Friday, November 8, 2013

Use What Works... Add Your Own






 

Use what works (from various sources and teachers)...  Add what's uniquely your own.  This video (of less than three minutes) shows you how this simple philosophy will make you more successful in any area of your focus - whether it is writing, business, athletics, art, studying,...  Also, LL Cool J and Manny Pacquiao are in this video.

More life lessons are available at http://spirfit.org/Academy/#life

 

 

 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Peace Pilgrim

Peace Pilgrim was one of the most influential teachers of life to me.  She passed away more than thirty years ago, but her teachings live on.  The following are links to her teachings and to information about her.


Free Peace Pilgrim Book
http://www.peacepilgrim.org/htmfiles/freebook.htm

Video and Audio of Talks by Peace Pilgrim
http://www.peacepilgrim.org/audio.htm

Peace Pilgrim Website
http://www.peacepilgrim.com/pphome.htm

Video Documentary about Peace Pilgrim
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ySs2rLcPhU

Friends of Peace Pilgrim
http://www.peacepilgrim.org/FoPP/

NPR Article about Peace Pilgrim
http://www.npr.org/2013/01/01/168346591/peace-pilgrims-28-year-walk-for-a-meaningful-way-of-life

Additional Articles about Peace Pilgrim
http://www.peacepilgrim.com/htmfiles/wqf.htm



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Obamacare Consists of Two Acts





Obamacare actually consists of two laws:

1. The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act  (document of actual legislation)
       - Simple summary of this act

2. Healthcare Education Reconciliation Act of 2013  (document of actual legislation)     
        - Simple Summary of this act

 Source: Affordable Care Act and Medicaid

More information on Obamacare at http://spirfit.org/Academy/obamacare

Monday, October 7, 2013

Obamacare: How the Government Pays Part of Your Insurance Premium





Under Obamacare, the government can pay for part of your insurance premium through the Premium Tax Credit, if you qualify. Most middle class families qualify. This video explains this:


Document shown in this video can be found at http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/documents/36bfactsheet.pdf

FPL (Federal Poverty Level) Chart (to see if you are within 100% to 400% FPL) can be found at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/13computations.cfm


For other important information about Obamacare, go to:  
http://spirfit.org/Academy/obamacare

Disclaimer: Consult a health insurance expert when using information from this site. The author of this blog is not liable for information here (especially when this is a new and unprecedented legislation where nobody knows exactly how it will all actually turn out, and changes will continue to be made by the government and the market .)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Obamacare Health Insurance Exchanges/Marketplaces in Your State








What is the health insurance marketplace/exchange-place in my state?
https://www.healthcare.gov/what-is-the-marketplace-in-my-state/

Instead of providing you with impractical background information about the new law, I thought I will make it easy for you to get to what really matters.   The first thing that matters most is this:

Are there better choices than the health insurance you have right now?

If you are paying for your own insurance premium, the answer is most likely: Yes, there are probably better and less expensive choices.)

To shop in the insurance exchange/marketplace of your state, provided by Obamacare, go to:




For other important information about Obamacare, go to:  
http://spirfit.org/Academy/obamacare


Disclaimer: Consult a health insurance expert when using information from this site. The author of this blog is not liable for information here (especially when this is a new and unprecedented legislation where nobody knows exactly how it will all actually turn out, and changes will continue to be made by the government and the market .)


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Your Energy

Some places drain you of your energy.  Some people drain you of your energy.  You could be completely drained and fatigued because of seeing a number of these people during the day.  You think it's from lack of sleep.  Then, evening comes and all it took was seeing one person and you are completely energized.  How do you explain that?  Shouldn't you be more tired after a long day if it was just simply lack of sleep?


BE COGNIZANT OF THE ENERGY (OR DRAINAGE OF ENERGY) BROUGHT BY PEOPLE AND PLACES.  MORE IMPORTANTLY, BE AWARE OF THE ENERGY YOU BRING.

Here's a simple writing exercise for you to do in your journal daily (or however frequently you want to do this.)  Write down and describe the places to which you've been today.  Describe your energy level.  Write down the people you came across today and describe your energy while you were in the same proximity of these people.




Monday, August 5, 2013

David Neeleman, JetBlue Founder








David Neeleman who has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) struggled through school when he was young.  However, his ADHD turned out to be a gift when he directed his hyperactive creativity toward building something great for consumers while keeping costs low for them.  This allowed him to innovatively build four successful airlines.





Books About David Neeleman and JetBlue

Blue Streak  by Barbara Peterson

Flying High  by James Wynbrandt
http://books.google.com/books?id=Eh1P-fJlniYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=david+neeleman&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qxMAUouvA_Gx4APxrYDgAg&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=david%20neeleman&f=false


What David Neeleman Learned as a Young Missionary in Brazil
http://books.google.com/books?id=VAfMJO11rWIC&pg=PA45&dq=david+neeleman&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qxMAUouvA_Gx4APxrYDgAg&ved=0CGIQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=david%20neeleman&f=false

Book Recommended by David Neeleman

The Mormon Way of Doing Business  by Jeff Benedict
http://books.google.com/books?id=wS34sBXb72YC&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+mormon+way+of+doing+business&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ChsAUvO_Drao4AOa7ICgBw&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=the%20mormon%20way%20of%20doing%20business&f=false


Other iconoclasts like (and unlike) David Neeleman can be found at 

 http://spirfit.org/Academy/iconoclasts