Winning the Game of Life Podcast Interviewing Entrepreneurs, Wantrepreneurs, Intrapreneurials, Intrepreneurial & Startups

***Inspiring Interviews*** By Shawn Chhabra interviews Bob Burg, Neil Patel, John Lee Dumas, David Allen, Michelle Gielan, Frederique Murphy, Shep Hyken, Kate Erickson, Kavit Haria, and many more. Get Inspiration Similar to Mixergy, Entrepreneur on Fire, and Growth Everywhere Podcast for - Entrepreneurs, Wantrepreneurs, Intrapreneurials, Intrepreneurial & Startups We share the triumphs, struggles, failures and success stories from the true life experiences of our wonderful guests. The goal is to present the knowledge and process to you, so that you can use some of this information to add to your own tool box and succeed more in all phases of your life, including career, business, relationship, health and wealth. Entrepreneurs, Wantrepreneurs, Intrapreneurial, Startups, people who are in the launch phase and in between these situations will be sharing their vision, goals, focus, plans and obstacles. Succeeding in Business, Family Life and more… Body, Money, Mind and Business… Body, Health and Wealth related Inspiring Interviews Inspired by Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas EoFire, Jillian Michaels, Tim Ferris,...
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Dec 29, 2015

Rob started in sales at 19, was promoted to run a franchise with the company at 21 and grew it to a multmillion dollar business, broke almost every record for a new office in the company's 60 year history, have since moved on and do consulting for fortune 500 companies on their workforce, trainings, and how they can improve upon those.


Started 2nd 7 figure business at 23 years old.


Also, runs MWF Motivation Podcast - one of the fastest growing podcast on iTunes - hit #1 in 6 categories on New & Noteworthy including self help and business, and now focusing on growing the podcast to 1 million downloads in the first year to impact as many people as possible to find out what their purpose in life is and make it their mission to follow their purpose and live to their true potential.



Rob Dial - Host of MWFMotivation Podcast with Shawn Sudershan Chhabra

Dec 22, 2015

Kate Erickson’s Own Entrepreneurial Journey! How Kate and John have changed the Podcast Industry And How Podcasting have changed Kate and John’s career and Life



And How She is Helping Entrepreneurs Create Freedom in Their Business and Life


Kate Erickson is a creator, engager and implementer over at EntrepreneurOnFire, a 7-day a week podcast that interviews today’s most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs. She is also the host of Kate’s Take: The EntrepreneurOnFire Audio Blog and author of The Fire Path: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Online Business. Kate is passionate about helping entrepreneurs create freedom in their business and life through developing systems and processes that can help their business scale and grow.

Show Highlights:

How Kate and John have changed the Podcast Industry


How Podcasting have changed Kate and John’s career and Life


Grew up in San Diego, CA

Wanted to be a college professor


Kate was always corporate minded/wanted to climb that “corporate ladder”

Went into banking - did not feel fulfilled

2011 - Left job to start her entrepreneurship career

Kate’s Copy business - to help small business owners to grow an online presence

Find out how many Kate went back to corporate America

Why Kate left her corporate job again in 2013 –

How Kate is able to enjoy her ultimate desired destination in life (Hint: achieve her dream goal of becoming a teacher)

What’s Kate’s favorite personal habit?

Learn about goal setting and the Freedom Journal?

Want to know about the Freedom Journal?

To Connect with Kate


Related Resources:

Freedom Journal

Winning the Game of Life:

(TOP NUMBER 1 of ALL Podcasts in New and Noteworthy- iTunes)!



Dec 15, 2015

Jim Beach with Shawn Sudershan Chhabra- Jim Beach is Author of School for Startups


Jim Beach’s first book, School for Startups, was published by McGraw-Hill in June 2011. Jim has started businesses and has taught entrepreneurship around the world. At the age of 25, Jim founded American Computer Experience and grew the company with no capital infusion to $12 million in annual revenue and to over 700 employees, operating in 39 states and in three countries. Jim taught entrepreneurship at Georgia State University for nine years and ranked number one in the business school for 12 straight semesters. In 2010, he founded School for Startups, which has taught over 7000 people to be low risk entrepreneurs. He has been featured in a UPS commercial, CNN called him the Simon Cowell of small business, and corporations like Wells Fargo, Toshiba, UPS, and SunTrust have hired him as a speaker and consultant.




Dec 9, 2015

Dr. Gayle Carson, a Cancer Survivor, aka “SOB” With Shawn Sudershan Chhabra Spunky Old Broad

Dr.Gayle Carson is an expert advisor and coach to CEO's and entrepreneurial managers around the world and holds a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) and CMC (Certified Management Consultant), the highest designations in their respective fields.

Gayle has received numerous peer honors, is named to over 50 "Who's Who" books and has been featured in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and appeared on the Larry King Radio Show, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox.
Dr. Gayle Carson known as an SOB Spunky Old Broad

Who is Dr. Gayle and why would anyone want to be called an SOB?

Born in Albany, NY, Dr. Gayle Carson, like many of us, has experienced endless moves and had many career adventures and hiccups along the way. One thing Gayle knew at a young age- she was born to coach entrepreneurs.

Possessing that “silver lining mentality” has allowed her to build a company from 0 to 7 offices, travel globally as an international speaker, coach and consultant and produce over two dozen books, CD and DVD programs and work with over 1000 clients in 50 different industries.

Coaching and speaking across the world, Dr. Gayle always heard:

“How do you stay so positive?”   “Where does that inner-spunk come from?”  Did they say SPUNK? Well, she knew she wasn’t a spring chicken and having an opinion can make people reach for the BROAD word.  So why not put this whole thing together and represent in a POSITIVE way, three words that are typically NEGATIVE?

The Spunky Old Broad (SOB) was born.  Dr. Gayle wanted to possess a distinct way of referring to that fire in her belly that just seems to keep her going!

The past 77 years weren’t child’s play however. Surviving three bouts of breast cancer and over 16 surgeries, experiencing the death of her husband and her oldest son was not easy to say the least. Throughout all the cancer, she kept working even during radiation, chemo as Dr. Gayle believes we are all survivors in one form or another.

This attitude transfers over to the mastermind groups and individual coaching and mentoring with her clients so that they not only survive but flourish and reinvent themselves personally and professionally.

As an expert adviser to CEO’s and entrepreneurial managers around the world, she has been called on by major media to comment on business, communication, the conversation on boomer statistics and even customer service issues.  A specialist in boomer women and beyond, she helps them deal with elder-care issues, feeling invisible, self-esteem and most important, knowing they can become whatever it is they want to be. When you consider our aging general population; boomer statistics show over 10,000 individuals in the US alone retire each and everyday.  Other boomer statistics may seem staggering in looking at the sheer numbers of:

  • 77 million people were born between 1946 and 1964, which is defined as the baby boomer era (U.S. Census)
  • By Boomers make up 35% of the American adult population (Scarborough)
  • The 55+ age group controls more than three-fourths of America’s wealth (ICSC)

Dr. Carson says, “Many of my mentees are already successful, however they are dealing with so many other issues because they are responsible women who become overwhelmed.”

Learn more about the SOB Clubs


Dec 6, 2015

Shawn Sudershan Chhabra-Dash Diet: Concluding Chapter: Heart Health, High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Hypertension, Wt. Management



There’s a reason that the Dash Diet is so successful and why it has helped patients for years, not only to lower their blood pressure but also to lose weight. You are going to love how well this can work for you but you have to give it the platform for which to work through. You have to get yourself ready for what will ultimately be your greatest success in your life, but the journey begins with you.

As you have seen, the Dash Diet works because it works off of simple but highly effective health principles as the foundation. You will get to enjoy eating, but in the right way. You need a healthy lifestyle to set the platform and then it’s about eliminating sugar, getting rid of the wrong carbohydrates, and turning away from the wrong foods and substances such as excess salt. These are solid concepts that you should already be using, and now it’s up to you to put them to work in your life.

It’s about what you eat and how you eat it, but it’s also about ensuring that you exercise. It’s about getting plenty of rest and just truly learning to take care of yourself for that will always be instrumental to your success in such a program. Though you may be sure that you have tried everything in the past, this time will be different because you are working through a well established, healthy, and proven weight loss program that will give you great results.

You are going to feel better, you are going to get healthier, and you are going to lose the weight slower but keep it off for good. This is the way that weight loss was intended to be and this journey will work so long as you stick with the program and really work to overcome previous obstacles. This is going to be as successful as you allow it to be, and that means that you put forth the effort needed to keep the weight off.

This is the right program and the right approach and if you embrace it and really make it work in your life, then you are going to absolutely love how you feel. There are great things ahead for you and if you maintain a confidence and willingness to make it all work in your life then your life will be richer for it. This is how you take off the weight and keep it off for good—this is how you become the person that you want to be and enjoy the life that you so richly deserve!


“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.”

― Norman Cousins, Anatomy Of An Illness


Learn How to Lose Weight Fast with Dash Diet Detox, Cleansing Diet, Glycemic Index, Lose 1 Pound Per Week! And Keep It Off!

Dec 5, 2015

Getting Rid Of The Wrong Foods and The Bad Habits

There comes a time when you need to make changes that are meaningful in your life. Sure in previous weight loss attempts you have likely limited yourself and focused on healthy eating, but probably for a limited time. In order to get the Dash Diet to work for you, then it’s not about making limited time changes. This is about creating a lifestyle that works and supports you in losing weight and getting healthier.
The Dash Diet is focused on what makes for good, healthy, and proper eating. You see by now what makes for the right foods in the perfect blend. This will lead you not only to long lasting weight loss, but also better health as well. So you know what you need to focus on in terms of the right foods, but there’s more to it than that.
What about the wrong foods? How do bad habits factor into this? The truth is that in order to let the good and proper nutrition of the Dash Diet work and really take place in our lives, we must first start by getting rid of the wrong things. This will only be as effective as the parameters that you set up around it. In order to make the good take effect, you must first usher out the bad.
Getting Rid of the Things That Are Holding You Back
This is about changing your lifestyle, but also your habits. This is about trying to avoid the “cheat” and getting rid of the excuses or justifications. If you know the food is bad for you, then avoid it. If you aren’t sure then here is the list so that it’s all clear. If you know that you need to change something that isn’t working in your life, then now is the time to do so.
You must abandon once and for all the things that are holding you back, and seeing that list here will help you to move forward in the most productive manner possible. So here are the foods and habits that have likely caused you problems in the past and what you need to avoid and get away from in order to let the Dash Diet be effective and successful for you.

The List of Things to Avoid and Get Away From For Good

You know what the RIGHT things are to do and to eat, and now it’s time to look at and fully understand what the WRONG things are. Here we look at a comprehensive list of which foods and habits have been keeping you from progress, and which must go away to make the Dash Diet take full effect.
•    No more red meat:
Sure you may enjoy it, but red meat is loaded with all of the wrong things. While it is a source of protein, it is also a fatty type at that. You will find plenty of other sources of protein that don’t introduce so much fat and so many unwanted calories.
If you think about why the Dash Diet was started it was to help relieve hypertension, and so it makes sense that red meat is off limits for this condition. So to make the Dash Diet work and be truly effective, you need to avoid red  meat and know that a healthier and lower fat source of protein awaits you.
•    No more salt:
This may sound like a tough one, but it’s much easier than you might think. Sure there is a certain element of salt present in some foods, but that’s not what we’re referring to. We’re talking about table salt that is added in preparation, in cooking, or even after the food is presented to you and ready to eat. This extra salt of course adds to the possibility of hypertension and can also lead to weight gain.
You retain a lot of water when you use excess salt and therefore you want to get this out of your diet. You can find some great salt substitutes or turn to other herbs or spices to offer flavor without the added sodium. Get rid of the salt and see some results from this almost immediately.
•    No more processed or fried foods:
The processed or fried foods that you have eaten out of either temptation or convenience are holding you back! They are loaded with unwanted fat, calories, and excessive sodium and additives. They will never help your efforts and will only ever hurt your ability to lose weight.

Stop allowing yourself to eat these as you get no nutritional value out of them and therefore they must be avoided to allow the Dash Diet to really work for you.
•    No more high fat dairy products:
There’s a reason that the Dash Diet stipulates low fat dairy products—because the high fat versions offer you nothing that you need. If you turn to low fat cottage cheese, yogurt, and skim milk you get all of the nutrients and benefits of dairy products, but none of the fat.
Higher fat dairy products may taste better to you, but you will get used to the lower fat versions in no time. There’s no reason to opt for a fuller fat dairy product, and every reason to avoid this group of foods.
•    No more white sugar or flour, nor starchy foods:
This is one of the core foundations of the Dash Diet because as we know too much sugar is never a good thing. Neither is too much flour or starch for that matter. If you are going to eat carbohydrates then it’s imperative to turn to whole grain versions that are loaded with fiber.
White sugar and flour and all such starchy foods are going to help you to feel full quickly and therefore cause your insulin to rise. About an hour later you will feel hungry and eat whatever you can find, and so the cycle continues. These simple carbohydrates will only hurt your weight loss effort with this cycle and they introduce all sorts of ingredients that will work against your weight loss efforts.
•    No more unnecessary or unhealthy additives or preservatives:
Here’s a great rule of thumb to always remember—if you can’t pronounce it or don’t really know or understand what it is, then don’t eat it. There are far too many foods out there that are simply made up of additives and preservatives, and this ends up becoming toxins in the body.
The Dash Diet promotes clean, whole, and healthy eating, and the unnecessary additives and preservatives are simply holding you back. They will never give you anything that you need, so avoid them!

•    Stop eating on the run:
Sure we’re all busy and have hectic schedules, but eating on the run is never good for you. This leads to convenience based eating and that means that you turn to whatever sort of food choices are before you—and they are usually not good ones.
Take the time to prepare and cook healthy meals and snacks that you can take with you wherever you go. Then you have everything you need to make the right food choices. Take the time to sit down and eat whenever you can as this aids digestion and ensures that you eat the right portions in the appropriate way.
•    No more skipping meals and then binging:
The extreme calorie counting, the deprivation, the starvation—all of this contributed to the weight loss and then weight gain cycle in the past. Never again! No more skipping meals or going to extremes when it comes to losing weight the right way.
You will only binge the next time you eat and this creates a very unhealthy cycle. You need to be sure to eat the right portions all day long. No more skipping meals, no more binging, and no more extremes when it comes to the way in which you eat. It’s time to take care of yourself and that starts with what you eat and HOW you eat as well.

Dec 3, 2015

Theodore Henderson with Shawn Sudershan Chhabra, Theodore Henderson AKA “The Wisdom Man”

Theodore Henderson AKA “The Wisdom Man” works with those individuals who desire to become entrepreneurs, business owners who want to improve their leadership and management skills, and those who need more productive career strategies. He’s an Amazon best selling author, a Certified Leadership Coach , Certified Career Coach, and a Certified Social Media Security Professional Powered by CompTIA. He is the author of “9 Simple Steps to Becoming a Strong Leader”, “The Wisdom Compass”, the forthcoming digital course “The Entrepreneur Series”, and the cyber security eBook “30 Smart Ways to Protect Yourself from Cyber Criminals” aimed at owners of Smartphones, Mobile Devices, and also those who have significant online activities including Social Media, financial services, and more. He may be reached via .

Dec 3, 2015

Shawn Chhabra-How to Lose The Weight and Keep It Off This Time?


So what’s going to make this time different? So many of us start with the best of intentions and yet feel that anxiety due to previous failed attempts. We want to lose weight, we want to remain committed, we want the best out of life, and yet we’ve felt that pain of disappointment so many times over. So how can you ensure that this time really works?

First and foremost you are working within the framework of a valuable and proven diet program with the Dash Diet. That in and of itself will provide the important foundation required to help you to lose the weight and keep it off. Sure you have to commit to it and follow the guidelines given, but knowing that you have a supportive and proven foundation helps matters tremendously.

You Play a Major Role In Your Ability To Be Successful

You also want to be sure that your attitude and dedication is present more so than ever before. We have seen by now that we didn’t fail the diet but they failed us, and so that knowledge is very powerful. There is some accountability on our part though to ensure that we don’t just give into this and neglect to put ourselves into the program wholeheartedly.

If you want to achieve weight loss success and maintain those results then you need to be committed to this program in every sense of the word. You have to believe in yourself and what you are doing, you have to be ready to take on the hard work and do whatever it takes, and you also have to be willing to change your lifestyle and get rid of the obstacles or bad habits that may have held you back in the past.

Now is the time for change! In order to get that change and to achieve the body and life that you have always wanted for yourself, you have to get yourself there. You now have the foundation of a great program, but the rest is up to you. In order to lose all of the weight and keep it off for good you have to be ready and willing to take on the components presented to you and keep working at it your entire life through. This is how you achieve and hold onto true and lasting weight loss success!


All Of The Factors For Long Term Success Are Yours


You’ve learned what went wrong in the past and now it’s time to make it right. The diet failed you but learning accountability will help you tremendously as you move forward. So start by understanding the factors that contribute to your success and what will ensure that you get everything you want out of your journey this time.

  • You are committed physically, mentally, and emotionally:

This is more than just a physical commitment though that is certainly part of it. You do need to commit through the physical in your workouts and your food preparation, amongst other factors. You must also commit in every other sense or your progress will be limited.

You have to maintain a confidence and inner strength that tells you that you CAN do this. You have to be ready to take on the obstacles or challenges and use will power and determination to get you through. This will help you to break free of previously harmful patterns and ensure that you remain committed even when things get tough.

You are going to have good days and bad days and it is that determination and commitment that will help you to persevere even if you have challenging moments. Throw yourself in this process and journey in every sense of the word and it will make all the difference in the world!


  • You are using a program that is proven and for the long term such as the Dash Diet:

You’ve tried every other method, diet, program, fad, and trend out there and felt disappointed. This time is different because of the foundation and program that you are using, and that will make a huge difference as well. The Dash Diet has been around for years and offering a unique and well balanced solution to weight loss along the way.

This is a program that is focused on good health and therefore the benefits are immeasurable. Though this diet was devised to help those with high blood pressure, it has helped so many people to achieve their weight loss goals.


You should feel good about the healthy component that ensures that you don’t just lose weight, but that you do so in an appropriate manner that will equal up to long term success. This is a medically sound diet program that will always put you first and will be the foundation that helps you through the long term.


  • You learn from past mistakes and find motivation within them:

We all have problematic dieting behavior, obstacles, patterns, and challenges that have held us back in the past. To be able to move forward you have to learn from those mistakes. It may have been temptations in the way of certain foods or falling off track around vacations or holidays, but you find a way to stay committed no matter what.

Whatever you have done wrong in the past, it’s time to face it head on. We all make mistakes and we all have problem areas that can hold us back, but it’s about facing them and using them to make us stronger. It may not always be easy to admit these faults, but in the end they will make you stronger and more committed.


  • You change your lifestyle for the better and don’t just fix one component:

While other diets focus only on changing the foods that you eat, this is a diet that’s truly about the big picture. You are not just changing the food component but so much more through a lifestyle overhaul. If you can adjust to that mindset and really understand that it’s about taking care of yourself, then you will enjoy long term success.

When you get rid of the bad habits and replace them with good clean and healthy living, then you learn what it means to truly take care of yourself. Then and only then are you creating a platform by which you can lose weight, but where you can also improve your health as well. This is revolutionary not just to your ability to lose weight, but also in your focus as you move forward and start to really enjoy life in this healthy new way.




Losing weight is not an easy thing to do, and so many of us struggle with it throughout our lives. Just thinking about diets, deprivation, and previously failed attempts to lose the weight and keep it off can be depressing and stressful. Though the weight may have come on fairly easily depending on your phase of life or lifestyle itself, taking it off may not come quite as easily. That is all true until now!

The key to successful weight loss is to have a program that will help to not only get you going but to support you along the way. A solid weight loss program should be based in healthy concepts and always work within parameters that never put your body in danger. Though the many fads and trends out there may sound good in theory, they certainly aren’t meant to help you in the long term once you try them out.

There Is No Quick Answer—You Have To Work For It

We all want to lose weight, and we want to do it quickly and easily. It may be unsettling to think that there is something about your lifestyle that you will need to change, but this is the reality of the situation. You never want to be drastic in your approach because these are the types of habits that not only aren’t going to be something that you can’t keep up with, but they are also extremely unhealthy at the core.

Sure the many trends, fads, and diets out there may sound good on paper, but how easy are they to take on for the long term? When it comes to calorie cutting, logging every bite of food you eat, or deprivation in any form, this is not something that you are going to keep up with forever more. Not only that, but these methods are often intended to help you lose weight initially, but will leave you feeling unhealthy and hungry as time goes on.

What makes the Dash Diet such a successful program is the fact that it is based on truly healthy concepts? This is a program that was developed to help a specific health condition, and then the implications of this were found to be extremely helpful for weight loss in the process. So you know that what you are getting into is well founded and that you are going to benefit from it in so many ways.


The Key To Long Term Weight Loss Is Here

This book is going to show you why there are good sugars and bad sugars. You are going to learn that what AND how you eat really matters. You are going to see that it really comes down to creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You are also going to see that the power to make change comes from within you, and that if you want it bad enough you can achieve that long term weight loss that you have always dreamed about.

Though you may feel frustrated in previous weight loss attempts and marked failures, this time will be different. You are going to learn not only what it takes to lose weight and keep it off, but you will also get insight into your own habits. You will see what didn’t work for you in the past and more importantly WHY it didn’t work for you. This is a very broad approach and therefore quite informative as you work towards the success that you have always dreamed of.

It’s time to cast aside what you thought you knew about weight loss, and to learn what really works. It’s not just about adapting to the right program such as this, but also learning precisely what went wrong in the past. Not only understanding what you may have done wrong, but also what the diets that you’ve used in the past didn’t give you. This is a learning process and this is the beginning of a long and educational journey!

So come into this weight loss journey with an open mind, find and embrace your inner strength and confidence, and be willing to commit to a program that is going to help you and support you in the long term. Though you may have felt frustration in the past, it’s time to really celebrate the transformation that you have always wanted. This is how you lose weight and enjoy success well into your future—so let’s get started!


Learn How to Lose Weight Fast with Dash Diet Detox, Cleansing Diet, Glycemic Index, Lose 1 Pound Per Week! And Keep It Off!

Dec 3, 2015

Shawn Chhabra-Dash Diet Book Summary- Dash Diet and Wt. Management


Losing weight is not an easy thing to do, and so many of us struggle with it throughout our lives. Just thinking about diets, deprivation, and previously failed attempts to lose the weight and keep it off can be depressing and stressful. Though the weight may have come on fairly easily depending on your phase of life or lifestyle itself, taking it off may not come quite as easily. That is all true until now!

The key to successful weight loss is to have a program that will help to not only get you going but to support you along the way. A solid weight loss program should be based in healthy concepts and always work within parameters that never put your body in danger. Though the many fads and trends out there may sound good in theory, they certainly aren’t meant to help you in the long term once you try them out.

There Is No Quick Answer—You Have To Work For It

We all want to lose weight, and we want to do it quickly and easily. It may be unsettling to think that there is something about your lifestyle that you will need to change, but this is the reality of the situation. You never want to be drastic in your approach because these are the types of habits that not only aren’t going to be something that you can’t keep up with, but they are also extremely unhealthy at the core.

Sure the many trends, fads, and diets out there may sound good on paper, but how easy are they to take on for the long term? When it comes to calorie cutting, logging every bite of food you eat, or deprivation in any form, this is not something that you are going to keep up with forever more. Not only that, but these methods are often intended to help you lose weight initially, but will leave you feeling unhealthy and hungry as time goes on.

What makes the Dash Diet such a successful program is the fact that it is based on truly healthy concepts? This is a program that was developed to help a specific health condition, and then the implications of this were found to be extremely helpful for weight loss in the process. So you know that what you are getting into is well founded and that you are going to benefit from it in so many ways.


The Key To Long Term Weight Loss Is Here

This book is going to show you why there are good sugars and bad sugars. You are going to learn that what AND how you eat really matters. You are going to see that it really comes down to creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You are also going to see that the power to make change comes from within you, and that if you want it bad enough you can achieve that long term weight loss that you have always dreamed about.

Though you may feel frustrated in previous weight loss attempts and marked failures, this time will be different. You are going to learn not only what it takes to lose weight and keep it off, but you will also get insight into your own habits. You will see what didn’t work for you in the past and more importantly WHY it didn’t work for you. This is a very broad approach and therefore quite informative as you work towards the success that you have always dreamed of.

It’s time to cast aside what you thought you knew about weight loss, and to learn what really works. It’s not just about adapting to the right program such as this, but also learning precisely what went wrong in the past. Not only understanding what you may have done wrong, but also what the diets that you’ve used in the past didn’t give you. This is a learning process and this is the beginning of a long and educational journey!

So come into this weight loss journey with an open mind, find and embrace your inner strength and confidence, and be willing to commit to a program that is going to help you and support you in the long term. Though you may have felt frustration in the past, it’s time to really celebrate the transformation that you have always wanted. This is how you lose weight and enjoy success well into your future—so let’s get started!

Dec 3, 2015

Shawn Chhabra-Dash Diet: Heart Health, High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Hypertension, Wt. Management


Learn How to Lose Weight Fast with Dash Diet Detox, Cleansing Diet, Glycemic Index, Lose 1 Pound Per Week! And Keep It Off!


Dash Diet Summary


If you are tired of trying every diet out there and never losing the weight, then the answer is finally here. The Dash Diet is the answer to your weight loss issues and it’s based on healthy principles so you know it works. The best part is that when you read “Learn How to Lose Weight Fast with Dash Diet Detox, Cleansing Diet, Glycemic Index Free Dash Diet Healthy Recipes! Lose 1 Pound Per Week! And Keep It Off! Free Mediterranean Diet Recipes!” you learn all you ever needed to know.

This is an eBook that dives deep into not only the parameters of the Dash Diet, but also helps you to think of how to apply it to your everyday life. It helps you to understand how this diet works, but more importantly what sets it apart from everything else you have ever tried. You will learn more about yourself by reading this book and going through the journey than you ever imagined!

The Dash Diet was developed to help patients with hypertension and it was found that it also helped with long term and lasting weight loss. You can feel good about the platform of this diet as it was developed by medical professionals. The book takes you through the basics, shows you how to eat within this plan, and how to set up a healthy lifestyle to make it all work.

There is much more to weight loss than simply changing what you eat—but this book helps you with the nutrition component and so much more. You will learn what your problems may have been in the past, and how to actually solve them. By reading through this eBook you will know what it takes to lose the weight and keep it off, and you can use the platform of the Dash Diet easily and effectively. This is a good read and a helpful way to take the weight off once and for all!

“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” Winston Churchill


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Dec 1, 2015

Shawn Chhabra- Overcoming the Challenges- Eating is a natural way to feel happy.
Eating is a natural way to feel happy. Overeating isn't.
-Dr. Deepak Chopra (Author of WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR?)

Among the worst of the issues associated with a sugar detox diet or just cutting all sources of sugar from your diet are the cravings that come with such a decision. Though you may believe that you feel grumpy or irritable because of some sort of chemical change in the body, a great deal of the emotional turmoil is because you are living with an unmet and irresolvable craving.
You know that you cannot eat the candy, cake, pasta, or high and simple carb food that you desire. It just makes you grumpy.
However, once you get past the detox phase, you can consider adding small amounts of sugar back into your life - though we really don't recommend this as a daily option but as a single celebratory treat every once in a great while.
Here's the thing: We can promise most readers that after 21 days without any sort of sugar (even that found in fruits if you decide to cut them out for the entire period too), the palette won't respond the same ways to many of your once favorite foods.
An Encouraging Tale
"Mary" was an avid junk food fanatic. Each day included the consumption of sweetened beverages such as soda and bottles of iced tea. Each meal was full of white breads, pastas, and starches. She rarely ate any whole foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, and her fats of choice came out of a deep fryer.
When she was warned that she was showing signs of developing diabetes, she decided to take action. She learned about sugar detox plans and determined that going "cold turkey" for 21 days was the only way to break her addiction to "ring dings", "Twinkies", and all of the rest.
She did not even put a single cherry or slice of apple in her mouth until that 21 day period had passed. And when it was all over and done, she no longer dreamt of eating sweets and mountains of pasta.
Instead, when she was allowed to have a mouthful of her favorite sugary soda, it made her feel queasy. As she tasted her once favorite commercial pastry, she immediately spit it out. Everything tasted chemically sweetened and totally artificial. Her palate had adjusted to a much more natural and flavorful diet.
This is not science fiction or fantasy. This is what happens when we give the body a chance to work in the way it should. When we reject all of the modern commercial food programming, we are often shocked by the delicious flavors that natural food sources provide.
Things we once thought "bland" such as plain yogurt, roasted chicken, or broccoli are suddenly extremely palatable. The fat in the yogurt is like a heavenly and creamy dream and the strong flavor of the vegetable and meat - especially if splashed with a drizzle of high quality olive oil and a bit of fresh lemon juice - are wonderful and satisfying.
Yes, you will be cutting out the salt and artificial flavorings as you do a sugar detox, but you are also showing your body and brain how good it feels to get the best source of energy into each and every cell. The energy that comes mostly from healthy fat and lean protein and limited carbs will give you the clearest head and the "cleanest" energy you have ever experienced.
The one hurtle, however, is getting past that 21 day detox period. And some people do this by allowing themselves a bit of natural sugar. This is why we have to consider the issue of fructose.
Before you get very excited thinking that we are suggesting you consume a lot of fructose when experiencing a sugar craving - guess again. Most experts indicate that you can ingest some fructose, but only if you understand that glucose is the only sugar that the body recognizes as a natural source of energy.
Glucose is the one type of energy or sugar that all life forms can recognize and use. In the human body it is metabolized by multiple organs, meaning that there is no undo load put upon any single part of the body.  
This means that there are not many risks to your health whenever you introduce glucose. At least there are no risks when you introduce only small amounts via natural sources (such as the carbohydrates that come from fruits, vegetables, proteins, some dairy, and complex carbs in moderation).
Fructose Takes the Lead
About 20% of the glucose you consume will be metabolized by the liver - the rest is handled by the remaining organs and cells of the body. When glucose is metabolized by your liver it is turned into "glycogen" which allows it to be stored in the liver until it is needed.
Your liver can actually store an immense amount of glycogen before any harm comes to the body (we don't recommend this on an ongoing basis), and this is one of the main reasons that endurance athletes and marathoners will ingest a high carb-load on the evening before a big event. Their liver is going to store a lot of glycogen and then release it in the form of energy when they start to become fatigued from their athletic performance.
However, we know that there are other types of sugars, and fructose seems to be the commercial sugar of choice. In fact, this processed sugar tends to make up nearly 25% of most modern daily caloric intake, which is a radical change from even 40 years ago.
One of the reasons that this is the case is because of the introduction of HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). This was invented in 1966 and by the mid-1970s a vast majority of commercial food makers had switched from "table sugar" which is sucrose to the cheaper and far sweeter fructose.
Today, it appears on the list of ingredients for almost every packaged or processed food produced. As already indicated, it can appear in baby formula (with some products at 43% corn syrup solids) as well as serving as the primary ingredient in soft drinks and colas, juices, and most snack foods.
Knowing this makes it much easier to understand why the world is in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but it actually gets worse. This is because fructose has some fairly shocking traits and capabilities.
For example, it has a negative effect on the hormone we know as "leptin". This is the "satiety" hormone, or the chemical that tells us we are full. Fructose has a way of switching this hormone "off" and preventing us from recognizing when we are full and should stop eating - especially when we are eating sugar.
Unfortunately, the high amounts of fructose in many popular foods indicates that people are "hooked" on fructose and sweetened foods, and that they are locked into a vicious cycle of craving sugar, consuming too much of it, spiking and then crashing their blood sugar, storing a lot of fat, and still being hungry more often than ever.
Around 1900 the average person consumed fructose only in the form of their fresh fruits and vegetables. The result of which was an average daily intake of fructose around 15 grams. Today, it is not unusual for someone to ingest more than 70 grams each day - plus any other sugars that could include glucose and more.
Fructose and the Liver
This means that people are exposing their bodies to enormous doses of fructose every day, and that is very bad news for the liver.
Why? This is because the metabolism of fructose tends to be handled mostly by the liver. And while a few grams of the stuff each day wouldn't necessarily be harmful, it is the fact that we are (on the whole) eating dozens of grams of it on a daily basis.
The problems with fructose are many, but the issues you must be aware of are these:
•    Fructose, as just mentioned, is metabolized mostly by the liver. Because of the flood of it entering the liver when it is eaten in foods such as soda or candy, it is impossible for the liver to process it properly and turn it into a usable form of sugar for the body. It converts the fructose into "tryglycerides".
•    You may or may not know that triglycerides are the form in which most fat appears in the body. That fat you despise on your thighs or your belly is made up of triglycerides, and they also appear in your bloodstream.
•    People with heart disease often have hypertriglyceridemia - or too many triglycerides floating around in their blood.
•    Fructose also interrupts leptin production and function, and this leads to people overeating and gaining weight. This is because leptin tells your brain that you are full and that you should stop eating. This is one of the main reasons that fructose consumption leads to weight gain.
•    Consuming fructose is also believed to lead to something known as insulin resistance, which means that the cells in the body refuse to open up to insulin and accept sugar from the bloodstream, and this is known as diabetes.
•    Fructose is what is known as a "hepatotoxin" which means it is toxic to the liver and yet is metabolized 100% by the liver. It depletes the liver of phosphates and creates uric acid in the process. This prevents the creation of nitric acid, which is in charge of blood pressure regulation. This means that you can develop hypertension by consuming too much fructose, in addition to the fact that it has also probably boosted your bad cholesterol thereby increasing blood pressure.
•    We already learned that it converts to pyruvate and causes too much fat to be released and held in the bloodstream.
•    Fructose has a tendency to create insulin resistance, and this means that it results in damage to the pancreas.
•    Fructose can leave people in a chronic state of inflammation due to the irritant properties it has.
In other words, if you look at all of the things that fructose does to the human body; you can sum them up in a few short words: Fructose ruins the healthy metabolism.
When you eat a lot of fructose you are creating a perpetual cycle of fat production that is almost impossible to break without just eliminating all sources of fructose from the diet.
Fruit Eaters Take Heed
However, we are discussing this issue because we understand that many people struggle desperately with the elimination of all sources of sweetness in their diet. After all, a lifetime of sugar overload is very hard to bring to a sudden halt. And this is why a lot of people doing a sugar detox reassure themselves by saying: "Well, I can eat a lot of fruit instead."
The problem here is that you can't.
Fruit contains fructose, and though it is not a tremendous amount, it is still there. On the "up" side, the fructose you consume in natural fruit sources is accompanied by a lot of fiber and nutrients too. So, we are suggesting that you make an allowance for yourself for a bit of fruit, but to understand how many grams of fructose you are ingesting with each serving.
Earlier in this book we indicated that the WHO put a daily intake of glucose at 10% of the BMR. We would estimate that puts the range from around 12 to 20 grams per day maximum. Now, that is glucose and not just fructose. So, if you are going to rely on a bit of fruit to get you through the 21 day cycle, understand that it will be a very small bit of fruit.

Dec 1, 2015

Adam Lerner is a Coach, speaker, and author of the forthcoming book, THE INDEPENDENCE INITIATIVE, and the Online Courses THE INDEPENDENCE BLUEPRINT, AND THE INDEPENDENCE INSTITUTE

Adam is a Serial Entrepreneur and Consultant that loves Coaching. He teaches people with chronic illnesses, disabilities, and adversities how to overcome obstacles by starting their own business.  One example includes applying their real life social skills and expertise to the online world in order to get real results.

Adam was originally going to be a surgeon but was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when he was 19. He got through the first two years of college but couldn't get through the third. He was on disability for two years at 23 then refused to accept a lifetime of diability so he purchased a Direct Marketing Course from Brad Richdale's infomercial. He was on the informercial just a year later.

He started one of the first full service software, provides hosting and Internet Marketing Companies. In 1995, He actually pioneered the first "bug free,  Automated Self Replicating Website Software, automated MLM & Affiliate software with Self Replicating Websites and launched Webscape Worldwide in Sept. 1997. His mentors include Bob Proctor, Brendon Burchard and Steven Rowell.

In addition to running his own business, Adam believes (and lives to his very core) what one of his mentors Bob Proctor said was required to become truly successful in life. He said, “If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand!”

Dec 1, 2015

Shajen Joy Aziz is an award winning international best-selling author, master educator, filmmaker, and motivational trainer and speaker. She is most passionate about creating a world where our children can thrive in powerful and positive ways. She is a mother, teacher, and first author and co-creator of the international bestselling book and film Discover the Gift- It’s Why We’re Here ( Her book is published in 22 countries and 10 languages and her film, which is in 5 language and 10 countries, is now digitally distributed by Gaiam TV throughout the United States and Canada (Discover the Gift on Gaiam TV).

 shawn chabra

Shajen’s groundwork, for over 20 years as a progressive educator, school administrator, teacher and counselor, paved the way for her to become a leader within the transformational and peace-building communities. In a very short time, Shajen’s global coaching and training program, based on Discover the Gift, has amassed a dedicated community of over 250 Ambassadors, Coaches and Trainers from around the globe; actively engaged in sharing their gifts while inspiring others to do the same.

Shajen has been a guest faculty member for The Shift Network and was most recently featured alongside: Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Desmond Tutu, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Eckhart Tolle. Throughout the years she has shared the speaking stage with other influential New Thought Leaders and colleagues such as: Jack Canfield, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dr. Barbara De Angelis, Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Sue Morter, Janet and Chris Attwood, David Wolfe, and many more. Shajen’s work has been featured in The Huffington Post, ABC, NBC, CNN, Spirit and Destiny Magazine, The Shift Network,, Catalyst, Spiritual Networks, Life Connection and Vision Magazine, amongst numerous others internationally. Her work regularly appears around the globe through multiple media outlets and within the international Unity and Religious Sciences, and interfaith communities.

Along with being a founding member of the Southern California Association of Transformational Leaders (Assoc. of Transformational Leaders) and The Women’s Speakers Assoc., Shajen is an active trailblazer for children, education and healthcare reform. A few of her recognitions include the 2014 Woman of Outstanding Leadership Award from the International Women’s Leadership Assoc., the 2012 Peace and Creativity Award presented by Congresswoman Karen Bass, and the 2011 & 2012 Woman of the Year Award from the National Association of Professional Women for her dedication and excellence in her field of education. In 2011 Shajen was also awarded the Global Humanitarian Award, presented by Dr. Barbara De Angelis and Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith.

Shajen’s primary philosophy is based on creating a conscious, compassionate world; one person, one family, one community at a time; and it begins with you.

WGL:30 Shajen Joy Aziz with Shawn Chhabra, Shajen is an award winning international best-selling author, master educator, filmmaker, and motivational trainer and speaker

Nov 30, 2015

Shawn Chhabra- explains Sugar Problem: We know that most people consume that 1/2 cup or so of sugar every day. This is an amount that has increased substantially over time. Consider that a human being in the year 1800 would eat around 18 pounds of sugar every year (sounds like a lot doesn't it?), but that same person in the year 2010 was eating around 180 pounds in that same space of time!

And the sugars of 2010 are radically different from those of 1910, and not in good ways.

Why on earth are we eating so much of this stuff?

  • Because we want it.
  • We want it because we have developed addictions to it (and for some of us this addiction began with our first bottle of baby formula).
  • We want sugar because it is marketed to us by "big business".
  • And because it is the massive commercial food industry that adds sugar to foods that we don't even know contain sugar.

We are going to look at all of these issues, but for now, let's just consider how sugar gets into our bodies and our diets.

Sugar in the Modern Diet                             

As an example, over the past forty years added sugars have started to appear in:

  • Baby foods and formulas;
  • Salad dressings and marinades;
  • Crackers;
  • Processed cheeses;
  • Canned sauces and seasonings;
  • Canned fruits and bottled juices; and
  • Frozen meals of all kinds.

The addition of sugar to such foods is bizarre to say the least. After all, what baby needs sugar in their formula, or why does cheese need to be sweetened? The answers are many, but begin with a few simple truths.

One is that we are just plain confused about how our bodies work and what we should be eating for true and optimal health.

The bulk of this book is going to address this particular issue, but also the second reason that sugars are added to foods as well. And that is that the commercial food industry is actually encouraging people to consume the products that commercial farmers grow.

Why Sugar?

Large scale food makers produce foods that are cheap, filling, and capable of being processed into many different forms, including sweeteners. And these sweeteners are the ones we have been cued (some say "trained") to prefer or develop a taste for.

A single illustration of this can be found in the use of corn. In the current era around 55% of all "sweeteners" that are put to use in drinks and foods will be made from corn. This is in addition to the various corn fillers that bulk up foods ranging from sliced meats to pet foods.

This is also why the abundance of soy, corn (used to make corn syrup), and wheat products seem to fill our grocery shelves. Some studies have shown that there are almost no products available without one or more of those three major food crops in their lists of ingredients. And yet, many people are sensitive or allergic to them and these foods may serve no nutritional function into the foods in which they are added. Added sugars are a prime example of this.

Added Sugars are a Growing Problem

In a 2012 article in US News and World Report, two journalists made a significant point when they said that the food industry was marketing "bigger, juicier, saltier, sweeter, crunchier…most of all, more." And it is that last word, "more", that seems to be the problem. Almost every manufactured food has more and more processed ingredients, and this is causing many foods to be the same as boxes, bags, and cans of chemicals instead of true food sources.

Adding sugars to many different kinds of foods may create a market for them, but they also force people to develop a taste for ever sweeter (and the same thing goes for added salt making people crave saltier foods) foods and beverages.

As an example, the soft drink known as Coca Cola was once made strictly with cane sugar. Because the modern palette favors foods that are much sweeter, American bottles and cans of this beverage are now made entirely from corn syrup - which has a sweetness factor around 20% greater than table sugar (sucrose).

So, you don't even have to own a sugar bowl to add sugar to the diet every single day. Just drink a single can of soda and you are getting a huge dose of sugar, but if you eat a package of snack crackers, you are probably getting a lot of added sugar as well.

Don't forget that any fruits and vegetables, grains or breads, and even dairy products that you eat will also have natural sources of sugar as well. These are the types of sugars that kept people at healthier weights less than a century ago, but which are becoming the lesser consumed types.

All of this sugar consumption adds up (quite literally) in the body, in the form of fat, health problems, and addiction. It can get pretty overwhelming when you realize just how much sugar you are asking your body to process each day, and what it actually means to your health.

Sugar in the Body

Why is sugar so overwhelming? We'll keep this as simple and straightforward as possible, but you do need to understand what happens when you eat sugar.

The entire body needs energy - right down to the tiniest cells. If they don't have energy, they don't work. If our cells stop functioning, our tissues, bodily fluids, and organs cease to operate as well. As an example, for your skin to mend from a simple little scratch it requires energy devoted to making new cells, shedding old ones, and fighting infection at the site of the injury.

You need energy all of the time and from head to toe.

Energy Crisis

This energy comes from the foods we eat. Food is made up of many things. The basic "macronutrients" (which are called macro because we need them in huge quantities) are fat, protein, and carbohydrate. We also have to take water, fiber, vitamins, and minerals from our foods as well.

Our bodies are amazing machines where the digestion and metabolism of food is concerned. Cells understand what to do with each component, where to send it, and how to use it to function properly.

Drink water and it is distributed properly, eat fiber and the body uses it to cleanse the digestive system, consume fat and the body wants to burn it up for energy - unless something else is already being used for that purpose. And that is where sugar becomes a problem.

All foods are, basically, digested in similar ways. We put them in our mouths, chew them (which introduces them to enzymes), swallow them (introducing more enzymes and triggering "metabolites"), and these break the various parts of the food (protein, carbohydrates, fats, waters, etc.) into smaller components that the cells know how to use for energy.

When we eat carbohydrates (and sugar is categorized as a carbohydrate or "carb"), the enzymes will break it down into "glucose". This is then absorbed by the body and allowed to enter into the bloodstream, and is why we often talk about our "blood sugar" levels. If you have ever guzzled a sports drink or glass of juice, you know that glucose can hit the blood stream almost immediately.

The Race to the Cells

Ideally, however, your diet should produce very little changes in blood sugar. Instead, it should keep you at an "even keel" and allow you to feel hunger when food is needed, to feel energized when that is required, and to have enough stored energy to help with any physical challenges that are not too great or overly long.

Endurance athletes, as an example, have to train to run dozens of miles, lift heavy weights, or swim for an hour or more. The average human does not need to concern themselves with the creation of the massive stores of energy and highly developed muscles that endurance demands. Instead, it is best to eat a balanced diet suited to lifestyle.

When we eat such a diet, the macronutrients will not all be put to use by the same metabolic processes, though they can often overlap along some of the "pathways" used to transfer materials to the cells, organs, and tissue. Protein will be put to use in making muscle, hormones, and transporting signals between cells - among other things. Fats and carbs should be used for energy, with fat providing more than half of the body's energy requirement.

Fat always breaks down into fatty acids that the blood recognizes and uses for any cells that require energy. When fat in the diet is not immediately needed for energy, it is put into storage as…you guessed it…fat.

Unfortunately, the size of fat cells is unlimited and we can store as much fat as imaginable. This occurs two ways - as adipose tissue that we see on most parts of the body and as fat that rests atop organs. Neither is very healthy, but it is the unseen fat that causes the greatest risks. And it is always best to simply choose a diet and lifestyle that keeps as little fat on the body as possible.

Carbs, as we know, enter the bloodstream as glucose and is gobbled up by cells that need energy that very moment. This is why our modern, carb heavy diets will prevent us from burning up fat as energy because carbs win the race and get to the cells first.

The undigested glucose that remains after the cells have taken their fill of energy is sent for storage in the liver. Now, the liver is good at distributing this sugar into the body whenever we are low on food - such as when we are sleeping or in between meals. It can also send carbs into storage as fat to prevent wasted energy too.

However, when our bodies are kept low on carbs at all times, the digestive system starts to use fats as energy. It takes it directly from the foods ingested as well as tapping into any stored fat on the body. In other words, if you are low on sugar and simple carbs, the body liquidates fat instead.

Look at it this way: You use a 21 day sugar detox. At the end of the time you have only a tiny reserve of glucose stored in the body. Whenever you eat, the body knows to send all of the energy directly to the cells and put only that tiny leftover bit into storage, which is going to be used up during daily exercise and general activities - including sleeping.

Before that 21 day detox, however, you were carrying a few more pounds of fat because your body was used to sending glucose into your cells for energy and storing most of the fat you ate because it was rarely being used. By turning around the processes, eating more fat and no sugar, you are telling your body that it should always use fat to create energy.

Now, this does not mean that a diet void of carbs is a good one. Remember that carbohydrates are called macronutrients for one main reason - the body needs them.

The Brain and Carbs

This is especially true for the brain. The brain is a tremendously vital organ and its cells cannot operate on fatty acids (the acids produced from fat in the diet), but instead need glucose to function.

While people following low carb diets like to argue that the body will create "ketones" that provide enough energy to cells (such as brain cells) that do not metabolize fatty acids, there is always the need for glucose.

Even if the liver and kidneys are relied upon to create glucose from available resources in the body, it would require a tremendous amount of protein to ensure this occurs. And there is always a risk that the body will have to liquidate muscle in order to create adequate supplies of glucose for the brain and other similarly difficult cells.

So, in summary, you must eat all of the macronutrients if you are to remain as healthy as possible, but you do want to keep firm control on the quantities and quality of the macronutrients you consume.

Just knowing that your body prefers to use fat as a form of energy proves that reducing carbohydrate intake and cutting out the valueless forms of it - sugar and simple carbs - is going to improve metabolism. And metabolism is a very important matter.

Metabolism 101

You need to look at metabolism in two different ways. The first way is the "technical" one in which the macronutrients you consume are broken down into the energy you need to remain alive and functioning.

As we just explained above, the kidneys and liver might be able to "synthesize" some glucose in order to help the brain meet its needs for energy, but this is not a very reliable process because you may not eat enough protein to allow the organs to do this. It proves that the technical processes of metabolism are incredibly complex and work best when they are fed by a very well rounded and complete diet.

Your body metabolizes the food you eat and the fluids you drink and dispenses all of the nutrients into the cells. It is not, however, a perfect system because you control the foods and beverages you put into your body and these may not always be "the best". It is also imperfect because it still operates in an "ancient" way and clashes with a modern diet.

As we explained above, the common choice to indulge in too many simple carbs and sugars means that the body's natural tendency to burn fat is interrupted by a poor dietary choice. Ancient human beings were not big on sugar and simple carbs - in fact, they didn't really encounter them at all. This means that the body has been programmed and designed to metabolize fat for energy but is blunted in its natural pathways by the modern reliance on sugar.

This stops the body from being a good fat burning machine and it also impacts metabolism by preventing nutrients from being distributed properly and by slowing the pace of things to very low levels.

The Metabolic Rate

The second way to look at metabolism is as a sort of "rate" or "pace" at which the body performs the processes described in the technical definition of the term. For example:

How fast does your body use up the energy (or calories) that you ingest?

How fast is the metabolism of other members of your family? After all, around 5% of your metabolic rate has to do with genes.

How much exercise and activity do you do each day?

How muscular is your body? Muscle burns more calories than fat, so people who are fit tend to have "faster" metabolisms.

All of these things will have an effect on the rate of your metabolism, and one of the things you want to always seek to do is to increase the speed and make your metabolism faster.

What do we mean by faster? Generally speaking, if you are going to cut your sugar addiction it will automatically involve taking steps that result in an increase in your body's metabolic rate. This is because you will cease to rely on carbs as a primary source of energy and turn more to fats instead. This will create a scenario in which most of the food you consumed is used by the body immediately - this is a fast metabolism.

Slow metabolisms are those that don't need all of the food eaten and send it into storage for later metabolism into the cells. Thus, you are going to carry extra fat because of a slow metabolism.

Developing a faster metabolism means you are going to eat more often than you do now. For example, people who eat every two to three hours are stimulating the metabolism to get to work, and this leads the body into a beneficial pattern. Rather than having a body that is trying to avoid starvation (because you are only eating every five or six hours), the body that eats every two to three is going to feed its muscle and not its fat.

For instance, you skip breakfast almost every day and don't really eat until dinner. This sends an emergency signal to the body that food is in scant supply. Yes, it sounds primitive, but human evolution is still impacting our very modern bodies. So, whenever a meal is skipped it works as a warning sign to the body that some fat storage may be necessary over the next few meals. It also creates a pattern that holds the metabolism at a slower pace to ensure that the body is not using up all of its energy. In other words, your body is not burning calories very quickly at all.

This problem or pattern is reinforced if you skip meals or eat lightly all day and then stuff yourself at dinner. Sure, the total calorie load for the day is relatively low, but you just ate them all at once. This tells the body that you may not have ongoing access to food and it begins packing away fat to help you through the issue.

If, however, you tell the body that food supplies are not a concern, it will just feed the muscles and skip the whole fat storage thing. And this is particularly true if you are eating all of the "right" things every two to three hours.

Eating Right is a Major Key

“Sorry, there´s no magic bullet. You gotta eat healthy and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story.”

― Morgan Spurlock, Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America

By that we mean that you are eating miniature and complete meals that feature a lot of fiber, fat, and protein.

For example, a small salad with chopped egg or chicken is a great example of an ideal meal.

You want to consider how your body metabolizes the foods you eat; and consuming protein (which takes twice as many calories to digest as carb or fat) and fiber is putting your body's metabolism to work, giving it loads of nutrients, and telling it that fat storage is not needed. It also helps you feel satiated while keeping blood sugar completely under control.

Yes, we are back at blood sugar. This is because we cannot get too far from or avoid this major issue.

If we accept that nutrition is a major component of a faster metabolism, and that sugar is nutritionally void, we can see that sugar is no good for our metabolic processes. Nutrients are meant to give us the materials that our bodies cannot make on their own, and well chosen foods are great for helping us with this need. However, sugar and many of the simple carbs do not work in this way, and so they should not figure prominently (or appear at all) in the diet.

If our diets were ideally suited to the modern diet or the SAD, the body would be able to use up glucose right away to give the energy needed for motion, activity, and basic functions. However, this is not the case. Modern people don't usually eat optimized diets, and so the body is forced to take that energy (glucose) and store it in the cells for later use.

The Function of Insulin

To trigger this storage process the body has to create insulin. If the body cannot make enough insulin, the sugar stays in the blood stream and causes a lot of damage. This is most commonly seen in the disease known as diabetes, and why injections or doses of insulin are required to keep it under control.

So, when we eat carbs, the body breaks them down into glucose, and this is released into the bloodstream through the digestive tract. The body then makes insulin to tell the different cells to use the glucose, and this allows the blood sugar to decrease. This, in turn, tells the body to stop making insulin, and this slows down the amount of glucose going into the cells.

What that paragraph describes is a rise and fall in blood sugar, which we all experience many times per day. It is why we get hungry, tired, energized, etc. It is also a relatively delicate balancing act that is made more difficult by the consumption of simple carbs that are so close to glucose that the cells cannot use them properly.

Simple Carbohydrates

Here is what we mean:

You eat a donut that is chock full of sugar, fats, and carbs. This donut has around 300 calories meant to provide the body with energy. However, these calories have very little actual nutrition - such as vitamins, minerals, or even fiber to help with digestion. So, you eat this donut (and you probably drink coffee, milk, or juice with it too), and this introduces simple carbs to the body. These are carbs that are so close to pure sugar that the body doesn't have to do much to process them.

They are also frequently called "empty" calories because they give the body the "potential" for creating energy, but do not provide much in the way of actual nutrition.

With both nutritious and empty calories, the body releases a flow of insulin to tell the cells to use this sugar as energy. However, you are not likely to need that many calories-worth of energy at a single instant (remember, we are talking about a 300 calorie donut). Just consider that you are not often jogging or doing a lot of physical work as you eat a donut with coffee.

So, your body now sends that glucose into storage - as fat. Also, it is unlikely that your digestive system is going to remain satisfied for very long because of the lack of nutrients and fiber in this sort of "meal", and you are going to be hungry again in a very short period of time.

The Major Problems

This tells us that frequent meals made up of simple carbs will cause you to:

  • Experience highs and lows in blood sugar;
  • Boost insulin creation and fat storage; and
  • Feel the need to eat more often - and to crave more sugar.

Sadly, the story doesn't end here because simple carbs are also void of nutrients too. They are actually known to decrease the level of nutrient in the body because they require the use of nutrients and minerals to be fully digested.

After all, that bag of white sugar, bottle of soda, or piece of hard candy are all made from refined sugar. This is a substance that has been entirely depleted of protein, minerals or vitamins. It has nothing needed for metabolism and digestion, and that means that it "takes" without giving anything in return, creating a negative result.

They also are known for their "free radical" content that can lead to inflammation and cellular damage in the body. This is why sugar is known for causing a lot of wear and tear on many organs and leading to physical signs often associated with aging or even with drug use.

Sugar is not dealt with properly in the body, it tends to result in "incomplete" carbohydrate metabolism that can leave behind materials that the body is unable to manage. Just consider:

  • One of the materials created by the breaking down of glucose is pryuvate or pyruvic acid. This accumulates in the brain and the red blood cells. Because pyruvic acid is a metabolite, it can actually impair cells from getting enough oxygen and functioning as needed. Red blood cells appear in all organs, and when cells within organs die because of this metabolic problem it is usually a sign that degenerative disease of the organ or system will begin.
  • We mentioned "acid" above. It has to be pointed out that the consumption of sugar makes the body an overly acidic place. This has one immediate and harmful impact - loss of bone density. Whenever the body is out of balance in this way, it pulls calcium from any available source including the teeth and the bones.
  • We know that leftover glucose ends up in the liver in the form of glycogen. We also know that there is a limit to how much of this the liver will safely retain. When your daily diet has a lot of sugar and simple carbs converted to glucose, it can make the liver expand and begin shedding the glycogen. It turns them into fatty acids that are sent into storage in any available fat. This adds to the fat cells and is the most basic explanation of how your pants might get tighter and your belly a bit bigger when you eat a sugary and high carb diet.
  • Fat doesn't just appear in visible places (as we mentioned earlier). When the fat cells have accepted all of the fatty acids possible, the blood takes the remaining fat and delivers it to storage areas on top of major organs. This forces such vital organs as the liver, heart, and kidneys to slow down and perform badly. When organs are under strain from fat, it negatively impacts all other bodily systems. Circulation is poor, lymphatic channels do not drain properly, swelling increases due to blood pooling, red blood cells lose their quality while white blood cells increase in number and tissue creation declines.
  • Production of cortisol increases due to high insulin production. This happens when we eat too much sugar and too little nutrient. The body releases insulin to request that cells accept the sugar from the bloodstream. The process by which the brain is told that blood sugar has stabilized is not as fast as it could be, and this often allows the body to make too much insulin and to create a condition known as hyperglycemia.

This creates a craving for sweets in order to help boost the blood sugar back up to a safe level. The issue also puts the body and the brain in serious danger, and this cues the release of cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Cortisol communicates with the liver and tells it that an emergency is occurring and that stored glycogen has to be released to counteract the rapid decline in blood sugar. However, most people have already eaten sweet foods to counteract the problem, and so there is yet another surge of blood sugar. This, clearly, creates an ongoing problem that is almost impossible to stop unless sugar and simple carbs are eliminated.

  • Cortisol production is a difficult task for the body's adrenal glands, and this can unbalance the entire hormonal system altogether. And this can lead to a long list of ongoing health problems ranging from depression and allergies to degenerative diseases and obesity.

Yes, that daily candy bar, can or two of soda, or spoonful of sweetener in your coffee could feasibly be wreaking havoc throughout your entire body.

In our discussion about fructose and glycemic index in the next chapter, we'll look even more at the science behind sugar's ability to make us look older, fatigued, and generally unwell. For now, it is simply important to understand that it does have such powers over our bodies.

Of course, all of this should come as no surprise because human beings are not really meant to eat diets high in processed and refined foods. Everything from sugar and white flour to trans fats and even certain starchy vegetables were not really part of the human diet over the millions of years of human evolution.

Our bodies are not meant to consume these processed foods, and so they cause a lot of troubles when we do eat them. Even such "healthy" foods as whole grains were not part of Paleolithic humans' diets, and this is why we see so many food related allergies and diseases.

Hidden Sugar

Can you benefit from simply cutting out all white sugar? Yes, but you have to know about the hidden sugars in other simple carb foods too. These include:

  • Starchy foods that are simple carbs such as white potatoes, white rice, white flour, bread, pretzels, crackers, pasta, bagels, etc.
  • "Natural" sugars such as brown sugar, honey, sugar cane juice, raw cane sugar, and the different nectars (such as agave) that are being touted as good alternatives.
  • The different syrups such as maple, brown rice, high fructose, malt, etc.
  • Molasses
  • Chemically created sugars such as dextrose, sucrose, and fructose.
  • Lactose from dairy products such as yogurt, cream cheese, and some packaged cheese.

Now, that list might really feel a bit overwhelming. After all, you might wonder, will I ever be able to eat something like a cheese sandwich or a bowl of cereal again? The answer is a most definite yes, but it is also that you probably won't find such foods all that appealing once you break a sugar addiction.

The Solution

Sugar is an addiction. The human body does not need refined sugar, and certainly does not benefit from eating it on a daily basis. While the body and brain require "carbohydrates", this is not ever going to mean the same thing as refined white sugar, or too many simple carbs.

Carbohydrates give the body a way to create energy, but choosing a steady diet of nutritionally void carbs is going to make you gain weight, suffer from all kinds of health problems, and live in a way that is a bit out of control (much the same as many drug addicts).

Instead, a human body benefits from the fiber and nutrient rich ways that sugar might enter the blood stream - such as when ingested in various fruits and vegetables or high quality protein or dairy. We don't ever need those "sugar loads" that we constantly dump into our blood streams.

The reason that modern humans are plagued by diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and strokes or heart attacks tends to begin with diet. If most people would go on a sugar detox it would make for a lot of positive changes in terms of health care.

For example, rather than eating a cookie or two (or five) each day, it is far better for the body to consume a high protein food such as a single hard-boiled egg or a slice of chicken. This doesn't affect the blood sugar though it allows the body to create all kinds of energy.

Additionally, when we consume complex carbohydrates such as those in vegetables, fruits, and most high fiber foods, we create a "long, slow burn" of energy that reduces hunger, converts cells into little fat burning machines, and generally allows us to remain free of common health complaints.

So, the solution we propose is a sugar detox diet that is carefully planned to eliminate every single source of unneeded sugar. We are going to suggest a 21 day diet as this is the typical length of time to destroy the drug like "pathways" and regulation that a life of sugar eating creates. It is also a scientifically suggested length of time to create or alter any specific habit, and sugar is most certainly a habit.

Twenty-One Days and Done

Yes, in three short weeks you can overcome a lifetime of bad dietary habits, but we won't lie and say it is easy.

This is because sugar does indeed act just like a drug in the brain. Studies have shown a few very relevant facts. These are:

  • We are always told that sweets and sugary foods are "bad", and because of this, many people follow a trend of avoiding sugar and junk food and then binging on large amounts of it. This is the same behavior that drug abusers follow, and when it applies to sugar consumption, it creates certain hormonal reactions in the brain that are similar to commonly abused drugs.
  • Sugar causes people to behave in an agitated manner or to experience withdrawal when it is totally eliminated from the diet.
  • Chronic periods of sugar binging cause hormonal responses in the body and the brain. Sugar energy hits the brain cells at all levels, and this means that each time you binge on sugar it impacts the brain. Studies have shown that lab animals given the same sort of sugar laden diets of sugar addicts experience brain behaviors similar to people struggling with drug use.
  • Sugar appears in many ways, and even a meal with white potatoes can trigger a bad reaction, just like a small exposure to a difficult drug.
  • Sugar sensitization occurs in those who eat a lot of it. This means that their bodies continually absorb more and more of it, without creating the same response. Thus, sugar is a drug because it allows someone to need more and more to get the same reaction.
  • Studies show that the pleasure factor of sugar causes most creatures (humans and lab animals) to eat around six times the amount of food needed.

This tells us that it is imperative to begin cutting out all of the unnecessary forms of sugar. We can get more than enough "sweetness" from an all natural diet, and it just takes a few weeks of hard work to cut the addiction.

Not only will we cease to harm our bodies at the cellular level when we bring our sugar consumption to an end, but we will get our diets under control, our appetite will become natural rather than artificial, and anyone following this simple program will shed up to five pounds in the first week and then more weight each week thereafter.

Will it be easy? No, but it will be well worth it. This is because most people who cut their sugar addiction will look better, feel better, sleep better, reduce a lot of the symptoms of illness or disease caused by sugar and simple carb consumption, and generally help their bodies to begin functioning at optimal levels.

Let's take a look at a sugar detox diet to see just how simple it is to cut out sugar and begin to repair our bodies from the cells out!

Warning: In case you experience any physical or mental health problems like anxiety, depression, or other drastic mood changes while eliminating sugar from your life, please see a doctor.


Nov 30, 2015

Shawn Chhabra- Learn How to Overcome Sugar Addiction - A Sugar Buster Super Detox Diet
According to many studies, the average American will eat around 19 teaspoons of sugar per day. That is just a bit less than 1/2 cup measure of sugar every single day! That also translates to 285 calories per day as well.
Obviously, this means that by cutting sugar calories out of your diet you can start to shed a few extra pounds in only a short amount of time. However, and this is a pretty substantial "however", there are a lot of ways that sugar sneaks into the diet and causes a lot of trouble besides weight gain.
For instance, there are foods that have the same effects of plain, old fashioned sugar. These foods also increase "blood sugar", trigger the production of certain hormones, and cause a reaction in the brain that is the same as consuming sugar. These foods are known as "simple carbohydrates" and eating them can cause you to crave more sugar, gain weight, and even experience some of the emotional impacts of a high sugar diet.
Examples of them include processed sugars such as corn syrup and pastas, or whole foods such as potatoes or rice.
The interesting thing to know is that sugar and foods that create similar effects in the body can cause you to enter into a very fixed pattern or cycle. This is a cycle that is defined by craving and consuming sugar, feeling highs and lows caused by the body's reaction to sugar, and by weight gain due to the storage of empty sugar calories. Some call it a sugar cycle, but many health and food experts call it part of SAD or the Standard American Diet.
It is a pattern you may have unwittingly entered into early in life, and yet it is one that can be broken. In fact, it should be broken simply because sugar is a remarkably unhealthy material to consume. It is not natural - even when packaged as organic or "all natural" because it has to be heavily processed to reach the "sugar" state. That means it is void of most nutrients.
The biggest problem with eating sugar, however, and this applies to an enormous number of people, is that it becomes an addiction. You really can develop an eating disorder or really challenging eating habits associated with sugar. This might mean:
•    You lose control of yourself as soon as you eat sugary foods;
•    You go from not hungry to starving in only short periods of time;
•    You feel badly or "low" if you don't eat some sort of sugar every day - this can include "brain fog" or fatigue, to sadness and anxiety;
•    You reach automatically for a sugary or starchy food when tired or feeling an energy low; or
•    You feel really shaky when you don't consume sugary foods during the day.
Additionally, a major sign that you are addicted to sugar is the fact that you just cannot seem to lose weight. This is often due to the fact that you are a sugar cycle eater who is relying on carbohydrates from sugar for energy rather than your body's preferred fuel - healthy fat.
Often, all of these issues are due to one thing - you are struggling to shake sugar or carbohydrate addiction.
A New Beginning
This book is going to introduce you to the basics of sugar addiction, and then walk you through a simple "detox diet" that will cut your sugar cravings for good. The diet will work in the simplest way possible - you will cut out all forms of simple sugar and carbohydrates for a very fixed period of time. After that time has come and gone, without you slipping up and eating sugar, you will find that your old sugar habit has been slain or at least dramatically reduced.
Naturally, you are going to experience a lot of different things during a detox period, including some rapid weight loss, some serious challenges in terms of energy and emotions, and some radical dietary changes. For example, if you are used to a bagel and OJ for breakfast, you might have difficulty adjusting to an egg white omelet and bacon instead. You might wonder where you'll get energy without the "zip" that comes from a straight shot of sugary sweet OJ.
Here's the thing: the fat and protein in the bacon give you pure energy in the form of dietary fat while that juice gives your body a fairly harmful blast of sucrose and glucose that it won't manage that well. This is why you'd be pretty tired mid-morning after that OJ and bagel, but why you'll feel clear headed and pretty energetic after that egg and bacon.
However, once you break the sugar cycle, you will really start to crave this new diet because of the way it makes you feel - and look.
During the true sugar detox, you will be able to cleanse the body of a lot of stored carbs, improve the rate of your metabolism, and establish a set of new and healthier habits. So, let's start with a look at the "how and why" of sugar addiction and the reasons that this cycle is tougher to break than one might think.

“If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.”
― Deepak Chopra

Nov 29, 2015

Shawn Chhabra-Book Summary-Weight Loss by Quitting Sugar and Carb
Most people know that sugar is not a very healthy food, but few understand that it is similar to some of the most potent drugs. Sugar can affect brain function, disrupt healthy metabolic processes, and cause substantial weight gain over only a short period of time.
Not only is it unhealthy, but it is almost unavoidable. Food growers and makers have been adding sugar to almost every imaginable food and beverage since the 1970s (including baby formula), and today it is a leading contributor to the obesity epidemic as well as many chronic diseases.
In "Weight Loss by Quitting Sugar and Carb - A Sugar Buster Super Detox Diet" you will learn all about sugar in the modern diet. Not only will you discover why sugar appears as widely as it does in the food supply, but you will learn the many reasons that you should cut it from your diet.
Readers will learn about:
•    Sugar addiction and how it is a real problem;
•    Added sugar and how it is not needed in food or the human metabolism;
•    How sugar behaves in the body;
•    How the body can work better without any added sugars;
•    The best foods to choose in order to lose weight and avoid disease;
•    Simple carbohydrates, hidden sugars, and artificial sweeteners are all unhealthy and should also be cut from the diet;
•    Doing a true 21 Day Detox Diet;
•    What to expect when cutting sugar from your lifestyle;
•    Conquering the biggest challengers to sugar detox and elimination; and
•    The various conspiracy theories and widespread efforts to keep sugar on our plates, in our drinks, and flooding our bodies.
When you have finished reading this book you will not only be happy to eliminate sugar from your daily diet, but will also know exactly what steps to take to ensure success. If you are ready to end your addiction to sugar, improve your health, and optimize your body's fat burning capabilities, this is the perfect guide.
“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.”
― Winston Churchill

Nov 29, 2015

Braco Pobric - Learn from the experts! As a former globally Certified Trainer and Coach for Dale Carnegie Training I helped people make a massive shift and changes in their life and as a Certified Positive Psychology Coach I help people become happier and therefore more successful.


Braco Pobric is the bestselling author of Habits and Happiness: How to Become Happier and Improve Your Wellbeing by Changing Your Habits and a founding member and Chief Happiness Officer of the Institute for Advanced Human Performance. He is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach, Certified NLP Practitioner and former globally Certified Trainer and Business Coach for Dale Carnegie Training. Mr. Pobric was a speaker/presenter at the Fourth World Congress of Positive Psychology, delivered his Habits and Happiness workshop to J.C. Kline – Forever Young event, taught Science of Happiness in many US States and has over 10,000 registered online students in 150 countries. He is a creator of many educational programs including but not limited to flourishing, human change, science of happiness and management consulting. Braco is the business owner of multiple ventures including education, coaching, management consulting and real estate. Braco was a Vice President for the large Wall Street firm, Management Consultant for one of the “Big Five" Companies, Consulting Practice Manager for national large management consulting firms and owner and president for technology consulting, wholesale-retail and internet businesses. He currently holds a leadership role with a large global financial company where he served multiple responsibility including Head of North America Operation, Head of Global Technology Command Centre and is now responsible for North America, Europe and Asia Pacific Regions Data Centers supporting $1.4 trillion of average daily volume.

Nov 23, 2015

Shawn Chhabra-Outsourcing for Better Time Management



Outsourcing helps save you time in the long run. After all, that is what this book is all about. If you do not have the resources in your company and you need to get a project completed then outsourcing to the right person can set your mind at ease. By outsourcing to one person or three different individuals to get small projects and research done will free up your time to manage and focus more on the core items. You are not taking on another employee full-time or even part-time which will save money as well. You want to make sure you know what you are getting in return. Check around and make sure the person is well qualified and experienced in what it is you are depending on them to do.   Let them know exactly what it is you need completed and if there is a specific time frame in which the project or task needs to be finished and back to you.


What are the true benefits of outsourcing?


  • Better Services
  • Less Expensive
  • Faster Productivity











Outsourcing is used by big companies as well as small companies or even individuals. These days, a lot of companies use overseas sources and development teams that complete tasks and jobs to deliver quality products or services. You want to have a great contact list of qualified and dependable people that can get the job done in an efficient, satisfactorily and timely manner.

You know you cannot possibly get everything done by yourself. Whether you need flyers, a new website, videos created, a marketing campaign or whatever the project may be you want to find someone who is good at that particular job.


  1. Focus

If you can outsource certain tasks then you can focus on your specific challenges and goals for the company. You would be able to avoid distractions that may pop up if you need to research and find something on the internet by simply giving the job to your outsource specialist with the full understanding that they will have the information to you at a certain time and within budget.


  1. Time efficiency

Find one person to do one thing and another to do something totally different. With each person doing their own thing, the specialist can get it done at a greater speed, with better dexterity and productivity.


  1. Cost

While you cannot complete all of the tasks that need to be done by yourself, you can have a small team of outsourced individuals to call upon when needed. This will save you time, money and headaches because you are able to focus on other more important tasks and new endeavors that may come up. Your ultimate goal is to save money and have a much needed project completed when you want it.


  1. Expertise

We have certain skills that we are good at and others, well not so much. When you find a dependable individual(s) with whom you can rely on for their knowledge and expertise then you need to keep them close. While you may have to vision for a new idea or project, someone else can provide the know how to bring it to life efficiently and effectively.


  1. Market Knowledge

If you have an outsourced guru who is in the know with all the latest trends and regulations that is a critical factor in enabling your business to succeed. They will know where to get valuable information and keep you up-to-date to develop the kind of business you envisioned.


  1. Overhead

This is relatively plain and simple. Yes you will need key employees on a daily basis to help with your business, but you do not need or want to hire to many workers as this will drive your overhead costs up. Not only that, but they would require hardware and equipment, desks, computers, training, telephones, etc…

With outsourcing all you will need is to call or e-mail the individual(s) and let them know exactly what you need and when.



  1. Multi-platform

When there is growth in new segments, it is beneficial that your growth expands through multi-channels and multi-platforms. Being able to outsource to specialist with this niche can help grow and spread your business to new audiences.



  1. Scope

While we have learned valuable skills in specific tasks over time, it is a must that we have others around us who can help with the broader scope of things: everything from start-up to product creation to design to development to marketing. If we limit ourselves to only working with certain knowledge and skills that we have, trying to expand and grow the business can be limited and restricted.   We may miss out on new discoveries and developments in our fields. By combining our skills and working with our go-to specialists who are more knowledgeable and current on what is going on in the marketplace the scope of the business can steadily grow and increase revenue.


Nov 22, 2015

WGL-Bonus: Shawn Chhabra- Avoid Distractions and Stay Focus on Goals and Priorities


“Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.”
-Mario Andretti



Are you unable to concentrate on the tasks you should be doing? Are you focusing too much attention on gossip, chit chat, web surfing, and other insignificant activities? If yes, then you are letting distractions run your day.


Distraction - a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else.


Focus – to pay particular attention to


The number one enemy of focus is distraction. In this chapter, we will discuss how distractions affect your success and how we can avoid it. We will also talk about the different kinds of distractions and how to deal with them.


Yes we’re all guilty of giving into distractions, whether we realize it or not. We all have so many other things that can steal our attention away, and therefore these can become time suckers. We’re all guilty of giving into distractions, but we need to work through them!



Be Proactive and Stay Ahead of Things


A few weeks after my high school graduation, I started to pack my things for college. I wanted to start as early as possible so as not to interrupt my long awaited month long travel vacation. I started to separate my clothes from my underwear, my socks from my hankies, and my shoes from my slip ons. I put them neatly inside my luggage in an orderly manner. I also put post its on my boxes to label them. I started with books, pillows & blankets. I was really making great progress!


After packing, I felt really accomplished that I had finished packing ahead of time, and as if I was totally ready to go to college when I got back from my vacation. This simple attitude towards your own personal things will also reflect how you work. Sounds simplistic, but think about this for a moment!



If your room is messy, there is an 80% chance that you are cramming to finish a deadline, constantly tardy, and most likely be in distress in all aspects of your life (work, family, relationship). The point here is that when one area of your life is unorganized or distracted, this tends to be an issue across other areas as well.


So if you can recognize that your patterns and habits can help to contribute to unproductive ways, then you can be more aware of it. When you notice the typical distractions then you can do your best to avoid them. Sure it may force you to see things that you don’t always want to see, but this is how you work towards productivity in the end.

Nov 22, 2015

Shawn Chhabra- Getting Organized for Better Time Management
You may not realize it, but you are actually going to add more time to your day if you work at getting organized. This is something that causes a lot of people to stand up and take notice. When you consider that the benefits outweigh the work that you put into all of this, it’s well worth it to work at your time management skills. Becoming a more organized individual can add so much to your life that you will wonder why you never did this before.

Though many argue that getting organized takes too much time out of their day, you stand to gain so many wonderful benefits that it’s well worth it. Sure you are going to have to put forth some effort and some time into all of this, but it shows itself in true productivity. You won’t feel stressed, you will improve your health, and therefore the investment into your well being is worth it alone.

You Add Time and Energy To Your Day—Plus So Much More

If you don’t believe that time management and organization can benefit you, here are just a few ways that show differently. The initial investment of time into getting organized will far outweigh the drawbacks—and you will come to see that these benefits are immeasurable.

•    Your mental well being will improve when you are organized: You start to feel more energized and more focused when you get organized. It’s almost as if there is more of a purpose to your day. You are much happier, balanced, and relaxed because you know that you have a plan by which to get it all done. Though it does take effort to get organized at first, you will start to see that the benefits to your state of mind and mental well being make it totally worth it.

•    Your physical well being will become remarkably better as your stress level will be down: You no longer feel as though you are literally carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. You are relaxed in every sense of the word and that really improves your physical health. You are able to stand with better posture, you don’t get the anxiety that you used to, you no longer have stomach aches, or any other health problems that the stress was causing you before. This is how it all works when you can cope each day, be productive, and don’t feel that all too familiar stress that you are used to.

•    You will actually be able to get more done as you have a path to work towards: Creating your own path towards productivity means that you get more done in a day. You are essentially buying yourself more time, strange as it sounds. This results in you having a better capability to handle what comes your way.

You are also more adept at working through challenges that come up unexpectedly. You get more done when you have a plan, and though that plan may take some time out of your schedule it’s going to pay off big time. You need to plot out that path and that’s where some good organization really comes into play.

•    You maximize your day and have added priority and structure to your plan of attack: From the start of your day to the finish, you have some sort of structure to work within. This framework helps to keep you on track and ensures that you have something to guide you. In so doing this you also attach priorities to each of the items on here and really have some great ideas of how to get everything done within a day. Though this may have sounded like a daunting task in the past, it no longer is because now you have it all spelled out for you.

The “to do list”, the time savers, and all of the ideas and priorities of what you need to get done each day will all contribute to this in a very positive way. The investment of time to get organized and be productive ultimately ensures that you maximize every ounce of your time, and this is what helps you to work towards short and long term goals. This will create a much healthier, happier, and balanced lifestyle in the end—therefore showing that organization really pays off in the long run!

Nov 22, 2015

Shawn Chhabra- Change Your Ways To Eliminate The Stress

If you’re like most people then you probably don’t think that you need to change it up. You probably think that you can handle it all and that you’ve done fine thus far. Most of us tend to brush off the need to take care of ourselves or manage our stress, but that can be a huge mistake. If you feel like you are in control or that you can handle it, take a step back to gain perspective and try to see if this is really true.

Most of us can stand to improve when it comes to managing our time. The reality is that there is always going to be stress in life, but it’s up to us to learn how to manage it. A big part of that is working to eliminate the source of the stress—and that ties very nicely into effective time management! When you can learn to maximize your time each day and you can get rid of distractions and focus on being truly productive, then there are so many great advantages to that.

We Can All Stand To Improve In This Area If We’re Really Honest

If you need convincing that you need to change your ways, I have a few. This is just hitting the surface in what you need to do to take control of things and why time management is so vital to life. Sure we all think that we have it under control, but if you are really honest with yourself then changing your ways really CAN improve your quality of life and add to your balance.

Here are just a few ways that the lack of time management and excessive stress can really hurt you and why change is essential moving forward.

•    Little by little, the stress of not having enough time to get things done can chip away at you: If you don’t believe it you will start to feel the negative effects of this over time. Stress seems very much like an obscure thing at first, but after awhile it starts to wear away at your mental and physical health.

When you don’t have enough time to get everything done you start to internalize that stress. This all adds up to decreased productivity and worse yet, it ends up causing you issues such as stomach problems, trouble focusing or being productive, anxiety disorders, depression, weight gain or weight loss, and worse. So the  more that the stress is present, the more that this is taking its toll on you just a little bit at a time.

•    If you don’t take control over these bad habits, they will take control of you: Yes the bad habits that you have fallen into are going to get the best of you. Again not a scare tactic, but rather just reality. If you don’t learn to effectively manage your time, the work will pile up even more. Your family and life responsibilities will become overwhelming.

You will become moody, withdrawn, frustrated, and generally have a hard time in coping. This isn’t an ideal scenario in any way! So if you want to remain in control and be productive, then you need to stay ahead of it. This is how to make your life better and how to achieve true balance—so head in the right direction by staying positive and focused!

•    The only way to be truly productive and achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle, is to change your ways for the better: Recognizing that you have problems in this area is the first and most important step. If you want to get to better days, more productivity, and really take a stand in your life then you will learn how to make effective changes now. It may be scary and feel overwhelming, but just take it one step at a time. This book will help you to create techniques that truly work, give you helpful tips, tactics, and ultimately ensure that you are more productive and truly balanced!

Nov 22, 2015

Shawn Chhabra-Lack of Time management and Stress- Why Your Lack of Time Management Is Working Against You

Do you feel stressed each and every day? Do you often feel as though you can’t possibly get everything done? Are you worried or anxious often? If some of these common signs sound familiar to you, then this is how a lack of time management can start to get to you after awhile. Not only can it work against your ability to concentrate and be productive, but it can also create a negative impact to your health as well.


If you feel as though you are working hard but never getting anything done, then it’s time to take notice of that. When your lack of time management and organization is creating a negative impact in your life, it can often feel as though you are running in place and not getting anywhere. Does this sound familiar? You’ve dealt with this heavy weight on your life for long enough, now it’s time to make positive changes.


Not Effectively Managing Your Time Can Hurt You In Many Ways


Though you probably don’t realize it as you are deeply ingrained in the daily activities, all of the stress and strain each day is taking a toll on you. There is a very direct connection between poor time management and health problems, but we don’t notice this until it’s too late. If you keep at this pace and you keep running in place, it’s going to cause bigger problems in your life than what you are experiencing now.


This isn’t meant to scare you per se, but rather to help you to work through these issues a little bit at a time. This is intended to point out what lack of time management looks like and what problems it may cause. The stress can become too much and often it all spirals out of control—and this book is intended to help you proactively ensure that never happens!


If you are lacking time management in any capacity then it may seem as though you can get it under control. Usually though it starts with a general lack of control, manifests into stress and worry, then becomes a constant fear that results in lack of productivity, lack of focus, health problems, and even depression.


This just goes to show that the way in which you manage your time can be tremendously important. So if you never realized the value of time management before, it’s time to get a hold of this and to use it to help you move towards a better future—it’s time to break the cycle once and for all and I will help you to do just that!

Nov 20, 2015

SHAWN CHHABRA- Keeping With Good Time Management Habits Moving Forward












WGL-Bonus: Shawn Chhabra Keeping With Good Time Management Habits Moving Forward



You are in control of your destiny! Now you see that there are so many wonderful ways to get organized and to really take back your time. You can plan for your life and get organized, it just takes a bit of work along the way. Even if you have a bad day or feel particularly unproductive, it’s important to just keep up with the good habits that you have learned and make them your own.


You are going to learn some things along the way and work through changes that work for YOU specifically. This is nothing to model after somebody else as this is a completely individual journey. You will make mistakes, you will have bad days, life will throw you some curve balls that you are unprepared for—but in the end having good time management and organizational skills will help you to overcome it all!


Keep It All Together and Work Towards Your Own Personal Success


It all starts to come together when you put your plan into action. When you can see that your hard work is coming together and that you make it through a day with greater productivity, then this is where the true investment into yourself pays off. Here are some guidelines and ideas to help you to keep up with your good time management skills and habits moving forward.


  • Recognize that you are a work in progress and that’s okay: You are not perfect, nobody is. You are going to have to work at this, and some days harder than others. You are going to learn a lot along the way and as you make mistakes you are going to learn from that. Sure sometimes all of this planning can feel rewarding and other times it will feel frustrating. Just know that for everyone it is a work in progress, and it will all come together. You will have more success than frustration, so just feel motivated and focus on the positive to keep yourself moving.


  • Learn to enjoy life but know that things often won’t go according to plan: Above all you need to learn to relax, which will come easier when you are organized and more productive. It sounds counterintuitive but having this structure will enable you to relax a bit and to enjoy the things that come your way. Know that sometimes you can’t plan for things and that the unforeseen can happen, and be proactive in developing a strategy to work past that. Be ready to take on whatever comes your way, work at having a plan that works well for you, but do take the time to enjoy life as it comes too.


  • Keep finding specific habits and tools that help you to work better: You are going to find apps that you love and then they may become a bit tired after awhile. You are going to feel tempted to try the latest organizational trend, and that’s okay. Keep working at your productivity and know that this is all part of fine tuning it. If you can continue to improve upon your habits and use the right tools and methods to get you there, this means it’s all working and coming together the way it’s intended to. Whatever helps you to work smarter and be more productive is what it’s all about in the end!


  • Plan ahead and learn what it means to manage your time specifically: Creating a schedule, carving out time for each of your daily activities, and learning what it means to take charge of your day is what it’s all about. Plan for the important tasks, prioritize each task, and go into each day with a sort of structure that will help you to get through it all. Manage your time, take it back, and use it to make you more productive and effective. This is going to look different for everyone, but if you can stick with it then you can really enjoy the journey much more along the way!


Nov 20, 2015

SHAWN CHHABRA-  Creating an Effective Daily Schedule That Works For You











WGL-Bonus: Shawn Chhabra -Creating an Effective Daily Schedule That Works For You



There is no “one size fits all” type of schedule that works the same for everyone. The truth is though that we can all benefit from having a schedule to help guide us through our days. If you have just been winging it or live only by your scheduled appointments for the day, then it’s time to make some effective changes. A well planned schedule can truly ensure that you get everything done and enjoy greater productivity in the process.


It’s always helpful to plan out your schedule the night before when you have the opportunity. If you put in a few minutes each day to plan ahead then it will make things run much more smoothly. It’s important to note that the unforeseen will often come about and can throw you for a loop. If however you have properly planned out your day, then you can still work through those circumstances and make the best of them—thus still enjoying productivity!


Planning Out Your Day Helps You To Navigate Through Anything


It may again sound like more work to create a schedule each and every day, but this is yet another investment into yourself. You can only get more organized when you have a schedule. You are accountable, you have spelled out the tasks at hand, you have prioritized as a result of this, and therefore you have a wonderful plan to help move you forward. This is a good reminder if you feel frustrated or challenged with creating a schedule at first.


If you find that you need a little push or motivation with creating a schedule, consider the benefits. Here is how to go about creating an effective schedule and why it can benefit you so greatly.


  • Being realistic with your time constraints and centering a schedule around this accordingly: We all have a lot to do and when you are realistic with those time constraints then you can get a whole lot more done. It may sound counterintuitive or exhausting to spell everything out, but it will always work to your favor.


Your schedule can center around the absolute necessities of what you need to get done and then attach the appropriate amount of time to such activities. Though you might think that this will create an unrealistic or frustrating point of view, you will be surprised at just how it helps you to stay on task and work through things one activity at a time each day.


  • Carving out time for all activities, personal or professional, for a thorough overview: This is a schedule to get you through each and every thing that you have planned for the day. If you know that you have your son’s soccer game in the evening, put it on the schedule. If you know that you have calls to return in the afternoon, then put it on the schedule. There is no task, personal or professional, that should be kept off of the schedule. This is your accountability record and the more detail that you attach, the better it will run and keep you heading in the right direction. Productivity will be yours for the taking!


  • Points out areas for improvement and better ways of using your time: Assigning the right amount of time to each activity will come with time. So too will pointing out the time suckers that are robbing you of your productive time. This is a work in progress and so you will start to notice patterns and areas of improvement. That’s okay and actually a healthy and helpful part of the process! Though you may not believe that pointing out inadequacies will make you feel better, it will show you what it takes to become better at all of this. Just be honest with yourself always!


  • Helps to keep you on track no matter what may come your way: When you plan out your schedule, you are going to build time in for everything. Along with that you must try your best to plan for the unforeseen. Your boss comes at you with an unexpected and urgent project -- no problem because you just have to shuffle things around on your schedule. Your child is home sick from school -- just reprioritize and utilize the daily schedule to help you to accomplish the necessities.


You can also roll things over into your schedule for the next day as necessary, and though this is a guideline it also contains a bit of flexibility within it. This is all about productivity, and sometimes that needs to include planning for the unforeseen. Life happens, so just have a plan for it!


Nov 20, 2015

Dr. Rachna Jain with Shawn Chhabra As the owner of two six+ figure businesses built from the internet, Rachna brings real world expertise to helping her clients use the Internet to make money more efficiently as they build their online communities.

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