Can the Coffee you purchase make a lasting Impact?

With a desire to impact the least of these, Life Wish Laos has introduced a World Class Specialty Coffee to the marketplace. People in Laos, the most bombed nation in history struggle to throw off the cycle of poverty. Coffee is one way out. It employs growers, pickers, processors and eventually roaster packagers and and shippers.

This effects many lives and in the process fights poverty and impact on this country. This poverty can force fathers to offer their loving daughters for sale in hope of giving them a better life or yes just saving the rest of the family. But the added income from coffee sales can change that.

Buying Life Wish Coffee, which gives 30% of its profits back to the people of Laos can bring about lasting change. Their goals are better meals , better schools and lastly better opportunity for income growth.

These and more changes can only take place if we decide to as the company says ” Taste a Difference, Make a Difference, One Cup at a Time”

So we just buy their Coffee? It’s that easy? Yes. But is the Coffee Good?

Laos Coffee has been around for years, introduced by the French many years ago. It has all the right elements for a great coffee, climate, elevation, volcanic soil, coffee growing knowledge, and quality plants. Put all this together and it is no surprise that Lao coffee is making an impact in the world marketplace. Japan, Korea and China would buy out the supply if they could. But many exporters have seen an ever growing market in the US, and Europe where quality coffee is truly appreciated.

Life Wish Laos has sourced only fair trade, naturally grown, and high elevation certified premium coffee. The result is not only arguably the best coffee anywhere in Laos and challenging the great coffees of the world.

One big difference is with Life Wish Coffee … You can truly Make a Difference as you Taste that Difference One Cup at a Time, knowing you are actually impact lives one person at a time, one family at a time, finally one village at a time.

  None of this happens without you and me..

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Resistance bands review, Exercise Equipment you will use

Resistance Bands help you start that climb to  becoming a better you!

Strength training without weights:

These resistance bands are finally some exercise equipment you will actually use.  Lets review some resistance bands I recently purchased see how they work in a home exercise routine. Then together let me help you to start that climb toward being in better shape and becoming that better you.

Getting into better shape.

Your thinking about the right gym, the right workouts, the correct diet,  just plain where to start. Let me help you out ok?

This right here is a great and inexpensive way to start. Amazon Resistance Bands .. Yup for not a lot of money you can get this great resistance band set from Amazon sent right to your door.

Why Resistance Bands?

With no gym membership required you can rock your cardio and strength training right there at home.   Plus there are some real added health benefits.  Your entire body will get an full workout with resistance band exercises. Using the bands forces your whole body to maintain it’s stability throughout an entire exercise movement. This brings to bare multiple muscles simultaneously, so your whole body gets a workout in a short period of time. 

These bands offer you versatility
Resistance bands are one of the more versatile pieces of workout equipment, because you can adjust the resistance to suit your strength training level, use them in a variety of settings.  Indoors or out these are a great way to get moving now.

You also have reduced Injuries
Because resistance band training is a low-impact workout and is easy on your joints, you can easily avoid muscle strain issues.  Also, as you build your  stabilizer muscle strength this protects joints and keeps them pain-free even with when doing free weight training

So what does this type of training look like and why are these bands a great choice. (what age group is this for ?)

These young and middle aged people are enjoying a full body resistance bands workout.  For a harder workout, they add more bands or simply stretch the band more. You can perform the same exercise for strength with a heavy band or for endurance and conditioning with a lighter band.  The choice is yours so get started and chose whats right for you.

Age is not a factor in fact it is a great way to get a workout just right for you.

Some beginner exercises:

Ok so where do you start?  I am including a nice link to Livestrong’s suggested beginner exercises.  The use a flat band, but you can do just as easily with great versatile set.

Livestrong link with exercises

Ok now my personal review:

Ok so what do I personally think of these resistance bands

I have had this set a couple months now. I really feel like I get as good a workout in the my home anymore.  I can knock out a set every morning or night with no hassle whatsoever.  Sometimes grab them when I am just sitting around in the evening so easy to get in a few reps and I am feeling the difference.

I like the step on strap curl workout. You can even slip the band through the small strip shown which has a small ball sewn in. This lets you safely hook it  anywhere in a door frame and hold it fast while you follow the included routines and build yourself up. An added benefit is I work on arms chest and shoulders and yet can feel it in my stomach, back and legs.  It truly a whole body workout.

 Really I am telling you click on the link below head over to Amazon and pick yourself up a set. Work at your own pace with no one watching. Come on just do it you deserve that better you  your an Overcomer.

Full Resistance Band Set What are you waiting for lets get started today

Mens walking shoe review, Skechers go walk 3, Most comfortable walking shoe

Skechers Go Walk 3

Ok Yes there is a Go Walk 4, but after reading other peoples reviews I chose this one.  It sure didn’t disappoint me either.  Being a guy 65+ with some recurring foot problem,  I needed help and this was it.  Shoe fit great and I have gotten numerous complements they could not believe it was actually a slip on.  These awesome shoes come with a special patented goga mat insole and great gripping soles on the bottom.
High Ratings and deservedly so:

Here is a review of the Best Mens Walking Shoes for 2018    

They agreed with me and rated it” most comfortable walking shoe” and then went on to actually rate it #1 overall.  I was fully convinced, so I checked around and found that Amazon had them the most competitively priced.  So with their very simple process, I ordered them and received my shoes in just a few days.   I have enjoyed them everyday since.  I have worn them to work at the office,  when going out in the evening,  actually wore them to an engagement party (mine) last week, to church and yes I walk in them a lot.

Comfort is out of this world:

Those goga mat insoles and the great fit make for what I would describe as the best shoe experience ever.

So without hesitation I really want to encourage you to click on the link below and go order your pair of Skechers and you too will be walking on clouds.

Skechers Performance Men’s Go Walk 3 Slip-On Walking Shoe  

3 steps to better health

Where to begin?

Steps to better health

Every journey starts with taking the right steps.  So what are the rights steps to better health or at least the first ones.  As we move along this  journey you’ve joined me on, we will be growing in financial areas, physical, emotional and finally spiritual.  This time lets focus on better health ok?  I show you my 3 steps.  You with me?  Lets start walking.

                        Come on lets get going

Step #1 Get off that couch and start walking

My first step was starting to walk daily.  As I have some feet issues find the right shoe was very important.  I did my home work and checked the rating and found that Skechers had a slip on that was rated #2 overall.  Wow here in a SE Asia country where taking your shoes off before entering main places made a slip on ideal I was interested.

Next I compared prices online and found that Amazon rocked price wise.  I placed my order and within a few days these gems were delivered.
 All I can say is wow.  These are simply amazing.  They have this special insole that is called yoga mat some kinda of memory foam.  Not sure what it remembers but feels awesome.  Are my feet perfect now, No.  Can I walk further and more comfortable than before ,  Absolutely .   So this my first step toward getting in better shape.  Lets see whats I can do next.  Whats your first step?

Step #2 Japanese Water Diet

How about we try this  Japanese Water Diet.  I have  taken this as my next step.  After reading many studies this is both good for your body, and easy to do.  I can get up and  drink some water before anything else, ok after morning bathroom break lol.  Lets do this one too ok?

                       Water the elixir of life

Step #3 Quick easy work out

My last step for now in this area was to purchase one more thing from Amazon.  Yeah it is easy to purchase, quick to receive, and ok yes a little lazy.  But wait I am in Laos and send these to friend coming over, so they can bring along, not really lazy just practical.

Ok so what did I buy for better health, toning up, and losing some weigh?  These resistance bands.

They arrived last week and I have to say I love the versatility of this set.   You get 2 hand grips 2 leg straps and an over the door holding strap.  A guide book with a nice set of standard exercises and of course multiple coloured bands,  Each band has a clip at the end so you can use 1 band 2 or more to increase and control the intensity.  Have loved it so far and yes it even makes it hard for a guy like me to find excuses not to do a quick work out.   I keep you informed how I am doing.


Ok so now it’s your turn. Yes you, what steps are you going to take. Come on we can do this together and no you don’t have to go buy something like I did.  Just get up off that couch and move.  Take the first steps to that better you.


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Looking into our future


Where did the time go so quickly ?

Wow the first week is already  gone  in 2018.  As we start looking at our future, what are the steps we need to make for lasting change?

Did you make any progress this week?   Yeah me too. I gained some, but fell short in others.   So how do we improve? How do we actually reach our goals?

What usually isn’t lacking are ideas or good intentions. We all have those it seems and they usually come from  a sense of frustration, regret or just dissatisfaction of what you haven’t accomplished or what you haven’t become. Ok so actually make lasting changes to our lives?

Did you do this last year and the year before and yeah the year before that too? Lets make this year different, let’s break the mold, lets knock down those barriers that have held us back. That’s so easy to say and yet if we don’t actually set a course for achieving these things we will fall back into that same old rut called, just existing. Were better than that you know we are. Ok lets do this come on walk with me

Take a moment write your list

Make the List

Have you listed your desired changes yet? You know the New Years resolution list, the I can’t keep doing this list, the something has seriously gotta change list. If not, do that now. Ok are you back with me? Good now lets do an even more important part, lets ask ourselves that really hard question.  Why?

Find your “Why”

Why? You have admitted you want to make some changes, you want to accomplish more, you want to impact, you want a life with meaning, but what’s your why?  I recently heard a talk by Dean Graciouca of millionionaires guide, about just this question. He actually challenged us to ask 7 levels of why.

This will cause us to get past the mental and actually get to the heart of question before us.  So before you read farther will you stop and like me ask that question?   Why? maybe watch this video and learn how.

Lets move on to the 7 level deep method to get from our heads to our hearts. Did you take a few minutes to watch the video?   Thats good, ok if you didn’t I will summarise quickly. . Why do i/you want to lose weight, make more money, be less stressed? Actually I will choose just one.  

  1. Why do i want to lose weight?  I want to look and feel better?
  2. Why do i want to look and feel better?  I feel embarrassed and also know I will live longer and better if I lose weight.
  3. Why do i want to not be embarrassed and yeah live longer?  I do care what people think of me, because  as I live longer I want to be a positive influence.
  4. Why do i you want to be a positive influence?  Negative people bring  people others down and I  want to build others up.
  5. Why do i you  want to build others up?  I believe life is about encouraging those around you, making them better than they are.
  6. Why do i you want to be an encourager?  I feel it gives life true meaning and is a great reward.
  7. Why do i you want true meaning in your life?  In the past I have felt very unimportant at times and my life lacked true meaning and I don’t want that for me or others ever again.

What your why?

So thats my real why actually for many of my goals, now take a minute and do yours, please.  Ok so now whats your WHY?  yes many times is what I don’t want more than what what I do want.

Making our WHY a reality ( bringing your list to life)

Now lets turn that why into a reality? It’s a journey that seems long, but really it’s just one step at a time. But we have to take the first step. I don’t want to just give you ideas,  but an actual method and plan for success. A common statement out there is that one meaning of insanity is doing the same things we have always done and expect different results.

Tim Ferris of 4 hour workweek fame and others even talk about how thinking of the negative effects of not making these changes can be more motivating, than focusing on the positive effects. Each of us ultimatilly has to decide what drives us forward and knocks down those walls and finially set us free to reach that higher ground.

Whats your wall? Lets tear it down

If I can do this I know you can. I am absolutely committed to making real lasting change in 2018, emotionally, financially, relationally, physically andmost important to me spiritually. So what next?

Plan for that change we desire

Yes a plan. I am sure many of you have heard people say “if you fail to plan, then you actually plan to fail”. That’s not us we are doing this.

Have you set a course?

This song  Motions by Matthew West it’s lyrics  helps motivate me, maybe it will you too.

“This might hurt, it’s not safe  But I know that I’ve got to make a change.  …. Because just okay is not enough Help me fight through the nothingness of life I don’t want to go through the motions I don’t want to go one more day … I don’t want to spend my whole life asking, What if I had given everything, Instead of going through the motions? No regrets, not this time I’m going to let my heart defeat my mind “

There is so much here to grab ahold of.

  1. Change hurts
  2. Its not always safe,  playing it safe
  3. You know you have to make a change
  4. Really in some ways are we stuck in the nothingness of life
  5. Do we want to just go through the motions
  6. We need an all consuming passion inside of us
  7. Do we want to spend the rest of our lives asking
  8. What if we had given everything
  9. So come on No regrets this time
  10. Lets let our heart defeat our mind.

Are you you ready to start?


If you asked the 7 levels of Why, you know the heart issues that drive you. Now lets do this.  Are we committed?  I am and there is a sense of urgency for each of us so lets get started.

Please review this and get your list done, and answer your whys, then start making a plan. I will get back with you soon and lets go over our plans.   If some how you’re stuck then I will help you break out of that life you have decided to change. Together we are moving through that threshold and making that leap.

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