Hi, welcome to my world and me and to my introductory blog post. I'm Paul Yoder and I’m the founder of Performance Health & Nutrition. I live in Seneca South Carolina, a small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We're not in the mountains but I can sit on my back porch and view the mountains. I'm often in the mountains hiking, hunting, or fishing.
A little bit about myself, I'm 46 years old, cancer survivor, divorced, four kids age seven through nineteen. I grew up Amish, as a kid I worked on farms and then in my dad's bulk food store. When I was 14 I started a full-time job building portable utility buildings which ended up being the better part of my career. I'm also a licensed real estate agent and auctioneer. This business, this website that you’re on is my newest business venture. I have an interest in quality nutritional supplements and believe they can improve our life and health, however, I DO NOT believe in a “magic pill” for health.The most important things for good health are a proper diet and regular exercise, if you get those two items in order you’ll find many of your health problems will improve on their own, however, I do believe certain supplements can at times enhance our health and performance. I am particularly excited about the possibilities of hemp products which have only recently been legalized in the United States. Future blog posts will speak in more detail about hemp and it's associated products.
I do CrossFit, I've been doing it for five and a half years. This is not an overly important item for me but it seems to be important for many so I mention it here. I say it's not important, the fact that I get regular exercise is important, the fact that it's CrossFit is less so.
This is an introductory blog in what will be monthly blog updates written by and about yours truly, my life, my family, and my business interests. As you might guess since it's hosted on my business website some of the blogs will be business-related and about the products I sell on this site. I will probably occasionally talk about other business interests that I am and or have been involved. I will write about various business and life experiences and how they have helped shape who I am. I will write about the things I have learned, my successes and my failures. I will write to the world about my past, my present, and my future.
The best blogs in my opinion are those in which the author has the courage to reveal their own humanness. So often without even thinking or realizing what we're doing we present a certain image to the world and to those around us while hiding many of the things that are happening inside of us. In this blog I intend to strip some of that away and reveal my humanness. There is something inside of me that shrinks away from that and at the same time something that is strangely exciting, intriguing, and tantalizing.
If you know me personally you probably know that I'm not a person that tends to talk much about myself so perhaps this blog will be an outlet for things that I wish to say. Perhaps many people will read it and perhaps only a few, it doesn't really matter because I write for myself and for what it does for me. I have long thought about writing a blog and have often felt like I can perhaps express myself better in writing than I can verbally so this is partially a business promotion but it's also the fulfillment of a long-standing idea that hopefully will be a growing experience for me as well as for my dear readers.
You may find out things about me, about my personal life and my background that you will find fascinating and interesting, or you may be completely bored by it. Certainly not everyone will find it interesting and I'm not offended by that. You may find out things about me that cause you to think less of me, if so, then this blog will have served one purpose. I would rather people think badly of me for who I am than to think well of me because they don’t know who I am.
Be forewarned dear reader, you must always keep your wits about you and expect the unexpected when reading my writings. You may encounter deep, serious prose. At times you will see satire. I may write about forbidden subjects like politics and religion. There may be humor mixed in with seriousness, and the two may be difficult to distinguish at times. I have a natural bent towards dry humor and sarcasm so brace yourself for this. Expect to meet all of these at some point, you may at times encounter all of these in one post.
I will be pleased as punch if anyone finds value in what I write even if only entertainment value. Please leave comments, positive or negative, I promise you won't hurt my feelings. Of course positivity is always welcomed but most of all be true to yourself, to your own heart and the dreams that your creator has placed in you.
I plan to express my opinions freely on this blog. I intend to be true to myself and who I am today. what I write today may not be the same as I may have written in the past, and the opinions I share today may change in the future. I reserve the right to change my mind as my knowledge of truth grows and my life experiences shape and mold me, that’s a liberty that we all should give one another.
So here goes... My first blog post and if you've stayed with me so far I thank you dear reader. If you want to be notified of future blog posts you can sign up for email notifications on this website or you may follow my business, Performance Health & Nutrition on Facebook or Instagram, or you can friend request me on Facebook, as long as you seem legit I'll probably accept your friend request. If you consider some of these posts worthy to be shared with your friends I will be flattered. If you wish to share my posts with your friends that do not have online access you have my permission to fax or print as needed as long as you give proper credit and share the article in its entirety.
I will attempt to v-log these articles, meaning I will video myself reading / talking about the post and upload it to YouTube and my Facebook news story, we shall see how that works out.
I intend, nay I'm committed to making one blog post per month. If I'm unable to meet that commitment I will remove this blog, there is nothing worse than blogs that don't get updated regularly. If you see more than one post per month consider it a bonus, gravy if you will.
Finally a little bit about my business.
My vision is to provide products to my customers that are completely trustworthy. All the products we currently sell are either organic or wildcrafted and processed in FDA approved facilities. The vendors that provide our products must be transparent about their sources and production processes.
We strive to provide excellent customer service, which includes fast shipping via Priority mail.
We stand behind our products, if you’re not satisfied with our products or service please let us know.
That's all for today folks,
Founder & President
Yoder & Yoder LLC dba Performance Health & Nutrition