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TipsForSuccess: Pep and Energy


Pep and Energy

The US Department of Agriculture estimates the average US Citizen consumes 152 pounds of sugar per year. Sugar comes in many forms: soft drinks, candy, desserts, manufactured food and so on. Because sugar is inexpensive, tastes good and is habit forming, food companies and fast-food restaurants add sugar without restraint.

Sugar, like any addictive substance, makes you crave more sugar. For example, a piece of chocolate gives you a little extra energy which makes you slightly happier for an hour or so. As soon as the effect wears off, you feel tired and maybe a little depressed. So to feel perky again, you want another piece of chocolate. Like cigarettes, alcohol or heroin, the substance is the problem AND the solution.

Every diet that lowers your weight or improves your health has one thing in common: YOU MUST STOP EATING SUGAR. Hundreds of scientific studies prove that sugar makes your body store fat. Excessive fat increases your chance of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and death.

In 1972, L. Ron Hubbard wrote the following:

"Sugar is a deceptive thing."

"Sugar, that is supposed 'to produce energy' does so only at the expense of physical health for sugar does not build up a body, it only burns it up."

"The result of a heavy intake of sugar and carbohydrates* is to feel tired all the time-no pep."

"If one is going to run a car, he has to feed it the right fuel and oil. If one is going to run a body it has to be fed the right food and that has to include protein."

"By eating your hamburger and vegetables and leaving alone the candy bars and cokes, you will begin to build up a head of steam." -- L. Ron Hubbard
(*carbohydrates: a type of food that includes potatoes, rice, bread and sugar)

When you stop eating sugar, you lose weight. Other foods smell and taste better. You feel more alive.

Kicking the sugar habit helps you sleep better. The energy boost you get from sugar OR the depression that follows can keep you awake.

Sugar mixes up your digestion system so your good food does not digest properly. You can get heartburn, gas or stomach pain. Without sugar, you need less food as your stomach works better.

You also have more long-lasting energy. You no longer have brief peaks of energy that require a constant flow of sugar to maintain.

Hyperactive children, who are candidates for Ritalin or Prozac, are calmer and saner when they no longer eat sugar. After you cut off their sugar supply, they will demand sweet snack for a few days, but they eventually relax. They lose the mood swings, tantrums and craziness.

Ten Tips for Breaking the Sugar Habit

Like children, after you stop eating sugar, you might feel irritable and tired for 3-6 days. You may have headaches and feel foggy. You will most certainly crave foods that contain sugar.

However, the cravings and symptoms pass. Kicking a sugar addiction is tough, but not as tough as handling an addiction to cigarettes, drugs or alcohol.

1. Recognize sugar can be addicting and therefore, controlling you to a degree. For example, if you cannot work or relax without eating sugar, you are addicted. Make the decision to break the habit.

You have the power to control your craving for sugar. No temptation is stronger than your personal willpower and self-determinism.

2. Find and eat sugar-free substitutes to satisfy the urge to eat food with sugar. For example, fresh fruits and vegetables can stop the craving for sugar. Remember: potato chips and other junk foods are almost as addicting and bad as sugar.

3. Prepare your own food instead of eating prepared foods that contain sugar. The following prepared food usually contain sugar: canned soup, bread, fast-food restaurant food, salad dressing, sauces, gravy, cough drops, sushi rice, protein bars, flavored yogurt and breakfast cereals.

4. Read the ingredients label on the foods you buy. Sugar is called many names including corn syrup, honey, maltrose, dextrose, fructose, lactose and glucose.

5. Try healthy foods you have never tried before to add variety and interest to your diet. For example, a new type of fish, exotic vegetables or tasty cheeses.

6. Exercise. Heat up your muscles, stretch out your skin and fill your lungs with fresh air every day. Strengthen your ability to control your body.

7. Use a gradual approach. If you make too many changes to your diet at once, the shock may force you to give up on the decision. You may get better long-term results if you make one change, get used to the change, make another change, get used to it and so on.

8. Get creative with your food. For example, buy a yogurt maker, ice cream maker or a juicer to prepare you own sugar-free snacks and drinks. Explore a health-food store. Try a natural foods restaurant.

9. Try different combinations of vitamins until they help stop sugar cravings and make you feel healthier.

10. Work out your own program and to control your sugar habit with the free TipsForSuccess interactive coaching website: www.TipsForSuccessCoaching.org .

Once you kick the sugar habit, stay strong. Do not return to the old habit. Like a single drink for an alcoholic or a single cigarette for an ex-smoker, one dessert can open the door to failure.

Taking control of your food is satisfying by itself. You are no longer controlled by the need for sugar. You burn off the fat and drop to your ideal weight.

Living without sugar gives you a healthier body without a drug or an operation. You have more energy to produce and to reach your goals. You look better and feel better.
 


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Pep and Energy

The US Department of Agriculture estimates the average US Citizen consumes 152 pounds of sugar per year. Sugar comes in many forms: soft drinks, candy, desserts, manufactured food and so on. Because sugar is inexpensive, tastes good and is habit forming, food companies and fast-food restaurants add sugar without restraint.

Sugar, like any addictive substance, makes you crave more sugar. For example, a piece of chocolate gives you a little extra energy which makes you slightly happier for an hour or so. As soon as the effect wears off, you feel tired and maybe a little depressed. So to feel perky again, you want another piece of chocolate. Like cigarettes, alcohol or heroin, the substance is the problem AND the solution.

Every diet that lowers your weight or improves your health has one thing in common: YOU MUST STOP EATING SUGAR. Hundreds of scientific studies prove that sugar makes your body store fat. Excessive fat increases your chance of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and death.

In 1972, L. Ron Hubbard wrote the following:

"Sugar is a deceptive thing."

"Sugar, that is supposed 'to produce energy' does so only at the expense of physical health for sugar does not build up a body, it only burns it up."

"The result of a heavy intake of sugar and carbohydrates* is to feel tired all the time-no pep."

"If one is going to run a car, he has to feed it the right fuel and oil. If one is going to run a body it has to be fed the right food and that has to include protein."

"By eating your hamburger and vegetables and leaving alone the candy bars and cokes, you will begin to build up a head of steam." -- L. Ron Hubbard
(*carbohydrates: a type of food that includes potatoes, rice, bread and sugar)

When you stop eating sugar, you lose weight. Other foods smell and taste better. You feel more alive.

Kicking the sugar habit helps you sleep better. The energy boost you get from sugar OR the depression that follows can keep you awake.

Sugar mixes up your digestion system so your good food does not digest properly. You can get heartburn, gas or stomach pain. Without sugar, you need less food as your stomach works better.

You also have more long-lasting energy. You no longer have brief peaks of energy that require a constant flow of sugar to maintain.

Hyperactive children, who are candidates for Ritalin or Prozac, are calmer and saner when they no longer eat sugar. After you cut off their sugar supply, they will demand sweet snack for a few days, but they eventually relax. They lose the mood swings, tantrums and craziness.

Ten Tips for Breaking the Sugar Habit

Like children, after you stop eating sugar, you might feel irritable and tired for 3-6 days. You may have headaches and feel foggy. You will most certainly crave foods that contain sugar.

However, the cravings and symptoms pass. Kicking a sugar addiction is tough, but not as tough as handling an addiction to cigarettes, drugs or alcohol.

1. Recognize sugar can be addicting and therefore, controlling you to a degree. For example, if you cannot work or relax without eating sugar, you are addicted. Make the decision to break the habit.

You have the power to control your craving for sugar. No temptation is stronger than your personal willpower and self-determinism.

2. Find and eat sugar-free substitutes to satisfy the urge to eat food with sugar. For example, fresh fruits and vegetables can stop the craving for sugar. Remember: potato chips and other junk foods are almost as addicting and bad as sugar.

3. Prepare your own food instead of eating prepared foods that contain sugar. The following prepared food usually contain sugar: canned soup, bread, fast-food restaurant food, salad dressing, sauces, gravy, cough drops, sushi rice, protein bars, flavored yogurt and breakfast cereals.

4. Read the ingredients label on the foods you buy. Sugar is called many names including corn syrup, honey, maltrose, dextrose, fructose, lactose and glucose.

5. Try healthy foods you have never tried before to add variety and interest to your diet. For example, a new type of fish, exotic vegetables or tasty cheeses.

6. Exercise. Heat up your muscles, stretch out your skin and fill your lungs with fresh air every day. Strengthen your ability to control your body.

7. Use a gradual approach. If you make too many changes to your diet at once, the shock may force you to give up on the decision. You may get better long-term results if you make one change, get used to the change, make another change, get used to it and so on.

8. Get creative with your food. For example, buy a yogurt maker, ice cream maker or a juicer to prepare you own sugar-free snacks and drinks. Explore a health-food store. Try a natural foods restaurant.

9. Try different combinations of vitamins until they help stop sugar cravings and make you feel healthier.

10. Work out your own program and to control your sugar habit with the free TipsForSuccess interactive coaching website: www.TipsForSuccessCoaching.org .

Once you kick the sugar habit, stay strong. Do not return to the old habit. Like a single drink for an alcoholic or a single cigarette for an ex-smoker, one dessert can open the door to failure.

Taking control of your food is satisfying by itself. You are no longer controlled by the need for sugar. You burn off the fat and drop to your ideal weight.

Living without sugar gives you a healthier body without a drug or an operation. You have more energy to produce and to reach your goals. You look better and feel better.
 


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TipsForSuccess: Personal Power Tip


Personal Power Tip

The greater your personal power, the greater your success. The method for increasing your personal power in this week's article was discovered by L. Ron Hubbard in 1958.

"Power is contained in the ability to maintain a position in space. If you can't maintain a position in space you will never have any power." -- L. Ron Hubbard

Try this demonstration. Put a coin on your desk. Move it around with the tip of your finger. Now, with the thumb on your left hand, firmly press down on the object. Make it hold a position. Try to move it around with a finger on your right hand. Because the coin holds its position, it has power. You can do the same thing.

Holding a position on a principle is very important for your personal power. For example, someone at your job says, "Will you tell the boss I met my quota so I can get a bonus?" You say, "No, sorry, I can't lie for you." No matter what the person tries to make you lie, you hold a position. You are using your power.

Do you remember a time when you held a position on something that was important to you? But then someone convinced you to change your mind? How did you feel?

Do you remember another time when you held a position on something important? No matter what anyone said, you stuck to your idea? How did you feel?

Three More Examples

1. Joe is happily married to June and works with June on several important goals. One day, Joe runs into his ex-girlfriend from college. She tells Joe, "You know, I sure miss you! Let's go to my apartment for some wine and have a chat, okay?" Joe has plenty of personal power and holds a position on what he knows is right. He says, "Okay, but let's pick up my wife on the way because she would love to meet you."

2. You decide to stop smoking. After the first day, your body seems to be screaming, "Get me a cigarette!" You hold a position and refuse. During the second day, your body seems to say, "I will die if I don't have a smoke." You hold a position and eat a carrot. Soon, your body's addiction gives up and you are a nonsmoker.

3. You need to write a report for your boss and need it the next morning. Most of the report is in your laptop and you decide to finish it at home. After you eat dinner, you get out your laptop, but it won't start. You try everything you know to get it working with no success. You call for tech support, but learn the computer company is closed for the night. You call your friend who says, "Sorry, I can't help you. I'm sure your boss will understand why you can't write it."

You decide to hold a position regarding the report. You decide to make it go right. You pull out a writing pad and start to write. At midnight, your spouse says, "I'm sure your boss will understand if you don't finish the report. Come to bed!" You feel really tired and decide to climb into bed.

After a few minutes, you decide to hold a position regarding the report. So despite feeling tired and having a bad laptop, you get up and continue handwriting the report. At 5 AM, you finish the first version. You think, "My boss will understand that it looks sloppy."

Yet once again, you decide to hold a position. You remember you are a professional.

So you get dressed and arrive at the office an hour early. You use a computer to type up the report. By 8 AM, the report is done and it is perfect. Your boss is thrilled. You feel powerful.

Maintaining Your Power

When you hold a position on a constructive, beneficial position, you soon get respect and support. The people around you realize you have good intentions and that you usually do the right thing. They learn to trust you and do not oppose you.

For example, a friend says, "Don't tell the store you dropped the television. Tell them it didn't work in the first place."

You say, "No, I'll tell the truth and try to work something out."

Later, your friend says, "Will you help me with my investments? I know I can trust you."

When an antisocial person holds a position on destructive or evil positions, he or she eventually fails. Most people in this world prefer good intentions. Sooner or later, they learn who has bad intentions and withdraw support or fight back.

For example, every night after a work, a coworker says, "Let's have some fun and all go get drunk!" At first, a few people go with him, but they soon discover he is an alcoholic and gets mean when he's drunk. No matter how often he holds a position and demands that people go with him, he ends up drinking alone.

Holding a position to destroy something good, hurt others or prove others are wrong is a poor use of your personal power. You lose respect, trust and support.

Management

As a manager, you often make decisions for the good of the group. If you know what you are doing, you make the right decisions. But being right does not mean your group members will do what you ask them to do.

You often need some personal power to back it up. The better you can hold your position on what you know is right, the greater your success.

For example, you say to your computer technician, "Bill, will you back up the computer files now?"

Bill says, "After I go to the bathroom and have lunch and meet with Marge. I'll try to do it."

As a good manager, you look Bill in the eye and you say, "Bill, this is very important. You need to make the backup right now." Bill realizes you are not flexible on this and does what you say. You stay in charge.

Recommendations

1. Write down situations you should hold a position in space. When do you let people push you around? When should you say, "No" or "Yes" but you back down? Perhaps you need to hold a position against a habit or temptation?

2. Select an easy item on the list that will benefit you and others if you hold a position on it. Write down how you will hold your ground.

3. Do it! Hold a position on this thing as soon as possible. Notice how you feel.

4. Continue to strengthen your personal power by holding your position in space on tougher and tougher situations, especially those positions that help you and others succeed.

If you do these steps, you will become more powerful than ever before.


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Do You Really Enjoy Your Work?

"Work is only as good as it's enjoyed, not as it's paid." -- L. Ron Hubbard

When you do what you love, your odds of success are much greater. You have more passion, more fun and more energy.

When you enjoy your job, you look forward to Monday mornings. Your days fly by. You make steady progress.

Your enjoyment is also contagious. The people around you get along better. They follow your example and have more fun.

When you love your work, you recognize opportunities, make better decisions and enjoy less stress. When you add skillful work performance, you also become an expert.

What if you do not enjoy your work?

The Good Must Outweigh the Bad

Every job, every profession and every business includes distasteful aspects--the complicated, boring, dirty or difficult parts of the job. Yet conquering these difficulties is how you pay the bills.

To get rich, simply perform an important job most people can't do or won't do. For example, drilling tiny holes in people's teeth or performing surgery on people's stomachs is very tough work, but it can make dentists and physicians wealthy.

Yet if you have no love for your job, the difficult parts become unbearable. You hate going to work. You hate the people. The stress makes you sick.

When you love the purpose and results of your work, the difficulties become easier to deal with and you take pride in conquering them. The benefits of the job outweigh the liabilities.

Five Steps to Getting More Enjoyment from Your Work


1. List what you like about your work. What makes it worth doing? For example, working with good people, improving your customers' lives, doing a technically perfect job and so on.

2. List what you dislike about your work. What makes you want to quit? For example, working long hours, customer complaints, health risks, mean bosses and so on.

3. List your purposes for this job. Why did you start? What is the big picture? Why do you do this work?

4. Review and add items to the above three lists. Continue until you feel a surge of joy. When the lists are balanced, your passion takes over and you love your job.

5. If adding items to these lists does not give you a surge of joy for your job, write down a plan to make some changes.

Change your routine. Work with different people. Do a better job. Transfer to a different department. Change directions, get a new job or learn a new profession.

Change a negative attitude. Learn to accept help. Stop cutting corners.

Keep making changes until the joy of your job is greater than its difficulties.

If you own a business that gives you no joy, change it as well. Make it into an operation that makes you happy. Replace difficult employees. Delegate more responsibilities. Improve the quality of the service or product. Make the operation bigger or smaller. Sell out and start another business.

Love your work so your success can follow.
 


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How to Create and Maintain a Successful Marriage

Life is wonderful when you have a good marriage. (Even though we use the terms "marriage" and "spouse," this article applies to every type of close, personal, sexual relationship).

You can endure the difficulties at work more easily if you can go home to a successful marriage. You have more fun during your free time when you do it with your spouse. Insurance experts agree that happily married people are healthier and live longer than single people.

On the other hand, life is miserable when you are trapped in a bad marriage. You and your spouse either argue or avoid communicating. You and your spouse cannot agree on anything and prefer to spend your time apart from each other.

The stress of a bad marriage makes your work more difficult. Your production and income suffer because you are miserable. You search for reasons to get a divorce.

An Important Ingredient in All Successful Marriages

"The successful sex relationship depends upon man and woman reaching a high degree of agreement on immediate and long-term goals . . . ." -- L. Ron Hubbard

Goals are a vital factor in a happy, healthy marriage. For example, a married couple shares the goal of raising their children; to help them grow up. They have a high degree (large amount) of agreement on this goal which keeps them happily married while the children are living at home. After the kids are grown and on their own, the couple does not set new goals for themselves as a couple. They argue. They spend less time together. They finally get divorced for several "reasons." They never realize the real reason for the divorce is they have no goals.

Some couples work hard to start a business and then divorce after the business is a big success. They say, "We were happier when we were poor and struggling." The fact is, they did not set and agree on any new goals after the business took off.

A personal disaster often unites a couple because they are forced to agree on a goal. For example, after five years of marriage, Jake and Sara argue every day until Sara finds out she has breast cancer. Suddenly Jake and Sara have a shared goal of getting rid of Sara's cancer. Jake and Sara have a high degree of agreement and so stop their fighting. They fall back in love and work together on this mutual goal.

Another example is with newlyweds. A new couple will often fight during their honeymoon. Their goal to have a wonderful wedding has been achieved. But once the party is over, they have nothing to work on as a team. So they pick on each other.

If you counsel a couple before their wedding, tell them, "You need to spend your honeymoon setting goals for your marriage. You need to agree on immediate goals and long-term goals. Don't come home from your honeymoon until you have several goals worked out."

If the newlyweds follow your advice, they join as a team and jump into life with a mutual direction. They are happily married as they are connected in a common cause. They accomplish a great deal in their lives rather than waste their marriage with disagreements, conflicts and fights.

Disagreements, anger, upsets or "personality conflicts" are often resolved when the two people find and agree on some goals. Each person can have other goals as well, but for the marriage to succeed, both parties must agree on some short- and long-term goals.

Recommendations

1. Have a goal-setting session with your spouse. Agree on as many short-term and long-term goals as possible. Write each goal down so you can review them on a regular basis.

The goals can be anything you and your spouse agree to set. Some examples can be: Help our son reach the top 10% of his class. Buy a big new house. Move to Canada. Go on a two-day vacation each month. Save $3 million for our retirement. Clean up the house every weekend. Get Jack through medical school and Jill through law school. Improve our tennis game. Help our friend Fred win the election for governor. Get rid of the roaches. Spend a month in China. Double the size of our computer company. Buy a horse ranch.

2. Whenever you and your spouse start to argue or avoid each other, pull out your goals list. Check your progress on each goal. Ensure you are still in agreement on the goals. You may have reached many of your old goals and must agree on several new ones.

Like magic, getting back in agreement on your goals will replace your angry, hurtful feelings with admiration, respect and love.

3. If you are searching for a mate, find someone who will agree on goals with you. Love, attraction and good communication are never enough. You must determine if you and this person can agree on some goals. Will you and this person work together to reach mutual goals?

4. Help other couples by encouraging them to agree on several short- and long-term goals.


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