If You Don’t Stop Tolerating Things, You May Hate Yourself Later

I’m a firm believer that tolerating things that bother us is a really bad idea. How many times have you said about something, “It’s tolerable.” Or, “I can stand it.” Most of the time, I think we’re “standing” things we don’t have to stand.

As a rule, I think tolerating something is a waste of time and effort, and generally causes our lives to be less enjoyable, satisfying and fulfilling than they need to be. I just don’t see why anything needs to be tolerated.

Sometimes you need to put your foot down.

 

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David B. Bohl in Christine Louise Hohlbaum’s The Power of Slow: 101 Ways to Save Time in Our 24/7 World

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This from Amazon.com:

Editorial Reviews

“The Power of Slow is a life-changing book. Far from stating the obvious, Christine Hohlbaum provides new insights and persuasive arguments for reshaping our time and changing our lives for the better. A must read in our over-scheduled world!”–Wendy Walker, author of Social Lives, Four Wives, and Chicken Soup for the Soul – Power Moms

“In the fast-paced world of Blackberrys, Iphones, and Twitter, it’s hard to find one’s footing. In an easy-to-read style, Ms. Hohlbaum has described a process of slowing down that is so very important to our wholeness, balance, and well being. She does so in a poetic and sometimes humorous way. She has captured a heavy topic with a light touch and yet we learn many lessons.  I highly recommend this book to help anyone who wants to stay healthy, sane, and enjoy life more fully.”–Bonnie Michaels, work-life balance expert and author of Solving the Work/Family Puzzle and A Journey of Work-Life Renewal

Product Description

Getting to the heart of our hassled and over-scheduled existence, Christine Louise Hohlbaum cheerfully investigates 101 ways to increase our quality of life and productivity by reevalu ating how we perceive and use time. She claims that everyone has their own personal bank account of time. We cannot control time itself, but we can manage the activities within the time we do have. The Power of Slow gives readers practical, concise directions to change the relationship they have with time and debunks the myths of multitasking, speed, and urgency as the only ways to efficiency.

Recovery for athletes – improves performance but is undervalued and overlooked – Expert Advice

sharonrichter1The following is a guest post from Sharon Richter.

During a workout one burns stored fuel, glycogen, looses water and electrolytes (Sodium, Potassium and Chloride).  The most import thing to replace is lost fluids.  The best way to determine how much your body needs is to weigh yourself before you exercise and after.  For each pound lost, replenish it with 24 oz of water.  Second, you also want to replenish the glycogen within 15 minutes of your activity.  This can be in the form of fruit, juice, or a sports drink.  You want something that is quick and easily absorbed (not high in fiber).  The third element to include in your post workout intake is protein. As you exercise you are creating tiny tears in your muscle. To help repair the muscle, protein is necessary. A good ratio of carbohydrates to protein is a 4:1 ratio.  In addition to helping repair your muscle, protein helps with the absorption of water. An example of what might work are:

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Various activities will require different amounts of refueling. For example, if you run hard for 60 minutes you will need to replenish all of the nutrients mentioned (water, electrolytes, carbohydrates and protein).  On the other hand if you lift weights for 30 minutes you might not need the same amount of water, electrolytes and carbohydrates as you did not burn as much.  Start with testing your water lost.

Women usually are looking to lean out while men want to put on muscle.  Because of this men tend to eat or drink in the form of a shake for more protein. It is usually not all necessary and the extra is just excreted.

No one item is perfect for everyone.  Some of the choices I would suggest trying are Code Blue (www.drinkcodeblue.com), coconut water and pedialyte.  They all provide hydration, carbohydrates and electrolytes.

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If part of your purpose for exercising is to loose weight be a little more mindful on your post workout intake.  For an hour of moderate to intense exercise look for something that is about 200 calories and low in fat such as a yogurt and piece of fruit. Your hunger may increase as your exercise does, be careful not to over indulge.  One should keep in mind that we are all unique; our bodies will handle various products differently.  While a banana and some nuts might be the perfect post workout snack, another might do best with a recovery drink and some protein such as an egg.

Sharon Richter

www.sharonrichter.com

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How to Get Employees to Be Accountable

According to FORTUNE Magazine, the top five companies to work accountabilityfor in 2008 included Google, Quicken Loans, Wegmans Food Markets, Edward Jones, and Genentech.

What makes these companies so desirable?

In addition to good pay and benefits, the businesses on the top-100 list know how to motivate their employees and give them ownership of their work. You too can get your employees to be accountable by using tactics such as offering incentives, giving them a purpose, letting them create their own goals, and offering them projects that contribute to the greater good.

There’s no official requirements regarding the amount you need to owe to start a debt management plan, but most providers will need your debt to be worth at least L2,500.

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Bringing More Spirit into Your Life

joyfulby David Bohl

Do you ever notice that your life seems to run on automatic? You have routines, you have habits, and you have expectations? After a while, your life lacks vibrance, as you settle into dull routines. Day in and day out, the same things–work, home and family chores, and if there’s any time left over, a little personal time.

My observation is that the majority of people spend so much time on getting their material needs met, that they’re burned out and have lost their sense of wonder in life. True, it does take time to make money, run a business, and handle home and family needs. But these are all outer needs, and the time they take leaves little time to handle our inner needs–for fulfilling our purpose and taking quiet time to reflect.

“Spirit” is often described as essence or energy. I’ve also seen it defined as peace, love, connection, unity, and truth. The word “spirited” means full of life and energy, dynamic and determined. But what do I mean by bringing more Spirit into your life?

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Love Your Job – Yes it is Possible

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Do you hate your job? Hopefully you don’t because about half of our waking hours are spent at work.

Many of us just accept that our job is a necessary evil, but it’s not true. This is America! If you hate your job, then get out there and make a change. There is nobody stopping you except for – you.

We are creatures of habit, and it can seem easier to just stick with the status quo, rather than disrupt your whole life trying something new. Making a career change isn’t hard, you just have to make a plan, and stick with it.

Here are a couple of ideas that can help guide you, and put you in a position to change the direction of your career:

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Beyond the Resume: Ideas for Building Wealth in a Bad Economy

istock_000003269650xsmallIt seems like every time you turn on the TV these days, the stock market has sunk even lower and the housing market isn’t looking so hot either. People are getting laid off from their jobs almost on a daily basis and with it being an election year, everyone in America is looking for some kind of a change (no matter who wins the election).

Well, go ahead and take a big sigh of relief because I have some good news to share with you. Even though we’re going through a bit of a rough spot doesn’t mean you just have to throw up your hands and deal with it. Learn how to build your own wealth in a bad economy–and realize that it’s about more than what shows on your resume. Take matters into your own hands and take action now.

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Five Myths about Life and How You Should Be Living It

joy.jpgEvery day, we’re bombarded by television commercials, celebrity spokespeople, and advertisements telling us the “right” way to live.

We are told to strive for unattainable lifestyles and to model ourselves after unrealistic, airbrushed models.

Sometimes you need to step back from this virtual reality and ponder what life is really about. Will that Mercedes or those anti-anxiety medications really make you happier, or are they only temporary solutions to deeper issues? Examine these five myths about how you should be living your life and start living the way you want to live.

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Can Your Social Networking Profile Pass the 10-second Test?

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How many times do you read somebody’s profile at a social networking site, and then devour everything they’ve written because the profile sounds so interesting?

Almost never. But last week on Twitter, I stumbled across Judy Lederman’s profile:

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It clearly passes the 10-second test. That’s the barometer that social media strategist Nancy Marmolejo uses to determine whether she stays on somebody’s Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn page, or bails out.

“Within 10 seconds of visiting your social networking profile, a prospective client, alliance partner, or media contact must be able to understand who you are and why they should follow you,” Nancy says. “Most people’s profiles are a hodge-podge of information. A good number are unsure how to balance personal and professional details, so they either leave them out entirely or throw in the kitchen sink. Both are bad strategies.”

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25 Random Things Meme from Facebook

If you’re on Facebook, I know you’ve seen the “25 Things About Me” meme (a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes) flying around over the last two weeks.

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Time Magazine reported two things on Thursday:

  1. That the meme is stupid, and
  2. That over 5 million of these Facebook notes have appeared on the site.

I’ve decided to post my 25 Things About David because:

  1. I have been tagged in so many 25 Things memes that I cannot possibly even tag back all those who tagged me,
  2. To share with those of you not on Facebook both:
  • A way for you to view my 25 Things,
  • It’s much more fun with links, and
  • An opportunity to present your 25 Things list.  Please leave them in the comments below!

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