16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General

When I set up this web site I came across the following 16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General by Bob Parsons® .  Bob is the Executive Chairman and Founder of GoDaddy.com.  Yes, maybe he is trying to sell you more web based services, but his 16 rules do resonate and in my opinion we could all benefit from following them. 1. Get and stay out of your comfort   zone. I believe that not much happens of   any significance when we’re in our comfort zone. I hear people say, “But   I’m concerned about security.” My response to that is simple:   “Security is for cadavers.”

Attitude

Twice a week I see my trainer and twice a week I moan and groan and tell myself I don’t want to do this, I can’t do this, this is going to be terrible. Twice a week I tell myself it is all about attitude and if I have to bring a better attitude to this workout, it will go better. Twice a week I complain and bargain with the trainer and in the end I am often unhappy with what I have accomplished.  When the workout is over I promise that I will bring a better attitude next time. Then one time right at the beginning of the workout my trainer told me what exercises I was going to do and I thought “I can do that.  It will be easy” and it was easy and I asked for more of a challenge and that extra challenge was easy.  I was proud of what I had accomplished.  I felt great.  I realized that I talked about having a better attitude but it was all talk.  After that every time I worked out I told myself that what I was being asked to do was no problem.  When an exercise started … Continue reading

The Fat Trap

So I’m reading a very interesting article from the New York Times Magazine (Link to article) about obesity and weight loss.  I was particularly interested in the quote “The research shows that the changes that occur after weight loss translate to a huge caloric disadvantage of about 250 to 400 calories. For instance, one woman who entered the Columbia studies at 230 pounds was eating about 3,000 calories to maintain that weight. Once she dropped to 190 pounds, losing 17 percent of her body weight, metabolic studies determined that she needed about 2,300 daily calories to maintain the new lower weight. That may sound like plenty, but the typical 30-year-old 190-pound woman can consume about 2,600 calories to maintain her weight — 300 more calories than the woman who dieted to get there.”

She’s 350 Pounds and Olympics-Bound

My good friend Havva (she says her name is Eve in Hebrew) was kind enough to send me an article about Holley Mangold (Link to article).  She will be lifting weights  in the Olympics this summer and weighs in at 350 lbs which is not unusually big for this competition.  The story is partially sensationalism over her size but it also shows the level of sacrifice she is willing to endure in order to compete.  It particularly struck a cord with me because she has no expectation of winning, she only wants to experience the joy of doing her best.  That is very refreshing when it often seems like we live in a world were first place and perfect is the only measure that counts.  Unfortunately I then read a few of the comments on the story.  I should know better!  The comments section of any article is often filled with ugly refuse that is clogging up peoples’ minds.  I like to think that they are cleaning out bits of whatever it is that is rotting in their brains every time I read a critical comment.  As comments go the ones attached to this article were very tame.  My complaint is … Continue reading