a few minutes. Next time, order a muffin with your coffee. Practice! If you need distraction, bring a book. Some experienced …

What is Cornsilk?

You might have heard of the name corn silk and wondering what it is. Actually there is nothing complicated with corn silk as it is actually the grain you see inside the corn which you enjoy having in the form of snacks. This is actually a part of Indian food and you can also see a long-hair like string deep inside the corn grain. The shiny hair inside the corn husk indicates the name silk and it is known as zea mays in Latin. Corn silk is very widely used in many medical products as the main ingredient in order to cure many diseases especially while undergoing alternative treatments.

How Is Corn silk Harvested?

You are asked to cultivate the corn silk before the pollination season. This is because after pollination the color of the corn silks turns brown and with the passage of time it will become dry thereby posing difficulties for growing the plant. Actually the corn silk can be obtained in light green or yellow color. It is very important to make use of only fresh corn silk while making various medicinal products.

You can find huge cultivation of the silk in North America right from the ancient times. This is the main reason behind the demand and the popularity of the corn silk in the country. This is used for many medicinal purposes especially in the treatment of heart condition, urinary troubles, malaria, and jaundice and even at the stages of obesity. This also acts as an important medicine during child-birth mainly to control the bleeding of blood which is usually common during this situation.

Can Cornsilk Be Used As Detox Herb?

It is true that corn silk can be widely used for the detoxification of the body. Many studies have been conducted in this field and these studies have revealed the fact that it is rich in vitamin K and it aids in cleansing the body by removing many waste particles through the natural elimination process. Mainly these substances help in increasing the capacity of the kidney to remove waste particles from the body thereby flushing out toxins from the body. Also it helps in clearing the urinary track and also purifies the blood in the body from the harmful effects of toxins.

Corn silk is used as herb in various alternative medicines in order to protect the body from many bacterial attacks and other infections. This plant helps in protecting the body by helping the kidney to remove harmful particles thereby preventing any other kidney related infections from the body. It is also given to small children with problems of bed wetting at younger stages of life and this is very useful in preventing the incident again. Also this is taken by adults in order to protect the body from the bacterial attacks instead of taking any other anti bacterial medicines. This also helps in keeping the entire body fit by preventing any inflammations that can happen with the passage of time. Also it helps in clearing the urinary bladder from any infections due to the accumulation of toxins instead of taking any other kinds of medicines.

Recommended Dosage Of Cornsilk Herb For Treatment

You can take corn silk teas at least trice a day. This can be prepared by adding two teaspoon of herb into water and must boil the mixture for about 10 to 15 minutes. Some of them will find it difficult to sip this type of tea and in that case you can take tincture of corn silk at least three times a day. This can be taken by having 3 to 6ml of tinctures daily.

Kidney Detox Benefits

Corn silk will help in the proper functioning of kidney without causing any effects. Kidney usually functions in order to pump out the toxic waste particles from the body in the form of urine that is excreted out of the body. Corn silk will help the kidney to carry on with the process effectively even after the accumulation of large amount of toxins in the body. This will thereby help in purifying the blood in the body. Also the problem caused by kidney stones due to the intake …

Anytime you can have two for the price of one, that’s a great deal. That is one of the reasons I am rather impressed with the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper. It bears the versatility of an elliptical mixed with a stepper and the convenience of being able to use both functions in the same workout.

Simple Switching Between Elliptical and Stepper – The modification knobs that are on the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper let switching from one feature to the other a smooth and simple operation. All you have to do is connect the adjustment knobs to the rail caps and you have a fully functioning stepper home gym. And with the simple movement of switching those adjustment knobs to attach to the pedal sliders, you turn your unit to an elliptical trainer. It is just that simple.

Two Functions for Maximum Exercise Possibilities – the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper comes packed with alternatives so you can customize your workout program. There are 12 built in programs that you can begin with to make as many as four personalized exercise regimens. Using the option to switch between the elliptical and stepper mode, you receive a thorough body workout while hitting your cardio exercise objectives at the same time in a low impact setting. Obviously some design and engineering genius went into the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper to offer this much functionality in one home gym.

Many Sports and Many Exercise Goals – To obtain the best you can attain in utilizing the elliptical mode of the Stamina 55-2065 Elliptical, you would need to take up cycling, skiing, stair climbing, and walking. But you can get the good of all of those sports in one workout on this home gym system. There are forward and reverse motions that focus on different exercise goals and muscle groups. The forward mode helps tone the hips, thighs, quadriceps, and buttocks. The reverse mode develops the thighs, calves, hamstrings, and lower buttocks. Joined together, you get a complete lower body toning in one exercise session.

The Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper Review – Negative Aspects

More Resistance Please – while the number of resistance levels that come with the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper are acceptable, if there were some extra levels at the higher resistance extremes, that would stretch the use of the machine if you ever did get in fantastic shape to get good from it.

Not Really a Body Fat Calculator – It seems foolish that there is a body fat computer on the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper. You really can only get a correct measurement of body fat utilizing a pinch caliper. So Stamina could have forgot this feature entirely.

More of a Heart Rate Approximation – If you employ the heart rate monitor on the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper and then take your heart rate using another method, the elliptical will not be very accurate. So don’t count heavily on heart rating measurements you get from the Stamina 55-2065 Dual Action Elite Programmable Elliptical / Stepper. If a precise heart rate is important to your exercise program, it is suggested to purchase a detached monitor that is committed to this task.

Source by Kevin Kapsi

Americans have been told to diligently monitor their cholesterol levels, and if it rises above specific thresholds, 200 for total cholesterol and 130 for LDL, they need to take steps to bring it down to acceptable levels. This is important if we are to avoid heart disease. The result is that about one fourth of all Americans 45 years and older are taking a statin drug, according to the National Center For Health Statistics. While these drugs are successful at improving lipid profile, they are expensive and may cause side effects. Another option is to start an exercise program. Not only can you bring your cholesterol levels down, you would also enjoy the other benefits of an active lifestyle such as better energy, improved mood, and a stronger immune system.

Exercise can improve lipid profile by decreasing LDL and increasing HDL. This is done in a variety of ways. One of the most obvious ways is by allowing you to maintain a healthy weight, which is associated with lower LDL levels.

Researchers also believe that there are 2 other ways that exercise can reduce LDL. The first way is that exercise increases the size of the proteins that carry cholesterol through the blood. Smaller denser particles are considered more dangerous because they can get into the linings of the heart and blood vessels and cause damage, so keeping these particles larger reduces the risk of heart disease.

The second way is that exercise stimulates enzymes that help remove LDL from the blood and blood vessel walls and moves them to the liver for excretion. This is important because the body needs cholesterol for healthy functioning but it needs a way to get rid of the cholesterol when it is done with it. This process is a way of staying balanced.

Exercise can also raise HDL levels. Most studies have shown that aerobic exercise can increase HDLL by 3-6%.

So what kind of exercise is most effective for cholesterol levels? Research has shown that intense exercise is effective at improving levels, while less intense exercise is effective at maintaining levels. An elliptical trainer is a versatile fitness machine that will allow you to design a workout routine that will achieve either of these goals. If you are a couch potato and want to become fit you can start our slow, then use the features of the elliptical, such as resistance, incline, and strides per minute, to gradually increase the intensity as your fitness improves. The lower rate of perceived exertion, which means your body is working harder than it feels, makes it easier to maintain intense exercise levels. Since an elliptical workout is low impact, you can enjoy the benefits of fitness even if you have joint problems. And the pre set programs allow you to vary your workouts which will help avoid burnout.

Maintaining health cholesterol levels is important if you want to live a long and active life. A regular exercise program on a new or used elliptical trainer can give you a healthy lipid profile without the use of expensive drugs that may cause side effects.

Source by John S Broderick

It Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix worth it? With so many fitness programs out there, it is hard to tell which are worth the money, and which are a waste of money. Let’s take a look at The 21 Day Fix and evaluate the real value of Beachbody’s program.

The first thing to look at when evaluating the worth of a program is whether or not the trainer is someone you should be listening to. Anybody can film a workout DVD. That doesn’t mean that you should listen to just anyone. The trainer that Beachbody worked with for this program is Autumn Calabrese. She currently holds personal training certifications from The National Academy of Sports Medicine and American Fitness Professional and Associates. She is also a national bikini competitor, and has been praised for her simple portion control techniques. She has also helped a large number of clients lose weight safely and effectively. Throughout the 21 day of the program you will workout for about 9 hours. In a gym you would expect to pay about $40 per hour for a personal trainer. While I am sure that Autumn Calabrese charges more, let’s use $40 to be safe. So, based on the hourly rate of a personal trainer, we are up to a $360 value for the 9 hours of working out.

The next thing to look at to decide if The 21 Day Fix is worth it is whether or not anything else included in the program other than the workouts? The answer is yet. The big part if the portion control system. Autumn has created a system using different color and size Tupperware containers. Each one is specific to a specific food group. You simply fill each container each day, and that s what you eat. It is hard to put a price on this system, since this is the only place that it is available. So, for the containers, I will put them at the value of a package of Tupperware containers. Let’s use $10, bringing us up to $370 total.

Next, we need to look at the nutrition guide. This guide is loaded with recipes and ideas that can be used to fill your containers. Consulting a nutritionist can be extremely expensive, but since it is Autumn, let’s just say it would be another hour at the $40 personal trainer rate. That puts us at $410 so far.

Let’s ignore the WOWY support system that Beachbody gives you access to once you purchase The 21 Day Fix, and the support that you receive from your coach, and we can leave the total at $410. What is the actual price of the program? The answer is $60. So, looking at this in a strictly mathematical sense, is The 21 Day Fix worth it? Absolutely!

Source by Joe Malone

Self-think has the power to make or break anyone. The power of thought can be examined through word release and illustrated behaviors. In order to become whole, positive thinking must increase to escape random negative cycling. Advancing the fragments of your power key, unlocks the door to self-realization and success. Working your, you vision; scoping inner works; curing grounds, through planned demolition can be exciting and invigorating as it solidifies wholeness of health, love and soul. Time is worth its weight in gold, highly valuable, irrevocable, able to leap a mountain in a single bound, faster than a speeding bullet, totally performance measureable.

Many would agree that we never get enough of it, yet most people take it for granted and then draw back perplexed as to where it was all spent, having nothing substantial to show for it. That was the good news, here’s even better news, time, so long as it’s on your side welcomes your go at it. It is said that, until you value your time, no one will find you valuable. Wasting time sends a serious message to those who are or could be potential stakeholders toward your “making-me-over project”. In summary those who waste their own time pretty much would be of very little value to the next guy. Becoming whole in a fraction rich world, of individuals looking in all the wrong places, can be an erroneous and disappointing pursuit. Whole is something that begins and evolves within. People who think and live in fractional states are not doing so, because they were created that way. They delay wholeness and success because of poorly planned take-offs i.e. execution.

There are critical steps that if overlooked could potentially wind up much like a rocket exploding before getting off the ground. What’s in your hand, who’s heading plans, what’s in your way? These are important questions in the equation that should be taken seriously. Where are you going, before doing the ground work in the way of discovery? Coming to know self may not an easy pill to swallow, but if you begin to nibble on the truth after a while it does the body good. It may not taste so hot at first, in fact it might even stink, but it gives you a chance to remix the recipe cutting back here, adding there, mixing thus and such. Step 1, will begin by taking your mind, eye and ear off others, for a season. This is a critical time during which you will need to be a little selfish so that when you get back to being selfless you will be of greater value to self and others. Get to know the brand true you, the “not so bad after all” person that drives destiny and does not mind leaping even, against all odds. Looking at self is major but it ensures grounds for become one success, in three phases; “Demolition Readiness”; “Branding My Brilliance” & “Authentic and Loving It.” Demolition Readiness.

  1. Settle down, be still, increase focus and clarity
  2. Take a deep look at your authentic self
  3. Be honest assess the good, bad and indifferent
  4. Note the falsities, fruitless and potentially detrimental
  5. Be willing to make adjustments; evacuate/eliminate for the greater good
  6. Assess strengths, celebrate the discovery of developmental opportunities
  7. Schedule Demolition, begin with self
  8. Prepare your runway for both take-off and landing

How awesome it will be to discover that the whole, draw success from near and far, are magnets for love and frequent the “yes” zone. They are clear winners and people want to attach themselves to winning networks. Getting to the yes can be like daily bread, making you more than marketable, by becoming an unconquerable brand. Be mindful, time requires that you respect, maximize and honor the grace it offers. Don’t put off tomorrow what can anchor your win today. Get that slate straight, spend quality time with self. You deserve your undivided attention and will celebrate what you’ve done and become. Defy the eleventh hour’s grip as you have the power to break the bondage of procrastination. My clients used a dumpster in the 4th quarter of 2010 to move matters of mountainous effect. You may find this …

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