Category Archives: Wellbeing

Everyone is Born a Winner

I never imagined going here, but the rising teen suicide rate in America saddens me and I'm convinced most of us need to be reminded of how lucky we truly are. At the moment of conception, we have each defied odds far greater than becoming an MLB all-star player who goes on to win a…
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A Goal Too Short

Many of us are aware of the intense dedication, discipline, and hard work it takes to become a champion; which is why we continue to be awed by those few who push through the pain to separate themselves from the masses. Yes, some of the best athletes may have been born with superior genetics and…
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So you think 2015 is going to be a good year …

If we were to snap our fingers and instantly leap 365 days forward we would watch 2015 close almost exactly like we're seeing today. Of course some things will be slightly different, but if history is our indicator they'll likely be worse ... Political campaigns turn nastier as we move closer to 2016 elections, our…
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Cronyism, Phony-ism and Blasphemy

If you could live forever would you really want to? My first thought is where do I sign ... everlasting youth with massive wealth and power sounds pretty nice, but after further consideration spending eternity on earth would be tantamount to being condemned to hell. Don't get me wrong, I would never grow tired of the breathtaking beauty and natural wonders of…
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Failure To Thrive

Many doctors use the term failure to thrive (FTT), to describe a state of decline in elderly patients, which could be brought on by chronic diseases or functional impairments. Manifestations of this condition include weight loss, decreased appetite, poor nutrition, and inactivity. The most prevalent syndromes and predictive adverse outcomes of patients with FTT include: Reduced Physical Function,…
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I returned from vacation yesterday on a 7:30am flight from Newark, NJ. The car service picked us up from the shore area at 4:45am; which made it a very long travel day. In addition, I have no luck sleeping on airplanes. Yes, there are times when I'll nod off for 20 minutes or so, but I'll usually awaken…
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Mind, Body and Soul: Daily To-Do-List

It's now 5:47 am, and the roads are packed with anxious commuters who are in a hurry to get an early start on the workday. As I watch the sunrise over the bay, I am feeling a bit more spiritual than usual and decided to write this blog wearing a different hat, the hat of a wellness guru. Why? Because…
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Net Positive and Net Negative Decision Making

Studies have suggested that we humans make approximately 35,000 decisions each day. This sounds like an enormous number, but the vast majority of our decisions are very small, like where we sit or look next to which lane we choose on the highway. On occasion, we can make some really big decisions too, like putting in an offer to buy a house,…
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Economic Wellbeing: Protect Yours

This video does a good job in highlighting the stats behind what we know to be true - most Americans do a poor job in managing personal finances. In Welcome to the Big Leagues, I address the very important area of Economic Wellbeing and provide tips on how to secure yours. Working in the corporate…
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Physical Wellbeing

allfourIn Chapter 7, The Stretch, of Welcome to the Big Leagues, I write about wellbeing and one of the key areas focuses on the Physical. You may be thinking "why would a business book take on the subject of Physical Wellbeing"? My answer: Welcome to the Big Leagues is much more than just an ordinary business book. My goal was to help the rookie crowd to avoid the drastic mistakes that I and many others have made. These errors go beyond the office, as trouble in one area of our lives impairs others.

There are many business veterans who teeter on the line of success. This group will also benefit from reading Welcome to the Big Leagues as a refresher.

As a person who almost always worked hard to stay physically fit, there were two periods in my life where I let the wheels fall off. As you may have guessed, the first occasion was as a corporate rookie. Consumed by work, I gained approximately 25 lbs. within a year.

The embedded pictures display my repeated battle between good and poor health. In Picture A, I was a newbie to the corporate world who just started to put on a few extra pounds; which didn't concern me. Picture B, was taken only one year later. During this time, I was in very poor health and shape. My workout regimen had been abandoned and it was not uncommon for me to binge at fast food restaurants four times per week. I felt and looked as though this lifestyle had aged me by at least 10 years.

Picture C was taken roughly two years after picture B. I had been living a much healthier lifestyle. Exercise was part of my daily routine and I made very smart food choices. My youth had been restored and I was in excellent health. You are what you eat and it showed.

Picture D was taken only one year after picture C. Those additional 25lbs returned home once again! Only this time, heart complications came with it. After a couple of poor EKGs, my newly sought cardiologist prescribed blood pressure medication.

The good news is that I returned to good health once again. I lost the extra weight and committed myself to a steady exercise routine. I have completed three full marathons after Picture D was taken and will complete more in the future.

Like all topics in this book, the areas of Wellbeing are very important to me. My stories and remedies were shared to help you. In order to effectively spread knowledge, I revealed and exposed more about myself than I ever thought that I would. As a leader who tells it like it is and leads by example, this really doesn't surprise me. Help to spread the good word and pick up your copy of Welcome to the Big Leagues on 4/12.

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