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How One Adventurous Entrepreneur Survived a Near-Fatal Car Accident to Create a Thriving Nutraceuticals Company

In 2014, while living and working in Dubai, Gagne was involved in a single-vehicle car wreck, instantly taking him from a professional skydiver with a budding career to a spinal injury survivor.

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Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives

Imagine being a professional athlete at the peak of your performance. You’re making waves in your sport as your name becomes more and more well-known to people both within and outside of your professional circle. Then, imagine, suddenly having your dreams of competing professionally effectively stolen from you by the actions of another human. One minute, you’re driving around your local town; the next, you wake up dizzy and disoriented in a hospital bed only to have doctors tell you that you will never be able to live an active lifestyle again.

This is exactly what happened to Matthew Gagne. In 2014, while living and working in Dubai, Gagne was involved in a single-vehicle car wreck, instantly taking him from a professional skydiver with a budding career to a spinal injury survivor. 

From Death’s Door To The Showroom Floor

“I suffered 10 fractures to my cervical and thoracic vertebrae as well as a full subluxation at the C5/C6 level,” says Gagne. “In other words, I broke my neck and was internally decapitated. I was struggling physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, as well as financially. The internal and external battles were real and the stress of not knowing was almost unbearable.”

With a sleek titanium cage installed in his neck, as well as bulging discs both above and below the fusion, pain and discomfort became a part of daily life for Gagne. That is, at least until he made the conscious choice to not allow that pain to control his life. As a seasoned skydiver, Gagne was no stranger to facing fear head-on, or to the trade-off of “risk vs. reward”. According to Gagne, it was this same mindset that not only helped him kickstart his recovery to overcome his injury, it also gave him the confidence to use the tools he used during that recovery to help others regain control of their lives.

CBD Helped Me Help Myself

In April of 2018, nearly four years after his life-threatening injury, Gagne founded Flock Goods: a nutritional enhancement brand that offers a line of CBD-based nutraceutical products that help nourish and strengthen the body’s physical building blocks. Each of Flock’s all-natural CBD products is designed to help those who suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, mental fog, and more to improve their mental health, physical fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle along the road to recovery. These aspects, along with that of the recovery journey itself, make up what Gagne refers to as the “Five Finger Framework” – the fundamental factors in which Flock Good’s core values and philosophy is rooted in.

“Pain is not only humbling – it’s the best teacher I’ve ever had,” says Gagne. “The layers of healing are complex, but with self-empathy and a strong, conscious effort, you can find true understanding, perspective, and patience.”

Indeed, healing is often a long and tumultuous process. Though the events we endure that cause our bodies and minds pain and trauma are inherently subjective at the individual level, the process of healing is not. As such, it should never be undertaken alone. Gagne stresses the importance of this, too, citing that the road to recovery since his life-changing accident would have been impossible to walk by himself.

Strong As FLOCK

In his founding of Flock Goods, Gagne has helped to create a community that perfectly matches the definition of the name. Chasing dreams, facing fears, and overcoming adversity in spite of our limitations are all terrifying to think about doing alone. Together, however, any obstacle truly can be overcome.

“I consider myself extremely lucky,” Gagne continues, “which is one of the reasons why I feel so compelled to give back to others. I didn’t get to where I am by myself. It started with a healthy mindset, was aided with proper nutrition, and I was lifted up by a community of others when I needed it the most.”

Nearly seven years following his horrific accident, Gagne is proud to say that no one “has any idea” about it until they see the scars for themselves.

For more information on Flock Goods visit https://flockgoods.com/

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Author Daniel Kelly Releases New Book Optimized Under 35

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Daniel then decided to undergo testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) so he could optimize his testosterone levels. After that, he saw improvements in his energy, libido, and mood. As a result, he started a coaching business focused predominantly on teaching men how to optimize their health without the need for medication.

Facing Challenges When He Started

“What most people don’t realize is that starting a business is easy. Maintaining it and making it profitable is the hard part,” Daniel said, recalling that he had two main challenges when he began.

The first challenge was having to deal with his self-doubt and lack of confidence in his ability to pull it off. The second was his lack of skill. He had quality service to offer that includes coaching and mentoring men to optimize their health through nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle change but he had no idea how to market himself. So how did Daniel overcome these challenges as well as grow and maintain his personal brand?

It was through the advice of a close friend of his who has a successful e-commerce business. To Daniel, he said, “Everything will change when you make your first dollar online.

Before he created his personal brand, Daniel quit his job in investment banking so the reality of having to rely on himself to make a living rattled him.

Investing in Himself to Grow His Brand

One day, after months of struggle and self-doubt, he made his first sale online.

“I thumped my fist on the table in jubilation and did a little victory dance in my co-working space. My colleagues looked at me with mouths wide open. Little did they know I had just had a breakthrough that was years in the making,” Daniel shared.

He Became a Bonafide Entrepreneur!

For the next months, Daniel invested heavily in coaching programs and masterminds to learn invaluable business skills to market himself online and become a better coach. Three years later, his coaching business thrived and he has been making a genuine difference in people’s lives which gives him a sense of fulfillment.

“Entrepreneurship and perseverance go hand in hand. If you want the former you must possess the latter,” he said.

Now, Daniel has coached hundreds of men to optimize their health, written multiple best-selling books, has even been featured on the pages of national newspapers such as The Guardian, The Sun, and the Staffordshire Sentinel.

But despite all that, Daniel is just getting started.

Check out Daniel Kelly’s Twitter account for more information.

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Mark Juncaj: An Amazing Fitness Mentor With An Inspiring Story Of Recovery From Alcoholism

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For some people, Alcoholism is a lifelong battle that they face every day. Due to unfortunate circumstances, some even succumb to their addiction finding some relief from their troubles only in the afterlife. Still there are a number of people who defeat Alcoholism and manage to live their lives to the fullest. An inspirational spokesperson and amazing fitness model Mark Juncaj is one such luckiest person who has redeemed his life and now serves as a beacon of hope for all people who live with similar struggles. Today, he impacts the lives of others through fitness and faith.

Mark Juncaj has 4 children, ages 21,14- and 9-years old Twins.

Mark in Franklin, mi. In an upscale community with wonderful neighbours. A fitness influencer with over 26,000 followers and counting more, Mark Juncaj is a spokesperson and fitness model whose story of overcoming has inspired countless people. Mark Juncaj was a high school sports super star. Unfortunately, he found himself with alcohol addiction. He fought for a long time to become sober. His new book Albanian Intervention is a collection of things which he has experienced and written with that experience. It’s out in January next year. He loves to read and write. 

Mark loved going out to dinners with friends and family and even speak in churches to a large audience.

Since his experience with addiction Mark used his history and natural talents to become a mentor to all the others who are still battling with their addiction. Today is a fitness expert who harnesses the power of his faith and his knowledge of fitness and recovery tips to help transform other people’s lives. His experiences have molded into a world-class motivational speaker. Armed with his extensive knowledge and positive attitude. He motivates his clients and friends and helps them solve their mental and emotional roadblocks helping them achieve maximum happiness.

Mark Juncaj had relapses in the past 13 years that led to tremendous consequences but never gave up and still continued to work on himself to the point where he wrote a book.

Mark is extremely disciplined with his diet; he takes 3500 calories a day. While training his abs 3-4 times a week. Mark diet consists of eggs and oatmeal along with a protein shake in the morning.

He eats mostly chicken with Ezekiel bread the rest of the day. Ezekiel Bread is made with grains rather than wheat . Mark Jucaj eats sugars free Kroger brand yogurt before bed as it consists of mostly casein protein that digests slowly to feed his muscles as he sleeps.

In the future Mark Juncaj hopes to continue being a well-trusted authority on fitness and emotion and mental health. Above anything else by building a community of like minded  individuals committed to pursuing self-growth and personal developments, this transformations of more lives in the future.

Learn more about amazing Mark Juncaj by checking out his Instagram..

https://www.instagram.com/marksuperfit/

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DadBod Fitness Founder Orrie Markfeld shares top tips on staying healthy and fit

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Health and wellness is a very popular subject because the entire quality of our lives depends on how well we look after our body and mind. With the global pandemic currently ravaging the world, more people are starting to pay attention to their health and the internal state of their bodies. Orrie Markfeld definitely knows one or two things about staying in a healthy state. For the past fifteen years, he has worked within the active lifestyle space, helping people achieve optimal health and wellness. Recently, he launched DadBod Fitness, a user-friendly app that aims to help dads take ownership of their lives through physical exercise and family bonding.

In this article, Orrie shares some of his top advice and habits for staying healthy, fit, and well.

Tip #1- Get Outside

Due to coronavirus restrictions in different parts of the world, it might be impossible to spend a lot of time outdoors, especially in spaces with other people. The good news is, you can still take occasional walks to appreciate nature and do some mild exercises. These seemingly small actions have tremendous benefits on the body and immune system.

“Over the last hundred+ years, humans have become more separated from activity outdoors and have transitioned to grain-based diets and sedentary lifestyles. As a result, we have become sicker and overweight,” Orrie comments.

The first step to living a healthy life is becoming more active. Moving your body from time to time will help you avoid diseases.

Tip #2-Watch What You Eat

The term, you become what you consume, is very true especially with the human body. Our cells are literally built with the nutrients and content of the food that we consume, therefore it is incredibly important that we put the right kind of items into our body.

“A good place to start with a healthy diet is by sticking with whole foods and choosing one protein, one carb, and one fat with every meal,” Orrie advises. “ Log your foods. Not everyone’s digestive system handles food the exact same way. Having a log can let you know what foods better agree with your body.” 

Tip #3-Be consistent

Fitness and staying healthy generally is a big function of how long you can persist. Every new goal is a journey and the key to making the most of the new experience is to enjoy the process.

“When you start your fitness journey you are in the process of building new habits,” Orrie comments. “It’s not about being perfect. It’s about consistency. Anyone can be perfect once. The more consistent you are over a broad period of time, the more sustainable your results and lifestyle will be. Start by trying to work out 3 days a week and see if you can handle that for a month. If that goes well, consider adding a fourth. A common error is trying to go too hard too fast. It’s very easy to make things harder.”

As human beings, we like to complicate things, but simplicity really is the best way to attack your goals, and what you want in life. If you are ready to take control of your health, then just get outside, get your body moving, watch what you eat, and most importantly, just stay consistent.

Before you know it, you will see results in your energy, health, and confidence, then you will get addicted to taking care of your health!

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