Tuesday, February 12, 2008


    Dear Friends,
    Welcome to the February issue of my newsletter.

    In this issue:

    • Valentine’s Day and Life Coaching Savings Packages
    • Food For Thought about Your Relationships
    • Exciting Things to Come On Brunologreco.com & www.iijournal.com
    • Some Optional Homework Assignments

    I hope the month of February has found you well. The crisp winter air can be invigorating for you if you let it be. Are you someone who hides away indoors in the winter? Instead of hibernating and putting your life on hold until spring why not let the cold energize you all the more? Ok, so snow shovelling and having to scrape thick ice off your windshield might make you feel a little less than chipper in the morning but don’t let it get you down.

    Why wait until spring to enjoy life?

    We often put things off, don’t we? I’ll lose weight after my holidays, I’ll quit smoking as soon as I’m less stressed, I’ll look for a better job when I get through this rough patch, I’ll organize and de-clutter as soon as things settle down etc., etc. Again, why wait until later to have the life you want…a better life!

    Why not try doing something out of the ordinary this month. Energize yourself with something exciting! Were you full of vim and vigour at New Year’s thinking it was the time to change your life? Many people start to feel their ambition die down before Groundhog Day. Don’t let it! You have the power to change your life for the better any of the glorious 365 days the year offers to you.

    Valentine’s Day

    Speaking of special days…Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Do you love your relationships in your life? I’m not talking about just your relationship with your spouse or significant other, I’m talking about all the relationships you have. This is a great time to nurture them and nourish your relationship with yourself too.

    Are you searching for a great Valentine’s Day gift? To celebrate this lovely time of year there’s a discount offered at www.brunologreco.com where you can buy yourself or a loved one a life coaching package at a discount of 25% off regular pricing. There are numerous packages to choose from and what better gift to a loved one (or ones self) than the empowerment that comes with making the decision to take the driver’s seat in life? Check out the website for more information about the packages and what they can do for you.

    Relationships with others can shape how we feel about ourselves and how we treat everyone in our life. Our relationships shape our own identity, really. Whether you’re involved in a serious relationship or not your relationships with everyone in your life impacts your level of happiness and success. Consider the following:

    • How you treat your boss will impact how he or she treats you.

    • How you treat your spouse and children will have the same boomerang effect.

    • Your relationship with your parents, your siblings and your children will all impact how successful you are in life.

    If you’re living your life continually thinking that others are treating you poorly, it’s a great time to make the decision about how you will allow yourself to be treated. Model the ideal behaviour in the way that you treat everyone else. There really is something profound in the verse, “Do unto others as you’d have done unto you.”

    Not only will that behaviour result in you feeling better about the world around you but those positive feelings will vibrate in your universe and you’ll see new doors of opportunity open around you.

    Food For Thought

    Do you have some broken fences to mend? It’s a great time to think about taking action in that area. Do you use your tongue as a sword against others with gossip or jealousy? These are actions that can hurt your own life. In your relationships, almost everyday can be like Valentine’s Day if that’s the type of relationship you choose to have.

    Exciting Things On My Horizon…

    Have you visited Brunologreco.com recently? The site is coming along nicely and new phases are being regularly added so please visit often. Coming soon we’ll have a more interactive look and feel to the site and a place where you can contribute by sharing your goals, doing online journaling and you can use some fabulous success metrics tools as well. I’m very excited and looking forward to big things in the coming months. Please stop by and share the link with others, too ☺

    The site is going to be much more than just a brochure about my services…it’s going to be an interactive community with tools such as online journaling. I firmly believe in the power of journaling and plan to share more thoughts about that in the coming months. www.iijournal.comVisit iijournal.com March 11, 2008. 

    Watch for newly published articles from me on the subject matter soon and learn how you can use it to channel positive energy and bring about change in your life.

    Optional Homework assignments:

    Here are some easy but very effective homework assignments you can do:

    -Tell someone about a goal of yours. Hopefully you choose someone who will be willing to remind/ask you about it later. Saying it aloud can often make a difference.

    -Write it down! Start journaling now if you like by writing down a list of goals and put the list in a place that you look at every day (such as the refrigerator, on a post-it note on your computer monitor, the bathroom mirror or wherever you’ll see it regularly) and you’ll realize how much easier it is to work towards your goals and dreams when you’ve taken the time to write them down and when you see them in ink each and every day.

    Or, grab a spiral notebook and write down some goals in life. Whether it’s to change something you don’t like or to do more of something you do like, writing it down can make it indelibly printed in your mind and take an idea to the planning phase. Try it!

    Nourish some relationships. Whether they’re intimate relationships or family members or even a friend you want to reach out to, spend some time with someone you enjoy and help make them feel good about themselves.

    Have a great month!

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    Ten Powerful Self-Coaching Tips

    By Bruno LoGreco

    Are you living the life of creativity and happiness that you've always dreamed of, or are you allowing your fears or other outside factors to influence you?

    Following the path that your heart's desires requires courage and might require a shift in attitude. There are several methods you can use to act as your own life coach and start working toward the life you dream of.

    Ideas for self-improvement

    You don't need to change every aspect of your life at once in order to improve your attitude and outlook on life. Self-improvement can feel daunting if you try to change everything at once.

    A good way to embark on your journey of self-coaching is to make one change and see what kind of impact it has upon your life. The following tips are designed to help you improve your life and become your own life coach. Try out one of the following tips at a time to positively impact your attitude and daily life.

    1. Find some ‘you' time. Everyone needs time alone to meditate and recharge. You may think you don't have extra time in your day. Start with 10-20 minutes to use for meditation or silent reflection.

    2. Ask yourself what you truly want in life. Are you living your life according to your true dreams and desires? You may be unaware of your desires that lie hidden beneath your surface needs and wants, so take the time to find out.

    3. Write everything down. Even if your thought seems silly, write it down! You may be surprised by the inspiration and ideas you can come up with.

    4. Journal daily, but with a twist. Instead of just writing about today, try writing about yesterday.

    5. Keep track of the "happy moments." Each day has potential for many small moments that bring joy and happiness. If you don't make a special note of them, you may not even recognize the small joys in your day.

    6. Choose one task each night to complete the next day. This way, you have focus, and you accomplish at least one task. Tasking and taxing yourself with effort is important in reaching goals.

    7. Smile when you wake up. Smiling is contagious. By smiling you improve your mood and can potentially improve someone else's day as well.

    8. Give thanks each night. Gratitude will improve your outlook on life and help you see all the good and wonderful moments of your day.

    9. Try something new. A new experience fuels creativity and your enjoyment of the day.

    10. Create at least one memorable moment each day. Make each day unforgettable, even if in a small way!

    Taking the next step with a life coach

    Self-coaching tips are great ideas for helping you improve your life. However, you can take your life to the next level with a life coach and mentor. A professional life coach can help you set goals and help you move forward with your dreams. If you're looking for the right path toward happiness, a life coach can help you discover the path your heart truly desires.

    Want to learn more about self-improvement? Bruno LoGreco is a Life Coach Toronto and mentor. Visit BrunoLoGreco.com and find out how to unleash your potential for success and happiness.

    The Success Indicators on Your Life Path

    Many people seek out a particular goal in their life path and are content when they achieve it. The chance to broaden their horizons or learn new things within an existent structure is not as appealing to them as it is to some others. This is an issue that arises in many individuals because they mistakenly think they have achieved what they wanted to in their lives. The plethora of environmental noise around them begins to infringe upon their goals and forces them to lose sight of what they truly wanted.

    A good way to think of this problem is to envision a large square box. This is not just any box though. Rather, in this case, your box has been divided into three separate, but equally shaped rectangular boxes, all stacked on top of one another. Each of these rectangular boxes is a highly important expression of your life goals -- individual levels of success. Within each of these levels of success is an indicator that tells you how close you are to becoming successful in this area of your life.

    Every area of your life that you identify as a potential path for success can be further divided, containing the many different events and obstacles you will encounter as you strive to reach your goals. Think of each sector of your life as being divided even further, with three new sections within one of the three stacked boxes (sectors). Within each stacked box are three separate sections, divided by dotted lines that make up the life path you will follow. These dotted lines are not the same as the solid lines dividing the sectors -- they are a path that you have envisioned since childhood -- a series of goals and pathways to success that you want to follow.

    As young people, these life paths may not be fully formed. Or they might be crystal clear in our minds--long, straight life paths from the early days of college and adult living to the ultimate goal of success that you have always strived for. You can see exactly what you need to do to reach each success indicator and achieve what you have set out to accomplish. And you probably did just this. After all, your goals as a youth were to be successful in the same way that you saw thousands of others live their lives. You wanted to reach your success indicators and experience the measure of success by which you would measure you life for decades to come.

    However, nothing is ever as simple as we envision it during youth. There are countless factors that interfere with your ability to clearly see those success indicators and life paths to success. These factors, or "Environmental Noise," can be detrimental to even the most focused of individuals. Think of what would happen if you dumped the contents of downtown New York into your box and tried to maintain your focus on those goals. Would you even be able to see your life path anymore?

    Everyone must travel their life path with environmental noise inundating them from all sides. It begins to become cloudy. The dotted lines, our life paths, begin to look like the straight lines and the success indicators start to be confused with any number of different distractions.

    And then something will happen and you will realize that you are in fact nowhere near the original success indicators you set for yourself. Everything has changed and yet you are stuck in a way. You are deep within the center of the middle rectangular box and you have no idea which way to go or how to get back on track. The noise only grows louder and you grow dizzy trying to regain your focus.

    It is in this instant that you must clear the noise and return to the basic, almost instinctive mode of thought you experienced as a child. What did you want from life? Where did you want to go? What do you need to get to that point? What was my life path? All of these questions must be asked without the distractions of the world around you muddying up your thought process. When you can revert to a very simple perspective of the world and only spend time thinking of what you want from life, you can be that much more successful.

    You can succeed in life despite the environmental noise, cruising down your life paths and moving through your rectangles with ease, but oftentimes you need a helping hand to clear away the noise and look at life with fresh eyes. There is nothing wrong with asking for help to weed out these distractions and remove the clutter from your life sectors with a professional life coach.

    Is your life path inundated with environmental noise? Learn how you can lift the noise and begin reestablishing your success indicators today. Visit www.brunologreco.com a Life Coach Toronto today.


    Top 10 Benefits to Journaling

    By Bruno Logreco

    There are countless reasons to maintaining a journal. The top ten benefits of journaling may differ from person to person. However, there seems to be general themes that are attractive in the collective unconscious. Many people are looking to daily entries of their personal experiences to reap some of the following rewards.

    Maintaining a journal is a natural way to exercise the brain. People who make regular entries are taking time to develop writing and communication skills that are very valuable in everyday interactions. This mental exercise also helps to allow your thoughts to flow freely.

    Creativity is a second benefit to consider. This is an important aspect of journaling. The right hemisphere of the brain is associated with visual, imaginative and intuitive facets of thought. When you take time to write, you free the right hemisphere. The ideal entry will be one that puts the inner editor on hold. Thoughts and ideas should flow freely and naturally.

    The uninhibited nature of this form of writing serves a third benefit of developing self awareness. People often create different faces to meet various circumstances. We tend to recreate in distinct situations including the work environment, the community and even when at home.

    The process of keeping a journal helps you recognize the various aspects of your unique personality. The growing self awareness is a powerful force that can lead to even greater benefits in the future. Gaining insight into the self is among the most important aspects to maintaining a journal.

    The fourth benefit is the ability to set priorities. Once you get a grasp on the thoughts and emotions that are filtered through your personal experience, you begin to gain control of them. The process eventually leads to a greater understanding of what is and what is not important.

    The ability to re-see the past is another great benefit of keeping a journal. The pages can be revisited with a fresh perspective. It can be very surprising how much your understanding of an event changes over a relatively short period of time. Some writers find great moments of epiphany when rethinking and rereading entries.

    Journaling is a fantastic problem-solving resource. The approach of using entries to come up with various solutions to troubles is a little different than approaches for self awareness and growth. Many people choose temporary brainstorming techniques that serve to give viable solutions to problems.

    The seventh benefit of journaling is variety. You can choose what kind of entries you want to make. Common choices include brainstorming sessions, automatic writing and reflective notes. Personal journal entries can be made upon inspiration, when you first wake or right before you fall asleep. Some choose to do a combination of these.

    Purging is the eighth benefit to this practice. Many people find it helpful to place negative thoughts and feelings down on paper. Once the negative energy is placed on the page, they are free to let it go. This practice also works well when dealing with anger towards another individual. Purge the negativity and work towards a constructive approach.

    The ability to communicate with others is another benefit of keeping a journal. Those who work with life coaches can find a wealth of resources for sessions. Journaling can help you tap into your fears and dreams, helping your coach gain insight through entries that you choose to share.

    The tenth benefit is improvement in your overall health. Journaling reduces stress. It provides time for you to meditate. The process helps to make the positive forces in your life surface and it helps to bring the harmful elements into light. The result of personal journaling is a new perspective on how you can take control of many aspects of your life.

    Want to learn how online journaling can help you reach goals and problem solve? Learn more about life coach Toronto at brunologreco.com and journaling at iijournal.

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