Whether you believe in them or not, whether you call them resolutions, commitments, affirmations, intentions or whatever… they can, and have, worked for thousands of people across borders – why not make them work for you?
Here are a few ways to increase the likelihood of making 2016 one outstanding year – the year you didn’t just talk about doing ‘it’ – this is going to be the year you actually did ‘it.’
First get clear on what your ‘it’ is – is it something your that gets you jazzed and excited or just something you feel you should do? I’ll tell you right now that The Shoulds are very unlikely to make it to February but the jazzy ones – now you’ve got hope!
To tell or not to tell – People often ask me, should I tell other people about my commitment – to which I answer yes and no. Yes, tell encouraging, motivated, positive, supportive people who will help you. No, do not tell people who are negative, unsupportive or the jealous type.
Break your commitment down into small manageable chunks, a little of something is better than a whole lot of nothing.
Reward yourself for small successes and preserver even after setback.
Like ‘em or not, resolutions, commitments, intentions are here to stay and are one more way you can live Your Life, Unlimted.
Your Life, Unlimited on radio this week…
Ravi Tangri shares an amazing customer service/Cinderella story. Ravi also talks about creating a vision that makes you feel nervous & excited (they share the same physiology). When you have done that you know you are onto something! Crazy nervous and crazy excitement… when is the last time you felt those two feelings in tandem?
Kathy Dempsey says, it’s not the experience, it’s the reflection of the experience that matters. Spend some time in quite reflection, give yourself time for discernment, ask yourself what brings you joy and then ask yourself how you can get more of that!
Enjoy the whole show here…
Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at http://www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca.
* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.