By Landon Taylor
Fear is the most lethal of the 7 Deadly Shackles that prevent you from discovering and living fully in your truth. This video shares three strategies that will help you take control of fear vs. fear controlling you. Visit www.wealthtriangle.com for more tips, tools and resources to help you live your TRUTH!
Simplify Your Workouts! It’s not complicated! The latest AT&T Ad campaign hits my funny bone as the little kids sitting at the table show the grownups that things don’t have to be so complex. And, their slogan and message bring up a good point that you can apply to healthy living (and your smartphone): “It’s not complicated.”
I love these ads so much because after all, that’s my mantra when it comes to getting people eating well and moving: “It’s not complicated.” It calls for commitment and sometimes hard work. But complicated? No, it doesn’t have to be!
Just eat a little healthier; move a little more; and you will improve performance. The problem is, it’s easy to make things more difficult and elaborate than they need to be. Perhaps you remember the early days of step classes. When I first started teaching step, there were five basic choreography moves everyone was doing.
Then step patterns got really crazy! People were going “over the top” and “boomeranging” over their steps. I sometimes practiced for hours just to teach one really elaborate choreographed class – that’s how complicated it was.
by Michelle Flowers
Hey! Where were you at 3:15 pm on June 1, 2010? It’s a random question, I know. But if you have kept a journal you might be able to answer that question. Good writing is all in the details, and a lot of famous writers use journals to process their ideas, break writer’s block, or just to increase their writing flow. One of my writing heroines, Susan Sontag, expressed her passion for journaling by saying, “In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself.”
It’s a valuable tool in your writer’s toolkit and I encourage you to try it out! But first, watch this video to help guide your journaling journey. And, remember that I’m excited to be your personal writing muse. Together, let’s make YOUR words legendary!
Peak Performance Strategy: “WOW!” Yourself
By Thomas Hadley
As we are being focused and productive during our week, we are getting a lot of important, non-urgent things done. We are working in what Stephen Covey calls “Quadrant 2” in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. So we are making great progress for the long haul. This should make up the bulk of our activities. These activities are good. We are preventing disasters and fires and are investing in our long-term success and the success of those we come into contact with. However, this can be a trap.
Have you ever gotten to the end of a week and realized that you accomplished everything that was on your calendar for the week only to ask yourself, “What Massive Actions have I taken this week? What huge accomplishments have I made this week in working toward my goals?” You didn’t WOW yourself! Maybe every day you have had your spiritual devotional times, exercise routine, quality time with your wife and family, studied in the areas that you need to gain expertise in for certain goals, met all of your sales goals, contributed to your church ministry and community. But when you think about it, you didn’t slap ANY HOME RUNS or worse yet, you didn’t even SWING at any balls to try to do so. You didn’t WOW yourself!Read More
Awaken the Warrior Within
By Landon Taylor
Ever feel like you should be having more impact in the world? Check out this video I just posted on Awaking the Warrior Within you! Share it with your friends and family. Its time for us all to Awaken our inner Warrior and start living fully In our Truth!
By Chris Freytag
ENERGIZE OR DECOMPRESS: TWO MINI WORKOUTS TO HELP YOU WAKE UP OR WIND DOWN.
Here are two mini-workouts that do double-duty. Not only can they each be done in about 10 minutes,
these workouts will either help you get moving in the morning (or anytime you need a little pick-me-up)
or help you wind down from a stressful day.
If you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, an energizing Pilates routine may be just the thing to jumpstart your internal alarm clock. This workout will get you going even before you get out of bed. Or, if a harder surface is desired, use the space at the side of your bed—you don’t even have to change out of your pajamas! These five Pilates exercises will lengthen you, stretch you and help “align” your day.
Is Your Financial Advisor a Doctor or a Pharmacist?
by Greg Hammond
How financial professionals can get in the way
Many advisors unwittingly (or in some cases, not so unwittingly) tap into or add to people’s already existing fears. They don’t explain the difference between voluntary and involuntary philanthropy. When people regularly respond, “Well, no, we’ll need that money for us and the kids,” many financial professionals conclude that the conversation is over. Additionally, they feel this is a conversation that just isn’t worth having unless the client brings it up.
At the risk of introducing another profession to make an important analogy, we’d ask you to consider whether the best advisors should act as pharmacists or physicians? Should your advisor just dispense the prescriptions or solutions to the issues you bring to him or her? Are you expected to depend on the answers you receive, without question? Or do you want your advisor to be ready, willing, and able to have the kind of courageous conversations that a good physician should be free to initiate?Read More
How to unlock Hidden Potential – Part 3
By Thomas Hadley
There is much written on the subject of learning from failure, so I will only share one thought with you here with regard to unlocking the hidden potential to be found in this type of adversity. The thought is this:
When we look at our successes and failures, we have to understand that we are evolving beings.
Failure is defined as “an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose.” The outcome of an event today may not be in alignment with the aims we have for ourselves today– at our current state of evolution. However, this same outcome could be exactly the outcome we need to accomplish the purpose we have in a later stage of our personal evolution. This could be years down the road. Failure is all a matter of our intentions and perceptions. We are limited in our ability to fully learn the lessons life is teaching us on a daily basis. The lessons we are taught today may not sink in for days, months or even years. As we evolve in our awareness, however, our intentions tend to come into alignment with those lessons we have learned in our lives.Read More
What to do With Required Minimum Distributions You Don’t “Need”
By Greg Hammond
Some individuals simply don’t need their full Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) amounts for living expenses; they’d rather keep the money invested, so that it can compound and grow. Of course, most would no doubt like to keep deferring the tax bill on their IRA assets, too. Although it’s impossible to circumvent RMDs without incurring big penalties, there’s nothing saying you have to spend that money, either. Instead, you can keep at least some of your distribution working on your behalf. The following strategies can help you maximize the RMD proceeds you don’t need for living expenses.
Look for a Roth Opportunity
If you have unused RMDs, steer a portion to a Roth IRA. You can contribute to a Roth at any age, and your withdrawals will be tax-free provided you meet certain criteria. The catch is that you or your spouse must have enough earned income to cover the amount of your Roth contribution–unearned income such as your pension, IRA withdrawals, income from other investments, or Social Security benefits don’t count.
Fund a Tax-Efficient Wealth Replacement StrategyRead More
Cindo de Mayo and Skinny Margarita
By Tami Broderick
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Most people think of Mexican food as unhealthy, and I admit, there can be quite a few not so healthy items to choose from. On the flip side, however, are the dishes made with some of the most healthiest of food … tomatoes, onions, garlic, avocado, peppers, lime juice, whole grain corn, whole beans … the list is long. With that said, here are ways to navigate the menu on this very festive day.