Welcome to February!
We are one month into what has the potential to be the best year of your life. I had a very busy January working and playing in upstate New York, Dallas, New York City and LA. Fun but busy! My jam-packed schedule made honoring my resolution to rock more balance in my life, a little challenging. I consciously stayed consistent with my daily meditation practice and made some time for self care but I am happy to be home for a bit to recommit to more balance in February. (More sleep less coffee…stay tuned 😉
Consistency is key. And it’s one simple secret to success that I find many of my clients—and many of you—struggle with. Around this time of year, the consistent behavioral changes you made and kept throughout January, start to slip. Old habits die hard and when stress gets high we revert to the familiar. This is why it is imperative that you stay mindful of your end goal (new healthier behavior) and don’t get lulled back to sleep (past habitual behavior).
Remember; change takes time and diligence. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the hype of “new year, new you” and the sense of urgency that comes with New Years resolutions. What often happens is that we fail to give ourselves the time and space that is necessary to create new habits that result in lasting change.
Many of my clients also find that the more changes they want to make, the harder it is to keep them. So, how can you make commitments and consistently honor them to create lasting change?
Some of you may have made many resolutions to transform in 2014. I admire your awareness and ambition, but you may be doing yourself a major disservice. How? Expecting too much, too soon. When too many resolutions are fragmenting your focus, your ability to follow through can be weakened.
This is where simplicity comes in. Take a look at all of your resolutions and narrow them down to the one or two that will become your top priority. Commit to small daily steps to slowly incorporate the new behavior into your life. Once the ‘honeymoon period’ of the new behavior starts to fade, you enter the phase of having to consciously fight through the desire to revert to old behavior. Once you muscle through that 2nd phase successfully, your new normal can begin. You have to be willing to cultivate positive change gradually and you have to be willing to work at it daily. Greatness and excellence come from diligence, hard work and conscious choice, daily. By taking your time and doing it slowly and mindfully you build a strong foundation for future success. You must lay the foundation of one positive habit before you can lay the next. Makes sense, right?
Allowing yourself to simplify your goals will set you up to succeed and increase self esteem and self confidence.
Another tool for staying on track is accountability. I’ve seen incredible growth in my one-on-one clients who feel accountable to me, but some of the most inspiring changes I’ve witnessed are in my group coaching program, where participants are held accountable by one another. A cohesive group harnesses the power of collective intention for the benefit of all. When you are supported by people who are actually invested in your success—and vice versa—magic happens. And it’s a blast!
That is why I want to share that today is the last day to get 20% off my Success Simplified Group Coaching. The beginning of the year is a perfect time to begin a journey of transformation. Group support is a wonderful way to consistently achieve goals, while celebrating milestones along the way. For those who sign up today, I am also offering a free video recording of Create Your Dream Year, an event that I co-hosted with my superstar friend, intenSati founder Patricia Moreno. In this video, you’ll hear from an incredible panel of speakers that includes Gabby Bernstein and Kate Northrup (both are also guest speakers for Success Simplified Group Coaching), Michele Promaulayko, Meggan Watterson, Alisa Vitti and Alex Jamieson.
Due to my own 2014 resolutions this is the last opportunity you’ll have to work with me in a group (which has a one-on-one component) or individually for at least the next 12 months. I am so lit up about creating success in 2014 and I want you to join me. Group Details can be found here. If you’re unclear as to whether group coaching could work for you, you can sign up for a free strategy session with me, here.
I hope you’ll consider consistently committing to yourself and to your success in 2014. You deserve to make your heart’s desire your reality.
Ask yourself: If not now, when? If not you, who?
As always, I look forward to hearing from you. Leave a comment below and share your top one or two revised resolutions for this year and how you plan on making consistent commitments to make them stick!
Here’s to simplifying your success and, as always, take care of you!
Love Love Love
* Image courtesy of GraceOda