Meet your health goals with systematic consistency

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If you want to meet your health goals, you need to stay focused. This can be difficult if you take a haphazard approach to losing weight, getting stronger or staying fit. I’ve found that the best way to be consistent is to have a system that helps me stay on track.
I suggest using a system that runs in 30-day cycles, which fits perfectly with the way you schedule your life. You’ll know when each cycle begins and ends.
You also want to know what to do each day. The system should be simple and easy to follow.
Jenn Lenz

Jenn LenzJenn Lenz released more than 100 pounds and has stayed healthy for about four years using a 30-day system.
“My first 30-Day System changed everything,” she said. “The ease of the system, the energy, the improved sleep, the patience as a mom, and the increased productivity at work had me committed to using these products and systems for life.”
It helps if the system you use has meal replacement options and products that nourish your body. You want your body to have the nourishment it needs so you can become healthy and stay healthy.
You also want your system to have high-quality protein that satisfies cravings and helps you stay full longer.
A system that runs for 30 days at a time also helps you stay consistency.
One of the most important keys to success with any health-driven goal is to remain consistent. You can set yourself up for a continuous positive cycle of results, season after season, goal after goal. Work hard, stay dedicated, and keep your drive going. It can pay off in big ways.
Mike Asmus

Mike AsmusMike Asmus says a 30-day system changed his life, even though he started with zero expectations. He followed the directions, took the products and made some changes in his lifestyle.
“I woke up in the mornings with energy,” he said. “I was finally sleeping through the night, and the pounds started falling off.”
Of course, weight loss, muscle gain, lifestyle, and other results depicted here reflect exceptional individual experiences and should not be construed as typical or average. Results vary with individual effort, body composition, eating patterns, time, exercise, and other factors, such as genetic and physiological makeup.
None of these statements have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
In short, your results are largely up to you. You’ll need to follow any system that you use and stay consistent.
I used a 30-day system to released more than 40 pounds, which I’ve kept off for more than three years. I’m almost 55 years and feel better than I’ve felt since I was in my 20s.
Think about your health goals, find the system that fits your plans and stay consistent.

Look up for a new, better perspective

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I love to run.
This is a rather recent feeling. In my younger days, I thought people who ran were crazy. Why would anyone just go running?
Then a few years ago, I promised my daughter that I would run in a 5K race with her. I’m not sure what made me make the commitment.
It was just after she had completed a Thanksgiving Day race near our house. For some reason, I told her after she finished that I would run the race with her the next year.
Maybe I thought she’d forget.
Maybe I thought I’d forget.
Maybe I thought everyone would forget.
Nobody forgot.
So in August, I decided I’d better start training. It began with a mile walk on a treadmill and progressed until I could actually run the 3.1 miles needed for a 5K race.
I set a goal of 40 minutes, which I easily beat several weeks before the race. I set a new goal of 35 minutes and came close to meeting in on race day.
Since then, I’ve run hundreds of miles. My daughter and I now plan to run a half marathon later this year.
As my running has progressed, I’ve wanted to learn more about how to be a more efficient and effective runner. I’m still not breaking any land speed records, but I have broken the 28 minute mark in a 5K and have set a new, ultimate goal of 25 minutes.
One thing I have learned is the value of an upright stance while running. Previously, I had run in a hunched over fashion, looking at the ground just in front of me.
I found that by straightening out my upper torso, I could breath easier, which got more air in my lungs and let me run farther.
But I also discovered an added, unexpected benefit.
My new form caused me to automatically focus farther ahead. I immediately noticed that the hills didn’t look as intimidating.
I learned that all the hills look higher when you’re looking down. Looking up makes them much less intimidating.
I believe that is also true in life. When you look on the bright side and have a good attitude, you’ll be much better prepared for challenges.
It doesn’t mean that life is going to be easy all the time, but it will help you get through the rough stretches.

Focus like an Olympian

As I was watching the Olympics recently, I was thinking about how all the athletes had sacrificed much to make it to the Games.

That type of singular focus is admirable. I couldn’t help but think how each of them had discovered the sport they loved and worked at it until they became great at it.

It also reminded me of how important it is to have focus in our network marketing business. It’s easy to go from one idea to the next and the next while we seek success.

Many new networkers are just learning one technique when another one comes along that makes them leave the first one. Instead it’s better to find an approach that works and master it. Once you’ve got it under control, then you can try another.

In short, a narrower focus is almost always better than a broader effort.

That’s why many who are trying to develop “multiple streams of income” struggle. It sounds like a good idea, but in practice it usually doesn’t work.

Steve DeVane

Leading with certainty

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Several years back, I went through a leadership training course with about 12 other people, mostly ministers. It was a valuable experience. I learned a lot about myself and why I think and act the way I do.

One of the things I learned was there are different types of leaders. One of the instructors said that sometimes the best leader is the one who says, “We’re not ready to take that hill yet.”

So how can you spot a leader? Let’s get specific about what it takes for you to be looked at as a leader.

You must offer a clear-cut path in a single direction. If you give choices, people get into a debate inside their own mind over which is best. They’ve convinced themselves, often without even realizing it, that they just don’t have the ability to make a good choice. So nothing will happen. The way their thinking goes, they don’t know how to get to where they want to be. They will be totally happy following, so long as you grab the lead. Just tell them exactly what they must do. That gives them a clear choice to follow you or not.

For people to follow you, you must have chosen a path in which you have very strong belief. You need total certainty, because any doubt in your voice or in your actions comes through loud and clear to everyone who is looking at you. If you demonstrate the single-minded will to lead in one definite direction, then you have a real opportunity to gather followers. But if you are dispersed and can’t focus, then people will keep on looking for a leader.

No leader can force anyone to do anything for very long. Your team must want to follow you, or it will all fall apart. You promise very specific results, and you spotlight a step-by-step plan to achieve them. You do everything in your power to make it as easy as possible for each team member to walk (or run) their chosen path. Every time you truly inspire your people, they subscribe to your plan and commit to their assigned roles – because by doing so, they move closer to achieving what THEY want.

Steve DeVane
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