Sunday, March 13, 2011

What I'm Reading

If you're anything like me, you've got big dreams and big goals. Sometimes, though, it's difficult to have a clear vision of how to reach them. Enter Brendon Burchard's book, The Millionaire Messenger. I first heard Brendon's name from my fitness guru, Chalene Johnson. She mentioned that she had attended one of Brendon's seminars and was hooked. Chalene has a reputation of integrity, and when she recommends someone or something, people listen. She has never steered me wrong.

So when she said Brendon was giving away advance copies of this new book for free, I jumped at the chance. After signing up, I have received several very informative videos, a guru guidebook, and now a copy of The Millionaire Messenger. I have found all of his material to be organized, concise, and clear. This book is no exception. If you are looking to share your message with the world, and make a profit while doing it, I highly recommend it.

Not only does he outline the steps that he used in building his empire, but he also goes deeper into the attitudes and beliefs that are necessary to be successful in the expert industry. You get clearly defined actions to take, as well as guiding principles to help you on your journey. What I most admire is Brendon's relentless focus on the service aspect of the industry. While he has built a multi-million dollar empire sharing his message, his continued focus is not just the money. His focus is integrity, excellence and service. He advises his readers to do the same. He is dedicated to building an industry of trust and support.

It's amazing how Brendon has de-mystified the expert industry and clarified the steps needed to begin building a business around your message. His writing is direct, purposeful, and inspiring. Sign up at his website to begin experiencing his work for free!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Chic Chef is Always a Lady

We're still in the beginning phases, but it's time to dream big...

Stop by and check it out!

I'm Going Nuts!

I've never been a huge fan of nuts, but because I have drastically changed my eating habits lately to embrace a healthier lifestyle, I know that they provide a ton of health benefits. So, I've started slowly with pre-packaged snack bags of 15 almonds as my morning snack for the last couple months. Not bad. I can deal. Then I saw this recipe the other day on a Food Network commercial. Salty and sweet? Sign me up! This just might make me a bona fide walnut lover...

Ellie Krieger's Maple Glazed Walnuts

***Breaking News!! The hubby is picking up the goods for this as we speak! A taste test is in my future.

***UPDATE: This recipe is Chic Chef de Cuisine approved! Very quick and tasty! I bagged them up to take to work for snacks. This would be a great holiday appetizer too!