Prior to my talk at a recent speaking engagement, I walked around the room, consisting mostly of retirees and pre-retirees, asking everyone what they considered to be their top financial concerns. My unofficial survey results revealed the top two concerns being, not surprisingly, the fear of running out of money and poor or declining health. During my talk, I shared with the group a way to have increased confidence about the long-term outlook of your retirement money using what we call a Nest Egg Stress Test.
The warmer weather has arrived – what an awesome opportunity for families to actively recreate together and form stronger bonds. In today’s fast paced, social media-saturated world it is becoming harder and harder for families to shut down and simply find time to be together enjoying one another’s company and ensuring family wellness. For many of us it’s time to make some personal decisions on putting down our phones, shutting off our televisions and gaming devices and committing to getting outside and celebrating summer and family and wellness together.
I don’t know about you, but weight gain has been a constant battle for me as the years have rolled by. I think there are probably many reasons for my own struggles. Well into my 30s I was very active athletically playing a variety of sports myself, coaching and staying active with my wife and kids. I’ve suffered with arthritis in my knees from my competitive athletic days and as I moved into my 40s it became clear that my participation in ballistic sports and training was over.
It was summer and I sat on the floor leaning on the edge of my newborn daughter’s crib in tears. From the outside I had everything a new mom could wish for, a loving husband, a cooperative extended family, and presents from near and far welcoming our daughter into our world. On the floor of her bedroom none of that mattered, I was in pain and I wanted to die. I cried as I planned...
Whether your morning starts early or late, how you begin your day has a huge impact on your level of success. Most of the leaders I work with are self-aware and have some version of a morning routine to get them properly set up for the day. Others struggle with family commitments, issues with organization or time or the simple desire to sleep.If you’re one of those, here are a few simple ways you can harness the power of the morning for life in just one month:
People often ask me “how do you do it all Tom!?” How do you oversee a large company? How do you find time to write books? How do you manage to have a successful online community? How do you fit in speaking and consulting engagements? And how in the world do you find it in your schedule to spend time with family and friends? Well...it’s not easy and at times I have struggled keeping everything successfully together. Truthfully it wasn’t until I made...
Spring is here and already this year it just seems hotter than ever! If you're a sun lover it’s an awesome time of the year! However, with all that sun it’s more important than ever to focus on making sure you are consistently getting enough of the old H2O into your body. Water is the most essential nutrient our bodies need to maintain proper functions and many of us on a normal day don’t get enough of the wet stuff in us, let alone on a hot spring and summer day.
Water is life; it is a part of numerous critical biochemical processes in the body. Water carries regenerative nutrients – such as vitamins and minerals – to every cell in our body. It makes chemical and metabolic reactions happen, is integral in regulating our body temperature, and it keeps our bodies healthy by facilitating detoxification and eliminating waste products.
Water is a basic necessity for all life. Without it, life can't exist. When water is limited, living organisms suffer. This fact is particularly true for active people whose mental and physical performance is suboptimal if hydration is inadequate. Quite simply, not getting enough water means you can't do your best, and worse, can lead to serious health problems.
The New Year always brings with it the promise of great things, happiness, joy, prosperity and health. The health part, is usually tied to some kind of resolution to exercise everyday that - let's be honest here - usually doesn't make it past the end of January. But why? I think the reason is simple... most of us simply don't have the time to go to the gym or to dedicate an hour a day to working out. I get it.... It happens to me too! :)