Monday, 15 September 2014

Striking Differences Between Winners and Losers

  Winners Losers
1 Winners focus on solutions. Losers focus on problems.
2 Winners take responsibility. Losers blame others.
3 Winners find opportunities in crisis. Losers complain about crisis.
4 Winners enjoy being in the present and learn from the past. Losers live in the past.
5 Winners make commitment and keep them no matter what. Losers make promises that they always break.
6 Winners think about how they can achieve. Losers give excuses.
7 Winners make personal development a priority. Losers neglect personal development.
8 Winners face their fear, accept it and take the leap. Losers dwell in their fear.
9 Winners constantly expand their comfort zone. Losers stay in their comfort zone.
10 Winners take action consistently. Losers refrain from taking action and lack consistency.
11 Winners take failure in their stride and learn from them. Losers fear failure and avoid them at all cost.
12 Winners try different strategies when they are not getting the results they want. Losers do the same thing over and over again expecting different results.
13 Winners set goals. Losers lack goals.
14 Winners plan. Losers hate having a plan.
15 Winners believe there are always things to be learn. Losers consider themselves as an expert even though they know little.
16 Winners are humble. Losers are egoistic.
17 Winners continue to hone their skill every other day without fail. Losers make little effort in honing their skill.
18 Winners work hard. Losers avoid work.
19 Winners give their best for the things that they decide to do. Losers work half heartedly in everything that they do.
20 Winners are persistent and will do whatever it takes (ethical means) to achieve their goal. Losers give up when obstacles pop up.
21 Winners manage their time well and indulge in high value activities that will bring them closer to their goals. Losers lack time management skills and indulge in time wasting activities like playing games and watching re runs for the umpteen time.
22 Winners dream in the day. Losers dream in bed.
23 Winners think about possibilities. Losers focus on obstacles that will stop them from achieving.
24 Winners are certain. Losers doubt.
25 Winners control their own destiny. Losers leave everything to their fate.
26 Winners give more than they take. Losers take more than they give.
27 Winners think whether the crowd is going in the right direction. If not, he will walk the other direction. Losers follow the crowd.
28 Winners think and lead. Losers refuse to think so they follow.
29 Winners listen. Losers fight for every chance to talk.
30 Winners always find a better way to do things. Losers stick to one way of doing things.
31 Winners spend money in seminars and classes to improve themselves. Losers think that spending money on seminars and classes is a waste of money and they prefer to buy toys that gives them instant gratification.
32 Winners help others to win. Losers refuse to help and think only about their own benefit.
33 Winners find like minded people like themselves that can bring them to greater height. Losers find like minded people like themselves that will drag them to failure.
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Friday, 12 September 2014

Regrow Teeth

This post is going to be about teeth and dentistry. I will mention before I start though, that I am not a Dentist or Medical Doctor, and anything I say in this post is for information only and not to be taken as professional medical advice. I am making it in the hope that before you just accept what you are told, you will at least look into these things yourself.

I myself have never had a filling in my teeth, neither has my older brother or my Father. My Mother has, but I will go into the reasons why later.

First I want to talk about something that I was told many years ago while on a Prince's Trust business course.

We have all grown up being told that we should go to the Dentist for a check up every 6 months.

The Dentist more often than not will then tell us we need a filling. This involves drilling into the tooth and filling it with mercury and other toxic substances. Unless you pay for the more expensive mercury free fillings. They will say we need x-rays and other toxic treatments, and most of the time it is all for profit and completely unnecessary.

However, did you know that unless you have a tooth hurting or some other problem with your teeth, you don't actually have to go to the Dentist for a check up at all?

Many years ago I was doing a business course at Preston University through the Prince's Trust, and the man taking the course (I think his name was Doug, but I can't remember his surname.) was a successful business man who asked us if we all go to the Dentist every 6 months for a check-up, everyone in the room put up their hand up and he chuckled and said "I did that." He then went on to explain how a friend of his, who is a Dentist, came talking to him and when he asked how business was, the Dentist said that business was really bad and he was struggling to make ends meet. Doug had a think about it and decided to start promoting the idea that everyone needs to get a check-up every 6 months. Business soon picked up for the Dentist as people started to go for checks-up every 6 months. This idea soon spread and most countries worldwide have picked up on this meme.

Although this is how I was told this meme took off, I have also been pointed to the following version of events:

Rumour has it that part of the origin of the six-monthly dental check-up as a routine came from a television programme called Amos and Andy in the middle of the last century, and once the idea had been suggested on the show the American Dental Association thought this was such an excellent opportunity for dentists they adopted it in the USA, and the rest (as they say) is history. Whether this story has even the slightest hint of truth or not - it remains a good story, especially now that the issue of the frequency of regular dental attendance is in the news. (1)

What most people aren't told is that when you have a small hole in your tooth, with the right diet and care, that tooth can grow back. Yes, that is right. Rather than having a Dentist drill it, making the hole bigger and fill it with toxic substances, if you change your diet and make sure you clean your teeth at least twice a day, use floss and if you are really good oil pull, your teeth will stay healthy and any holes will grow back.

So which foods are going to help you grow your teeth back, or keep them healthy?

Eating meat is important for teeth, bone and brain health. Although we are bombarded with the idea that vegetarian diet is healthy, it actually lacks some essential nutrients we need. I am using my own family as an example. My Father and Brother have always eaten meat and neither of them have any fillings, seeing as my Father is now 70 and still has good strong teeth that is quite impressive. My Dad has meat everyday and is very fit, healthy and strong. My brother is also healthy and never had any problems with his teeth. I myself have been vegan and vegetarian at various times in my life, but never for long as I got too weak and I did notice my gums bleeding and teeth aching a bit at times. But I also don't have any problems with my teeth and have never had any fillings, my gums are much healthier now I eat meat again and don't intend to ever stop again. My Mother however who doesn't like meat and rarely eats it at all, though 7 years younger than my Father, has had trouble with her teeth and is very weak and struggles with a lot with health problems. I could go into more details about eating meat, but this post is about teeth, so I will leave it now and talk about the other things that help regrow your teeth and keep them healthy.

Healthy Teeth Diet

Meat and fish are important and if you are trying to regrow your teeth it is especially important. Green leafy vegetables and cutting down on all foods that contain grains and sugar. Eggshell calcium is probably the best natural source of calcium, and it is easier for your body to digest and absorb. First boil the shells for 10 minutes, dry and then crush them until a fine powder. You can buy empty capsules to put the powder in to make it easier to take. Vitamin D3 is also needed and works well with the calcium. Researchers at the Japan Women's University, Yokyo studied a combination of vitamin D3 and eggshell powder in animals with osteoporosis. Not only was the eggshell powder with vitamin D3 able to improve bone mineral density, but it did it without significantly increasing blood calcium levels. Magnesium is also important and I suggest getting a magnesium spray and using it before bed, this is the best way for magnesium to be absorbed into the body. Other vitamins and minerals you may need more of are Zinc and Vitamin C.

Now I can't do a post about teeth without mentioning fluoride. I don't think there are that many people left who actually believe fluoride is something good for teeth or our health in general. But seeing as most toothpastes and mouthwashes contain it, it can be hard to avoid. There are fluoride free options available if you look, and I won't mention any product names here, but a quick Google search for: "Fluoride free toothpaste".. will lead you to plenty. If you would rather know exactly what is inside your toothpaste though you can make your own using:

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Bicarbonate Soda
  • 15 - 20 Drops Peppermint Oil or Cinnamon Oil

How to Make Toothpaste

  1. Melt or slightly soften coconut oil.
  2. Mix in other ingredients and stir well. Stir several times while the mixture cools to keep the baking soda incorporated.
  3. Put mixture into small glass jar.
  4. Let cool completely.
To use: dip toothbrush in and scrape small amount onto bristles.

If you have bad toothache, try first putting some clove oil on it and taking pain killers, if the pain hasn't gone by the next day then a visit to the Dentist may be unavoidable.

I have just scratched the surface on this topic in this post. If you want to know more, please do your own research and make your own informed decision before following any advice in this post.

Research by Tau Tia L Douglass & Kristina Henriques.

With thanks to Meg Rushbrook.



Friday, 5 September 2014

Throw The Book At Me

Since having published my first book I have noticed something very interesting in how people treat me who know about it. Of course there are those who couldn't wait to read it and who support me through it all. But there is an uglier side...

People seem to get angry at me for having published a book, and yes there are those who don't like the subjects the book is about.... but this is something different, something darker.

People who don't even know me will see me posting in a group or something, then start attacking me, then of course the book will get mentioned. Why? They say it is crap or whatever, without even having read it and start calling me names. What is wrong with these people? I think to myself.

Unfortunately there are so many insecure people in the world, who feel so bad about themselves that they can't help attacking those they feel are in some way better than them. (I am not saying I am better than them, this is how they think.) Maybe they always wanted to write a book, but could never be bothered to actually get on with it? They would much rather spend time trolling and attacking people who already did online.

It is hard work publishing at book, especially when you do it all alone, as I did, and yes I did want it that way for various reasons and I never approached any publishers.

To me it was the ultimate sense of achievement to have done it ALL myself, from designing the cover (with help deciding which design and name was best from the members of KHT) to doing the whole layout and setting up a micro publishers, all this when releasing my first book. It wasn't easy and I had a lot of research to do and I had a lot to learn, but I did it.

So to all those people who feel the need to attack me for having done this, instead of feeling so insulted by me and what I have achieved.... why not write a book yourself? Experience what I have had to go through myself.. Including finding out I had to send 6 free copies to the national libraries, having to pay for the ISBN numbers and getting it registered. If you like even come and talk to me about your ideas and if I like them I will help you by publishing it through my own Publishers and it will save you a lot of time and hassle.

Rather than attacking those you are envious of, you would be better to make friends of them and learn from them.