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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.


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.


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Theresa’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool) How To Calm The Mind and Relieve Overthinking   2 comments


Does overthinking complicate your life or lead you astray? This week’s TNT will help get you on track!

Theresa’s TNT (Tip ‘N Tool) How To Calm The  Mind and Relieve Overthinking

“Before enlightenment chop wood, carry water.

After enlightenment chop wood, carry water.” – Zen Proverb

I was talking with a friend today – we were obsessing about our fears (yes, I have them, too!), phobias and how much there is to do. Then, it dawned on me: When life seems complicated, and feels unmanageable, it may stem from overthinking!

It’s essential to have visions and goals and timelines in which to achieve them. They give our lives a sense of meaning and purpose and are important to our health and well-being. However, no matter how far we’ve come, fear and doubt can get in the way and lead to overthinking. (Can you relate?)

When your head is spinning, and you’re trying to figure things out, it’s time to stop and slow down the momentum. Go for a walk. Have a cup of tea. Detach and let the feelings settle. It will help you calm your mind, redirect your thoughts, and relieve your overthinking. You will regain your composure, feel refreshed and in the long run, be more efficient.

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Fulfilling Your Personal Legend   Leave a comment

Dear Friends,

I was recently invited to submit an article for Mind Mastery, a forum in the U.K. facilitated by a fellow coach and Gestalt Therapist, whose mission is to promote human development. It was fun to write – one of those pieces that seemed to write itself. I thought you might enjoy it! Here’s a taste, followed by the link:

Fulfilling Your Personal Legend

Life holds many possibilities. When we allow our dreams to take root, and nourish them with our actions, we expand into new horizons and create our personal destinies.

“Our destiny is not mapped out for us by some exterior power; we map it out for ourselves. What we think and do in the present determines what shall happen in the future.” – Christian D. Larson

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Theresa Conti is a Certified Life Coach, Reconnective Healing® Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator. She helps her clients identify and realize their greatest dreams and desires and create happier, healthier more fulfilling lives. For more information about Theresa’s coaching programs or Reconnective Healing services, please visit her website, email her at or contact her at 917-478-1722.


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Memorial Day: Creating Future Memories   Leave a comment


This weekend, those of us in the U.S. are celebrating Memorial Day; a federal holiday established to pay homage to those who have died serving in the country’s armed forces. I dare to take it a step further, and ask that we view the holiday from another vantage point: let us remember all of our loved ones and the memories that we have and hold dear, and the memories we are in the process of creating.

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Memorial Day: Creating Future Memories

“When you look back over your life, you should remember not when you failed, not when you went through a divorce, not when your business went down, not when you lost that loved one, not when the boss did you wrong. That’s remembering what you’re supposed to forget…start remembering your successes, your victories, and the times you’ve overcome – that will you to step into new levels of favor.” – Joel Osteen

Our memories can serve us well or can create a mental obstacle course as we recall our past experiences and all of the reasons we can’t have or succeed at what we wish to do.

Remembering our failures (real or imagined) keeps us stuck and can lead to a lifetime of dissatisfaction and depression. Our “failures” don’t define us, they simply remind us that we need to try again or find another strategy that will help us accomplish what we desire to achieve. It all starts with a decision to say “yes” to what we want and the commitment to follow through on the decisions that we make, and in doing so, we are setting a course to create a future we will relish.  Like building muscle, working out once or twice won’t yield results, but a regular exercise program will strengthen and tone your body and have you looking and feeling great. The same holds true for our goals. We must show up and participate in making our dreams come true. The actions you take today will create new memories to inspire you.

Let the past be gone and create future memories based on the successes you achieve today. They can be as simple as “I got out of bed!” “I made that phone call I’ve been avoiding,” or “I got 15-minutes of exercise in today.” Get a journal. Write your accomplishments down. Put them on Post Its and carry them around! Use them to help you remember your triumphs and focus on those instead.

One last tip: if you have a hard time moving forward on your own, as we often do, get support from a friend, a professional, a 12-Step program, a coach, your physician, and the people in your network.

The most important thing is letting go of the memories and thoughts that hold you back from living a life you love. Recall the memories that inspire and affirm you and begin creating new memories based on the actions and decisions you make today.

Here’s to Happy Memories!

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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


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