MYST 14: Julie Sheranosher: An Injury Led to the Creation of the Delegation Diva

Julie and Chloe
Julie and Chloe

A former Israeli Defense Force captain, Julie experienced challenged that helped her evolve into the true Delegation Diva. She learned techniques that create time, and is willing to share what she knows.

She has a program geared toward the ever-busy today’s woman. Her mission is to help other women find the missing time in their lives which will allow them to follow her inspirational motto: “Let’s create a life rather than just make a living”.

She offers a free webinar to teach people (women) to find an extra 2 hours of time each day. You can get that online seminar here. After watching her free webinar, you may realize that her methods are incredible and important to your success and happiness. Her Delegation Diva Bootcamp can be found here. Be prepared for creating the life that you want!

One of her inspirations include Logan LePlante and his TedX talk.  She is alsoan accomplished home chef and have given two of her recipes for all to use (below.)

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The books that Julie recommed are:

Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw. Courtesy of Audionautix.com
Julie also shared two of her (and Meron’s) most favored recipes.

Borsh, ready to serve
Borsh, ready to serve

Borsh (this is slightly modified from the top secret Sheranosher family recipe):
Serves approximately 24 (1 cup portions)

Ingredients:
2 pounds (1 kg) of top loin steak or round steak. Use a lean cut, and trim excess fat.
Cut to medium sized squares (about 1” square)
2 cans beer
2-3 cloves garlic
6-8 Black pepper corns (or ¼ tsp ground black pepper)
1 big or 2 small onions – diced
2 large beets – peeled and grated
2 carrots – peeled and grated
3 big potatoes – peeled and cut to 1X1 inch
3 Tbsp tomato paste
1 small cabbage, shredded thinly (you can also use a pre-shredded cabbage)
2 red bell peppers, diced
Fresh parsley – about 2 handfuls, chopped
1 Tbsp white sugar
Sour cream
Fresh chives

Instructions:
1. Put the meat in a big pot. Add beer, garlic, black pepper and 2 cups water
2. Bring to boil, cover and lower the heat to a medium flame and allow to cook for 1 hour.
3. Add the beets, carrots, onion, potatoes and salt (optional). Add 1 cup boiling water if needed to cover.
4. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and cook for another 30 minutes
5. Add the tomato paste, cabbage and peppers.
6. Bring to a boil and allow to cook for 15 minutes.
7. Add the sugar and parsley. The parsley is NOT for garnish. It is necessary to complete the flavor profile.
8. Cook on a medium flame for another 20 minutes.
9. Cover, cool and place in refrigerator overnight. (Required for full flavor!)
10. When serving, reheat over medium, and serve with a tablespoon sour cream and freshly chopped chives.
11. Dark rye with butter completes the meal. (If you have roasted garlic with the butter, you will have a bit of heaven sitting in front of you.)

Nutritional data (not including sour cream or bread):
Calories:        161
Fat:                   8.1g
Sat fat:            3.1g
Chol:             33mg
Sodium:       48mg
Carbs:           10.6g
Fiber:              2.3g
Protein:        11.3g

Nutella Ice Cream, topped with fresh grated hazelnuts
Nutella Ice Cream, topped with fresh grated hazelnuts

Nutella Ice Cream
Serves 6 (1/2 cup portions) Or maybe this only makes 1 potion. Just make sure you run a marathon soon after to burn off the calories.

1 pint (500mL) heavy cream
¾ cup (250g) Nutella
Grated hazelnuts for topping

1. Chill a large glass bowl in freezer for 1-2 hours
2. Pour cream in bowl and begin mixing with electric mixer.
3. As it starts to froth, add Nutella 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing completely before adding more.
4. Freeze for 4-6 hours.
5. Top with nuts.

Nutritional data:
Calories:        330
Fat:                 28.2g
Sat fat:          16.6g
Chol:             80mg
Sodium:    31.2mg
Carbs:            16.5g
Fiber:               0.8g
Protein:           2.2g

 

 

MYST 13: Booster: Small Things

What does it take to make people happy? Does it require major efforts? Or can we begin to change the world with simple, small and thoughtful actions?

Berni Xiong
Berni Xiong

The Shut Up Show with Berni Xiong

Jason’s Beer blog, BarleyPopMaker’s Beer Blog.

What small thing are YOU going to do to help make someone else have a better day? Tell ys in the comments area!

MYST 12: Whitney Klinkner: Lose It, Boston and No Fish for You!

Whitney Klinkner
Whitney Klinkner

Whitney Klinkner is the Community Manager for Lose it! When you contact the company, the chances are great taht she will be the person who helps you.

She grew up in Michigan and upon graduating from college, moved to Boston with her friend Brandon. They both found work for Lose It! and that is where they started to affect millions of people.

Discover more of her story, how she deals with a tragedy, and how her office is in the worst possible location.

Whitney and Brandon
Whitney and Brandon

The show notes for every episode will include links to products, people and services that were mentioned in the episode.  A notice of total disclosure, I may have affliations with some of those products and services that are linked here. That means that when you click on a link and purchase that product, I will receive a small commission on that sale. It will not increase your cost at all, but it will help financially support me as I continue to bring assistance to you and anyone who wants to achieve their goals.

I swear by Lose It! It is the first time I was able to lose weight, and more importantly, keep it off! It is easy to use, works on iOS and Android (not Windows Phones, sorry) and has an online platform, too. It combines the ease and simplicity of calorie counting with the social networking of Facebook. Many users report that they are on their LoseIt activity streams more often than they are on Facebook. There is a free version (which really works!) and a premium version, The premium version allows trackign food in the future (for better planning), setting non-weight-based goals (body fat, measurements, nutrients, blood pressures and many more). When you have premium, you can also create your own community groups and challenges. One of the nicest features of premium is that it allows you to synch your Lose It! account with other devices and applications. Get Lose It! Premium because it works.

Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw. Courtesy of Audionautix.com

MYST 11: Booster for May 8. Accepting Praise

I get so much positive feedback

Success will bring recognition. In business, that could be in the form of a pay raise, a bonus, a promotion, or a bigger office. In sports, that could be medals or sponsrships. Those are relatively easy to accept. They are tangible rewards, something that is measurable and comparable to other people.

In weight loss, the recognition is different. People will say things like “Have you lost weight?” or “You are getting so thin” or “You really shouldn’t lose any more weight.” Those can be handled with a simple “Yes”, “Not really” and “My goal is to be healthy”, respectively.

But what do you say to people who give verbal praise? This can be in any of the above successes. Peers and family who are unable to give that tangible recognition but are only able to say “You did great on that project” or “You were the fastest in that race” or “You look great!”

Think about those comments. What are your first responses that come to mind. Most likely the response will sound something like “I was just doing my job” or “That’s just because I practiced a lot” or “Oh, I didn’t lose that much!” People tend to be humble when presented with praise. We downplay our successes. We try to not seem boastful.

That is really wrong. Listen to the entire show for my rationale and a challenge that I am putting out to everyone.

Also, I have a few more shout-outs to reviewers. Do you want to hear your name? Give me a rating and review on iTunes today!

A Success Story! Have You Heard It Yet?

This is a shameless plug for my podcast.

You can easily find MakeYourSomedayToday (in iTunes) or (in Stitcher). If you like what you hear, please leave me a review on one of those sites (or both!) Ratings and reviews serve to demonstrate to each company that my podcast is worth promoting. That is the only way I can grow–if you, my readers and listeners give feedback to iTunes and Stitcher!

I am asking for everyone here to listen to a show or two (or all 10?) and then give me honest ratings and reviews.

The next show that I will promote here is the most recent episode, and it will feature a few unusual foods. If you listened already, you know what I am talking about. I will show pictures and give basic recipes.

By the way, if you want to hear my story, you can find it in MYST Episode 1 at either of the links about or directly from my website.

MYST 10: Brian Dunning–Researcher, Podcaster, and Vegemite?

Today’s guest is Brian Dunning. According to his online biography, he “exists as an entity.” Having talked with him during our inteview, I can confirm that statement.

dunning-headshot

However, in addition to being a corporeal entity, he is also a science writer, as well as host and producer of Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena (skeptoid.com), where he  “applies critical thinking to urban legends and popular pseudoscientific subjects promoted by the mass media. “

I’ve listened to all 412 weekly episodes. He tackles serious and humorour topics, but always with the scientific method. He also provides his references on his website, for listeners to use as a jumping off point if they want to delve deeper into the subject. He shows are about 12 minutes long, which is a great length for a single topic discussion.

If you enjoy science, history, health, medicine, aliens, mythology, literature, or just about any other area of research, I encourage you to subscribe and start listening.  Here is a link in iTunes.

His books are available in Amazon:

Some of Brian’s favorite foods:

I’m not sure why this is so good, but it really is! (The only place I have been able to find Vegemite is on Amazon. (Find the link below.)

 

This is either evidence of Australian genius or insanity.
This is either evidence of Australian genius or insanity.
Never get this confused with Nutella!
Never get this confused with Nutella!
Delicious on a buttered English muffin.
Delicious on a buttered English muffin.
Even better when topped with a fried egg!
Even better when topped with a fried egg!

But, Australia isn’t the only country with unique foods.

Can you get two foods that are more processed than these?
Can you get two foods that are more processed than these?
Vegans, look away now! You can't unsee this!
Vegans, look away now! You can’t unsee this!
Broiled, with some onion, these become incomprehensibly delicious!
Broiled, with some onion, these become incomprehensibly delicious!

 

The show notes for every episode will include links to products, people and services that were mentioned in the episode.  A notice of total disclosure, I may have affliations with some of those products and services that are linked here. That means that when you click on a link and purchase that product, I will receive a small commission on that sale. It will not increase your cost at all, but it will help financially support me as I continue to bring assistance to you and anyone who wants to achieve their goals.

Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw. Courtesy of Audionautix.com

MYST 8: Steve Grant, Lose IT! Moderator, Yo-Yo Breaker and Poutine?

Steve Grant is a good friend that I met through Lose It! Initially he was simply and active member and enthusiastic supporter of others, but recently he became an official Lose It! moderator.

He hails from Quebec City, Quebec, and works as a software engineer. He has had a long-term struggle with his weight (and how many of us can understand that?) but he also was able to break his relationship with the “diet yo-yo.” He experienced many emotions during his journey, and I think you will connect with his experience.

Steve, early in his journey
Steve, early in his journey
Steve and his son
Steve and his son

He has a real story. If you do what he does, you will have similar results, like this:

Steve now!
Steve now!
Who doesn't love dogs?
Who doesn’t love dogs?

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The show notes for every episode will include links to products, people and services that were mentioned in the episode. A notice of total disclosure, as some point I may have affliations with some of the products and services that are linked here. That means that when you click on a link and purchase that product, I will receive a small commission on that sale. It will not increase your cost at all, but it will help financially support me as I continue to bring assistance to anyone who wants to achieve their goals.

Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw. Courtesy of Audionautix.com

MYST 7: Booster for April 24, 2014

We all have bad days. We all make mistakes. We all make bad choices. That is part of being human. If we hold our personal expections to the level of perfection, we are dooming ourselves to missing the mark.

I’m not saying don’t try to improve, but I am suggesting that you forgive yourself for those errors. And then move on. Missing a target isn’t a failure; quitting is.

Also, listen to the shout-outs to all the new reviewers on iTunes!

Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw. Courtesy of Audionautix.com