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Business Coaching

In old days, there were no life coaches. In fact, business owners in Miami were forced to focus on the profit and the things which were required to run a business. Buy nowadays that scenario is changed and now business owners are focusing on return on investments, profits, customer value, and other goals. There are plenty of ways a business owner can improve their business but for the small or long-term success of the business, it required to get some feedback and consultation or coaching from the industry persons. By attending Business Coaching sessions, business owners can improve their business a lot. Below are the 3 ways through which business coaching can improve and deliver results in order to improve the business in a short term in Miami  .

Working With A Life Coach

Miami Life Coach: Small Steps Can Lead To Success

If you've found this article from a Google search, I assume that you are already familiar with what a life coach is. Even if you are, reading my article "What is a Life Coach" will provide you with valuable information on what exactly a life coach does, how coaching contracts work, what typical coaching formats look like and how you might want to focus your business as you consider becoming a coach.

This article is geared towards the logistics on what you can do to become a life coach and start your own business.

What Credentials do I Need?

At the risk of turning people off to life coaching in this article, I am going to give you the facts about people that are calling themselves coaches. Truth be told - there are NO job requirements to become a coach. Sounds scary huh? Put a sign up, print some business cards, call yourself a life coach and you are good to go. Pretty easy business to build eh?

Lets take a bit of a closer look here. What I am really saying is that by law, no professional certification is required for someone to call him or herself a life coach - or coach (often the word 'life' is either omitted or replaced with a different word such as 'executive', 'wellness', 'lifestyle management' or 'business'). So unlike a psychologist, a physical therapist, registered dietician, a contractor, or a lawyer, the state and country (USA) does not recognize a life coach as a credentialed profession. Therefore, no license is required to call yourself a coach (at least as of the date this article is posted).

Lets look at some other examples of similar professions that might fall into the same category. How about that big one of 'consultant'. There are lots of consultants out there consulting on everything you can think of - typically a consultant needs no license to be a consultant, just experience doing so. Similar to a coach, a consultant with no experience at all can draft up a business card and start doing business. Of course the big question is whether or not you'd be able to sell anyone on your services given that background. A computer consultant would probably have trouble selling themselves if they knew nothing about computers!

Before Calling Yourself a Coach...

If you are intending to call yourself a coach, please understand what it means to give yourself that title. Without government regulations, I admit you can stake your claim at coachhood with relative ease, however its a discredit to the professionals with years of experience and training if you simply use the word as an allure for clients and in any way you are misrepresenting what the coaching profession is all about. I'd suggest reading a coaches code of ethics to see if what you are offering could truly be considered coaching.

One problem that I see is that many people who are misrepresenting the profession do not even recognize what it means to be a coach. I've seen MLM (multi-level marketing) companies give their marketers buttons to put on their shirt stating 'Wellness Coach' - when all they know is a couple of herbal supplements that the company sells. I've seen Real Estate Agents call themselves 'Real Estate Coaches' because they wanted to differentiate themselves from the crowd of agents. Clearly these people are marketing themselves as coaches with little understanding of what a coach really does. If you've read this far it shows you've got a true interest in becoming an ethical coach and I've no doubt that you are doing your homework!

What Background do I need?

This is an interesting question. Coaches come from all backgrounds. As previously mentioned there are coaches in the health and wellness world, in the executive development world, relationship coaches, coaches for families with children that have special needs, stress management coaches - the list goes on and on. Of course there are many coaches that cross pollinate and have several areas they focus on.

If you choose to focus your coaching on a specific area - lets say 'parenting troubled teens', then its a good idea that you've got a background of working with troubled teens so that you can best understand your client. Now a pure life coach is committed to recognizing that a client has their own answers and that the coaches job is to empower the client such that they see this clearly for themselves. Therefore, a coach is a generalist - their training and skill is really in communicating with people such that they can identify and build appropriate goals and actions that fulfill their dreams. If you naturally have this skill, you've got the greatest asset that a life coach needs. Some people have an innate tendency to 'be coach'. If you don't naturally have this skill, rest assured that wish practice you can develop it.

What Education if any Should I Get?

If you are considering becoming a coach, I definitely recommend that you get training. A coach training program often has coaching and mentorship not only on how to be a better coach, but also on how to build your business. Whether or not you choose to go through a full coach training certification program is a big decision as it will typically involve a commitment of 1-3 years, up to $15,000, and will require that you obtain between one and two hundred client hours to become certified. Prices, times to certification, and program depth and intensity vary greatly dependent on the program you choose.

Typically after an introductory class, you are encouraged to begin enrolling coaching clients. Therefore, you can charge what you are comfortable charging while you are going through the certification process (remember, you don't need a license to be a coach). I wish I knew the percentage of professional's out there calling themselves 'coaches' that have gone through a certification program. I am sure that someone's put an estimate out there but I've yet to find it. My suspicion is that it is less than 1/3 of all coaches. So being a 'certified' coach differentiates you for sure, however at the moment a typical coaching client probably would not know the difference.

If you elected not to become certified, my recommendation would be that you take some introductory courses, become familiar and comfortable with what coaching is, then try your hand on clients willing to work with you. If these classes are too expensive, read through this whole blog, read as many books as you can find on coaching and develop a toolset which you can stake claim to and comfortably use to team with clients to promote their advancement and self discovery. Make yourself an expert coach based on the knowledge of what a coach is and what they do.

I remember having a conversation with one woman that a friend referred to me. She wanted to change careers, she was very interested in life coaching and she felt she had been coaching friends and co-workers for years. She did have a good understanding of what life coaching was. Furthermore she said she new a number of people that would be willing to pay her for coaching! As I coached her, all she needed to hear was herself confirming that it was OK to get started - even if she had doubts and worries as to what a formal coaching session would look like. She had a fantastic motivation to learn regardless of whether or not that would be in the framework of a credential program (and I don't know if she elected to enroll in one).

What is the ICF

The ICF (International Coach Federation) is the leading coach credentialing agency on the market. Many coaches have opted to become a member of the ICF (by paying an annual fee to be a member), but this is certainly not a requirement to be a coach. The ICF is strongly supportive of coaching becoming a licensed field - similar as to what you see with psychologists etc. Clearly they have incentive as they would be the leading credentialing agency and this would greatly increase their membership. Many coaches believe that this will come to fruition in the next 5-10 years. At that point in time its likely we'd see a large decrease in the number of people calling themselves coaches as well as an increase in the credibility and the stature of the industry.

I present this because if you did elect to go through a coach training program, the ICF provides a list of programs that are accredited. By training through one of these accredited programs, it is expected that your certification would be grandfathered into the status of a certified coach should a license become required. This might be one thing to consider as you contemplate what level of training and education you would like to participate in as well as who provides that training.

In Summary

To summarize, if you've been considering becoming a professional coach (life coach), its important to educate yourself on what a coach is and is not. There is a lot of information on the internet available (much on this site) that can provide you with a foundation for understanding coaching models and how to 'be coach'.

Legally, at this point in time, there are no requirements to obtain a certification or license for someone to begin calling themselves a coach (in that regards, it's similar to consulting). If you would like to begin coaching on a specific topic, its great to have a background on that topic but make sure that you know why you are differentiating what you are doing as coaching rather than consulting.

Educationally there are many coach training programs available. I suggest that you attend at least some coaching courses (or hire your own coach) such that you begin to understand how coaching works. If you do elect to go with a coach training program, a good thing to consider would be whether or not is is recognized by the International Coach Federation such that you will not to become re-certified in the future should this become an industry requirement.

I hope this answers your first set of questions on how to become a life coach - I am sure it will lead to more questions. I'll provide more coaching tips, tools and suggestions throughout the course of the year on this website- so visit often. Till then...

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What Can Life Coaching Help With

How to Find the Best Life Coach

A Life Coach is a person you hire to help you focus on your present, in order to forge actionable strategies for achieving specific goals.
 A Life Coach excels in providing exercises that can help you clarify goals and steps needed to achieve them.

WHY SHOULD I HIRE A LIFE COACH WHEN I CAN GET A FRIEND/COLLEAGUE TO HELP ME OUT?

There are countless reasons why you should choose a Life Coach over a friend or colleague to bring some stability back into your increasingly chaotic life.

I enumerate a few here :

1. WILL HELP YOU TAKE TOUGH BUT RIGHT DECISIONS

The solutions that a friend/guardian offers are more often than not a reflection of there own fears and insecurities. They would probably suggest you to choose the easy way out, in order to put you out of your misery quickly.

A Life Coach, on the contrary will make you realise your true potential and encourage you to do what must be done and not what is easy.

2. WILL GIVE YOU AN UNBIASED OPINION

Your friends/colleagues might be holding some unreasonable prejudices towards you or your work field. This would adversely affect the life councelling they provide you.
 On the other hand, a Life Coach will not only give you an unbiased opinion but will also guide you throughout the duration of your goal completion.

3. WILL NOT JUDGE YOU

It is difficult to reveal your past mistakes to your near ones as you are afraid that they might start judging you and end up with a negetive image of you.
 Whereas you can open up to your Life Coach, unabashed of your past blunders.
 A Life Coach will help you learn from those mistakes and reframe your work plan accordingly.

4. WILL STAND BY YOU

Unlike a friend who would give you endless advices and then leave you on your own to actually tackle your problems, a Life Coach will support, guide and encourage you throughout the entire journey.

A Life Coach is a light house rather than a life boat. He won’t rescue you, but instead help you to find your own way to the shore.

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Life Coaching Success - Life Success Planning

Setting Goals:

Being a visionary is required in a business and without vision, it is hard to survive in the industry. Business Coaching is a way through which business owners can learn to create a vision for a company. By creating a vision statement, employees, shareholders will know the objective and the direction of the business. Thus it’ll ultimately help a business to set and achieve goals in time. So, it is the most important thing that a business owner will learn from the coaching sessions.

Accurate Pricing:

Sometimes business owners while deciding the pricing of their products or services and they use different tactics like discounts, free trials etc to attract a group of customers. But such tactics can be bad for their business process as per their vision and mission. By doing so, there may be negative impacts on the breakeven analysis of the business. Here a Business Coach can help a business owner with multiple business tools like Price Discount Calculator, Break Even Calculator etc. Such tools ensure that that the pricing and discount should be in accordance with the industry and the vision of the company.

Team Engagement and High Productivity:

High productivity in any business can be achieved only when it’s employees will be engaged with each other. There should not be any loopholes in the work process and communication. Sometimes it takes too much effort to deliver high productivity due to lack of the engagement and enthusiasm in the workforce. Business Coach helps business owners to align the employees with the business goals through different engagement processes like Break Down Analysis, Weekly Operation Reviews etc.

To perform all the above-mentioned things is somewhat difficult for a business owner without getting coached by a business coach. Building a business plan, implement it and identifying new business opportunities are the few things which need a assistance from a business guru so that he can recommend necessary changes to make it more efficient. So if you find yourself or know anyone who is in a need of Business Coach in Oklahoma then do let me know in comments.


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Miami Online Life Coach

Business Coaching

In old days, there were no life coaches. In fact, business owners in Miami were forced to focus on the profit and the things which were required to run a business. Buy nowadays that scenario is changed and now business owners are focusing on return on investments, profits, customer value, and other goals. There are plenty of ways a business owner can improve their business but for the small or long-term success of the business, it required to get some feedback and consultation or coaching from the industry persons. By attending Business Coaching sessions, business owners can improve their business a lot. Below are the 3 ways through which business coaching can improve and deliver results in order to improve the business in a short term in Miami  .

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Miami Life Coach: Small Steps Can Lead To Success

what are some things that can make a man happy? I think everybody has one certain thingthey need to have to have a happy life for me it's to have a good barber oh is this it? let's back up for a second back in Russia as a kid I've just always enjoyed going to the barber shop And this is especially true whenever I joined the Navy see military haircuts are the worst It's 5 minutes in and out that's when I really really got into the barbershop scene I only wanted to get my hair cut by real professional barbers ever since then and six months ago I moved to Korea I quickly realized that barbershops are not a common thing here men usually go to Hair Designers to get their hair cut so I thought give a try and honestly I wasn't completely satisfied something was just missing Just got a beer! I usually keep my eyes closed for 99% of my haircut because it's just extremely relaxing for me it's really clear and quiet in my head I feel like I connect with the person that's cutting my hair but the other reason is because I don't want to see myself until the job is done and when I looked at my hair for the first time there I don't think I've ever ever in my entire life had such a perfect hair cut at some point I actually said " I can finally die a happy man " after that experience and I ment it, that was from the bottom of my heart random side note that super comfortable chair that I sat in was $25,000 And all the other equipment that was used was $10,000 that just shows how dedicated and how passionate this man is about his art and when I say art I mean it when I was watching the footage I felt like I was watching I felt like I was watching a maestro compose a beautiful symphony but what's more impressive than the expensive equipment is the fact that master Charles has been cutting hair for 50 years and he was Korea's first certified barber master I mean that alone to me is extremely impressive and this shows how much love this person has for his job so I'm going to end this video with two things one I just want to say thank you so much master Charles and all of his fantastic staff they made me feel at home and all I felt there was just love It was fantastic thank you so much I promise that I will not go to anyone else but you from now on and number two I personally believe that every man should at least once experience a true barbershop experience at least once You don't have to go to this barbershop if you don't want to but if I recommend you go anywhere in Korea it's to Charles barbershop so I just want to say thank you so much for watching and I hope you have a wonderful day yeah that's it bye honestly I thought that I was a little bit underdressed last time so next time I'm going to wear something nicer I just got to remember how to tie a fucking tie.

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Life Coaching Success - Life Success Planning

When we take about life success planning in terms of life results coaching we need to stay focused on the goals and the results required by the client. Life coaching is focused on the present and the future, so It is not about the past. Planning to improve your life through coaching is based upon the partnership formed between the coach and the client. No goal is too small or to big for the coaching process. When you tackle a large goal you simply break it down into manageable pieces.

Goal setting is an important aspect for anyone to be successful in the coaching process. Goal setting enables you to achieve results in an organized manner and within the required time frame. Therefore, it is important that life planning goals are set very carefully.

Proper life success planning is needed for goal setting otherwise one can lose their focus and get side tracked. When you have set your goals, you should feel confident about the work you are doing, and you should also prioritize the items are to be fulfilled first. These raise your motivation and self-esteem and you have a positive outlook towards the coaching process and the work that you are doing.

While setting goals or even planning for them, you have to make sure that your goals are SMART.

Smart goals have to be specific and to the point. They need to be measurable and obtainable, as well as realistic and able to be completed in a timely manner. Smart goals give you the advantage of being able to explain them to others and set up tasks to reach them quickly. Vague goals to do not help anyone, so you should be focused and realistic when you go after your next goal.

By having a SMART approach to setting goals will make you identify the loopholes, gauge yourself and help you achieve your goals more easily. These goals can help you reach the results you want from life using concrete steps. One of the keys to life planning is to ensure your goal(s) are based on the OUTCOMES you want in life and not just the "task" you need to accomplish to reach these goals.

What ARE the outcomes you are looking for? Do you need to adjust the way you've worded your goals to be focused on outcomes? When you look only at the tasks you can get bogged down in the details and not see the true value of the work required to obtain the results you want from your life planning and goal setting process.

Miami

3 Ways Business Coaching Can Improve Your Business

Setting Goals:

Being a visionary is required in a business and without vision, it is hard to survive in the industry. Business Coaching is a way through which business owners can learn to create a vision for a company. By creating a vision statement, employees, shareholders will know the objective and the direction of the business. Thus it’ll ultimately help a business to set and achieve goals in time. So, it is the most important thing that a business owner will learn from the coaching sessions.

Accurate Pricing:

Sometimes business owners while deciding the pricing of their products or services and they use different tactics like discounts, free trials etc to attract a group of customers. But such tactics can be bad for their business process as per their vision and mission. By doing so, there may be negative impacts on the breakeven analysis of the business. Here a Business Coach can help a business owner with multiple business tools like Price Discount Calculator, Break Even Calculator etc. Such tools ensure that that the pricing and discount should be in accordance with the industry and the vision of the company.

Team Engagement and High Productivity:

High productivity in any business can be achieved only when it’s employees will be engaged with each other. There should not be any loopholes in the work process and communication. Sometimes it takes too much effort to deliver high productivity due to lack of the engagement and enthusiasm in the workforce. Business Coach helps business owners to align the employees with the business goals through different engagement processes like Break Down Analysis, Weekly Operation Reviews etc.

To perform all the above-mentioned things is somewhat difficult for a business owner without getting coached by a business coach. Building a business plan, implement it and identifying new business opportunities are the few things which need a assistance from a business guru so that he can recommend necessary changes to make it more efficient. So if you find yourself or know anyone who is in a need of Business Coach in Oklahoma then do let me know in comments.


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Miami Get A Life Coach

As an entrepreneur in Miami , you like to do your own thing. But going at it alone is not always the best idea.

There comes a time when you need an expert opinion to ensure you and your business reach it’s full potential. And that’s where hiring a life coach or a business coach becomes a smart move.

I’ve personally experienced the benefits of hiring a coach in my own business over the past year. Below are ten examples of how hiring a coach can make your business more successful.

1. Get Unstuck and Find Motivation

Without a doubt the best thing a business coach can do for your business is get you unstuck. As a business owner, you can get in our own way a lot, and spend a lot of time in your head. So you need someone to pull you out of the funk.

No matter how much self-motivation you might have, it seems nearly impossible to yourself to keep going. That outside push from a coach is what you need to get moving and get going. Even if it’s a confirmation of what you were already thinking, a coach can give you that extra jolt you’re looking for.

2. Challenge You to Try New Things

As an introvert who runs an online business, I can very quickly become enthralled in my own ideas and goals. This is a comfortable place because you can stay at home in your office all day “creating” and leave the outside world where it is.

If you’re anything like me, you know how hard it is to step outside your comfort zone and meet new people or try new things. This is one of best things about having a coach on your side. They will give you a gentle push to explore yourself and your ideas more, while giving you that tough love not to quit.

Everything we do in life is intertwined; our finances, our businesses and ourselves. For this reason I’ve worked with both a life coach and a business coach because I needed help getting over my mental and financial blocks.

3. Increase Your Creativity and Income

Once I was able to get past my (often self-imposed) roadblocks, my creativity was unleashed and I was able to start brainstorming ideas for better products and services for my customers. A coach will give you the courage to get out of your own way, so you can charge what you’re worth, start a line of products to make more money, or increase your prices.

A coach also creates a safe place for you to hash out ideas, test theories and ensure you showcase your work properly. For many of us creatives, it’s hard to brag on ourselves or share our accomplishments, but a coach will help you get past that insecurity. And once you get that ball rolling, it will be hard to stop you!

4. Find Support and Encouragement

You’ll be amazed at the things you can accomplish when you have someone who believes in what you’re doing. Having a support system around you or hearing a few words of encouragement can lift your spirits when you’re down.

With everything going on around you, it can get overwhelming, frustrating and even lonely at times. A coach will be right there with you the whole time, helping you take that next step towards success.

Of course, the point is to get to a place where you have all the tools in your toolbox to handle what life throws at you. But until you’re ready, the encouragement you get from a coach might be just the thing you need to do your great work.

5. Identify Strengths and Weaknesses

t’s easy to think that we know ourselves really well, and understand our likes and dislikes. But when it comes to bringing out the hidden talents and deep desires, you’ll likely surprise yourself.

It often takes an outside perspective of someone who knows you really well, to tell it like it is. A coach can identify patterns, and help you exploit your strengths while bolstering your weaknesses.

6. Gain More Confidence

You’ll never truly know what you’re capable of until you have someone who pushes you outside your comfort zone. After working with my own business coach for over a year, I’ve been able to build up a lot more confidence in my own ideas, thought process and even the way I approach my business.

If you’re like me, you know you have greatness within you but you aren’t always sure if it’s a good idea, or something that will get you rejected. It’s hard to convince yourself that you have the ability to accomplish your business goals, and that’s where having a coach is key.

They can help instill the confidence you need to accomplish your big goals, while offering support and guidance for your (sometimes not so great) ideas.

7. Establish Audacious But Realistic Goals

It’s not difficult to set goals and create dreams and I’m sure you already have multiple ideas for your business listed out right now. But will you ever attain them?

With a coach you can! And you better be sure you want to reach a goal because once you mention it, they won’t let you make excuses for not trying. Most times they expect you to reach for the stars, because they can see your potential.

As they challenge you to try new things, they will also strongly encourage you to think bigger, jump higher and really go for what you want.

Audacious goals are the ones that scare us to death, but for an experienced coach they know it’s closer within reach than you realize. Then once you reach those crazy goals you’ll feel invincible and your confidence will skyrocket!

8. Prioritize Your (Business) Needs First

As a business owner it’s easy to put your customers, clients and even your family ahead of your own needs. This is especially evident as a solopreneur or freelance who single-handedly keeps the business going.

A business coach will help you prioritize your business in a way that will enable it to be successful, without sacrificing the other parts of your life, including your mental and physical health.

Additionally, you could even work with your coach to seamlessly integrate your work into your life. With the technology available today, you have no excuse not to take care of yourself so you can give the best to your business and those around you.

9. Be Accountable to Someone

What did you accomplish this week? Are you making progress on your goals? These are standard questions at the beginning of each coaching session that will get you sweating if you haven’t put in the work.

A coach is a built-in accountability partner that nudges and reminds you of what you promised to do, and what you’re working towards. It’s all too easy to make promises to ourselves and then break them because we don’t feel like it, or it’s too hard.

When you’re accountable to someone else, you don’t have that luxury. If you really want to accomplish your big goals and take your business to the next level, hiring a business coach is the right step.

10. Harness Your Ideas

The entrepreneurial mind is a beautiful thing, but it comes with it’s fair share of challenges. One of them being the fact that we have so many ideas, we don’t know where to start. On the flip side, you might be clinging to an idea or direction a lot longer than you should. (Beating a dead horse and all.)

Having a coach on your side will help you gain a fresh perspective so you can harness your ideas. They will also allow you to pivot directions if it’s time to move on.

A Coach is the Best Investment for Your Business

Running a business alone is a tough thing, and I would say nearly impossible to do successfully. You generally need the support of friends, family and colleagues. But in my experience a coach is also a must.

It’s like having a best friend who also knows the ins-and-outs of the industry and can share trade secrets with you. They are a valuable resource you can count on and look to when you need guidance or even a friendly ear.

Are you having a hard time closing new leads? Hire a coach to help you revamp your marketing campaign. You two can sit down together and hash out your process. Download a free proposal template and do it together; two minds are better than one.

Hiring a life and business coach has single-handedly taken my business to the next level in Miami . And without that much-needed support, I would probably still be stuck at my day job, hating my life.

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How Do You Find A Life Coach

WELCOME BACK.

DO YOU HAVE A GOAL YOU'RE TRYING TO REACH OR A HABIT YOU'RE TRYING TO BREAK? THE NEXT GUESTS SMALL STEPS CAN LEAD TO SUCCESS WHILE BIG GOALS CAN BACK FIRE.

WE WANT TO WELCOME BOARD CERTIFIED LIFE COACH MARINE BOAZ -- MARLENE BOSZ.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

GOOD TO SEE YOU, TOO.

THIS APPLIES TO SO MANY PEOPLE.

WE HAVE SOMETHING.

RIGHT.

WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH OR STOP.

MAY BE IT'S SMOKING OR SOMETHING ELSE.

RIGHT.

WE THINK OF THIS GOAL WE WANT TO ACHIEVE.

RIGHT.

WHILE GOALS ARE GOOD, IT'S IT'S MORE PORT TO THINK ABOUT THE PROCESS.

INTERESTING.

AND THE SMALL STEPS IT TAKES TO GET THERE.

AND THAT IS WHAT WILL REALLY BUILD.

THE LONG OF-TERM SUCCESS -- LONG-TERM SUCCESS.

I LOVE WHAT YOU SAY, TOO.

SOMETIMES THEY'RE DECIDED FOR US.

THEY'RE DRAMATIC CHANGES.

RIGHT.

THAT IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE SMALLER STEPS.

I THINK ANY OF US, LIKE YOU SAID, COULD MAKE A LAUNDRY LIST OF THINGS TO CHANGE IN OUR LIVES.

YEAH.

IT COULD BE EXERCISE MORE OR BALANCE WORK LIFE MORE.

TO BETTER RELATIONSHIPS -- THERE IS ALWAYS THINGS TO DO.

PART OF BEING HUMAN AS WE PROGRESS AND GROW.

YOU SAID TO FOCUS ON THE PROCESS AND PRACTICES THAT BRING US TO THE RESULTS.

THAT'S RIGHT.

IT'S THE SMALL INCREMENTAL STEPS.

THEY'RE CUMULATIVE.

THE GAINS THAT WE MAKE ON A SMALL, MAYBE DAILY OR WEEKLY BASIS WILL LEAD US TO OUR GOAL.

SO OFTEN, WE KEEP OUR EYE ON THE END GAME.

WE SORT OF FORGET ABOUT THE STEPS.

WHAT IS FUNNY IS THAT I SAW A FRIEND OF MINE POSTS ON INSTAGRAM A POST THAT SAID JEFF YOU LOOK AT YOUR YEAR, YOUR LIFE FROM A YEAR AGO, YOU NEVER WOULD HAVE ENVISIONED YOU WERE HERE TODAY.

A LOT OF TIMES THAT HAPPENED.

-- THAT HAPPENS.

THAT'S RIGHT.

AND YOU DON'T ENVISION WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO BE NEXT IN LIFE.

Reporter: WANTED TO USE THE GRAPHIC TO SHOW YOU.

IT'S A SIMPLE IDEA.

UH-HUH.

AND LIKE YOU SAID A YEAR AGO, IF THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE IN A POSITIVE PLACE IN YOUR LIFE, AND THIS IS A NEGATIVE, YOU KNOW, ALL OF THE THINGS YOU DON'T WANT TO DO OR THINGS YOU'RE NOT HAPPY WITH IN YOUR LIFE, WHETHER YOU START OUT, THERE IS NOT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE.

IF YOU KEEP GOING ALONG THE PATH AND DON'T MAKE THE CHANGES, THE LONGER YOU GO THERE, THE HARDER IT IS TO GET OVER HE TOHERE.

THE BIGGER THE GAP IS.

AND THAT IS SORT OF LIKE THE KNOWING, DOING GAP.

YOU KNOW WHAT YOU SHOULD DO AND YOU DON'T DO IT.

THE FURTHER YOU GO, THE HARDER IT IS AND BECOMES OVERWHELMING.

YEAH.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, IF YOUR GOAL IS OVER HERE, YOU REALLY HAVE TO TAKE THE SMALL STEPS.

THE PATTERN WILL GET YOU THERE AND EVEN IF YOU SLIP UP, YOU ARE ONLY HERE.

IF YOU SLIP UP HERE, IF YOU SLIP UP HERE, I MEAN THAT IS STILL A LONG WAY TO GO.

AND I THINK IN LOOKING AT THIS, LET'S THINK ABOUT IT AS FAR AS THE DIET.

RIGHT.

AND THE NEGATIVE --.

OR MORE.

AND YOU'RE ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE OF THING AND KEEP EATING CHEESEBURGERS AND FRENCH FRIES.

ON THE POSITIVE, YOU MAKE THE SMALL STEPS.

RIGHT.

YOU MAY SLIP UP HERE AND THERE BUT IF YOU STAY ON THE POSITIVE J.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE GOAL AND DON'T DO THE STEPS, YOU MIGHT LOSE YOUR 10 OR 20 POUNDS.

QUICKLY, YOU REALLY WHITE- KNUCKLED IT AND QUIT EATING SO MANY THINGS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE GET IT BACK.

THEY HAVEN'T DONE THE SMALL STEPS INTO THEIR LIVES AS ROUTINES.

YOU SAY TO REMEMBER THE 3Rs.

RIGHT.

WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CHANGING HABITS.

SOMETHING TO REMIND YOURSELF.

AT MY AGE, I LIKE TO IMPROVE MY BALANCE.

IT'S IMPORTANT.

I BRUSH MY TEETH EVERY DAY.

OBVIOUSLY, A COUPLE OF TIMES IN THE DAY.

WHAT IF I BRUSH IT ON ONE FOOT? SOMETHING I DO EVERY DAY, TIE IT TO SOMETHING YOU WANT TO DO.

OR IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS AND SAY YOU CHECK YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA, INSTEAD OF CHECKING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA, REACH OUT TO SOMEONE.

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF THINGS.

TAKE SOMETHING YOU WOULD DO REGULARLY AND TIE SOMETHING YOU WANT TOCO.

YOU CAN REMIND YOURSELF.

OKAY, AND HOW ABOUT THE ROUTINE? THAT IS WHEN IT'S IMBEDDED IN THE ROUTINE.

THIS IS FUNNY.

TALK ABOUT THE INCREMENTAL STEPS.

I SAW MY BROTHER.

HE LOST WEIGHT.

I SAID HOW DID YOU LOSE WEIGHT? HE SAID I STARTED EATING A KLONDIKE EVERY DAY AFTER DINNER.

HOW DID YOU LOSE WEIGHT? HE SAID --.

THE ICE CREAM BARS? YES.

I USED TO EAT A BIG BOWL OF ICE CREAM AND I WENT DOWN TO A KLONDIKE AND LOST WEIGHT.

OH.

AND THERE WAS A SMALL INCREMENTAL STEP EASY TO DO AND THAT BASEBALL A PART OF A ROUTINE WITH A GOOD END.

THAT SOMETIMES SEEMS EASIER FOR MEN.

ABSOLUTELY.

AND --.

AND THAT WILL BE NO CHANGE.

AND THE OTHER, WE HAD REMIND, ROUTINE AND REWARD.

WHEN YOU MAKE A POSITIVE SMALL STEP, TAKE 30 SECONDS AND REMIND YOURSELF THAT YOU DID TAKE A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION BECAUSE THAT WILL IMBED IT AND THAT WILL HELP YOU BUILD ON YOUR SUCCESSES.

AND WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ALL OF THIS STUFF, IS IT IMPORTANT TO MAYBE LOOK BACK AFTER OUR PERIOD OF TIME.

NOT AFTER A WEEK OR MONTH, WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE REWARDS, LOOK BACK AFTER A YEAR OF MAKING THE SMALL STEPS IN.

SURE.

AND WE KNOW THAT SORT OF, YOU KNOW, TRACKING IT AND REMEMBERING IT'S A JOURNEY AND THAT YOUR PROCESS IS WHAT WILL ADD UP TO THE END GOAL.

I SEE.

AND GOOD STUFF.

THANK YOU.

MARLENE BOSZ, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

UH-HUH.

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