The word plyometric comes from the Greek word “pleythyein”, which means to increase or increase. It is based on two Latin root words, plio, which means more, and metric, which means to measure. The term was first used in 1975 by American […]
The word plyometric comes from the Greek word “pleythyein”, which means to increase or increase. It is based on two Latin root words, plio, which means more, and metric, which means to measure.
The term was first used in 1975 by American track coach Fred Wilt. Plyometrics is best described as “explosive-reactive” power training that involves muscle contraction in response to stretching of those muscles. Since plyometrics also involve the central nervous system, the training is neuromuscular where there is a combination of an involuntary (neural) reflex and a muscle contraction.
Plyometric exercise is used to develop power, but should not be confused with other forms of power training. What distinguishes these exercises from other power training techniques is that they include a very fast loading phase in which the stretch reflex must invoke a powerful contraction and do it very quickly.
Examples of plyometrics exercises:
This list is by no means exclusive, as there are many more.
- Ankle jumps
- Energy jumps
- Lateral obstacle jumps
- Tuck jumps
- Single leg jumps
- Squat jumps
- Alternate leg diagonal jump
- Backward medicine ball throw
- Medicine ball strikes
- Bench jumps
- Plyo push-ups
- Side to side box shift
- Explosive push-ups
- Diagonal inverted spade throws
- Pulsing Reclining Sweaters
8 Considerations for Participating in Plyometric Workouts and Exercises
Check with your doctor before starting a plyometric program. Plyometric exercise is an intensive form of training that includes explosive movement and is a high-impact exercise. Generally, many of the movements will be difficult for fitness beginners and those with lower levels of general conditioning. It is not recommended for people with joint problems or other medical conditions, such as heart conditions, where vigorous movements can cause damage.
In general, plyometric training should be individualized for the purposes intended by the participant. Each athlete or fitness fan will have different goals, needs, and concerns. For example, those who want to increase their intensity in HIIT workouts to build conditioning, endurance and burn body fat will need a different program than a basketball player who is training for the sport. For those in athletic training, all variables, including age, fitness level, sport being played, and medical history must be included to design a specific program for the individual.
Adequate heating and cooling
Proper warm-ups and cool-downs are of the utmost importance. The warm-up should consist of specific preparatory exercises, such as stretches that mimic the spreads performed in the main workout and general movements that increase your heart rate, such as jogging in place or jumping. A proper cool down will include flexibility stretches and a gradual return to a pre-exercise state.
A professional trainer
Injuries can easily occur because these are very intense movements that require proper form and a proper level of fitness. It is always best to seek the guidance of a professional fitness trainer who can establish an individualized routine and guide you through tactics, proper use, form, and mechanics.
Beginner Versus Advanced Movements
While there are several plyometric exercises for beginners, many are intended for athletes in a specific sport and those in excellent physical condition. Advanced movements should be reserved for those at advanced levels of fitness to avoid injury and get the best possible results from training efforts. Aggressive programs, intended for advanced level athletes, are recommended for those who can squat 1.5 times their body weight, providing the considerable strength base needed for more challenging programs.
Proper progression should be considered in any plyometric training program. This is another area in which a professional coach can be an invaluable asset in guiding the athlete to avoid injury and provide optimal results. Enthusiastic beginners often need an expert to master them and keep them focused on the tasks at hand.
Quality versus quantity
Quality over quantity is the hallmark of plyometric training where all exercises are performed with 95-100% effort.
Recovery and rest
Proper recovery both within a single workout and between workouts cannot be emphasized enough, as it is the leading cause of injuries in plyometric workouts. A proper balance should be established between stress and recovery with 1 to 3 minutes of rest between sets and 3 to 5 minutes between different exercises in a single training session.
Recovery between workouts can depend on different variables and training purposes, and again the experience of a trained specialist is more valuable.
Student loans are basically non-dischargeable, almost everyone knows that. There are some very specific circumstances in which even today your student loan debt can be canceled, but that is a limited exception that often requires a fight and money to fight. We […]
Student loans are basically non-dischargeable, almost everyone knows that. There are some very specific circumstances in which even today your student loan debt can be canceled, but that is a limited exception that often requires a fight and money to fight. We will discuss the current status of downloadability in a future post.
The landscape around student loans and bankruptcy hasn’t always been bleak. Not long ago, these loans could be canceled. Back when they were downloadable, the cost of education was much lower and total student loan debt was a fraction of what it is now. Since student loan debt is currently a $ 1,200,000,000,000.00 (one trillion two hundred billion) problem that prevents people from buying houses or participating in the broader economy, with a little help they can be repaid once again. .
A brief history.
Student loans didn’t really appear in the United States until 1958 under the National Defense Education Act. 1. These loans were offered as a way to encourage students to earn degrees in math and science to stay competitive with the Soviet Union. 2. In 1965, the Guaranteed Student Loan or Stafford Loan program was started under the Johnson Administration. Over time, additional loan programs have emerged. The need for student loans has grown as the grants that colleges receive have decreased over time. Take the state of Ohio, for example. In 1990, they received 25% of their budget from the state, as of 2012 that percentage had dropped to 7%. In the absence of state funding, universities and colleges have increased tuition to cover the reduction in state money.
The rising cost of education.
The cost of higher education adjusted for inflation over time is something like this, in 1980 the average cost of tuition and food in a public institution was $ 7,587.00 in 2014 dollars and by 2015 it had risen to $ 18,943.00 in 2014 dollars. The cost of a higher education in 35 years with inflation accounted for has multiplied by 2.5. Compare this to inflation-adjusted housing costs that have remained almost unchanged, increasing only 19% from 1980 to 2015 when the bubble and the housing crisis were eliminated. 3. Or compare to wages that, except for the top 25%, have not increased during that same period of time. Looking at the affordability in terms of minimum wage, it is clear that loans are increasingly necessary for anyone who wants to attend college. In 1981, a person earning minimum wage could work full-time in the summer and earn almost enough to cover their annual college costs, leaving a small amount that they could improvise with grants, loans, or work during the school year. 4. In 2005, a student earning minimum wage would have to work all year long and spend all that money on the cost of their education to pay for a year at a public college or university. 5. Now think about it, there are roughly 40 million people with student loan debt somewhere in excess of $ 1.2 trillion. According to studentaid.gov, seven million of those borrowers are in default, or roughly 18%. Default is defined as 270 days late on your student loan payments. Once in default, loan balances increase 25% and are sent to collections. Collection agencies take a commission on the debt collected and are often owned by the same entity that originated the loans, namely Sallie Mae.
The building of the prison of the student debt.
Before 1976, student loans could be paid off in bankruptcy without any restrictions. Of course, if you look back at the statistics from that time, there wasn’t a lot of student debt to talk about. When the US Bankruptcy Code was enacted in 1978, the ability to cancel student loans was reduced. Back then, for your loans to be paid off, you had to be in payment for 5 years or show that such repayment would constitute an undue hardship. The reason for reducing the forgiveness was that it would damage the student loan system as student borrowers flocked to bankruptcy to have their debt forgiven. However, the facts did not support this attack. In 1977, only 3% of student loans had been paid off in bankruptcy. 6. Still, the walls continued to close in on the debtor students. Until 1984, only private student loans made by a nonprofit institution of higher education were exempt from forgiveness. 7. Later, with the enactment of the Federal Judgeship and Bankruptcy Amendments Act of 1984, private loans from all non-profit lenders were exempted from forgiveness. In 1990, the repayment period before a discharge could be received was extended to 7 years. 8. In 1991, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 1991 allowed the federal government to garnish up to 10% of available pay from delinquent borrowers. 9. In 1993, the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 added an income-conditional refund that required 20% of discretionary income to be paid for Direct Loan Program loans. 10. After 25 years of amortization, the remaining balance was forgiven. In 1996, the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 allowed for offsetting Social Security benefit payments to repay delinquent federal education loans. 11. In 1998, the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 removed the provision allowing education loans to be canceled after 7 years of repayment. 12. In 2001, the US Department of Education began offsetting up to 15% of Social Security retirement and disability benefits to repay delinquent federal education loans. In 2005, “the law change,” as we call it in the bankruptcy field, further lowered the exception to forgiveness to include most private student loans. Since protection of private student loans from bankruptcy was granted, there has been no reduction in the cost of those loans. 13. If the reason for excluding student loans from forgiveness is that it would greatly increase the cost to students of obtaining loans, this would appear to undermine that argument.
In the wake of the slow march to burden our students with immovable debt, the government created a couple of ways to deal with government-backed student loans outside of bankruptcy. In 2007, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 added income-based reimbursement that allows a reimbursement less than contingent income reimbursement, 15% of discretionary income, and debt forgiveness after 25 years. 14. In 2010, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 created a new version of income-based repayment that cuts the monthly payment to 10% of discretionary income with debt forgiveness after 20 years. 15. This new improved income-based repayment plan is only for borrowers who have no loans prior to 2008. Additionally, those with delinquent loans will not qualify for income-based repayment unless they first reinstate those loans. If you are interested in seeing if your loans qualify for income-based repayment or contingent income repayment, visit the gov student aid point. Unfortunately, none of these programs do anything to deal with private loans, a problem currently growing at around $ 200,000,000,000.00 (two hundred billion) or around 16% of total student loan debt.
What can we do?
The cost of education is increasing steadily, the need for higher education to earn a living wage is increasing, and the ability of our graduates to repay these loans is decreasing. Why is the cost of education so much higher than inflation? Why are state and local governments reducing the funds they used to spend on college students? These are questions that must also be addressed. My focus is on the unavailability of a real download option and how it weighs on the rest of the economy. This is a problem. On September 8, 2015, Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee introduced a bill in Congress aimed at reducing the burden on students and their families caused by the rising costs of education and the financial stress of student loans. 16. The proposed legislation would remove the exception to discharge listed in 11 USC § 523 (a) (8). If you would like to have input on this issue, please call your Congressman today and let him know where you stand on HR 3451.
All the best,
Steven Palmer, Esq.
Graduated in WA and OH
2. PL 85-864; 72 Stat. 1580
3. Case Schiller House Price Index, Adjusted for Inflation
4. Student Debt: Bigger and Bigger, Center for Economic and Policy Research by Heather Boushey (September 2005).
5. Boushey (September 2005)
6. END THE EXCEPTIONALISM OF STUDENT LOANS: THE CASE OF RISK-BASED PRICES AND DISCHARGES, 126 Harv. L. Rev. 587
7. Financial Aid dot Org, questions, bankruptcy
8. Crime Control Act of 1990, PL 101-674, 11/29/1990
9. PL 102-164, 11/15/1991
10. PL 102-325, 7/23/1992
11. Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, PL 104-134, 4/26/1996
12. PL 105-244, 10/7/1998
13. 126 Harv. L. Rev. 587
14. PL 110-84, 9/27/2007
15. PL 111-152, 3/30/2010
Summer is a time when family members spend a lot of time outdoors, at the beach, in the park, hiking, camping, and fishing. You name it, there are tons of outdoor activities that keep you outdoors for hours on end during the […]
Summer is a time when family members spend a lot of time outdoors, at the beach, in the park, hiking, camping, and fishing. You name it, there are tons of outdoor activities that keep you outdoors for hours on end during the summer months.
Keep hydrated: It is extremely important to keep your skin and body properly hydrated. Drinking 8 to 8 ounce glasses of water throughout the day is one way to hydrate your skin. This will prevent damage and help detoxify your body.
Cover up: Cover your face and areas most exposed to the sun. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses whenever possible and cover your arms and legs.
To protect: Sunscreen is your best friend on those days when you stay in the sun for several hours. Apply sunscreen before going outside and reapply every 2 hours in the sun. Use sunscreen with a high SPF 30 or higher to help block harmful UV rays.
Prevent premature aging: Ultraviolet rays cause premature aging of the skin. Some of the signs include wrinkles, brown spots, and rough, dull skin. UV rays peel off the top layer of the skin, which can lead to inflammation, produce reactive oxygen molecules that slow the growth of healthy skin cells, and destroy the body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin naturally.
Hydrate: Because sun exposure can thin the skin over time, a daily moisturizer is important. Using a natural moisturizer will help keep your skin healthy by providing it with the nutrients it needs to combat damage from the sun and other environmental elements like snow and wind.
It is important to protect the eye area as the skin around this area is thin and will thin faster when exposed to severe conditions. Use eye cream around this area daily to make sure it stays moist. An eye cream with natural ingredients will work better and will not cause more damage to the skin.
Natural products: Using skin care products that contain vitamins C and E will help work with the sunscreen to prevent damage. Vitamins C and E will give you an extra boost of antioxidants to fight free radicals and help reverse the damage caused by the sun.
Remember that a certain amount of sun exposure is good, as it will provide your body with the necessary vitamin D. However, limit your sun exposure to 15 minute intervals before 10:00 AM. M. And after 2:00 p.m. M. By limiting your exposure, you will avoid melanoma which is a form of skin cancer.
To keep your skin healthy, drink plenty of water every day, limit the amount of time you spend in the sun every day, use high SPF sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours, and use natural moisturizer and eye cream to slow down the signs of aging and help your skin. the skin remains healthy.
Caring for a French Bulldog, or “Frenchie” as it has been nicknamed, can be a fun and rewarding experience as long as you take the time and put in a little effort. These dogs are great companions, they are very loving and […]
Caring for a French Bulldog, or “Frenchie” as it has been nicknamed, can be a fun and rewarding experience as long as you take the time and put in a little effort. These dogs are great companions, they are very loving and loyal, and they completely trust you, as their owner, to take care of them.
The first step in caring for your French Bulldog is getting him a collar, tagged with his name and phone number. Licensing and registering them with the local Humane Society. Every day the animals get lost and end up in the local kennel. If your dog runs away, a tag that leads back to the owner is almost a guarantee that the family will be reunited with their pet in a short amount of time.
If you don’t plan on raising your dog, then have him spayed or neutered when he reaches the appropriate age. The world is being flooded with abandoned dogs, even French Bulldogs, so take the precaution of grooming your animal so that no unwanted surprises arise in the future. People all over the world claim that dogs like these should never be spayed or neutered due to their value, but if you are buying the animal as a pet and have no plans to have puppies, take them to the vet and get it done.
Feed your puppy high-quality dog food. Avoid cheap generic brands because they have additives, such as ground feathers that can harm your dog’s health. Feed them one full bowl a day or two small bowls a day. It is important not to overfeed your puppy, which will make him overweight and unhealthy.
Exercise your puppy on a regular basis. The healthier your bulldog is, the longer it will live and the happier it will be. Set aside some time each day to take a walk in the park, or in the mountains, or even walk around the block a few times. The location of the hike is not as important as the hike.
Personal hygiene for your puppy is also a mandatory aspect of caring for your Frenchie. Since this breed drools throughout the day, use a warm washcloth and wipe the entire face and neck area, making sure to penetrate all folds and wrinkles. Bathe them in lukewarm water on a regular basis, using only shampoo designed for dogs. Once every two months, have his teeth cleaned and make regular visits to the vet to make sure his health and vaccinations are up-to-date and at a safe level.
Taking care of your French Bulldog puppy may seem like a time-consuming undertaking, but it is worth it. Having a healthy, happy and adorable dog by your side is one of life’s greatest joys.
Hiring a property attorney without knowing the real estate attorney fee system can lead to a major financial mishap. To make a better decision regarding the hiring of a lawyer, we must know the fee generation system, since its cost can be […]
Hiring a property attorney without knowing the real estate attorney fee system can lead to a major financial mishap. To make a better decision regarding the hiring of a lawyer, we must know the fee generation system, since its cost can be substantial. The amount alone can ruin your bank account, if you are not prepared for it. When you have decided to receive legal support from an attorney, you should be eager to resolve any property-related issues that also impact your finances. So, are you ready to attract another financial hardship with little knowledge of attorney fees, which can make or break your financial condition?
Basic factors behind high attorney fees
You should have clear communication and negotiation with your real estate attorney regarding your fees before signing a legal agreement. So how long do you wait and have you set aside your expenses to pay for attorneys’ fees? Many of the highly reputable attorneys in their field of operations may charge higher fees than their counterparts.
However, real estate attorneys take into account a multitude of conditions and factors when deciding on their fees. The following factors are usually considered by them:
1. How complicated is the case?
2. Period of time that the legal representative is likely to spend resolving or resolving disputes, including the time required to investigate, interview all witnesses, gather facts, prepare documents, and so on.
3. The occurrence of new and sudden events during the trial period can extend the case for a longer time and this can extend the number of digits in the attorney’s payments.
Different categories in attorneys’ fees
A client may be charged attorney’s fees for the first meeting. After the amount charged for the first meeting, your legal representative may charge you a flat or hourly rate or a retention, legal, or contingency fee. An attorney may charge you more money for the time you spent on the trial period in the courtroom than the time you spent on the investigation and other work related to your case that you did while sitting in offices or libraries. You can also agree to pay either of these two or a combination of these two. Talk about the cost, along with your case, when you find a legal representative. Online databases of real estate attorneys that list top-tier attorneys in the country include their payment system and the amount, if fixed. Spending a little time browsing these directories and databases will pay off because it will save your pocket.
FINALLY! An established system to follow, to find files quickly! How many hours have you been looking for a photo? And how many times has that happened? Remember that classic photo of your daughter at the game in 2005? It’s the one […]
FINALLY! An established system to follow, to find files quickly!
How many hours have you been looking for a photo? And how many times has that happened?
Remember that classic photo of your daughter at the game in 2005? It’s the one you wanted to frame for the grandparents you’ve been looking for for the past two years. In what month was the photo taken? Where did I keep my photos that year? Can you even remember which computer it was on? That was five years ago!
With the photo storage system that you will learn here, within seconds after you start searching, you can easily find photos by event and event date. This system works with ANY computer operating system: Windows, Mac, Linux, you name it.
Organizing your images so that you can find them is a simple process if you have a system. The biggest challenge in setting up a filing system is deciding which categories to use. I will give you my service suggestion, which will make your life MUCH easier once you set it up. And of course you can modify it as you see fit. Follow this system, set it up ONCE, then use it every time you apply and you will love your computer and be the envy of everyone in the know.
This system is very easy, this is what my “Images” folder looks like:
- + 2005
- + 2006
- + 2007
- + 2008
- + 2009
- + 2010
Of course, there are subfolders under the folders for each year; for example, the folder “2005” has the following subfolders:
- – Inauguration 050120 Pres
- – 050303 Cadillac STS
- – 050310 Gilson Animals
- – Wedding reception 050326 Downs
- – 050413 Arlington Cemetery AF Funeral
- – 050502 City and Convention of Las Vegas
- – 050709 Bike trip along the C&O canal
- – 050729 Cedar Point Park OH
- – 050903 VA Beach day
- – 050905 IM and children in DC
- – 050910 Las Vegas IAOMT Mtg
- – 050922 Legacy Leader Event
- – 051001 Parents’ trip to Italy
- – 051005 Utah NSE Convention
- – 051020 Arl Cemetery with cooks
- – 051024 N. Racker birthday dinner
- – 051029 Trip to Williamsburg
- – 051124 Thanksgiving Dinner
- – 051203 Christmas decoration
- – 051210 M1 Ward Cmas Party
- – 051217 Mckenzie Bball
- – 051225 Christmas Eve and tomorrow
You You may not be able to figure out what all of that is, but I know each event and I can remember several of the photos stored there, just from the description of the folder I created! Not only do I have everything organized and labeled, but I’ve basically set up an automatic journal of the highlights of my life that year.
Why order by date? Because it is an automatic way to remember and the easiest way to configure folders. Any other method complicates things and forces you to remember a lot more details to find things. For example, if you sort by event type, like “kids sports”, you can divide it into subfolders of basketball, baseball, soccer, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, etc., but eventually you will have to sort by date under everything that anyway. Instead, with the system I have above, you can almost always remember WHEN an event took place, which makes it much quicker and easier to find things.
For the reason for setting the event dates (“050120”) as above, please read my article, “How to name and date computer files and folders for fast and effective organization.”
One more organizational note for the photos section: I keep my own home videos in my photos folder. That way I have personal photos and videos together for much easier searching, as events are tagged once, with one folder for everything. Also, it is less complicated for me if the photos and videos come from the same camera or camcorder, which is increasingly the case. And best of all, I can relive memories in both images and videos.
Few people would have predicted that the Philadelphia Phillies would be eight games over .500, and just half a game behind the Washington Nationals, heading into June. Those optimists were probably relying on the fact that the last place Phils made a […]
Few people would have predicted that the Philadelphia Phillies would be eight games over .500, and just half a game behind the Washington Nationals, heading into June. Those optimists were probably relying on the fact that the last place Phils made a couple of key acquisitions over the winter and therefore surely would be better.
A warning that last season’s sensational rookie Rhys Hoskins would be hitting just .220 with a scant six home runs would likely have made even those devoted fans see Philadelphia eight games under .500 instead of over, and That prediction would be even worse if he had. He told them that free agent All-Star Carlos Santana would be hitting just above the .200 mark.
Believe it or not, Santana’s low batting average is nowhere near the worst we’ve seen in 2018, a season that looks like it could have record low batting averages. They are fifteen star players who have batting averages below .200, a brand that has become known as the Mendoza Line.
Nick Ahmed. 199
The Arizona Diamondbacks managed to hold onto first place in the National League West for much of the season, despite offense being below average from their regular shortstop.
Jackie Bradley Jr. 199
Boston announcers refer to the star outfielder as JBJ, whose Red Sox have the best record in all of baseball.
Carlos Gomez 194
Now with Tampa Bay, the former MVP runner-up has struggled so far in the outfield for Days.
Logan Morrison. 198
After setting a career-high home runs in 2017, the left-handed slugger is off to a rocky start with his new team in Minnesota.
Jason Kipnis. 199
Their struggles somewhat symbolize those of the Cleveland Indians, who have managed to stay at .500 solely because of their outstanding pitching rotation.
Matt Joyce. 1999
Oakland has had its ups and downs for the first two months, while still waiting for Joyce’s bat to regain prominence.
Ian Desmond 190
The Colorado Rockies’ first baseman didn’t show a lot of power, but every other hit has been rare.
Adam Duvall 184
The odd four-player rotation in the Cincinnati outfield may have negatively affected the former All-Star, who has had to be absent every three games or so.
Dexter Fowler. 180
Now that catcher Yadier Molina is on the disabled list, the St. Louis Cardinals may need this star outfielder to return to the form he was when they signed him to a great free agent contract last year.
Kolten Wong. 180
Unlike his previously mentioned teammate, Wong’s struggles have lasted much longer than this season.
Chris Davis. 160
Baltimore’s first baseman has never hit a real high average, but now he’s too low and so is his power.
Lewis Brinson. 155
Miami is in for a rebuild, but they need this youngster to really step up to be close to replacing Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yellich and Marvel Ozuna in the Marlins outfield.
Kole Calhoun. 145
While he often finds himself alongside MVP Mike Trout in the Los Angeles outfield, he is hardly in the same ballpark when it comes to batting averages.
Russell Martin. 174
His catching skills will keep him in the lineup, but the Blue Jays need Russell to raise his average by fifty points if Toronto is to compete in 2018.
Kendrys Morales 194
He’s been plagued with injuries, but if he can bounce back, he can offer much-needed protection to the rest of the guys in the Blue Jays’ lineup.
The Law of Attraction has practically become a household word today, hasn’t it? Largely fueled by the film’s viral success, The secret, a massive resurgence of interest in Wallace D. Wattles’ 1910 classic The science of getting rich, the recently released film […]
The Law of Attraction has practically become a household word today, hasn’t it? Largely fueled by the film’s viral success, The secret, a massive resurgence of interest in Wallace D. Wattles’ 1910 classic The science of getting rich, the recently released film pass it onThe Law of Attraction is the hot topic of conversation from boardrooms to bedrooms.
It truly is a phenomenon to behold as we all unravel the secrets behind attracting whatever we want into our lives. And there is much more on our way. Can’t you just feel it? We have reached that point in human evolution where the collective consciousness is changing and people are realizing that they do, in fact, have some control over what happens in their lives.
We are beginning to accept the possibility that life is not simply a random series of events. Whether we consciously choose to do this or simply let our thoughts drift from one thing to another, the fact is that we are creating our own reality as we go along. And since that’s the case, doesn’t it make sense to create our lives in the most conscious and intentional way possible?
So for those of us who have studied “prosperity consciousness” for long periods of time and still wonder why things aren’t lining up the way we intended, maybe a little missing key to this magic formula will help move. that process. along the.
Since I started this journey towards creating the life of my dreams some 30 years ago, after reading the Napoleon Hill classic Think and Grow Rich As a middle school student in high school, I have absorbed everything I could get my hands on regarding the art of creating wealth, prosperity, and the perfect dream life. I still do it. Okay, I admit it: “My name is Jeff and I am a personal development junkie!”
At 30, studying the more metaphysical side of prosperity consciousness, I learned that I must visualize my dream or the desired outcome. Meditate, pray and visualize. But even when I visualized myself in a stupor, I didn’t always get what I wanted. Why is that?
Well, part of the problem was that the underlying message in that “new age” version of prosperity consciousness was that visualization was the key to creation. But a piece of the puzzle was missing.
In fact, it wasn’t until I read The science of getting rich A few years ago all the pieces started to come together. I realized that while I was sitting in meditation, the right opportunities and people to bring them to fruition were calling me, but I was not practicing the KEY ELEMENT of the Law of Attraction. Silly me, it’s even there in the words … Law of AttributeACTION.
Right there it was, in front of my face, ACTION, ACTION, ACTION! Take inspired action. When opportunities arise, take action. When people show up, take action. The Universe conspires to bring you what you want, but it is up to us to take ACTION and bring it all together in the shape of our desired reality.
Try adding that a little bit to the magic equation we call The Law of Attraction. Notice when things appear. Be vigilant and ready. And take action!
Expect miracles to happen and you will see them. As Wattles said in his classic 1910 masterpiece The science of getting rich: “It is a mathematical certainty.”
The science of getting rich it was almost unknown until just a few years ago. It was published almost a hundred years ago, but its inherent truth still remains. Many people don’t realize that The science of getting rich it was actually the “secret behind The Secret”. It was the inspiration for the movie and based on the success of that movie and the shift in consciousness surrounding it, I think we can all agree that This works!
I was so inspired by the book that I decided to update it and create an audio program with special sound and music enhancements that I called MasterMind Enhancement Music(TM) so that more people could not only grasp the concepts, but would “stick” to the brain a little better. The result for me has been amazing.
Over time, I have distilled the main content into a few vignettes that can help you navigate through the mystery we call the Law of Attraction.
SEVEN TIPS FOR PUTTING “ACTION” INTO THE LAW OF ATTRACTION
In my training and seminars lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the law of attraction lately. Questions like, “I’ve seen The Secret, but how can I make this work in my life?”
So, I’ve put together these seven tips for you to get the most out of the Law of Attraction:
1. Remember that “thoughts are things”. Wake up every day and take a few minutes to CREATE A VISUAL PICTURE in your mind of how you want your day to be. Consider where you are and where you want to be. Look at you there. Focus on what you want, NOT what you don’t want. Keep your process CURRENT TIME. Many people make the mistake of envisioning what they want in their lives as something “out there” or “in the future. For example,” Someday I’ll be rich and have the life I want. “If your mind is on the future, your dreams are also always somewhere. Keep everything in the present. We can only act right now.
2. Once your vision is clear, let it go, SET IT FREE, and accept that you are now in the hands of a Higher Power (whatever you choose to call it). You may have some blocks, emotional or otherwise, that keep you from your dreams. Be aware of what may be blocking you and learn release techniques to release those blocks.
3. FEEL YOUR LAST DREAM LIFE, instead of just “seeing” it. Imagine how it would feel to have all the things you want; all those things you are visualizing. The Law of Attraction operates largely on the feelings associated with your thoughts, so feel like living in the big house, having a million dollars in your bank account, driving the new car, enjoying the love of your life or whatever. whatever you want. Get into a state of feeling these things as intensely as if they were actually happening right now (remember: present tense).
4. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH IMAGES and symbols of what you want to attract. I use a dream board or a vision board for all the things that I want to attract in my life. I also post pictures on the walls and mirrors around the house to keep a constant reminder and get into the viewing process.
5. Know that THE PROCESS IS REALLY WORKING. It is important, whether or not you see immediate activity associated with your attraction process, that you continually acknowledge that the process is working in your life. Is working now; and it has always worked. The difference now is that you are CONSCIOUSLY creating your own reality, rather than letting your life be guided by random thoughts and actions.
6. TAKE AN INSPIRED ACTION. Once you are in this process, situations will start to arise out of nowhere that will help you attract what you want. Be aware of these opportunities as they arise and take action. Also keep in mind that opportunities can be disguised as challenges or they can be very subtle in the way they are displayed. Keep all your senses open to anything that can support your dreams.
7. BE IN A CONSTANT STATE OF GRATITUDE. This is the fundamental key to driving the Law of Attraction. Be grateful for what you have. Be grateful for what you know is coming into your life. Be thankful that you can get out of bed and breathe in and breathe out today … find the good in everything and FEEL THE GRATITUDE toward everything. This one tip can change your life (but remember to use the rest to really get it all going).
Use this process and see what amazing things begin to unfold in your life. For a more detailed version of this formula, explore The Science of Getting Rich formula by visiting our website: www.WhereTheSecretBegan.com
The Law of Attraction is a powerful force in your life, whether you realize it or not. Now that you understand a little more about how it works, what choices will you make differently? How will you guide your own destiny from now on?
With these tools and tips on how to put the Law of Attraction into action, you can now consciously make the changes you want in your life and attract the life you really want. Have fun with it; Play with it, and most of all, show your gratitude by sharing these concepts with others.
As the largest city on the West Coast and home to Hollywood, the City of Angels can seem like a playground for the wealthy. Appearances, however, can be deceptive. As many tourists and visitors to the city discover, Los Angeles has a […]
As the largest city on the West Coast and home to Hollywood, the City of Angels can seem like a playground for the wealthy. Appearances, however, can be deceptive. As many tourists and visitors to the city discover, Los Angeles has a ton of activities in store for you that won’t put a dent in your wallet. In the curated list below, you’ll discover the 12 best things to do for free in Los Angeles.
1. Rodeo Drive
This is an exclusive shopping district with exotic brands and exclusive privately run boutiques. Rodeo Drive was made memorable by the venerable Julia Roberts in the movie Pretty Woman. Since then, hordes of visitors visit the place to catch a glimpse of their favorite celebrities and browse the shops. There is no obligation to buy and most shop owners are used to tourists.
2. Griffith Observatory
Perched high on the south side of Mount Hollywood, the Griffith Observatory offers a breathtaking view of the city and adjacent areas. While the planetarium shows cost money, visitors can enjoy the spectacular hiking and biking trails and make use of some of the best photography in this massive urban park. Other attractions include the Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the iconic Hollywood Sign, and an impressive museum of curated exhibits.
3. Venice Beach
When it comes to free activities in Los Angeles, a trip to iconic Venice Beach ranks among the top attractions. While Venice the city is inspired by Venice, Italy, the beach has now taken on a distinct Californian identity. Dozens of tourists come to the beach to enjoy the sun baths, the famous promenade and the opportunity to see all the original and eclectic characters that surround them.
4. Santa Monica
It is no exaggeration to say that Santa Monica Beach is among the most iconic in the United States. Visitors to Santa Monica are rarely short of activities and things to see with some of the most striking street performers, spectacular nightlife, and soft sand beaches on offer. The famous pier and the Ferris wheel are also worth mentioning.
5. Getty Center
Top 12 Free Things to Do in Los Angeles-5 Designed by the legendary Richard Meier, the Getty Center is arguably one of America’s most famous architectural landmarks. The center houses some of the most sublime works of art from around the world. Whether it’s Baroque sculpture or Renaissance artwork, visitors can expect some of the most charming and intriguing masterpieces at the Getty Center. The magnificent views of the city are an added bonus.
6. Hollywood Walk of Fame
Visitors to Los Angeles will miss something if they don’t take the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Consistently rated among the funniest things to do in Los Angeles for free, Walk is the who’s who of Hollywood. As a bonus, you can also visit the TCL Chinese Theater, where you can find some of the most iconic Hollywood movie star handprints and signatures.
7. Walt Disney Concert Hall
This is another architectural masterpiece in the center of downtown Los Angeles. This Frank Gehry masterpiece is credited with transforming the cultural landscape of boring downtown Los Angeles. Visitors can choose to listen to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra or simply take a free guided tour of this venue.
8. Sunset Boulevard
This magnificent location has been immortalized in various Hollywood movies. Clearly one of the most recognizable thoroughfares in the US, Sunset Boulevard offers visitors a glimpse into the glitzy lifestyle of Hollywood’s who’s who. This charming palm fringed strip has now been transformed into a lively nightlife hub with several restaurants and live entertainment venues.
9. Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater that has been honored by some of the biggest names in the music world, including the Beatles and Madonna. Visitors can expect an exceptional musical experience in this surreal setting. Additionally, the on-site museum has impressive artwork and memorabilia that showcase its history.
10. Runyon Canyon Park
For those who can’t have enough trails and views to die for, there is no better place than Runyon Park. Located minutes from Hollywood Boulevard, park visitors can seek expansive, panoramic views of the Pacific and the San Fernando Valley.
11. Great Central Market
This is a food lover’s paradise in downtown Los Angeles with over 30 vendors serving food from tacos to ramen noodles. Plus, it’s open every night until 10pm, so there are plenty of places to enjoy a late dinner or have a craft beer.
12. Bradbury Building
It is the oldest remaining commercial building in Los Angeles, but that is not why this building is a tourist attraction. With its beautiful light-filled central atrium towering nearly 50 feet tall, marble staircases, and ornate iron railings, the Bradbury Building has been featured in many movies, most notably Bladerunner and (500) Days of Summer.
Playstation has come a long way since its first console offering in 1994. Back then, gamers were content to compete against up to one other player (without physically connecting two televisions and consoles via meters of cables) in a humid environment. 32-bit. […]
Playstation has come a long way since its first console offering in 1994. Back then, gamers were content to compete against up to one other player (without physically connecting two televisions and consoles via meters of cables) in a humid environment. 32-bit.
Now, with the advent of the PlayStation 3 (or PS3, as it is affectionately known), gamers have opened up to a whole new perspective of opportunities contained within this single console. The PS3 transcends being labeled a simple computer game console. Sony’s seventh-generation offering is also a home theater system with built-in blue-ray, DVD and CD playback capabilities, a multi-gigabyte hard drive and a site for Internet access.
Its elegant casing certainly makes it look very “at home” in the modern living room. Its multi-functionality adds another level of appeal to the PS3 for youngsters or those on a tight budget, as it means that they can essentially get a DVD, CD, and Blue ray player in one purchase.
Programmers of the 1980s could hardly believe the levels of sophistication and technical wizardry that helped pave the way.
One can imagine the googly-eyed look on their faces if someone were to time travel with a demonstration of the PS3’s capabilities.
Graphics are crisp and crystal clear, with characters in sports games bordering on the real thing and blue skies in racing games that border on radiating warmth off the TV screen. One wonders how close the time is when we will not be able to distinguish between the real and the computer generated in video games.
So what games are presented as an excuse to wonder through the incredibly rendered 3D fantasy reality, the gateway we call the PS3?
The familiar titles Sonic the hedgehog, Ridge racer (returning in its seventh incarnation), and Virtua fighter (in its fifth form) are reappearing in larger, more realistic, and more exciting installations.
Resistance; Fall of man is a grim, surreal sci-fi shooter game that revolves around forcing an invading force of humans who hate evil aliens out of Britain. Throughout the game, the player is coerced through insanely created 3D renderings of Siberia and London that will leave you grateful that everything you just experienced was generated by your PS3 and not your local news channel.
Motorstorm is another game that showcases the amazing graphical capabilities of PS 3. Zoom the player through incredible computer generated environments at maximum speed.
Both games have topped the best-seller lists since their releases.
The PS3 truly is a portal to a whole realm of vast possibilities. On a personal level, it can serve as an archive or inventory of stored music (MP3, WAV, WMA, ATRAC3 + and MP4 are supported). The photo storage capacity allows you to browse your virtual photo library on your television screen.
At the community level, it provides the opportunity to connect with other players from around the world via the Internet to test their skills or simply have fun with members of the ever-growing global community that is getting closer thanks to inventions like the PS 3. .