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Think By Design Episode 2

Think Well

Our webinar on Thursday ended abruptly before we could wrap things up properly.

The big takeaway: Our Beliefs determines our Actions which shapes our Results.​

In this episode we discussed health.

Our current health is (almost) entirely the product of our past actions and behaviours.

And these actions are based on your beliefs, whether conscious or unconscious.

Our behaviors (actions) never lie.

If you don’t like your results, look at your actions.

The challenge is that many of our actions and behaviours are unknowingly based on false or inaccurate beliefs.

For many, being healthy means “feeling good”. But on closer inspection, health is MUCH more than that.

There are literally hundreds of illnesses that show no symptoms. (i.e. high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, etc).

Your homework this week – ask yourself:

1. What is health? What does it mean to be healthy?

2. What is the vision for my health?

3. Why do I want to be healthy?

4. What action steps do I need to take daily to make sure that I achieve my vision of great health?

Think By Design Webinar – Episode 1

Think Well

It is easy to get caught up in the quagmire of stinking thinking.

Old patterns and unconscious thoughts can derail relationships, affect mental health and create perpetual frustration.

Mental health, like physical health can be improved.

What are the three foundations for a healthy mind?
* Clarified Beliefs,
* High Self Esteem
* and a clearly Defined and Aligned Purpose.

The Think By Design Webinar will not teach you what to think, but it will make you think and in turn, give you a chance to begin creating the life you deserve.

In our first session, will lay out an overview and discuss the 4 Key questions that determine how and why you or someone thinks a certain way about any issue. (To perform the exercise, click on the attachment provided here >>>> TWG Values List

We also have you do an exercise that will open your eyes to what is TRULY most important to you in life.

Eat By Design – Pandemic Pounds Recovery Program Part 2

Eat Right

Yesterday we had a great session talking about the Big Fat Lie.

If you are like me, you’ve no doubt had less activity in the past seven weeks than usual. I’ve gained a few pounds myself as a result of it.

I the past week, I’ve dialed in my own personal nutrition to get things on track. I’ve used the principles we discuss here to get refocused and this webinar is going to help you too!

The lie we’ve been told about is how evil fat in our diet is.

In this episode we dive into:

The three myths about fat
Why fat doesn’t make you fat (and who the real culprit is)
How you can get more high quality fat into you diet.

Dr. Craig

Are you a GOAL-digger? Your 7 Day Quick Start Guide

Think Well

When astronauts return from space, the most common comment they all have is how vast the galaxy is. When they look down on the earth below, they don’t see troubles. They don’t see races, countries, poverty or wealth. They all realize how small we are on this spinning speck of dust amongst the larger universe and

Overview Effect

The Overview Effect helps us look at our lives objectively.


They call this the Overview Effect.

So let’s apply this to our objective look at our lives for a moment look at the answers to these questions from an objective viewpoint. Let’s do so WITHOUT judgement of ourselves or our situation.

Do you love your job?
Do you have an amazing relationship with your kids?
Do you have an epic love affair with your partner?
Do you friends share your values?
Do you know what you want in life?
Do you do things/behave to appease others?
Do you know your gifts, talents and strengths?
Are you happy?
Do you love your life?

11% of men and 16% of women are depressed.

The number of unhappy employees outweighs the happy ones 2:1.

Are you happy

Look at your life without judgement

Truth is – we are all EXTRAORDINARY. We each have the potential to achieve more than we have. If you already have everything that you want to experience, then FANTASTIC! Keep on keeping on. If not, then keep reading.

The “PETER” principle helps us to look at what we are doing and evaluating our performance. The formula is: P + E + T = ER

P = our foundational premise – what do we understand and our belief system of it.

E = Effort

T = Time

ER = Extraordinary results

If our effort is fantastic and we’ve been at it for an appropriate length of time but our actions (premise) is incomplete, then our results will be limited.

Perhaps our actions are perfect but our effort isn’t there, then similarly, we won’t achieve our full potential.

For instance – we want to save money. We create a savings account, we deposit money into it, but it’s only been two months of saving, then we won’t have the result we are likely looking for.

What about our health?

We start an exercise regime, we’re putting in outstanding effort and we’ve been at it for months and our results are there! WOO HOO! Exactly what we wanted.

Applying the PETER principle in our lives is a fantastic way to look at our goals and set pace and consistency towards achieving them.

So here are the steps to building your EXTRAORDINARY LIFE:

1. Develop a conscious philosophy. Look at what you believe about the different categories of life (health, intellect, financial, relationships, social wellbeing, or vocation). Does a lack of symptoms mean you are healthy? Is it normal for everyone to get sick? Does having no debt mean you are wealthy? Does not being dumb mean you are intelligent? What does it mean to you to be healthy, wealthy and intelligent? Consciously look at all categories and define it.

2. Build a healthy self esteem. Live consciously, develop self-acceptance, self responsibility, live purposefully, have personal integrity. Nathaniel Branden’s book “The 6 pillars of self esteem” is a great place to start.

3. Develop a crystal clear vision. See step 1. By defining your premises, you will be able to make better and more conscious choices about what to think, eat and how to move your body in ways that set clear parameters to achieve your goals.

4. Identify your purpose. Are you purpose driven or pain and pleasure driven. When we aren’t clear, we work really hard to avoid what we don’t want instead of chasing what we do want and what ignites our spirits.

5. Craft your action plan. Ideation without action is delusion. Set a clear plan to achieve your actions. Book your time to workout and hold it at a high value…just as important as any other appointment. Trust me – one thing I’ve learned the hard way is that committing to yourself is the fastest and best way to build your self esteem. Try it. You’ll realize quickly that it works amazingly well.

Here’s your 7 day Get Started Plan:

Craft your best life

Craft your best life

Today: Schedule your Power Hour – spend 30-60 mins each day journaling and writing out your thoughts in each of the categories of life: My Health and Fitness, My Character , My Social Life , My Love Relationship, My Parenting, My Finances , My Intellect, My Career, My Spiritual Life, My Legacy.

For each category – Ask yourself:
– What do you know to be true about (category)?
– What is your vision for your (category)?
– Why do you want it?
– What action steps must you take to make it happen?

Day 1 –- “6 Pillars” Book
Day 2-4 – Answer 4 questions for 3 categories
Day 5-7 – Other 8 Categories

Dr. Craig Hazel’s mission is to help families THRIVE.  After graduating from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, he went on to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas Texas.  He is passionate about seeing children and families in his private practice at Synergy Chiropractic in Kanata Ontario.  A sought after speaker, he has been featured regularly on TSN Team 1200, CTV and Rogers TV. He is also the Chairman of the Alliance for Chiropractic of Ontario.