Be Kind: Practice Physical Distancing, NOT Social Distancing

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(A video version is available at https://youtu.be/iAtudR0IA-E)

We need to show and receive kindness now more than ever. The first point is going to explain the title and why I made this. Second, I will talk about showing kindness. Third, give you some kindness challenges.

Why this title and this post?

“Be Kind: Practice Physical Distancing, NOT Social Distancing” and why I made it was inspired by one of my dear Extrovert friends. Awhile back I saw a Facebook post that read. “How about we call it “PHYSICAL” distancing versus “social” distancing? For those of us (extreme) extroverts ….  Friends strengthen our life lines. Check up on people. It’s all about connection & PHYSICAL, NOT social distancing (stoopidest phrase EVER) I’m here for you & we can be here for one another”

Well Said! I totally agree that Social Distancing is a stupid and incorrect phrase!  I have thought about this many times and wanted to encourage people to reach out especially to their extrovert friends and loved ones, and even us introverts could use a little more connection.

The first part of the title “Be kind” is because we need it now more than ever. In addition to being kind to others, we need to remember to be kind to ourselves. A quote from Proverbs 11:25 “The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”

Showing kindness

Show kindness by reaching out to people to encourage and support them. Let them know you are thinking of them and how much you care about them and appreciate them. A few kind words can make a big difference. There are so many ways to show kindness, be creative.

These are a few ways to get you started:

  1. Send an encouraging text message
  2. Send a direct message
  3. Write a note, send a card, or email
  4. Go old school, yo, pick up the phone and make a call
  5. Do a private or group video chat or meeting
  6. Send a link to a song or video that you think would help

The next idea might be outside of your comfort zone (I get it).

Quick story: Sunday night I made personalized videos for 2 friends. In one of the videos I was on a roll and in closing I said Love you. I was surprised I said it and was thinking, I hope she doesn’t take it the wrong way. I messaged her about it and loved her response “We all need to spread more love now a days!” This post was made in part to spread more love. This story is to make a point: TELL someone you love them!

Kindness Challenge

I challenge you to do as many of these challenges as you can.

  1. Reach out to at least 3 people in the next 3 days
  2. Tell 2 people that you love them, bonus points if you do it by phone or any type of video
  3. Make a personalized video or audio recording and send it to a friend or family member
  4. Post something encouraging and kind on Facebook
  5. To the non-huggers, when things get back to “normal”, hug 3 of your hugger friends

Summary

Be Kind: Practice Physical Distancing, NOT Social Distancing. Reach out others and show extra kindness and love. I challenge you to get busy and do these kindness challenges.

Zig Ziglar – “You Were Born To Win”

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Zig Ziglar was one of the best and most popular motivational speakers. After watching a documentary on Amazon Prime called “Zig: You Were Born to WIN” I have a renewed interest and respect for one of my all-time favorites, Zig Ziglar.

Plan to WIN

Make a plan to win. “Planning has to be based on getting a clear vision of what you want because without a vision you don’t know which goals to set. Without goals, you have no targets, and without targets, you have nothing to measure how you’re doing”.

Zig was great at talking about goal setting. Zig’s goal-setting covered 7 major areas which are called “The Wheel of Life”, it has seven spokes, and each spoke a core area of life; Mental, Spiritual, Physical, Family, Financial, Personal, and Career.

The 7 steps of goal planning:

Step 1: State the Goal
Step 2: Set a Deadline
Step 3: Identify the Obstacles
Step 4: Identify the People, Groups, and Organizations that Can Assist
Step 5: List the Benefits of Achieving the Goal
Step 6: List the Skills You Need to Acquire to Attain the Goal
Step 7: Develop a Plan

Prepare to WIN

Automobile University

Preparing to win takes time and knowledge. With all the things competing for your time, who has the time to read or watch videos? There is another way…  Zig coined the phrase “Automobile University”. He quoted a study by the University of Southern California, “if you live in a metropolitan area and drive 12,000 miles a year you can acquire the equivalent of two years of college education in three years’ time by listening to educational information in your car”.  If you don’t drive much, then maximize your time and get educated while exercising.

Expect to Win

If you have planned to win and prepared to win, then you should EXPECT to win. You put in the work, you should expect the reward. Successful athletes plan and prepare for their wins, they go to their event and expect to win. “If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner” (Zig Ziglar)

Take action today and be the winner you were born to be. Remember, plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

 

 

 

You can break your sugar addiction

Have you ever said I could never stop eating sugar or I can’t break my sugar addiction? Felt out of control or helpless?
I have been sugar-free for over 2 months. I did not think it was possible. I have GOOD NEWS for you, there is Hope, you can break your sugar addiction and cravings.

I had a serious sugar addiction and thought I could never stop. For example, I went to a Thanksgiving dinner I had one brownie, next thing I knew I had 4… At another dinner I had an ice cream bar, then I craved more sugar and I was searching for candy and drank a root beer.

When I ate sugar. I craved more. I could not just eat one or 2 of something, my sugar addiction was like an alcohol addiction. One brownie wasn’t enough, and 1 brownie was too much. I admitted I had a problem and was ready to make a change. I made a decision to stop eating Sugar on Dec. 1, 2019. Within a week the cravings stopped. I feel so much better! I’m not going to lie to you and say it’s easy, but it’s worth it and YOU CAN DO IT! I was able to break free of sugar and so can you!

I had someone say to me “I could never stop eating sugar”. That inspired me to make this video. I used to feel that way too. I made this video to inspire and give people hope that “You can break your sugar Addiction” I broke my sugar addiction and you can too, you can do it!

You Can Break Your Sugar Addiction-you can do it