Holding Yourself Accountable
say what you will do and do what you say
I recall a mentor of mine once said to me that integrity is about keeping your word and if you become your word your word becomes universal. One of the secrets of success is learning to adopt an attitude of accountability.
An attitude of accountability is about keeping your word –doing what you say you’re going to do. Keeping your word is a standard or a value that draws people to you, creates complete trust and produces success.
How important is it for you to keep your word? Although it may sound a little old fashioned, keeping your word will never go out of style. But what, exactly, does it mean to "keep your word"? Simply this: To honor any commitment you make to another person.
Whether it is business or personal, the principle is the same. Meet your commitments, honor your obligations -- simply keep your word.
Here are a few tips that will help you build greater integrity in your life:
- Never commit to doing something that you don't believe you can honor.
- Before you commit to something, think of the long-term implications in terms of the time, effort and inconvenience that may be required.
- Don't commit to do something simply for the sake of approval.
- Jot down your commitment somewhere in writing so it doesn't slip your mind.
- Never change your mind because of circumstances that occur after you make your commitment.
And remember, there is an unforeseen problem which may delay or prevent your from following through be sure to let the person you've promised something to know about it.
Live well and have an excellent day.
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The first ingredient of your success is to dream a great dream.
You must dream big and think big to be big.
High expectation always precedes high achievement.
You're as small as your controlling desires,
or as great as your dominant aspirations.
Once your mind stretches to a new idea
it will never go back to its original dimensions.
If you dream of little goals you can expect little achievement.
Dream of big goals and you'll win big success.
Water Works for Weight Loss
Nothing quells the appetite like water, lots and lots of water. Start out with two quart bottles in the morning and carry one with you to work or wherever you go. If you like, divvy up the 64 ounces of water into eight (8-ounce) bottles or four pint (16-ounce) bottles to carry around with you all day. Freeze half of them the night before and they will last all day, even in a hot car. Keep some unfrozen so they will be ready to drink immediately.
Yes. You will have to make more frequent bathroom trips, but it is worth it. Drink your 64 ounces of water before dinner, if possible, so you're not up half the night going to the bathroom.
Water not only fills you up and lessens your appetite, it prevents those "hungry horrors" we all encounter when our blood sugar drops and we reach for cookies, candy, ice cream, fries or other high-calorie treats. Water also flushes out the system, rids the body of bloat and toxins and perks up the complexion. Keep in mind that the body goes through 2 1/2 liters of water in a day. If you fail to replace this, you will slowly turn into a raisin.
While drinking 64 ounces of water everyday may sound like an easy task, it can get a little boring. 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 Steviva Brand stevia powder.
Harmonizing with the Universe
The Benefits of Singing
Singing is an act of vibration. It takes music from the realm of the unformed-- whether that is in your mind or from that magical space of inspiration--and moves it from within to without. From the first breath singing moves the energy in a circular way inside your body. As the breath fills your lungs, it brushes against the second and third chakras—the centers of creation and honoring self and others. Instead of merely exhaling, pushing the air past the fourth and fifth chakras where heart charka and the center of will and intention reside, singing engages both the heart and mind. Sound vibrations from vocal chords resonate in the sinus cavities, filling the head with motion and sound while the brain lights up with the processing of the mathematics of music. This marriage of activities brings the third eye into play and opens the door for inspiration from the crown chakra before sending the sound out into the world.
Once the vibration begins, it is sustained with each note, moving throughout your body and the space around you. This can help you to harmonize your frequency with the world and with the divine. The use of the voice can bring about catharsis, a cleansing from the expression of emotion, which is why we feel better after singing certain types of songs. All of this occurs even if we are not conscious of what we are singing, but when we really connect with an intention, the power of the voice and music together are powerful tools in creation.
Even if you are not a singer by nature or talent, you are not left out. If you have a voice, it is your birthright to celebrate life with song. It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel you have a nice voice. Chanting or humming, singing solo or with others, your voice is yours to enjoy. Whether you sing along to the radio or use vocalization as part of your meditation time, singing and harmonizing are healing activities that bring your body’s vibrations into alignment with the universe.
Sugar Free Low Glycemic Steak Sauce
Prep Time:<15 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
6 ounces tomato paste
2 ounces white vinegar
4 ounces water
2 tsp Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a very tiny dash of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
1/2 ounce olive oil
5 drops worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt -- or to taste
1/2 tsp pepper -- or to taste
1/2 tsp clove - powdered
1/2 tsp marjoram -- powdered
1/2 tsp garlic powder - or to taste
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper - or to taste
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Mix all thoroughly, refrigerate for a minimum of hours before use if possible. Great on steak, roast, lamb and even pork.
Total Calories: 730
Calories Per Serving: 36
Total Fat: 1.2g
Saturated Fat: .8g
Cholesterol: .5 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 155.88g
Carbohydrates Per Serving: 4.33g
Dietary Fiber: 2.8g
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