Weekly Resolutions

by Neil on February 11, 2009

2009 is well underway and it’s around this point that people fail with their New Year’s Resolutions. This can lead to depression, disappointment, and stress. Some generally unpleasant emotions. So what can you do to improve things?
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How To Keep On Track With Goal Setting

by Neil on February 10, 2009

I‘ve spoken before about Goal Setting. I believe it’s a key part of any success story. If you don’t know where you’re going, how do you plan on getting there? For that matter how will you know you haven’t passed the goal?
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Coping With Unemployment

by Neil on February 5, 2009

Tess at The Bold Life has recently posted some articles in relation to unemployment. Given the state of the economy and the jobless numbers that have been released over the last few weeks her advice and commentary is well timed.

Taking a cue from her I thought I would approach the topic from a slightly different angle. As Tess covers how to get through unemployment on a personal level in this post, I figured I would cover how to get through a time of unemployment from a financial standpoint. [click to continue…]

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100 Pushups Day 1

by Neil on February 2, 2009

Yesterday I took the initial test for the One Hundred Pushup Program. I topped out at 21 pushups. Not bad, but not great. I was hoping to do more, but I felt my back start to bend and realized I didn’t have good form so I stopped.

The workout has three recommendations of pushups per day based on your initial test. 21 pushups puts me in the highest column and I’m happy about that. Later today I’ll start things off. I’m really looking forward to this challenge. It’s a simple, easy way to build strength. It takes virtually no time to complete so there are no excuses.

I’ll be reporting back frequently on how I’m doing. I encourage you to join me on the challenge and share your results!

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One Hundred Pushups

by Neil on January 31, 2009

I recently stumbled upon the One Hundred Pushups site. I have to say I’m rather glad that I did.

The challenge is simple, commit to a six week program and by then end of it be able to perform 100 consecutive pushups. The program requires about 30 minutes a week. I’m not sure about you but I have 30 minutes a week that I can spare to increase my fitness and strength levels.

There is a sister site to this workout Two Hundred Situps.

Today I’ll complete the initial test for each of these and on Monday I’ll begin the challenge. I look forward to posting the badge in six weeks.

I encourage each of you to try the challenge.

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Take Time For Rest

by Neil on January 28, 2009

Are you looking for some tips on how to  reduce stress in your life?

Perhaps find ways to be more productive? Maybe you just need to find a few minutes to rest.

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The Responsible Use of Credit

by Neil on January 26, 2009

A few weeks ago I wrote a post containing some predictions for 2009. Today I want to examine one of those predictions in further detail.

This was one of the predictions from a few weeks ago:

I predict that if you stop living off credit you will reduce your worry over paying bills, and will be better off financially.

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Hope

by Neil on January 20, 2009

obama-hope2Today marks the inauguration of Barak Obama. My prayer is that today is a day of hope. That in the days to come the vision of Hope continues to grow. Not only for the people of America, but for the people of the world.

Enough has been written on what a historic day today is and I won’t add any further to that topic. Instead I would ask that at some point today as you read about or watch the inauguration that you take a silent moment and pray for hope. Whether it be for your own life or for the lives of others.

Today is a day where hope takes flight and change is possible.

Amen.

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I Can’t Believe In A God Who…

by Neil on January 16, 2009

Have you ever heard that one before? I know I have and I find the statement frustrating. Many people are quick to turn their back on God. They blame God for the problems they have in their life. The blame God for all war, strife, and poverty that is occurring in the world.

Have you ever blamed God for something?
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Finding The Time To Exercise: Adaptation

by Neil on January 15, 2009

Recently I wrote about The Reasons To Exercise. Today, I want to approach the topic of finding the time to exercise.

I have a 5 month old son and recently he’s decided that sleeping through the night is not something he wants to do. This has left me challenged about when to sneak in some time to exercise.
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