Big “Buts” Sabotage Weight Loss, Health, and Fitness (Part 1 of 12)

What is Your Big “But?”It is time. From what you hear and read, you know that you should eat better and exercise more. You have seen too many people stricken with too many scary diseases, and you don’t want to be the next victim. You want to be around for your children and grandchildren.So it’s time to make some changes–now.You have a good idea what you should and shouldn’t do. You say to yourself: “I should eat more fruits and vegetables. I shouldn’t stop for that quick burger and fries. I should skip that morning coffee. I shouldn’t eat that chocolate. I should walk more. I shouldn’t eat so much meat. I should cut out the sweets and desserts. I shouldn’t drink that pop. I should go to the gym. And all those salty chips–they should be out of my life too.”You are just about to follow through with at least a few of those “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts” on your list, but that big, pesky “yeah, but” keeps popping into your brain–sabotaging, once again, your good intentions. If one “yeah, but” doesn’t effectively stop you dead in your tracks, then another “yeah, but” steps up to neatly finish the job.And what’s a “yeah, but?”That’s the instant response to your “should” or “shouldn’t:” “I should eat more vegetable salads–”yeah, but why bother; I feel fine” or “yeah, but I have good genes” or “yeah, but the doctor told me I was healthy” or “yeah, but I don’t like salads, so I may as well eat what I have always eaten.”What is your big “yeah, but?” What “yeah, but” is stopping you from achieving your ideal weight and optimum level of health and fitness?The follow-up parts to this article will help you explore the big “buts” that may keep you stuck in a body less than your ideal.

Posted in Health and Fitness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

The Journey to a Photography Education

It would have been nice, had I recognized my interest in photography when I was a lot younger. Who knows what might have been different. One difference, however, might have been how I went about learning both the craft and its art.I can only imagine what it would have been like to study photography at any one of the many great schools with a photography curriculum. We read about many of them or see their advertisements in popular photo magazines. I’ve always found the ads for schools like the Rocky Mountain School of Photography or the New York Institute of Photography inviting but have never found the time (or the money) to take advantage of them.I’ve had the pleasure of working with photographers who studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for example, and I’ve always been impressed by their knowledge.However, I’ve taken a different route and it’s one I think is quite common. I was first attracted to photography more than 30 years into my career as a custom publisher. While I’d been around photography all my working life, even taking a few photos myself over the years, it wasn’t until I received a subscription to Outdoor Photographer magazine that I caught the bug for nature photography.By this time I had a career, a business, and a family so the photography education had to be acquired in a less formal manner. I opted for workshops, The Nikon School, a George Lepp workshop at Union College in Schenectady NY, and others along the way… most recently The Barefoot Contessa’s Photo Adventures’ Fall Workshop in New Hampshire re-ignited my interest and I hope my creativity.Perhaps another opportunity, available to just about everyone, has provided the bulk of my education though – books. Every good bookstore has a large variety of books on photography. I gravitated to those by noted nature photographers and I have a small and growing library of books on nature photography now. I’ve read many repeatedly. Some, like George Lepp’s Beyond the Basics (1 &2) or Michael Busselle’s Better Picture Guide to Landscape Photography, introduced me to the basics such controlling exposure and the importance of depth of field. Others, such as the Center for Nature Photography Series by Allen Rokach and Anne Millman, delved into subjects like zone exposure, the different perspectives provided by lenses of different focal lengths or the use of fill flash, and of course composition.As my “education” progressed I found myself gravitating toward books with more focus (pun intended) on the art of photography than its craft. I discovered that I really enjoyed books by Freeman Patterson, Tony Sweet, and David Ward to mention a few. Each expanded my horizons and whet my appetite for more.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Internet Laptop Lifestyle – Is It for You?

The question is just how many people really managed to make it in the Internet business? Not really a lot, you say? Why is that?Could it be that the Internet Laptop Lifestyle is merely a fantasy?Truthfully, I’ve already been there, I used to think totally like that.Back in 2009 just after I had been taken for a lot of money buy a contractor in the building industry. I was lounging around the house and pondering exactly what do I do to alter my personal predict the way the economy is?I understood it absolutely was time for me to take a chance, to take charge of my life – otherwise, with no hope, I’ll end up merely sitting in the house, mailing out tons of resumes, while knowing full well that nobody is going to phone back to arrange an interview.I absolutely needed to have an opportunity to alter my personal future by operating my very own home-based online business, rather than being at the whim of someone else yet again.So what exactly is a Laptop lifestyle?For those who have already been in the web or affiliate marketing business for some time, I am certain the phrase Internet Laptop Lifestyle will be nothing unknown to you. An Internet laptop lifestyle enables one to work at home, or even all over the world, providing you have a laptop as well as a web connection. Additionally, leading a good Internet solid home based business implies you’ve got complete command of your life and are in a position to spend time accomplishing the things you really like.Living an Internet laptop lifestyle is actually what many online entrepreneurs try to attain. To be able to live such a lifestyle, it’s essential to acquire a full time revenue that is web based. Lots of individuals find it difficult to attain a full time web based salary due to the fact that they always do the wrong things. These people sometimes advertise items that do not generate sales, or perhaps they are usually attempting to come up with a brand-new discovery.In reality, your sought after Internet lifestyle is much closer than you believe. When you begin doing the proper things, like learning the knowledge that has worked for others within the Internet marketing industry. One of the most important factors if you want to learn to create a Laptop Lifestyle is to find a mentor to help, guide and support you in your quest to build your Internet Laptop Lifestyle.

Posted in Lifestyle | Tagged | Comments Off