Weight Loss – How to Diet While Living a Busy Life

Everyone is busy nowadays and that is why more and more people are struggling with their weight. Life has turned into doing things that are quick and easy so you can keep going. How many times have you stopped at a fast food restaurant for lunch just because it was on the way, making it easy to do? Let’s take a closer look at how to diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle while living a busy life.

Tip #1: Avoid processed foods whenever possible
Processed foods are filled with salt, chemicals and sugars that are not good for your body. To avoid them at lunch time try preparing a salad to take with you. You can do this easily by buying a bag of premixed lettuce or salad mix at the store. Add veggies or fruits you like. Package it in a plastic container and add salad dressing when your ready to eat it. For dinner if you are cooking always make extra that can be frozen and reheated later in the week.

Tip #2: Preplan your snacks
Everyone loves to snack, but most people reach for a candy bar or a bag of chips. By preplanning your snacks such as placing celery sticks, carrot sticks or fruit into a sandwich bag. This will make it easier and quicker to grab a nutritional snack when you feel the need.

Tip #3: Increase your activity
If may not be possible to exercise every day but there are a few tricks you can do to increase your activity while still getting alone in your busy day. Instead of parking in the front row of the parking lot opt for a space further back. Instead of taking the elevator up a few flights opt to take the stairs. If you usually sit during your lunch take the few extra minutes you have left after eating to walk around the block.

Strategies For Success After Failure in Business & Life

As part of my life journey I have faced many ups and downs in our business life, I’ve experienced the giddy heights of quick and meteoric success in business. Building up a company worth many millions of dollars and then an equally disastrous loss of fortune due the Asian Financial crisis of the late 90’s. This saw us losing large sums of money, in fact all of it bar a few dollars, many properties and most devastatingly, our family home. It truly was the most challenging time our family had ever faced.

The greatest toll it took on me was emotionally. It was extremely difficult for me to see this ‘failure’ for what it was; a set of external circumstances beyond our control. For me I felt like a personal failure, it was my fault and I let this keep me down for many years. I buried my natural creative, entrepreneurial nature and got busy focusing on our 3 very young children. I allowed my feelings of shame and humiliation to rob me of many years and almost every shred of confidence I had.

Today I was privileged to attend an event in Wellington called “Women and Wealth” where the keynote speaker was Suzanne Paul, a public figure in New Zealand, founder and inventor of the ‘Natural Glow’ cosmetic empire. Due to a new business venture failing, Suzanne has also experienced a very public loss of everything, including her self esteem and confidence. I have always admired her courage in sharing her story in her book and via interviews and speaking engagements. Like a lot of women, I have followed her story, been inspired by her sheer guts and determination to pick herself up, dust herself off and start over. Having slowly done the same myself firmly believing the mantra… “But wait, there’s more”

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure”. – Napoleon Hill

This quote from Napoleon Hill has given me strength and encouragement each day since I found it. If I’m experiencing any defeats in my day, I will open my iPhone and flick up this quote to inspire and motivate me to just keep going, put one foot in front of the other and move towards my goals.

If you find yourself in the same position, are 4 essential strategies to help you find your confidence again, you may be looking for whiz bang hard edge business strategies but I can assure you that healing your relationship with yourself first will guarantee you success in all areas of life and have you moving forward…

Forgive Yourself

Find a way to make peace with your past defeats, analyse ‘why’ this happened, find out all the outside influences that lead to the circumstances of your failure, examine your own decisions, identify what you could have done differently, learn from this lesson. By truly understanding what happened analytically, you can be confident of not making the same decisions again that lead you there. Now move on… and realign your focus and start on your new future.

Make a Plan for your New Future

Write your goals, dreams and aspirations out in a notebook, prioritise them and make an action plan of small steps you can take each day to reach these goals. If this is a new experience for you, start with small easily achievable goals. The fact that you are working towards them and achieving gives you confidence. each small achievement give you more confidence to tackle bigger dreams. Be Persistent.. Keep going until…

Change your Energy & Environment

Start to turn your energy around to a positive resonance and surround yourself with positive like minded people. Get out of your house and your comfort zone and find people who are going where you want to be. Reprogramme yourself. ‘Fake it til you make it” or acting ‘as if’ you are enthusiastic, energised and motivated each day will soon trick your brain into actually being & feeling this way. When you are surrounded by happy motivated people you can not help but feel the same way. And curiously they will be drawn to your positive and motivated energy, giving you perpetual support and encouragement.

Plan for and enjoy a holistic Life

Remember although we are primarily addressing business success from failure, leading a life balanced with good health, a loving family environment, caring and supportive friends, charity, achievement and wealth is a successful life indeed.

Successful Investing in Self and Wealth.

Untold Secrets of a Quality Business Life Coach Exposed

As a business life coach I have discovered that creating any success for my clients all starts from within first, which I refer to as being your life master. Being your life master is about having total clarity of your goals and outcomes but in essence it is to create a life for yourself and create a life for others.

By asking these two self-exploration questions you will begin your journey on fulfilling this.

1 – What Will I Do To Add Value To My Life?

2 – What Will I Do To Add Value To Other Lives?

A quote by a great author Kenneth D. Foster below explains why it is so important of being your life master now:

Your Life cannot be repeated. It is now or never, so find out who you are, what your heart longs to achieve, and then sail away from safe harbors and explore your greatest dreams

Firstly, by being clear on YOU (what I refer to as your Significantly Special Being), is the start of creating a life for yourself. You want to seek firstly what truly fulfills you and understand the reasons why? Clients would ask my how and where do I start? What I always say to them is, by asking some self-exploration questions you will begin to discover what truly fulfills you such as:

– What do you believe your life is all about?
– What makes you unique?
– What are your greatest talents, skills and abilities?
– What would you be doing in your life if you know you absolutely could not fail?
– What is the greatest dream you can imagine accomplishing in your life?

As a great mentor and a very good friend Darren Stephens quotes:

“The ability to be successful on the inside first is what truly brings outer success, wealth and abundance to your Life”

Secondly, by having the compassion to help more people live an incredible life and be able to contribute to their lives will create unlimited success. This is very critical to becoming your Life Master and you will discover that besides your loving family, this is also what gives you true fulfillment. Now, to manifest this you want to seek firstly what truly fulfills others and really be able to understand how to help them in their unique way.

As what I always say: Seek First to Understand, to Contribute

In addition to this another Life Master who is a mentor of many and close friend Spike Humer once said:

“Once you know whats important to you and who is important to you, the key to success in business and in life is to learn what makes you both feel important and valued, then do it with all your might.”

I will have more sharing to come about Life Master and its components of Life Formula, Life Outcome and Life Accelerator. I truly hoped you have loved the brief introduction and discovered some the secrets of what a quality Business Coach can offer to your success and to your clients success in any offline or online businesses.