Vitamin A is the Most Powerful Gift We Can Give

One of the key lessons I have learned which has contributed to any success in my career and relationships, is to acknowledge others for a job well done. When I do, it makes me feel good and draws success to my life.

I was fortunate to have parents who constantly said, “Good job and you can do it Steve.” So for me it came naturally to give kudos to others.

I know from my coaching career that some folks find it hard to share a compliment for reasons ranging from never getting them as a kid or lack of self-esteem to fear of competition or not just used to saying “good job.” to others.

Acknowledgementhowever is a fundamental human need. People respond to it expressed through recognition, because it confirms they and their actions are valued.

When people are valued, their satisfaction and productivity rises, and they are motivated to maintain or improve.

Kim Berg and Therese Steiner, co –authors of the book, Children’s Solution Work emphasized the importance of acknowledgement when they wrote: “All people want to be treated with respect, want to be valued and accepted, loved, and cherished, and made to feel they are making important contributions to society and that their wishes and desires are heard and respected.” Bill O’Hanlon, Author of Do One Thing Different said the following about the powerful effect of acknowledging: “You really give them a sense that they’ve been heard; that their experiences have been acknowledged; that who they are has been valued and validated.”

Four Vitamin A Tips

  1. Acknowledge yourself with Vitamin A as it is the most powerful boost you can give to someone.
  2. Share some good vibes with as many people as you can. Give more Vitamin A to friends, co-workers, or even someone at a store. It will boost you and those you give it too.
  3. Ask yourself if acknowledgements that you give to others are unconditional and authentic.
  4. Express acknowledgements through your words, and your body language too.
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Be the CEO of Your Life!

Take a deep breath and ask yourself, “Are you living proactively or reactively?”

What answer did you get or how did your body feel? Whether you live a life of design versus default a whole-body plan will help you get more proactive and take greater charge of your life.

Consulting executives in the corporate and business world has taught me that structure and planning has its benefits. When I left my full time sales management job many years ago, I decided to apply a corporate flow chart model to my new life. I appointed myself the C.E.O. of Sisgold Unlimited. I reasoned that having the title of C.E.O. meant that I was in charge of the all the parts of my life, so I called them divisions, just like a company would. A good CEO knows better than to neglect a single product or division of his/her company because success depends on his/her attention to the entire company. In my case my divisions included my mental, physical, spiritual, relationships, and creative parts of my life. I also added a twist to my CEO plan, by listening to how my body responded to any decisions, before I finalized them,

Is it really much different in this business called life?

With no overarching vision or plan you can be prone to making impulsive decisions and ignoring some very important aspects of your life. For me reacting by default instead of being proactive by design was problematic for a number of reasons. First, it makes for messes that then require time and energy to clean up. And second, it can lead you down unnecessary dead-ends if you follow impulses that leave your true priorities in the lurch.

Having your priorities and desires clearly mapped out in this way also assists you to stay on track and move in the direction of what you really want; design versus default. All of these elements together give you a rock-solid foundation from which to create the life of your dreams.

My Life Unlimited Inc.

I sat down one afternoon and examined my life and looked at the key divisions or areas that were crucial to the success of My Life Unlimited. Then, using my whole-body principles and processes, I generated a detailed plan for each area. The divisions include all the areas of your life that are most important to you: healthcareer, relationships, relaxation, fun, personal growth and so forth. Each division also has subsidiaries. These considerations will be of great use when you sit down to draw up your CEO Action Plan.

Your CEO Action Plan

Step One

Think of your family and friends, as well as your creator, or any other positive force, as your possible stockholders in your company. These people depend on you as the CEO to be accountable for every action and its results. Keep them in mind when you consider your commitments and make a conscious, intentional choice about what you can give yourself over to and get behind 100%. Also give some thought to what individuals you would invite to sit on the Board of Directors of You, Unlimited.

Step Two

Sketch out your own CEO plan. Draw a circle and place each division inside of a circle. Under that put action steps and dates of completion under each division. Here are some questions to guide you to make up your divisions and goals for each one. As you answer each one, listen to anything you notice that your body is telling you.

1.PROFESSIONAL:
What are your professional and business goals?

2. FINANCIAL:
What are your goals with respect to income, investment, and savings?

EDUCATIONAL:
What knowledge, expertise or skills do you want to acquire?

3. NETWORKING:
What new professional contacts do you want to develop?

.4 ORGANIZATIONS:
What organizations do you want to join and become actively involved in?

5.IMAGE:
What kind of image do you want to project?

6. FAMILY:
What kind of relationship do you want with your spouse, your children, your extended family, and your friends?

7. HOME:
What type of environment do you want to live in?

8.HOBBIES:
What interests do you want to actively pursue?

9. HEALTH/RECREATION/EXERCISE:
How will you keep yourself healthy, fit, relaxed and calm?

10.. PERSONAL GROWTH:
In what areas do you need to develop yourself on a personal and spiritual level?

11. FUN:
How will you create fun and humor in your life?

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6 Ways to Ring In the New Year With Body Intelligence

1. Planning with body intelligence

The new year is the perfect time to get use your body intelligence create the 2017 that you want for yourself. Here’s some body intelligent tips to help you have success in every area of your life.

2. Eating with body intelligence

This is more than just “how to lose that holiday weight”—it’s the fundamental key to an enriched lifelong relationship with food. Before you choose what to cook, order or pile on your plate, take a deep breath into your belly, and ask that simple question to your body—what do you really want? Are you actually hungry? Or just anxious or excited or sad? Is your body really asking for the double chocolate cake? If your body were in charge of eating what would nourish you, what would she or he pick? Food is your medicine. Let your body guide you to just the nutrients it needs and wants right now.

2. Eating with body intelligence

This is more than just “how to lose that holiday weight”—it’s the fundamental key to an enriched lifelong relationship with food. Before you choose what to cook, order or pile on your plate, take a deep breath into your belly, and ask that simple question to your body—what do you really want? Are you actually hungry? Or just anxious or excited or sad? Is your body really asking for the double chocolate cake? If your body were in charge of eating what would nourish you, what would she or he pick? Food is your medicine. Let your body guide you to just the nutrients it needs and wants right now.

3. Sleeping with body intelligence

When you wake in the morning, is your body happy to get out of bed? Or do you want to burrow back under the covers? If you’re tired until your morning cup of Joe or tea or caffeine of your choice, you likely need a bit more sleep. Getting enough sleep is associated with less depression and anxiety, better concentration, and more productivity. Close your eyes right now and sense your body. Do you need more rest? If so, consider setting yourself up for an earlier bedtime or an afternoon nap. Schedule your evenings so that you have plenty of time to get to bed at the right time for you.

4. Loving with body intelligence

Do you know that having a variety of people that you care about and are in touch with is more important to your health than whether you smoke or exercise? Love heals us—literally! And there is no better guide to whom to love and be around than your body (and not in the way you’re thinking!). Consider how you’d like to love in 2017 and then consider who you can be around that supports you in that desire. Note how your body feels when you are with people you trust, who see your unique gifts, and help you be your best self. And notice how your body feels when you’re around people who aren’t trustworthy, or who dwell on your flaws. Use your body’s reactions as your compass to choose friends, colleagues and lovers who help you be an even better version of yourself in 2017.

5. Working with body intelligence

No matter what work you do, most likely at some time you use a computer, smart phone, tablet or some device. The more we use them however, the more we build stress in our minds and bodies. We move less and stare at screens more. And our posture suffers. Over time, experts say, this type of poor posture, sometimes called “text neck,” can lead to early wear-and-tear on the spine, degeneration, and even surgery, all leading to more stress on the body/mind. This year make it a resolution to stay more aware of your body. Keep your head up and don’t lean in to your devices. Have them adjust to you instead of you adjusting to them. And most of all listen to your body’s intelligence when it signals you to stop and take a stretch break.

6. Staying on purpose with body intelligence

Having a sense of purpose will help you actualize your dreams and goals as it infuses meaning into what you choose. It also guides you through each twist and turn you might face on the way to your destination. However many of us forget the original reason we chose to set a goal in the first place, and get taken off course. That’s why when you embody and feel your purpose for doing something, instead of just thinking about it, chances are you will waver less, and get to where you want to go more. Your “embodied” purpose will help you navigate and make better decisions, with more clarity and confidence. Take a few deep breaths and ask yourself, as you design this year’s action plan, “What is the purpose of this decision? Then listen to what your body has to say. Does it feel tingly in your belly? Or are you gripping your fists for dear life? Your body’s intelligence will alert you to whether it feels aligned or misaligned with your purpose. Let your embodied purpose be at the core of this year’s resolutions.

Two Great Resources For Boosting Your Body’s Intelligence in 2017!

Whole Body Intelligence:

From speaker and performance coach Steve Sisgold, teaches you to identify, release and change limiting beliefs to transform your personal and businesses life.

BodyWise: Discovering Your Body Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing
From Doctor Rachel helps you identify Chronic Body Depletion and take specific steps to find the vibrant and whole life you deserve.

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5 Tips for a More Easeful Holiday Season

The winter holiday season offers a wonderful time to enjoy special moments with the ones we love. For many, this time of year also stirs up some emotions around family, past memories, loneliness and reflecting on where our life is now. It can also cause stress like spending money one may not have on gifts, shopping mall crowds, an overload of obligatory parties to attend and reactivating sad or bad memories of past holidays.

Romantic Notions

Many of us fantasize during this time of year of a perfect holiday gathering, the laughter and joy of having the whole family gather, but for some, it’s one of the most stressful times of the year. Stress, anxiety and depression are common during the winter season, so stay awake to what’s going on in your body! You can catch yourself slumping or squeezing your belly tightly or even unconsciously broadcasting a physical message through your body language towards a relative.

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Why is Pokemon Mania Becoming Such a Pain in the Neck?

Unless you live off the grid or avoid all news sources, you are most likely playing,or are curious about Pokemon Go, the active mobile game being played by over 10 million people. It’s only been out a few weeks and already it’s topping the amount of Twitter’s daily users, and logging more time than Facebook, according to various tracking firms.

I’ve read many positive reports about how much fun it is, how it gets people to move, not sit on a chair, gets people out of their homes to play together and boosts business for stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and other locations where people are looking for virtual pokemons. All good.

It’s also getting mega press because its stirring up quite a bit of controversy, from stories of people running after a Pokemon and falling off a cliff, to a man mistaking a pair of teenage players parked outside his house playing the game, for criminals, and opening fire on their vehicle. Pokemon Go allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon not just in their room at home, but throughout their entire real world, which means they could be hunting on a street in New York city or at the public zoo, like the two boys who got arrested in Ohio jumping over the zoo’s fence. It’s also drawing attention about predators who try and lead people to them, and other privacy concerns, since it uses your phone’s GPS and clock to decide which Pokémon will appear in your game. Like second hand smoke, bystanders can be affected by Pokemon Go players, just by being near them. After all, with millions of people distracted by something other then what is in front of them, problems can occur. It was bad enough having the person in the car in front of you texting at a red light, or someone walking on the street bumping into you with their head down looking at their phone, but now they are living in a virtual world, unaware of their surroundings and that can be dangerous on many levels.

Then there’s the literal pain in the neck that the game is causing too. Having your neck bent forward and down while playing hours on end, places a greater demand on the cervical spine. Other muscles then kick in to compensate, which affects your back. Overworked back muscles can weaken the stomach muscles, and so forth. This domino effect spreads through every part of the body. Over time, experts say, this type of poor posture, sometimes called “text neck,” can lead to early wear-and-tear on the spine, degeneration, and even surgery, all leading to more stress on the body/mind. It is an epidemic. Just look around you, everyone has their heads down.

Here’s some solutions to enjoy the game and not harm yourself and others.

  1. Always stay aware of your body and your surroundings when you play.
  2. Keep your head up and don’t lean in to the phone so much..
  3. Take breaks and stretch your neck back and around.
  4. Find exercises and techniques to increase your body awareness.
  5. Find out how connected or disconnected you are with your body since going virtual.

http://wholebodyintelligence.com/bq_assessment

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