Jul 25, 2016 1:14 PM
'If you continue to do what you've always done. You will keep getting what you've always got' Zig Ziglar
If you've just graduated this summer firstly congratulations! What an amazing achievement and what a great opportunity for you to get the life you really want. You're in a unique position to take stock of what you want from life, decide where you want to be, and what you need to get there.
It amazes me how many people fail to invest in themselves even though our life and our future is the most precious commodity we have. For those of us who are parents we see our children as the most precious of things but without investment in ourselves, our children will repeat our mistakes, take on our self-limiting beliefs and may not reach their true potential. An investment in ourselves is an investment that will add value and improve not only our lives but those of our family and those most precious to us.
If you are a newly qualified Graduate, you may not yet know what you want to do, and why should you? Some individuals may have a clear idea or goal of what they want from life but most often, they are the minority, the majority struggle to be clear in their thinking, they question their decisions and procrastinate for a number of different reasons. Thus begins a cycle of self-limiting thoughts and behaviours that prevent you from reaching our true potential and achieving the life we really want.
Get ahead of the game. Coaching can help you discover who you are, what you’re good at, where you want to be in your life, and how to get there. It will give you the confidence, self-belief and life skills that will differentiate you from the rest and give you a head start in life.
A few tips for success
- Everyone has the power to change things in an instant.
- All the resources we need to achieve what we want are within us.
- For changes to be of any value, they have to be lasting and consistent.
- Raise your standards
- Change your limiting beliefs
- Change your strategy
- Remember almost everything we do is to change the way we feel.
- Most often we do not look at ourselves as the solution to our challenges.
- We turn to short-term fixes that are often outside our control and use them as an excuse if we fail.
Can you truly say that you wake up each day in a positive frame of mind, that you take time to reflect and appreciate the good things? How often do you use lack of time as an excuse to not do something? This is not about just time management, it’s about making decisions that will lead you towards your goal. Life coaching helps you to be confident in your decisions and look beyond short term gratification. Often people allow their decisions to be dictated by their environment/circumstances instead by their own values.
1. Life coaching helps with decisions about WHAT to focus on.
2. It helps with understanding what things mean to you and HOW IMPORTANT they are to you.
3. You learn what decisions you need to make and how to do it to create the RESULT you want.
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Jul 10, 2016 2:05 PM
‘Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try’ – unknown
Have you tried to diet on more than one occasion and given up? Have you joined a gym and either given up or not going enough to make it count? Have you tried different ways to lose weight but it keeps creeping back? And so a cycle of struggle continues for weeks, months, years, much to our frustration, so that it gnaws away at our self-esteem and the way we feel about ourselves. Often despite our best intentions many of us find that keeping to our goals is a never ending struggle.
The key to changing this and to ensure success is to understand that losing weight, getting fit, reducing our alcohol in-take, or any other intention to change is not the change itself but the way the change will make us feel. We do things to make us feel good! Sometimes we are reduced to short-term fixes, a bit of retail therapy perhaps? Getting our hair styled? Going on holiday? But more often than not these are just temporary sticking plasters that make us feel better, but as we continue to have a lack of self-belief, low self-esteem or poor self-image the chances of changing our behaviour and achieving our goals are severely limited.
Fresh Start is a unique programme of motivational life coaching, personal fitness training and nutritional mentoring. This combination of life coaching and fitness training is a powerful process that moves you away from self-limiting thoughts and behaviours, instilling a sense of self-belief, optimism and capacity to change. Fitness training takes you to a new level. You learn the best way to exercise and get the results you want. No more running for 30 minutes on a treadmill and still finding that you don’t tone up or lose weight! Personal training that is focused and results orientated tones up muscle, loses the fat that you’ve never been able to shift and expert nutritional mentoring ensures that your eating habits change for the better whilst still eating and enjoying real food! A win, win result!
Life coaching looks forward and helps you move away from self-limiting thoughts and low aspirations. It is this focused approach that changes your thinking as you invest in your future with lasting benefits. If you compare how much an annual gym membership costs with our Fresh Start programme you’ll see that the added value and benefits far outweigh endless trips to the gym and constant dieting as you gain a new lease of life and make the Fresh Start you deserve!
Interested in knowing more? Contact Cheryl@oxfordlifecoaching.org for a FREE assessment and consultation.