Suc­cess Be­gins at Home

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Business Guru Of­fers En­trepreneurs Guide to Suc­cess While Stay­ing Fit and Healthy Suc­cess Be­gins at Home au­thor Lynn D. Ah­bon­bon lead­ing grass­roots move­ment to pro­mote abun­dant, healthy liv­ing Some of the world's most suc­cess­ful en­trepreneurs de­vote them­selves so fully to business suc­cess that they de­velop un­healthy eat­ing habits. Tech ti­tan Steve Jobs ob­ses­sively ate sin­gle foods for weeks at a time, be­liev­ing he would be­come health­ier as a re­sult. While most en­trepreneurs are not eat­ing only ap­ples and car­rots, as Jobs did, au­thor Lynn Ah­bon­bon sug­gests that they too may un­wit­tingly be eat­ing di­ets that are un­der­min­ing their health. "The life of a business owner is fast-paced and stress­ful," said Ah­bon­bon, a Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia MBA and business coach. As a re­sult, Ah­bon­bon claims en­trepreneurs end up eat­ing the foods that are fastest and most con­ve­nient. "We eat highly pro­cessed foods loaded with trans fats, salt and sugar, mi­crowaved in plas­tic dishes that leach tox­ins when heated, and then we won­der why we feel tired and our im­mune sys­tems are so weak," said Ah­bon­bon. Ah­bon­bon's wake-up call came when she was a strate­gic plan­ning ad­min­is­tra­tor at an au­tomaker. "I was stressed, fa­tigued, and eat­ing mi­crowav­able din­ners four nights a week," said Ah­bon­bon. "Even though I was phys­i­cally fit and worked out reg­u­larly, I kept get­ting bloated, hav­ing al­ler­gies and feel­ing ex­hausted." When three of her rel­a­tives in their 30s came down with can­cer in quick suc­ces­sion, Ah­bon­bon de­cided to de­vote her­self to study­ing the keys to abun­dant, healthy liv­ing. The re­sult is her new­est book, Suc­cess Be­gins at Home, a guide that com­bines her twin pas­sions: healthy liv­ing and help­ing en­trepreneurs cre­ate abun­dance. The book in­cludes con­cise ad­vice, check­lists, and do's and don'ts drawn from the au­thor's many years teach­ing en­trepreneur­ship to business own­ers. First-time en­trepreneurs, as well as old hands will ben­e­fit from this book, a well-re­searched guide which leaves very lit­tle room for fail­ure. "I wrote the book be­cause I want to help business own­ers to achieve their fi­nan­cial goals and to be healthy enough to en­joy the suc­cess they've earned," said Ah­bon­bon. The book in­cludes guid­ance about good and bad fats, read­ing food la­bels, which foods to buy or­ganic, and which types of fish to avoid be­cause of mer­cury con­tent. As well as 22 de­li­cious and healthy in­ter­na­tional recipes with nu­tri­tional and cul­tural notes. For those who pre­fer the book with­out the en­trepreneur­ship sec­tion, Ah­bon­bon of­fers two al­ter­na­tives: Food Made at Home and Worldly Home Cook­ing.

Suc­cess Be­gins at Home by Lynn . Ah­bon­bon ISBN 9780989356305 Avail­able: Ama­, Barnes&Noble Book­sellers, Wal­mart and Sears - Com­ing Soon to: iTunes and kobo

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