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Day 31: Just Show Up

Today Is a New Day. All it takes is 30 days to create a new habit.
Today Is a New Day. All it takes is 30 days to create a new habit.

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Woody Allen

 

  • No TV
  • No Newspapers
  • Read 15 minutes/day of a Good Uplifting Book
  • Listen to Personal Development Audio
  • Associate with positive people
  • Drink water & take Organo Gold (Nutraceuticals) Capsules
  • Exercise
  • Reflection Time

Just Show Up

This last week was all about just showing up. You can up that number to 100% and apply it to anything from success to life. I decided to take my International Gourmet Coffee Business to the next level. I did this by getting up at 5 am to set up a coffee tasting station at the school that laid me off. It was the best thing to happen to me by getting into the business, developing the podcast, and focusing on my dissertation.

I was told no one would be there last Friday. One person asked if I would be there. Of course, I said yes. It was the best day ever. Not only did I sell some coffee & tea but also showed the coffee opportunity in Spanish. Way outside my comfort zone. With a little help from some school support staff and Organo Gold's success tools. I made a new friend and business partner.
The Coffee That Pays - Holton Buggs

OrGano Gold | El Cafe Que Paga | Ganoderma | Jose Ardon

It has also been said that "Showing up is half the battle." Just showing up can really make a difference. Same with this blog and podcast, as long as I persist and show up people will come.

30 Day Mental Fast

The 30 day mental fast came to a close yesterday and I didn't realize it. The fast freed up so much time and gave me so much drive that I didn't even post. I was having so much fun doing the coffee business, I forgot about the fast even though I was still doing it. I can hardly wait for Weigh In Wednesday. I have been challenging everyone on social media to take the 30 Day Coffee Challenge.

30 Day Coffee Challenge

Drink one box of Organo Gold Gourmet Black Coffee, there are 30 individual servings per box. Then contact me at http://danhansen.com/contact to let me know how you liked the taste and how did it make you feel.

No TV or Newspapers

No newspapers or TV.

Read 15 Minutes a Day of a Good Book

I'm reading The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz.

Personal Development Audio

This Morning I listened to Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules

I start the day with Grapeseed Extract and Mycelium great for arthritis and mental clarity. Midday, I take the Ganoderma capsules for overall health and body detox. Just before bed I take the Spore Powder. All I know is I get a better quality of sleep. Looking forward to Wednesday weigh in.

Exercise

Decided to walk the mall sampling people since it's raining.

Reflection Time

Just went deep and pictured all those things I want. I think it's about time to do some guided meditations.

Books:



Audio Books:


Day 24: How I Lost over 50 PoundsDay 24: Pick something from your Bucket List

  • No TV
  • No Newspapers
  • Read 15 minutes/day of a Good Uplifting Book
  • Listen to Personal Development Audio
  • Associate with positive people
  • Drink water & take Organo Gold (Nutraceuticals) Capsules
  • Exercise
  • Reflection Time

How I Lost Over 50 Pounds

Before 6/12/2014 and After 8/19/2014 – Those are the same shorts
Before 6/12/2014 and After 8/19/2014 - Holding the shorts that I wore in the before picture 🙂

Ever Since my last Podcast Episode this week, I've been getting questions on how I lost over 50 pounds. People then asked if I had changed my diet or eating habits. I answered Yes and No. It all started with Organo Gold not only the coffee but also the company.

With Organo Gold the first step is be a product of the product, which means use all the products. When i first tasted it my skin felt electrified. So basically I was feeling good. Another thing Organo Gold has done for me was to listen to personal development. In March 2014, on our way to the Organo Gold International Convention in San Antonio, my brother, Ray, and I listened to Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich.  We came up with the idea and challenged each other to Think and Grow Thin. 

I was diagnosed with diabetes with a A1C of 7.1 and weighed in at 380 pounds. The doctor said lose weight. I was so desperate that I even auditioned for The Biggest Loser, didn't get on. In march I was stuck at about 350 area and injured my knee. I was still drinking my coffee and occasionally taking the  Organo Gold Capsules. Then at the end of May at the Organo Gold VIP Red Carpet Event, I was able to hang with the people I wanted to be like. This sparked a hint of a vision. Then on the ride home something happened in my thinking. My wife did something that would have normally made me angry but I was able to channel that energy into the picture I had of a skinnier and more energetic me.

I just amped up my game by making sure I took my Organo Gold Capsules daily without fail.  I start the day with Grapeseed Extract with Ganoderma, definitely helped with my knee problem. I even texted a friend of mine who had the same injury to tell her I no longer had the pain even that started happening when I got more consistent. Then 3 Mycelium daily, which helped with mental clarity. Midday, I take the Ganoderma capsules for overall health and body detox. Just before bed I take the Spore Powder. All I know is I get a better quality of sleep and I find I don't crave the breads or the sweets. If I feel the need for something sweet, I drink an Organo Gold Mocha or Hot Chocolate. Now I looking forward to my Wednesday weigh-ins!

What really got my attention was when I weighed in this week and was in the 320's. I haven't seen the 320s in almost 15 years. So i even re recorded my podcast to share this

No TV or Newspapers

No newspapers or TV.

Read 15 Minutes a Day of a Good Book

I'm reading The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz.

Personal Development Audio

This Morning I listened to Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules

I start the day with Grapeseed Extract and Mycelium great for arthritis and mental clarity. Midday, I take the Ganoderma capsules for overall health and body detox. Just before bed I take the Spore Powder. All I know is I get a better quality of sleep. Looking forward to Wednesday weigh in.

Exercise

Decided to walk the mall sampling people since it's raining.

Reflection Time

Just went deep and pictured all those things I want. I think it's about time to do some guided meditations.

Books:



Audio Books:


5 Ways to Get Over The Wall: TCC Episode 15

Dan's Aspen Trip with Family
The before picture taken in the Maroon Bells, CO 6/12/2014
Dam Before and After
Before 6/12/2014 and After 8/19/2014 - Those are the same shorts

Today's Episode:

  • What is the Wall
  • My Wall was My Weight
  • 5 Ways to Get Over The Wall

What is the Wall

What is the wall?

  • Divides rooms
  • Provides privacy by blocking a view or keeping people out
  • In this case, a barrier (2014) which is an obstacle, imagined or real, that keeps people or things apart, prevents communication, or slows progress.

The wall to me is the third definition. I had this habit of sabotaging myself especially when it came to my weight. I'd come up to the finish line and pull a hamstring, trip over my shoelaces, or just plain stop.

My Wall Was My Weight

I got so stuck on the how-to that I forgot to get to basics, the want-to. I had to ask better questions. How can I turn this around? What can I do to get over this wall?

I have been a yo-yo dieter. I have struggled with my weight since I was young. I was diagnosed with Morbid Obesity at 380 pounds. The last time I weighed 200 lbs I was 13. My wall was 340 pound mark.

Since I started using my coffee and taking the Organo Gold Capsules, part of my 30 day mental fast, I have shed over 50 pounds. I found I no longer crave breads or desserts. I no longer have a taste for beer which is weird because I used to brew it. Now I'm weighing in at 328.8 as of this post.

5 Ways to Get Over The Wall

These are 5 ways I took to get over the wall

  1. Consume Healthy Products: Take Organo Gold Capsules and Drink the Coffee. There is a mind-body connection.
  2. Ask Better Questions: I just started asking "how do I" or "how can I".
  3. Take Action: Schwartz (1987) suggested to overcome obstacles you must take action.
  4. Baby Steps: Kiyosaki (2000) suggested that you take baby steps.
  5. Picture It: Picture in your mind overcoming the obstacle.

References:

barrier. (2014). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/barrier

Kiyosaki, R., & Lechter, S. (2000). Rich dad, poor dad: What the rich teach their kids about money-- that the poor and middle class do not! New York: Warner Business Books.

Schwartz, D. (1987). The magic of thinking big. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Books:



Audio Books:

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Day 20: Wow!!! Wednesday Weigh-InDay 20: Become a champion

  • No TV
  • No Newspapers
  • Read 15 minutes/day of a Good Uplifting Book
  • Listen to Personal Development Audio
  • Associate with positive people
  • Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules
  • Exercise
  • Reflection Time

Wednesday Weigh-In: My Wall Was My Weight

Before 6/12/2014 and After 8/19/2014 holding shorts wore in the before :)
Before 6/12/2014 and After 8/19/2014 holding shorts wore in the before 🙂

I got so stuck on the how-to that I forgot to get to basics, the want-to. I had to ask better questions. How can I turn this around? What can I do to get over this wall?

I have been a yo-yo dieter. I have struggled with my weight since I was young. I was diagnosed with Morbid Obesity at 380 pounds. The last time I weighed 200 lbs I was 13. My wall was 340 pound mark.

Since I started using my coffee and taking the Organo Gold Capsules, part of my 30 day mental fast, I have shed just over 50 pounds. I found I no longer crave breads or desserts. I no longer have a taste for beer which is weird because I used to brew it. Now I'm weighing in at 328.8 as of this post.

 

 

 

No TV or Newspapers

No newspapers or TV.

Read 15 Minutes a Day of a Good Book

I'm reading The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz.

Personal Development Audio

This Morning I listened to Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules

I start the day with Grapeseed Extract and Mycelium great for arthritis and mental clarity. Midday, I take the Ganoderma capsules for overall health and body detox. Just before bed I take the Spore Powder. All I know is I get a better quality of sleep. Looking forward to Wednesday weigh in.

Exercise

I walked for 45 minutes.

Reflection Time

Just went deep and pictured all those things I want. I think it's about time to do some guided meditations.

Books:



Audio Books:


Day 18: Getting Over The WallDay 18: All About Family

  • No TV
  • No Newspapers
  • Read 15 minutes/day of a Good Uplifting Book
  • Listen to Personal Development Audio
  • Associate with positive people
  • Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules 
  • Exercise
  • Reflection Time

This is the theme for tomorrow's Podcast at DanHansen.com

The Wall

What is the wall?

  • In a house it divides rooms.
  • In your yard it could provide privacy by blocking a view or keeping people out.
  • In this case, it's a barrier (2014) an obstacle, imagined or real, that keeps people or things apart, prevents communication, or slows progress.

The wall to me is the third definition. I had this habit of sabotaging myself. I'd come up to the finish line and pull a hamstring, trip over my shoelaces, or just plain stop.

I got so stuck on the how-to that I forgot to get to basics, the want-to. I had to ask better questions. How can I turn this around? What can I do to get over this wall?

Getting Over The Wall

These are some of the steps I took to get over the wall

  • Ask Better Questions: I had to ask better questions to myself like "How can I turn this around?" or "How do I improve this or that?"
  • Take Action: Schwartz (1987) suggested to overcome obstacles you must take action
  • Baby Steps: Kiyosaki (2000) suggested that you take baby steps
  • Picture It: Picture in your mind overcoming the obstacle

No TV or Newspapers

No newspapers or TV.

Read 15 Minutes a Day of a Good Book

I'm reading The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz.

Personal Development Audio

This Morning I listened to Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules

I start the day with Grapeseed Extract and Mycelium great for arthritis and mental clarity. Midday, I take the Ganoderma capsules for overall health and body detox. Just before bed I take the Spore Powder. All I know is I get a better quality of sleep. Looking forward to Wednesday weigh in.

Exercise

I walked for 45 minutes. WootSauce!!!!

Reflection Time

Just went deep and pictured all those things I want. I think it's about time to do some guided meditations.

Books:



Audio Books:


Day 17: EpiphanyDay 17: HAve Fun

  • No TV
  • No Newspapers
  • Read 15 minutes/day of a Good Uplifting Book
  • Listen to Personal Development Audio
  • Associate with positive people
  • Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules
  • Exercise
  • Reflection Time

Epiphany

Epiphany (2014) is a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way. Well today I had one. I was stressing about finances and getting things done that I missed the mark.

This morning I was listening to Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! I realized that I got in the trap of negative thinking when helping my team. I realized that we were partners in an organization and not employees. I had to let go of the 40/40/40 plan of a traditional job. That was tough because I have been living it for more than half my life. Sorry guys!!!

No TV or Newspapers

No newspapers or TV.

Read 15 Minutes a Day of a Good Book

I'm reading The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz.

Personal Development Audio

This Morning I listened to Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules

I start the day with Grapeseed Extract and Mycelium great for arthritis and mental clarity. Midday, I take the Ganoderma capsules for overall health and body detox. Just before bed I take the Spore Powder. All I know is I get a better quality of sleep. Looking forward to Wednesday weigh in.

Exercise

I walked for 45 minutes. WootSauce!!!!

Reflection Time

Just went deep and pictured all those things I want. I think it's about time to do some guided meditations.

Books:



Audio Books:

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Day 14: The SecretDay 14: The Power of Friends

  • No TV
  • No Newspapers
  • Read 15 minutes/day of a Good Uplifting Book
  • Listen to Personal Development Audio
  • Associate with positive people
  • Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules
  • Exercise
  • Reflection Time

The Secret

I have to admit it. I watched a YouTube video "The Secret". What a difference it made. I started to get the "Law of Attraction" and "To Think is to Create". I started by listening to my Diamond Contract to Myself. This is a contract to reach a goal in my International Gourmet Coffee Business.

I started to see myself attracting those people who needed my product and who needed to make a change in their life. I let go and trusted the universe and things happened. I showed someone about the opportunities in coffee. I was put in touch with someone who needed the powerful herb, Ganoderma, infused in the coffee. What a difference a shift in thinking could do!

About Ganoderma (just google it):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganoderma

No TV or Newspapers

No newspapers or TV. I watched a YouTube "The Secret".

Read 15 Minutes a Day of a Good Book

I'm reading The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz.

Personal Development Audio

This morning I started listening to Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules

I start the day with Grapeseed Extract and Mycelium great for arthritis and mental clarity. Midday, I take the Ganoderma capsules for overall health and body detox. Just before bed I take the Spore Powder. All I know is I get a better quality of sleep. Looking forward to Wednesday weigh in.

Exercise

I walked for 45 minutes. WootSauce!!!!

Reflection Time

Just went deep and pictured all those things I want. I think it's about time to do some guided meditations.

Books:



Audio Books:

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Day 13: Cleaning HouseDay 13: Get Out of Your Own Way

  • No TV
  • No Newspapers
  • Read 15 minutes/day of a Good Uplifting Book
  • Listen to Personal Development Audio
  • Associate with positive people
  • Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules
  • Exercise
  • Reflection Time

Cleaning House

Are our memories holding us back from the incredible Future of Our Dreams? For me that would be a Yes! Today I realized my greatest fear was abandonment. I have to put aside those things that are holding me back. Those things that remind me of those people and dreams I lost.

I realized that I want to clean house both literally and figuratively. I want not only to clean up the house but also release old memories. I realize I'll need my family's help to do that. I'm done beating myself up over things I have no control of. I want to be my own best friend. I want to play my music again. I want to bang on my drums all day.

I cleaned my stuff that was in the way. I found those things that were holding me back and sold them off to make room for the new. I boxed books to donate to the library that no longer serve me.

No TV or Newspapers

No newspapers or TV.

Read 15 Minutes a Day of a Good Book

I'm reading The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz.

Personal Development Audio

This morning I started listening to Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules

I start the day with Grapeseed Extract and Mycelium great for arthritis and mental clarity. Midday, I take the Ganoderma capsules for overall health and body detox. Just before bed I take the Spore Powder. All I know is I get a better quality of sleep. Looking forward to Wednesday weigh in.

Exercise

I walked for 45 minutes. WootSauce!!!!

Reflection Time

Just went deep and pictured all those things I want. I think it's about time to do some guided meditations.

Books:



Audio Books:

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Day 12: A Brand New DayDay 12: Change is an Inside Job

  • No TV
  • No Newspapers
  • Read 15 minutes/day of a Good Uplifting Book
  • Listen to Personal Development Audio
  • Associate with positive people
  • Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules
  • Exercise
  • Reflection Time

A Brand New Day

It's a brand new day everyday. I had an epiphany today, all I have to do is show up. Every morning is a chance to get things done. I accept responsibility for those things I did not accomplish or hit my goal. As long as I know I gave it my all.

Today wasn't one of those days. I fell way short. Today is gone all I have is tomorrow. I will make adjustments and move on. I'll have to make up for lost time and work twice as hard. 

This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24). I made some mistakes and forgive myself. I've had some successes as well. I will start tomorrow focusing on those successes and move forward.

No TV or Newspapers

No newspapers or papers. Woo Hoo!!!

Read 15 Minutes a Day of a Good Book

I'm reading The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz highly recommended read.

Personal Development Audio

This morning I continued listening to Tony Robbins’ Awaken the Giant Within.

Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules

I start the day with Grapeseed Extract and Mycelium great for arthritis and mental clarity. Midday, I take the Ganoderma capsules for overall health and body detox. Just before bed I take the Spore Powder. All I know is I get a better quality of sleep. Looking forward to Wednesday weigh in.

Exercise

I walked for 45 minutes. WootSauce!!!!

Reflection Time

Just went deep and pictured all those things I want.

Books:

Audio Books:

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Day 10: Do Something DifferentDay 10: Taking Care of Yourself

  • No TV
  • No Newspapers
  • Read 15 minutes/day of a Good Uplifting Book
  • Listen to Personal Development Audio
  • Associate with positive people
  • Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules
  • Exercise
  • Reflection Time

Do Something Different

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

To do something different could mean a lot of things. I love movies and books. I am currently reading The Magic of Thinking Big where I am learning a lot about myself. I found that I need to get out more, meet new people, read books from different genres, explore new cities or towns, and get curious. Even if you have a specific goal, have fun. You just never know where you'll go or who you'll meet but staying one place too long, moss will grow under your feet.

Albert Einstein suggested that we must do something difference to get different results. If you don't think or do something different, you'll create a rut. That's just plain nuts!

No TV or Newspapers

No newspapers or papers. Woo Hoo!!!

Read 15 Minutes a Day of a Good Book

I’m reading The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz another highly recommended read.

Personal Development Audio

This morning I continued listening to Tony Robbins’ Awaken the Giant Within.

Drink water & take Organo Gold Capsules

I start the day with Grapeseed Extract and Mycelium great for arthritis and mental clarity. Midday, I take the Ganoderma capsules for overall health and body detox. Just before bed I take the Spore Powder. All I know is I get a better quality of sleep. Looking forward to Wednesday weigh in.

Exercise

I walked for 30 minutes.

Reflection Time

Just went deep and pictured all those things I want.

Books:

Audio Books:

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