new years resolution

New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution by Fred Shadian

A favorite saying of mine goes like this:
“The tragedy in life is not what we can’t do,
but what we don’t know we can do.”

What is one thing you have always wanted to do but you don’t because you fear you won’t succeed?
How will you ever know unless you go out there and test it out.

Every year I set a New Year’s Resolution to learn a new skill.
It could be learning how to play checkers at a mastery level, understanding HTML & WordPress, how to become a long distant runner, walking everyday, fly a kite, ride a bike, learn how to meditate, learn martial arts, how to play a musical instrument, eating healthier
and this year I want to learn how to play GOLF at a peak level.

We all have greatness within us and when we ignite that greatness, we awaken the fire within.
We are able to do and become greater than we ever thought we could.
The key is to remember that feeling, acknowledge it and utilize it for new skills you are about to learn.

So what is something you always wanted to learn or become?
Start right now by doing a quick Wikipedia search on the subject.

Whenever I decide to learn or master a new skill, I experience some challenging moments as I progress through the core fundamentals.
The JOY of learning slowly overpowers the frustration and procrastination of learning something new.
Gradually it becomes a daily habit and then it becomes a lifestyle.

Fred Shadian
p.s. I would love to hear, what is your New Year’s Resolutions.  Please make a comment.

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How to make an avocado shake by Fred Shadian

How to make an Avocado Shake for Breakfast by Fred Shadian

How to make an Avocado Shake

As Walt Whitman said: “Drink your solids and chew your liquids.”

The Avocado Shake / Juice is one of the most nutritious foods you can drink/eat to enhance your health.

The best time to have your avocado shake / Juice is for breakfast.

The word breakfast is telling us to break-a-fast and when you break-a-fast

you want to start by drinking a glass of water then drinking vegetable juice

or an avocado shake / Juice.

Make sure you taste and chew your liquids as you experience the breakfast of Champions.

Enjoy the process.

AvoShake

1 – Avocado

1/2 – English cucumber (peeled)

1 – Tomato

1 – handful of Spinach

1 – scoop of Organic Greens powder

1 – VidaCell packet

1 – Soy Sprout powder

1 – Tablespoon of Hemp hearts

1 – lemon (juice only)

pinch of Sea Salt

2 – Tablespoons of Oil (olive, grape seed, Udo’s, Hemp, Flaxseed)

8 oz of water (or use Coconut water or try mixing half water with half Almond milk, Rice Milk, Soy Milk or Hemp Milk – avoid dairy it’s not for human consumption)

AvoFruShake

1 – Avocado

1/2 – English cucumber (peeled)

1/2 an apple or 1/2 cup of any low sugar fruit. (one fruit only)

1 – scoop of Organic Green powder

1 – VidaCell packet

1 – Soy Sprout powder

1 – Tablespoon of Hemp hearts

1 or 2 – Tablespoons of Oil (olive, grape seed, Udo’s, Hemp, Flaxseed)

1 – handful of Spinach

1 – stalk of celery

fresh grated ginger

8 oz of water (or use Coconut water, or try mixing half water with half Almond milk, Rice Milk, Soy Milk or Hemp Milk. Avoid dairy it’s not for human consumption)

How to make an Avocado Shake


Click here to order the Organic Greens

New Year’s Resolution of Greatness Within for 2010 by Fred Shadian

New Year’s Resolution 2010

Let me begin with a wonderful blessing that my Aunt Salima taught me years ago that helped me transform my thoughts and actions.

“May you be blessed in all that you do, in being and becoming a person of greatness.”

Whatever you do, do the best you can and keep moving towards your greatness. Do not settle for just “good enough.”

As Seth Godin shares in his book “Tribes” –

“Good enough” stopped being good enough a long time ago. So why not be great.”

When we ignite our greatness we awaken the fire within, and we are able to do and become something greater than we ever thought or expected. We have all experienced the Greatness within.  The key is to remember that feeling, acknowledge it and utilize it for new skills and ventures.

Every year I set a New Year’s Resolution to learn a new skill.  It could be learning how to play checkers at a mastery level, how to become a long distant runner, a specific martial arts system, how to play hand drums and this year I want to learn how to play Bass Guitar.

Here is the BIG Question!

Why is it that some years we set a New Year’s Resolution and we follow through with it and other years they fall by the wayside?

Last year, in 2009, I set a goal to learn how to play a hand percussion instrument which I enjoyed tremendously.  In the beginning  I experienced some challenging moments as I progressed through the core fundamentals.  Then the JOY of learning overpowered the frustration and procrastination of learning something new.

I would like you to remember that we were born as Divine Beings.  Do not settle for “good enough.”  Be the Great person that you are.

FRED

p.s. I would love to hear your New Year’s Resolutions, let me know what you think by posting a comment.


Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Went to the movie “Invictus” tonight starring Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon and Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Not much of a rugby fan but went for the wisdom of Nelson Mandela, the first ever black South African President. He inspired a losing national rugby team to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which in turn united the whole country for one common goal in an apartheid torn country.

This poem “Invictus” inspired Nelson Mandela while he was imprisoned. The same poem inspired the captain of the Rugby Team.

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll.

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

I wish you the same inspiration I received from it and I also wish you a Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year…. FRED


“The Nido Effect” by Fred shadian

“The Nido Effect”

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending an exclusive symposium with the godfather of public speaking, Dr. Nido Qubein.  It was held at High Point University in North Carolina where, for the past five years, he has held the position of president.

There is no experience quite like the live experience.  I was in total awe as I walked through the hallways of HPU and observed the phenomena that Dr Nido Qubein and his staff have created. I have decided to call this “wow” experience “The Nido Effect.”

I must have said “Wow” more times in those two days than I have all year……Wow, this university looks amazing!  Wow, the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly! Wow, the students love this university!  Wow, Nido Qubein is a living genius!

HPU was founded in 1924.  Students come from 44 states and 55 countries.

Nido Qubein became president of HPU on January 2005.  At that time enrollment of new students was 412 and was on the decline.  In 2006 enrollment increased to 534 students.  In 2007 enrollment was 749.  In 2008 it went up to 883. In 2009 it was 1030 and enrollment for 2010 is expected to be around 1150-1200.

They have constructed 13 new buildings using the model of the “real world” environment similar to what students will move on to after leaving the university.  They’ve created a TV station, a radio station, a stock exchange, a boardroom, and a robotics dept.

The Wow effect is in everything they do and create.

They offer free snacks on the way to class to model “giving and abundance.”

They offer free personalized christmas postcards to model “connection of family and friends.”

They have a free ice cream truck on campus to model “Joy.”

They offer free rentals of GPS and Amazon Kindle Reader.

They offer a free high-tech laundry service that will text your phone once your laundry is done.

They have a free arcade, a free movie theater, and free wireless throughout the campus.

The belief is that by offering things for free to the students this will help to alleviate financial worries and allow them to focus on higher education in a vibrant learning environment.

“People will always rise to the level of expectation of their environment and what is expected of their performance.” Nido Qubein

“Most people tend to shrink their dreams to match their incomes.” Nido Qubein

“If You’re Not Earning All You Want, Change the Way You’re Doing

Business.” Nido Qubein

For more about Nido Qubein check out www.Nidoqubein.com or www.highpoint.edu

Fred Shadian

Nido R. Qubein School of Communication

“Take the first step toward your success journey” – Fred Shadian

“Take the first step toward your success journey”


So having a positive mental image and the physical energy to pursue your outcome is very important.

When in doubt, begin by breathing correctly, mentally rehearse your outcome, eat vibrant food, drink good water, go for a walk or do some exercise, and surround yourselves with like-minded people.

Take 10 minutes to watch this powerful video of Will Smith sharing his success wisdom, he is the best of the best positive action taker person in the world.

“Make Your Today The Best Day Ever, Everyday” Fred Shadian