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Serving Men, Women, Children and Families in the Communities of the Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook, Maywood, Paramus, Elmwood Park, Fair Lawn, Lodi, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Wallington, Garfield, River Edge, and surrounding towns with the benefits of Taekwondo, Self Defense, Thai Kickboxing, Submission Grappling, Cage Fitness and Personal Protection.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

1+3+10 = Anger Management

When you feel your body sending you a warning sign that says you're losing control, do three things. First, stop and say: "Be calm." That's 1. Now take THREE deep breaths from your stomach. That's 3. Finally, count slowly to ten inside your head. That's 10. Put them together and you have 1+3+10, and doing it helps you calm down and get back in control.

Moral IQ Tip

Violence is learned, but so too is calmness. Ask yourself: if my child only had my example to watch, what would he/she catch today?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

What do you all think about this touchy subject?

Some states have already expanded their definitions of medical neglect to include morbid obesity. This expansion makes sense when obesity is predominantly a disorder related to habits — eating and exercise habits — when those habits are avoidable, and when avoiding those habits is likely to make significant difference in the child's well-being. 

Follow this link for the full article http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-obesity-parents-20110715,0,7837994.story


With the record breaking temperatures, more and more people are headed towards water to cool off. Here are some safety tips and keep our children safe this summer!

More accidents involving children seem to happen in the summer. Sadly, the Centers for Disease Control report that drowning is the second leading cause of death among kids 14 and under; children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates.

Follow this link for summer safety tips http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/summertips.cfm

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Donkey Story

There once was this old farmer who had an old wise donkey.  One day the farmer was working on his crops with his donkey, when all of a sudden the donkey fell down a well.

The Farmer said, “Oh my, how am I going to get my poor donkey out of this well?”  After many hours of trying to get his donkey out of the well, the owner realized that there was nothing else he could do.  The owner said a prayer and decided it would be best to bury his old and wise donkey friend.

So the farmer went and got a shovel and began putting dirt down the well to bury his old friend.  The Donkey looked up as the dirt came down hitting him on the shoulders and  his face.  The donkey could do nothing but shake the dirt off and move his feet.

The farmer got one shovel full of dirt after another… more and more dirt/problems kept hitting the donkey in his face and on his shoulders.  Yet all the donkey did was shake it off and step up.

Hours went by as more and more dirt kept hitting the donkey.  Yet, the donkey didn’t cry nor complain.  The only thing the donkey did, was shake it off and step up.  As time went by, the donkey got closer and closer to the top of the well and eventually was able to walk right out!

What can we learn from this old wise donkey…. That when problems happen, don’t feel sorry for yourself.  Shake It Off And Step Up!

This week remember the donkey.  When things get hard, just shake it off and step up… PERSERVERE!

Check Up From The Neck Up: Mental Toughness Mindset List

1. What you SOW is what you REAP.
2. Appreciate your Students, Customer, Clients, etal.
3. Be a value ADDER not a value EXTRACTOR.
4. You May Not Reap during the same season that you sow-Reject Fear, Greed and Doubt
5. Do not let your internal editor keep you from setting BIG GOALS
6. Be specific with your goals and dreams.
7. Underestimate what you can do in a DAY, Overestimate what you can do in a YEAR
8. Ask “why” often.
9. Your Habits  DEFINE you
10. Genuinely thank ten people a day.
11. Be Coachable.
12. Practice what you preach.
13. Reject fear, greed, and doubt.
14. Give to get.
15. Visualize success daily.
16. Know what you want.
17. Projects Before Tasks
18. Help others get what they want.
19. Fail fast
20. Believe in yourself and believe the best of others.
21. Lead with passion and purpose.
22. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
23. Create a lifestyle and business to support it.
24. Surround yourself with successful people.
25. Delegate, motivate and sell.
26. Focus on the big levers.
27. Farm out the little things.
28. Don’t be a spectator in life – PARTICIPATE.
29. Focus on the critical few and NOT the trivial many.
30. Break the chains of “trading time for dollars”.
31. Stop talking… start doing.
32. Laugh a LOT.
33. Consistency beats Intensity
34. Don’t take yourself too serious.
35. Destroy negative self talk.
36. It’s okay to ask for help.
37. Step outside of you’re comfort zone.
38. Don’t limit yourself.
39. Be grateful for what you have.
40. Change your negative beliefs about money.
41. Money is a vehicle to freedom and lifestyle.
42. Expect more of YOURSELF.
43. Avoid crabs, time vampires, and battery drainers at all cost.
44. I Can’t therefore I MUST!
45. Be a success to help others become a success.
46. Watch where the crowd is going and go the OPPOSITE way.

Action Plan:
1. Print this list!

2. Read aloud the list once a day for 7 days
3. After 7 days, read it once a week for 7 weeks.

By that time you will have downloaded this new mindset into your brain, I know it sounds mumbo jumbo but it works, try it and you will see it give you a more positive attitudes even when were faced with tough challenges.