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Theresa’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool) Focus on the Positive   Leave a comment

We all experience discouragement from time to time. The key, when in the midst of challenge, is learning to focus on the positive.

“If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

It’s easy to feel frustrated when things don’t go our way, or take longer than we wish. We may become discouraged, and think that what we long for will never come to pass. Over time, if we don’t change the course of our thinking, the things we tell ourselves will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

If you would like a different outcome, and one that leads to your success, tell a different story, and shift your focus to your wins.

THIS WEEK’S TNT

Keep a journal of all that’s going well.

At the end of every day, add a daily entry.

It will help to change your focus and increase your happiness and energy.

Need some ideas? Here are a few to get you started:

You:

Caught an early bus, and made it to work on time!

Saw a friend you hadn’t seen in a while and enjoyed a lovely visit.

You saw a job posting in your field of interest, and filled out an application.

The sun was shining!

You took loving care of your body, and ate a nourishing meal.

You spoke up for yourself at a meeting.

Your car started!

Get the idea?

Experiment!

Try it for a month. Then, notice any changes in your outlook and your life.

It doesn’t matter how large or small the good things you notice are.

The benefits are yours to enjoy, and will come with daily practice.

With love, Theresa

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Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Author, and Workshop Leader with more than 25 years’ experience. Theresa specializes in helping her clients manage their stress, realize their dreams, and create greater health, happiness and fulfillment. She is trained in positive psychology, neuroscience, practical spirituality, among other modalities.

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Theresa’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool) 12 Steps to Organize Your Project   Leave a comment

“Sometimes if you’re not sure about something you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.” – Danielle Steel

Today, I created a list of my top seven goals (who needs to wait until the New Year?); things I’ve been thinking about, but haven’t been acting on – at least not with an organized plan! Among my top three goals is publishing my next book, which will include 365 Tip ‘N Tools (one for each day of the year) on topics such as joy, health, safety, love, and belonging, among others. My mission is to inspire my readers to reconnect to their inner being, enhance their sense of happiness, and provide support to help them take consistent actions to fulfill their goals and dreams. The book will be based on more than 25 years of experience working with clients in the coaching, healing, and training fields.

I chose my writing project as the first among my seven goals to organize. Next, I created a plan to bridge the gap between where I am am now (just starting) and a date I deemed realistic for publishing my book. I then broke the project down into 12 steps I need to take, along with timelines, in order to reach my publication date. The process I just outlined helped me to organize and visualize my project in an orderly and doable way.

It’s easy to procrastinate on the things we would like to do, or experience, until we have a plan and take committed action. And when we do, we build our confidence, and feel energized and hopeful.

THIS WEEK’S TNT: 12 Steps to Organize Your Project

Step 1: Brainstorm a list of one to seven goals you would like to achieve, but haven’t yet acted on, or created a plan to attain it.

Step 2: From the list of goals you brainstormed, choose one that most energizes and excites you.

***Step 3: Decide on a realistic date for accomplishing it.***

Step 4: “Bridge the gap,” by breaking your goal down into manageable and achievable steps you know you can accomplish.

Stretch yourself, but make the steps attainable.

For instance, if you want to write a book, one step might be researching publishers who publish the type of content you wish to write about.

Step 5: Create realistic timelines for completing each of the steps you outlined above, in order to reach your target date.

Step 6: See if the date for completing your project lines up with your timelines, or if you need to adjust it.

For instance, using the example of publishing a book, if your target date for publication is February 30, 2019, but it will take you until April 1, 2019 to complete all of the steps in your plan, adjust your target date accordingly.

If you like, schedule each step into your calendar to remind you of your actions, and reinforce your timelines.

Step 7:  Print out your action plan and place it where you can see it.

Step 8: Create a plan to address resistance, when and if it should occur.

For instance, you can talk with a supportive friend, join a writer’s group (if writing is your goal), or hire a coach or other professional who can help you through the process.

You can also reflect on what’s getting in the way, and how you can address it.

Step 9: Follow-through on the steps you have committed to.

Step 10: If you find yourself struggling, imagine yourself being support, and carried along by the process.

Step 11: Acknowledge each step you complete and celebrate your successes!

For instance, as you complete each piece of your plan, stop and savor the feelings of satisfaction, joy, and achievement.  

Step 12: Use the same process to complete your other projects when you’re ready!

As long as you keep moving forward, you’re guaranteed to cross the bridge!

***Note: You can also write your timelines first, and then establish your projected completion date.

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Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Author and Workshop Facilitator with more than 25 years experience. Theresa specializes in helping her clients manage their stress, realize their dreams, and create healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives.

You can find her book, “Alphabet Affirmations: Transform Your Life and Love Yourself,”  on Amazon.

PURCHASE YOUR COPY HERE

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Theresa’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool) 5 Ways to Recognize Your Ego and Regain Your Balance. Plus, Special Offer   Leave a comment

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Do you suffer from fear and anxiety? Or have a hard time getting to sleep at night because you’re too busy worrying? Fear, anxiety and worry are interconnected and share a common thread. In this week’s TNT, you will learn about a spiritual principle to calm your mind and regain your peace and balance. If you would like support on your journey, scroll down to learn about a special savings on a 90-minute Discovery Coaching session.

Theresa’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool) 5 Ways to Recognize Your Ego and Regain Your Balance

“There is a healer in you, rooted in and always connected to your spirit. To know this healer and make it work in your life you must (once again) get your ego out of the way.” – Wayne W. Dyer

The ego can be persnickety. Masking itself as wisdom, truth, and intelligence, it often pulls us off our path and creates unnecessary anxiety. While it’s important to make informed decisions, holding ourselves back from the changes we wish to make is another story!

As you read the list below, make note of the ones you relate to:

  1. Do you find yourself worrying about the future?
  2. Have difficulty making decisions because you’re afraid of making a mistake?
  3. Would like to make a change in your personal or professional life, but procrastinate?
  4. Do you tell yourself you don’t have the skills or resources to pursue your goals and dreams?
  5. Do you wake up in the morning feeling depressed or dreading the day?

If you checked one or more of the above, your ego is getting in the way!

Fear, worry, stress, and other low frequency emotions, zap our energy, affect our health, and are rooted in the ego – or what Buddhists call “the little mind” – which projects doom and gloom into the future and prevents us from living our best lives. And the more fearful we become, the more we condition our minds to believe our projections are real.

I had an epiphany yesterday when I realized I had been feeling overly anxious about a change I’ve been wanting to make. Then, as if the gods waved a magic wand while I was meditating, I recalled this beautiful principle from Dr. Mikao Usui, an enlightened master who discovered the healing art of Reiki.

The principle below is one of five spiritual precepts I learned during my First Degree Reiki Training in 1984, while living in Seattle.  I felt an immediate sense of relief as I repeated the words; the worry vanished, and I felt a deep sense of peace, joy, and happiness.  I was living in the present.

The precept serves as a guide for living. Open your heart and try it.

“Just for today, I will not worry.”

If you would like to feel more peaceful and create a brighter future, it would be my pleasure to work with you.

I invite you to take advantage of this month’s special offer: A 39% savings on a 90-minute Discovery Session. Please see the details below.***

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A 90-minute coaching session, by telephone or Skype, in which we take stock of your life, identify your greatest needs and desires, and create long term goals that will allow you to experience greater joy, balance and fulfillment. This powerful process will help you create a vision for your future and serves as a steppingstone for the changes you wish to make.  As a result, you will gain clarity and direction about your life path, and establish an action plan to guide you on your journey.

Your cost: $137.25     Regular Price: $225     Savings: $87.75

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Available internationally.

For more information, and to schedule your Discovery Session, email Theresa@reconnecting2you.com

 

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Theresa Conti is a Stress & Life Balance Coach, Reconnective Healing® Practitioner, and Workshop Facilitator with more than 25 years experience. Theresa specializes in helping her clients manage their stress, realize their dreams and create happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives.

To schedule a 30-minute Complimentary Coaching Consultation to learn how you, too, can improve your health and accomplish your desires, email Theresa@reconnecting2you.com

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Theresa’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool) Are You Moving In The Right Direction?   Leave a comment

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I had an interesting experience while riding on the elevator at New York University yesterday, which provided a great metaphor when seeking guidance and direction!

Theresa’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool): Are You Moving In The Right Direction?

“A thousand mile journey begins with the first step.” – Lao-Tzu

I had an interesting experience while taking the elevator down to the lobby after a doctor’s appointment at New York University yesterday. Another woman and I had hopped on on the 9th floor and began chatting. The elevator stopped a few seconds later, and for some reason, we thought we had gone up instead of down. Although the sign on the elevator indicated we were now on the 8th floor, it took us both a few seconds to realize we were going in the right direction! What a great metaphor!

The next time life throws you a curveball, or you wonder if you’re going in the right direction, don’t give up too soon! Be open to the possibility that you may be right on course. Things aren’t always as they appear.

Would you like reconnect to your dreams and goals and regain your sense of balance?

Email Theresa@reconnecting2you.com to schedule a 30-minute complimentary coaching consultation.

Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing® Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator with more than 25 years experience. Theresa specializes in helping her clients manage their stress, realize their dreams, and create healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives.  To learn more, visit Theresa’s website or email her at Theresa@reconnecting2you.com

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Theresa’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool): A Time For Joy & Renewal, Plus Spring Special   Leave a comment

Spring is an exciting time! With it, comes a sense of fresh energy, a time for renewal and the budding of new ideas after the harshness of winter.

As with spring cleaning, it is a time for clearing out the cobwebs that may have clouded our minds. As we do so, we gain a fresh perspective and an awareness of solutions to problems and situations that may have previously alluded us.

Riding on the energy of spring, ask yourself: “What do I need to do to experience more joy and renewal in my life?” Act on the intuition you receive, and let the inspiration from within guide you.

Want more spring in your step?

Check out my Special Coaching Offer and get the jump start you need to break out of inertia and get moving again.

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Coaching is a proven and powerful way to get your life on track.  Our weekly coaching sessions will provide you with support, encouragement and clarity, so you can succeed in making the changes you desire to make and get your life moving again.

Your goal may be something intangible, like experiencing a greater sense of peace, or something more concrete, like improving your health, completing a project, or finding work you love. As your coach, my mission is to help you succed in realizing your dreams and making the changes you desire to make.

This month’s Special Spring Offer Includes:

  • A 90-minute Discovery Session to take stock of your life, clarify your goals and dreams and design an action plan to achieve them.
  • Five one-hour coaching sessions by telephone or Skype.

Coaching sessions are customized to address your unique needs and may include: creating a vision for your life, addressing daily realities, identifying and working through blocks that may be standing in the way of your success, determining priorities and designing weekly actions to fulfill your goals and dreams, and so much more.

Enjoy A 25% Discount On This Special 6-Week Program

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To learn more and to purchase your program email Theresa@reconnecting2you.com or call 917-478-1722.

Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing® Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator with more than 25 years experience. Theresa specializes in helping her clients manage their stress, realize their dreams, and create healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives.  To learn more, visit Theresa’s website or email her at Theresa@reconnecting2you.com

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Wednesday’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool): Focus On The Positive   Leave a comment

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We all experience discouragement from time to time. The key, when in the midst of challenge, is learning to stay positive. This week’s TNT provides a strategy to change your point of view.

Wednesday’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool): Focus On The Positive

“If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

It’s easy to feel frustrated when things don’t go our way or take longer than we wish. We may become discouraged and think that what we want will never come to pass.  Over time, if not mindful, the things we tell ourselves may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Want a different outcome? Tell a different story! Shift your attention from what’s ailing you and focus on your wins! Keep a journal of all that’s going well and add a daily entry.  Experiment and try it for a month. See if your outlook has changed.

Need some ideas? Here are a few to get you started:

  • Caught the bus on time and even got a seat!
  • Had lunch with a friend.
  • Left work on time.
  • Began a project I had been neglecting.
  • Spoke up for myself at a meeting.
  • Etc., etc., etc.

Have fun with it!

As always, I would love to know how it goes!

With love,

Theresa

  Would you like to help in shifting your perspective? Email Theresa@reconnecting2you.com to schedule a free 30-minute Coaching Session. It would be a pleasure to support you!

Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing® Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator with 25 years experience. She helps her clients manage their stress, identify their dreams and goals and create happier, healthier more fulfilling lives.

Website: www.reconnecting2you.com

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The Choice Of A Lifetime   Leave a comment

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“Too often we procrastinate or allow negative thoughts and self-doubt to discourage us from chasing our dreams. As a result, our gifts (and dreams) go undeveloped. Despite the discouragement…you have all that you need to achieve your destiny.” – Joel Osteen

Do you struggle with following through on a dream or have difficulty accomplishing your goals? The lyrics of a beautiful song entitled “Hold It Up To The Light,” may help to motivate and inspire you! The link to the lyrics and video are included at the end of the blog.

So happy that the warm weather is finally here! So, have shifted to my summer writing schedule and will be posting once a month. To stay in touch, please visit my Facebook page, where you’ll find inspirational messages, tips and tools, interesting articles, photos to uplift you and more. http://www.facebook.com/Reconnecting2you.

I look forward to connecting with you there!

The Choice Of A Lifetime

I recently reached out to a friend who lives in Italy for a little moral support. You see, since my father died in 2009, one of my dreams has been to reconnect with my Italian roots and live, for a while, in Italy. My dream to relocate has been a source of both excitement and worry. Questions, such as:

  • Will I be happy?
  • Will I be able to earn an income and support myself financially?
  • Am I making the right choice?
  • Will I be lonely?

are a few that have created anxiety and caused hesitation. Doing research and testing out our options before making a major change are important parts of the process. However, when feelings of insecurity pop in, they can prevent us from moving forward and fulfilling our greatest dreams and desires.

Making big changes can be scary. So despite the dream, negative thoughts and fear can create resistance and stand in the way of achieving success. (Can you relate?)

The “size” of our dreams doesn’t matter. You may want to clear clutter from a closet, say “yes” to a new relationship, embark on a new career, or like me – relocate to another country – solo! I’ve been to Italy four times for extended visits and know the blessings, as well as the challenges. And when doubt and fear set in, it’s easy to wobble. The same holds true for all of us, regardless of our intentions.

With every change comes loss, as well as new opportunities, as we let go of what we know and open to the new. Change, however we perceive it, requires courage, commitment and support from those who cheer us on and want us to succeed.

Three of my greatest strategies for getting back on track are surrender, prayer and asking for help from those I know will support and encourage me. So, with the latter in mind, I reached out to my friend in Italy, knowing she would do just that. Among her replies were the lyrics and video to this beautiful song, entitled “Hold It Up The Light” by the Smalltown Poets, which inspired and empowered me.

May it do the same for you!

Song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK49dubwHIA

Lyrics only: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/smalltown+poets/hold+it+up+to+the+light_20213733.html

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts. Just click on the “Leave a Comment” tab at the top of the page to leave your comments.

With Love,

Theresa

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Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing® Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator. She is the author of “I Am the Treasure,” a book of inspirational poetry, and creator of “Harvest Your Light,” a guided meditation program. Theresa has created and facilitated workshops on stress management, work/life balance, intuition development and other topics for law firms, hospitals, higher education, and other organizations. Theresa specializes in helping her clients gain clarity and direction about their life paths and guides them in identifying and achieving their dreams. For more information, please visit Theresa’s website or contact her at Theresa@reconnecting2you.com.

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