Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Grow Ur Biz - Sour Grapes

Guest blog from Carol Ritter of

Research shows that 46% of Americans make New Year Resolutions and only 8% are kept.  Geez! I’m shocked, I’m disappointed, ok, I’m devastated.  Could this be an “ah ha” moment or are you going to be one of those 8%, that’s SOUR! 

Speaking of Sour- This resolution I kept many years ago. I resolved to a weekly diet of lemons.  Did you know that the all-natural alkalizing effect of fresh squeezed juice, from organic lemons, has a very powerful detoxifying effect that can purge toxins from the blood and help assist in removing harmful compounds from your body? Almost everybody has been misled to believe lemons are acidic, but inside your body lemons are an incredibly alkaline food that can help balance your body’s pH, which means better health and higher energy levels. Lemon juice has also been shown to improve your digestive function, acts as a mild diuretic and is loaded with healthy ingredients (citric acid, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, bioflavonoids, pectin) that helps boost your immune function. 

Not SOUR, just awesome!   I kept my new year’s resolution and have seen years of results.  I started practicing a healthy lifestyle.   One of my friends, Dr. Don Sheffield, says “practice makes permanent” rather than practice makes perfect. 

“No perfection expected no failure anticipated”.  Here are some practice makes permanent ideas for the New Year......

1.  Put a real 3 step action plan in place, make change a priority, have step one completed no later than April 1, 2014

2.  Visit that plan daily, as you are pouring your coffee or your lemon juice, think about how you can implement the plan, take action steps every day
3.  Celebrate your accomplishments, review progress monthly
4.  Build your business immune system, Practice, practice, practice, expect results
5.  Be pro-active stop putting out fires, just prevent them. 
If you don’t succeed with your resolutions/your-new plan/your new ideas, you will have a lot more than “SOUR”, you will have “SOUR Grapes.” in 2014. 

Carol S. Ritter, Motivational Speaker 
Results Only Business Coach & Featured Writer
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Carol serves as a featured writer for the Home News and the Lehigh Valley Chamber Blog.Carol is an accomplished professional speaker, coach and educational consultant specializing in innovative leadership, outrageous fundraising, million dollar marketing, and building organizational alliances throughout the country.  Carol’s creative  leadership with bullet proof ideas for recruiting MORE MEMBERS, MORE MONEY AND TER LEADERS. 610-442-4545  Like Carol on  Facebook at Caroltalks and CarolCoaches!  Carol S. Ritter, Immediate Past President, National Speakers Association Philadelphia

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