Monday, August 29, 2011

Business And Community Growth

Over at the Kingdom Builders Business's Blog, the author talks about Kingdom Business principles for business and community growth through the model in the book of Acts.

John mentions that there were some common reasons that led to the multiplication of the business and community, including the following key elements:
(1) People meeting daily in the marketplace to hear/learn and become educated
(2) They shared food in small groups and discussed what they had learnt
(3) They went out to share with others which is multiplication of knowledge, everyone gave according to their ability.

Many believe the rule of “reciprosity”, the reward of giving (ie: whatever you give you will receive). From the Kingdom principles, giving and offerings can be regarded as seeds that will produce fruit for individuals and families worldwide.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Unpacking God's Purpose in the MarketPlace

I'm part of the team in the Cre8 Kingdom Business Conference. This year the conference will happen on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th October. After impacting over 1000 people in the last 4 events in Melbourne, this 5th event will happen in Sydney at Hills Centre, Castle Hill. The Cre8 Summit is the leading event support Christian civil, business and professional leaders and entrepreneurs to find their God-given destiny in the marketplace and empower then to be well connected leaders of character, excellence and influence. Cre8 provides focused teaching and resources on the hallmarks of business success. Attendees will connect with highly regarded leaders committed to serving Christ in the marketplace. Ongoing support is provided through Australian Marketplace Connections' network of resources and programs.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Weight Training

In order to achieve optimal health and fitness, I started doing cardio, particularly Zumba a few weeks ago, and loving it.

Now I'm seriously considering weight training along with cardio, as I've been told by experts that strength/weight training is the secret to an amazing body at any age. I used to think that weight training would make me 'big & bulky'. That is actually a myth. To get big muscles you need to train a lot, very hard and with very heavy weights and you also need testosterone. This is hard enough for men and extremely difficult for women. Resistance training, strength training, weight lifting are all similar terms meaning pushing or pulling against a force which could be water resistance, body weight or dumbbells against gravity or pulleys or hydraulics on a machine.

I also learned that muscle is denser than fat, as it stores water and energy, and we should pay more attention to body measurements or clothing size than weight. Muscle is an ‘expensive’ tissue; it raises your metabolism and burns more energy (and fat) all day, which is great for weight loss. Another fact is that protein builds and repairs muscles and carbohydrates provide exercise energy, so as we train we need to eat enough quality sources of both.

I am not actually into losing weight (as I'm not overweight at all), but I do want to be healthy, fit and well. I'd love to have firm curves, toned limbs, lots of energy and high bone density and muscle tissue which otherwise decline after mid twenties.