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March 30, 2014

Terms of Empowerment
finding personal power from within

There are those who do and those who don't. Which one are you?

As a business owner who is also an employer, I have to deal with a lot of personalities. It is part of the job. It is also, I feel, part of my responsibility to help grow the people I have working with me. The only way I have found to be effective is to lead by example and hope for their empowerment. I don't have many rules except for tell the truth, a fair days pay for a fair day of work and never ever use the words “that's not my job”.

When I run into a situation where I have one of my team members not live up to their promise with me, I take it very hard as a personal failure. I ask myself, “what could I do better to help this person take ownership in their role”. To keep from losing my mind I have an ever growing list of things I can to help empower others and lo and behold, it ends up empowering me. Here's a few I use.

•  Eliminate the word “no” and embrace the word yes.

•  Do at least one thing every day to improve yourself.

•  Commit to being of service.

•  Strive for excellence.

•  Be part of something bigger than yourself.

•  Be generous.

•  Be considerate.

•  Be more today than you were yesterday.

•  See the best in others.

• See the best in yourself.

Make a list of your own. I think you will find when you start it will be hard to stop. And as you feel yourself becoming empowered it will become contagious.

Have an excellent day!


Thom King
President
thom.king@steviva.com
Steviva Brands, Inc.

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YOUR MIND

All Great Achievements Take Time
Max Steingart


Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments. To achieve maximum success you must accept that progress is made one step at a time.

A building is built one brick at a time. Football games are won one play at a time.
A business grows bigger one customer at a time. You walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or an apple miraculously appears.

If you want to grow an apple, you must give it time. There must be time for it to blossom, bear fruit and then ripen.

That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.

copyright 2014 www.yourdailymotivation.com

YOUR BODY

Make Time For Exercise
ten tips to keep you moving

“Remember, when you exercise consistently, you'll have something that's truly beneficial for your heart and your soul.”

Life seems increasingly complex these days. There are children and pets to care for, partners who need attention and errands to run. On top of that, the cell phone is ringing, the email is chiming, faxes are flying and taxes are coming due. How is a person supposed to find time to exercise?

The key is to make exercise a priority. In a survey of both active and sedentary adults, both groups had 24 hours a week available for their leisure pursuits. So - there is time to exercise! Workouts of 30 minutes, three times a week, add up to a mere hour and a half out of the possible 168 hours in the week. Remember, when you exercise consistently, you'll have something that's truly beneficial for your heart and your soul. Some tips to help you fit in fitness:

1. Pencil in the time. Plan ahead. Make an appointment with yourself and pencil your workout in your schedule. When exercise time becomes a priority, just like a meeting with your boss, you'll give it the importance that it deserves.

2. Remember the benefits. Most regular exercisers will tell someone who doesn't exercise: "You're just not making it a priority." Actually, the non-regular exerciser may feel that the costs of doing the activity outweigh the benefits. Remind yourself that taking a 30-minute walk before work can increase your energy level throughout the day, increase productivity and boost your mood. Isn't that worth a half-hour less sleep?

3. Be prepared. Lay out your exercise clothes the night before and exercise first thing in the morning.

4. Blend it in. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily activities - do you normally walk the dog? Put on your exercise shoes and pick up the pace a notch. Extend the walk to 20-30 minutes - that's your workout (and your dog will love it.) Other ideas: Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park the car in the far end of the parking lot and walk. Use any way you can to increase your daily activity level. It all adds up!

5. Make family and friends time active time. Enroll in a parent-child swim or gymnastics class; take the kids to the park and make an obstacle course for yourself out of the playground; make a date with your spouse to take short after-dinner strolls; get together with a co-worker for a quick lunch plus some brisk window shopping.

6. Set limits. Don't eat lunch (or play your favorite after-work video game) until you've completed your workout for the day. Linking your workout to a well-established routine will help ensure that your exercise quickly becomes a healthy habit.

7. Hire a coach. A good way to ensure your success as a regular exerciser is to assign someone to be your personal fitness "coach." This person could be your spouse, co-worker, a close friend or a sibling—someone who will understand your weekly fitness goals and who can nix any excuse you come up with for not achieving them. Your coach's duties include checking in with you several times a week to see how you're doing. If you miss a workout, the coach can be understanding, but should insist on a scheduled make-up session.

8. Be ready with Plan B. Expect obstacles and overcome them. When your favorite exercise bike is occupied at the gym, jump onto a treadmill or a rower, or start your weight training and return to the bike later. Think about trying a new piece of equipment to spice up your normal routine. This new skill will make your workout more exciting.

9. Create your own bonuses and incentives . A month of workouts can equal a new outfit, an upgrade in equipment, a massage, a half-hour with a personal trainer, a yoga class, or a fancy pair of cross-trainers.

10. Be forgiving. There is a delicate balance between a firm commitment to exercise and a rigid compulsion about keeping to a pre-determined workout schedule. By developing a flexible, healthy attitude about your exercise program - making it part of your life, not your entire life - your enthusiasm for exercising will always remain high.

11. Drink a lot of water. What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon or 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cranberry juice 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 .

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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.

YOUR SPIRIT

As Good as Your Word
Promises
by Madisyn Taylor

We forget how powerful our words are and when make promises it is up to us to make sure we keep our words sacred.

Ever since human beings could speak to one another, they have been making promises and keeping them or not keeping them. Those who keep their promises are regarded as people of integrity, while those who don’t keep their promises are regarded as people who at best can’t be taken seriously and at worst can’t be trusted. Sometimes we forget how powerful our words are, and we use them haphazardly or unconsciously, creating expectations that are never fulfilled, leaving disappointment and distrust in our wake.

On an even deeper level, there are promises we may have made to ourselves that we don’t remember because they have slipped into our unconscious. An early heartache may have been followed by a promise never to trust love again. Without realizing it, we may be fulfilling that promise and wondering why our love life looks so grim. At an even deeper level, many people who recall past lives become aware that they made a promise lifetimes ago that they are still keeping. For example, a vow of poverty taken in a lifetime as a monk may be holding someone back from fulfilling his earning potential now. Upon realizing that we have made a promise we no longer wish to be beholden to, we can perform a ritual of requesting release from that bond. In doing so, we clear ourselves of outmoded connections and patterns, returning ourselves to a clean slate. Then we can resolve to remember that our word is sacred and to be very conscious of any promises we make to ourselves or to others.

We may ask to be released from any promises made to ourselves or others in our present, past, or future lives, consciously or unconsciously, that are holding us back from fulfilling our greatest good. We may ask that love, light, and healing be sent to any souls who have suffered from our inability to be true to our word, including ourselves. We can ask for the wisdom to do our best and from this point forward to be true to our word, promising only what we truly intend to deliver. The resulting clear conscience and liberated energy will illustrate this truth: We are only as good as our word.

YOUR RECIPE

Low Glycemic Rhubarb Strawberry Crunch Recipe
Total Servings 12
Serving Size 1 - 2" x 2" square
Carbs Per Serving: 22.6 g
Prep Time:<20 minutes
Skill Level: Moderate

I hit the farmers market yesterday and ran across Rhubarb. Wow... did that bring me back to my days growing up in Colorado. They also had strawberries. Nothing goes better with Rhubarb than Strawberries. Here's a new twist on mom's favorite crunch but, without all the added sugar. You will love this.

Ingredients:
1 cup whole grain of soy flour
1/4 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or a dash Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 cup coconut oil   
4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved
1 cup Fructevia, Steviva Blend or 1/8 teaspoon stevia powder Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder
1 teaspoon guar gum or xanthan
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Low sugar vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions:
In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients; cut in coconut oil (or butter) until crumbly. Press half into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. set aside 1/4 cup to use later.

In a saucepan, combine Fructevia, Steviva Blend or 1/8 teaspoon stevia powder Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder and guar or xanthan gum. Stir in the water and vanilla; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Combine rhubarb and strawberries. Reduce the heat and stir until mixed well.

Spoon fruit mixture over crust.

Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture on top of fruit.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Serve with low carb ice cream if desired.

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