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you have unmet goals?
arent alone. In fact, most of us live with unfulfilled
aspirations, which is why the self-help industry is booming.
many widely used self-help techniques fail to deliver
in point: Youve probably heard of the Yale
Goal Study where researchers were said to have interviewed
the graduating Yale seniors in 1953, asking whether or
not the students had written down specific goals that
they wanted to achieve. Then 20 years down the road the
researchers looked up each student and discovered that
the 3% of the class who had written down their goals had
accumulated more personal wealth than the other 97% combined.
compelling story, but complete fiction.
Yale Goal Study never happened, though motivational
speakers and self-help books have quoted it for years.
selling author and psychologist Richard Wiseman went on
a mission to craft a no-nonsense response to the bogus
self-help techniques. Using a diverse range of scientific
data he uncovered a proven approach to achieve any goal.
following 5 successful techniques (Do This) and 5 unsuccessful
techniques (Not That) are from Wisemans book, 59
Seconds Change Your Life in Under a Minute.
this: Make a Step-by-Step Plan.
you are serious about achieving your goal, then you need
to create a step-by-step plan on how to do it.
goal-achievers break down their overall goal into sub-goals.
Each sub-goal needs to be concrete, measurable and time-based.
that: Motivate yourself by focusing on someone that you
show that focusing on someone you admire is not a strong
enough motivator to see you through your goal.
this: Tell Other People About Your Goal.
badly do you want to achieve your goal? If you want it
bad enough, youll tell your friends and family.
technique works on two levels. First, youve put
yourself on the spot by letting the world in on your goal,
so its all-eyes-on-you. Failure would be public.
your friends and family are there to offer support and
encouragement. Dont underestimate the psychological
power of having someone in your corner.
that: Think about the bad things.
you focus on the negative it becomes your reality.
this: Focus on the Good Things When Achieving Your Goal.
yourself of the benefits associated with achieving your
a checklist of how life will be better once you have achieved
your aim. This gets your focus on a positive future, one
thats worth the effort.
that: Try to suppress unhelpful thoughts.
than trying to erase that image of chocolate cake from
your mind, learn to deal with the reality of temptation
this: Reward Your Progress.
show that attaching rewards to each of your sub-goals
rewards should never conflict with your major goal. When
aiming to lose weight, never use food as a reward.
that: Rely on willpower.
alone rarely gets anyone to their goal.
this: Record Your Progress.
your plans, progress, benefits and rewards concrete by
expressing them in writing.
a hand-written journal, your computer or a bulletin board
to chart your progress. This process is priceless for
that: Fantasize about life after achieving your goal.
is fun, but simply fantasizing about your new life will
not make it a reality.
you ready to achieve your fitness and weight loss goal
once and for all? Call or email me now to get started
on the process that will put an end to your yo-yo dieting
and your fat jeans.
is your time to get into the best shape of your life.
you work towards your fitness goals, finding desserts
that are low in natural sugars will facilitate your results.
It will take some time for your taste buds to adjust from
enjoying intense, refined sugars to appreciating the subtly
and delight of natural, wholesome sugar found in fruit.
This pudding is a spectacular way to enjoy creamy chocolate
while avoiding refined sugars entirely. The avocado, banana
and dates provide real, usable nutrients and vitamins
while pleasing your sweet tooth.
what you need
- 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1 banana, peeled
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 dates, pitted
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Combine all of the ingredients in a high speed blender
or food processor. Blend until creamy and smooth. Place
in serving bowls and chill for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Analysis: One serving equals: 228 calories, 17g fat, 16g
carbohydrate, 26mg sodium, 7g sugar, 7g fiber, and 4g
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you overwhelmed with the big changes that you want to
make in your body and in your lifestyle? The person that
you are today may be miles from the person that you want
to be, and this could cause you to try on too many changes
best strategy is to find one new healthy habit to dedicate
yourself to this week, and dont try to add more
until youve got the first one mastered! Narrow your
focus to one single improvement at a time; youll
be delighted by the result.
friend and coach
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