This book is inspired by the daily struggles people face throughout life. The lessons provided in this informational and inspirational piece will encourage good habits while disposing bad ones. They will also offer a systematic approach to eliminating or smoothing out the rough edges that appear to cause blockages and other distractions hindering one’s success. Part one, Trinity of Life, explains the three most influential factors shaping one’s life: faith, family, and friends. Faith, family, and friends correlate to the brain, heart, and spine. Faith is like a brain because it affects one’s thought process and decision making. Family is like a spine because it provides the backbone support one may need to fall back on. Friendship is a like a heart because it pumps blood through the many vessels in life that keep one feeling youthful, fascinating, and fabulous!
Part two, Challenge of Change, gives a roadmap to success, while including the necessary changes one should make in order to build the foundation for success. Success can encompass many aspects of life, not just money. Success is simply a confirmation of order. Where there is no order, there is no success. Once one has made the appropriate adjustments to his or her attitude, career objectives, finances, acquaintances, and lifestyle; then success has been achieved. Consequently, the next time one says, “I’m good”, he or she will actually mean it.
In short, I'm a work of ART (Ability, Responsibility, & Tranquility). My goal is to Attract, Retain, and Teach an audience between the ages of 14 to about 50 and beyond the disciplines of life. I've been blessed with the gift of giving knowledge and creating peace within the souls of many who are starving for spiritual satisfaction. I'm no prophet, but I do believe that I am one of God's chosen spiritual leaders and sources of information on how to walk a straight path down a crooked road.
Chapter 8: Lifestyle - Ain't Nobody Got Time for F
My own battle and observation of so many people trying to get back in shape inspired me to touch on this topic. Weight is a sensitive topic for many people because it interferes with their confidence. As most of us know, it is easier to put on weight than it is to get it off. But you have to start somewhere without making excuses. I know it is easier said than done, but it starts with a commitment, not an excuse.
For many of you, it didn’t take a few weeks or months to accumulate excess fat in unwanted areas. With the exception of those who have gained weight because of some medical condition or childbirth, that fat is the result of a lifestyle change. Be honest with yourself. Are you as active as you were in your freshman and sophomore years? Unless you are an athlete, many will answer “no” because of the responsibilities you’ve picked up after high school. I know, you simply don’t have time to diet and exercise while juggling, work, school, family life, etc. I don’t mean to expose you, but the lie detector has determined…that is a lie! Quit making excuses as to why you cannot get back in shape. I’m not letting you women who have carried children off of the hook either. I’ve reserved a special section in this chapter just for you but back to excuses for now. My definition of an excuse is a bailout of effort. People are bailed out of their problems every day just so they won’t have to face them. Either you face them or they will boldly reappear in your life like a bad habit.