Heaven on Earth: Villa Calettas in Costa Rica

Dr. Jill Garripoli Pedalino & Marcello Pedalino at Villa Calettas, Costa Rica

Villa Calettas. ¬† A place “heaven on earth” is more than words.
For a boutique hotel experience or just a pretty nice view while you enjoy a sunset smoothie, consider Hotel Villa Caletas Costa Rica to celebrate your next milestone event. ūüôā

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.‚ÄĚ

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

The Reality Of A Four Day Work Week

Marcello Pedalino, Celebrate Life Book, 4 Day Work Week, Four Day Workweek, Work Life BalanceDesigned by mostly well-intended employers, the four-day work week is a catchy name and concept that has once again made the headlines.¬† It sounds really good to employees at first.¬† “Work only 4 days instead of 5 and enjoy a higher quality of life.” Not exactly.

Monday through Thursday employees are required to work 2 additional hours per shift. By the time they get to Friday, they are exhausted.

Many employers have found that extended shifts increased employee fatigue- which led to an increase in workplace accidents and inferior performance.   And since most employees with children usually end up going in an hour earlier and staying an hour later, they actually end up missing more prime family time before and after school with their kids.

The key is to find an employer who gets it.¬† One who understands that a blanket work schedule policy will not work for everyone.¬† ¬†Find an employer who will appreciate your ability to get the job done and meet all of your deadlines on your schedule by allowing you to “get up and go” when all the Hallmark moments in life are happening.

And sometimes you need to stop and ask yourself why you are working so hard.¬† If it’s just to maintain a lifestyle that’s above your means, you’re chasing your tail. Try living in a smaller house or driving an older car; you’d be surprised how much money you’ll save.¬†¬† And you’d be surprised how little the year of your car and or the size of your house actually has to do with your over-all happiness in the long run. ¬† There’s nothing wrong with wanting and earning and enjoying nice things, but you have to be financially practical.

And if you think your kids want your money when you die, you’re wrong.¬† They want your time and company while you’re alive.¬† They want the memories to cherish when you do pass on.

Marcello Pedalino, Celebrate LIfe Book, 4 Day Work Week, Four Day Workweek, Work Life BalanceWorking for a VIP (Very Inspiring Person) who prioritizes health and wellness for his or her team and surrounding yourself with the right co-workers when you’re on site will actually have a greater impact on your work-life balance than simply working longer hours for one less day each week.

The key is to be more pragmatic, focused, and productive.  Become a logistics ninja and make the most of your 24 hours.  In the Northeast, you can save up to 8 hours per week just by avoiding rush hour traffic and working from home 3 days a week.

If you eat well and sleep well, you’ll have the energy you’ll need to fire on all cylinders and be more efficient.

VDPs (Very Draining People) easily spend up to 8 hours per week during work on social media, playing fantasy football, or texting their cubicle neighbors about non-work related drama when they are supposed to be working. If you can remove yourself from the influences of these energy vampires, you’ll find yourself getting a lot more work done in less time when you do have to be at the office.¬† This will lead you one step closer to being work-life “fit.”

I think Lonnie Golden, a professor at Pennsylvania State University, has the right idea.¬† He advocates adopting a “Goldilocks” work week: “one that is not too long, not too short and that satisfies the employer’s interest in productivity and the employee’s interest in attaining good health and well-being.”

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

 

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Celebrate Life, The Book, Marcello Pedalino, Mark Pedalino, How to live it up, discover fulfillment, and experience the joy you deservewcbs promo for VIM fullMarcello Pedalino is an award-winning entrepreneur, lifestyle consultant, and fitness coach. He is the author of the new inspirational book, ‚ÄúCelebrate Life: How to live it up, discover fulfillment, and experience the joy you deserve.” As a lifestyle consultant and fitness coach, Pedalino advises individuals, groups, and organizations on how to enhance their current health, style, and overall wellness status.¬† Marcello‚Äôs health and wellness articles have been published by several prominent online publications and he‚Äôs often chosen to speak at conferences where the topic of work-life balance and energy management are a priority.

 

San Fran to Houston: The Celebrate Life Book Tour visits The Price of Business Radio Show

Author of Celebrate Life and serial entrepreneur Marcello Pedalino was the featured guest on Houston’s Price of Business radio show with Kevin Price. Marcello chatted with guest host Chris Kelso about the new book, why your circle of influence is so important, and why trophies should never be given out for participation.¬† ūüôā

-D.H

NYC to San Fran: The Celebrate Life Book Tour visits Erica Sandberg & Adventures With Money

Coast to Coast!¬† The Celebrate Life book tour left New York and headed out to San Francisco this week.¬† It was a pleasure to chat with personal finance expert, Erica Sandberg, on her show –Adventures With Money.

We riffed about:

1) 3:01- How to Celebrate Life while you are financially broken…
2) 7:45- Why Marcello wrote the book…
3) 8:40- How to live your best life and simplify your financial situation…
4) 10:15- How travel can change your perspective…
5) 12:03- What you can do to feel good about yourself…
6) 13:15- Being kind & the Kindness for Christopher movement…
7) 16:25- The fine line between being selfless and selfish…

It was a pleasure getting to know you Erica! It was awesome to find out how much we had in common.

Wishing you continued health, happiness, and success!

Cheers,

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

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