Archive for “October, 2015”

Chelsea Fine on the Creative Process, Publishing and the Business to Becoming a Best Selling Author


This week we feature our interview with Chelsea Fine. Best selling author, speaker, entrepreneur, wife & mother. We discuss her journey from corporate america to author. From penning an idea, moving past creative block to understanding the business aspects to getting her books in front of readers around the globe.

We conduct our interview in a local library amongst the books, manuscripts and magazines

In our discussion we cover:
– The First 60 Minute Routine
– The creative process: forced vs the creative process
– The journey from Corporate America to Passion
– Putting energy into a passion to build a business she loved & Walking Away
– Writing and the land of forgotten manuscripts – The Barnes and Noble effect
– Sophie and Carter: Driving Urgency,This Moment Matters
– To Publish or not to Publish – The Business
– Traditional Publishing vs Self Publishing – How do you choose the correct route to get to your readers?
– How do you separate your work in a crowded market place?
– 1 Million Books
– Thing things to know if you want to be an author

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It’s Not Fear of Failure We Should Worry About


“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” -Francis Chan

Are you spending time on the things that truly matter? By asking that each of us quantifies that “matter” a bit different. What matters to you may not come close to what matters to your social circle or work associates. When you look at the long term aspects of what you are doing in life, will they matter? Have a great week.


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3 Performance Tips That Separate Amateur From Professional Athletes

3 Performance Tips That Separate Amateur From Professional Athletes w/ Olympic Gold Medalist & World Champion Erin Cafaro Mackenzie

In this video series we cover 3 things that you can implement to improve and increase your performance while training.

Erin Cafaro is a 2 time Olympic gold medal rower, world champion, coach, mentor and student. Full bio listed below.

Tip 1: Prime the Pump

  •  Intro the movement and get ready for the task at hand
  • Get your heart and body ready
  • Prep your tissues
  • Breathe Hard and be sweating before exercise

Tip 2: Visualize

  • See it before you compete
  • See the goal and the result you want
  • What are you going to do when it gets hard and how you will react

Tip 3: Decompress

  • What helps you turn off?
  • Unplug
  • Remove distractions
  • Learn when to be on, when to be off
  • Meditate, Relax, Unwind – it’s a must

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About Erin Cafaro Mackenize: Source Wikipedia

Erin began her rowing career as a novice at the University of California, Berkeley in 2001. She went on to make the varsity team in her freshman year, and to win the Women’s NCAA Rowing Championships in both 2005 and 2006. In the summer of 2005 Erin also competed for US Rowing U23 Team in the Women’s 4- at the Amsterdam, Netherlands FISA U23 World Championships, where the team won gold.

Starting in the summer of 2006 Erin began training full-time with the US Rowing National Team. She won a bronze Medal at Eton, England in the FISA World Rowing Championships in 2006 and one gold Medal in Munich, Germany at the FISA World Rowing Championships in 2007, both in the Women’s 4- event.[2]

Erin competed for the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and 2012 Olympic Games in London, England where she and her teammates brought home the gold medals in the Women’s 8+ event.[1] Beijing was the first time the United States Olympic Team has won the Gold in the Women’s 8+ event in the full 2000m race.

In 2009 Erin won Gold Medals both in the Women’s 2- and 8+ events at the 2009 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland. This was the first time in US Rowing history that the W2- pair has won the Gold Medal in an international championship, much less two gold medals in two very challenging Olympic events in the same year at the same regatta. Erin and her pair partner, Susan Francia were awarded 2009 FISA World Crew of the Year for their performances at the World

Rowing Championships, as well as being named USA Today’s Athletes of the Month.[3] Erin was also awarded the Female

Athlete of the Year award for 2009 by her teammates and coaches on the US Rowing National Team.

During her training in the 2008 Olympic year, Erin discovered CrossFit, and has incorporated the training ideologies, concepts and workouts into her full-time, year round rowing program. Erin has recently received her Cross Fit Level I Training Certification. She feels that everyone can make a huge difference in their conditioning by using this philosophy and techniques.[citation needed] S

Fear – HELP! I Can’t Breathe

Where is it that we find the most growth? It is not from doing what we always do or staying in our comfort zones. It almost always happens at the point of a personal challenge. As most of you know I am 13 weeks into recovery from a major shoulder surgery. In this we found numerous complications so my physical activity for the past 3 months has been almost non existent. I share this for one reason only – FEAR!

I have the opportunity to attend an exclusive breathing clinic being held by one of my favorite practitioners, Coach Brian Mackenzie.  To top it off he is having Mr. Wim Hof as the special guest for the all day session. If you do not know Wim, please watch the quick video below. He is the global leader in breathing technics to improve athletics, stress reduction and healing.

I don’t mean some late night infomercial scam, I mean the guy has worked with the scientific leaders from around the world to validate, measure and document his approach.

Did I mention that I am scared? Afraid – like my stomach is nervous as hell to attend and participate. Needless to say, this journey is for me and the things I will learn will be un measurable in value. As much as this post is about the importance of breathing, it is more so on overcoming your fear to find growth. Today – challenge yourself to do something uncomfortable.

More to come when I return from the experience.


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Event Overview:

The ability to breathe is something that most people take for granted until they are in a situation when breathing becomes difficult.  Whether its induced by stress or health issues, restricted by water or metabolic capacity, all of us have been to that place where we realize we are limited by our ability to breathe.  What if you could learn how to be a better breather and open up more athletic, health and all around wellness as a result?

This camp is for anyone that wants to learn more about breathing, open up more athletic potential towards breathing, learn how to deal with stress, increase recoverability, and have a better overall awareness of you’re ability.

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Who is Wif Hof and why should you care?


A Juice Recipe to Increase Mental Clarity – Juicing with Noah

This week’s episode of Juicing with Noah we focus on a juice that is great for boosting your mental clarity. This footage was dug up on some missing video. If you like our show, please LIKE, Share and leave comments below.

Red Dawn: Juice for Boosting Mental Clarity

2 Apples
1 Cucumber
1 inch Ginger
3 Carrots
2 Mangoes
6-7 Strawberries
1 Hand Full of Kale

* Be sure to properly clean and wash your fruits and vegetables prior to juicing

Thank you for the support!

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Courage, Fear & Learning to Cope


“Courage is resistance to fear & mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” -Mark Twain

We face fears daily.

  • The fear of new responsibilties.
  • The fear of heading into the office
  • The fear of failure
  • The fear of fear itself

How can you leverage that fear into courage to overcome, challenge and do things that take you out of your comfort zone?

Have a great week!


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Time Management, Opportunities, Planes, Trains & Automobiles (A Day In The Life)

We all have choices when opportunities arise. In a 48 hour notice I was asked to travel to Denver to meet with a very important set of prospects and existing clients. I jumped at the opportunity. This is a typical day in the week when you are looking for ways to grow and support your business.

15 Hour Day:
• 5 Cities
• $25m Presentation
• 4 Meetings
• 2 Contracts Signed
• 2 Airplanes
• 2 Trains
• 7 Sales Calls

Love what you do and you won’t have to work nearly as hard to find happiness. To see more on the Healthy Primate movement, I personally invite you to scroll through our site. From interviews, blog posts to featured articles – you can find a piece of knowledge to support where you are today, and where you want to be tomorrow.

Thank you for supporting!

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Happiness, a State of Mind?


“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln

I personally understand the depths of reaching out of a slump. People say, just go be happy – as if it is that easy. Find 3 things that bring you joy today. Do at least one of them a day until Monday starts. You will find yourself in a new mindset as the new week launches.

Have a great weekend.

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3 Secrets To Growing Your Instagram Following to Increase Your Business

As part of the Healthy Primate mission, we strive to help our Tribe discover new ways to improve mental and physical aspects of life. In doing so, we also want to provide the tools, insights and direction on things you can do to start a business or project that you love. After all, when your mind & body are right – the opportunities to do what you love will manifest.

In this video we speak with Unique Designz CEO & Founder Henry Kaminski Jr. on the 3 secrets he has used to grow the company Instagram to over 17,000 followers who have translated into over 6 figures in new revenue opportunities.

3 Secrets To Growing Your Instagram Following to Increase Your Business 
  • Provide Valuable Content
  • Find Out Who the Influencers are in your Space, Build a Relationship
  • – Provide Value for your Influencers vs Asking for Things
  • How to Leverage Paid Shout Out’s for Quality Interaction with your Target Market
  • Bonus: Produce High Quality Products

Unique Designz combines industry experience with strong technical capabilities to provide a full creative and marketing service. 
Specializing in: Marketing and Sales Funnels, Print Collateral, Marketing Plans and Strategies, Social Mediate Marketing & More!

Stay tuned for a full interview with Henry forthcoming.

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3 Natural Supplements to Increase Memory Power


Have you seen my keys? What was that ladies name again? What conference room are we in?

These are typical phrases in my vocabulary. As long as I can remember, no pun intended – well maybe a little bit, I have had short term issues with remembering things. Part of this I can blame on over stimulation from the caffeine, maybe lack of really paying attention and of course my favorite ADHD.

As I dive into ways to drive more focus, increasing my short term memory has always been a great by product.

Below are 3 + 1 natural supplements that work to help increase memory power. Keep in mind more times than not we will choose natural options vs prescriptions for ailments or performance.

“The problem with prescription drugs is that they’re extremely expensive and often have limited effectiveness during a short window of time,” says Evangeline Lausier, MD, assistant clinical professor in medicine, Duke Integrative Medicine, Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. (Source WebMD) 

  1. Omega-3 Fatty Acid. Research shows that omega3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function. 
  2. Ginkgo Biloba:  Was used originally to regulate blood flow to the brain. Further studies revealed that it may protect nerve cells damaged by Alzheimer’s disease” 
  3. Acetyl-L-Carnitine. Also known as MRM,Methylationand ALCAR is a natural remedy super antioxidant, occurring form of L-Carnitine that specifically benefits the brain. ALCAR helps supply the brain with energy by improving energetics in the mitochondrion, the cell’s energy generator. ALCAR promotes biosynthesis of acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter for brain and nerve function. Acetyl-L-Carnitine has been shown in clinical studies to benefit cognitive ability, memory and mood.
  • Vitamin E: It is a fat soluble antioxidant, which can be obtained only as a food supplement. The most widely known health benefits of vitamin E are protection against toxins such as air pollution, premenstrual syndrome, eye disorders such as cataracts, neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes

Cheers to remembering things, now have you seen where I parked my car?

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(Source Newsmax) 

(Source University of Maryland)