Is proper nutrition one of the things that suffer when trying to balance work and family obligations? It doesn’t have to. There are plenty of resources where you can learn to make good food–fast. You can eat healthy while managing a busy schedule. Websites like Eating Well and Food Network have plenty of great examples for quick healthy meals.
Learn to keep all the areas of your life in healthy balance, during my life balance workshop. Come join us this Wednesday as we apply the seven simple steps of my book The Success Habit Secret to create a plan for a perfect life of balance. 9:00 AM Wednesday May 22nd, at 8th Day Coffee and Culture 828 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Visit my Website or NetworkingPhoenix for more information.
Clarity is important to goal setting success.
Have you ever ordered a pizza without telling the counter person what toppings you wanted on it? If you are going to get the pizza you want you have to tell them which toppings you want. Unless you order a cheese pizza. That pretty much says it all.
Goal setting for goal achievement success is no different.
If you say your goal is to have a new job but you are not clear on exactly what that job will be like, chances are you won’t be much better off than you are now.
But if you take the time to describe exactly the specifics of a job that gets you excited and motivated, your chances of finding that job shoot up.
The same is true with every goal. The more clarity you put into goal setting the better the odds you will get what you ordered.
Do you set goals for yourself?
Do you consistently reach your goals?
If you do, chances are it’s because you understand the process. Goal achievement is a journey!
When you leave for a destination, you begin by putting one foot in front of the other. Step by step you move closer and closer, until you arrive.
Goal Achievement is the same way. Goal setting is simply your preparation for the trip. Take your time, enjoy the journey.
Stay consistent and stay true to your goals and you will reach them, every time.
I wish for you all the success you strive to achieve.
Edward Aldama, MBA
Goal Achievement Coach
Author, The Success Habit Secret
Work-Life Balance is a common struggle for just about everyone. Finding time for work, family, social obligations, health and recreation can be overwhelming, and unless you have a plan, some area will get neglected.
What tools or strategies do you use to fit it all in? Calendars, to-do lists, Post-it Notes?
When you feel some area of your life is getting less attention than you would like. Take a break and do a quick review.
First, cut yourself some slack! It’s normal for certain activities to take priority from time to time. Like when a big project is due at the office. The trick is not to let the priorities stay that way.
Make a list of the most important areas in your life and then decide if you’re neglecting any of them. If so, make a plan to get back in balance when you can. Maybe after that big project is finished.
Applying the 7 steps of The Success Habit Secret is a Great way to create a plan for work-life balance.
And for hands-on help creating your plan, come to my next Life Balance workshop Wednesday April 24 at 9 AM in Phoenix, AZ.
During the workshop you’ll learn the strategy for true Life Balance.
- The Truth About Time Management
- Time for Family, Career, Health, and Fun!
- Create Your Action-Plan for Sustainable Balance
Follow this link to register: WORKSHOPS
Special Note: This workshop is part of the NetworkingPhoenix.com Passport Program. Follow this link for special pricing if you’re a Passport Member. PASSPORT
- What is your motivation?
- What is motivating you?
- What is your motive?
Motivation is always a big part of reaching any goal. And, it’s always a big area of discussion with my life coaching clients. Without the right motivation reaching a goal is always more difficult.
While doing some research on the topic of motivation and goal setting I found these definitions on the Merriam-Webster website.
One definition for motivation is, the act or process of motivating.
Motivating is defined as, to provide with a motive.
And the definition of motive is, something (as a need or desire) that causes a person to act.
Ah ha! That’s what we’re looking for. That thing or reason that will cause us to ACT!
So to stay on track and reach your goal, all you need is a motive, that is motivating, that will drive your motivation? –Simple right?
For help finding your true goal achievement motive, call me and we’ll schedule your Free introductory goal alignment session. (602) 424-5758
Or visit my website and use the online form to get feedback on your current goal setting plan.
Many of you who follow me on Facebook know that two of of my passions are remarkable relationships and the Happiness Decision. The Happiness Decision idea comes from my good friend Lionel Ketchian who founded the national Happiness Club and publishes a Happiness newsletter twice a month. This month it explores the benefits of Happiness training at work for improved work relationships. This is an awesome area of professional development that most businesses overlook, but several studies bear out the results. –A happy workplace is a productive and profitable workplace.
The April 6 newsletter spotlighted an article by Caryn Cridland who shared five great tips for turning around workplace relationships. For information on this topic follow this link. Workplace Relationships
As it turns out, workplace happiness is an area that I work on with clients quite often. One technique we use is to focus on and improve their capacity for happiness. A happy outlook promotes a positive attitude, and that in turn promotes goal setting success. Give it a try.
For help improving your happy, positive outlook visit my website YourGreatestSelf.com, or give me a call at (602) 424-5758 and ask for your free happiness evaluation session. We’ll pump up your happiness in no time.
(Also available for past clients.)
Relationship Reminder: The Happier the Healthier.
Studies show that the happier the relationships you have in your life the calmer and less stressed you are, which in turn can lead to better health.
“People who have satisfying relationships have been shown to be happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer. In contrast, having few social ties is associated with depression, cognitive decline, and premature death, reports the December 2010 issue of Harvard Women’s Health Watch.”
When your relationships are Great you feel better about life in general and tend to make wiser choices. This can translate into better decisions about fitness, nutrition and overall health.
For tips on keeping your relationships happy and healthy visit my website on Relationships.
Your goals are worth the effort!
What have you tried today, that will move you closer to your goals? Will you try again tomorrow? I hope so!
Making a change in life or working to reach a new goal can be challenging and sometimes even a bit discouraging. But, if you really want to reach that goal and create that new lifestyle, then the setbacks, disappointments and effort it takes are well worth it.
As a life coach I often work with clients to try new things. And usually, that means trying again, and again, and again, and again…
Well, you get the point. Try Again! Your goals are worth it. And so are You!
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” –Michael Jordan
We’ve all been there. We come up with a Great idea, put the perfect plan together and then stall. We find some good reason not to follow through. But of course we all know, without the action, the plan is useless.
As I think back about the clients I have worked with over the years, I often wonder what the biggest benefit was they received from the coaching process. –My thought, accountability.
Here’s an excerpt from another coach’s blog that I feel expresses the idea.
“Practically ALL my coaching clients state this as their number one benefit of having a coach. It’s someone outside your normal support group, someone impartial who keeps you ‘on track’ and asks you all those pesky soul searching questions you don’t want to ask yourself. My job is to keep you accountable so that you do what you say you are going to and to achieve what you say you want to.” -Lyn Burgess Magic Key Blog
So, what do you think? What was the number one benefit you received from working with a coach?
Goal Achievement Coach
Author, The Success Habit Secert
It’s time for Lionel’s mid-March Happiness Newsletter. And Lionel’s message, is a Great read for anyone who would like to find peace in stressful situations. Here’s a snippet.
“We are all searching for peace. We think peace is having everything work out the way we want it to be. That is not peace, it is control.”