Stop counting on willpower.
Have you been envious of people who seem to have so much
willpower it never seems to wane?
Well if it makes you feel any better, nobody, no - no - nobody
has infinite willpower to behave exactly as they wished from now
until eternity. And, no offence, but I’m not optimistic that you
While there are things we can do to strengthen our willpower,
today I want to suggest you implement skills and strategies
For example, if you want to eat better, instead of relying on
willpower alone - implement a daily strategy of adding two servings
of veggies per meal.
If you want to resist treats, implement a strategy of having 2
glasses of water and waiting 10 minutes before you indulge.
If you want to eat less sugar, develop a some new culinary
skills around sugar-free baking in the kitchen.
Implement skills and strategies, it’s one more way you can
live, Your Life, Unlimited!
On this week's radio show Genella
MacIntrye, shared her specialty and passion, social psychology.
She is the author of the upcoming book, 5 Steps to
Managing Stress and share lots of great information with
us about being assertive. One question she encouraged us to ask
that I know would be very effective is "What needs to happen for me
to assert myself."
Asking great questions is the best way to get great answers!
But wait there is more! Marcia
Reynolds author of The Discomfort Zone - How Leaders Turn
Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs. In our interview she
explain why our brains are not always our best friends! As well as
the podcast below, you can enjoy Marcia's guest blog post
How to Have a Difficult but Good
By Marcia Reynolds, PsyD
Do you keep worrying about that difficult conversation you need
to have? Here are some guidelines to help
you prepare and engage someone
to increase your odds of having a good outcome:
Difficult conversations can be the most meaningful times you
spend with others. Instead of trying to fix people, help them feel
seen, valued, and understood. Then maybe together, you can find a
Read more about having meaningful, profound conversations in the
Discomfort Zone. For more information on
training in emotional intelligence and advanced coaching skills,
check out outsmartyourbrain.com .
Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening
Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an
internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient
of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to
Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North
America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has
a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and
healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with
issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and
happiness in general, as well as find out more information about
her coaching and speaking services at
* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the
National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s
international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less
than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are
recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one
of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman)
to attain this designation in 2013.