Goals, goals, goals. Everyone’s always talking about setting goals. Yes, they’re key to personal growth. But, before you set goals, it’s important to first create a personal wellness vision statement.[Read more…] about Creating a Wellness Vision Statement
You’ve seen the ads on TV, and the beautiful bods pumping out sets of 20 pull ups. You’ve seen the before and after pictures, and you’ve probably been tempted to try it out. But, does P90x really work?
I’ll be honest, I’m a huge fan of Tony Horton, the notorious creator behind P90x. With the original P90x he created a dense package of challenging exercises, and he’s an entertaining coach, often reminding you to “do your best, and forget the rest”. There’s no doubt that P90x is a hell of a workout program, that leaves you asking for mommie at the end of your workout. Tony has a way of getting you to put your best effort forward.
But again, does P90x really work? Will it get you into shape?
Here’s the truth.[Read more…] about Does P90x Really Work?
Do your ideals get in your way? Mine do. It happens all the time, and it starts with a well intentioned goal.
I tell myself I’m going to workout three days per week. And, then I feel like a failure when I work out once, and sit in front of a computer for the rest of the time.
Or, in an attempt to write more often, I set a goal to write one blog post per week. Then I stare frustrated into a folder of half finished blog posts, that continues to grow each day.
What did I do wrong?
After all, these aren’t that lofty of ambitions. I’ve scaled them back over time, and tried to make them reasonable for my schedule. Yet, I’ve still struggled. So, where do I go from here?[Read more…] about When Perfection Gets in the Way of Performance
In the past year, I have done more consistent writing than ever in my whole life. And, I’ve gotten paid for it. It’s been a dream come true for someone constantly wondering how to write more often.
However, as I spend most of my time writing articles for hire, there’s less time to write for my own blogs. That’s troubling to me because I want to see my own blogs grow as well. After all, companies pay me good money to write blog articles for them – shouldn’t I be utilizing this skill for myself as well?
Over and over again I’ve made resolutions for my own blogs.
- I’m going to write for thirty minutes every day
- I’m going to post one blog article per week
- I’m going to post one blog article every other week
- Every month? Ugh… I don’t even know
People will tell you to make a schedule and stick to it. But, making these commitments with myself to blog more consistently never seem to work. And, now I know why.[Read more…] about How to Write More Often
Several years ago, I found myself in my early thirties, unsatisfied with where I was in life. Sure, life was good according to your standard living metrics. I was healthy, I had a stable job, my incoming cash was positive and accumulating.
Yet, still I felt unsatisfied and bored. I was surviving, but there were so many experiences I still wanted. I wanted to play in a band, I wanted to meet an amazing woman, I wanted to feel more alive. First world problems these may have been, but that did not quell my appetite.
So, what did I do?[Read more…] about Why Get a Life Coach