|Posted by Scott Luksys on November 19, 2010 at 7:23 AM||comments (0)|
One of life's greatest gifts is the ability to give with no strings attached. This truly is the "secret to living."
Right now, especially in the turbulent times that we live in, what gift could be greater than giving someone the tools to create a breakthrough to a better, more extraordinary life? You could always give the newest gadget or a gift certificate to the mall, but imagine the power of a gift that can literally change someone's destiny...
Think of what it would mean to give a gift that could bring a child and parent closer together, or a gift that could show someone how to achieve their financial dreams, or strengthen a marriage, or propel an already successful person to an all-new level, or give someone the power to create the physical body they always wanted.
This holiday season give the ultimate gift, the gift of transformation to those you care deeply about (don't forget yourself ).
Make this holiday season a time of transformation and breakthroughs for those you care about most with gifts that feed their mind, body and soul. Give someone the life they desire and deserve now.
|Posted by Scott Luksys on October 23, 2010 at 8:43 AM||comments (0)|
How many of you feel like this year has gone by faster than any other year of your life?
Life can be like the sands of time flowing through an hourglass. You probably used to feel that the sand was going slowly and that there was enough time for everything. Now, suddenly things are moving faster, you feel the sand disappearing and you start to value your life and your time differently.
The real question is: What will you do with the time that is left? For some of you, you're at the beginning of your journey, where you're just deciding where you want to go. For others, you may have come to a stage of your life where you've begun to realize that there may be more time behind you than there is ahead of you, and you feel a great urgency to make the most of it.
Your journey is not about where you've been; it's about where you're going. It's about taking the time to stop and appreciate life, appreciate the moment and appreciate that we all have a choice—the choice to decide where we are going next, the choice to crush what's been holding us back, the choice to create an ultimate vision and the choice to chart our own course for greatness.
What are you going to do?
|Posted by Scott Luksys on October 23, 2010 at 8:39 AM||comments (0)|
Life is not a trip; it's a journey. And the difference between the two is this: a trip is predictable, a journey is not.
A journey is filled with awe. A journey is filled with discovery. You go on a journey to experience more of life. You go on a journey to get that feeling of aliveness that comes when you realign with your deeper sense of purpose. It's a journey when you realign with what's most important to you in life. It's a journey when you discover what you live for and what you'll die for.
A journey means that no matter what season you may be experiencing within your business, yourself or your family, you will conquer. You will experience the joy, the passion and the aliveness that you always believed would be a part of your life.
With deepest respect and God Bless,
|Posted by Scott Luksys on October 22, 2010 at 7:58 AM||comments (0)|
Here are Ten Simple Exercises to Spark Your Creative Thinking
1. Imagine you life as a painting.
Stand back and look at everything in your life as a painting in progress.
2. Do what you love!
Studies have shown that when terminally ill patients start doing what they've always wanted to do, they actually live longer than expected. So maybe following your bliss could be a matter of life and death.
3. Make room for creative thinking.
Ready to start something new? Then take time to create an organized work space. Free yourself from clutter. Just discarding and moving things around releases a lot of stagnant energy deposits that may also be cluttering you mind. Have you ever noticed how much better your car seems to run right after you wash it?
4. Brain Stimulation.
Our brains were originally designed for survivor purposes and function best roaming around in nature. Test this out for yourself! Think of a creative project of life situation for which you need new insights. Then go out for a long hike or jog. Thirty minutes or longer is ideal since it takes about twenty minutes to clear your mind and tune into your creative project. The human brain is the most complex organism in the universe and it loves finding solutions. So take the challenge and go for a walk.
5. Copy an original painting.
Take your new iPad or iPhone downloaded with the Brushes apps to the museum and try copying an original painting you like. Doing so will let you tap into the original creative energy frequency used to create the painting. This also allows you to view the painting with much greater depth. It also makes going to the museum a whole new experience!
6. Creative book scanning
Try the same thing with an unread book. Pick it and get a gut sense about what the author had in mind before reading any words. This is a fun way to use libraries and bookstores to enhance your intuitive perception.
7. Use your own imagination!
Spend most of your free time stimulating your own creativity instead of just watching predictable television shows. Just as sugar tastes good but not good for you, these shows do little or nothing to help you create your own works of art. Sometime watching something you think you wouldn't like may do a better job.
8. Head to the beach.
Spending time in or near saltwater will cleanse your energy field like nothing else! It's been a long tedious winter.....it's time to make a splash.
9. Jot it down now.
You never know what the next “aha” moment will pop up out of the blue. Always carry a pocket pad to jot down key words so you won't for get them later. Just having a pad with you for that purpose could attract them in your life.
10. Short naps
Want to be more productive? Make time to take naps during you busy work day. Resting the mind is essential for assimilating data recharging you mind. Studies show that naps also prevent heart disease and improve test scores.
|Posted by Scott Luksys on August 23, 2010 at 6:48 PM||comments (1)|
This is one exciting blog entry I am entering today. I am writing to you after one of the best weekends I have had in a very long time. This weekend, Aug. 20-22, I was in ATX - which is Austin, TX for those who may not know. for a LIVESTRONG/PLANET CANCER young people retreat at The Crossings eco-wellness spa. I don’t think I could of asked for a better weekend…..It flew by so fast. The discussions we had were phenomenal and the activities were great!
I suppose the one thing that could have made it better is that I could have got in touch with my cousins Andy& Ashley who live in ATX but the contact number that she gave me did not work. I tried it multiple times and it told me that the number does not exist? So, I did give them the phone number of the spa and my room number, but with our schedule being so jam-packed, I tried my best to go back and forth to the room but to no avail, it was unsuccessful. L I am however thinking of going back for Christmas holidays to see them. Anyway, I don’t want to talk a lot about that part of the trip because there is so many other amazing things that happened.
The retreat was a cancer survivor retreat with a chance to finally let your mind go of all of the things that is/did/was going through your body and mind. We shared our stories and had many lively discussions about many different areas of the feelings that one experiences going through cancer. We all had different ways of coping with all areas whether it be from financial worries, fertility, loneliness, abandonment, and many more. As well as just how to deal with the things that come up when your doc says that “you have cancer”. There was around 25 people that were part of this retreat and on the 3rd and final day (Sunday), I just couldn’t get over that it still felt like I just arrived but I knew everyone for many years. I am going to try my hardest to keep in touch because we all came from very far away. Boston, North Carolina, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Arizona, Oregon. Melissa, Emily & Haley were the three that were representing the LIVESTRONG org and they did a great job!
With arriving in ATX on the Friday morning, I have made it down to downtown and got to see Mellow Johnny’s bike shop (which is owned by Lance in case people didn’t know). I had to get some shirts and a jacket. I just had to! ;-) Just walking through the streets of downtown Austin was incredible because it is a big music town. There is a lot of pubs and bars that have outside patios with a band set-up area at each one. I have added another item to my bucket list…..go back to ATX for the South By Southwest music festival, but it will probably have to wait until next year.
On the flight back to NY, all I could think about is what I was leaving behind…..great addition of friends and a lifetime of memories. And the fact that I was leaving a place that was 102 degrees & beautiful sun and when I touched down in NY it was 66 and rain.
Like I mentioned that I am thinking of going back for the holidays, I may make the trip back to mama and papas for a brief stop and then go to see Andy and Ashley for New Years celebration.
I could go on and on for a lot longer but I will save some for futures entries. I just know now that I should get my U.S. citizenship paperwork started very soon because the very first thing I said to myself when I landed in ATX was that, “I’m moving here”! My goal is for Aug/Sept of 2011 to be ready to move and to start my role as survivor activist and life coach. Hopefully work for Mellow Johnny’s as well. I would love to meet a great and wonderful woman from the south. (that just may make the process easier. J
I have plans that are etched in my brain already for what I am going to try to form in upcoming year, but I will tell you all that next time.
Ciao and LIVESTRONG everybody!
|Posted by Scott Luksys on August 20, 2010 at 4:30 AM||comments (1)|
Here I am sitting at the Albany International Airport, and I have been here for over 4 hours now and I have about an hour yet to board the aircraft. I doesn't bother me that I was here so early. It was just the arrangements that had been made with my ride.
This weekend is going to be a great weekend. I am on my way to ATX for the Young People's Retreat at the Crossings Austin put on by LIVESTRONG/Planet Cancer. I was awarded a travel schlorship and a chance to interact wth other survivors and share experiences. This entry won't be too long.
Another thing about this weekend is that I finally get to meet family relatives that live in Austin so I am really looking forward to that. I also hope to do some running in the morning in Austin. That is about the only time to run since it the weather forecast has been 103 degrees, feeling like 108! BRING IT ON!
Well, I will be hopefully posting a new entry in the coming days if not coming hours.
Ciao and Talk Soon!
|Posted by Scott Luksys on August 16, 2010 at 7:28 AM||comments (1)|
It has been a couple weeks since I posted my latest creation so I apologize for the procrastination. Well, it has been 2 weeks since being on the mountain and things are going really well. everything if go-go-go, never really a timeto sit and reflect. There is always something that needs to be done or prepare for the upcoming events and/or trip that the team is going on.
Last weekend, we went up to the summit of Mt. GreyLock which is 3470 ft elevation and it was a very cool sightwhen we got to the top. On the way up, I saw many riders with their roadie bikes and it sort of broke my heart a little bit because I wanted to be on my bike making that great climb up and make that sweet decent down. Oh well, maybe when I am in ATX this weekend, Mellow Johnny's can hook me up with a sweet ride that I can take back with me and I can do some ridin'!
This past weekend was the building weekend on the mountain and our August team was the host. We basically tried to get accomplished whatever is needed on buildings and grounds in and around IICD. I was on the roofing team but we did not replace the roof, we just patched up the suspected leaking spots. The management says that they plan on a new roof in the next year. Hopefully I won't be here! :-)
This week is going to be no short of busy due to it being the fundraising prep week. We are going to Philadelphia, PA and Columbus, OH. Our group of 9 is being divided into 2 groups and we are splitting the two cities. My side of the group are going to Columbus. Never been there, looking forward to it.
I am going to ATX this coming friday to go to a Young People's Retreat at the Crossings in ATX put on by LIVESTRONG and Planet Cancer. I am meeting another member (named Kelly) at the airport because our flights are arriving near the same time in the morning and we are going to see the city together and visit the LIVESTRONG HQ. Should be a blast to get all nice and relaxed before I get back to the mountain and leave again to go fundraising in Ohio.
I am hoping to submit my next entry before I leave but no promises.
Take care and LIVESTRONG!
|Posted by Scott Luksys on August 2, 2010 at 10:42 PM||comments (0)|
July 31 - Aug.1 /2010
On the morning of July 31, (very early), I ventured out on my new journey. I got on the Greyhound bus and got myself to Burlington, where there was a very long layover -- (5 Hours) with the connection running late due to heavy traffic. Thank heavens it was a new style coach with comfy seats!
I finally arrived in Niagara Falls (ont) and the teacher that was meeting me was running late as well. So, I got very nervous with many things running through my mind. But with an expensive phone call from a pay-phone, we did meet up 20 minutes later.
Of course we had to take a scenic drive down the Niagara Parkway because Candise said that she never really seen a good view of the falls. Then after a very long wait at the border, we had to park and enter U.S. Customs Landmark Security to answer more questions about why I crossing the border and what I am doing.
Finally 8:30pm rolls around and we are released from Landmark Security. During the 5 + hour drive from the border to the school, Candise and I got along GREAT! We were singing along to everything that came on through the B.B. and I was pleasantly surprised on how well we just clicked! It was like we have known each other for the years!
With finally arriving in Williamstown, MA at 3am, I fell asleepvery well from the long daywe both had.
This was the start of my new career!
|Posted by Scott Luksys on July 29, 2010 at 9:38 PM||comments (0)|
It has been a while since I have posted an entry on my blog and I have been doing a lot of thinking and working with some awesome people. I am going to write about how to deal and manage with stress that most people endure in their daily lives.
How do you manage stress?
1) Stop trying to manage your stress. Why? why would you you want to manage something that you don't want anyway?
2) Determine what causes stress. This is what I have learned about stress......
Stress comes from knowing what is right and doing what is wrong!
3) Be willing to do what it right!
4) Stay scoped up.
5) Learn how to meditate.
7) Stop worrying about what might happen. It rarely happens anyway so why worry about it.
Give up having to have control over every detail of your life. Learn to trust the Universe!
I hope this helps with those reading this.......and if someone has other ideas or would be in need of help to release stress by having someone to talk to, please feel free to get in contact with me and we all can have better lives together.
I will more likely be publishing my next entry after I have move to the U.S. this weekend. I hope to hear from you in the future.
|Posted by Scott Luksys on June 30, 2010 at 9:59 AM||comments (0)|
Commute For Fitness – If you drive a few miles to work every workday, you should consider commuting by bicycle every now and then. In most congested cities, cycling is faster than driving. It’s definitely more fun. And best, you’ll be swapping the stress of driving for the health benefits of pedaling. Cycling commuters get to work ready to go and arrive home relaxed yet energized from the exercise. Give it a try!