Friday, February 27, 2009

    'Me' Day - Special Treatment Just For Me

    Happy Friday!

    So after a much-needed restructuring, time management being at the top of my list, I now have weekends off. I did not understand my self-imposed work schedule – why would I want to work Sunday? It just did not make any sense, so, I rescheduled family and teen coaching to different days throughout the week freeing Sunday for me.

    In the past “me” day was Friday. This meant I could spoil myself with some of the finer things life has to offer such as a day at the spa. Not that I wouldn’t enjoy a day at the spa, I just haven’t had the resources to enjoy a full day, but rest assured in the very near future I intend to do just that, but in the mean time I will enjoy special treatment and accept a facial from time to time from an amazing individual. I hope I can still get special treatment even if Friday is no longer my ‘me’ day.

    My special treatment comes in the form of a facial. Yes, men also take care of their skin. First off let me tell you about the treatment I get when I visit Exel Biocosmetica Canada. A wonderful, beautiful lady who spews the essence of life greets me at the door with hugs – the d├ęcor and the scent throughout Exel will put anybody at ease. I’m treated to a DNA peel mask that rids my skin of impurities like pollution. But it is not only the DNA peel that makes this experience worthy of sharing, it’s the product and the process in which it's applied that made my experience that much more enjoyable, relaxing, and worth sharing. 

    After the DNA peel is removed from my face moisturizer is applied which retains moisture in my normally dry skin, leaving it feeling firm and rejuvenated, with a splash of freshness – I love the feeling! And if the treatment isn’t enough, I’m treated to a shot of espresso - what a way to conclude any pampering session. You can learn more about Exel Biocosmetica by emailing exel@evalahman.com or visit www.evalahman.com

    Now that I have weekends off I can spend a little more time on me and a little less time on everything else.

    Bruno LoGreco Master Life Coach & Mentor 


    Thursday, February 26, 2009

    Perfect Harmony

    All good things happen when you are in tune with the Universe – in perfect harmony. When you operate at the same frequency as the Universe, life becomes magic and the stars begin to align right before your eyes. The energy transmitted at this frequency awakens your consciousness and heightens your senses: vision, sound, smell, feel and taste, as you develop self-awareness.

    We are born into this world at the same frequency as the Universe – in perfect harmony. Life is magical when we are first born. It’s a world of Technicolor, sounds, tastes, and so much to explore to please our senses. Born explorers, we are clueless to the dangers lurking, and with no experience to deter us from our actions, we are fearless to the unknown because the unknown pleases and makes us happy.

    So we all have had a taste of living in harmony, whether you can or cannot recall the experience, we have all been there, but for how long you remained in harmony, that’s a question that can only be answered by looking at the path you traveled that led you to where you are today.

    Your path might be different than mine, but the obstacles and challenges presented in everyone’s path is the same. During the first year of our life we are faced with challenges to learn trust and mistrust so we can learn how to cope with autonomy and shame before we have to learn to take initiative while becoming inquisitive about human anatomy, and we haven’t even reached puberty yet. Now we learn to learn and learn to suppress our feelings and emotions, for about four to five years before we unleash who we will become as adults between the ages of 11 to 18.

    Now can you see why most of us operate at a frequency that is so far away from the line at which all good things happen?

    So, how does one tune into the frequency at which all-good things happen? I know only of two ways, BUT they work in tandem – Through Self-Love and Self-Awareness.

    Bruno LoGreco Master Life Coach & Mentor

    Wednesday, February 25, 2009

    Dreamy! A Renewed Dream

    Dreamy, that’s the word that comes to mind this morning – Dreamy! Wow!

    I bet you dreamed about something not long ago, perhaps you already fulfilled a dream or two, whether it was career or whether it was for something personal, a dream to fruition. I once had a dream to work in the United States in some global capacity, it was just a dream but some how my dream turned to reality. After fruition, everything that came with my dream was not so dreamy anymore, so, I had another dream, a dream that I would own my own company. I knew enough to know that dreams do come true, so I continued to dream about owning my own company, by October 2006, I owned ‘half’ of a company.

    I once read that all the successful people like: Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Donald Trump, Robson Walton and the rest of them, all wrote their goals somewhere, and if at any time they need a reminder of what they set off to do, they return to their goals to be reminded and move forward with renewed conviction. After reading this known fact, I wrote my goals and put them away for when I lose my way. Almost two years ago, I did lose my way, not completely, but I veered in the wrong direction. When I realized I had veered in the wrong direction, I instantly remembered writing my goals and quickly returned to them.

    Fast forward two years – January 2009. Oppps I did it again, only this time I veered in a direction which took me one-hundred and eighty-degrees in the wrong direction - It took me so far back in the opposite way I felt like I was back in 2005. Four solid years of life and experience, joy and passion, wiped clean, like the entire journey was one big dream. How dreamy is that? In 2007 when I lost my way I remembered almost instantly about my goals, after two solid years of preaching about goals and the reason why you should write your goals, it took me almost two months to remember I had goals.

    Life has a way to confuse situations and the solutions needed to untangle the web of thoughts. Everyone, you and me is exposed to daily noise coming from every direction every second of our lives. Take into account the journey you have already traveled, add daily noise inundating your senses, and now you too are traveling in the wrong direction. The tangled web of thoughts based on past experience plus daily noise will only confuse your situation further, and without a road map – your goals – you might be roaming aimlessly.

    Each time I come back to visit my goals I modify them to include my learning lessons, the experiences I had in order for me to get to this point.

    Bruno LoGreco Master Life Coach, Toronto Mentor

    Monday, February 23, 2009

    Isn't It Time... Isn't It Your Time?

    I feel like I’ve been gone for a very long time, almost two weeks since my last post, I’d say that’s a long time, wouldn’t you? I was in New York, for some much needed down time. I did only the essentials and left everything else for my return to Toronto, I even left the self-help books at Boarders and opted for a little fiction instead. Me and fiction hardly do well, often time I read ten to fifteen pages and I forget I own the book, to my surprise I picked an excellent fiction book and I’m looking forward to reading what happens next. Excellent read if anyone is interested, it’s by Jose Saramago Titled: BLINDNESS, I think title speaks for itself.

    One of my favorite things to do next to visiting High Park is cooking and baking. I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination but I could spend hours in a kitchen thinking about nothing more than the meal I’m preparing or dessert that I am baking - clear thinking about the task at hand, the individual step I must take to finish cooking my meal with the most tender, love, and care to ensure a desired taste. So in New York where there is no High Park, the kitchen serves the same purpose. Four days were spent slaving over a hot stove to entertain a several friends for dinner. I guess I can’t use the word “slaving” if I had fun doing it, can I?

    A life-coaching tip I always leave my clients with: When you stop learning you’re either dead or stuck someone along your life path. Meaning, even after you learn the art of awareness and are consciously aware of your behaviors including that of your ego, if you are not completely aware, because nobody is, your ego will manifest and unless you submit to learning you will become stuck again, taken by ego. A good friend whom has felt total consciousness, enlightenment, and sheer joy, succumbed to the volume of noise within her life, she told me over a dinner conversation, coincidentally I too, I said, fell off the enlightenment wagon not long ago. What do you suppose happened, she asked, we forgot, I said, we forgot that in every experience and in every aspect of life there is a learning lesson to be had and instead of learning it we turned our head and enabled the negative forces to become part of us.

    I needed to step away from the noise to refocus and recalibrate my internal senses to the things that matter the most to me. I am fortunate and thankful to have the ability to step away from the noise to give myself the time needed. Maybe it’s time you stepped away from the noise to refocus your life toward the things that matter the most to you.

    Isn't it time... Isn't it your time? 

    Bruno LoGreco Master Life Coach, Toronto Mentor 


    Thursday, February 12, 2009

    Dead End

    Slow and steady wins the race – after two long weeks of feeling discombobulated, the self-talk, or as some call it “the chatter” is being silenced once again. I am able to see things for what they are and not an illusion created by past experiences.

    That was a rough ride and unforeseen. How did I allow myself to become infected by environmental noise? Simple, when you are inundated by noise and all your senses are overloaded with information, some true some false, you fall victim to noise. If you have no awareness that this occurred you will be swallowed, you slowly begin to travel down a windy, downward path until you wake up one day and ask yourself, “how did I ever get here?”

    I often write about goals, natural talent, which we all have, and methods to discover what those talents are. Fortunately, because I did write my goals plus my natural talent and the skills I possess I was able to refocus my inner self, meaning I made time for me to contemplate my purpose in life. This process confirmed the direction and the path I was traveling before my senses got overloaded.

    So what can you do if you fall victim or already are a victim of environmental noise?

    •  Make time for self, about 30 minutes 2 or 3 times a week in total silence and ask yourself?
    1. What is my goal(s)? And how do I get there?
    2. What makes me happy?
    3. What am I doing that makes me unhappy?
    4. Can I do away with the things that make me unhappy?
    5. What is the negative impact if I do away with the things that make me unhappy?
    6. Can I do more of what makes me happy throughout my day?

    When you know what makes you happy and have direction in life you can always come back to them when your senses become flooded by noise and confusion takes over. When you cannot see what direction you intended to travel, you’re more likely to make a turn that can lead to a dead end.

    Bruno LoGreco Master Life Coach & Mentor


    Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    Getting Lost Along The Way

    How interesting, I decided to write my book at a time in life where I see myself shifting away from what makes me happy - the important things I believe is the recipe for happiness – Dreams, passion and purpose. I am completely aware of the shift that occurred in the past several weeks. Last week I caught myself challenging another person on a topic I could not substantiate with facts. Two weeks ago I wouldn’t have batted an eye. How fast we lose sight to what makes us happy.

    What causes us to lose sight of our happiness?
    A world inundated by noise, and the inability to articulate who we are as individuals.

    Getting Lost Along the Way

    Imagine if you will, a world of perfect harmony. Everything can, when the world is at harmony operate on the same frequency as the Universe, and when this perfect balance occurs, anything is possible. When you find and tap that perfect balance you can do anything you put your mind to, regardless of your situation. Unfortunately, the world in which we live is not balanced – it is full of noise, rapid movement, and confusing situations. It is full of anger and fear of confusion and a lack of control. It is full of everything but harmony at times.

    As children, we did not judge nor did we criticize or feel the urge to become more powerful than our fellow children. Of course, some children do poke fun and make decisions without any concept of consequence but this is only a further example of how they interact in the moment. Children are fearless, they act without consequence and can succeed at almost everything they put their minds to because they do not know limitations yet – they have not been so thoroughly engulfed in the expectations and limits of society – Noise.

    Along the way something happens, at some point in life you get lost. Unable to become one with self long enough to contemplate your place in this world – Your dreams, goals, and who you are as individual. Responsibilities instill fear into your soul – fear for what would happen if you cannot pay the rent, or put food on the table. What would that mean to who you believe you are? 

    The emotion attached to who you believe you are in the event you lose everything is the mystery why people cannot find happiness. When you can solve the mystery of who you will become is when you will tap that perfect balance and will be able to do anything you put your mind to.

    Bruno LoGreco Master Life Coach & Mentor


    Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    Perfectionist - A Recipe For Disaster

    I knew I couldn’t stay away from writing for too long. Writing to me is a source of expression – the ability to say what’s on my mind with no rules, thought or judgment, however, when I get a brilliant idea to write with rules, my idea is short lived and I end up in a funk and that is exactly what happened toward the end of last week.

    I thought it would be a great idea to share bits and pieces of the book I am writing over a three-month period. What I did not foresee was I would write, rewrite and write some more, on top of my day-to-day work plus coaching and all of a sudden a had created a recipe for disaster.

    The recipe I concocted simulated that of a projectionist. Did you know people whom are perfectionist are also procrastinators? In my pursuit to achieve perfection I dug my hole and started to resent writing – If I can’t convey the message I want perfectly (Whatever that may be) I will not write at all. But that’s unlike me I like to try new things and screw-up along the way so I can learn.

    So, why should writing a book be any different? The answer is quite simple - fear for judgment. We all do it – sometimes we are aware and most times we are not. Fortunately I am aware and I’m also aware that I must continue to write because it is a source of expression, which means less than perfect writing and I am okay with that. And, if at the end of this exercise my book does not get published - Oh well, there will always be another one. ☺

    That’s all – I’m back… I will write the three-month journey in simple language, in language that does not cause me added pressure or stress in the effort to achieve perfection.

    Just another moment in time – A time in life…

    Saturday, February 7, 2009

    I'll Be Back Soon....

    Ever feel like you over committed yourself without even knowing you over committed yourself? Okay, I over committed myself and now need to take two steps back and take a small break before the candle does burnout. 

    I'm human too - I really got caught up with making things happen so fast, I forgot about me. I have too much on the go and without thought I was committing myself to something else - Something I thought I would enjoy and without doubt would enjoy if I was not getting caught up in the noise I created around me.  

    The two steps back will be to refocus my priorities and objectives and to self by committing time for creative activities. All work no play makes for unproductive days. 

    I'll be back soon....



    Wednesday, February 4, 2009

    The Perpetual Search For Happiness

    Thank you for taking a moment out of your busy day to read A Time In Life. Unfortunately, in order for me to clearly and articulately express my thoughts over the next 3 months, I must slow down and reduce the number of posts I publish each week in order for me to clearly express my thoughts.

    I hope you will enjoy…


    Imagine if you will, a world of perfect harmony. Everything can, when the world is at harmony operate on the same frequency as the Universe, and when this perfect balance occurs, anything is possible. When you find and tap that perfect balance, you can do anything you put your mind to, regardless of your situation. Unfortunately, the world in which we live is not balanced – it is full of noise, of rapid movement, and confusing situations. It is full of anger and fear, of confusion and a lack of control. It is full of everything but harmony at times.

    Noise creeps up from behind you - one day you enjoy and have fun at what you do, and in the next the volume of noise steadily rises, blinding and distorting your ultimate objective – happiness. What you see, hear, touch, taste, and smell, all contributing factors to the noise you are exposed to. As the volume increases you begin to lose track of what you were seeking, aimlessly you continue to search for your final goal in every direction in life but never quite spotlight the endpoint – not until you discover a means by which to find and access some form of self-awareness.

    And that is what the next three months will be about – finding self-awareness in a world that has become so overwhelming, so chock full of confusing, distracting noise that few people can remember what they want from their lives anymore. 

    My goal throughout the next three months will be illustrate a pathway through life – every man, and woman’s life. Everything that has piled up on you and made it impossible to live your life successfully will be peeled away one layer at a time until you are left with only the core essence of your being and a deep, inner awareness of what that essence means and the amazing things you can do with it when given the opportunity.

    It all started at A Time In Life …


    Monday, February 2, 2009

    The Perpetual Search For Happiness

    Life is not the same for everyone. The volume of factors that coincide to formulate the inner workings of each and every human being on this planet is beyond anyone’s scope of understanding. Yet, somehow millions of people manage to experience the same battles on a daily basis. They all fall into the same ruts and feel the same tired and true emotions that make life so hard in so many ways.

    It is not a coincidence, nor is it an epidemic – it is a reality of life in a modern world where so much is going on at all times that few can keep track of their thoughts. Think about it for a moment - when was the last time you were completely alone – able to contemplate your place in the world or your dreams and goals? How long were you able to sit in peace without thinking about paying the mortgage or losing your job, or how long it will take to run errands?

    For most people, these are the least of their worries and they never get that time to themselves. The world is too busy, the day too short. When they wake up in the morning, they are already stressed and anxious – trying desperately to figure out what should be done first and how much time in the day they will have before they must turn in for the night.

    What is it about our modernity that creates these pressures? What pushes us so hard to succeed beyond the measures of success we have already accomplished? Many people are stuck in life, trying to find the one thing that will make them ultimately happy. Others know the one thing that can make them happy but fear who they will become after they find what they are looking for.

    The ultimate quest for happiness that many people seek is found only in one place - within you. Each one of you has the answer you are searching for - but with all the noise and the inability to sit in peace with your own thoughts, the ultimate search for happiness becomes perpetual.


    Over the next three months (12 weeks), I will share my thoughts, my views, and tools that can help you become unstuck in a world consumed by noise. I hope through my words I can illustrate when and how you became detached from whom who truly are as you go down the path - the perpetual search for happiness.

    Bruno LoGreco Master Life Coach & Mentor

    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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