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 [email protected], 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 [email protected]
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Until next time, go and Grow Champions!