Thursday, October 28, 2010

    Our passions are hidden amongst untraveled terrain

    A challenge developed to help my clients reinforce core values, was a challenge that in the end strengthened my own belief about the significance of traveling foreign terrain... Read More

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    The Master Of Your Domain

    Becoming a professional life coach was the best thing I ever did. My job is highly rewarding. No other job gives you the satisfaction and the sense of accomplishment that life coaches get after an enlightening session. When a client leaves with a smile on her face and with her body language screaming, “Life will never be the same”, you know you are in the right profession. What other job do you know of which could give you that level of satisfaction?

    A few weeks ago I implemented a new challenge into my U-Turn Life Coaching program. The challenge is designed to reinforce core values, overcome fear, and to prove anything is possible if you take one step at a time. The challenge proved to be extremely effective and successful. I witnessed lives change right before my eyes. It was incredible to see mindsets plagued by years of negative experiences dissolve, and replaced with renewed hope and dreams.

    Witnessing those experiences only makes me want to create more for myself. So now I am onto my next challenge. I am challenging myself to raise the bar. Just as I tell coachees, “be true to yourself, you already know who you are. Look them in the eye and show them you are the Master of Your Own Domain.” Well the time has come for me to bump it up a notch and to really master my domain.

    I have a vision of what could be. A stage in the middle of a football field with thousands of onlookers getting inspired and motivated. I hear loud applauds, chants and laughter. I am in the zone and this is the place to be. Right now its just a dream but I know if I take one step at a time I will get closer and closer to the dream and one day I will realize it.

    My first step is launching: Tri-Commitment to Success. It’s the workshop I designed to help men and woman from all walks of life to take the first step.

    Bruno LoGreco Professional Life Coach, Author & Motivational Speaker


    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Walking 6 to 9 Miles a Week May Help Save Memory

    Walking about six miles a week appears to protect against brain shrinkage in old age, which in turn helps stem the onset of memory problems and cognitive decline, new research reveals... continue reading

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010

    Overcoming Fear with Life Coach Bruno LoGreco

    Bruno LoGreco, toronto life coach & mentor


    Monday, October 11, 2010

    How to brand a disease -- and sell a cure

    I have a cure too its called "REALITY" side effects - None

    If you want to understand the way prescription drugs are marketed today, have a look at the 1928 book, "Propaganda," by Edward Bernays, the father of public relations in America... Read more


    Saturday, October 9, 2010

    Spying on Teacher


    I Did It - I Overcame My Fear of Heights

    I did it. I climbed a 4-story wall. It was nerving to say the least but I successfully climbed all the way to the top without chickening-out. YIPEEE!

    About a month ago Ivana our Teen Coach & Research Director, and me, took belaying lessons. We hired an instructor to teach us how to put on a harness, tie knots and figure 8’s, and everything else we must know to keep everyone safe. After learning the safety rules of rock climbing it was time to climb. The first wall we climbed wasn’t all that high – 12 feet at best. It wasn’t difficult. But then we moved over to a very tall wall, 4-stories high. I climbed half way to the top when suddenly I began to sweat. And not just ordinary common sweat – I sweat profusely. There was no way I was climbing to the top – not that day. So I asked to be lowered back down to the ground.

    One month later and after a few self-coaching techniques designed to help me overcome my fear of heights I was back on that very same wall. Half way up the wall and again I wanted to climb back down to safety.“NO”, I said to myself, “you’re a life coach, you can do it.” I stopped and gathered my thoughts and asked myself, “What would you tell your clients to do if they wanted to come back down?” I’d say, “take one step at a time. Don’t look up and don’t look down. Keep your eyes glued in front of you. You can do it.” So I mustered all the courage I could find and took my own advice. One step at a time I finally climbed all theway to the top of the wall. I DID IT!!

    Every single person successfully climbed the wall yesterday without a problem. Some of my clients climbed multiple times and went on to climb even more challenging walls. As for myself, I climbed the wall a total of 7 times by the time the day was over. And with each climb it did get easier and easier just like anything else in life, which is difficult at first. A little bit of experience and practice makes everything easy.

    What are you afraid of that you would like to overcome?

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Bruno LoGreco, Toronto Life Coach, Author & Keynote Speaker


    Friday, October 8, 2010

    Giving is Receiving: Goods Deeds are Good for You

    by Bruno LoGreco


    Overcoming Fear For Heights

    Many of us experience fear and only a hand full of us actually does something with it.

    Fear is simply an illusion. It’s an image we have in our mind of the worst case scenario that hasn’t happened. The image is based on past experiences or even hearsay – someone’s opinion that stuck in our mind. It’s an irrational thought of something happening that could harm, embarrass or ruin our image. And so we dare not attempt it for the fear for what could happen.

    I’ve always had a fear for heights. A few years ago I had to learn a method to overcome my fear for heights. At one point in my life bridges scared the crap out of me. It was a serious problem because I drive cross boarder so I had to overcome my fear. However, climbing walls, 4 stories high isn’t something I’ve learned to overcome yet. But today I will need to do just that – overcome my fear for heights once again.

    Today we’re going rock climbing with clients who are at the end of their life coaching program. I developed a technique to help clients reinforce their core values, but it involves climbing tall walls. So before I make clients climb the wall, I need to be able to lead by example and climb it first.

    Just in case a few of us are afraid and cannot climb the wall to the top on the first attempt, I am prepared with a few techniques to recondition what we see within our mind.

    Come back tomorrow to check out some of the pictures from today’s rock climbing event.
    Bruno LoGreco Master Life Coach Toronto


    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Blunder what? Letting it go and leaving it here... You too Anxiety

    Guess whose back? I got the writing bug again. I drifted into facebook world, writing a blurb everyday for my status update. It was quicker than writing a blog, which could take me a few hours and sometimes days to write. But I miss it. I miss writing whatever comes to my mind. I miss writing about nothing. All the articles I do write these days are about something and not for use on this blog. So HERE I am.

    For my return post I do want to write about nothing, just a brain dump of everything that has happened over the past few weeks. Wait until I tell you about my big blunder. I screwed up again. I made a mistake - the same mistake I made 3 years ago. But I'll come back to that in a little bit.

    I spent the end of September and the first few days into October in New York. While I was there I experienced EXTREME anxiety for the first time in my life. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being severe - my anxiety was at level 10 for 7 consecutive days 24 hours around the clock. All I felt is anxiety. It was horrible. I hated every minute of it. But I learned many things while it was happening.

    Here is a list of things I did to overcome my severe anxiety.

    1. Can I say “hypertension” that’s what I thought when I felt the stress in my muscles. I tried to relax them for as long as I was conscious of it by letting go.
    2. A nice distraction also works. I ran my hands under warm water. I became aware of the warmth of the water and the sensation as it runs down my fingers.
    3. A jolt to the immune system makes me feel good. Oddly enough I didn't feel any anxiety when I worked out - Not with weights and not when I did cardio.
    4. Breathing does the body good. Oh yes it does. The single - double - triple breathing technique works miracles. Take five single breaths nice and deep. Followed by five double breaths (without exhaling the first one). And lastly five triple breaths (without exhaling the first two). Repeat 3 times. Try it for yourself. It really works miracles.
    5. The journal trick is my favorite. I opened my journal and wrote down everything I was thinking and why I was feeling so anxious. I wrote down a few experiences I thought were the culprits along with any lesson I may have learned from it, and a solution if required.

    Now that I am back in Toronto and I'm anxiety free once again. And no, being in New York did not contribute to my anxiety. Rather it was an event I attended two weeks ago that heightened it to the extreme. I tried to memorize content. I didn't mean to but I guess I got carried away. When it came time for me to speak nothing I wanted to say came out of my mouth, "BLAAAAAAAAA."

    I can’t count how many times I've said, "Speak from the heart you know the material its what you do everyday."

    Sometimes we are our own worst critics. We punish ourselves relentlessly for our performance. But we fail to realize is that life is subjective and everyone’s experience is different. I know it wasn’t great but it wasn’t a complete disaster either as much as my imagination wants to take it there.

    It was just a blimp in time, a single experience that doesn’t define me, and now I am leaving it right here where it belongs.

    Glad to be back - Bruno LoGreco Master Life Coach & Author


    Monday, October 4, 2010

    Canadians think lunch is a luxury they don't have time for, says survey

    Canadians think lunch is a luxury they don't have time for, says survey: "Mississauga, ON - The majority of Canadians (85%) agree lunch is an important part of healthy eating, yet one-in-five (19%) Canadians don’t have time for lunch and skip it entirely, according to a recent Angus Reid survey for ConAgra Foods Canada. "

    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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