Work Less, Live More, & Make the Most of Your Days: Artem Lomaz Reviews “Celebrate Life” by Marcello Pedalino

Special thanks to Artem Lomaz for his book review of Celebrate Life.  -D.H

A book review in which the reviewer knows the author personally will inevitably be a bit biased. If you’re picking up a copy of “Celebrate Life: How to live it up, discover fulfillment, and experience the joy you deserve”, you may not personally know the author, Marcello Pedalino, but you’ve likely heard of him. But perhaps you haven’t. Let’s assume you’re considering reading this book solely because it seems as though it has a positive message to offer. If the photo of the proud father – beaming with happiness as he and his daughter give the camera as many thumbs up as four hands will allow while soaking up the fresh air in their convertible – which graces the front cover, doesn’t convince you enough about the author’s intent to show you how to celebrate your life and enjoy all that it has to offer, please, open the book.

Pedalino’s messaging becomes pretty evident as soon as you glance at the chapter titles in the Contents section. While ‘Take Care of Yourself”, “Keep Good Company”, “Do What You Love”, “Travel”, “Make A Difference”, “Let Go”, and “Evolve” all may sound self-explanatory, Pedalino offers insights into each element that may often be overlooked. You may even think, some of these are easier said than done. If that’s the case, buy the book.

Perhaps you’re in the market for a good motivational read. You’re a motivated individual striving for your own definition of success and you need to refresh that motivation. Throughout the chapters, Pedalino offers methods that he’s implemented that keep him focused and inspired, including on his health, and how that is a part of his self-actualization. Please note, this includes physical and mental health. He shares these techniques through a very empathetic process, as he divulges personal struggles that he had to overcome in order to position himself for consistency and success. From admitted struggles with emotional stress-eating (as someone who has worked in NYC advertising, and partook in one too many cookies-from-the-pharmacy-downstairs dinners, I can, as I’m sure many of us can, certainly relate), to acknowledging the benefits of yoga, and ultimately focusing on “letting go” of negative situations, or people. These real-life examples, and the way the chapters are aligned, helps readers seamlessly transition from each key aspect.

From his early entrepreneurial efforts, such as selling candy to his classmates (I don’t know why he priced Chiclets ten times higher than Starbursts – I guess the late eighties were a weird time), to his solidified status atop the event entertainment world, Pedalino describes how his childhood helped shape his personality, and ultimately his career and life journey. Throughout, he acknowledges the various factors that attribute to his fulfillment, such as traveling (which includes the importance of sharing vacations with your children, maintaining a habitual nutritional schedule during your travels, and the powerful qualities of a good clear-your-head getaway), giving back/volunteering, and letting go. It’s evident that the chapter about letting go was the most difficult to address for Pedalino. Why wouldn’t it be – it would be just as hard for anyone. The emphasis on this chapter revolves not around toxicity, but rather on best practices on how to best avoid it, which is always the best solution. Whether it’s a good work out, a hobby, or simply focusing on the positives in life, solutions are available. Half of that chapter consists of exquisite photos that the author has taken on his travels, at home, and throughout – coupled with inspirational quotes that will help the reader feel engulfed in positivity.

Please be aware, this book is for the motivated, the enthusiastic, and the carpe diem-esque. Pedalino makes sure to emphasize the importance of desire. As he vividly points out early on, in a section regarding taking care of one’s health, only when someone is sick and tired of being sick and tired will they exhibit the self-motivation that’s required to make significant life changes. When it comes to the notion of moderation, a nice reminder of “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” surfaces (personally an oft-reflected reminder when challenged with an all-you-can-eat menu), the importance of friends that are realistic and say it “how it is” is stressed, and an “all-in” mentality when pursuing your passion is highlighted. This book is for the “make it happen” crowd. The good news is…everyone is part of that crowd! Everyone is motivated, enthusiastic, and carpe diem-esque in their own way for their own purpose. The key is to harness your focus and energy on those passions that drive you.

Let’s say you’re already motivated, nutritionally aware, posses positive fitness habits, and an overall sense of wellness. That would bring you masterfully to Pedalino’s final chapter in the book, “Evolve”. It’s silly to think you’re at your peak when there is always room for improvement. Whether it’s another area of your life, or simply improving upon the already great elements you’re mainly focused on, once you wrap up “Celebrate Life”, you’ll find yourself revisiting your approach to life in an ever-evolving strive for fulfillment and joy.

If you want to work less, and live more, make the most of your days, tune into WKIP (see “Keep Good Company” chapter for reference), and simply make things happen, on your terms, then invest in this book, open it, and read it (it won’t do much for you sitting on the shelf).

~Artem Lomaz

From New Jersey to Las Vegas: The Celebrate Life Book Tour Continues

From New Jersey to Las Vegas, the Celebrate Life Book Tour continues on Monday March 13th at the Tropicana.

I look forward to presenting the opening seminar and seeing everyone who is attending The Mobile Beat Magazine Conference.

Safe travels!

Cheers,

Celebrate Life author, Marcello Pedalino, in Mobile Beat Magazine – Why Managing your Energy Levels is Vital for Healthy Living

Kudos to Mr. Pedalino for having his latest health and wellness article published in the December 2016 edition of Mobile Beat Magazine! Read the full article below. – D.H

 

Why Managing your Energy Levels is Vital for Healthy Living

If your body were a car, energy would be the fuel.   We all know how well a car performs when it has a full tank and is properly maintained.  Your body is the same.

Hopefully by now, you’ve come to appreciate that sleep, diet, and exercise are key sources of energy and should be non-negotiable priorities for daily living.  The more energy you have, the more you can enjoy the best that life has to offer.   That said, the best way to maintain optimum energy levels for your body is to focus on removing unproductive influences and inefficient lifestyle habits from your day-to-day routine.

“You are who you surround yourself with. Go out of your way to spend time with people who will inspire and empower you.” (from left) Jason Jani, Mike Walter, Matt Radicelli, Jim Cerone, Jeffrey Gitomer, Marcello Pedalino, Beau Kramer, & Adrian Cavlan

Keep Good Company:   If you’ve never heard the expression, “You are who you surround yourself with,” then this one point alone can have a major impact on your life if you choose to heed the advice.   If you’ve been hanging around with people who go to bed late but need to get up early and wonder why you’re always feeling tired, you have your answer.   If you’ve been hanging around people who would rather stay inside on a nice day and watch tv instead of going outside for a hike and you’re wondering why you’re out of breath when you walk up a flight of stairs, you have your answer.   Go out of your way to spend time with people who will inspire and empower you. It will feel like you are topping off your tank every time you see them. Then, make the conscious decision to spend less time with those who are siphoning gas right before your eyes.

Look Up:  Don’t be one of those people you see on youtube who walk right into a lamp post (or worse) because you are staring down at your facebook feed or checking your friend’s mindless snapchat videos.  Don’t be one of those people who are wasting precious time and energy trying to debate someone they barely know who is online just to see if anyone will take the bait and engage them.  Thumbing through various social feeds is like a vicious hamster wheel  of trying to keep up with what everyone else is doing or saying (which is impossible) and it’s usually a complete waste of time to debate someone when logic and respectful opinion exchanges are removed from the discussion.   There’s nothing wrong with staying in touch with family and friends, enjoying a silly cat video if you need a laugh, or following a cause you support, but like most everything in life, moderation is key.  The same rule applies for watching tv.  There’s nothing wrong with catching the big game or checking out a cool documentary once in a while, but don’t complain about not having enough time in the day to get stuff done if you are binge watching your favorite shows on Netflix for hours on end.    Put all that wasted energy into more proactive campaigns that will deliver measurable results-  like your family, your health, and your career.

“If you have kids, remember that dependability, reliability, and predictability are essential for proper developmental growth. If you set the example of being organized and on top of your game, their extremely impressionable little eyes will soon follow suit.” (The Pedalino Family on their annual retreat to Costa Rica. Marcello with his wife, Dr. Jill Garripoli Pedalino & daughter, Isabella.

Plan Ahead:  Being prepared saves time.  When you save time you don’t have to rush around as much and therefore you reduce stress.  Lower stress levels mean more energy and a greater ability to focus on and  deal with all of the inevitable curve balls life will throw you at any given moment.  Start at night by prepping tomorrow’s lunch so all you have to do is grab it from the fridge and go when you leave the house.  Reconfirm all next day appointments to avoid driving out of your way and being the only person to show up.

If you have kids, remember that dependability, reliability, and predictability are essential for proper developmental growth.  If you set the example of being organized and on top of your game, their extremely impressionable little eyes will soon follow suit.  Obviously, the alternative example is not the one you want to set.

If you are in a relationship, your partner deserves the best companion possible.  If you are a sloppy planner and don’t conserve your energy when the opportunity presents itself, your tank will be empty by the time you get home from work.  If you only have enough energy to keep your eyes open long enough to check out a little Jimmy Fallon before going to sleep, the risk of your partner eventually disengaging from the lack of intimacy rises exponentially.  By the way, The Tonight Show always posts the best clip from their show the following morning on Youtube.  In under five minutes, you can smile and enjoy a healthy endorphin release without having to sit through an entire show and sacrificing a good night’s sleep.  This is a great way to effectively utilize social media and better manage your energy levels.

Ralph Waldo Emerson was right on point when he said, “The World Belongs to the Energetic.”  But as you can see,  it goes much deeper than that.  So reevaluate your circle of influence, reprioritize the amount of screen time, and get organized. Just because you are using energy, it doesn’t mean you are using it wisely.  With a few small life tweaks and a little more discipline, you can enjoy a healthier existence and all the benefits that come with it.

3-time Dj of the Year Marcello Pedalino is a lifestyle consultant, fitness coach.

He is also the author of Celebrate Life: How to Live it Up, Discover Fulfillment, and Experience the Joy You Deserve.”

To buy the book, check out his t.v appearances, and listen to his podcast interviews, check out (www.CelebrateLifeBook.com)

From Colorado to Texas- The Celebrate Life Book visits Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do with Thom Singer

From Colorado to Texas, The Celebrate Life Book Tour continues.

Special thanks to Thom Singer for having me on his show, Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do. In this 13 minute highlight clip, Thom and I riff about:

1:15 – The law of attraction & why you never want to be the smartest person in the room.
3:35 – How to be a rock star connector like Neen James.
4:30 – The entrepreneur’s double edged sword & why “complacency is the enemy of progress.”
6:40 – My advice for an aspiring entrepreneur.
8:40 – How the stigma of being an entrepreneur has evolved.
9:50 – Why Mike Walter’s latest literary effort makes him one of the coolest entrepreneurs in the biz.
11:10 – How I pay it forward & why Thom and I agree that successful entrepreneurs should be grateful.
To hear the full interview and to learn more about Thom’s impressive career as a speaker, author, and thought leader, visit thomsinger.com

Cheers,

Marcello Pedalino, MMP Entertainment, How To Be a Standout Wedding Guest, Celebrate Life Book, CelebrateLifeBook.com

 

NYC to Indiana: The Celebrate Life Book Tours visits Caroline Dowd-Higgens and Your Working Life Podcast

From New York City to Indiana, the Celebrate Life Book Tour continues. Special thanks to Caroline Dowd Higgins for having me on her podcast, Your Working Life. In this 5 minute clip, we riff about the importance of patience and portion control when it comes to getting what you’re worth and staying fit. For the full interview and to learn more about my incredible host, click here.

Cheers,

The MMP Entertainment and Event Production Team helps the world Celebrate Life! MMP is led by Executive Director, 3-Time National DJ Entertainer of the Year and ADJA Leadership Award recipient, Marcello Pedalino.

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