7 Steps for Restoring Integrity in Your Life

integrity 150x150 7 Steps for Restoring Integrity in Your LifeBy Mandy Schumaker

Integrity is a word we use to describe a state of wholeness. For example, when a building is built on a strong foundation with plenty of steel beams and high grade materials to withstand virtually any disaster, we say it is a building of high structural integrity. When a person does everything that is in harmony with who they really are, we say the person is a person of integrity. I tell my kids all the time, “your integrity is the most important thing you have and only you can screw it up”.

Integrity is more than just honesty. It’s about more than right vs. wrong. It’s about being integrated, so that all the parts of your life and yourself are cooperating smoothly to honor your best interests. As business leaders and entrepreneurs, it is crucial that we become aware of what integrity is, determine how much we actually need and how to get enough. Businesses run by leaders of high integrity are more sustainable and successful.

Where are you out of integrity in your life? What are the things that are hurting you, holding you back, people or places you are hiding beyond, systems that are missing, things that you are doing that just don’t work, etc. Are you in the wrong job, living in debt, misrepresenting yourself at times, over-promising results, spending time with a community that does not bring out your best?

How can we restore integrity or wholeness? Take a look at these 7 steps and make the time to complete them. It’s the most important thing you can do for yourself, your health, your relationships and your business!

7 Steps to Restore Integrity/Wholeness

  • Make a list of the 10 ways you are currently not in integrity
  • Get to the source of each and every item, resolve all fully
  • Make a commitment to start living in integrity, as you see it
  • Let go of at least 10 shoulds, coulds, woulds, oughts, and wills
  • Stop spending time with people who are not the best models
  • Eliminate adrenaline and other unhealthy “rushes” in your life
  • Let go of everything that you know is not good for you

Restoring integrity is a process which adds richness to your life. You will create more energy for yourself, find effortlessness about achieving the results you want, and attract nicer more fulfilling people (and customers!) in your life who are reliable, empowering, loving and inspiring.

To be our best, we must be whole; that is, be responsible for our actions and inactions, respond fully to the lessons being offered to us, honor our bodies and our selves and respect the realities of the physical universe.

Thomas Leonard

Mandy Schumaker, President of Higher Performing People, is a former sales and management executive in the newspaper industry, who has extensive experience in executive coaching, leadership development, sales and marketing, facilitation and team building. She has a gift for helping executives and entrepreneurs maintain their focus and hold themselves and others accountable, which in turn helps them to become more effective, productive leaders. Mandy can be reached at http://www.mandyschumaker.com or 207-653-6977

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6 Great Life Coaching Tips

helpfultips 150x150 6 Great Life Coaching TipsBy T Brownson

 1. Align With Your Core Values

Do you know what your core values are?

If you don’t, you don’t know yourself and you don’t truly know what motivates and drives you. Get to know your core values because they dictate everything in your life. They are at the core of your identity and dictate what job you do, who your friends are, what you like in a partner and whether taking advice from a Life Coach is a worthwhile thing to do!

 2. You Are the Most Important Person In The World

Did you know that? Did you know that you really are the most important person in the world, at least to you?

That’s right, it’s not your kids, your parents or even your best buddy, it is you! Without you, everything else in your reality ceases to exist. So be kind to yourself. You’re doing the best you can with the information you have to hand. You mess up, you make mistakes and you make stupid decisions because guess what, even Life Coaches do!

Treat yourself with the kind of respect you would like from others at all times. If you don’t like other people hurling abuse or disrespecting you, don’t do it to yourself.

 3. Just Say No!

Leading on from you being the most important person is having the ability to respect that belief and say no from time to time.

As I have seen my Life Coaching blog grow in popularity so I have seen the requests for help I receive grow exponentially. Barely does a day go by when I don’t get another Life Coach contact me for advice or a publishing company asking me to review a book.

By disciplining yourself now you become better at it later. Think of people are super successful and you respect highly. Do you think they have the time to say yes to everybody that wants some of their time? Do you think people think worse of them for that fact?

In my field of Life Coaching, Tony Robbins is the probably the most recognizable figure. How many requests for help do you think he turns down to each one he accepts? I’d be surprised if the ratio were less than 100:1

 4. Question Your Beliefs

Beliefs are opinions and nothing more. If you have a belief that you aren’t good enough, old enough, wealthy enough, attractive enough or clever enough, undermine it by looking for contrary evidence.

I used to have a belief that I wasn’t good enough as a Life Coach. But then I started to wonder why if I wasn’t good enough I had never had a single client complaint? All of a sudden I realized maybe it was a self-limiting belief and not a fact.

 5. Ask Better Questions

Why am I such a loser, is not a great question. What can I do differently next time is though.

Drop the ‘why’s ‘ that push you into defense mode and ask more ‘hows’, ‘who’s’ and ‘what’s’. How can I improve? What can I learn from this? Who can help me?

 6. Re frame It!

As a Life Coach this is possibly the single most important skill I can teach a client

Take a negative belief, situation and look at it from another point of view. Come up with as many positive scenarios as possible and don’t give up until you get at least one new perspective that makes you feel better about it.

We are never trying to change the event itself with a re frame, merely take control of the way we feel about it. Most successful people I have ever met or coached are great re framers.

Are you looking for a life coach to help you get clear about the life you really want? Be sure to visit my site to learn more about life coaching.

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Effective Tips for Dealing With Procrastination

procrastination 150x150 Effective Tips for Dealing With ProcrastinationBy Ma Diga

Procrastination is something that a lot of people are faced with on a daily basis, and some people have a hard time tackling it. It doesn’t matter if you are an employee, a student in college, or simply working on projects, you may be looking for ways to deal with and tackle procrastination head on. There are several different tips and tricks to consider, and everyone has their thing that works best for them. Here are a few things to try out, and if one thing doesn’t work, consider going onto the next tip until you find what works for you.

Determine the Reason

You should first find out the reason for your procrastination. If you find yourself being lazy a lot of times or simply not having the motivation, consider searching for new ways to deal with things. New habits should be developed as well to help you stay on track. If you have a tendency to wait until it’s just about too late, then you are going to never get anywhere, and this leads to being further and further behind. You should learn to organize your time more effectively so that this doesn’t continue happening.

Become Organized

The first thing you should do is develop some type of organizational plan. Start your day planning out what the most important things are that need to be done. Learn to prioritize as well. You can develop a list and work on the easiest things first and then work your way to the hardest thing. You can also opt for changing your complete attitude. Just think of how good it is going to feel getting your list of things to get done. Also, think about how nice it is going to be without having to deal with consequences from not getting your things done. The better you get, the less you are going to have to make a list and the faster things are going to get done.

Schedule Your Day

Think about how much time you need for each task, and try to make a daily schedule to make sure you have enough time in the day for everything you need to get done. Set a certain amount of time aside for each task or chore, and make sure things get done in their allowed time. This can teach you to work more efficiently as opposed to procrastinating and waiting until the last minute to get things done.

While many people may not be the type of person to make a list, it can really help you plan your day better, and can keep things fresh in your mind. You can see what needs to be done, and you can set up a system that will help you spend your time doing things that are more important.

Finding ways to be more efficient with your time can really help you become more organized and to better help you deal with procrastination. The more organized you are, you are going to have more success and be able to have more time for things that matter.

My name is Ma Diga and I run the website Shape Up America! on my spare time. The website is not just about health and fitness but rather it is about living effectively and productively in all aspects of your life.

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