Self-Coach Sunday 85: Dress The Part

How many times have you bought something new that wasn’t quite right for you but it was the right price? (a dress, suit, sweater, pants, house, etc.) You then own it but don’t wear, or use it and then you feel guilty. The next time you shop, don’t buy it if it doesn’t pass the joy filter. Otherwise it will end up becoming clutter or a burden. The rule is you must feel absolutely wonderful and powerful.

Looking good is not only about the outer, but also the inner. Make sure you are giving your body the most nutritious foods. What works for you may be different than what works for someone else. Pay attention to how your body reacts to food. If you need help, hire a cook, nutritionist, or coach. Work with this person to figure out your ideal nutrition plan. Don’t like to cook? Hire a food service. Just make sure what you put into your body is nourishing and sustaining.

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Self-Coach Sunday 84: Taking Care Of Your Best Asset

If you have followed my blogs to this point, you know what you really love to do and are moving in the direction of doing. Now comes the best part: taking care of your best asset – YOU!

The next ten blog posts are about taking extremely good care of yourself. This includes energy, your energy. We will be removing things that deplete energy and replacing them with things that give you energy. Your life will reflect your personal taste and style.

The next ten blogs will guide you to your best and most successful self. Money dose not have to be the means to achieve; you can be creative and swap or barter services. Be willing to let friends and the universe help you out. Be mindful not to waste money on things you really don’t enjoy or value. Come back next Sunday for tips on taking care of you.

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Self-Coach Sunday 83: Speak and Be Heard

Why people don’t listen: they haven’t finished speaking. If you interrupt or compete with a speaking person, he will be thinking about what he was saying and not listening to you. If you want to be heard, make sure the other person has finished speaking first. Simply ask, “Is there anything else?” Let them finish and keep listening. Once they are done speaking, you will know. And, you won’t have to waste your breath repeating what you might have said when they weren’t ready to listen. By making sure the other person is ready to listen, you are much more likely to be heard.

The other thing to consider is that you may not be speaking affectively or in an appealing manner. Is your voice high-pitched, nasal, accented or easy on the ear? Listen to your own voice and get some honest feedback from someone you trust. If you have and unattractive voice or accent, work with a voice teacher and learn techniques to change it.

The third thing to consider is whether you are speaking powerfully and concisely. Learn to say what you want to say with a minimum of words. Get to the point.

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Self-Coach Sunday 82: Stop Trying to Change People

Trying to change people is a waste of time. The only thing you can do is be a model for them. If they don’t pick up your modeling, move on. Life is too short.

People in our lives are often mirrors of ourselves. If you don’t like something in someone else, it is probably a mirror for the same trait you don’t like about yourself. Instead of changing the other person, look within and see where YOU can improve yourself. Learn what you can from other people, but forget trying to change them. Even better – see if you CAN”T find faults in others.

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Self-Coach Sunday 81: Accept Graciously

Most of us have no problem giving gifts; but some may find it difficult to accept them. Accept gifts graciously. Not only is it impolite, but also unattractive to reject a gift or compliment. Remove the clique sayings:”It was really nothing,” or “oh, this old thing,” or “I just bought it on sale.” Simply say, “Thank you!” – maybe include a smile:)

By accepting graciously, you increase the chances of pleasure-giving. Grant the giver the full satisfaction of this compliment or gift. You can practice this yourself by giving three genuine compliments each day this week to different people and notice how they respond.  Then, notice how you feel about the response. In addition to accepting graciously, don’t forget to be gracious. Say thank you often.

One last thing: thank you for reading my post and supporting my mission as a coach to help move you forward!

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