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Life Without Limits

JACK CANFIELD Says it’s time to face your fears

JOHN BIRD Interview with The Big Issue founder


















Bernardo Moya welcomes you to the latest issue of The Best You

29 BOOK REVIEWS We review some of our favourites – a small selection of what’s available

40 WE SUPPORT… Diabetes UK is encouraging everyone to get tested for Type 2 diabetes




We profile one of history’s most successful tennis players, Rafael Nadal

12 STREETWISE AND SAVVY John Bird, co-founder of The Big Issue, worked hard on this passion project


16 HOW TO UNWRAP YOUR MIND Patrick Stoeckmann tells us how to make self-help work for you

18 OVERCOMING FEAR Famed self-help author Jack Canfield tells how us to get over life’s great inhibiter



This month’s Bucket List offers some literary choices to dive into


25 IT’S THE GOOD NEWS So much of the news we read is bad. Here are some stories to lift your spirits

26 CELLULOID DREAMS It only takes a moment, or 90 consecutive moments, to change your life. We look at life-changing films

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The Pride of Britain Awards took place last month. We give you the scoop

44 SOCIALLY ENTERPRISING Social enterprises, like The Big Issue and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen are doing the world a few favours

46 WHAT IS VITALITY? Our very own Kristen White interviews physician, filmmaker and monk, Dr. Pedram Shojailife




‘London’s Lip Queen’ Dr Rita Rakus talks about cosmetic surgery for men

52 COULD YOU BE AT RISK? Libby Dowling of Diabetes UK informs us of the risks of Type 2 diabetes


57 CAN YOU HAVE A WORK / LIFE BALANCE? According to Stefanie Hartman, finding the balance is about drawing lines

58 THE NATIONAL STUDENT APPRENTICE Like The Apprentice, but with students. Emma Vites gives us the low down

60 THE POWER OF GRATITUDE T. Harv Eker reckons that being grateful has the ability to transform your life

62 THE ROCKY ROAD TO SUCCESS The Best You looks at some inspirational people from history who didn’t have success handed to them



Author and traveller Pam Grout says it’s time to start believing in your wealth



Chase Adam, founder of Watsi, is changing the way we use crowdfunding

68 CHANGING DIMENSIONS It’s not enough for people to be three-dimensional. We need our gadgets to be too.







e all know the old saying that begins "give a man a fish..." that basically tells us that it's not enough to do something good for someone. You've also got to think about exactly what it is you're doing. The saying argues against short-termism, taking a view on the long-term outcome for the person you want to help. For me, this is a great phrase that really sums up the stories and articles in The Best You this month. If you consider Rafael Nadal's story, which we cover this month, you'll see that there were people in his life who had his long term interests at heart – and because of it, made his life as a child deliberately tough. Through teaching him the skills of endurance and staying with it when things became difficult, his Uncle Toni showed him the mentality of a world beater. For John Bird, co-founder of the famous street magazine

The Big Issue, you'll see that the message also applies. John is desperate to help the homeless around the world, and the way to do it, he believes and argues passionately, is to give them a sense of worth, purpose and self-reliance. That doesn't necessarily mean giving them hand-outs, but rather showing them how to take charge of their own lives and take responsibility, too. In the interview I had with him, I was struck by a phrase he used. He talked about the Government's Rough Sleepers Initiatives, and how they had "warehoused" the homeless and made them dependent. John's is a fascinating call to really make you think how you can not only do some good in the world, but also to do the best good you can think of. That means sometimes not taking the easy option, either for you or the recipient of your kindness. And of course, T Harv Eker's article about the power of gratitude is another angle on that same debate on the nature of kindness and of receiving.

Successful people can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at them.”

I hope you'll draw on the inspirations in this magazine, as well as use the advice given in its pages where you can. Whether you want to become a world beater, or simply take more charge of your own life and got more of the things you want, The Best You magazine is here as your resource to make changes. And it's not here for a day, but for the rest of your life.

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What makes the world’s Number One tennis player so great? The Best You discovers Rafael Nadal and finds a fascinating combination of brilliance and vulnerability.


ith his famous chiselled features and his mop of dark hair, Rafael Nadal is every inch the 21st Century photogenic sporting hero. His intensity before matches is legendary, and on the court he maintains an extraordinary focus on winning. Describing his mental state during his 2008 Wimbledon win, Nadal says: ”What I battle hardest to do in a tennis match is to quiet the voices in my head, to shut everyting out of my mind but the contest itself, and concentrate every atom of my being on the point I am playing.” About Wimbledon, he says ”the cathedral hush of Centre Court is good for my game.” And just as if he really is in a cathedral, Nadal is a man of rituals. Before matches, he runs through a series of ”inflexible routines” that awaken the world-class sportsman in his soul. If he is about to play after lunch, he eats the same pasta dish – ”no sauce, nothing that could possibly cause indigestion – with olive oil and salt, and straight, simple piece of fish. To drink: water.” Then, an hour before play, he goes deeper into the routine. ”I stop being the ordinary me when a game is on. I try and become a tennis machine, even if the task is ultimately impossible. I am not a robot.” He bottles up all his normal feelings. Doubts, hopes, everything is flattened out. He begins to think only in the moment. Forty-five minutes before a match, Nadal takes an ice cold shower. ”Under the shower, I enter a new space in which I feel my power and resilience grow. I’m a different man... I’m activated,” he says, talking of being ”in the flow” – that moment in which a sportsman

ABOVE Nadal puts in a lot of energy on the court

MAIN PICTURE Rafael Nadal poses for a Nike campaign

He started to play tennis at the age of four, when he saw his uncle Toni Nadal, a former tennis player, teaching a group of boys and decided to join in.

no longer thinks about his game, but enters a trance-like state of heightened consciousness. The rituals continue. Be they receiving a massage, putting in his hair band with a kind of automated absence, or having his hand strapped to prevent the skin tearing when he takes the powerful shots he is famed for. He talks of it with extraordinary precision. And though he claims not to be a ”tennis machine”, this ritual of focus certainly seems to take away the ordinary Nadal from the equation. Nadal on the court is intimidating, fast, strong and powerful. Standing at 1.85 metres (6 feet 1 inch) tall, he exudes invulnerability – perhaps even arrogance. Off the court, however, he is a different person altogether. Cautious, even neurotic and vulnerable, Nadal’s rise to fame is not one of the all-conquering individual rising to world dominance driven solely by his sporting genius. While individual brilliance is an element of his success, his life and his personality tell a far more complex story, revealing how much he is the product of a tight-knit family and community. Born in 1986, Nadal grew up in Mancora on the Spanish island of Mallorca. He remembers his childhood days fondly. ”It was a fairytale childhood,” he says, recalling how he used to spend time with his grandparents and other adults, staying out till late as a boy. He loved football best of all. Playing on the streets with the other boys was a delight for him, and he played whenever he could, loving the team ethos. He started to play tennis at the age of four, when he saw his uncle Toni Nadal, a former professional tennis player, teaching a group of boys and decided to join in. Uncle Toni’s influence was to be pivotal to Rafael’s life. Described as a ”severe man from another era” by some who have met him, Toni saw Rafael’s talent and decided he had the potential to be a superstar. Rafael’s father, Sebastian, operated a glass manufacturer selling trinkets for the growing tourist trade in Mallorca. He arranged for Toni to look after Rafael’s coaching in return for a partnership in the business, and the coaching started in earnest. ”Toni was tough on me right from the start, tougher than the other children,” Rafael remembers. He used ”rough language” with Rafael and fired balls at him to startle him when his attention wandered. Toni made him clear up the balls from the court and sweep it after the sessions, something none of the other boys had to do. Little Rafael would sometimes come home from training

THIS PAGE Nadal in another campaign; this time for Armarni

sessions crying. Once, when his mother asked him what the matter was, he recalls telling her his uncle had called him a ”mummy’s boy”. But he begged her to say nothing to his uncle, because it might interfere with his coaching. Despite Toni’s toughness, Rafael stuck at the sport, growing keener when he started to win competitions at the age of seven. But Toni remained harsh. He never gave praise, focusing on the mistakes Rafael had made and how to improve. When the sevenyear-old Rafael forgot to take his water bottle to a tournament, Toni wouldn’t buy him another. He should ”take responsibility for his actions,” he told him, both on and off the court. When asked if he was unnecessarily hard on Rafael, Toni replies that he ”never pushed the boy more than he could take.” His aim, he tells people, was to ensure that Rafael should learn about endurance. ”Endure. Learn to overcome weakness and pain, push yourself to breaking point, but never cave in. If you don’t learn that lesson, you’ll never succeed as an elite athlete,” he would tell him. Toni accepted no excuses from his nephew. It was never a good enough excuse that the strings were too loose on the racket, or that Rafael had slept badly. Everything he did on the court was Rafael’s responsibility. He admits that ”Often I’d struggle to contain my rage.” But he also adds: ”All that tension in every single coaching session, right from the very start, has allowed me today to face up to the difficult moments in a match with more self-control than might otherwise have been the case. Toni did a lot to build that fighting character people say they see in me on court.” Admirable? Perhaps. But listening to this account of his childhood, you can’t help asking why Rafael regarded his childhood as a ”fairytale one”! For Toni, the answer is clear. Rafael was ”Clever.” clever enough to know that his elders knew what was good for him. A simple answer, and partly right. But it doesn’t tell the whole story.


Endure. Learn to overcome weakness and pain, push yourself to breaking point, but never cave in. OPPOSITE LEFT Rafael Nadal looking pleased with his trophy

OPPOSITE MIDDLE Rafael displaying his chiseled abs in an Armarni ad OPPOSITE RIGHT Nadal is known on the court for his powerful serve

Whether it was something that Toni instilled in him, or something he had naturally, Rafael was intensely competitive, even when he was young. His reward from playing was winning. ”I don’t have a sense of humour about losing,” he says with a set to his jaw. He recalls his fits of rage as a child when he lost at card games. It’s still in him. Even as an adult he has accused his family of cheating at cards because he would not accept defeat. The importance of winning came home to his father, Sebastian, when Rafael was just 10 years old. He had spent the summer with friends on the beach rather than training, and it showed when he lost his next match. His father, seeking to console him said: ”Come on, you’ve had a terrific summer. Why’s that not enough?” Young Rafael’s answer was clear and to the point: ”Yes Dad, but all the fun I had then can’t make up for the pain I’m feeling right now. I never want to feel this way again.”

RAFAEL NADAL AT A GLANCE • Born in Manacor, Mallorca in 1986 • Handled his first tennis racquet at the age of 4 • Coached by his uncle Toni from early childhood • Won first ATP match age 15 • Entered the top 50 players age 16 • Beat World No 1 Roger Federer at the Miami Masters when he was 18 • Became the youngest player to chalk up a singles victory in the Davis Cup • 13 Grand Slam singles and 5 Grand Slam doubles titles to date • Took Gold for men’s tennis in 2008 Beijing Olympics • Beat Federer at Wimbledon in 2008 in the longest match in Wimbledon history • Ranked world Number 1 tennis player in August 2008 • Is very closely supported by his family • Afraid of the dark, of dogs and is “nervy” off court • On court is an extraordinarily passionate player • Has won 60 careers titles to date

It is this attitude that Rafael has brought to the game as an adult. Combined with his capacity for endurance, it is an unstoppable mixture. Rafael says of himself that, unlike Federer, who appears to be a ”natural” on the court, he has had to work at everything he does. For example, before his first Wimbledon win, his left foot hurt so much he had to have an injection in the sole to anaesthetise it. He is used to playing through pain and fighting on. As a boy he slipped and broke the little finger in his left hand (Rafael is a lefthanded player) in the first round of the Spanish under-14s national championship. Rather than withdraw, he played on, and took the title. He has also had to fight against a painful problem in his right foot, no doubt exacerbated by all the hard work he put into tennis as a child. He has a weakness in the staphoid tarsal bone that sits directly over the arch, causing him excruciating pain. At the age of 19, when the weakness came to light and nearly crippled him, he was faced with having to give up tennis after one of the world’s leading experts on the condition told him he would never be able to play again. It was perhaps his darkest time. Then, since he was already sponsored by Nike, Rafael approached them to design an inner sole to his shoe that would take the weight off the troublesome bone. It caused further problems with other muscles and tendons as the weight in his foot was subtly shifted, but he began to play again. He admits now that he ”plays through the pain” every day. The change to the sole of his trainers is what he describes as a ”work in progress”. Because of this, there is a sense of urgency in Rafael’s play. He is acutely aware that his playing time is finite. Always at the back of his mind is the idea that the shot he is now playing may be his last. Of course, all athletes have this, but it has been hammered home to a greater extent to Rafael than to many others, making him aware that every day and every minute of every game must count in the most intense of ways.

On court, he is a hero. At home, he is an ordinary man, who needs his world to be a particular way. He relies heavily on his family and worries about his sister Yet, with all of this intensity on the court, Rafael is vulnerable and soft off the court. It seems difficult to believe, but he doesn’t like the dark, preferring to sleep with the lights on, and he is deeply reliant on his family. His mother describes his driving as ”cautious,” while his sister calls it ”terrible” because he is so nervous. He is also afraid of animals. As a child his friends had to lock their dogs away before he would visit them. On tour in South Africa, when others went to see and handle tame lion cubs, he would not go. He doesn’t, he says, ”trust the motives” of animals. Nadal’s is a tightly controlled and extreme world. On court, he is a hero. At home, he is an ordinary man, who needs his world to be a very particular way. He relies heavily on his extended family and worries about his sister to a level bordering on neurosis, calling her two or three times a day when he is away on tour. There will come a day when Nadal is no longer playing tennis at a world class level. Perhaps then it will be time for him to relax and learn a little more about the other things in his life that his tight, controlled view of the world has not yet allowed him. Yet perhaps his achievements have been so great so far precisely because of that very need for control. b

THIS PAGE Rafael's girlfriend, Maria, attends a match between Djokovic and Nadal



As the founder of The Big Issue, the magazine the homeless sell to make a living, John Bird has helped countless people throughout the world. He tells Bernardo Moya how a life of poverty, crime and homelessness gave him a unique insight into helping others.


ohn Bird has strong ideas about what helps the poor and what doesn't. "A handup, not a hand-out is the best possible thing you can do for somebody," he tells me. The man sitting across from me at the TV studio interview has a powerful, animated face topped by receding, greying hair. He seems to me the template for a classic London East End hard man, while his direct manner marks him out as someone who will be heard. Plenty of people have listened. His uncompromising yet caring message of personal responsibility has been spoken into the ear of leading politicians from both left and right. "Virtually every government that’s ever been in, for the first 10 minutes, they’re in love with us," he smiles, "because we reduce the amount of people who go to prison... When you see people selling The Big Issue, you know they’re not


AND SAVVY MAIN PICTURE Portrait of John Bird by Lucy Kane


shoplifting. You know they’re not begging." His message has often been critical of the politicians. His response to Tony Blair's assertion that "we live in an age of giving" so outraged him that he wrote an open letter to the UK Prime Minister along the following lines: “Dear Tony, if we live in an age of giving, does that mean we also live in an age of taking? Do you know what it's like to take? Do you know what it does to you when somebody just gives you a hand? Do you know what it’s like to be a beggar when the people who don’t give money to you, you hate, and the people who do give money to you, you loathe?” He recalls, "I challenged him to create a society where the giving was giving opportunity."


ABOVE Bernardo Moya interviews John Bird

BELOW The Big Issue vendor in Neal Street, London

It was here that he got ideology. "I met these really posh Marxists, all going on about the working class and smashing capitalism, and I thought, 'Socialism… they’ve already got socialism, what do they wanna smash capitalism for?'” But his new Marxist friends challenged his racist views, and he began to listen. On his return to England, he joined a revolutionary party, but life wasn't so different from before. "I’d been a Catholic shoplifter, and now I was a Marxist shoplifter," he shrugs, recalling how he lived under false names and addresses to avoid the police. This turbulent time finally ended when he remarried and got steady work as a printer, which he got by lying about his qualifications. "I’ve always believed that if you can’t achieve something because you haven’t got the degree or whatever, then tell them you’ve got all the degrees in the world, get the job, and then prove yourself." By the early 1970s and through the 80s he was earning a decent wage running his own business. Then The Big Issue came along to change everything. It was the idea of Gordon Roddick, the multimillionaire head of the famous

Photograph by Mark Edwards: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-edwards/

And John knows plenty about poverty. He grew up with his three brothers and parents in two rooms in a Notting Hill slum just after the war, which had the highest infant mortality rate anywhere in the country. His father, a local Protestant had married an Irish Catholic from the countryside. They drank, fought and neglected their children, filling them with racism, classism, and a disregard for education. "It was a terrible place to bring children to – rats, dirt, one toilet shared by 12 families... it was a really horrible introduction to life." Yet it was "the most wonderful place I’ve ever lived," he says without irony. "It was extraordinary, the depth of the community. Everybody just looked out for each other." When Bird was five, the family were made homeless after missing the rent, so for six months they lived in a condemned house. When he was seven, his parents split up and he moved to a Catholic orphanage in North London. After three years, he came out and "immediately started shoplifting, stealing cars, daubing swastikas and all sorts of other stuff... and really got into a lot of grief very quickly." By age 14 he was in a detention centre. At 14 and a half he was excluded from school. "They just signed the register because I was so much trouble. I wouldn’t accept the authority, I was a

racist – my mum and dad had done a good job of making me hate everybody, Blacks, Jews, Indians, even English people." He was a "pretty poisoned, screwed up person" who left school with only one asset: a "Napoleonic complex" meaning he believed he was the most important person on Earth. "I still do,” he adds with a grim smile. "I always thought that I was here to save the world, even though I was a little geezer who couldn’t read or write." A stretch in Ashford Boys' Prison for receiving money under false pretences prompted his turnaround when a prison officer helped him learn to read. On leaving prison, he returned to reformatory school where he was "saved" because he'd "at last got some education and had started to paint and draw." To his mother's surprise, at the age of 18 he went to art school, where she feared half-jokingly he would learn to become "middle class" and "homosexual." Then, after getting a girl pregnant and marrying her, he was thrown out of art school. Eventually, after more difficulty with the police, he ran away to Paris at the age of 21.




Enrich the lives of people in need, you’ll get that investment back a hundred times

High Street chain, The Body Shop. John had known Gordon 20 years earlier when he was a young man, and Gordon now asked him a straightforward question: “Are you one of those persons who crawls out of the woodwork when somebody makes a lot of money?” “Yes!” said Bird. “Well, I know where you’re coming from,” replied Roddick. "The best con is to tell the truth, isn’t it, sometimes?" Bird smiled. The Big Issue was inspired by a trip Roddick took to the US where he saw a similar scheme. In the UK, there were serious challenges to overcome. "I remember having a major meeting in a place called Lincoln’s Inn Field, where there were about 1,200 homeless people sleeping in this small park on the edge of the City, near Holborn. I said, 'Look, we’ll give you the papers for the first month and then you’ll have to pay for them.' They went absolutely ape shit!" Accused of exploiting the homeless by selling them magazines, he replied, “Yeah, that’s right, you’ve always been given stuff for free. That’s why you’re still homeless.” "We got about eight very

big Scotsmen and said, 'Look, we’ll give you £50 a day if you stop them trying to burn down our vans and beat us up.' We did what Imperialism does; it goes to a country, picks the big people, and calls them police to control everybody else." In a short time the Holborn homeless were obeying his rules, staying in order. If they were rude to the public, he would take their badges away. Then, when the Government started providing the homeless with Social Security, Bird was unimpressed: "Very quickly they emptied the streets of thousands of people and put them into the system... While we were trying to get them working, the government was getting them parked up – warehoused as long-term unemployed people, where most of them still are." Bird's message is complex – far more so than the "problem" of homelessness as presented in the papers. “You don't just help people,” he tells me. “You must invest in the person, and find the drive to help them realise themselves.” He knows "countless stories" of brilliant people in the underclass "who should be running the country." But with no investment in their


ABOVE LEFT Portrait of John Bird by Martin Gammon

ABOVE The Big Issue is both enterprising and entertaining

education they have no opportunity. "Enrich the lives of people in need, you’ll get that investment back a hundred times," says John. "You’ll move them from being outside of society, into being ratepayers and taxpayers." All this is the alternative he sees, to the expensive waste that is prison. John Bird's message, and his life story are compelling arguments for his cause. It's not about helping people. It's about giving the right sort of help. Let's hope that somewhere along the way, the politicians will listen. b

JOHN BIRD AT A GLANCE • Born 1947 • Grew up in poverty in Notting Hill, then in a Catholic orphanage • Began an early life of crime • Learned to read thanks to a prison officer • Joined art college • Blagged his way into printing jobs by lying about his qualifications • Started printing The Big Issue to empower the homeless • Believes in robust self-reliance, but also helping people become self-reliant • The Big Issue is now sold in nine countries on four continents • John Bird continues to look for new projects to empower the marginalised and homeless





Connect with the wonderful, special and powerful inside. Learn new ways to get your mind and body in balance, bringing out the rich core of your being. Discover the secrets that will enable you to take charge of your inner life and become The Best You.

Life Without Limits



Patrick Stoeckmann tells us how to make self-help work for you


Famed self-help author Jack Canfield tells us how to get over life’s great inhibiter



MAIN PICTURE Unwrap your mind to feel happier and healthier

Are you excited and confused about the thought of unwrapping your mind? Patrick Stoeckmann says your mind is all wrapped up, and he doesn’t mean with a nice ribbon around it.




hen I say your mind is “wrapped up,” I am talking about all the ideas, thoughts, beliefs and systems that fool you into thinking that you or the universe are limited, incomplete and need a fixing. Most of these ideas and beliefs you adopted from others at a very early age, and since then they populate your nice little mind, cloaking it and make you feel small, worthless, not good enough, sick and in need for outside expert advice. Of course your might think that Personal


Most of these ideas and beliefs you adopted from others at a very early age and since then they populate your mind

Development is the answer to this dilemma. But before you think you’ve found the answer, do a bit of research. What has Personal Development really done for you (and me)? Reflecting on my life and on a lot of my friends who are on any form of path, I wholeheartedly have to ask myself: What has Personal Development really done for me (and them)? Yes, in several areas my life has improved dramatically. As an example: I am much more confident than I was 20 years ago. The question is only whether that would not have happened if I had not


visited several seminars. However the real important question is: Is my life better than it was some years back? That could be a tougher question to answer if you’re not only looking at certain areas, such as finances or productivity, but at your life as a whole. What does Personal Development stands for today? A quick WordNet search will tell you that “development“ is associated with the act of improving. So, is my life getting better through Personal Development? Is my personality getting better through Personal Development? These are important and tough questions to ask yourself. And what does “better” mean? Does this mean that there is something missing and needs to be added? In a nutshell, does Personal Development really mean I am incomplete and can only be complete by adding new stuff to my personality? According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, develop means: “unroll, unfold,” So, “development”, in its essence means to undo a wrap up. From now on, when I talk about development, I am not talking about adding new stuff or making something better. We are talking exclusively about undoing something

ABOVE Getting back to nature is a great way to relax BELOW Get that blood pumping and you will feel better

that has wrapped us up in the first place. So Personal Development should mean to unwrap those things from your personality that hides the real persona from showing up. Today, especially in the Personal Development Industry, the term “Personal Development” is often used to make us feel unfinished, incomplete – because we need to develop, we need to become better – and so we go for all the promises of the Gurus to fix us, to make us better, to make us complete at last. You have to add their thinking, their methods, their programs to your incomplete mind to become a complete mind. Then they release another program, or someone else becomes the next Superhero of Human Development. And you realize that the holy gates of bliss are now even farther away lands for you. And so the path that you were following turns into a trip, where you are craving another dose of the drug of those clever pushers of salvation. But maybe I don’t need a fix. Maybe I am already


complete deep within me, maybe I don’t need to do all of this – to just experience bliss and peace of mind. Maybe the best thing I could do is forget most of the teachings – and just remember my inner wisdom that will guide me far better than all external knowledge to the place where I am destined to go. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t say that you should refrain from learning or listening to good information. It is not the information out there that is causing the problem but our own approach to it. I am a big believer in constant learning. Did you know that education also has nothing to do with adding new stuff? To educate literally means to bring out that which is already within you. So all the information that is out there only should make you recognise the knowledge that is already within you. If I learn something that is enjoyable to me, I feel light and, passionate about it, and though there may be frustrating moments, my motivation is innate and doesn’t need any external stimulus. b




MAIN PICTURE Fear can make you miss out on some great opportunities

Fear is one of the most common reasons people procrastinate on taking action toward their goals. Motivational speaker and cocreator of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Jack Canfield, gives some advice about overcoming this ubiquitous obstacle.



n an effort to avoid failure, rejection, being embarrassed, disappointing or angering other people, getting hurt and a plethora of other things, we play it safe and avoid trying new things. Fear is natural. But it’s important to remember that, as humans, we’ve evolved to the stage where almost all of our fears are now self-created. We scare ourselves by imagining negative outcomes to any activities we pursue or experience. In fact, psychologists like to say that fear means Fantasised Experiences Appearing Real. It is important to identify any unfounded fears. To identify the unfounded fears in your life, do this simple exercise. First, make a list of the things you are afraid to try. These are not things you are afraid of, such as spiders, but instead the things you are afraid do to, such as skydiving. Fears are natural because it lets the brain know that there is a risk in what you are doing. Some spiders are poisonous, and there are risks to skydiving as well.


These are not things you are afraid of, such as spiders, but instead the things you are afraid to do.

State each fear in the following format: I want to_______________, and I scare myself by imagining ____________________. For example, I want to start my own business, and I scare myself by imagining that I will go bankrupt and lose my house. By completing this statement for all of the things we are afraid to do, it’s easy to see how we create our own fear by imagining negative outcomes in the future. Fear is real, but we have to deal with it.


When we’re afraid, our minds are full of negative thoughts and images. When you are feeling afraid, tune into the images in your head.



1. Disappear fear by choosing a positive mental image. When we’re afraid, our minds are full of negative thoughts and images. When you are feeling afraid, tune into the negative images in your head, then choose to replace them with positive images that reflect your desired outcome. For example, if you’re afraid that starting your own business will end in bankruptcy and losing your house, instead

picture your new business becoming wildly successful and buying a second vacation home with all your extra income.

2. Focus on the physical sensations. You may feel fear in your body as a sinking feeling in your stomach, a tightening in your shoulders and chest, or an elevated heart rate. Next, focus on the feelings you’d rather be experiencing instead, such as peace and joy. Fix these two different impressions in your mind’s eye, then move back and forth between the two, spending 15 seconds or so in each. After a minute or two, you’ll find yourself feeling neutral and centred.

3. Recall your successes. You’ve overcome countless fears to become the person you are today. New experiences always feel a little scary. But when you face your fears and do them anyway, you build up confidence in your abilities. The situation you’re facing now and how your fear is manifesting may be different than what you’ve experienced in the past, but you know how to overcome your fears. You’ve spent a lifetime doing so successfully.

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Fear is a mental trick that your ego uses in an attempt to protect you from the negative outcomes it imagines. You create your fear and you have the power to dissolve it as well ABOVE LEFT Hiding from your fear isn’t going to help you overcome it ABOVE RIGHT Overcoming fear will lead to success, so get over it

Every successful person I know has been willing to take a leap of faith even though they were afraid. They knew that if they didn’t act, opportunity would pass them by.

RECOGNISE FEAR FOR WHAT IT IS: Fear is a mental trick that your ego uses in attempt to protect you from the negative outcomes it imagines. You create your fear and you have the power to dissolve it as well. Use the techniques in this article to overcome this powerful roadblock, so you can turn your dreams into reality and live the life you deserve. Remember, no one achieves greatness by playing it safe. b Jack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach, is founder of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul© and a leading authority on Peak Performance and Life Success. If you’re ready to jump-start your life, make more money, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Jack Canfield now at: www.FreeSuccessStrategies.com

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BY THE BOOK This month’s Bucket List offers some literary choices to dive into

IT’S THE GOOD NEWS So much of the news we read is bad. Here are some stories to lift your spirits

CELLULOID DREAMS It takes a moment, or 90 consecutive moments, to change your life. We look at life-changing films





eading a book can enrich the soul in many ways, from changing your point of view on something, which can in turn change your life, to simply reaffirming what you already knew. There are thousands, if not millions, of great books out

there, from classic literature and crime fiction to autobiographies and photographic anthologies. Of course, we’re a personal development magazine, so we’re focussing on the best self-help books. Here are eight you should read before you shuffle off this mortal coil.

THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE BY STEPHEN R. COVEY This book is recognised as one of the most influential books ever written. In this seminal work, Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic and integrated approach for solving personal and professional problems. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with integrity, honesty and human dignity – principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.


Part of enjoying life is living for the moment, so don’t wait until you’re on your deathbed before you make a list of what you should’ve done. Life is happening now, so start ticking things off that bucket list.

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE BY DALE CARNEGIE Millions of people have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. In this book Carnegie offers practical advice and techniques for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding. His advice will teach you how to make friends quickly and easily, increase your popularity, win people to your way of thinking, and much more.


THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK BY TIMOTHY FERRISS Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.

GET THE LIFE YOU WANT BY RICHARD BANDLER Whatever you want, Richard Bandler, the man who taught Paul McKenna and inspired him to greatness, can help you get it. Full of simple, potent NLP exercises that will take you minutes to do but will make your life permanently better, this incredible book is a must for anybody who has ever wished for anything but not found a way to get it.

THE CELESTINE PROPHECY BY JAMES REDFIELD Drawing on the ancient wisdom found in a Peruvian manuscript, The Celestine Prophecy contains secrets that are currently changing our world. It’s a gripping one of adventure and discovery, but it is also a guidebook that has the power to crystalise your perceptions of why you are where you are in life, and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimism as you head into tomorrow.


FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY BY SUSAN JEFFERS Internationally renowned author, Susan Jeffers, has helped millions of people around the globe to overcome their fears and heal the pain in their lives. Such fears may include public speaking, being alone, losing a loved one, and much more. Whatever your anxieties, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway will give you the insight and tools to vastly improve your ability to handle any given situation.

THE ALCHEMIST BY PAULO COELHO Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book – a magical fable about learning to listen to your heart and, above, all follow your dreams. This is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a worldly treasure as fabulous as any ever found.

CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN 7 DAYS BY PAUL MCKENNA Success and happiness are not accidents that happen to some people and not to others. They are created by specific ways of thinking and acting in the world. Paul McKenna has made a study of highly successful and effective people, and distilled core strategies and techniques that will help the reader to begin to think in the same way as a superachiever.






illary Sadlon is anything but your average 22-year-old. For her birthday, when most girls her age would be treating themselves to a posh dinner and a few cocktails, Hillary made an effort to help people. Inspired by a story online of a similar

note, Hillary spent the months prior to her 22nd birthday planning how to make this one really special. And not by throwing a big party. She made a giant list and dubbed her scheme, “Hillary’s 22 Random Acts of Kindness for Her 22nd Birthday.” She told her university newspaper that making a difference


The news we read in the newspapers and see on the television is so negative that it can often feel like the media is conspiring to get you down in the dumps. That’s why The Best You is bringing you snippets of good news.

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ast year, while in first grade, Dylan Siegel’s best friend was diagnosed with a rare liver disorder that doesn’t have a cure. At the tender age of six, Dylan wasn’t just going to sit around and not do anything to help his friend. To his parents’ surprise, he wrote a book called “Chocolate Bar”. The book and it’s accompanying merchandise sales have gone through the roof and has raised an incredible $400,000. The book

costs $20 with all proceeds going toward finding a cure. Of course, researchers are positively delighted at the extra funds. Dr. David Weinstein, who studies and treats patients with the disease at the University of Florida, said: “He’s raised more money for this disease than all the medical foundations and all the grants combined. Ever.” With the money, Weinstein has already hired new staff. Donate at the website, www.chocolatebarbook.com.

has “a contagious rewarding feeling that comes with it.” She did many good deeds, including donating blood, leaving inspirational notes on cars, leaving a gift for the mailman, bringing flowers to local nurses and brownies to the neighbours, and balloons to a special education class.

FOOD FOR THE SOUL In Minneapolis, employees at the U.S. Bank can draw up to 16 hours of pay per year for doing volunteer or charity work. This gives the employees feelings of positivity and worthiness, which makes them more productive in their nine-to-fives. What would you do with those 16 hours? Work at an animal shelter? Feed the homeless?





DREAMS Your life can change in a moment, whether it’s from a comment from a friend, a tweet from an idol, or speech from a world leader. One medium that has changed many lives is film, so we’ve found out some of the experiences people have gone through.


ilms can enlighten, inspire and make you want to change the world. Even if they simply reaffirm what you already knew, and inspire you to do something amazing, that is a type of change. Mia Dávila, a woman who helps animals find homes, says, “A documentary called Earthlings simply reaffirmed my belief that we (humans) are the most destructive species on earth, as well as ignorant and cruel. And gave me more oomph to keep on trying to save as many animals as I can reach.” While Mia’s experience made her go out and take action, the change within that comes about from a particular film can be more subtle than that. Bernice Bowmaker-Falconer, a woman who works in the corporate field and makes positive vibes her mission, says, “I think that anything that makes you smile, giggle, cry, think differently has

the ability to change your life. My life was changed, even if it were just for a moment, during movies like Beaches, Some Like it Hot, The Lion King and Fight Club. They all had an effect on me for very different reasons, but it was an effect, and with effect comes change.” Sometimes a film can take you on a path that teaches you something about yourself. Susan Sonnenberg, the owner of a wine and country estate, says, “The 1960’s movie Song Without End, which is the story if Franz Liszt starring Dirk Bogarde as Franz Liszt changed my life. This biographical film started a lifelong love of the piano and classical music generally. It caused me to take up piano lessons. Sadly, I proved ungifted, yet studying it has enabled me to appreciate the instrument better and to admire brilliance in others.” Occasionally, a film can change the entire course of your life, such as helping you


Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world. – Alan Rickman

find the strength to get out of an abusive relationship. When Jonelle du Pont was 22 years old, she was in a relationship for many years with a guy who treated her like a possession. “I was so incredibly miserable, but I didn’t know any better. I wasn’t allowed to talk to any other guys or even have time to myself. It was truly the most suffocating relationship. My whole life had to be about him and if it wasn’t, he’d cry for hours, which was emotional abuse. One day he thought he’d be sweet and take me to see a movie, The Notebook. I sat there and thought, ‘That’s what I want. That’s what love is.’ I broke up with him in the car, still with a pot plant in my hand that he had just given me. I know it’s cheesy, but that movie saved me!” Jonelle is now happily married to a man who treats her with true love and respect. Critically acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Copolla said, “I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.” There’s no doubt that if a film has the power to change your life, there is some sort of magic at play there.






“If there’s one film I’d point to, it would probably be Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Before I saw that – I’m guessing at the age of about 12 – my attention was mainly focused on actors. The idea of an Eddie Murphy film, say, was much clearer than what a Ridley Scott film might mean. Even watched imperfectly on VHS, the vision of that film fascinated me, and I instantly wanted to know more about what was involved in being a director, what personal stamp implied. I set about exploring Scott’s films on video, quickly subjecting myself to Alien despite being far too young to do so, and much of his other 1980s work. Realising that I wanted to apply a critic’s perspective to all this took some time, but it started out in embryonic form as a collector’s phase – a need to catalogue and compare. I’d say one shifted gradually into the other, and a few years later, at school, I started writing my first reviews, using the kind of English-essay vocabulary we all learn. I’ve come back to Blade Runner again and again, and still think it defines a certain kind of “director’s cinema” almost unimprovably. It’s a film that has to be read and interpreted every time you see it: you could teach whole university courses about the statement Scott’s making, and the elements of design that sock it over.” @trim_obey


Best known for her portrayal of Marie Schraeder in the Emmy Award winning and totally riveting series, Breaking Bad, she says, “It actually wasn’t a film that changed my life, but a stage production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. I saw it in Stratford in Canada and just thought, ‘This is what I want to do.’” @betsy_brandt



Winner of the Best Horror at the London Independent Film Festival in 2012 and of the BBC New Writing Award in 2004, scriptwriter Danny Stack says it was John Hughes’ slacker comedy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off that made him want to write films. “Its playful style, the comedy and characters, and the originality (day off school but no bunk off: museum, dinner, sightseeing etc). I was on air after I saw it, and I thought: I wanna do that!” @UKscriptwriters



“I regularly became obsessed with all movies as a kid. I wouldn’t just watch Jurassic Park, I would watch it seven times in a row, then read up on palaeontology to see how accurate it was, then start dressing the way Dr. Grant did (blue denim shirt, khaki pants). Then I’d move on to Nightmare Before Christmas, where it wasn’t enough to watch it, I also needed to buy the soundtrack, learn the lyrics, draw all of the characters and try my hand at writing a comic book that picked up where the movie left off. That was how I consumed the movies I loved; drawing comics, researching, trying to build my own lightsabers, and so on. “High Fidelity was a movie that changed me because it was the first movie I can remember that seemed to take pop culture as seriously as I did. Rob Gordon judged everything in the world based on how it either lived up to or fell short of the expectations set by movies, books and pop songs. High Fidelity was the movie that told me I wasn’t crazy for trying to overdose on pop culture; books, records, films - these things matter.” @DOB_INC



“The first film I got excited writing about was Trainspotting. I was 18, I’d just finished A-levels and I bunked off school to go and see it at The Gate in Notting Hill in the middle of a weekday afternoon. I then reviewed it for the school paper and loved that I could share my thoughts about a film that excited me and was getting some people hot under the collar on moral grounds. It’s not an absolute favourite now, or then, but its freshness and verve made me want to put pen to paper.” @davecalhoun


“During the period I was starting out as a filmmaker, there were a few films that reached me and inspired me so deeply that I knew right there and then that I was going to be making films for the rest of my life, I was literally in awe. Amongst others, these films were those of Aronfsky and Cronenberg, like “Pi” and “Naked Lunch”. Their films in particular showed me the grand potential and power that the medium of film has on your senses and emotion. These films showed that film was not just a carrier of information and images; it is a portal to other worlds, worlds I could create and masses would visit! Nowadays, I think this is something I have always kept in my work, I always want to give audiences new insight into life and to take them to places they have never been or would not normally go; thanks to those directors like Aronofsky and Cronenberg.”












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Great reading, viewing and listening to empower, entertain, enrich, delight and enhance. The Best You rounds up classics and new books and media products that will make a positive difference in your life.




BY BARRY LANDSBERG At the age of 50, Barry Landsberg was totally obsessed with food and absolutely loathed exercise. When he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, something clicked and he decided to take responsibility for his health and his life by making some radical changes. At 62, Barry is now slim, fit and living a much healthier lifestyle. His blood sugar has been at a healthy level for over 10 years without the use of medication, and as a result he has been removed from the diabetic register. The Barry you see today is unrecognisable. His achievements include grading at kickboxing to a brown belt level, running two half marathons and completing a one-mile swim. All from someone who once could hardly walk without getting out of breath!




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Completely revised and updated to include the most upto-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world’s imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what’s hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for anybody who loves reading.




Very informative and easy to find information on the books on the list.” –

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BY JACK CANFIELD & MARK VICTOR HANSEN It’s like home-made chicken soup that warms the chill and heals the ill. This collection of 101 stories is based on the belief that true testimonies of goodness and loving transformations can nourish us to the bone and heal the cynicism in our hearts. Indeed, nearly every story seeps in deeply. It’s hard not to shed a tear of gratitude, feeling thrilled to have been touched and soothed so easily. Some of the authors are famous, such as Dan Millman, who writes an exquisite vignette on “Courage,” and Gloria Steinem, who writes of “The Royal Knights of Harlem.” Many, however, have a short, simple story to tell about an event, a person, an everyday miracle that exemplifies the best of the human spirit.




“A classic collection of short inspirational stories.” – Helen Scarlett





E-Squared is a lab manual with simple experiments to prove once and for all that there really is a good, loving, totally hip force in the universe. Rather than take it on faith, you are invited to conduct nine 48-hour experiments to prove each of the principles in this book. Yes, you read that right. It says prove. The experiments, each of which can be conducted with absolutely no money and very little time expenditure, demonstrate that spiritual principles are as dependable as gravity, as consistent as Newton’s 2nd law of motion. For years, you’ve been hoping and praying that spiritual principles are true. Now, you can know.




Never did I imagine that simply changing my mindset could have such a positive effect on the way I eat.” – The Daily Express





This book takes us to the heart of Nadal’s childhood, his growth as a player, and his incredible career. It includes memorable highs and lows, from victory in the 2008 Wimbledon final – a match that John McEnroe called the ‘greatest game of tennis ever played’ – to the injury problems that have frequently threatened his dominance of the sport, to becoming the youngest player of the open era to complete a career Grand Slam in 2010. It transports us from Nadal’s lifelong home on the island of Majorca to the locker room of Centre Court as he describes in detail the pressures of competing in the greatest tournament in the world. It offers a glimpse behind the racquet to learn what really makes this intensely private person - who has never before talked about his home life - tick. And it provides us with a story that is personal, revealing and every bit as exciting as Nadal himself.




“Take a glimpse behind the curtain of both his private and professional life it’s as exciting as Rafa himself.” – Woman’s Own


WE SUPPORT Diabetes UK Diabetes UK is there to make life better for people with diabetes or at high risk of developing the condition.


iabetes UK provides information and support to help people manage their diabetes. They are one of the largest funders of diabetes research in the UK and also work alongside the NHS to ensure people get good quality healthcare. As a charity almost entirely dependent on donations, they rely on their 300,000 supporters and 300 voluntary groups, as well as their army of 5,000 volunteers and their donations, time, enthusiasm and dedication are the bedrock of the important work and research that they do. For every pound raised, they put 90p into our research, services and campaigns. They use the remaining 10p to raise the next £1. But what can the money you raised help them to achieve? • £5 can pay for a child to talk to a healthcare professional for 30 minutes at a Diabetes UK event. • £50 can help to fund research

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member. The members are at the heart of what they do. They support each other and share their experiences. The generosity of their members also enables them to fund essential care, services and research to help improve the lives of everyone affected by diabetes. They want as many people as possible to receive the benefits of membership, and need as many people as possible to support their work – and you can join for as little as £1.50 each month. Get in touch at supporterservices@diabetes.org.uk Gifts in wills are incredibly important to Diabetes UK. Every year they raise over third of their total income

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The Pride of Britain Awards took place last month. We give you the scoop

SOCIALLY ENTERPRISING Social enterprises, like The Big Issue and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen are doing the world a few favours

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All photographs courtesy of Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards

The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards, sponsored by Lidl, is back and bigger than ever. Hosted by Carol Vorderman, the annual glittering ceremony marked its 15th year with a star-studded gala at the Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane.


he Daily Mirror’s 15th annual Pride of Britain Awards was a unique night of truly extraordinary heroes. It was packed with the most amazingly uplifting and moving stories of courage, selflessness and achievement against the odds, and more than a few surprises on the way. Prince William and Prince Charles joined more than 100 stars – including David Beckham, Usain Bolt, Jamie Oliver, David Walliams, Andy Murray and Jimmy Carr – in honouring Britain’s unsung heroes. Winners included a ten year-old boy who saved his father’s life when he collapsed with a heart attack and there was a lollipop lady who was almost killed when she jumped in front of an out-of-control car to save a group of schoolchildren. And, in a salute to the sacrifice of Britain’s armed forces in Afghanistan, also honoured was an incredibly brave rifleman who ran across open ground under sniper fire to rescue an injured comrade, despite being shot in the head himself. Hilarious celebrity surprises include David Walliams who posed as a bee and told a stunned 91-year-old fundraising busy bee legend that she had won an award for raising £92,000


MAIN PICTURE Jamie Oliver with Martha Payne from Mary’s Meals

for Age UK. Jamie Oliver cooked up a big surprise for an inspirational schoolgirl after she used her online school meals blog to collect £130,000 to feed needy children in Africa, and the fastest man in history, Usain Bolt, stopped in his tracks to surprise an inspirational eight year-old meningitis victim. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of The FA, Prince

THE BEST YOU William met an amazing woman who turned around her community through the power of football. Among those who received recognition were the families who lost relatives in the Hillsborough tragedy who fought for 24 years to uncover the truth about what happened on that terrible day. Nominated by the public, the winners were from all walks of life, of all ages, and from all over the country, and their extraordinary achievements are an inspiration for us all. Since it started in 1999, Pride of Britain has become the biggest event of its kind in the UK. It is also one of the highest-rated awards shows on British TV. Among A-listers who have taken part are David Beckham, Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, President Clinton, Kylie Minogue, Dame Helen Mirren and Ewan McGregor. Host Carol Vorderman says: “It’s always such a great pleasure hosting Pride of Britain. For me, it is the only awards show on TV that really matters because the winners are real people who could not be more deserving.” “Over the past 14 years, there have been so many inspiring stories of people who have contributed so much to this country. It’s a chance for us to celebrate Britain at its best and I’m not surprised it has become the biggest national event of its kind.”

BELOW: FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Jean Bishop with David Walliams Usain Bolt with eight-year-old Harley Lane David Beckham with Malala Yousafzai Jean Bishop receiving her award

It’s always such a great pleasure hosting Pride of Britain. For me, it is the only awards show on TV that really matters because the winners are real people.

HRH Prince Charles, who has supported Pride of Britain since 2001, says: “The Pride of Britain Awards remind us of the compassion, decency and courage which still exists in every corner of the land.” David Beckham says: “I’m always delighted to take part in the Pride of Britain Awards. The winners are always amazing, particularly the little children. I think the bravery and courage they show is an example to us all.” Dame Helen Mirren says: “It was an honour just to sit amongst such incredible people. I can’t remember ever being so moved. The stories of these incredible people are the sort of thing that really gives you faith in human nature. This is what an awards ceremony should be.” Simon Cowell says: “These awards are far superior to the Brits and Baftas. I genuinely believe it’s the best award ceremony of the year. It makes you realise exactly what life is about and what people have to overcome.” The winners are selected by a judging committee which this year included: ITN news anchorman, Mark Austin, campaigner and Pride of Britain 2012 winner, Katie Piper, Olympic gold medalist, Denise Lewis, OBE, former English footballer, Michael Owen, and president of the Royal College of Nursing, Andrea Spyropoulos. b


WINNERS FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR Jean Bishop, 91, Hull At the age of 91, you’d excuse Jean for slowing down a bit. But there’s just no stopping this fundraising legend known universally as “The Bee Lady.” Thanks to Jean’s kind-hearted and fun-loving nature she has managed to collect £92,000 in her tin for Age UK Hull.

TEENAGER OF COURAGE Malala Yousafzai, 16, Birmingham Malala defied the terrorists who shot her in the head in an attempt to silence her, and at the age of 15, became a powerful global voice demanding education for girls. She is determined never to give up fighting for what she believes in. Her message is simple: if we work together, in unity, we can build schools and provide safe learning environments for the girls and boys of the world who currently have none.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION Dan Black, 26, Chepstow When Daniel Black read about a disabled boy who needed to raise thousands of pounds for treatment to help him walk, he did not hesitate to donate £22,000. But what makes his act of kindness truly awe-inspiring is that it was money he had raised to help himself walk again after he was paralysed in a cycling accident.




sometimes confusion about what social enterprise is. Social Enterprise UK, the national body for social enterprise, insists on being clear but pragmatic when it comes to defining social enterprise. They represent their members to support and help grow the social enterprise movement. Here are what they believe are the characteristics of a social enterprise.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES SHOULD: • Have a clear social and/or environmental mission set out in their governing documents • Generate the majority of their income through trade • Reinvest the majority of their profits • Be autonomous of state • Be majority controlled in the interests of the social mission • Be accountable and transparent

Have you ever bought the Big Issue? Read it over a bar of Divine chocolate? Watched Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen? Visited the Eden Project? Shopped at the Co-op? Well, then you already know a bit about social enterprises: businesses that are changing the world for the better.


ocial enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. And so when they profit, society profits. Social enterprises are in our communities and on our high streets – from coffee shops

and cinemas, to pubs and leisure centres, banks and bus companies. But what makes a social enterprise a social enterprise? The term came about from recognition, that in the UK and across the world, there were organisations using the power of business to bring about social and environmental change without a single term to unite them. Since the term started being more widely used in the mid 1990s, there has been a lot of discussion and


And if they do well, they could even win an award. The Social Enterprise UK Awards are now in their 15th year. They recognise the high achieving and ground breaking organisations and people in social enterprise. There are new categories this year, plus the opportunity to nominate social enterprise champions - people

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A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CASE STUDY: PM Training is a social enterprise which is tackling one of the key challenges society currently faces: youth unemployment. It does this through providing work opportunities to 16-18 year-olds in Staffordshire through apprenticeships, study programmes, vocational training and industry work experience. PM Training has a long track record of delivery in the county, and its focus remains on giving young people an opportunity in those local communities where it is needed most. In 2012, 1,175 people from Stoke On Trent, Stafford, Leek and Newcastle Under Lyme joined one of PM Training’s programmes, with 262 real apprenticeships being created with a range of local partners and businesses. As part of the Aspire Group, PM Training also directly helps improve individual homes, neighbourhoods and estates through its Homeworks services. Annually, Homeworks maintains 1000 gardens, paints and decorates 300 properties, and makes 500

The Social Enterprise UK Awards are now in their 15th year. They recognise the high achieving and ground breaking organisations and people in social enterprise.

BELOW Jamie and the team preparing to get their hands dirty

environmental improvements – positively affecting the lives of more than 5000 local residents each year, whilst simultaneously creating jobs and training opportunities. The problem of youth unemployment remains significant: but PM Training’s approach is one that is increasingly recognised by local businesses, local authorities and central government alike as one that works. And one that demonstrates that all young people, no matter where they live, can have an enterprising future. www.pmtraining.org.uk b

SOME EXAMPLES • Big Issue - a news and current affairs magazine written by professional journalists and sold on the streets by homeless vendors. • Divine Chocolate - a Fairtrade company co-owned by the cocoa farmers cooperative Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana, who not only receive a fair price for their cocoa but also a large share in the company’s profit. • Digibridge -a pioneering IT resource and training company, connecting communities and people with no internet experience or computer access. • Greenworks - refashions and redirects office furniture that would otherwise end up in landfill, providing organisations including schools, charities and small businesses with discounted wares. • London Early Years Foundation - runs community childcare centres for children in London where, despite its apparent wealth, high numbers of children remain in need. LEYF supports lower income families by providing subsidised services and helping mums and dads to improve their parenting skills. All content courtesy of www.socialenterprise.org.uk




VITALITY? A unique blend of physician, filmmaker and monk, Dr. Pedram Shojai, is searching for truth, specifically the truth about your health. Kristen White chats with him and finds it’s never too late to make a U-turn into the direction of true health of the solutions. MAIN PICTURE Dr. Shojai is a unique person who tries to live life with Vitality


r. Pedram Shojai spent four years as a Toaist monk, working deeply with the principles of Kung Fu. During this time he contemplated daily how he could help the world. Soon after, Shojai became a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and as he delved into the

medical system, he says that he struck by the limitations of the medical system. Specifically, the processes with insurance and prescriptions, which forced him to offer “disease care” and not health care and prevention. This compelled him to look for alternatives. “Most people in the western world walk around


Kids are walking around without parents, because their fathers and mothers have died from preventable diseases

cranky, tired and don’t have the energy to get through the day without relying heavily on coffee to boost their mood and performance,” says Dr. Shojai. “Kids are walking around without parents, and living with this pain, because their fathers and mothers have died from preventable diseases,” says Shojai. “We exist in a culture where the leading cause of death is heart disease and diabetes and it does not have to be this way.” A lot of the awareness needed for you to experience true health, centers around food. The main focus being these two key questions: What food do we eat? And how do we prepare this food? “A lot of the food available today contributes to our lifestyle illnesses,” says Shojai. This realization led Dr. Shojai, who runs a thriving alternative medicine practice in Orange

KRISTEN WHITE County in California, to create a film called Vitality. The film is about four key areas, which once mastered, create and experience of true health and vitality. These four key areas are diet, exercise, sleep and mindset. “Small changes in each area can lead to a big difference in how we feel,” says Shojai. For example, if we simply cut out foods containing gluten, after 100 days we may notice we have more energy, we have lost weight and we have clear thinking. Or, in the area of mindset, if we spend time meditating and releasing our expectations, in a few months, we suddenly notice a sense of happiness and the stress appears to have melted away. Dr Shojai says the key is small consistent actions that lead us to a new reality in our personal health. But what about people who already have diabetes or have been diagnosed with a life impacting illness? “It’s never too late to turn your health round,” says Dr Shojai. “I’ve seen miracles happen for people, the stories are coming out of everywhere. When you change what you eat, long-standing and chronic conditions can sometimes simply disappear,” he says. “The film Vitality, is an opportunity for people to gain an understanding of what’s possible. For many of us, we


The elements of Vitality. Looks simple enough

don’t know what true health can look like. Perhaps you have given up and believe you feel bad because this is what happens when you age, it does not have to be this way,” says Pedram. How long does it take to start to see results? “I’ve seen a dramatic shift in people in a matter of a few weeks,” Shojai reveals. “Its amazing the power of the body to heal itself. But you need to remember, you did not get to this place in your health overnight, and it can take time to shed all of the toxins in your body and start to move steadily forward on the journey towards ‘true health.’ The first step is to create a clear and simple plan that is easy to follow over a consistent period of time.”

Start by taking an honest assessment of where you are right now, how you feel, and all of the ways your everyday life is impacted

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The way Dr. Shojai starts with a lot of his patients is getting them to select one action step in each area: mindset, diet, exercise and sleep. Choose just one thing that you can do every day, and commit to do it for a period of time. Start by taking an honest assessment of where you are right now, how you feel, and all of the ways your everyday life is impacted. Place all of these realizations in a personal journal and watch day by day as you transform into feeling full of energy and happiness. This is the true definition of Vitality.b As a reader of The Best You, we are giving you an opportunity to see the film for free, please visit http://well.org/bestyou





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Feeling good about yourself makes the joy shine from your eyes and your skin. It makes others respond to you in new ways and it gives you a whole new outlook on life. Looking good draws others to you and enhances your life in ways you haven’t yet imagined. It’s great to find new ways to feel and look good now!


‘London’s Lip Queen’ Dr Rita Rakus talks about cosmetic surgery for men

COULD YOU BE AT RISK? Libby Dowling of Diabetes UK informs us of the risks of Type 2 diabetes


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have definitely noticed a higher percentage of men visiting my clinic in recent years looking for ways to turn back the clock and align them with their younger peers. This is due to a number of factors, however the most common being the greater pressure men are experiencing in the work place. This is reflected in the greater number of businessmen coming through my doors – especially CEOs of big companies who are working for a longer proportion of their life and for longer hours each day too and need to keep aligned with their younger, more youthful looking colleagues. In general, men are looking for procedures that will fix their problem areas quickly, efficiently and, most importantly, discreetly. Generally, men are not interested in transforming their looks dramatically and reinventing themselves. They want to look like the best version of themselves – they don’t want to answer questions about what they have had done over the boardroom table! I now see a greater number of men coming in to the clinic for regular Botox™ treatments and top-ups to ensure that they are maintaining their youthful looks. Ultherapy is becoming increasingly popular amongst men due to the fact that there is zero down time involved and the results are immediate, meaning there is no waiting around which is extremely important nowadays as most

professional men are tight for time. Ultherapy is a noninvasive procedure for the face and body that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone and tighten loose skin. The hi-tec procedure stimulates the growth of new collagen over time, to gradually strengthen and tone the skin from within. Younger people who want to “stay ahead of the game” are often attracted to this kind of treatment as Ultherapy addresses skin that is mild to moderately loose or lax and gives a more refreshed look overall. Liposonix is another treatment that I have seen a considerable amount of men choosing. Liposonix is a ground-breaking ultrasound technology treatment that delivers permanent noninvasive fat reduction. Again, this is what attracts men to the treatment – a permanent result with little to no downtime. Another factor to note is that there are a greater percentage of men re-marrying later in life, often with younger partners meaning men are feeling an increasing pressure to fit in with their younger looking families which leads to a higher demand for cosmetic procedures.

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famous feuds, to her experiences on The X Factor.

BE THE BETTER MAN Dr Rakus may provide non-invasive surgery for the well-to-do London gentleman, but sometimes men go a little further. Here are four male celebrities who have admitted to going under the knife: • Love to hate him or hate to love him, there’s no denying that 2012 X-Factor’s Rylan Clark has charisma. When fame and fortune became his, he replaced his charismatic pearly whites with a set of Hollywood veneers. • When Enrique Iglesias (pictured above) conquered the charts back in 1997, the most notable thing about him, apart from his angel-like voice, was the mole on his face. In 2003 it mysteriously disappeared, leaving behind no scarring and a face of near perfection.



Another factor to note is that more men are remarrying later in life, often with younger partners meaning men are feeling an increasing pressure to fit in with their younger looking families


• Once a sex symbol of the silver screen, Mickey Rourke is now an aging man, and he hasn’t done it gracefully. Sadly, it was one bad surgery in 2008 that has got him trying to rectify it ever since, and it looks like it’s caused a bit of an addiction.

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OF TYPE 2 DIABETES? There are 3.8 million people in the UK with diabetes, the vast majority with Type 2, and by 2025 there are projected to be 5 million people in the UK with the condition. Libby Dowling, a clinical advisor from Diabetes UK, explains how you can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.


eft undiagnosed or poorly managed, Type 2 diabetes can have a devastating impact, not only on the person who has the condition, but also on the lives of their family. Type 1 diabetes develops if the body cannot produce any insulin. Nobody knows for sure why these insulin-producing cells have been destroyed, but the most likely cause is the body having an abnormal (autoimmune) reaction to the cells. It has nothing to do with weight or lifestyle. Type 2 diabetes – which accounts for about 90 per cent of cases - develops when the body can still make insulin but not enough, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly. Up to 80 per cent of cases of Type 2 diabetes could be prevented or delayed through healthy lifestyle changes. Because the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes – feeling thirsty,


MAIN PICTURE Exercise and a healthy lifestyle decreases your risk

ABOVE If you are high risk, get tested sooner rather than later

needing to go to the loo more often, feeling tired or losing weight – can come on slowly and often be put down to getting older, people can live with the condition for up to 10 years before being diagnosed. This puts them at greater risk of developing the serious complications associated with diabetes. That’s why it’s so important for people to understand the importance of having a risk

LIBBY DOWLING assessment for Type 2 diabetes and enable people to understand their own personal risk of developing the condition. Once people have their risk checked, either online - www. diabetes.org.uk/riskscore - or by visiting a pharmacy, those at high risk will then be asked to visit their GP for a test for Type 2 diabetes and given information about how to reduce their risk. Or, if you are concerned that you might be at high risk, you can speak directly to your GP. As well as identifying those at high risk, risk assessments can also identify some of the estimated 850,000 people in the UK who have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. This gives people the chance to start managing their condition and so reduce their risk of developing long-term complications. Blindness, amputations, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke are just some of the complications that Type 2 diabetes can lead to. Some people mistakenly believe Type 2 diabetes is a ‘mild’ condition. If it is detected early and well managed it is possible to live a long and healthy life. But people need to understand that it can have very serious consequences. The good news is that for

many people, finding out they are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes or being diagnosed with it can be the start of a process of making healthy lifestyle changes. Some people who discover they are at high risk of the condition lose weight and their risk reduces as a result. For those who are diagnosed with the condition, making the necessary adjustments to diet and lifestyle can have a major impact on the successful management of Type 2 diabetes. Sticking to the medication prescribed for you and ensuring you get the healthcare you are entitled to – visit www.diabetes. org.uk/15-essentials - will also help. If people want to reduce their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes, making small changes that you can stick to in the long term is a good approach. Up the amount of vegetables and fruit you eat and reduce your intake of sugar, fat and salt. Try to have more meals cooked from scratch, so you know exactly what’s in them. And check the food labels carefully on ready meals and go for ones that are low in fat, salt and sugar. When it comes to exercise it’s great to do some walking and make exercise part of your everyday regime. So try and walk instead of always getting in the car to run a short errand. Or take up something that you know that you will enjoy and stick to, such as cycling or going dancing. b

Up the amount of vegetables and fruit you eat and reduce your intake of sugar, fat and salt.

HERE TO HELP If you would like to speak to someone from Diabetes UK, contact the charity’s Careline on 0345 123 2399.


CURING TYPE 2 DIABETES BY BARRY LANDSBERG As long as I can remember, I have loved eating. During my early teens, my school gave out exercise as a punishment. This probably was a factor in my strong avoidance of exercise of any kind. By the time I reached fifty, I was habitually overeating, locked in a belief I could never lose weight, and accepted that I would be overweight for the rest of my life. All of this changed with the shock of being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
I spent some time deciding how I would handle this. What I wished for was to reach a healthy weight and blood sugar level, and maintain it easily and naturally for the rest of my life. To achieve this almost impossible dream, I mindfully chose what habits I wanted to cultivate, what foods I wanted to start liking, so that every day was an investment towards a lifelong healthy lifestyle that was increasingly easy to maintain. In addition I developed an arsenal of mental tools to help me. I chose the gym as the place to start exercising, and also to gradually start moving to healthier eating. I learned to enjoy eating slightly smaller amounts, and more importantly slowly switched from sweet and processed food to more nutritious food, also reducing my carbohydrate intake. Eventually I lost 40kg and my blood sugar became normal again. 12 years later, I was discharged from the diabetic register. I still exercise regularly, and really enjoy being fit. I also still love eating, but now in a healthy way with no feeling of deprivation whatsoever. I am an ex-diabetic, and with my current lifestyle intend to stay that way. If you would like to see your story published, send it to: marketing@thebestyou.co





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HAVE A WORK LIFE BALANCE According to Stefanie Hartman, finding the balance is about drawing lines

NATIONAL STUDENT APPRENTICE Like The Apprentice, but with students. Emma Vites gives us the low down

THE POWER OF GRATITUDE T. Harv Eker reckons that being grateful has the ability to transform your life

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A WORK LIFE BALANCE? Maybe you’re tired of 60hour workweeks, or your deadlines prevent you from having a happy, balanced home. Stefanie Hartman asks if a work life balance is just a pipe dream.


f you’re dragging your feet to work every day, it might be time to cash it all in for a better life. According to a survey by CareerBuilder. com, over 50 per cent of workers feel tremendous stress on the job, and 77 per cent say they feel burnout. Most people trade time for money, but you should be trading your value for money. One major way to do this is to use your life experience to help transform other people’s lives in the areas of business, money, relationships, health or spirituality by becoming an “expert” and building a business around your expertise.

You could be like Dr. Scott Brown, who is becoming “The Wallet Doctor,” an expert breaking open the doors on Wall Street and teaching the little guy how to win big through savvy investment strategies. He went from a $65,000/year university professor’s salary to earning over $445,858 in his first year, simply by packaging up his knowledge. Ever heard of the V.P. of Internet Marketing, Bill Sweetman? At one of the largest advertising firms in the country, he is fast becoming a recognised as a “Blogging Expert” and even contributing as an expert to national TV shows. If you could replace your income without having to clock in to work every day, why not do it? Selling your expertise allows you to get paid for your value – not your time. Here are the top five reasons to consider getting paid for your value and not your time: You can’t shake the feeling you were meant for more. There are many professionals who’ve worked in the same business for 25 years and decide they want a different lifestyle. They’re tired of the nine-to-five grind and want a life where they can spend more time traveling or being at home with their

If you could replace your income without having to clock in to work every day, why not do it? Selling your expertise allows you to get paid for your value.

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families. You are a vault of information and experience. You’ve spent years learning and observing. You can see people around you making mistakes that you would have avoided. What is common sense to you that is not for others. Stop selling yourself short! Flexibility. Work from home or build your own office. Work five days a week or work three. Move to a new city or country every year and maintain your business from your laptop and phone. Take that six-month sabbatical you have been dreaming of. Customisation. Experts can package their information in the form of books, speeches, DVDs, live group trainings, executive consulting, online programs and services, or creating a company that trains others to “do” what you “know”. Choose the combination that suits your strengths! The Green! Finally! Can I say it? No more begging for vacation time or your next raise. You are in charge of how much you earn and when. You write your own paycheck, when you need or want it. b






used to work in graduate recruitment, placing candidates into companies, from larger organisation such as Accenture, Microsoft and MTV all the way through to smaller, more entrepreneurial organisations. During this time I have seen the success over and over again of companies home growing brilliant young talent and them going on to become the future business leaders. An organisation can no longer rely on seeking talent from the same small pool as all their competitors. It is critical for a company to home grow their own talent to ensure there is a pipeline of great talent for the future to facilitate business growth. One of the key reasons so many young people are out of work is the fear that many employers have that young people don’t have the right experience to take their company to the next level and they know they don’t have the time to coach and train. Young people are perceived as a risk as there are a lack of opportunities for young people to showcase

Youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high this year with the number rising by 9,000 from February to April this year. The state of youth unemployment in the UK is beaten only by Spain and Greece, according to the OECD. BELOW Students need some help in becoming employable


their skills and talents. It’s the chicken and egg scenario with employers hesitant to employ people without experience and graduates not being given access to the experience to showcase their talents and improve their employability. With nearly a million young people out of work, what can we do to help them become less of a risk to an employer? How can we ensure they have a place to showcase their skills and gain critical exposure to enterprise to improve their employability and prevent a shortage of key skills and talent for the future? The National student

Apprentice is a nationwide competition where the brightest and most ambitious students from 40 top universities all compete in a format similar to the show, The Apprentice. It enables candidates to understand more about enterprise, showcase their abilities and talents and ultimately win the prizeand, and ultimately, the winners are rewarded with prizes and recognition. The competition sees candidates performing a series of tasks alongside local start-ups, SME's and selected number of multinational corporations, and through practical tasks being



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They now have something to write about on their CVs. exposed to sales, marketing, project management, team work, leadership and digital capabilities. The teams not only have to compete in all the challenges, they have to conduct sales pitches to high-impact businesses, create exciting marketing materials to showcase the products and consult entrepreneurs on real business problems, all while being grilled by critical founders, CEOs and MDs. The National Student Apprentice was set up by recent graduates Stan Reinholds and Ella Jade Bitton, both former Presidents of Manchester Entrepreneurs and King's College London Business Club respectively. According to Reinholds, the ambition was to create a platform for most ambitious students to excel. “Students in top universities want to be the best, and apart from academic achievements and internships

there wasn't much to satisfy the ambition. From our experience managing business minded student groups National Student Apprentice seemed like the perfect fit for the tens of thousands students across the UK willing to excel.” Bitton goes on to say that, “The NSA was founded in order to support and inspire student entrepreneurs. It provides the greatest platform to create contacts and develop vital skills.” The candidates from The National Student Apprentice now have something to speak and write about on their CVs. In short, they become employable. If you are interested in learning more or sponsoring The National student apprentice, please visit the website. b

We don't know about you, but we are finding it hard to believe that our next issue will be the last one of 2013. We will end the year with a bang featuring a special on overcoming phobias and a few interviews with people who are going to be writing for us on a regular basis, such as talent expert, Gary Russell. And we'll be sure to throw in something Christmassy. All this and so much more. Looking forward to it! www.thebestyoumagazine.co





We hear it so often that being grateful is something that should come naturally to us by now. However, many of us still need to be reminded to say “thank you”, and T. Harv Eker tell us why this is so important


e grateful! We hear it all the time, at least in a community of fellow seekers who want to grow their financial success building as much as their spiritual peace. Life has its highs and lows, but the one thing that’s the same no matter where we are on the wheel is that there are always many things to be grateful for.

It’s easy to be grateful when it doesn’t really require a ton of effort, like saying “please” or “thank you.” It’s easy to be grateful when things are going great. But what about when things aren’t going quite as planned? Everyone’s been there. The mind starts going into what’s wrong, or what’s not enough, what’s too much to deal with, too much to do in order to


MAIN PICTURE Remeber to take the time to say thank you

overcome an obstacle and reach a goal. In some ways it’s natural, but, when it becomes a habit then the pity party is simply a safer choice. The truth is, it takes much more courage to appreciate what we’ve got – no matter how little it may seem – than it is to surrender to the scarcity model and let ourselves off the hook for taking action because something isn’t enough. Our egos will tell us that if we spend too much time being grateful for what we have, we won’t try to get more, and we’ll become stuck with being content instead of happy. Wanting what we currently have has nothing to do with somehow tricking ourselves into settling. Just because you’re buying an economy car now that’s practical but not so hot looking doesn’t mean you won’t want a Ferrari three years from now when you’re rich. It’s not hard to be grateful for that fact that you have four wheels

to drive that get you where you need to go. There are plenty of people in this world that don’t have that, with consequences we couldn’t imagine. It’s the lack-based protective mind that continuously hungers for more, like a squirrel hording nuts for winter. The scarcity model, constantly looking around, overlooks and discounts what’s right in front of us. We have to consistently remind ourselves to look for what's right in our lives instead of what's wrong. Then we’ll be less likely not to forget to show our appreciation to the people who are closest to us our family,

friends, loved ones, co-workers, employees. Then there are teachers, postal workers—all the people that make our daily lives more convenient and enrich our larger communities. And let’s not forget to say “thank you” to the Universe for our many blessings. Gratitude particularly holds true when it comes to finances. To have abundance, be grateful for and properly manage whatever wealth you have now, even if you don’t think it’s much. Why? If you’re not appreciating what you already have, that means you’re not maximizing what’s available

Constantly looking around, overlooks and discounts what’s right in front of us. We have to consistently remind ourselves to look for what's right in our lives instead of what's wrong.

right now. If you can’t do that, why should the Universe believe you could handle more? Now take a few minutes to think about the following questions: Who and what have you not fully appreciated? What are some of the things that you think we tend to take for granted? Who are the people and things in your life for which you are grateful? Make sure to always show your appreciation to the people who mean the most to you for all that you have. b









Starbucks represents something beyond a cup of coffee."

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”

Born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, Howard Schultz was born to working-class parents. Schultz spent his youth pursuing team sports and college came calling in the form of a sports scholarship, making him the first person in his family to pursue higher education. While overseeing American Operations for Swedish Coffee Manufacturer Hammarplast, Schultz’s attention was caught by their client Starbucks Coffee Company with their breadth of knowledge and experience of coffee. Inspired by the social culture of espresso and coffee in Italy, Schultz brought that Italian café approach to the company. That same team-oriented spirit that caused him to excel in sports in his youth fuelled his desire to make Starbucks a place where people came together to drink coffee and be social. It is a mentality that ultimately led him back to sports when he became owner of the Seattle Supersonics NBA franchise. In 2004, Schultz was granted the International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from the University of Manitoba for his outstanding success and commendable conduct of Starbucks. Throughout his life he had embraced movement, from the physical to the socioeconomic. But more than anything, he created a movement that has revolutionized how people drink their morning cups of coffee.

There are many who think that Jane Austen would have been a fan of some of the better romantic comedies and dramedies of today. Born in the time of the Industrial Revolution in 1775, Jane Austen hailed from the ‘lower part of the upper crust.’ A devoted writer early on, Jane studied as an apprentice from her teens well into adulthood. She probed at several different forms of literary expression before she hit her stride, developing a stylistic voice in prose that was unique for the time and all her own. Into adulthood, Jane’s brother (who served as her literary agent) had a broad social circle that consisted of actors publishers, merchants and actors, which influenced her craft. Her most famous works are household names: Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility. Her work never gained her great fame or fortune during her lifetime, as she published anonymously. It was with a memoir written by her nephew that her posthumous rise to fame began. Indeed, her writing is imbued with such a wry wit and subtle, biting social edge for her time period that it makes excellent sense that Jane Austen’s work is so embraced by modern audiences the world over.












Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”

We were unable to meet, for we were both on the list of banned persons."

Michael J. Fox was born in Canada to an actress and a policeman. Fox landed a role in CBC television series, which turned out to be the platform that launched his Hollywood career. However, he wasn’t able to find success right out of the gate. He has famously said that early in his Los Angeles life, he spent nights sleeping in his car. Family Ties earned Fox such popularity that a film career cropped up shortly thereafter. The Back to the Future trilogy solidified his status as a global star. A string of successful films followed before Fox returned to TV with another hit series in Spin City. It was during the course of production on this series that Fox made the decision leave the show due to onset Parkinson’s Disease. He wanted to focus on managing his condition and spending time with his family. Fox and his wife, actress Tracy Pollan, created and sustain the Michael J. Fox foundation as a way to push forward important research and legislation in hopes these efforts will someday lead to a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. After more than a decade out of the spotlight, The Michael J. Fox Show premiered this year and is receiving great critical acclaim.

Ruth First was raised in apartheid South Africa, but despite being white, she and her family were opposed to the minority rule. She inherited her passion for activism from her parents, aligning herself early on with the Communist Party of South Africa. She attended the University of the Witwatersrand with the distinction of being the first person in her family to attend college. While at school, First rubbed elbows with the likes of future South African president Nelson Mandela. First's path into journalism as the editor-in-chief of leftist newspaper The Guardian was a natural extension of her political leanings. Following a blacklist in the early 1960s where she was banned from being published or quoted, the South African Government imprisoned her without any charges actually ever being filed. She was held in isolation for one hundred and seventeen days and later wrote a memoir of experience entitled 117 Days. After spending several years in exile in England, she returned to Africa. In 1978, First was working at a university in Mozambique when she was assassinated via letter bomb that had been mailed to the school. The 1988 film A World Apart was based on Ruth First’s life and struggles in equality for people of any race or colour.










n 1937 when Napoleon Hill wrote his nowclassic tome, quantum physics was still in diapers. Einstein, of course, had posited his famous theory of relativity, but quantum physicists didn’t completely understand how it worked. To tell you the truth, they still have trouble making sense of the crazy quantum world that is changed by simple observation. As famous physicist Richard Feynman was known to say, “Nobody understands quantum mechanics.” However, we do know with complete certainty that thoughts produce energy (much like invisible radio waves) and that they have a significant impact on your life. This energy, in fact, provides the building blocks for your life experience. The update to Hill’s material should be this: “Think and BE Rich.” Time is irrelevant. You can “be rich” now. Money is only a representation of your “wealth consciousness” and “wealth consciousness” which is the true source of your financial picture is available right at this moment. Money – or what we think of as money – bills, coins, etc. are merely tools that

Is being wealthy a state of mind? Pam Grout says the time to be wealthy is right now by looking at wealth from a quantum physics perspective. And she says that money isn’t real anyway.

You are already wealthy, but you have been taught not to experience your wealth. – David Cameron Gikandi


demonstrate a person’s “wealth consciousness.” And, in fact, according to David Cameron Gikandi, only four per cent of money in banks (depending on the country) exists in physical form. Furthermore, he says, “Money is not real. It’s a shadow of something else.” So by expanding your consciousness into the true abundance of the world, you acquire what is in you already. As Gikandi says, “You have more wealth capability within you than you can possibly experience in a lifetime. Nor do you need to know how to convert wealth consciousness into paper money. It happens automatically when you expand your wealth consciousness.” In the quantum world, you are connected to everything. You already have all the riches you could ever imagine. They exist right now as probability waves. But that’s the problem. You don’t imagine them. You keep focusing on what you don’t have.

Back to Napoleon Hill. He advises people to come up with a date when they want a certain amount of money, sometime in the future. But the trick in the quantum world is to “be rich now.” All your riches already exist in the quantum world. Being wealthy is an internal state. As Gikandi points out, “It has nothing to do with the outside world. The internal state of wealth is a decision you make right now and you become it right Now. You need nothing outside yourself to make this decision. Do not attempt to get wealth. Be wealth. “Even in a billion lifetimes, you cannot possibly exhaust the wealth given to you freely by lif\e. But you can fail to receive it by your own thoughts, words, action, and most of all, your chosen states of being.” The only thing standing in your way is your “wealth consciousness.” Isn’t it time to quit “thinking and growing rich?” Instead, it’s time to Think and BE Rich. b





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WATSI THE BIG IDEA? Chase Adam, founder of Watsi, is changing the way we use crowdfunding

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WATSI THE BIG IDEA? MAIN PICTURE From left, Grace Garey, Jesse Cooke and Chase Adam


ravel is an important part of self-growth. We discover things about ourselves that we would never have otherwise known. Being taken out of your comfort zone, geographically speaking, not only takes you on a physical journey, but a journey of self-discovery as well. And sometimes that journey can inspire an idea that sets in motion what you were put on this earth to do. This was the case for traveller, visionary, and all round inspiration, Chase Adam. “I was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica,” remembers Chase. “I was coming towards the close of my service and I was travelling on a bus. A woman got on the bus and started asking all of the

local passengers for help to pay for her son’s medical treatment. People would get on the buses in Central America all the time and either sell things or ask for donations. Usually they don’t raise that much money. But this was different and the majority of the passengers on the bus started giving her donations. I couldn’t understand why everyone trusted this woman but they didn’t trust dozens that had come before her. It turns out they trusted her because she had her son’s medical record with her. They gave her donations, and I gave her a small donation as she got off the bus. I had an epiphany and thought it’s just crazy that we have websites like Kickstarter to fund businesses and creative projects, but we don’t have a website like Watsi, where we can raise funds for healthcare


BELOW Dila from Nepal, pictured here with her mother

We all know how effective crowdfunding can be at kickstarting dream projects. But what makes Watsi different is that it’s saving lives. The Best You chatted with Watsi founder Chase Adam about how it all began and what makes it different from other charities. for people that need it.” That epiphany by one man has changed the lives of many people in developing countries – people who would not have lived otherwise. It is common for people to feel like they are too small to do anything about the problems of this big, bad world. All the charities out there are surely only hitting the tip of the iceberg when it comes to people in need. But Watsi is different, for three reasons claims Chase. “The first reason is the 100 per cent model. With Watsi you’re guaranteed that 100 per cent of your donation, even paying credit card processing fees, will go towards the patient

THE BEST YOU of your choice. The second thing, I think, that sets us apart is our dedication to preserving transparency. And the third thing is I think our dedication to connecting people. It’s not about the website – it’s just about connecting human beings. Connecting a businessman in Bombay with a 40-year-old woman in rural Kenya. I just think the power of connecting people is one of the most important things that sets us apart.” Sadly, donating to many charities out there means that a small percentage goes to the people in need, while the rest goes to paying salaries, rent, and other expenses. As Chase mentioned, 100 per cent of Watsi donations go to the patient of your choice. But salaries and rent still need to be paid, so how is this possible? “Watsi has two bank accounts. One is for patients and one is for operations, and we raised around of $1.2 million a few months ago to cover operations for 18 months. We also ask for an optional

tip when you donate. So, you might donate $100 dollars to a patient and also if you want to give an optional $10 dollars to us.” So, how does a kid who wanted to be a pro-surfer grow up to try and change the world? “Well, I think I virtually always have wanted to do good,” says Chase “The problems are so clear: someone is homeless, they don’t have a home, someone is hungry, they don’t have food. But the solutions are very complicated, so I always felt overwhelmed. Throughout college I travelled to and lived in and worked in more than 20 countries all over the world. That really opened my eyes to the fact that a single person could have a pretty big impact so that’s what ultimately led me to work in Haiti and join the Peace Corps.” While Chase spends most of his time working on Watsi, he does have some downtime. And while he may have abandoned the dream of being a pro-surfer, he manages to catch a few waves still.

ABOVE From left: Grace Garey, Chase Adam and Jesse Cooke

The problems are so clear: someone is homeless they don’t have a home, someone is hungry they don’t have food

LEFT From left: Jesse, Grace and Chase in action

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WHAT IS WATSI? Watsi is a global crowdfunding platform for healthcare that enables anyone to donate as little as $5 to directly fund life-changing medical care for people in need. 100 per cent of every donation funds medical care and they are dedicated to complete transparency.

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2. SONY 3D VIEWER Strap on this wearable HDTV and feel like you’re in your personal movie theatre. The built-in virtual surround sound headphones deepen the experience by simulating a movie theatre’s surround sound, and strapping on the Head Mount Display is the equivalent of having your very own 150inch movie screen only twelve feet away.

1. 3D SMARTPHONE Apparently Amazon is working on a gadget that will change the dimensions of texting, calling, making coffee, and everything else your smartphone does. This superphone is rumoured to use four forwardfacing cameras to track your face and eyes to create a 3D user interface.


We might live in a 3D world, but that doesn’t stop developers from trying to take it further and further. It’s not enough for the people in your life to by three-dimensional, but photographs and videos and drawings have to be too. We look at 10 of the best 3D gadgets. 4. 3D PROJECTION

3. 3D TV It conveys depth perception to the viewer by employing techniques such as stereoscopic display, multiview display, 2D-plus-depth, or any other form of 3D display. Most modern 3D television sets use an active shutter 3D system or a polarised 3D system, and some don’t even require the use of 3D glasses.


Used for both amazing art installations and to virtually reconstruct buildings that are no longer in their original state, 3D projection is the epitome of changing dimensions. If you’ve never seen it in action, go onto YouTube now, type in “3D projection” and prepare to be blown away.



5. 3D CAMERA Making 3D images isn’t something that’s only reserved for big screen royalty anymore. This type of camera has two or more lenses with a separate image sensor or film frame for each lens. This allows the camera to simulate human binocular vision, giving it the ability to capture threedimensional images.

6. 3D PRINTER I know we featured 3D printers in our list of awesome gadgets in last month’s issue, but we couldn’t have a feature on 3D gadgets and not include a 3D printer. So we won’t bore you with details again. Just know that they are amazing and they are changing the face of architecture, industrial design and other industries.

8. 3D CITYSCAPES Google Earth now has 3D views of metropolitan areas and major cities around the world. Google’s rendering technique automatically builds models, complete with buildings, terrain and trees, from 45-degree aerial imagery. This is fantastic for familiarising yourself with a new city before you step on the plane.

7.3D DRAWING Drawing in 3D without all that pesky shading? The mind boggles. The 3Doodler uses plastic thread, which is melted and cooled while moving through the pen, creating 3D objects by hand. It was developed by Peter Dilworth and Maxwell Bogue and funded by Kickstarter.

9. 3D GAMING 10. 3D CLUBBING Clubbing hasn’t really changed since the 1970s – loud music, flashing lights and various types of tipple. We’re inclined to say if it ain’t broke, but with everything going 3D, why should clubbing be left out. Last year Novak launched 3D Disco, where clubbers wear 3D glasses watch 3D visuals on screens around the dancefloor.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest failures of gaming in the 21st century, it’s not going down without a fight. Both Sony and Nintendo proudly released their contributions to the 3D gaming world a couple of years ago, and it fell flat. Nintendo has since backtracked, releasing the 2DS, but we haven’t heard the last of 3D gaming.


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Dr Stephen Simpson: NLP, Hypnotherapy, and Havening Email: doc@drstephensimpson.com Website: www.drstephensimpson.com clients include leading names from the world of sport, business, and the entertainment industries.

Shayna Schulman: Attitude adjuster and flexibility enhancer Email: Shayna.s@virgin.net Phone: +44 (0) 208 960 7715 Licensed trainer, coaching, consulting, yoga, nutrition

NLP TRAINERS Tina Taylor: Licensed Master Trainer and Practitioner Email: kay@the-me-group.com Phone: +44 (0) 7946 351640 Website: tina@tina-taylor.com Tina’s experience allows her to create and provide some very unique coaching services from stopping addictions to pregnancy and pain control.

Ulrika Shaw: Coach, Thrive consultant, hypnotherapist and NLP trainer Email: enquiry@shawmind.co.uk Phone: +44 (0)7810 556029 Website: www.shawmind.co.uk Are you suffering from anxieties or depression? Maybe you’re struggling with bad habits such as overeating or smoking? I help people overcome anything that holds them back!

Geoff Rolls: Corporate Coach, NLP Trainer, Kinesiologist Email: geoff@geoffrolls.co.uk Phone: +44 (0)7905 056 513 Website: www.geoffrolls.co.uk Learning and development, NLP Trainer, TFH Kinesiology Instructor

June O’Driscoll: Exec Coach, Business Coach, Trainer Email: june@thoughtitude.co.uk Phone: +44 (0)7876 657 8055 Website: www.thoughtitude.co.uk NLP, Coaching and Hypnotherapy Training School and Consultancy

LIFE COACHES Dr Andrew A Parsons: Mindfulness, Resilience and Finding Clear Purpose Email: aaparsons@reciprocalminds.com Phone: +44 (0)7854 029 268 I am Neuroscientist, Executive Leader and Credentialed Coach. I support people build awareness and make changes for success

Dustin Vice: Personal and Business Development Coaching Email: dustin@alliancecoachingsystem.com Website: www.alliancecoachingsystem.com Professional Coaching, Coaching Business system for professional coaches

Gail Cherry: Torchlight Coaching Email: gail@torchlightcoaching.co.uk Phone: +44 (0)1143 489 161 Website: www.torchlightcoaching.co.uk I help people at a profound level with their personal and professional development. Together, we work on your ‘self’ to be the best you.

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Kamaljit Bedi: Life and Career Coaching Email: info@kambedi.co.uk Phone: +44 (0)7943 150 265 Website: www.kambedi.co.uk I work with individuals, face-face, via Telephone/Skype and email. I also work with college and university students helping them improve their confidence and motivation.

PHOBIA SPECIALISTS John Vincent: Public speaking without fear Email: John@JohnVincent.tv Website: www.johnvincent.tv

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Paul Wright: Phobias, Anxieties, Panic Attacks Email: paul@phobiagone.com Phone: +44 (0)203 086 8444 Website: www.phobiagone.com

NLP THERAPISTS / HYPNOTHERAPISTS Linda Cameron and Gail Walshe: Inspire For Impact Email: say-hello@inspireforimpact.com Phone: +44 (0)845 601 7567 Website: www.inspireforimpact.com NLP Trainers, NLP Master Practitioners, NLP Life Coaches, Hypnotherapists


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Pasquale Acampora (Italy): Master Trainer and Mental Coach, NLP, Team building Website: www.blackship.it Phone: +39 (0)335 70 99 000 Pasquale’s key areas are sport and business, he has worked with top athletes and multinational companies.

Alessandro Mora (Italy): Sport Coaching Email: a.mora@ekis.it Phone: +39 (0)522 337 611 Website: www.pnlekis.com NLP, coaching and team building applied to sport and business all over Italy

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