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Daylight Savings time ends this Sunday. That means shorter days and longer nights. More dark means more light bulbs will be popping up in houses across the country. Lights will be turned on more often and for longer periods of time. It’s dark when you get home from work and it’s dark when you wake up in the morning. Lots of light at the same intensity no matter the hour. There are studies that actually state that all of that bright light jolting you awake and putting you to sleep really isn’t good for your health. On the other side of the spectrum, it’s also not good to have your home sit dark and empty if you’re getting home late, or out of town for the holidays. Today’s app is aimed at shedding a little light on both of these issues.
Philips Hue is not your ordinary light bulb. It combines brilliant LED light with intuitive technology and gives you access to it all in the palm of your hand. This system gives you full control of every single hue light bulb you install. This means you can have the lights turn on in your kitchen before you get home or you can dim the lights and changing the hue to create a romantic ambiance in your dining room. Phillips Hue will definitely make static bright white lights a thing of the past. Change your lighting to match your mood using the preset recipes (Reading, Relax, Concentrate, or Energize) or create your own based on an experience you’ve had that you want to recreate.
The initial kit comes with 3 Philips Hue light bulbs (you can connect up to 50) and a bridge to connect the bulbs to your wi-fi. Download the app onto your smartphone and you’ll have control of your lights from anywhere. The light bulbs even work with your standard light sockets so no additional purchases are required. Change out any standard bulb and you’ll be able to control that light from across the room or across town.
Create the atmosphere you want in every room. Set your lights to gradually turn on when you want to wake up. Schedule them to go on at 5:00pm every day so it looks like someone’s home. You can even use them as a timer to remind you that there’s something in the oven.
This system will definitely change the way you use light. Forever.
Check out this great little video that shows exactly how easy installation and using it is.
Hmmm…should I do it or shouldn’t I?
I’m going to wait and think about it for a while before I make my decision…I need to get more information.
I will get back to you on it.
I will do it tomorrow, next week, next month, next year.
Yeah right…sure you will. Does this sound familiar? Does it sound like you?
Well, this is how most people make decisions. They don’t make them at all because they are risk averse. Afraid of making the wrong decision, afraid of change. They just wait and wait and wait and never actually decide to do anything. That is why they continue to get what they have always gotten in life and don’t get what it is they really want.
Not being decisive and making quick decisions is one of the biggest success killers in life and business because one of the most important components to getting what you want is making a lot of decisions quickly with very little information. It’s about going with your instinct. Successful people understand that to get what you want, you must operate with a strong sense of urgency. Because to get what you want in this day and age, you must accelerate in all aspects of your life, even if it means living with a few more ragged edges.
You have to be 100% focused on action.
Successful people don’t get bogged down in endless preparation and evaluation trying to get things perfect before making a decision. Of course making smart decisions and high quality is crucial, but it must come quickly. You can’t sacrifice speed. Learn to fail fast, fix it, and race on. This is how you create radical breakthroughs.
Not only does being decisive get you in action toward accomplishing your goals, but it gets it out of your head. Think how many unmade decisions you have floating around in your head right now that are taking up space and your time.
Instead of making a decision and then actually doing something productive to accomplish your goals, you are debating all of those unmade decisions in your head all of the time whether you know it or not. Unmade decisions are the parking brake of life, let it go!
Imagine how much more productive and happy you would be if you would just make the commitment to be decisive and not waver ever again.
Here is a great piece of advice someone gave me several years ago. Don’t go with your head and don’t go with your heart because more times than not they are in conflict with one another and you will never be able to make the decision.
Go with your gut. Don’t over think it because your first instinct is almost always right. If it feels right just do it. And do it with focus and intensity. What does your gut tell you to do about each of those unmade decisions floating around in your head right now? Quit procrastinating. Just do it.
And yes if you think I am writing this to you, I am.
Make is a powerful week!!!!!
I was going to write a heady article on why exercising hard all the time can actually be toxic to our bodies….but then again, I’ll save that for another time. Instead, I thought I’d share some modifications to one of our favorite foods this time of year…pumpkin!
Try these yummy combos if you are in the mood for a little Holiday flavor,
In any of these if you want a little more sweetness, add stevia or stevia flavored drops. Cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg are great additions too!
2-3 handfuls of spinach
1/2-1 can of pumpkin puree
12 oz can of coconut water
1/2 a banana or 2 Majool dates
1 scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder (I like VEGA French vanilla personally)
Pumpkin chia blend
1 can pumpkin puree
2 tbsp chia seeds
8 oz water
2 oz coffee
Blend together. Lighten up on the water or add more to personal taste.
Pumpkin tofu blend
1 can pumpkin puree
1 package of soft tofu
Blend together and add water if you want it more liquefied.
Pumpkin breakfast blend
1/4 can pumpkin puree
1 cup kefir or Greek (nonfat or lowfat) plan yogurt.
1-2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
Mix together. Add protein powder if you want it thicker and added protein.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter
1/3c pureed pumpkin (or canned)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp nut butter (pb, almond, or even coconut butter! Feel free to add extra, if you want a stronger nut-butter flavor.)
Mix all ingredients together, either with a spoon or in a food processor. If your peanut butter is hard, you might want to warm it up a little, pre-mixing.
With a vitamix or similar strong blender
1 medium pumpkin (take the skin off and dice up into smaller chunks)
1 can low fat coconut cooking milk
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
a pinch of sea salt
blend together. Add a little less or more pumpkin depending on the thickness you desire.
Money management. For some of us, this is torture. So many Financial Managers require you to categorize everything into specific areas for instance: 1) Bills 2) Mortgage 3) Food 4) Entertainment 5) Other necessities 6) Savings. But really, who’s to say that going out to celebrate your birthday wouldn’t qualify as a food expense rather than entertainment? With all those very specific categories the whole process can be very daunting, downright frustrating and in the end why does it matter? All you want to know is if you can afford to buy the new iPhone.
Level, an app made to simplify managing your money with one, two, three:
- What you make.
- What you need to set aside for bills.
- What you save.
Forget the rest of the buckets, with these 3 you’ll know everything you need to know about exactly what you can spend today, this week and this month. You’ll easily be able to make better spending decisions today and save for the future tomorrow.
Set up is easy and secure. Through its partnership with Intuit, Level is designed with bank-level security and encryption and high privacy standards.
To set up your Level account, create your profile, link your bank accounts, select the accounts you want to use and watch as Level calculates your current spending and desired saving amounts.
When you log into Level, the dashboard will show you exactly what you can spend today, this week and this month. Click on a circle to get more information or view all of your activity in the activity view. See real time updates on all of your spending at any time and adjust what you want to save or your income whenever you need to.
This app is super simple to use and before you know it you’ll be able to afford that European vacation you’ve been dreaming of.
Check out the below video to check out a little more about this great app.
The National Women's Business Council recently appointed three new women to the prestigious group of Council Members including Rosana Privitera Biondo, Pamela Prince-Eason and Anne D. Shybunko-Moore. "I am honored to welcome these women to the Council," said sitting NWBC Chair Carla Harris, "each one of them has an extensive track record of not just successful business leadership, but also a commitment to the advancement of women in business.
Rosana Privitera Biondo is a founding employee of Mark One Electric Co., Inc., a specialty electrical contracting firm. In 1994, she became the President and an owner of Mark One Electric Co, Inc. Under her leadership and with the support of her tremendous staff, Mark One Electric has grown into one of Kansas City's top ten Electrical Contractors. She also served as the President of the Board of Directors for Women Construction Owners & Executives, USA during 2011-2013.
Pamela Prince-Eason is the President and CEO of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prince-Eason's dedication to women's business leadership is illustrated in her many professional and personal roles advancing women's excellence and opportunity.
Anne D. Shybunko-Moore is President and Owner of GSE Dynamics Inc., a defense manufacturer founded in 1971 and located on Long Island, NY. GSE specializes in providing complex structural assemblies direct to the United States Air Force, Navy and Army, as well as prime to Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Sikorsky. Anne joined GSE in 2001, and has been strategically growing the company and expanding its capabilities.
The highly coveted spots on the Council are congressionally appointed. The NWBC advises the White House, Congress and the SBA on issues of women and entrepreneurship. While the issue of women and their access to capital and markets gains momentum, women still face significant barriers when trying to start and grow businesses.