1. Your name, title, and age? What do you do (or did you do) for a living?
Name: Tim Sinclair
Age: North of 45 – South of 50 – Feel 30
Living: Advocate healthy living and nutrient dense food products at U-Be-Livin-Smart. Company Mission is to provide the best of all Nutrient Dense products while being able help feed 88 Million underprivileged-undernourished in all the communities across North America where U-Be-Livin-Smart product is sold. Work to be a better person every day and influence those around me to be the same.
2. Who was the person that inspired you as a child to eat healthy and stay fit? What was their relationship to you?
My mother and my wife for two very different reasons. My motivation has come from experiencing first-hand how unhealthy (and healthy) choices shape families and people. There is a physical toll, of course, but the emotional toll always seems to be greater. My mom was a single parent, raising six children. She chain-smoked to survive her long days of work and raising my siblings and me. She passed away too young. Conversely, Sherri, my wife, always has found ways to “go for a walk” even in busiest time. Which seems to be every moment, as we raise four children who are 4 1/2 years apart in age (13-12-11-9).
3. What did they do to inspire you?
There is no single thing that my mom or wife did or do to inspire me – they are just themselves. In my opinion, actions always speak louder than words and if you really look and listen you can be inspired in the most surprising ways.
4. How did their lesson change your life?
As a self-diagnosed “Type A” personality, they have taught me to better understand that we can only live now and that planning for the future is pointless if you don’t have your mental and physical health. They motivated me to explore how and what balance means for me.
5. Do you convey their message to kids in your life presently?
I do. I am still learning to “walk the walk” and our 13-year old is quick to call me out when I’m contradicting myself. Obviously, this is somewhat frustrating, and a lot humbling. It’s great to know that at least the message is getting across.
6. What would be your main message to children today to lead healthy lifestyles?
You have the ability to choose everything that you do, hear, feel and see. Respect your body and mind. Understand that just because “we can” doesn’t always mean “we should”.
7. Do you have a web site you would like to promote….web address only?