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Your Health=Your Wealth
The only way to take control of your life, raise your standard of living and move beyond merely surviving is to create your own unique product or service that you offer to increasing numbers of people in exchange for the things of value that you desire. This simple formula applies to countries as well as people. A self-sufficient economy has its own products or services of value to export to the world. Similarly, a self-sufficient individual has something of value to exchange in the global marketplace. That thing of value is based on your natural talent, skill, or interest—in other words, your passion!
For many people, the world is a confusing place. For some it's a maze with no map to guide them successfully through. For others it is a puzzle where the pieces don't seem to fit, or worse yet, where some of the pieces appear to be missing! For many still, life is a mass of contradictions, inconsistencies, untruths, failures and disappointment.
There often seems to be no connection between the things they do and the results they achieve. "Why is it," they often ask, "that I want success, and I think success, but I seem to attract failure?" The answer is that even though our thoughts create our reality, our thoughts are often going off in many different directions at once. Our thoughts are sometimes logical, sometimes emotional, and sometimes intuitive. Each of these types of thoughts will create realities that are vastly different and sometimes in conflict. Your success in your endeavors will happen as the world starts to make more sense. The world will start to make more sense when the things you know logically, emotionally, and intuitively start to align. The best way to do this is to start to question the things you believe and be willing to think differently about them.
Thinking Differently About Health
Many business writers avoid discussions of health and dietary choices. This is understandable considering that the topics of religion, politics and food are such emotionally charged topics. However, practically every talk I've given about business always makes its way inevitably to some discussions about health. People intuitively seek to create balanced success in life. People naturally get it that we are not just entrepreneurs making business decisions that affect our bottom line, but that we are humans making decisions which affect our families, our children, our emotional and physical health and our sanity. They understand that we can't hope to live lives of passion if major parts of our lives are being operated under wrong assumptions, and thus out of alignment.
Many people make decisions on how and what to eat based purely on emotion and habit. They simply eat what their parents ate, and what everyone else eats. It makes no logical or intuitive sense to eat food that has repeatedly shown to cause disease. We do because the bases of our beliefs are lies, and so our abilities to make sensible decisions is compromised. People don't know what to eat, when to eat, or how to eat.
The New Rules
You can't play a game if you don't know the rules. You can't make sensible business decisions if you don't understand the basic premise of being in business. Similarly, you can't choose the correct food to eat, and make healthy choices if you don't understand the basic rules of food and health. The world becomes a simpler place to live once you start to see the connections. If you start to see that the same laws of the universe that apply to business decisions, also apply to health and food choices, as well as other areas of your life, then things start to make a bit more sense.
The fundamental law of nature is that of cause and effect. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Once it's understood that all actions have consequences, it should follow then that certain food choices must also lead to certain effects.
Once I understood and accepted this, I began to question what I believed about the things I was putting into my body. A friend introduced me to a book by Elijah Muhammad entitled How To Eat To Live. It was the first step in making the connection between what I was eating and how I felt. Until then, the world of health was not making sense. If I was supposedly doing all the right things healthwise, why wasn't I feeling better and better instead of worse and worse? Once I read that maintaining the flow in and out of our bodies is the key to health, then I recalled a spiritual lesson I had learned that the flow of money in and out of our lives is the basis of wealth. I made the connection, and making decisions about my health became easier. My constant headaches and fatigue were effects. Once I made the connection between those effects and identified my diet as the cause, I eliminated the headaches and fatigue from my reality. I was able to "cure" myself simply because I made the cause and effect connections.
Similarly, a friend of mine was becoming increasingly frustrated that she too was doing all the right things, but was always getting sick. Even more frustrating, was that her children were following in her footsteps. For all of her life, she was raised to drink milk.
She was raised to believe that humans needed cow's milk to be healthy. Once she learned
that milk and dairy products have been shown to aggravate sinuses and allergies, cause headaches, increase mucus in the system, lower resistance, and was the culprit of other ill effects, she reevaluated her choices, and by simply cutting it out of her diet, has been able to live at a level of comfort she never did before. She's gone on to question other aspects of her life, making connections that empower and free.
Success is sometimes a matter of asking the right questions. In matters of health, therefore, here are some questions for you to consider:
• What if you could create the effect of good health simply by eating foods that didn't
contain preservatives, food coloring, and other non-food "stuff"?
• What if what we currently thought of as food was not food at all, but simply some corporation's idea of a product to sell to make money?
• What if humans aren't meant to consume the milk of another species?
• What if the best food for humans is actually fruits and vegetables that grow in natural settings without steroids, pesticides, antibiotics, and other poisons?
• What if any illness you are currently experiencing is caused by the accumulation of these steroids, and pesticides and antibiotics and other "stuff" in your system that hasn't
had a chance to come out?
• What if illness is just varying degrees of congestion caused by poor dietary choices?
• What if we are created perfectly and that the human race and life on the planet didn't
need to await the arrival of man-made chemicals to achieve health?
• What if the body could heal itself if it were simply given the chance?
• What if health and wellness came from food and not from pills?
• Suppose the growing interest in herbs as cures is not quackery but a growing awareness
that everything we need to be well is already right here for us?
• Suppose we didn't need doctors since everyone understood the basic premise of health
and wellness and could keep themselves healthy by making better choices?
A Natural Order
So how does all this relate to turning your passion into profit? Well, on a practical level, making different food choices might simply make you more physically able to meet the demands of pursuing your passion. On a deeper level, being willing to think differently about your food choices, as well as anything else that you’re blindly attached to and respond to reflexively, may help you to see the world a bit differently. You may notice certain truths and connections between what you do, and what you get. These natural cause and effect relationships exist in every area of your life. On a spiritual level, it may bring you in line with an intuitive appreciation of the simplicity of the way things are that can help you run your business more effectively.
Until next week, remember, success is a journey, not a destination!--Walt
Send article suggestions, entrepreneur nominations and feedback about this article to firstname.lastname@example.org. Walt F.J. Goodridge is author of 12 books including Turn Your Passion Into Profit. Walt offers coaching and workshops to help people pursue and profit from their passions. Originally from the island of Jamaica, Walt has grown several successful businesses in the US, and now makes his home here in Saipan. To learn more about the Saipanpreneur Project and Walt’s philosophy and formula visit www.saipanpreneur.com and www.passionprofit.com
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