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January 13, 2008

The Best Is Yet To Come!
creating a new frame of thinking for 2008

We are half way through he first month of the new year. What is in store for you? More of the same or are you planning to action and make a plan? Let me tell you... 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 2007 to 2008 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 we are into the new year it's an all new ball game. There's no thriving off yesterday's effort and results.

2. 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 2008.

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 we are two weeks into the new year you have another 50 weeks to act. Make this the week that changes your life direction.

Thank you for your patronage.

Have an excellent Day!

Thom King
Steviva Brands, Inc.


Be Persistent and You Can Reach Your Goals
Max Steingart

"Keep trying" is the rule that must be followed to be successful at anything

Your success will always be connected with your actions. Just keep moving towards your goal. You'll make mistakes but don't ever quit. You may even have to hang on after others have let go.

Persistence means taking pains to overcome every obstacle, to do all that's necessary to reach your goal.

In the end, the only people who fail are those that do not try. All great achievement takes time and persistence.


No More Excuses... It is Time To Get Fit!

“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. Now that we are firmly into the new year, 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.

This information and other information is intended for general reference purposes only and is not intended to address specific medical conditions. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Prior to participating in any exercise program or activity, you should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition.


Project Your Strength

"Any situation that you find yourself in, is an outward reflection of your inner state of beingness."
-- El Morya

OUR WORLD MIRRORS WHO WE ARE BACK TO US. When we get upset by something outside of us, our reaction shows us that we have an inner wound to be healed.

Just as we can be unconscious of our wounds, we can also be unconscious of our strengths. If you are really drawn to the positive qualities in another person, you are being invited to own those same qualities in yourself.

"The people we are in relationship with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors reflecting their beliefs. So relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth... if we look honestly at our relationships we can see so much about how we have created them."
-- Shakti Gawain

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
-- Henry Ward Beecher


Low Glycemic Sugar Free Chocolate Silk Pie
Serves: 10
Carbs Per Serving: 4.5g
Prep Time:<45 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

1 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup soy protein powder
2 teaspoon Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a tiny dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons butter, room temperature

3 ounces (squares) unsweetened baking chocolate
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs

1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a tiny dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder!

Crust instructions: Combine well with a pastry blender or food processor and press into pie pan. Bake 5 minutes at 450° F. Cool completely before adding filling. Filling instructions: Break chocolate and place in a small saucepan over lowest possible heat. Stirring constantly, warm chocolate until almost completely melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until thoroughly melted. Cool chocolate.

Since the eggs won’t be cooked, coddle eggs: Fill a small sauce pan about half-full. Bring water to boiling, then place eggs in boiling water for 20 seconds. Remove eggs from water and immerse in cold water to stop them from continuing to cook. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer cream butter, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or Steviva Brand Stevia Powder on medium speed about 1 minute. Add chocolate and vanilla, mixing until combined. Continue mixing and beat in eggs one at a time for 5 minutes each. Total mixing time for egg mixture will be 15 minutes. Pour into pie shell. Chill at least 4 hours to set.

Topping instructions: Whip cream in a small mixing bowl with an electric mixer until peaks form. Add Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or Steviva Brand Stevia Powder and whip till combined. Spread on chilled pie. Sliver chocolate with a vegetable peeler. Garnish pie with chocolate curls. Enjoy!

Nutritional Facts
Total Calories: 1565
Calories Per Serving: 156.5 Serving Size: 1 sliver
Total Fat: 13.6g
Saturated Fat: 4.0g
Cholesterol: 8.3mg
Sodium: 35mg
Total Carbohydrates: 45g

Carbohydrates Per Serving: 4.5g
Dietary Fiber: 1.2
Sugars: .4g
Protein: 6g

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