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Your NOT To Do List

People often ask me, “How do you do it all?” To which I respond, “What makes you think I do it all? I don’t. I can’t remember the last time I cleaned, for goodness sake.”
Here’s how to clear your calendar! Draw a line down the center of a piece of paper. On one side of the paper write ‘to do’ list, and then on the other side of the page write ‘not to do.’ Now, write out all you have to do on the to do side of the page. We really do have ridiculously long ‘to do’ lists, don’t we?
Here comes the fun part! Take a good look at your ‘to do’ list and take anything on it that someone else could do for you and move it to your ‘not to do’ list. For instance, take the laundry. Either find someone else in the house who is capable of tossing it into the washer and drier to do the laundry or send it out. Is food shopping taking up too much of your precious time? Order on-line or call-in a standing delivery to your neighborhood grocery store. Cleaning? Forgetaboutit. I’m lucky. My husband has a much lower tolerance to mess than I do. I can count on him to clean up!
Lighten Your Load. Write out your Not to Do List today and get ‘busy.’
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness Coach, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
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” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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BECAUSE: A Mighty Powerful Convincer

BECAUSE, YOU SAID SO!!!
Chew on this:
Which of the following three sentences is most likely to get you a raise?
a. Boss, I’ll quit if I don’t get a raise.
b. Boss, I need a raise now, please …[and do dig deep].
c. Boss, I need a raise, because life is expensive and I’m worth it.
(Answer: c)

Using “because,” can significantly improve your odds of getting what you want, because people are more likely to do things when you say “because,” simply because people like to have reasons for doing what they do!
Why do I tell you this and what connection does ‘because’ have to Permanent Fat Removal?
I tell you this, because I hear you using “because” quite a bit and you may not realize that you are unleashing the power of because on yourself to justify that piece of cake. You are selling yourself on the notion that you need that piece of cake. And when you do eat it … congratulations you’ve just made that sale!
More to YOUR point, here are a couple of examples of what y’all have said to me in private sessions, group tele-talks, in e-mails this past week.
“I’m going to a party and will eat whatever the hostess prepares, because I don’t want to hurt her feelings.”
“I’m taking the day off from exercising, because rain is predicted.”
“I’ll do the mental-cises later, because I am in a crunch for time.”
Because is a mighty powerful convincer!
Because introduces a direct reason to your mind. Your mind loves order and even if your ‘because’ could be challenged …
i.e. with regard to going to the party and eating whatever you like … “How do you know that the hostess’s feelings will be hurt? What would happen if you spoke to her before the dinner and requested the sauce on the side?” … your ‘because’ is all your mind needs to hear. Because your mind seeks reason and order and ‘because’ delivers justification.
This one single word gives you reason to believe, to accept, to justify, to do what you want.
Spread the word … NOT the icing! (because I said so!!!)
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness Coach, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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How to Build Your Self-Confidence Muscle

Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, in particular, weight loss. If we don’t feel good about ourselves; feel confident – what do we do? We head to the fridge. Stuff those feelings down. EAT!
All other things being equal, self-confidence is often the one ingredient that distinguishes a successful person from someone less successful.
The good news is that self-confidence is yet another muscle to build up and on. It’s takes practice to like oneself.
It’s a matter of focusing on all that you do well, all that is good about you. And believe me, there is a lot more fabulous in you than you can imagine.

How to Build Your Self Confidence Muscle

One of the best ways to start to build your self-confidence muscle is to recognize and acknowledge all that you accomplish on a daily basis.
And one way to keep track of your daily accomplishments is to keep a daily log or diary identifying any and all goals that you reach, no matter how big or small, positive behavior changes, positive feedback from others, anything that you handled during the day in a positive way, any wins in any areas.
One of the things I put in my daily log yesterday: “Packed for trip to The Crossings, Texas.” Yay! One thing I can cross off my to-do list. “Made corner grocer smile when I said thank you in Korean.” I spread good cheer!
Stop right now and think. What could you write in your self-confidence success log? “I’m thinking about a self-confidence log. Wow! Great first step.”
Keep the daily log or diary at hand so that you can fill it in immediately as you achieve something rather than forgetting! Combine it with your daily food sheet, if you like; or your gratitude journal. Just be sure to note your accomplishments in some way, shape or form so that you give yourself the credit you deserve! Feel your self-confidence muscle growing? Work it daily!!
Spread the word … NOT the icing,
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness Coach, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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LEMON: Antidote to What Ails You

While we might believe that life is a linear journey, for most of us, it is a circuitous event. There are hills, valleys, twists and turns, set backs and leaps forward. There are the ‘plum’ experiences, and then, there are the ‘lemons.’
We love the delicious plums, don’t we? Sweet and juicy! They’re easy to embrace and enjoy.
The lemons of life are actually more of a challenge, yes? And with challenge comes opportunity for change. YAY!!! We love opportunity!!! (Feeling more excited about the lemons in your life, already, yes?)
Now, I don’t know what is going on in your life, but I am going to out on a limb and presume that there is at least one ‘lemon’ floating through it. One ‘lemon’ that you can, today, transform into a glass of delicious, soul satisfying lemonade.
What is a lemon?
A lemon is a citrus fruit whose exact origins remain a mystery, although it is widely believed that lemons first grew in India, northern Burma and China. In South and Southeast Asia lemons were primarily know for their antiseptic properties, and they were used as an antidote for various poisons.
A lemon can be your antidote to what ails you.
For instance, we were planning on a vacation but the economy threw us (hurled and hit is more like it) a lemon the size of a grapefruit. Instead of going to some exotic place, we are staying home. Now, I could suck on that lemon and feel like something was taken away from me … or I can add ingredients to the lemon and turn it around.
What to do? I made a list of all my in-town friends, put together a list of free events in the city, and I invited some to one event; some to another – hosted a potluck dinner at my house and had the best time connecting with friends with whom I otherwise struggle to find time to see. I filled my week with fun activities and fabulous friends. Truthfully, in lots of ways, it was better than a trip! No jet lag involved!!!
In keeping with the theme (you know, I do LOVE a theme!), I whipped up a blender full of lemonade for everyone! Here’s my recipe!
Keeping It Healthy – Lemonade. Instead of using sugar in your lemonade recipe, substitute 4 apples to 1/4 lemon, peel and all! Through into your food processor. Wowzer. Lemonade without sugar!!!! How exciting is that????
Spread the word … NOT the icing!
Janice
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Janice Taylor is a Life & Happiness Coach, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.
For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.
Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!
” . . . . kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
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