Monthly Archives: January 2013

Inspire Moment #22: Dress Your Part

Ever feel like you get stuck wearing the same clothes in your wardrobe every week?  You have plenty to choose from, but you always go to the same or similar outfits?  There is nothing wrong with wearing what is comfortable and what you have been in the comfort zone of wearing.  What I want to encourage you to do is to make certain that what you are wearing everyday is a true reflection of you, your inner you.

Inspire Moment #22 “Dress You Part” came to me this morning when I was thinking of what to wear.  I began to put on what has been a staple piece in my wardrobe and then I thought, “time for a change and to shake it up.”  I thought, “is this outfit a true reflection of who you are Ange?”  I then thought “no, it isn’t anymore.  It is boring! Time to mix it up.”  I don’t feel boring, so why am I going to dress “boring.”  I hope this story encourages you today to dress your part.

Remember that this life you are living is not dress rehearsal, so make sure you are dressing your part everyday!

Inspire Moment #21: Baby Step for Change

Inspire Moment #21 is about taking a Baby Step for Change.

The clients I coach tell me that staying in their comfort zone is so much easier than stepping outside of it and adapting to change in their life.    I tell my clients staying in my comfort zone is so limiting because you risk staying the same for the rest of you life. Who wants that?!  I sure hope you don’t because you know what?  You only have one chance to live your life.  This isn’t a dress rehearsal people. Carpe Diem!

You don’t have to take a HUGE step to see change, simply start with a baby step today and see how you do.  You may fall, but get back up and keep trying!

Inspire Moment #20: Down Shift

Sometimes in life you may need to take a step back and slow down before you can proceed to your final destination or goal.  It doesn’t mean that you won’t get there…wherever “there” is.  What I mean is this…

Inspire Moment #20 is to Down Shift.  Down shifting this week while you are in the driver seat might just be the best thing for you to reach your goal safely and emotionally in the right mindset.  Switch the gears and take it back a notch.  It’s okay to slow down.  You WILL get to a destination, don’t worry about that…it may even end up being a different one than what you orginally wanted.  All you are doing is down shifting, slowing it down, changing the pace, taking a step back, etc.  Please don’t worry about people in your life that CHOOSE to run their engine to the ground and run on overdrive.  That’s the world for you.  Please don’t concern yourself about keeping up with them.  All I am suggesting for you is to think about down shifting this week and/or weekend because it could be the best thing for you.  Heck, you never know unless you try.

We’re all going to get to our “there” in life…and you can choose to down shift starting today for some time.  It just might be the best thing for you in the race.

Enjoy the ride because it’s your journey!

Inspire Moment #19: Schedule a “Me”eting

You schedule a meeting with your boss to talk about projects/goals in your professional life.  You schedule doctor’s appointments to do a check up on your physical health.  You schedule time to meet up with your family and friends.  You may even schedule a meeting with the personal trainer to get your body back in shape.  My question for you is this…when was the last time you you scheduled a “me”eting to discuss what is going on (in)side you heart and head?

(IN)spire Moment #19 is to encourage you to take a moment, whether it’s one minute or one hour today, to think about YOU and how YOU are doing.  Inspire Moment #18 was to encourage you to re-define your “me” time and my latest Inspire Moment is to make sure you schedule that “me”eting.  Put in on the calendar, set up an appointment on your smart phone, please just make sure you schedule it for later, tomorrow, or this weekend.

Without making the quality time, their truly isn’t a real “me”eting.

Inspire Moment #18: Re-define your “Me” Time

We all have heard about “me” time and how important it is that we take it every day.  My question is this, do we really feel the benefits of it like we should?  Do you even take it every day?  Maybe your “me” time is exercising, going shopping, reading, etc.  And while all that is fine and dandy because it’s something you are doing for you and it helps us feel more balanced when we do those things, it’s also a thing that someone else could be doing for their “me” time.  You may be asking me where am I going with this, so, here it is….

Inspire Moment #18 is to encourage you to re-define your “me” time.  Don’t make your “me” time about a task or hobby that you have to get done or enjoy doing this week, make it about YOU and only YOU.  Look with(in) this week to find the “me” in the time you take.  Maybe its going for a walk without the cell phone, no ipod, no companion.  Maybe it’s going into your bedroom five minutes before it’s lights out to lay on the floor and be still to let your mind go.  Maybe it’s sitting in the shower to mentally cleanse and let the water hit you to wash away any negative thoughts, when you don’t even need to take a shower because you are clean.

It’s about taking TIME for YOU and the only way to find the YOU is to invest the TI(ME). 



Inspire Moment #17: Say No to Doubt

It creeps up on you like a cheap pair of underwear.  Yes, you know what I’m talking about, doubt!  We begin to doubt our abilities and our strengths, we doubt our feelings and then we begin to doubt everything in our life. “Am I making the right decision?” comes into your head.  And just like that underwear gets stuck, so do you!  You get stuck in that rut of thinking you can’t do anything, you aren’t good enough, etc.  Well, today’s Inspire Moment is to get you to say NO to doubt when those “lack of confidence” moments begin to take over in your mind.  When that time comes when you begin to lack trust in YOU, I want to encourage you to take a moment and pinch yourself on the arm.  That pinch will soon become a reminder that you are strong enough to get through those times where you are hesitant to believe that you can.  You are capable.  You are strong enough.  You may just have to dig deep to find the courage.  So, say no to doubt and say yes to having confidence in you today!

Inspire Moment #16: Chip Away

Today’s (IN)spire Moment is to encourage you to chip away at the nonsense that builds up in life.  Try to poke through all of that “stuff” so you can get back to the root of you.  The root is your center and it often times hold the WHY.  The reason WHY you are feeling a certain way, the reason WHY things aren’t working out the way you had thought, or the reason WHY you are stuck in a funk.  When you take time to chip away at all the stuff that takes your focus off of the root center (your mind and heart), you usually get back to a place that feels right.  Exactly where you are supposed to be.



Inspire Moment #15: Put YOU on the List

“My to-do list keeps getting longer and longer with all the things that I need to get done.  I wonder if I will ever be finished with it all?”  Ever find yourself asking yourself those questions and thinking those thoughts?  So much to do achieve and get done, so little time.  My next question for you is this, are YOU on that list?

As Achievers I’m sure there are always tasks and goals that are set.  It keeps us busy and productive checking things off the list as we complete them.  My (IN)spire Moment for you this morning is to encourage YOU to be on that list as well.  Put your name on it too!  Perhaps seeing YOU written out as one of the priorities just like paying the bills, or running those errands are, will help you Achievers to take a break and to get back to center, who you really are.  The closer you are to center, the more balance and calmness you will feel in your life.  Go ahead, try it out today…just make sure YOU gets checked off!  YOU-Clean-Bank-Laundry, etc.

Inspire Moment #14: It Might Be a Sign

That feeling that gets your heart fluttering could just be the sign you need telling you it is time to take a step forward into the “uncomfortable” zone.  Today’s (IN)spire Moment is to encourage you to begin to notice when you start feeling anxious or nervous.  You are probably feeling that way because you are on the fence of your “comfort zone.”  I’m here to help you see that those feelings may just be a sign that it is time to grow.  Take some time today to recognize those signs and take a step forward.  See what happens next!

Inspire Moment #13: Let It Out

Today’s (IN)spire Moment is to let out the emotion from the weekend that is keeping you from feeling a healthy balance (in)side this morning.    Start your week off right by releasing any of that junk (in)side that needs to come out.    I’m sure things happened over this past weekend that may have caused you Achievers to feel like you didn’t meet all your goa or tasks, disappointed in your progress with a project at home, or maybe upset that your expectations were not met, etc.       I’m your mindset strength and conditioning coach to (IN)spire you to look (in)side today and take time this morning on the drive to work, this afternoon during a much needed lunch break, whenever you get alone time, to talk it out, write it out, or simply lift up your hands to LET IT OUT.  Maybe it is talking to a close friend at work or writing out your feelings in a journal or on a word document in the office, let it out!  It all starts with looking (in)side your heart and your head to get back to balance and back on your feet.  So why not start the week of right on a lighter, happier, and balanced note?  Take the first step today!