Choices Concerning Low Energy in Men – Pt 2

Why Men Have Low Energy (Serial) – Part 2

What Causes Low Energy in Men and What are Their Choices

Thyroid issues

Hypothyroidism, or low levels of thyroid hormone, can wreak havoc on your energy levels. This condition may be due to an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your thyroid. While it’s more common in women, it can occur in men and become severe if early symptoms are ignored.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

fatigueCatching sleep on a bus
sensitivity to cold
weight gain
muscle aches
dry skin
thinning hair

Interestingly, low levels of thyroid hormone can lead to low levels of testosterone (see Part 1), linking the two problems and the possibility for experiencing fatigue. Treating low thyroid hormone may improve fatigue as well as other symptoms. Treatment may also help prevent complications like goiter, heart disease, and neuropathy.

Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, can also cause fatigue due to a racing heart, high blood pressure, sleep troubles, and an overtaxed system.

This second excerpt (of seven) is from an article, published by, that was drawn from publications by the following organizations –

– National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)
– Sleep Foundation
– Mayo Clinic
– National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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Choices Concerning Low Energy in Men – Pt 1

Why Men Have Low Energy (Serial) – Part 1

What Causes Low Energy in Men and What are Their Choices

“I’m Just too tired”

Everyone has phases of low energy when we just want to veg Fatigued Old Manout on the couch. But prolonged mental and physical fatigue and chronic low energy can be a sign of serious health problems. Men have a unique set of reasons why they may experience fatigue for more than a few weeks at a time.

Low Testosterone Troubles

Men gradually produce less testosterone as they age. Testosterone works hard in the body, maintaining everything from bone density to muscle mass to sex drive and beyond. A significant drop in testosterone levels can result in a reduced sex drive, increased body fat, decreased motivation, and sleep problems like insomnia. These symptoms can add up to chronic low energy, and mental and physical fatigue.

You have a choice!

Therapy is now available to supplement testosterone. Blood tests are necessary to see if you suffer from low testosterone. A discussion with your doctor is important for understanding the causes of low testosterone-related symptoms, as well as the appropriate treatments and potential side effects.

Another possibility that might help with this issue is testosterone-boosting foods! Check that out, too.

This first excerpt (of seven) is from an article, published by, that was drawn from publications by the following organizations –
– National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)
– Sleep Foundation
– Mayo Clinic
– National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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Challenges of Choice

Choice Can Cause Discomfort

Having the ability to Choose – that gift we have as humans – can sometimes feel like a burden!

Did I make the right choice? Should I choose this or that? Is there another choice? Why do I have to choose NOW? What happens if I don’t choose anything?

I lose myself at times in those movies (Back to the Future, Time Cop, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and more) where the character has the chance to go back and make a different choice, or set of choices, that will bring about a different set of circumstances (preferably those that are more desirable!). But I am also a realist.

Different Choices, Different Outcomes

While different choices can lead to different outcomes (?and different timelines?), I know that it doesn’t matter to the person I am right now, in this timeline. What I have to work with is – what is the likely outcome of any particular choice I make? and is the likely outcome worth making the choice?

Many times every day we are forced (given the opportunity?) to make choices – and we inevitably choose SOMETHING. Get out of the house late and take the shortcut, even though we know it will be busy and frustrating. Or go earlier and take alternate roads to bypass the busy route that others are taking.We make choices all day long

Eat lunch by ourself or ask a co-worker to join us. Make a call or put it off. Surf the internet or write an article. Eat spaghetti for supper or pork chops. Choices, choices, choices all day long!

Choosing to Avoid Something

More often than not, a lot of our choices involve safety and security, in other words avoiding ‘pain’. In this case, ‘pain’ can just be discomfort (eating a new food) or a feeling of not being in control (like taking a different, unfamiliar route to work). It can also involve worry or fear, like moving to a new neighborhood or city you are not yet comfortable with.

Then there are times in life where we may need to make a Drastic Choice, like realizing the need to change jobs, dealing with things such as the death of someone close, divorce, financial loss, or even facing the issue that you are NOT going where you want to go.

When the choice is unclear and the outcome is unknown (and maybe unknowable!), but the ‘calling’, the Vision is so strong that – whether nudged, pushed, or kicked – we HAVE to choose, that is when we enter into Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey”. (Search for the movie Finding Joe.)

Facing the Challenges of Choice

Choosing to leave one’s comfort zone and step into the unknown, knowing that this is the only way to find your true self and ultimate purpose, is very challenging – and often Scary! But it happens to everyone, somewhere along this journey of life.

If not today, then maybe tomorrow or the next day, you will likely have to make a choice. (Have you read Who Moved My Cheese?) You can either choose to stay where you are, hoping things will get better (someone will bring more cheese) or you can step into the unknown and go find what you truly desire! It is out there – waiting for you!

Make a Great Choice!

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Cannabis, Hemp, Marijuana – What?

So What’s the Difference?

The way these three terms are tossed around, almost willy-nilly, has caused SO MUCH CONFUSION, it’s ridiculous!

Let’s once and for all learn the difference and, please(!), let’s all make an attempt to stop creating confusion about this. Okay?

Watch the video below – it’s really short and sweet…and to the point!

One More Distinction

Now that we all know the correct term to use for what we are referring to, let me point out one more significant factor.

Hemp, which we now know is the non-psychoactive variety of cannabis, is also the variety that has lent itself to myriads of uses that have/had absolutely NO relation to the marijuana (psychoactive) version.

Hemp Products

According to a variety of sources, hemp was utilized for centuries for the fibers it contains. From cloth to ropes to paper to food to the first American flag, hemp was actually used in over 25,000 (up to 50,000!) different products. These sources (search Google or Youtube) also state that the first colonists were actually required to grow hemp so that they could make quick use of the potential of the plant. (It grows and can be harvested quickly, as opposed to trees.)

History in a Thimble

About 90-100 years ago, several factors coincided to determine the fate of hemp. First (and in no particular order), synthetic fibers began to take the place of natural fibers because of their lower cost to produce. Second, the political pressure by the timber industrialists who saw hemp as a threat to their wood-sourced paper-making efforts. Third, as you might guess, was the rise in the cultivation/processing/distribution of products from the ‘other’ strain of cannabis – the marijuana version.

Despite the obvious (?) differences between the two strains/varieties of cannabis (something government agencies still don’t seem to understand correctly), hemp was effectively banned in the US through heavy federal taxes
(the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937) imposed indiscriminately on all varieties of the cannabis plant.

Does this help you understand the current state of confusion?

Watch this space for more reasons for the confusion over the current legal state of affairs in the cannabis industry! Coming soon.

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Become or Be – Not the Same Choice!

To Be Choice

Yes, you can just BE; you can simply exist. You can do what is safe. You can ‘go along to get along’! There isn’t much to it – you avoid danger, or risk, and you keep yourself alive.

Survival is, indeed, our strongest motivator. You are proof of that; without it, you wouldn’t be here! Your parents, grandparents, and every one of your ancestors survived – and now there is you.

And, surely, survival has had its benefits for you. You learned from those who survived before you how to survive, how to fit in, how to seek protection, how to avoid risky behavior and circumstances.

But, in truth, was that enough? Are you just here to survive? Or are you supposed to do more than just survive?

To Become Choice

So face it, survival involves more than just staying alive – it involves HOW to stay alive. That means learning, and then sharing, tips and tricks on ways to survive better. Even more than that, it involves what to do DURING times when safety and security has been (somewhat) assured!

Were cave paintings of a hunt drawn only to depict the exploits or to help teach others how to carry out a hunt? Are modern writings only to boast of adventure or to show others how to have similar adventures?

Sure, the advantages of the written word, recorded audios, and now the proliferation of videos serves to a large extent to document one’s achievements. Nevertheless, most of the time these achievements, adventures, and experiences are passed on in the hope that they will inspire others to do more and do better thWhat we do for others...emselves.

We can CHOOSE, then, to become motivators, teachers, guides, and the inspiration to others – sometimes thousands of others – so that they, too, can find something in their own lives to pass on. Knowledge, experiences, encouragement, and even achievements that we pass on all show that we can choose to become someone who does more than survive – we can help others to Thrive!

Choices We Make

So, to look at it another way, we always make choices – choices to stay where we are, safe, secure, and not rocking the boat or choices to learn, gain experiences and knowledge, and then share the results of these choices with others. To take it back a few years, we can keep throwing dirt clods at the boar (and maybe hiding from the boar!) or we can choose to create slingshots, pointed sticks, propelled shafts with pointed rocks on the tips, traps, and other ways to help our lineage, our community live better, learn more, and survive even better than those before us.

Choose we must. Yes, many choices involve risk. Fortunately, today the choices we make that involve risk aren’t usually the type that will kill us. If we can get over the thoughts of ‘looking different/out-of-the-ordinary/?crazy?’ and just get creative, we may find that we CAN make choices that will better our own lives and the lives of others.

The question you must ask yourself is, “Since I’m driven to survive, how do I want to survive?”

Here’s to you if you make choices to survive as a BECOMEr rather than just as a BEer!

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Choice – It’s What Makes Us Unique

Choice Is Our Gift

Of all the creatures on Earth – plants, animals, and humans – only mankind has the gift of Choice. We can CHOOSE how we act, how we react, how and what we think.

Plants can only do what is hard-coded into their genetics – sprout from a seed (if conditions are favorable), grow (if they can find the proper nutrients), and produce seed (if they last that long in their life cycle).

Animals are likewise limited only to the DNA in their cells – they are birthed, they avoid danger until they are grown, and they mate to produce offspring. Survival is their only objective – they recognize danger and attempt to avoid it. They may have to seek different ways to survive but these are not choices. Rather, they are genetic mechanisms at work to find ways to survive.

Mankind, on the other hand, is able to make choices. By analyzing different factors in their environments, in their experiences, in their specific needs, and in their desires, mankind is able to make choices on where to live, what to do to thrive, and how to think.

What Choice Is

Of course, since every human alive had thousands of generations ahead of him/her who survived, survival is high on their priority. But after survival is somewhat guaranteed, choice is the dominant factor in the rest of the human life.

We choose who we want to be around. We choose what we do with our time. We choose our occupations. We choose what we become in our lives. More importantly, we have the ability to CHANGE our Choices!

If we find that the people we associate with are not helping us become who we want to become, we can change who we hang around with. If we are not becoming what/who we want to become, we can choose to become something/someone else.

Sadly, we can also choose to remain where we are, who we are, and what we have become. We can, indeed, choose to not choose!

We are able to choose to let circumstances create our reality. We can surrender to the inborn dictate to avoid change – and stay safe!

We Make Choices

Making Choices

We can, however, also realize that it is within our power to choose to create circumstances that will bring about new realities. Those who do so always start by letting themselves think about or imagine a different outcome than that which their surroundings and circumstances would inevitably lead them to.

Unfortunately, most people who think about a new reality never believe they can create it. Indeed, Belief is the second step after the thought is firm.

We chose to entertain a thought about a different outcome. We can, and must, then choose to hold onto that thought and see that new outcome in as much detail as possible. Once we know the details of the outcome we desire, then we must choose to Believe it is possible, no, inevitable!

Plants have no ability to choose a different outcome for themselves.

Animals, although they may be able to learn a few things and, sometimes, appear to mimic us, are also totally unable to choose a different outcome in their lives.

Only we – you and I – can make such a choice.

Are you choosing to choose or are you choosing to not choose? That is the question!

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Helping You Get What YOU Want Is My Goal

“You can have everything you want, if you help enough other people get what they want.” ~ Jim Rohn

If you look around yourself, you will find manufacturers that get wealthy by making things that people want. Think of the “Pet Rock”, “Cabbage Patch doll”, “Xbox”, “iPhones” and thousands of other products that made their inventors and manufacturers wealthy!

And money is by no means the only motivator. Religious and political organizations (although there is a fair bit of money there, too!) offer people something that they want besides just ‘stuff’!

The most successful people and organizations, in any part of our society, are the ones who provide enough people with what they want. Simple.

What I’m talking about here is VALUE. If you offer something of Value (perceived or real!) that enough people want, you will become successful.

One of the things that people Value above almost everything else is information and products that help them live better lives. Living better lives, being healthier, looking and feeling better – these are things people really want, so they can enjoy all the other ‘things’ out there!

Unfortunately, your health has often been relegated to “the good hands of the medical profession” when it has been proven to not always be so. True, medical practice, per se, has advanced drastically and has been very beneficial. But a major part of that profession – the pharmaceutical industry – has, despite providing numerous life-saving drugs, also played a detrimental role in the health of the populace by ignoring the natural benefits of food and plants, in particular.

Another way pharmaceuticals have let us down is in the delivery system. The prestigious Physicians’ Desk Reference for Nonprescription Drugs and Dietary Supplements actually states and shows that pills and gel capsules have an absorption rate of less than 30% while sublingual liquids (taken orally by mouth) have an absorption rate of near 60% and oral sprays have over 90% absorbability.

This, then, is where I am focusing my efforts – Helping YOU by spreading this information about absorption rates and plant-based healing powers.

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Another Serious Look at ‘MSI’

Multiple Streams of Income (MSI)

Is this what you think of when you hear “MSI”?


You know, the concept of having income coming from different sources:

  1. Your job
  2. Your spouse’s job
  3.  Your investments
  4.  Your savings accounts
  5. A Home Business
  6. Etc.

That’s not a bad idea, is it?

The reality for most people, however, is that they don’t have much in the savings account (and the interest on it is minuscule!) and they can’t afford to spare any of their money on risky(?) investments.

Many folks, especially those who have no saving or investments and who have lost or fear losing their jobs, DO think about having a Home Business of sorts. Even if they do a little research on Home Businesses, however, a lot of them who get started with one often find several that they like and they then try to work those several at one time. This quite often leads to a loss of focus, a lack of in-depth knowledge about any one business, a haphazard or sporadic advertising/promoting/recruiting dilemma and inevitably the killer of most Home Businesses – ‘burn-out’.

A good friend of mine recently pointed out a fallacy of trying to generate ‘MSI’ from multiple MLM Home Businesses. He said, “Why don’t people consider each one of their downline in their company as a separate ‘stream of income’?”

I was, frankly, floored at the glaring simplicity of his question!

Each one you enroll, especially those on your frontline (first level/generation), SHOULD be treated as a separate income source. Naturally you want to find a good stable company to work with, but using your energy to build a team and an income in ONE company is less stressful than trying to work with multiple companies. Becoming VERY knowledgeable about ONE company’s products, payplan, marketing techniques, etc. is always better than being half-smart about several.

Think of how much time and effort you can save just by having one set of promotions, one selection of presentations and one set of rules and regulations to worry about! And the synergy from working with several people in ONE business pays off in creativity, training and execution as well.

As I sat thinking about this, and wondering how to show my team the value of Following Up with their prospects and team members, I decided to look at the VALUE of each member I enroll in my particular company. In other words, what was the ‘stream of income’ I should look for WITHIN my own company and team?

I was flabbergasted! In my company, with a monthly outlay of just $149, each one of my frontline team members holds the potential of being worth over $50,000-a-MONTH to me. WOW!

Now THAT’s a ‘stream of income’ I can live with! The only questions now are:

  • how many of these MSI do I want?
  • what will I do to teach, mentor, coach those I enroll to make sure they generate that MSI for me?
  • how can I show them how revolutionary this concept is, so that they also concentrate on generating their MSI within this company?

I have some work to do!

And you’d better believe – I’m Serious!

What do YOU think about this?

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