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Getting Unstuck To Move On -
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It's easy to get stuck when you want to change a habit and make progress in something that's important to you.  Changing long held habits in areas like everything from health and fitness goals to communication and leadership skills to improving family connections and closeness - can be challenging to change. 

Why We Get Stuck - More Knowledge and Advice is Usually NOT The Answer...

Changing life-long habits, especially those things you’ve been doing your entire life - like eating, exercise, communication and interacting with others, does not seem easy.   Often, in search of answers you decide to get advice, read a book or take a class.   While it's great to take action - it usually does not work out...

How do you get unstuck? More knowledge and advice is usually not all that helpful - you need something more.  This business and life coaching online program and these three actions will help you.

“FitnessNut”, that’s the online name of a women on a fitness and life coaching online group where I'm a member.   She's an active participant who has had over 3,500 conversations in this forum, which means she's getting A LOT of advice about fitness! 

In this recent online post, I could feel her anguish as she desperately begged for help: "Someone please help!! I'm so frustrated, I've gained weight, I'm not eating right and I've not worked out in weeks!  Anyone out there have  some advice for me?!?!"

I felt bad for her. I know how hard it can be to move forward when you're stuck. But, she doesn’t need more fitness advice - she's received hundreds of hours of advice from this fitness & life coaching online group - in fact she’s drowning in advice.

But, she IS stuck and something IS holding her back. She needs something, but what?

How do you get unstuck? More knowledge and advice is usually not all that helpful - you need something more.  This business and life coaching online program and these three actions will help you.

In another example of how more advice and knowledge works against us  we have Harry.  Harry's a leader in the technology industry. He's has been struggling with how to lead his team. He knows the business. He knows technology. He doesn't know how to manage people.

Two key members of his team just quit. In their exit interviews they blame Harry. Harry's panicked. He doesn't want to lose the rest of the team, and most importantly he does not want to lose his job!

There's limited money in the budget for a leadership coach or for a training class, so he is reading books on leaderships.  Harry jumped right in. Being the good student that he is - he has a written development plan.  He's learned so much that he can even quote key passages from all the latest leadership best sellers.

However, after six months his team believes there's been no improvement, and two more key players leave.  Harry might lose his job.  Just like  "FitnessNut" - Harry's neck-deep in information and he's STILL stuck on old unwanted patterns and habits.

Why Knowledge Alone Falls Short...

Why a solid business and life coaching online program is so strong and why more knowledge is usually NOT much help:

  • There's a huge difference between knowing what to do, and actually doing it.  (See this article - with startling memory statistics.)
  • Talking, reading and knowing about new skills or habits is a start, but it is not enough to make permanent changes.
  • Taking action by getting advice or learning something new (through a workshop or by reading is book) can be deceptive.  You convince yourself that talking and reading about a subject is progress, but if behaviors don't change - you've really just been busy.
  • Books, advice and knowledge are a START, but to make lasting change and to create forward momentum toward your goals you need daily support, encouragement and accountability.    And that's EXACTLY the kind of support our coaching can provide.

Four Actions for Getting Unstuck

#1:  CONVINCE YOURSELF No matter what kind of self-improvement plan you're interested in, you must first: Convince Yourself.  This involves making a deep personal connection with whatever you’re planning to change. The importance of convincing yourself is very powerful and often gets overlooked.

Here’s how you convince yourself - it's the difference between business and life coaching online success or failure:

Convince Yourself Exercise:

First, answer this question out loud:

“When I get better at (insert and state your goal here -

examples: leading my team,exercising every day) I will…”
(Insert and state how will you or others will benefit –
example: Gain more respect from my team or feel better in my body.)"

Answer this question out loud AND in writing 15+ times,
coming up with different answers each time.

If you keep answering the question, it's like peeling an onion. You’ll eventually ‘get to’ the real benefit of the goal to you. This very simple exercise will help you convince yourself of the value of what you want, at a much deeper, more meaningful level.

"Recognize that willpower has to be nurtured.
You can rev up your engine of commitment, you can!"

90+ year old, Exercise Legend Jack Lalane

Keep your list with you and re-read your list of benefits, and add to it, every day. Don’t stop reading it. Use this to rev up, shore up and keep your focus and commitment strong.

When you convince yourself you won’t need more advice or pushing from others. You’ll decide for yourself and you’ll take ownership of your goal. That’s powerful. 

#2:  PICK ONE AREA AND ATTACK IT! High achievers have a glaring tendency to over commit. They want to improve EVERYTHING.  Then they get overwhelmed, frustrated and either give up or post a desperate message in a forum.

That's why I recommend that you pick ONE development opportunity and attack it.  Work with how your brain learns and changes habits. If you want to reach your goals, focus on ONE area at time. If you truly are ATTACKING this area – you’ll meet that goal and be ready for the next one, making fast and furious progress.

Remember, pick ONE area and ATTACK it. 

#3:  BE BOLD AND ADVERTISE Tell everyone what you are working, share with anyone who will listen.

  • We view each other through our own lens of expectation. If Harry's always been a poor listener, his co-workers will tend to interpret everything he does through that expectation, even when he’s working hard to do things differently.
  • Lack of support from others can defeat even the strongest of wills and make you want to go give up. People just aren’t paying as much attention to us as we think they are! (How dare they have their own lives!)
  • The work you’re doing and the changes you’re making may be obvious to you – but most people just won’t see the new you unless you share what you’re doing.
  • Be bold. Advertise, let people know what you’re doing – so they can support you and start to look for the new you

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