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So now we have welcomed in the New Year. What will it be for you, more of the same or are you planning to break through with breakaway action plans? Remember, the best is yet to come.

You can get everything you want out of your life if you follow certain principles. Principle #1 - People who keep doing the same things over and over never reach their full potential. If have planned to turn the pages in your calendar from 2005 to 2006 without making significant changes don't expect significant results.

To help get your creative juices flowing here are twelve things to think about. To do this properly you'll need a little time and a lot of commitment.

1. Now that January 1st has arrived it's a new ball game. There's no thriving off yesterday's effort and results.

2. GOODBYE! Say goodbye to everything that doesn't work for you. Learn to let go of unproductive habits and techniques. Why keep doing something if it doesn't get the results you want?

If what you're doing isn't working - just stop doing it. Quit being afraid to learn something new. Live dangerously - go out and invest
in books, tapes, DVD's or CDs that will sharpen the skills that need to be sharpened.

3. What kind of person are you? What kind of person do you want to become? What would it take to become the person you're capable of becoming? It usually takes courage and action.

4. A very rich man (Bunker Hunt) was asked many years ago what advice he would give college graduates on how to become successful.
Without any hesitation he said there were three steps to success: First, figure out what you want. Second, Figure out what you're willing to sacrifice to achieve it. Third, just go do it.

I believe the second step holds too many people back. Rarely do you find success without sacrifice. It's like paying dues.

5. What do you value most in your life? Does what you value most get most of your time? Remember, your actions speak louder than your words.

6. What are the attributes of a successful motivated person? Do you possess any of these attributes? If you do, how are you planning to eliminate them? Don't be too quick to dismiss this one. Successful motivated people seldom get average results. You can forget about the economy and September 11th as reasons and excuses. Winners deal with adversity and achieve the results.

7. Make a list of all the things and all the people you take for granted. Make another list that describes how you plan not to take these people and things for granted during 2006.

8. Do you consider yourself to be a finished product or a work-in-progress? If you're a work-in-progress, what specifically are you working on and what's your timetable for getting it done. Procrastination kills more good intentions than anything else.

9. Life is filled with "If onlys" and "It might have beens." What are you doing or what are you not doing today that someday may become a huge regret for you? You'll live a fuller life when you pursue your goals today before they turn into regrets tomorrow.

10. Stop and think for a moment. Can you think of a special person who had a big and positive impact on your life? Call them before it's too late and personally thank them. You'll feel good and they'll feel even better.

11. These are the best of times, if you allow yourself to think positively and creatively. Life will never be easy, it wasn't meant to be. Give thanks for what you have and convert everything you're dreaming about into written goals with completion dates. People who passionately reach for their goals with a sense of urgency - usually achieve them.

12. Write down everyday... What have I learned today? What have I improved today? What have I enjoyed today?

There's a time to reflect and a time to act.

This is a good time to reflect.

Now that January 1st has come and gone you have another 365 days to act.

The best is yet to come! Here is to a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

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Have an excellent day.

Thom King
[email protected]
Steviva Brands, Inc.

Max Steingart

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. The cards you're dealt in life are less important than the way you play them. Every day you face a new deck and new cards.

Carve out a niche for yourself in your imagined future. Begin immediately to think and feel yourself as successful. To achieve your goal in life, you need to project your end result.

Focus on your future, not your past. Prepare for your future, don't live in the past. Relish your good memories and use any bad ones as lessons in life.

Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy you'll feel when you've achieved your objective. Carry these ecstatic feelings with you every day and they will bring your desired goals into view.

Success is waiting for you.

Max has written 425 articles, five books and has produced six audio programs on Internet relationship building, target marketing and personal motivation. His articles have been posted on over 65 web sites and in 11 publications. He's a contributing writer to many industry publications, a popular faculty member on most of the online Internet training platforms, and has been a guest speaker on numerous radio shows.

Click here to order Max's Internet Power Pack. You will learn the following:
1) How to join an Internet community with 30 million members.
2) How to easily meet new people online.
3) How to sort the best business prospects from the duds.
4) How to position yourself so that others want to talk to you.
5) How to find people with common backgrounds and interests.
6) How to start conversations and build relationships.
7) How to introduce prospects to your opportunity.

Make Your New Year's Resolution Stick
10 bad excuses
by Susan Swimmer

“You’ve got to schedule workouts like any other important thing in your life.”

We all lead complex, demanding lives. On any given day, you can find dozens of reasons to skip a workout and certainly the hectic holiday season gives us the perfect excuse. Now that the new year is finally here, give yourself a fresh start by making sure fitness becomes an integral part of your complex life. We asked dozens of exercisers for their favorite "worst" excuses not to exercise, and the best ways to talk yourself back into your fitness routine.

1. I'm too busy. You've got to schedule workouts like any other important thing in your life. Everyone is busy. Being a grown up is about making choices, and choosing good health is one of the best you can make.

2. I don't have enough energy. Find a time in the day when you do have energy - there must be some window in 24 hours. If you're too beat after a long day of work, get in a few lunchtime workouts and make sure to squeeze some exercise in over the weekend.

3. It costs too much money to join a fitness facility. It's a long-term investment. Break down the dollar amount and figure what it's costing you on a daily basis - it can be as little as a dollar or two. Is that too much to pay for your fitness and health?

4. I'll never keep up with it. A valid point. The novice exerciser is at high risk of dropping out. The answer is to set realistic expectations. Try simply getting to your exercise facility three times a week for starters (even twice!), and see where it takes you. Statistics also show that good guidance is the key to stick-to-it-iveness in exercise.

5. It won't make a difference. Ah, but it will! You may not lose significant amounts of weight in the first few days, but you'll feel the effects right away. And powerful changes - muscle gain, more energy, weight loss - will be quite noticeable within a matter of weeks.

6. I feel too self-conscious. Get yourself some workout gear that's comfortable, is in a color you like, and that looks good on you. Yes, many exercise facilities are covered with mirrors, so feeling like you look okay will make a difference.

7. It takes too much time. We're talking about three hours a week - think about other activities you might cut back on, such as watching TV.

8. I don't like it. There are many different ways to exercise; in fact, variety is good for you. Try a yoga class, hiking, dancing lessons - anything active until you discover the exercise you most enjoy.

9. It's hard to motivate myself. Enlist a fitness partner - a friend, spouse to take walks with, or synchronize your workout schedule with a fellow exerciser from your fitness facility. Studies show this kind of support helps you stay with an exercise program.

10. It makes me sore/It hurts. Muscle fatigue is normal, but severe pain is an indication that you're doing something wrong. If you have trouble with normal movement (washing your hair, getting out of bed), you may have stressed muscles too much. Seek guidance from your fitness instructor about your exercise program and proper form to avoid injury and reduce muscle soreness.

Keeping yourself hydrated during your work out will make it even more effective. Don't forget to drink plenty of water! What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder. Now, starting working out.

Taking Value In The Moment

"... the only time you ever have in which to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to an event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets. You’re only here now; you’re only alive in this moment."

-- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Many people regularly squander their time. They live under the assumption that they'll live forever. As a result, they don't value the present as a precious opportunity that will never come again.

Others continually race against time, trying to cram too many activities into each hour, and suffering stress in the process.

In our view, we are more effective and most happy when we balance being and doing. We continually ask ourselves what’s most important to get done. And we’re learning to BE -- fully present -- when we do. We also regularly give ourselves permission to relax.

Make today really matter. It's all you'll ever have.

"Very few of us know how much we can put into life if we use it properly, wisely, and economically. Let us economize our time -- lifetimes ebb away before we wake up, and that is why we do not realize the value of the immortal time God has given us."

-- Paramahansa Yogananda

Sugar Free All Natural French Silk Chocolate Pie
(makes 10 servings)
skill level: Easy

Filling Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened (not melted)
3/4 cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
2 squares (2 oz) unsweetened baking chocolate (8 gm)
1 tsp. vanilla (3 gm)
2 eggs (1 gm)

Optional ingredients:
Chopped nuts to use for topping, or to mix into pie filling
1 pint heavy cream, whipped with sweetener -- for topping
Low Glycemic crust recipe of your choice, or finely chopped nuts mixed with melted butter and sweetener and pressed into pie plate

Filling Instructions:
Cream butter and Steviva Brand Stevia Blend. Melt chocolate and blend into butter/Steviva Brand Stevia Blend mixture when cooled. Stir in vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time. With electric mixer, beat 5 MINUTES after adding each egg (total 10 minutes). This is an important step, so set your timer.

Add nuts if desired. Pour into pre-baked low-carb pie crust (if you are using a crust), or into buttered pie plate without crust.

Chill 1-2 hours minimum. Top with whipped cream if desired, and sprinkle nuts over the top. Best if chilled overnight.

Nutritional Facts:
168 calories
3 g protein
4 g total fat (1.9 g saturated fat)
11 g carbohydrate
4 g dietary fiber
2 mg cholesterol
62 mg sodium

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