Nothing compares to you by Dr Marina Nani

Transformational Leadership through inspiration

 

Leadership, by James McGregor Burns is a book published four decades ago which introduced transformational leadership known as a process where “leaders and their followers raise one another to higher levels of morality and motivation.”

According to James McGregor Burns, leaders work with their team to identify the need of a certain change, create a vision and commit to delivering the change through inspiration. His concept influenced other transformational leaders, it is studied at world class universities and brought him a Pulitzer Prize, among other recognitions and awards.

What would humanity be without transformational leaders?

How many leaders do you know who inspire you raise at the highest level of morality and motivation?

 

We live in a very cynical world and modern competition is making new rules that are conditioning you to become somebody you are not. Yet, nothing compares to you. Are you aware that you are the only one who can be you?

We witness a social shift, and people know there is more, they want to further their education but without a system that works, recording fast results is a true challenge. I asked hundreds of people who join us this year how was their experience of sharing their story, and they all said that they feel inspired to be more.  Imagine what is available when billions of people feel empowered to share their own story and receive the recognition they deserve…

Become your best Spokesperson

I am very grateful for joining the MTN team in our efforts to create and deliver the good news. Since October 2016 we shared well over two thousand stories, online, in print, books, magazines, in front of the camera, and on stage. At the #Stardust awards 2017 in London, people from around the world created a feast for the soul, sharing their story, giving and feeling abundant. It is my intention to keep sharing your news with the world and become a limitless source of inspiration!

Over the years I’ve invested in countless personal development programs, I went around to world and spoke on five continents, I’ve met very rich and very poor people. I’ve met thousands and thousands of total strangers, including myself. And, yet, I felt that more needs to be done. The Quantum of Light and Sovereign, are the magazines I wish somebody else could offer me when I first adventured into transformational leadership.

From one hand we have 5% of the population who are aware of their unique talent and create prosperity for themselves, from the other hand we have 95% of the population who don’t know who they are and focus on what they don’t have, in a terrible trance of struggles.

Our new adventure is the BYP – TV Channel and I want to invite you to be interviewed on my talk show (The #Stardust Show). Broadcast your Passion teaches the art and science of being authentic, and focus on your existing abilities and strengths, as an individual who leads with purpose. Where do you start to lead? Leading your own life, being your own Sovereign is the starting point of inner greatness. I am fully aware that un-learning what society conditioned you to believe- think- behave, is a tall order. My own children, like millions of other students, were told that being average is a safe route and that alone, is heart-breaking, to say the least. Do you want your children or grandchildren to think they are average just because they were told to be so?

Raise above all challenges, become visible

Most people are not even aware of their genius, and they will find it hard, if not impossible, to accept that their genius is the very fabric of their DNA. Executives and leading entrepreneurs are kind and giving people, but they have to learn how to receive the recognition they deserve. In my own experience giving without receiving blocks your energy flowing into the right direction. Learning to receive the recognition you deserve, makes you abundant and generous.

BYP is a total branding solution for people who make a significant difference locally and deserve to be known globally. To become the face of good news, you need to inspire others to see themselves with a fresh pair of eyes. Imagine what is possible when you elevate each person you meet. Imagine what could happen when nobody would look down on anyone, anymore, unless they want to lift them up.

While there are thousands of great programs available online, we create the experience of being recognized for your talent, and be the leader of your industry. BYP inspires you to think strategically and focus on your strengths through communication, compassion and congruency.

If you want to make the headlines and front-page news with our tv channel or our business newspaper, your story matters.

In the month of November alone over 14,000 people joined our list.

If you want to inspire your team, your colleagues, co-workers and clients, what better way to publicise all your news than sharing your story? If you want your ideal clients to receive your latest news, what better way than delivering the news yourself on the only Good News TV Channel?

Nothing compares to you. 

Join me in January at Make The News London

Become the opportunity you seek.

#STARDUST Show- Interview slot

Abundance is a choice by Dr Marina Nani

Back to reality

Feeling nostalgic while packing up your Christmas tree and putting away your festive looks for another year? During the celebrations season you experienced good feelings, despite the pressure coming with Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties, you found all the resources to enjoy a good time. It was difficult not to enjoy the excitment, after all, everybody was so nice and kind, all the gifts and wrapping up, giving and receiving, it was a magical time filled with”feel good” atmosphere…At times seemed normal to smile with no reason… So, what is different now, on 2nd January? You could say: “Well, Marina, now is back to reality.”

And I have to ask: Who’s reality?

What is going to happen to your new, but short lived, Abundance mentality?

While packing up the Christmas decorations and all celebrations trimmings, the thought of a different ” reality”, where people become mean and ruthless, arguments over nothing hit the air, so was the merry go round just for Christmas? Is being jolly a seasonal choice?

If you were to be a jury and judge Abundance and Scarcity, who would you let live? Who would be your choice?

Let’s look at the impact Scarcity makes in your life first. Do you have a hard time receiving the recognition you deserve? Do you find it hard to understand all the awards and credits others receive, and don’t really like the credit they are given, and how their profits are skyrocketing as a result of being recognised? Are you asking yourself: What is so special about this woman, or man, so what if they received an award? How are they any better than you? Why are they acting from a place of power while you feel powerless? Why they feel empowered and profit from their role in the market place and you don’t?

Do you find it difficult to be happy for them?

Divorce your limitations

Social, emotional, spiritual alienation are the most terrible illnesses that supress individual’s true potential and progress in modern society. Millions of people experience a disconnect from their life purpose, from what they want in life and are facing very distressful circumstances as a result.

Is it possible to divorce your limitations? Is it possible to attract what you want? Is it possible to feel generous and abundant? What could reconnect you with a positive energy?

You are in a trance all the time, and being in a trance of Scarcity or Abundance is the most personal choice you could ever make.

What is the worst that could happen if you were to choose an Abundant Mentality? What could happen knowing that there is plenty to go around, more than enough to share the recognition you deserve, the profits you make, the power you receive and give?

The very nature of being creative is being a giving person but unless you understand and accept that receiving is as important as giving, could instate a scarcity mentality.  Mastering your talent is about allowing an inner sense of personal worth to govern your life. While many people focus on chasing opportunities, I believe that becoming the opportunity you seek, giving more of what you want, opens new possibilities into your own repertoire of skills, abilities and unique talents.

The Best Kept Secret

At The Stardust Awards 2017 I had the privilege of interviewing Marie Diamond, globally renowned Transformational Teacher, Leader, Speaker and International Best-Selling Author. Marie is also the only European star in the worldwide phenomenon, The Secret, but for me Marie is The Best Kept Secret, The Abundance Goddess. She uses her extraordinary knowledge of Energy, Quantum physics, the Law of Attraction, to support individuals, organizations and corporations to transform their success, financial situation, relationships, motivation and inspiration.

Marie’s clients include billionaires, multi-millionaires, A-list celebrities in film and music (like Steven Spielberg, Rolling Stones, Paula Abdul, Dan Aykroyd, etc.), top-selling writers and motivational speakers (like Rhonda Byrne, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, John Gray and Marianne Williamson and Vishen Lakhiani), top athletes and sportsmen in Basketball, Soccer, Golf, leaders from Fortune 500 companies (like BP-Amoco, Exxon Mobil), CEOs and Top leaders in several top global MLM companies (like Lyoness, WorldVentures, Nikken, Herbalife, It Works Global, Forever Young etc.) and governmental leaders and organizations (like in Belgium, Kazakhstan, Russia, Iceland, USA, Canada and Mexico).

Founding member of the only Global Transformational Leadership Council, Founder and President of the Association of Transformational Leaders of Europe, Marie is considered as one of the top 100 Transformational Trainers, Speakers and Authors in the World. At present, Marie Diamond lives on the French Riviera, near Monaco.

You are using your extraordinary knowledge of the Law of Attraction, Energy, Quantum physics, Feng Shui to help both individuals and corporations to transform their financial status, relationships and success.  I remember a time not long ago when we were in London waiting for a black cab for you, but none of the black cabs driving by will stop when we hailed. Then, a…vanilla cab arrived and stopped right in front of you. Personally, I never seen a vanilla cab in London before.

What attracted a vanilla cab to you that day? And what defines you, as an individual?

 

What defines you as an individual, is your energy.

I was born in Belgium, and after living in California in the United States, I am now residing on the French Riviera near Monaco. My work takes me where my students are, and I found myself travelling between several continents to connect with my clients in more than 190 countries. Before shifting my focus to the Personal development and the Human Potential movement, I was a successful corporate lawyer in Europe.

When I first started my carrier as a Feng Shui consultant in America, everybody tried to discourage me, it was twenty-five years ago, and some will say ” Why don’t you go back to your country? You don’t stand a chance in this industry, what is different about what you do, how could you possibly be successful?”

For me, as a migrant woman, it was very difficult to succeed and even more difficult to give up. I replied by saying that everybody got a different flagrance, and some love pistachio, or a different flavour. Each person got a different flavour of energy, my energy is vanilla. I just love vanilla and vanilla defines me. I love vanilla. Of course, I am not for everyone, but those who love vanilla, will be attracted to me because I love vanilla.  It is very important to employ certain Energy and Feng Shui principles to establish the perfect vibrational frequency that will draw in your ideal clients and manifest the outcome of your choice.

I wrote about the power of manifestation in my book “Transform your Life”

The book is a step by step guide to activate your home and finally manifest the future you want. Aligning your spiritual, human and earthy luck, you get the best results when you want to transform your life. There are 24 Transformational Principles to Maximize your Success, Abundance, Health, Romance and Wisdom in your life.

I the last 25 years I help millions of individuals, transforming different aspects of their life, from success, health, relationships, to spiritual wisdom.

What is possible when people reconnect with their energy?

“Thousands of people around the world want to change their lives, want to become wealthy, and I help them transform the way they see themselves, and as a result they start producing their own wealth. I help them understand that as a human being, you owe it to yourself to be more, become abundant and give more. I would say I am a very ordinary woman, like we all are, with access to the limitless experience that we have within ourselves. I learned to bring that ability forward when I reconnected with my own limitless energy.  It’s not my duty, not my task, it’s just my dream to reconnect people with that limitless energy they already have.

When I look in somebody’s eyes, I see their heart, I see beyond what they can see, most people only see their limitations, they only can see only what is not, instead of what is. They look at their problems, allow their challenges to bring them down, they feel sad and depressed. We are the creators of our own life but most people can’t see beyond the vail of the limited situations they have created for themselves, and find it difficult to go beyond that.

You need a little switch to access the amazing quantum that we all have access to. Some people practice yoga, meditation alternative healing methods and they all work, but first you have to become aware of that reconnection with your limitless energy is an actual possibility.

The power of Experience

It is often said that your success is influenced by the sum of the first five people you surround yourself with most of the time. While this might be true for some of us, nobody could tell you what to think, what to do or who to be. Being successful is a personal choice but for the most part, is dependent on your experiences and your personal choices you make along the way.

A simple experience like Christmas, or a New Year Eve’s party, could make you reflect on what is possible,  and could ignite your desire to be more, to have more and give more. What is that you want in 2018? What is your verdict on Scarcity and Abundance? I would say, just remember, you can’t have both- pick one horse and ride it. Do you want more from life? Embrace your heart’s Desire, allow new experiences in your life, open your mind into what is possible.

Meet Marie Diamond at the first LAW OF ATTRACTION event in 2018 in London. This time we go deeper into what the Earth Dog year is bringing you and how to manifest your results 33,3 % faster and more effortless for 2018.

https://www.facebook.com/events/198019790756303/

You could find Marie’s book on Amazon

(https://www.amazon.co.uk/Transform-Your-Life-attracting-Abundance-ebook/dp/B075Y232HV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514893896&sr=8-1&keywords=Transform+your+life+by+Marie+Diamond)

 

 

 

 

Manhattan Beach Pier by Dr Marina Nani

What are best ways to deliver the value I create for this world?

For some people life is a vision board, for me is a walk on Manhattan Beach Pier. Few years back, I’ve took 928 feet walk on Manhattan Beach Pier that changed the way I see myself. As I went along towards the end of the pier, I could see the sky and the ocean becoming one, and the closer I watched them, the more clearly, I could SEE them as one single reality, and I could see myself and my purpose as one single reality. If my life is the ocean and my purpose is the sky, they are only one, they can’t be divided into two entities, even, by definition, they are two worlds apart.

After my Eureka moment, I go back to Manhattan Beach Pier each time I need a renewed sense of clarity. Each time I go back to the pier, my dream becomes a vision and that vision becomes my only reality.

After each barefoot walk on the Manhattan Beach Pier, I take small steps towards my big dream, but I take massive risks with each step. Looking back, before taking this “now or never” path, I ask myself better questions. One of the question I had to ask myself more often, almost daily is:

” Why people like to create so much value but are reluctant to deliver it?”

While the higher power communicates with humans, and gives humans the inspiration they need to invent new concepts and turn big ideas into better realities, it is up to us, humans, to deliver or not. It is not what life gives you or doesn’t give you, is what you do with what life gives you or doesn’t give you…From all I know, a struggle is more important than you might think, and each struggle you are blessed with, is your opportunity to discover an unique solution to it. Here is the simple truth about your purpose: what you do with it once you have it, it is a very personal choice- but that choice makes or breaks your purpose.

What exactly do I want to achieve in the next 1000 days?

Since I took that walk for very first time, I had a place to go back “home” each time I had doubts about my purpose, each time social conditioning, limiting beliefs and negative circumstances tried to pull me out from this new reality where I know I am my purpose. Knowing that your purpose is not an external goal, or destination, makes it very clear: you are who you make of yourself, and your only purpose is to become the best you could be in any given situation, each day, when nobody is watching, when nobody could witness what is happening within you. Actually, I have a word that sums it, a bit of warning here, this new word is made up from two words: Winning and Within= Withing.

On reflection, looking back at 2017, it would be fair to say that I took a massive risk, and placed a cardiac arrest bid on a black horse, before the horse could enter the Inner Circle. Do I have regrets investing in people who did not deliver expectations or maybe did not even show up when it was their turn to show up? The truth is that I would not change a single step of the way that brought me where I am today, four days before 2017 is closing its doors.  Each time I placed a bid this year, I did not expect anyone else to enter the Inner Circle, so others could SEE the horse in the Inner Circle and place a bid on that horse. I am the black horse. I place the bid on me. I know that if a big dream visits me, I already have everything I need to turn it into a vision I all I have to do is to focus on what I have, forget what I don’t have. It is unfair to wait for the perfect moment to come for me. I take this present moment and turn it into a perfect moment. without worrying what others would think or not think of me. I am my purpose, not chasing it. Any challenge is nothing but an opportunity for you to become the opportunity you seek.

I am truly grateful for everything I did not receive from life because each challenge made me who I am, becoming the opportunity I seek. In ” real” terms, I created a solution that I wish somebody could offer it to me when I was about to give up, when I could not go forward and could not go backwards and I felt stuck between my dream and my reality.

My Big dream is to end poverty and #STARDUST Prosperity is designed to empower at least 1,000 people to become millionaires within the next 1000 days.  This is not just another dream but an evolving vision impacting the way you see yourself as an unique individual who is recognised for your true worth. The two magazines, Sovereign and The Quantum of Light, the Stardust Show, BYP- our new tv channel, Broadcast Your Passion, the new series or red-carpet events and exhibitions, are all designed to help you deliver your vision, the value you created already. In many ways, I left no rock unturned to give you the stage from where you could shine and step into your own light.

What is the purpose in my day to day life?

Do you feel trapped in this set of complicated circumstances, where you don’t really have a say…Do you feel that no matter what you do, nothing will change, no matter how hard you try, things will eventually stay the same? Maybe you feel that having a purpose is not something you could experience, even all these celebrities, high profile people already reached a point from where they all understand their life purpose? Maybe it is simply not for you to have a purpose? Maybe you are not selfish enough to drop everything and everyone who depends on you right now, to start looking for one- that is not you, being egocentric is not who you want to become…

I had those thoughts myself, for decades, and it took me a 928 feet walk on Manhattan Beach Pier to understand something that changed my life: I am my purpose. The Purpose of my daily existence is to become the person who can deliver my vision. Each time I am not sure where to go next, I fly there to take another barefoot walk, into the unknown.  And each time I go back into the “real” world knowing that I am limitless.

Join me on the next carpet experience and broadcast your passion

http://makethenews.co.uk/

Prosperity comes in big numbers by Dr.Marina Nani

“Reserve a place at Crisis at Christmas”

Like most people, I was born into the Julian Calendar and for 2002 years people born before me did the same. I am not going to delve into what you, me and too many generations of intelligent, gifted people, missed for decades in their life, planning and calculating success based on others…miscalculations.

You can’t even keep anyone accountable for how they ‘pre- designed ‘ your life way before you were born, 2058 years ago…After all, I am known for creating The Good News Channel and I focus on what I have in front of me: YOU!

I don’t know about you, but, for me, Christmas doesn’t look like Christmas anymore…There is so much abundance and, yet, our society is in crisis, at best. Just to mention one of the challenges we all face while walking on our streets, how do you explain to your two years old granddaughter when she asked: WHY IS THIS MAN SLEEPING IN THE COLD?

Official reports show alarming numbers throughout independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent anti-development economic trends. While politicians, leaders, scientists and volunteers are working on new policies and each speech you heard this Christmas encourages you to care for those less fortunate than you, I can’t help but wonder: REALLY? When I first read “Reserve a place at Crisis at Christmas” I felt like an accomplice to a sinister jock… Is hosting a festive dinner for homeless people at Paddington Station on Christmas Day, when the train stop running, the solution, or just a superficial bandage to an old wound?

BE THE SOVEREIGN OF YOUR OWN LIFE

Chagrin, disappointments and confusion are coming into your life in raising numbers, while your bank account is going into smaller and smaller numbers, diminishing your confidence, and burying your dreams alive. Celebrating your Genius is a tall order. It is so much easier to deny your existing abilities, and decide to be insignificant, overwhelmed by your own dreams…The thought of giving up my Big Dream visited me many times since I start daring to dream big: Empowering at least 1000 people to become millionaires within 1000 days.

There is too much non-sense attached to this as called “personal development industry ” which is, largely, about “bums on seats”. As if that makes any sense…not to me anyway! Back in 2012 I had to speak in front of a very large audience and I had no idea that I have a story…then something magic had happened: I realised that my story is mine, but it is not mine to keep, it is mine to share. I am just the Messenger for somebody who is waiting for the good news.

Where do you find good news in a world where the only focus goes on “things” and people are just as good as their to do list. Is the world forgetting that human beings are not human doings?

In my own way I start minting a new coin, my own coin, on one side is my past with all the lessons and everything that had happened for me and on the other side my Vision. This is the tricky part: for your coin to be of value you have to deliver your vision.I have a wish to you my friend: Mint your own coin. Mind your own business. Focus on what matters: YOU! Trade the Julian Calendar algorithm for the #STARDUST Prosperity. I dare you: be your own sovereign! To overcome any challenge, you need to master only one of your existing abilities that matter the most in life: the ability to open the doors to your own heart. Once opened, the door to your own heart will never close again.

Gift yourself the gift of time, become memorable!

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Good News doesn’t sell Newspapers by Dr Marina Nani

 Experiences shape your life

In modern times, wisdom is a sacred place, the promised land, and takes a lot of courage to enter it. What could lead you to wisdom? In my own experience, reflection is seconded by mirroring. Mirroring creates desire. Desire leads to Experience- the secret key to your Wisdom. You go through education and come out bankrupt, not only financially but emotionally. You learn about others, you learn what others teach you about great leaders, inventors, scientists, and it is a bit intimidating knowing how great other people are already, knowing that everything was invented already.  But nobody teaches about who you truly are, nobody helps you discover your own silent powers or how to master your unique talent and embrace your truth.

I see life as this karmic coin, on one side you have your past, with all the lessons you learned, and on the other side you have your vision, born from all that had happened for you in the past. Unless you activate your vision, create your own reality, make your worth going around, like a valuable coin, you don’t own your life like a Sovereign. To be recognised for your sacrifices, for what you know, and who you are, you have to change the story you tell yourself, about yourself, when nobody is listening. Life is not about finding yourself or re-inventing yourself, life is about delivering the best version of yourself, your unique gift, that you were given at birth.

Good News Vs. Bad News

Often is said that your success is influenced by the first five people you surround yourself with most of the time. While this might be true for some of us, nobody could tell you what to think, what to do or who to be. Being successful is a personal choice but for the most part, is dependent on your experiences.

When you have experiences that make you reflect on what is possible you start mirroring what you see, and that ignites your desire to be more, to have more and give more. Desire will allure you into allowing new experiences in your life, opening your mind into what is possible.

Unlike earthy things you own, and could be taken away from you without your consent, an Experience is something that nobody could take away from you, even if you lost everything else. Remembering what you done something as special as walking on a red carpet, made incredible connections with total strangers while sharing the space with extraordinary people of Significance, reminds you of who you could be, if you really want to make a significant difference.

There is a limitless hunger for visibility, coming from ordinary people who lead extraordinary lives, people outside the entertainment and movie industry, people who know the price of a pint of milk, who want to be seen, want to be heard. We live times when each one of us is awakening to a world of possibilities, we become more abundant as have something to give, and giving is making you resourceful.  Even local people who come with a simple solution to a specific struggle, could expand their reach to create and add value to others’ life, globally.  Nobody can guarantee your success, but most of the time, being successful is just a matter of being present at the right time, at the right place.

There are opportunities available, but not enough to serve the growing number of brilliant agents of change, visionaries, executives, leading entrepreneurs, creative people who want their voice to be heard, their solution to be shared. Those rare opportunities for interviews on tv or radio are overshadowed by bad news or big news, leaving nothing in between.

Apart from celebrities who are trained to be in front of the camera or a new sex scandal, who can go on prime time, who can make the headlines to sell the newspapers? While everybody is sick and tired of bad news, very few people are ready to make the good news. Others might think that good news can’t sell, but I like the challenge, as I know how empowering is for the person next door to make the news and showcase their story, their Stardust Story.

 

Visibility and the aftermath

Your Life is as good as your opportunities are, and while some people complain about having access to fewer opportunities than others, I think that I have the solution for it:  why not create the opportunity you seek?  Success is not about what you receive or you don’t receive in life, but about what you do about what you receive in life, and, especially what you don’t receive in life. The beauty of having great experiences is that you don’t need to create them, you just need to enter them, same way you walk into a palace for the first time. What drives me create experiences for our customers is not the stress of hosting events but the outcome of red carpet experiences, the possibility that you might reshape your life. Everything else is history…

Social, emotional, spiritual alienation 

When is last time when you felt listened to? My passion is to broadcast your passion, release inhibitions, help you feel listened, allow communication take place both ways. Social, emotional, spiritual alienation is now a terrible illness that kills dreams and progress in our society. Engagement is the cure and the outcome of Make The News. People are telling me how we change their life- they even walk differently after sharing their #STARDUST on our stage.

My life was totally transform after speaking on stage. And yes, it was a traumatic experience at the time, but what had happened, happened for me, not to me. It is my dream to bring more people on stage to share their story and broadcast from stage. It is my dream to help you share your genius, and se where the Stardust takes us next. We create and deliver the Stardust stage.  to promote each person who is part of the experience. We don’t want attendants but participants. Once you come to Make The News, London or to your own home town, you have no choice but to go on stage and speak, showcase your story, become your best spokesperson. Our official photographer and filming crew capture the essence of your brilliancy and your message is projected through professional pictures and filming. You will be shocked to see how being visible opens not only the door to magazines, radio and tv, but opens the door to your own heart, that door that once opened, never closes again.

The wave of emotional intelligence we create together at our red carpet experiences, it is not necessarily about you and me, but about the people who otherwise will carry their illness without even knowing that there is a name for it, and we have the cure.

Our next Red Carpet Experience takes us back to The Reading and Writing Room (Royal Horseguards Hotel in Central London) where Sir Winston Churchill re-wrote history, where George Bernard Shaw,  made a memorable impact and influenced on Western theatre, culture and politics for decades and beyond. Why not become memorable yourself, after all!  “Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world” – George Bernard Shaw

Stardust Awards 2017

So… Magnesium…Why do we need it?

It’s a mineral that is very easy for the body to lose… You can’t magic magnesium!
Nowadays, we are at a disadvantage environmentally. Our soil contains less than 70% of the minerals content compared to 100 years ago and magnesium is not replenished by most growers.

Top Tip: If you grow your own… You can put magnesium sulphate (Epsom salts) on your own veggie patch to enrich your produce.

  • A LACK of magnesium is implicated in so many conditions:
  • Circulatory
  • Poor circulation,
  • Heart attacks,
  • Blood pressure issues
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Cancer
  • Kidney problems
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep issues
  • Migraines
  • Muscle pain
  • Bloating
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • ME
  • Fibromyalgia

Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.

So, what is happening that makes magnesium so important?

This is the science bit….. at a Cellular level…. we have 4 electrolytes that play a part in good health:

Calcium & Sodium. 
These 2 inhabit the outside of the cell for the most part.

Now if you have one or more of these:
– a stressful lifestyle,
– a poor diet consisting of processed or “on the go” food, which is high in saturated fats, sugar & salt,
or, if you have lots of
– milk products,
– wheat-based foods.
Then your body will be highly acidic. This starts changing the gut bacteria … And compromises the ability to process and absorb nutrients and then these factors make these 2 electrolytes over dominant.

Amongst other things, this has the effect of attracting water uptake – and extra sodium (salt) leads to bloating.

Magnesium & Potassium

These inhabit the inside of the cell and their role is to draw in lipids (fats) and clear out toxins from the cell.
At night magnesium and potassium move back into the cell to help the liver cleanse and detoxify ready for the next day.

First thing in the morning then, this is the happy situation for our cells but as the day progresses the charge in the cell is released and magnesium is lost.

In people with an auto-immune disease, such as Fibromyalgia and ME this movement is being hindered. Magnesium is important for energy in the cells (ATP) and we know that Magnesium is particularly good for ME type illnesses.

With an imbalance of these electrolytes, the cell is dehydrated or the cell is in a state of tension.
This is because Calcium and Sodium = constriction
And Potassium and Magnesium = relaxation

This inability for the cells to relax leads to conditions such as Asthma, Migraines. and Restless Legs Syndrome.
We are also more prone to Arthritis as Calcium is held in the joints.

Higher levels of Calcium also affect the formation of Arteriosclerosis and effects Cholesterol levels.

Magnesium is key to managing constipation as we need both movements of relaxation and constriction to create peristalsis. If magnesium levels are low there is no relaxation phase.

Magnesium also helps to keep stress hormones under control. Stress strips the body of magnesium. Leading to anxiety … Palpitations….and Weight loss…. or sometimes Weight gain. We also need magnesium to produce Serotonin, anti-depressants such as Prozac don’t replace magnesium!

Magnesium opens the glucose channels in the cell wall … So, without it insulin bounces off the cells. This is a factor in Insulin resistance and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. At the point of ovulation, magnesium levels drop. In the last 2 weeks of the menstrual cycle, they are very low. Because magnesium helps to process fats if they are lacking then you can’t produce Prostaglandins (the sex hormones) that balance the glandular system.

If suffering from PMT symptoms such as bloating and headaches are relieved by magnesium as this mineral changes the brain chemistry to establish a better electrolyte balance.

So, can you take too much? Yes, you could get hypotension! But this is only likely if on a low calcium diet. However, our food is rich in Calcium and is very commonly fortified.

Not only is Magnesium more prone to lose than any other, it is also very difficult to digest, as the cell wall, particularly if dehydrated, is hard. This is more common if you have low stomach acid and it is recommended that you improve stomach acid and peptides to ensure effectiveness.

When you take away stress ..which creates dehydration by the way…. the better you will digest your food. This is why it’s important to relax when you eat. We also need to address our thoughts, our body pH and practice how to breathe.

And finally – your CHOCOLATE CRAVINGS could be down to magnesium deficiency.

 

Top Tips:

Take magnesium away from food.
Drink 2 litres of water a day and add liquid chlorophyll. (Phtyolife)
Improve your digestion, with apple cider vinegar or correct supplements (contact Gill for advice)
Reduce stress
Look at alkalising your body with appropriate foods. (Correct breathing helps this too)

It takes up to a year to build up magnesium stores in the body – eating magnesium-rich foods will help but it is advisable to take a good quality supplement. I only use and recommend Body prime (I take 2-4 a day) you can get some here using my access code for a 10% discount 1810778

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Look here too for the spearmint flavoured Chlorophyll drink mentioned above – Phytolife.

Dietary sources: Green leafy vegetables aren’t the only foods rich in magnesium and chlorophyll. Here are the top 10 foods high in magnesium that you will want to add into your diet. Amounts required for basic maintenance:

(Men RDA 400 milligrams and Women RDA 310 milligrams a day)

  1. Spinach — 1 cup: 157 milligrams
  2. Chard — 1 cup: 154 milligrams
  3. Pumpkin seeds — 1/8 cup: 92 milligrams
  4. Yogurt or Kefir — 1 cup: 50 milligrams
  5. Almonds — 1 ounce: 80 milligrams
  6. Black Beans — ½ cup: 60 milligrams
  7. Avocado — 1 medium: 58 milligrams
  8. Figs — ½ cup: 50 milligrams
  9. Dark Chocolate — 1 square: 95 milligrams
  10. Banana — 1 medium: 32 milligrams

Other foods that are also high in magnesium include salmon, coriander, goat cheese and artichokes.

 

 

 

 

DR. GILL BARHAM

Is a Transformational Elite Health Coach, and Author of “The Heart of a Woman – How to look after the heart you give to the world.”

A Member of the Association of Transformational Leaders – ATL and

International Award Winning Speaker and “Miracle Molecule Host” for RADIO W.O.R.K.S. WORLD™  of

“Light hearted Conversations with People of Significance” and

“The Vitality Show”

DrGill@radioworks.world

Helping 1 million lives a year, every year, by addressing the global mega health trends of the 21st century.

 

 

 

7 Great Tips on Creating a Video Using Your Smartphone

Everyone has a smartphone and everyone loves video so its never been a better time to start using your smartphone to create video content for your Facebook page or other social media networks. Video is a great way to engage with fans, share important news and advertise new products. Yet, a lot of people are still apprehensive about being in front of the camera. Our quick and practical guide below will help you conquer those fears and create video content that generates engagement!

1) Always use the rear camera

Credit: GSM Arena

This may seem obvious but a lot of people still make this mistake. The rear camera of your phone is on average at least twice as good as the one on the front. If you want a decent and quality finish then make sure to use your rear camera and remember, the front camera is great for selfies but that’s about it!

 

2) Good lighting is key

Good lighting, especially on a smartphone, is crucial. This is partly due to smartphones having smaller image sensors and lenses than what you would find on a dedicated camcorder or SLR. Natural light works best but if that’s not possible try to have as many light sources as possible if indoors. Another important aspect is that light sources should come from behind the camera to avoid overexposure and lens flare, any light source in front of the camera is going to ruin your footage!

Credit: desktop-documentaries.com

 

 

3) Keep it steady

Keeping your camera or smartphone steady is crucial, especially on smartphones as they aren’t able stabilise the image as quickly as a proper camera. You can try holding the phone but for best results use a tripod. If you don’t have a tripod then improvise! Using simple household items you can create a sturdy tripod for your phone. For example, using some elastic bands and a plastic bottle you can create a homemade tripod. How? fill up the bottle first of all so its sturdy, then use the elastic band to wrap both ends of the phone around the bottle.  If you have a tripod for a camera, then get this out, attach the camera as per normal and then using elastic bands attach your smartphone to the flat side of the camera.

Credit: www.diyphotography.net

Check out this how-to tutorial from www.diyphotography.net for some ideas!

4) Get a good angle

You should place the camera angle at or above shoulder height. If you are standing then your shoulders should be near the middle of the screen and your waist towards the bottom. If you are sitting make sure you sit at a desk or table, this also doubles up as a flat surface on which to place your smartphone. When you are sitting remember not to slouch and keep your back straight as this affects how you come across on screen.

5) Speak clearly (and smile!)

It is VERY important that you know what you are going to talk about before you start talking! Its very easy to turn the camera on and your mind to go blank – umming and erring will not create the results you hope for. Take 10-15 minutes to write down a short draft of your speech, use bullet points and make sure you structure your speech so points follow each other and make sense. It is also very important to remember the call to action of your video so if you are presenting a new product, speak about the product. Don’t deviate from the subject as this will not create value for the viewer and they will likely switch off!

Finally, it may be obvious but easy to forget, SMILE. Smiling makes you look friendly and confident, it helps to reassure the viewer too and will make a world of difference to how you come across.

The Famous Mona Lisa…Frown or Smile

6) Landscape or portrait?

A lot of videographers will tell you that shooting video in portrait mode is a cardinal sin. This is not always the case and what you need to consider is what you are filming and where you plan to post the video. For example, if you are filming a promotional video where you will be filming yourself and that video is going on Facebook and Instagram than there’s very little point in using landscape, stick to portrait and be mindful that Instagram especially will crop your video to a 1:1 aspect ration (it will be square). This format will look best when viewed on a mobile device. If that’s your target audience then makes it easy for them. That being said, filming in Landscape mode will look good on all devices and on big screens too so again, it’s about where you plan to post the video.

Credit: blog.bufferapp.com

 

7) You are not a robot!

Act as if you are speaking to another person, speak as you normally would and avoid having a monotone, in other words, pretend the camera isn’t there and relax! This is not easy at first but with practice, you will get used to it. Also, remember to look directly at the lens so it gives the impression you are making eye contact with the viewer. Looking at your phone in general (or the screen, if you haven’t paid attention first point) will give the impression you are looking in a different direction. Other things to do to mitigate the robot effect is to use hand gestures, shift your weight, use humour and use your face to emphasize your words.

If he can do it, you can too!

7 Great Tips On Creating Facebook Posts That Generate Engagement

1) Have a clear goal and a call to action

A successful post on Facebook needs a clear goal. What do you want this post to achieve? Drive traffic to your site? Encourage comments that build a community? Get followers to share it? Having a specific objective will be much more effective and making it objective obvious will ensure its success!

Use an attention-grabbing headline if you want someone to click on a link. Create a special offer if you are introducing a new product. To drive replies and user engagement, use the trending section on Facebook to see what everyone is talking about. Create a post on one of these subjects. Depending on your content you may want to be a bit provocative but be advised when discussing sensitive and/or current subjects you may want to stay neutral and let your followers drive the debate. You can do this by asking your followers how they feel about x or what do they think about x, for example. (You will thank me when your inbox isn’t full of hate mail, it happens).

2) Include a photo or video

Visualisation works. Take this article, if I didn’t add photos and videos it would be pretty boring and I doubt you would be reading at all let alone get to the end. Same goes for your posts! Use photos and videos as much as possible. There is a caveat to this… A few months back Facebook introduced visual backgrounds, you probably have seen and used them. Visual backgrounds are great for sparking debates but that’s about it, the minute you add a link or go beyond a certain character length it will disappear and you will be left with a pretty boring text-only post.

When adding a photo or video keep in mind the content, does it reflect the overall objective of the post? Is it blurry? Same goes for the video. Is the sound ok? Is the quality ok? If not then maybe reconsider. Also, when adding video always try to use native video, this means video that’s been added directly to Facebook, you can upload video in the same way you upload photos so it’s easy to do. Native video gets far more engagement than linking from an outside source like Youtube.

3) Make an Emotional Connection

Appealing to your audience on an emotional level will help drive a much bigger response! Share content that connects with your audience sentiments. Pull at people’s emotions, interests, hopes and fears. Brand loyalty comes from your customer’s shared memories and experiences with your brand. Help create those memories instead of focusing on your product – your customers will buy your product because of your brand and not the other way around.

4) Keep it short and use compelling language

How often do you click the ‘Read More’ link to expand along facebook post? Not often? Most people do not either! If you have a lot to say, best you put that into an article on your website/blog and post the link to Facebook instead. At least that way you drive traffic to your site. Few will bother to read it on facebook because there is too much content in their feed and let’s be honest, we all have short attention spans. Always keep your posts below the Read More threshold!

A note on compelling language…. Click-bait is not compelling, it’s annoying! Facebook themselves are now actively deterring and penalising anyone click-baiting, be warned. What is click-bait? Well, “You will never believe the 3 things this girl did… ” <— That’s click bait, it’s purpose is to generate clicks without fulfilling the promise made by the statement. Your followers won’t be following you for long if they feel deceived. You wouldn’t either….

5) Pose a question or ask for engagement

Asking your followers for their opinion is a short fire way to drive engagement. This only works, of course, if you ask the right question. Understanding who your audience is is, therefore, paramount as asking questions with little to no interest for them will likely not lead to the result you hope for.

Another effective tool is to post to run quizzes and questionnaires, this is also an effective way to gauge what your audience wants to see from your content. Everyone loves a good quiz and it can give you mountains of free insight!

6) Provide Value

Whenever you share or post content, ask your yourself, what kind value am I providing? The best way to get your fan’s attention and drive engagement is to make sure there’s something in it for them. At the very least make them smile or laugh! At best, post something that inspires, teaches or adds value to their life.

7) Keep it real and honest!

When Ali G stood up in Parliament and told everyone to ‘Keep It Real’ he was right! Ok, maybe didn’t actually happen but the point still stands. Be honest, share things that provide value to others and keep it real!

Get our of Your Way and LEAD With Purpose!

So, you’re an entrepreneur? Congratulations! You have started up a business, things are going great, you’re doing really well, sales are good, but you are working 20 hours a day, 7 days a week! You are exhausted! You hardly see your family or friends, and you have no social life. You’ve been covering all the roles in business, and now it’s time to bring in the experts who are going to help you take your business to the next level. But how?

Successful businesses take great care of their team; who in turn will take great care of their customers; who in turn will stay loyal to the business.

An engaged and motivated team will in turn look after your customers!

In order to achieve all of this you must  have:

An engaged and motivated team who in turn will need:

  • Great leadership
  • Compelling vision and mission for the business
  • Aligned values
  • The right culture
  • Defined organisational structure with succession plan
  • Clear role descriptions
  • Clear responsibilities and objectives
  • Career progression
  • Performance management procedure
  • Opportunities to get involved in developing ideas and making business decisions

A high standard of customer service and that will require:

  • Strong identity or brand
  • Great product and or service
  • Customer support for aftersales
  • A marketing strategy to connect to customers
    • Website
    • Social media advertising
    • SEO/Adwords
    • Local opportunities

Successful Business also require:

  • A strategy to achieve their vision
  • Clear financial goals
  • Strong understanding of management accounts
  • KPIs for everyone to work towards
  • System for monitoring statistics
  • Celebrate successes
Ensure your team has a strategy to achieve your vision

I help businesses and entrepreneurs do just that! My coaching system will help you to Developing Your Vision and Mission; Developing Your Values and Culture; How to Define WHAT Roles You Need in Your Team; How to Define WHO You Need; Writing Compelling Adverts; Interviews & Selection and how to improve decision making process!

Want to find out how? Then join me for Make The News -Lead With Purpose on 18th October. I will be the Key Note speaker and will share with you some of the above points to help you build the right business strategy. Purchase a Diamond ticket and join me for the MTN Masterclasses where you can ask me direct questions relating to your business in a series of intensive coaching session with myself and other MTN Masters!

Make The News London – Lead With Purpose

Time: October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – October 18, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

Stardust Books’ Hour: Author Deenita Pattni

 

Interview by Dr Marina Nani

Deenita Pattni is an international Trainer, Mentor, Speaker, Author and Professional Speaking Coach. She is the founder of The Mind Vehicle Ltd & Viamii, a training and development company helping individuals live and recognise the true potential inside them. Her flagship training programmes include: The Rapid Recruitment Engine™, a full-service training programme that equips recruitment professionals with the skills they need to succeed in the industry, and Linked In – Cash In ConverterT™, an implementation workshop that trains entrepreneurs and recruitment professional on how to leverage LinkedIn to benefit their business, Born and bred in the heart of London, she grew up in a working-class family and was raised by her parents to achieve success and dreams in whatever she believed possible. In uenced by her father, who had an inner entrepreneurial air overlooked by the need to raise an extended family, Deenita worked in the corporate world for almost 17 years before allowing her entrepreneurial spirit to come to the forefront. A big advocate of personal development, Deenita took time out of her daily routine to attend seminars and workshops that changed her beliefs and perspectives on what success meant and how she could achieve it. Today, she speaks on stages around the world including Europe, Australia, South Africa, Singapore to name a few, sharing her knowledge and knowhow with others. Her big WHY is to help professionals overcome their limiting beliefs and feel empowered and encouraged to reach the business success they dream of by ongoing investment and development in themselves.

Recruitment Gems Uncovered

In many ways this book is the bible for Recruitment professionals or small start up business owners who need help implementing a recruitment strategy within the business to ensure they get the right staff in for success. “The recruitment industry is one that has picked up a bad reputation and I want to ensure that all recruiters dont fit that model – but instead show clients that you can be a successful and wealthy recruiter whilst also being caring and ethical” says Deenita.

“You are in the business of Communications”

Your book is not just another book, but an entire new concept on recruitment . You believe that the language you use is a strategy on its own, and the way you communicate is instrumental not only in business but in your personal life. What is unique about your approach on Recruitment?
“Recruitment Gems Uncovered is the bible for Recruitment professionals or small start up business owners who need help implementing a recruitment strategy within the business to ensure they get the right staff in for success. The techniques in the book are built on the foundation of NLP – a communications strategy and therapy which helps to develop a winning mindset where anything is possible. This is a book which can help all recruiters turn from good to GREAT.” 

Join Deenita Pattni on the red carpet in London where she will grace the STARDUST  Stage with amazing People of Significance who create and deliver value to help others understand their true worth.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-the-news-london-mindset-matters-tickets-36695365827

 

If you missed the interview on Book’s Hour with Author Deenita Pattni, this is a replay