How To Find Your Passion And Purpose

All right, today, we’re talking Success Principle No. 2, which is how to find your passion, your “Purpose.” Stated as in the book, it says, “Be clear why you’re here. Decide upon your major, definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it.”
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Now, for me, my note is that people go a little too foo-foo here. So, for example, I don’t know why I’m here. I’m 40 now. I have no crazy, Ghandi-like purpose or passion that I know of. My main motivator is pretty simple, and that’s to make money, cut obligations so I can enjoy life and be happy. So for me, phrasing it that way makes a lot more sense than to think of smelling crystals and burning incense and stuff. But anyways. To be on purpose means that you’re doing what you love to do and doing what you’re good at and accomplishing what’s important to you, so that’s how I see it. So that brings up the integrity thing too. I’ll link to the integrity post right here; that’s a good one.
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How To Win The Conquest Of Happiness

I have some cool takeaways from reading The Conquest Of Happiness. These summary notes are the thoughts generated by reading the book, the takeaways of what was written.

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Sitting on the side of a mountain, a boy and his father were on a bowhunting trip when a scene unfolded in the valley below.
The father pointed, “Do you see the wolves eating the deer from the rear up?
The boy watched fighting the desire to pull his eyes away, “Yes.”
“Do you know why they do that?”
“No, dad.”
“Do you think it is to let him enjoy life a little longer before they have to kill him? Maybe because they are sorry they are killing him?”
The boy watched the deer’s hind quarters crumble under it’s own weight.
“I don’t know,” the boy said looking away.
The father lit a cigarette, “They are keeping him barely alive so the meat stays fresh longer.”
The boy crunched his eyebrows and looked at his dad, “Is that why the factory gives us the weekends off?”
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Burning It Down First Book In The Culler Series

Burning It Down Book By Raymond BurtonIn a chillingly realistic future, the Barrens is a vicious post-apocalyptic wasteland where battles rage between Union Forces and a mutant Hoard army. It’s a dystopian world where you must choose between the safety and rules of living inside the wall, or the danger and chaos of the freedom outside.

Culler gladly signed the Union loan papers, took the money and now he can’t pay it off. The dollars were gone, the business a bust, and it’s time to pay back the debt with blood.

Looking down the barrel of his rifle, he wondered if the death he was dealing, bullet by bullet like cards from an endless deck, meant more than a paycheck.

Crouched down in the rocky hole, freezing his ass off during the miserable winter of the Barrens, he looked up at the calm grey sky for respite from the hellish smoke, frozen ground, and chaos around him. Men were everywhere, locked in the ultimate of competitions, war.

Burning It Down is a story of never giving up despite the odds. War is a crucible of fire that smelts men into legends, and the Phoenix is rising.

Adapt and overcome, persevere until victory.

Where To Pick Up Your Copy Of Burning It Down

Burning It Down is the first book in the Cullers War Series and contains the first six short stories in the monthly published adventure.

You can pick up your copy at these spots:
Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
iTunes
Barnes And Noble
Kobo

The Beasts Of Hill 677 – A Cullers War Adventure #6

The Beasts Of Hill 677 - Cullers War Cullers War Adventure #6-“The Beasts Of Hill 677From the Cullers War Series (Audiobook Version Download At End Of Text Article)

In the near future, our world is attacked and will never be the same. It is a war like no other. A war of chemicals, radiation and mutants.
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Do You Have The Courage To Lead?

Clint Eastwood has the courage to lead himselfNote to self…

To rule your life, you must have the courage to lead.

Calm, cool, positive, confident. Think Clint Eastwood in the movie Pale Rider or The Outlaw Josey Wales

In the face of all confrontations and obstacles. You are a rock. An iron shaft in the frozen ice. Immovable.

A leader is a person who sets high standards and achieves them. – Have the courage to lead yourself – All great men win victory over themselves first before being called upon to lead others.
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The Face Of Evil – Battlefield Barren Ch5

The Face Of Evil - Cullers War Chapter 5 Of Battlefield Barrens Book 1 – “The Face Of EvilFrom the Cullers War Series (Audiobook Version Download At End Of Text Article)

Culler stood starring at a map scratched into the ground with the other platoon leaders, listening to the intelligence update from the lieutenant. The enemy was pushing in two areas, not just at their valley. Intel said an additional force of Mutes was also holing up in a small town just north of the valley.

Again, different tactics for the Mutes who preferred to skirmish and disappear. Now the Mutes were committing everything they had in the Barrens, and solidifying their forces in a town that the Grand Union wanted for future expansion.
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Valley Of Fire Pt2 – Cullers War Series bk1 ch4

Valley Of Fire Pt2 Cullers WarWelcome to “Battlefield Barrens” book 1 chapter 4 of the Cullers War series (Valley Of Fire PT2).

Bringing you audiobooks for free every Saturday. Written and performed by author Raymond Burton except for this intro which is of course, the automated A.I. system that is now hacking your audio delivering device. Battlefield Barrens is suitable for ages 18 and up and contains graphic violence and offensive language.
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Valley Of Fire Pt1 – Cullers War Book Podcast Ch3

Valley of Fire Cullers War Book Chapter 3Welcome to “Battlefield Barrens” Episode #3 of the Cullers War series called Valley Of Fire (original title “Napalm Death”). I’m bringing you audiobooks for free every Saturday. Written and performed by author Raymond Burton, that’s me. Battlefield Barrens is suitable for ages 18 and up and contains graphic violence and offensive language.
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Battlefield Barren Pt2 – Cullers War Podcast Ch2

Battlefield Barren Pt2Battlefield Barrens Chapter 1 is here

In This Episode Of The Cullers War Podcast

Harrod and I stood looking at the entrance to the bunker. Peering through the door, we met the stare of the man who was going to be in charge of our pain parade.

He just sat there, elbows on the table, hands clasped in front of his face, studying us. Then waved us in. The mute soldier pushed us inside and immediately zeroed in on Harrod. Predators can smell fear. He looked at the papers on the table in front of him and then back to Harrod.

The interrogation was about to begin…
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Battlefield Barren – Cullers War Book Ch1 Podcast

Battlefield barrenCullers War Series Podcast – Book 1 (Battlefield Barren) Chapter 1 (audio version at end of page)

Dollars for flesh. I gladly signed the papers, took the money and now I can’t pay it off. The dollars are gone, now it’s time to pay back my debt, bullet by bullet.
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Locus Of Control

In Brian Tracy’s book Maximum Achievement, he teaches the importance of the law of control which we’ll see involves both the internal locus of control and the external locus of control.


View Locus Of Control Comments On Youtube The law of control states “You feel happy to the degree to which you feel you are in control of your own life. You feel unhappy to the degree to which you feel you are not in control, or controlled by other factors or people”

People smarter than myself call this your locus of control. These smart people that write even smarter books all conclude that stress and unhappiness arise when you feel controlled by outside circumstances (external locus of control).
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How To Lose The Lower Belly Bulge

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Let’s talk about how to lose the lower belly bulge (IE. Fix the “I cant see my lower abs). “The spare tire” “Muffin Top” ect. By that, I mean the stuff that’s cover up that sexy abdominal area. Crunches are not the answer.

Training your stomach (abs) with crunches, trying to burn away tummy fat is about as effective as eating soup with chopsticks. It’s the wrong tool for the job most of the time.

Now, here’s why.

You cannot spot reduce or, to say it in another way, burn off fat on a specific area to the exclusion of everywhere else. Your body burns fat as a whole, and typically the closer to the core you get, the harder it is to mobilize and burn off. So, everything that follows will be the same advice regardless if we’re talking about arms, tummies or tush. You want to emphasize the full body movement again for the quickest spot reduction, which we know you can’t really do, but in order to burn it off on that one area, you still need to emphasize the full body movement. [Read more…]

Starting A Paleo Diet Plan

paleo solution bookYesterday I went out and bought the Paleo Diet Solution by Robb Wolf. I want to journal a bit of the journey. How I got started. My results. Tips and tricks that I have found helpful.

I’ll fill you in on a bit of my history with eating and bodybuilding first so you know where I’ve come from and what I’ve done. I don’t do this because I think you’ll care about my history… but that perhaps you and I may share some same history and so the stuff I am writing about will ring truer to you.
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Guided Yoga Nidra Meditation For Relaxation With Aaron Patrick

Aaron Patrick speaks about Yoga Nidra Meditation

Yoga nidra or “yogi sleep” (kind of, Aaron will explain it better in the podcast) is a sleep-like state which yogis report to experience during their meditations. Yoga nidra is a kind of lucid sleeping.

It’s among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The distinguishing difference is the degree to which one remains cognizant of the actual physical environment as opposed to a dream environment. In lucid dreaming, one is only (or mainly) cognizant of the dream environment, and have little or no awareness of one’s actual environment.
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How Do You Lose Arm Fat?

lose arm fatIf you want to finally get rid of flabby arms, and the sooner the better, this is how to do it. A nice lean set of arms will naturally happen as your overall fitness improves, but there is one specific exercise for flabby arms that I want to share today. This exercise, along with reducing overall body fat, will bring those arms into super shape and make you look forward to going sleeveless.
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Quick Healthy Food Recipes And Simple Meals With Nicole Nordli

Healthy Food Recipes With Nicole NordliIn today’s Fat To Fit Podcast we talk about quick healthy food recipes and simple meals with Nicole Nordli. She also shares with us her fitness lifestyle and eating “time” hacks. She uses these on a daily basis to fit everything in as a busy mom with a lot on her plate (pun intended). This is useful stuff for everyone out there that never seem to have the time to get that fitness plan started (last weeks podcast).

Nicole is a mother of four, with a PASSION for food, fitness & everything in between. She love’s to share her knowledge. She hopes to INSPIRE & MOTIVATE others to live a HEALTHY, FIT life as well. You can often find Nicole in the kitchen “playing” as she likes to call it, creating yummy SIMPLE meals & treats.
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How To Go From Zero To 100 Pushups A Day

Are you still struggling trying to get a single full pushup? Would you like to know how to go from zero to 100 pushups a day? I know in my boot camps that a lot of people often come in with less upper body strength then they want and have difficulty getting their pushups up to speed… so here is how we go at it from ZERO.

Why Zero? Because I want to help you no matter what level you are at because I’ve been there. I tore by biceps a few years back and it crushed my ego for a bit. I went from pushups being a pump finisher after sets of bench and 90 pound dips, to not being able to get off the floor without rolling on my side.
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How To Speed Up Metabolism For Fat Loss with Nick Nilsson

How to speed up metabolism with Nick NilssonToday on the Show, we talk with Nick Nilsson author of Metabolic Surge on how to speed up metabolism for a lean physique. Nick is known as the “Mad Scientist Of Muscle” and has a degree in physical education and psychology. He used to do one on one personal training before making the switch to helping people build muscle and burn fat online through his fitness training books and membership site.
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