HOW TO MAKE CHANGE THAT LASTS
In this week’s episode we’re chatting about:
- Why some people seem to make habits that last and others struggle – and how to become someone who wins with habits
- How to overcome your past, self-imposed mental limitations and to start changing the outcomes of your future through your thinking
- A solution to help you ensure that you follow through on what you said you are going to do this year and on how to stop getting in your own way in the process
Just a quick hello to all of my Keep the Faith listeners out there – thanks for being part of the community of contagious encouragement.
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- How are your New Years Resolutions going? You’re one month in, have they stuck?
- Believing in who you are now instead of believing the limitations of who you used to be.
- Are you moving through the motions of life or are you maximizing the moments of the day? (at 4pm do you wait for it to finally be 5 or 6pm? Are you going through your day wishing it away and wanting it to hurry along?)
A WORD ON HABITS:
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
“We become what we repeatedly do.”
― Sean Covey,
“Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”
“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”
The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones.
HOW TO CHANGE HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF:
(Two activities from my signature confidence-coaching program, Breakout)
We don’t see ourselves how we really are because instead of seeing our potential, we see our failings. See the person you wish to become.
Exercise #1: Be honest with yourself about how important your new habit really is to you. What will your new habit give back to you? What is the purpose of doing it?
How bad do you want to change and what are you wiling to give up in order to live the life you have always dreamed? Are you really ready to change the way you think about yourself and the way you see the world around you? Take action today by committing to positive thinking all day today, no matter what comes your way. Crush negativity, crush complaining, and seize the opportunity to practice positive living.
Exercise #2: The success of our habits often depends upon the success of the people with whom we surround ourselves.
Activity: List out the following circles in your life:
- Your current circle of genius
- Your current daily circle
- Your dream circle of genius
Your ideal daily circle
Be INTENTIONAL today and for the rest of this week about who you surround yourself with and remember that you can create your own circle of genius.
A SOLUTION TO ENSURE YOU FOLLOW THROUGH ON CHANGE:
Here’s what you need to do to ensure you follow through on change and on your habits…it’s quite simple, really:
Sign up for Breakout and give me the honor of
being your accountability and confidence coach.
You know what I’m really good at? Helping people do what they say they are going to do. It’s why my personal training clients always got results and is why my confidence coaching and accountability clients get the life changes they are pursuing. Breakout is the perfect first step for you to take so that you make sure that this year is the year that you master your habits instead of having your habits master you. I have only four spots remaining, sign up today; we start on Sunday, February 7th. Get registered at www.trishblackwell.com/breakout
BREAKOUT sessions are booked for 2016, and doors are opening next week for the first session. I am only accepting 10 people per BREAKOUT session, so lock in your spot now. Find out more about BREAKOUT at www.trishblackwell.com/breakout
LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:
Hey Trish. I woke up this morning and was thinking of my day and was struck with a number of thoughts that I really need to share with you. You mentioned at one point about writing reviews for people to let them know the impact they are making and that is what I am doing. I would love it if sometime you could share this as a listener of the episode, not so that MY name is out there, but more because I feel like all of us in this community need to celebrate YOU. I have sent you messages on a few occasions before and EACH and EVERY time, you respond. That is amazing that you take the time to respond to me, seeing as you have currently 18,870 followers just on Facebook alone. You say that we are your community too and by taking the time out and answering me, you make me feel like I am not just another listener, you actually care about me as an individual. I cannot find ways to emphasize how honored and touched and impressed I am with that. Also, you give such manageable and concrete ways to accomplish confidence on a daily basis. You said that if we actually do these things you suggest, they will work, and it is true and so achievable. I am a trainer and am starting a small accountability group for some of my clients and want you to know that I draw my strength and inspiration from you. Along the way, you have taught me and impacted me in ways that I think about and carry on a daily basis. I know you get hundreds of messages about the ways that you are touching each of us and probably many saying these same words, but I just truly want you to know that you are doing what God created you to be and I can’t thank you enough from the bottom of my heart. So, in this I celebrate you. Peace and Love,