Eyes Up Here: Lindsey Pelas

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Nowadays there are so many podcasts to choose from, and it can be overwhelming, but rest assured Lindsey Pelas is here. Lindsey Pelas is fun, witty, and straightforward. I’ve been following Lindsey on Twitter, and she’s a joy to follow on there as well as Instagram. Lindsey does not hold back, and she’ll be quick to point out idiotic comments on her social media, and she’s very engaging with her fans. It’s refreshing to get an insight into Lindsey’s world and how she handles situations, which she details in the first episode of an incident at a restaurant that shall not be named in Beverly Hills. If you’re into fun and engaging conversation then you need to subscribe to Lindsey’s podcast.

You can subscribe here and be sure to visit Lindsey’s site as well.

Book Review: Crushing It!

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book review, but I couldn’t resist as I stumbled upon Gary Vaynerchuk’s latest book Crushing It! at my local Target store (sequel to his first book Crush It). Inside this book, you’ll find interviews with people who had an idea to do something or create something and went out and did it. Also, Gary gives advice and tips on how to utilize social media to promote your brand or business. Gary Vaynerchuk is hardcore and in your face brutally honest with advice. While reading this book you’ll have plenty of moments of motivation and inspiration to get your idea (or ideas) into motion and take action.

This book has a clear message: the only way to get what you want in life is to take action. A lot of people are infatuated with the idea of picking up a book and having that book give them the answers to life itself. This particular book will not do that, but you’ll read about people from all different backgrounds and starting points that achieved the goals that they’ve set for themselves.

I highly recommend this book for anyone. Even if you’re not thinking about creating a brand or a business (you should be anyways) this book is for you. Gary is great at getting you to look at social media and life in a different way. He has a distinct ability to get you motivated and while reading this book you’ll feel like Gary is sitting with you and explaining what you need to get done. All in all this book is a must have and should be on your bookshelf.

You can order Crushing It! on Amazon or at your local Target.

New Year Thoughts

 

It’s a brand new year, and you’re all ready to go with your resolutions (that is if you didn’t break them yet). Each new year is filled with a chance to start over, new adventures, and discovering more about yourself. Throughout the years I used to get all fired up when the new year hit and make resolutions for myself, and some years I accomplished sticking to my resolutions other years not so much.

The point is to not sell yourself short if you break your resolutions or goal (s) that you’ve set for yourself. Last year was a tough one for all of us (in my opinion). Whether you were upset about our new president or just overall unhappy with the way 2017 went for you, don’t get yourself down. I’ve discovered (through trial and error) to not let outside distractions dictate my future or mood. It sounds so simple, right? Usually, the best advice offered in the world is incredibly simple but following the information is the hard part (for all of us I believe).

All you need is a starting point and small victories. What I mean by that is gaining momentum each and every day. So how do you go about getting small victories? By starting with anything. No really. Pick something that you would like to accomplish such as exercising more. Exercising can be done in minutes (check out various apps on your mobile device) and get started. Even with just minutes of working out, you’ve captured a small victory. The trick is to not beat yourself up if you’re unable to exercise for a day or if you’re unable to work out for an hour or so. Do some pushups, crunches, or stretches. As long as you do something you’re on your way to creating momentum. It really is as simple as that. Do what’s best for you and your lifestyle don’t pay attention to what other people are doing. Just focus on you and you alone.

You’re probably wondering right now where is this going? What does all this mean? Well, what this all boils down to is learning. Constant learning will get you to point A to point B. To gain small victories each and everyday knowledge will get you there. Learn something new and apply it to your life and you’ll soon see your small victories add up in no time. It can literally be anything new that you learn: i.e., change the way you think, acquiring a new skill, managing your time and money. This year is the new you and new possibilities. Be open to new things and don’t get discouraged by outside distractions (family, friends, TV, etc.) you’re in control of you and your thoughts. It’s time to step up to the plate and show the world who you are and what you have to offer. Cheers to you and your new endeavors that you seek upon.

Be sure to keep a lookout on my blog. I’ll be interviewing more people, and hopefully, you’ll be able to gain new information and apply it to your life.

International Women’s Day

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Today is “International Women’s Day.” In my personal opinion, this day should be celebrated every single day. Women have been so influential and pioneered many advancements in our lives. When I first started my blog, I had no idea (at the time) that I would soon be interviewing some of the most beautiful and intelligent women on the planet. What struck the women that I interviewed the most, was the way that I connected with them, and the questions that I asked them. Of course, I discovered the obvious (their beauty), but I also got to know them, and how they think and do what they do. It was always a great satisfaction to me that I was able to separate myself from the other cookie cutter publications and journalists that asked the same, annoying questions over and over again.

 

I’ve always viewed women as an equal, and I could never understand people who thought otherwise. Imagine the world without women (pretty sad, right?). A lot of men would be going crazy, and a lot of men would be incapable of getting the job done in their respective career fields. Women, to me, fulfill humanity and are an important piece in moving forward in our world. The world, as a whole, cannot be better or do better without women; it’s that simple.

 

In closing, I would like to thank every woman that I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing and getting to know personally. And I would also like to thank every woman out in the world that is pushing the boundaries and making a difference in our lives. Women are equal and should be treated as such now, tomorrow, and for future generations to come.

Fighitng & Rescuing: Dustin “The Bunny Whisperer” Babler

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My friend/teammate and Michigan based MMA fighter, Dustin Babler, is fighting this October 17th, in Jackson, MI for PCFL (Prison City Fight League). Aside from competing, Dustin rescues bunnies and takes care of them. For his upcoming fight, Dustin has teamed up with Michigan Rabbit Rescue, and all T-shirts and hoodies profits will be going straight to the Michigan Rabbit Rescue. Dustin is a great guy and has a big heart when it comes to helping out bunnies. Check out and support in any way that you can. Below are the links to where you can purchase a shirt or hoodie.

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Selling Snake Oil: Being Bulletproof

LiesPutting butter into your coffee. It sounds absolutely disgusting, but it has created a ripple effect the past few years. Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Dave Asprey, created Bulletproof coffee some time ago, and has recommended that people put butter into their coffee for optimum cognitive performance. Being curious about my fitness and health, I stumbled upon Dave Asprey when I listened to Joe Rogan’s podcast. Dave was very engaging and seemed to have endless answers to health and fitness. After listening to Joe Rogan’s podcast, I turned my attention to becoming “Bulletproof.” Dave offers his own brand of coffee on his website, along with various other bio hacking products. Taking the plunge, I ordered Bulletproof coffee and Dave’s own MCT oil, Brain Octane oil. The key ingredient to making Bulletproff coffee is butter; Kerrygold unsalted butter to be exact. So, how does this all make sense? You blend two tablespoons of Kerrygold butter, one to two tablespoons of MCT oil, and roughly two cups of coffee. You might be thinking at this point that this concoction would taste terrible, but you’re wrong.  It actually tasted pretty good and upon drinking this particular coffee, I felt superhuman. My senses were locked in, and I had what seemed like boundless energy. To me, I thought that I had found the holy grail of supplementation. But, of course, nothing good lasts forever, and Bulletproof coffee and its effects–seemed to taper off after a while. Also, if you’re planning on becoming “Bulletproof” make sure that your wallet can handle it. Dave Asprey is a master at marketing, and it shows in all of his products. Being “Bulletproof” I was all ears when Dave had anything to say about bio hacking or his own products. Then things started to go downhill pretty quick after hearing about this:

 

It wasn’t just Joe Rogan and Dr. Rhonda Patrick that made up my mind about Bulletproof coffee. It was a ton of reports thereafter that made me feel stupid. The bottom line in all of this is pure marketing. By Dave Asprey throwing out wild claims about his products and science backed research–it made me ponder a little bit harder. I’ve been around the block before with supplements and like Tim Ferriss, I consider my self a “human guinea pig.” I’ve tried and experimented with a lot of supplements, and I’ve come to the conclusion that a lot of stuff being sold out there is bullshit. Why do you think that companies spend so much on marketing? Because it works. It’s all the same techniques that are used, but Dave Asprey is really, really good at it. He sells you on the fact that you’re gonna be unstoppable, and you will be (for a period of time), but then you’ll come to the realization that you don’t need his products to feel at your best. We live in a world where people want instant gratification and to feel “Limitless” at all times, but that’s just not possible. Sure there are products that can enhance our development, but no single product will bring you to the promise land every single day. Trust me, I wanted Bulletproof coffee to work and I don’t think Dave Asprey is ripping people off. He’s made one hell of a business model, and it’s working out greatly for him. Next time you come across a product that promises to deliver–make sure that you do your research before you fully commit to it.