MYST 20: Scott Wilson: Engineer, Beating Fear and Still a Loser?

Scott and his goatee
Scott and his goatee

Scott Wilson is an electrical and telecommunication engineer for a large nuclear powerplant in Ontario, Canada. I met through LoseIt! Scott is an active member, helping others continue on their weight loss journey. Scott is an enthusiastic guy, busy with family and career, but yet still finds time to enjoy life.

Scott and his family
Scott and his family

He also knows how to properly complain! (He is a very nice guy, but is very effective when he encounters a problem. Be bold!)

Scott’s favorite quote:

For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: “It might have been!”
(John Greenleaf Whittier)

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.

Scott mentioned Earl Nightingale and Dale Carnegie’s books:


Scott mentioned Martina McBride and her song, “Anyway”

Here is a link the the episode featuring Steve Grant and his poutine.

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

Scott provided this recipe:

Mille Fay – or Mock Mille Feuille  (Note name difference from Mille Feuille). 

This dessert tastes very much like a mille-feuille pastry, which you might also know as a ‘Napolean.’

Be sure to use a cooked pudding mix and note that the amount of milk added is less than the regular pudding instructions –  so the filling is custardy.  This dessert is best if made at least 8 hours ahead of serving and stored in the fridge.

VANILLA SLICE  – Makes one 9 x 13 inch dessert – approx 18 servings

INGREDIENTS        

Graham Cracker Squares  – 2  sleeves (approx 40)

Jello Cooked Vanilla Pudding/Pie Filling  – 1 large package  (170 grams)

Milk – 2 and 1/4 cups

Whipping Cream – 2 cups

GLAZE

Icing sugar – 2 cups

Vanilla – 1 and 1/2 tsp

Hot tap water – 3-4 Tbsp

Unsweetened dark chocolate – 1 ounce

METHOD

START by mixing up your custard. In a microwave proof bowl combine the pudding mix and milk – noting that this is a reduced amount from what is called for on the box. Cook on high, for one to two minutes at a time, for about 6 minutes total, whisking frequently.  Once thickened, set aside to cool.

Now line an ungrease 9 x 13 inch pan with a fitted layer of whole graham crackers. Imagine you are a tiler, and score, snap and fit them as necessary to neatly cover the bottom of your pan. Once the pudding is room temperature, carefully spread it over the graham crackers until they are evenly covered – unlike in my picture . . .

Spread cooked and cooled vanilla pudding over graham crackers

Next, whip the cream, adding no sugar, vanilla – nothing.  Spread this evenly over the pudding layer with the back of a spatula.

Next, add a second layer of fitted graham crackers squares, pressing down gently where necessary to get the surface as level as possible.

Cover the cooked pudding with plain whipped cream and another layer of graham crackers

Mix the glaze ingredients with a whisk until completely smooth and not too runny.  Pour over top of graham crackers and spread evenly using the back of a spoon and a bit of patience.

Last step is to melt the chocolate and drizzle in lines, which can be ‘combed’ for effect or just spiraled lazily about.

Cover with a tight layer of saran and refrigerate minimum 8 hours or overnight.  Serve and be adored!

MYST 19 Booster: Pull the Trigger

Before you can accomplish anything, you need a plan. It doesn’t need to be finely detailed, but you need to know where you are going. But a plan does nothing until you actually take a step forward.

Pull the trigger! Stop analyzing and take action.

A few of the resources that I mentioned here are:

The Inspiring Innovation podcast, from Meron Bareket

The Entrepreneur on Fire podcast, from John Lee Dumas.

The Tim Ferris interview on Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income podcast

Music composed and performed by Jason Shaw, courtesy of Audionautix.com

 

 

MYST 18 Michelle Talbert: The Golden Voice of Online Dating Reveals All

 

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Michelle Talbert is a Washington, DC-based attorney who is living her calling, not in the courtroom or corporate office, but as co-author of an Amazon best-selling book and co-creator/producer of a radio show and podcast. Her niche? The world of online dating.

Her life history includes children, completing an undergrad degree and then law school while juggling a family, and her experiences with online dating. She has encountered many of the challenges that we have faced, but hearing how she mastered them is empowering.

You can find Michelle’s podcast They Met Online in iTunes.

You can buy her Amazon Best-Selling book here:

Tweet to Michelle @TheyMetOnline

Their “TheyMetOnline” website is now up and running!

Other methods of finding Michelle:

 

Michelle recommends these books:

When she is having a bad day, this helps her cope:

 

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

MYST 17 Booster: Ask For Help!

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You cannot do it alone. No one has all the skills, time and resources to do everything without help. But asking for help can be one of the hardest acts to take. Take responsibility for your own consequences and grow by learning to ask for help.

Berni Xiong’s show, The Shut Up Show

Berni’s book can be pre-ordered at www.bravebearmedia.com (released to the Kindle store on June 26, 2014.) BUT—ths is great news–if you go there RIGHT NOW, you can get a free copy (until June 11, 2014). Don’t wait!  Get a FREE book!

Meron Bareket’s Inspiring Innovation podcast and his Inspiring Innovation Podcast Bootcamp (if you ever thought about starting your own podcast, this is the best place to start!) How To Build An Engaged Audience (Weekly Live Webinar)

Ralph Quintero and his HappySomeone.com website!

MYST 16 Berni Xiong: Rebel turned Corporate Success turned Rebel?

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Berni has experienced more in her 30-ish years than most people do in a lifetime. From getting married at 16 to leaving a comfortable corporate job to become a life coach and writing a book in a 14-hour frenzy of thoughts, Berni has learned that when you take responsiblity for your own life and give your internal passion an authentic voice, your successes will be unlimited!

You can find Berni’s book, “The Year of the Brave Bear” at www.BraveBearMedia.com, on Kindle for only $4.99!

Berni’s podcast is The Shut Up Show and can be found at www.theshutupshow.com

Berni recommends  these books:

Our friend, Meron Bareket, has a podcast (Inspiring Innovation) which can be found at www.iiPodcast.com

John Shier, RN, PhD. can be found at ThatNurseGuy.com.

You can find John Shier’s book on Amazon:

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 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 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.

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!