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3 Ways to Create Value

As a society, we thrive off contributing from one person to another. We add value, so people believe, respect, and follow us. Creating value is important in many aspects of life from leadership to cultivating new and current relationships. Contributing to society in a meaningful way has its moral, social, and financial gains, but also increases our sense of self-worth. It allows us to feel significant knowing we can benefit others.  There are many ways to create value in this world, but one way is to inspire. When we inspire others to take action on their ideas, their dreams turn into reality. People are often in their head and fail to execute. By pushing people to the edge and leading...

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A Reminder This Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Fam! It's that time of the year again. Food, family, friends, and fun. No matter our situation in life, there is always something to be grateful for. Gratitude is the foundation of happiness and now is the perfect time to remind ourselves. The holiday season usually brings laziness and relaxation, but today is the day we change that. Yes, enjoy your holiday season, spend time with those you care about, and do the things that make you happy, BUT never lose your drive. Never lose sight of your goals and what you want to achieve long-term. It's vital we stay on track -- continuously executing positive habits, surrounding ourselves with people who lift us up, and building a growth...

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The Truth About Caffeine

We see it as part of our every day life, but don’t realize that caffeine is the most widely used drug. Although fairly safe with moderate consumption, our culture over-consumes caffeine, which leads to significant health problems including insomnia and anxiety. Caffeine has been consumed by humans for medicinal and recreational uses since before recorded history. It boosts our mood, metabolism, and increases mental & physical performance. What's not to love? Although safe in low to moderate dosages, many of us consume more than is necessary. Alertness. Focus. Energy. Caffeine provides much use when we need it, but anxiety, nervousness, & headaches are common side effects we've all experienced. This leads to rapid breathing and increased stress levels. The goal should be to maximize...

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The Silent Killers

Have you ever thought of what you actually put into your body? Have you ever thought of how some foods and drinks could be affecting how we feel and perform? Most of us aren't as conscious as we should be, but we can drastically change our health if we made a few simple changes.  The silent killers are the enemy. They are unsuspecting every day foods and drinks that have long-term negative consequences on our performance, cognitive ability, and immune system. Let's go over them and see why specifically these have a huge impact on our body. Soda & Juices. We know soda is high in sugar and calories and most of us are trending to a life with alternatives or...

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4 Reasons To Eat More Chocolate

It’s full of flavor, melts in your mouth, and it’s Willy Wonka's favorite kick. Chocolate [cacao] dates back to 350 B.C. in Mesoamerica and was believed to have aphrodisiac powers. After sugar was added in the 16th century, chocolate blew up on a global scale and the world was never the same.  What is it about chocolate that hooks us compared to any other sweet available? It's unique, rich, and has a sweet taste that appeals to almost everyone. It's no wonder chocolate consumption has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Despite the negatives, moderate chocolate consumption can benefit us.  Chocolate gets a bad rap for its high sugar and fat content, but studies have concluded numerous health benefits such...

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