Thursday, September 25, 2008

September 25th 2008

Hi Everyone!

I have been doing something I haven't done in years...rollerblading! Talk about a work out! It is definitely different than running. I feel it in all the right spots! My son rides his bike with me before school and encourages me, "One more time around the block, Mom!" It is nice having a personal rollerblading coach to keep me going.

The next few weeks are my daughters' birthdays. And the house is buzzing with talk of birthday cakes, friends and ice cream. Their enthusiasm is contagious! It is a good thing I am rollerblading with all this talk of cake and ice cream!

I have so many great new projects in the making. I can't wait to share some of them with you over then next few months. It is amazing what I can accomplish with the kids in school.

I wish you great experiences and many things to celebrate!

With great appreciation,


The Biggest Gap in Life is the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do.

Have you ever heard someone say, "I know what to do." And then turn around and do nothing or something totally different than what they know they should do? If you have you have witnessed the success gap in action. The success gap is the difference between what we know we should do and what we do.

Goal achievers have learned to close that gap and do what they know they should do and in the doing that they create experiences that lead them to great results. That is what makes them goal achievers and not just goal setters.

What Motivates Goal Achievers to Actually Do It?
Goal achievers' tap into their feelings and know which ones motivate them to act. Sometimes fear motivates someone to do the thing they know they should do. Fear of failure, fear of how they might look if they don't do it. Goal achievers take action out of faith.

Napoleon Hill writes in "Think and Grow Rich" that "Faith is the eternal elixir which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought."

You might want to read that quote again.

"Faith is the eternal elixir which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought."

Thoughts become alive when mixed with faith. Faith points us away from failure and towards what is possible. The possibility of success. According to Hill, faith is a feeling that propels us to act. Goal achievers are motivated by faith in themselves, faith in others and faith in their creator. Think about how you might feel if you had complete faith in your abilities to do the things you know you should do. Think of all the things you might do if you knew you could not fail!

Magic Coaching Questions:
Think of a goal, it could be better health, more sales, a bigger home, a more passionate relationship. Now ask yourself, "What is the one thing that I know I should do and if I would only do I would get better results in this area of my life?"

Now think of that goal again. Now ask yourself, "What is the best thing that could happen if I do this one thing?"

Now go do it!

Join me on

Saturday October 25th

from 9am to 4pm

at the Hampton Inn at Easton
Columbus, Ohio

The Secret of Designing Your Life

Look for more details to come letting you know more about this event and the benefits you will receive from joining me. You won't want to miss this one!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

"So What Do I Want?"

The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself Often, "So What Do I Want?"
Life is wonderful! The kids are back in school and my time is truly mine for the first time in 11 years. Up until now, I have been working early mornings, late nights, and have had a few coaching calls during the day when I could count on an hour of peace here and there. Now that I have all this free time, I needed to ask myself this one question before moving forward, "So, what do I want?" For me it is simple, I want to help as many people achieve their goals as possible in the most efficient manner possible. This one question sets my course.

But what happens when you don't know what you want?
Get busy deciding what you do want! One of the reasons why many people don't get what they want is because they haven't defined it. There are so many options out there, it is a wonder we can make up our mind about anything. Many people don't make up their mind, they let other people decide for them! Don't let this happen to you, be decisive. Practice making decisions by asking yourself honestly, "What do I want?"

Switch your focus from what you don't want to what you do want.
Most of the time when people are in a negative state of mind or not feeling up to par, they have been focusing on what they don't want more than on what they do want. Stop for a moment and ask yourself, "How do I feel?" If you feel good, you are probably focusing on what you want. Congratulations! If you feel bad, you might want to make a shift and focus on what you want.

Get Clear on What You Want
Getting clear on what you want from life is a process. It requires you to know yourself more deeply than your current understanding. I have included a journaling exercise that should help you get clear on what you want in the major areas of your life, that way, you will know where you are heading and feel good along the way!

Get your journal or a blank sheet of paper and at the top write "Finances" and draw a line down the middle. At the top of one side write, "I Don't' Want" and on the top of the other side write, "I Do Want." and just write. Write everything that comes to your mind about what you don't like and about what you do like. When you are finished with it, take your "Don't Want's" and turn them into "Do Wants". For example, if you wrote, "I don't want to retire broke," cross it out and write, "I do want to retire financially free." The goal is to have a long list of things you do want. "I want a net worth of..." "I want to buy a..."

Now that you have done it with your finances, write your wants for your relationships, your environment, your work/career, your service to others, and don't forget your body.

Spend time getting to know what you want from life and watch in amazement as those things start appearing in your life!

All the Best!
Your Personal Life Success Coach,
Dawn Nocera