Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bootcamp in Traverse City

Wow, what an amazing time up in Traverse City. First of all, Traverse City is such a beautiful place to visit anytime of the year especially summer. I had the privilege to be a trainer at Nancy & Jerry Kroupa's Juice Plus Boot camp and it was outstanding, the boot camp, oh yeah so was I (ha ha). I presented one of my favorite talks, "Psychology of Success". All of what we want or at least what we think we want depends on our mindset and behavior. We have patterns of success in our life for some it's anger for others its self pity. You're probably wondering how can you have success linked to those nasty emotions, well the person does it so often they're successful at it. We have the power to bring anything we want into our lives; happiness, love, joy, excitement however you need a strategy, a pattern that's conditioned as a behavior of love.....

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Plan tomorrow today

Do you find yourself getting frustrated because you seem to lose control of your day? Days pass, weeks pass and you feel exhausted and nothing seems to be getting done. Well it's possible you've overlooked the fundamentals of scheduling your day. I've spent hundreds of hours with my clients and it shocks me to hear them tell me they don't have a system in place. What about all the technology? It hasn't help or at least that's how I feel. I actually think it's made it more complicated. So keep it simple and use the old fashion way "paper and pencil". Start planing tomorrow today. Simply plan what you want to accomplish by scheduling and committing. Hey, think about it, do you want to continue this pattern of frustration? Then plan your day and execute.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

July's Newsletter - Shout off your inner voice

Shhh, stop for just a minute and listen.... Do you hear anything? What you can't stop, not only for one minute. Oh, I see, you have too much "to do" and you can't afford to stop and take time to just listen. You might be asking yourself, "What exactly am I listening for." Well, that would be you. Your inner voice has the power to take complete control of your life. Do you realize that inner voice of yours can and does make your life miserable? How many of you feel exhausted at the end of the day or week? Well, that's because you're carrying around with you a thousand pound gremlin. The gremlin, I'm referring to is the chatter in your head. So, when might this gremlin show up? All the time! Here are a few examples of what he/she might say:

"Why didn't you workout today?"
"That's it! You're only going to make 10 sales calls today?"
"Yeah right, lose weight after a lunch like that, good luck."
"You're not doing enough work to make money"

You get the idea, right? We need to be aware of that inner voice, the gremlin, because it will wear you down. I've noticed when I'm coaching my clients at times I'm talking to their gremlin not them. It stands out because of the stringent rules of perfection. Your gremlin never rests and never gives up, as long as, you allow it to continue.
The first thing I'd recommend to shout it off is awareness. Realize you have a gremlin and it is very controlling. Then you have to stop and listen or at least just listen. What are you saying to yourself? Are you saying anything like the examples above? Just be present, listen and breathe. When your gremlin speaks ask, "Is it true?". Get very familiar with your gremlin and laugh it off and tell it to shut up!