The  Champion’s Brew is a weekly assembly of material I am reading, listening to, or watching that is  designed to equip and call you to uncommon leadership.  I often add my own little spin based on my takeaways and would love your input as well.  Any of the points especially impact you?  Drop me a note at john@growingchampions.net, or comment on the blog to keep the conversation going!  I believe you will discover that the format  is not only useful, but also that you can consume it within the time it takes you to enjoy your daily ‘brew’!  Become a member of the Champions Brew Nation by subscribing here!!

Here is your weekly drink of what I have been reading and experimenting with to help me to:

  • Eat Healthy:  Is one of your 2022 goals to lose weight?  For me, healthier (note, not always healthy, but healthier… than I used to be!) eating is required to maintain some of the positive results I have seen over the past few years.  To help me, I follow a few different accounts on Instagram for eating and one of the ones I get some pretty good advice and recipes from is Eating Well.  Here is an article they posted a while back that still rings true for me: The Ten Best Snacks for Weight Loss, According to a Dietician.  I usually have most of these around the house and #1, almonds, is a staple in the closet.  My challenge often is portion size.  It is so easy just to walk in the pantry and grab a palmful every so often, so the snack size one serving packs are important as well.  The item I just can’t seem to add to my eating habits is the grapefruit.  I just have not been able to make that daggum sour fruit taste good to me!  What are your go to snacks?
  • Be Happy:  Saturday Night Live had been one of the shows I liked to watch for a good laugh (when I used to be able to stay up that late!0.  Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, Mike Myers and Kristen Wig were a few that would have me rolling.  I came across this fun article with 14 of the Best Catchphrases from SNL.  They brought back a few good memories and a smile.  Maybe they will trigger a smile for you as well.  Which was your favorite?  Of these listed “I live in a van down by the river” ignited the biggest smile.  We all need some comedy in our lives.  Maybe this will bring a smile to your face as well!
  • Read more:  Well, I hit my 2021 goal of reading 12 books and reading through the entire Bible in a year.  This was a great accomplishment.  I have asked a couple people for advice on “What do I do on day 366?” after reading the Bible and I heard the same thing at least 3 times… “Read it again!” – I have decided to run it back again in 2022 and go for a second journey through the Bible.  This year, I am using the plan suggested my our charge called The Bible Recap.  This version is a chronological trip through the Bible with an associated 8-10 minute podcast that summarizes each of the daily readings.  I am excited to join my wife on the journey this year. 
  • Quote:   “I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!” — Christopher Walken spoofing VH1’s Behind the Music

What you need to do:

Call to Action:  What is on your reading list for 2022?  To go along with the Bible recap plan in 2022, I am going to be working to read 12 more books again this year as well.  I would love to do a couple audio books with bios of Uncommon leaders.  Does anyone have any suggestions on a biography I simply MUST read?  Please share it with me in the blog comments or email me at john@growingchamions.net

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There are things that I come across each week that help me, inspire me, relax me, motivate me, and are sometimes are just funny that I want to share with you so that you can smile more, build faith, think positively, network well, exercise often, eat healthy, and grow daily.
 

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