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Choose to Achieve

In past blogs, I have encouraged you to make a list of the things you want to achieve in the next 2 years.  If you missed past blogs you can check them out here.

If it has been a few weeks since you looked at your list, now is a great time to review your goals.

This month, rather than just reading over our lists, we are going to take some time to rewrite it.  However, we aren’t simply going to rehash old words.  We are going to kick our achievements up a notch.  How you may ask?  By adding the words, “I choose…” to the beginning of each achievement.

Sometimes, when we create a goal or a dream it becomes something we HAVE TO do:

“I have to lose 10lbs by summer.”
“I have to become a successful author.”
“I have to find my soul mate.”

We forget that this was something we wanted to do.  Now, our goal has become work rather than something we enjoy or look forward to achieving.  Our dream gets lost in the drudgery of day-to-day life.  Slowly, we become less enthusiastic about our dream, particularly if we are not seeing much progress.

By rewriting our goals with the words, “I choose” in front of them, we remind ourselves that this goal was one WE chose to create, not something put upon us by family, coworkers, or society.  It reignites our original passion for our dream.  It reminds us WE are in charge of our success!

So, without further ado, here is what I choose to achieve in 2016-2017:


  • I CHOOSE to purchase a Jeep Wrangler XL by 12/1/16


  • I CHOOSE to sell >500 copies of Cooking with Your Canine by 12/31/16
  • I  CHOOSE to have >1000 followers to my health and wellness blog by 11/1/16


  • I CHOOSE to donate $1000 to children charities in 2016


  • I CHOOSE to develop 5 new friendships by 3/1/17


  • I CHOOSE to take 4, 3-4 day vacations in 2016
  • I  CHOOSE to take a safari in Africa by 8/31/17


  • I CHOOSE to spend a minimum of 15 minutes per day meditating or doing a guided meditation

Health and Fitness 

  • I CHOOSE to improve my flexibility by spending at least 15 minutes every day stretching or doing yoga


Now that you’ve seen my list, add a few of the achievements you choose to make in the comment section below.  This is a great way to display your commitment to you dream and gain the support of fellow dreamers!

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Plan to Achieve

Happy June 1st!

The first day of the month is a terrific time to reevaluate your goals and create an action plan for the month that will help you move in the direction of your dreams.

Over the past few months, I have been encouraging you to write down and review what you would like to achieve over the next 2 years.  If you have not written your list yet, checkout my past blog, What are You Going to Achieve in the Next 2 Years, to get started.

In my post, What’s My Motivation?, I encouraged you to consider the motivation behind your goals.  Without a strong motivation to achieve your goals, it can be difficult to find the time, inspiration, and will power to keep moving forward.

Now that you are aware of the motivation behind your desired achievements your list may have changed.  Today, I encourage you to rewrite your list and prioritize it based on the motivation behind it.  The stronger your motivation the higher on the list the achievement should be.

Once you have recreated your list, try to think of 1-2 things you can do this month to help you progress toward your goal.  You can do this with each goal if you choose, but I prefer to focus on 3-4 high priority goals.  I tend to be easily distracted so this helps me stay focused.

Here are a few examples from my list:

  • I will have >1000 followers to my health and wellness blog by 11/1/16
    • Spend 1-2 hours per week reading and commenting on other blogs
    • Create 2-3 high quality, informative posts per week
  • I will donate $1000 to childrens’ charities in 2016
    • Collect pocket change at the end of each day and deposit it into the donation box at my local market each week.
  • I will finish my yoga certification classes by 8/1/16
    • Spend 20 minutes each day studying and practicing.
  • I will purchase a Jeep Wrangler XL by 12/1/16
    • Deposit money into a “new car fund” each week 

Each week I create a schedule of the action steps I choose to take that week to ensure I am sticking to my plan:

  • Monday
    • Spend 20 minutes discovering and reading other blogs
    • Spend 20 minutes reading yoga manuals
  • Tuesday
    • Spend 1 hour reviewing scheduled blog posts and writing new posts
  • Wednesday
    • Listen to 1 podcast related to my areas of interest

This trick helps keep me organized.  You may have different techniques to help you stay on track, so use whatever works for you (and please feel free to share your tips below).

Reflecting on what you choose to achieve helps you maintain focus and stay on track.  Having a clearly defined action plan guarantees you will continually make progress in the direction of your dreams.

Keep moving forward and until next time have a happy, healthy day!

I would love to help you achieve your dreams.  Fill out the contact form below to schedule your 1-on-1 session with me!


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July WellWork – Follow Up

Welcome to July 8th.

I am checking in to see how you are doing with your Monthly Wellwork.  What have you experienced so far?  Are you making daily progress toward your goal?  Don’t forget you do not need to take big steps every day.  Doing 1 small thing each day is the best way to reach your goal.  Slow and steady wins the race.  It also keeps you from becoming overwhelmed and unfocused.  How are you doing with the weekly step toward your goal?  Are you finding it easier or harder to develop than the daily goals?

You have only been writing down your goal and plotting the course toward that goal for a week but it should be starting to become a habit for you to spend a few moments each day on your goal.  The more habitual it becomes to work on your goal daily, weekly and monthly the more likely you are to succeed at achieving your goal.

If you haven’t started the activity yet it’s not too late, visit the July Wellwork blog post to learn how to get started.

Don’t forget to join the FaceBook group, Achieving Your Goals 1 Day at a Time, to share your goals, plans and experiences as well as to motivate others to peruse their goals.  Click here to join the fun.

Keep up the good work and as always feel free to leave comments below about your goals, process or progress.

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4 Steps to Help Identify Your Limiting Beliefs



In yesterday’s blog I talked about how we limit our goals by limiting our beliefs about ourselves.  I said that we have limiting beliefs that keep us from attempting to reach our ultimate goal.

How can you identify your limiting beliefs?

First, listen to what you say.  Do you often say things like “I can’t…”, “I don’t know how to…”, “I’m not good/smart/talented enough to…”, “I am lazy/dumb/diabetic…”.  These types of statement even said casually send out a message to the Universe (and to yourself) of what you believe your limitations are and what you think you can accomplish.

Second, make a list of any goals you made that you did not reach.  Write down why you did not accomplish each goal.  Often our “excuses” or reasons for not achieving success provide us with a clue to our limiting beliefs.

For example, if your reason for not exercising is you do not have time.  You may have a limiting belief that a lack of time in      your life that prevents you from getting things done.  Everyone has the same 24 hours each day, most of them have just as many things on their “to do” list as you and plenty of them exercise daily.  This is a limiting belief you have created for your life.

Third, spend some time thinking about what you learned as a child with respect to  things like money, success, self-esteem, deservingness, judgement, etc.  As children we are taught and learn the beliefs of our parents, teachers, religion, and society.  Because we are young we will accept this beliefs as truths and carry them with us through life.  However times change, people change and the world changes and what we once though was the truth becomes a limitation to our future success.

Finally, hire a life coach to help you identify and clear your limiting beliefs.  A life coach can ask direct impactful questions to help you recognize what your limitations are as well as assist you in creating an action plan to remove those barriers and achieve that incredible goal.


You CAN have that ultimate dream!  The only thing standing in your way is you.  Take action, get rid of the thoughts and beliefs that limit you.  Make yourself the ultimate success story!

And, when you get on the Ellen DeGeneres show can you get me a seat?


If you need help identifying and clearing your limiting beliefs contact me at or visit my website.  I would love to help you make your dreams a reality.

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What is Life Coaching?

If you have been playing attention to friends, family, magazine articles or television lately you have probably heard about someone working with a “coach”.  You may look at this person and think, “They don’t look like an athlete. Why do they need a coach?”  In recent years a new type of coaching has been growing in popularity.

In this blog I want to address some common questions about this emerging type of coach and what we do and how coaching can help you.

What is life coaching?

Life coaching is a process designed to help clients clarify and achieve personal and/or professional goals.  It is a collaborative effort between the client and the coach built on taking action to reach a goal or solve an issue.                            Life coaching is about moving forward rather than dwelling on the past.

What does a coach do?

By asking thought provoking questions a coach encourages the client to look within themselves to find the answers.  These answers can then assist the client in creating a resolution to a barrier or in developing an action plan to achieve a goal.  Coaches can work with clients on a number of topics including relationships, finances, health and spirituality.

In addition, a life coach:

  1. Helps the client recognize current blocks and barriers to the successful achievement of their goals
  2. Acts as a sounding board for the client’s thoughts and solutions to their challenges and plan of action
  3. Motivates the client to do more than they would on their own
  4. Encourages the client to take their goals more seriously
  5. Assists the client in taking focused and effective action
  6. Creates momentum and consitency for the client
  7. Holds the client accountable for following their action plan


Why do I need a coach?

Everyone no matter who they are experiences some type of  block or barrier  that limits their ability to grow either personally or professionally.  Even some of the most well known self-help gurus seek out the help of a coach.                       A lifestyle coach provides you with a supportive and nonjudgmental arena in which to identify and discuss your current challenges and limitations.

How are coaching sessions done?

Coaching can be done 1-on-1 or in a group setting.  Clients can meet with their coach either in person, via the telephone, Skype or occasionally through emails and instant messaging.  A typical coaching session will last 45 minutes to 1 hour.


On a more personal note:

What sets you apart from other coaches?

My focus as a Transformational Life Coach is to help my clients identify and clarify the limiting beliefs and habits that keep them stuck in a rut and block the path toward their goals.  Once we have identified the barriers then I assist my clients in releasing the limiting beliefs and work with them on creating and implementing an action plan so they can achieve the success they desire and deserve.  I use a variety of lifestyle coaching, hypnotherapy and mind/body wellness techniques to help my clients find their personal path to success.  I meet with clients on a 1-on1 basis either in person or through Skype.   I also facilitate group sessions on a quarterly basis in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.

How do I set up a session with you?

Sessions can be purchased through my website, and you can keep an eye on this blog or my Facebook page for upcoming group coaching sessions.                                                                                                                     If you have additional questions please feel free to contact me at using the Contact Form below.


I look forward to hearing from you.

Have a Happy Healthy Day!