The Puzzle Of Motivation

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Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t.

2015-09-08T11:08:33+00:00

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    Q: I'm a 28 year old male with big dreams and high aspirations. However, I've been dealing with issues of sustained motivation, and fear for the past 10 years. As a result my life has suffered socially, and financially. I see many people around me getting ahead, but I seem to be trailing behind at every step. The hardest task I think I deal with is keeping my life in balance, and staying focused with all I desire to do. I've struggled with changing my beliefs about myself and reprogramming my mind for success for a long time.

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    You have some inner blocks that are holding you back. The problems are recorded in your chakras and thus you should have chakra work performed by a qualified (doesn't mean "certified"), and trusted energy healer. Instead of focusing on keeping your life in balance, focus on what you desire to do only. I really suggest that you read my e-book manuals: "The Money, Wealth, and Prosperity Manual", "The Mental Science Manual", and the new "Discovering Your Life's Higher Purpose" (highly recommended). I can totally relate to what you're saying and experiencing! You're just blocked! You may have some vital information stored in your natal chart as well. You need an inner diagnosis performed. If you order all the tools named above, I will give you the consultation for free so we can nail down the location(s) of the inner blockages. You very well may be blocked at the First, and Third chakras. Fear is stored in the First chakra, just to let you know. You can be helped, Beloved! Stay positive, and focus on your desires. Like I state in the "Mental Science Manual", play in your mind! Live in it and miraculously the things stored in the mind, and constantly played out will manifest.

    Product Links:
    The Mental Science Manual
    The Money, Wealth, & Prosperity Manual Vol. 1
    Discovering Your Life's Higher Purpose

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    Q: Hello, I am worried about my tongue because it has never been totally pink in years and it always seems to have a white cover over it. I use a tongue scraper, not consistently. I have been vegetarian for years but I recently began eating more of raw vegan diet (11 months). I'm assuming it is mucus or bacteria? Can you help?

    A:

    When you have a white coating on the tongue, it denotes the colon is taxed due to poor diet (consuming too many dead foods) and needs to be cleansed. The tongue is a part of the alimentary canal. I would suggest you perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE.

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    Q: I am starting to look at alternative medicines and food choices very seriously now, in fact I recently wrote a research paper on the subject, while reading your article you mentioned Dr Hulda Clark, I goggled her name and got some good and bad reviews. One article in particular caught my attention. If you could would you please read this article and give me your feedback. I am really interested in alternative medicine and I want to teach my kids about the options that they have. I am currently putting together a binder for my kids with things I have read about alternative medicines, detox, the harm that cooked foods(meats in particular) have on the body etc. This article bothered me and before I include any information on treatment from her clinic I wanted some feedback on this article.

    A:

    Hulda offers some very good information but she's a bit extreme in my opinion and she relies too much on gadgets for healing rather than the mind, diet, attitude, lifestyle, etc. The choice is up to you, Beloved, whether to include her clinic! From the article, Hulda's clinic looks very frightening! I probably wouldn't include it!

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    Q: I live in New Jersey and I'm interested in where can I purchase these crystals you spoke about on one of your audio tapings and I'm also interested in water alkaliner/oxygenizer. The one you spoke about drinking and giving you the energy to move many boxes.

    A:

    Call information (411) and ask for SOOTHE YOUR SOUL in Redondo Beach, California (located on Pacific Coast Highway). This store sells both crystals and the water alkalizer machine.

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    Q: Why do people that have herpes, have less outbreaks as time goes on? I have read your articles on this disease, and I also have listened to your audio articles.

    A:

    Simply because slowly but surely as people accept the fact that they have been diagnosed with the insidious disease, they accept it and it quells anxiety. It is initial anxiety that causes outbreaks in the first place.

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    Q: Would you please recommend one of your products for children who have pink eye (2 yrs old)?

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    Give the child EYES FORMULA and/or Bilberry Tea in a cup or bottle daily.

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    Q: I just happened to come across your OZ OIL, I was reading the fact that it can heal all skin conditions. What about the skin condition of keratosis pilaris: the condition in which there are little small black spots like moles on the back of your thighs, can this oz oil eliminate this.

    A:

    Go with the HEALING SKIN OIL. It's more therapeutic than OZ OIL.

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    Q: I just happened to come across your OZ OIL, I was reading the fact that it can heal all skin conditions. What about the skin condition of keratosis pilaris: the condition in which there are little small black spots like moles on the back of your thighs, can this oz oil eliminate this.

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    OZ OIL HELPS to heal all skin conditions. There is plenty one must do for holistic healing, i.e. change of diet, lifestyle, thought process, etc. No special oil is going to heal anything by itself. Read our new article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER"!

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    Q: I'm in the process of starting the Full Body Detox , My concern is that I noticed formula #6 contains Senna leaves and I experienced severe cramping and nausea when using any products with Senna. Should I omit formula #6 altogether or try formula #6 and see if my reaction is different?

    A:

    Senna will not be a problem in our formula.

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    Q: I am beginning a career as an artist but I am a single mother. I have worked in many corporate offices as a temp. I have attempted attending schools for things I thought would make me money. I really want to be a successful artist but I also have to take care of my son and work on art and work on my freelance contracts. I do not make the money I want or live where I want to live yet. I help my mother with her bills, I buy groceries and cook for everyone, I work at my uncles center for children and out of an art gallery at the homeless shelter as well as attend courses regarding the art business. I am doing it all without acquiring debt but I would like to know if it sounds like I am doing enough. I live a very lonely life, no real friends, no boyfriend. The only "kicks" I get are smoking a little weed and drinking a little wine here and there. I take my son to school and pick him up daily. I made sure I got him into one of the top schools in my city I also try to teach him and read to him as much as possible and keep him out of trouble. It gets hard. How do I stay motivated? I think the thing that bothers me most is uncertainty and the lack of money I have right now. How do I get to the next level financially without acquiring debt or having to fight traffic and deal with crazy attitudes every day?

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    I apologize for the very delayed response, we have been experiencing technical difficulties.  I first would like to commend you on your ability to prioritize in such an effective manner.  Your life sounds like one lived in great service to  and love of others.  However, it is also VERY important that you receive energy from others so that you do not become too imbalanced.  Balance in life is crucial in all things (spiritual, physical, cognitive, relational etc).

    Your loneliness is your heart's/spirit's way of asking for relational balance.  It will continue asking louder and cause difficulties in other areas of your life/being until you create this balance.  Your substance use (and thank you for your honesty) only temporarily masks the loneliness, but drugs can only make it worse.  You see, drugs block us from becoming skilled at creating healthy relationships because they numbs us by turning down the volume on our brain's natural pleasure-centers.

    Additionally; keep in mind:  Your first fruits are always to be consumed by YOU!  You must always place yourself first, even before your son.  In example:  Airlines direct you that in the event of trouble you are to place your own oxygen mask on first.  You can be of no use to your son if you are unconscious due to lack of oxygen.  Similarly, if you give all of your fruits to others, you will have no "seed" or energy to produce more fruit.  

    You must give to you first!  Then you have the energy to give to others.  It teaches others how to give to you, how to love you, how to respect you and your needs while giving them the opportunity to reciprocate by giving to you.  This is how we balance giving.  Don't worry if it feels selfish at first, it definitely will seem that way, to you and possibly others.  Its just the change of tides making everyone feel a bit uncomfortable - but this will balance out in time as you become  more skilled at receiving and feel more worthy of others' care .

    I realize you have asked several other questions, however I have addressed the one I feel will help unblock your energy and allow you to see that the answers to the other questions have always been right before you.  We are born with everything we need to accomplish our goals, we only need to focus on the proper utilization of these gifts and resources.  If you couple this skill with fearlessness and belief in oneself, you will win.

    This communication does not constitute a client/coach relationship.  This is for information purposes only.

    Life is simply beautiful! 

    Enjoy your Self!

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    Q: I am starting the FULL BODY DETOX and have some dental work scheduled that requires Novocain. Should I postpone the procedure until I fully complete the Detox?

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    It would be best to get the dentistry work done and then perform the FULL BODY DETOX to wash the toxins out of your body.

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    Q: I will be starting the 10 Day Colon Cleanse soon. Do you recommend buying the over the counter brand enema's, or using the old fashion dush bag procedure?

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    It's your choice! Both will get the job done! Good luck on your cleanse!

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    Q: While doing a candida cleanse, it was told to me that I should be following a raw food diet full of fruits and vegetables. Fruits have high sugar content and can feed a candida overgrowth, as it is a well known fact that candida albicans thrive on sugar. How can I justify eating fruits high in sugar? Thank you for your comments. Ozzy

    A: Yes, when you have a candida issue it's best to avoid refined sugar. Sugar from a natural source like fruits should be consumed moderately. In your case it would be best to consume fruits mainly in the mornings for breakfast when your body maximizes on food the most, avoiding the ones that are very high in sugar.

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    Q: What do you recommend for my 3yr old son who is starting school to prevent frequent colds/ear aches/ etc?

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    IMMUNE BOOSTER EXTRACT Echinacea and Goldenseal CHILDREN DETOX (liquid extracts) (periodically) EAR OIL EXTRACT These products can be found under "CHILDRENS EXTRACTS PAGE"

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    Q: I am required to take a TB test, or x-ray scan before starting work. What are the pros and cons of both approaches and possible solutions?

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    The X-ray will expose you to radiation, and I have no clue of what the TB test consists of.

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    Q: I will be starting a fast for Ramadan in August. What suggestions do you have for cleansing during fasting? I do not eat meat except, fish 1-2 times a week. I've been having problems with gas after eating, even fruits or veggies. I usually have 2-3 bowel movements per day. I am a 56 year old male with good health, except for my problems with gas, varicose veins and leg cramps especially during fasting.

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    Cleanses for Ramadan should be LIQUID-based i.e. Liquid Full Body Detox, or perhaps drinking herbal teas i.e. Detox Tea. To combat or counter your gas (flatulence), start consuming Activated Charcoal (Carbon) 1 teaspoon in a glass of water daily (anytime of the day you feel like it). Work on your colon too. We suggest you try our 10-Day Supreme Colon Cleanse to help this problem of gas.

    Product Links:
    Liquid Full Body Detox
    Activated Charcoal
    10-Day Supreme Colon Cleanser
    Detox Tea

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    Q: Hello, I purchased the Detox kit and planned on starting it Feb 1st, but I learned that I will need to have my wisdom teeth extracted in Feb. They will be putting me under for the procedure and probably prescribe pain medication after, my question is,"Shall I wait to start the Detox till after the procedure & medication or is it ok if I am on the Detox and given anesthesia and pain medication?? Will this defeat the purpose of the Detox?

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    For best results, you should wait until after the dental procedure to start the cleanse.

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    Q: I am 6'0 starting day 1 at 246, on day 4, I hit 236. But for 3 days I am at the same weight. Do I need to workout to lose more weight, if so what are some good workouts for my body type. Most of my weight is in the midsection.

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    Hi, thanks for the question.

    Your body does not like rapid changes in weight and will fight you along the way. These are called plateaus. It's too early to panic and by the time you get this email I am pretty sure your weight will have shifted again. You cannot spot lose weight. Your body picks and chooses where it gains weight and where it loses weight. sometimes they aren't the same places.

    Working out always helps the process. Here is a blog I wrote, Three Successful Fitness Habits for Sustained Weight, on three successful habits for sustained weight loss.  

    Fitness for weight loss is interval cardio training and circuit weight training.

    Example of both would be:
    Interval training on bike.
    3 minute warmup
    30 seconds of high speed
    1 minute of recovery
    repeat for 15 minutes till 30 minutes.

    Circuit training (five rounds-1 minute rest in between rounds)
    Mountain climbers x 20
    Pushups x 20
    Squats x 20
    Bent over rows x 15
    Crunches x 25

    Without knowing your body type, sports history, and health history I cannot recommend any specific exercise. I run a highly successful internet fitness/health coaching company www.theveganeffect.com. If you would like a free consultation you can fill out the health history form on the main page and I will have one of my fitness coaches contact you.

     

    Hope this helps,

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT BMI VLCE

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    Q: I am 48 and my hair is starting to thin around the edges what would you recommend? I like to keep my hair braided and use gels to keep the edges down.

    A:

    GREAT QUESTION! HOWEVER, THE ANSWER HAS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN IN OUR â€BLACK HAIR, NAPPY HAIRâ€ANDâ€HAIR PROBLEMSâ€ARTICLES. VISIT OUR ARTICLES SECTION!

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    Q: My daughter had seizures as a child starting at 4mos. She hasn't had one since age 13 until last week at the of age 21. What can you recommend?

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    Give your daughter Oxy Drops (20 drops with every glass of water) and Brain Booster (1 capsule 3 times a day) for epilepsy. Seizures are caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. Therefore, increase the blood flow and oxygenation to the brain.

    Also, give our Brain Booster Tea a try. The herbs Gotu Kola and/or Gingko Biloba in tea form are also helpful for seizures.