Happy Easter! In honor of this holiday, I thought I would share some EGGcelent information about the good ol’ egg! Every once in a while, eggs get a bad rap, but science has proven time and again how beneficial eggs are in our diet.
First, they are a superb source of simple, lean protein. Replace your breakfast with eggs, and you just might lose weight! Three a day is acceptable…just skip the bacon.
Secondly, eggs also pack a punch and are a rich source of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. They keep you going, and that ain’t no yolk! Har har. I crack me up!
Okay, back to eggs…don’t buy into the whole cholesterol thing and how you should avoid eggs. For more than 70 percent of us, eggs provide good cholesterol (HDL) and don’t raise the bad (LDL). One egg is only 77 calories. Beat that with any other breakfast item that fills you up!
As you celebrate this wonderful season, don’t forget to appreciate and eat some eggs.
The older I get, the more important it is to me to surround myself with folks who are aligned with my values, beliefs, and goals. This doesn’t mean we are carbon copies of each other but rather we are on the same path…generally heading in the same direction. We might take different exits on the road of life, we ultimately want to end up in the same place. In the past, I wasted too much time and energy trying to “fit” with everyone. The reality is not everyone is destined to be in your inner circle, and that is OKAY!
In order to know if you have the right people with you on the journey of life, you must clarify what matters to you. Then, look for people who are aligned with your principles…people who will encourage you along the way. This requires discernment because some people are wolves in sheep clothing and will actually tear you down or minimally tolerate you. Life is much too short; find people who celebrate you as a human being!
In turn, be the kind of friend you would love to have. Give time and energy to those in your inner circle, and always show appreciation for those who invest back.
I’ve been training, coaching, and speaking for over 20 years. One of my frustrations is people who are unwilling to accept new ideas or concepts. Don’t be this person! Don’t get stuck in a rut and be unwilling to receive new thoughts or try new things.
Here are some good questions to ask yourself whether you are attending a workshop or your company is implementing new policies:
- Am I willing to admit I have room for improvement?
- Am I willing to make the necessary changes?
- Am I willing to try new strategies and techniques?
- Am I willing to commit and take action?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, I encourage you to explore “why.” You hold the key to growth. No one can make you excel and succeed. All training and coaching stems upon your willingness and receptivity to participate and engage.
As employers, keep this in mind as you develop your training and development plans. Let me know if I can be of service!
Easter is a wonderful opportunity to give someone you care about my A Healthier, Happier You! book that holds 101 ways to lessen stress. It’s calorie free and full of blessings!