I want to help you get healthier, become motivated, make more money, deepen your relationships, create more energy, and live a better, fuller, richer life, but I don't think I can do it alone! You see, writing books, speaking at seminars, emailing newsletters, and posting blogs contribute to a very one-sided conversation. The so-called expert has the advice and the audience is supposed to take it in. There's nothing inherently wrong with this expert-to-student approach. It's how most of the world has learned for thousands of years. But, I think there is another way. Whether you call it Web 2.0, crowdsourcing, or the wisdom of the crowd, it's the idea that no single person has all the answers -- that the individuals in the crowd, community, or audience are also experts.
I'm starting a new service called Richer Life Tips that pulls from a community of people who want to live their best life and who have unique tips to share with others that can help you save money, lose weight, become healthier, increase motivation, save time, become more compassionate, learn the secrets of negotiating, etc. The best Richer Life Tips are unique, unexpected, easy, free, and created to help you live your best life.
Richer Life Tips will be emailed to subscribers each weekday. If you have a tip we'd love to hear from you, or you can simply sign-up and learn from others. You can sign-up for Richer Life Tips.
Here are a few great tips we've already received from the community:
It can take nearly 20 minutes for the body to let the brain know that it has reached the point of satiation, therefore I recommend you pay more attention to your body, and less attention to the amount of food on your plate. Try this tonight at dinner - follow the Japanese saying hara hachi bu which loosely translates to stop eating when you are 80 percent full. This not only encourages you to listen to what your body is telling you, but also allows you to rethink our cultural belief that we should "fill up" each time we eat.
Junelle Lupiani, R.D.
Lead Nutritionist at Miraval Resort
Instead of meeting up with your local friends at a coffee shop or bar or chatting with them on the phone while you are snacking or sipping wine, meet them for a bike ride or a walk so you can catch up while you are getting some exercise too. You'll feel great after, the time will fly & it will be a fun activity to share. It works professionally too. I have clients who play golf so sometimes we meet at a driving range instead of the office to discuss things especially when you are trying to think outside the box. A change in venue is always nice and you feel so much better when you are moving and not trapped behind your desk. Find creative ways to multi task that incorporates exercise.
Mavens & Moguls
They way that my husband and I "reset our spending habits" is to live a NO SPEND month twice a year. This means we choose to not spend any extra money - no valet, no coffees out, no eating out, no buying anything bur fresh fruits and vegetables. We use this time to clean out the freezer and pantry and make food utilizing what has gathered through the months. We spend gift cards that have been gathering dust. If we are invited out to dinner with friends, we tell them they need to treat us (opens up a conversation with them about our no spend month and they almost always want to try it).By focusing on what we have, we break the habit of automatically spending on everything we want. As the month ends, we have reset our spending habits and it usually takes a few months for the inspiration to wear off. It is a practical and meaningful way to get more out of life, while spending less.
Practical and Meaningful
Martin Luther King, Jr. observed that each of us can be great because each of us can serve. But, many people need to believe their service will be appreciated. To gain that kind of confidence, I encourage others to:
1) Build a "shelf-esteem." Keep on it evidence of accomplishments.
2) Maintain an updated list of changes you've successfully negotiated, going as far back as exiting from the womb; learning to crawl/walk/run; leaving home to enter kindergarten, etc.
3) Tackle small-but-incrementally-larger challenges, especially those that require leadership.
4) Start speaking up, speaking out, and just plain speaking.
Marlene Caroselli, Ed.D.
Author of Kindle/Nook ebook titled Jesus, Jonas, and Janus: The Leadership Triumvirate
The best way to acknowledge someone is to identify and name a character quality they used, such as being thoughtful, helpful, courageous, compassionate, along with saying what specifically the person did. I call this using Character Quality Language.
Susanne M. Alexander
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