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GUEST POST: Why You Can’t Afford Not to Invest in your Health

GUEST POST: Why You Can’t Afford Not to Invest in your Health

Many of us try and try again to improve our health. We try to eat healthier, exercise regularly, or commit to healthy living and only a small percentage succeed.

So why do so many people fail to live a healthier lifestyle:

They believe they have no time. If you exercise 1 hour every day of the week, you are only exercising 4% of your time. Are you worth 4%???? During this small time investment, you manage your weight, increase your stamina, ward off viral illnesses, reduce conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke and certain types of cancer. You are also strengthening your heart, keeping your arteries clear and it reduces stress. Only 4% of your time gives you all these benefits. Don’t have 1 hour per day? Break in up into 10 minutes segments, it gives you the same results as a full hour.

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New Orleans Saints: Catastrophe to Champion – 3 Quickies to Victory in Personal Finance

February 9, 2010 Personal Development, Personal Finances Comments Off on New Orleans Saints: Catastrophe to Champion – 3 Quickies to Victory in Personal Finance
New Orleans Saints: Catastrophe to Champion – 3 Quickies to Victory in Personal Finance

Several years ago, Hurricane Katrina left New Orleans in a devastated situation.  New Orleans, LA and surrounding cities in the wake of this natural disaster are still rebuilding their communities, local economy and way of living in the bayou.

But as of last Sunday’s Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts, the New Orleans Saints won something even more…world-class confidence.

They brought a huge victory to the people of New Orleans, a story of inspiration and courage, that many of us can follow even if we aren’t Saints fans.  What a great American story…to rise up from destruction and become a champion!  Well how does that relate to personal finance?  Simple. Any Wall Street executive, day trader or financial planner can easily tell you that the markets rise and fall on one major factor…consumer confidence.

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Chris Searcy: How an Indie Artist Turned His Passion into Profit

Chris Searcy: How an Indie Artist Turned His Passion into Profit
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Once a week, we profile an entrepreneur that has taken the courage to go way past their comfort zone to achieve the dream that God has placed solely in their heart.  This week’s featured entrepreneur is, Chris Searcy, an indie (independent) artist who produced his own hit song, Addicted.  By continuing to follow his passion, in the midst of a recession and amongst naysayers or “haters”, his song Addicted has climbed up the charts to #14 on the Gospel Music Channel’s top 20 songs.  His story and example is truly one that exemplifies an individual that has found their passion and found a way to turn it into profit.

What does an indie artist have to do with being an entrepreneur? Everything!  Without a major music label backing him, Chris not only has created his own hit song, but his own music label My Radio Records and is responsible for the management and marketing of his work.  Enjoy this video highlight of Chris Searcy and be sure to download the full interview below.

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City Church Notes: Four Ways to Reach Your Dreams with Pat Mesiti and Chris Searcy Performs Addicted

February 1, 2010 Faith-based Leadership, Personal Development, Personal Finances Comments Off on City Church Notes: Four Ways to Reach Your Dreams with Pat Mesiti and Chris Searcy Performs Addicted
City Church Notes: Four Ways to Reach Your Dreams with Pat Mesiti and Chris Searcy Performs Addicted

Before we get into the Word, we had a blast with a performance by Chris Searcy who sang , Addicted.  That brotha was off the chain ! (Choreography by Pastor Kent Munsey…lol!)  If you missed church last night, the best I can do is share his video…by the way, his song hit the Top 20 Songs on the Gospel Charts…that’s amazing for an independent artist!  Tweet or share this post to help him continue getting the word out!  Here is Chris Searcy’s song, Addicted…raisin’ the roof in the House of the Lord!
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Men’s Clothing: Looking Sharp Without Going Broke

Men’s Clothing: Looking Sharp Without Going Broke

We got a lot of laughs from my post on Chicago Now’s blog – Baller to Businessman in 15 Easy Steps.  It got a ton of Tweets, blog comments and 130+ Diggs.  In this day and age, even in a bad economy, men still have to look sharp in their clothing.  First impressions are everything from a job interview to negotiating a business deal and prospecting for customers or clients during a networking event.

Unfortunately, many people will still judge a book buy it’s cover.  Not to say that it is fair, but it is our own human nature that does so.  Therefore, if they are going to judge a book by it’s cover, make it a GREAT cover!

Here was a video from CNN’s site on Men’s Clothing – great fundamental to looking sharp without going broke.

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5 Tips to Help Make Your New Year’s Resolution a Reality

January 9, 2010 Personal Development Comments Off on 5 Tips to Help Make Your New Year’s Resolution a Reality
5 Tips to Help Make Your New Year’s Resolution a Reality

Resolution [rez-uh-loo-shuh n] – a course of action determined or decided on

We hear it all the time, “When the New Year comes, I’m going to start a new diet, an exercise program, start saving more money, and get my financial house in order…” Yadda, yadda, yadda. The fitness industry will tell you that their biggest boom in business is always at the beginning of the year and after a few months, they will never see their newly signed up members again. Many health clubs make a bulk of their money from 80% of the people they do not see after Spring Break that continue to still pay monthly fees, along with the regulars who come often and consistently. I find it funny when I ask personal trainers what people ask for when they are hired. People say, “I want the abs I used to have in high school” or “fit into my favorite dress I have not work in years”.

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Personal Branding Tips To Attract Wealth

Personal Branding Tips To Attract Wealth

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Often times through social networking, you meet courageous, God-inspired people.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jaye during the broadcast of our Monday AM show “Making God First Mondays“.  She is ON FIRE  and quite the friend to us, by constantly spreading the word of our Chicago-based financial talk radio show from a faith-based perspective.  She too, is a fellow broadcaster and you can tune into her radio show by clicking here and the link at the bottom of this post.  I am so thankful for her contribution to our blog!

May God continue to bless you abundantly Jaye!!

Enter Jaymerican:

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WGN’s Chicago Now Talk Radio Show: Money Smart Tips to Build Again in 2010

WGN’s Chicago Now Talk Radio Show: Money Smart Tips to Build Again in 2010

Let’s Build Again in 2010…so what better way than to share some Money Smart Tips during the Chicago Now Show on WGN Radio 720 AM, TODAY (1/2/2010) from 11:30-Noon!

Here are some of the tough questions I will attempt to cover, regarding strategies in planning for retirement and finding money for our kid’s college education:

What does the President Bush’s Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 have to do with the way American’s are planning for retirement today?

Why is traditional ways of financial planning wasting time?

What are the 3 most fearful trends affecting our financial security and what should we do about it?

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Building True Wealth throughout the New Year

Building True Wealth throughout the New Year

We wish you all well throughout the New Year!  I know 2009 was rough…but we’re still standing!  2010 brings us a great fresh start and new beginnings.  We closed out our 2009 with an event we consider “Building True Wealth”.  The financial strategy of GIVING, never goes out of style and continues to reap dividends long-term.

Know that we are constantly praying for you all and if you have specific questions, prayer requests or would like to volunteer at our next event…give us a call 708.686.2000 x8

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City Church Notes: Peopleology – Dealing with Dissatisfaction

December 6, 2009 Faith-based Leadership, Personal Development Comments Off on City Church Notes: Peopleology – Dealing with Dissatisfaction
City Church Notes: Peopleology – Dealing with Dissatisfaction

Another great message tonight by Pastor Steve Munsey of City Church Chicago.

This is my way of recharging the batteries for the week so here are some notes you can glean from.  Also, if you are in Chicago, consider dropping by one Sunday night with your family and pay a visit!

Pastor Kent Munsey –

Is anyone here in an agreement that money and “things: really don’t buy happiness?

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