Monthly Archives: February 2013

4 Ways To Stop Waiting and Start Now

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um-022613-emailI listen to people every day who stop themselves from doing anything new by giving an excuse (same old story) that can sound true (family, time constraints, work issues) about why they can’t start now what they want to do that is both fulfilling and nourishing.

I could give a cursory, understanding nod. It would take less then a blink of the eye. Instead I stop what I’m doing and look them in the eyes with a smile that envelops both of us. I may be the one person, the only person who doesn’t believe their story, and so I declare:
You can stop waiting and start now!

Over the course of 2013, I will share with you my tried and true “stop waiting start now” practices. Here are 4.

Micro Management Or Micro Measuring

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um-020613-emailI was listening to the radio on my drive to work and a mortgage commercial yelled, “By now you’ve quit your diet and exercise regime” and then went on to say that they wouldn’t quit on you!

Wow. What a positive affirmation. Not!

But there was a measure of truth to it. It made me think about how often we’ll announce a new goal but don’t take any steps to make it happen. Just hoping that it will magically manifest out of our desire, instead of micro managing the details to turn the course of events in the direction we want to go.

So how do you micro manage? You start micro measuring!

Measuring is different from a guess. Think about when you get on the scale and the number moves higher and you think, I didn’t eat that much yesterday. But the truth of the matter is you didn’t measure so how would you know?