Friday, February 28, 2014

Kai Greene is a body builder and an inspiration of mine. His videos are both about character building and bodybuilding. He's full of Wisdom, check it out here:



Canadian Hospitals: Why you Will have to Pay for it

We all pay for that service already through taxes and such but there will be a day where you’ll have to pay at the door just like in the United States.

Why? The system we have now works at its best when the majority of the population pays for a minority that uses hospitals.

There’s different factors that’s going on right now that will change the order of things which will require the government to add fees for aid services. See bellow:

1. Baby Boomers: The majority of the working population is from a generation of baby boomers. Once they starts to retire, which they’re starting right now, the people who will be working to pay for those services will be less than the majority.

Here’s a definition of Baby boomers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_boomer

2. Cancer and other diseases that are on the rise:

In 1960, 1 out of 300 people had cancer
In 1990, 1 out of 75 people had cancer
In 2006, 1 out of 3 people had cancer
In 2010 - 2011, 1 out of 2 people will have cancer

Treatment cost a lot more than prevention. Studies show that the population is getting sicker, which means that it will cost more to the country down the road than originally planed when the free hospital system was introduced.

To resume, the majority of people won’t be working and there’s more people sick today than yesterday.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Don’t know How to Live

We eat wrong, our finances is messed up, we have relationship problems, we take freedom for granted, we don’t know how to sacrifice ...

So many people think they’re living the big life. Their definition of “big life” is spending money they don’t have to get things they don’t need in order to impress people they don’t like.

In the business world, it’s bad when untrained people train untrained people. If life was a business, we’re currently have untrained parents training kids.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fear

Fear means “False Evidence Appearing Real”. Fear doesn’t go away with time. The only way to make the fear go away is to understand it.

A scary movie is not as scary the second time you see it because you know. Speaking to “that special someone” is less scary the second time around.

Getting more knowledge of the things you fear will help conquer it. Face your fears.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Honour Your Partner

If you love the person you’re with, say only good things about that person. Nobody is perfect but that doesn’t give you the right to go out and tell the wrong what your partner is doing wrong.

“Trying to win arguments against your spouse is like arm wrestling yourself and claiming a victory.” -Orrin Woodward

Conflict brings clarity. Not talking about it won’t make it go away or make a stronger relationship. After a conflict, both party are usually closer together because they’re at peace with how things turn out. Responsible arguments (calm and understanding) is the way to go. Screaming doesn’t get your point across more. Babies scream to get attention, I don’t think we have to do this.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Happiness Vs Pleasure

"Pleasure does not bring happiness; it only brings an increasing hunger for more pleasure." -Orrin Woodward

I recently came across a paragraph, in the book "Leadership: Tidbits and treasures" by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward”, that putted this in better words than I ever could. Here’s what Chris Brady had to say about Happiness/Pleasure bellow:

“It is common to hear people say, “I just want to be happy.” And who does not? It’s certainly much better to be happy than sad. Good times are better to experience than bad. But pursuing happy is a little off the mark. It is like trying to grab smoke.
Whenever we make happiness our goal, we set ourselves for a futile chase. First, we do something that we think will make us happy. Then, once that pleasure is through, we move on to the next. Usually, the pleasures have to escalate to continue to satisfy, and we find ourselves in an endless climb. From pleasure to pleasure we go, never really finding happiness.”

-From "Leadership: Tidbits and treasures" by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward. Page 275"

I often stop myself to wonder if what I’m doing will bring me pleasure or happiness. If happiness is the goal then I think it’s important to ask such questions just to be on the right track. I find pleasure to be more easily accessible. Pleasure is often associated with to a sin.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Price of being Nice

Being nice sometime comes with a price. A painful one, one of sacrifice of oneself. It’s sometime required to maintain a healthy relationship. The sacrifice in question can be something as simple as not saying anything bad to the other person when they’re angry with you.

One must be careful though. If the friend in question is often angry at you, It might be best to part ways. You should never fell like you’re the punching bag but rather a person of understanding.

What other type of sacrifices did you have to do to help with your relationships?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Effectiveness with People" by Bill Lewis

As we get older, we create layers around ourselves to protect us from the outside world. Bill Lewis explains how those layers come to life. See below:



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The 20 hour rule

Many have heard of the 10 000 hours of dedicated practice required for the mastery of a skill but have you heard of the 20 hour rule to just learn a new skill? Josh Kaufman explains where the 10 000 rule originate from and how only 20 hours can help anyone learn a new skill. Check it out here:



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

During today's web browsing, I found a site with a goal of implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels.

After going through the list of Human Rights, even if I didn't know the list, it felt right because that list is probably present here in Canada.

Here's the list, in random order, with hope that it will feel right for you too:

1. Born free and equal
2. Don't discriminate
3. Right to live free
4. No slavery
5. No torture
6. Universal rights
7. Equal before the law
8. Protected by law
9. No unfair detainment
10. Right to trial
11. Innocent till proven guilty
12. Right to privacy
13. Freedom to move
14. Right to asylum
15. Right to a nationality
16. Marriage and family
17. Right to ownership
18. Freedom of thought
19. Freedom of expression
20. Right to assembly
21. Right to democracy
22. Social security
23. Workers' rights
24. Right to play
25. Food and shelter for all
26. Right to education
27. Copyright
28. Fair and free world
29. Responsibility
30. No one can take your rights

Some countries doesn't implement those Human Rights, do you think it's okay? Elaborate.

Source: http://www.humanrights.com/

Monday, February 17, 2014

"Building Confidence in Yourself" by Bill Lewis

Bill Lewis is an amazing LIFE leader and founder and recently spoke to a crowd about Building Confidence in Yourself. See a preview of the discussion below:



To Forgive

Who am I to judge and overlook my unloving tendencies of anger and lack of servant hood? Forgiveness comes when we see our own unrighteousness. How can we refuse to forgive and offense when we, too, have offended? Jesus's words of warning ring loud: "Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged. ... Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?" (Matthew 7:1-3)

-Page 103 of "Love & Respect" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Forgiving is the direct opposite of judging. Nothing is easier than judging, nothing is harder than forgiving, and nothing can reap more blessings.

-Page 105 of "Love & Respect" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day

I always associated Valentine's Day to love and chocolate. I've recently started asking myself where did Valentines day originate and found an interesting article on Wikipedia. See below:

Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.

St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies. A popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. An embellishment to this story states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell. Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6 and July 30, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni). In Brazil, the Dia de São Valentim is recognized on June 12.

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine's_Day

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Why am I sleepy?

Are you suffering from a lack of energy? Consider the below as possible cause for it.

1. Physical - Fitness/diet is where our energy comes from. If these things are out of whack, you might not have much energy to spare.

2. Passion - Passion is also a good energy booster. When you do something you're passionate about, you'll feel more energetic than if you don't. Love from another person can also give you energy.

Hope this helps :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

4 Things that Might Affect Passion

Passion, contrary to popular beliefs, comes and goes. It's not something that stick with you for ever once you have it. Many things can affect it and I've thought of 4 for you today. See below:

Relationships Issues - If you have problems with your spouse, that's all you'll be thinking about during the day no matter how passionate about what you do.

Debts - Passion is doing something because you want to do it but when you're in debt, that "want" becomes a "need". When you have to do something to pay the pills, the passion goes away.

Bottled up Emotions - When people work in the corporate world, they tend to bottle up their feelings because they believe that if they don't they'll loose their job. Bottling up any feelings will bottle up passion as well. If something annoys you, voice it out.

Routine - When the routine sets in, it can become a chore to do what you do and it becomes hard to be passionate.

What are your thoughts on what shown here? Should I add/remove to it?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pay it Forward

Pay it forward was a movie that came out in 2000 about a project that was given to kids during class. The project was about "changing the world" and one of these kids came up with the idea to help 3 people and ask them to help another 3 people and so on. That would eventually change the world.

The movie is based on a true story and is quite inspirational. Let's change the world by doing what that kid did in the movie!

If you're looking to buy the movie, you can do so here:
http://www.amazon.ca/Pay-Forward-Payez-suivant-Bilingual/dp/B002Q4GIO0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392121434&sr=8-1&keywords=pay+it+forward

Monday, February 10, 2014

Relationships Truths

"The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over he own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does" (1 Corinthians 7:3-4)

-Page 157 of "Love & Respect" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

It is like God said, "I'm going to allow for tension to exist in your marriage. I intend for you to work this out, because as you work out your tensions, your relationship is going to deepen and then deepen some more, and you're going to continue to go through life working it out-back and forth, back and forth."

-Page 158 of "Love & Respect" by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

Regardless of you views on religion, it's hard to deny the fact that the bible does have some great relationship advice. I think the divorce rate would be much lower if people would applied them.

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Fine Prints

I bought my first car, a Hyundai 2008, in 2009 and I was brought up to believe that the warranty would be until late 2014 (5 years later) from the day I purchased it. The warranty, as it was today explained to me (and as I was "needing" it) was 5 years from the day it was first registered under the dealership.
In other words, It expired in 2013 instead of late 2014. Oh the things you learn!

Buying my car new was the biggest mistake I ever made. I never really had any major trouble with it but as soon as I put the keys in, it lost a big % of its value. I now think that it's best to shop around to find a good deal second hand so that you're not hit with too much of the depreciation.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Company or Employee focus?

Some company leaders will implements things that will benefit the company without putting much thought for the employees - they will adapt right?

If you implement something to benefit the company and not the employees, it may have the reverse effect if they are angry about it.

Implement things by putting yourself in the employees shoes. Think about the benefits it will bring to them. A happy employee is more productive than a frustrated one.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Shut your Mouth

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

I often find myself trying to think of something else to say while the other person is talking. It’s really hard to truly listen to someone when you have that little voice in your head that’s looking for facts on the subject of the conversation.

I’ve been told a few time that I was a good conversationalist by people with which I hardly said a word. I never was told that I was a good conversationalist in situations where I was sharing knowledgeable facts on a subject.

Everybody likes to talk about themselves, or things that they like, and will like who ever will listen to them. If you want people to like you, have interest in them first.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Clay Dyer - The Most Inspirational Fisherman Ever

Some people complain about their short comings while others, like Clay Dyer, make the most with what they have. Which one are you?



Monday, February 3, 2014

How to take the most out of a book

1. Slow down. The more you understand, the less you have to memorize.
Don't just read. Stop and think. When the book asks you a question, don't just skip to the answer. Imagine that someone really is asking the question. The more deeply you force your brain to think, the better chance you have of learning and remembering.

2. Do the exercises. Write your own notes.
We put them in, but if we did them for you, that would be like having someone else do your workouts for you. And don't just look at the exercises. Use a pencil. There's plenty of evidence that physical activity while learning can increase the learning.

3. Read the "Frequently Asked Questions."
That means all of them. They're not optional side-bars; they're part of the core content! Don't skip them.

4. Don't do all your reading in one place.
Stand-up,stretch, move around, change chairs, change rooms. It'll help your brain (and body) feel something, and keep your learning from being too connected to a particular place. Remember, you won't be taking the exam in your bedroom.

5. Make this the last thing you read before bed. Or at least the last challenging thing.
Part of the learning (especially the transfer to long-term memory) happens after you put the book down. Your brain needs time on its own, to do more processing. If you put something new during that processing-time, some of what you just learned will be lost.

6. Drink water. Lots of it.
Your brain works best in a nice bath of fluid. Dehydration (which can happen before you ever feel thirsty) decreases cognitive function. Beer, or something stronger, is called for when you pass the exam.

7. Talk about it. Out loud.
Speaking activates a different part of the brain. If you're trying to understand something, or increase your chance of remembering it later, say it out loud. Better still, try to explain it out loud to someone else. You'll learn more quickly, and you might uncover ideas you didn't know were there when you were reading about it.

8. Listen to your brain.
Pay attention to whether your brain is getting overloaded. If you find yourself starting to skim the surface or forget what you just read, it's time for a break. Once you go past a certain point, you won't learn faster by trying to shove more in, and you might even hurt the process.

9. Feel something!
Your brain needs to know that this matters. Get involved with the stories Make up your own captions for the photos. Groaning over a bad joke is still better than feeling nothing at all.

-Page XXV of "Head Rush Ajax" by Brett Mclaughlin.

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