How To Boost Metabolism And Basal Metabolic Rate

Ray Burton: As you get over 40, your metabolism starts to slow. It was never a problem for me before so I didn’t look into it much. But now I’m 43, and as I started research on how to boost metabolism, I realized it is a huge topic and that a lot of people want to speed up their slowing metabolisms.

So what we’re going to do today is cover how to boost metabolism, sculpt your body, burn off body fat, develop unstoppable motivation and much, much more.

At the end of this information, you will also find a video and podcast about how to boost metabolism that I did with author Nick Nilsson.

I’m Ray Burton, author of “Begin At The Gym,” which is your complete blueprint to starting from scratch with the goal of losing weight and building muscle with no prior training experience.

However, in this series of articles, I’m going to answer specific questions submitted via e-mail in response to when I asked my readers what they wanted answered about how to boost metabolism so you can sculpt your body, burn off body fat and develop a lean muscular physique.
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How To Develop Self-Discipline And Become Unstoppable

self-disciplineToday I want to share with you some points on how to develop self-discipline. When you finally decide to go for the future of your dreams, the person you are now will no longer be sufficient to the tasks ahead. You have to become more to have more.

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.

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”

What Is Locus Of Control Video

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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Visiting New York – Things To Do And Places To Visit

NewYork WorkoutWell this one has been a long time coming but it’s time to write about the New York trip. If you followed the launch of the Body Of A Soldier program you’ll know that my main purpose of going to New York was to do a session with the Bartendaz in the park and film it to include the workout in the program. But since I was there… might as well do as many fun things as possible while there right?

Day 1

Get off the plane and there is a train that will take you right into New York. How cool is that. From there, you’re probably not going to pay more than $10 to get to any manhattan hotel.

Now before I go further, check this. I told a few people I was heading to New York and the comments all pretty much could be grouped into “Why?” and “Be careful and watch out for the crazies”. WTF? Seriously. First, “Why Not” and second, be careful what you look for because you’ll probably find it. People have to stop watching the news and discover what they think of the world for themselves and not what the fear mongers tell them.
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The Truth About Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow

Ray Burton believes you can do what you love and the money will followThere are two truths about the saying, “Do what you love and the money will follow.”

These two truths are in opposition but are still both correct.

Let me explain…

How nice would it be to view your work as a blessing instead of a curse, instead of a necessary evil that you trudge through to enjoy your nights and weekends?

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Wouldn’t it be great to LOVED your daily work?

  • What if your work was an extension of yourself and your talents?
  • How nice would it be to know and feel that you’re doing the work you were meant to do?

You may have heard this before and so we know it’s not enough to say – “Do what you love.” The thing is, you must LOVE not, in particular, the label of what you do, but the overall feeling of the work and workload required to produce a product that the market wants. Continue reading

Google Adsense Review – Is It Worth It? A 7 Year Tale

google adsenseI went through some of the journals I keep of my online progress and thought I would do a google adsense review about my 7 year journey. Most of the information below came not from experimenting with this site but other sites on different topics and niches. The reason you still see google adsense on RaymondBurton.com is because I do not have a worthy alternative to monetize this particular blog at this time. Once my new book is ready to go, I will give that product the premium advertising space.

On we go with the journal and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Thanks.

My Journey With Google Adsense – A 7 Year Tale
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The Bridge Across Forever By Richard Bach Book Review

the bridge across forever by richard bach bookI started reading The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach and I’m blown away. It’s been awhile since I have read something that didn’t directly involve the law of attraction, marketing or self-awareness type stuff. (That was great grammar).

The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach is titled as a love story. WHOAH! Wait a minute guys, it’s different than you think. First the main character is Richard himself who is an author. Actually he starts off as a pilot who fly’s around the country giving rides in his plane for money. See? It’s getting interesting already isn’t it?

Then one day like the rest of us, he gets thinking. He wants someone else in his life. We all reach that point where even though we are happy, we would like to have someone to share our experiences with. So he starts his new mission. Continue reading

Does The Law of Attraction Work?

law of attraction, shows balanced chakrasIf you’ve watched a movie called “The Secret,” and you’re still not a millionaire, you have to ask yourself, “Does the Law of Attraction work?”

I mean you’ve probably thought really hard about getting the date or the money or the job but yet, where is it?

Were you lied to about the Law Of Attraction?

In my opinion, the answer is yes.

Although it’s true that you start to become what you think about most of the time, there’s a big piece of the puzzle missing here.

“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.”
― Earl Nightingale

Don’t Believe In Fairy Tales But Believe In Integrity

Nothing magic happens in the real world when it comes to the law of attraction. What really happens is you bring your strengths and desires into alignment with what the buying market needs and you become a success.

Because you are playing to your strengths, you enjoy the process and spend more time and effort working on the things that need to be done to bring success your way.

If you’re frustrated and angry with where you are now, that’s o.k. This is your inner guidance telling you what you don’t want. Thank it and use it. Use it to change your vibration to think about the things that you now know you do want. Do you hate not having money to pay for bills? That is o.k. Now you want to change it over to thinking about having a surplus of money so your bills are a joy to pay. The difference is slight. The effects on your attitude are not.

Now, what do you think when you hear all this foofy stuff like, soul, universe and law of attraction? It sounds pretty bizarre, doesn’t it? Does this law of attraction thing almost seems like a cult to you? Well, yes, just like everything else out there, there are people that mean well and there are people that will use anything new to make massive amounts of money. There are also people that will always pay money to jump on a bandwagon. Especially if it’s offering a quick fix.

A Quick Recap

What is being said in the readers digest version is; get rid of your limiting beliefs and tune into the circumstance that are coming to your awareness because your brain is concentrating on them. Ever want to buy a certain model or color of car? Then you notice it everywhere. Same thing. When you keep something at the forefront of your mind, you will notice more things that have to do with it.

When anything like happiness is set as an intention, you will notice more ways of making yourself happy. The only thing you physically have to do is take advantage of the circumstance and take action.

ME: “Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. I really want an ice cream cone.”

OPPORTUNITY: “Hey son, want a lick?”

ME: “No thanks Dad. I’m waiting for someone to come out of the blue and offer me a chocolate chunk, double scoop waffle cone with sprinkles.”

Don’t die with a dream still in you because of inaction (that’s fear’s younger passive brother). How could we have all these dreams and not have an answer to completing them?

When I personal train people I tell them to do things. If they listen and do it, the result is that they lose weight. I could explain everything but it’s not necessary. They can go get certified if that’s what they want but if they act on what I am giving them, results happen. But if they doubt me and the information I’m giving and then don’t act on it..guess what? No action, no reward.

ME: “Its dark in here. I wish it was brighter.”

OPPORTUNITY: “Flick the switch”

ME: “It might not work, I don’t want to bother. I don’t understand volts, resistance and current”.

OPPORTUNITY: “Flick the frick’n switch man!”

There’s Truth Behind The Fluff

Let’s talk about releasing or reprograming. If you have your path, your vision, and its not happening, then you have a resistance that is not resonating with your desire inside. You have to vibrate with the same level as the desire. Is that a little too hokey?

Check this out (this actually happened):

You desperately want to lose weight. You have tried every program, pill and exercise gadget out there. Nothing works. When nothing works, that’s usually a sign. Especially if it has worked for others.

What you are not bringing up is the painful memory of being raped as a child. Deep in your subconscious, you know that when you lose weight and get that sexy body you have always wanted; you are going to attract attention from the opposite sex.

I see an internal conflict brewing and two vibrational thoughts in opposition. Consequently, tension, anger, and frustration are born. The signs your body gives you that it is in DIS-ease. Go inside to fix the outside.

To put the law of attraction to work for you;

  • Find out what you really want by starting with what you don’t.
  • Release, forgive, dig around inside to see what might be at emotional odds with your goal.
  • Let the way present itself.
  • Be open and awake so you can see the signs.
  • Act on them. In other words, work long and intensely on it.

We feel bad because we don’t resonate with something that is going on. We are out of tune, playing in the wrong key. In other words, what we want is not matching what we are getting from something. It means we are out of line with what we truly want.

Do you really think that your subconscious is going to make you super successful at something that makes you feel like crap on a daily basis? Of course not, why would it want you to have more of what you deep down don’t really enjoy? Continue reading

Woca Radio Interview With Ray Burton

Woca radio with Larry Robin And Ray BurtonLarry: If you want to lose weight join the army. Today we have with us two-time winner of the most physically fit soldier award, Ray Burton. Forget about the latest fad, Ray has a plan for you. Hey Ray is there global warming up there too?

Hey Larry, ya no, I just woke up this morning and stuck my head out of the igloo this morning and came back from tracking some polar bears but other than that its a normal day in Canada.

Robin: Laughs. Polar bears! I love that! Laughs.

Your book is not..not a very big book. And I’m guessing the information we read in it is all you really need.

Ray: There ya go!

Larry: You know when something just rings true?

Robin: Um hum

Larry: Then you kind of have a good feeling about it. And I guess that’s the feeling I got from this book. It just rings true, ya know? So many people come on and they will write books that are like 800 pages and, actually that one guy had a good book..

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Following Bob Parsons 16 Rules And How They Changed My Life

Somehow, either in the newsletter or sent to me by a reader I recieved Bob Parsons 16 Rules. I thought it was worth sharing so I added my two bits and a handful of shrapnel. Sometimes, a lot of guru’s “secrets to success” come down to a lot of sitting on your thumbs and doing some wishful thinking. Although that is part of it, you hardly ever get any meat and potatoes to work on, I hope this is different.

To me this post is just like a readers digest version of The Secret and Tony Robbins all mixed into one! I’ve read stuff from a lot of self improvement super stars but have settled on Jim Edwards because of that fact that he is one of the few that always stresses that action is the key to success (and he didn’t become successful by selling people “how to be successful”). You can have the best battle plan in the world, but if you never drop your ***** and pull on your socks, you wont accomplish squat.

Here are Bob Parsons 16 rules to become more successful
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Our Sayulita Mexico Tattoo Shop Travel Adventure

sayulita mexico birds eye viewSince most people get a lot of joy out of travelling, I thought a section on Sayulita Mexico might be of interest to some people. First, if you make most of your income on line like I do then you will want to know a good internet cafe. Garcia Realty on calle Revolucion 41 is a great place and you can even check out some real estate while you are at it.

There are about 12 computers in here and a wireless connection if you have your laptop. Let me tell you, if you do any work on the internet its a heck of a lot better to be sitting in this little surfing town then in crowded puerta vallarta. Its cheaper and better in all regards except maybe accommodation.
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Culler The Caledonian

Culler The Caledonian PictThis will be new and I hope very cool. I am writing a story. The story will unfold as it comes to me. Each chapter I write I will put the rough version up here to read. The story will be of a Knight and his journey through life, what comes along the way and revelations that surface as his spirit grows. Read deep or just enjoy the surface story. I hope reading the story will touch you in the same way as writing it does for me.

Culler The Caledonian

Sitting at the morning table the knight pondered over his bowl of oatmeal. He had won so many battles and claimed hundreds of honors yet still felt empty inside. He had worked hard all his life and achieved all the goals and titles that the other knights only dreamed of.
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