Al & Shelley DeMelo

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December, 2012 Volume 7, Issue 12

Sharing our journey with you...

DeMelo's Da News


Happy Holidays Everyone!

Well 2012 is gone! We can't believe how quickly it has passed! This holiday, Al ended up staying home minding the pets and our store, while I was surprised with a trip to Saskatchewan to spend time with my side of the family.

It was very cold, but my heart was warmed by my Step Father's surprise for my Mom by flying me in for Christmas and my Mom's birthday. In addition, I got to spend some good quality family time.

We spent a lot of time reconnecting and enjoying the joy of the season. But burrrr... it was cold!!!

Here you can see some of my family.. my sister Kim is beside me, my mom, and my nieces Natasha and Katelynn in the front.

We sure missed Al, but it was very nice to see everyone.

Thankfully, I made it home in time for New Year's Eve. It was a very busy and full holiday for sure!

Forks over Knives

I heard about Forks over Knives and decided I wanted to see the movie. . I was surprised to learn that a simple change in our diet has a really good chance to spare you from heard disease, diabetes and cancer!

I feel this is a must watch for everyone! I learned from this film how important it is to incorporate whole foods and eat a primarily plant based diet. Plants act like medicine for our body and there are some real remarkable case studies and positive results documented by people who have made this change.

Temple Grandin

I happened across a lecture by Temple Grandin on TED.COM where she spoke about her life and how she created a new way to manage cattle so they were not stressed. Then I was at a video store and saw her movie, Temple Grandin. In this movie, Temple Grandin introduces us to her life. Thereby revealing what what an extraordinary individual, and gift to the world Temple Grandin is. She is doing things that really matter.

Especially in the field of Autism. The movie is based on her life story and opens the door to help us understand Autism and the different minds that are among us.

People who are different are simply that. We need to remember, if they are different, they are not any less wonderful than we are! We all think differently in some ways. This is a good thing for our world.

Goal Setting & Christmas Party

In December, we went to our regular BANG meeting (Business Accelerated Network Group) and Christmas party. The main focus of this meeting was to prepare our business for 2013. Part of that includes sharing our WRITTEN personal goal with our mastermind group.

Do you have a hard time taking the goals from your head and putting them onto paper???

Here's the thing, the real benefit of writing your goals on paper according to Fitz Villafuerte are:

  • Written goals become a contract to yourself which usually sparks a personal motivation to achieve them.
  • Written goals makes you define clearly what your goals are. Writing them down encourages you to state what you want in greater detail.
  • Written goals frees your mind of perpetually thinking and “remembering” your goals.
  • Written goals stimulates creativity and motivates you to think about the next step.

Check out the link above for more information! Great site.

Recipe: Snicker Snackers

Here's a great healthy and easy to make snack called Snicker Snackers.

Mix 1/2 cup of the following ingredients Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Raw Honey, Almond Butter, Cocoa Powder, and then 1/4 cup of the following ingredients Wheat Germ, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Unsweetened shredded coconut in a food processor.

Roll into bite sized balls. Keep Refrigerated. Vegan and delicious little snacks.

What is Your Time Worth?

Do you know what your ROT (Return on Time) is?

As investors, we are always talking about ROI (Return on Investment).

Consider this: Time is the most precious resource we have. You can always make more money, however, you can not make any more time.

So think about how you are spending your time. To try to maximize your time, consider the following:

  • What important things do you do, that can be better done by someone else. Maybe they even have more experience or expertise to get it done quicker and more accurately?
  • Ensure that you allocate time every day to focus on the top three things that are most important to accomplish that day.
  • Begin the day by not procrastinating. Do the most important task that needs to be done *FIRST*.

Our heart felt wish for you and yours, for 2013 is that you have much success, happiness, peace and love. 

So until next month!!! Happy New Year!

Al & Shelley