Alternative to Goal Setting

Hello everyone!

Just yesterday I was working with my coach. I pointed out to her how much I hated describing goals or schedules or budgets, because at least in my case; it would seem as if doing so were a repellent to me achieving them.

She suggested I described them to full detail instead. Like my ideal job is: and go!

So, I here is the result to my alternate goal-setting technique. Here it is:

1)Visualize what you want.¬† –¬†

Where is it? Who are you with? What are the feelings or emotions that are present? What do you regularly do there? What do you get (material, spiritual, etc..)

Example:

Where? I work from home in my house in the forest.

Who am I with? I am with my family. And I get to have a balanced life.

What emotions are present? Love, peace, success, nourishment, joy.

What do you regularly do there? I exercise, eat healthy, spend family time, give online group sessions, some live group sessions and a few 1:1 coaching sessions.

What do I get? I get a closer relationship with God and my loved ones; a lot of love, spiritual and persona growth, for that growth, an immense array of possibilities to give!  A more than decent income that allows for me to live comfortably and practice reverse tithing.

The more detailed each of these is, the clearer it will be how you can make it work and what, and what to let go. This also applies to step 2.

2)Describe it in detail.

Include: people, colors, textures, places, sensations, feelings, your behaviors, your activity level.

3)Get to work on it!

Not there yet? It doesn’t matter! Build a close enough environment so you naturally orbit to it’s happening.

In my example the best thing I have done and have my clients do is build a schedule with activities and emotions that describe its happening…

For example: Build a schedule that allows for you to experience balance. With time to exercise, work, spend time with your loved ones.

Do activities that produce the emotions you want to experience.

Enjoy!

Look for my video tomorrow on the describing textures, etc…

Have a lovely Thursday!

– Angie Weaver

On Coaching…

Hello everyone!

This is a very personal article to voice my concern as a coach. I have been coaching (on different areas) for the past 18 years. I have been a consultant, a coach and I hold a Masters in Counselling. And no, this is not about my resume. Its just to give you an idea that I DO know what I’m speaking of.

In the past weeks I have almost fainted while listening or seeing the proposals of some of my peers.

  1. You cannot diagnose someone after saying hi. You might be thinking… I’m sorry whaa? That IS NOT coaching! Agreed! And even more so on social media. By this I mean… my client has to share their problem with me BEFORE I make an assumption. E.g. You have limiting beliefs, Your self-esteem problems, etc.. Most empowerment comes from within and should be addressed in future sessions, not on the first one, NOT on a social media post!!! And not necessarily with those words…
  2. Coaching is about guiding someone to achieve a certain result. May that result be deep transformation, keeping true to losing weight or consistently achieving¬† goals. Yes, you will cheer your client but you are not only that. I have stated a number of times I am not my client’s cheerleader because they do not NEED my approval. I am not a motivator per se either. However I DO motivate my clients when they feel down to keep them true to their desire and their goals. My most important motivator is helping my clients build up unconditional self-love, self-acceptance and their own voice.
  3. We’ve got to STOP selling coaching! I mean STOP!!! Sell the result you deliver, sell your unique technique, sell, sell, sell… UGH! We are NOT at the supermarket!!! And we’re not tagging groceries! These are HUMAN lives we’re aiming to guide to their full potential. HUMAN.PRECIOUS.LIVES. Let that sink in.
  4. Be yourself! It really gets on to my nerves this assumption form either clients or fellow coaches that you’ve got to be (or pretend to be) perfect to be a successful coach. No, darling, we are ALSO HUMAN… not bots. So, it’s more than O.K. to feel a 9 in a scale from 1 -10 even have 5, 3 , 2 or 1 days… sometimes even weeks.. The idea is NOT to be or pretend to be perfect but to walk your talk and be able to be self-motivated and motivate others… And EVEN to take a TIME OUT!!!
  5. Coaching is a profession to serve and make the world a better place. We need gazillions to make that happen. Yes, gazillions of us, coaches. A whole bunch of people that are professional, act with integrity, make a difference in their own lives, their loved ones’ and their clients.

I recall that as a counselor I “made a vow” to be aware that every time a client sat in my practice I was carrying the name of all off my colleagues on my shoulders. I guess this a two-fold invitation.

On the one hand, to all my peers to act as one and to really CARE for the human in the other side of the screen, the phone, the audience or your desk.

On the other hand, to all clients that might be getting a bad impression of coaching, for those who feel short changed by coaching… my¬† practice is one click away.

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Succeeding in the Now

Hello! Hello!

I trust you are all doing great! So today I decided to dedicate an article to Success. As you all may know by now, I am redefining success as a result of a balanced life. I will share more on that in a few articles. For today I will be speaking about mindset and the importance of succeeding in the now and the few steps to achieving it.

Succeeding in the Now… Hmmmmm? But, but, I haven’t gotten to my goal yet. True!

Aaand,, I need to take massive action to get there… Also true!

It’s just succeeding in the NOW implies that:

a) You know that the steps you are taking will take you to where you want to get. In other words, you have clarity on what success (destination) means.

b) With that clarity you have the certainty that the actions you are taking will get you closer to your destination.

c) You are confident enough of the two above (certainty and clarity) that you are willing to ADJUST your activities to succeed and for the good of all parts involved.

And on that c is EXACTLY where mindset comes. I believe there is NO failure, there are lessons to be learned along the way. It is the clarity and confidence in the NOW that you are already succeeding which will keep you going.

IF you don’t believe that to be true. Start and keep asking yourself

  • What do I need to do to succeed?
  • Is there anything I need to change to build up on my success?
  • Is there anything I need to learn?
  • Who do I need to surround myself with? ( Remember: It’s Ok if you don’t know them personally¬†¬†(yet ) surround¬† yourself with them or be surrounded by them in form of: books, podcasts, posts… )
  • Is there anyway I can start mimicking the people I admire in any way possible?

So. Be ready to succeed in the NOW and in more than one areas of your life! Unstoppable success comes form the calmness of a core in a fit and healthy body that builds reasons to live and contribute in expansive, loving ways!

In this way, Unstoppable, Holistic Success is far from a DESTINATION. It IS a way of life that makes living and UNFORGETTABLE ride!

Do you want to hop in?

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The Goal Keeper

Good morning everyone!

The Goal Keeper

As a Life and Business Coach I love having goals and seeing how my life improves for that reason.

I am sharing with you a format I designed for this matter. As you will notice, the goal keeper has no deadline (which are my favorite kind of goals) – the reason is that Id rather build up habits and heal emotions on an every-day basis.

To be fully honest, most fitness transformations, through diet, exercise or both show (typically) in a three week period time. I know, I know, you would like to see faster results!

Other types of transformation might seem instantaneous and powerful, but the actual result might take somewhat longer.

I do too!

So this Goal Keeper format can be used weekly, quarterly or monthly (whichever suits you).

On the second slide you will also see the Habit Tracker, this page feeds the results column in the Goal Tracker, as you will be able to notice and refine changes based on your Habit Building. The sample I used is weight-loss for it’s clear, measurable and specific. Your Freebie is here:

The Goal Keeper

If you want to have a fun experience in learning how to achieve your goals, live the life of your dreams and heal, you can book a FREE Key to Your Fullfiling Success. Here: ==>> Here >>> https://bit.ly/2C9AkgO

Happy weekend!!!

Angelica

Chunkytize – Make time to Have Time!.

Dream Catcher

The Dream Catcher

Hello everyone!

Come, learn how to Chunkytize and Make time to Have Time. The key is on how you get to do things.

Here are some tricks to it.

1) Do the things that are IMPORTANT, so they don’t become urgent. In this category I usually include, self-care. Spa time? Not really, or not what I am refering to; block one hour a day (at least) to read, meditate and exercise. Don’t worry it’s not one hour each. If blocking an hour for yourself seems impossible start with 15 minutes. Don’t have time to meditate? Practice mindfulness¬† Read this article for some ideas on how to:.Have a Date With Mindfulness

2) Block times for family and friends I know that is super hard if you’re a working mom. I try to do “smart multitasking” for that matter which means I cook/bake while I work and set up alarms to get my dish on time. I do the same with reading/meditating or exercising (at home) and laundry.

3) Ditch your to do list. Yes, that’s right! Ditch your to do list. Pick the three most important things on those per day and only three. – Try it for a week, the rest will “magically” take care of itself. Trust me. Ok¬† don’t trust me, just try it for seven days!

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4) Change those three things as needed through the week (think of your high-school/college schedule) some subjects happened every day, some didn’t.

5) Block some personal time – no, this is not your hour for self this personal time is just like when you ask for it at corporate – for emergencies, I block like 1-3 hours per day for this matter.


Have fun building your schedule! And my personal tip for this is… Make your goals a little flexible – use words like by and about Yes, I am familiar (and use) the SMART goal system (Speciic, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time constrained) BUT try using abou xx kilos/ pounds/ $$ and by x, y date, instead.

This small twitch will help you de-stress and still reach your goal. Happy prioritizing! If you want more information, Do you want to learn more?

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Enjoy!

Have a great week!

Angelica

Date with Mindfulness

Time: 5 to 15 minutes

A cup of your favorite drink

Time: 5 to 15 minutes

Grab a cup of your favorite drink. If it’s plain water add your favorite taste, it is important for this activity. Sit down on your favorite place and start a journal. You will need to read all these instructions first because I will ask for you to close your eyes. If you’d like to play some soothing music, do so.

Grab your cup, feel its texture. Smell your drink, close to dunking your nose to the cup. Now close your eyes and inhale deeply, what images come to your mind with this smell. What sensations arise? Do they elicit any emotion for you? Have a sip. Let it rest in your mouth. Notice its temperature, its texture. What flavors stand out? What sensations arise? Is there any emotion present? If any thought comes up just tell them thank you and let them go. Now is not their time, now it’s your time.

Repeat these instructions until you go through your whole drink. Before you open your eyes, notice if there are any sounds around you. If you put on some music, did you notice it while you were having your drink? No?

Welcome to the art of being mindful! Enjoy!

Mindfulness is a natural stress killer, practice it as often as you can. Of course it might imply one process at a time, but that will make you even more efficient and will aid you enjoy your life more!

 

Get Trim from Within! Stack up Habits! #OneByOne

It’s time Hack Emotional Stress!
Hello again!

I truly believe in trimming down though and through. Lighter everything. instantly stands for increased flow.

Sooo… today I’ll be speaking of the power of getting Trim from Within! What does getting trim from within mean? It means literally travelling lighter in all aspects of your life, starting today!
Get rid of clutter. That’s just an example. To really get to the core and the nit and grit of your losing any and all excessive weight – or at least starting to trim down (your body, your¬† work load or your schedule – is dealing with your emotions and toxic habits, behaviors and self-talk; as those are a straight line to comfort foods, doing things for love, approval or acceptance, and addictions (yes, including work).

I am pro-action and against victimhood so, I won’t be speaking about food, addictions or even getting into toxic relationships. Instead,¬† I will be talking about the three core emotions that keep you falling off the wagon and into damaging toxicity.

1. Anxiety – also known (and more popularly known as) stress… A meeting with your boss, a heavily loaded work-day, traffic, DEBT (financial or emotional), politics you name it. Endorphins needed!!!

2. Sadness/Pain/Grief – any loss. Literally any loss. We don’t seem to grow much through time, do we? Do you recall when you cried over a doll or a toy car? Bad news is, in a way, you still do! We all do. Say you lose your I-phone 10, or your favorite technology gadget; or cannot buy it. You’ll get comfort food instead, right? Again, think of the break-up ice-cream scene of any movie.

3. GUILT – ah! This is a heavy one, perhaps the heaviest in the list. There are so many things we feel guilty for, so very many! The most popular among super-busy over-achievers?a) I didn’t go to the gym AGAIN! Ugh, I cannot make time for even that; b) I didn’t get to my family reunion for working, I got too late to see my kid/s off to bed (again!) Ugh!; c) I failed at … (fill it with whichever thing you want on this list). The problem with guilt is that guilt is the mother of all addictions and mindless activities. As guilt is a combination of anxiety and sadness with the extra point of self-blame and typically, self-demanding (possibly through unrealistic goals or lack of boundaries).

By the way, Grief and Guilt add up to the Anxiety and Stress combo… So, if you want to trim from within…
Start tackling those emotions by cleansing the people and activities that trigger them; you could change the meaning of the interaction or just stop seeing that person or avoiding the activity.
Get into emotional liberation practices like EFT.
Make your goals more REALISTIC and ELIMINATE or MINIMIZE your self-demand. Yes, goals should be ambitious, but not overwhelmingly so.

And of course, to succeed START TODAY! Take ONE action, ideally one you can build a habit of and stack up on it.

Need help? Stop struggling getting your life back into shape!

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See you soon!

Angie Weaver

The Key to Keeping Weight Off Is..

It’s time to keep the weight off!!!
Today I’m super excited to share with you how to hack the code to your keeping fit. No, this is not a fad diet or a miracle cure. Not even a lecture on which foods to eat or not to eat,for that matter I’ll share the my free e-book Keto to Save Your Bod diet for free soon!
This e-mail will guide you through a different kind of tips. Lifestyle tips. As a Strategic Intervention Coach I love going deeper and finding the core of the matter when I feel stuck in any way. And yes, this is my struggle too. Even if, I have managed to lose over 8 pounds, I still have work to do and there are times in which I cannot escape from falling off the wagon. So, here are my techniques:
1. Get off the scale! This goes hand-in-hand with quitting on being over-demanding. Setting super-high goals or expectations are an almost certain road to frustration and bingeing on toxic foods and behaviors. Think of pigging out on ice-cream movie scenes to combat depression.Try ambitious but SMART goals instead. Simple, Measurable, ATTAINABLE, REALISTIC and Time constrained. (in this last one, I find most amicable to weight-loss defining when I start not when exactly I get to shed x pounds or inches).ç

2. Commit to moving daily. The recommendation is 20 minutes straight. Walk everywhere you can.
3. Set time apart in which you can exercise (doing your favorite activity) for at least an hour 3 Р5 times a week. This is key to your getting fitter. You can read about our favorite ideas in this article: https://bit.ly/2W6lf5D

4.Enjoy deeply what you eat, the time you walk or the exercise you pick. You can get a double benefit if you listen to empowerment meditations, e-books or simply do so to your favorite energizing music.

5. Keep a journal of what you eat. “Sorry, whaaa?” you might be thinking. Don’t worry! Keep a journal of what you eat when it is associated to an emotion and work on it if you can with your coach, if not try expressing it in safe, and supportive places.
For example, I used to smoke when I felt sadness crawl up my throat.
Cigarettes are not food, fair enough, but you get the idea; right?
6. Set a reward system. Here’s mine.
Complete gym bag – 1 cup of coffee.
1 week of complete gym bag – 1 smoothie. (I evidently suck at packing up my gym bag)
Kept to my exercise routine – 3 – 5 times a week. – 1 chocolate thin.
Kept to my exercise routine for a whole month Р1 non-keto think crust pizza  day!

7. State a purpose for your being fit. Mine is Fitter! Stronger! Younger? Here are some others: Trimmer means Healthier; or the Fitter, more Energized, Successful in every way. The idea is that it’s your purpose, a powerful statement that clearly addresses you powerful why, This is the motivation to the driver to keep you commuted to your goals

Extra tip: When I fall off the wagon I usually get back on it through fasting.

See you soon! #SustainableWellnessBits.

Angie!
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Purpose Fueled Goals!

From this year forward I will accomplish my goals and fulfill my dreams! You can make 2020 the year you keep to your resolutions and make your dreams come true! And I can help you accomplish this!
As a Coach, a Consultant and a Fitness Junkie I have noticed how dreams and goals go back to the burner within the first three months of the year. I have also noticed that there is a common reason for that to be happening which is: the lack of a powerful why! Yes, it is that easy and that complex.
With a powerful why you will make the time, you will find the resourcefulness and you will keep the drive and motivation to accomplish anything.
THIS was the most sought treasure in corporate: find ways to motivate the employees; it is also the highest driver for successful businesses, and that what pulled survivors out of concentration camps during WWII.
Now, imagine the impact a powerful why can have in your life, in your business, at work… Go a level deeper and envision the power purpose driven goals can have.
Come, thrive, BE Unstoppable. This year, make your dreams come true! Make 2019 the Breakthrough year, the Pathway to Success. Goal by Goal. Driven by Purpose to Succeed!
Try it!

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It’s time to … SOAR!

Happy New Year!

Angelica Weaver

The Art of Prioritizing

Hello everyone! So yesterday, I promised a post on prioritizing for a group of friends Better said than done, right? Wrong! Here are some tricks to it.

1) Do the things that are IMPORTANT, so they don’t become urgent. In this category I usually include, self-care. Spa time? Not really, or not what I am referring to; block one hour a day (at least) to read, meditate and exercise. Don’t worry it’s not one hour each. If blocking an hour for yourself seems impossible start with 15 minutes. Don’t have time to meditate? Practice mindfulness.

2) Block times for family and friends I know that is super hard if you’re a working mom. I try to do “smart multitasking” for that matter which means I cook/bake while I work and set up alarms to get my dish on time. I do the same with reading/meditating or exercising (at home) and laundry. 3) Ditch your to do list. Yes, that’s right! Ditch your to do list. Pick the three most important things on those per day and only three. – Try it for a week, the rest will “magically” take care of itself. Trust me.

4) Change those three things as needed through the week (think of your high-school/college schedule) somethings happened every day, some didn’t. 5) Block some personal time – no, this is not your hour for self this personal time is just like when you ask for it at corporate – for emergencies, I block like 1-3 hours per day for this matter.
Have fun building your schedule! And my personal tip for this is… Make your goals a little flexible – use words like by and about Yes, I am familiar (and use) the SMART goal system (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time constrained) BUT try using about xx kilos/ pounds/ $$ and by x, y date, instead. This small twitch will help you de-stress and still reach your goal. Happy prioritizing! If you want more information, Book a free Discovery Session Here == >>>¬†https://bit.ly/2C9AkgO.¬†ūüėäEnjoy!