INSIDE HEALTHY MILLIONAIRE MINDS

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Do you have a Healthy Millionaire Mind?  Dr. Thomas J. Stanley extensively interviewed and surveyed 733 Millionaires asking what factors were most vital to their success.

Top 10 factors they attribute to their success:

1.  Being honest with all people

2.  Being well-disciplined

3.  Getting along with people

4.  Having a supportive spouse

5. Working harder than most people

6. Loving my career/business

7.  Having strong leadership qualities

8.  Having a very competitive spirit/personality

9.  Being very well-organized

10.  Having an ability to sell my ideas/products

 

integrity

Integrity, someone who doesn’t cheat is high on the list, as well as having extraordinary energy and being physically fit.  Integrity and physical fitness are within your control. Anyone can cheat. Anyone can be lazy and not exercise.  Wise people make better choices, and reap the long-term rewards from it.

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Here are remaining factors Millionaires attribute to their success:

11.  Make wise investments

12.  See opportunities others do not see

13.  Be your own boss

14. Willing to take financial risk given the right return

15. Having good mentors

16. Having an urge to be well-respected

17. Investing in your own business

18.  Finding a profitable niche

19.  Having extraordinary energy

20.  Being physically fit

21. Having a high IQ/superior intellect

22. Specializing

23.  Attending a top-rated college

24.  Ignoring the criticism of detractors

25.  Living below your means

26.  Having strong religious faith

27.  Being lucky

28.  Investing in the equities of public corporations

29.  Having excellent investment advisors

30.  Graduating near/top of your class

 

Dr. Thomas J. Stanley, Author, “The Millionaire Mind”

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Stanley is the author, lecturer and researcher who has studied the affluent since 1973.  He’s written some best-selling books including, “The Millionaire Next Door,” “Marketing to the Affluent,” and “The Millionaire Mind.”

The Millionaire Mind leads to the Billionaire Mind.

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Maria Dorfner

Maria Dorfner is an award-winning  television producer and health journalist. She is the founder of NewsMD, specializing in creating and promoting health stories that positively impact lives.

She is also the founder of Healthy Within Network (HWN), which focuses on positive healthy news for your mind, body and spirit.

Strategic partnership inquiries contact: maria.dorfner@yahoo.com

TODAY: Support This Healthy Kickstarter Campaign!!!

kickstarterMedCrunch believes HereAfter Frames is a hot, healthy NEW product for people during a difficult time.

Losing a pet can be one of the most difficult experiences in life.  When something can ease that pain, and help a person transition through the natural  5 stages of grief to one of acceptance, it’s a healthy thing.

The response by people who have a HereAfter Frame created is heartfelt.  The process from finding a special photo to immortalize to seeing the final creation to finding a special place for it in a home is uplifting.

Tears are replaced by a smile.

That’s why we love HereAfter Frames, which displays a custom painting or photo, along with keepsakes and an urn.

It helps people fondly capture the essence of their loved one.  And yes, it can be created for people too. The frame can be made to match the interior of your home. The creator can also add audio to them, such as any recording you have of your pet or a special song.

To this day, my parents play a cassette recording (the old kind) of my Grandfather Giuseppe.  When I get in their car, I love hearing his voice singing in Italian. His laughter, which is contagious is on it too. It makes me smile to recall his wonderful, lively spirit.

So when the creator told me about this, it resonated as something people would love.

It’s a healthy way to maintain a positive connection with a loved pet or person after they’re gone, which is why I encourage you to support this artist with 3 easy steps:

LINK: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2033271920/1081740743?token=17db0ca6

(1) CLICK link to watch brief video
(2) GIVE as much as you can to help
(3) SHARE link with friends and family

In return for your support, you will receive a special gift created just for you by the artist.

Thank you,
Maria Dorfner
In Loving Memory

“Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.” -Erik Erikson

The Healthy Entrepreneur

Be a Healthy Entrepreneur by Karen E. Spaeder

Want a healthy company? Start by focusing on yourself.
For many entrepreneurs, it’s easy to ignore the warning signs that you’re unhealthy–much less take notice if your business isn’t well. When you’re so busy that you can’t remember the last time you read a book, sat down for a meal or spent a night watching useless TV, then your health may be the last thing on your mind.

But ignoring your unhealthy habits and their subsequent risk factors is dangerous–not only to you, but also to your business. Lack of sleep and exercise, unhealthy foods and high stress won’t keep you performing at your best. Your business is only as healthy as you are.

“I can’t be effective [as an entrepreneur] if my body isn’t as healthy as possible,” says Jonathan Fields, a serial entrepreneur who started New York City-based Sonic Yoga in 2001 following a frightening emergency surgery brought on by the stress of his career as an attorney.

With sales approaching $1 million and two locations, Fields, 41, now incorporates yoga, meditation and breathing exercises, as well as mountain biking and other outdoor activities, into his routine four or five days a week. He also keeps his diet well-rounded, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and avoiding red meat and pork but allowing the occasional indulgence.

For his instructors, Fields promotes wellness beyond their own yoga classes. Although the majority of his instructors are part-time, independent contractors, Fields gives them all unlimited memberships to Sonic Yoga so that they can enjoy the benefits of yoga and meditation on their own. As a result, he’s witnessed heightened productivity and morale.

“I encourage them to make sure they’re making time for themselves,” says Fields. “As their boss, I’d like to see people work hard and give me everything they’ve got, but I also know that to get the most out of people, they need to be healthy.”

And while you may not be in the business of offering a healthy product or service, you can still take some lessons from those who do. Consider Bear Naked founders Brendan Synnott, 28, and Kelly Flatley, 27. The partners’ $20 million granola company is all about natural, healthy ingredients–not only in their products, but also in their company kitchen.

“Our refrigerator is always stocked with fresh fruit, cartons of yogurt, cheese sticks, baby carrots,” says Flatley, who co-founded the Norwalk, Connecticut, business in 2002. “A healthy snack is always available.”

Adds Synnott, “I would never understand why you would want to feed your employees [candy bars].” After all, who’s more likely to be alert: the employee who snacks on fruits and vegetables, or the one who frequents the vending machine for greasy chips?

In the interest of staying healthy, don’t forget to make time for those quiet moments alone, even as you’re guiding your company and your employees toward wellness.

“For me, being healthy is a bigger picture than just eating well and [exercising],” notes Flatley. “It’s taking time to relax with a book or sitting on the sun porch.”

For Fields, it can mean just a few minutes of meditation, even when he’s at his busiest. And those few minutes can be golden.

“The thought of just sitting still and not doing something for 10 seconds is brutal,” he says. “But it’s hugely beneficial for clarifying ideas and having breakthroughs, so it’s worth the effort.”

Here are some things you can do to improve the health of your business:

  • Encourage employee wellness. Some companies even provide incentives for sticking to a wellness program, such as prizes and monetary rewards.

  • Provide healthy snacks. Even if all you have is a vending machine, stock it with healthy things.

  • Get fit. You’re a role model for employees. They look to you for direction within your company. Why wouldn’t they look to you as a model of healthy living?

  • Meditate and relieve stress. Even if it’s only for a few minutes a day, take time to do something you really enjoy that doesn’t have anything to do with your business. It can lead to moments of clarity, during which you unleash the creative ideas within.