How Successful People Think

How Successful People Think

How Successful People Think

Usually, successful people are happy and optimistic. They think of the downside as the runway to skip from their next leap upward. They have a mortal fear of failure.

They have courageous approach and risk, and they do not expect to understand everything before they start to do things, or start doing things, and they keep thinking about how to keep things going and how to improve. If you want to think like successful people, you need to master the tips below.

  • Possibility Thinking

Many people think they are no able to able to perform certain tasks that seem unachievable, because of the kind of success associated with the task. When we believe that we can do what others say is impossible and succeed, many doors will open for us. Thinking impossible will attract others who believe in the impossible. Successful people make things happen, and they do not just sit and wait until someone comes up with a new idea. Indeed, the possibility of thinking is contagious. You cannot help but feel more confident and think bigger when you are in the vicinity of potential thinkers.

Possibility thinking is a heroic act, as it allows the future break from the past. This allows the flow of new probabilities and outcomes. Possibility thinking is the son of evolution. Hope and vision power it.

  • Creative Thinking

How often are you in a situation where there would be no other solution to a specific problem?

When creative thinking is applied to the situation, you will have a basic formula to follow and work through the details of the problem to achieve a practical solution.

With creative thinking, you will be able to look at a problem from different angles. This can only be light at the end of the tunnel that leads to a solution.

  • Reflective Thinking

Reflective thinking helps create a deep learning, enabling the growth of the individual in many aspects, including morally, emotionally and cognitively. Reflective thinking helps to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the individual allowing individuals to question the values and beliefs, challenge assumptions, to identify bias, recognize the fears and find areas for improvement.

  • Shared Thinking

If you have friends who are older than you or both at the same level, you have to use their knowledge and smartness to your advantage. Shared thinking is about exchanging ideas with people who are successful and intelligent. To do this, you need to surround yourself with successful people.

  • Questioning Popular Thinking

To be successful in life, we must first think well. But can we learn new mental habits? I say yes!

Don’t follow other people’s thought because they find something impossible or because a large group of people thinks something is impossible then you conclude it’s impossible. That’s wrong! Change your thinking, and your life will be changed, don’t follow crowds.

To change your thinking from popular thinking, you have to do what is stated below:

  • Write Down Your Goals And Follow Them

Many of us have had a very difficult year, and we are not satisfied with ourselves. Write down your goals for the next five months. Once you have identified these goals, plan how you can reach these goals.

How to Reduce the Dreaded Austin Allergy Symptoms – Part 2

How to Reduce the Dreaded Austin Allergy Symptoms – Part 2

How to Reduce the Dreaded Austin Allergy Symptoms – Part 2

Other ways to naturally reduce and/or eliminate allergy symptoms

An integrative and holistic approach to allergy treatment includes supporting and improving the immune, adrenal, and digestive symptoms with proper nutrition, sleep, specific supplements, and herbal medicine. Medications may be necessary, but should be used for the most severe cases and under direct supervision by your healthcare provider.

  1. Avoid dairy. Dairy thickens mucus and for many people worsens congestion and asthma symptoms. I would absolutely avoid dairy if you suffer from asthma or allergy induced asthma.
  2. Avoid wheat. More and more data is coming out on the negative effects of wheat on the body. Grain Brainand Wheat Bellyare written by two different medical doctors stating the inflammatory effects wheat has on the body, and it all starts in the gut. Try eliminating it for 30 days and see how you feel.
  1. Avoid sugar and grains. Choose a wide variety of fresh vegetables, pasture raised protein and healthy fats.
  2. Get enough sleep. Inadequate sleep weakens your immune system and makes you more susceptible to viruses, allergens and illness. You should get 8-10 hours of sleep nightly.
  3. Manage emotional stressors. Stress can worsen symptoms of allergies and predispose you to infection. Find ways to relieve stress including exercise, breathing exercises, stretching, and meditation.
  4. Have your vitamin D level checked. Vitamin D deficiency can weaken your immune system. Ensure your level is adequate or supplement if necessary.
  5. Vitamin C. Take 1-3 grams 2-3 times daily or to bowel tolerance.
  6. Probiotics. 1-2 times daily. Buy a quality product that has 3-5 billion organisms per capsule.
  7. Take zinc. Zinc is a trace element essential for cells of the immune system. Foods high in Zinc include red meat, mushrooms, oysters, pumpkin, flax & sesame seeds, and dark chocolate.

Herbals, Homeopathic therapies and misc. therapies

If you are eating clean, sleeping well, and managing stress and still suffer from allergy symptoms, you may want to try the following natural therapies.

  1. Butterbur. A derivative from a common weed in Europe, butterbur has been shown to be just as effective as the drug cetirizine, the active ingredient in Zyrtec. [Caution to those allergic to ragweed, butterbur is in the same family.]
  2. Quercetin. Natural plant derived compound that helps stabilize mast cells and prevent them from releasing histamine. Also, a natural antioxidant. Recommended dose 1,000mg daily and best if started 6 weeks before allergy season.
  3. Raw local honey. Can build immunity through gradual exposure of local allergens. Also, helps thin mucus.
  4. Local Bee Pollen. Natural antioxidant and anti-microbial action, but is also a remedy for hay fever and allergies. Should be taken at least six weeks before the season begins. Can be found in many grocery stores as well as a natural pharmacy.
  5. Combination allergy supplements. Many “natural antihistamines” (e.g. D-hist) contain a blend of botanicals and seem to be effective and well-tolerated. These can be found at your local natural pharmacy or grocery.
  6. Homeopathic drops. There are specific seasonal allergy formulas that can help reduce the body’s negative reaction to allergens. There are specific Grass, Weed and Tree blends. These can be found at a natural pharmacy.

To say it simply, the best defense against allergy season is to eat clean, sleep well and manage stressors. Identifying food allergens and sensitivities can greatly reduce symptoms. Starting on bee pollen and a combination allergy supplement that includes Butterbur and Quercetin may be helpful, but start early (at least 6 weeks before allergens start). It may be necessary in severe cases, especially in those who suffer from asthma, frequent sinusitis and bronchitis. we recommend discussing with your healthcare provider.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or on pharmaceutical medications regularly, you should consult your healthcare provider before starting on any supplement or herbal treatments.


How to Reduce the Dreaded Austin Allergy Symptoms – Part 1

How to Reduce the Dreaded Austin Allergy Symptoms – Part 1

How to Reduce the Dreaded Austin Allergy Symptoms – Part 1

Living in Austin, often listed as one of the Top 5 Worst Places for allergies, you probably know firsthand what it’s like to suffer from allergies. This week’s record breaking cedar pollen records ha Austin is unique in having three distinct pollen seasons. The fall season, from mid-August to early November, ragweed and other weeds predominate. In the winter, Mountain Cedar pollen lasts from December to February and is unique to Central Texas. In the spring, oak and other trees like ash, elm, and pecan pollinate from February to early June. The hot, dry summer weather often kills off much of the grass, which means there is generally very little pollen in July and early August. Because of the three distinct pollen seasons, many people in Austin suffer with allergy symptoms year-round.

Allergy Symptom Preventions You Can Do Today:

  • Wash your hair every night and take a shower before you go to bed.  Pollens and other allergens can get in your hair and on your skin, transferring to your sheets and pillowcases when you lay down to sleep at night.  By washing your hair before bed, you can reduce your exposure to the allergens.
  • HEPA Filters. A type of mechanical air filter that traps harmful particles such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites and tobacco smoke. It can be very helpful in reducing allergen exposure at home. Pillow and mattress covers can also help to reduce in home exposure.
  • Avoid fans to cool rooms, use the air conditioner/heater which pulls air through the HEPA filters to reduce allergen exposure in the home.
  • Keep windows closed when driving, and put car a/c on recirculation instead of fresh air setting.  This reduces the amount of pollen ad other allergens from entering the vehicle. If necessary, limit time outdoors when allergen counts are the highest.
  • Nasal Irrigation. Rinse 2-3x daily and help wash away inhaled allergens, as well as treat sinus congestion. Also, it is a great way to prevent sinus infections.

These methods plus avoiding carpet or have cleaned regularly and keeping pets out of sleeping areas are all great ways to reduce allergen exposure.

So, what exactly is an allergy?

An allergy is an overaggressive immune response triggered by ingesting certain foods, touching certain substances, or inhaling an irritant, such as pollen or animal dander. Many people think it is a result of having a weak immune system but it is actually your immune system working really well. Substances capable of causing allergic symptoms are called “allergens.” Allergy symptoms may develop at any age, and often depend on frequency and quantity of exposure to allergen. This is why many people living in central Texas over a period will develop allergy symptoms.

Common symptoms of allergies are sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy, watery eyes and nose, rashes, fatigue, and headache. For some people, these symptoms are seasonal, but if constantly exposed to allergens, symptoms can be year-round and significantly affect a person’s health and quality of life.

Some Common Allergens:

  • Inhalants (pollens, house dust, animal dander, mold, chemicals)
  • Ingested Allergens (foods, beverages, additives, medications)
  • Injected substances (drugs, vaccines, insect bites)

Medications for allergy sufferers include antihistamines, decongestants, and, when severe enough, corticosteroids. Common side effects of these medications are elevated blood pressure, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, dry mouth, and nose (which can then cause bloody noses). For many people, the medications do a poor job of managing symptoms and create unpleasant side effects.


Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Tips To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are here, and you’ll no doubt find yourself surrounded by festive foods on multiple occasions. Between the tempting treats and the more hectic schedule it can be harder to stick to an exercise program and can lead to higher levels of stress.

It’s easy to see why many people gain a pound or several during the Christmas season. Along with controlling your portions and maintaining a habit of regular exercise, try these following tips to keep holiday weight gain at bay.

1. Maintain a regular sleep and exercise routine.

When you are tired or stressed out, you may either mistake these feelings for hunger or eat to comfort yourself.

2. Limit alcohol.

Alcoholic beverages are festive and tasty, but they contain a lot of calories and little to no nutritional value.

If you want to indulge, try alternating alcoholic beverages with glasses of water to keep from consuming so many calories.

Alcohol lowers your inhibitions, too, which means it might be harder to resist those tempting finger foods after a few drinks.

3. Choose the right party snacks.

If you are hosting the party, you can serve lots of low-calorie goodies such as veggies and dip or fruit arranged on pretty platters.

If you’re at someone else’s party, look for the healthy snacks among the junk food, and don’t stand near the food to chat – it’s too easy to keep reaching for another bite of this or that.

4. Eat slowly.

And not just at parties – every time you eat, your stomach needs time to register the “full” sensation and signal this to your brain.

Slow down and take smaller bites so that as soon as you aren’t hungry anymore, you’ll know it.

5. Pick protein.

Protein helps control your appetite by making you feel full and satisfied for a long time.

Eat plenty of seafood, chicken, turkey, and eggs; yogurt and cheese have the same effect, but check labels for fat and sugar content.

6. Try the six days on / one day off plan.

During the holidays, if you try to deprive yourself of every delicacy and tempting treat that you cross paths with, you are less likely to stick to your eating goals.

However, if you know you have a “cheat day” coming up at the end of the week, passing on that donut or soda today may seem more doable.

You can also use cheat days on days when you have plans to go to a party or out to dinner.

Following the rules most of the time leaves room for the occasional guilty pleasure.

Try these tips to avoid weight gain this Christmas – and save your New Year’s Resolution for something else!