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    Aug 5, 2012
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    10 Ways to Live a More Meaningful Life

    1. Know What’s Important
    Know what’s important for you.'
    Write down your top 5 things that you believe are the essence of how you want to live life.
    This can include things like “family time,” or “sing
    every day.” It could also include more complex ideas, like “honesty” and “simplicity.”

    2. Pursue Your Passion
    I believe everyone should pursue their passion in life.
    It’s what makes life worth living, and gives our lives true meaning and purpose.
    Each time you work on something you love, it creates joy inside you like nothing else.
    Finding a way to use your passions to give back to the world will give your life ultimate meaning.
    If you can’t manage (or aren’t ready) to work on your passion for a living,
    be sure and make time for it every day.
    By working on your passion and becoming an expert in it,
    you will eventually have the opportunity to make money from it.
    Be ready to seize that opportunity!

    3. Discover Your Life’s Purpose
    If you had to give yourself a reason to live, what would it be? What would you stand for?
    What principles do you hold highest? Is your life’s purpose to help others?
    Is it to inspire others with great works of art, or you words?
    Finding your life’s purpose is a daunting task,
    and when I first heard the idea, I had no idea where to start.
    For methods on discovering your life’s purpose,
    I recommend Steve Pavlina’s blog entries on the subject.

    4. Be Self-Aware
    Be aware of yourself and your actions.
    Remain mindful of what you do at all times,
    and make sure you are living life according to your principles, your life’s purpose,
    and what you are passionate about.
    Review your actions each day, taking stock of those that strayed from your path.
    Work towards correcting any incidents in the future.
    Meditation is a great tool for accomplishing this task.
    It helps us increase our self-awareness throughout the day.

    5. Focus
    Rather than chasing 3 or 4 goals and making very little progress on them,
    place all of your energy on one thing. Focus.
    Not only will you alleviate some of the stress associated with trying to juggle so many tasks,
    you will be much more successful.
    Try and align your goal with something you are passionate about,
    so that there will be an intrinsic drive to work hard and do well.

    6. People More Than Things
    Often, we are faced with wanting to buy material goods.
    I recommend you consider carefully what you purchase,
    and think more about spending your money on experiences with friends and family.
    Not only will this give deeper meaning to your life
    by focusing on your relationships rather than material wealth,
    but you will be a happier person as a result.

    7. Live With Compassion
    Both for yourself, and others.
    For some, compassion is the purpose of life,
    what gives it meaning, and what leads to ultimate happiness.

    8. Find a Way to Give Back
    Do something that both honors your beliefs and passions,
    while giving something back to the world.
    By giving something back, we inevitably find purpose in the act.
    By cultivating more of these activities,
    you will find your life has more meaning and purpose behind it.

    9. Simplify Your Life
    By simplifying your life, y
    ou’ll have more time to do what fulfills you and gives your life meaning.
    It can also help reduce stress and make your overall life easier to manage.
    It can also greatly improve your productivity.
    If you’ve never tried to simplify things before,
    it really is a great feeling.

    10. Set Daily Goals
    In the morning, before you start your day,
    create a list of 3 goals that you find fulfilling and meaningful.
    Make sure they adhere to your set of principles and beliefs.
    Tackle the hardest things first! Don’t make this list too long.
    By placing too many things on the list, you’ll feel the urge to multi-task,
    which is not good, or you’ll feel overwhelmed, which isn’t good either.
    By trying to do less, you’ll end up doing more.
    Doing all of these things at once may seem daunting,
    but you can pick one thing at a time and slowly incorporate the ideas into your life.
    Life is about the journey, not the destination.
    Living a life of purpose gives both fulfillment and meaning to your journey



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    1 weeks and 6 days and counting.... out of Canadian Nationals
    Dawn's gonna be HUGE coached by: Noel Fuller, Athena Siganakis, Greg Kovacs
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    Aug 6, 2012
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    Champions aren't made in the gyms.
    Champions are made from something they have deep inside them
    a desire, a dream, a vision.

    Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished,
    but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.


    1 weeks and 5 days and counting.... out of Canadian Nationals
    Dawn's gonna be HUGE coached by: Noel Fuller, Athena Siganakis, Greg Kovacs
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    Aug 7, 2012 pt of the day

    You have to envision yourself with the things you dream of,
    as if you are already in possession of them.
    As soon as you firmly believe you can attain the goals that you desire,
    you are one GIANT step closer to achieving them.

    As much as we may wish that something great will just fall into our lap,
    reality shows that it will most likely not occur this way.
    Thoughts of "I wish I had..."
    pass through our minds every day.
    Instead of just wishing,
    take action,
    and you will attain the great things you desire.

    TEAM Fit Body's Brandon Best
    competing at Canadian Nationals this sat in Mens Physique
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    Aug 8, 2012
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    It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

    BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOU


    1 weeks and 3 days and counting....
    out of Canadian Nationals
    Dawn's gonna be HUGE coached by:
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    Aug 9, 2012
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    "The power of the human will to compete
    and the drive to excel
    beyond the body's normal capabilities
    is most beautifully demonstrated in the arena of sport."

    "Victory isn't defined by wins or losses.
    It is defined by effort.
    If you can truthfully say,
    'I did the best I could,
    I gave everything I had,'
    then you're a winner."

    I realized that I have already won...
    I made it here
    and i didn't quit

    1 week and 2 days till Canadian Bodybuilding Nationals
    Dawn Alison 2012
    Coached by: Noel Fuller, Athena Siganakis and Greg Kovacs
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    Aug 10, 2012
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    It does not matter how many times you get knocked down,
    but how many times you get up.

    Love never fails,
    character never quits,
    and dreams do come true.

    1 week and 1 day till Canadian Bodybuilding Nationals
    Dawn Alison 2012
    Coached by: Noel Fuller, Athena Siganakis and Greg Kovacs
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    Aug 11, 2012
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    “It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
    it's the size of the fight in the dog.”

    “Sports do not build character. They reveal it.”

    Champions keep playing until they get it right.

    It is your response to winning and losing
    that makes you a winner or a loser.

    BEST OF LUCK TO ALL THE ATHLETES COMPETING TODAY AT
    CANADIAN FIGURE, FITNESS, BIKINI, MENS PHYSIQUE AND MENS ELITE BB NATIONALS
    AND ALSO ALL THE LOVELY LADIES AT THE TAMPA PRO SHOW

    and i am now 1 week out of Canadian Bodybuilding Nationals
    whoa !
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    Team Fit Body at Registration / Athletes Meeting

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    August 13, 2012


    Part of being a champ is acting like a champ.
    You have to learn how to win
    and not run away when you lose.

    5 days out of Canadian Bodybuilding Nationals
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    Dawn in GLOBE AND MAIL NEWSPAPER & ON NET

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...rticle4474912/



    A glimpse beyond the biceps:
    Meet the bodybuilders in the national championships
    DAVE McGINN

    The Globe and Mail

    Published Sunday, Aug. 12 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Last updated Monday, Aug. 13 2012, 9:29 AM EDT



    Dawn Alison

    Now 47, this is Ms. Alison’s 20th year in competitive bodybuilding. She lives in Surrey, B.C., and will be competing in the grand masters category.

    Day job: Personal trainer.

    On rivalries: There are a lot, but I’m friends with quite a few competitors. There are a lot of girls that I competed with at nationals who now have their pro cards and I’m still here in the amateurs, but they’re in my corner, messaging me to ask how my prep is going. There’s cattiness, but I think that’s in any sport. People try to psych you out.

    Post-competition indulgence: Fruit. I always miss fruit.

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    Page L5 of "Globe and Mail" Aug 13, 2012

    Thatz my back on top of "Globe and Mail" newspaper "Globe Life" section
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    Aug 14, 2012
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    The glory of sport comes from dedication, determination, and desire.
    Achieving success and personal glory has less to do with wins and losses
    than it does with learning how to prepare yourself so that at the end of the day
    you know there was nothing more you could have done to reach your ultimate goal.

    4 days out of Canadian Bodybuilding Nationals
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    4 days out and counting....
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    Aug 24, 2012
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    A goal is NOT always meant to be reached...
    it often serves simply as....
    SOMETHING TO AIM AT !

    well i'm back home and gettin' ready for work
    feel like i def had a vacation
    which i immensely enjoyed with my son Storm and my husband Brandon Best....
    i'm happy with the package i presented at Nationals
    yah i coulda been better in some ways...
    but made many many improvements in alotta ways too....
    back to the DRAWING BOARD startin today


    pic is me during end of my routine
    i got 5th place in a tough class
    overall i was happy with how i looked
    and grateful i made it
    as it was a bumpy prep lol
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    Aug 25, 2012
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    SUBCONSCIOUS MIND:
    reorganizing the influence of my subconscious mind over my power of will,
    I shall take care to submit to it a clear and definiate picture
    of all my minor purposes leading to my major purpose,
    and I shall keep this picture constantly before my subconscious mind
    by repeating it daily !

    Dawn reloading....
    new GOAL, new plan, new attitude....
    ONWARD AND UPWARD...


    PHOTO IS ME FROM NATIONALS LAST SATURDAY

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    LAST FEW FROM THIS BUNCH
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    August 26, 2012
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    when i look around
    i always learn something
    and that is....
    TO BE ALWAYS YOURSELF
    and to express yourself
    to have faith in yourself
    do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it....
    start from the very root of YOUR BEING
    which is...
    "HOW CAN I BE ME ?"

    pic is TEAM Fit Body's
    CANADIAN JUNIOR BODYBUILDING CHAMPION 2012
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