Invest in Strength Training and Increase Your Metabolism
By Chris Freytag
Financial experts speak of letting your money work for you—investing your savings so they earn money on their own, without additional labor or effort on your part. Weight management works in a similar way. Sure, you’ll burn calories when working out, but to work more efficiently, you also want your body to burn calories at the highest possible rate even when you’re NOT exercising. You want to burn calories when you’re sitting at your desk, relaxing at home, or even sleeping.
It’s called your resting metabolic rate (RMR), and you can increase it.
One of the surest ways is by building more muscle mass through strength training. Muscle can burn three to five times more calories than fat does. So the more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn—even when you’re staying perfectly still.
And you don’t need to invest much time. Working with weights for as little as 20 minutes two to three days a week can be enough to crank up your resting metabolic rate over time.
Here are some easy ways to add strength training into your life without feeling like you have to go to the gym and hoist the big barbells:Read More
Don’t Chase a New Job, Attract a New Career Opportunity
by Landon Taylor
When people tell me they are busy emailing their resumes to companies blindly looking for a job or posting their resume online, I usually shake my head a bit and think to myself, what a waste of time and talent.
There are so many people competing for jobs today, it’s virtually impossible to stand out if your submission is simply another resume in the pile of thousands. Therefore, it is vital for you to strategically position yourself as the answer to problems that are keeping the hiring manager up at night.
You do this by matching your authentic passion and superior skill level with a problem that an employer is trying to solve or opportunity that they are trying to capture.
In this way, you will shift away from being a common job chaser. Instead, you will strategically attract career opportunities that ignite your passion and enable you to put your greatest gifts and natural talents to work in the marketplace.
The first thing I do when people come to me for advice on getting a new job is to ask them two critical questions:Read More
How to Unlock Hidden Potential – Part 2
by Thomas Hadley
Blood, sweat and tears. You put your all into your craft. What happens when all your efforts still end in defeat? How does one find and unlock hidden potential in defeat? What good is there in it? Earlier this year, Super Bowl XLVIII set the best teams from each conference against each other. The final score: Seattle Seahawks 43 – Denver Broncos 8. What good resulted from this defeat for the Denver Broncos?
In last week’s post, I discussed finding potential in adversity. There are many types of adversity we face in life. Defeat is one of them. Where is the hidden potential in this particular type of adversity? Many great athletes hate losing more than they love winning. Their hatred of defeat seems to be stronger than their appetite for victory (I used to be that way). Oftentimes, that is looked upon as a good thing. However, this level of hatred toward defeat is counterproductive. Of course, we are not looking to lose in any area of life, whether it be in business, sports, or even a game of monopoly. But let’s face it, it is a part of every area of life if we are constantly seeking to improve ourselves.Read More
4 Common Myths About Fitness
By Chris Freytag
The difference between a myth and a fact is good science. I love this saying. I often overhear gym-goers sharing fitness advice that just isn’t true. Let me try to shed some light on some fitness myths with a little science.
Myth 1: You have to walk slowly to burn body fat. You use two types of fuel when you exercise: fat and glucose (carbohydrates/sugars break down into glucose in your body). Yes, your body uses more fat as its fuel choice when walking at a moderate pace. However, your calorie burn is also moderate. When you pick up the pace and walk or run with a high intensity, your body uses more glucose as fuel but burns calories at a faster rate. The bottom line is that most hardworking people are too busy to take a leisurely stroll for two hours. Do pick up the pace and your effort to melt body fat faster. Make the most of your exercise minutes—whether you have 10 minutes or 60 minutes, use them well.Read More
The Need for Life Insurance
By Greg Hammond
Let’s examine some uses for life insurance, the only asset class that can ensure the completion of proper funding for a myriad of unique planning needs – regardless of the state of the federal estate tax.
Income Replacement (“How will my family eat if I die?”)
Even if your estate is not subject to estate tax, life insurance can replace lost income if you die unexpectedly (more policies pay out for income replacement than for liquidity to pay estate tax). For example, people with young children might consider using life insurance to ensure that there are sufficient funds available to pay for child rearing or college and post-graduate expenses in the event of a parent’s premature death. For these income replacement policies, the estate tax, including the possibility of estate tax repeal, has no significance.
Planning Tip: Consider life insurance to replace income from the premature death of a primary income-earning spouse or parent.
Wealth Creation (“What if I die before I build an estate for my family?”)Read More
How To Unlock Hidden Potential – Part 1
by Thomas Hadley
How do we unlock hidden potential? First of all, where should we be looking for this potential? To begin answering this question, I will quote Napoleon Hill. In his audio program, The Road to Riches, he says: “Start each day with an expression of gratitude for all the adversities, defeats, and failures you have experienced in the past, and search for the seed of an equivalent benefit these have yielded you through the passing of time.” The areas of life that we reflexively avoid looking at are some of the very places we should be looking for our hidden potential: adversities, defeats and failures. This week, I will be focusing on finding and unlocking potential that is locked up in our adversities.
Transformative Beliefs: Hidden Potential is Locked-Up in Our Adversities
By Tami Broderick
Spring celebrations are here and so are lots and lots of eggs. Whether you decorate and hide them on Easter Sunday or cook eggs for your Passover Seder, there are some important safety tips to remember when handling this featured food.
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April 10, 2014, Newport Beach, CA— Wealth Triangle™ Enterprises Founder and Chief Vision Officer, Landon Taylor, announces the kickoff of a global initiative aimed at empowering one million men and women around the world to reach their greatest human potential by discovering and living fully in their truth.
Upon the successful completion of the two-decade research phase of the Wealth Triangle™ Institute Principle, Mr. Taylor states, “There is nothing more fulfilling than to empower individuals and organizations with the ability to reach their greatest God given potential.” Continuing, he explains, “We are excited about the results that we’ve seen thus far in our local pilot and can’t wait to expand our reach across the country and abroad.”
The company is expanding on a multiphase roll-out plan which starts with its online training and empowerment website at www.wealthtriangle.com. On the website, visitors may receive free access to tips, tools, and inspirational material needed to overcome what the company considers to be the “7 Deadly Shackles,” which prevent people from achieving “True Wealth” in this lifetime.Read More
Overcoming Stress: 18 simple ideas
By Thomas Hadley
Running late for work. Argument with a spouse. Parenting challenges. Kids are sick. Conflicts on the job. Financial stress. None of us are immune to stress. In some ways it is healthy, giving us the boost we need to take appropriate action. In other ways, it disrupts our lives and prevents us from being the very best we can be in our personal and professional lives. What can we do about it?
Here are 18 simple ideas to help you overcomes stress:
Figuring Out Your Fitness Personality
by Chris Freytag
On my Facebook page, I asked my fans if they thought there’s a perfect workout for their personality type and immediately many responded with their favorite workouts and how those workouts match their personalities. It’s clear that many people feel their personalities are driving the types of workouts they love. Here are just some of the responses I received …
I love kickboxing because I trained in karate.
I love swimming because water gives me peace.
I love to crank up the iPod and hike.
I love your HIIT workout. There is a mental boost I get when I am pushing myself hard for those intense 20 seconds. http://chrisfreytag.com/nutrition-exercise/hiit-dvd-series/
I like variety because I get bored with routine.
I do workout apps on my phone because I can do 3-10 minute workouts whenever I have 10 minutes throughout the day.
I love kickboxing because of the self-confidence it creates.
I like to run because it’s a stress reliever.
I walk outside because I love to be close to nature.
I choose spinning and Pilates because they make me work hard and that’s my personality.Read More