Thursday, June 24, 2010

    Self-Confidence - How Well Do You Know Yourself?

    Self-Confidence is a state of being. It is a feeling of certainty about your abilities, decisions and judgment. It comes from within you and nobody else could give it to you. Its knowing who you are and what you stand for. It is a combination of morals, ethics, values and strengths.

    How well do you know yourself?

    Bruno LoGreco professional life coach, author and motivational speaker

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    Right Now

    Right now is all that matters. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow will only be as good as you make it at this moment. What you do right now could change your future. Take the first step towards the things you want and I guarantee you will get it. Do nothing, and today will look a lot like yesterday. ~Bruno LoGreco

    Monday, June 21, 2010


    Commitment is a state of being. It is dedication and follow-through of an action or task to conclusion irrespective of the outcome. It is the act of scheduling time to execute the commitment to completion. It is an obligation you owe to yourself which will lead you to ultimate success.

    Bruno LoGreco Professional Life Coach, Author & Television Personality


    Friday, June 18, 2010

    Opportunity Knocks

    Opportunity is everywhere. If you focus on your goals and have a direction just look carefully and you will find opportunity in abundance but, if you have nothing happening and lack direction you won't see opportunity even if smacks you in the head. Bruno LoGreco, toronto life coach, motivational speaker


    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    GET UP and LIVE your LIFE

    Complete your life with more than just a career and family. Ignite the flame in your marriage by doing something romantic with your partner. Take-up a hobby and learn something new. Add physical activity into your daily routine. Don't just sit there and do nothing anymore - GET UP and LIVE your life!


    Monday, June 14, 2010

    SWITCH To Your True Self

    What am I doing? I am sipping on coffee asking myself, who will benefit from SWITCH To Your True Self -- which is the workshop I am launching this coming September?

    The workshop is designed for anyone who wants to discover his or her authentic self but is afraid of what they will discover. They have illusions that distort what the future looks like. They fear how other might perceive them and strive to live-up to social, cultural and religious norms, which conflict with there true self.

    It is for those who want to change their self-defeating and limiting behavior. For those who lack confidence and self-esteem because they feel worthless and insignificant. These kinds of false beliefs keep them captive within a small box – one that they built for themselves so they can feel safe and could predict most outcomes.

    It is also for those who lack direction and don’t know which way to go next. They feel stuck, unhappy and face a lot of uncertainty and they also believe they have little if any success at all.

    In a nutshell SWITCH To Your True Self is for anyone who has a desire to discover the true meaning of life. To live the life they were born to live. Becoming one with self without limitations or judgment – It is for those who dare to live a Happy and Fulfilled Life.

    Bruno LoGreco Professional Life Coach, Author & Television Personality


    Monday, June 7, 2010

    "I am not good enough"

    Giving up on tasks, which seem difficult and that pose a potential failure, will only develop a false sense of self while reinforcing negative, self-defeating behaviors. It is these behaviors, which are at the root of most perceived failures and regret in life.

    Ask yourself, Why did I give up? Did I find the task too difficult, was it out of my comfort zone, maybe I lacked the skill set to achieve it successfully. What did I tell myself so it would be okay to give-up?

    When you give-up on tasks regardless of the reason, what you are doing is accepting defeat and confirming the underlying belief, “I am not good enough.” This false sense of self, albeit untrue, will limit the amount of success you will achieve in life.

    But nobody wants to feel inadequate so there will be a need to prove to yourself and to others that you are "good enough", and you do that by over compensating and doing more of what’s within your comfort zone almost all the time, reproducing a similar outcome every time. To make matters worse, over compensating in hopes of feeling like you are “good enough” only leads to further frustration and disappointment because the proof that you’re seeking from others seldom arrives, leaving you forever feeling inadequate – simply “not good enough.”

    What’s worse is that you don’t know what “good enough” even looks like. How can someone get something if they don’t know what it looks like? The bar you’re striving for is impossible to achieve because it is illusionary – it’s nonexistent. So it is an imaginary bar that’s then used to determine your capabilities - what you can and cannot accomplish, what you are and are not qualified to do, and whether or not you have the necessary skill set to try something new (which in itself represents change, uncertainty and the potential for failure).

    Unfortunately, it is this kind of mindset, which misses out on many opportunities. It is also this mindset that will have many regrets throughout life, especially for the things that you wish you had done.

    Accepting defeat without trying is failing. So stop wasting your time seeking what you will never get from others and use that energy on tasks you will wish you had.

    Bruno LoGreco Professional Life Coach, Author & Television Personality


    Saturday, June 5, 2010

    A Post About Nothing - Care to read it?

    Did you ever write about nothing? What I mean by that is rather than planning what you will write you just start writing the first thing that pops into your mind. Sometimes I get the urge to write but I don’t always want to write about personal development or life coaching techniques. I also enjoy writing bout nothing.

    Oddly enough when I do write posts about nothing, more often than not when I finish writing they turn into something. The message may not always be clear but it doesn’t always need to be.

    Writing is a source of expression, it is a form of art. When I first started to write/blog I was judgmental about the output and I would try to refine and edit the article before publishing it. But not long after I realized that I could write anything that pops into mind because it is a form of art and my way of seeing the world.

    The world is an ambiguous place so I feel my messages also need to be ambiguous sometimes. Different strokes for different folks – everyone sees the world in the way they see it. Although I might believe I am writing about nothing a reader might find something within the nothing. So really, who am I to say that this post is really about nothing?

    My mind is now drawing a blank. There is nothing left for me to say about this post about nothing. I am curious, though, what did you get from this post?

    Bruno LoGreco Professional Life Coach, Author & Television Personality


    Tuesday, June 1, 2010

    The formula to suffice the burning desire to succeed

    Working towards a goal is something most of us do regularly. We just don’t realize it most of the time because there is a level of desire. So we are not conscious of the amount of work that goes into it even if it’s a substantial amount.

    Going to work everyday is a goal not in our conscious mind because we established the goal the first day we started our job. The goal: Get to work on time. Then based on the length of time it takes to travel to work from home is factored into the amount of time it takes to get ready and to tend to any other personal responsibilities, which are also goals. Based on this information you develop a plan and perform according to it. The reward is a bi-weekly or monthly paycheck.

    We’ve even established long-term goals – goals that take up to two to three years to achieve. Do you remember when you got your drivers license? I remember when I got mine, twenty days after I turned age 16. A significant amount of planning took place before I turned 16 – the legal age to drive, then. From the first time I drove a car to when I was fully licensed took about 2 years. How long did you prepare before you got your license, how bad did you want it?

    What about first time homebuyers, are they goal oriented? You bet they are. They know exactly how much they can afford with expenses and how long it will take to save for a down payment. They then save and track their progress until they reach their goal. The reward is a new home.

    So why can’t we take the same formula and apply it to the things we dream about – our passions? The answer, because it comes down to how badly we want it – do we have a burning desire for it? Without your bi-weekly or monthly paycheck, where would you be, would you be able to survive? What does a driver’s license represent to teenagers, why are most of us successful at obtaining it? How about first time homebuyers who didn’t have a penny in savings before planning to buy a home and now own a home?

    The formula is easy:

    1. Set a goal - Be realistic and make sure you have a burning desire. Passions and dreams are realistic – winning the lottery is not.

    2. Commitment – Just like the commitment you have for your fulltime job you must be equally committed to your goal.

    3. Natural talent and skills – Everyone is talented and has one or two natural skills. Using your natural talent to achieve your goal will make your life so much easier in more ways than you can ever imagine.

    4. Determine the timeframe - Do your research and determine how long it will take you to save, learn, or to get into the new career you dream of.

    5. Plan for success. I am not talking about a detailed business plan either. It could be as simple as a road map with directions from point a to point b. Similar to how you become a lead before you’re a manger before you’re director to perhaps vice president – if that is your goal.

    6. The more you give the more you get – Be nice to others and share some of your wealth because if you do you will get even more.

    Bruno LoGreco Life Coach, Toronto Mentor & Motivational Speaker


    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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