Try The Daniel Plan

I discovered this thing called “The Daniel Plan” quite by accident. Someone mentioned it on my twitter feed so I decided to check it out. It is a movement that has started through Saddleback Church (pastored by Rick Warren) with the help of three notable doctors: Dr. Michael Hyman, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mehmet Oz.

The basic purpose of the Daniel Plan is to start a revolution in health using principles for health in every area of life. Body, mind, and spirit all play a vital role in the health of a person, so this plan talks about diet, exercise, stress, sleep, accountability, community, and prayer being vital to your health. I invite you to check out the website,, and explore some of the resources available there. See if some of these lifestyle changes can be applied in your life.

I’ve lost eight pounds in the past couple of weeks by implementing some of the elements of this plan, including eating more plant-based foods, getting regular exercise, and not eating late at night. The lectures from the kick-off event are very inspiring and informative and can help get you started on the right track. Check them out!

Personal health is a huge part of self-leadership because it requires discipline and tenacity and is vitally important. You want to be around long enough to influence as many people as possible, to see your grandchildren, to not be more miserable the older you get…don’t you? Plus a healthy body and healthy mind equal clearer decisions and better communication. If you want to lead others, you must first lead yourself. Take some steps toward improving your life today!

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