Archive for “November, 2015”

Accomplishment and Reaching Your Objectives

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“The unlimited Creative Principle within you is the source of all art and wisdom” – A “Para-Gram” by Paramahansa Yogananda

ACCOMPLISHMENT

A “Para-Gram” by Paramahansa Yogananda

Efficiency that leads to success is developed through concentration and meditation. The unlimited Creative Principle within you is the source of all art and wisdom. When you want to create something important, sit quietly and meditate deeply upon it You will be guided by the creative Spirit, but you should also exercise determination in accomplishing your objective.

 

Awaken initiative, which is the creative faculty within you – a spark from the divine Creator. You must do something which will show that God’s creative principle is active within you. With uncreative principle is active within you. With unflinching steadiness go forward on your path, knowing that the Infinite Power sustains you.

As you head into the holiday season and give thanks for that which you have, keep in mind the accomplishments you have made. Are you where you want to be in your business, relationships and personal growth? If not what are the actions you are taking to change trajectory?

 

Cheers!

Kolby I The Healthy Primate

Horses, Birds and the Need to Impress Others

“Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” –Dale Carnegie

 

 

Starting a Business, Build a Marketing Plan & Getting New Customers with Henry Kaminski

This week we are pleased to share our interview with CEO & Founder of Unique Designs, Mr. Henry Kaminski. This is a special podcast. If you are interested in starting a business, building a marketing plan and getting new clients – this is for you!

 

In our interview we discuss the following:

  • From Children’s Hospital to Design Firm
  • Unique Designz
  • How do you Differentiate Your Business in a Sea of Commodities
  • Helping Small Business’s Launch
    – Measurable Plans, Increase Response Rates, Functional Designs, Attracting & Capturing Leads
  • How to see if There is a Market for your Business
  • How do Launch a Product or Business
  • Three Things you Can do to Use Instagram to Grow your Business
  • Designs on Demand

Offering for our Audience:
30 Minutes of free Consultation for your Current Blog, Site, Social Media with Feedback to Maximize and Grow Your Business

Email: info@uniquedesignz.net
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30 Minute Strategy Session

About Unique Designz: 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!

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Be sure to visits our site for the full show notes here:
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Cheers!
Kolby I The Healthy Primate

How in the Hell did the Actors in 300 Get So Ripped?

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The ground is shaking as rubble starts to pelt the helmets of two soldiers. “Leonidas, it’s an earth quake.” The camera pans over to a shredded Gerard Butler in battle gear. His reply – “No they are getting in battle formation!” As both armies prepare for the opening scene in the movie 300 you can tell this is going to be intense. Gerard looks to his men in line, and shouts one last word of encouragement prior to the battle that is moments away.

“Remember this day men, for it will be yours for all time!”

When you look back in cinematic history, I am not sure of one film that had so many toned actors have been on one set. That is in part and thanks to the head trainer Mark Twight. A section of the press kit that was sent from Warner Brothers read the following.

“To support fight preparation the training emphasized athleticism by combining compound movements, lifting, and throwing. Primitive tools – medicine balls, Kettlebells, rings – were used instead of machines. Each session was competitive, with a penalty-reward system tied to performance and results posted daily for all to see.”

Mark has a great article HERE that demystifies the program he used for the men on the set of 300. You will be hard pressed to find any secret sauce out side of “hardwork”.

The Original 300 Workout:

  • 25x Pull-up +
  • 50x Deadlift @ 135# +
  • 50x Push-up +
  • 50x Box Jump @ 24″ box +
  • 50x Floor Wiper @ 135# (one-count) +
  • 50x KB Clean and Press @ 36# (KB must touch floor between reps) +
  • 25x Pull-up
    = 300 reps total

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If that isn’t enough to get you moving, the team over at Onnit put together a few variations of the epic 300 workouts that look pretty intense. Funk Roberts  has a great video series of 10 variations of the classic 300 work out.

As I am getting back after surgery, I look forward to reporting back on results from these programs.

Have a great week!

Cheers,

The Healthy Primate

 

 

 

3 Things You Can Do to Change Your Life in 10 Minutes or Less

There are so many small changes that you can make daily or weekly to effect your overall happiness, mindset and energy. If you have never run a marathon you shouldn’t set an unrealistic goal of running 5 days a week, if you don’t run at all today. You are setting yourself up for failure.

It is the science of goal setting that will help your path to success.

Below are some things I have implemented in my routine that have shaped my happiness and sense of fulfillment.

  1. Clean Your Workspace: Get all those papers & sticky notes put away. Take a wet wipe, or damp cloth and simply wipe things down. Your mouse, keyboard, monitor and desk area. The sense of clean and arranged work space allows the mind to feel less cluttered and free to make decisions and choices.
  2. Unplug: Our internet went down last night. The kids were watching Netflix, the wife was wanting to watch Hulu and I was working on invoices for open projects that needed to be emailed. At first there was that feeling of panic. Then we all went upstairs, climbed into our bed and relaxed. The kids went to sleep early, mom and I had the chance to tell stories of the week, laugh and simply hang out. It was nice to know that we didn’t need technology to co exist.
  3. Breathe: Your lungs and mind are always working. While sleeping or awake, these functions continue. Yet are you fully aware of the benefits of boosting your PH levels and dropping your O2 levels? It serves as a cleanse, stress release and mind focus exercise that will change the way you think of this basic function.

Breathing Exercise: Sit at your chair in your office or lie on your bedroom floor. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath in as much air as you can fit in your lungs. Breathe out – only let half of the air out and take another deep breath in all the way let it half way out.

 

Do this for the count of 30 breaths in. On the last breath in let all the air out – every piece from your lungs. And sit. How long can your go before having to take a breath? Your first round can be up to 3 minutes. Your body is starting to become oxygenated.

 

Continue this for 3 rounds. You are now starting to practice the Wim Hof Method. It will change your life, I promise.

Have a great end of week and Friday!

Cheers,

Kolby I The Healthy Primate

Question Yourself Before Others Do It For You

“I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better, and questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk

The sun is starting to peer through the blinds. You roll over and wait for the snooze button olympics. Then you jump into the shower and jam on the interstate to get to work on time. How often does this sound your like your routine?

Take a step back, take a moment to find something you love. Push yourself. Educate, read and find ways to better yourself.

Make today great!

Cheers,

Kolby I The Healthy Primate

 

How Stress Affects Your Brain & What You Can Do About It Today

When I started this journey now almost two years ago, a glaring health risk presented itself. It was one thing to loose weight and get myself physically in a better place, it was quite the other trying to understand why I was still so anxious. After meeting with a few friends who are experts in the space of stress management, it was clear to me what the next stage of my life was to become.

Immersing myself  into understanding the science behind stress consumed me. Now let me be clear about a few things.

  1. I am by no means a Yogi now
  2. I still get stressed and freak out
  3. My wife thinks I am insane

But what I am – is educated on understanding why my body and mind does what it does and how I can control aspects of it without medication or having a damn heart attack.

If you have followed The Healthy Primate and the journey of the site, you will see three distinct commonalities. I focus on Mind, Body & Soul. This has been done on purpose as you see that was the order I focused on and cataloged in my personal journey to becoming a better person.

  • Mind: Understand the ways to reduce stress, increase cognitive thought and being fully aware of your potential.
  • Body: If you are overweight and missing physical activity, your mind and systems will respond accordingly. From food, exercise to thoughts and process to make your physical self the best it can be. This will allow the Mind to reach heights un measured before.
  • Soul: The center of it all is finding that balance, happiness and reaching your full potential. When the mind is right, you can focus on the body. When the mind & body are right – your inner balance comes into play.
  • Bonus: When we are in balance we will have thoughts to reach the things we truly want to do in life. Start that business you been pondering, quit the shit job you have been shlepping to for years, build a healthier relationship with those in your life from friends to family.

 

The mind is such a complicated technology that we often take for granted. At the core of it all has been my studies on Cortisol as a stressor. The following video is a great explanation of what is happening in your mind when fall under stress for small and long periods of time.

The presentation mentions exercise & meditation as the route to reduce and control cortisol.

 

As I journaled 16 months of blood work centered on Cortisol management I recommend a few additional tools that will help tremendously. I cover this in detail in my up coming book that will be released in January 2016.

Why Your Life is Killing You  – My Journey to Reducing Stress and Living to Tell About It. 

 

 

Here are the top three natural supplements that you can take that will reduce your cortisol dramatically. You can get these at your local natural healthy food shop IE Sprouts or online.

  1. Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha, an exotic Indian herb, has remarkable stress-relieving properties comparable to those of powerful drugs used to treat depression and anxiety. In addition to its excellent protective effects on the nervous system, ashwagandha may be a promising alternative treatment for a variety of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Ashwagandha has powerful antioxidant properties that seek and destroy the free radicals that have been implicated in aging and numerous disease states. Even more remarkable, emerging evidence suggests that ashwagandha has anti-cancer benefits as well. (Source)
  2. Rhodiola-rosea: Rhodiola significantly reduces the effects of prolonged and minor physical exhaustion that results in fatigue. This is more related to stress and the ‘burnout’ effect, or prolonged but low intensity physical exercise. (Source)
  3. Kava Kava: Kava has a calming effect, producing brain wave changes similar to changes that occur with calming medicines such as diazepam (Valium, for example). Kava also can prevent convulsions and relax muscles. Although kava is not addictive, its effect may decrease with use. Traditionally prepared as a tea, kava root is also available as a dietary supplement in powder and tincture (extract in alcohol) forms. ( Source )

                                   *As always consult with your Dr. when taking supplements.

In combination of education, understanding and taking action you really can change the outputs and way your mind and body deal and process stress. Thank you as always for reading!

Cheers,

The Healthy Primate

Nathan Chan on Founding a Top Entrepreneur Magazine, Branding and Landing Big Interviews

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“There is no better time in history to start a business.”

This week we feature our interview with Mr. Nathan Chan. CEO, Editor and Founder of Foundr Magazine. Foundr Magazine is a top resource for entrepreneurs globally. They have featured names such as Sir Richard Branson, Seth Godin, Arianna Huffington & Tim Ferriss, to name a few.

In our discussion we cover:

  • Breaking the Mold
  • The Importance of Learning to Do More
  • Building a Community – The 1 Million People Goal
  • Founding Foundr – The Outline and Toolset for Entrepreneurs
  • Branding as a Difference Maker
  • From Idea to Revenue
  • How Nathan has got to Sir Richard Branson, Seth Godin, Arianna Huffington & Tim Ferriss
  • The Importance of Social Media

You can see the full show notes, links and additional supporting material here:thehealthyprimate.com/podcast-2

Cheers,
Kolby I The Healthy Primate