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Show Mom you Care!!

Max Lucado writes: “Some things only a mom can do…like powdering a baby’s bottom with one hand while holding the phone with the other…Spending the day wiping noses, laundering socks, balancing a check book, and still mean it when she thanks God for her kids. Some things only a mom can fix…like the cabinet doors her husband couldn’t, and his bruised ego when he found out she could! Broken shoelaces…broken hearts…breaking up with your sweetheart.

 

Some things only a mom can know…like how long it takes to drive from piano lessons to ball practice…how many pizzas you need for a sleepover…the number of days left in a semester. The rest of us can only wonder… ‘Mom, what was it like when that infant’s cry first filled the room? Or the day the school bus pulled to a stop, you placed a kiss on a five-year-old’s cheek, waved goodbye and then saw the tricycle—silent and still? How did you feel? Did you cry? Did you smile?’

 

A mother who loves and prays for her children is a force to be reckoned with.

 

When a preacher stopped by a house in England and asked to speak to the mother, her little boy said, “You can’t see her right now, she’s praying.” That’s because Susanna Wesley spent one hour every day praying for each of her seventeen children. Yes 17!!! Eventually two of them, John and Charles, were used by God to bring a spiritual awakening to Britain and America and establish the Methodist Church.

 

Such is the influence of a praying mother.

 

We all need a praying mother in our lives.

 Show the special mom in your life how much you care!!

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Mothers Day is May 13th 2018

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Build Your Own

If you are in a travel, insurance, credit repair, health, financial, direct selling and or online company please brand yourself. I repeat please brand yourself.

Consumers do not buy into companies, they buy into you. People don’t buy from companies, people buy from people. You know this all your life, time to put into practice now that you are running your own business.

Get your own logo, build your own website and put these companies under your own brand. You don’t have to do it all at once, but make a start.

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Never stay loyal to one company. Stay loyal only to yourself. Always be true to yourself.

If you want to put multiple health/travel/finance/credit repair/insurance/roadside assistance/legal companies under your own umbrella so be it. Just do it, but do it and make it your own.

If your company does not allow that then tell them kick rocks and find as many companies under your niche that does.

Do not let your upline tell you different because they are about getting that paper from you. I have seen too many times people just being led blindly by their upline. Remember this, their main goal is to get you to spend money, as long as you spending money you making them money, most could care less if you actually make money.

Think about it, have your upline ever offered to give you anything, free lead, free coaching, free sale?

This is about freedom, entrepreneurship, money and time. I see so many people going extra hard for their company and it reminds me of an employee going extra hard for their boss. No different from being employed and building someone else’s dreams. This is not to bash you but to make you better.

Lets get this money.

 

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Keep Improving

Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do are to do it for something bigger.

So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after leading others I myself might be disqualified.

Unless you take control of your life, you will always live knowing that you don’t belong to yourself. In other words, you belong to whoever and whatever is controlling you. Think about that.

In order to improve, you must keep these three things before you at all times:

(1) Reading.

Discipline yourself to read something each day that will help you spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and career-wise. And put the Bible at the top of your “books to read” list.  If you not growing you are stagnant and everything stagnant eventually stinks!!

(2) Rewards.

Author Mike Delaney remarked, “Any business or industry that pays equal rewards to its goof-offs and its eager beavers, sooner or later will find itself with more goof-offs than eager beavers. What you reward, good or bad, in yourself and in others, you’ll keep getting more of.”  So if you tell yourself I work hard, I deserve to go out this weekend, but you failed to start your business, or take your business to the next level. Rewarding unrewardable behavior will reap nothing but bad fruits.

(3) Results.

The next time you face a must-do task, and think of doing what’s convenient instead of paying the price, change your focus. Count the benefits of doing what’s right, and dive in. Instead of focusing on the “work,” focus on the “reward.” When you focus on the reward the task gets a lot more meaningful and increase your chances of actually completing it.

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I look forward to working with you in order to keep improving and building a better life.

 

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Are you a sluggard?

What exactly is a sluggard?

Robert Hicks says, “Feeling we’re entitled to things without being willing to do the necessary labor to obtain them”. This is rampant throughout our society. Just look at the number of people receiving financial assistance from the Government.  I cannot understand for my life why one would bring a child into this world if they cannot afford to take care of them or even more frustrating doing it multiple times and expect the Government to help take care of them. Sluggard!!!

There’s one thing you’ll never convince the sluggard of: that he’s a sluggard. The lazy man is wiser in his own eyes than 10 men who can answer sensibly. Even if ten wise men tell him he’s lazy, he will not admit it—no matter if he’s outnumbered ten to one. You can tell a sluggard, but you can’t tell him much. Is this you? Be honest with yourself.

The desire of the lazy man kills him, for his hands refuse to labor” (Pr 21:25 NKJV).

A sluggard’s two favorite words are “one day.” You can hear him or her saying, “One day I’m going to hit it big.” Or, “One day I’m going to own my own online business.” Or, “One day I’m going to…” (You fill in the blank)! He or she always has an excuse as to why they can’t work.

Remember Excuses are tools of the incompetent which create monuments of nothingness.  Those who specialize in them are seldom good in anything

When the sluggard looks out the front door of life, he doesn’t see a highway of opportunity, he only sees one big briar patch.

Benjamin Franklin was right when he said, “I never knew a man who was good at making excuses, who was good at anything else.” Bottom line: The sluggard would rather make an excuse than make a living.

Stop making excuses, get off your lazy boy and start making a better living for yourself and your family.

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If the Egyptians built the Pyramids without Machines, I know you can Build a Business without Excuses.

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So the word for you today is: Don’t be a sluggard!

 

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Fear and Faith

Any time you attempt something for the first time, or something you’ve failed at before, or something you think is too big for you, you’ll experience both fear and faith. They go together. One will win out over the other, but they never go away.

It’s fear of failure that stops us most of the time. Yet as you look back, you realize that most times failure doesn’t do permanent damage at all; you actually grow through it. I can attest to this as I have failed times and times again.

Dr. Joan Borysenko writes: “When I was admitted to Harvard, I was sure there had been a computer error and I’d be exposed as a fraud.

A lawyer friend of mine stops short of terror every time she has to give a final argument before a jury. Even when you’re an expert, fear doesn’t necessarily go away. It’s accepting fear as part of the journey instead of running from it, that helps you to conquer it.”

To go anywhere, you must launch out from somewhere, or you’ll get nowhere. American essayist Hamilton Wright Mabie said, “The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.” So confront your fear, step out in faith, and believe God for success.

So whats stopping you from financial freedom?

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Beware of flattery!!

The English word flatterer comes from a French term that means “to pat, smooth, or caress.” So a flatterer is someone who will pat you on the back with one hand, and in some cases, knife you in the back with the other.

Flattery is something a person will say to your face but will not say behind your back. It’s insincere praise from an insincere motive. And you should be weary of it: “A flattering neighbor is up to no good; he’s probably planning to take advantage of you.

Flatterers will do you no good. In fact, Solomon says that in the long run you’re better off with a person who will criticize you than a person who will flatter you

When it comes to flattery you should always keep these two things in mind: (1) Give praise sparingly but sincerely, with nothing but the best in mind for the other person.

(2) Receive praise wisely, without taking yourself or the person giving the praise too seriously. Always remember that flattery was the weapon that Satan used to bring Adam and Eve down in the Garden of Eden:

So the question you should always ask yourself when someone praises you is this: Does this make me more big-headed or more big-hearted?

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The Most Powerful Food in the World!!

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is surprisingly the most widely used dietary condiment in the world today. It’s actually part of the plant family that includes turmeric and cardamom, which may explain why the health benefits of ginger are so extraordinary. Ginger comes from rhizomes; a rhizome is an underground stem that grows horizontally and forms roots downwards while leaves and new stems sprout on top. Buds then form at intervals along each stem.

The Chinese and Indians have used ginger tonics to treat ailments for over 4,500 years, and it was a priceless commodity during the Roman Empire trade because of its medicinal properties.

So, what makes ginger so good for us?

In one word: Gingerol.

Of the 115 different chemical components found in ginger root, the therapeutic benefits come from gingerols, the oily resin from the root that acts as a highly potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. These bioactive ingredients, especially [6]-gingerol, have been thoroughly evaluated clinically, and the research backs up why you should use ginger on a regular basis, daily if possible.

12 Ginger Health Benefits 

Here are the top ginger health benefits proven by medical studies:

  1. Stroke and Heart Disease

Two of the biggest killers on the planet may be kept at bay with regular ginger use, especially when eaten with other key superfoodsGarlic, ginger and onions all have an anti-blood-clotting ability, yet when they’re eaten together they’re a powerful mainstay against heart attacks and stroke!

  1. Indigestion and Nausea

Whether we’re talking about curing a simple tummy ache or morning sickness and severe nausea from pregnancy, ginger has been used for thousands of years as an effective digestive aid and natural remedy for nausea. Recently, Taiwanese researchers discovered that three capsules (1.2 grams total) of ginger can actually help the stomach release its contents into the small intestines in people with dyspepsia — a condition in which 40 percent of patients suffer from abnormally delayed gastric emptying.

This is one reason why ginger helps people who are bloated, constipated and have other gastrointestinal disorders. It relaxes the smooth muscle in your gut lining and helps food move

Key takeaway: Eating whole ginger, drinking fresh ginger juice and inhaling diffused ginger essential oil are all highly effective ways to curb stomach disorders.

  1. Malabsorption

Proper food transport (and nutrient absorption) from the mouth out through your colon is the mainstay to health. If food gets stuck somewhere in between, it can ferment, rot or (even worse) cause obstruction, which is a life-threatening emergency. If you passing gas that’s quite unpleasant you may want to up your ginger intake!!

Improper digestion can also cause improper assimilation of the nutrients in your food. Either way, both cause malabsorption, and your body suffers from nutrient deficiencies. This is why ginger is so important. Like we’ve seen above, it helps promote regular digestion and metabolism of your food and is largely responsible for promoting a strong immune system.

  1. Compromised Immunity and Respiratory Function

Ayurvedic medicine has praised ginger’s ability to boost the immune system before recorded history. It believes that because ginger is so effective at warming the body, it can help break down the accumulation of toxins in your organs. It’s also known to cleanse the lymphatic system, our body’s sewage system.

Dr. Oz says, “By opening up these lymphatic channels and keeping things clean, ginger prevents the accumulation of the toxins that make you susceptible to infections, especially in the respiratory system.” Combining ginger oil and eucalyptus oil is an effective remedy to boost immunity and improve breathing.

  1. Bacterial Infections

The Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials published a study in 2011 that tested just how effective ginger is in enhancing immune function. Comparing the ability of ginger to kill Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes with conventional antibiotics, Nigerian researchers discovered that the natural solution won every time! WOW!!!

The drugs — chloramphenicol, ampicillin and tetracycline — just couldn’t stand up to the antibacterial prowess of the ginger extract. This is important because these two bacteria are extremely common in hospitals and oftentimes cause complications to an already immune-compromised patient.

Key takeaway: If you ever need to go to the hospital for surgery or to visit a friend, make sure you bring some ginger essential oil with you and add a couple drops to your water. You’re less likely to get a dangerous staph infection, and it can help speed the healing process! Other healing remedies that are effective against infections include oregano oil, clove oil and melaleuca oil.

  1. Fungal Infections

One of the trickier issues to control because they’re increasingly resistant to conventional medicine, fungal infections don’t stand a chance against ginger. Of the 29 plant species evaluated in a Carleton University study, ginger won the prize for having the extract most effective at killing fungus.

Key takeaway: For a powerful antifungal punch, mix several drops of pure ginger essential oil with tea tree oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil, and apply up to three times a day.

  1. Ulcers and GERD

Since the 1980s, researchers have known that ginger can cure stomach ulcers. More recently, Indian scientists have been able to more closely quantify this medicinal effect. In a study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, they discovered the ginger was six to eight times more potent than Prevacid, the drug of choice to treat GERD, or acid reflux!

  1. Pain

Ginger is known for its anti-pain property. Very similar to how capsaicinworks to relieve pain, gingerol acts on vanilloid receptors, which are located on sensory nerve endings. Similar to the initial intense burning feel you get when you consume spicy pepper, ginger’s burn only lasts but a second, and researchers discovered that it “affects the pain pathways directly but also relieves the inflammation, which in itself causes pain.”

Studies have found that ginger may even help ease dysmenorrhea, or pain associated with menstruation or menstrual cramps. One clinical trial divided female students experiencing primary dysmenorrhoea into two equal groups; researchers then gave them either a placebo or ginger in capsule form. In the ginger group, 83 percent reported an improvement in symptoms, compared with 47 percent in the placebo group. (3)

  1. Cancer

Working with mice without immune systems, University of Minnesota scientists discovered that three weekly feedings of [6]-gingerol delayed the growth of colorectal cancer cells. University of Michigan researchers confirmed these results with ovarian cancer. In fact, they found that “Ginger treatment of cultured ovarian cancer cells induced profound growth inhibition in all cell lines tested.”

Key takeaway: The executive director of the Herbal Medicine Research and Education Centre, Basil Roufogalis, advised that, “The most likely way to administer ginger as a painkiller would be in the form of a tea taken several times a day, but more work needs to be done on the amount of ginger powder needed per dose to take effect, and the time required between doses.” For most people, taking 1,000 milligrams of powdered ginger root is effective — or two drops two times daily of ginger essential oil.

  1. Diabetes

Gingerols are widely known to naturally improve diabetes and enhance insulin sensitivity. Building off this knowledge, a 2006 study out of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry discovered that they could also suppress sorbitol accumulation in human blood cells and sugar-fed rats. Simply put, ginger not only helps prevent and reverse diabetes itself — it protects against and improves diabetic complications like diabetic retinopathy!

  1. Cholesterol

In a 45-day double-blind, controlled clinical study of 85 individuals with high cholesterol, three grams of ginger powder in three divided doses caused significant reductions in most cholesterol markers (4). Another study, which analyzed hypothyroid rats, supports these findings. Researchers found that ginger extract lowered LDL cholesterol to a similar extent as atorvastatin, which doctors prescribe to lower cholesterol levels (5).

  1. Arthritis

In a study on the effects of ginger on osteoarthritis, researchers found that the ginger extract group experienced higher rates of reduction in knee pain on standing (63 percent) as compared with the control group (50 percent). Further analysis showed a consistently superior response in the ginger extract group compared with the control group, when analyzing reduction in knee pain on standing, reduction in knee pain after walking and reduction in the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities osteoarthritis composite index.

Best Ways to Use Ginger

There are many forms and ways you can use ginger to benefit for your health. The most common forms of ginger include:

Raw Ginger — You can put raw sliced ginger (the size of your thumb) in a smoothie every morning or use it in making homemade vegetable juice.

Ginger Essential Oil — The most potent form of ginger is ginger essential oil because it contains the highest levels of gingerol. This is the No. 1 way ginger can be used as medicine. It can be taken internally to treat health conditions or rubbed topically with a carrier oil on an area of pain. Typically, two to three drops of essential oil is the recommended therapeutic dose.

Ginger Tea(My Favorite) — This liquid form of ginger is commonly used to relieve nausea, settle the stomach and relax the body. Have one cup two to three times daily to reduce inflammation. Also, adding a bit of raw honey and lemon to the tea makes it taste great!

Ginger Powder — Using ground ginger powder for cooking is an excellent way to take advantage of this super spice. I use it in making Chicken Curry(I make a mean curry chicken), homemade pumpkin pie and a ginger berry smoothie for breakfast. Also, it can be taken in supplement form as a capsule with the recommended dose of 1,000 milligrams daily.

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