SOURCE: Entrepreneur Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

January 25, 2016 12:00 ET

Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Offers Insights for a 360 Degree Approach to Personal Improvement

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Jan 25, 2016) - In celebration of the New Year, Robert B. Pamplin Jr., America's foremost diversified entrepreneur and a model for whole-body health and fitness, shares his 360 degree approach to healthy living. His insights are aimed to inspire families and individuals nationwide to actively seek and achieve their goals and resolutions for a better lifestyle and better world in 2016.

"Our health and happiness are affected by all aspects of our lives including our personal, daily routines, family connections, and our workplace environment and behaviors," said Pamplin. "It is imperative to make and maintain healthy habits, not only mentally and physically, but also in our relationships. This approach can contribute to cultivating a positive lifestyle by doing things that are both good for one's self and for others."

At the start of this year, many are thinking about ways to improve their day-to-day situations and get on a path to a better life. The shift from stressful days and holiday indulgences can be hectic, and Pamplin encourages everyone to avoid toxic behavior and circumstances. Instead, he promotes engaging in healthy activities to develop and maintain positive habits for individuals and the community as a whole.

Pamplin has provided tips and insights for achieving goals in three major areas that are often the focus of New Year's resolutions: personal objectives, family life and career development.

Personal Objectives
Personal success can drive us to do more and be better. Pamplin uses physical exercise as his benchmark for building success and engages in a variety of activities, including weight training, swimming, boxing and karate to boost energy, mood and maintain a healthy physique. Exercise also relieves stress.

Tip: Do not be a lazy thinker. In addition to physical activity, keep your mind active in innovating new ways to accomplish goals. For example, play this thinking game. First think of what it is you want to accomplish. Then ask yourself why it is important and lastly, how you will achieve it. Another way to better yourself is to show concern for mankind. Perform a random act of kindness and ask that the recipient pass that kindness on to another.

Build Family Life
Family is one of the most important influences in our daily lives, and it is important to communicate and spend time with our loved ones. Pamplin spends time each week with his grandsons, taking them to karate and helping to foster an understanding of the benefits of practice -- confidence and dedication.

Tip: Play games as a family. For example, design a competition of games like bocce ball, bag toss, and Kubb -- a Swedish baton toss game. After competing at each station, the person with the highest total score wins a prize, but the true prize is the time spent together.

Career Goals
Without aspirations, society would stagnate. To progress in life it is important to set goals, especially in the workplace. These goals should reflect your dreams, but also emphasize the importance of relationships, a positive attitude and building a cohesive vision. To promote a constructive work environment, Pamplin meets each week with his staff, using the opportunity to discuss company and individual goals and to talk through ideas on how to motivate and achieve success.

Tip: Contribute a positive attitude to the workplace, outline your visions and communicate with purpose. Imagination leads to innovation and practical solutions.

Pamplin lives by the mantra "use every moment of your life" and encourages everyone to harness that sentiment and implement new goals and opportunities in their daily lives in the New Year. To learn more about Pamplin and his journey, visit why-i.org.

About Robert B. Pamplin Jr.
Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. has earned eight degrees -- including two doctorates -- in business, economics, accounting, education and theology. He has been honored nationally as a businessman, philanthropist, ordained minister, educator, historical preservationist and author of 23 books and comic books, including two book-of-the-month club selections. Pamplin's business interests include media (the Portland Tribune and 25 community newspapers), textiles, construction and agriculture. He has been awarded many honorary degrees and featured in national magazines, in newspapers and on television. He has served on presidential and state commissions, and he has been chairman of the board of trustees of three colleges. Pamplin is widely recognized as America's leading historical preservationist and foremost diversified entrepreneur. For more information, visit www.pamplin.org. For more information about Pamplin's preservation efforts, visit www.pamplincollection.org.

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