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How to Game Plan for Change (Real World Tips!)

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Surviving isn’t just for hikers; it’s for when your circumstances change. “The most successful are open to the changing nature of their environment.” Having a game plan for changing circumstances is critical for survival. One of our recent team meetings centered on how to survive being lost as explained in Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales.

The extreme unpredictability of nature carries a lot of parallels to operating your own business.

Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out…

BAM!

Something unexpected comes along and you’re left out of sorts and scrambling to survive!

5 Stages of Being Lost

Here are the 5 Stages of Being Lost:

You’re disoriented but continue to “push through it.” You start to realize that you’re lost and get a little frazzled. You desperately search for any scrap of evidence to match what you think is going on! You start to break down rationally and emotionally. This is NOT good. You accept your lost condition and resolve to start fresh from where you are.

A lot of people tend to get stuck in steps one to four and never make it to step five. Unfortunately, those are not survivors.

Instead, the best thing you can do is get to step 5 as quickly as you can be recognizing your limits and focusing on your new reality:

Stop → Observe → Think → Plan → Act

“The most successful are open to the changing nature of their environment.”

Here are the Survival Rules for Life to help you out in any bind – whether you’re stuck on a snowy mountaintop or in the middle of a business breakdown:

Be here now – Develop an appreciation for full engagement with what’s in front of you. Know the limits of your experience – Just because something has worked in the past, doesn’t mean you won’t need to innovate in the future. Adaptability is key – You have to plan in order to be successful, but be ready to let go of your plan and adjust your course as you perceive changes in your environment.

Check out more about Deep Survival. The next time you’re caught off guard, how are you going to dig in and observe your situation so you can put together a new game plan and take decisive action?

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Wellness Winners at Pittsburgh Pro

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In this week’s episode, Emma Hyndman aka The Posing Pro and IFBB Bikini Amateur Lauren Lotter have some girl talk time and discuss the much-awaited Pittsburgh Pro, highlighting the top three Wellness winners. The ladies talk about everything from presentation to hair to heels. If you want to be the best, do not leave out the finer details! Thank you for watching and supporting us as always. –Emma & Lauren

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Steel Stool

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Whether it’s a general fitness enthusiast, a bodybuilder, or those trying new diets, millions of Americans every year go on protein-based diets to help them achieve their fitness and health goals. These high-protein diets usually reduce or remove fiber-based foods, making trips to the bathroom an unpleasant experience with poor and messy bowel movements, diarrhea, etc.

There’s a normalcy in the world of fitness that a person can’t focus on gains without a little bit of pain. That may be true in the gym, but not on the toilet.

Steel Stool wanted to create a solution that elevated the bathroom experience by creating a natural vegan fiber product that is specifically designed to improve the digestive process for those with protein-based diets, without negatively impacting goals around muscle building and body fat reduction. The premium blend of psyllium husk, cinnamon, chicory and aloe vera in Steel Stool helps aid digestion for protein heavy diets and all diets that lack fiber.

Steel Stool’s natural blend of ingredients also has additional benefits for the body:

Aloe. Naturally containing high amounts of fiber and water, aloe vera is alkaline, meaning it helps reduce inflammation in the stomach and feed good bacteria in the digestive tract.

Chicory. Soluble fiber is the primary type of fiber found in chicory root. This key ingredient slows digestion and eliminates cholesterol from the body.

Psyllium Husk. Serves as a prebiotic to help facilitate the nourishment of bacteria in the lining of the gut. In turn, this will help proper digestion and healthy absorption of food.

Cinnamon. Reduces the stomach’s rate of digestion, helping to normalize blood sugar levels and reduce triglycerides, bad cholesterol and total cholesterol.

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Customers are already raving about the impact that Steel Stool has had! 

Steel Stool works exactly like it says it does. I could tell a difference within the first week! -Scott W.

As an avid gym rat and consuming a high-protein diet, I was looking for a fiber to add to the supplements I take. Steel Stool really went above and beyond what I was looking for in a product. -Vincent D.

I will say that the highly sought-after Ghost Wipe is much closer to reality than it had been before, even having only been trying Steel Stool for about a week (and trying to remember to take it as directed). So far so good, and I will be purchasing again! -Cody P.

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Steel Stool’s goal is to make happy poops, improve digestion and save you time. Steel Stool does the hard work for you by taking the worry out of messy bowel movements by using fiber that improves every aspect of your digestion. Steel Stool is here to minimize or eliminate time spent with endless wiping and irregularity. Get in, get it out, and go! Ghost Wipe Guaranteed!

Steel Stool is a product with universal appeal, as it makes one of life’s sometimes unpleasant necessities much easier. Learn more about how you can enjoy an elevated bathroom experience with our fitness fiber designed for protein-based diets by visiting steelstool.com

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A Wellness Talk With Desmond Howard

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I recently had the privilege to talk with one of my childhood heroes — NFL veteran Desmond Howard — about a topic that we both are super passionate about: health and wellness. (A quick backgrounder for those who may not be familiar with Howard: He is the 1991 Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl XXXI MVP. After 11 years playing pro in the NFL, he joined the ESPN network as a college football analyst, and since 2005, he has appeared on the Emmy-award winning College Game Day, while also contributing to other ESPN programming.)

With the current state of our world, we have the opportunity to take back our health and fitness in a positive way. By grounding with our mindset and sticking with the actions that yield positive changes in our lives, we can begin to reclaim our well-being. This conversation — which we had during our Instagram live episode — could not have come at a better time as we talked about how to do this and more.

Howard and I were able to cover a lot of ground in this hourlong conversation, including:

  • How we both personally tackle the challenges of healthy aging.
  • Ways to avoid the common excuses that many people use for not getting up and moving.
  • How the circumstances of the past year — including social distancing and isolation — have taken an additional physical and mental toll on many.
  • The importance of mental fitness.
  • Stories about our early childhood days, growing up, and now being fathers.
  • How to approach each day with some fun tips that people can apply to change their outlook on life, including these:
    • Kick off each day with the question: How will I be intentional with myself and those around me with my actions?
    • How does my health and fitness impact my family, friends, and people I work with daily?
    • Challenge yourself to be 1 percent better each day — and be sure to celebrate those wins.

We left it all out there for viewers and listeners in hopes they can apply some of the insights and learnings from our experiences in their own lives and create the positive changes necessary to become the best version of themselves. Tune in — and feel free to share your top takeaways in the comments below.

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