One Secret To Staying Young And Healthy

Over the years I have met so many beautiful people. Some were seasoned, but looked youthful. Others were young and looked more seasoned. I often wonder why that is the case. For me, I fall in the seasoned category, with a youthful look (or so I am told). I contribute it to two important things.

I blame it in part on one valuable ingredient that I eat daily, and thus is part of a recipe for living life to the fullest. That ingredient is coconut oil.

In addition to it being a powerful anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can treat a range of infections from the flu to candida due to the lauric and caprylic acid content, there is a long list of great researched based reasons why coconut oil is considered one secret to staying young and healthy. Trust me, it is no joke.

There are so many uses for coconut oil in your daily healthy beauty routine, it’s hard to keep track! There are also a few things to consider before changing your habits to incorporate coconut oil into your daily regimen.

Changing from what you currently use to coconut oil will require letting go of old habits. As you know, I am all about the power of letting go of the stuff that can keep one bound and stifled when it comes to moving toward accomplishing one’s goals and dreams.

  • letting go of old habits
  • consistency and commitment
  • calling yourself out each time you get weak and want to go back to your old habits

According to the researchers at the Beauty Research Institute, and Director of Research MJ Morgan, many medical professionals believe that a tablespoon of coconut oil a day can help lower the risk of heart disease and help reduce inflammation. Additionally, it is used effectively to “tame the loose and wild ends on those of use who are lucky enough to have a full head of hair.

MJ MORGAN - founder of beauty research institute

MJ Morgan

When you combine the use of coconut oil with the second ingredient to my seasoned, but youthful look, drinking the right amount of water daily, the benefits can become exponential.

Hope this was helpful and provides some golden nuggets you can use for your personal health goals this year. Click on the links in this article for more value added content.

Take care, talk later.

PS – the fourth Thursday in March is National Letting Go of Stuff Day

Playing The “Inner” Game Of Success

Your outside reality is created by your inner beliefs.

If what you’re doing right now is not creating the level of success you want, then you MUST change what you are doing. Until you learn how to master the “inner” game of success, all of the other business building and personal development techniques in the world will not help you reach your goals.

So what do you do?  Where do you turn?

How do you begin the process of mastering the rules to the “inner” game of success?

Here are three suggested resources:

  • Building Self Confidence by Hani Al-Qasem
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Personal Journal Journal about your journey of development

As you begin the journey of enlightening your inner perspective, one key to being successful is to make a personal commitment to your dreams and goals. Once you have a clear vision of where you want to go with your journey – then you must make a personal commitment to that vision. Commit in the same way you would make a promise to someone else you love.

Use the resources above and get started immediately. Don’t delay!

The world awaits your greatness!

Until next time…


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Manage All Those Business Cards – Then Let Them Go

BManage All Those Business Cardselow are seven steps for managing ALL of those business cards that you collect at networking events and/or from being out and about at various business functions. You may be able to increase your revenue by 1 – 2% over the next 8 months, by simply following up with the business cards you have laying around and stacked up around your office.

  1. Categorize your business cards by industry
  2. Sub-categorize them according to the products are services you offer
  3. Decide what data you need to keep
  4. Set up your database according to industry, products/services you offer, and the data you need to collect in order to market effectively
  5. Create a script for email, snail mail, and/or phone – for each industry and each product/service
  6. From the scripts – create templates for follow up email and letters
  7. Send out your messages to each each of the databases

THEN, let those business cards go – recycle them. Literally shred them. Any info you want to keep and/or follow up on from the cards, simply put in to the database.

Don’t have time to create a database system of your own? No problem! Lucy M. Barela, a business colleague, suggested the following resource. This website is a good start for getting in the habit of collecting, inputting, and following up with your potential leads – immediately after you get them. Its getting in the habit that matters the most.Letting Go Cafe-messy business cards

Lucy recommended This website will allow you to set up a database that will facilitate the execution of the seven steps above. Zoho’s introductory level is free.

Every time you attend a networking event and/or meet someone and collect their biz cards, immediately plug those cards in to your follow up system and then – let the cards go. By letting them go I mean shred and recycle the paper (smile). Remember – any and all info you want to keep regarding those cards, you can put in to your database. Why not save a tree, or two, or three (smile).

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Until next time…
Darren L Johnson
Author and Organization Development Cosnultant