Designing the Body’s Environment

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-image44606982Review the following to help you evaluate and bring your “BODY” more in-line with your goals.

DEFINITION:

The environment of BODY is introspection about WHO YOU ARE.  This includes your:

  • Gifts & Talents– What God has blessed you with at birth, unique to you; easy and effortless attributes you possess. Talents. Skills that you come natural to you and that you enjoy developing. Some might say part of your purpose on earth; what you are sent here with.
  • Body – Your physical being. The one body you are given and get for life.

EVALUATE:

Gifts:

  • What comes naturally to you? Name anything and everything.
  • What do people applaud as your strengths?
  • Ask 5 people what they see as your greatest assets.
  • Notice the themes and common items.
  • A GREAT resource is the book, Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buchingham.  There is a code in the tapes or book to take an on-line profile that will tell you your top 5 strengths. It is worth the purchase and taking the inventory only takes about 45 min. (strengths list is attached)
  • What talents/skills do you have that come easy for you?
  • What activities do you like doing and that you love when people ask for your assistance?
  • List what you find yourself “good at” and enjoy. (learning, cooking, gardening, music, talking, shopping, drawing, painting…)
  • Look at the common items.  If you were doing some of these more, how would they support your goal?
  • What talents do you have that will contribute to taking extremely great care of yourself and that will support you in achieving your goal?
  • How can you use your gifts and talents not only for pleasure but to actually make money or to inspire others?

 Body:

  • How do you feel overall?
  • How are you taking care of yourself? (exercise, eating, sleeping, etc.)
  • When do you have surges of energy?  Why?  Are you eating better during this time?
  • When do you feel sluggish?  Do you need a nap, walk, or to sit and relax during the day?
  • Are you using any numbing substances?  Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, medications can numb you and reduce your ability to be sensitive to your other environments.
  • How much water are you drinking?  This can really affect your overall brain power (you need to be fully hydrated and fully nourished to think properly.)
  • Where do you carry stress in your body? What exercises would release that?
  • Notice any chronic problems? Sick, sore, tired, achy, out of shape, upset stomach, hearing, lumps, bumps, etc? (These can become nagging tolerations that we attempt to ignore but really slow us down.)
  • When is the last time you did a health inventory? Weight, blood pressure, physical, etc.
  • How is your nutrition?  vitamins, diet, 7 fruits/veggies a day, etc.
  • Think about your 5 senses – are you using and enjoying all of them? smell, sound, taste, sight, touch.

Summary:

What are you doing on a daily basis to get physical and emotional health from a very high source?  (Think solar power instead of electricity…are you getting energy from creativity or from caffeine?)

FOCUS: Write your main goal: ____________________________________________________________

BRAINSTORM:

  • How can you use your natural gifts & talents to support you goal?
  • What gifts & talents would you enjoy using that would just give you a general life boost?
  • What part of your body have your been neglecting?
  • How is this taking away from your goal?
  • What do you need from your body to support your goal?
  • How is your spirit?
  • What aspects of your spirit are key to keeping a strong foundation in your life & goal achievement?

TAKE ACTION:

  • Review this environment
  • Schedule a coaching call if you want additional support
  • Explore the questions for yourself & then brainstorm regarding your goal
  • Start to identify some ways to support your goal through the environment of self
  • Write questions you have for the group
  • Draft a few steps you could take this week to move you closer to your goal!

Keep Charging & Shine!
Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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Designing the Memetic Environment

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Review the following to help you evaluate and bring your “MEM’S” more in-line with your goals.

DEFINITION:

The environment of memetic is about stimulating creativity and structures to support your life and goal.

This includes:

  • Ideas – New thoughts that come from external or internal sources. Internally they are the thoughts we come up with for solutions, improvement, change, or just a random realization, etc.  Externally they can be stimulated by signs, people, spontaneous conversations, events, exploring new places/ trips, etc. They can happen independently of anything intentional (see a commercial and get a new idea for how to motivate yourself) or through intentional idea generating conversations through networking, study groups, brainstorming, vision groups, teams, etc.
  •  Concepts – This is the abstract thoughts or bigger picture of how things might come together. A concept is a structure created from core beliefs, information and/or ideas which are then put together in a “picture” thought. Like a puzzle is a bunch of pieces put together to make a picture…a concept is the puzzle picture created from many bits. This happens when analyzing situations with friends, figuring out what happened, investigating, exploring. All of the gathering put together creates a concept.  This is an area individual coaching that is popular for supporting people.
  • Information – These are the messages coming into you from the outside through numerous sources like our parents, peers, books, magazines, teleclass.com, web sites, teachers, classes, anywhere that you can gather and learn things that will  support your learning to further ideas and concepts.

FOCUS: Write your main goal: ____________________________________________________________

EVALUATE:

Ideas:

  • What are you curious about? Sit outside for 15 min. and just notice what is out there. Be curious, where did it come from, how is it made, etc. This is a great way to sharpen your idea muscle. Stop and notice what is around you and be curious….
  • Where do your best ideas come from?
  • How do you get ideas when you need them?
  • How often do you need ideas (are you a routine person or do you like new things?)
  • When is your best creative time? (ideas are a creative exercise)
  • What topic would be great to do some brainstorming on?
  • What kind of ideas would support your goal action steps? Write a list of 10 things (i.e. how to motivate yourself, low fat receipts, etc.)
  • Look through a magazine for 10 min. what do you notice? Tear out the pages that spark your interest.
  • Tell 3 people one of the “things” on your 10 list above. Ask them if they have any ideas that would help? Write what they say.
  • What new thoughts have you had about your goal? Write them down.
  • What kind of structure would support you in getting new ideas? (brainstorm with friends, look at specific type of magazine, go to library, look up key words on internet and go to cued sites, make a collage, make a list, etc.)

Concepts:

  • What are the pieces of your goal that you know? (want to loose weight, need nutrition, etc.)
  • What do you need to figure out?
  • Where are you getting stuck or blocked?
  • Where are you excited and find moving easy?
  • What is working; what is not?
  • What are you doing this for? What is your bigger picture really about?
  • With your goal progress, how is it going? Make a puzzle and label the parts that you know (above) and look at the empty places, what is there to see?  How many are there? What do you “know” about this puzzle? What seems to be void/missing? What are the interesting connections? What “fits” and compliments each other? What do you need more of? How is this coming together for you?

 Information:

  • What are your main information sources?
  • What would be a few new places to look?
  • What information do you have about your goal and the steps to date?
  • What information is outstanding (looking but have not found)?
  • What new information do you want?
  • What information was KEY to your success and movement?
  • What about your goal do you need to explore or find more about?  Look in 5 different places for that information.
  • How do you document or track your information?
  • How would you like to organize important information you collect?
  • Is there any information you need to get rid of? (Is it true, helpful or inspirational?)
    • Check your source, is it credible?
    • Analyze the facts,  you may have gathered some information that is not true, but you made true [FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real].
    • Is it helpful… some facts we keep drilling in our head that do not support us [Don’t eat potato chips; they make me fat.  – focusing hard on the negative VERSES “I love juicy red strawberries; those are so healthy and energizing for me!” – a positive focus that adds to your thinking rather then trying to contently fight and erase the “bad” things.)

Summary:

  • How are you getting new ideas to support in you to keep momentum in reaching your goal?
  • What are you doing every day to get the ideas, concepts and information you need to achieve your goal?

 TAKE ACTION:

  • Review this environment
  • Schedule a coaching call if you want additional support
  • Explore the questions for yourself & then brainstorm regarding your goal
  • Start to identify some ways to support your goal through the environment of memetic
  • Write questions you have
  • Draft a few steps you could take this week to move you closer to your goal!

Keep Charging & Shine!
Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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Designing Successful Environments For Your Life

Do you have clear goals? Are your serious about achievement? Are you weak with only Self-Discipline? Do you want to make your life easier?    

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Designed Environments is a natural and easy way to get the support, momentum and system to ensure lasting change and results for your goals and synergy for your life.  In the following weeks we will be looking at the 9 environments and review what they are and how to design and update them in your life.

  • In depth look at each environment
  • Design and implement environments to support your plan
  • Commit each week to implementing environment design
  • Be motivated, encouraged and supported to make it happen!

This is a fun, simple and step by step series to evaluate and build a strong foundation for easy goal and life success.  Learn about the “9 environments”: explore what they are, how they increase your effectiveness and design new structures which eliminate what holds you back. This will position you so possibilities and opportunities fall naturally into place to make your goals easily achievable and your life more enjoyable.  This series is a wonderful catalyst to get you into action and generate on-going momentum.

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Successful versus Unsuccessful People

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Are You Coherent?

ResolutionsIn his LinkedIn article, Do You Dare Take This Clear-Thinking Quiz?, , says  “Most of us are incoherent. Coherent people don’t make New Year’s resolutions. They don’t announce their intention to turn over a new leaf… they just turn over a new leaf.”   He asserts that “It takes hard work to be coherent. I’m tempted to tell you that I aspire to be coherent all the time, but from reading this article you know that coherent people do not blab about their intentions in advance.”

Are you coherent or do you “plan” to become coherent?

For the full article, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-you-dare-take-clear-thinking-quiz-bruce-kasanoff

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What Factors Go Into Choosing a Career?

Factors into Choosing a Career

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The Impact of Saying “NO!”

I say NOWe are in a season where activities and demands are picking up. There are more schedules to manage and pulls on our time. In general, we want to be helpful and accommodating to people. Therefore we hate to say “NO”. People often do anything to avoid this word. We will avoid people, redirect conversations, make excuses, be non-committal or simply say “YES” to things we know we will have a hard time following through on. Reality is we simply cannot do everything. When we keep saying “YES” to things we are adding “stuff” to our “plate” which causes overwhelm, stress and frustration. Even though we would like to answer “YES” to everything, in order to have a peaceful life which exhibits quality, balance and basic sanity, we must learn how to say “NO”.

How do you do it? When you say “YES” to a new activity, you have to say “NO” to remove something else that is already on your full plate. Here is how:

  1. Be clear on your priorities and what is important. If you are not clear, you will not have a compelling reason to say “NO” when you feel drawn to accept a new item on your plate. Try to strike a balance with the “Essential 8″: family, friends, work, health, budgeting, fun, physical space (home, office, car), and personal growth (spiritual, educational, personal development).
  2. Set filters for each of your Essential 8 areas. You want to have your Essential 8 listed by priority and set a filter for each (take the purpose/goal for each area and then be clear on what fits and what does not). Take special note of the proportion each area is getting.
  3. Evaluate what is on your plate. Considering each of the Essential 8 areas and your priorities, determine what your “needs” are. “Should’s” need to move to one side of the fence. Do you need it or not? Consider your balance so you have some big projects (meat), some personal care (veggie), some daily necessities (good grain/filler), and a hobby/fun thing (dessert). These are the things to which you are saying “YES!”
  4. Say “NO” to the things that do not meet your filters. These may be the least important things on your list OR new things that come up in your life. Remember whenever you say “YES,” you are saying “NO” to something.

When you say “NO” you have more power to say “YES” to what is important. Remember “NO” can mean “never,” it can also mean, “no, not right now”. Let yourself have some space to do what is important. You will experience the power of balance and boundaries which will result in you being more effective and productive. You will enjoy less stress and more peace with your life.

Keep Charging & Shine!
Christy Geiger, Executive/Leadership Coach, www.synergystrategies.com

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Apps I Love (part 1)

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  •  CAR
  • TO DO LIST & NOTES
    • Cozi (for shopping lists – Auto syncs between computer and phone)
    • Any.do (a good to do list)
    • Evernote (you can have this on the computer too – it is a great program for saving things and filing documents of all kinds)
  •  RESOURCES
    • QR code or reader
    • Kindle (amazons book reader – can get free books to download)
    • Find my ipad (helps to locate device if you misplace it)(enable)
    • Weather channel (weather)
    • TuneIn Radio (music)
    • Emoji (fun icons) (go to settings [gray box], click settings, keyboard, keyboards, add Emoji) (then it will show up on your keyboard as a little world icon by the microphone button on the keyboard)
  • GAMES

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Apps I Love (part 2)

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Career Planning

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