Your living proof that a person can make it through the worst situations and still come out ahead... Be careful in your investments as the economy is shaky now, but it too will pass, we are winners here at tools, giving eachother a hand when needed, or a lifeboat when we start sinking... LOL We are here for you because we love oneanother here as friends who learn about life and it's new meanings. The coach is now inside you, you have the ball toss it to the next player so they can learn about life. Your a hero show some pride be a good example... Steve
I've always lived a very fast life. From childhood something from inside always pushed me into the FAST TRACK. Although I was above average in many areas, I made up for the difference through my determined spirit, will to succeed and sheer tenacity. I was an early graduate and an over achiever, a lable I was very comfortable with...
My mantra is "You can have anything you want. You just need to be willing to pay the price. Everything is possible."
In my mid twenties things would change. I would be confronted with a life threatening illness that would move me from "most promising" to "barely surviving". Learning to let go and living each day one at a time was a new challenge and a new obsession. Planning for tomorrow wasn't even an option.
My thirties would be spent paying off major medical bills. I was emotionally, spiritually and financially responsible, but this left me with very little to show for all that I had gone through. Paying off Medical bills responsibly and clothing myself through the local Salvation army outlet's isnt a signature of success, but allowed me the dignity of owning an awesome credit report---something not readily seen.
Living with "illness" and living with fear became my excuse of why I never achieved what should have been achieved by my mid to late thirties. Planning for a future full of abundance , or at least a retirement, was not a possibility considering that I could barely provide for each day. Those difficult days, gave me skills that would benefit me later.
I am now in my early 40's. My medical bills are paid in full. The money I would be spending towards paying off medical bills is now being applied towards investing in me and my future. Although being able to save is a good thing... learning how to invest is even better, since it means you BELIEVE in life.
I have NO EXCUSES and NO REGRETS... Although I have had no exposure to money, finance and business...it is now time to teach myself what my family and friends did not understand and could not help me with. I only have myself to blame if I dont achieve what I know I am capable.
My first step began back in December of 2006. Through the help of books written for "DUMMIES" and the "RICH DAD, POOR DAD" series, my walk began with the first step of setting up an IRA for a life I thought would never be.
This is HUGE, since it means that despite of illness I acknowledge a future... and am willing to invest in an imperfect life.
ALthough my life took a detour in the 20's and 30's...to learn lessons about my Soul and Spirit. I am now back on track to OWNING WHAT'S RIGHTFULLY MINE.
Finance and Investing are my next steps into owning what is rightfully mine. Although I am limited in my understanding today (concerning money and business) this is changing rapidly. As I study, read, plan and make goals that coincide with my desires my VISION is clear. Its just a matter of time.
Does anyone have a recommendation concerning a good exercise DVD that I can take with me traveling?
Sometimes the hotels I stay in do not have a gym available (european- namely) and I would like to find something that I could easily pack and work with in my room if necessary.
I have heard about resistance type of work outs...(rubber band type) that could easily pack in a suit case. Weight loss isnt the primary result that I am hoping to find. I am looking for something to strengthen, build cardio and flexibility.
There are so many choices out there. I'm confused what the different results are between yoga, pilates, calistetics etc...
I began an exciting adventure 10months ago.
I am removing things in my life that aren't in agreement with my goals...
AND...I am adding anything that will support me in getting to where I am going.
My favorite wild animal is:
Why (describe as much as possible):
For many reasons!!! 1--- They are sophisticated and smart in the way they are able to communicate underwater through sound and sense. 2---Although smart, they are perceptive of weakness and kind in spirit. 3---Their playgrounds are limitless (between the oceans and seas...it will always be and adventure). 4---They seem good natured in sharing with us humans time swimming with them.
A famous Chef will prepare anything you want. What do you order:
Anything that he/she can prepare tableside.
So I can enjoy the show, appreciate the expertise, and maybe learn some tricks.
If a pilot would fly you anywhere you want, you would go to:
This is a toss up between Machu Pichu, and an uncharted mountain lake somewhere where only the birds fly.
My perfect slice of pizza is:
Thin and crispy with a small amount of diced organic locally grown tomatoes, thinly sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella, crispy bacon, ham or pepperoni, drizzle of garlic olive oil and fresh herbs or basil.
You are at a bar. You order this drink:
Something straight forward, simple and unique. NOT mixed with anything else... Like a blueberry or ginger infused vodka straight up. Not a prebought store type, rather something made special.
A sunset I remember:
Standing on a broken, wooden dock up at 7th Lake in the Adirondacks as a child. Watching the last seaplane land for the night. Hearing the water lapping the shore. Understanding the warm lights of the cottage, and the smell of a bonfire just being made. Knowing I was the center of it all.