Above you will find some behind-the-scenes pictures from my new video series 99 Seconds With Neil There are some contemplative looks, some confused looks, a path that had been blocked by fallen trees and a few other gems. One day I may release an outtake video of what goes on behind the scenes, but until then this is as close as you will come to seeing what goes into the creation of this latest video series.
Both great questions. It has been brought to my attention that blogs like you are reading can be a bit to lengthy for some. Due to the nature of the content, or the long-winded story telling of yours truly I can see where that might be true. Most of my blogs should take anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes to read. In todays world of technology and shortage of time many would rather watch a 5 minute video than read a 5 minute post. Personally, I am a fan of reading but I know many are not. The lady in my life being one of them. Margie has the unique benefit of having the author read each post to her before they are published.

99 Seconds With Neil does something similar for you. Every Saturday we look back on two blog posts from the week and spend 99 seconds recapping them. It not only allows you to get a new take on something you might have read, but helps you get the idea behind it in case you didn’t have time to read. It also allows you to hear in my own words and voice how I feel about the subject, thus, allowing you to get to know the man behind these words a little better.

The best way to have access to not only the 99 Seconds with Neil videos, but to the nearly 100 other informational videos on my YouTube channel featuring advice on a wide array of subjects as well as various special guests from other authors, politicians, musicians and many more is to subscribe to my YouTube channel ‘Neil Panosian’. There you will find all of this and be the first one notified when a new video is uploaded. You can do all of this by logging on to YouTube and searching Neil Panosian, or simply click on the link below. When you get to my channel, click on the red word ‘subscribe’ and you are done.

I look forward to serving you in both video and the written word as well as hearing your feedback on both



Yesterday we discussed having a ‘big picture’ idea to focus on.  We also discussed how you can use both the time leading up to it to build excitement as well as the time following to enjoy all the memories.  Today we are going to focus specifically on something you do daily.  What is it you ask?  That is a great question.  Think, what is the one thing you look forward daily that brings you joy and helps make your life a little bit better?  Do you take 10 minutes to yourself to enjoy a nice glass of wine and a few pages of a good book?  Perhaps you race right from work to pick up the kids from school and then straight home to start dinner so there will be time for homework and still have everyone in bed at a somewhat decent hour.  Throw in soccer practice or a Recital or two and just the thought of it makes you crave that glass of wine!  Here is a little secret,  we all need a daily joy ritual.  Time may seem to short as it is, but ask your self one very important question.  How long can you keep it up?  We even give our cars a break every 3000 miles.  I know lots of people I swear go more than that before they stop to take any time to themselves.  What would happen to your car if you just kept driving it because you never had time to change the oil?  Would it perform at it’s best?  Of course not.  Neither would we.  Tempers become shorter and immune systems become run down.  So what to do?  Plan time for yourself. If this makes you feel even slightly guilty, think of it as your ‘oil change’.  When you return you will be able to help those around you that much better.  You may be asking “what can I really do in 5-10 minutes that will make a difference?”.  I suggest some form of meditation.  Now before you start picturing yourself in a complicated yoga pose, holding a lotus flower, let me reassure you there are plenty of forms of meditation.  Even the western scientific world has started to acknowledge the benefits of meditation.  Sharper focus,  less stress, stronger immune system, more energy, better sleep.  With all these benefits you might find yourself finding a little more than five minutes.  Still not sure about this meditation thing?  I suggest looking into a few books.  I’ve read one full of relaxation techniques that only take a minute.  Reading and research still sound a bit to stressful for you?  There are tons of guided meditation cds and dvd’s you can purchase.  Just push play and the rest is done for you.  One of the best websites I recommend is brainsync.com they have a cd for almost any person interested in a moment to themselves.  After all, with all that running around, don’t you deserve it?  Ok, off to find my lotus flower