I've had the good fortune of working with many amazing coaching clients, people eager to make positive change in their lives. But to this day, there's one client whose courage and tenacity simply blows me away.
When she hired me, this client wanted to work on building her own business. She was smart, articulate, and ready for change -- but there was something standing in her way of success.
My client was obese -- weighing over 400 pounds. I knew she would never achieve her goals if she didn't first address the weight.
Long story short, my client made a huge internal shift and began changing her habits one by one. In just two years, she lost over 200 pounds, started her business, met the man of her dreams, and got married. Her success was amazing -- but not without setbacks, frustrations, and difficulties.
I often think of my client when my own habits start to waiver. It makes me remember how much is possible and how profoundly our lives can change for the better.
My client had tried for years to build better eating and fitness habits. But always after a few weeks, she would quit. Sound familiar? Most people fail at habit creation. In fact, statistics show the average person makes the same New Year's resolution ten times without success.
As a coach, I was determined to help my clients find a better way. Every one of us has dreams of becoming more fit, more productive, more accomplished, and more engaged in life. But after repeated failures, we give up on the idea, thinking we just don't have what it takes to follow through.
But you DO have what it takes. Failing at habit creation is not your fault -- it's the fault of a system that just doesn't work. I've spent years of research, testing, and teaching a new method for forming habits, a method backed by science and proven by the success of thousands of people who have made the investment in themselves to learn the simple skills.
These are the same habit skills that have allowed me to . . . (more…)