Sunday, October 31st 2004

Happy Halloween !

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Consider the Consequences
by: Brian Tracy

Long Time Perspective
Here is an important point to remember: All intelligent people are afraid of something. It is normal and natural to be concerned about your physical, emotional and financial well-being. The courageous person is not a person who is unafraid. As Mark Twain once said, “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”

Think About Your Future
Successful people have a clear future orientation. They think five, ten and twenty years out into the future. They analyze their choices and behaviors in the present to make sure that they are consistent with the long-term future that they desire.
In your work, having a clear idea of what is really important to you in the long-term makes it much easier for you to make better decisions about your priorities in the short-term.

Determine The Consequences
By definition, something that is important has long-term potential consequences. Something that is unimportant has few or no long-term potential consequences. Before starting on anything, you should always ask yourself, "What are the potential consequences of doing or not doing this task?"
The clearer you are about your future intentions, the greater influence that clarity will have on what you do in the moment. With a clear long-term vision, you are much more capable of evaluating an activity in the present and to assure that it is consistent with where you truly want to end up.

Make It A Top Priority
If there is a task or activity with large potential positive consequences, make it a top priority and get started on it immediately. If there is something that can have large potential negative consequences if it is not done quickly and well, that becomes a top priority as well. Whatever your frog is, resolve to gulp it down first thing.

Keep Motivated
Motivation requires motive. The greater the positive potential impact that an action or behavior of yours can have on your life, once you define it clearly, the more motivated you will be to overcome procrastination and get it done quickly.

Action Exercises
The mark of the superior thinker is his or her ability to accurately predict the consequences of doing or not doing something. The potential consequences of any task or activity are the key determinants of how important it really is to you and to your company. This way of evaluating the significance of a task is how you determine what your next frog really is.

Exploring the Great Outdoors
find the best walking, hiking and cycling trails near you

“Visit your local running or cycling stores. They often have maps or a bulletin board that advertises clubs or group activities.”

If you're new in town or new to outdoor exercise, you probably don't know where, or how, to find the best outdoor exercise routes. Here are ten easy ways to help you figure it out:

1) Contact a few hotels in your area; they often have maps of local walking/jogging trails at the concierge desk.

2) Ask your neighbors and co-workers for recommendations, especially the active ones who have lived in the area for a while.

3) Contact your city's Chamber of Commerce; if they don't have the information at hand, they can tell you where to go next.

4) Contact the main office for Parks and Recreation in your city; they usually know lots of trails within their sites.

5) Contact your local YMCA or health club for recommendations.

6) Does your city or town have its own web site? There may be information or maps of the best exercise trails.

7) Local newspapers or newsletters often publish a calendar of events. Look for weekend 5K walks and runs, or cycling club rides that can introduce you to a great new route.

8) Join a walking, running or cycling club.

9) Visit your local running or cycling stores; they might have maps or a bulletin board that advertises clubs or group activities. Lots of times the salespeople are athletes themselves and can be a good resource.

10) Get a local map of your city or town and highlight all the parks and recreation areas. Set aside an afternoon and have fun exploring!

While your exploring the outdoors 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, start exploring.


"When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. It is time to ask what can we do right, not what did we do wrong. Forgive yourself and move on."

--Bernie S. Siegel

"I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy . . . you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in."

-- Katherine Mansfield

"If we don't forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole."

-- Joan Borysenko

"Light burdens borne far become heavy."

-- French proverb

All Natural Sugar Free Halloween Pumpkin Squares
(makes 12 servings)

Skill Level: Easy

1 Cup Baking Mix
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend

½ Tsp. Baking Soda
2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon*
½Tsp. Ground Ginger*
1 Tsp. Ground Cloves *
¼ Cup Chopped Nuts
1/2 Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Cooked and mashed Pumpkin
2 Large Eggs

*If You Do Not Have These 3 Spices, You Can Substitute 1 Tbs. Of Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Optional Cream Cheese Frosting:
4 Oz. Softened Cream Cheese
½ Tsp. Vanilla Flavoring
2 Tbs. Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or A Tiny Dash Of Stevia Powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix eggs, oil and Steviva Brand Stevia Blend together well.
Add pumpkin and stir again.
Add remaining ingredients and blend for about 1 minute.
This batter can be beaten by hand if preferred.

Pour into a slightly sprayed and dusted 9x9 square pan. Bake for 22 –25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely!

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