-William Clement Stone
Shrink the goal.
Real progress happens when you break down your goals into little habits you execute daily.
“Most of the choices we make each day may feel like the products of well-considered decision making. But they’re not. They’re habits.”
Everything we do is a habit.
We have the power to change our habits on any given day.
If you want to make progress your habits have to line up with your goals.
“What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity.”
Remove your barriers.
Sometimes clients are treading water or dragging their heels on an action plan you’ve made with them.
More often than not, because they “don’t want it bad enough” is totally wrong.
It’s likely because your plan is terrible and opaque. Specifically, clients need a clear path to their goal so they can stay focused.
To make the path as clear as possible, remove all the barriers and shape the path into attainable daily habits along the way.
“You want to invent new ideas, not new rules.”
Create an environment where you can thrive.
My job is to help you come up with your own solutions to your problems by facilitating new ideas and possibilities.
You may be more motivated than others, while some are in such a bad place they don’t know where to begin.
Maybe you feel lost, scared, and distraught after recently being diagnosed with a preventable medical condition making you more open to new ideas than someone who just got a clean bill of health.
By asking the right questions I have the power to shape the path for you.
“We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.”
Gain autonomy with your health and fitness.
You can only learn so much by listening. The more styles of learning you are exposed to the better you absorb information.
Knowing what to do and knowing how to do it are two vastly different things.
A great coach can teach you how to reach your goals so you don’t need their services any more.
“Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.”
Take control of your life.
You build momentum with small successes.
Getting in a good workout is a fantastic way to start your day off with a win.
Creating a habit of consistent exercise has shown to improve many different parts of clients’ lives.
People have quit smoking, become better coworkers, experienced less stress, and spent less money when they are exercising regularly.
“Success has to do with deliberate practice. Practice must be focused, determined, and in an environment where there’s feedback.”
The key is focus.
Knowing what to focus on and how to practice your habits to reach your goal isn’t a simple task.
This is where I create an environment for you to succeed and thrive.
“If something is important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all.”
Simplify your life.
If you want to lose weight then staying consistent with your plan is a must.
It’s the little things you do for yourself each day that add up to progress.
Plan your meals. Pack your lunches. Get some intentional movement in each day. Keep it simple.
“I said it was simple. Not easy.”
Try new things.
Don’t make the mistake of misinterpreting something simple as something easy.
If you want to lose weight try eating slowly for a week.
Take an extra 10 minutes at each meal.
It sounds simple enough. But it’s remarkably difficult. Try it.
“Don’t be perfect. Be consistent.”