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Discover Optimal Health and Happiness in Atlanta

Discover Optimal Health and Happiness in Atlanta

Feb 20, 2013

Listen up, Ladies of Atlanta… Spring is nearly upon us and now is the time to get lean and luminous with Morgan King of G3 Wellness, an authority in female-specific fitness and nutrition.  Morgan draws from her background as a pilates instructor, personal trainer and pre & post-natal fitness specialist to sculpt your long and strong body using functional training techniques and postural principles of pilates.  As a holistic health coach, Morgan’s approach is refreshingly practical, steering clear of fleeting fad diets and working one-on-one to develop sustainable habits unique to your body and lifestyle.  Finally, a one-two punch for optimal health with a one-size-does-not-fit-all mentality! Best of all, Morgan travels right to your door, whether you live in an apartment, condo or home, eliminating the dreaded trip to the gym as well as any excuse keeping you from achieving your best body and life now. G3 Wellness was founded by Morgan King to teach women that their health is in their own hands. Born a student of health and fitness, studying everything from the gluten-free diet and biopsychosocial model to food harvesting charts and Pilates has sparked Morgan’s interest and has led her to consistently cultivate the tools that will help women lead their best lives. G3 Wellness is a multidimensional resource for the busy woman seeking optimal health and happiness with holistic health programs for permanent weight loss and whole-body well being, personalized fitness plans for a strong and lean body, and residential food gardening for backyard organic nourishment. Sign up for your FREE CONSULTATION at www.G3Wellness.com or email Morgan...

Four Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Power at Work

Four Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Power at Work

Nov 30, 2010

Jeffrey Pfeffer My recently published book, Power, asks why some people have it and others don’t. That’s the question I am most often asked. Naturally people should want power –it can be monetized, it helps you get things done, and having power leads to a longer life. When the Clintons left the White House, they had debts from the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky imbroglios, but a few years later they had translated their power, fame, and connections into more than $100 million in earnings from books, speeches, and investment opportunities.  UC San Francisco’s Dr. Laura Esserman is running projects to cut the cycle time for learning about the effectiveness of breast cancer therapies, but doing so requires her building influence to overcome bureaucratic obstacles. And research by Sir Michael Marmot and others shows that the degree of job control one has positively predicts cardiac health and longevity. The barriers to obtaining power aren’t so much competitors or external circumstances, but ourselves. If you really want power, you need to be willing to make the tradeoffs required and then get out of your own way. Some of the most important reasons people don’t seek power are: The effort required. I don’t know of any powerful people who don’t work a lot. Esserman sleeps little and so does Rudy Crew, the former school superintendent in New York and Miami-Dade County who was named the best school superintendent in the U.S. in the spring of 2008. CEOs travel constantly and are always “onstage,” working and thinking. Great results require enormous energy and effort. Some people think they want power, but aren’t willing to devote the time. As marketing guru Keith Ferrazzi told my class, “you have to work really, really hard. Maybe you’ll get lucky, but don’t count on it.” Studies of genius in every field ranging from art to science to athletics show that while individual talent matters, it is practice and coaching – effort — that is the key to success. Why would attaining power be any different? The time spent on strategic relationships. Most people, naturally enough, want to spend their time with friends, family, and close work associates. The problem is that people who are closest to...

6 Quick Tips to Live Your Life “On Purpose”

6 Quick Tips to Live Your Life “On Purpose”

Nov 21, 2010

Kris Cavanaugh, Shift When it comes to living your life, there’s more than enough advice to be given (whether you want it or not). It seems everywhere we look there’s someone telling you what to do, or how not to do something. At this point you may head over to the self-help section of the bookstore or library or start doing some research online, and what hits you is an overwhelming wave of information. It can be a little hard to deal with at first. So I have compiled a simple, quick guide for you on taking back control of your life. These 6 tips are practical, adaptable for each person, and relevant for most situations and needs when attempting to gain control of your life! If you’ve got anything to add, drop us a comment below! TIP #1: Self-Discipline I know this word strikes fear in most people’s hearts. It’s an unpopular word, but it’s something everyone needs. Nothing was ever completed without self-discipline. As soon as you make it a value in your life, your goals will come to you faster. You’ll also feel better about yourself and more accomplished. As you master self-discipline, new goals and habits won’t seem so hard to you anymore. TIP #2: Unlock Your Unique Abilities The next step is to figure out who you are and what special talents you bring to this world. If you’re inclined to say you don’t have any talent, you’re dead wrong. Everyone’s unique in terms of what they offer. Sometimes it’s just a little hard to see. What is it that you do and enjoy? Are there skills, abilities and activities that come more easily to you than other people? A good tip is to reflect on comments people have mentioned to you about yourself. Maybe you have a knack for remembering people’s names, or maybe someone’s commented on your ability to be a good peace-keeper at home or work. TIP #3: Move Out Of Your Comfort Zone You won’t grow unless you force yourself to -and it’s not always going to be comfortable. In fact, some of the best personal growth comes from doing things you’re afraid of or...

The Communication Corner -Business Networking

The Communication Corner -Business Networking

Nov 16, 2010

Master Networker Damon Ladd-Thomas as WBCX Guest LISTEN TO FULL AUDIO RECORDING HERE After starting my business in 1997, I knew I needed to expand my networking skills. While it’s true that making vital professional connections had been important in my previous occupation–twenty-three years as a fund raiser–starting my own company required building a new network. Soon I started studying the most widely known network gurus. I read Harvey Mackay’s classic, Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty. Not long afterward, I read Bob Burg’sEndless Referrals. Although I met Harvey and Bob, and established an ongoing friendship with Bob, until today I had not interviewed a networking authority in “The Communication Corner”, my weekly hour-long interview program for WBCX, 89.1 FM, “The Voice of Brenau.” Fortunately, this morning I hosted Damon Ladd-Thomas, an amazing networker. Based in Grayson, Georgia, not far from my office in Gainesville, Georgia, Damon and I had met through the Internet, and through his primary Web sites I learned about his ability to attract, engage, and create bonds with prominent achievers. Check those two sites: DAMON LADD-THOMAS.COM GEORGIA COMMERCE CLUB What’s most amazing: Damon’s so-called “day job” identifies him as an Investment Advisor. While you listen to our interview, Damon will amaze you with his networking prowess. He accomplishes more with his avocation than many leaders do in their real jobs. You will become a far more productive networker when you listen to Damon’s advice about: *The relationship between networking and exceptional success *How he incorporated the work/balance life style advocated by Timothy Ferriss in his book, The 4 Hour Work Week *The power of a contact management system *The most personal “touch base” tactics that keep us in touch with clients, colleagues, and prospects *Creative, memorable ways to acknowledge promotions and birthdays *What Seth Godin means about associating with “tribes” *Why your support group should be neither too negative nor too complimentary *Why “you-centered” networking prevails over “I-centered” flaunting of your own credentials LISTEN TO DAMON LADD-THOMAS’ INTERVIEW To hear my interview with Damon Ladd-Thomas, click the link below. LISTEN TO FULL AUDIO RECORDING HERE ADD YOUR COMMENTS We welcome your comments and questions about networking. Just go to the end...