Sunday, July 26, 2009

    Enjoy Your Success And Celebrate The Victories!

    I’m taking a lot of time off for myself this summer. I’ve given myself permission to relax and to enjoy and celebrate my successes. Celebrating successes is important for self-confidence and self-esteem and its something I recommend everybody do. I created an inventory for my successes, so as I get older and forgetful I will have something to remind me of my journey. Equally important is celebrating each success as it happens – I don’t want to rush and miss-out on my moment. I worked hard to get here, so I deserve to stick around and to enjoy it too.

    I know as much as I have achieved so far I still have a long way to go. If my calculations are correct I still have 67 + years to get to my final and ultimate goal. I’m not waiting that long to celebrate. I’m going to enjoy it now while it's here.

    I’m struggling with the idea of sharing my successes on my blog. If I do share them, would it be considered bragging or journaling? Do you see my dilemma? I know people read this blog, we leave comments for each other (laughing). This is one of the times I wish I was not aware of my inner thoughts. If I were not aware I would just write and not worry about my ego and the motive. I would like to think I don’t have an ego, but If admit to that, would that be my ego?

    Suffice to say I achieved many goals this past year, some goals I once thought I never would achieve, not even in my wildest dream. Of course that was a few years ago because today I believe anything is possible as long as you put your mind towards it.

    But If I have to share one success, I’ll share the success I feel most proud about, and that is my writing skills. I am not suggesting I don’t need to continue to improve upon my skills because I’m far from where I would like to be, what I am saying is that I feel more confident that I can finish a thought. So this is a huge success that I am very proud of.

    Search Engine Optimization is another huge success. When I became a professional life coach, I knew the fastest and most cost effective way to build a client base was to ensure www.brunologreco.com ranked high on Google. I learned quickly how to rank high on search engines and applied the techniques to my life coaching website. My commitment and perseverance paid off within months. Today I enjoy position #1 for many keywords.

    With my keywords in position #1 on major search engines like Google and Yahoo, more than potential clients started to contact me. Style By Jury was just the beginning of many new opportunities. Not long after I appeared on Style By Jury I also appeared on Save Us From Our House and shortly there after I was on CFRB 1010, and it didn’t stop there.

    You don’t really believe that I would keep the knowledge that I have about Search Engine Optimization to myself do you? Because there was no way I was keeping it to myself. I shared it with people I met, I speak at seminars about it, I host seminar on it, and I even started a Search Engine Optimization company. Some of you may remember my belly aching about it this past winter. Oh Yeah, I had my ups and downs with it until I finally merged with another company. Now we are a healthy team of 14, and on some days the hill looks real steep.

    Now, if I was able to download all that information that I had gathered over the years about Search Engine Optimization to start a new company, then it was only logical for me to write an e-book about building Confidence and Self-Esteem. Writing about Confidence and Self-Esteem is second nature to me and requires little effort, starting a Search Engine Optimization company took a lot of effort and conscious thought, but both equally boosted my confidence and self-esteem.

    On the right side panel just below my description of what this blog is about or at the end of this post, you can download your copy of: A to Z of Confidence & Self Esteem. It will lift your spirit, motivate and inspire you to look at yourself in a new way.

    Bruno LoGreco Life Coach & Mentor

    A to Z Confidence Self Esteem


    Friday, July 10, 2009

    Inner Strength The Source of Self-Esteem

    Here I am! I disappeared for a few days because I am working on a number of different projects, which are consuming my time. But don’t worry, it’s time well spent on two books I’m authoring. The first book is “A To Z of How To Build Confidence and Self Esteem” and the second book I’ve been working on for almost 3 years, titled “A Time In Life”.

    A to Z of How To Build Confidence and Self-Esteem is about the power to judge oneself and to think positively about one’s abilities and strengths.

    Self-confidence is the ability to accept reality and face it with courage, being fully aware of one’s own inner strengths and weaknesses.

    Success is a process of progressive realization of worthy goals. Self-confidence and self-esteem are two most important ingredients for success.

    To build self-confidence and self-esteem first you must know yourself. Self-confidence or self-esteem is the only path that can lead to your desired success, and beyond.

    A To Z of How To Build Confidence And Self Esteem will be available at my website www.brunologreco.com Friday July 17th. Visit www.brunologreco.com and enter your name and email into the e-newsletter form. Next week, when I release my book I will notify you by email.

    And I’m not telling you about “A Time In Life” yet. What I will tell you is that I am almost finished with writing the book. I'm very excited!

    So that’s what I’ve been working on this past week. And even though I am busy, I am taking time for me during the week and weekend, and I hope you are too.

    Have a great weekend!

    Bruno LoGreco Life Coach & Mentor


    Sunday, July 5, 2009

    Bruno LoGreco, Master Life Coach (se7ep148)

    Watch the full episode Sunday July 5 at 7:30 pm (EST) W Network


    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.

    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Bruno_Logreco