Seeing Results: 3 Essential Training Disciplines

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. - Peter Drucker Do you consider yourself a naturally gifted person, or would you place yourself staunchly with the vast majority of us that have had to learn skills the hard way? Even if you are naturally skilled, have you found that you are … Continue reading Seeing Results: 3 Essential Training Disciplines

3 Questions for Mindful Eating

Someone Needs to Say It Food is not good or evil, nor do your decisions about what to eat translate into you being a good, bad, smart, or stupid person. There is no magical transitive power that food possesses that indicates your personality or your character. Free yourself from "relating" with food - it's not … Continue reading 3 Questions for Mindful Eating

It Starts With One: 5 Steps for Breaking Down Our Greatest Challenges

The Thousand Mile Journey Lao Tzu said "the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." The hardest part is deciding when to step. The six focus factors below call on us to pay attention to areas of our lives where we may be lacking in determination, fulfillment, progress, or goals. A journey of … Continue reading It Starts With One: 5 Steps for Breaking Down Our Greatest Challenges

Goal Strong: Pursuing Authentic Inspiration

Setting and reaching goals is something that gets a ton of lip service in the self-help/leadership development world. How many of us are actually following through with what we said we would do? How many of us actually become Goal Strong? Lip Service Let's take New Year's resolutions as an example. Of the 41% of … Continue reading Goal Strong: Pursuing Authentic Inspiration

Meditation for Beginners

In this post, Level 1 Life contributing author Christine Wilcox, M.S., shares meditation tips for beginners. Christine is a 200-hour Certified Yoga Instructor and Holistic Health Coach in Syracuse, NY. To learn more or connect with Christine, visit her bio. Developing a meditation practice is like anything else – it takes practice! Regular meditation will help you … Continue reading Meditation for Beginners

The Tough Truth About Time Management

Our perceived reality: life is crazy, and if only I could better manage my time, I could reach all of my goals and feel good about my decisions. The tough truth: time management is not a "thing." Feeling loss-of-control over time is a symptom of a few other things that need managing. Falling behind on … Continue reading The Tough Truth About Time Management

Shoveling Snow: What the Blizzard of 2017 Taught Us About Discipline

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. - Hebrews 12:11 The path to success is rarely paved with gold or laid out with a red carpet. More often, it looks like our driveway this … Continue reading Shoveling Snow: What the Blizzard of 2017 Taught Us About Discipline

The Ideal Candidate: Three Common Virtues for Uncommon Success

If you've ever sat through an interview, you've probably heard or asked this question: "How would you describe the ideal candidate for this position?" I'd venture to guess that no interviewer has ever answered this question like this: "I'm looking for a real jerk - somebody unmotivated and unwilling to learn. I'd appreciate it if … Continue reading The Ideal Candidate: Three Common Virtues for Uncommon Success

The Secret of Change

Socrates said “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” All of our energy. Not some, not 50%, not just on weekdays...every day. All of our energy - all of the time. For an alcoholic, pursuing sobriety is not a one-and-done decision. It … Continue reading The Secret of Change

Living a Level 1 Life

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates Drifting Sometimes life gets complicated. Sometimes it feels like things are just...off. It seems the longer we leave orderly processes unattended, the more they tend toward disorder. It is then that we … Continue reading Living a Level 1 Life

The Silver Lining of Pain

Many of us have a hard time naturally embracing change. Change represents volatility, volatility makes us uneasy - it causes stress, induces a fight or flight response, and generally throws life out of balance. As a general rule, we try not to rock the boat - but sometimes, we have no choice in the matter … Continue reading The Silver Lining of Pain

Your Comeback is Calling

Read below to discover the five elements of a comeback, and how to stage your own legendary turn-around. Reading time: 3.5 minutes If you live under a rock, you probably haven't heard yet about the Patriots winning Super Bowl LI in truly dramatic and unprecedented fashion. You missed the Patriots coming back from a mounting 28-3 blowout, … Continue reading Your Comeback is Calling