What You Are Afraid To Do Is What You Should Do Next

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What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do.” Anthony Robbins

This Tony Robbins quote above so accurately points out that the one thing we most fear is what we most need to tackle.  Give it some thought. You know exactly what you’ve been scared to complete.

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Of course, it’s easy to ignore what we know we must do.  That’s why so many of us become stuck, become paralyzed by fear and even allow ourselves to to stagnate.

But facing our fears head on can be exhilarating, invigorating and uplifting.  When we do that which we fear, we make major breakthroughs.

Doing what we fear can move us towards something great.

Enjoy this week’s Shareable Quote from the brilliant Tony Robbins, who will make you think about your fears and then make exciting plans to conquer them.

Okay, I confess: As I’ve shared here earlier, I’ve been working on conquering my fear of public speaking so I can get out there and Speak to Serve™, as I like to say.

What about you? What’s your big fear? Tell us here.

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How Do You Start to Kick Your Sugar & Carbs Cravings?

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Whenever people meet me, take one of my programs,  do private or group coaching with me, they invariable immediately ask me: “Connie, how can I kick my sugar or carb cravings?”

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One of the simplest, but most powerful strategies is so easy you’ll be shocked by its effectiveness.

Let me introduce you to my Delay Away Your Cravings Tactic™, which I also call Creative Procrastination™.

In short, Just Delay before you put any sweets or carbs into your mouth–even if all you plan to do is nibble. (As you may know, your good intentions to have just a taste or two can lead to a binge.)

I hit on my Delay Away Your Cravings Tactic back in 1998 when I was reluctantly kicking sweets and refined carbs on doctor’s orders. To this day, I continue to be amazed at how easy, effortless, and darn effective it is.

Think about it:  If you mindlessly nosh on fast-acting sweets or much-like-sugar carbs™ (my phrase for processed carbs),  you’ll become headachy, wiped out, spaced out, moody, depressed or even angry at yourself, as you’ve revealed in surveys you’ve taken with me.

But what you do in that minute or two after your craving hits can make or break your diet.

In short, if you cave into cravings, it may be bye-bye, weight loss; hello, weight gain.

But I’m determined to help you get over that “Must-Have Sugar Now! hurdle.”

Let’s delve into this Delay Before You Cave into Cravings.

Just think about it: What’s one of the things many, if not most of us, do when we don’t want to do something? We procrastinate.

Usually people think of procrastinating as a bad thing, but you can make it quite powerful, positive and health enhancing.

So when you want to Crush Your Cravings, the starting point is to procrastinate.

Here’s the simple seven-part process to Delay Away Your Cravings. (more…)

You Can Decide How to React…

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There are always things that are beyond your control. One can always deal with them by taking everything in stride without having to be brought low. Reacting positively is a good thing to nurture in one’s character. Your attitude is the one thing you have control over. It can be the deciding factor for you to come out on top of every situation.

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

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Do You Get Stressed Out?

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Do you often feel stressed?

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If you’re like millions of us in America, Great Britain, and Australia, you get stressed, which may often “make” you do such unhealthy things such as eat (or, more likely, overeat) processed carbs and sugary snacks and do other unhealthy things.

Today is the first in a series of blog posts in which I help you discover Simple Ways to Shut Down Stress. No need to rush anymore to processed carbs and sugary snacks to unwind, calm down and soothe you.

Now, let’s find out which stresses are now applicable for you.

Admittedly, the inspiration for writing about stress grew out of my own massive, seemingly endless, overpowering stress in the past four years, ever since I moved across country for my dying Mom; helplessly watched for a year while she lost the battle to lung cancer; moved several times (now for the fifth or sixth time); got walloped by carb cravings, overate carbs (which was initially quite embarrassing), gained 21 pounds (which I’ve now lost); recovered from PTSD, started a new life in another part of the country, etc.

Admittedly, I haven’t handled this persistent stress the best on many occasions, so I decided to get tips from fellow health experts on How to Shut Down Stress. I got many ideas from a number of amazing colleagues, who are active in the health and wellness Mindshare Summit Facebook Group, created by JJ Virgin, bestselling author of The Sugar Impact Diet, and most recently, Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, and Life’s Hard Lessons.

Now I’m stressed out (that’s a joke) about how to write about stress, because these fabulous health experts had so many ideas that I just couldn’t put all their tiips into one blog post.  Because they shared so many brilliant suggestions, I decided to turn this into a series of blog posts about stress.

To begin talking about stress, let’s turn to health psychologist and Stanford University Kelly McGonigal, who offers a revolutionary look about stress — that it’s not necessarily bad.

Thanks to Mindshare Summit colleague Dr Alan Christianson, author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Adrenal Reset Diet, who suggested that we look at stress in a different way.

“…maybe all you have to do is not be stressed about your stress,” Alan pointed out. “Those who see it as excitement seem to bypass the physiological damage.”

He then suggested that you and I watch  McGonigal’s 2013 TED talk, “How to Make Stress Your Friend,” which is one of the 20 Most Viewed TED talks of all time, with 10 million views. The author of the Upside of Stress points out that the goal is not to get rid of stress but to get better at understanding, embracing and using it.

Join the Conversation: So what was your biggest takeaway from McGonigal’s TED talk?

Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do

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Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

This is the positive message that Robert H. Schuller wants to impart in his book titled the same. This is practical advice in building a positive self-image by not letting dire circumstances get the better of oneself.

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How to Turn Down Sugar Pushers Easily

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What can you do on a holiday weekend or any time a relative, friend or neighbor urges you to eat her or his specially prepared [chocolate cake, brownie or whatever] “treat,” which is so tempting?

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How can you muster up the strength to resist that enticing “goodie” that’s full of sugar, processed flour, salt or fat, which you’re now craving?

Just get in a receptive mode to let your cravings be your teachers. When you allow your cravings to speak to you — and you listen — you’ll get tremendous power.

So here’s an Easy Trick to Turn Down Sugar Pushers:

First, Delay: First, when a relative, friend or neighbor urges you to “Just try my [piece of pie, cake, cookies or fill in the name of the junk food],” just say, “Oh thank you so much for offering. This looks delicious.” Then add, “Right now, I need to run to the restroom.” Then dash off quickly.

Next, Dawdle: While in the rest room, dawdle for one to five minutes.  Take your time to do your bathroom business. Wash your hands twice. Fix your hair or your makeup, if you’re a woman. Do some stretches or belly-tightening exercises either in the bathroom stall or in front of it. Boogie to a tune on your iPod. (If you have no music, just hum your favorite tune.) When you dawdle like this away from the tempting “treat,” you’ll feel more power and determination to stick to your healthy eating plan. Once you leave the restroom, if dessert is served on the table, take more time. Then learn something new about your dining companions on both side of you. And if dessert is offered on a buffet bar, just stay away and talk with people elsewhere.

Third, Discover: While you’re in the restroom, far from temptation, do a short discovery process. Ask yourself, “Do I really want this [junk food] or am I just worried about hurting [so-and-so’s] feelings?” Next, ask yourself, “How will I feel tomorrow if I have some of this [fill in the name of the dessert or snack food]?” Really get into the awful feeling you’d have the next day. Think about how discouraged, frustrated and angry at yourself you’d be. This is the one time I find that negative feelings can actually be constructive and productive over the long haul.

Finally, Delight: Then top off your process with deliciously sweet feelings. I’m not talking about food, or course. Just think about how when you stay away from temptation and do nothing, you’ll feel so powerful, positive and in control.  Recognize that your simple “No thank you” or simply walking away from temptation is a super-simple way to take positive, health-promoting action. In short, simple inaction is simple positive action.

That’s all you need to do to be more powerful than well-meaning Sugar Pushers.

Not only that but when you Delay, Dawdle, Discover and Delight, you’ll take pride in yourself quickly — within minutes!

You’ll be so glad that you put off this short-lived, self-defeating, immediate gustatory gratification in favor of a long-term positive outcome.

Tell your friends and loved ones about this powerful Delay, Dawdle, Discover and Delight Process.

Remember, a half hour, hour or two later or the next morning, you’ll feel so relieved and proud of yourself that you didn’t let your cravings squash you into submission.

Join us every week. You’re invited to return here each Monday morning (often Sunday afternoon) you’ll get a fast easy tool, insight or information to Crush Your Cravings or to motivate you. Plus, to get immediate help, sign up here to get your free 3 Super-Simple Secrets to Crush Your Cravings Quick-Start Guide. Then you’ll get updates in your in-box Monday (or Sunday) to help you easily, calmly, joyfully Crush Your Cravings and or get motivated.

8 Reasons to Celebrate When You Reach Sugar Independence

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While we celebrate Independence Day weekend in the United States, I invite you to think about how glorious it will feel to Celebrate Sugar Independence.

Even if you now feel trapped, discouraged and overwhelmed by your sugar addiction, imagine that you’ve actually broken free of over-attachment to sugar. Here are 8 Reasons to Celebrate Your Sugar Independence.

1) When you’ve kicked sugar and processed carbs, you’ll enjoy a delicious feeling of freedom.

You know how your sugar and carb addiction makes you feel trapped, burdened and weighed down (emotionally and literally, of course)?

Well, the reverse can be true. When you no longer have a sugar or carb addiction dogging you, you’ll feel the most amazing feeling of freedom.

2 ) When you turn your back on sugar and achieve Sugar Independence, you’ll Enjoy a Sweeter Life Naturally.

Admittedly, the taste of sweet snacks and desserts may entice you, but only momentarily. That sugar “rush” will vanish pretty quickly, and you’ll feel wiped out, discouraged and disappointed in yourself.

But when you Let Your Sugar Addiction go, Life is Sweeter Naturally, as I like to say.

3) When you shed sugar, you’ll easily shed weight, too. Maybe you’ll even turn heads soon.
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Courage To Continue That Counts

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

A Churchillism attributed to Winston Churchill for his relentless energy in getting things done. With his experience in peace and war, he understood the need for getting things done and keeping them that way.  “Keep buggering on” or KBO is how he ended almost every phone call. It  aptly describes this attitude.

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Time for You to Be a Cravings Ninja

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Are you like a trapped hamster, who endlessly spins on a wheel while stuffing your face with licorice, ice cream and chips? Worse still, are you rushing towards depression, cancer and diabetes.

But what’s keeping you trapped? Cravings.

After years of research, I’ve come to the inevitable conclusion that you keep bingeing on dangerous, processed junk foods because you can’t escape your cravings.

To help you, a little over a year ago, I began a weekly series, Cravings-Crushing Monday, to bring you fast, subtle, powerful tools to help you Crush Your Cravings.

As your Cravings Ninja™, I’m here to show you how to achieve Sweet Victory over your powerful cravings for junk foods full of sugar, carbs, fat and salt so you can easily, quickly  ignore temptation, shed pounds, and step into your willpower.

So why am I talking about your need to become a “Cravings Ninja”?

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