Stepping Stones To Success

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“Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

Stepping Stones to Success

Dale Carnegie’s quote offers a fascinating look at how discouragement and failure can be positive.

Isn’t this such a wonderful way of thinking about things not working out?

So I invite you to reconsider both discouragement and failure and see them as vital to your finally succeeding .

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

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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?