Ready, Set, Achieve!: A Guide to Taking Charge of Your Life Creating Balance, and Achieving Your Goals

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Morgan James Publishing, Jul 7, 2015 - Health & Fitness - 147 pages
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An organized guide to turning a dream into a reality without sacrificing achievements in other areas of life.
 
Studies have shown that personal health directly affects professional well-being and vice versa. As one decreases, the other suffers. Conversely, as one increases, the other rises as well. By learning how to effectively and evenly pull the strings of both aspects of life—avoiding a collision of priorities—all goals can be reached with less stress and better health.
 
Ready, Set, Achieve! digs into the psyche of setting a goal, creating a plan of action, carrying out those action steps, finding support systems, and cycling back around to do it all over again for a new and higher goal. Personal anecdotes from authors Yuri Diogenes and Jodi Miller punctuate each chapter and give an inside view into overcoming their own struggles and turning them into tangible success stories.
 
Both authors rely on real-life experience to shed light on how to transform one’s mind and body and still create balance. Diogenes shares the tale of his amazing 100-pound weight loss and subsequent appearance on a national-qualifying bodybuilding stage in one of the biggest states in the country, while rising to the top ranks in his IT career. And Miller describes her feat of lifting almost three times her bodyweight at national- and world-level lifting championships, while remaining well rounded in both her athletic and career worlds. Ready, Set, Achieve! shows the road to just that: being your overall best.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Its Time to Change
1
Chapter 2 Building the Best YouBrick by Brick
29
Chapter 3 Enlightening the Mind and Activating the Body through Exercise and Nutrition
52
At Work and Beyond
94
Chapter 5 Planning for the Future
118
About the Authors
129
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Yuri Diogenes, M.S, MBA, technical speaker and author of more than ten technical books about technology and information security published in United States and Brazil. In the past Yuri was also a University Professor and a Certified Instructor. After his journey to lose one hundred pounds, Yuri became a NPC (National Physique Committee) bodybuilder competitor.

Jodi Leigh Miller earned the title of Ms. Natural Olympia in 2011 and 2012, and set national and world records in the American Powerlifting Federation and World Powerlifting Congress. Jodi is currently a top-five national-level National Physique Committee (NPC) Women’s Physique Competitor and has previously competed in Figure and Bodybuilding, having won the 2007 NPC Team Universe in the lightweight bodybuilding division. She holds a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin, a lifetime secondary teaching certification in Texas, and is a certified personal trainer.

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