From the monthly archives:

May 2009

Energize Your Success – Exercise

by Stephen Mills May 31, 2009
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Exercise that increases your cardiovascular fitness will actually increase your body’s ability to produce energy. Some very good studies have confirmed that moderate aerobic exercise increases the energy of otherwise sedentary people.

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Energize Your Success – Potassium

by Stephen Mills May 30, 2009
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A Paleolithic diet of natural whole food would contain a potassium-sodium ratio of about 17 to 1. A modern American diet contains a ratio of about 1 to 1.7. Do I really need to say any more?

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Energize Your Success – Use The Right Fuel

by Stephen Mills May 28, 2009
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You wouldn’t put diesel fuel in a rocket or rocket fuel in a truck. They each were made to run on a certain kind of fuel and so are you. If you put poor quality fuel into your body, you are going to have a poor result. One result will be a lack of energy, or in any case a less than optimal amount of energy. Remember, you are essentially drugging your body every time you eat. Put in good drugs.

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Energize Your Success – Decrease Distress

by Stephen Mills May 26, 2009
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You need to energy to be successful. Your brain and the rest of your body run on energy. What happens in one part of you body impacts the rest of it. Mental exhaustion is really just physical exhaustion occurring in one part of your body. It saps the strength and energy from other parts. You might not think physical energy matters that much, especially if you are more intellectually oriented. But it matters and I think it matters a great deal.

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My Recent Favorites

by Stephen Mills May 26, 2009

“You can say no with respect, you can say no promptly and you can say no with a lead to someone who might say yes. But just saying yes because you can’t bear the short-term pain of saying no is not going to help you do the work.” Saying ‘no’ by Seth Godin “So here’s […]

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Blow the Lid Off Yourself by Thinking Big

by Stephen Mills May 23, 2009
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“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt

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The 5th Age of a Business Expansion – Bigger Is Better

by Stephen Mills May 22, 2009
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Note from Stephen:  This is a guest post by Dragos at eDragonu – the choice of a personal path.  He has an excellent blog and I suggest you check it out. This article is part of a series about the 7 ages of a business, an entrepreneur perspective, initially published at eDragonu.ro. The remaining 6 […]

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Your Brain on Food and Supplements – Serotonin

by Stephen Mills May 20, 2009
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Serotonin natures are happy, sensory, and live in the moment. Despite being calm they can be very impulsive and like to seek a wide variety of exciting new activities.

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Your Brain on Food and Supplements – GABA

by Stephen Mills May 18, 2009
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GABA calms and stabilizes the brain. It is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter of the brain. It smoothes you out and gives you a more constant mood and performance. According to Eric Braverman, 50% of the population are GABA dominant natures. GABA natures are sociable and remain calm amongst the chaos. They love organization and are dependable. GABA natures don’t have wild mood swings and love team or group activities.

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Your Brain on Food and Supplements – Acetylcholine

by Stephen Mills May 17, 2009
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Acetylcholine is important for memory and learning and is a neurotransmitter used throughout the body. It controls muscle contraction for example. Acetylcholine may be extremely important for long term memory. It determines your brain speed. If you have too little, your brain is going to slow down. The most extreme case of this is Alzheimer’s. You can think of acetylcholine as a lubricant for your brain and body. Acetylcholine along with dopamine are the neurotransmitters that turn your brain on. They allow it to work hard and fast. A lack of either one can lead to memory and attention problems.

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