One of my favorite quotes is from corporate consultant Jack Rosenblum who said: If one person tells you you’re a horse, they’re crazy. If three people tell you you’re a horse, there’s a conspiracy afoot. If ten people tell you you’re a horse, it’s time to buy a saddle.
LOL. But what Jack’s really talking about here is feedback—the kind we don’t want to hear and, too often, the kind that many of us ignore.
One of the toughest things my coaching clients have to work through is a family situation that’s stressful, heartbreaking or simply needs attention.
So today, what’s one small step—a 1% improvement—you can make to improve your marriage, family relationships, boundaries, house rules, or living situation? Could you . . .
• Schedule a date night this Saturday with your spouse?
• Have that “difficult conversation” with your aging parent?
• Cook dinner as a family at least three nights this week?
• Establish a calm morning routine for younger children?
• Set boundaries with your argumentative brother?
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Is this an area where you need to start making 1% improvements? The reality is that some people sail through tough economic times with a healthy emergency fund, little to no debt, a side hustle that pays household expenses, and a lifestyle they can dial down at a moment’s notice.
For others, an economic crisis like this one is a wake-up call that their finances may not have been great to begin with.
If the past several weeks have been an eye-opener for you, why not consider what kind of 1% improvement you can make today to improve your finances. Could you . . .
• Cancel luxury subscriptions like meal kits or water delivery?
• Sell or return sports gear you’re making payments on?
• Sell unused items on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace?
• Look for work-at-home jobs with reputable companies?
• Build a rainy-day savings account with just $100 to start?
While your situation may seem impossible now, solid finances are possible if you create a plan and focus on making small steps regularly. Write down all your debts and make an extra payment on the smallest one if you can. Move any extra money you get into savings or a retirement fund. Research simple ways to get investment help such as a mutual fund company or local financial planner. Talk with your spouse and kids about researching low-cost fun, recycled fashions, home cooking, and cool volunteering options instead of expensive vacations.
Whatever 1% improvement would change YOUR finances for the better, comment below and tell me!
Then, seriously consider working with me privately to set financial goals and take action on your most important category. Helping people find balance and achieve life changes in every major area is something I do through a unique 10-week coaching program designed around the bestselling book and coaching formula: Oola. Message me for details.
While we’re all aware of the global health crisis right now, have you considered what you can do to improve your own health and lifestyle?
One of the best outcomes of living the Oola life is getting back to basics: adequate sleep, nutritious food, time for exercise—plus setting aside time to handle longstanding conditions that cause pain, embarrassment or anxiety.
Simply starting the journey toward being fit and healthy will boost your energy, immunity and brain function. And a daily walk around the neighborhood delivers noticeable results.
Recently, I introduced the idea of “1% Improvement.” In the area of health and fitness, could you . . .
• Plan a healthy dinner, then take a 45-minute walk?
• Cut out the sugar from your diet starting today?
• Research The Elimination Diet to identify food sensitivity?
• Book a checkup for that annoying health condition?
• Clear a spot in your home and break out the yoga gear?
If you took time after my last post to make a list of what’s not working in your life, then resolved to improve your health or fitness level in some way, why not use the best kept secret of top achievers: coaching. Of all the things successful people do to accelerate their path to the healthy, balanced and financially secure lifestyle they want, working with a coach is at the top of the list.
The Oola Coaching Program is the formula I discovered that has transformed not only my life, but the lives of countless people around the world. Not only will it help you define the goals you want to achieve, it will keep you accountable to doing those things every day that bring about the results you want.
Check out Oola Coaching and work with me every week to find balance and calm the overwhelm in major life areas like finances, fitness, family, field (career) and more. For now, comment below (or message me) with the 1% step you’ll take to improve your health today.
There’s always too much to do. And worse, there never seems to be enough time, money or energy for achieving our biggest life goals.
Well, for the next few weeks, I’d like to challenge you to work on improving your life just 1% at a time. That’s right: together we’ll take “baby steps” towards lowering your stress level, bringing balance to your finances, work life, family relationships, and more.
The reality is that there’s a lot to be stressed about today. But relief is attainable with one or two small “wins” every few days – like paying off just one bill or decluttering just one room or setting just one new boundary with the kids.
Of course, the concept of “1% Improvement” isn’t new. Many personal growth experts encourage us to do small things that have a large impact. But I especially like the way this concept is described in the bestselling book Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World: identify what’s not working in your life, then write down three tasks you could do tomorrow to solve just one problem or eliminate just one source of stress.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll guide you in making plans, taking steps, and sharing your wins with others as you decide to make “1% Improvement”. It’s what the Oola lifestyle taught me, and it’s what I help others do as an Oola Certified Life Coach.
Today, let’s take an inventory. Do you have stress in any of “The 7 F’s of Oola” (below)? Write down your list of what’s not working in a journal or on your smartphone, so you can refer back to it.
Fitness: Excess weight? Poor Nutrition? Little Exercise?
Finance: Crushing debt? No retirement plan? Too many bills?
Family: Need boundaries? Marriage on life support?
Field: Career stress? No free time? Low pay or benefits?
Faith: No real relationship with God? Need a daily practice?
Friends: Toxic friends that bring you down? Need mentors?
Fun: No time for fun? Waiting until you’re older or retired?
Whatever is stressing you, create your list of what’s not working … then comment below and share where you’d like to make improvements (but hey, don’t reveal personal details you don’t want others to read!).
Tomorrow, I’ll give you a “1% Improvement” strategy for tackling the daily steps needed to achieve the life you want. Stay tuned! It will be a life-changing post that transforms the way you focus on your future.