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1 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Why I Wrote the Book "Hero Mindset"
Men and women 30 years of age and beyond are living during some of the most adventurous, yet incredibly treacherous years of their lives. The heavy responsibilities of making a living, nurturing and protecting important relationships, caring for their own physical and mental wellbeing, and adapting to the natural effects of the aging process, represent only a short list of the seemingly insurmountable stressors that can cause many people to experience what society refers to as a “crisis.” The Hero Mindset will help shift your perspective from being that of a “victim of circumstance” when traumatic difficulties arise, to instead realizing that your challenges can represent the beginning of epic hero’s journey that you can embark upon. To accomplish this, the Hero Mindset will provide you with a very powerful yet simple-to-understand “map” that will help safely guide you through the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in your life, avoid the potential pitfalls that still lay in front of you, and arrive at the most meaningful and fulfilling “destinations” you could ever have dreamed possible!
1 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Why I Named My Company LIVXTRA
One day, my teenage daughter said to me “Dad, you are extra.” My extra personality sometimes embarrasses my kids, but I always encourage them to live big and live extra. It’s how I choose to live because I’ve seen what happens if you let life choose for you. When John was 8 years old, his younger sister died from Leukemia. No matter how much my parents and I loved her, we couldn’t buy her any more time on this earth. His parents divorced soon thereafter and John lived with his mother who the remainder of his childhood in near poverty. As a young man, my father was handsome, strong, intelligent with the promise of a bright future. But after my sister’s death, the crumbling of his marriage, and professional setbacks, he eventually lost the will to pick himself back up. Even though he’s physically healthy, my father has spent the last twenty years of his life laying in bed waiting to die, missing out on seeing his grandchildren. My saint of a mother sacrificed so much in order to build a new life for the two of us after she left my father. But I watched how her negative thinking and low self-esteem stymied her from receiving promotions at work and finding new love after her divorce. When I was a child, she’d tell me about all the exciting things she was going to do after retirement. However, instead of traveling and exploring her hobbies, she spent most of her time watching TV for the two decades after her retirement. Now she suffers from dementia. My “extra” personality was forged from tragedy. I helplessly watched the three most important people in my youth miss out on the most meaningful experiences of life, sometimes by their own choices. And my reaction to my family’s tragedies was to choose to live by the following extra mantra: Extra experiences today knowing that tomorrow is never a guarantee. Extra reminders to my loved ones that I love and care about them. Extra effort devoted to accomplishing the most important tasks to me. Extra opportunities discovered by accepting to do things that are uncomfortable. Extra victories celebrated by accepting failure as a form of progress and not defeat. And that mantra is why I named my company LIVXTRA (www.LIVXTRA.net). You’re now here with me on my own journey, and now I’m going to be there for you to help you along own journey, to help you live your life…Extra! Learn more about John Teng at https://www.johnteng.com Learn more about Midlife Magazine a https://www.MidlifeMagazine.com
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