January 7th Show
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On today's show:
Welcome to the New Year!
New Year's Resolutions
Today, December 31st in History
1789 First U.S. presidential election
On this day in 1789, America’s first presidential election is held. Voters cast ballots to choose state electors; only white men who owned property were allowed to vote. As expected, George Washington won the election and was sworn into office on April 30, 1789.
As it did in 1789 because the population was so spread out into very remote areas and didn’t physically have access to voting, the United States still uses the Electoral College system, established by the U.S. Constitution, which today gives all American citizens over the age of 18 the right to vote for electors, who in turn vote for the president. The president and vice president are the only elected federal officials chosen by the Electoral College instead of by direct popular vote.
1901 New York stock exchange trading exceeds two million shares for the first time in history. Today on the NYSE 2.6 B stocks are traded and on the Nasdaq, 1.5 B are traded.
1929 Chrysler is Time magazine’s Man of the Year
Walter Chrysler, the founder of the Chrysler Corporation, one of America’s Big Three automakers, is featured on the cover of Time magazine as its Man of the Year. In 1928, under Walter Chrysler’s leadership, his company had acquired the Dodge Brothers Company, thereby becoming the world’s third-largest automaker. Also that year, Chrysler launched the low-priced Plymouth line and the mid-priced DeSoto brand. Additionally, Walter Chrysler had bankrolled construction of the Chrysler Building in New York City. When it was completed two years later, in 1930, the 77-story art-deco skyscraper was the world’s tallest building.
Person of the Year (called Man of the Year until 1999) is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that "for better or for worse...has done the most to influence the events of the year".
1980 US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation providing $1.5 billion in loans to salvage Chrysler Corporation.
1800 Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States.
1911 Butterfly McQueen (Thelma McQueen), actress best known for her role as Scarlett O’Hara’s maid Prissy in Gone with the Wind (1939); won Daytime Emmy portraying Aunt Thelma, a fairy godmother in “The Seven Wishes of Joanna Peabody,” an ABC Afterschool Special.
1912 Charles Addams, cartoonist, creator of the Addams Family.
1930 Jack Greene, country singer, musician; won Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year for “There Goes My Everything” (1967).
1948 Kenny Loggins, singer, songwriter; half of Loggins and Messina duo.
1957 Katie Couric, journalist, author; has hosted news and talk shows on all three major TV networks.
Tomorrow: the 8th
1642 Astronomer Galileo dies in Italy
Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei dies in Italy at age 77. Born February 15, 1564, Galileo has been referred to as the “father of modern astronomy,” the “father of modern physics” and the “father of science” due to his revolutionary discoveries. The first person to use a telescope to observe the skies, Galileo discovered the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, sunspots and the solar rotation.
1946 Elvis Presley receives his first guitar
In competing versions of the story, what Elvis Presley really wanted for his birthday was a rifle or a bicycle—both fairly typical choices for a boy his age growing up on the outskirts of Tupelo, Mississippi. Instead, Elvis’s highly protective mother, Gladys—”She never let me out of her sight,” Elvis would later say—took him to the Tupelo Hardware Store and bought a gift that would change the course of history: a $6.95 guitar. It was January 8, 1946, and Elvis Aaron Presley was 11 years old.
New Year, New You
How to turn resolutions into goals that will stick
Last week we spent the show talking about resolutions, why they don’t work and what to do to make them work. Mostly because we are picking abstractions and not actual goals.
In the past week, We noticed (or maybe you didn’t) an abundance of ad’s for all the things associated with the most common resolutions:
Exercise (equipment, shoes, apparel, gyms)
Quit smoking (patches)
Get out of debit (debit reduction companies)
Save money (budgeting software)
Eat healthy (food delivery, subscription services)
Enjoy life (travel companies, retirement planning)
Travel (tourism from every country)
Learn a new language (sales on software)
If there's an ad for it, it not likely what you need. Like food delivery or a gym membership for instance.
Some of the things I hear people comment about in reflecting over the holiday break is how much they enjoyed just being at home, cooking meals, watching movies, reading books and taking walks. We see pictures of piles of kids on couches in blankets seemingly getting along, beautiful meals being lovingly prepared. Why is it that the rest of the year has to be so different?
It doesn’t… its all about what we decide to prioritize. Today we are going to look at the two main resolution windows and walk through them in depth so we understand the reasoning of how we will decide how better to achieve them for ourselves.
Lets look first at the group of resolutions that focus on food: Lose weight, diet, eat better, etc. (note abundance of ad’s addressing this like food delivery, diet pills)
Of all the things we do for ourselves and our families, the most fundamental among them is nourishing them.
If we don't start to recognize the path we've allowed the big food companies to pave for us, we have this dystopian master piece to look forward to. Watch the movie clip here:
I highly recommend the movie.
Lets look at a Resolution to be more healthy. What does that imply? If we can’t get more specific, you’re not going to be more healthy this year.
Be more Healthy, in our emotional health? In our physical health?
Physically being more healthy starts with what we put in and on our bodies. Clean eating is number one, avoiding processed food, anything that is packaged in single servings. Avoiding the laundry list of chemicals that increase chronic inflammation that is wreaking havoc for so many.
So how about focusing being more healthy on our largest organ, the skin. As much as we attend to it, its is fairly neglected because we aren’t necessary paying attention to what we are really doing to it. Healthy skin begins with real pure unadulterated whole food and finding effective natural and organic skincare, like Moxie Creed's Moxie skin Products we use should support our needs, make us feel good for choosing them and reward us with fulfilling their promise. To do this, they selected ingredients so advanced, they could only be achieved by nature, skincare beyond chemistry. Check out the ingredient list here (http://www.moxiecreed.com/ingredients-1), so refreshing, you could use the list to assemble lunch!
So many more ideas in the show, listen here!