LGIM: Find the Fire

Think about a time that you got something you really wanted?
A new car
Lost a few pounds
Your dream job
Did it come easy or did you have to work for it ?  Chances are you had to work for it.  And you worked for it because you really wanted it. Bad!
Success is like that.  I all depends on how bad you want it.   You can’t just kinda want something and to be successful – you have to really want it .
To achieve success you have to
Dream about it
Put in the effort
Be somewhat obsessive about it
And never give up
So let me ask you …. what are you working for this week and how bad do you want it ?
This week find the fire and Chase your dreams.
~ Coach Clara
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LGIM: Knock Knock, Who’s There?

When there is a Knock at your door, you take a quick look through a window or peep hole to make sure the person on the other side is some one safe, someone you want to let in.  Like the front door to our home, we also have a door to our mind….and we are letting in a lot without checking if they are safe.

Every day we let in thoughts and people that maybe should not be making their way past the front door.  We hear things and are told things that tear us down, keep us small and diminish out light.  It is in the news and tv we watch, the magazines we read, and sometimes the people we spend time with.

This week, we aware.  Take a look through the peep hole before you let thoughts into your mind.  Remember that your thoughts become your beliefs.  Believe in yourself and make sure what you are letting in believes in you too.

 

~ Coach Clara

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LGIM: The Pencil’s Tale

An old pencil maker took his newest pencil aside, just before he was about to pack him into a box. Imagining the little fellow as a person he recalled a few things about the pencil.

“There are five things you need to know,” he said to his pencil, “before I send you out into the world. Always remember these five things – never forget them – and you will become the best pencil you can be!

“The first thing is to remember that you will be able to do many great things, but only if you put yourself in someone else’s hands.

“From time to time you will experience a painful sharpening, but

remember that this will make you a better pencil.

“Also, keep in mind that you will be able to correct any mistakes you might make along the way.

“And the most important part of you is what’s on the inside.

“And remember this, as well, upon every surface that you are used, you must leave your mark.”

We can also learn from these 5 lessons.

We need to allow for others to help us,

we must grow, have a little pain and be sharpened,

learn from and correct the mistakes we make along the way,

focus what in on our inside and also

leave behind a legacy – on that we can be proud of.

This week think about the pencil and remember these five things so that you can live your life with heart and purpose.

~ Coach Clara

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LGIM: Rocks Ahead

There was a group of students who decided to go white water rafting.  They had never been before and they were excited.  When they connected with the guide they were told that conditions were a litter rougher than normal.  As they got their tutorial from the guide, he told them:

“when i want you to paddle I am going to call out where I want to you paddle to – not what i want you to paddle away from.  So I may yell out – right bank –  meaning paddle toward the right bank of the river rather than steer away from those rocks!”

What the guide meant by this is that whatever he called out needed to be the focus. If he called out “stay away from the rocks” all the group would focus on were the rocks and inevitably they would run right into them and have issues.

The idea here – focus on what you want and where you want to go.

Most of us focus on the rocks in the water – we focus on what we don’t want….

I don’t want to make those calls

I don’t want to have that conversation

I don’t want to eat healthy

and therefore we never progress and truly get where we want to go.

So I ask you – where do you want to go and what do you really want?

This week change your attention and focus on:

the success and connection you will have when you make the calls

the closure or personal power you will get from a challenging conversation

the health benefits of feeling and looking healthier

So this week i challenge you – look to where you want to go.  You will find that destination more rewarding and fulfilling.

 

~Coach Clara

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LGIM: Stormy Weather

A well-built boat can withstand a storm if the captain who is navigating knows what he or she is doing. An experienced and knowledgeable captain can guide a boat through the worst storm, and arrive on the shore safely.
Sometimes we need to travel  through stormy weather to get to our goals – it could be a rough transaction, a failed sale, falling off the diet or maybe a week where we didn’t hit our goals.
But here’s the deal – you just need to take a moment and refocus on your path and take control Of the wheel so you can sail your ship back on course.
Don’t worry about past experience; just start being more conscious of today.  Rough waters can push you back and slow you down – but they can’t stop you.
This week, take a moment to redirect yourself and you will find yourself navigating clearly and  sailing back to shore, in safety.
~ Coach Clara
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LGIM: I AM STRONG

What does it mean to be “strong”?

The gym I belong to is focusing on this for the month of July and it has got me thinking….  many of us think of being strong as physical strength or over coming a big hurdle.  And yes that is true.  But being strong also means –

Holding true to yourself

Doing what you need to do, even when uncomfortable and scary

Spending time with family or a loved one and not working – because it is what needs to be done

Taking time off to heal and re-energize yourself

Knowing when and what to say NO to

We are all strong.  Everyday!  Sometimes we may not feel it – but we are.  This week – focus on what makes you strong.  Is it in your follow through, your mindset or even how you serve others?

This week be Strong!  You will accomplish great things.

 

~ Coach Clara

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LGIM: Brushing Teeth

What does brushing your teeth for two minutes in the morning do ????  Absolutely nothing !   Where the power and protection come in is when you brush your teeth both morning AND night every day …. you can’t just do it once and hope for a healthy mouth.
THe same goes in life and business.  If you want growth and health for your dreams you must commit daily.
It will take …
More than one day of making calls
More than one work out
More than one day of good habits
It will take more.  And it will take more consistently
So this week think about where you want to go and what it will take. And then make the commitment to bring it every day.
~ Coach Clara
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LGIM: All You Can Eat Buffet

What are you craving today?  We all want something different.   When you go to a cafeteria or buffet – that is the draw.  You only have to get what YOU want.

Do you want chicken?  Pasta?  Salad?  Dessert?  well get that.  And if there is something your don’t want….just move along.  And at the end of the line you only pay for what you choose.

The same is true in life – you get to ‘choose’ what you want to do.  Life has a lot of options – and you don’t have to do everything. But it isn’t so easy….

Here is the challenge… yes you get to choose, but you must choose wisely.  What you choose is what you get AND you must be willing to pay for what you take….

Do you want to be more productive?  Then your choices need to bring you results in that area…

Do you want more income?  Are you making the right choices to bring you that result…

Do you want to be healthier?  Are you making healthier food and exercise choices…..

Are you willing to choose wisely?  And are you willing to pay the cost for those choices?

This week – think about what is it you really want?  Don’t just take what looks ‘good’ or easy, but rather what will bring you what you truly desire and what will help you become who you truly want to be.

 

~ Coach Clara

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LGIM: Time for an Oil Change

i love my car, but one thing i don’t care for is the maintenance part of owning a car.  It takes time, money and effort to keep it running.  However if i don’t maintain it, it will not run, or perform, at the level i need it to…. and i need my car to run.

We are like our cars.  We are dependent on ourselves being healthy and to work at optimal performance, but we often don’t take care of ourselves.  We put our needs on the back burner and therefor are often running on fumes and are sluggish.

Yes it takes time, effort and sometimes money to keep ourselves healthy, but think of it this way – our people ( our families, friends and clients) need us to be at peak performance.  They depend on us to take care of them, to guide them and advise them.  We cannot do that if we are not at our best.

So this week – give yourself and ‘oil change’ and check your tire pressure – are you running at your best?  are you ready to perform at your optimal performance level?  If not – it may be time for a needed tune up.

 

~ Coach Clara

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LGIM: Be in Love!

We all like the idea of where we will be “when we make it”.  In fact we are in love with the end result!

 

We love

The idea of success

The feeling of being sought after

Having money, fame, etc

 

We love what we will get ….

 

But we often don’t love what we have to do to get there.  And that’s the problem.  We want the end results but are not willing to do what it will take to get there.

 

It isn’t enough to be in love with the end of the journey – you Must believe in and fall in love with the process to get there.  You must find a way to love the work it will take, the habits you need and the daily disciplines required along the way.

 

I will also say the process will not always be fun and you may not always like it – but it is necessary.

 

So this week fall in love – not just with the person you will become but also the process to get there.  The future you will be happier and even stronger!

~ Coach Clara

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