Is Cryotherapy the New Silver Bullet in Recovery?

One of the big trends emerging today is cryotherapy. Especially when it comes to recovery and fat loss, cryotherapy has shown positive effects over simple traditional cold water immersion., though it’s so new, some of the benefits have yet to be scientifically proven.

Cryotherapy is the process of hyper-cooling the body, usually as a method of recovery relative to sport and performance exercise. However, recently it has been being used as a new solution to everyday injuries, as well as relief from any inflammatory issues such as arthritis and normal joint and muscle pain.

When you undergo cryotheraphy, expect to be subject to sub zero temperatures..anywhere from -125 degrees to -200 degrees, in a highly regulated and monitored environment, for 3-5 minutes.

Purported benefits include:

  1. pain relief and muscle healing
  2. weight loss
  3. reduced inflammation
  4. brain health and dementia prevention
  5. cancer treatments
  6. reducing anxiety and depression
  7. improving skin conditions like eczema
  8. migraine treatment

However, some studies have recently came out about its effects versus normal cold water immersion therapy for recovery…which is just what it sounds like, prolonged exposure in an ice bath or sub temperature environments.

One of my favorite new age health and fitness resources is Ben Greenfield, where he does an entire podcast episode comparing the effects of cryotherapy against normal cold water or temperature immersion for both general recovery and fat loss, saying that for prolonged fat loss effects, being exposed to any cold temperatures for a prolonged period of time where the body is working to return to normal temperature will have a positive effect.

If you want to give cryotherapy a try, as an athlete or just an everyday person looking to switch up your routine, a visit can cost you anywhere from $70-$125 at a specialized clinic. Or, if you’d like to buy a tank for yourself, you’re looking at anywhere from $45k-$150k. Or…buy a house ūüôā Either way is fine!

This is just one of the methods I educate you about through my individual coaching. Want to learn more about different ways to improve your health in minutes each day on ANY schedule? Check out my coaching information HERE

Until next time!

The BAD news: school never ends. The GOOD news……

Why embracing being a lifetime student is something that you’ll have to come to terms with. But trust me, it’s worth it!

YIKES!¬†I hope I got your attention with that one. If someone told me that school would NEVER end…I’d have dropped out in the 2nd grade…am I right or am I right ūüôā

Hey you soon to be grads, young professionals and young entrepreneurs…there’s a silver lining. Never fret. I don’t mean actual school. I simply mean, LEARNING.

Take it from me. My life experience was one of continuously moving up in my education because I just thought that that was the be all end all answer to life success. Guess what, I was wrong. One thing that I WISH school had taught me (aside from the ever-useful Pythagorean theorem) is that your learning is never done.

Let’s face it. Education these days teaches you how to find a job, but not build a life. What did that mean for me? Transparently…going into massive debt going through higher level education just in hopes of making it big when in reality, I had NO idea what I wanted for my life. Sound like you? I changed my mind so many times because I kept going after what seemed to be EASY or have a quick chance of making big bucks. But no one ever sat me down and helped me go through planning out my life through recognizing my strengths, passions, purpose, and true life WANTS. And boy, I wish they did.

This might not have been everyone’s experience. You might have been blessed by knowing at a young age exactly what you wanted in life. But I did not. I NEVER saw myself working for someone else or in a corporation. I had so many interests, IDEAS, and admittedly a rebel soul, that I only wanted to build a business based around my personal identity and brand. But I didn’t know how. Nor was I taught.

Fast forward to today. I’m working independently as a professional speaker, coach, and consultant working with young people my age…and younger…helping them solve this issue before it becomes too difficult to solve later. This was my issue, and because they say the best business ideas come from a solution to a personal problem, this is the problem I wish someone would have solved for me, and what I’m helping people do now.

How did I get there? BY FORGETTING EVERYTHING I KNEW. Today, you HAVE to embrace being a constant student. You will always be learning, no matter WHAT. Do NOT be afraid to learn, assess, unlearn, relearn, and unlearn again.¬†Once I got rid of everything I was taught, sought out my own guidance and knowledge on how to find my passion and improve my life, I was inundated with a wealth of eye opening knowledge that set me on the right path. Yes it’s hard. Yes it’s time consuming. Yes it’s stressful. But YES it’s worth it! I would have rather gone through this struggle to find out what I needed to know later in life, so I can help others do the same, rather than never having to have to learn from struggle in the first place.

It’s still better to be lost in the RIGHT direction, than it is to be on the right path in the WRONG direction. Drop me a line on how I can help YOU!

Ready to Take Your Side Hustle to the Next Level?

Side hustler? Get what you need to know to take your passion project to a full time job.

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So what exactly is a side hustle? Well, essentially this is a venture that your pursue on the side of your regular 9-5 job. It goes by many names…side venture, side hustle, passion project, but they all essentially mean the same thing. Whether or not it is your intention to transition from your full time job into following your side hustle full time, or just to use it as a creative outlet, I think side hustles are a vital part of the economy, as it allows people to pursue passions that may lay outside of their main source of income.

The truth is, more than 44 million Americans have a side hustle, a majority of these are women, and 1 in 2… that’s right 50%! of millennials are pursuing the side hustle. I’d have to argue that it is mostly because many young people find themselves wrought with student loans and are looking for extra income streams to supplement their lifestyle. What do you think?!

Are you one of the lucky entrepreneurial minded people with a side hustle? Is it your intention to transition into it being your main source of income and becoming a FULL TIME entrepreneur? I hope so! My firm belief, and my entire program, is based around the fact that EVERYONE deserves to build a life around the things they love, and their passions, so they can wake up every morning EXCITED to go to work, because the work we do is SO VITAL.

But what many¬†people don’t realize is there are actually¬†MANY hidden things that need to be done in order to pursue¬†starting a business, that many people may not realize if they didn’t go to¬†business school. On a high level, these things relate to taxes, becoming a legal entity, financial management, compliance, and regulation. Fun right?! WRONG! It can often be overwhelming to begin to think of these things, especially the first time you hear that they are things that NEED to be done.

The phenomenon of the ‘microentrepreneur’, who is working on transitioning a side hustles into full time business is a hugely growing concept. And my call to¬†you is, if this is the avenue¬†you’re wanting to take…DO YOUR RESEARCH!¬†Do you research, learn what you can, and if need be, learn when and how you need to reach out for help in a particular area. Start with your immediate network. Do you have friends or family who can help advise¬†you on this? Start there before you decide to lay down some capital on outsourcing these services. Luckily, there are many resources throughout the COUNTRY for emerging entrepreneurs.

Ready to leave the 9-5 world to pursue entrepreneurship and live for your passion? I have a FOUNDATION TO SUCCESS program that will prep you¬†for success in this transition, by focusing on yourself as the entrepreneurial individual by leveraging the phrase…GET READY TO¬†STAY READY.

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Why It’s Important to Live Your Purpose

Do you know your purpose? Do you feel like you’re meant for more? It’s time to take action towards this! Here is why…

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In an EXTREMELY shortened version, I have discovered that MY PURPOSE is to help others find their own purposes and recognize that is possible to live a life in service to their purpose and actually MAKE MONEY doing it! Why? I went through the struggle and depression and pain of feeling unfulfilled in my life. Consistently knowing that I was meant for and CAPABLE of more continuously put stress on my life and made me desire CHANGE. Once I broke through the mental stigmas and actually made the decision to change, which resulted from a state of uncomfortability, I was able to see with clarity that it is my JOB to share this with the world.

But WHY is this IMPORTANT?

I want you to sit back and think of things that you DO NOT want in your life. Go ahead. Do it. -> What did you come up with?

Now, I want you to sit back and think of things that you DO WANT in your life. Go -> What did you come up with? Was it more difficult to name these things than it was to name what you didn’t want? Don’t worry it if was, that is super common. Why? Because the truth is, most of us do not know what we really want. Or, we are afraid to admit it because we think it is silly or impossible.

No. Just no. The first¬†reason why knowing your purpose is important is because it provides CLARITY in your life. Many people are wandering aimlessly in monotonous lifestyles where they feel like they’re trapped in a hamster wheel, doing the same things day in and day out and accepting that this is all life is for them. Though they may want more or feel that they are meant for more, for whatever reason, they never bring this feeling into fruition. The first step to do so, is to get uncomfortable with this lifestyle to incite CHANGE, and realize that you can live your purpose once you gain CLARITY on what it is¬†you really want. Trust me, clarity is one of if¬†not THE most RELIEVING emotions you can feel.

Why else is knowing your purpose important? This one is more physical, but it is important because of your personal health. Wait…what? Yes. When your ideas of your life are not congruent with your current state, there is unhappiness, confusion, discouragement, discomfort, and fear. All of these negative emotions culminate into an overwhelming STRESS! And we all know what stress does to the body. Big stressors, and even a combination of smaller constant acute stressors are DETRIMENTAL to ones’ health. Don’t believe me? Well, sparing you the scientific details, do some research on the impact of stress on the body. A lot of the times when the source of this stress is unable to be recognized, because one’s life is seemingly perfect, they do a deeper dive and realize that it is because they are not living their PURPOSE. This unfulfilling feeling is wearing at them constantly and most of the time people are too afraid to take action against this.

I’m here to tell you, that it is TIME to take action. Live your PUROSE NOW! Find it, recognize it, DECIDE to pursue it, make the CHOICE to CHANGE, and begin living the life of your DREAMS NOW! Do it like there are lives at stake. Because there are. The most important life…yours.

The Biggest Key to Getting What You Want, That You May Be Overlooking

The #1 key to getting what you want is always overlooked, but is most definitely the EASIEST.

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A lot of people I work with (most of them actually), decided to do so because they have something they want, or an idea they want to pursue, but have no idea how to get it. Whether they lack the knowledge or confidence to get started, by far the biggest excuse I hear…is FEAR! Fear of the unknown, uncertainty, losing everything, fear of lack of resources, etc. etc. Don’t get me wrong, these are legitimate fears. But if you always consider these hindering factors…you will NEVER take action to get where you want, because you are waiting for the perfect time. Well, there really is no better time than now.

Who has heard the phrase “It is not a matter of RESOURCES, but a matter of RESOURCEFULNESS”? To me, there is no truer phrase. Why?…Think about the successful people you know who came from NOTHING. Look at Oprah. Now one of the world’s richest women, she didn’t come from a life of luxury or wealth or ease, but quite literally a life of POVERTY. She didn’t have something you don’t have, and arguably, she had less. Too often do people suspend getting started on their dreams because they take so much time thinking and wondering and pondering how to find ‘resources’ to get them started, when they are undoubtedly overlooking the #1 rule to getting what you want…and most definitely the EASIEST.

Just…ask. That’s right. Ask for it. Ask EVERYONE and ANYONE you know to HELP you on your journey to get what you want. If they can’t help you, ask them to refer you to someone they think who can! If even they cannot help you…go out and meet new people! Network, build relationships, build a COMMUNITY of individuals who you now know that can cast a net for they themselves, or someone they know to HELP you along the way. Be it with ideas, finding mentors, monetary resources, guidance, legal advice, accountability…or just to surround yourself with people who have reached the level of success you want to achieve, the easiest thing to do, is to ask someone for help.

DO NOT let your pride get in the way here. Many times people are WILLING and even HAPPY to provide guidance or advice, because that means that you see them as a successful and TRUSTED source of information! What better compliment to one’s accomplishments as to be regarded as an expert?! And DO NOT be afraid to ask, either. Why? Because what is the WORST thing that could happen? The absolute worst thing that could happen is them simply saying “no”. One word. Why would that stop you? On the other hand, think of all the things that could go RIGHT?! Those FAR outweigh the consequence of a “no”. And if someone tells you no, guess what, there are billions of other people on the planet that odds are, will end up saying ‘yes’. And who knows, maybe that ‘yes’ will be exactly the ‘yes’ you needed!

Your Biggest Challenge Isn’t Fear, It’s….

A lot of people dream big things, but never go for those dreams because of a variety of factors that hold them back. What are they, why do you have them, and what is the biggest factor hindering progress?

Quite the cliff hanger, yeah? If you are like me, you once, or now, or ALWAYS have had an inkling inside you that life could be more. More than it is, more fulfilling, more fun, more adventurous, more profitable, more compelling, more…you fill in the blank. We come up with ways that we think will help us make life this “more”, however that thought turns into a passing thought, then moments, minutes, hours, days, months, even YEARS pass, and we still have that thought ( or idea ) but have never done anything, or taken any action, to bring that thought into fruition. WHY!??!

Whether you want to admit it or not, 9 times out of 10, whatever it is that is holding you back is coming from the INSIDE. We like to blame outside factors for our not taking action…blaming the economy, lack of time, lack of monetary resources, lack of knowledge, etc, for us not pursuing our dreams. But to bust your bubble….all of these limiting thoughts are actually in your HEAD. Once you make the conscious choice to get rid of these limiting beliefs, you’ll be astounded at how much you can accomplish.

But where do these beliefs come from in the first place? What are other limiting factors? Fear?…yes. Doubt…yes. Intimidation…definitely. But I think there is one in particular, that has more power than all of these…combined. It is an emotion that I’d like to illustrate with the following story, an old fable that has been passed down and retold over the years…”The Devil’s Greatest Tool”.

The devil was having a going out of business sale. On his sale table he had a number of odds and ends things, brilliant and valuable looking things. Things like his silver sword of fear, that had a high price. His golden spear of doubt, with an even higher price. And his platinum dagger of envy, which was almost unaffordable. However, behind his table sitting on a pedestal, was a very simple and humble wooden hammer. Not at all impressive in appearance, someone asked, “How much for that hammer”. “Oh”, the devil said, “that is not for sale”. “Well why not”, asked the customer. He said, “because that is my most valuable possession. It is the hammer of DISCOURAGEMENT, and it is priceless. With this tool, I can do more damage than all of the other tools combined. This is the tool that allows me to first get inside a person and plant all the rest of the negative beliefs and emotions, and once I am in, the hammer of discouragement ensures that I will never get out.”

Discouragement is something that hinders ALL action. It is literally the catalyst that causes us to STOP and take NO action at all. Once we feel discouraged because of a lack of confidence or courage, or a small failure, we allow all of the rest of the emotions to take us over and cause us to stop whatever progress we are making, because we feel UNWORTHY. Though fear, doubt, and envy are all negative emotions that may cause us to act negatively, or in an aggressive manner, at least we are taking some sort of ACTION. At least some sort of movement is being made, maybe backwards, but it is movement Discouragement is the definition of a lack of movement. It causes no motion at all, forward or backward, action is stopped and falling back into old ways is encouraged.

So how do you eliminate discouragement, and prevent the devil from using his greatest tool on you? Simple….faith. Have FAITH that whatever circumstance you are going through, you will overcome it. Whatever event is diminishing your confidence, whatever tool you need to power through is ALREADY inside you. Focus on your strengths, find empowering beliefs, set a clear vision, and have FAITH that whatever it is you set out to do, can be accomplished.

Find mentors, find accountability, find coaches, and make your dreams a REALITY.

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The Future of the Workforce – What does this mean for you?

The working landscape is changing. What this means for you, and why it’s creating fear for so many!

As you might have been seeing lately….the workforce is changing. Dramatically. Be it due to technology, social values, demographics, legislation, or any other reason, employers are finding themselves needing to make adjustments, quickly. The truth is, the workforce is now finding themselves with the power, forcing employers to change the way they do business, and hire quality staff.

What does this mean for you? Well, A LOT. Here are some facts about the changing landscape and some implications as a result.

WHAT’S HAPPENING

  1. More than HALF of the current workforce are millennials.
  2. Skilled positions are being replaced by robotics and automation.
  3. One and done education and career learning models are DEAD.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN

  1. Workers are demanding more freedom, autonomy, and balance. Remote workforces are more popular and will continue to grow.
  2. Technological updates are making a shift from labor skills to cognitive skills focusing on digital management, computer engineering, management and untitledentrepreneurship.
  3. Employers need to include EXTENSIVE models of experienced based CONTINUOUS learning and development for employees.

Another huge shift…people are recognizing the NEED and the low barrier to entry for entrepreneurship. With the internet, social media, and ability to essentially start a business from the comfort of their own home, studies show that entrepreneurs will make up more than 40% of the entire workforce by the end of 2020.

Not everyone can be an entrepreneur. I have so much appreciation and respect for those who are dedicated to being monumentally successful in their current or future corporate positions. But for me, I know that the above is scary and somewhat overwhelming! I want to be an entrepreneur…but so does everyone else.

My call to you. WHATEVER you do, make sure it SERVES you and your greater vision. If you want to be an entrepreneur, and do it successfully, but don’t know how to get started or even want you to do…I can help you.

I hope you enjoyed the quick read! And remember, what is it costing you to NOT live the life you want?