Embracing Conflict: Why Having Difficult Conversations is Vital to Waking Up to Your Life

Picture this: you're making your way through your work day and walk past the desk of an employee who hasn't been following through on their duties. You know this has been happening for quite some time but there's been no improvement. It's time to have a difficult conversation but you are most definitely not looking forward to it.

In fact, you are both internally and externally cringing at the thought of sitting down to have that discussion.

You are not alone.

Most people do not look forward to having difficult conversations, myself included. But in the last decade as a business owner, I have had to have countless hard conversations as the leader running a team, having clients, and being a service provider.

Yes, I've even had to have hard conversations WITH my clients!

If I didn't, I wouldn't even have a business.

The same is true for my personal relationships. I've seen firsthand how having a difficult conversation, while it can be super uncomfortable, ...

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The Power of Consistency: It’s About Giving Your All, Not Always 100%

discipline Mar 12, 2024

Consistency is often thought of as the relentless pursuit of perfection and an unwavering commitment to always giving 100%. When we don't give it our all, we feel bad and sometimes give up altogether.

But that's not what consistency is!

It's not about being perfect all the time––it's more about giving whatever you have in your capacity, even if it's not always 100%.

Jim Kwik perfectly articulated:

"On the days you only have 40%, and you give 40%, you gave 100%"

It can be SO easy to get sucked into our fast-paced world and the pressure to excel in every aspect of our lives. Whether it's in our careers, relationships, health goals, or personal development, we often strive for perfection, aiming to give nothing less than our absolute best at all times. While this mindset can be motivating, it can also be exhausting and unsustainable.

Just like Jim Kwik said, it's not about giving 100% all the time. It's about showing up, day in and day out, and giving...

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Surrounding Yourself with Positivity: The Key to Overcoming Negativity

Navigating the world seems to be a lot harder lately. We're seeing hard things on the news. We're hearing hard things all around us. We're reading about hard things and it doesn't feel like it's getting any better. It feels like it's getting worse.

And let's be honest, it's really easy to let all of the negative energy from what we're reading about get into our soul and mind. Negativity can have a huge impact on our mental well-being, but understanding its impact is crucial to developing strategies to overcome it and cultivate a more positive mindset!

Let's talk about some ways you can combat negativity and how positivity plays an important role. 

  

Understanding the Impact of Your Environment

The people, places, and things that surround us play a profound role in shaping our mindset and outlook on life. Positive influences can uplift us, inspire us, and encourage us to see the world in a more optimistic light.

Conversely, negative influences can...

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Unveiling the Secret to Success: Habit Stacking and the Art of Strategic Focus

focus Feb 14, 2024

Have you ever noticed that when you try to focus on winning in all areas of your life, you end up not winning anywhere at all? 

Tony Robbins, entrepreneur and business strategist, was spot on when he said,

"Your life is controlled by what you focus on."

As a high-performance coach, do I coach on having goals in every area of your life? Of course!

You are more than just your business or just one facet of your life and it's really important to be growing and optimizing all areas for true fulfillment.

However, when it becomes an obsession to win in every area all at the same time, you're going to find out that you can't win in any of those areas because no person can focus on all areas at one time!

So how does a high performer handle needing to be successful in more than just one area of their life? One key is habit stacking.

 

What is Habit Stacking?

Habit stacking is a productivity and behavior change technique that involves "stacking" new habits onto...

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The Key to Discipline

discipline Jan 30, 2024

Be honest: when you hear the word DISCIPLINE, what comes to mind?

Is it positive or negative? Is it constantly having to say "no" and having to avoid pleasures (like your favorite foods)?

As children, we were disciplined when we didn't follow the rules or made poor choices. As adults, we use the phrase in a variety of situations, such as trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It's just human nature to keep associating the word DISCIPLINE with less-than-pleasurable situations.

But did you know that the word “discipline” is from the Latin word disciplina, meaning “instruction and training.” It is actually derived from the root word "discere" which means ”to learn!” The concept of deprivation or punishment isn't even part of the definition!

 

Exploring the Concept of Discipline

Knowing that discipline isn't all about missing out on life's joys, I wanted to share a new definition of the word discipline (I wish I could credit the original...

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Roadmap to Success: Decoding the 4 Essential Components for Effective Planning

It's the start of a new year, and if there's one thing everyone is doing, it's making plans.

But did you know that most people don't realize the four components of effective planning, and THAT is why so many fall off on their goals early in the year?

Here are 4 components of planning:

Vision casting, goal-setting, habit-building, and mindset.

If you've struggled with not only enjoying the process of planning but also activating and achieving your goals, it might be because you didn't have all four of the necessary components to make planning effective. 

If you're lacking even one of the 4 components, it's going to make achieving your goals that much harder. The good news is we're talking about all of them below, so you won't be missing anything this year!

 

4 Must-Have Components for Effective Planning

1. Vision

Picture this: you're headed out on a road trip to a place you've never been before. How do you get there? A map!

Just like you need directions...

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Embracing Change: How High Performers Adapt and Excel in the New Year

Change is one of the few constants in life. As we step into a new year, it's important to understand that adaptation is the key to staying ahead in the game. For high performers, who consistently strive for excellence, embracing change isn’t just a necessity it's a skill that propels us toward success! 

Wouldn't it be great to use that desire for change to start the new year off with MOMENTUM?

 

Embracing Change: The High Performer’s Mindset

High performers possess a unique mindset that allows them not just to weather change but to thrive amidst it. They view change as an opportunity for growth and innovation rather than a hindrance. Are you striving to become a high performer, but not sure where to start? The following traits are a great jumping-off point in your journey to reach a higher level of performance.

 

1. Embracing Uncertainty

The hallmark of high performers is their ability to embrace uncertainty....

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Mastering Morning Routines: A Guide for High Performers

Have you ever noticed that the way you start your day sets the tone for everything that follows?

For high performers, optimizing morning routines is more than just a habit – it's a strategic approach to maximizing productivity, focus, and overall well-being!

How things go in the first hours of the day and its impact on your day isn't just luck––it's science! Our bodies operate on a natural internal clock, and morning light exposure helps regulate the release of hormones like cortisol, impacting stress levels and overall well-being. Establishing positive habits in the morning can positively influence these physiological processes and set a constructive tone for the rest of the day.

So how do you master a productive morning routine? Let's discuss some key elements to elevating your performance through habits and intention in the early hours of the day.

 

1. Early Rising: The Power of the Sun

High performers often swear by the practice of waking up...

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How to Cultivate Focus and Mental Clarity

clarity focus Nov 28, 2023

There's no doubt about it: we live in a world where distractions abound and the demands on our attention seem endless. From neverending access to work email and social media to navigating everyday life, cultivating focus and mental clarity has become a highly desirable skill!

Finding out how to decrease distractions and concentrate is not only a valuable asset but also essential for overall well-being. But let's be honest, it's easier said than done.

While learning to cultivate clarity and increase your focus is the goal, it's a process that continually evolves. After all, distractions just keep coming and they morph themselves just when you think you're on top of it! But the good news is, there are some practical strategies to help!

 

How to Cultivate Focus and Mental Clarity

  1. Mindful Awareness: One of the keys to cultivate focus is practicing mindful awareness. This is a huge part of Waking Up To Your Life. Mindfulness involves paying attention...
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Building and Sustaining High Performing Daily Routines

high performer routines Nov 01, 2023

If you're knee deep in your journey of personal and professional growth, you need to know one thing: one of the most underestimated but powerful tools at your fingertips is the daily routine.

That's because a well-structured daily routine helps you stay organized, focused, and motivated! Whether you're an entrepreneur, a student, or a busy professional, building and sustaining high-performing daily routines can transform your life.

Studies have shown that people who create routines actually not only are more productive, but live healthier and longer lives, too! The fact is that small, sustainable steps towards a goal add up to big changes.

While it's true that everyone approaches the creation of routines differently, the most important aspect is having one and sticking to it. Let's explore the essential components and strategies for creating routines that foster productivity and well-being.

 

1. Start with a Clear Vision

Before you can build an...

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