Saturday, May 28, 2011

Average Joe on the Raw

Check this out!!  A new Raw Film is coming your way soon!  : )

AVERAGE JOE ON THE RAW is the inspirational story of my friend Seth's journey into the deeps of his true self. Here is the synopsis in Seth's words:

"At 30 years old, I looked in the mirror and saw complacency. I saw a man settling into normalcy, settling into being average. At first glance, my initial thought was to just accept it. “it’s just part of the process, just part of aging and life. Get over it.”
So, at a crossroads in my life, I could just fall in line with the rest of the people on the assembly line of commonplace. Just waiting in line to see which disease will be handed to me, and which medications modern medicine will enslave me to………Or…….

I could take the path less traveled. I could make a push at my limitless potential. I could try to reset my intelligently designed body to heal itself! That is crazy enough, it just might work! So, this film is my 60 day journey into finding my limitless me. What kind of an effect can eating raw, clean foods and working out consistently have on my mental, physical, medical, emotional, spiritual, and relational life? We will see as I am an AVERAGE JOE ON THE RAW!"

My friend Penni Shelton is a co-producer of this film, I can promise you that you are going to be in for a tremendous treat with this fascinating, entertaining and inspiring documentary. The cast of characters who will be appearing in the film will blow you away. I believe this film will have far reaching impact way beyond the niche of the raw, vegan world. It is going to be a wonderful tool for you to use to help inspire, educate and interest friends and family about their health and their future. I want to encourage you to visit the film's website, view the trailer and sign up for their newsletter so you can have insider access to some really sweet bonuses like:
  • Additional behind the scenes footage not viewable anywhere else
  • Awesome recipes from Russell James, me, Dara Dubinet, and many more
  • Updates on the progress of the film
  • Amazing workout vids from Paul Risse (can't wait for you to meet Paul - AMAZING)
  • Challenges and contests for great coupons from really great companies to help you on your raw journey
  • and so much more
I'm so excited about this project and am looking forward to sharing more details with you in the days and weeks ahead!

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

AHA! My Words Are Transforming ME!

Speak only with good purpose. It it doesn't serve, don't say it.

Earlier, we talked about the Snap Yourself Idea...every time you have a negative thought...

Now it is time to focus further on the words you speak. The spoken word has a tremendous impact on both your external and internal reality. Words have power. Whatever you say eventually comes back to you like a boomerang. Hence, it is critical to use words properly.

Marshall Thurber, a partner in one of the most successful real estate companies in San Francisco told of a powerful experiment he conducted with his office staff. "There was one discipline that immediately transformed my entire organization. It developed from one of our weekly Monday morning meetings with the entire company. As that meeting I read a page from a book detailing the life of Rolling Thunder, an American Indian Medicine Man."

These are Rolling Thunder's words:
"People have to be responsible for their thoughts, so they have to learn to control them. It may not be easy, but it can be done. First of all, if we don't want to think about certain things we don't say them. We don't have to eat everything we see and we don't have to say everything we think. So we begin by watching our words and speaking with good purpose only."

Upon reading this quote, everyone in Thurber's company agreed to only speak with good purpose. That is, "If it doesn't serve, don't say it." According to their rules, if anyone was observed not following the policy of speaking with good purpose, he or she agreed to donate $2 to a bowl in the office. At the end of the month, the money was given to charity.

This simple act of putting $2 into the bowl was a transforming experience for this entire office. According to Thurber, nothing he has done before or since has had such a powerful impact on a group of people.

This is your challenge: Choose your words carefully. Only speak with good purpose. If it doesn't serve, don't say it. If you catch yourself speaking words that do not serve, "put $2 in the bowl." whatever that means for you....Then watch the results in your own life... are doing this exercise for YOU...not for anyone else...

**Adapted from The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen. I believe that every self-help book out there can be applied to every part of our lives. This book specifically talks about finances. When I read this book, I could see how it can easily applied to achieving our health and wellness goals.

---Susan here..
I know that some of you might be saying.."But Susan doesn't understand....she has it easy...she is always so up...No one can be that positive.. I wish she would just stop bringing this topic up...." Click Here

The strongest may survive but it is the passionate that will THRIVE. ~Jon Gordon

Monitor your thoughts closely as they are creating your quality of life.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

AHA Moments with Susan : ) 6

All you need is a simple plan and the COMMITMENT to do it.

Are you interested in your goals, or are you fully committed?

One of the most common complaints among goal setters nowadays is that there’s just not enough time to get to the ones that “really matter.” The real culprit is that most people don’t raise their goals beyond the level of general interest. They’re waiting for a vague time in the future when other things won’t get in the way or when they wrap things up.

In other words, when it’s more convenient. And of course, that time never comes, does it? If your goals are truly that important to you, don’t let anything stand in your way. You have the power to say ‘no’ and to set your priorities. Make that commitment and you automatically create an obligation that you’re bound to fulfill.

Your Internal Assets
Creativity, Imagination
Vision, Generosity
Courage, Boldness, Persistence, Integrity
Excellent Communication with others
Valuable skills
Time management

Your Internal Liabilities
Anger, Small-mindedness
Perfection, Pettiness
Fear Anxiety, Hesitancy
Bad Reputation
Poor Organization

The kind of questions you ask determines the results you get.

As you ask yourself better questions, your results will vastly improve. Click HERE
**Adapted from The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen. I believe that every self-help book out there can be applied to every part of our lives. This book specifically talks about finances. When I read this book, I could see how it can easily applied to achieving our health and wellness goals.

I created this tool to help you stay focused on thinking and saying gooood words!


All the tools, resources and support you need to succeed
in the raw and living foods lifestyle are available here at the Hab!

1. Ask yourself: What beliefs, goals or values may be in conflict?
2. Re-align your psychology so you naturally take action in the direction you want most.
3. Celebrate your achievements and pay it forward?
A life that is successful and fulfilled is no more difficult than a life of mediocrity. Successful people aren't any luckier, nor are they any more intelligent, or more skilled than the average person.
Successful people are distinguised by the fact that they have chosen to do the things that will make them successful. ... By choosing not to complain, you are choose to increase the success in your life!
Today is a new day! Make the best of it. Don't fill it with complaints or regrets. Break the cycle and use today to accomplish something.

Is there a problem that's been hounding you? Start taking steps to solve it. Pretending like it's not there won't make it go away. Start working on it today.

Each moment is an opportunity to live and to give. Make it count.

Monday, May 2, 2011

AHA Moments with Susan : ) 5

Control your thinking and you control your results.

Do YOU ever talk to yourself? Many people have a positive internal voice that encourages them--especially when they've done something good. It's like their own personal cheerleader: "You can do it." "Go for it." "Good for you!" "You did it!" "Way to go!" Do YOU have a voice like that?

Some people have a voice that is more skeptical: "Who do you think you are?" "You can't do that." "What an idiot." "Why are you so stupid?" "You can't do anything right." "You're so clumsy."
Sometimes, without being aware of it, this skeptical voice talks us out of our dreams. You have a great idea and immediately this voice fires off in your head, "Yeah, but. . . " followed by a string of reasons why it won't work.

We call that voice "Mr. Yabut" (or Ms. Yabut, depending upon your gender), because he or she is always trying to talk you out of something. Frankly, there are some things that you ought to be talked out of. The Yabuts can serve as a useful function--trying to protect you, to keep you out of trouble. But more often than not, Mr. and Mrs. Yabut react too quickly to stifle your creativity. Instead of a voice of reason, they try to kill the deal before it has a chance to grow.

If you let the Yabuts go unchecked they can cause unnecessary anxiety, muddled thinking, poor health--even ruin your life. If that is the case, you need to learn how to silence them and take control of your thought process. HOW?

Notice your positive, cheerleading internal voice right now. Where is it? Is is LOUD or soft? Imagine there is a sound dial that controls the volume of your internal dialogue. Turn up the volume of your positive voice. How does that make you feel? Try finding a volume level that motivates you--that encourages you to be YOUR BEST.

Notice your negative internal voice. Where is it? Whenever you notice the Yabuts' taking control, just turn the volume down. Notice how that makes you feel.

There is something else you can do to silence the Yabuts for good. You can probably find a thick rubber band in your home or office. When you put this rubber band on your left wrist, it suddenly transforms you into a STRONG, HEALTHY, HAPPY PERSON! How? Every time you catch yourself thinking a negative or counterproductive thought, you snap the rubber band. Yes, it causes pain. The pain causes a "pattern interrupt." Mentally, and perhaps vocally, you say "OWWW!"

Snap yourself every time you find yourself saying: I can't...That won't work..I'm not able ...I am not smart enough..I don't know where to start...(you get the picture) Replace your internal dialogue with words like: I'll find out how to...I'll start right now..I'm smart enought to figure this out..I can do it....etc.
The technique is so simple. Wear the band 24/7 for the next 30 days--that includes to bed and while showering. After a red welt forms on your left wrist you'll start to quickly, safely, and satisfyingly change your behavior. No one needs to know you're doing this except you. It works rapidly---within a month. It will amaze and delight you. After you experience these tremendous and fulfilling results, tell three friends about this.

Your thoughts have the power to curse or bless. They can lead you to plenty, abundance, surplus, and "have-ness".....or to lack, limitations, deprivation, scarcity, and "have-not-ness."

The choice is yours.
You can control your thinking.
Your thinking controls your behavior.
Your behavior controls your results.

For even a more positive spin on this, check out my blog on this. I DARE YOU to click here!

**Adapted from The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen. I believe that every self-help book out there can be applied to every part of our lives. This book specifically talks about finances. When I read this book, I could see how it can easily applied to achieving our health and wellness goals.

Apply this to your relationship with food...