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Come Alive Be Alert and Show Vigor

I recently picked up an original print of The Strategy or Peace book by then Senator John F. Kennedy. It is a collection of foreign policy speeches, statements on global defense, peace, national security and related domestic issues for the United States during 1960.

Hang in there – this is not a political post as much as it is a mindset toward peace. Not global peace – yet the parallel to inner peace, struggle and self worth.

Chapter 27 – Are We Up to the Task – Washington D.C. January 1, 1960

Certainly it is time for change – time for us, in the words of Walter Lippman, “to come alive and to be alert and to show vigor, and not to keep mouthing the same old slogans, and not to dawdle along in the same old ruts.”

 

But the primary point is that, whether we like it or not, this is a time of change. As a people that set out to change the world, I think we should like it, however difficult the challenges. For no nation is at its best except under great challenge.

 

The question for us now is whether in a changing world we will respond in a way befitting “the land of the free and the home of the brave” – whether we will be at our best in these crucial years our world leadership – whether we will measure to the task awaiting us.

Let’s unpack this for a moment. Take out the politics and think about how these words can be applied to us personally. When under extreme adversity will you crumble or will you stand up to the task to build a better foundation for yourself? I am under some personal trials that have questioned the very fabric that I am built from. In these times – I have to look in the mirror and reflect…. Come alive and to be alert and to show vigor.

Cheers!

Kolby is The Healthy Primate

 

The Revolutionary. The Fighter. The Lover. The Visionary

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

The pillow is cold the blankets are warm. It’s dark outside and the responsibilities are pilling at the front door. Snooze is now sounding like a sweet serenade to lull you back to sleep.

Get up – face the day and understand that the things holding you back should boost you up and over the wall.

Today is dedicated to the revolutionary, the fighter, the lover, the visionary and those pushing to make a difference.

Thank you Dr, King for all that you stood for and the insight you have shared.
Cheers!

Kolby is The Healthy Primate

 

Opportunity

“Any opportunity that comes to your life is your own creation; it does not come of itself, nor by chance ‘good luck’.”  – Parmahansa Yogananda


 

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“Any opportunity that comes to your life is your own creation; it does not come of itself, nor by chance ‘good luck’. Opportunity is either created now, or has been created at some time in the near or distant past, by your own rightly guided will.

If you see not opportunity now, create one by your will, which is divine instrument within you. Say, ‘I will do everything for myself with my own will, which is a reflection in me of Divine Will.’ Act on this truth, and opportunity will come to you.”

– Parmahansa Yogananda


As you head into the new year, how are you preparing for new opportunity? From work to personal relationships, what new things will come your way, and how will you use or pass by these opportunities?
Cheers,

Kolby is The Healthy Primate

 

My First Million Dollars and the Meaning of Wealth

“The best thing about having more, is the ability to give more.” – Kolby Kolibas


This is such a great time of year to be closing strong and gaining momentum for the new year. I can tell you that wasn’t always the case in my thought process. You can relate right? We ramp down with our business and clients the week of Christmas. Then we get back and things are relatively slow into the New Year festivities. Then you can assure that people are a bit hung over from family, over spending and the schedule of relaxation becomes comfortable.  No need to jump back into things until the second week of January right?

That is 3-4 weeks of time we normally slack and relax.

WRONG!

I read a great article from Ryan Stewman, The Hardcore Closer – Titled Why Settling for a 6 Figure Income in Sales is a Bad Idea.

The basis of the article is on having multiple irons in the fire. I don’t mean spreading yourself thin, I mean diversify and expand. Let me feature some quick math to put some things into perspective.

“I’m gonna just come out and say it. “Being a millionaire is the new middle class” there. In my parent’s day, making $100k a year meant something. In today’s times, making $100,000 in 12 months can still leave you completely broke. Half goes to taxes and if you pay $2,000/month in rent, 75% of your income is gone from the jump. That leaves you with only $25,000 to pay all your bills for the year.” –Why Settling for a 6 Figure Income in Sales is a Bad Idea. /Ryan Stewman

This year has been interesting to say the least. With many personal & business trials – I was hit with major set backs. Yet I am not unique – we all struggle. The biggest similarity was one thing – I kept making excuses not to launch some of the core things I know will be helpful to others and draw supplemental income that could be an additional 6-7 figures in 12 months.

You see I have always had a financial goal of $10+ million in the bank. Well that takes making my first million right?

This goal has not been to buy a bunch of shit that I don’t need. I am actually going the other way as I get older. You see the more I gain financially, the more I can help others. From clean water projects that I want to launch overseas, to bringing technology and teaching code to underprivileged schools across the USA. These things are expensive – yet with a ground swell, I can reach these goals financially to launch and gain huge momentum to help others.

So let’s do the math on the road to $1 million dollars in one year.

The YEAR:

  • 365 Days
  • 12 Months
  • 52 Weeks
  • 8760 Hours
  • 525600 Minutes

The Money 

  • $1 Million Dollars in 365 Days I Need to Make $2,739.72 a day

The end of the year is a perfect time to close out open items in 2015, and help you gain huge momentum into the new year. This is the time others are slacking and you can be building. Personally I have spoken with some close friends that are all in the 7 figure income bracket or very close. They are ramping and grinding hard right now – not pulling back. There is a reason for that.

Ok so now knowing what the goal is, it’s time to get cracking!

Cheers!
Kolby is The Healthy Primate

 

 

 

Happiness in Giving

“Remember that there is no happiness in having or getting, but only in giving.”

 

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or getting, but only in giving.”

“Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”

Og Mandino

As we head into the season, it is a great opportunity to remember the gift that is in giving. Have a great week.

Cheers,

Kolby is the Healthy Primate

Show Me a Man Who Cannot Be Bothered – The Future of The Healthy Primate

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“Show me a man who cannot be bothered to do the little things and I will show you a man that cannot be trusted to do the big things.” Lawerence Dale

There have been many new and exciting things going on behind the scenes here at The Healthy Primate. It has caused me to pull the breaks back a bit to assure I can deliver on the core mission of why I started sharing this journey. A quick insight into some things that we are working on.

  1. Book Release – Stress Management
  2. Video Series to support the book
  3. Partnership with one of the leading fitness groups in the United States
  4. Possible brick and mortar location for a training facility
  5. Family, holidays, and daily life

I have 2 podcasts that are in edit from the past, these will be posted shortly. As the quote above states – are you willing and able to do the small things in your business that will lead to the biggest impact?

Cheers!

Kolby I The Healthy Primate

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