Aging is inevitable, and for many, it signals the beginning of a new chapter - one where you cross off bucket list items and live life to the fullest, on your own terms. However, for some men, aging is a horrible prospect, filled with chronic fatigue, irritability, and inability to perform in the bedroom. If you're concerned about life in middle age and beyond, we've got great news: there are easy, proven steps that you can take to help stop the negative effect of aging.
Global Life Rejuvenation was founded to give men a new lease on life - one that includes less body fat, fewer mood swings, and more energy as you age. If you're ready to look and feel younger, it's time to consider TRT (testosterone replacement therapy), and growth hormone peptides. These therapies for men are effective, safe, and customized to fit your goals, so you can keep loving life as you get older.
TRT, and growth hormone peptide therapies bridge the gap between your old life and the more vibrant, happier version of you. With a simple click or call, you can be well on your way to a brighter future. After all, you deserve to be the one in charge of your wellness and health. Now, you have the tools to do so - backed by science and applied by our team of TRT and HRT experts with more than 13 years of experience.
For men, getting older comes with its perks, like living life on their own terms and not having to "sweat the small stuff" day in and day out. At the same time, there are aspects of aging that men dread, like hormonal changes. Yes, you read that right â men, not just women, go through hormonal changes as they age. For men, the biggest change involves a drop in testosterone.
Lower levels of testosterone can wreak havoc on a male's mind and body and when left untreated, can result in symptoms like:
Those symptoms are concerning, but with testosterone replacement therapy and anti-aging medicine, many males improve their quality of life with age. The good news is that TRT and anti-aging meds aren't only reserved for "old guys." In fact, there's no magic age at which men should start thinking about hormone replacement therapy. Everyone's body is different, so if you're experiencing the above conditions in your mid-30s, TRT could be a viable solution when you consult with a doctor.
Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
Are you used to blasting through a productive day and accomplishing all your daily goals? Do you find yourself losing muscle mass and the craving to be intimate with your partner? Does your partner complain about how irritable you have become? If you're not usually a curmudgeon, your body could be giving you a sign. It could be time to speak with a doctor about TRT and anti-aging medicine for men in Plantation, FL.
If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be battling against low testosterone:
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Plantation, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Plantation, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men are numerous. TRT not only grants relief from low-T symptoms but can help give protection against age-related diseases. Additionally, doctors now recognize male testosterone as an important role in alleviating depression.
Some of the most exciting benefits of TRT can include:
Because men do not go through a specific period of hormonal changes like women do (called menopause), many doctors refer to "male menopause" as androgen decline. This is just another term for low testosterone, but like female menopause, the symptoms can be serious and affect your quality of life.
The best way to fight back against male menopause is with male HRT treatment from Global Life Rejuvenation. We provide the following HRT treatments for men:
Our treatment options are personalized for your body and are available as creams, gels, injectables, and implantable pellets. To find out if testosterone replacement therapy is safe for you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to schedule your comprehensive testing and anti-aging treatment consultation.
Growth hormone peptides are an innovative therapy that boosts the natural human growth hormone production in a person's body. These exciting treatment options help slow down the aging process and give you a chance at restoring your youth.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
M.I.A. Beer Company photoThere was a time you could walk into nearly any grocery store, belly up to any local bar, or stop by your neighborhood liquor store and find M.I.A. Beer Company's brews.Despite being one of Miami-Dade's longest-standing craft breweries, nowadays you can only purchase M.I.A. beer by the can at the brewery's Doral taproom — or out of state."'Why can't you buy M.I.A. Beer Company...
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There was a time you could walk into nearly any grocery store, belly up to any local bar, or stop by your neighborhood liquor store and find M.I.A. Beer Company's brews.
Despite being one of Miami-Dade's longest-standing craft breweries, nowadays you can only purchase M.I.A. beer by the can at the brewery's Doral taproom — or out of state.
"'Why can't you buy M.I.A. Beer Company beers locally anymore?' It's a question I've heard many times in the past six months, and one I'm finally ready to discuss," M.I.A. managing partner Eddie Leon tells New Times. "The simple answer is that we no longer have a distributor that can deliver our beer in Florida."
So why not just find a new distributor?
It's not that simple.
For M.I.A., distribution of its beer in Florida has become a complicated legal situation that ties into the state's three-tier system and the franchise laws that control beer distribution.
Initially drafted in the 1930s, these franchise laws were written to serve small, independent distributors that, in those post-Prohibition times, relied on only a few large beer brands such as Budweiser and Coors. When the laws were written, Florida's independent craft beer scene hadn't yet come into existence, and in the 1980s, when the laws were last amended, the state's craft brewing industry was in its infancy.
Four decades later, Fort Lauderdale-based Tarpon River Brewing managing partner and Florida Brewers Guild legislative chairman Adam Fine tells New Times that the industry dynamic has flipped.
"There are now hundreds of small breweries, and only a handful of large distributors that — under current Florida statutes — hold franchise rights over the breweries they represent," Fine explains.
That's because by law, once both parties have signed, a contract between brewer and distributor continues in perpetuity — as in forever. There are precious few exceptions, and most of them favor the distributor.
"The way the law is written, it's virtually impossible for a brewery to leave a distributor when there's a dispute," says Fine. "That isn't the case for wine or spirits. There's no other business I can think of that is restricted and held hostage in this way."
Such is the plight of M.I.A., which signed with Cavalier Distributing, an Indiana-based company that currently represents 15 Florida craft breweries, in 2016. At the time, Eddie Leon says, his brewery's sales grew rapidly in South Florida and expanded into regions like Tampa and Orlando.
"The industry was thriving, and our goal was to hit 120,000 cases yearly. So we reinvested, bought more equipment, and ramped up production," the brewer recounts. "In 2017, we almost hit our mark, selling just under 100,000 cases."
When COVID-19 hit in 2020, M.I.A. lost onsite sales. Leon didn't expect distribution sales to plummet as well, but retail sales dropped 40 percent that year. The subsequent two years were even worse.
"I knew at the rate we were going, it wasn't good," the brewer says. "According to my projections, if it kept going this way, we wouldn't be selling any beer at all pretty soon."
To address the continued sales decline, and in accordance with Florida Statute 563.022, M.I.A. asked Cavalier to propose a "corrective action plan" to readdress the brewery's sales strategy. Cavalier had 30 days to respond with a plan and 90 days to set matters right.
"When Cavalier failed to take action, they were technically in breach of their duties, and we could, in theory, terminate the business relationship," Leon says.
To that end, M.I.A. sent a notice of termination to Cavalier in April 2022, stating that the distributor had failed to comply with the distribution agreement.
Cavalier disagreed, stating M.I.A. did not have good cause to terminate the agreement and was in breach of contract.
In a letter dated May 5, 2022, Cavalier alleged that M.I.A. had failed to participate in annual meetings, develop its own plan for brand growth, and provide Cavalier with sales information to help promote its products or a production calendar within a commercially reasonable timeframe.
"M.I.A.'s termination of the agreement violates Florida law and gives rise to substantial liability," Cavalier's attorney, Patrick Kasson, wrote. "Although Cavalier would like to resolve this matter cordially, I am also writing to place M.I.A. on notice of the claims against it."
In July, Cavalier filed suit against the brewer. In practical terms, the ongoing litigation precludes the brewery from signing with another distributor. The prospect of going to court brings its own set of complications.
"It's highly likely we'd win at trial, but our company most likely would not survive being out of distribution during that process," Leon adds. "We want to be among the first to stand up and take action. My goal is to set a precedent for these types of relationships moving forward."
Representatives from Cavalier Distributing and the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association declined to comment for this story.
For Mike and Brooke Malone, the couple behind Vero Beach-based Walking Tree Brewery, the state's franchise laws are more than outdated — they're proving to be increasingly unfair.
"It blows my mind that as a brewery owner, I have no control over this part of my business," Mike tells New Times. "We need a way to negotiate contracts that work for both sides, not just the distributor. That's really what we, as brewery owners, want to see change: to see both parties have equal rights and a normal business relationship."
Brooke Malone, who also serves as president of the Florida Brewers Guild (FBG) trade group, adds that many of the state's 374 independent craft breweries support several reforms outlined in the guild's "Freedom for Beer" campaign. Created in association with the Craft Brewers of Florida Political Committee, the campaign aims to tackle the crucial statutes that govern craft beer manufacturing in Florida: franchise law, self-distribution, licensing fees, and brand registration.
As part of the initiative, members of the FBG, along with a host of Florida craft brewery owners and lobbyists, have visited Tallahassee twice this year to meet with state lawmakers.
Adam Fine had hoped to tackle big-picture items like franchise law and self-distribution. But the FBG ultimately chose a more modest goal: to clarify how the state assesses brand registration fees of malt beverages via House Bill 1459 and Senate Bill 658. If adopted, the new legislation would specify that brewers would pay brand registration fees only for beers sold outside their taprooms, rather than the current law, which is ambiguously written.
According to former FBG board member and Riverview-based Leaven Brewing Co. co-owner Jillian Lynch, the effort could immediately impact small breweries that produce large numbers of experimental, one-off beers.
"A lot of us want laws that are clear and uniform. Right now, we're all getting different answers with things like brand registration, and that's definitely something we want to see addressed," Lynch tells New Times. "I have two core and four seasonal beers that I register and pay for, but I know other brewery owners who are being told any beer they've ever made must be registered — which could translate to thousands of dollars. If I were to register every brand I ever created, that would suffocate my creativity because I'd have to turn every new beer into the financial decision of, 'Do I want to pay for that?'"
Fine says the decision to hold off on wholesale changes to the law was an intentional, incremental strategy.
"While franchise-law reform and self-distribution are the most important issues facing small brewing businesses, they are also met with the most resistance from the distributors who find protection in these existing laws," he explains.
"Franchise law is on the to-do list. Right now, educating the legislators is key," agrees Joshua Aubuchon, who acts as general counsel and lobbyist for the FBG. "This year, we have 40 new members in the House alone, and for many of them, this will be the first time even hearing about these issues. There's going to be some work getting them up to speed — even sharing examples like the problems facing M.I.A. — to really show the necessity for the changes we hope to make."
Over the years, many states have amended franchise laws regarding beer to be more equitable, including an option for self-distribution. In those states, breweries are permitted to sell at least some of their beer — often within a short radius of the brewery's location — directly to bars, restaurants, or liquor stores without the intervention of a distributor.
"To date, 39 states have passed self-distribution legislation for breweries under 60,000 barrels," Brooke Malone notes. "Is Florida going to be the last?"
Fine says prohibiting self-distribution for small breweries has become the elephant in the room.
"We believe that a working three-tier system is healthy for the alcoholic-beverage industry in Florida," says Fine. "However, in its current state, it hinders the ability of small breweries to grow and be successful before committing to a lifelong decision. We believe that with open dialogue, we could reach an agreement that would benefit both sides. Unfortunately, one side is not willing to discuss these changes because they already have the benefits of the existing laws."
"Distributors are not evil," M.I.A.'s Eddie Leon hastens to add. "They are a critical part of our industry and have the difficult job of selling, delivering, and maintaining inventory of freshly brewed beer. We see Cavalier's actions as a blatant abuse of franchise law, one that clearly shows the problems with this type of system in Florida. It's time for these laws to be amended. Put simply, it's not fair business practice."
Radiology provider Akumin posted what it says are “solid” 2022 financial results on Thursday, March 16, despite ongoing challenges impacting its operations.The Plantation, Florida-based company recorded a net loss of $151.6 million for the entire year. This marked a $116.8 million increase in net losses when compared to 2021, Akumin told investors during its quarterly earnings call.However, the company saw a 115% increase in its 2022 earnings (before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), climbing from $77...
Radiology provider Akumin posted what it says are “solid” 2022 financial results on Thursday, March 16, despite ongoing challenges impacting its operations.
The Plantation, Florida-based company recorded a net loss of $151.6 million for the entire year. This marked a $116.8 million increase in net losses when compared to 2021, Akumin told investors during its quarterly earnings call.
However, the company saw a 115% increase in its 2022 earnings (before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), climbing from $77.2 million in 2021 to $144.1 million last year. This was driven primarily by Akumin acquiring Alliance Healthcare Services for $786 million.
“We also had to respond to several industrywide challenges [in 2022], including a shortage of clinical labor which negatively impacted our ability to generate same-store revenue growth, and unprecedented cost inflation, particularly in the areas of labor, third-party services and medical supplies,” Chairman and CEO Riadh Zine said in a statement. “Despite these challenges, we were able to deliver solid performance and have positioned the business for strong organic growth in 2023 and beyond.”
Given some of those hindrances, Akumin saw fourth-quarter, same-store MRI volumes dip 0.3%. Meanwhile, PET/CT leapt 7.8% while oncology patient starts climbed 8%. Amid the integration of Alliance Healthcare Services’ business, Akumin reported revenue of $749.6 million in 2022, up 78% (or $328.6 million) compared to the previous year. Zine said combining the companies required restructuring that resulted in $20 million in savings, along with the consolidation of underperforming locations and “repositioning” of its oncology business.
Akumin’s financial guidance for 2023 is calling for upward of $775 million in revenue, adjusted earnings of $160 million, and capital expenditures that could reach $65 million.
“While we have begun to see some improvement to the operating conditions we faced in 2022, some ongoing labor constraints and cost inflation persist in some of our markets, which we have factored in to our outlook for 2023, notwithstanding the strong demand for our services which we expect to continue,” Zine said in the statement. “We are confident in our ability to deliver solid results in 2023 and are encouraged by these early developments thus far in the year.”
Altogether, Akumin operates a network of more than 180 owned or operated imaging locations serving 1,100-plus hospitals and health systems in 48 states.
All Year Cooling and Heating is South Florida's #1 Choice for Same Day AC Service & InstallationTom Smith, president of All Year Cooling and Heating was interviewed by Authority Magazine, where he discussed how to take a company from good to great.CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 19, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Tom Smith, presiden...
All Year Cooling and Heating is South Florida's #1 Choice for Same Day AC Service & Installation
Tom Smith, president of All Year Cooling and Heating was interviewed by Authority Magazine, where he discussed how to take a company from good to great.
CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 19, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Tom Smith, president of All Year Cooling and Heating was interviewed by Authority Magazine, where he discussed how an entrepreneur and business owner can take their company from good to great. Tom Smith was a natural choice to be interviewed by Authority Magazine. He is a successful businessman and entrepreneur and the president of All Year Cooling and Heating, South Florida’s #1 choice for same-day AC service and installation. Tom Smith is also a philanthropist and active volunteer in the Weston, Florida area through his charity work with many organizations, including Project We Care.
Authority Magazine is a Medium publication that is devoted to sharing in-depth and interesting interviews featuring people who are authorities in business, pop culture, wellness, social impact, and technology. As a magazine it uses interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable. It adheres to the idea that good stories should feel beautiful to the mind, heart, and eyes. Authority Magazine distinguishes itself by producing large interview series with scores of experts and thought leaders, around a single empowering topic. Popular interview series include “Female Disruptors,” “Meet The Rising Stars of TV, Film, & Music,” “The Future Is Now,” “Social Impact Heroes,” “Women In Wellness,” “Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times,” and “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a CEO.” Since 2018, Authority Magazine has conducted more than 100,000 empowering interviews.
Tom Smith discussed a variety of subjects during his interview, including some of his backstory and how he got started in the air conditioning / HVAC industry, what some mistakes he made when first starting out were, and the lessons he learned from those mistakes. When discussing some of the hard times he faced when first starting out, if he ever considered giving up, and where he got the drive to continue, Tom Smith commented:
“When I started All Year Cooling and Heating, it was a challenge to get the business off the ground. We were competing with other established companies in our area, so it took time and hard work to build up our reputation. There were definitely some difficult times when we didn’t know if we would make ends meet or if we should consider giving up. But my drive kept me going even during those times of uncertainty. I knew that if I put in the work and stayed focused on providing quality service, then eventually people would recognize us and come to trust us as their go-to air conditioning company. That's exactly what happened - slowly but surely people began to take notice of our services and now All Year Cooling and Heating is a thriving business.”
Mr. Smith went on to share a story about what he thinks makes All Year Cooling and Heating stand out from the competition, to talk about a mentor who helped him along his career journey, and also offered tips to colleagues in the air conditioning installation and service industry on how to avoid burnout. Tom Smith advised: “I would recommend that my colleagues focus on maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of running a business but it’s important to make sure you’re taking time for yourself as well. Taking regular breaks, setting realistic deadlines, delegating tasks where possible, and ensuring that employees have enough resources to do their jobs effectively are all great ways to prevent burnout and create an overall healthier work environment. Additionally, it can also be helpful to set aside some time each week or month for networking events so you can stay up-to-date with industry trends and connect with other professionals in your field. These strategies have helped keep me motivated throughout my career and I’m sure they can help others as well.” ?
Tom Smith then differentiated between a “good” company and a “great” company as well as outlined five steps for taking a company from good to great.
“I would define a “good” company as one that is meeting its goals and providing an adequate level of customer service. In other words, it’s doing what it set out to do but without any real emphasis on going above and beyond for its clients. A “great” company, on the other hand, is one that consistently strives to exceed expectations. It goes out of its way to provide superior customer service, keeps up with industry trends, and invests in technology and innovation to stay competitive. Customers know they can always count on a great company because they are reliable and dependable when needed. Ultimately, a great company is one that is consistently delivering high-quality products or services while also taking into account the customer experience.
The five most important steps in leading a company from good to great are: 1. Invest in customer service2. Develop effective systems3. Stay up-to-date with industry trends4. Foster relationships within your network5. Innovate and stay creative
Any business owner or entrepreneur willing to put in the work and follow these steps will see positive results in the quality of their company.”
Tom Smith went on to discuss the benefits of having a purpose-driven business, what a business whose growth has plateaued can do to revive things, what companies can do to maintain growth during difficult economic conditions, and a wide range of other topics on business leadership, company growth, and advice on improving sales and customer service.
To find out more about Tom Smith and All Year Cooling and Heating, please visit www.allyearcooling.com
About All Year Cooling and HeatingAll Year Cooling and Heating is a full-service, licensed, and insured air conditioning dealer, air conditioning repair, air conditioning service, air conditioning maintenance, and air conditioning installation company which has been serving residents across South Florida since 1973. All Year Cooling and Heating has serviced over 350,000 customers and completed over 200,000 AC installations, as well as even more AC Repairs, AC Services, and AC maintenance throughout its 50 years of business. Its team of solutions specialists have been qualified through hands-on training by experts in the field and are knowledgeable of air conditioning and home comfort solutions.
All Year Cooling and Heating is a proven industry leader that can be depended on for all types of air conditioning repair jobs. They provide turnaround times that are vastly superior to the competition because they understand the importance of a working AC system in the hot Weston weather. They have the capacity to make new orders on short notice, and are ready at a moment’s notice. All Year Cooling and Heating serves all residents of South Florida, from Vero Beach to Homestead, with exceptional air conditioning service, installation, and duct cleaning. Based in the heart of South Florida, All Year Cooling and Heating dispatches a large fleet of vehicles every day to provide all of its South Florida customers with quality air conditioning installation and repair.
All Year Cooling and Heating provides a comprehensive AC system evaluation with every service call. They ensure the customer’s home is cool and comfortable, and inspect the AC unit, evaluate the entire ventilation system, all of the AC system will be diagnosed without any obligation to continue using All Year Cooling and Heating’s services. They use only the finest air conditioner repair technicians, who are thoroughly screened, tested and trained to ensure effective air conditioner repair. Every member of their team stays current with the latest developments and technology in air conditioner repair. With technology always changing and industry updates happening frequently, they also require additional air conditioner repair training in order to stay sharp.
About Tom Smith, president of All Year Cooling and HeatingTom Smith, of Weston, Florida, is a successful business owner and entrepreneur. He is the President of All Year Cooling and Heating, a Coral Springs, Florida-based air conditioning company that serves all of South Florida. The HVAC business specializes in home air conditioning unit installation and repair. Tom was born in Hollywood, Florida, and attended South Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida. Tom Smith was a hardworking self-starter from a young age. He began selling cars at the age of nineteen and soon had his own lot. Tom then successfully ran a business that bought and built houses. When he became the President of All Year Cooling and Heating, he returned to the industry where he grew up.
All Year Cooling and Heating has grown from a small company to a thriving and well-established business thanks to Tom Smith. Under his guidance, it has become one of the leading air conditioning companies in South Florida. All Year Cooling and Heating, based in Weston, Florida, and with a home office in Coral Springs, serves consumers from Vero Beach to Homestead. Tom is a fantastic leader who sets an example for others to follow. His commitment to providing exceptional customer service motivates his team to continuously produce high-quality work. Tom makes himself available to his customers at all times of the day to ensure that they can rely on him.
Tom Smith is a dedicated family man despite his hectic schedule as a business owner. He and his wife, Erin Smith, live in Weston, Florida, with their four children, where they are involved in a variety of community activities and charitable causes, including Project We Care, a family-based non-profit organization that provides food, clothing, home goods, and other necessities to veterans. Tom enjoys participating in his children's activities, such as lacrosse, soccer, gymnastics, or coding, and spending time with his family creating new memories.
American Heritage Schools is pleased to announce that 23 students from the Class of 2023 (16 from the Broward Campus and seven from the Palm Beach Campus) have been nominated for the Presidential Scholars award. American Heritage Schools is the No. 1 ranked PK3 through 12 college preparatory schools according to Niche, and are the No. 1 and No. 2 high schools in the state of Florida with a combined total of 86 National Merit Scholars semifinalists.The U.S. Presidential Scholars program is the nation’s most prestigious recognitio...
American Heritage Schools is pleased to announce that 23 students from the Class of 2023 (16 from the Broward Campus and seven from the Palm Beach Campus) have been nominated for the Presidential Scholars award. American Heritage Schools is the No. 1 ranked PK3 through 12 college preparatory schools according to Niche, and are the No. 1 and No. 2 high schools in the state of Florida with a combined total of 86 National Merit Scholars semifinalists.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars program is the nation’s most prestigious recognition for distinguished graduating high school seniors. The two campuses of American Heritage Schools account for 11% of all Presidential Scholar Candidates in the state of Florida. The Broward campus is the No. 1 school in Florida with the highest number of Presidential Scholar candidates. The Palm Beach Campus is the No. 1 school in Palm Beach County and No. 2 private school in Florida with the highest number of Presidential Scholar candidates.
“Being a Presidential Scholar is one of the highest academic honors a student can achieve, and we couldn’t be more proud of our students who have achieved this incredible honor,” said Dr. Doug Laurie, president of American Heritage Schools.
The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize and honor some of our Nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was again extended to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.
Approximately 650 candidates will be named semifinalists and forwarded to the Commission for further review. In April, the Commission on Presidential Scholars will review the applications and select 161 outstanding students to receive the nation’s highest scholastic honor. Students are selected based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations, and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.
U.S. Presidential Scholars are honored for their accomplishments during the National Recognition Program in Washington D.C. each June. To commemorate their achievement, the Scholars are awarded the Presidential Scholars Medallion during a White House-sponsored ceremony.
For more information about the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and American Heritage Schools, please visit: https://www.ahschool.com/presidential-scholars-2023
About American Heritage Schools:
American Heritage Schools, founded in 1965, is a nationally-ranked private, nonsectarian, and co-educational college preparatory day school with two 40-acre campuses; the Broward Campus is located in Plantation, Florida, and the Palm Beach Campus is located in Delray Beach, Florida. Its campuses serve approximately 4,800 students in PK3 through 12th grades, and the student body represents over 60 different countries throughout the world. Approximately 70 percent of the faculty hold postgraduate degrees. American Heritage Schools is nationally and internationally accredited by the following associations: Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), Middle States Association (MSA-CESS), and National Council for Private Schools. The Lower School includes advanced classes and 15 electives, and the Upper School offers over 300 courses with 138 honors classes, 28 Advanced Placement classes, and 75 fine arts classes. Pre-professional programs are offered in pre-med, pre-law,pre-engineering, biomedical engineering, business & entrepreneurship, and computer science with classes taught daily by doctors, surgeons, lawyers, judges, engineers, and computer scientists currently practicing in their fields. For 13 years, American Heritage Schools has been ranked the No. 1 high school in Florida for the highest number of National Merit Scholars, and the school is home to the No. 1 math competition team out of all private schools in the U.S. The Model UN team is top 3 in the nation, and the Speech and Debate team is in the top 1% in the nation. American Heritage Schools is ranked among the top private schools in Florida in STEM, according to Niche.
For more information about American Heritage Schools, visit its website atwww.ahschool.com
Broward Campus: (954) 472-0022 ext. 1 or email [email protected]
Palm Beach Campus: (561) 495-7272 ext. 1 or email [email protected]
Amateur pickleballers will have an opportunity to compete against four tennis legends in an ESPN live-televised event.Tennis legends Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, John McEnroe and Andy Roddick will be competing for a $1 million purse and will also compete against the winners of an amateur pickleball challenge that will take place on March 31 and April 1 at Plantation Central Park.A total of 96 local amateurs, mostly from South Florida, will compete in t...
Amateur pickleballers will have an opportunity to compete against four tennis legends in an ESPN live-televised event.
Tennis legends Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, John McEnroe and Andy Roddick will be competing for a $1 million purse and will also compete against the winners of an amateur pickleball challenge that will take place on March 31 and April 1 at Plantation Central Park.
A total of 96 local amateurs, mostly from South Florida, will compete in the amateur challenge that will feature 96 doubles teams, entering on a first-come, first-in basis, vying for a $10,000 team prize.
The winners of the challenge will also have a chance to compete against two of the tennis-turned-pickleball legends before the inaugural Pickleball Slam televised event on April 2 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Chang, who retired from professional tennis in 2003, holds the distinction of being the youngest man in history to win a singles major, winning the 1989 French Open at 17 years and 109 days old.
He said he took up pickleball a couple of months ago.
“I played a lot with my friends,” Chang said. “I enjoyed it a lot. You find a lot of former tennis players taking up the sport because it is easier on the body, and it doesn’t have the physical demands of playing on the full (tennis) court. You still have to have the touch and feel and the hand-eye coordination that you have in tennis, so the sports aren’t that much different and there isn’t that much of a learning curve. I like both (sports).”
Chang said he is looking forward to the Hard Rock event, where he will team with John McEnroe. The weekend also includes a Saturday night banquet featuring a question-and-answer session with the tennis legends.
“I think it is very cool,” Chang said. “Amateurs always wonder how they would do against a professional athlete, and this gives them that chance to play their hand against a pro.”
Chang, who won 34 titles during his illustrious career and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world in 1996, also said he is looking forward to teaming with McEnroe, known for his fiery demeanor on the court.
“He’s been my partner and I have found that he plays better when he gets upset,” Chang said, laughing. “I am hoping that he gets upset.
“John is a great ambassador for the sport,” he said. “He has done a lot for the sport both on and off the court with his charity work.”
Jon Venison, owner of InsideOut Sports & Entertainment has teamed up with David Levy, co-CEO and equity partner in Horizon Sports & Experiences to present the upcoming pickleball match.
Levy previously worked with Turner Broadcasting and produced the $9 million winner-take-all made-for-TV golf match between Tiger Woods and Phil Michelson.
Created and produced by Horizon Sports & Experiences, the Pickleball Slam will be televised live exclusively on ESPN at noon April 2, immediately ahead of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship.
“The Slam, a multi-year partnership with the Hard Rock, represents the convergence of culture and sport, giving brands an opportunity to engage with passionate fans and amateur players, as pickleball continues to gain popularity,” Levy said. “We look forward to bringing together four of America’s most iconic tennis legends for this groundbreaking competition, which heralds a new milestone for the fastest-growing sport in America.”
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Venison, who spent three years on the ATP and ITF tours between 1993 to 1996, called the growth of pickleball in recent years “amazing.”
“The participation started as an old generation (sport) and has led us to where we are today with 5 [million] to 10 million playing the sport,” he said. “The more exposure you get, the better it is for the sport. The train has left the station on it being just an elderly person’s sport. This event will have great names and an iconic venue.”
USA Pickleball, the sport’s governing body, says the average age of American pickleball players is 38.
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The Slam marks the start of a five-event partnership. Future Pickleball Slams will be held at various Hard Rock locations. The inaugural Slam will feature two legends’ singles matches pitting Roddick versus Chang, followed by McEnroe versus Agassi in the second match.
The final match of the day will be doubles match with McEnroe and Chang competing against Roddick and Agassi and that match will determine the split of the $1 million purse, which will go to the player’s charity.
“I believe it is important to give back,” said Chang, who will be representing the Chang Family Foundation. “We help people who are homeless and in need and all of us have foundations or give back in some way.”
For information and to register for the Slam Amateur Challenge, visit thepickleballslam.com.