11/09/15 – Taking Care of Business

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBqxZAf3_FE

In chapter 40 of my book, I briefly talk about paying attention to your instincts.  If something seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t true.

SELF-HELP BOOKS

I’ve suggested this book before, but I thought given the circumstances that I am at the World Powerlifting Congress competition in Maia, Portugal; I thought it was particularly appropriate.

The Life Plan

CURRENT EVENTS

World Powerlifting Congress

I’m here in Maia, Portugal and as I look at the representatives from other countries, I now realize I should have trained harder and watched my diet far closer.  I will not make that mistake at next year’s WPC World Championship.

Miai

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK 

The gods help them that help themselves.

Source: Aesop

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This was true in Aesop’s time and it is true today.  Wishing, hoping and praying will not alone make it happen, you have to take some action.

As I say in my book, there are five frogs on a long.  Four decide to jump off the log, how many are left?

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

The Rewrite

Here is a film that I really enjoyed on the plane flying to Portugal.

 The Rewrite

An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there. (Source:  IMDB)

LAST WEEK POLL – Seeing the world

World

I suspect I poorly worded my poll, since only 27% of us have visited North America.  I do have some non-North American readers of this blog, but not that many.

As for the other areas of the world that readers have visited:

  Europe  22%

  Asia or Australia  17%

  South or Central America  17%

  Middle East  10%

  Africa  8%

  North or South Pole  0%

THIS WEEK’S POLL – Health 

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I hear the typical person living in the USA spends more effort maintaining their car than they do their own bodies.  So how do you think the USA as well as yourself fares when compared to other people in the world.

 

SONG OF THE WEEK

Here is a song about taking care of business, plus I am dedicating this song to  all the business women out there.

Short Skirt Long Jacket

Cake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7aDstrDMf0

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Jack LaLanne

I can recall watching Jack LaLanne on TV in the morning before I went to school.  There weren’t that many people talking about fitness in the 1950s.

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LaLanne presented fitness and exercise advice on television for 34 years. The Jack LaLanne Show was the longest-running television exercise program. According to the SF Chronicle TV program archives, it first began on September 28, 1953 as a 15-minute local morning program (sandwiched between the morning news and a cooking show) on San Francisco’s ABC television station, KGO-TV, with LaLanne paying for the airtime himself as a way to promote his gym and related health products. [ ] In 1959, the ABC network picked up the show for nationwide broadcast, which continued until 1985. (Source:  Wikipedia)

BLOG

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My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

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